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What to consider when looking for new office space

Why is it important to get the office size right?

You need the right sized office space to allow for your business plan without breaking the budget. Sometimes it can feel complicated, but if your team is likely to change in size regularly or you’re in for a period of rapid growth, flexible workspace is the way to go.

Learn more about choosing the right office size from our guide .

Signing for a traditional lease – what do you need to know?

Signing a new lease is always a big moment, especially for a fledgling business. It’s a serious commitment, tying you to a place for years to come.

Which makes it all the more important to know exactly what you’re signing for before you put your name on the dotted line. Do you know when the next rent review is? What payment conditions is the landlord asking for? And if you do need to get out of the lease early, what sort of break clause is there?

We’ve prepared a few tips to help guide you through the process.

Finding an office space on a budget

You’ve got a great idea for a business, got a great team together, and are all ready to go out there and make things happen. The next step is finding a base; your HQ.

Sadly this is the point at which many start-ups really struggle. Costs, especially in London, can be prohibitively high, when you factor it all in: services, facilities, heating, water and business rates. One solution is to go with a serviced-office operator, where all of that is taken care of for you. But what if you want to have something a bit more permanent, a home for your business?

We’ve prepared a short guide on how to get office space on a budget.

A guide to private offices

For years the trend has been towards big open-plan offices. Landlords and tenants love them because they maximise the use of the space, and for staff members they provide an open space that’s good for socializing and mixing with their colleagues.

But there are plenty of good reasons why a company would be better off in a smaller, private office, or an office that includes cubicles and private rooms. We take a look at the benefits of taking a private office.

Check out the guide to private offices on our blog.