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Hillside Property Management



  • managed by an accredited Landlord

  • with professional indemnity insurance

  • with public liability insurance

  • member Property Redress Scheme

  • member National Landlords Association

  • over 10 years in property management

  • over 30 years in operations management

  • no overheads (office/shop/staff etc)

  • one point of contact (I always return calls)

  • advertising on Rightmove, Gumtree etc using online letting agents

  • accompanied viewings

  • tenant full credit checks and references

  • legal NLA tenancy agreements

  • secure DPS deposit account

  • written and photographic inventory

  • tenancy check in and check out

  • regular property checks and reports

  • simple repairs no charge

  • no (hidden) trade/repairs commission charges

  • landlord and tenant statements on request

the cost:-

  • management fee 9% of rent received

  • no fees whilst house empty

  • no "tie in" contract

  • one off 220 to find new tenant (if requested)

  • no vat

  • no other hidden charges 



Hillside Property Management is operated by me - a Private Landlord with over 10 years property management and letting experience across a wide range of tenants (professional tenants, students and families on housing benefit).


I am a member of the National Landlords Association and an Accredited Landlord by EMLAS for our own properties.


To ensure a professional approach to managing properties I have attended courses and workshops to become an Accredited Landlord by the local council.


I also regularly attend meetings for Landlords arranged by the NLA, EMLAS and the local council to keep abreast of issues relating to renting properties in and around Nottingham.


I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance to cover myself and the Landlords I work for and I am a member of a recognised property redress scheme.



  • I manage other Landlords properties to the same high standard as I manage my own

  • If you want me to help you find new tenants then I will use online letting agents to advertise accommodation to let on all the main property websites including Rightmove, Gumtree, Zoopla etc. There is a charge for this to cover the advertising costs and viewings etc.

    • To accommodate working tenants I can do viewings any time any day or evening or weekend.

    • To minimise the risks of finding a bad tenant I always carry out full credit checks and references on all potential tenants

    • I prepare the tenancy agreements that meet all legal requirements using the NLA website - and can tailor the agreement to any specific or special requirements.

    • I do a full photographic and written inventory prior to move in to record the condition of the property at move in and do a full familiarisation of the house with the new tenant on move in - including location of all gas, water and electricity isolation valves and switches.

    • I take the deposit and place it in the DPS - a government approved deposit holding scheme and supply al the deposit information to the tenant

    • If the tenant is claiming housing benefit I will liaise with the benefit offices to confirm the amount of payments and to whom

  • To minimise misuse of the property I carry out regular property inspections to ensure any defects / leaks etc are identified early - usually every 3 to 6 months depending on the tenants history.

  • I send visit reports to the Landlord and statements on request

  • I carry out any necessary minor repairs during the property checks (using tools I carry in my car)  like broken light switches fixing loose fixings like door hinges etc - at no additional charge.

  • If a tenant reports a problem I will visit the property to check out the problem and if I cannot repair it myself I will arrange a repair and report it to the Landlord (unless an emergency like a broken boiler in mid-winter)

  • There are no additional charges when I am called out by the tenant for any problems and no charge if I can fix the problem at the same time.

  • I do not have any arrangement with any trades for any commission for work I put their way
             ie. I have no incentive to find any unnecessary maintenance work.

  • I organise the annual gas safety certificate (which typically for a combi type boiler is about 45)

  • On move out I will carry out a property inspection, compare it to the move in inventory and photographs and sort out the deposit.


Also to provide any Landlord or Tenant any redress for any complaint they may have regarding the  service I provide :-

  • I am a member of the PRS (a recognised property redress scheme) that will arbitrate in any complaints from a Landlord or Tenant about the service I provide

    Simply Business PI Insurance

    Public Liability : 1,000,000
    Professional Indemnity : 100,000

    View our policy details

  • I also have public liability and professional indemnity insurance to cover myself and the Landlords I work with

    None of these services have ever been required - and hopefully never will.

I minimise the risk of taking on a bad tenant by regularly checking their properties to ensure the property is being cared for. I organise repairs and maintenance (that I cannot do myself) and I collect and promptly pass on the rent to the Landlord.
If you are looking to invest in a property then I will be happy to look at any properties you have shortlisted with yourself and offer my advice.

I have no employees, no high street shop or offices so my overheads are low. Your one and only contact is me - if for any reason I cannot answer your call (say if i am driving) I will always call you back.

My fee is a flat 9% of rent taken (no vat) for all the services described above
plus an initial 220 if you need me to help find new tenants (not applicable if taking over an existing tenancy)  ....... see my Terms and Conditions.

  • Compare this to the average high street Letting Agent who will add an additional 20% vat to any fees/expenses.

  • I do not take commission (usually 10%) from tradesmen for work "put their way" (which is a hidden cost in their bills to you).

  • You will always speak to me (and I always return calls if I cannot answer whilst driving etc) and I am open 24/7 (preferably 9am to 9pm).

  • Also I want to find a good tenant from the start and keep them as a tenant for as long as possible by providing a good and fair service. Many high street letting agents see a change in tenancy as an opportunity to charge all sorts of fees again to the new tenant and the Landlord.

I am a Chartered Engineer and have worked for over 25 years in industry managing many medium sized factories across the east midlands - I am now "semi-retired". I am well used to organising and planning and sorting all kinds of issues whether relating to people or operational problems. I now  manage our own properties (7 across Nottingham and Derbyshire) and 20+ properties for other private Landlords - click here to see my portfolio. These Landlords either do not live in Nottingham or simply do not wish to get involved with the day to day activities of managing their properties. This provides me with a flexible part time self employment to supplement my other income sources.


Please note that as I operate from home my full contact details and address is supplied on all email responses.


for more information ........ about renting any properties or how we can manage your property:-
m: 07765 810111 (9am to 9pm - 7 days) or e: steve@hillsidepropertymanagement.co.uk

Hillside Property Management and Maintenance in and around Nottingham
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