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Survey reveals 4 in 5 firms in rented property struggle to switch to clean energy 

A survey of some of Britain’s biggest building occupiers has revealed that 80 per cent find it difficult to engage landlords in switching to renewable energy. The finding is part of a report released by edie and Big Clean Switch, ...

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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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Orbis responds to town centre vacancy rates

Latest figures released by the Local Data Company (LDC) have revealed that the vacancy rate in UK town centres has fallen by 0.5 per cent to 11.8 per cent. An improvement which the report says could be due to GDP growing by ...

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Severe weather warnings put vacant properties at risk

With severe weather alerts currently in place for parts of the UK, vacant property specialists, VPS are urging vacant property owners to move to Levels 2 and 3 of their Cold Weather Plan to limit damage and ensure insurance compliance. As ...

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Commercial Service Charge report shows nearly half of UK retail property at risk of non-compliance with energy performance targets

Commercial Service charge consultancy Property Solutions has published its latest Service Charge Operating Report (SCOR) for Retail, presenting a benchmarking exercise on service charge costs and compliance with best practice in service charge management in UK shopping centres. The 2014 ...

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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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Vacant property guide provides winter cold remedy for landlords

Vacant property specialists, VPS, has issued a guide to help landlords and owners of vacant commercial properties and homes to plan for the winter ahead. The ‘VPS Cold Weather Plan’ white paper which has extracted the expertise of VPS’ very ...

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Non-domestic properties need to act on energy legislation

Property companies, landlords and agents need to act urgently to comply with upcoming energy legislation or they will lose out financially warns independent infrared surveying practice. Prime amongst these is the Energy Act 2011, which came into effect in October ...

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Guardians provide solution to property security issues reveals new Orbis white paper

Property guardians, provide a cost-effective security solution for landlords concerned about the security of empty commercial or social housing properties, according to a new white paper from vacant property expert Orbis, With many people struggling to pay market rents and a ...

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Guardians provide empty property security solutions

The security of empty commercial or social housing properties is a major concern for any landlord, however, according to a new white paper from vacant property experts Orbis, the introduction of property guardians, who essentially act as baby-sitters for inhabitable ...

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