Why Choose UsCommon misconceptions when renting office space. Renting Tip #1: You must accept the space as is.
Try to never accept the space exactly as it is and be certain you include a clause that you have the right to change the space as you see fit during your tenancy. You should try to negotiate the space to include as much as possible and to look exactly as you wish before you move in. You should also be realistic. If the space is completely bare or basic, it is unlikely you are going to receive a full makeover at no additional cost to your business. Renting Tip #2: It will not help to speak with other tenants in the building to improve the building and office, warehouse, medical, tech, or retail spaces.
You should all work together to see greater changes and changes that occur with increased frequency. Again, try to be realistic in your demands as they, too, have bills to pay. Renting Tip #3: Once the space is mine, I can do anything with it I choose.
This is far from the truth. A lease will be very specific about the type of business activity allowed on the premises in the Permitted Uses section of the agreement. If you choose to diversify your business or change the concept altogether, you must remain in accordance with your original contractual agreement or speak with the landlord to include an addendum to the contract to protect your company in full.
As long as you consider your needs for an office, retail, medical, warehouse, or tech space and its location, the best approach to negotiations, and the general tips and misconceptions of the commercial space real estate industry, you will be certain to find the optimal office space for the needs of your company.
General Tips for Leasing Office, Warehouse, Retail, Medical, or Tech space. Do not be afraid to ask for both reduced rent and free months. This is a growing trend at the moment and the more it becomes commonly suggested the more likely landlords will accept it. Do not let amenities blind you to the reality of the price. If you walk into an office space and you immediately feel as though it is perfect, start asking questions. Are the amenities included? Who pays for the utilities? If these are not included, you may not be able to afford to rent office space of this caliber. Be mindful of Percentage Rent when you rent commercial office space. Some landlords try to include this concept into a clause in the lease; wherein, the landlord would begin to receive a percentage of the profits once the company begins to earn a specific amount of revenue after they officially open their doors. At the same time, startups may be interested in this type of rental agreement. Is room available for expansion in the office space or building before your lease reaches an end? You should consider this prior to signing any papers. You might negotiate terms to secure any additional space in the same building the moment it becomes available. Ask to see the 5-year plan of the landlord for the building and space before you lease office space. If the building is not yet a smart building with Wi-Fi capabilities, a motion detector lighting system, outdoor work spaces, etc., you should ensure the landlord intends to provide these elements in the very near future to ensure employee productivity is at capacity, to appeal to today’s evolving talent, and to reduce operational costs for your business over time.