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The Moving Industry in 2017

Posted on May 23, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation

Moving Industry in 2017

A Move in 2017 is Drastically Different from a Move in 1987

We’ve been in the moving game since 1987, and we’ve seen some changes over the years within the industry. From technological advances to packing methods, we’ve adapted to the changes and surpassed the trends to develop an efficient moving process for you. While it may not seem like improvements have been made in the moving industry, we’ve spotted several that affect your 2017 moving experience.

2017 Relocation Company Options

Other relocation companies, both small and large, have started up throughout the 30 years we’ve been in business. While The Quality Group moves any sized business, other relocation companies tend to focus on providing their services to either small or large businesses based on their capabilities.  No matter their capabilities, the increased number of relocation companies provide businesses with different options when relocating. For businesses needing to move, the additional moving companies offer plenty of options to choose from.

Research is easier now with computersBetter Vetting Systems in 2017

With the additional moving company options came better ways to ensure that you hired one that was qualified. Researching websites for service information, checking online reviews, and asking for recommendations all became part of hiring a relocation company process in 2017. The more accessible information now helps businesses choose and qualify a moving company before they hire them.

Innovative Moving Methods

Moving companies all have their own process that helps businesses relocate in the most efficient way possible. For The Quality Group, we have developed our own streamlined process that minimizes company downtime and takes into account all aspects of your business relocation needs.

From storing your equipment to installing your furniture in the new office, The Quality Group provides every service you may need during your relocation. Our process involves move planning and management so everything is accounted for during your move. We even calculate how many elevator trips it will take to move you to the top floor.

Moving in 2017 is more efficient wit cell phone communicationBetter Moving Equipment in 2017

The first hand-held cell phone debuted in 1983, and it wasn’t until the late 1990s that cell phones became accessible to the public. Moving companies are now able to adapt more quickly to changes in plans and problems thanks to the communication benefits of cell phones.

In addition to communication advancement, moving companies now have access to better packing supplies, loading tools, and shipment vehicles. The new technology and equipment that relocation companies have access to provide you with a better moving experience that takes less time and is more efficient.

In our 30 years of moving experience, we have seen moving trends come and go and technological advances change the moving industry. The industry is better in 2017 than it ever has been and will continue to improve in the coming years to bring businesses better relocation experiences.

Move Your Office with Professionals

Posted on February 28, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation

Move Your Office with the Professionals

Here at the Quality Group, we provide you with not only the best moving experience for your office but also with the most skilled and experienced moving team. These specialists will ensure that your move goes smoothly and professionally, allowing you to return back to work as quickly as possible.  As a company, we are proud of each individual we hire and work hard to ensure they are ready to help your business relocate.

 Professional Moving Teams Care About Your Relocation

Our Moving Team

The efficiency and professionalism of your moving process all begins with the quality of the team doing the work. At the Quality Group, we hold every one of our employees to the same high standards as our managers. Each team member including the owners, managers, newest hire, and everyone in between embodies the company values that we pride ourselves on of commitment, credibility, and professionalism.

It is important that you have the highest quality movers to help your business relocate in order to guarantee a safe and efficient transition. We complete a comprehensive training process in order to prepacking boxespare employees for every aspect of the job. After hiring, we train our employees and provide them with the tools and benefits they need to do their job safely and skillfully, creating the best moving team possible.

 What This Means For You

At the Quality Group, our main focus is serving our clients by providing them with a positive moving team and experience. By creating the best moving team possible, our customers receive endless benefits such as little to no downtime, not-to-exceed pricing, and access to all of our resources.

Through our process of screening and training, we create a group of movers that are exceptionally knowledgeable in the field, enhancing the quality of your office setup after a move. Because we care about our employees and because of the full-time benefits given, our employees are more passionate about their job, which means they will care more and do a better job while working on your move.

