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. We offer a personal service to a small number of landlords, tenants and properties, bringing peace of mind and a caring ethos to all.
- Tenants want to live in – and care for – a genuine home away from home.
- Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe and fully-functioning home for their tenants.
- Property management should never be an afterthought.
Lia Choi – Managing Director
My business was launched because of a painful personal experience. When I was a tenant, I was taken to court by a rogue agent and landlord, two years after leaving the property concerned. It was alleged I had caused excessive damage resulting in loss of rent. Knowing this to be completely untrue, I foolishly represented myself in court, believing my innocence would quickly see me winning the case. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It took 18 months to prove my case, during which time I suffered great mental and physical stress.
This experience proved to be a pivotal moment for me. I was compelled to discover whether other tenants live in fear of their landlord or agent, and if there are landlords who are being deliberately misled by unscrupulous agents. The agency world is archaic as the energy industry that I’ve come from, and crying out for better customer service and transparency.
I became an entrepreneur because of the gap in the lettings market to provide an ethical lettings and refurbishment management business, operated by a young, ethnic minority female.
I wanted to do something tangible for my community in East London, so in October 2014, I took the plunge and launched my independent lettings business, Marybow Property.
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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