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  • Location

    Derbyshire, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Salary:

    £24.10 - £25.1 per hour

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Valuer to join our client's offices based in Derbyshire on a temporary contract basis for 6 months with the possibility of an extension. The client is looking for someone to start ASAP, working full time, 37 hours per week at £24.10 p/h PAYE.

As the Valuer, your main duties will include:

  • Carry out professional rental and capital valuations of the council's property portfolio in accordance with IFRS13 and the RICS Professional Standards in order to meet the Council's statutory obligations in respect of Asset Valuations
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Authority's asset valuation programme and its capital strategies, including the collation and analysis of property performance data
  • Assist with the delivery and completion of year-end 'Red Book Valuations' of the Councils property portfolio on a rolling programme for the Asset Register, meeting strict financial deadlines. Act as a link between Corporate Property and Council Finance Team on Asset Valuation matters.
  • Carry out inspections of land and property assets including the measurement of buildings where appropriate.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments and changes in property markets, professional standards or the legislative framework affecting real estate. Appreciate the relevance and impact of such developments on Council assets and adapt valuation practices accordingly.
  • Assist in maintaining information retained on the computerised record systems and the digital mapping system
  • Examine the freehold title of land and property and the terms of leases, licences or other agreements in order to establish the Authority's legal and financial position in respect of its property interests. Manage and resolve incidents of illegal use, occupation and damage to Council property. Liaise with Police Officers, Land Registry and the Council's legal section
  • Assist in the valuation of properties for rating valuation purposes. Liaise with the District Valuer in order to minimise the Council's liability for rates.
  • Conduct rent reviews, lease renewals, assignments, termination of agreements and repossession of properties when required.
  • Manage disputes, legal nuisances, boundary problems; access rights etc. Liaise and negotiate between DCC service departments and third parties to defend the Council's property interests and achieve a satisfactory outcome.
  • Resolve boundary queries. Investigate DCC's liability for repair and maintenance and resolve safety issues.
  • Manage the Council's industrial estate portfolio including the calculation of service charge repayments. Read meters, raise recharges for sub-metered services, investigate problems; resolve tenant disputes; authorise payments.
  • Represent the Council's interests in infrastructure renewals (e.g. sewer replacement, gas, electricity) where works are to be carried out on DCC land. Inspect and monitor works to ensure reinstatement and submit claims for compensation

To be successful for this Valuer post you will need to have:

  • Experience of property valuation and property portfolio management.
  • Experience of the team working within a professional property environment.
  • Experience of the collection and collation of financial information relating to the property.
  • Experience of reporting to senior management on financial and budget issues within a real estate context.
  • Experience of conducting lease and licence negotiations, rent reviews, lease assignments, lease renewals and the acquisition and disposal of property.
  • Experience of dispute resolution and landlord and tenant negotiations.
  • A Degree (or equivalent level qualification) in Real Estate Management or an alternative relevant subject.
  • Professional Member of R.I.C.S.

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