Searching for Office Space?
The search for new office space for your business can be one of the more exciting tasks of the moving office process. Pinpointing the right location, narrowing down your options on the style of building that best suits your business, right down to deciding which office lease terms will best serve your needs.
To help make the process of searching for office space as easy and hassle-free as possible, Help Moving Office is bringing you useful tips to follow to help you find the perfect home for your business:
1. Be clear about what you want
Just like finding a new house, it helps to be as clear as possible about your office space criteria. Issues to consider are size, location, budget, timescale, style of building, facilities and configuration. TOP TIP: Use the Office Space Calculator to help you work out how much space you are going to need in the new office.
2. Get an Agent
Don't try searching for office space by yourself, always use a local Commercial Property Agent. Why? Because they know the market inside out; saving you time and and enable you to concentrate on your business. Property Agents are also expert negotiators to secure you the right office lease terms.
3. Take an Office Fit-Out Company with you on property viewings
Once you have a shortlist of potential properties, ask your Office Fit-Out Company for their opinion on each space. They will be able to tell you how much usable space you're actually getting and how much construction work it's going to take to get the office you want before you start negotiating.
4. Do your homework
When taking on new office space for your business you'll want to be sure you make the right choices. Invest time in researching the locality, who the neighbouring tenants are, and who the Landlord is.
5. Keep your options open
Don't put all your eggs in one basket; even during office lease negotiations it's wise to still be looking at other properties. This will save any disappointment if negotiations don't go according to plan, and also gives you better leverage and negotiating power.
Print off this FREE copy of the Office Space Checklist. It gives you a comprehensive checklist of important things to look out for when viewing potential office properties.
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