Rent & Service Charge Officer

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We are delighted to be representing a Social Housing organisation based in South East England, who are looking to appoint a new Rent & Service Charge Officer on a initial three month interim assignment.

This will be a full-time position offering hybrid working and are offering a competitive hourly rate.

The client is looking for previous experience of rent and service charge processes and basic accounting principles.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Carrying out the rent modelling & setting of new rents and service charges
  • Preparing and sending rent & service charges notification to all residents
  • Ensuring that leasehold management and service charges are applied accurately and within terms of the leases and current legislation
  • Ensuring that annual statements issued to leaseholders within statutory time limits
  • Responsible for annual external service charge audit
  • Setting and monitoring rent & service charge income budgets and budgets for all other income including reconciliations of income accounts and income related balance sheet accounts
  • Dealing with queries regarding service charges
  • Liaising with property services on recharging for major works and provide information as required for S20s
  • Calculating final charges for freehold reversions
  • Overseeing all sinking funds and advise property services

Experience and skills required:

  • Prior experience of dealing with rent and service charge processes
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Thorough understanding of Landlord and Tenant legislation and best practice for setting of fixed and variable service charges
  • Ability to organise own workload and meet challenging deadlines, often in the face of competing priorities, with minimal supervision

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working
  • Attractive work setting

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
  • Hybrid working

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

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Reference: 52790685

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