Many businesses today are leasing spaces for their offices. Such spaces can be used for a wide variety of purposes, like for meeting clients and for employee working areas. These are also assets and investments for any business.
For those who are still looking for a place, don’t hurry to sign that lease agreement. Be careful to iron out all the glitches that might come out when everyone is already moving in to the new space. One of the factors to talk about with the landlord is the tenant improvement allowance. This is especially needed by those who are considering renting a medical space for lease. This can be a sensitive factor especially with those landlords who do not allow any kind of changes. A successful negotiation will need preparation and certain steps.
Before negotiation, create a list of the possible tenant improvements that will be done to the space. Specify these changes and identify the items that will be added to the space. Supporting these changes with pictures will also be helpful in convincing the landlord that these are really necessary. Every tenant would want the landlord to cover these as improvement allowance.
Knowing the cost of improvements is also essential. Inquire about the expenses for every item that will be added to the new space. For those difficult jobs in need of contractors, ask for a quote. These pricing will be needed during the negotiation with the landlord.
Having a professional during the meeting will add to your success, too. Hiring a tenant representative can be good in order have expert advice in the negotiation. Such representative is knowledgeable in getting the allowance needed for tenant improvements and in getting the desired results of the client. Hiring one can be a good investment, especially for those who want to be sure that they can add and improve the space.
Explain to the landlord the necessity of such changes in the room. Point out that these improvements will be needed in order to conduct the business efficiently and will be helpful to the customers. If the space is not really in tip top shape, one can use this reason to support the necessity of the space’s improvement. One can also cite that such improvements will be a great addition to the space.
Lastly, compromise. Sometimes, this is the only resort for those who badly need to change the space. This is the only way one can easily deal with landlords who do not really agree to improvements. Even if all the changes can’t be applied, make do with the few improvements that the landlord agrees to. Just ensure that the allowed changes will suffice to the business’s needs.