Choosing a temporary office space
Renting temporary office space
Temporary office space is available to many different business set ups. If you are a relatively new business, it provides a short-term solution whilst you assess the type of premises you might need. Or, if you are an expanding business and the lease is due to run out on your current property, it could provide a temporary space whilst you locate the right permanent office for your company. Whatever the reasons are behind your business seeking temporary office space, there are several key things to consider when you begin your search.
The main question you must be able to answer is, how long do you intend to stay in your temporary office? It is sensible to have a length of time in mind in order to negotiate a price and get the best value for your money. It is also important to know what the newly leased office space comes with. Most come fully serviced with everything you need to start work straight away, but it's important to find out exactly what's included so you can weigh up whether it's a cost-effective solution. A fully serviced office can be highly beneficial if you are looking for a quick and easy way to start up a business without the worry of how you will furnish your temporary office premises.
Make vital checks
Before you sign any agreement, it is well worth making sure that the temporary office space you are about to lease is sufficient for your needs and that you can successfully run your business there. Checking things such as access to the phone and internet services your business requires is essential. It is also beneficial to walk around the area and speaking to other businesses to find out a bit more about the current location and what it can offer and how well the building is generally managed.
Weigh up your options
When choosing a temporary office space, you might not always be able to satisfy all your business requirements, but seeing as it is a short-term set up it is worth assessing the amenities which are most important to you. For example, in some temporary offices you may be required to share a reception or waiting room – if this is unacceptable in order for your business to progress it is important that you find this out now rather than when you’ve moved in.
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