Starting a Business Step 6 - Finding Premises

Finding the right business premises in the right location is a key step in starting or expanding a business.

Identify your needs

The following questions will help formulate your thoughts.



Consider your priorities, what is essential and what is desirable.

Finding a property

The video below from GOV.UK contains a lot of essential information regarding finding the right property.


Rent or Buy?

The video below from GOV.UK explains the pros and cons of renting and buying. 

Useful links:

Growth Hub providers – help with finding premises.

The RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) – provide property guides aimed at small businesses with information about buying, leasing, maintaining or extending business premises.

Property Link - the UK's commercial property listings site.

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