Property, housing or estate manager
- 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
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
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.
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.