Business Rates Referencer
We currently have an opening for an property referencer to join our team in Sunderland. You will responsible for surveying various property types throughout the North East. You will support our surveyors at GL Hearn in their negotiations in seeking to secure agreement of business rate assessments. This position will involve a fair amount of travel locally.
Surveying various property types primarily in north of England to assist valuers.
Maintaining and updating computer systems with details of surveys, measurements, photographs and drawings
The role will involve working within the Business Rates Team but will be require independent working on site and in writing up referencing notes.
Measures of good performance:
Clear and accurate surveys of the properties inspected
Timely reporting to colleagues on inspections
Accurate maintenance of the GL Hearn Information Management System (GLHIMS), responding to business rates enquires as well as identifying opportunities for rates mitigation and other services offered by GL Hearn
Knowledge and skills required:
The role is aimed at (but not restricted to) newly or about to be qualified persons keen on rating with potential to progress to valuer work/negotiation
Knowledge of valuation for the purposes of preparing areas for business rates and in general for other surveying functions such as rent review, insurance and basic building surveys
Knowledge of reliefs, exemptions and liability mitigation strategies would be of assistance
Understanding of rate liability calculations is not essential. Key skills will include use of Computer, Disto measuring devices, digital camera and interpretation of plans
Good numeracy and IT skills
Good interpersonal skills working in a small local office
Experience of property inspections. Knowledge of the property market in major centres would be an advantage.
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