Property, housing or estate manager

Job holders within this unit group manage shopping centres, residential areas and private estates, and arrange for the sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients and employers.


  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Manages general upkeep, maintenance and security of the estate.
  • Makes sure that the amenities meet health and safety standards and legal requirements.
  • Advises on energy efficiency.
  • Discusses client's requirements and advises client on the purchase of property and land for investment and other purposes.
  • Conducts or arranges for structural surveys of properties and undertakes any necessary valuations of property or agricultural land, and deals with grant and subsidy applications.
  • Negotiates land or property purchases and sales or leases and tenancy agreements and arranges legal formalities with solicitors, building societies and other parties.
  • Maintains or arranges for the maintenance of estate accounts and records and produces financial forecasts.
  • Acts as arbiter in disputes between landlord and tenant and ensures that both fulfil their legal obligations.
  • Examines and assesses housing applications, advises on rent levels, investigates complaints and liaises with tenants.

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

There are no formal academic requirements, although entrants usually possess a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification. Apprenticeships are available in some areas. Many employers expect the attainment of membership to a relevant professional body.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 28% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for property, housing or estate manager is £29,933

5,133 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 5,133. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

134 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 134 jobs have been posted for property, housing or estate manager roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £29,933 per year. That is about £2,494 per month or £15.35 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,759, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,857

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 5,133 people are employed in the region.

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