If your business continues to grow, your company needs more space to store raw materials or to store unfinished products. Therefore, the company should find new storage or rent storage to store more products. Choosing the right warehouse rental is the solution for a company that does not have the funds to build or to buy a new warehouse.

Furthermore, warehouses are needed because if the company has an overloaded storage area which will be difficult to check the goods or products on the list. There are several things that you should consider before choosing the right place to rent a warehouse for your company.  Here’s the list of the things that you should consider before renting a warehouse:

Warehouse Function

The first thing that you should consider before choosing the right warehouse rental is the warehouse function. You should determine the purpose of the warehouse before you rent it. Every business has a different purpose when using a warehouse.  For example, if you want to make a warehouse as a clothing and shoe distribution center to several shops in the city center, it's better to choose warehouses located in urban areas that are close to these stores.

And if you want rent a warehouse to store foods and raw foods, it is better if you rent a warehouse near restaurants and cafes. A warehouse location that is close to clients will save more money and time for the company. Next, if your business is focused on the food industry, the warehouse location that is close to the client will keep the quality of your food.

In general, the warehouse has two functions, the first one as a distribution center and the second as a place to store goods. Therefore, the company must decide the business purpose for the warehouse.

Ownership Aspect

The second thing that you should consider before choosing the right warehouse rental is the ownership aspect. Before you make an agreement with the party that rents the warehouse, it's a good idea to check the ownership of the leased warehouse. You can check the certificate and IMB from the warehouse that you are going to rent. If the warehouse rental party cannot prove the warehouse ownership, you can ask the reason why they do not have the proof of ownership.

If the warehouse that you rent has an agreement with another party, you can ask the other party to write a letter that said it does not mind if the building is leased. The ownership aspect is important because it will keep you safe from the law.

The Building Purpose

One of the tips for choosing the right warehouse rental is you should pay attention to the building purpose and its environmental situation. If you want to rent a warehouse, you should check the real purpose of the building. Because some areas such as residential areas do not allow people to run a business in their area.

Make an Agreement

Always remember to make an agreement between the two parties (tenants and renters). You should make sure the agreement letter has complete contents regarding the rules, how long you will rent, is there any additional fee if you want to extend and etc.

Usually, the contents of the agreement also covers the cost of repairing buildings or other equipment. In general, maintenance costs are borne by the warehouse owner, but if not, you need to make another agreement.

Well, those are the 4 things that you should consider before choosing the right location to rent a warehouse. If you want to rent a warehouse, you should look for it in a strategic industrial area because it is close to transportation routes.

One of the industrial areas that have a strategic location is Karawang New Industry City (KNIC). Located close to the capital city of Jakarta and has plenty of transportation access, make KNIC a suitable area for building warehouses and renting a warehouse.

In addition, KNIC has 6 national infrastructure access such as the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road, Jabodetabek LRT, Trans Java lines, Jakarta-Bandung Railway, Kertajati International Airport, and Patimban port. KNIC is also supported by facilities such as premium electricity, natural gas, and fast internet connections to support the performance of manufacturing companies.


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