Five Office Rental Considerations
Basingstoke, in the county of Hampshire, is ideally located for businesses that need to be in easy reach of the capital but at the same time want to avoid the costs that London commands. Basingstoke is the largest town in the county; Southampton and Portsmouth are in fact cities. So if you are planning to set up a business in the area, look no further.
As with any location there are a number of things you need to think about before selecting a particular site. Whether you are looking for an office or a restaurant, a shop or a warehouse, careful consideration needs to be given to your business needs to ensure when you come to sign the lease all the factors that will impact upon the success of your venture have been taken into account.
First and foremost is the location of the property. If you are in the hospitality business, you will need a location that your clients will want to frequent. If the company is in manufacturing, then you will need easy access to road and possibly rail networks. Your staff will also need to be able to get to work easily, so transport considerations are important, including car parking and public transport too.
The overheads when taking on new premises can be a major part of your cash-flow requirements. It is therefore important not to take on more than you can afford. As your business grows you can always move to larger premises, so avoid the risks of overspending. With plenty of choice of offices to let Basingstoke should provide you with what you are looking for.
When starting out on your new venture, it is wise not to sign up to a long lease. Again, don’t commit to more than you can afford. A good tenant will always be welcome to extend a lease for a further period, and with offices to let Basingstoke landlords will be happy to oblige.
Keeping your staff happy is an important part of running any business. Where you locate will depend to some extent on the nature of what you do, but make sure there is some Hampshire hospitality nearby so your valued people can take a break at lunchtime and enjoy a drink together after work on a Friday.