- maths knowledge
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of geography
- analytical thinking skills
- customer service skills
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- negotiating deals for buying, selling and renting property
- acting as an agent, buying and selling property and land on behalf of clients
- assessing the environmental impact and economic viability of developments
- valuing land and property
- compiling reports for valuations, mortgages, rent reviews and investment potential
- advising on property values, land purchase, tenancy issues and related legislation
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in an office or on a construction site.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers and you'll travel often.
You could move into a specialist area like auctioning land, property or plant and machinery, or the valuation and auctioning of fine arts and antiques.
You can find out more about becoming a general practice surveyor from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.