HouseShaw started out from a home office, in a shed, at the bottom of the garden. We are proud of our roots, and very pleased to have grown into a commercial office space for all our landlords and tenants to visit us at.
Managing Director, John Shaw, started out building his own portfolio of Houses of Multiple Occupancy in 2009, self managing all he could until it was too much for him alone. The company progressed into assisting other landlords fill their vacancies in 2015, then onto managing those tenancies, and houses, amassing a sizeable portfolio across the South of Bucks and surrounding areas that is managed today.
HMO’s are a little more specialised than a usual flat or family let, but we are experts in this field and the criteria required for compliance in this sector. Some agencies may steer clear of HMO’s, but these are HouseShaw’s foundation, which has more than prepared us to naturally grow our portfolio into studios, flats, and houses. We have the delight now having let rooms to single people, who coupled up and moved into a flat we were managing, and who later moved onto a house to start a family. We grew as these couples grew and it has been a delight to assist with journeys like these in our day to day operations.
Our growth has necessitated excellent systems to manage all the processes of letting properties, and managing them. We employ the best software, have invested in the best office and marketing equipment, and have a growing team of property experts running the core of HouseShaw’s day to day activities.
Compliance, for your peace of mind
The property arena has become a very highly regulated industry in recent years. The positive impact on this is to overall improve service and safety. We are pleased to be at the forefront of current legislation, for the protection of you and your properties, but more importantly, your tenants.
Association of Residential Letting Agents
We are proud members of ARLA, an accreditation received that only experience and knowledge can reward. Trust in HouseShaw, that you are dealing with a company where all managers are ARLA qualified, and that we do things properly, and legally from the word go. We encourage and support our junior team to become qualified as well, widening the knowledge of Lettings and Property Management within the team.
Client Money Protection
As a requirement of to be members of ARLA, your money; or the rent we collect on behalf of you, must be protected by an insurance backed guarantee, and transacted through a specially set up Client Account that does not mix with our day to day overheads and expenses. HouseShaw does exactly this. It has also been a legal requirement for Lettings Agents since April 2019.
Property Redress Scheme
HouseShaw has been affiliated with the PRS for many years now, this is also a requirement for ARLA members, and is there for satisfaction should things go wrong. We are pleased to say, this has not been required to date!