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Lettings Manager (Bath)

Ref: JN -032018-60126
Salary
GBP26000.00 - GBP30000.00 per annum
Location
UK, South West & Wales
Sector
Property & Real Estate, Residential
Date
28th March 2018
Job Type
Permanent

Lettings Manager

Based Bath

My client, one of the fastest-growing residential property managing agents, is seeking a Lettings Manager to join their Bath team. This is an incredibly exciting position for anyone with a proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service. The successful candidate will also have a flair for sales and will be adept at handling difficult situations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Organising resident events and managing budget spend
  • Organising and managing monthly resident events to encourage engagement, whilst keeping costs down
  • Building relationships with local retailers and restaurateurs to agree special offers for residents
  • Keeping resident portal up to date

Marketing & Advertising

  • Work with the General Manager and marketing team to coordinate an overall strategy for the scheme
  • Know competitors and be able to leverage the product as a differentiation in the marketplace
  • Proficiently articulate the value proposition of the property
  • Deliver a positive and consistent personal experience with all customers
  • Monitor all advertising and daily update availability on the system
  • Update property Facebook page three times per week

Ensure appearance of property meets required standards

  • Complete daily checklist
  • Report all property deficiencies
  • Respond to, follow up and close work order requests when applicable
  • Ensure lease paperwork is accurate
  • Administrative duties as assigned

Generate new lets

  • Daily management of 100% of leads into the internal management system
  • Conduct 3 follow-ups per lead
  • Follow up with a phone call to every prospective resident within 24 hours of a property tour (additional follow up via e-mail to take place within 48 hours)

Arranging Tenancies

  • Check-ins: ensuring legal documentation is accurate
  • Ensuring that repairs are completed within a reasonable timescale
  • Providing exceptional service to the residents, including providing informed and accurate advice in order to ensure that resident retention rates remain high
  • Registering the resident's deposit in a secure deposit scheme
  • Drafting AST's and tenancy documents
  • Preparing handover packs & tenants guides
  • Providing an introduction to the building and tour of the facilities available
  • Quarterly internal inspections of the apartments are required, creating a findings report and where there is a maintenance issue or something which needs attention, actioning this promptly
  • Conducting pre-tenancy inspections to ensure that the property is immaculate prior to moving in
  • Arranging EPC, inventories, furniture installation and removal

Managing Maintenance

  • Liaising with the maintenance team and third-party companies to arrange for repairs to be completed to a professional standard in a timely manner, following procedures to ensure that service standards are consistent

Arrears

  • Proactively demand and collect rent arrears, chasing unpaid rents at least twice a week and providing regular updates to the client account manager
  • Serving required legal notices at the correct time to ensure landlord can regain possession accordingly
  • Instruct solicitors on behalf of the client, in the event that legal action is required
  • Attend court on behalf of the client where possession and rent arrears proceedings are brought
  • Charging late payment fees as soon as they are due, to encourage residents to pay on time in future

Renewals:

  • Running reports 8 weeks prior to the end of tenancy and liaising with residents accordingly to agree renewals. Negotiate rental increases in line with market rent
  • Prepare memorandums to formalise any lease extensions, ensuring residents sign and return renewal documentation in a timely manner and make payment of fees accordingly

Check Outs

  • Arranging check-out appointment and liaising with the residents regarding deductions where required
  • Arranging for deposits to be released in a timely manner - in line with legislation and company procedure
  • Releasing deposits

Critical Skills

  • Customer service, including negotiation skills and dealing with difficult situations/disputes
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages including Word, Excel and Outlook as well as other systems such as databases or booking systems (training, however, will be provided)
  • ARLA qualification
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of all systems, facilities and equipment on site and a basic understanding of how to test and maintain them

Attitude/Approach

  • Proactive, positive and can do
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about customer service
  • Professional and credible

Please call Hannah on 0161 457 0105 to discuss this role in more detail, or any future move within the property industry.

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