Property, Housing and Estate Managers

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.


New workers
£ 17,223
£ 34,284
£ 63,252

Available jobs

In the past year there were 160,603 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Property Management

  • Facility Management

  • Invoicing

  • Property Inspection

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Construction

  • Auditing

  • Project Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Finance

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Organizational Skills

  • Operations

  • Sales

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.