Hi my name is Julie Devine I am the Regional Property Manager for the Solent area, I am looking forward to working with you and other property owners in this area who are interested in either investing in serviced accommodation (SA) or are looking to move from traditional buy to lets to serviced accommodation.
I have been a buy to let landlord for 20+ yrs and own 7 traditional 3 bedroomed houses which are all currently let on AST’s, our properties are currently rented out via the local housing association, or managed by ourselves and but I am in the process of moving them from buy to let you SA. I really believe in this business model and am looking forward to being fully up and running myself and to working with you to support you to get your business to the same stage of being more productive/lucrative and giving you a stress free life.
I have also worked for a local housing association in intensive housing management for the over 60’s, so am familiar with the general rental and management of properties.
When not working I love the outdoors being the owner of 2 small dogs I enjoy walks in the woods and on the beautiful beach at Hayling Island during the off season. I am passionate about animal welfare and have had a number of rescue dogs over the years. I have also recently become a bee keeper and am delighted to report that my 1st hive has survived the winter – always a tricky time for a new hive. The winter has been reasonably mild so that has helped I am sure. I am also a keen gardener and enjoy growing my own fruit and vegetables.
Finally for those of you who are familiar with the Solent area you will already know what a lovely area this is not only to live but for visitors, being a gate way to the beautiful Isle of Wight and having plenty of our own visitor attractions such as the historic dockyard where you can visit The Victory, the Mary Rose Museum and The Warrior. There is also Gunwharf Quays a lovely area for eating, shopping and of course the Spinnaker Tower offering a fantastic views over Portsmouth and the Solent over to the Isle of Wight. And of course no visit is complete without a visit to Old Portsmouth and its famous hot walls with its medieval Square and Round Towers. Southampton also has a lovely waterfront with a great shopping centre as well as a being an Roman walled city with parts of the walls still in tack it has recent historical connections with the Titanic, and offering fantastic sporting venues for both football and the Ageas Bowl for cricket.
In conclusion this area offers a fantastic investment opportunity as not only do we have a visitors market we also have a large number of prestigious employers in the area such as the University, NHS, Xyratex, IBM and NATS in Fareham to name just a few. So we also have a great ability to offer corporate and business lets as well as the holiday markets, all of which will help to fill your calendar and offer a fantastic opportunity to have a 70%+ annual occupancy rate for your property.
I hope that having read the above you are keen to get in touch so that we can meet up for a chat and begin our working relationship that will free up your time and increase your income.