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The Grantley Group purchases Property Services Haslemere

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April 15, 2019

The Grantley Group purchases Property Services Haslemere

Grantley is pleased to announce its purchase of lettings and management agency Property Services Haslemere Ltd (PSHL), further reinforcing its position as a provider of property services in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex.

The purchase makes Grantley one of the largest independent lettings and managing agents in the area. Alongside its head office in Guildford, Surrey, Grantley will operate both its sales and lettings businesses from PSHL’s office in the centre of Haslemere, expanding the services of both teams.

Stephen Frost, Director at Grantley, comments: “The purchase of PSHL was an easy decision; PSHL is an excellent fit for Grantley, it shares the same customer-focused ethos and in-depth expertise of the areas in which it operates. We look forward to working with their excellent team, their clients and growing the combined businesses during 2019.”

Denise Gardiner, who is retiring from her position of Managing Director at PSHL after 25 years with the company, said: “I’m so pleased to see Property Services Haslemere join The Grantley Group. The teams will pool their expertise and build on the outstanding service that our clients have come to expect.”

For more information about Property Services Haslemere Ltd, visit www.pshl.co.uk.

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Mark Blakeway lends lettings expertise to industry magazine, The Negotiator.

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April 15, 2019

Mark Blakeway lends lettings expertise to industry magazine, The Negotiator.

This year will see the biggest legislation shake-up in private-rented sector history. Schemes including the tenant fee ban and Section 24 tax relief changes will impact agents, landlords and residents alike.

A poll taken by Outsourced Lettings Solutions during an industry led seminar found that 60% of lettings agents were considering outsourcing their tenancy administration and property management services due to the looming legislation changes. In industry publication, The Negotiator, Mark Blakeway, Head of Lettings at The Grantley Group, explains why choosing not to outsource is the best way to weather the storm.

“We wouldn’t outsource property management and we wouldn’t even consider centralising. I’ve found that in situations with multiple offices and a central property management and accounts system, communication breaks down. So while you can make efficiencies, especially with costs, it is almost always at the expense of service that goes for outsourcing viewings and phones calls too.”

“We have taken on whole portfolios of managed properties from other agents where services haven’t been up to standard, including a portfolio of over 40 properties which came over to us recently as a result of a communications breakdown. Centralised management and accounts had led to some serious errors and the client wanted to be in an operation where everything is under one roof and communication channels were simplified.”

Read the full article here: https://thenegotiator.co.uk/outsource-and-survive/

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Successfully let your property with Grantley.

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April 15, 2019

Successfully let your property with Grantley. Leading property agents in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

It’s only a few days into the New Year but we’ve already secured a successful let on Glebe House, an outstanding seven-bedroom, Grade II listed country house in the village of Hambledon.

The home built in circa 1700 was once an old rectory and left to the National Trust in 1954; it is exemplary of classic Queen Anne-style architecture. The rooms display many original features including a marble fireplace, cornicing and internal shutters. The house is set on a country lane in the village of Hambledon, a charming and a much sought-after Surrey village. The area is surrounded by National Trust woodland which offers an excellent network of footpaths and bridleways in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Grantley Group has a long-established history in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, offering a wide range of property services to landlords in the area. Offering peace of mind, our lettings team takes the hassle out of letting your home by preparing your property for rental including all safety certifications/requirements before commencing our comprehensive marketing and advertising.

Once a tenant has been found, we’ll carry out full referencing and credit checks, while also arranging inventory checks and a schedule of the home’s condition. With a close network of reliable and high-quality tradespeople, we can manage repairs and maintenance, as well as provide cleaning and gardening services if required. In addition, our lettings team will take care of payments and receipts, and provide you with a monthly statement of income.

If you are a homeowner wishing to let your property this year, whether it may be a characterful cottage or country home in the rolling Surrey Hills, or a townhouse in the centre of Guildford, get in touch with the team today on 01483 407600.

Alternatively, if you are interested in renting a home in the Surrey area, take a look at our impressive selection of properties available to let.