As a prospective tenant looking for the right property to rent and turn into your new home, you are bound to have a lot on your mind. One of the things which may be causing you unnecessary stress is likely to be the reference check. What is a reference check and why is it necessary? … Continue reading Top tips for tenants regarding reference checks
Earlier this year I appeared on the radio show ‘The Conversation’ which is on Channel Radio and is hosted by the lovely Sarah Ann Lucas aka Bird on a Bike. During the interview Bird asked me who were the key people in my business to which I replied, ‘my tradesmen’. The reason for this is … Continue reading When you don’t use your trusted tradesmen…..
We are four weeks on from the brilliant evening that was the Kent Women in Business Awards 2018 which is now in it’s 6th year. It is an evening that truly celebrates the achievements of business women across the whole of Kent. There were 17 categories covering everything from start-ups to women who have been … Continue reading KWIBA 2018!
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!!