Q2 2021

28 | Q2 2021 Apr21059 Room 2 Grow! Situated on the south east coast, family-run letting agency Room2Let has gone from strength-to-strength in the decade since its inception. Founder, Ann-Marie Hamilton, talks to us about what has made it so successful over the years, in the wake of the firm being awarded the title of Best Room Rental Company 2021. Based in Eastbourne, Room2Let is a family-run business specialising in the management and letting of HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupancy). Established in 2011, Room2Let has been renting all-inclusive quality rooms for 10 years and is Eastbourne’s only established room-only agency. The concept for Room2Let was born following a discussion around experiences of HMOs and how they could be improved. Before long, a plan was set into place to supply great quality, all-inclusive accommodation on a room-by-room basis for working professionals. “Room2Let was the natural name choice for our new, lively, driven company with a goal to provide a quality service to both landlords and tenants,” explains Ann-Marie Hamilton, founder and owner. HMOs have become increasingly popular among working professionals in recent times. This is due to there being much more of an attractive selection of high-quality rooms, at very reasonable, all-inclusive prices. “With constantly increasing property prices and rent, a one-bedroom flat after bills could set you back in excess of £1,000 per month,” AnnMaire says. “What then if your boiler or washing machine breaks? Costs can soon escalate, leaving the tenant with way too much month left at the end of the money.” This is where Room2Let comes into its own. With prices ranging from £300-£700, all bills are included, free Wi-Fi is available, all maintenance is included and the company will even supply a cleaner once a week to keep communal areas clean and tidy. Some of the properties now include additional perks such as Netflix and even free gym memberships at the Sovereign Centre with some of Room2Let’s higher end Platinum Rooms. “Over the years we have fine-tuned our craft through our experience, managing anything from a 2-bed flat to a 15-room double-fronted seafront property!” exclaims Ann-Marie. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for at Room2Let. The comprehensive and regularly updated website lists all the properties available, with easy-to-see prices per month, and amenities available, as well as photographs. There are no hidden costs and transparency is key to ensuring a tenant can be perfectly matched with their ideal accommodation. As a small, dedicated company, with a passion for its product, the team takes a very hands-on and proactive approach. “We’re always striving to find ways to improve both the quality of our lettings and our customer service at the same time.” And the results speak for themselves, as Room2Let has many positive reviews, wordof-mouth referrals, and returning customers to ensure it keeps its number one slot as Eastbourne’s top room letting agency. Contact: Ann-Marie Hamilton Web Address: www.room2leteb.co.uk