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Perils of Moving Office

Moving office takes a lot of organisation and months of preparation and planning. Many companies embarking on a relocation project, underestimate what is involved and suffer a poorly executed office move which costs them more than they bargained for and caused what seems like endless disruption to business operations.

To help you avoid some of the common blunders made by companies moving office, and ensure your office move is executed smoothly, we've put together the top 5 Perils of Moving Office:

Leaving it too Late
Moving office requires so much more organisation than moving home. This is because so much time and money is at stake if it all goes wrong. Moving a business requires precision planning and months of preparation. The more far ahead in advance you can work, the better chance you will have of a successful outcome and no business downtime.

Not taking Legal Advice
Renting new office space will involve agreeing and signing an office lease, which is a legal document. Office leases don't come a "standard" and the legal jargon can often be misinterrupted by the undiscerning tenant. Make sure your office lease is reviewed by a Property Solicitor to ensure that everything is correctly documented and that your side of the agreement, as a tenant, is adequately protected.

Not having a Clear Direction
If your company is unclear as to the rationale of the office move and what your business requires from the new office space, the planning and choice of office space could be severely hampered. Make sure you are clear as to the motivation behind the move in order to help define your new office space requirements and end up in the right office space that enables your business to thrive.

Lack of Budget Planning
Moving office isn't cheap, and without a clear idea of the costs associated with an office move you could end up spending more than you really need to. If you're moving to bigger / better offices you will have to factor in the possibility of higher rental charges in your longer term financial planning. Get a rough idea of how much your office move is going to cost you by downloading the Moving Office Budget Template.

Poor IT Relocation Planning
Picture the scene, upon arriving at the new office with all belongings unpacked and you go switch on your computer and .... nothing ... it's not networked, no internet connection or email. It may sound like a nightmare, but it could be a reality if you do not plan your IT Relocation properly. Get the free IT Relocation Checklist to help identify what needs to be done prior to the move and, if necessary, use an IT Relocation Company to handle this complex, yet essential aspect of your office move.

These are just the 5 perils of moving office. To find out more download the Deadly Sins of Moving Office and get practical tips on how to avoid the common mistakes when moving office.


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