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Office Relocation Planning - FAQ's

Office Relocation Planning

How do I begin planning an office relocation?
An office relocation requires meticulous organization together with painstaking co-ordination, managing individuals & companies and meeting of important key dates & deadlines. Planning an office relocation effectively can be achieved with our tried & tested Office Relocation Checklists. Go to the Office Relocation Resource Center to access our full suite of free office move checklists for free now!

How long should an office relocation take?
While every office relocation will have its own particular set of requirements, best practice says that the planning & execution of an average office relocation usually takes anywhere between 9-18 months. Whilst you can never start the Office Relocation Process early enough, you need to give yourself enough time to:

  • Plan your office relocation properly
  • Address the legal issues surrounding an office relocation
  • Find the right office space, secure the best deal and then conduct office lease negotiations
  • Carry out the space planning & office design of your new office environment
  • Deal with all IT Relocation issues
  • Arrange your office moving company

Not starting the process early enough can end up in you making rushed & costly mistakes. Use the Moving Office Timetable to ensure your move happens within the correct timescale.

Do I really need to get professional help with my office office relocation - can't I just do it all myself? Absolutely not! You need to seek the advice and support from Office Relocation Service Providers for the key components of your office relocation. The single biggest factor of office relocation failures is where companies moving office choose not to engage with external professionals.

Conversely, businesses that do hire office relocation experts make fewer mistakes and get better value for their money for every stage of their office move. Remember that your end goal is for your business to end up in the right office space, with the right lease terms, in an office which allows your company to operate at full productivity and with everything (including IT infrastructure & office equipment) being safely and securely moved from your old office to your new office. So you absolutely can't (and shouldn't do this alone) - as doing so poses far too great a financial and operational risk.

How do I find a reputable Office Relocation Companies?
Finding the right Office Relocation Companies is essential to you achieving the smooth office move that you're looking for. But this is easier said than done. It can be time consuming (do you really want to waste your time wading through Directories and putting in calls to unsuitable companies?). You also know that best practice says that you need to get 3 Quotes when hiring any vendor. This is why independently sources 3 companies of each business type (Tenant Rep Brokers, Real Estate Lawyers, Office Designers, IT Relocation Experts and Office Moving Companies) for every US market. This approach allows the company moving office to access office relocation professionals that can provide a range of options to satisfy every requirement.


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