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.
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.
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.