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Space To Work: Finding Office Space In London

19 Jan

When it comes to office space, London should be an area that inspires confidence in your clients and productivity in your employees. Moving to a new space can be difficult, of course, even for those who are quite used to making the move. If you want to find a better space, you might want to consider these helpful tips that often escape the notice of even the most seasoned of corporate movers.

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Reviewing Access

Access to and from your office space should be a primary concern, especially if you have employees working at all hours of the day. Try to make sure that you understand the security implications of having various workers coming and going from the space, and make sure that you know the security precautions that will be put in place to allow you to keep your employees working on schedule. This might mean asking about building security in some areas or arranging for your own system in others, so make sure that you know what needs to be done before you agree to a lease. Once you have figured out whether or not you feel comfortable with the security situation in your new space, you might want to consider a new factor – whether or not it can fit your growth needs.

Considering Growth

Any good businessperson knows that a good office must be slightly larger than necessary. What many forget, though, is that growth is in terms of not only office machinery and employees but also the ability of the space to keep up with regulations. As your office becomes larger, you may need to install additional employee restrooms or make particular changes to help individuals who are not able.  You should always make sure that your company’s space is large enough either to handle new regulatory necessities or that it has the ability to be expanded in a time of need. Should the space fit, it will soon be time to consider the cost – but you should always be careful to consider whether or not a deal is too good to be true.

The Landlord Offers

While London working space is often at a premium, there are spaces that are rather hard to let.  If an office has sat on the market for a significant period, many proprietors will begin to offer potential tenants any number of enticements to enter into a contract. As a rule, you should always take a moment to consider the nature of the offer versus the space presented. If you look at a lovely space and the landlord is offering a significant rent reduction or promises of special services, you might want to look deeper into the property’s history. Likewise, you should always be careful to make sure that any enticements given are actually written out in the lease — a promise, after all, is only worthwhile if it is in writing.