Estates Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 679012681-2
  • Date Posted: 6 August 2022
  • Recruiter: The Southern Coop
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: £41,740
  • Sector: Care in the community, Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a community and grow a career? At Southern Co-op we work hard because we want to do well and the more successful we are the more we can give back to our members and communities - that s the beauty of a co-operative.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estates Surveyor to join our property team. You ll work with the Estate Manager and the wider property team to provide a broad range of professional duties as required by the retail operation, and to maximise the return on the property portfolio.

The estate comprises a portfolio primarily consisting of over 350 convenience stores, funeral directors, and coffee shops, along with approximately 100 commercial sub let and investment units, and 100 residential properties.


  • Manage the Society's property estate to maximise return, and satisfy operational requirements
  • Assisting in marketing and letting or sales of non-trading properties including instructing/managing both agents and solicitors, negotiating disposal terms and legal negotiations
  • Managing rent reviews either directly or through surveyors
  • Negotiation of lease renewals & surrenders with both head landlords and sub-tenants
  • Negotiation of dilapidation claims and repair schedules
  • Gaining all necessary consents and licences including, licences for alterations, licences to underlet and deeds of variation as required by the retailers
  • Obtaining planning permission for conversions, change of use, etc.
  • Agreeing building works and managing contractors
  • Assisting acquisition of new property and investment interests
  • Dealing with a wide range of Landlord & Tenant and property management matters including land ownership, demise, title issues and boundary queries and disputes
  • Dealing with service charge matters


  • Preferably MRICS qualified with ideally 2 or more years P.Q.E
  • Experience of property management/landlord and tenant issues
  • Ability to manage a mixed portfolio of retail, properties, as landlord or tenant, and a residential portfolio
  • Sound communication skills to deal both with retail colleagues and external consultants, etc.
  • Car driver, prepared for an amount of travel across the south of England

If you re passionate about property, and have a background in a fast-paced environment then we would love to hear from you. In return, we will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to develop your skills and grow your career.