Scotland is a stunning, fashionable place in which to locate your offices. Edinburgh can provide a majestic and picturesque backdrop to any business. As the country’s capital, it often attracts major investment and the new government buildings are a testimony to its exciting future. It is, then, no surprise that it is becoming increasingly popular as the preferred location to do business north of the border with England.
If you think you cannot afford office space in Edinburgh, in particular its financial district, you may need to think again. The popularity of occupying traditional unfurnished offices on a medium or long term basis is fading and the trend of serviced offices is slowly but surely taking over. These offices suit the modern business owner who is unsure of the future economic climate and understandably reluctant to make any kind of long term commitment. The ability to move premises at short notice when business is slacking is vital, and if business is booming, it is convenient to keep your occupation licence rolling over from month to month.
The growing appeal of serviced offices
Serviced or managed offices are essentially designed to be occupied on a short term basis, anywhere from one month to 12 months. However, there is nothing to stop you from occupying them for much longer periods should it suit your needs. Serviced offices are usually presented fully furnished with modern office equipment and tend to be complemented by break areas.
Meeting rooms, many complete with the latest communications equipment, are available to rent as and when required. Meeting clients in highly equipped office space will help to create a favourable image with prospective clients. The managing agent can even arrange catering via its facilities management division, ensuring that good quality refreshments arrive promptly and are presented in a professional manner.
As with most conventional options, serviced offices do come with a monthly rental fee. However, with serviced offices, the monthly rent tends to include most of your expenses, making the whole process hassle free and convenient. The charge also typically includes use of the office furniture, including telephone and internet systems, communal kitchens, reception areas, buildings insurance, cleaning contractors and electricity. If any of these facilities break down, the management company is responsible for their repair, which minimises the input and time required from you.
As there are no leases to sign or solicitor’s fees to pay, you can save money in legal costs. The whole administrative process of signing a simple licence agreement can be finished very quickly, enabling you to take possession of your offices in a day or so. As you do not have to deal with the time consuming task of furnishing and equipping your office, you will have more time to devote to running and marketing your business.
At Abacus Real Estate we can help you find your dream serviced offices in Edinburgh. Whether you’re starting a new business or simply relocating, the financial district of Scotland’s capital can be considered a fine choice.