All businesses, regardless of their size have to start somewhere. For some people, their business may start in their living room, garage, or a small office somewhere in town. Wherever you begin your business, a number of factors may lead you to consider moving to new premises, such as up sizing to bigger premises because of company growth, wanting to move somewhere nearer or closer to town, or simply needing a building with better facilities and internet access. Whatever your reasons for wanting to relocate, the whole process can be a little daunting if you’ve not done it before, or if you’re limited by budget or location, so here is a quick guide that will help you find your next commercial property.
When you’re trying to find a new property for your business, such as a new retail unit for your shop, or a new office for your company, then you’ll know that the market is full of options, but sometimes there are so many places to see and things to do that it can be quite difficult to find what you’re looking for straight away. So where do you start? Well, before you start viewing properties, it’s best to sit down and make a list of what you need at your new property. This list can include anything you like, but start with the basics first, such as toilets, a kitchen or kitchenette, internet access, a phone line, and most importantly during the winter: central heating. Once you’ve got down the basics, you can start looking at the specifics, such as what floor you want to be on, easy access for wheelchairs, if required, and security systems. Once you have your list you will find it a lot easier to narrow down the amount of properties that you will view.
Some people find it much easier if they have help from a third party when their looking for their ideal space, such as help from commercial property consultants, who will be able to guide you through the property they have on offer, and as they will have professional relationships with the owners of the buildings they are viewing, they will be able to advise you on the building, its history and any other information that you might need to know.
When you view properties, the temptation can be to go for the first property you see, but remember that there are other properties out there, so if you have time to spare, then use it wisely, view all the available properties. While this can take up a lot of time, it will be worth it, as you don’t want to move into a property that’s unsuitable for your business, or a property that’s not in a good condition.
So there you have it, if you need new property, take it slow, be sensible, and don’t be afraid to talk to commercial property consultants about finding your perfect property, and you will soon have a new retail unit or office that will suit you just right.