Hotel-restaurant-coffee shop-nightclub : Commercial lease agreement : the possibilities for the lessee to reduce the amount of the commercial rent

The commercial lease agreement is a contract to rent commercial spaces between a landlord and tenant.

The Pinel law has brought a lot of changes to the commercial lease, and more specifically to rents, the distribution of expenses or its transfer. It is applicable for commercial leases renewed or concluded from 1 September 2014.

In principle, the rent is set by agreement between the owner of the commercial premises and the tenant, managing the hotel-restaurant-coffeeshop and night-club. The rent of the commercial lease (also called “lease 3-6-9”) can however be reduced every three years (triennial revision) or at the end of nine years (renewal of the commercial lease). Other methods to reduce the rent may be provided from the outset by contractual clauses.