Gross lease

A gross lease is a type of commercial lease where the tenant pays a flat rental amount, and the landlord pays for all operating expenses regularly incurred by the ownership, including taxes, electricity and water.[1] Most[weasel words] apartment leases resemble gross leases.[2] The term "gross lease" is distinguished from the term "net lease".

Types of gross leases[edit]

Modified Gross (MG)

In a modified gross lease, tenants typically pay a proportional share of operating expenses.[3]

Full-Service Gross (FSG)

In a full service gross lease, outgoings (operating expenses) are paid by the landlord, but are imputed into the price of the lease.[4]


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