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General practice surveyor

General practice surveyors are involved in the management, valuation, buying, selling and development of land and property.

Potential salary

£20,000 to £50,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

38 to 40 a week

  • 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.

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