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Factor – Property

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Property factors manage rented houses and flats for private landlords as well as communal areas of privately owned properties. They often deal with tenement properties, or blocks of flats, where there may be a mixture of owned and rented flats in the same building.

Housing officers do similar work in the public sector. See the job article Housing Officer.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for full time property factors in Scotland tend to be in the range of £22,000 to £30,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You might work for: a group of owners in a tenement, the members of a shared ownership scheme, a solicitor's practice, a company of chartered surveyors, or a construction company.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
13618
0.3 %
FALL
2024
13572
  United Kingdom
2019
210138
1.9 %
RISE
2024
214203

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have knowledge of the legal, financial and practical issues surrounding property.

Training

Getting On

More Information

Employers usually encourage staff to take housing qualifications while they are working.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 4544
E-mail: scotland@cih.org
Website: http://www.cih.org
Website (2): http://www.cih.org/careersinhousing
Twitter: @CIHhousing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIHhousing

Instructus Skills
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: https://www.instructus-skills.org
Twitter: @InstructusSkill

Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. They ensure that apprentices learn the skills that employers need, from business skills to engineering to e-commerce.

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