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Home-Based Residential Property Manager

Ref: JN -072019-67269
Salary
Negotiable
Location
UK, North West
Sector
Property & Real Estate, Residential
Date
9th July 2019
Job Type
Permanent

Home-Based Residential Property Manager

Portfolio based North-West (Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire)

Salary DOE

Hours 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday

My client, a family-owned and run business, are looking for a Property Manager to oversee their North-West portfolio. As a business they manage some 6,000 units across the UK and due to a recent acquisition they are now on the lookout for experienced and exceptional people to join their expanding team. They are headquartered in London and so this role will be home/site based.

The Role

You will be the Property Manager to the Residential Blocks/Commercial Properties within your dedicated portfolio. You will provide a cost effective, efficient, customer focused service whilst maintaining client retention.

Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with legislation and demonstrate an awareness of approaching changes and major case law. Pre-empt legislative issues which may affect the properties under your control ensuring that team members share the knowledge
  • Be able to read and understand leases from many perspectives and foresee likely issues arising from individual leases. Ensure any direct reports understand a lease, coaching and mentoring where necessary
  • Day to day management of your property portfolio, proactively developing service levels across the portfolio to exceed client expectations, advising client of management set-up
  • Respond to all correspondence within a suitable time period as per the SLA
  • Ensure that team members demonstrate and apply an understanding of all the agreements in place including legislation and codes of practice
  • You should regularly visit the properties in your portfolio and to carry out a thorough site inspection on each
  • Carry out viewings on commercial or residential properties instructed on, to let on behalf of the clients
  • Follow up all visits with a site inspection report
  • Always make sure residents are aware of a visit, so it will allow them to talk to you if necessary and promote your regular visits
  • To keep up-to-date with best practice it is recommended that you study the Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985 and 1987, particularly S20 and L&T 1985, the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, and documents from ARMA, IRPM, IOSH etc.
  • Ensure only approved contractors are instructed. Regularly monitor service delivery of contractors. No orders to contractors outside statutory limits unless consultation procedures followed
  • Regularly liaise with the Insurance Administrator to ensure you are aware of any claims, and ensure claims are dealt with in a timely manner
  • While carrying out site inspections, identify any potential insurance risks across your portfolio
  • Work together with Credit Control and Purchase Ledger departments on queries and always have an understanding of the accounting process entailed when chasing debt or paying contractors
  • Personal Work Planning and Time Management
  • Introduce innovative ways to improve and to anticipate and alleviate potential problems. Put measures in place to prevent problems recurring and ensure speedy progress and problem resolution
  • Attend regular meetings to update team and encourage other team members to contribute
  • Constantly review record keeping procedures for self and team, implementing changes as required
  • Ensure that accurate and timely records are kept i.e. work orders, visit reports, holiday notes etc.

Experience/Qualifications/Attributes

  • IRPM qualifications are desirable but not essential
  • Experience of block management is ESSENTIAL
  • Driving Licence is ESSENTIAL
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service ethic
  • Being able to communicate with all relevant parties in an understandable and professional manner
  • Problem solving and creativity
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Ability to manage own time and work autonomously
  • High levels of organisation and a methodical approach

Salary is dependent on experience and the package will include car allowance, a company laptop and mobile phone, and support through relevant, industry qualifications.

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