Leasing Commercial Property in Derby

Leasing Commercial Property in Derby

  • 20th February 2018


Businesses are complex, evolving, organisations which is why they usually lease rather than own their premises. Leasing allows businesses to be flexible with their requirements and to keep control of their buildings expenses.

New businesses will find that commercial property leases are a bit different to residential leases so we’ve put together a little guide to help you get started.

Size matters

Commercial property is usually leased on the basis of size. If you are looking at renting office space you may be offered a fully serviced suite with furniture and IT infrastructure. Or you may just be looking at a blank canvas which can be fitted out to your requirements.

RTC has a number of suites ranging in size from 100 sq ft incubation suites to entire floors of 25,000 sq ft. We have serviced offices or, at the other extreme, can offer you empty space ready for you to customise. We can arrange fit-out if needed.

What’s included?

Commercial leases usually include a service charge covering various extra services that are provided by the owners of the building. At RTC the service charge includes all the internal and external maintenance and grounds-keeping, parking, 24 hours manned security, shared reception areas and building insurance. Unusually, however, our service charge also includes your heating and lighting as we can negotiate bulk discounts to keep costs down.

Other benefits

When comparing different locations you should bear in mind that the best solution isn’t necessarily the one with the smallest outlay.

Consider the location of the premises and how accessible it will be both for staff and visitors. RTC is less than a mile from Derby train station with regular trains direct to London, as well as being ideally suited to visitors in cars as it is easy to find from the M1 and offers ample parking.

Staff morale and loyalty can be improved by their surroundings. We have 28 acres of landscaped grounds and an on-site canteen serving cooked breakfasts and lunches. For workaholics, we run a sandwich trolley service to the office blocks so they can lunch al desko.

We are also able to offer you event management services including catering for anything from a small meeting to a large convention. Why don’t you speak to a member of our facilities management team now to arrange a visit?