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Empty threats

Vacant Property

Vacant commercial buildings are increasingly at risk from squatters, metal thieves and other hazards. Guy Other, CEO of Orbis, warns that failure to protect empty property can have severe consequences. It was hard to escape the irony of the news ...

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Full marks for Orbis on Efficiency East Midlands framework

Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) has awarded Orbis a four-year place on its framework for void property cleaning and clearing services (EEM0019). Orbis took top accolade in the awards process as the only provider to achieve a 100 per cent score in ...

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‘Spiderman’ gene discovery could enhance pest control service

Pest control may undergo major innovation following the discovery of the gene responsible for giving insects their waterproof coating, which protects them from microbes and environmental stress. The international research team, led by Joanne Yew from the University of Hawai’i, ...

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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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Property guardianship may be the next ‘Achilles heel’ for vacant properties

Facilities and property managers are increasingly turning to property guardianship to keep vacant properties safe and secure according to a new survey carried out by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and vacant property management specialist Orbis. The results ...

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National Empty Property week to focus on safety and social impact of vacant property

National Empty Property (NEP) Week which starts on Monday 30 November 2015, will see councils across the UK unite in their support to raise awareness of the social and economic implications of vacant property. The theme this year will focus ...

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Orbis appoints new chairman

Vacant property specialist, Orbis and its major investor, Sullivan Street Partners, have appointed Tony Lochery, former Kwik Fit group managing director, as chairman to the board to continue its drive in growth. In a joint statement, the board of directors and Sullivan Street ...

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BIFM and Orbis launch 2015 vacant property management survey

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and corporate member, vacant property management expert Orbis have launched a new vacant property management survey for 2015, which will enable them to obtain views from property and facilities managers about the empty buildings in their ...

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Orbis game to support Help for Heroes at CIH Manchester

Vacant property expert Orbis is to support the charity Help for Heroes with a game for delegates at CIH Manchester from 23-25 June. Delegates are warmly invited to Orbis’s stand D39 to participate in the ‘50 Reasons to Choose Orbis’ ...

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Orbis to secure Highways Agency properties for Smiths Gore

Vacant property expert Orbis has won work with Smiths Gore, the chartered surveyors and property management firm, to secure vacant properties belonging to the Highways Agency under a framework agreement. The 1.5-year agreement, which has a possible two-year extension option, ...

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