Block Property Manager – East Yorkshire

Permanent in Lettings and Property Management
  • Hull,
  • Post Date : 12 March 2024
  • Salary: £24,000.00 - £24,000.00
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JO0000053027

Block Property Manager.
 
Full-time. Permanent.
 
The Property Manager is primarily responsible for the delivery of management services to a portfolio of residential and, where applicable, mixed-use buildings and estates. This role will be the direct interface with the Client/Freeholder and Leaseholders within their portfolio.
 
To develop and maintain a motivated and customer orientated service and ensure that service standards are achieved within company policy, and that legislative and regulatory and best practice requirements are met.  
 
The Property Manager may, in cases of a large portfolio, have an assistant property manager to work alongside them and should endeavour to develop the individual’s skills for succession management.
 
Responsibilities & Duties
 
Summary
 
Property Inspections and Maintenance: Inspections and Reports
Finance: Budgets and Client Accounts
Insurance: Building, Directors and Officers insurance
Meetings: EGMs, AGMs, Directors’ and Residents’ meetings
Correspondence and Administration
Breaches of the Lease
Contractors
Property Sales (Assignment of the Lease)
Complaints
General
 
Details
 
Property Inspections and Maintenance:
Carry out periodic inspections of the property and prepare site reports for the client / landlord / residents’ committee / insurance company
 
Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Regulations and maintain accurate records of Risk Assessments, their dates and planned frequency for re-inspection. Record on the Data Station system and take action upon the findings of the Risk Assessments
 
Meet at the property with contractors to ensure the conditions of their contract are adhered to and inspect works after they have been carried out
 
Arrange for the maintenance of all areas which are common to all lessees under the terms of the lease
 
Arrange day to day items of repair and obtain two quotations for all works costing over £250 prior to the works being commenced (except in the case of emergency)
 
Arrange provision of additional items (signs, lights etc) required by the development subject to the terms of the lease
 
Undertake routine fire door inspections to communal fire doors in managed blocks under 18m, subject to passing the BRE Fire Door Course.
 
Arrange maintenance of external and internal decorations
 
Arrange maintenance of plant and equipment
 
Arrange maintenance of lighting installations, including re-lamping
 
Monitor and maintain building management systems
 
Arrange maintenance of water features
 
Instruct other professionals (surveyors, engineers etc) as required and upon client instructions
 
Arrange car park management
 
Arrange refuse collection management
 
Arrange testing of lifting equipment and abseiling points
 
Arrange cleaning of all areas including facades
 
Arrange training of site staff
 
Arrange lightning conductor inspections
 
Arrange out of hours emergency repair service if agreed with client
 
Arrange periodic inspections of plant and machinery by competent persons
 
Prepare and keep up-to-date records of Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules  
 
 
 
Finance:
Ensure that Management Agreements are in place for all clients and developments
 
Prepare budgets for each property within the portfolio and prepare notes of explanation for each property within the portfolio and ensure they are complete and approved two weeks prior to the billing period
 
Liaise with clients / landlords to agree the service charge budget
 
Provide background detail and financial information to enable the service charge budgets to be agreed
 
Assist the Client Accountant with preparation of the clients’ annual accounts and liaise with the clients / landlords / leaseholders on the content of the prepared annual accounts
 
Assist Accounts with preparation of audit packs
 
Obtain approval for all client costs in excess of £250
 
Answer residents’ queries on service charges
 
Instruct Credit Control to advise lessees of their liability for payment under the terms of the lease
 
Liaise with Credit Control to report on progress of recovery of service charges to the client / landlord
 
Liaise with the Accounts teams in the production of requests for payment, service charge debtors, accounts production and all other accounting processes as agreed
 
 
Insurance:
Ensure that the developments, including common areas, in the portfolio are fully insured, including property owners’ and employers’ liability cover (if applicable) to their full value and that the premiums are paid promptly
 
Ensure that all Plant & Machinery is insured against any sudden or unexpected damage and ensure that periodic plant inspections are carried out to comply with statute
 
Ensure that the Directors of Residential Management Companies have, or are offered, Directors & Officers Insurance
 
Ensure that the Directors of Residential Management Companies have, or are offered, Legal Expense Insurance
 
Offer both types of Out of Hours Service to RMC clients
 
Handle insurance claims and work with the Insurance Manager to ensure they are dealt with in a timely manner
 
 
Meetings:
Attend First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Tribunals (LVTs) and County Court hearings as and when required to give evidence in support of the client’s (or company’s) position.
 
