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.


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

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 27% 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

5,644 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 5,644. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, 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 £19,802, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,547

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, 5,644 people are employed in the region.

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