FFE or FF&E stands for Furniture Fixtures and Equipment. FF&E typically applies to tenants or occupiers of space in terms of their specific requirements to operate a company or business. Depending on the type of company, the tenant or occupier may only need furniture to outfit their space, such as a traditional office tenant who installs cubicles or office furniture.
With a healthcare practice, manufacturer or even a restaurant, many tenants will need specific fixtures and equipment that are specialized and required for them to successfully operate and serve the public.
At the expiration of a lease and when the tenant vacates the premises, most leases allow for the tenant to remove and take with them their furniture, fixtures and equipment that they paid for and utilized in the space. There are some exceptions to fixtures or equipment that gets physically attached to the premises and can become the property of the landlord upon the expiration of a lease. It’s important to delineate what belongs to the tenant and what belongs to the landlord if there is any doubt or confusion with any specific FF&E.