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Time to Tighten Up Your Maintenance Planning?

As spring approaches, this is traditionally the time of year when people’s thoughts turn to getting their properties in order – clearing out clutter, carrying out repairs and generally sprucing the place up following a long, drab winter. Of course, in facilities management, this kind of general maintenance is front of mind all year round. […]

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Staying On Top of Safety Compliance

Being the landlord of a commercial property carries with it a wide range of different responsibilities. While details vary from one tenancy agreement to the next concerning who does what, when it comes to general maintenance and upkeep, landlords are ultimately accountable for the health and safety of their tenants. Central to this is carrying […]

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How Smart Systems Can Boost Premises Security

There is a lot of talk about the Internet of Things, about how the networking of so-called Smart devices, everything from electrical lights to washing machines, is transforming our daily lives. In facilities management, smart systems are certainly having an impact. Automated digital management of heating and electrical systems is helping to cut waste, saving […]

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Why Third Party Management Makes Sound Business Sense

With the seeds of economic recovery still slow to take root, landlords and property owners are heading into another winter with cost reduction still very much front of mind. In these straitened times, property management contracts understandably come under scrutiny. Businesses of all types seek to protect themselves against future uncertainty by reducing operational costs, […]

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5 Tips for Managing Commercial Service Charges

Levying service charges can be one of the most complex, and occasionally controversial, aspects of owning a commercial property. Service charges represent a major source of income for landlords, with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) estimating it to be worth around £6 billion a year. It is also an unregulated industry, which is […]

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How Drone Technology Could Benefit Facilities Management

Drone flying has become something of a ‘buzz’ hobby in recent times. The small, unmanned remote controlled flying machines have become a familiar site in parks and in open land around the country. They have attracted some controversy, too, with privacy concerns raised over the cameras many drones have mounted on them. And they have […]

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