I’d love you to get to know me, as much as I get to know all of my landlords and tenants. So this blog will talk about all manner of things to do with renting or letting a property in Kent from my point of view. You’ll see first-hand what it’s like having me as a letting or managing agent, the wealth of my experience and local knowledge and how I do really get excited about going on viewings! There’s some good advice and hints and tips in there too, hopefully you’ll find it useful, informative and fun to read!
As we enter what is often the coldest month of the year, February, we thought it would be a good idea to run through a few tips on how to ensure that the plummeting temperatures and possible onset of ice and snow don’t have too negative an impact on your rental property. There are several … Continue reading Be ready for the cold snap – some tips to help protect your property
A national campaign, helping you to reduce your energy bills As this week is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s Big Energy Saving Week, I thought this might be a good time to look at some of the ways that you, as a tenant, could potentially make some savings on your energy bills. Big Energy Saving Week … Continue reading Welcome to Big Energy Saving Week
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!