Here’s what you can expect for business relocations.
Business relocations can take a lot longer than you think. Planning in advance helps manage the stress, but if you can work with an experienced mover, you’ll wind up avoiding common problems.
Consider how the following can cause delays in your office move:
- Property renovations: Many times a space needs to be renovated before you can move in. This part of the process is the most tenuous. Contractors can be notoriously difficult to work with, so take your time in selecting the right company for each job. Also, schedule them by order of priority. If you need modifications for your property to meet regulations, square those away first, and worry about installing new lighting later.
- Lease negotiations: Whether you’re battling things out with a former landlord, creating a new agreement with someone else, or purchasing a property, negotiations can wreak havoc on your business. Make sure you get a written contract before you find a mover.
- Hiring a mover: The easiest and fastest way to schedule a mover is inviting someone to your office to look over your equipment and furnishings. This allows you to receive a written, guaranteed quote. Make sure you get quotes for different levels of service too. You may find the fees for packing or storage are much less than you assume.
- Packing items for a move: Too many office managers make the mistake of having their staff pack up the business. First, this opens you up to liabilities. If someone is injured, you could face a worker’s compensation claim or damages to equipment that won’t be covered by your insurance policy. Also, it takes longer, breeds resentment, and usually isn’t done very well.
Depending upon the area to which you are moving, the amount of equipment you have to shift over, and the complications of the changes that need to be made to a property before business begins, you could be looking at several months of waiting for tasks to be done. Work with an experienced team to help you move from point A to point B with the least worries.
Find out how long commercial moves really take. Call 844-668-3721 and request a free, guaranteed quote from Nilson Van.