When you have done the hard work of finding your ideal office space location, it’s time to think about actually renting it. This is a huge decision that could make or break your business. You don’t want to make the mistake of committing to a location and then find out that the terms of the rental lease aren’t suitable for your needs. Here are a few things to investigate and note before renting office space.
When you consider a space, find out whether or not the terms of the lease satisfy your business needs. Avoid any conditions defined in the lease that would hinder the full operation of your business. Also avoid any terms that you would need to circumnavigate in order to protect the integrity of your business and stipulations that would jeopardize your business in any way.
There are several ways that a lease can be a hindrance to your business operations. For instance, if a lease indicates that you aren’t allowed to operate your business during certain times, for certain purposes or in certain ways, it probably isn’t compatible with your needs. Another obstacle is the landlord requiring routine inspections or unannounced visits that will interrupt your daily business operations.
The Landlord and Length Requirements
Meeting with different landlords to measure compatibility goes a long way in preventing problems in the future. The landlord should be open, honest, approachable, accommodating and an effective communicator. Lease lengths aren’t always set in stone. Talk to the landlord or realtor to see if the length is negotiable, especially if you are only planning to stay open in a certain location temporarily.
Two For One and Sublease
If the office space you plan to rent sits adjacent to another space for rent, the landlord may be willing to lease both of them to you. There may be an office space available for rent that is already leased but currently empty. This is a better lease to enter into when you want a temporary space.
If you need more information about renting an office space, contact us before you sign a binding lease agreement. Here at Hartman, we have some of the best professionals to answers your questions about all topics concerning getting an office space. We even have tips on how to design your office space, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.