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How to Choose a Commercial Property

Choosing A Commercial Property To Make Your Business Thrive

Whether you’re renting or buying, choosing a commercial property is a big decision. If you get it right, it will help your business to thrive. If you get it wrong, it could lead to devastating financial implications.

To ensure you avoid the latter, there are various factors you need to consider. Of these, one of the most important is location. All too often this is overlooked, yet it really can make or break your business. This is especially true if you are relying on passing trade. If you are too remote, no one is going to see you. And if there is no local transport or nearby car parking, people may not bother seeking your trade.

However, you must not fall into the trap of buying or renting something you cannot afford. This sounds obvious, but many business owners have failed to balance the location with their budget, causing them to run into serious difficulties. Create a list of all the costs involved – including the rent/mortgage repayments, the cost of repairs and maintenance, conveyancing fees and due diligence checks – and calculate a realistic financial plan.

When you have found a commercial property that offers the best of location and cost, study the size and layout of the premises. Ask yourself: does this property meet my business needs? Is there enough space to operate? Is there enough space to expand? If you are renting, you should also investigate whether you are allowed to change the interior; if your ability to adapt is compromised, you may need to look elsewhere.

Therefore when it comes to choosing a commercial property, it is all about finding somewhere which combines:

  • The right location
  • The right cost
  • The right space for your business to operate and grow

If you find a property that fulfils these three criteria, you can rest assured that your business will thrive.

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