Property View for Property Owners

Welcome to the fourth instalment of Property View, the magazine which aims to keep property owners and brokers abreast of developments from across the property owners’ sector.

Take a walk down any high street in the UK and you’re reminded of the extent to which the recession is taking its toll. But with one in six shops now standing empty, could the Government, local authorities, landlords and property owners be doing more? We review ‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas’ vision for rejuvenating the high street and discuss whether a more collaborative approach could help safeguard its future.

Elsewhere, we consider whether new legislation which criminalises squatting in unoccupied residential buildings in England and Wales will prompt squatters to focus their attention on commercial properties. In this edition, we also assess the impact of localised fire and rescue response strategies on the insurance community and discuss how brokers can ill afford to let the online revolution pass them by.

At Aviva, we believe a company’s employees are its greatest asset, so we’ve asked a key member of our Risk Consultant team to tell us more about the role and explain how their knowledge and understanding is adding value to the property insurance industry.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Property View and find it informative and useful and should you need any assistance please contact us here or by telephone on, 01273 789 979.

View the edition here, Property View Issue 4.

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