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Senior Property Manager

  • Location:

    Manchester, England

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services, Residential Real Estate

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + remote working, benefits

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    hdalton@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -112020-72103_1614355650

  • Published:

    26 February 2021

  • Expiry date:

    27 April 2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Senior Block Manager

Based Manchester/Cheshire

Up to £35,000 plus bonus and benefits

My client, a family business specialising in residential and commercial property, is seeking a Senior Block Manager for their portfolio in London (the role will require a day's travel to London each week).

The successful candidate will work with a small, hardworking and fantastic team to deliver an exceptional service across a varied portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver property management service in accordance with the management contract, the block lease and RICS codes of practice.
  • Deal with telephone calls from residents/lessees reporting maintenance issues and providing them with answers to enquires about the estate, always ensuring issues are closed out and advised to the resident as well as assisting in the process of issuing notices to residents.
  • Dealing with correspondence letters, e-mails and voicemails. Meeting residents and client's expectations through exceptional customer service.
  • Liaising with internal maintenance division. Co-ordinate and make appointments throughout the day for maintenance tasks by prioritising high risk tasks.
  • Procurement of external contractors, preparing specifications, obtaining tenders and awarding contracts. Always ensuring value for money (tendering in line with company procedures)
  • Valuing and approving contractor applications for payment
  • Maintain a register of all utilities and insurances and assist with the procurement for new supplies and at the time of renewal.
  • Deal with pre-contract enquiries from solicitors. Dealing with legal enquiries/transfers and the submission of LPE1's.
  • Ensure that the customer database (Qube) remains up to date and with changes.
  • Preparation of necessary reports for Property Management, Client Board and AGM's
  • Oversee day to day maintenance of leasehold properties, contracted and cyclical maintenance.
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for agreed targets and policies - ensuring compliance with legislation, company policies and procedures.
  • Manage on-site staff and associated relevant employment issues.
  • Issue and ensure collection of service charge and ground rent arrears.
  • Produce budgets, including reserve funding for the forthcoming years for Board approval.
  • Manage the portfolio arrears levels and credit control procedures taking steps to meet agreed targets and understanding reasons for variations
  • Carry out regular site visits to ensure all buildings are in good order. Ensure Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and that General and Fire risk assessment recommendations are implemented across the team.
  • Have and continually update legal knowledge and understanding of relevant leasehold, Landlord and Tenant Act, Section 20 Notices and related lease restrictions and covenant issues.

Requirements

  • AIRPM qualification, or working towards
  • Experience in block property management
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Passionate about customer service excellence
  • Financial acumen
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills

This is an urgent requirement, so do not delay in applying with your CV today.