Sue Hainsby owner and director of Carlean Lettings has had the honour of winning the Business Woman of the Year Award (over 5 years category) at the 6th Kent Women in Business Awards in 2018.
Here at Carlean we always strive to do right by our tenants and our landlords. This is not always easy as you are managing two sets of expectations. On the one hand you want to provide a home for the tenant that is of a good standard and address any issues as they arise. But … Continue reading When you know you’re different….
So just what does work life balance look like? Being a couple of weeks plus into 2018 and having had reflection on 2017 I believe it’s important to recalibrate and adjust where adjustments are needed. There are always tasks that need completing and Carlean is getting busier and busier (but I’m not complaining!) looking at … Continue reading Just how do you get the right work life balance?
As 2017 is ending and a new year is imminent it’s time to reflect on past achievements, successes, failures, and lessons learnt throughout the year. I love a quote so had a look at one that would sum up how I feel; ‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and … Continue reading Upon Reflection…
Someone that I have been working with for the past few months is relocating and has very kindly entrusted her property in Kent to me to let and manage for her. She is very aware of how we work at Carlean and how the essence of our company is to ensure the landlord is kept … Continue reading How the other half let!
I had decided that 2017 was the year I was going to grow my business. I wanted to show more landlords what it was like when you had your property managed properly. Here at Carlean we want to show landlords that there is middle ground between managing a property yourself which most people don’t have … Continue reading Why did I enter the Kent Women in Business Awards?
This is what was written on the end of a text from a tenant who unfortunately I am having to evict. Although no laughing matter as it’s a very expensive, time consuming and frustrating exercise I did have a little chuckle as to what was going through their mind. They have been a tenant of … Continue reading Justice will be done!!
It has struck me that many Landlords are “accidental” by accidental I mean that it was unintentional, maybe you’ve inherited a property or you are a part of a couple entering a relationship where both of you are homeowners… But whatever the reason is you may be unaware of the legal requirements that you will have as … Continue reading Are you an accidental Landlord?
Sometimes, disputes arise between landlords and tenants, with each claiming the other is responsible for certain maintenance issues and other aspects to do with the property. As a landlord, what are you responsible for, and what should the tenant be doing around the property? Here is a list of what responsibilities fall to who: Landlord: … Continue reading As a landlord, what are you responsible for?
First impressions count a lot when renting out a property, so I spend a lot of time getting this right. It’s amazing how many landlords and letting agents don’t though, I really believe this is one of the main reasons that I seldom have vacant periods at my property. Like the majority of letting agents, … Continue reading Tips for letting out a property