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Estate Management Couples

Estate management is a broad term which includes property management, surveying, business and finance and the built environment.

An estate management couple will run and manage an estate and may be responsible for the profitability of the estate.

Overseeing staff and liaising with tenants and contractors on their employer’s behalf, an estate management couple will usually have a background in land or property management. They will be able to oversee multiple properties or advise on the most cost effective way to run an estate. Advice might include budget control, tendering/negotiating for contracts and overseeing projects. The role allows for continuity of management and a presence on the estate representing the owner in the best way possible at all times.

There are a couple of variations to these couples roles, which include:

Urban Estate Management: this role will consist of a group/portfolio of buildings and land and could be a combination of residential and commercial buildings. The responsibilities within the role are similar to that of the estate management couple, but candidates with more relevant urban building experience would be more suitable.

Rural Estate Management: this role will consist of managing a greater proportion of productive agricultural land combined with some commercial and residential property portfolios. Rural estate management couples will need a greater understanding of agriculture and previous experience of farming would be a distinct advantage.

For more information, please call Alex Sansbury, Mark Whitworth or any member within the household team on 020 7471 6000.