£8,320 Average salary at age 20
£44,720 Average Salary
49 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;
  • Manages general upkeep, maintenance and security of the estate’s amenities;
  • Makes sure that the amenities meet health and safety standards and legal requirements;
  • Advises on energy efficiency;
  • Discusses client’s requirements and may advise 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’ association and social workers to resolve any family problems.


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.

What Property, housing and estate managers studied in higher education

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What Property, housing and estate managers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L7) Human & social geography4
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology3
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology3
(V3) History by topic1
(W3) Music1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture2
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics3
(K2) Building8
(K1) Architecture2
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing3
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic4
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport4
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(Q2) Comparative literary studies1
(N1) Business studies9
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(R7) Russian & East European studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)5
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies10
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance1

UK Prospects

187100 Workforce Size
2.17% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
25347 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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