I decided to write a blog about PropTech and its implications for property managers and their employers. So to get a sense of what property management was like before the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, I asked some PMs with grey (or no) hair for their recollections. Some of it was unprintable but here are
There are some terrific block management companies across the country, all striving to serve a wide range of clients whilst keeping an unlimited number of balls in the air.
The block management industry has at no time been more demanding yet it is rising to the challenge and showing levels of professionalism never seen before.
It may be the last thing you consider when recruiting for a member of staff. You need someone quickly, the outgoing property manager is on a month’s notice, you hope you find the right PM for your block management firm and that they’ll stay. For a long time.
You might think it is odd for a block management recruiter to encourage property managers to persevere and to make the most of where they are. And that is against a backdrop of a lack of quality candidates searching for new challenges. Let me explain. When companies are growing fast and there are plenty of
As of the 1st of January, 2018 the RICS has made changes to the Valuer Registration Scheme (VRS). Any person who qualifies as a RICS member (Chartered Surveyors or those with an AssocRICS qualification) will only be permitted to join the Valuer Registration Scheme if…
The journey to becoming a Chartered Surveyor is a long and arduous one, but if property is your thing – it can be well worth your while.
Chartered Surveyors in the UK earned on average £54,839 in 2016, with RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) qualified members earning £12,000 more than their unqualified counterparts.
We’ve been recruiting for the property industry for more than 20 years. I personally joined the BBL group and founded BBL Property back in the 90s and, in the intervening years, I’ve seen more CVs than you’ve had hot dinners. I’ve seen every mistake in the book, alongside some of the finest examples of good
Is there such a thing as the perfect candidate? Perhaps not, but in our experience you can get a whole lot closer to perfection by following a few simple, but golden, rules. We’ve spoken to a range of employers that we work with regularly to get their views on what makes the ‘perfect candidate’ in
So you’ve spent hours preparing for your interview. You’ve brushed up on your knowledge of the Party Wall etc. Act, the latest measurement standards and your valuation matrix technique, but have you missed something crucial? An interview won’t all be about your skill set. There’s one big elephant in the room and many interviewers will