Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Operating Lease Commitment
In September 2016, the Company amended its commercial lease for office space to expand into an additional 4,088 square feet of office space within the existing building for an aggregate total of 10,414 square feet of leased office space (“September 2016 Amendment”). The Company began occupying this space in early November 2016 and the final lease payment was to be due in January 2021. The September 2016 Amendment required an increase in the standby letter of credit to $50,000 (See Note 4). The September 2016 Amendment will be terminated upon the commencement date of the August 2017 Lease Agreement discussed below.
On August 21, 2017, the Company entered into a lease agreement (“August 2017 Lease Agreement”) with the existing landlord, pursuant to which the Company agreed to lease 32,733 square feet of office space (“Leased Premises”) in a building different than under the September 2016 Amendment. The initial term of the August 2017 Lease Agreement is for a period of seven years and is expected to begin upon the earlier of the date of completion of the Company’s work to be performed to prepare the Leased Premises for its initial occupancy or February 18, 2018. The base rent for the Leased Premises ranges from approximately $470,000 for the first year to $908,341 for the seventh year. Additionally, the August 2017 Lease Agreement required a standby irrevocable letter of credit of $400,000, which may be reduced, if the Company is not in default under the August 2017 Lease Agreement, to $300,000 and $200,000 on the third and fourth anniversary of the commencement date, respectively, The Company entered into an unsecured letter of credit for $400,000 in connection with the August 2017 Lease Agreement for which it incurred interest expense of $8,669 in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.
The Company records the total rent payable during the lease term on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease and records the difference between the rents paid and the straight-line rent as deferred rent, which is classified in deferred rent, current and deferred rent, noncurrent in the Company’s balance sheet as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.
Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s non-cancelable lease agreements in effect at September 30, 2017, the future minimum rent commitments are as follows:
Total rent expense for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was $92,671 and $37,666, respectively. Total rent expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was $209,687 and $111,878, respectively.
Capital Lease Commitment
The lease payments under the capital lease agreement for the copier machine commenced when the machine was placed in service in January 2016. The lease is for a three-year term and includes a bargain purchase option at the end of the term. In the accompanying balance sheet as of September 30, 2017, the current portion of this capital lease obligation is classified in accrued expenses and the long-term portion of the capital lease obligation is classified in other long-term liabilities. Pursuant to the terms of this capital lease agreement, the future minimum capital lease commitments are as follows as of September 30, 2017:
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef