Town & City Property Manager Receives Prestigious New Industry Qualification

Property manager Tamsin Withers has become the fourth property manager currently at Town & City Management Ltd to have been awarded with the prestigious MIRPM qualification in recognition of her skills, knowledge and professionalism within the property management industry.

Previously an Interior Designer, Tamsin has been in property management for three years, and swiftly gained her AIRPM before joining Town & City Management Ltd in summer 2016 to work on a newly acquired portfolio of properties in the south and south west of England.

In order to become a Member of Institute of Residential Property Management, Associates of the Institute (AIRPM) must have completed three years in the residential property management sector and have passed their Foundation & Associate Exams before they can sit the IRPM Member Exam. The IRPM Member Exam was launched in 2002 as a means of delivering a portable professional qualification in residential property management, and is considered to be one of the highest indicators of quality within the industry.

Based in Town & City’s Bournemouth office, Tamsin has been steadily working towards her MIRPM over the past year, and is also being supported by the company to complete an MSc in Historic Building Conservation, giving her the skills necessary to deal efficiently with Contractors and Leaseholders on more complex ‘section 20’ building maintenance projects. In her property management role, Tamsin is regularly required to work on restoration issues to do her properties such as tackling damp and condensation, renewing timberwork, replacing lead flashing, brickwork and lime and cement mortar, all of which the MSc course is very informative for.

Tamsin now manages 32 residential property developments, spanning all building types from Victorian conversions to new-build flats.

Town & City’s Associate Director Tom Woodley says:

“Very many congratulations to Tamsin on her MIRPM Award. Tamsin is well-spoken and articulate, and has gone above and beyond to ensure that each of the properties that she manages could been transformed for the better as efficiently and swiftly as possible. Where others would be overwhelmed or daunted by the enormity of the transformation tasks that she has had to deal with at a number of properties, she has shown huge enthusiasm in getting stuck into some extremely complex building alterations, including damp water ingress, subsistence, crumbling windowsills.

“Her calmness and clear resolve to put right all the issues in the buildings that she looks after has meant that she has been extremely diligent to the tasks in hand and has become a real asset to our team. The overwhelming impression is, people feel as if they can trust her, and are only too happy to pick the phone up to her – which in a property manager, is a very special quality.”