Estates Surveyor

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Public Sector - Housing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

JOB TITLE: Estates Surveyor
LOCATION: Kingston upon Thames
PAY RATE: ~ £30 per hour
DURATION: 3 months minimum
IR35 STATUS: Inside


To support the day to day management of the Council's property portfolio to include commercial/investment portfolio, operation/corporate portfolio and community portfolio.


  1. To support the day-to-day management of the Council's property portfolio including shops, operational sites and land including the processing of applications for assignments, alterations, change of use, licences, easements and other related matters

  2. To support and contribute to the financial and operational performance as defined by the Council's Corporate Objectives and outlined in the Asset Management Plan.

  3. Ensure the Council's rent roll is collected in a timely manner by keeping up to date records and monitoring payments, reviewing arrears and preparing options for the Senior Estates Surveyor

  4. Ensure the property records are kept up to date and amended on completion of transactions

  5. To manage contractors in the delivery of professional services (including but limited to Asset Valuations, Rating advice and Landlord & Tenant services).


  1. To lead on the negotiation of rent reviews and lease renewals on behalf of the Council, both in its capacity as a Landlord and Tenant

  2. Process applications for assignments, alterations, change of use, licences, easements and other related matters

  3. Ensure the use of sites and buildings is compliant with landlord and tenant obligations. Provide recommendations for corrective action is to the Senior Estates Surveyor where necessary

  4. Ensure best value is achieved in property transactions in line with Council and Government policy

  5. To take responsibility for reviewing the Council's rent roll, arrears and make recommendations to the Senior Estates Surveyor for corrective action or intervention where appropriate.

  6. To take responsibility for maintaining property records are ensure these are kept up to date and amended on completion of transactions

  7. Provide advice on property matters including property ownership and leasehold obligations to tenants, customers, colleagues and clients

  8. Advising on existing property assets, acquisitions, disposals, settling rent reviews and lease renewals and agreeing new lettings

  9. Be responsible for Instructing external professional firms to carry out valuations in the above areas in complex or specialist situations

  10. To arrange and hold progress meetings with clients to ensure compliance of instructions

  11. Instruct internal and external solicitors, surveyors and other professional advisors under the guidance of the Senior Estates Surveyor

  12. Undertake the day-to day management of assets to ensure compliance with agreement terms, statutory and contractual timetables, asset management plan and accounting requirements.

  13. To liaise with existing and prospective Third Sector tenants, and with their funders or sponsors, to try and meet their property requirements and ensure tenants' business plans are sustainable so they can meet their obligations.

  14. To work to the agreed standards for approving valuations within the team and where appropriate ensure compliance with the RICS appraisal and valuation manual.


  1. Extensive Estate management knowledge

  2. Knowledge of best practice in asset and estate management in the public sector.

  3. An understanding of the major challenges and opportunities facing local government in relation to asset and estate management

  4. Knowledge of legislative and regulatory framework within which local government operates with particular regard to property issues

  5. Must be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (GP)

  6. Experience of working in an asset management or estate management

  7. Experience of writing reports which are clear and accessible to a variety of audiences

  8. Experience of building and maintaining positive working relationships both within the organisation and with external bodies

  9. Experience of managing external providers of professional services, on a partnership basis.

  10. Experience of financial management, budget monitoring and control

  11. Must have good working knowledge of IT systems, including MS Office, MS Project and dedicated Asset Management programs.

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day