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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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Things To Look For When Looking To Rent An Office Space

by Nathan Olson

If you are looking for some office space to rent, it is important to make sure that you are keeping some important points in mind. Check out the following points to help you find the best space for your professional needs.

Potential For Growth

Even if the square footage of the office that you are looking at seems to be everything that you need, you want to consider the future needs that you might have. After all, you are probably hoping to expand your business at some point. Since a lot of office spaces come with a lease that you will be locked into, you want to make sure that the office space has plenty of room for your business to grow should it suddenly expand before the end of your lease. You will also want to know if you will be allowed to install any temporary walls in order to create new separate spaces if they are ever needed. Some landlords will not mind as long as the main structure of the office space is not permanently changed.

Easy Lease Terms

A lease protected both you and the owner of the office space. Even though it is nice to know that you are protected and will have a guaranteed place to run your business out of, as long as you keep up with your lease payments, it is also nice to know that there is a way out of the lease should you need to move your business to a different location. For example, if you suddenly have to relocate to another state, you will want to know how you can go about successfully breaking your lease, such as giving advance notice and paying a payment penalty. If there is not an option to break the lease early, you might want to inquire about your ability to sublet the office space. This means you will rent it out to someone else who will then pay you so you can pay the owner of the office space. Remember, if there are some terms within the lease agreement that you are not fond of, you can always try to negotiate the terms and have them rewritten before agreeing to anything.

With those few things in mind, you should have no trouble when it comes to reviewing your office space rental options. Now all you have to do is to start searching the paper for spaces that are now available.

For more tips and information, consider talking with real estate companies or other services that find office spaces for rent, such as The Computing Hub.