24th May, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Businesses thinking about renting premises for their company can have a lot of issues to think about.
There are a few simple steps that firms looking to rent a workspace can take to ensure the facility is the perfect place to conduct their business from.
Consider your needs
The first and most important step to take before taking the plunge and renting an office space, industrial unit or workshop is to consider the specific needs of your organisation.
It is all about the battle between style and substance, as a city-centre office may look impressive for visiting clients, but they may be put off by other problems, such as traffic getting to your building or lack of parking.
A facility out of the city or town centre could provide ample parking for clients, but it may also pose a number of problems, such as the time it takes to get there and the facilities on offer nearby, which a client may be looking for.
Making a list of necessities for your facility and a list of features which would be an added bonus will help when it comes to taking the plunge.
How much can you afford?
Another factor affecting every business is price.
It is important to evaluate how much you can afford to spend on rental facilities as there is little point finding a perfect property that is out of your budget – particularly in the current economic climate.
Having a fixed budget in mind and to sticking to it, no matter how tempting the luxury office space, is crucial.
The power of negotiation
It is important to negotiate the terms and conditions of the lease before steaming in and signing on the dotted line. The negotiation process may well be a lengthy one but ultimately it will benefit your organisation if you can get the most out of your new rental property.