Renting and Leasing


apprehensive /ˌæprɪˈhensɪv/
(adjective) worried or frightened that something unpleasant may happen
Example: The mortgage lender was apprehensive about the company's ability to pay

circumstance /ˈsɜːrkəmstæns/
(noun) the conditions and facts that are connected with and affect a situation, an event or an action
Example: Under the current economic circumstances, they will not be able to purchase the property

condition /kənˈdɪʃn/
(noun) the state that something is in
Example: Except for some minor repairs, the building is in very good condition

due to
due to /duː tə/
(noun) because of
Example: Due to the low interest rates, good office space is difficult to find

fluctuate /ˈflʌktʃueɪt/
(verb) to change frequently in size, amount, quality, etc., especially from one extreme to another
Example: No one is very comfortable making a large investment while the currency values fluctuate almost daily

get out of
get out of /ɡet aʊt əv/
(phrasal verb) to avoid a responsibility or duty
Example: The company wanted to get out of the area before property values declined even further

indicator /ˈɪndɪkeɪtər/
(noun) a sign that shows you what something is like or how a situation is changing
Example: If the economy is an accurate indicator, rental prices will increase rapidly in the next six months

lease /liːs/
(noun) a legal agreement that allows you to use a building, a piece of equipment or some land for a period of time, usually in return for rent
Example: They decided to lease the property rather than buy it

lock into
lock into /lɑːk ˈɪntə/
(verb) to commit, to be unable to change
Example: Before you lock yourself into something, check all your options

occupy /ˈɑːkjupaɪ/
(verb) to fill or use a space, an area or an amount of time
Example: Our company has occupied this office for more than five years

option /ˈɑːpʃn/
(noun) something that you can choose to have or do; the freedom to choose what you do
Example: With the real estate market so tight right now, you don't have that many options

subject to
subject to /ˈsʌbdʒɪkt tə/
(phrasal verb) to make somebody/something experience, suffer or be affected by something, usually something unpleasant
Example: This contract is subject to all the laws and regulations of the state