Our team-oriented atmosphere allows our highly trained professionals to work together in order to relocate your business as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are all in this business for the long haul and are fully committed to giving our clients a positive moving experience, starting with the quality of our moving team.

professionally moved office Relocating your office can be a stressful experience and it’s our mission to make it run as smooth and professionally as possible. Our team of exclusively selected and highly trained and dedicated movers will ensure that you have an organized and successful move, allowing you to focus on your business. Call the Quality Group for the best moving team and experience in town.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Hiring a Dependable Moving Company for a Good Price

Posted on January 3, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation

Dependable Movers

Finding a moving service for your company can be a hassle. There are many listings online and they all say they perform the same service. Picking the right one out of all the choices is a little like throwing a dart at a wall and hoping for the best. It doesn’t actually have to be a guessing game though. With some due diligence, you can hire a dependable moving company and still stay on budget. Here are some tips for hiring a dependable and affordable moving company for your business.

Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company at a Good Price

Get a recommendation for dependable moving companiesAsk for Recommendations

Asking employees, other business owners, and friends about their experience with moving companies can be helpful in finding the right one to facilitate your business move. If the recommendation is positive and from someone you trust, then the likelihood of you also having a positive experience with the same moving company is high.

Poor reviews are also beneficial to you, as it will narrow down your list of potential movers. The recommendations from your friends will give you a good starting point and once you have a list of potential movers you can start to narrow down your options further with more research.

Review the Credentials

Recommendation from a trusted source can mean a lot but it’s always a good idea to do your own due diligence. Check the online reviews of the company to see if the recommendation matches up with the experience of others. Also, ensure the moving company has all required permits and licenses to avoid scams. Another aspect of a dependable moving company is their ability to provide insurance for the move. Check to see if the moving companies you are considering provide insurance.

Get Several Quotes

To find a good price on a moving company, it is important you get several quotes from different movers. Most moving companies have competitive pricing but until you check around and compare for yourself, you’ll never know whether or not you’re getting a good price. Moving companies will also budget your move based on a formula involving the equipment you have and the distance they’ll need to travel with it, among other factors. For this reason, it is important you get a quote from a moving company after they come and assess your office. You’ll be able to get a good idea of your budget with several accurate quotes.

Remember when you are comparing company quotes that you need to compare apples to apples. It’s very easy for a company that is not providing the same resources, insurance coverage, and the number of employees in your move to generate a quote cheaper than others. Always know what is included in your quote and ask about any differences.

Show Them All Your EquipmentShow your moving company all your equipment

When the representative from a moving company comes to assess your office for the quote, be sure to show him everything you want moved to the new location. Since movers are going to calculate the price based on your equipment amount and weight, it is crucial that all equipment be processed in the initial quote. Other items tacked on later in the moving process could result in higher moving fees.

Finding a dependable and well-priced moving company to move your office is not impossible. Checking with friends, reading online reviews, and doing your research on potential moving companies will result in you finding the right movers for your business. Good luck with your move and if you have any questions, the Quality group is always glad to help.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Moving Your Business During Winter

Posted on December 6, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

Moving in winter

Winter is usually a time for holiday parties, cold weather, and warm drinks. In the business world though, work carries on as usual and if a lease is up or expansion comes knocking you may have to relocate no matter the season. When moving during the winter you’ll need to consider a few more factors than if you were moving during a warmer month. For a seamless winter move keep the following factors in mind.

When Moving During the Winter You’ll Need to Consider Safety and Comfort.

 

Office Building TemperaturesKeep the heat on when moving during the winter

Both the office building you are leaving and the one you are relocating to will be prone to chilly temperatures during winter as movers come in and out of the buildings. While you may want to save on the electric bill, you should consider keeping the heat on in both places during moving day. Not only will the movers and your employees appreciate moving furniture, equipment, and personal desk items into a warm environment, but cold sensitive electronics will be better off as well. Turning the heat on even slightly will be beneficial to your office on moving day.

 

The Weather and Office Equipment

Winter brings unique challenges in the form of unpredictable weather. It could rain, snow, sleet, or hail at any time and unfortunately, your office equipment still needs to go from point A to point B. Plan to cover all walkways movers will need to use to prevent your items from getting damaged. Shovel and salt all pathways to prevent slipping, and ensure your movers wrap all furniture in plastic and utilize plastic tubs instead of cardboard boxes. These precautions will protect your office equipment.

 

Employee Conditions

Employees will want to bring their own personal desk items to their new offices either on moving day or on the day following. It is important for your employees to know the hazards of moving during winter and what they can do to protect themselves. Advise them to layer up when bringing their items so they can move freely but also stay warm. Have warm drinks available for your employees during the move and have the office setup to provide extra comfort.

