Commercial Rental Newbie Needs Help!
October 8, 2010 7:08 PM Subscribe
I'm looking to rent a small commercial office for the first time. I've found a couple of possibilities, but I have questions about the process.
posted by moosedogtoo to Work & Money (7 answers total)
I'm needing a small (400-500SF) office in the Norfolk, VA area for my online cross stitch shop. I've found a couple of perfect possibilities online, but I've never rented commercially before and I'm unsure of what I might need to do. I'm planning to call the agents on Monday, but I'd like to have my ducks in a row before then.
Right now, I have an office and a storage unit in a Morningstar Storage building. It's month-to-month and the management is underwhelming to say the least. All I had to do to rent this place was pay first month and last month, so I'm not sure what I will need for the new place.
What should I expect to have to provide paperwork-wise? Tax returns? Credit references? Will they expect just first month and last month or more than that?
Any help the lovely Mefites could provide would be greatly appreciated.