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Frequently Asked Questions By Clients Looking for Office Space
Who are Complete Office Search?
Complete Office Search are an independent online commercial property agency who specialise in the serviced office sector. We offer a free & impartial service assisting companies & organisations of all sizes, looking to rent serviced offices and flexible office space.
How much will your office search service cost me?
Not a penny. Our service is completely FREE to you. We are paid by the office space providers and we will also save you time and money searching and looking at inappropriate options.
How can Complete Office Search help me with my search for office space?
You can use our interactive search tool to find a selection of offices that suit you. Once you have submitted your details we will contact you to discuss your requirements in more detail and provide you with a bespoke service, offering you only properties that match your specification.
If you have no time to search for your ideal office online, we can do the searching for you. You can contact us by either using the quick office enquiry form which can be found on our website www.CompleteOfficeSearch.com or by calling us on +44 (0)845 003 8060. We will tailor the search to suit your needs, inform you of current market rates, office availability and even arrange all the viewings on your behalf.
Will the office rental rates be cheaper if I go direct to the landlords?
No. More often than not we can help you negotiate better rates than if you were to go to the office space providers directly. Likewise we can inform you of the latest special offers and promotions with the office providers.
The office providers are also able to save money on marketing and advertising by offering their space through us, passing the benefits onto you. It’s a similar model to buying car insurance through a comparison website as opposed to going direct.
Why should I use Complete Office Search?
Our services are completely free to companies and individuals looking for office space and our staff are vastly experienced in the office space market, providing impartial expert advice on the office rental process from start to finish.
One of the most valuable things in life and business is time, so let us save you time by taking care of your office search so you can focus on running your business.
What types of office space do Complete Office Search advertise?
In order to give you the greatest possible choice of office space without overwhelming you, we generally focus on the flexible office space market.
This includes; Serviced Office Space, Executive Suites and Business Centres.
They all offer rental on flexible lease (licence) agreements from one to 12 months. The monthly licence fees are inclusive of rent, rates, services, etc.
Semi Serviced Offices and Managed Office Space are also let on shorter agreements than conventional office leases, but offer fewer inclusive services and facilities than fully serviced offices.
Virtual Office Space is available through the majority of business centres, executive suites and serviced office space providers, offering you a business address and bespoke services without a full time office.
What is a Virtual Office?
A Virtual Office provides everything you need to run your business, without an actual physical office, which in turn allows you to portray a professional business image at a fraction of the cost of a full time Executive Suite or Serviced Office. If you rent a Virtual Office you can opt for the basic package, which is a mailing address. Alternatively you could rent a full Virtual Office package, which would include a mailing address, mail services, receptionist service, call answering and call forwarding, as well as access to day offices and meeting and conference rooms on demand.
What are Serviced Offices? Serviced Offices are usually furnished, pre-wired, pre-built and ready to go. The offices are equipped with phone and fax lines, phone systems, internet connections as well as all the necessary office furniture required.
Serviced Offices also allow you to have access to other facilities within the building such as conference and meeting rooms, breakout areas, kitchen facilities, a common reception area. just to name a few. Serviced offices also offer you all the business support services a you may need such as a shared receptionist, telephone answering and call forwarding, administrative support, IT support, as well as ingoing and outgoing mail processing.
Are Serviced Offices more expensive than leasing a conventional property?
Not at all. In fact its quite the opposite. Often people forget to take into consideration the time and money lost in managing a traditional office not to mention other monthly running costs and initial capital outlay for refurbishment, fit out, IT cabling, telecoms, office equipment and furniture, which must all be taken into account. Please remember you do not get involved with complicated leases and legal costs with serviced offices, just a simple licence agreement.
What are the benefits of using Serviced Offices? One of the main benefits is that the serviced office providers will run your office for you, giving you value time to focus on running your business.
Other benefits include:
1. Ready for instant use, often within 24 hours of initial enquiry;
2. Low monthly cost;
3. Flexible leases, commonly from 3 months (min) to 12 months;
4. No fitting out and furnishing costs;
5. No staff overheads - no need for a receptionist or secretary;
6. Removes the hassle of running and maintaining an office;
7. Expand or downsize your needs, as business dictates;
8. Maintenance of equipment and furniture is the responsibility of the office provider;
9. Use of available services are paid for only when used (some are even included in your licence)
How much do serviced offices cost?
The cost of serviced offices vary in price, subject to location, quality of the building, which services you require, the number of desks/workstations you require, the length of the agreement, availability of the office space, plus several other variables. In UK cities you maybe able to find office space for as little as £99 per person per month. In the USA, Canada and Australia prices are quoted on a per office/per month basis as opposed to per person.
The prices listed on our site are guide prices provided by the office providers. For a more accurate quote, please call or email us so we can give you the most up to date prices and special offers.
What is included in the price of a serviced office?
This varies between office provider but generally the rental price includes everything you need to run an office, such as the rates, heating, lighting, office furniture, telephone line rental, telephone and internet maintenance, full reception service, telephone call answering, postage handling, use of common areas (kitchens, toilets, etc), office cleaning, building maintenance and insurance. Some providers are able to tailor a package to suit your business needs so if you require other services these can be added to your licence agreement.
Generally speaking all you will need is your computer and you will be ready to work.
Will my information be passed onto third parties?
Absolutely not – your privacy is very important to us and your information is strictly confidential. Your data will not be passed onto anybody else except the office providers relevant to your search.
Frequently Asked Questions By Serviced Office Providers & Office Space Operators
Why should I list my offices with Complete Office Search?
It is FREE to list your offices with us and you will only ever pay us when we provide you with new clients.. Our team speak to every client so that we fully understand their office space needs and then introduce them to the office providers that match their criteria. Therefore we won’t be wasting your time with unqualified referrals.
We are independently owned and have no affiliation or partnership with any office provider and are therefore able to provide you with a 100% impartial service. We also work with various affiliates and partners around the world in order to attract both quality and unique enquiries for your offices.
How much do Complete Office Search charge?
There are no monthly or annual subscription fees - listing your office space with Complete Office Search is FREE. We operate a performance based model whereby we only charge a fee if we successfully place a tenant in your building - for full details, please see our terms and conditions which are available on our registration page or you can request a copy via email email@example.com
How do I advertise my office space with Complete Office Search?
You can register your property(s) online clicking here or alternatively you can call us on +44 (0)845 003 8060 and we can register your offices for you.
"I just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your help. It was a pleasure working with Complete Office Search - the service was very professional, knowledgeable and most important of all you took time to understand exactly what we needed.
I would not hesitate recommending you and your firm."
Alfred Farleigh, Thames Investments
"Muchas Gracias!!! I would you to thank you for your assistance during my search for a London office. I thought it would be nearly impossible to find such a nice office so quickly – you and the offices you selected for me were great."
Jorge Alonso, Turismo Marbella
"I wanted to let you know that we have decided to take the office you recommended in Soho. I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for all the efforts and taking the time in going ‘the extra mile’ in helping us throughout this process. It’s very rare to find such good customer service these days & the office was exactly what we were looking."
Phil Banks, Online Media Creations
"Jared you are a lifesaver!!! I am so grateful for all your help – thank you so much. I will definitely recommend our clients to you, considering how kind and helpful you were. Thanks to you I can let my boss know the office search has been taking care of."
Gemma Miller, Bains Accountants
"We needed temporary office space in West End at very short notice so we contacted Complete Office Search and they didn’t disappoint. Your professionalism, service and follow up were extraordinary. We couldn't have met our time line without your help."