 

Office Supply PrioritiesIcy walk ways can be a hazard when moving your business in winter

While your staff may want to organize the closet with the brochures and business cards you have saved up, you should make sure they prioritize supplies that are needed for everyday operations. Set up coffee machines, computers, and phone lines before organizing materials that employees use sparingly. This will ensure your business continues to run smoothly during the winter move and employees have everything they need to work.

 

Plans and their Execution

Moving during the winter can be problematic due to unforeseen complications. Talk to your landlord or new property owner ahead of time and ask for leeway on move-out and move-in days in case of severe weather. Be sure to listen to your moving company’s advice during travel as they have experience in moving large equipment, furniture, and electronics during the winter months. Also, create a plan B for the company and employees for unforeseen complications so your business is not taken off guard during the move.

 

Moving your business in the winter can have its own benefits such as choice moving day selections, but it brings complications as well. If you are moving your business to a new location during the winter season, have a plan in mind and entrust your relocation to your trained and experienced moving company. Your new office will be up and running in no time with a moving company dedicated to providing a speedy and safe relocation. Talk to the Quality Group today for a consultation on moving your business during the winter.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent

Posted on November 15, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

Benefits of hiring a commercial real estate agent

Deciding to buy or rent a piece of commercial property is a big step for your company’s future. You’ll need to make sure you choose the right property for your business and that you’re getting the best deal when it comes to pricing. Having a professional commercial real estate agent can help you navigate through buying or renting property for your business. There are several positive benefits in hiring a commercial real estate agent when making this important company decision.

Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent is Beneficial for a Move

Time Dedication

As a business owner, you have limited time to spend on matters outside of business operations. Having to spend your free time sifting through listings of potential company buildings is probably not the best use of your limited time. Instead, a commercial real estate agent can provide this service for you and show you only the best options for your company’s needs. This will save you time by allowing someone who specializes in finding exactly what you need to do so on a daily basis until the need is met.

Commercial real estate agents take approved classes by the Louisiana Real Estate CommisionIndustry Knowledge

Real estate agents know their industry inside and out. Not only do they take classes approved by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, but are also licensed and affiliated with a real estate broker. On top of that, they keep up with the current market and news of the area. That means they’ll know the area where you’ll be looking, the prices of the properties selling in that area or comparable building prices, and what is available on the market. Real estate agents also know many industry-specific resources to check when looking for property for a client.

City Zoning Familiarity 

Your business is unique but unfortunately, the city confines your business into one of several coding zones when you are dealing with property. Your real estate agent will know each property’s zone and about the paperwork that comes with the building zone. You won’t end up with a piece of property you can’t use for your business when you hire a commercial real estate agent who makes a point of knowing city zoning codes.

Negotiation ExpertiseCommercial real estate agents can negotiate property prices

Commercial real estate agents are professionals who know the workings of negotiations when dealing with property. They know the hidden clauses and can sift through the entire document, which can be several stacks of paper tall. Agents can also fight for your case in negotiations, pointing out problems that need to be addressed or that aren’t in your favor. Your agent can negotiate for you in a professional manner that will give you full advantage of the situation.

Professionals Suggestions

Commercial real estate agents can also suggest other professionals you’ll need for the process of buying property. Due to commercial property not having the same consumer protection laws as residential property, having suggestions for people who can help you will be useful. Your real estate agent can save you some potential problems and money by providing suggestions for other professionals that will help provide due diligence on the property. Proposals will be made for those who can perform title checks, environmental hazards investigations, property line identification, and more.

Hiring a commercial real estate agent when you are searching for business property can help your moving experience go smoothly. With the knowledge they possess, the time they can dedicate, and the familiarity they have with the city and other professionals, they will steer you in the right direction and help you find the perfect property for your company.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Avoid Moving Twice with New Furniture

Posted on June 7, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Facility Installation, Moving Preparation, Office Furniture

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Moving logistics can be a nightmare when trying to coordinate all variables. From the moving company, keeping clients informed of your schedule, interior designs, system installers and everyday vendors, the stress can add up quickly. The Quality Group can help alleviate much of this stress and can help our clients that use this time to update their office furniture as well. Whether it is due to normal wear and tear or the desire to keep the office atmosphere consistent with the new location, businesses can often add another layer of complexity with scheduling when making this decision. What happens if you order and it is scheduled to arrive after you’ve already moved? What happens if it arrives too early? We have some advise on how the Quality Group can help.

