Effective Facilities and Property Management

Ensure you know how to plan, manage and use the property you are responsible for with this 8 module, self-managed and flexible distance learning course

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EUR 280
USD 312

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Course overview

Falconbury’s 8 Module Effective Facilities and Property Management online course covers all aspects of facilities and property administration. It highlights best practice in the field: from budget and cost control, accommodation planning, acquisition, building works and condition surveys through dilapidations, health and safety and insurance to maintenance, outsourcing, privity of contract, rating, security, under-letting, VAT and zoning. It also covers the latest legislation covering energy consumption and reductions, waste and environmental issues.

Course benefits

This course will:
  • Ensure you are fully aware of your and your organisation’s environmental responsibilities – both ethically and legally
  • Show you how to provide security for your property and the welfare of the organisation’s employees
  • Detail effective measures on budgeting, cost control and efficient record keeping
  • Focus on the health and safety issues facing the modern facilities manager
  • Show you how to plan and use the property you are responsible for effectively, efficiently and within budget
  • Set out your rights and duties as a Landlord and highlight the pitfalls you need to be aware of
  • Update you all you need to know on the legal aspects of facilities management, including tenancy agreements, property acquisitions and types of contracts

How does this on-line programme work and what do you get?

  • Course access from anywhere through your own personal login and administration suite
  • Keep track of your progress as you go
  • Easy to use note taking and bookmarking facility to return to areas of interest and re-study
  • Individual modules or the full course can be downloaded as PDF files to print or file as you decided
  • At your convenience: at your desk, from your tablet or from your home computer
  • An optional on-line multiple choice assessment at the end of the course for you to ensure you are satisfied with the completion of your training
  • Certificate of completion awarded for your training records

Who will benefit from this course?

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

Course contents

Effective Facilities and Property Management
MODULE 1: Acquisition of a Property and Types of Contract
Condition survey
MODULE 2: Tenancy Agreements - Obligations and Termination
Tenancy agreements
Use and user clause
Variation of orders/lease
Notice serving
Option to break
Lessee’s works
MODULE 3: Landlord’s Rights and Duties
Landlord’s rights and duties
Rent review
VAT on rent
Service charge
Upwards only rent review (UORR)
Privity of Contract
MODULE 4: Making the Most of Your Property - Planning and Use
Accommodation planning
Building works
MODULE 5: Security and Maintenance
Electronic security
Terrorist precautions
Janitorial duites
Repairs and redecoration
MODULE 6: Health and Safety, Homeworking and Discrimination
Health and safety
First aid
Fire precautions
Notice boards
Insurance and incident reporting
Christmas precautions
Work/leisure occupation
Disability discrimination
MODULE 7: Environmental Challenges and Risk Management
Environmental obligations
Contaminated land
Risk management
Contingency planning
Safety communication
MODULE 8: Budgets, Costings and Keeping Records
Yearly projections
Budgetary control
Cost checklist
Internal rents
Marriages of interests
Keeping property records

Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

Course contributor

David M Martin, FCIS, FCIPD, FIoD, has been Assistant Secretary of two public companies, Scaffolding Great Britain and Gaskell & Chambers, where he was directly involved in property and contractual matters as well as personnel and corporate administration. He was subsequently appointed Secretary and then Director and Secretary of one of the top 250 listed PLCs where he remained for nearly ten years.

David was responsible for a range of disciplines – including property and insurance as well as statutory and legal requirements and corporate/internal communications. The property portfolio comprised over 400 units including retail, manufacturing, warehousing and domestic premises

Following a takeover, he founded his own business consultancy – Buddenbrook – in 1985. Buddenbrook carries out various projects for a range of clients, large and small, including conducting property negotiations, acquisitions and disposals, rent reviews and renewals etc.

David is also an employer’s representative for the panel of members for the Employment Tribunals and a member of one of the Registrar of Companies committees. He speaks at around 90 seminars each year and is author of around 40 business books. A fifth edition of his title The Company Director’s Desktop Guide and a second edition of his The A-Z of Employment Practice are available from Thorogood.

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Previous customers include...

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  • Accent Nene Ltd
  • Alison Lawrence BSc MRICS ACIArb
  • Alpha Consultants LLP
  • Aonbenfield
  • Consult Capital
  • Corps Security
  • DBFM Consulting
  • Interpublic GIS (UK) Ltd
  • jc
  • Kent County Council
  • Manx Telecom
  • MJL
  • Nafprop(Pty)Ltd
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • oxford university hospital
  • Patentopolis B.V.
  • Percy Community Centre
  • RFIB Group Ltd
  • South Staffordshire District Council
  • St Modwen Properties Plc
  • Surrey And Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Teleperformance
  • The Osborne Group
  • Volvo Group UK Ltd
  • White Associates