Our teams are excited about providing you with an energetic approach to service excellence

About us

At GEM our brand is important to us, we have built a sound reputation in the industry based on trust and our expertise.  The countless referrals from our existing clients have enabled our growth over the last 20 years.

We understand that your property is your biggest investment and our team endeavour to ensure that your investment is protected. We can provide a cost-effective service, tailored to your needs.

Our property management team gain an understanding of your site and of the issues you are encountering by proactively attending at regular intervals, agreed by you in advance.  We understand the importance of communication and produce a report that aids in planning for your future maintenance needs and expenditure. Our teams are also able to provide regular newsletters to residents and updates to directors.

For new developments we are able to offer advice and guidance from the planning stage to help create a more desirable living environment, enriching the community, creating a seamless management and happy tenants.

“Our vision is to be the best at what we do and to be different in our approach.”

We want to be known for delivering service that exceeds customer expectations, particularly in our communication, and for us to make a difference in developing our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate. We are innovative and pro-active, with a sprinkling of originality but we still listen to our clients’ needs, looking for those ‘attention to detail’ items that can enhance our service and add value.

We are committed to establishing The Qdime Group of companies as an innovative, successful and profitable provider of support services to the private residential property sector. We are not motivated by the size of the group, for us it’s all about how we provide the best communication and service, how we obtain best value for money and how we excite customers by proactively managing their homes.

To achieve this we focus on our people, managing and developing them and adding new expertise whenever needed so that we can exceed your expectations.

Our strong service culture and ‘delivery philosophy’ puts people at the core of everything we do. We believe our personal approach is key to our success. Our culture is one of empowerment, ownership and honesty. We achieve this through supportive management, training and development combined with efficient operational systems and processes. Although you will usually have one primary point of contact, they will be supported by a talented team of specialists who are also at your disposal.

Property management requires close working relationships with our clients, and mutual respect; we have a common goal and it’s only by working together that you achieve results.

We want our clients to receive excellent service and to feel valued and important – because we recognise that you always have a choice.

In fulfilling our responsibilities, Castleford will endeavour to detail precisely what tasks need to be undertaken, by whom and in what timescale. In doing so, we will strive to:

medalExemplify straightforwardness

By placing an emphasis on

excellent communication with

both developers and residents,

using simple, unambiguous

everyday language.

medalEncourage transparency

By ensuring that reporting

structures are robust and

dynamic and that financial

matters always comply with the

highest professional standards.

medalTake pride

In every aspect of our service,

through to the smallest detail.

medalDisplay thoroughness and tenacity

To ensure that every issue is

resolved in the best interests of

clients and customers alike.

medalDemonstrate understanding

By providing a service which is

pertinent to the unique

demands of each development.

medalCommand trust

By displaying the highest levels

of professionalism at all times.


Honesty: We are helpful, informative and straightforward.

Accountability: We are confident, knowledgeable and open to challenge.

Pride: We are enthusiastic, thorough and tenacious.

Professionalism: We are well informed and reliable, we take ownership of the issue.

Integrity: We say what we mean and we do what we say.

It is a common assumption that the property manager is the person who manages a development, and although they are of course an important element, they are just one part of a much bigger team; To provide the most professional and knowledgeable management service requires a team of people who are specialists in the various elements of the property management service. We see the manager’s role as the ‘communicator’ with residents, and the ‘co-ordinator’ of the services being provided, whether external or in-house.

Underlying the management service we offer is an experienced and well trained, multi-disciplined team of people, comprising of the following disciplines:-

Property Managers

Often the first port of contact for residents, our managers are trained in customer service, in addition to the building knowledge they need to be effective managers. Many are IRPM qualified already, but if not, we provide them with training through our in-house Qdime Academy and external courses.

Legal Advisors

Our in-house solicitors advise on all aspects of property management, from Landlord and Tenant Act to the RICS code of conduct. This is vital in an industry where the rules and regulations are constantly changing.

Our team can also provide assistance with selling your property by sending an information pack to your conveyancers through to post completion queries.

We also assist in progressing any debt recovery where required to ensure that funds are available for maintaining the property.


Complex building issues require people with detailed knowledge of construction, building regulations, and electrical and mechanical installations.

We employ qualified Chartered Surveyors who are available to advise and assist our managers when detailed or technical building issues arise.

Property Administrators

Some things you can plan for and some you can’t.  Our PM Administrators respond to all reactive maintenance issues, raise works orders and sign off the order once complete.  We have our own handymen and electricians who can respond quickly to these situations.

We have a separate team who deal with Planned Maintenance including lift inspections, emergency lighting tests, Risk assessments etc.  This frees up our PM’s and their administrators to concentrate on issues which arise each day.


Insurance Advisors

We have a dedicated team of insurance experts who manage our Block Policy wording through our London based brokers; an annual marketing exercise with insurers of repute; the collection of premiums and management of insurance claims.

We earn a rebate from the insurer for providing the staff who carry out that work in the normal course of our business.  We are very protective of our bespoke policy hence we carry out this work in-house to control claims and guard against major fluctuations in premiums from one year to the next.

Client Accounting

Working in client accounts requires a financial head and knowledge of service charge accounting. Our highly experienced accounts team, led by qualified accountants, ensure that customers receive their invoices in a timely manner and that contractors are paid correctly.

Reconciling the property bank accounts is a high priority to ensure that our clients’ money is safe at all times.

Debt Recovery

To ensure that maintenance obligations under leases and Transfers can be met, protecting our clients and volunteer resident RMC directors, it is essential that service charge contributions are received in a timely manner.

We have strict credit control procedures in place that transfer to our sister company Allsquare Legal Limited who specialise in debt recovery, and being solicitors tend to get a much quicker response.

Health & Safety

The penalties for not dealing properly with H&S issues are severe. It is unrealistic to assume all managers would possess detailed H&S knowledge. We employ in-house highly trained and skilled H&S experts, both to carry out regular H&S inspections, and to be a source of advice to managers when issues arise.

The Qdime Group consists of a growing number of companies, specialising in residential property. We have three firms of managing agents, a maintenance division, a professional services company and a firm of solicitors. We have offices in Poole, Bristol, Letchworth and our head office in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. We operate throughout the South of England and South Wales, from Ipswich to Eastbourne and from Broadstairs to Swansea.

The aim of the Group is to be a one-stop shop for all residential property matters, but with individual specialist companies who can support each other.

We expect our staff to perform at a very high level, and provide support and training to enable them to reach the required standard.

Ongoing Vacancies

In addition to specific vacancies detailed below, we are always keen to meet high quality property managers whenever they are available. We do the same with Apprentices, and are very proud of the Apprenticeship schemes we offer, and some of the wonderful successes we have had.


Become an Apprentice @ GEM

Working for us you will be working towards an NVQ level 2/3 in any discipline; you will have the opportunity to work across all departments. Whether you want to be part of the team in the office, or want to work out in the field with trades, come and develop your career with us.

This is a fabulous opportunity for young people who want to kick start their career. Full training will be given. The Apprentices that we hired last year have been offered full time jobs!!

If you are interested in finding out more please email your interest along with your CV to apprenticeships@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk quoting Hazelvine.


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Become a Property Manager @ GEM

Can you demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relevant legislation, service charges and budgeting, combined with excellent communication skills and fully focused on putting the customer first? If you are looking for a varied and exciting position in a forward thinking company and have the drive and enthusiasm to succeed, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV by e-mail to cv@hazelvine.com quoting reference PM (BE)

"I have learnt a great amount from Gem which will benefit me greatly in the future. You believed in me and pushed me to achieve more than I thought I could, and for that I can only thank you".