Save 10–20%See why you save
By avoiding an agent
Upmo connects youEasy + Fair
Direct to providers
While comparingWhy see everything?
The whole market
Fairness baked in
We oppose the secret office commission system. No commission. No agents. No hidden fees. Tell a friend about upmo.com; the fairer office marketplace.
Goodbye long leases, hello flexible terms
We know that companies need flexibility in their workspace solutions more than ever. That’s why our platform deals exclusively with serviced offices. So whether you want to start small and grow slowly, or even only want to commit to a month at a time, our partners have the right solutions for you.
A better experience, without the middlemen
Serviced offices come with simple contracts, not lengthy leases. This makes acquiring space easy and removes the need for agents. That’s why when you use Upmo, we don’t position someone in the middle of the transaction. Instead we put you in direct contact with those who know best: the providers of the space.
Save 10-20% by going direct with Upmo
Because we believe that most companies don’t need agents to do an office move, we don’t employ any. And because we don’t employ agents we don’t charge you or the providers commission. This means that when you find your office through Upmo you’ve got 10-20% more to negotiate with.
Full coverage and the latest tools powering your search
We work with almost all the serviced offices in London to bring you full coverage of the market. Once you’ve used our unbiased search to find a space you like, you can book viewings, message or call the provider, or shortlist the space in order to compare it side-by-side with other similar offices.
How it works
Follow our five easy steps to a hassle-free move. Upmo’s got you covered with digital tools, guidance, and checklists at each stage.
Search & shortlist spaces
Our powerful search allows you to sort through thousands of serviced offices across London. Shortlist those you like to compare them side-by-side.
Plan a tour of spaces
Create a tour of the spaces you like by using our viewings planner. Alternatively simply connect directly with the provider by messaging or calling them.
Visit those spaces
Go on a tour of the spaces you’ve found. Get straight answers from the people who know best by speaking directly with the providers.
Get a better deal
Because we cut out the middleman, your office provider saves at least 10% when you use Upmo over our competitors. That saving means there’s more room for you to negotiate with.
Sign & Move in
Get the boxes and the parcel tape ready to make the big move to your new office. Once you’ve signed and moved in, all there is to do is get comfortable and enjoy your new space!
Who we are
Upmo combines industry insider knowledge with cutting-edge technology to create a smarter way to find an office. At the heart of Upmo is a new model, one that does away with agents and their fees giving you a direct connection to office providers while surveying the whole market.
We’re bringing a new level of transparency and fairness to your search while saving you time and money.
What does Upmo do?
We’re a digital platform that provides you with everything you need to find your ideal office all without engaging a broker.
We’ve got an incredibly powerful search that allows you to find and compare spaces from all the providers of serviced office space across London.
Once you’ve found one you like, we’ll connect you directly with that provider so that you can either book a viewing or simply start chatting with them.
All that’s left for you to do after that is to negotiate a deal, sign a contract and move in.
What do you charge for all this?
For now we’re doing this entirely for free. No fees, no hidden commission. Nothing.
This means that unlike other websites where the brokers make at least 10% from the provider on every deal they sign, you’ll have 10% more to negotiate with. Why pay a broker thousands of pounds when you can manage the process yourself with the aid of our simple tools and pocket the difference?
How does our platform work?
We’ve kept things simple. Our intuitive search will scour all the serviced offices across London and will return results that match.
Once you’ve found one you like, you can shortlist the buildings to compare them or add them to a viewings planner to create a tour of multiple buildings.
We’ll help you book your viewings and connect you directly with the provider.
Once you’ve been to see a few places you’ll receive offers from your providers.
And then all that’s left to do is negotiate, sign and move in.
What locations do you cover?
The entire London serviced office market.
Right now we only deal with London but we’re working on expanding our reach to other areas and regions in the UK.
Our ambitions don’t stop there though. Because we don’t have any agents, we plan to be in Europe and US within the next 2 years.
What types of offices do you deal with?
We deal exclusively with serviced offices. This includes co-working spaces, managed offices, flexible office space etc.
These offices offer the best solution for companies returning to work, who want flexibility and do not want to enter into long leases.
You won’t find any long leases on our site.
We’ve chosen to go down this route because traditional leases are complex and are best dealt with through an office advisor or a broker. They do not suit the self-serving model that we operate on our platform.
Serviced offices on the other hand are simple contracts that don’t need an expert and can be complete in hours. There is no need for a broker and as such we list all providers of this type of space on our platform.
It’s also worth mentioning that serviced offices can cater for all companies large and small. We’ve seen large banks take up multiple floors of a serviced office complete with kitchens, private meeting rooms, breakout spaces.
What’s included in a serviced office
Serviced offices are designed to remove the hassle of managing an office and so wrap up all the costs into one simple monthly fee.
While this does depend on the provider a little bit - and you should always check what’s included - the following is typically part of the package:
- The rent, business rates and service charge.
- Furniture, although if you have your own most providers will allow you to bring this in.
- Cleaning and maintenance of the property.
- Utilities including water, gas, electricity and…
- Internet (although if you need a dedicated line or additional bandwidth this is usually extra)
Most providers also offer the following:
- Use of communal spaces such as break out spaces, lounge areas, kitchens and quiet spaces such as phone booths.
- Use of meeting rooms. While some have these included for free, most offer a small number of credits as part of your monthly fee.
- Reception and concierge services are usually included although in smaller centres this is often an automated services rather than an on-site presence.
How long does it take to complete the process?
In theory you can find and move into a serviced office space in a day or two, but usually it takes a little longer, especially if you have a large requirement. Even if you don’t, we’d recommend starting the process a month or two ahead of time. Mostly this is so that you have plenty of opportunity to see what’s out there in the market before you settle on a place. As a rule of thumb we typically recommend going to see at least 6-8 spaces.
Unless you have an incredibly large or complex requirement it is unlikely that the Providers will allow you to sign for a vacant space more than 6 to 10 weeks ahead of time, so starting your search any sooner might actually lead to disappointment unless of course you’re just wanting to get a feel for what’s out there in the market.
It’s worth noting that this timeframe is specific to serviced offices. If you go to other sites where you might find traditional leases you will likely have to plan for 6-8 months.