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Disrepair Surveyor

A Local Authority based in the Greater Manchester region is currently recruiting for a Legal / Disrepair Surveyor to join their team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary ongoing position and the ideal candidate will act as Lead Officer and Expert Witness in determining legal liability and defending cases, through the delivery of high quality case management.

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Landlords obligations in litigation and arbitration proceedings in areas of disrepair, statutory nuisance, land ownership, illegal evictions and incidents of personal injury, by providing a comprehensive and vigorous defence.

The main responsibilities of the role:

  • Working closely with the Surveying Manager you will manage you own caseload keeping within financial restraints and budgets, i.e.

    Service Level Agreements, Structural referrals, Dry/Wet rot.

  • To be responsible for the management and delivery of both the Highway Service Level Agreement, Specialist areas of Timber Infestation and Structural projects.

  • Act as Manchester City Council designated Expert Witness in Court Proceedings, providing a high level of technical and legal evidence in a concise and clear oral or written format.

  • Defend the litigated action to minimize incurred costs.

  • To deputise for the Legal Surveying Manager in her/his absence in the post holder's own service areas.

    This is to involve advising on high level complex and contentious issues which have substantial implications on service delivery.

  • Establish effective relationships with other departments to ensure that up to date property information is integrated into the work of the team (e.g.

    capital programme) and work with the Legal Surveying Manager to develop/implement policy and procedure.


  • You will be an excellent communicator who is highly organised and be able to deliver a high quality service to demanding timescales.

    This is a pressured and demanding role therefore a pro-active and positive approach is required to deal with challenges and issues in a helpful and professional manner.

  • You will have experience in building surveying in the construction industry with a minimum HND/HNC or equivalent qualification in construction, and hold a CSRT qualification or full membership of CIOB or RICS.

    You will also have previous experience within a legal surveying environment.

  • You must have a full driving licence as access to a car for this role, however you can be based at home or in the office when you are not conducting surveys.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £28 - £30 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx.

£680 - £720 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Rate: £28 - £30 per hour + Umbrella LTD
  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Construction
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: James Glover
  • Tel: 01772 208 967
  • Fax: 01772 471473
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  • Posted: 2022-06-24 09:58:00 -

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