Career outlook for general practice surveyor
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would tell people how much land and property is worth. You’d help your clients with deals to buy, sell, and rent it.
You’d advise your clients on land and property valuations and development, and manage the letting, buying and selling of properties.
- Negotiate deals to buy, sell and rent property
- Act as an agent to buy and sell property and land on behalf of clients
- Assess environmental impact and economic viability of development
- Value land and property
- Compile reports for mortgage valuations, rent reviews and investment potential
- Advise on property values, land purchase, tenure issues and related legislation
You could work in either the private or public sector. There are several areas you could specialise in.
If you work in development you’d liaise with other professionals such as town planners, architects, and highways and structural engineers to consider new developments and their financial implications.
You could manage property on behalf of a landlord, collect rents, deal with maintenance and repair and make sure people adhere to tenancy agreements.
In investment, you’d advise clients on buying and selling individual investments or managing large property portfolios.
You could also do work for the Valuation Office Agency. You’d value property on behalf of the government, local authorities and public bodies for business rates, capital taxation, purchase and sale.
Some qualified surveyors are also estate agents.
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