Legal Disrepair Officer

Legal Disrepair Officer

  • Location

    London Bridge

  • Sector:

    Housing, Surveying & Construction Management

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  • Salary:

    £33k - 37k per year + pension and generous holiday allowance

  • Contact:

    Kieran Williams

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Legal Disrepair Officer - London Bridge - £33,000 - £37,000 DOE plus pension and benefits. 

12 month Fixed Term Contract - Flexible working arrangements 

Property Services Dept, Legal Disrepair Team. 


Purpose of the job

To investigate and manage legal disrepair and arbitration cases, including inspecting properties and arranging repairs, producing reports and answering complaints to a high standard. To provide excellent customer service to tenants and leaseholders who are in the disrepair process, ensuring properties are maintained or returned to the standard and quality required by the organisation's policies. To have day to day supervision of maintenance term contractors, including liaison with partnering supervisors, and taking action under the contract where necessary to ensure an effective disrepair service

Principal accountabilities

  • Use technical expertise to specify and analyse repairs required to rectify defects, driving down costs where necessary, monitor and check the repairs and maintenance work to ensure that they are completed
  • To attend single and joint inspections, pre and post inspections. Act as planning supervisor on projects undertaken by the disrepair team.
  • Maintain control of costs by specifying accurately and completely all the required work necessary for the rectification of a defect. Raise works orders correctly, in line with current procedures.
  • Manage and monitor service and maintenance contracts
  • To represent as required in court and arbitration proceedings

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of contract management in a maintenance environment
  • Understanding of landlord/tenant matters, leaseholder consultation requirements and contract dispute and resolution
  • A degree qualification, (or HNC Building Studies or equivalent and working towards a degree qualification) (Desirable)
  • Substantial experience of repairs & maintenance service delivery, sustainability experience of administering building related Contracts at a senior level
  • Substantial experience of dealing with the public, resolving queries/problems or giving advice
  • Able to effectively plan and organise a wide and challenging workload

For more information - please forward your CV for review and contact kieran.williams@buildrec.com for an informal discussion on the role. 


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