Posted by on January 29, 2019

Some types of businesses lease office spaces relatively frequently, but physicians who lease a medical office tend to do so less often, because they want to remain in place for their patient base. Knowing that they’ll likely stay in the same medical office for many years could make finding a new space to lease even more stressful. Before you begin the process of leasing your new medical office space, let’s review some things to keep in mind.

Rentable VS Usable Square Feet

Before signing a lease, it’s important to understand what you’re really getting for your money. Usable square feet applies to the actual office space you’re getting with the lease agreement. On the other hand, rentable square feet applies to all square feet you have access to. The difference between the two lies in common areas such as hallways, lobbies, and public bathrooms. It’s important to understand what your usable square feet really is to ensure you’re able to handle the patient load that you desire.

ADA Compliance

ADA compliance in your medical office space is vital. While making the changes to your actual office will likely be your responsibility, ensure that the exterior and common areas of the building are in compliance, too.

Office Privacy

Patient privacy is a major priority in any medical office, and that means office privacy. Discuss the details of when your landlord is able to enter the office for repairs or other reasons before signing the lease.

The team at Dunham Ridge has years of experience setting up physicians and doctors with medical offices in the Greater Boston Area.