Finding good quality accommodation at a fair price is getting harder in Bristol. Here at Bristol Property Partnership we only work with landlords who want to offer quality rooms and houses that provide great value. Founders Nick & Ashley couldn’t find an agency they could trust to manage room-by-room lets for their own properties, so decided to set up their own.
Integral to the business is providing a good service to both tenants and landlords. We think things like prompt response to maintenance issues, being able to get hold of someone day or night, and being upfront about moving in costs (without any sneaky add-ons) are really important. When it come to renting and sharing a house, we’ve all been there, so we also know the importance of having a happy house.
Today, the business has six highly-experienced staff members, and is a member of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) which provides Client Money Protection for both tenants and landlords. Deposits are independently held through the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS). We pride ourselves on our professionalism and responsiveness and treating tenants as individuals is at the heart of what we do.
We work with a number of local organisations to support the community; most notably by donating a fixed portion of any profit to Crisis Centre Ministries, who help homeless people in Bristol rebuild their lives and recover from drug and alcohol issues.
ANDREW ROBERTSON-RALPH - LETTINGS MANAGER
Lettings Manager, Andrew Robertson has more than ten years experience working in lettings in both the private and social housing sectors.
Prior to joining Bristol Property Partnership in 2014, he worked for eight years in various roles for places for People, a large Housing Association, and prior to that was a Team Manager for the Salvation Army.
Andrew enjoys working with people and helping those in need of accommodation find a home they will enjoy living in.
GEORGIE BROWN - LETTINGS ADMINISTRATOR
With a first-class law degree and a background in mergers and acquisitions, Georgie has a eye for detail and never drops the ball when it comes to juggling all the administrative tasks required to run a successful lettings business.
Georgie has previous experience in developing and managing a property portfolio, and her professionalism as well as her sense of fun helps tenants and landlords warm to her.
NICK JOSLING - CO-FOUNDER
Co-founder Nick Josling has been investing in property since 2006 and is the host of Bristol Property Investors Network (pin), the largest property meeting in Bristol.
Nick has spear-headed the development of the lettings business since its inception in 2012.
Prior to working in property he was a Branch Manager with TNT and a Regional Business Manager for Kalon Paints as well as spending a year as a football commentator in Argentina. He is an accredited landlord with the National Landlords Association, and sits on a working party committee with the Private Rental team at Bristol City Council. Nick is married with two daughters.
HAYLEY JOSLING - FINANCE MANAGER
Hayley has undertaken the role of Finance Manager since Nick and Ashley started the business in 2012.
In 2012, taking maternity leave from a successful 12-year career at Lloyds Bank, Hayley offered to help out with the company finances while Nick and Ashley got the business up and running. Although, she didn’t realise it at the time, this would lead her indefinitely postponing her corporate career!
With a degree in Financial Services and an MBA, Hayley is essential to the day-to-day running of Bristol Property Partnership. She is a landlord in her own right and owns a property portfolio with her husband Nick. They have two children and a Labrador called Boris.
GREG WATSON - FINANCE ASSISTANT
Greg joined the company shortly after completing his A-levels and is studying to become an accountant through the study of AAT.
His role is to support Hayley with payments and reconciliation as well as a myriad of other financial tasks.
ASHLEY RIGG - CO-FOUNDER
Co-founder Ashley Rigg provides has sourced and project-managed 58 HMO refurbishment projects with budgets totalling more than £1.4m since 2012.
Ashley helps train and advise the team on refurbishment and maintenance-related issues to help ensure that properties are well finished and presented and maintenance issues are minimised over the long term.
Ashley has worked in the property industry since 2005 and is married with two boys.