The key factor in leasing an industrial unit is ensuring that your potential space has everything you need. It is important to ask yourself the following questions:
How much space do I need?
This will depend on the nature of your business or reason for leasing a unit. However, it is worth considering the ratio of office-to-industrial space you require, as offices can be expensive to fit retrospectively. Our guide will help you find the perfect space.
How long do I need it for?
Your business is likely to change over time, so, when you are looking for your new space, it is important to think about how long you can commit to the building. Something to bear in mind is that longer lease commitments often result in lower rents.
What type of space do I need?
Consider what prominence, height and shape you will need, all of which may affect the total cost.
Do I need anything out of the ordinary?
You may have specific requirements, such as extra power capacity or additional floor loading. To avoid being shown spaces that can’t meet your requirements, it is important for you to be upfront about them.
What sort of access do I need?
How many doors will you need? Where can you park your car? Where will you unload deliveries? These are all examples of things to consider when looking for your new space.
Timescales – when do you need to move in?
Plan in advance and notify the agent or landlord of your preferred timescales. Some buildings will be available immediately, but others may need works doing or be built to suit your needs. If you leave everything too late, you may find yourself in a weak negotiating position.