The Employment of Estate Staff

The Employment of Estate Staff

With good client communication at the heart of our property management operation, Watsons prides itself on offering an exceptional quality of service to residential, commercial and mixed-use facilities. We’ll look for cost savings wherever possible and will deal with the many administration, accounting and legal obligations involved in running your building to relieve you of the burden of liability.

Whilst our services include the appointment of local contractors to undertake major works and maintenance, we can also provide specialist support if our client wishes to employ on-site staff. This is sometimes considered when employing a caretaker, concierge, gardener or cleaner.

Employing people has both advantages and disadvantages and should not be considered lightly. Employment law must be followed in ensuring that best practice is adhered to, throughout the term of any staff employment. Our clients will directly employ the site staff but Watsons will provide all relevant support such as:

  • Making sure that there is an employment contract agreed between the member of staff and the client;
  • Ensuring that all documents, circulars and letters issued in relation to employees are communicated clearly;
  • That pay, benefits and conditions of service are agreed at the outset and performance monitored;
  • The payroll function is managed on the client’s behalf;
  • All recruitment, appraisal and disciplinary procedures are actioned with the client’s input.

Our advice will also include, where necessary, the effect of TUPE regulations. These were introduced to guarantee that employment contracts and rights would be preserved on a company takeover. In essence all employees and contract rights would transfer to the buyer of a company.

If you are a client of Watsons and you are interested in the employment of estate staff, then please contact Alison Crawford on 01603 751567 for further information.



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