With the year now drawing to a close, you might feel it’s too late to make any major changes to your business. Certainly, when it comes to relocating, it’s probably tempting to put it off and stick it on the calendar for 2018. However, do be aware that this is a decision of convenience, rather than the only option.
It is entirely possible to upgrade to a better office space, even this close to the festive period. Moving takes time, and a great deal of planning, but landlords are always on the lookout for new tenants. Plus, there are a number of ways to minimise the work and expense involved. If you’re willing to consider alternative workspaces, you could be fully relocated within days.
This guide to finding a superior office lease in 2017 will help you pick a spot, make it yours, and move in quickly.
The Perfect Package
The single best way to relocate at speed is to move into a fully furnished serviced suite. Premium providers offer world-class facilities that you can rely on, such as the array of vacant office space in Brisbane by Servcorp. If you’re happy to move away from traditional, long hold leases and private landlords, they are a great way to supercharge your workspace.
These suites are fully furnished and fully managed. This means all tenants have to do is add employees and any important equipment. The furniture, décor, servers, and other essentials are ready to go. There is a team of assistants on site to give you a hand with moving bulky items, setting up tech, and getting settled in.
Making Safe Decisions
It is possible to find and relocate to a traditional lease in a couple of weeks. However, it’s unlikely the space will be completely ready when you move in. Quick transitions tend to involve a lot of compromises. You might have to focus on getting hooked up to the internet and sorting out furniture, at the expense of improving décor or security.
With a managed office, it’s all part of the rental package. You get a lot of flexibility too. Whatever your reasons for relocating at the end of the year, you don’t have to worry about the consequences of a bad decision. Serviced vendors are inherently changeable. If something about the lease turns out to be unsuitable, you can alter it at any time.
Check the Operating Costs
It’s not always possible to get a cap on operating costs, but the best vendors are happy to make certain guarantees. Many form agreements with tenants about when they’ll increase fees and by what amount. Ultimately, it’s not unreasonable to ask an office provider for a fixed period free of price fluctuations.
Serviced vendors tend to be very reliable in this regard. They don’t hit tenants with unexpected price hikes or hidden fees. Also, don’t forget all core utilities are included in the monthly rate. It’s very easy to see where your money is going because there’s just one payment. This is unlike long hold leasing which gives private landlords a lot of control over operating costs.
Why Relocating Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache
Whatever your reason for moving, it’s important to amplify the positive aspects of the experience. It is a great opportunity, for example, to eliminate bad habits and tweak some of your weaker office routines. You might even experiment with new styles of work.
Remote teams are very popular in Australia right now. It’s not just startups and commitment-phobic entrepreneurs that are feeling the benefit either. You could base the core workforce in a serviced suite and manage a small team of mobile influencers and brand developers.