Understanding What Serviced Offices Are And The Benefits They Can Provide

Serviced Office Guide

If you're trying to understand what exactly a serviced office is, then we can help you. Our guide to serviced offices provides the information on some of the benefits they can offer. Learn about the service agreements applicable to serviced offices and what is normally included with a serviced office.

Positive Points of Serviced Offices

With high flexibility, serviced offices are ideal for businesses that are looking for a short term property or office space solution, including start-up businesses, SMEs, companies requiring temporary space, larger companies needing to downsize, regional branches or expansion of business into foreign markets. Often this can be the first professional business space taken for start-ups and young companies, having outgrown the garage or bedroom!

As serviced offices are typically licensed rather than leased, they often only require a single licence agreement, sometimes without credit checks or references, which makes the process quick and hassle-free.

Sizes of serviced offices can be widely diverse, and the rents will vary according to the sizes, conditions and facilities. The rental level will also vary dependant on the location. Please refer to the ‘Costs Involved in Renting a Serviced Office‘ section for more detailed information.

There are also potential opportunities for networking with other businesses and this is just another benefit that serviced offices can offer.

Serviced offices typically offer business space equipped with the facilities listed below. You should carry out careful research on which of the following services is available when searching for a serviced office.

  • Furniture
  • Business Rates
  • Communal Facilities such as kitchens and toilets
  • Utilities including electricity, gas and water
  • Telephone lines
  • CAT5 cabling
  • Internet and IT Services
  • Secretarial support
  • Incoming Postal Services
  • General office equipments, such as fax and photocopy machines
  • Building service charges
  • Property Insurance
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms
  • Virtual Offices
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refreshments
  • Security
  • 24 hour Access
  • Cleaning
  • Admin support

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