Moving Office Disasters - and how to avoid them!
Common mistakes companies make when they move office
1. Finding office space on your own
Trying to find office space on your own will waste so much valuable business time. More importantly you don’t have the experience to match your office space requirements to the right office space AND you don’t have the knowledge of every single commercial property that is on (or coming onto) the market.
2. Not getting legal advice to review your office lease
If you do not get legal advice before signing your office lease you are putting your business at considerable risk which could lead to serious financial consequences further down the line. Property Solicitors are experienced at negotiating, drafting, and interpreting commercial office leases, and are a valuable resource for tenants renting office space ... MAKE SURE YOU USE ONE!
3. Having a fit out contractor go bust during the project
There’s nothing worse than an unfinished project and worse still, for it to happen to you during your office relocation fit out project. A number of industry qualifications can show you the measure of any company and also seeing their track record of other office fit projects in your area. The financial health of the office fit out company also has a direct relation to your risk in employing them.
4. Delayed office move caused by poorly planned IT Relocation
Delayed office moves can result in severe interruption in business performance, time and loss of revenue. They are often the cause of poor (or no) IT Relocation planning. You will need to make sure that all IT systems and phones are re-connected and working as they should in the new office so you can resume back to “business as usual” quickly. An IT & Telecoms Company will ensure that costly downtime is minimised.
5. Office Removals Disaster
There will always be someone who is prepared to carry out your office removals and offer you “knock down prices”. By the way, the clue is in their price promise! When you move office you need to be fully functioning on the first morning in your new office and this means getting a reliable and professional office removals company to ensure everything is the right place and delivered on time. Office removals are not expensive when considering the many advantages they offer.
To help you avoid these mistakes and any other moving office disasters, we source and pre-screen 3 companies of each business type in the area you are moving office to. They are chosen for quality of service, value and expertise.
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