6 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Serviced Office

Written on Thursday, 25 August 2016

With conventional offices providing long term leases of 5 to 10 years some businesses require workspace on more flexible terms. The ever changing economy and current ambiguity post referendum has resulted in certain organisations requiring flexible working solutions now more than ever. Before you rush into signing a contract read the 7 questions below that you should ask:

1. What type of leases do they offer?

Your business requirements will define how long you need your office space for. Perhaps you only require it in between long term office moves or you need space for a temporary project or you want somewhere for your business to call home for the next few years. Whatever the reason, most service office providers offer 3-12+ month leases on a flexible basis, usually with only a month’s notice required should your business needs change.

2. Where are the offices located?

Is office location important to you? Would you prefer to be in the city centre or out of town in a business park? You need to make these vital decisions before enquiring about office space. It is also important that you find out whether the centre is close to transport links, shops, bars and restaurants as these factors may be important to your employees and affect acquiring future talent.

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3. What facilities are offered at the centre?

Your team may have specific requirements to make their work-life easier. Some may drive to work and need car parking, others may cycle to work and need bike storage. Before choosing a serviced office provider it may be a good idea to consult your team about what they feel is important in an office then match these with what you’re being offered. 

4. What’s included? 

Most serviced office providers will offer perks to go above and beyond your expectations. These could be anything from reduced rates on meeting rooms to free toiletries in the bathrooms. It’s always nice to get a little bit extra without the price tag. Read more about the 10 things you don’t have to pay extra for when you get a serviced office with Orega. 

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5. When can you move in? 

Do you need to move in a week or a month? Either way serviced office providers are known for their quick turnaround. Some can even accommodate you within 24 hours should they have the availability. Orega ensure you have ‘The Perfect Move-In’ with a completely set-up office with little downtime. We will take care of your IT & telecom requirements, arrange bespoke fixtures and fittings and contact suppliers on your behalf to ensure your move-in goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Does the office have room for expansion/downsizing?

Are you a business start-up? Do you predict growth for your organisation but don’t want to commit to a larger space just in case? Serviced offices are the perfect solution for any business that expect expansion in the future. Orega wants your business to grow with us therefore we will accommodate you at every step of your journey. Should for whatever reason you need to downsize we will assist with this as well. 

If you are thinking about moving your business to serviced offices, contact Orega today on 0800 840 5509. Our friendly Central Sales Team will be happy to organise a tour of any of our centres throughout the UK and Europe. 

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