Why Do You Need a Flexible Office Lawyer?
A flexible space contract must be legally watertight like any lease or agreement. Traditional leases are carefully drawn-up documents, but because of the unique nature of a flexible office space contract, they cannot be ‘grandfathered’ over to cover flexible workspaces.
You may need to create an agreement that considers the new method of working. OGR Stock Denton offers legal expertise to help you and your business negotiate your flexible space contract.
What Is a Flexible Space Contract?
When you take on a commercial property, you will always be asked to sign a lease agreement. This covers the terms and conditions of the relationship between the leaseholder and the property owner. It will include items such as:
- Who is responsible for the upkeep of the interior and exterior of the building
- Installation of services such as broadband or IT
- Health and safety
- Operating restrictions (such as 24-hour access to the office).
With a flexible space contract, all of these considerations are taken into account, but with additional provisos to cover issues such as:
- How the office space is arranged and used in conjunction with other users
- Security and confidentiality
What Other Factors need to be Considered?
It is not just property law that our flexible office solicitors can help with in today’s modern office. Working from home, either full-time or part-time, has also transformed how businesses operate. As an employer, you need to understand exactly what your responsibilities are for workers who choose to adopt a more flexible working practice, including:
- Changes to employment contracts to reflect home-working
- Health and safety concerns
- Duty of care for offsite employees
- Budget considerations for running flexible office spaces
- The legalities of ‘hot-desking’.
Why Choose OGR Stock Denton?
For over 50 years, we’ve been providing comprehensive legal solutions for individuals and businesses. Our expertise spans a vast range of disciplines, from property law and employment law to commercial leasing, conveyancing, and conflict management. We’ve built up a reputation for providing no-nonsense legal support that’s jargon-free and focused on you.
To adapt to a changing workplace, we’ve recognised that flexible working practices are now part of the business landscape. Our flexible office solicitors have expanded their expertise into this area, delivering clear, practical legal help on a wide range of issues.
We deliver an outstanding service you can trust, from employment contract revisions for home-working to flexible space contracts for businesses.
If you’re planning to shift your operations from a traditional office to a flexible office space or are considering cutting your overheads by adopting coworking spaces, we can help. Call us today on 020 8346 0321 or use our online contact form to contact our legal team, and one of our experts will get back to you.