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Property Advisor

The London Borough of Havering
Romford, Greater London
£35,751 - £39,867 pa
Closing date
14 Nov 2021

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Land, Property
Salary Band
Annual, £30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Property, Estates Management, General Practice, Property Management
Chartered Surveyor, MRICS
Business Type
Public Sector
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Property Advisor

Romford, Greater London

£35,751 - £39,867

About Us

‘Havering has a bright future ahead! As one of London’s largest boroughs, Havering boasts attractive open spaces, fantastic schools and a thriving local economy. Underpinned by a strong corporate agenda, we’re focused on making Havering an even better place to live and work – delivering better outcomes for all.

The vision for Havering as a place to live and work is summed up by our Mission Statement: Cleaner, Safer, Prouder - Together. This reflects how our priorities align with the things that matter most to our residents, and recognises the importance of working collaboratively with the community to achieve these aims.

Our vision sets out the Council’s ambitions for the Borough, focusing on four fundamentals which are all linked around economic growth, investment in infrastructure, improving our neighbourhoods and helping people achieve. The vision is about embracing the best of what Havering has to offer, focusing on: Communities, Places, Opportunities and Connections.

About the job

The London Borough of Havering’s commercial property portfolio is wide and varied that include retail shops, offices, community halls, leisure and sports facilities, parks, allotments, grazing land, fishing lakes, telecoms, children’s, nurseries, schools/colleges, industrial units etc. The main aim of Property Services is to provide professional property services to the council to ensure that the full potential of each property asset is realised that would include keeping rent voids and debt to a minimum, maximising rental and capital receipts, covenant enforcement as these properties not only provide vital services to the local community but also a valuable income revenue stream that helps fund critical services to its residents.

These properties are managed internally by the Property Services team who have a vacancy for a Property Advisor who will provide a wide range of estate management services to the team that will include but not limited service of landlord and tenants notices (predominantly section 25, 40 and 146 notices) process of licence applications such as assignments/alterations, marketing and letting of vacant property to include property handback, schedule of conditions and dilapidations, review and enforcement of tenants obligation with a strong bias towards rental and capital valuation advice, negotiation of rent reviews and lease renewals.

About you

Ideally the candidate should have 3 years RICS post qualification experience or have extensive experience in the commercial property field.

An excellent working knowledge of Landlord and Tenant legislation together with a working knowledge of Health and Safety issues. A good understanding of building structures would also be an advantage.

You must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form providing high level advice to the team to aid decision making.

To be able to adapt, develop and maintain constructive relationships at all levels both internally and with our customers.

You should be able to think innovatively when complex issues arise and identify solutions when advice is not readily available

However, these are not the only skills we are looking for. For more information on the specific competencies associated with this role, in addition to an overview of Havering, click here to view the candidate brief.

To apply

Should you wish to find out more about the position, please contact the post holder Dale Wilkins on 01708 433 669 or

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 14 November 2021.

Interviews will be scheduled for the following week. 

With its excellent transport links into central London, extensive town centre regeneration and the highest concentration of green space anywhere in London, Havering has a unique offer as a place to live, work and visit. By making the most of its position and opportunities, Havering is becoming a hub for start-ups and expanding businesses, as well as construction, logistics, engineering and manufacturing industries.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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