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Closing an Office?

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Empty office

  1. The office space decommissioning company should revise the contract you signed to rent the place and should meet the property managers to verify what the required condition of the working area is.
  2. Equipment, technology, furniture, fixtures, etc. need to be removed and/ or recycled. Have in mind that it can also be bought and resold depending on what services is the company you have hired offering.
  3. When decommissioning a facility you can also keep some goods, furniture or equipment – just ask for storage from the commercial mover. You can keep some equipment or furniture in case you know that you will need it again.
  4. The industrial facility then needs to be freed from cables – once the furniture and equipment is out of the way this can be easily accomplished  
  5. The trash must to be collected and thrown away, and the place needs to be prepared to be vacated in an impeccable condition.
  6. After that the office space decommissioning should continue with cleaning the area – sweeping the floor, wiping the walls, vacuuming the carpet, etc.
  7. Not only the office, but also the warehouse and any production areas you want to vacate should be cleaned before you turn over the key.
  8. When the place is already empty, you will see if anything needs to be repaired like tiles to be added or replaced, walls, ceiling, etc. Following the contract you’ve signed with your landlord should be enough for you to be able to determine that.
  9. Is there any repairing that needs to be done like painting, plumbing, electrical, etc.? Compare what the working premises and/ or office(s) used to look like when you rented the building and observe their condition now in order to get it right.
  10. When all the work has been done a final check of the place should be performed to ensure all the steps in the preliminary facility decommissioning plan have been adequately performed and completed successfully.

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