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Filed In: Leasing Commercial Office, Retail and Industrial Spaces The larger the commercial space you rent, the more likely you will be able to negotiate CAM (Common Area Maintenance) fees and any associated administrative fees.
However, no matter how small the space is, never accept the terms of any lease without asking for a better deal.
If CAM fees are a complicated issue for CFO’s you better go in prepared!
Because the condition of certain common areas has a direct effect on tenants, fees associated with the costs of maintenance and repair of hallways, elevators, stairwells, lobbies, and common area restrooms are fairly standard in CAM fees.
A conditional access module (CAM) is an electronic device, usually incorporating a slot for a smart card, which equips an Integrated Digital Television or set-top box with the appropriate hardware facility to view conditional access content that has been encrypted using a conditional access system.
They are normally used with direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) services, although digital terrestrial pay TV suppliers also use CAMs.
There are many online definitions of CAM fees that define CAM fees as a tenant sharing a portion of the direct costs of maintaining very specific common areas.
In many commercial leases, and in particular retail and industrial space leases, extra fees are often referred to as "Common Area Maintenance" (CAM) fees.The primary purpose of the CAM is to derive control words, which are short-term decryption keys for video.