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Fee-paid Professional Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber

Closing date:  24 July, 2019 - 13:00

Applications open: 10 July 2019 – 13:00

Closing date: 24 July 2019 - 13:00

Number of vacancies: 11

Fee for Member: £319.46 a day

Locations: London region (7 positions), South East region (2 positions), Midlands region (2 positions).

The First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber requires people with substantial experience in relation to housing or housing conditions and/or matters relating to landlord and tenant relationships who can contribute to, and take an active role in hearings, by using their specialist knowledge and expertise as Professional Members of the tribunal.

Who can apply?

To apply, you must be a member of one of the following associations:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers
  • Chartered Institute of Building

Candidates will be expected to have knowledge of at least some of the areas of the Residential Property division of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber as part of their professional practice, which would usually be for a period of 4 or more years.

Members are expected to make themselves available to sit for a minimum of 30 days per year

First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber, Residential Property

The First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber, Residential Property handles applications, appeals and references about disputes over property and land. The types of cases dealt with by professional members can include:

  • disputes about residential leasehold management, including the pay-ability of service charges
  • 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 about houses in multiple occupation
  • appeals against financial penalties imposed for housing offences or in respect of prohibited payments.

About the selection process

When the exercise opens, candidates will be required to complete an online application containing basic details, including their personal profile, character profile and a statement of suitability setting out how they meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

The number of applications received will determine the means by which candidates are shortlisted. If we receive a large number of applications, an online qualifying test will be used. The test will be available to sit between 7am and 9pm on 8 August. The test can be taken at a place convenient to the candidate; all they need is access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a stable internet connection. If an online test is not necessary, shortlisting will be against the eligibility criteria only, taking account of the information provided in candidates’ statements of suitability.

Those who are shortlisted will be invited to attend a selection day comprising competency based questions and situational questions. Further details will be provided when the exercise opens.

Key Dates

Applications open: 10 July 2019 – 13:00

Closing date: 24 July 2019 - 13:00

Online qualifying test (if necessary): 8 August 2019

Selection days: Early November 2019

If there are any updates concerning this exercise, and to be notified when the exercise opens for applications, you can sign up to receive email notifications.