Tips for Businesses Renting Offices

serviced-office-versus-virtual-officeIf you’re running a business and looking for the right office space for you and your firm’s needs then it may seem like a difficult challenge to find the best commercial property. There are many different factors to consider when you go out and search for your next office and plenty to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Here are some tips on what to look for and what questions you should be asking.


Office Layout

Before you go out looking for somewhere new it is important to know what you are looking for. Do you want an open plan office that encourages a constant dialogue between your staff, or somewhere that offers smaller and more intimate private spaces to your workers? How many business meetings are you likely to hold which will require a professional setting and a private room? How many staff do you currently employ, and is that figure likely to change in the future?

A comfortable working figure is to provide around 80 square foot of floor space per employee, so consider that when looking for the right office.


Pricing Up

You don’t want to end up blowing your profits in order to pay for your new property. Have a budget in mind which you can use as a rough guide, but consider the many other factors important to bear in mind when working out costs. Some bills will be obvious such as gas, electricity, water rates and business insurance. You need to add these to the rental cost in order to work out how much you are likely to be paying out each month. A serviced office from a firm like Landmark PLC may give you all of these facilities as part of the price.

The location you choose will have an impact on price. City centre premises for example may be significantly more expensive and lead you to look elsewhere, but if you go out of town you may find it more difficult to attract staff and end up losing business. Take into account the possible increase in cost for travelling a further distance to work, including the cost of commuting plus wear and tear on your vehicle.

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  1. As I do agree that an office should take note to have enough money set aside to pay for gas, electricity, water rates, and business insurance, I believe that they should also consider flooring installation costs, especially for those who are building the office from an empty commercial lot. One option for them is to have an epoxy or resinous floor installed. Opting for this floor would prevent any dirt from building up, thus nearly eliminating the possibilities of getting an allergy attack inside the new office.

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