3: Get Organised
Appoint a project manager:
Perhaps you’ve been thinking about taking on the move yourself. But if you’re the business owner, the first thing you need to realise is that you can’t look after every aspect of an entire office move yourself. You need to continue to run your business regardless, so it’s advisable to appoint a designated person on your team to manage your move. If you are a small business and don’t have the luxury of creating a project manager, at least share the load and designate some of the work to other employees.
Go through all of the equipment you have in your office and use this opportunity to remove clutter. This will allow you to see how many items you have in your office and improve your set up. Categorise each item in your office as ‘moving’, ‘replace/upgrade’ and ‘disposal’. Document everything and create a log of all materials.
Double check your lease:
Read the terms and the conditions of your lease before you plan any further.
How long have you got left on your lease?
Do you have permission to sub-let if you have a member if years remaining on your lease?
Seek professional advice if you have any queries on your lease.
Make sure that you or your project manager create a ‘moving the office’ project plan to help you establish and follow a timeline and make sure the project is progressing on time.
Get a surveyor:
Getting a survey performed can save you time and money in the long run and minimises the risk of any nasty financial surprises during your move if you forget something. Some removal companies including us provide free survey appointments with no obligation to buy if you’re not 100% happy with your quote.