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Deputy Regional Valuer of the First-tier Tribunal, Residential Property, Property Chamber

Closing date:  12 October, 2017 - 13:00


Number of Vacancies: Three

Location: Birmingham, Cambridge and London

Salary: £108,171. In addition, post holders in London receive a salary lead of £2,000 a year and a London Allowance of £2,000 a year.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for Members and Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to join the judiciary, providing the necessary knowledge and expertise to help settle residential property disputes.

There are three vacancies available; one based in Birmingham, one in Cambridge and one in London, although successful candidates will be required to travel and work throughout the surrounding area.  

Appointments are offered on a full time basis; 50:50 job share; or on a part-time basis working a minimum of 60%. Those wishing to apply for part-time work may be able to take up alternative employment outside of their judicial hours, subject to the approval of the Chamber President.

Experience in residential property management and/or residential property valuations is desirable but not essential.

About the role

As a Deputy Regional Valuer you will chair tribunals and hold case management and primary hearings where appropriate. The types of cases dealt with include:

  • dispute about private sector rents
  • disputes about residential leasehold management, including pay-ability of service charges
  • valuation for enfranchisement and lease extension
  • disputes about the right to buy where a property is considered to be particularly suitable for the elderly
  • disputes about park homes
  • appeals against local authority notices about the condition of a property and appeals against Houses in Multiple Occupation

You will be required to review decisions and statements of reasons with a view to maintaining and improving quality and consistency, bearing in mind developments in statutory and case law, practice directions and guidelines established with the Chamber President.

You will report to the regional judge and assist in the leadership and management of judges and other members by, among other things, advising on the judicial resource requirements of the region; determining the number and constitution of tribunals within the relevant statutory framework; and conducting appraisals.

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