A lettings agency that started life as an idea between two friends 15 years ago is now celebrating managing over £100m worth of property.
Steven Chippendale and Jamie Allen, joint managing directors of Accrington-based Property Shop, have passed the threshold making their company one of the largest in the sector in north west England.
“We wanted to specialise in the rental market. We know it's important to offer a trustworthy service: landlords and tenants know they are a priority and not secondary to the sale of a house or customers looking to purchase. We are very proud to be based in Accrington - many of the properties we have in our care are locally based and a lot of our business comes from word of mouth around the town" says Chippendale.
The firm says its offer is unique in Lancashire in including visits to potential tenants in their current home as well as inspections of their managed stock.
The firm lists 20 team members on its website and claims a 98 per cent occupancy rate, along with “a zero tolerance towards arrears.”