The lettings business is also one of the longest running in Esher, and is headed up by Jamie-Leigh Harvey, who is a local Cobham resident. Previously working as an Area Manager in South West London, Jamie-Leigh brings a breadth of knowledge and understanding in all price ranges along with an genuine desire to offer truly exemplary customer service having won a number of coveted industry awards in her career.
Working alongside Sarah Freeman, our Regional Property Manager the team offer a unique Property Management experience as they are all based under one roof, ensuring consistency of service from start to finish.
During her time at Knight Frank, Jamie-Leigh has created the Surrey Lettings Hub based in our Esher Office servicing Esher, Cobham, Weybridge and surrounds. The Hub enables us to offer a modern, unique and unrivalled approach which supports us in providing our landlords a single point of contact for any lettings property in Elmbridge and in turn means we are able to offer our applicants a wider variety of options when looking for their future home, often meaning we secure lets over our competition who are governed by boundaries.
We rent properties in Esher and surrounds including Surrey & Elmbridge, Walton, Weybridge, Cobham, Oxshott, Leatherhead, East Molesey, Thames Ditton, Surbiton, West Byfleet and surrounding areas.
The year has started at a great pace, particularly on the Corporate side of things with over 25% of our viewings sourced from relationships with Relocation Agents & Direct Corporate Enquiries. The most noticeable spike has been from Corporate Oil Companies- generally having a budget between £2500pcm & £5000pcm. This added to a stronger sales market means we are seeing a lack of properties coming onto the market which is gradually pushing competition and prices up.
Another marked change is the level of enquiries at the upper end of the market looking to rent with an option to purchase, this is something that was heavily reported in Londons success last year which is a good sign for the year to come in Surrey & the Home Counties.
Bearing this in mind we are confident that we will maintain this level of demand throughout the year and therefore would very much welcome the opportunity to provide a rental appraisal for Landlords considering letting as an option.
Jamie-Leigh Harvey, Head of Lettings
Our property portfolio ranges from one bedroom apartments and small cottages to luxury mansions set in prestigious private estates and our knowledge and experience in the area is unrivalled.
Working alongside the respective sales offices, with our customer care and expertise, we are well equipped to offer a first class lettings service to all our clients searching for the ideal property to rent.
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