1 Delivering hands-on expertise in vacant property protection and management
2 One-stop property and people protection 24/7 SitexOrbis has over 25 years experience. Working in partnership with our clients, last year we secured over 50,000 properties in the UK alone. From small landlords to major blue chip companies, we can help manage your liabilities and protect your brand equity. European services Over 50m turnover Over 700 staff Our UK operation Over 1000 clients Over 200 fleet vehicles Over 40 locations 24/7 response centre
3 Helping you resolve the issues We understand that vacant properties create a variety of problems and could represent a significant cost to landlords, placing a strain on management resources. Following our recent online poll conducted in conjunction with Estates Gazette, the following figured as the biggest vacant property issues : Security 22% Including vandalism, squatting, graffiti, arson and break ins Income 19% Loss of rental income Maintenance 15% Keeping property in a ready to let condition Insurance 13% Compliance with insurance stipulations The SitexOrbis solution SitexOrbis provides a full range of security and maintenance measures including: Wireless alarms and other electronic security Regular security inspections Reactive maintenance 24/7 monitoring emaks access management solutions Dedicated phone support SitexOrbis will also ensure that Vacant Property Managers are compliant with all legal and insurance requirements relating to void properties, including: Building Insurance compliance Health & Safety Risk Management By delivering all this, SitexOrbis can help to attract an early occupier ASAP, by ensuring that properties are available for viewings, presented to the highest possible standard and ready for immediate reoccupation. Property and people protection 24/7
4 12.6b Yearly cost of crime against business an increase of 20% over five years. Source: The Invisible Crime, A Business Crime Survey. Survey conducted in 2008 across 3,900 businesses nationwide. Acts of vandalism, arson, break-ins, graffiti and squatting can be commonplace in empty properties without sufficient security provision. Insurance premiums can increase, repairs are costly and the damage can delay a vacant property from a rapid re-let.
5 Vacant property security SitexOrbis provides comprehensive security solutions to suit all budgets. Coupled with a 24/7 monitoring and response package, SitexOrbis advocates the use of battery alarms and wireless devices. These can provide an effective security solution at half the cost of traditional CCTV and manguarding packages. Further protection can be provided through a range of steel and polymer security screens. Property and people protection 24/7
6 100m The 12 month clear up cost of fly tipping affecting over 75% of landowners. Source: Properties which remain vacant for longer periods will require grounds or landscaping maintenance to prevent areas becoming overgrown due to neglect. If left untended, this will encourage fly tipping, illegal waste disposal and anti-social behaviour, alerting unwanted visitors such as drug addicts that the property is vacant. The resulting build up of filth and refuse will then attract pests and vermin.
7 Reactive maintenance We understand that first impressions are crucial when trying to re-let a vacant property. That is why we have developed a fast and comprehensive maintenance service whatever your requirements. From internal and external cleaning and clearance to the specialist removal of human waste and needle sweeps. From fly tipping and refuse disposal to pest control and disinfection. We undertake to keep your property in a re-lettable condition. Property and people protection 24/7
8 3.4m The average cost of fire damage to UK business every day. Source: Association of British Insurers There is a legally binding obligation to inform insurers when a building becomes partly or wholly vacant. Premiums will rise significantly or in some cases cover can be completely lost unless numerous stipulations are adhered to. Leaving a vacant property with inadequate insurance cover, particularly if the premises are not secured, leaves landlords vulnerable to extra cost following incidents such as fire damage, vandalism and break-ins.
9 Building insurers vacant property stipulations SitexOrbis ensures that Vacant Property Managers are aware of these stipulations and provide an effective service to ensure compliance. This includes: Regular internal and external inspections Recorded inspection details Removal of combustible materials Secured and sealed entry points Isolation of utilities Reactive maintenance Property and people protection 24/7
10 600k Compensation received by an injured trespasser in a vacant commercial property. Source: The Times Health and Safety law requires employers to look after the health, safety and welfare of employees and also others who could be affected by their work such as visitors. Legislation under The Defective Premises Act and Occupiers Liability Act increases the duty of care for employers and landlords to cover people entering the premises who have not been invited or permitted to be on the land such as trespassers. A landlord s statutory obligations remain, even when a property is vacant.
