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Property Inspector

Peace Recruitment
City of Edinburgh
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date
17 May 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Property Management
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Peace Recruitment is recruiting on behalf of a well-known and well respected professional property management company, a Property Inspector to be based in Edinburgh.

Our client provide factoring services to a portfolio of developments across the Lothians, also including a smaller portfolio of developments in Fife, Perthshire, Lanarkshire, and Glasgow. Our clients property team provide property specific support to clients, undertaking property condition inspection of developments, arranging reactive repairs, planned preventative maintenance, landscape maintenance, facilities management and project works.

In the role of Property Inspector, you will be the ‘property expert’ for your allocated portfolio of developments, in this role you will be required to take ownership of all thing’s property related, ensuring the develop is maintained to a high standard.

Core objectives:

  • Play an active role within your portfolios cross functional team, ensuring that developments are well maintained, and other cross functional team members have the relevant property information to allow appropriate updates to be made to clients, for example communicating planned or proposed project works. (Cross Function Team – Client Relationship Manager, Client Account Manager, Property Inspector, Team Assistant x 2)
  • On your portfolio of developments carry out routine development inspections (property condition assessment) based on that developments agreed inspection cycle, this shall include the common areas, common grounds, and demise in which the development is located.
  • Record and prepare a development inspection report, recording the current condition, areas for improvement, defects/repairs, and review quality of previously completed repairs.
  • Inspection reports to be issued to the Team Assistants, for processing and uploading to database, exception items advised to the relevant Client Relationship Manager, so they have awareness for direct dialogue with the associated clients as required.
  • Instruct Team Assistant to raise job orders to remedy minor repair defects to include specifying the repair and advising the of the contractor to be appointed. Property Inspector to check both quality and repair has been satisfactorily carried out at next development inspection visit.
  • Instruct Team Assistant to raise job orders to remedy minor repair defects or defects of a Health & Safety nature which fall within the agreed delegated authority limits set.
  • Instruction to include advising the Team Assistant of the contractor to be appointed and the Property Inspector to check both quality and repair has been satisfactorily carried out at next development inspection visit.
  • Unless otherwise agreed having a direct ownership for the contractor and their performance who undertake remedial repairs such as: locksmiths, roofers, plumbers, builders, and ongoing routine service providers such as for gardening, cleaning, etc.
  • Unless otherwise agreed having an ownership for overseeing and managing ongoing and smaller contract works e.g. up to circa £1,500
  • Identify during routine inspections, opportunities for future project works (i.e. Lighting upgrades, painter work, carpet replacements, door entry upgrades), included outline scope of works and indicative works costs, liaise with cross functional team to commence client engagement.
  • Where client approval given, undertake tendering of the proposed works in line with our clients tender procedure.
  • Undertake contract administration on projects once client approval given and sufficient client funds collected.
  • For larger or complex projects identified and proposed by the Property Inspector, not only directly liaising with the relevant cross functional team but also with the Property Team Director on an agreed plan to proceed – i.e., project managed in-house (with a fee) or outsourced to a 3rd party to project manager.
  • It is vital that the Property Inspector develops and provides high level estimating guidance based on assumed parameters for maintenance and repairs.
  • Property Inspector to proactively build strong relationships with contractors allocated to their portfolio of developments, such as electricians, locksmiths, plumbers, joiners, painters, roofers and builders to provide a making a difference service in all areas where our client provide property services.

In return:

  • Very competitive salary £30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on your level of experience
  • 5% employer pension contributions
  • 20 days + public holidays 
  • Use of company pool vehicles
  • Structured career progression

To apply for this position call Lewis Potter or send your CV.


Peace Recruitment Group specialises in construction, property & engineering recruitment. Our award-winning business is all about your needs. We know the construction world inside out, but it’s how we put that knowledge to work for you that really counts.

No more skills shortages. No more disruptive staff churn. No more square pegs in round holes.

Whether you’re looking for staff for your business or a new job for yourself, we have a proven track record of delivering the goods and our passion for great service means we always put your satisfaction first.

Our relentless networking, industry knowledge and expertise keeps our finger on the pulse when it comes to who’s out there. When you need a candidate with a specific kind of experience and skill-set, that’s exactly what we send you. We keep people in jobs they’re good at rather than shuffling them from one company to another. And we’d rather take the time to track down the right candidate than push someone into a job they don’t suit.

If you’re interested in good people doing good jobs, talk to us.

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Peace Recruitment Limited
Unit 2 Washington Court
EH11 2HA
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