Agency Surveyor

Also known as a “Commercial Surveyor” or “Agent”

An agency surveyor buys or sells property and land on behalf of occupiers (also known as tenants) or landlords. You might hear this role called a commercial surveyor or an agent too. You’d like this job if you enjoy working with a variety of people, being out and about as well as in the office, problem-solving, and marketing – amongst other things!

Agency surveyors are sort of like a go-between to take the hassle off the client’s hands. They also lease property on behalf of landlords to help them get the most out of it, and they help occupiers find property that meets their needs.

Agency surveyors work across many different sectors within property. So you could be dealing with the traditional retail, industrial and office markets, or you might focus on alternative sectors such as hotel and leisure sites, woodland, and hospitals. Your job would include:

  • Advising clients on buying and selling investments (land, buildings, etc.)
  • Buying land and getting funding
  • Negotiating contract terms for landlords and tenants
  • Making sure tenants are keeping to the conditions of their agreement

Beneficial skills & interests in this role:

  • Good communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Enjoys problem solving
  • Organised

How much can I earn?

Depending on where in the UK you decide to work, your salary will be higher or lower. Check out our salary map to see what you could earn.

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London Agency Surveyor salaries*
Apprentice (L6):£17,800
Newly qualified:£34,000
Partner / Director:£75,000
London Agency Surveyor salaries*
Apprentice (L6):£17,800
Newly qualified:£34,000
Partner / Director:£75,000

* Salaries are an estimate and may vary

Career paths into this role

  • Apprentice route
    You could qualify as an Agency Surveyor whilst working in a supporting role. You study alongside your practical experience

  • Graduate route
    You’ll need an RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) accredited undergraduate or postgraduate degree. You’ll usually need 5 GCSEs (9-4) and 3 A Levels to get onto a degree course, but you might be able to use other qualifications.

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