Questions to Ask Before Leasing: 6/10

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding to our series of helpful tips for businesses starting to look into leasing. This post is the sixth of 10 on the essential questions you should ask before signing an office lease.


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This Week’s Question: What access does a Tenant have to the building?

We’ve all been there. You forget your laptop or a crucial piece of work and you need to go back to the office. But what happens if the door is locked. The simple truth is that some property managers still don’t provide 24-hour access to buildings for tenants.

If your business requires access to your suite 24/7, you need to find out what the regular operating hours are and if you will be able to have building access after those hours.

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However, it doesn’t end there. Some property managers promise 24-hour access to buildings, but fail to offer services that you would expect. For example, you will need to know if you will be able to control heating and cooling and access to common areas after regular business hours. It’s best to determine what services the landlord provides during regular business hours and what to do should you need to have access to those services after regular business hours.

While you may not typically need access to your space after regular business hours, it’s important that you know what to expect before signing your lease.


Stay tuned for next week’s feature on the ability for your office space to meet your company’s future business needs!