The Business Occupier's Handbook: A Practical guide to acquiring, occupying and disposing of business premises, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Business Occupier's Handbook

A Practical guide to acquiring, occupying and disposing of business premises, 1st Edition

By Vicky Rubin, Clifford Chance

Taylor & Francis

296 pages

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Whatever your type of business, this practical handbook will help you to manage your premises effectively. Whether you are a tenant or an owner-occupier, it will enable you to take an informed approach to commercial property, helping you to negotiate successful transactions, deal with ongoing management issues effectively and get the most from advisers and agents. The handbook takes a practical approach using worked examples and checklists. It provides a step-by-step guide to all the stages of occupation with comprehensive coverage of all the relevant legal and technical information, including:

  • strategic property management
  • financial analysis and decision making
  • negotiating strategy
  • valuation
  • accounting
  • tax and business rates
  • acquisitions
  • purchase and lease terms
  • rent reviews
  • service charges
  • insurance
  • repairs alterations and use
  • planning and environmental issues
  • disposal of surplus space
  • lease expiries and renewals
  • compulsory purchase


"I believe this to be an excellent reference guide, which provides in one source everything that we need to know about managing and controlling business space" - Nicholas Schroeder, Manager, International Real Estate, Rank Xerox.

'…an excellent handbook… This book will inform everyone: it should be read by business occupiers and will be a valuable addition to all professional libraries.' - CSM

Table of Contents

Introduction Strategic and background issues. Acquistion. Transaction structure and terms. Managing costs and occupation. Exit and lease renewal. Appendices. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General