3 Things To Ask Your Commercial Landlord Before Moving Day

If your office is moving to another location, you might be excited about the changes that your company is going through. Before moving day, however, there are certain steps that you will need to take to ensure that things go smoothly. These are a few questions that you may need to ask your commercial landlord beforehand. Then, you'll help avoid any potential problems and make sure that you start off your new office tenancy on a good foot.

1. Where Should the Moving Truck Park?

One complication that you should think about is where the moving truck should park when it pulls up to drop off your office furniture and other items. Some buildings have limitations about where trucks can be parked and how long they can be parked in the same spot. Your landlord should be able to provide some guidance about where your or the driver of the moving truck should park and may give you permission to keep the truck parked there for longer than what is usually allowed.

2. Do I Need to Reserve the Elevators?

If you are working in a shared office building, there is a good chance that a lot of other people use the elevators. If your office is on an upper floor of the building, however, you may need to use the elevators so that you can move furniture and other big, heavy items that won't be easy to carry up the stairs. In some cases, you may need to contact your landlord ahead of time so that you can reserve an elevator that can be used for your move for a few hours. This can help you get things done quickly without having to worry about sharing the elevator with everyone else.

3. Am I Required to Use Floor Protection?

Depending on the rules of the building, you might be required to put some type of floor protection down before moving furniture into the building. Your commercial moving company should have the right supplies to do this if it is required, and it's often recommended -- even if it's not required -- so that you can avoid damaging the flooring in the building.

You probably want to do everything in your power to make sure that your office relocation goes smoothly, including hiring moving services. Fortunately, checking your commercial lease and calling your landlord and asking a few key questions can help. If you ask these three things, you can help ensure that you take the right steps before the day of your commercial move.