King Property Management was established in 1996 as a result of the local borough’s requirement for a truly dedicated and totally independent Residential Letting and Property Management Agent to serve the ever-increasing demand from landlords wishing to let their properties.
Gradually, more and more landlords instructed the company to manage their properties and a local “word of mouth” recommendation began to develop.
In 2000, they were appointed as a member of UKALA, The United Kingdom Association of Letting Agents, demonstrating that our services met with both the statutory regulations and their code of conduct. Further affiliations include NLA (National Landlord’s Association), TFP (Training for Professionals) and the DPS (Deposit Protection Service).
Managing director Tony Bleakley said: “I founded the business in 1996, having established my own property portfolio, which provided me with invaluable insight into property management. Since then, I have established a dedicated team of professionals, providing a totally independent service in the St Helens and surrounding areas.”
The King Property Management team is:
Regional manager Neil Higgins
Neil is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the office and carrying out all aspects of property management procedure. Neil’s main concern is that many new landlords may be lost from the industry due to negative experiences, through poor levels of service offered by diversifying estate agents and inexperienced letting agents with discounted services.
Sam Thompson: Lettings Co-ordinator and Inventories and Inventory Clerk
Sam was appointed in December 2008 having formerly worked in conveyancing for eight years. Sam is jointly responsible for the day-to-day management of the vast number of let properties currently managed and is predominately involved in sourcing suitable tenants on behalf of client landlords.
Rachel Ashworth: Marketing and Administration.
Rachel joined the company in January 2012 and although new to lettings at that time she had 10 years’ experience in the retail industry and understood the importance of presenting the right image and good customer service. Rachel is generally the first point of contact ensuring that excellent service is provided every time.
Mr Bleakley added: “There has been much conjecture that the support offered under Help to Buy could have a negative effect on the rental market. While taxpayer subsidies for mortgages may weigh on rental demand and rental growth in some areas over the next two years, high demand for rental property will mean continued growth in the industry.
“Eventually, rising interest rates will put some further upward pressure on rents, as affordability levels for homeownership are eroded. Our view is that rental growth may start to outpace house price growth, driving yields, and attracting additional buy-to-let investment.”
For more details call King Property Management, North Street, St Helens. Tel. 01744 754095.