There is a variety of ways commercial property rent can be calculated. These include:
Open market value – this is when the rent is based upon the property’s current market value i.e. how much it would be listed for on the open market. A professional commercial property agent is required to provide an accurate assessment of current market conditions.
Turnover – most commonly used in the retail sector, this is when rent charges are calculated based on a business’s financial turnover. However, a minimum rent level will apply.
Periodic – this is when rent will increase at regular intervals, usually in line with the RPI (Retail Price Index), as set out in a property’s lease agreement.