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The Cost of Moving an Office

Moving office can be a costly operational experience, so it is important to have an understanding of what the likely costs are going to be before you decide to up-sticks and relocate.

Having a good understanding of your moving office costs and budget at the outset, will help you keep your moving office costs under control and ensure you don’t go over budget. Using the Moving Office Budget Template will help achieve just that. This has been used by 1000’s of companies to help them plan their office move and manage and control their individual moving office costs.

As well as your ongoing property costs such as rent, service charge and rates you will need to factor in various other moving office considerations that will cost you. These include; advisory fees such a Property Agent and Legal Advice, Office Removals Costs and IT Relocation. You will also need to have a budget in mind for your office fit-out and design. The extent of this will be determined by the condition of the office space you are moving to and your office design aspirations. Make sure you involve an Office Fit out Company early on in the office space selection process to help estimate the costs for this stage of the project.

There is then the issue of dilapidations. Most office leases require the tenant to leave the office property in the same state of repair it was in when they moved in. This may require repairs or re-construction of parts by an Office Fit-out Company.

You will need to spend some money on announcing your office move to your clients. This may include hosting an opening party, circulating change of address notices and reprinting all letterheads & business cards with the new contact details on.

If you are unsure of how to budget your office move, start with the Moving Office Budget Template and begin to get quotes for the various moving office cost components. Before you know it, you will be well on your way for executing your office move to budget.

 

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