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Facilities Management by Joel D. Levitt

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Legal Contracts in Facility Management

Modern facility management is a business where many activities are done by outside contractors and most materials are supplied by outside vendors. These relationships are regulated by the laws of the country or state where the building is located. It is important that the building management team have a working knowledge of the local laws concerning contracts. This chapter just scratches the surface of the field and is not a substitute for professional advice.

In this chapter, we will discuss the basics of reading and writing contracts in the United States. Then, in Chapter 10, we will deal with contractors.

If your contract with outside suppliers, vendors, and service companies is based on delivering ...

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