A lease gives the tenant contractual rights and inheritance rights over the property, which can be transferred to a third party in most states, unless this is limited by the terms of the lease agreement. There are many different variants of leases, but commercial leases generally fall into one of two categories: gross leases, where the financial liability of the lessee is mainly limited to the payment of rent and the lessor is responsible for the operating costs of the property; and “net leases”, in which the tenant is responsible, in its purest form, for the payment and rent as well as the operating, insurance and tax payment costs on the property. Net leases generally have a longer term than other leases. A “succession agreement” is a subtype of a net lease in which the tenant obtains the right to develop land leased to him. . . .