Facilities managers take heed

Being a facilities manager involves a wide range of responsibilities. On top of things like health and safety, business continuity and procurement is the management of the organisation’s premises and estates. As such, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is running a property-focused training day today (16 March) for facilities managers in the South West.

The sold-out event at the University of the West of England’s Exhibition and Conference Centre aims to address some of the key hurdles around property management and will work through the sea of jargon and legal language that often surround them.

Among the engaging speakers on the programme are Christopher Roberts, facilities manager at Computershare and experts from Historic England. They will be joined by Thrings’ head of property litigation, Warren Reid, and transactional real estate partner, Ben Tarrant, who will be getting into the nitty-gritty of leases and dilapidations with a 40-minute session covering:

  • Break notices – an essential checklist and common pitfalls
  • Business lease renewals – top tips, common pitfalls and process
  • Dilapidations – what everyone needs to know
  • Empty properties – issues typically arising and how to deal with them.

BIFM was founded in 1993 and promotes excellence in facilities management, supporting and representing more than 17,000 members around the world.

To find out more about the issues listed above, please visit our Commercial Property  page, or make a direct enquiry to Warren Reid or Ben Tarrant.

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