If you’re looking to lease office space, either temporarily or for a more extended stay, a big question to consider is whether or not to rent a space that comes fully furnished. For a temporary space, most lessees tend to rent a space that is furnished, removing the need to find and buy all new desks, tables, chairs, and equipment that, in the end, won’t be used for very long anyway. And conversely, if you’re looking for a longer term lease, most tenants choose to furnish their own space or have the furnishing already available to move. But while the choice might seem obvious in either situation, it can sometimes save money in the long-term to do the opposite of what you might think.
For more temporary lessees, who usually need smaller space, buying a small amount of new or used furniture for cheap can greatly reduce the monthly price of rent for a space. While it might be easier to move in and begin working on pre-provided furnishing, it is often necessary to buy supplemental furniture and supplies that isn’t already provided. Why not purchase a set of furniture from the get-go, rather than pay monthly for furnishings that don’t fit your needs?
For longer term leases, which usually cover a larger space, it can be a huge hassle to move furniture into a building. Larger spaces often necessitate a good amount of furniture, and while a company moving spaces might already possess an adequate amount of desks and chairs and electronics, the process of moving them is quite costly and poses a risk of damage to the building. If an option for pre-provided furniture is available, it might be worth evaluating the cost and comparative risk. If the space is large enough, and the cost-per-month of a furnished plan is cheap and includes upgrades or maintenance, it may be the smarter option.