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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ property service charges

RICS has launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases. The launch of the RICS professional Statement ...

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The letter of the law

Experts from law firm TLT and energy provider E.ON advise on meeting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when buying and renting out commercial property From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a tenancy of a property with ...

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Keeping shoppers and staff safe and secure at Bluewater

Land Securities is the largest commercial property company in the UK. It owns and manages more than 26 million square feet of property, including office and retail accommodation, retail parks, shopping centres and leisure destinations. Bluewater, the UK’s leading retail ...

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Property guardians: housing shortages and business rate hikes focus on low-cost accommodation options

Doug Edwards, Managing Director, VPS Property Guardians outlines the combined impact of rates and rents Problem: There’s a drastic shortage in affordable living accommodation Demand for office space is slowing down, with an increase in vacant office blocks Solution: Convert ...

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MAG Property awards ISS major FM deal across its UK airport portfolio

MAG Property, the property and development arm of airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG), has awarded ISS with its largest facilities management contract in its 16 year history. The deal will see ISS responsible for delivering a complete solution, including ...

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Fasset branches out with grounds maintenance business

Facilities and property management company Fasset Ltd has launched a new in-house grounds maintenance service for commercial property which has already secured sites across Hampshire. With an investment in excess of £40,000 for capital equipment and professional staff, the business operates ...

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Mitie to address future working practices at The Cleaning Show 2015

Mitie has announced details of its keynote address at The Cleaning Show 2015, which will look at the ground-breaking changes taking place in the cleaning industry. Entitled ‘How will you be working in 2020?’ it will focus on the impact of agile ...

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Brookfield creates global FM business

Brookfield Asset Management has reached an agreement to acquire the other 50 per cent of its Canadian and Australian facilities management (FM) businesses from Johnson Controls Inc. for approximately US$200 million. The acquisition will facilitate a merger with its wholly ...

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Orbis steel screens help businesses to guard against squatters

Vacant property management expert Orbis warns businesses to secure their properties as soon as they become vacant to protect against squatters using Orbis steel screens. This advice follows the news that squatters have prevented an art gallery manager in Brighton ...

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Wasted Energy

With the role of the facilities manager constantly broadening and an increasing need to incorporate sustainability to a greater extent, the implications of the 2011 Energy Act are something that will affect their role considerably. Graeme Murray, head of sustainable ...

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