Commercial Property Manager

Location
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary
Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted
10 May 2018
Closes
09 Jun 2018
Job Function
Property Management
Job position
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

Hours – full time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Stimpsons Eves has a position available within their property management department for a full time property manager.  The successful applicant will join our established team based in Bedford and deal with the management of a variety of commercial properties, working alongside another full time property manager and our accounts team to provide clients with a complete asset management service.

It is vital that they have previous experience with property management, ideally commercial although residential management would be considered.  Applicants should be MRICS or equivalent qualified but not essential, depending on experience and be used to working in a busy environment dealing with a range of clients and tenants.

Key responsibilities include:

Day to day property management services in accordance with management agreements and the RICS Code of Practice

Service charge administration to include setting service charge budgets and dealing with reconciliations at year end, liaising with clients and tenants on both

Managing service charge budgets and arranging planned works during the service charge year, liaising with contractors and managing expenditure in respect of the budgets

Ensure health and safety aspects are complied with and inspect managed properties regularly

Signing off service charge invoices and ensuring planned and reactive repairs are carried out to a satisfactory standard

Dealing with tenant enquiries/disputes and chasing rent and service charge arrears

Prepare quarterly reports for clients and update them on any arrears

Communicate with clients and tenants via telephone and email as well as meet in person

Deal with lease expiries, rent reviews and lease re-gears as and when they fall due

Understand the dilapidations process and liaise with the client’s building surveyor on this matter when lease expiry/lease break approaches

Ensure tenants are complying with covenants of their leases and remind them of repairing and redecorating obligations

Inspect properties regularly and report any issues to the clients

Attend client and tenant meetings when required

Oversee insurance claims and liaise with brokers on the clients’ behalf

Set up new instructions and assist with management pitches and fee proposals

Cross sell other services provided by Stimpsons Eves

Knowledge/experience of Excel and property management accounting systems preferred

Applicants must be able to work as part of a team as well as be able to manage their own work load and have excellent communication skills.  They must have good time management and organisational skills and be able to manage a varied work load as well as work to deadlines.

Full driving licence and own car is essential, as regular visits to site to inspect properties and meet tenants/clients is part of the job.

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