What to Consider Before Purchasing Warehouse Space

As a business owner, there’s nothing more exciting than watching your business grow. You’ve put in countless hours of hard work and are now reaping the success you so deserve. However, with this thrilling growth comes expansion, which means you might find yourself in need of a larger warehouse space to store all of your merchandise.

Before taking the plunge and purchasing more space, it’s necessary to ask yourself some questions:

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How Much Space Do You Need?

Knowing that you require more warehouse space is easy – you’ve grown and now find yourself unable to store everything. Knowing exactly how much space is necessary, however, is a different matter. Planning ahead and estimating future requirements is a must, as it means you won’t have to move again to a bigger space in a few months’ time.

Why Do You Need the Space?

Choosing warehouse space also depends on how you’ll be using it. If you need more working space, your requirements will be different than if you just need to expand your storage area. For instance, if you have employees working there, you’ll need amenities such as restrooms and parking.

You’ll also need to ensure that there are transport services to and from the warehouse, so that you can retain your employees when you move to a new location.

In addition, if you plan on receiving regular shipments and deliveries, you need to choose a location near motorways or docks, depending on your needs. The characteristics of the warehouse matter too – after all, if doorways are not large enough to handle deliveries, you may want to look at another property instead.

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Is the Warehouse in Optimal Condition?

Making sure that the space you’re about to buy is in good condition is vital. If not, you risk purchasing a property with structural defects that may turn out to be a bad investment. Since purchasing warehouse space can be a significant financial undertaking, opting for a site inspection can help you determine whether or not you should actually go ahead with the deal – and will allow you to better understand the responsibilities that you’re accepting.

Our services include pre-acquisition property assessments where we analyse the current condition of the property you wish to purchase. You’ll receive a comprehensive report with all relevant details, which can help you reach the right decision for you and your business.

 

Purchasing the right warehouse space is crucial, as a bad investment can be prejudicial to your business. At RB Surveyor Services we want you to get the best deal you possibly can, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team and learn more about how we can help you.

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