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ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT!

Rebecca Jones, Marc Martin, Faye Mulkeirins
Rebecca Jones, Marc Martin, Faye Mulkeirins
Rebecca Jones, Marc Martin, Faye Mulkeirins

THREE new faces have joined our lettings team – scoring a century by taking the team’s combined years of industry experience over the 100 mark.

Marc Martin joins the company to become the new Lettings Manager.

He has worked in all areas of the industry – and built up a vast amount of local knowledge in and around Warwickshire.

Marc prides himself on being able to provide the very best customer service, establishing excellent relationships with landlords.

“It’s a privilege to join SBK,” he says.  “The team now has more than 100 years of experience in the industry – a professional, reliable, well-established service for landlords and tenants, which sets us out well in front of our competitors.’’

Marc is joined by Rebecca Jones and Faye Mulkeirins, who both join as Lettings Administrators.

With over 20 years of experience working in the property and lettings industry, Rebecca started her career working for a housing association and went on to work for a number of lettings and management companies, both large corporate and independent firms.

“Throughout my 20 years of working in the Leamington area, it’s been interesting watching the property industry expand and develop, especially over the last 8 years,” Rebecca says.

“I am extremely excited to be working at SBK.  I find myself in a company that is showing itself to be very successful and expanding in a very challenging industry and I am delighted to be part of a dynamic, fun and knowledgeable team.”

Faye has worked for an independent agent for more than 12 years. After gaining a vast amount of knowledge of all aspects of lettings – covering administration, accounts and negotiation – she now looks forward to exceeding the standard for SBK.

“I enjoy all aspects of working within the lettings industry but particularly like being involved in meeting new clients and customers and providing them with excellent customer service,” she says.

Modern Mews EstateSheldon Bosley and Knight and Rennie – two of the leading estate agents in Warwickshire – merged in 2016 to form Sheldon Bosley Knight. Knight and Rennie previously acquired Anne Reeve Lettings, cementing its position as one of the biggest and most trusted lettings agents in the area.

SBK currently has more than 1,500 properties across Warwickshire under management.

The lettings team – based in Leamington Spa and with a new Lettings Centre due to open in Kenilworth in 2017 – provide coverage six days a week, with a rapidly growing landlord and tenant base.

“Welcoming three new, very experienced faces, to our already well-established lettings team means we can increase our capacity and extend our expertise to even more landlords and tenants,” Mike Cleary, Director of SBK, said.

“The lettings market is very strong across Warwickshire – and we look forward to a busy 2017.”

For more information about our Lettings Services please go to www.sheldonbosleyknight.co.uk.

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Property Management Software

Bosley Bites - Lettings Agents

house and keysWe have recently installed an upgrade to our bespoke property management computer software which gives additional features to allow our service even greater efficiency.

Any computer system cannot replace the professional personal approach we adopt but is essential to ensure compliance with strict RICS client accounting regulations adopted by our practice.

Each landlord should expect us to deliver the care of their property as if it were the only house we manage.

A good property management computer system helps us to deliver this expectation.

For more information and advice on letting or managing a property, please contact Sue Maaz FARLA in our Shipston-on-Stour office or Michael Scott FARLA in our Stratford-upon-Avon office.

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Property Portals

Bosley Bites - Lettings Agents

 

house key and computer keyboardOver the past fifteen years property portals have become a very important part of letting agents’ marketing package as prospective tenants increasingly start their property search online.

Of course, portals are just one part of a letting agent’s marketing strategy but most landlords will now want to know which ones their property will be advertised on.

Sheldon Bosley have strived to be at the forefront of the use of portals as marketing tools in order to provide the best service for their landlord clients and give each property maximum exposure to as many potential tenants as possible.

Our own website is under constant review and we are long time subscribers to Rightmove as well as being one of the first agents to sign up to On The Market (OTM).

For more information and advice on letting or managing a property, please contact Sue Maaz FARLA in our Shipston-on-Stour office or Michael Scott FARLA in our Stratford-upon-Avon office.

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Residential Lettings Newsletter – Summer 2015

Sheldon Bosley Lettings Agents in Shipston on Stour

Sheldon Bosley Residential Lettings Newsletter June 15 - Sheldon BosleyOur Residential Lettings Newsletter Summer 2015 is now available.

This edition includes a market update, a round up of the new energy efficiency rules and a reminder about the new rules on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in rental properties.

Click here to view or download your copy of the Residential Lettings Newsletter – Summer 2015

If you would like to receive your own hard copy of any of our newsletters, please contact us on 01789 292310 or 01608 661666 and leave your details.

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Market Report – Residential Lettings

lettings agents in Shipston on Stour and Stratford on AvonIn recent years the growth in the private rented sector has been attributed to a lack of easily available private mortgages, however, evidence seems to show that we, as a nation, are changing our attitudes to the properties we live in.  Renting is now seen by many as a flexible and relatively hassle free way of living which suits modern lifestyles. It allows people to settle in a location where perhaps they couldn’t afford to buy but they enjoy living in. With a growing population of lifetime renters, increasing the amount of good quality, affordable rental accommodation is essential to meet this demand.

Nationally, it is being reported that demand is outstripping supply in the private rented accommodation sector which has had the effect of raising rent levels, although in more rural areas of the country such as Stratford upon Avon, rents tend to hit a ceiling due to the incomes of people working locally.

As a result of this, one area which is recovering ground after a disappointing period, is the ‘Buy-to-Let’ sector, with landlords now spoilt for choice with a record number of mortgage products to choose from.  Low mortgage rates have continued making investment attractive, although any landlords looking to invest in the ‘Buy-to-Let’ market should factor in interest rate rises into projected business plans to avoid any unwelcome surprises in the coming years.

By Michael Scott – Associate Partner leading the Residential Lettings Department at Stratford.

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Certificate of Excellence

Helen Darby of Sheldon Bosley Estate Agents - new member of ARLASheldon Bosley are pleased to announce more training success for the residential lettings team.  Helen Darby (pictured with colleagues Debbie Brogan & Sue Maaz) has achieved the technical award in ‘Residential Letting and Property Management’ and is now a member of the ‘Association of Residential Agents’ (ARLA).  Sheldon Bosley believe that training is essential to ensure that a high quality service is maintained in all services provided.  The technical qualifications that are achieved give confidence to our landlords, clients and tenants, that such a quality service will be delivered.

Partner, James Walton, said “Sheldon Bosley are proud of their heritage as a firm of Chartered Surveyors and the professional approach to business is carried through every department.  We welcome Helen’s achievement as a further step forward for the firm, and naturally add our congratulations”.

If you would like to know more about our Lettings & Management service please visit www.sheldonbosley.co.uk.