Island living

Letting   |   July 14, 2021   |   Lizzie


One of the many joys of living in Portsmouth is our proximity to the Isle of Wight and our rental team is lucky enough to look after a substantial number of properties there.

With a car hire scheme they can book in advance, the team hop on the hovercraft (the only public service like it in the world) and 10 minutes later they are in Ryde – the gateway to the Island.

Technology means they can manage much of the day to day activity without leaving their desk.

Properties can be marketed at the click of a button and thanks to our virtual tours, it is easier for prospective tenants to view virtually before visiting in person.

Existing tenants can pay rent online, report issues and speak to the team knowing there will always be a quick response.

Property Manager Joe Rocks explained: “With the easy links to the Island we can get over there quickly and at relatively short notice.”

We recently did an interview with Benny Read for the Chinneck Shaw newsletter about joining the team as an assistant property manager on the lettings team and visiting the Island to inspect properties has been a highlight so far.

“I’ve been involved in everything from inspections to inventories and I even got to visit the Isle of Wight recently to check out the property we manage over there,” he said.

Summing up Chinneck’s property management work on the Isle of Wight, Joe added: “It is no different to managing the properties we have in Portsmouth and Southsea, the distance is not a problem, we have a good team of contractors over there and we have been managing Island properties for over 20 years.”







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