Owners and directors of companies looking for new offices sometimes wonder why they need an agent to act on their behalf. After all, they negotiate frequently in their daily business. There are a number of reasons why professional representation in property matters is appropriate.
Firstly, the landlord will almost certainly be represented and while the agent showing you around your potential new office may appear friendly and helpful, their fee is dependent on achieving the highest possible rent for the property.
Secondly, negotiating the price is not simply a matter of haggling, but relies on knowledge of rents recently achieved for comparable properties. The negotiation process also covers terms of leases, some of which may appear inocuous, but which can cause considerable problems down the line, especially if your business circumstances change unexpectedly.
Since our fees have a considerable performance element, they generally represent a relatively small part of the savings achieved, meaning that employing us to find and secure your new office is cheaper than not, even after we have been paid.