Whether you have your own commercial property or are only leasing or renting one, as a business owner it is your
responsibility to take care of it. For business owners leasing or renting only, the upkeep of the commercial property may
only go so far so be aware of what forms of upkeep you are responsible for. A few things are generally covered either way.
1. The grounds The upkeep of the grounds surrounding your property should be done on a regular basis. As a business owner
you have to keep your façade looking its best in order to attract clients. Commercial property Cambridge, for example,
should expect a high traffic of customers as this place is a huge tourist destination. The front of your commercial space
tells a lot about the owner and the business so be sure to keep it neat. Examples of upkeep of grounds include trimming hedges
and grasses (if there are any), ensuring that the outside walkways are free of tripping hazards, making sure that the grounds
are well lighted and ensuring that the place is clean and pleasant to look at.
2. The interior The next thing the customers see is the inside of your commercial space. The neatness and orderliness
should continue on the inside as well. As a commercial property or business owner it is your responsibility to ensure that
the interior of your property beautiful inside and out. Maintenance of the interior of the commercial property include
ensuring that the commercial space is clean and free of unpleasant odors. It should also match the kind of business that you
are into. If your business is related to the food industry for example your interior should invite people to eat and taste
your food. Design your interior in a way that will showcase your most delectable food creations in order to entice clients
to eat there.
3. The utilities the property owner should be responsible for making sure that the utilities like electricity, water and
gas are working properly. They should schedule a yearly or the recommended maintenance checks in order to ensure that there
are no problems with the utilities. They should also be responsible for the repairs and replacements should these areas of
the property break down.
4. Safety The property owner and the person leasing or renting the property are both responsible for the safety of their
employees and customers. This means that the space should pass the safety inspections like fire safety and the like. This is
very important as violation of these safety rules could mean permanent closure of your business and property. If a customer
or an employee also got injured within the property they could possibly sue you for negligence.
5. Property taxes and other legal papers pay for the property taxes and other taxes connected to your property. Check for
other legal papers you need to secure before starting your business as well. Make sure to find out when these needs to be
renewed and paid.