11 Health & Safety Risk Management SitexOrbis is able to advise on vacant property risk management. This involves: Inspecting property and identifying hazards and risks Recognising who and how people may be harmed Evaluating those risks and then deciding on measures to stop them Recording all findings and advising on implementation Reviewing, assessing and updating the findings Property and people protection 24/7
12 SitexOrbis Accreditations Working together for your peace of mind SitexOrbis possesses more accreditations than any of our competitors and most of the accreditations in the cogs below are unique to us. They are granted by key awarding bodies in Security, Employment & Training, Health & Safety, Quality Management and Environment. This means all our legal obligations and insurance requirements have been met, giving you absolute assurance that your site is in safe hands. SECURITY HEALTH & SAFETY SAFEcontractor Assess the H&S competency of contractors and service providers. Assessments to show and ensure employees work in a safe manner BS7858* (ISOQAR) BS7858 (ISOQAR) Screen employees to ensure that they are legally eligible and suitable to work in UK security. All procedures and obligations followed to meet stringent approval processes BS5979 Cat II The highest possible standard for Alarm Receiving Centres. We can monitor CCTV and alarm systems to allow the ARC to request police BS8484 Code of practice for the provision of lone worker protection services and devices. Reducing false alerts and ensuring fast track response from emergency services UVDB Verify empowered by Achilles Achilles Stringent H&S requirements for suppliers to Utility companies. SitexOrbis is the only company in the industry to have gained this hard to achieve high standard accreditation Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme CHAS is established as the market leader for Health & Safety pre-qualification in the UK. Verified to be compliant with H&S legislation, reducing legal liability to the customer EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING Training & Assessments Provide training, competencybased assessments and qualifications. Continuously assessed, trained and skilled employees will provide a high quality service Staff have up-to-date knowledge BIFM Networking body of all Facility Management Services in the UK. Provide information, education, training and networking services for over 12,000 members. SitexOrbis understands current issues in Facilities Management
13 QUALITY MANAGEMENT BS EN 9001 (ISOQAR) ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. Ensures operation within set guidelines and delivers a quality service Clients receive a highly efficient service Financial Services Authority An independent body that regulates the financial services industry in the UK. SitexOrbis is regulated and authorised by the FSA to sell its own empty property insurance product Trust Mark Government supported scheme to help consumers find reputable organisations. Customers can buy with confidence Ensures SitexOrbis adheres to industry standards and best practice. Committed to raising professional standards. Means procedures are in place to develop staff skills and careers to ensure happiness. Our staff have the most up-to-date knowledge and training Fully qualified to bid for business within the government sector. A web enabled database that allows contractors to ensure total compliance to current health and safety legislation ENVIRONMENT SEPA* ISO Internationally accepted standard that sets out how you can put in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact SEPA/EA Carriers Licence Allows organisations to transport waste throughout the UK. Hazardous waste can only be transported legally when a licence has been obtained. SitexOrbis is licensed to transfer waste and ensure its legal and responsible disposal Assures customers that they are working within the law, avoiding the risk of fines Means we are a pre-qualified supplier. Keeps companies up-to-date on environmental initiatives and legislation updates. Ensures safe eradication of pests within appropriate legal framework The TSA aims to promote and support the telecare industry and highlight the benefits of telecare for consumers. LHC (London Housing Corporation) Largest public sector procurement network, helping any public sector organisation to instantly procure building products and services, including void security. Instant access to OJEU compliant services to the customers Reduced procurement cost and time For the full list and details of all our accreditations please visit: *Please note that this is not the accreditation body s logo. Either they do not have one or do not wish for it to be used in publications. Property and people protection 24/7
14 The SitexOrbis difference A dedicated account manager service 24/7 Response Centre for instant emergency response and repair and maintenance support Wireless Alarm Technology offering sizeable cost savings on traditional CCTV and manguarding solutions Remote monitoring and patrols Real-time client web portals showing job scheduling and workflow Key performance indicator information provided on weekly/monthly basis Five year employment history vetting of staff (BS7858) and City & Guilds training Our unique approach has established us as one of Europe s market leaders in vacant property services. The success of our approach, highlighted in a recent survey, confirms our position as the UK s number one provider of empty property security and asset management.* * Conducted by The Leadership Factor, an independant market research company, September 2008 and * Conducted by The Leadership Factor, an independant market research company, September 2008 and Our Services Physical Security Sitex steel / Polymer screens Masterguard keyless door Security doors Emergency boarding Meter box / letter box covers Fencing and bollards Mobile site security patrols Risk assessments Bespoke security solutions emaks (electronically Managed Access Key Systems) NEW SERVICE Monitored Alarms Temporary radio and GSM wireless intruder alarms Videofied alarm with visual verification NEW SERVICE 24/7 alarm monitoring and reporting Nationwide emergency response Battery powered alarms up to 9 months battery life Alarm peripherals PIRs, boiler tamper, smoke detectors, loop guard, sirens, water detectors Clean and Clear Internal and external cleaning and clearance Specialist cleaning (eg. drug den cleaning and needle sweeps) Removal of hazardous materials Pest control and disinfection Fly-tipping and graffiti removal Landscaping work Infection Control NEW SERVICE Mould Eradication NEW SERVICE Regeneration and Refurbishment Disconnection of services Removal of gas bottles and other dangerous goods Hazardous material disposal Demolition or repair work Property inspection Rubbish clearance, white goods removal 24/7 Response Centre 24/7 Call Handling and Resolution Bespoke repairs and maintenance service ASB support with live web reporting Accident and incident reporting Void property facilities management 24/7 Intelligent Alarm Monitoring Lone Worker Protection CCTV monitoring Hosted access control Intruder alarm To see full details of the services we provide visit
15 Branches Sub Depots Registered office: Uxbridge (London) Branch locations Belfast Birmingham Bradford Bristol Cardiff Dartford Response centre: Bromborough Dublin Glasgow Heywood Seaham St. Helens One number, one call does it all /7 Response Centre Property and people protection 24/7
16 SitexOrbis has developed a Code of Practice which provides guidance on vacant property management best practice. For full details please visit: SitexOrbis Limited. Registered Office: Beaufort House, Cricket Field Road, Uxbridge UB8 1QG SitexOrbis Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of SitexOrbis Holdings Limited. SitexOrbis is the only provider authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority to offer vacant property Risk Management Insurance.
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