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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 have resulted in certain organisations requiring flexible working solutions now more than ever. Before you rush into renting a serviced office and signing a contract; read the 6 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.

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.

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. Wrkspace ensures you have ‘The Perfect Move-In’ with a complete 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? renting a serviced office is the perfect solution for any business that expects expansion in the future. Wrkspace 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. 



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