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Temporary Accommodation property inspector

Temporary Accommodation property inspector

Posted 21 April by JOB SWITCH LTD
Easy Apply Ended
To be responsible for the effective and efficient inspection of accommodation provided by the Council to those in housing need in order to ensure compliance with safety requirements

Main purpose of post

To be responsible for the effective and efficient inspection of accommodation

provided by the Council to those in housing need in order to ensure compliance with

safety requirements and monitor standards of repairs and maintenance.

To carry out tenancy checks, noting changes in circumstance, nuisance, complaints,

requests for transfer etc and liaise with colleagues in the Tenancy Sustainment,

Housing Support and Lettings teams as appropriate in order to ensure that the

tenant and landlord are given support to resolve any issues.

Key Accountabilities

1. Responsible for the inspection of accommodation units as required, ensuring that

they meet with required standard and are free of hazards under Housing Health

and Safety Rating System, liaising with Environmental Health Officers as

2. Responsible for ensuring that all appropriate standards are met and various

certifications are provided for gas and electrical installations, energy efficiency

3. Prepare condition surveys, specifying appropriate remedial works to remove or

reduce hazards and negotiate improvements with landlords/provider/repairs team.

4. Monitor progress on repair issues and liaise with landlord/ provider/repairs team

to ensure repair items are attended to.

5. Liaising with the Lettings Negotiators where necessary to ensure properties are

let in the swiftest time possible and any repair issues are deal with.

6. Maintain and monitor safety certificates ensuring that they are all valid and in

date. Update records to reflect this, and arrange for new ones where required.

7. To ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner,

according to council procedure.

8. Carry out accompanied lettings with prospective occupants as required by the

Team manager, and ensure that all aspects of the accommodation are conveyed and monitor standards of repairs and maintenance

Knowledge of legislation and good practice relating to housing advice, homelessness, housing management and the allocation of housing, with a good practical understanding of the range of housing problems people may experience.

Broad knowledge and understanding of the housing and support needs of homeless and housing applicants and tenants, including benefits.

To have a good and practical knowledge of property standards, health and safety issues, regulations and legislative requirements including local policies and best practice.

Experience of dealing with a diverse and vulnerable clientele in housing/homeless related environment.

Experience of working in a service within a pressurised and high profile environment within a multi-disciplinary team, providing a quality service.

Reference: 52510306

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