1) UNDERSTAND YOUR LEASE: Are broom swept floors required? What
about patched walls? Cable abatement? Removal of MEP?
Understanding what your lease calls for is vital when disembarking from
your office space.
2) SET A TIMELINE: From the removal date to the end date, an abundance
of things need to happen when moving. Having a precise schedule will
help facilitate a smoother transition.
3) AVOID SETBACKS: Once you’ve set your initial timeline, confirm that
the project dates don’t interfere with any holidays or special events in
your area (e.g. parades, major sporting events, and diplomatic visits).
Increased traffic from these events will be an encumbrance to your move
4) COORDINATE YOUR VENDORS: Keep all vendors (i.e. liquidators,
decommissioning specialists, electricians, movers) apprised to the
timeline and each others’ work to avoid conflicts between vendors over
building resources, such as freight elevators and loading docks.
5) KEEP PROPERTY / FACILITY MANAGEMENT INFORMED: Now that
you have your timeline set, always keep those who run the property in
the loop regarding your plans. Management needs to be involved in
scheduling your timeline, assisting you in following building
requirements and not disturbing other tenants.
6) KNOW COMPANY GOALS & OBJECTIVES: When decommissioning or
liquidating, be sure to find out and understand your company’s social,
economic, and environmental directives. This includes donations,
employee discounted sale, LEED Points, or a zero landfill method.
7) PLAN AHEAD & LISTEN TO YOUR VENDORS: For larger corporations,
this might even mean planning schedules and budgets two years in
advance. Decommissioning experts and liquidators will have valuable
input, as they’ve been through the process many times.
Call OLS, your decommissioning specialist!
OLS is a decommissioning specialist with services in liquidation of
furniture and fixtures, disassembly and removal of MEP, A/V, and IT, as
well as offering cable abatement, wall patching, and broom sweeping.
If you or someone you know is planning a move, we can help with all of
these important reminders and more!
(We are happy to pay a Finder’s Fee!)