Don’t Let New Furniture Result in You Moving Twice

Avoid Moving TwiceYou can avoid moving twice with help from The Quality Group.

A common practice in the business world when relocating is to essentially move twice. You may think this is absurd, but it happens more often than you think. Many companies will move into their new office with their old furniture, then pay someone to come and get the old furniture and then pay someone else to bring in the new furniture. Businesses lose a production day when this procedure is followed, but they often don’t see another option. Companies have to keep old furniture until new furniture arrives and scheduling pick-ups and deliveries for the same time is virtually impossible. You can however, avoid moving your furniture twice with a little help and planning.

Purchase and Ship Your New Furniture Early

To avoid moving twice, purchase your furniture early in the moving process. You can avoid a large amount of stress by researching and purchasing your new office furniture before you start attempting to coordinate companies. Purchasing the large items early will also give you leeway on deciding when and where you want it delivered. Instead of shipping your new furniture to your old location where you don’t have room for it, or having it shipped to your new place weeks after you’ve moved in, you can ship it to your moving company: The Quality Group.

Store Your New Furniture with the Quality GroupAvoid moving twice by shipping your furniture to The Quality Group

Storing your new furniture with The Quality Group can reduce the amount of work you have to do by cutting down coordination requirements and streamlining the time needed to get your new office up to par. When you purchase your furniture from an outside vendor, The Quality Group is able to safely store it until moving day. When you ship the furniture to The Quality Group, you remove the need to find storage elsewhere and you avoid moving twice. The Quality Group receives, inspects, corrects any mistakes, and stores your furniture until you are ready to move into your new office.

Enjoy the New Furniture at the New Office

When your move day comes, The Quality Group brings and installs the furniture to your specifications. With this process you don’t need to worry about having your old furniture in your new office until the new ones arrive. You also don’t have to worry about coordinating multiple companies, into your move. The Quality Group will already know your move schedule and relocate the new furniture into your office at the same time as moving all of your other equipment, thus avoiding operational downtime. The whole process will happen on the same day and you will avoid the double move situation.

Storing new furniture with your moving company can greatly reduce the stress and work that comes with business relocation. Excess company coordination is removed and aesthetics are not sacrificed when everything arrives at the new office at the same time. The Quality Group aims to ease your moving process by helping to manage your furniture substitution by storing your office furniture until the day you move into your new office.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Writing Your Business Relocation Letter

Posted on May 24, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Informing those who interact with you on a daily basis about an upcoming move is an essential part of keeping your business running normally. Your clients, vendors, partners, and mail deliverers need to know your new location if they are going to continue to interact with the business in an efficient manner. A well-written and timely business relocation letter will help everyone associated with your company accept your transition to a new location.

Business Relocation Letters Notify Your Associates of Your Move in a Timely Manner

Start preparing your business relocation letter two months outPrepare

Giving enough time for everyone to get used to your move is an important part of moving. You’ll want to start preparing to send out the letter two months prior to your move date in order to get everything assembled. Start preparing the letter as soon as you know the move date.

Construct the Mailing List

Chances are your list of contacts is extensive. The first step in sending out your business relocation letter is sifting through all your contacts to determine who needs a notification of your move and who does not. For example, a client you haven’t interacted with in five years may not be your first recipient, however, this does create an opportunity to reach out to that client and update them on your services or how your business has changed. The client who you see every quarter however, should be made aware of your business relocation as soon as you’re ready to send them out.

Write Your Letter

There are several aspects you’ll need to include when writing your relocation letter. All of your contact information including mailing addresses, phone numbers, email, and social media profiles needs to be included on your letter so recipients can contact you with any questions or concerns. If your contact information is changing, put both forms in your letter and the dates when that contact information will be valid.

Follow this format for your letter:

All contact information

Greeting

Introduction paragraph

o   The announcement of the move and the date when the new office will be open.

