First published in 1999, this volume aimed to provide a signpost marking a significant development in the transition from estate to property management in local authorities. It examines the debate that has surfaced in the property profession since the Audit Commission’s (AC 1988a, b) reports on Local Authority Property Management (LAPM), and brings together sixteen studies from academics and practitioners with an interest in exchanging views, opinions and experiences on the development of LAPM. Its content, which links theory, method and techniques with practice, makes it a vital source of information for those with an interest in obtaining the most effective management of property.
Table of Contents
1. The Underlying Issues, Aims, Model and Post-AC Studies. Mark Deakin. Part 1. Local Authority Property Management. 2. The Development of Local Authority Property Management. Mark Deakin. 3. Local Authority Property: Asset Registers, Valuation and Property Audits. Nick French and Louise Hague. 4. Local Authority Property Management Strategies. Marion Weatherhead. Part 2. Initiatives and Strategies. 5. The Application of Geographic and Land Information Systems to the Management of Local Authority Property. Martin Ralphs and Peter Wyatt. 6. Managing Public Sector Property Assets: Valuation Issues. Peter Dent. 7. Valuation of Specialised Public Sector Assets. Owen Connellan. 8. The Development of Computer-Based Information Systems for Local Authority Property Management. Mark Deakin. 9. Local Authority Non-Operational Property – Serviceable or Surplus? Neil Martindale. 10. Property Services: The Private Sector Response to Competitive Tendering. Gaye Pottinger. Part 3. Re-Organisation and Reform. 11. Property Management in Local Authorities. Alex Linkston. 12. Heritage Issues in Local Authority Property Management and Funding. Peter Bower, Geoffrey Heath, Jean Morgan, Peter Reynolds, Beverley Wilson and Joan Wyld. 13. Evaluating Property Performance. Elizabeth Carter. 14. What About the Workers? Some Implications of the Private Finance Initiative for Property Professionals. Michael Nevin. 15. Property Management in Scottish Enterprise: The Means to an End? Ewan Hall. Part 4. The Way Ahead. 16. Towards a Research Agenda. Mark Deakin.