Renewals Negotiator – Central London Private Landlord

Permanent Southwark, London | £25k to £28k Inc Benefits


Job Posted: 2003-07-14 14 July 2003 Closing date for applications: 14 September 2003

Job Description

One of the UK’s largest private landlords is looking to recruit a Renewals Negotiator to manage part of its portfolio of properties. The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating all new leases at the end of tenancies, and liaising with tenants to get the best rental yield possible.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Negotiating the best contractual terms for the company’s clients in terms of rents, length of tenancy and administration fees
  • Negotiating and working towards maximum rental uplifts
  • Responsibility for all administration in relation to renewal tenancy processing, progressing and closure of renewal
  • Collecting and negotiating administration/ referencing fees before exchanging the contracts
  • Ensuring company practices and procedures are adhered to and liaising with the lettings team on any procedural issues
  • Customer service liaison with tenants
  • Maintaining office paperwork and procedures to a high standard
  • Liaising with Property Managers and Assistants prior to, and during the renewal
  • Maintaining regular contact and liaison with credit control regarding the arrears payments
  • Ensuring effective filing of all documents
  • Updating and producing weekly and monthly report for renewal tenancy progress
  • Providing ongoing training to team members

The ideal person will be:

  • A strong team player who is self-motivated, industrious and able to work well under pressure
  • A great negotiator, a good communicator, oral and written
  • Detail oriented, able to set priorities and complete simultaneous projects – strong organisational skills
  • Experienced in Lettings in some capacity
  • Numerate – good academic record
  • Computer literate

This is an extremely busy, dynamic department and an excellent telephone manner is of the highest importance. Previous renewals experience is preferred but not essential if you have worked within a similar field, for example, have been a lettings negotiator who no longer wants to work in the ‘front line’.

To be considered, you will need to have good time management skills as well as good planning, prioritising and organisational skills. In return you will be offered a very competitive basic salary plus commission that will equate to a package of c. £27,500. The salary will be guaranteed at £24,000 for the first three months. This is a Monday to Friday role.

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