This book covers every aspect of facilities administration, budgetary and expenditure control and property administration, from accommodation planning, acquisition, building works and condition survey through dilapidations, environmental considerations, health and safety and insurance to maintenance, outsourcing, privity of contract, rating, security, underletting, VAT, waste and zoning - and much more. What is this book about? This major new reference work, in an easy-to-use A-Z format, covers all aspects of facilities and property strategy, administration and control, backed up by a wealth of practical suggestions. All businesses are in effect "in property" - but only a minority manage their property efficiently. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors recently stated that British industry is "throwing away GBP 18 billion every year" through inefficient control and use of its property assets. In addition to the pressing need to improve the management of property assets, there is now a growing body of new legislation covering waste, energy consumption and reduction and a host of environmental issues - all of which place an increasing burden on the facilities and property professional. With 64 separate entries arranged in an accessible expanded index format, the reader is able to focus on each particular subject and to find answers to problems quickly and efficiently. Valuable recent case studies add helpful further background and the work includes checklists and sample forms throughout. Like all of David Martin's books, this is clear, concise and concentrates on what needs to be done in practice. It will prove a constant source of reference and guidance for professionals in all organizations as well as owners and directors of companies without a specialist manager who neverthless need to know where they stand and what they need to do. The features include: accessible A-Z format - 64 separate detailed entries - everything you need to know to conform with the law and best practice - case studies, check lists and sample forms throughout.
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