Some of our most frequently asked questions...
Yes! It is 100% FREE to the user to search our database of Serviced Offices and to use all the services of our agency. Offices Now Please have a pre agreed fee arrangement with the Serviced Office providers which does not affect the price of office space that you pay. If you wish us to make a bespoke search for flexible office space or leased office space this may incur a fee. This fee would only be payable upon us finding suitable office space to rent. Terms would be agreed in advance and the fee is 5% of the first years office rental.
answerIs all serviced office accommodation in business centres offered by Offices Now Please the same price?
No. Prices of serviced offices located across the UK will firstly vary upon location and secondly on what services are included.
A quick guide to determine the office space you need in a serviced office is to allow approximately 75 sq ft per desk required.
Yes. You can view as many centres as you like, however, Offices Now Please recommend that you view no more than three. The Consultancy Please website allows you to see which centres suit your individual needs most by clicking on the facilities and specific area you require, thus condensing your viewing list and allowing you to maximise your time.
Yes. Offices Now Please are always only an e-mail or phone call away for FREE, impartial and friendly advice.
Yes. Serviced office accommodation varies from business centre to business centre and is dependent on facilities. Offices Now Please Limited passes on the guide prices given to us by the operators. Prices will vary depending upon the size of office, location, the term required and of course the services you require.
Yes. Deposit terms in business centres vary from one to three months office rent.
IT support varies between business centres although internet and telephony connections and systems are normally the responsibility of the centre and managed by its staff.
Do you find your company experiencing one (or more) of these situations?:
- You are assigned to a location far from your headquarters and you don't have an office or office building yet in the area of assignment
- You are a small/medium business and don't want the hassle of a conventional long-term office lease and could use the money saved on support staff salary along with HR.
- Your company is large and you need more office space for new employees but don't have time to build an office/building on short notice
- Your company is constructing a new office building but business has to go on while waiting for the building completion; or
- You just need to have an office in an area for a short time, while a project is being undertaken and don't want the hassles of leasing and furnishing and staffing the office and cleaning up the mess later on.
Then you just might be a good candidate to get a 'serviced office.'
Also known as an 'executive suite' (or 'executive space'), 'flexible managed office', 'business centre', a serviced office is an attractive alternative to 'hold office', as it were, versus a conventionally leased office.
Think of 'plug and play' and that is what you get when you rent a 'serviced office'. You just move in and start working. On short notice—usually with flexible rent terms—and there's usually a wide choice styles available. Did I mention most serviced offices can be found in the most sought-after business addresses?
You also get HR and admin staff, a receptionist, already installed and working telecommunications and IT and Internet as part of a typical serviced office deal. These facilities (including the receptionist) may be shared with other serviced offices next door to you.
Serviced offices are typically rent out by 'facility management' companies—they take care of managing the support service people and pay for the operating and maintenance of the utilities—you only pay them the monthly bill they hand you.
As to disadvantages, one drawback to serviced offices (not all) is that they may be more expensive in the long-run, especially ones in prestigious locations. Think ‘short term’ and that’s not gonna be a problem. Or serviced offices may be too ‘generic’ to suit your company’s strong identity—but that can easily be remedied with the help of right planning and selection of furnishings.
There will always be the call for a more bespoke and and permanent offices but, in today's practical and highly mobile times, the allure of serviced offices can be too attractive to ignore.