A lease abstract is a summary of the key financial, business and legal information that exists in a real estate lease. It should bring to the reader’s attention any unusual lease provisions, financial obligations or other issues of importance. The key to a valuable lease abstract is to keep things short and simple. At minimum; an abstract should contain the most important provisions of the lease, such as Commencement, Expiration, Renewal Term and other key Option Dates along with Rents, Operating Expenses, and Square Footages.
Lease abstracting becomes particularly important prior to an acquisition, merger or assignment and allows for effective decision-making. Abstracts also permit a lease administrator, leasing agent or property manager to easily review all relevant lease information without taking the time to search and read through each page of the lease.
Lease abstracting serves to organize your lease data, which is a crucial benefit when leases contain many amendments, when landlords or tenants hold sizeable lease assets, or when dealing with a variety of lease formats.
Lease abstracts are created from lease agreements by legal experts to provide bottom line information to the client to make them fully aware of terms to ensure that their requirements are met.