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Commercial A/C

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Stoffo, 1st Sep, 2016.

  1. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Am after opinions of "whom" is normally responsible.

    Yes, it is normally listed in the lease, and that is my problem, as they want to change that clause.

    In nsw/sydney i have a commercial office space with roof mounted ducted A/C, the old lease has always listed the A/C and HWS as the tenants responsibility.

    Fast forward to new tenant same lease, but they want me to be responsible for the A/C.

    So what is the norm for you other office space owners ???

    Cheers
    Stoffo
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    The norm is for the tenant on the lease to be responsible for A/C not the LL. Just say "no".
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    The tenant is responsible for maintaining the ac unit and gas. LL responsibility for parts due to wear and tear or failure.

    At worst, provide ingoing service Certificate but all regular services should be on the tenant or the rent increases by $250/year for each required service ie monthly = $3000
     
  4. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the prompt replies, Propertunity & Scott
    That was always my understanding also.
    Will stick to my guns, after all the commercial A/C only services the tenants area, and the whole building is well under 10 years old.
    Cheers