Buying, renting and renting commercial properties: What to consider?

What to consider?

Year after year, the demand for a suitable commercial property is increasing. Some commercial properties are already used as an investment. At the moment, the demand for the ideal commercial buildings is greater than ever. But what does that actually mean? And what is a commercial property? A precise definition of the term itself and further information can be provided in this article.

Commercial properties offer more than just large spaces for office and services. Commercial properties or commercial real estate are all areas that are used exclusively for commercial purposes. Offices, workshops, storage space, practice rooms and production halls are covered by the commercial properties.

However, before it comes to the rental of the commercial properties, everyone should inform themselves in advance about the general conditions. The valuation brings with it a significant difference from other properties. Commercial real estate is valued using an income value method and can be claimed for tax purposes. This applies only to pure commercial real estate.

In addition to the purely commercial properties, there are also mixed properties. For example, this can be done as follows: In a residential building there is a workshop or other retail space. This is often the case for smaller enterprises, so commercial use is defined on a small scale. It may even be possible to declare a rental apartment as a commercial property if certain conditions are met.

Examples of commercial properties

Commercial properties differed into a total of five types, which are divided as follows:

  • Production properties: warehouses, refrigerated warehouses and distribution centres
  • Commercial properties:supermarkets, shopping malls and other shops of different sizes
  • Logistics real estate
  • Office real estate
  • Special properties: railway stations, car parks and warehouse properties

In principle, the commercial properties are strongly separated by tax law and construction law. Farms are, among other things, a mixed property, as mentioned above.

The legal provisions for commercial properties

Another difference between commercial or commercial real estate can be seen in taxation. In the case of commercial properties, the property tax is calculated, depending on the type of use. Even in the case of leases, certain requirements are largely waived, as freedom of contract applies in this case. Due to these small provisions in the contracts of commercial properties, flexibility can be offered on the side of supply and demand, which leads to high competition.
Such competition prevails not only among the sellers themselves, but also among the tenants. As a result of these factors, commercial real estate is much more dynamic than in other properties.

This means that the prices for commercial properties are determined in supply and demand. Desired districts are often unattractive for traders, as the prices for the commercial properties there are particularly high.

Buy or rent commercial properties?

If you have your own company, you want to find the right commercial properties. These are available for purchase, rent or rent. There are some advantages and disadvantages in the rental and lease of commercial properties that the entrepreneur should keep in mind.


Flexible terms of leases
No commitment to capital
• Rapid changes of location possible (relocation)


• Commercial property cannot be borrowed in the form
• A certain dependence on the landlord

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In principle, the rental of commercial real estate works in the same form as in the case of residential real estate. The entrepreneur chooses a commercial property, negotiates the conditions and can purchase the offices or commercial properties. However, the general conditions in such a lease are clarified differently. Therefore, the tenant should inform himself before signing the rental agreement.

What points should be considered when signing the contract for commercial properties?
Before the entrepreneur signs the lease, there are some important aspects that should be included there. These look like this:

  • Temporary or perpetual lease
  • 3-month notice period
  • subtenants are allowed
  • Exact description of the rental property (size, location, rooms)
  • Regulation of commercial use
  • Precise regulation of the contracting parties
  • Amount of rents
  • Amount of possible deposit
  • Competition exclusion

These points are not the only ones that should be included in a lease for commercial properties. Therefore, a close examination is important in order to avoid possible follow-up costs or similar complications. At best, contacting a notary is an advantage, who can get an idea of the property and the contract.

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