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London’s office space is the third most expensive in the world

London has been named the third most expensive city in the world for office space, behind New York and Hong Kong, according to a report by Kit Out My Office on office rental prices. The report looked at the cost ...

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Preparing for changes to business rates

The biggest changes to business rates for a generation are set to arrive in spring, with London expected to bear the brunt of the increases. What are FMs doing to prepare for these changes? Could this prompt a move out ...

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Minding the gap

Sara Bean spends the day visiting estates and facilities manager Carl Jones at his base on the Medway gap and it’s unlike any other FM workplace visit “This is my office” says Medway estates & facilities manager Carl Jones as ...

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Cost pressures for office space in London see occupiers heading South East

The next five years will see office occupiers in the South East expand at a faster rate than those in London according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Occupiers Survey 2016. The survey, which was conducted in ...

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Orbis warns of the hidden cost of squatting

Property management expert Orbis has issued a warning about the costs of dealing with squatters which can run into thousands of pounds for building owners. Following government concerns ‘about the serious direct financial and emotional impact squatting can have on ...

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Is the future really Uber – or just the headlines?

This month, Martyn Freeman, FM managing director at Mitie, looks at the future of the property and facilities industry. One of the delights of this industry is that you are never far from a conference in which somebody decides to ...

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Swinging sixties property portfolio managed successfully for 50 years by Adair Paxton

Swinging Sixties Property Portfolio Lands Leeds Son in Clover Association with Leeds Estate Agent, Adair Paxton, Over 50 Years Realises Substantial Gains  The last property in a portfolio of 12 terraced houses in Harehills, Leeds, bought in 1965, has just ...

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ISS moves into Grade II listed terrace in Belgravia

ISS Facility Services has been awarded a contract to provide engineering support to the Grade II listed Grosvenor Crescent development situated between Belgrave Square and Hyde Park Corner in Belgravia, London. The agreement which runs until 2018, will see ISS ...

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New public sector backed property venture opens for business

Place Partnership – a commercial enterprise established by six Midlands based public sector shareholders and sponsored by the Cabinet Office – is open for business and is the first single asset management company of its kind in the UK. Place ...

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Open letter urges Chancellor to not scrap zero carbon homes policy

Following George Osborne’s announcement to axe the long-established zero carbon homes policy, more than 200 businesses from the construction, property and renewable energy industries have today in an open letter called upon the government to reconsider its decision. In the Chancellor’s ...

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