New Good Practice Guide to Vacant Property Management

New Good Practice Guide to Vacant Property Management

16-05-12 9:49 BIFM

BIFM and vacant property specialist SitexOrbis have launched the BIFM Good Practice Guide to Vacant Property Management. The 24-page guide aims to provide useful information and guidance to facilities professionals who have empty buildings to manage as part of their property portfolio. It will be launched at the Facilities Show, the UKís largest facilities event, taking place from 15-17 May 2012 at the NEC Birmingham, is available online at and will be sent to all members of the BIFM through the fortnightly magazine FM World.

The guide explores the reasons why an increasing number of commercial buildings are becoming empty, highlights some of the key problems facing vacant properties, and explains how facilities managers can close buildings and manage empty properties on a long-term basis keeping them safe, secure, in line with their insurerís expectations and ready for reoccupation, sale or demolition.

The A5 document, which was written by Mark Cosh, director of vacant property specialists, SitexOrbis and sponsored by the organisation, was peer reviewed by Allister Smith,
property risk manager,
Commercial Property Underwriting Ė Strategy at insurance experts Aviva. The guide includes original data from the vacant property management survey of BIFM members in autumn 2011, conducted by SitexOrbis and the proposed contents received feedback from delegates at the British Institute of Facilities Management 12th quarterly training day held at Bristolís Hilton hotel on 16 March.

Find out more about the guide and the other good practice guides here

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