20 Feb 23 by William Jenkin
So what does a property manager do? William is a Property Manager at Vickery Holman, based in our Truro office. William joined Vickery Holman 9 months ago, having moved to Cornwall from London. This article is about a day in the life of a Property Manager in Cornwall and no, it’s not just about changing lightbulbs .
What does a Property Manager do?
My day to day work currently consists of working within the Property Management team dealing with reactive and proactive maintenance of the many and varied properties we manage. These range from properties on industrial estates, to retail units, residential blocks and pubs. Issues vary from rental problems and disagreements between landlords and tenants, all of which are unique to the parties involved, to maintenance problems including roof leaks or clogged drains, which are dealt with through Vickery Holman’s extensive network of tradesman. No two days are the same, which was a massive appeal when I was deciding to move to Cornwall.
In addition to these duties, I am also involved with setting and balancing service charge budgets, assessing risk assessment reports and organising works in order for site to comply with regulations. I undertake site visits and inspections and any landlord and tenant disputes which generally involves re-going over leases and assessing a situation in a calm and pragmatic manner to come to a solid conclusion, as well as a wide variety of unexpected challenges that can crop up in the unpredictable day of a Property Manager.
Vickery Holman provides a full property management service across the South West. Our clients range from individual commercial property owners, through to portfolios owned by institutions and residential Management Companies / RTM’s. If you require help with any properties you own, rent, or are involved with, please contact me or one of the Property Management team.