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The secret to more enquiries? Go for a personalised approach

Crafting the perfect rental advert can be difficult. You’ve secured a fantastic property and completed renovation work; now you just need to find a tenant. But there’s a huge number of commercial lets on the market, so how can you make sure yours cuts through the noise?

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How much does it cost to rent a meeting room?

Hiring a meeting room can help you collaborate effectively while presenting a professional image of your business. Whether you’re hosting a conference or a more informal gathering, you can choose the space to suit the event.

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The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors

Building developers and business owners are increasingly prioritising biophilic design when it comes to creating desirable workspaces.

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How do you create a creative environment?

Our environment can have a huge impact on how we feel, interact and work. By making a few strategic changes, employers can maximise their workers’ creativity throughout the day. But this isn’t the only benefit; having a more ‘creative’ space can do wonders for employees’ mood, mental wellbeing and job satisfaction.

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The Step-by-Step Office Moving Checklist

Moving to a new office can be a stressful experience; it’s never just about hiring removal workers to transport your furniture and equipment. From booking an office cleaning service to notifying clients, setting up utilities to reserving temporary storage space, there are many tasks to complete as you prepare to make the move.

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The go-to guide to moving offices

Whether your office lease is up, you’ve outgrown the space, or you simply fancy a change – moving offices can be a daunting experience. But it doesn’t have to be stressful if you plan for it properly and give yourself plenty of time. Here’s our go-to guide to moving offices in the least disruptive way, allowing you to have the most stress-free experience possible.

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How to Marie Kondo Your Office

A typical person spends an average of 84,171 hours at work over the course of their career. And if you’re spending that many hours in a dull, cluttered office, it’s likely to make you feel uninspired and chaotic too. So, how can you apply queen of clean Marie Kondo’s approach to make sure that your office is sparking joy for you and your team? Here’s our guide to giving your office a Marie Kondo makeover.

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A guide to your office fit-out and relocation

You’ve found the ideal office space – it’s in the perfect location, has ideal facilities and is exactly the right size for your business. Now, all you need to do is turn it from a blank canvas into a welcoming office. So, the office fit out process begins.

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A guide to renting an office in London

The professional appeal of having a London address outweighs the many constraints like high cost and lack of space associated with the city. In addition to the general things you need to consider before renting office space anywhere, there are a number of things to consider when renting an office in London specifically.

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Office move checklist: Things to consider when moving office

However exciting an office move is for your business, it can also be incredibly overwhelming and stressful.That’s why we’ve put together this simple ten-step guide on things to consider when moving office - so that you can kick back and relax while the difficult planning work is done for you.

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The benefits of a serviced office vs. a traditional lease

Looking for a new office space is never easy. Deciding whether you need a bigger space, a furnished space, a serviced office or a traditional lease is always going to be a challenge. Luckily for you, we’ve listed the benefits of serviced offices and traditional leases to help you make up your mind.

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Biophilic design: Bringing the outside into your office

Thirty years ago, elements of biophilic design – a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment – were little more than impractical afterthoughts. From an extravagant water feature in an office lobby to a miniature ‘jungle’ as a shopping centre’s focal point, building managers and landscape contractors alike struggled to maintain these features.

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8 solutions to open-plan office issues

Noise. Lack of privacy. No sense of personal space. No ability to focus. Funny smells. Messy colleagues and their trinkets. Colleagues with quirky tendencies. Trending viral videos. Headphones and Slack. Open-plan offices have been getting a bad rap these days, as public opinion and sensationalised news stories emphasise negative aspects of the design.

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4 things companies should consider when weighing relocation vs. renovation

Is your business outgrowing the space it occupies? If so, it may be time to think about a new work environment. One option is to refresh and expand your existing location to accommodate your business’s current and future needs. Alternatively, you could take the plunge and move to a brand-new space.

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Should you hire an architect or interior designer to sort out your new office space?

When purchasing or leasing a space long term – whether for investment or for your own business – it's likely you'll need to make some modifications. This will involve hiring an expert or two, but who do you need? An architect? An interior designer? Both? Who is best qualified to lead your renovation project?

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How to enhance your commercial property's kerb appeal

If your courtyard, outdoor space and car park are poorly designed and badly maintained, it substantially diminishes a building's appeal to potential renters and customers. Experts agree that outdoor landscaping should be just as much of a concern as the architecture of the building and the design of its interior.

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The benefit of creating an office breakout space for staff

As the open-plan office continues to become popular, while at the same time workers demand better-than-ever amenities from their employers, multi-function staff rooms are being designed with more care and creativity. Stodgy conference rooms are being replaced by huddle rooms, games areas, outdoor enclaves and cleverly-furnished pods.

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5 tips for start-ups seeking office space

Most entrepreneurs, start-ups, or young companies searching for a work space for the first time may not know where to start looking – and have plenty of questions that need answering. What are the rent prices in their market? How important is location? What are the basic needs for an office?

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Should you lease an office or go down the co-working route?

It’s not just start-ups and microbusinesses that are attracted to the idea of co-working. Corporations are moving towards it too. The growing need for greater workplace flexibility and agility is leading more corporate companies to use co-working spaces for some of their space needs.

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What to look for when renting office space

There can be much more to renting an office than meets the eye, especially if you’re taking the plunge into leasing for the first time. The decisions you make now will affect the future course of your business in numerous ways not all immediately obvious at the start.

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6 tips when renting your first office space

If you’ve never rented an office before, your experience of the property market is probably all based on renting or buying a house. While there are some similarities between the residential and commercial markets, there is more that separates them, and much more to get your head around when you’re starting out on this journey.

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Finding the right office space checklist

Finding the perfect office is a complicated business. Besides the big things like location, size of office, and local amenities, there are lots of details that can easily be overlooked when you’re being shown round a property, and questions you might wished you’d asked while you were there.

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The pros and cons of leasing vs. buying office space

One of the first decisions you need to make before you find your business premises is whether to rent or take the plunge and buy.

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Can you rent an office by the hour?

Realla offers a powerful search portal service for the whole of the UK, with thousands of office properties in London alone, offering rental for as little as an hour. Take a look at this extensive list of serviced offices in London to start your search.

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How do I choose a coworking space? Shared space or private office

The UK market has become so advanced, especially in London, that within the serviced sector alone there are now a whole range of options.

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