Search for Office Space - key questions to ask
Many companies who are considering moving office put off having to make fundamental decisions that will help them end up in the best possible office space.
Help Moving Office lists the 5 most important considerations that companies moving office should address:
Where do your new offices need to be?
It may be a cliché but location really is key in finding the right office space. Your business may require a central city location, or a business park on the outskirts or even in the same city that most of their clients are located in. The location you chose will also play a part in determining your company’s image. Think about what image you would like to portray in your new office and whether the location matches that expectation.
What is your budget?
Before you begin your search for new office space, you will need to establish a Moving Office Budget. This will include ongoing office costs such as rent, service charge & business rates, as well as migration costs that will actually get you set up in your new office. Use the Moving Office Budget Template to establish, record & manage all your moving office expenditure.
What size office do you need?
When you are working out how much office space you need, you should consider number of employees, what special facilities/rooms you need for operating your business as well as meeting rooms, server rooms and storage space. Fortunately here at Help Moving Office, we’ve put together a handy Office Space Calculator which works it all out for you at the click of a mouse!
The right Office Lease
Renting office space also means entering in to an agreement via an Office Lease. The terms of which should be negotiated by a local Property Agent who will ensure you agree to terms which are sustainable and realistic for your business. You will need to have a clear idea about how long you envisage being in the office property for and whether you should factor in flexibility to terminate your office lease before its expiration.
The date on which you will need to be in your new office will primarily be governed by the expiration of your existing office lease. Make sure you check the notice period on your existing office lease and allow yourself enough time to not only find the right office space, but also take the time to make the right, informed decisions.
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