Are you thinking about leasing warehouse space for your company? There are a few obvious things that you’re going to want to consider before you do. You’ll need to figure out how large you’ll need your warehouse to be. You’ll also need to make sure it has loading areas that are well suited to your company’s needs. Nevertheless, there are some other things that you should keep in mind, too. Take a look at them below.
What is included in the operating costs of a warehouse space?
At first glance, the price to lease a particular warehouse space might look very attractive. However, it won’t look so enticing once you realize that you’re going to be responsible for covering the cost of real estate taxes, insurance, and maintenance for as long as you’re leasing the warehouse space. It’s a good idea to learn about what is and isn’t covered by your rent when you lease warehouse space so that there aren’t any surprises later.
Is a warehouse space zoned for your intended purpose?
Depending on what exactly you’re going to use your leased warehouse for, it may or may not be zoned for your intended use. Speak with the owner of the property to make sure it’s zoned properly before you get too far down the line. You might not be able to use it unless they’re willing to apply for a zoning change.
How much parking space is available, and will you be expected to maintain it?
Most warehouses offer at least some parking, but there are going to be times when warehouses don’t have enough parking for your specific needs. There are also some warehouse owners who will force their tenants to maintain parking areas and take on the costs associated with doing it. Ask a warehouse owner about where they stand on parking prior to signing a lease for a warehouse space.
If your company is looking to lease warehouse space, Affiliated Warehouse Companies can help you track down the right warehouse based on your company’s needs. Call us at 732-739-2323 today to see some warehouses in your area that are available for lease now.