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Letting agent

Letting agents manage rental properties on behalf of owners.

Potential salary

£16,000 to £35,000

Employment by 2024

+3.38%

Working hours

40 to 42 a week

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • business management skills
  • active listening skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • persuading and negotiating skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • persistence and determination
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

You’ll take responsibility for all aspects of the let, like:

  • advising clients about the letting process
  • setting up viewings and showing potential tenants around the property
  • selecting responsible, reliable tenants
  • preparing tenancy agreements and inventories
  • checking tenant references
  • making sure all aspects of the letting meet legal requirements
  • meeting landlords and advising on rents
  • arranging for maintenance to be carried out
  • working with solicitors, builders, cleaners and suppliers
  • handling any problems with the property

You could work at a client's home, at a client's business or in an office.

With experience, you could progress to a management role, or move into estate agency work.

You can get more advice about careers in property letting from ARLA Propertymark and Chartered Institute of Housing.

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