Secondary paragraph

o   Explanation of the move. This can include why you are moving, any service changes that will be a result of the move, and what they can expect for the future.

Current and future contact information with effective dates

Closing paragraph

o   This is a positive message about the move and a thank you to the recipients for their understanding and support. It also includes directions for contacting you with concerns.

Closing and signature

Send your business relocation letter through the mail, email, and post it social mediaSend the Letter

Printing and sending the letter to your recipients is the last step in completing your business relocation letter. You’ll need to print out the copies either in-house or get a print shop to print them for you, along with the envelopes. Once mailed, follow through by sending the letter in email form as well as posting it to your social media pages to ensure everyone sees the update. Getting the letter to clients through multiple channels will ensure your message is received. Send out your notification of the move through mail, email, and social media posts at least one month before the move date. You can also send out reminders or countdown letters and emails reminding everyone of the move as it draws closer. Giving a month’s time will allow people to make necessary adjustments or ask questions about the move.

An organized business relocation letter can do wonders for your clients, vendors, and associates when you are moving to a new location. Simply giving them formal notification can prevent confusion and awkward phone calls about your location. A business relocation letter and proper follow through plan will help everyone take your company’s move in stride.


 

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Why You Need a Move Consultation

Posted on May 3, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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A Move Consultation Helps Provides a Seamless Moving Experience

Moving your office is a big project and considerable planning, organization, and management is required for a smooth office relocation. It takes serious logistics to move all of your equipment and furniture in a timely and efficient fashion and that’s where we step in to help. The Quality Group offers a complete on-site move consultation as part of our services to work out the details of your move. We assess all of your assets and your time frame to build a moving plan that works for you. During your move consultation we determine the necessary equipment, vehicles, and team members we’ll need to provide to perform a seamless move.

Using the Best Equipment

A move consultation will get you the right equipment for an effective move.Each business is unique and has different furniture, technology, and tools. One of the main reasons we provide a move consultation is to determine what equipment will be necessary to move your office safely and securely. We pack your office using specific equipment and materials to ensure all items arrive soundly at the new place. During the consultation we will also determine if your move will require specialty equipment or if any obstacles need to be accommodated for while moving. The Quality Group takes into consideration elevators, ramps, steps, doorways, hallways, and much more so we can plan your move with precision.

The Right Moving Vehicles

A move consultation will get you the right sized truck for your move. The Quality Group has various sized trucks standing ready for your business move. As we can move any sized office no matter how big or small, one key part in our move consultation is determining which size moving truck will suit your business. Our aim is to take as little time as possible moving you from one location to another, which means picking the right truck is important. If one small truck is sufficient there is no need to risk delaying your move with using two. If you need three large trucks we won’t waste time packing one small one seven times. Packing up the right truck is a key factor in moving you with efficiency and we take that seriously.

The Ideal Moving Team

Having the optimal amount of team members is an integral part in making your move seamless. In order to provide you with that optimal amount, we use part of our move consultation to determine how many team members need to be working on your relocation. With our three dedicated teams each assigned to their own specific station, we work with efficiency and eliminate unnecessary wait time.

The Quality Group tailors its moving services to each and every business. Providing a move consultation as part of our services allows us to customize each move and give you truly strategized moving experience. We’d like you not to notice your move so you can continue business as usual, so call us today to receive our moving consultation services and relocate into your new office with ease.

Turnkey Movers

Posted on April 12, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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The Quality Group is an All-Inclusive Moving Company

Every business owner understands that moving offices is an enormous undertaking. Effectively planning for a smooth and efficient moving day requires time, resources, and manpower that most companies simply don’t have. Professional moving companies can significantly cut down on the stress and hassle of a complicated move. But why shop around for multiple moving companies that only offer options for part of the process? Here are some ways that The Quality Group can help relieve these burdens, acting as a one-stop-shop for all of your commercial moving needs and allowing your business to focus on present, day-to-day operations and not on future moving duties:

Move Planning

From our very first meeting, we begin to formulate a customized, unique strategy to move your business in the most efficient and effective way possible. The Quality Group takes an all-inclusive moving approach when creating your moving plan, working backwards from the exact date you wish to start business in your new office and location. From there we can successfully plan out the best time to begin the moving process, and handle all obstacles in between.

