Welcome to the City of London
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CPAT’s free services include:

  • Access to the widest range of information about available City property.
  • Helping with the search process.
  • Giving guidance on any planning, highways or legislative issues.
  • Overcoming bureaucratic hurdles.
  • Assisting with utilities requirements e.g. water, gas, power and telecoms.
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Once you’re in occupation, CPAT will keep you abreast of the property issues which you should be aware of, and if the time comes when you’re maybe ready to expand or move again then CPAT can help you again to find the best accommodation for your business.

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The City of London is one of the world’s great places to work. CPAT can help to get you up and running in a property which suits your business and supports its development.

For more information on how to locate your business in the City of London, please contact us on 020 7332 3496, cpat@cityoflondon.gov.uk

If you’re looking to bring your business to the City of London for the first time or want to move to a more suitable City workplace, we’d strongly advise that you contact the City Property Advisory Team (CPAT) within the City of London Corporation.

We’ve helped many businesses find workplaces in the City and City Fringe and you can benefit free-of-charge from our property market knowledge, contacts and ongoing assistance.

To help demystify and simplify the process of finding a City workplace, we’ve teamed up with the Tenant Assistance Program (TAP) – a specialist information provider for commercial property occupiers – to give practical guidance on how to source a City workplace and also deal with common property-related issues.


There are 11 information sheets covering the following topics:

  1. Your business in the City of London
  2. What workplace does your business need?
  3. The advice you should take when sourcing a workplace
  4. Costs and how to control them
  5. Searching and short-listing: what do you need, where should you look?
  6. Structuring your lease so that it suits your business plan
  7. Fitting out your workplace: how to do it and who can help
  8. Relocating: planning your move and minimising business disruption
  9. Planning ahead: how to future-proof your workplace
  10. ICT: Setting up your ICT infrastructure
  11. FAQs about locating a business in the City of London

If you’re planning to locate in the City of London, we’d suggest you read through these guidance notes before you start looking for a property.

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