Property Manager

Summary

Property managers manage and supervise the letting of commercial, residential, industrial and retail rental properties on behalf of their owners.

Duties & Tasks

Property managers may perform the following tasks:

  • market vacant properties for lease and organise viewing sessions for prospective tenants
  • perform background checks of references, employment and rentals before selecting suitable tenants
  • negotiate lease terms and conditions and ensure that they are observed
  • collect and hold bond and rent monies from tenants
  • manage other accounts and finances such as insurance and budget requirements
  • arrange and perform regular property inspections
  • monitor property condition and arrange for maintenance or repair
  • advise on market rents and conduct rent reviews to assess the current rental price
  • represent property owners at residential tribunal hearings.

Working Conditions

Property managers often work irregular hours, including weekends. This occupation involves a great deal of contact with the public and with associated professionals, such as builders, plumbers and electricians.

Personal Requirements

  • good communication and negotiation skills
  • good presentation and a pleasant manner
  • able to work independently
  • excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • good working knowledge of the local area.

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