FAQs & INFO
Frequently Asked Questions
Why serviced offices?
The main reasons why we advise businesses to go for a serviced office are:
§ Ready-to-go office space, you do not have to think about furnishing the office, everything is there.
§ Fast move in time, as soon as 48hours after agreement
§ Full facilities available, like internet, phone, kitchen, toilets and reception
§ Flexible terms & rates, luxury locations & facilities
§ We will find the most suitable place for you to do your business
Who is Bespoke Serviced Offices and what do we do?
We are an office finder company. We offer you an impartial advice concerning your office requirements. We will liaise between you and the serviced office centres we are currently dealing with, to find you the best suitable office space, location and price.
How can we help you?
We can take care of the entire process for you from search to the signing of contract and moving in. As part of our professional service we will:
§ Select your locations
§ Compare available business centres
§ Select those of interest and Add to List
§ Submit your details so we can help
§ An Applicant Report will be sent out to you
§ We then contact you to facilitate your search
Once I register then what?
You will receive a detailed applicant report with all the centres you have selected. Your dedicated SOS consultant will contact you to discuss your requirements fully and recommend a shortlist of centres and arrange viewings. We also contact each individual business centre you select to make them aware of your interest and requirements.
What kind of information do you require about me?
We will need your details to allow us to send you all the information you will require. We need to know where you're searching and what size of space you require. This will also allow us to contact all the business centres on your behalf and keep in contact with you throughout the process.
How much does our service cost?
It will cost you nothing! We will provide you with a free service. We act as brokers between you and the business centre owners/managers. Our aim is to match your needs to the right centre. When the deal is done and you move in we receive commission from the business centre as a pre determine standard rate - nothing is passed onto you.
Can you advise on different buildings and locations suitable for us?
Yes. Our Team of consultants will be here for you to advise you and find the most suitable serviced office and location for you. Give us a call to the number indicated at the top of the page.
How can I find out the price and availability for any of the serviced offices you are advertising?
You may have probably noticed that no prices and availability details are available on our website. To find out about all these details, you only need to register on our website or call the phone helpline, and a member of our team will be more than happy to provide you with all these details and direct you through the process.
What facilities/services are included in serviced offices?
Almost everything. Serviced offices enable you to take an office in a similar way to using a hotel. The following services are included in the cost: telephone systems, switchboard & reception services, internet access, Cat 5 cabling, secretarial assistance, photocopiers, office equipment including printing/binding facilities, meeting rooms, interview rooms, conference facilities, fully equipped kitchens, cleaning, mail handling, office furniture. The serviced office providers decide on the price per workstation not us. The typical office space allocated per person is 70 sq ft to 100 sq ft and this excludes all common parts, toilets WC's and meeting rooms.
What additional costs will I have to take into consideration?
Some of our office centres will offer for hire meeting rooms on a pay as you go basis. You may find with some of our business centres there are extra charges for faxing, printing and photocopying facilities.
I am just looking for an office to rent. What is the difference between serviced offices and office space?
Conventional office space is going to be an attractive option for companies with staff in excess of 20+ employees who are certain of their needs for the next few years. Business rates/service charges/buildings insurance/utilities/larger rental deposits/set up costs including furniture and phones are some of the costs not included in the monthly lease and are therefore an important factor when considering office space. Serviced offices include most of these costs in the monthly licence fee and there is no need for an initial capital cost.
What term must I commit to?
Serviced offices offer flexible office space and enable you to sign a licence from one month upwards. Some office operators would prefer you to sign for in excess of three months. As a general rule the longer you commit for the better the terms you will be offered. Conventional offices generally requires lease agreements for 3 years and above.
We may need space to grow within the building, is this possible?
All the serviced office space centres have numerous tenants that can give one month's notice and move out. For a greater chance of being able to grow within the building you should choose a larger centre, as it is more likely that another tenant will vacate allowing you to expand. Most serviced offices we work with are able to accommodate any demand. Conventional office space does not allow for expansion needs.
Can you use your own office furniture?
The majority of serviced offices are already furnished as furniture is included in the monthly costs. However more and more centres are facilitating tenants from providing their own furniture. Renting conventional offices means you need substantial capital outlay in setting up your office.
Are the office space rates for office space negotiable?
Yes most of the time. The prices quoted are always negotiable. However, in a strong market when there is little space available, it is more difficult to receive any discounts. If you are looking to give a little commitment, you are more attractive to a serviced office operator and a landlord.