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About Marybow Property

We are an independent lettings agency based in Bow, East London. We are experts at finding great tenants, managing the property, and refurbishment. We specialise in looking after properties mainly in East London, ie, the ‘E’ postcodes. We offer a personal service to a small number of landlords, tenants and properties, bringing peace of mind and a caring ethos to all.

My Beliefs:

  1. Tenants want to live in – and care for – a genuine home away from home.
  2. Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe and fully-functioning home for their tenants.
  3. Property management should never be an afterthought.

Lia Choi – Managing Director

My Story:

Many years back when I was a tenant, I was taken to court by a rogue agent and landlord. It came as a shock because it was some two years since I left the property. Allegedly, I caused excessive damage and therefore, loss of rent. This was far from the truth, so I foolishly represented myself in court, thinking, “I’m innocent, of course I will win”. In the end, I did but it took gruelling 18 months, during which, the inside of my hair turned completely white due to stress.

This experience was a pivotal moment for me. It distinctly put an impression on me that:

  1. There must be other tenants who may live in fear of their landlord or agent, and landlords who may be misguided by unscrupulous agents;
  2. I will probably be a landlord one day and my relationship with tenants should never come to this stage;
  3. And if agents are the go-between, I must find out what they do.

I wanted to do something tangible for my community in East London so in October 2014, I took the leap and jumped feet first into launching an independent lettings business.

A little bit about me:

Lia is an experienced business professional who has been cultivating her love of property for more than ten years. She set up Marybow Property in 2014.

Lia holds the NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. She also completed training with the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme, Landlord Law, the RLA and TDS. She lives by the rule that hard work is actually fun if you love what you do. She believes success lies in building strong relationships. Previously a property manager at Business Places, she has B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business) experience from British Gas and Bloomberg. Lia is a highly motivated self-starter who delivers exceptional results.

Lia is a talented business woman with a BSc and MSc in history and politics from the LSE. She is a keen swimmer, loves Gothic architecture and an ex-hair model for Vidal Sassoon, as well as a lovely friend and wife.

Linda Hoenes – Office Manager

A little bit about Linda:

Linda has been working with Marybow Property since October 2016.  She is an experienced business manager/executive assistant with over 25 years commercial experience working with small and large businesses, clubs and voluntary organisations. Linda’s key to success is to believe in yourself, love what you do, and be the best at doing it.  She loves to get involved in giving something back to the community, and is currently engaged in fundraising for Christmas lights in the village where she lives.

Hiscox Professional Indemnity:
Public Liability: £2,000,000
Professional Indemnity: £250,000

“Marybow Property isn’t your typical property management company: the peace of mind, care and transparency brought to landlords and tenants is unrivalled. Professional advice, excellent service. Highly recommended.”

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