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Business Rates Referencer
GL Hearn
Job id 3939

Northern Counties
Salary £27,000 - £32,000

Closing Date 22nd of October 2019

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.

Key responsibilities:

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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