Vacant property management

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01 December 2014

Vacant property management

This Good Practice Guide (GPG) was first published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) which became the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) on 12 November 2018. It is currently branded as BIFM and is in the process of being rebranded to IWFM.

This guide provides information for how to manage vacant properties as part of a property portfolio. 

After reading, you'll understand why the number of empty commercial buildings is increasing and the key issues facing these properties. You'll also know how to close buildings and manage empty properties long-term – keeping them safe, secure and ready for reoccupation, sale or demolition.

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