About Homes Regional Lettings Agents for Alton, Grayshott, Liphook and Petersfield
Our Liphook office is home to our Regional Lettings team, providing a vital service for landlords and tenants across the area covered by the four Homes’ offices. We have a sizeable portfolio of letting properties from many landlords in the area and have well-established relationships with a number of selected specialist trades who are able to provide all the routine maintenance support required. Our priority is to ensure that Landlords and Tenants alike to enjoy their letting experience through Homes. As a Landlord, this might include how to maximise your property’s rental income, attract the best quality tenants and, of course, importantly just keep up to date with the ever-changing Lettings legislation. For Tenants, the team is highly knowledgeable and can advise on all aspects of tenancy arrangements and what you can expect to get for a broad range of monthly rents across the region.
We want you to relax when using our Lettings service, in the knowledge that your requirements will be managed effectively by a team of professionals who care. Most importantly, you will have ‘peace of mind’ that the rental of your property will be fully compliant to the prevailing legislation, including ARLA requirements and The Property Ombudsman’s code of practice.
The Lettings team has plenty of experience with many being ARLA qualified and, under the watch of Joint Managing Director Charlie Barr, it includes Senior Property Manager Lewis Graham, Property Manager Charlotte Parrott, plus Senior Client Advisor Rosie Wallace. Also providing key support are Mandy Ellis Customer Relations Manager and Jane Allen, who manages the all-important finance and accounts function for the Lettings portfolio.
So, if you want a relaxing Lettings experience, just call them and see how they can help you!
Meet our team at Homes Regional Lettings Agents for Alton, Grayshott, Liphook and Petersfield
Charlie, Co-founder and Director of Homes, has been a successful estate agent for 18 years, since leaving college. A highly motivated individual with a strong entrepreneurial drive, Charlie has earned a reputation for setting new standards in the sector. He immerses himself in all areas of the business, with a particular interest in the Lettings & Property Management activity, plus assisting with Residential Sales activities, as required. His enthusiasm is at the heart of the ‘can-do’ culture within Homes Estate Agents.
Lewis joined the Regional Lettings team in 2017 and is one of our two Senior Property Managers. A graduate of Business Management and ARLA qualified, Lewis is always on hand to solve and help with any issues that arise within Homes’ extensive Managed Portfolio of Landlords’ properties. When not at work, he likes to spend his spare time watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.
Charlotte is the latest member to join the Regional Lettings team, as one of our Property Managers. She has considerable previous experience working in Customer Services, Facilities Management and Property Management. Charlotte has lived locally all her life and when she’s not at her desk, she can usually be found amongst her menagerie of animals.
Rosie is the Senior Client Advisor in our Regional Lettings office. She is a firm fixture of the team and has also recently become ARLA qualified, thus enhancing her knowledge and allowing her to provide the best service for our clients. With an energetic personality, she is the ‘go to’ person for all enquiries from Landlords and Tenants. Having grown up in Alresford, Rosie spent quite some time travelling in far flung corners of the world, most noticeably Australia. However, since returning to the UK, she has put firm roots down and is passionate about her role in the Homes team.
Gemma is the newest member of our lettings team who moved from Lincolnshire to Liphook over two years ago. Gemma will be based in our regional lettings office as a client advisor dealing with new enquiries and carrying out viewings. With a love of dogs, fitness and being a ‘hands on’ Mum Gemma spends most of her time outdoors with her family. With a background in retail and distribution, Gemma has all of the necessary skills to inform and guide our landlords and tenants.
Mandy is a true local girl, having spent all her life in and around the Liphook area. She is fantastically organised and there’s not much which escapes her administrative involvement in either the sales or lettings department! She’s very much the outdoor type, with dogs and horses featuring high on her list of out-of-work commitments! Mandy and her family are heavily involved with local events such as Liphook in Bloom and the annual carnival in the village and she’s well known to many in the area!
Jane is our Lettings Accounts Manager and has lived in Petersfield all her life. Having worked for over 30 years in general accounting, including a tour operator and a Norwegian oil & gas company, she decided to embark on a fresh challenge in lettings accounts, joining the Homes team in November 2015. Outside of Homes, Jane is a very sociable person and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her friends, daughters and grandchildren.
The opening of the Hindhead tunnel in 2011 was a game-changer for this heavily wooded, eastern pocket of Hampshire, making a significant difference to travelling times on the London to Portsmouth A3. The area has always been regarded as a well-kept secret … something which the locals have been quite keen to maintain! However, many home hunters form outside the patch, are increasingly twigging that they can swap a slightly longer commute, by road or rail, for substantially more house, plus they get all the benefits of the outstanding surrounding countryside.
Although its origins go back to the 13th Century, the first named records appeared some 300 years later when Sir Edmund Pakynham inherited a tenement and land in ‘Lepoke’ in 1527 and John Hooke bought the manor of ‘Chiltle’ in ‘Lippuck’ in 1591.
Liphook really developed during the 18th century as a coach stop between Portsmouth and London, although the wooded location made coach services a target for highwaymen. Later the surrounding landscape provided inspiration for the author Flora Thompson, who lived in Liphook from 1916-28 as her husband was the postmaster here. She went on to write her trilogy Lark Rise to Candleford, evoking a pastoral idyll.
The village of Liphook is a really well cared for, adorned by floral displays, planned and planted by ‘Liphook in Bloom’ volunteers. Local amenities include a bakery, ironmongers, doctors’ surgery and some highly rated junior, pre-prep and state secondary schools. For downtime, there are some great pubs, two golf courses and two health club spas. To add more surprises to what’s on offer locally, it even has its own working steam museum at Hollycombe with a steam railway and Edwardian fairground.