What does a Lettings Consultant do?
Property owners employ Lettings Consultants to manage rental properties on their behalf. They can work at a client’s home or from an office. The Lettings Consultant is responsible for finding tenants, setting up viewings of properties for tenants and negotiating and collecting rent. They also oversee every aspect of managing the tenancy of rental properties, including preparing tenancy agreements, ordering inventories and ensuring that tenants get quality service. Lettings Consultants generally work 40 hours per week. They have flexible days, but may also need to work during evenings and weekends.
Lettings Consultant skills and qualifications
A successful Lettings Consultant candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications needed to perform their duties effectively. These include:
- In-depth knowledge of the rental and property development and management industry
- Strong persuasion and negotiation skills to win reliable tenants and increase the property owners’ revenue
- Excellent customer service skills to create and maintain trustworthy relationships with tenants and property owners
- Confidence and strong interpersonal skills
- Strong sales skills and commercial awareness
- Knowledge of the marketing methods in the properties industry
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective communication with clients
Lettings Consultant experience requirements
All Lettings Consultant positions typically require a sound foundation in property management and development, commercial and residential letting, negotiation and drafting tenancy agreements. Previous experience in customer services, business management and soliciting is also helpful. Other experience requirements may depend on the client, location and whether the property is for commercial or residential purposes. Entry and mid-level Lettings Consultants need two to five years of experience. Senior Lettings Consultants may require eight to 10 years of experience in residential and commercial property management. Employers can substitute experience with professional training when recruiting for entry-level Lettings Consultant roles.
Lettings Consultant education and training requirements
Lettings Consultants do not have specific experience and training requirements. Many employers recruit candidates who have completed a Housing and Property Management Assistant Intermediate Apprenticeship. Some companies choose Lettings Consultant candidates from Administrators who have gained relevant skills and experiences. Most employers will employ candidates with GCSEs or equivalent qualifications if they have work experience. Some employers require candidates to have professional training from the National Federation of Property Professionals and The Chartered Institute of Housing.
Lettings Consultant salary expectations
According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for a Lettings Consultant in the UK is £22,657 per year. The actual pay may depend on the employer, location, industry, experience, education and specific job duties and responsibilities.
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