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Tips to Negotiate a Favourable Retail Lease

This is a tricky business, especially if you’re new to the commercial property game. There are far more nuances and technicalities than in a residential lease, and a lot more at stake. There are some key things to bear in mind if you’re going to get favourable terms, which we’ve laid out in this essential guide.

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Things to Consider Before Renting Retail Space

There are specific aspects to be thinking about when it comes to renting retail space, compared to other forms of commercial property. Some of these are to do with the building itself, and the location, others are in the details of the leasing, the negotiations before you sign a lease, and the specific nature of the market.

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Guide to renting commercial property

Whether you’re a retailer looking for a store, or a professional service needing new or expanded office space, renting commercial property is a complex business. As with most things, planning and preparation are the vital factors.

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What to look for when renting office space

There can be much more to renting an office than meets the eye, especially if you’re taking the plunge into leasing for the first time. The decisions you make now will affect the future course of your business in numerous ways not all immediately obvious at the start.

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Six tips when renting your first office space

If you’ve never rented an office before, your experience of the property market is probably all based on renting or buying a house. While there are some similarities between the residential and commercial markets, there is more that separates them, and much more to get your head around when you’re starting out on this journey.

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Tenant guide: How much is rent for an office space?

The UK economy is both highly diverse and essentially monocentric at the same time. London isn’t just the capital, it is by far the largest city, and has a hugely magnetic effect on the rest of the country economically, politically and culturally.

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Renting an office space checklist

Finding the perfect office is a complicated business. Besides the big things like location, size of office, and local amenities, there are lots of details that can easily be overlooked when you’re being shown round a property, and questions you might wished you’d asked while you were there.

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The Pros and Cons of Leasing vs. Buying Office Space

One of the first decisions you need to make before you find your business premises is whether to rent or take the plunge and buy.

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Do You Need to Rent Office Space as a Freelancer?

Research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) shows a steady increase in the number of people working for themselves, with 4.8 million British people now officially self-employed.

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Can you rent an office for a day?

Realla offers a powerful search portal service for the whole of the UK, with thousands of office properties in London alone, offering rental for as little as an hour. Take a look at this extensive list of serviced offices in London to start your search.

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What to look for in industrial units?

On the surface, industrial properties are very simple. Most units tend to be functional, no-frills, metal boxes in out-of-town industrial parks, used either for storage or as working facilities for manufacturing, logistics, chemicals companies.

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What to look for in a retail unit?

You can’t afford not to be fastidious about the way you go about finding your retail unit – the property you commit to needs to be reliable and practical.

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Retail units and your brand: different spaces for different brands

Finding a retail unit and signing for a lease is half the job. Making your store or cafe or pub look and feel perfect, and, most importantly, match your brand, your personality, is a whole other feat in itself.

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What is a class B property?

Within industrial commercial property there are even more use classifications and sub-classifications than in retail.

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What is a class A property?

As tends to be the case whenever bureaucracy and planning regulations are involved, the classifications for the different types of commercial property are abstruse and a little time-consuming. But they are important.

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Shared Space or Private Office - What to choose?

The UK market has become so advanced, especially in London, that within the serviced sector alone there are now a whole range of options.

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What is the difference between serviced vs conventional offices?

The rise and popularity of the serviced office sector has been a major disruptor in the market, giving small companies and sole-traders unprecedented opportunities to take space with fewer strings attached.

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What do you need to know before you sign a traditional lease?

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.

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How do I rent out 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.

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What do you need to know about renting a private office space?

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.

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How to choose the right office for your growing company

To truly scale up, a business needs to keep its costs roughly where they are; but to expand it needs to take on more office or retail space, or perhaps an additional site, inevitably adding more costs.

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How to find a perfect office for scaling company outside of London?

Successfully scaling your business takes ambition and commitment, but it also requires a lot of planning and preparation. Finding the right space for your new operations is one of the most important parts of the process.

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How to find office space for media and marketing companies in London

How to go about searching for the perfect space and how you can do it without breaking the bank.

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How to find office for a media company outside of London

A new office is not something to be rushed into, and there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Here is a guide for any media company looking to establish themselves outside of London.

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What size office do I need for my business?

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.

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