Do you mean avearge credit as a business or personal? If you have run DnB report and the company's credit is average but his personal credit is good i would strongly suggest to get a personal guarantee for the lease and use your regular deposit rule of first and last month or one gross month whatever you find standard in your market area. If the client does not want to back up his own business with a personal guarantee then it most likely mean that they do not have a very stable business and if so i would ask from 4-6 months as a deposit depending on how badly you want to lease the space, how much you are investing into the lease (free rent, commisions, constructions, etc) to make sure that you are covered for a good portion of your initial investment. If you are giving some free rent up front i would change the deal to spread the free rent during the lease term like towards the end of each year so that he/she has something to look forward to.
Apr 25, 2011