If you are renting your premises enter in your cash flow forecast the amount of rent you will have to pay in the months that you will pay it.
Make sure that the premises will be big enough to accommodate your drawing office and all the staff you will need. Ideally you should have ample parking space as you (and any architectural staff) will be using your vehicle(s) to make regular site visits.
Bear in mind your premises should be accessible to clients who are disabled.
Your solicitor will help you with the lease agreement but make sure that you are clear about:
- whether the premises can be used for the purpose you have in mind
- how frequently the rent will be reviewed
- how long the lease runs for
- what you and the landlord are each responsible for
- the position as regards sub-letting