Attend meetings on a regular basis as agreed with by the clients / landlords in accordance with the Management Agreement. (Meetings may be held outside standard working hours)
 
Arrange with clients for the preparation of all meeting notes and action matters in accordance with the Management Agreement
 
Liaise with RMC clients in arranging AGMs and prepare calling notices ready for issue.
 
Attend AGMs of RMC clients and EGMs as necessary.
 
Circulate notes of meetings held with clients / landlords as agreed
 
Circulate notes of meetings held with all residents’ committee and leaseholders
 
 
Correspondence & Administration:
Correspond with clients / landlords / leaseholders and respond to residents’ queries within the company’s Property Management response time guidelines.
 
Complete Lease Checklists for all properties
 
Circulate the minutes of meetings in a timely manner
 
Maintain a brought forward system to ensure timeliness of procedures
 
Circulate correspondence to Lessees/Residents regarding Health/Safety, Fire Regulations, parking etc arising from reports or noted on site visits
 
Carry out statutory consultation with the lessees, RMC and Residents Associations (if any) and fulfil all of the requirements of Section 20 Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (as amended) in relation to all major works and all long term contracts as specified by the Act
 
Advise on Company Law requirements in conjunction with the Company Secretariat Department
 
Inform clients / landlords / leaseholders of their obligations in accordance with their Lease, Housing Acts and Landlord and Tenant Acts
 
Advise management company directors on the extent of their authority and responsibilities
 
Write to local estate agents in respect of unauthorised ‘Sale’ or ‘Letting’ boards
 
 
Breaches of the Lease:
Liaise with the client / landlord where the terms of the lease are not being adhered to by individual resident/leaseholder
 
Advise residents involved in respect of any breach of the lease and assist the Client on any matter relating to the terms of the property lease
 
Write to adjacent property owners where trespass, nuisance or other problems are occurring from specific dwellings
 
Assist with enforcement of the terms of the lease
 
Liaise with the client’s appointed solicitor or the Professional Services Department where continual breach occurs
 
 
Contractors:
Obtain alternative quotations for services as required by the clients / landlords and in compliance with the lease or other legal documentation in place at the property
 
Carry out the interviewing, selecting, appointing and supervision of contractors, to include Estate/Building Manager, porters, cleaners, yardmen, estate operative, gardener, handymen, as applicable
 
After checking the level of client funds to ensure they are sufficient to cover the works, instruct and liaise with surveyors/project managers in drawing up specifications for and the overseeing of major works projects and to be familiar with CDM regulations where appropriate
 
Advise the relevant Administrator of any new contractors to ensure they are included in the Approved Contractors’ Database
 
Provide contractors with a specification of works and work orders for all works to be carried out.
 
Ensure that all contractors have appropriate Public Liability Insurance and comply with current Health and Safety requirements and check they are registered on the Contractor Database
 
 
Property Sales (Assignment of Lease):
Assist the Company Secretariat with queries
 
 
Complaints
Respond to complaints from lessees & clients in a timely manner.
 
Assist Team Leader with Stage 1 complaints.
 
Work with the Compliance & Complaints Resolution Manager to solve complaints proceeding to Stage 2
 
 
General:
Undertake all duties usually associated with leasehold property management, in accordance with agreed company procedures, the management agreements and the legal documentation in place.
 
Carry out all duties within ARMA guidelines and RICS code of practice
 
Ensure that FCA regulation guidelines are adhered to in all working practices and behave in accordance with these rules and Treating the Customer Fairly guidelines
 
To complete all mandatory online training courses in a timely manner and to take part in optional training courses as considered appropriate by the Branch Manager
 
Be courteous and professional in all dealing with clients, customers, contractors and general public
 
Be punctual at all times and ensure that you are dressed in accordance with the Dress Code
 
Actively seek to obtain new instructions for the Company
 
Develop business relations with group members in order to maximise cross-selling opportunities
 
Be an active team member; motivating and encouraging development of any assistants working with you in the management of your portfolio
 
Endeavour to remain informed of new relevant legislation and best practice guidelines.
 
Stephen McOwan
AMR North
 

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