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The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management

A major new reference work, in an easy-to-use A-Z format, covering all aspects of facilities and property management, strategy, administration and control, backed up by a wealth of practical suggestions. Covers all the latest legislation on waste, energy consumption and environmental issues and offers valuable insights into the management of property assets.

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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 £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 covers every aspect of facilities administration, budgetary and expenditure control and property administration, from accommodation planning, acquisition, building works and condition surveys 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.

Who will benefit from this expert reference work

It will prove a constant source of reference and guidance for:

  • Facilities managers
  • HR managers with responsibility for the FM function with their organisation
  • H&S managers
  • Professional advisers
  • Owners and directors of companies without a specialist manager who nevertheless needs to know where they stand and what they need to do

Key features

  • Accessible A-Z format
  • 64 separate detailed entries
  • Everything you need to know to conform with the law and best practice
  • Case studies, checklists and sample forms throughout
  • The distilled knowledge of an expert in one easy to use reference work



Accommodation planning

Budgetary Control
Building works

Condition survey
Contaminated land
Contingency planning
Cost checklist

Disability discrimination

Electronic security
Environmental obligations

Fire precations
First aid
Freehold ownership


Health and safety

Insurance and incident reporting
Internal rents

Janitorial duties

Keeping property records

Landlord’s rights and duties
Leasehold commitment
Lessee’s works

Marriages of interests

Notice boards
Notice serving

Option to break

Privity of contract


Rent review
Repairs and redecoration
Risk management

Safety communication
Service charge

Tenancy agreements
Terrorist precautions

Upwards only rent review (UORR)
Use and user clauses

Variation of orders/lease
VAT on rent

Work/leisure occupation

Xmas precautions

Yearly projections


Useful contacts



David Martin

David Martin FCIS, FCIPD, FIoD has many years’ experience as a listed PLC Company Director and Secretary, consultant and author. For over 30 years he has run his own consultancy, Buddenbrook, carrying out projects for a range of clients, large and small.

He is a regular seminar speaker and author of over 40 books including The company secretary [The Institute of Chartered secretaries] and The Company Director’s Desktop Guide and Discrimination law and employment issues [Thorogood].

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Download (PDF) ISBN-10: 1854188100
ISBN-13: 9781854188106
Pages: 448
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