Tenant Allowance Checklist

Tenant Allowance Checklist
A tenant allowance represents a dollar amount provided by the landlord of a commercial property for use by the tenant for the purpose of building / improving the premises.

Generally an allowance is provided to incentify the tenants to lease the premises.

Typically, the allowance could be use for the following expenses:

- initial build-out of the leased premises
- design and architect 's fees
- engineering expenses
- moving expenses

The allowance is usually provided as a flat fee based on the square footage of the leased space.  

Example - $10 psf or $15,000

Once the tenant improvement is completed, the tenant will require the landlord to pay the allowance.

Before the landlord will issue the funds, a diligent landlord will ask for some documents to be provided by the tenant.

The following checklist can be used in this instance:

1) a signed & executed copy of the lease agreement

2) a current tenant's statement  

3) s Statutory declaration stating that the tenant has completed all the work and paid in full all the vendors & contractors

4) copies of all invoices related to the tenant improvement project

5) a lien search completed by the property management team to identify any possible charges on the title

6) a copy of the certificate of insurance for contractor(s)

7) an inspection of the premises to certify the work

8) for new built-outs , a certified BOMA survey;

9) copies of as-built drawings (cad and pdf)

10) copies of all building permits , engineering reports, warranties

Once the documents have been received and verified by the management team, the landlord can release the tenant improvement allowance.

Good luck!
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