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property management in aquitaine, south dordogne

Meet Karl and Jo Mieluk, LBV property managers based in Dordogne South. As members of the LBV property management network they will offer various services to their clients, including:


Regular security checks

Property and gite management and maintenance

Garden maintenance

Simple repairs and DIY assistance

Project management

Gite changeovers

Assistance with Utilities

Organising local artisans

Help with French administration

Costs for these are charged in line with regional norms and accurate prices relevant to your requirements can be obtained directly from them, as can details of the additional services they provide.

Karl and Jo bring a wealth of skills and experience to their roles as LBV property managers. Karl comes from a family of successful painters, decorators and builders, so has a wide range of practical skills. After gaining an Honours Degree in Business Studies he spent fifteen years working in IT as an Infrastructure Engineer. Jo worked within the NHS for nearly ten years. She has extensive interpersonal, customer interaction and organisational skills, along with a degree in Health and Social Care.

They now offer local home owners a range of property management and maintenance solutions, including DIY, garden maintenance and property care. Karl and Jo are passionate, reliable and open-minded, always striving for perfection in the tasks they carry out.

what their clients say...

"Just a quick note to say how pleased I am (twice) with the help and work effort received from Karl and Jo.  They are so hard working, but also give friendly service with a smile.  These guys have all the necessary equipment to complete the work, which they do at an incredible pace and with huge smiles on their faces.

I really cannot thank them enough, will happily book them again and again to help me, and would suggest that, if you need some help with your garden, you should have no hesitation in contacting and reserving them.  They have reasonable rates and just get on with the job in hand, no fuss, no bother  To quote Hawaii 50 "Book 'em Danno!" " ~ Nigel Haywood, Lot-et-Garonne

"I would like to say a big thanks for your exemplary service. Diligent and professional." ~ Jos and Nadine Peeters, Belgium

"Thank you for all your hard work. It is so nice to see the garden looking so lovely again." ~ Vera and William, Lot-et-Garonne

"Thank you for your professionalism and friendliness throughout our stay." ~ Justin McElwain, County Down


LBV property management in aquitaine, dordogne north-east

Meet David and Julie Sowden, LBV property managers based near Brantôme in the Dordogne. As members of the LBV property management network they offer various services to their clients, including:

Regular security checks

Help with French Bureaucracy


Arranging collections from port or airport

Property maintenance

Simple repairs and DIY

Garden maintenance

Gîte changeovers

Advice on letting your property

David and Julie bring a wealth of experience to their role as LBV property managers in this area. David was born in Leeds, originally qualifying as a chef and later worked in hotel management. Being involved in the hospitality industry allowed him to explore the world - he spent four years in Bermuda at one stage. At the end of his career in the UK he went into further education and worked as a tutor, and then as curriculum manager for the third largest college in the UK.

Julie was also born in Leeds, also trained as a chef and then went into industrial catering in hospitals. Since their marriage they have renovated a number of properties - David qualified as a cabinet maker at evening class to ensure that there was nothing amateur about their DIY! Through taking students over to France for placements in restaurants, their love of France turned to a determination to come and live here full-time.

They discovered Les Bons Voisins and realised that the LBV network provided the support mechanism they required. So, whether you want some DIY tasks undertaken at your French home or lessons in making the perfect Eggs Benedict, call on David and Julie now!

What their clients say...

"We contacted David and Julie when we were let down by our previous unreliable maintenance man. David was very quick to respond and gave me confidence that he could handle the many varied needs that our old house might have. He made time to visit our house and solve the immediate issue we had and liaised with our guests to reassure them the problem was in hand. He then sent us a detailed email and photos explaining the work he had done.

"David took on the regular and emergency maintenance of our house and has done a great job. He communicates regularly with us, sending emails and photos describing the work he has done. His assistancehas been invaluable and I would not hesitate to recommend him to other property owners in the Dordogne." ~ Andy Wolstenholme

"Julie and David from LBV have been key-holders for my property in France since January 2015. They conduct monthly security checks and report back to me on the condition of the property each time, complete with photographs, when necessary. They are very proactive in suggesting security improvements and when noticing any problems. They are extremely helpful when I need to liaise with local utility companies or craftspeople and they're great at problem solving. I visit my property infrequently and Julie and David's services have taken a real weight off my mind."

property managers in Aquitaine

Below are our LBV property managers in Aquitaine.

Click a red dot to find details of Les Bons Voisins nearest to you. If you are not certain which LBV area is the right one for you, contact Bureau Central who will be glad to help.

Aquitaine David & Julie Sowden Karl & Jo Mieluk

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