Profession housing manager

Housing managers oversee housing services for tenants or residents. They work for housing associations or private organisations for which they collect rental fees, inspect properties, suggest and implement improvements concerning repairs or neighbour nuissance issues, maintain communication with tenants, handle housing applications and liaise with local authorities and property managers. They hire, train and supervise personnel.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Financial statements

    The set of financial records disclosing the financial position of a company at the end of a set period or of the accounting year. The financial statements consisting of five parts which are the statement of financial position, the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity (SOCE), the statement of cash flows and notes.

  • Building construction principles

    The component elements and principles of building construction such as types of wall construction and foundations, defects in walls and roofs and ways to address such defects.

  • Property law

    The law and legislation that regulates all the different ways to handle property, such as the types of property, how to handle property disputes and property contract rules.

  • Financial management

    The field of finance that concerns the practical process analysis and tools for designating financial resources. It encompasses the structure of businesses, the investment sources, and the value increase of corporations due to managerial decision-making.

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Financial analysis

    The process of assessing the financial possibilities, means, and status of an organisation or individual by analysing financial statements and reports in order to make well informed business or financial decisions.

  • Building codes

    The set of guidelines that determine the minimum standards for buildings and other constructions in order to protect public health and safety.

Skills

  • Create a financial plan

    Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.

  • Liaise with property owners

    Establish good working relations with the owner, signal problems and renovation needs, and advise on the choice of tenants.

  • Investigate social security applications

    Investigate the eligibility of citizens applying for social security benefits by examining documents, interviewing the citizen, and researching the related legislation.

  • Enforce financial policies

    Read, understand, and enforce the abidance of the financial policies of the company in regards with all the fiscal and accounting proceedings of the organisation.

  • Inform on renting agreements

    Inform landlords or tenants of a property on the duties and rights of the landlord and tenant, such as the landlord's responsibility for the upkeep of the property and the eviction rights in the event of a breach of contract, and the tenant's responsibility to pay rent in a timely manner and avoid negligence.

  • Analyse market financial trends

    Monitor and forecast the tendencies of a financial market to move in a particular direction over time.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Communicate with tenants

    Communicate in a positive and cooperative manner with the tenants of a property or part of a property, such as apartments and sections of commercial buildings, in order to facilitate efficient procedures in terms of rent and other contractual agreements as well as to ensure their satisfaction.

  • Manage personnel

    Hire and train employees to increase their value to the organisation. This includes a range of human resources activity, developing and implementing policies and processes to create an employee-supportive work environment.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Collect rental fees

    Receive and process payments from tenants of properties, such as residential or commercial properties, ensuring that the paid rent is in accordance with the contract and that rental fees are paid in a timely manner.

  • Examine the conditions of buildings

    Monitor and assess the conditions of buildings in order to detect faults, structural problems, and damages. Assess general building cleanliness for grounds maintenance and real estate purposes.

  • Analyse financial performance of a company

    Based on accounts, records, financial statements and external information of the market, analyse the performance of the company in financial matters in order to identify improvement actions that could increase profit.

  • Plan allocation of space

    Plan best allocation and utilisation of space and resources, or re-organise current premises.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Provide information on properties

    Provide information on the positive and negative aspects of a property and the practicalities concerning any financial transactions or insurance procedures; such as location, composition of the property, renovation or repair needs, the cost of the property and the costs related to insurance.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Check construction compliance

    Determine whether a construction complies with laws and regulations.

  • Advise on financial matters

    Consult, advise, and propose solutions with regards to financial management such as acquiring new assets, incurring in investments, and tax efficiency methods.

  • Handle tenant changeover

    Discuss administrative matters with the previous and future tenants and inspect the rented accomodation (rooms, apartments, houses) to make sure that the renovation and maintenance agreement has been respected.

Optional knowledge and skills

build community relations real estate market obtain financial information plan buildings maintenance work organise property viewing prepare inventory of properties collect property financial information report major building repairs public housing legislation government social security programmes work within communities analyse community needs supervise property development projects organise a damage assessment perform property market research energy performance of buildings fire safety regulations