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Land and property valuer

Estate agent

Land and property valuers give professional advice to individuals and businesses who buy, sell, and rent land and property. They estimate the market value of land, buildings, and real estate, to help their clients maximise their profit from a sale or rental agreement.

Average salary*

£20000

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£45000

Typical hours per week

38 - 40

How to become a land and property valuer

There are several routes to becoming a land and property valuer. You could complete a university or college course, an apprenticeship, or on-the-job training. 

You should explore these routes to becoming a land and property valuer to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions. 

University 

You could complete an undergraduate degree to become a land and property valuer, such as: 

  • Property development and valuation 
  • Real estate management 
  • Building or quantity surveying 
  • Commercial management. 

Alternatively, you could complete a specialised higher qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, or a distance learning course with the University College of Estate Management

If you already have a non-accredited undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as law, economics or maths, you could complete an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying to help you become a land and property valuer. 

Some employers advertise graduate trainee schemes for entry level land and property valuers which would help you develop your skills in the workplace. 

You'll need: 

  • 2 - 3 A levels, or equivalent (undergraduate degree) 
  • An undergraduate degree in any subject (postgraduate degree). 

> Equivalent entry requirements explained 

> Find a university course 

> Funding advice 

College/training provider 

You could complete a college course which offers an introduction to surveying to help you on your career path to becoming a land and property valuer, such as a level 3 diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or a T Level in Construction Design, Surveying and Planning.  

You’ll need: 

  • 3 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4 or above, including English and maths (level 3 course) 
  • At least 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4 or above, including English and maths (T Level). 

Alternatively, you could train in law or conveyancing to gain useful knowledge for a career in land and property valuation. 

You could complete a professional qualification through the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) such as Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice or a Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice. 

If you’d prefer to focus on law, you could complete a Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice or a Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. 

You’ll need: 

  • 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent (level 3 or 4 course) 
  • 2 -3 A levels, or equivalent (level 6 course).  

> Equivalent entry requirements explained 

> Find a course near you 

> Funding advice  

Apprenticeship 

You could complete a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship, to help you gain a job as a land and property valuer. 

You'll need 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels (or equivalent) for a degree apprenticeship. 

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed by a company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and attending a college or training provider. 

> Find an apprenticeship near you 

> Guide to apprenticeships 

Work 

If you have previous experience working for an estate agent or land agent, or qualifications which enable you to work as a surveying technician, you may be able to complete further qualifications on-the-job to become a land and property valuer. 

Work experience 

Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a land and property valuer. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV. 

> Find out more about work experience 

Skills  

Additional skills which could benefit anyone considering a job as a land and property valuer include:  

  • Knowledge of building and construction 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good maths and analytical thinking skills 
  • Ability to pay attention to detail. 

What does a land and property valuer do?

As a land and property valuer you would advise clients on the value of their land, buildings or commercial property. You could work for an estate agent, or local authority, helping to set council tax rates.  

The job role of a land and property valuer involves the following duties:  

  • Estimating the market value of land, buildings, and commercial (real estate) properties 
  • Helping clients to maximise profits from the sale or rent of their property 
  • Conducting research into client’s assets 
  • Writing detailed reports 
  • Organising auctions, marketing properties to potential bidders and managing sales 
  • Carrying out business and insurance valuations 
  • Completing compensation assessments 
  • Offering investment appraisals and advice 
  • Resolving disputes around land and property sales 
  • Keeping up to date with the property market. 

How much could you earn as a land and property valuer?

The expected salary for a land and property valuer varies as you become more experienced. 

  • Newly trained land and property valuers can earn £20,000 
  • Experienced land and property valuers can earn up to £45,000*. 

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. 

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019


Jobs

Check out the latest land and property valuer vacancies:  

 As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role will vary. New opportunities are posted as they come up. 

Career path and progression

As a land and property valuer, you could progress to a senior position as a project manager or director. 

You could use your skills to move into a role as a land buyer or property sales advisor. 

Alternatively, you could set yourself up as a self-employed consultant. 


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