Back in 2012, Nick Josling and Ashley Rigg couldn’t find an agency they could trust to manage room-by-room lets in their own properties. So they decided to set up their own.
Starting off small, Nick and Ashley steadily grew the business attracting like-minded landlords who wanted to both provide a good service to tenants, and earn a higher return than letting on a single-tenancy basis.
Today, the business has six highly-experienced staff members, and is member of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) providing client money protection for Landlords and tenants, and the Deposit Protection Service (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 to inHope (previously called Crisis Centre Ministries), who help homeless people in Bristol rebuild their lives and recover from drug and alcohol issues.
EMMA GARDENER - BRANCH MANAGER
Branch Manager, Emma Gardener heads up the lettings team and oversees all aspects of the business from tenant marketing and property lets, to maintenance, customer service and working with new landlords. Emma has 17 years of lettings and property management experience, and has previously managed a large lettings team in Bedford before relocating to Bristol.
JESSIE SAUNDERS - LETTINGS ADMINISTRATOR
Lettings Administrator Jessie Saunders is the first point of contact for all tenant and landlord queries and draws on her 5+ years of customer service experience in Sydney to provide an outstanding service to all.
GREG WATSON - FINANCE ASSISTANT
Greg joined the company shortly after completing his A-levels and has recently completed his AAT Accounting qualification and is on his way towards full membership.
Greg manages all payments in from tenants and maintains all the tenant and landlord rental statements as well as our own accounts. He is responsible for ensuring that our landlords are paid promptly and that all rents are received on time and, where they are not received on time, that these are chased up.
ISABELLE (IZZI) EYLES - PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR
Property Administrator Izzi Eyles assists our new tenants with referencing, issuing required documentation and checking them into properties as well ensuring all landlord safety checks and inspections are undertaken. Izzi works with us part time around her studies at University of Bristol where she is studying Social Policy and Politics.
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 to 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.
ASHLEY RIGG - CO- FOUNDER
Co-founder Ashley Rigg 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 achieving excellent room rents and maintenance costs are minimised over the long term.
Ashley has worked in the property industry since 2005 and is married with two boys.