Lettings Negotiator (Private Sector Initiatives Of

Company
Camden Council
Date Posted
11th April 2018
Reference
RQ303097
Sector
Public Services and Administration
Location
London
Benefits
Inside IR35
Salary
£16 to £18 Per Hour

Role Purpose:

  • To contribute to Camden’s Private Sector and Housing Strategies by ensuring Camden procures the optimum number of suitable homes from the private sector to use for the prevention and relief of homelessness, in accordance with the law, Council policies and procedures and at or above target levels set by the Council.
  • To ensure that tenancies created by the council’s schemes are sustainable.
  • To work flexibly across the council’s private renting schemes to provide procurement, sustainment and management services as and when required.
  • To work to an excellent standard with private sector landlords and agents.

Responsibilities

  • To maximise the number of private sector tenancies let to people in housing need in Camden
  • To ensure that the quality of private sector tenancies created meets agreed standards
  • To sustain tenancies created by the councils’ schemes as required.
  • To manage a caseload of tenancy sustainment cases or tenancies created
  • To manage tenancies created under the councils Social Lettings Agency scheme as required.
  • To ensure all payments are made strictly in accordance with the council’s policies and procedures.
  • To promote Camden councils PRS options to landlords and letting agents

Knowledge, Abilties and Experience

  • No formal qualifications are essential, although a high standard of general education is required.
  • Good negotiation skills are essential
  • Experience of procuring or acquiring private rented sector tenancies is essential.
  • Experience of sustaining private rented sector tenancies is desirable.
  • Experience of property management within the private rented sector would be useful.
  • Excellent negotiation skills are essential.
  • Working knowledge of the Housing Act 1996 Part VII would be useful.
  • Working knowledge of security of tenure and environmental health legislation is useful.
  • Excellent partnership working skills are essential with all kinds of landlords from “accidental” single property landlords to large portfolio landlords and agents.
  • The postholder will work very closely with staff from other Services that contribute to Camden’s work with the private rented sector, for example with the Private Sector Housing Team and Housing Benefit.
  • The postholder will work closely with other services involved with helping residents who have housing problems, such as Social Services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vulnerable Camden residents and to provide excellent customer care.

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