Principal Property Surveyor – Commercial Property

Principal Property Surveyor – Commercial Property needed in Cambridge, £25.66ph PAYE – Reference: 5251619

To pro-actively manage and undertake general asset management and valuations of the Client’s land and property holdings, including the commercial investment and corporate portfolios.

To drive the performance of the Client’s commercial investment portfolio to maximise income, capital, redevelopment and investment opportunities.

To ensure that the Client’s commercial investment portfolio is well managed, maintained and competitive in the market.

Day-to-day estate management of the Client’s commercial land and property portfolio including developing, reviewing and implementing asset management plans and marketing strategies for properties within the commercial portfolio.

2. Provision of general practice surveying property advice to Directors, Councillors and other Client departments as required.

3. Undertaking professional work in connection with the management of the Council’s commercial and corporate portfolio including negotiating new lettings, lease renewals, rent reviews, lease restructuring, deeds of variation and dilapidation claims. Ensure that reviews and renewals are dealt with in a timely manner and in accordance with the performance standards/requirements.

4. Acquisition and disposal of land and property as required or in accordance with asset management plans including negotiations in respect of compulsory purchase and compensation claims.

5. To ensure that the commercial property portfolio is properly repaired and maintained in accordance with contractual commitments and good asset management. To liaise with Estates & Facilities to ensure that they have all properties within the portfolio included in relevant corporate contracts managed by them in relation to repair, maintenance, statutory servicing and compliance testing required and advised as necessary by Estates & Facilities.

6. To oversee inspection, survey and preparation of reports, valuations and plans of Client houses and flats under the 1985 Housing Right-to-Buy provisions, including appeals submissions to the DV and Equity Share transactions as may be required.

7. Carrying out valuations and appraisals of the Client’s commercial and corporate portfolios and on behalf of other Client Departments as required.

8. To attend and present reports at Committee and other meetings as may be required related to this role. Deputise for the Chief Property Surveyor when required or in their absence.


This is a Full time role on a temporary contract basis.


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