Project Management

The all-inclusive move includes project managementOur highly experienced and dedicated team works with you to oversee all components of your company’s move to ensure a smooth transition. This supervision and control of personnel, resources, and time allows for a positive moving experience that fosters trust between our clients and us. The most important move we’ll ever do is yours, and we promise to deliver on our claims.

Facility Installation

The Quality Group guarantees a timely, safe, stress-free, and all-inclusive moving job every time. From handling landlords and property owners before the moving has begun, to cleaning up after ourselves once the moving has completed, we take pride in making your experience as easy as possible. Leave the logistics and resource handling to us, and we promise a productive moving experience for your business.

Vendor Coordination

Still looking for a new location, or in need of assistance building new furniture? The Quality Group has developed an extensive network of professional resources throughout the southeast to assist in all aspects of your company’s unique move. From packaging supplies to office space optimization, we gather and organize all elements of your move to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

Furniture Install

The Quality Group can install funiture with their all-inclusive moveThe Quality Group’s extensive knowledge of industry practices and standards allows us to understand the ins and outs of your company’s unique office situation. Pulling from decades of commercial moving project experience, we know just about every way to assemble furniture. Whether you are looking to optimize your work space layout with new furniture, or need all of your equipment re-assembled and re-wired following a move, The Quality Group recognizes what it takes to get your business up and running as soon as possible.

Don’t leave the transition of your company during this vital time in the hands of multiple entities. You need a single, turnkey moving specialist that understands your business and its unique needs, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the moving process workflow. Pulling from years of client trust and strict deadline adherence, The Quality Group is the only solution your business needs for its next move.

Understanding an Office Lease

Posted on April 5, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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Know the Fundamentals of a Commercial Office Lease.

If you are shopping around for an office space, chances are you are serious about signing a lease. Whether you are a seasoned veteran and you have signed multiple commercial leases or this is your first office lease, it’s good to have a fundamental understanding of commercial office leases. Below you’ll find a few of the basics of an office lease that might concern you when negotiating. Addressing them early on will ensure you are left with no surprises when you sign.

Type of Lease

Knowing what type of lease you are signing is essential to renting an office space. Because there are various types of office leases, knowing which type you are dealing with will be helpful when budgeting. Below are a few types of leases you’ll come across when office hunting.

  1.  Full Service Lease – This type of lease is all-inclusive for you as the lessee. The landlord pays for all expenses including the taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance costs. This lease is easy to manage as the lessor because you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay each month.
  2. Triple Net Lease – This lease type is the most common and leaves the lesser to pay for the base rent, plus all of the property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. It requires more involvement and greater responsibility.

Business Restrictions

Commercial lease may restrict what type of business you can have at a certain location. Landlords or city ordinances may restrict the commercial property you want to lease to certain businesses. It’s important to know from the beginning if you can use the property for your type of business. Restrictions you may find include restrictions for restaurants, retail, and medical facilities.

Common Areas

For spaces you may be sharing with other tenants, you’ll want to find out what the commercial lease states about common area maintenance requirements. Knowing how much you’ll be charged for the upkeep of public spaces and what percentage you are responsible for when damages occur will help you to avoid any unforeseen costs.

Maintenance

The commercial lease will state who is responsible for maintenance. Once again, you’ll want to know what costs you are responsible for when repairs or improvements are needed. Will you be responsible for paying when the air conditioning unit fails? Also, do you want to be responsible for repairs or improvements so you know it will be completed in a timely manner? Negotiating the maintenance details in the commercial lease will improve your renting experience.

Signs

As a business, it’s important to label your company to clients and potential clients as part of your advertising. Although it may not seem like a big deal, being able to put a sign outside the building with your name on it is important to your business. Make sure you discuss this part of the commercial lease so you know about any restrictions on signage.

Commercial property leases are complex bindings between the lessor and lessee that will determine how positive of an experience you have while renting a space. Knowing some of the fundamentals of the lease will help you improve your office search and help you to know what you’ll want to negotiate for when you are ready to sign. Be sure to get a real estate lawyer for protection and full understanding of commercial leases. Always remember that commercial leases can be negotiated.