Property, housing and estate managers


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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.


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.

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Landlord (property management)
Manager, site (property management)
Manager, estates
Officer, estate
Manager, agent, estate
Manager, centre, city
Manager, market
Manager, sales (estate agents)
Manager, caretaking
Manager, premises
Manager, technical (property management)
Manager, branch (property letting)
Head of facilities
Manager, centre, shopping
Owner (letting agency)
Owner (property management)
Manager, resident
Manager, service, property
Manager, environment (railways)
Manager, centre, town
Manager, land (building construction)
Officer, estates
Manager (estate agents)
Director, housing
Manager (property management)
Manager (housing association)
Factor, housing
Landlady (property management)
Manager, lettings
Manager, property
Owner, land
Manager (auctioneers)
Manager, markets
Manager, auction
Factor, estate
Manager, estate
Owner, auction
Owner, property
Manager, housing
Manager, facilities
Landlord, property
Manager, support, facilities
Investor, property
Manager, services, house
Director, land (building construction)
Owner (estate agents)
Manager, hall, town
Manager, relocation
Manager, house (property management)
Manager (property investment company)
Owner, agency, letting
Manager, building (property management)
Developer, property
Manager, neighbourhood

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.