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LBV1803 - Jonathan Dumbell - Deux Sevres

coming soon - your new 'neighbours' in this area

This area will soon be occupied by LBV associates.  If you need help now, contact Bureau Central who will be glad to help.

As members of the LBV property management network they will offer various services to their clients.

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

LBV1804 - Tony & Ros Drucker - Charentes Sud/Dordogne NW

coming soon - your new 'neighbours' in this area

This area will soon be occupied by LBV associates.  If you need help now, contact Bureau Central who will be glad to help.

As members of the LBV property management network they will offer various services to their clients.

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

property management in poitou-charantes,Charente Maritime North

Meet Tony and Maria Kirkbride, LBV property managers in Charente Maritime North. As members of the LBV property management network they offer various services to their clients, including:

Keyholding

Regular security checks

Help with French Bureaucracy

Mail Forwarding

Arranging collections from port or airport

Property maintenance

Simple repairs and DIY

Garden maintenance

Assistance with Utilities

Organising local artisans

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.

Both Tony and Maria bring a wealth of skills and experience to their roles as LBV property managers. Tony enjoyed a thirty-year career with the Metropolitan Police, during which he became an expert in financial investigation. He travelled extensively across the UK and around the world to engage in investigations and deliver financial investigation training. Before leaving the police force he obtained a Masters Diploma in Financial Investigation and Financial Crime.

Maria’s business skills were honed in the beauty and retail sectors. In the latter she led store-opening teams tasked with readying 30,000 square feet stores for opening within a two-week timeframe. Working to deadlines, liaising with artisans and organising people are things at which she is highly skilled.

Together they offer their property management skills to clients in the Charente, just alongside Maria's sister and brother-in-law who run the adjoining LBV area in NW Charente. They provide a reliable, quality service to local absentee home owners.

What their clients say...

"When we first talked of having a place in France I was rather nervous about leaving our property unoccupied and unmaintained for long periods of time. It has been a real godsend to find such a friendly and helpful couple to help us both maintain our property in Charente Maritime, and our peace of mind when we are elsewhere!

"It is not just the excellent house maintenance and gardening service, or pool care, or the mine of useful local information, or their helping to find the good local plumbers and builders that we needed it is their eagerness to meet our every need that makes their service exceptional. The excellent hot slow-cooked casserole waiting in the kitchen for our arrival on a cold December evening; the willingness to receive an order for a baby cot for our newly arrived granddaughter, to deliver it ready here and even set it up; the speedy response to an emergency call; and always a feeling that they are ever ready to extend a helping hand. It is a pleasure to know Tony and Maria, and we are grateful for their care."~ Jenny & Steve - Ealing, London

property management poitou-charentes, Charente North-west

Meet Phil and Ann Michelsen, LBV property managers in Charente North-West. As members of the LBV property management network they offer various services to their clients, including:

Keyholding

Regular security checks

Help with French Bureaucracy

Mail Forwarding

Arranging collections from port or airport

Property maintenance

Simple repairs and DIY

Garden maintenance

Assistance with Utilities

Organising local artisans

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.

Phil and Ann bring a wealth of skills and experience to their roles as LBV property managers. Phil was with the British Transport Police for twenty-eight years, the last eight of which dealing with Organised and Major Crime. Ann spent some years in both a Japanese Property Management company and an Estate Agency before joining the British Transport Police as a Financial Investigator, also in the Organised and Major Crime Unit. Their joint organisational skills are formidable and they pride themselves on quality work and a focussed approach to the tasks they undertake.

Having decided to relocate to France, they moved to the home they bought in the Charente in 2007. Their own experience of property ownership has made them acutely aware of the problems absentee owners can face. They offer local home owners a range of property management and maintenance solutions, including DIY, garden maintenance and property care.

What their clients say...

"Thanks so much for all your hard work, the house looks amazing, sparkling with no spider's webs at all! Peter's comment about the garden was it was the first time he has been here in years/ever where he's enjoyed walking round the garden, and not thinking he has 101 things to do." ~ Nicola Mumford

"Ann and Phil manage my gîte, pool and gardens during the summer months, and continue to maintain the gardens and properties throughout the "out-of-season" period. From the very first contact, they have been professional, 100% reliable and completely trustworthy.

"They have performed all tasks to a high standard, enthusiastically and competent in every way. Ann and Phil are clear about their pricing and certainly for the quality of work achieved, peace of mind in having found such a reliable and trustworthy couple, they represent good value. There is no timewasting and they get stuck into what has to be done.

"In my absence they were proactive in dealing with problems, sorting things out quickly and efficiently. Feedback from my clients was totally positive regarding any dealings they had with them.

"I continue to be really pleased with the services they provide and needless to say, I highly recommend Ann and Phil... the perfect couple in every way"!
~ Gráinne Hanley

property management in Charente-Maritime south

Meet Keith and Ros Lakey, LBV property managers in Charente-Maritime South. As members of the LBV property management network they offer various services to their clients, including:

Keyholding

Regular security checks

Help with French Bureaucracy

Mail Forwarding

Arranging collections from port or airport

Property management

Simple repairs and DIY

Garden maintenance

Assistance with Utilities

Organising local artisans

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.

Both Keith and Ros bring a wealth of skills and experience to their roles as LBV property managers. Keith was born in York and studied Horticulture/Arboriculture before working for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, maintaining WW1 and WW2 cemeteries in locations across Europe. As an operations manager he gained experience in planning, organisation, man management and team leadership. He is a keen DIY enthusiast and can turn his hand to most things.

Ros was born in High Wycombe, where she trained as a nurse and midwife before working for the NHS in a very demanding environment which called for exceptional communication, planning and organisational skills.

Keith and Ros spent many years in Northern France, where they started their married lives and brought up a young family. They travelled extensively around the country both for work and on holidays, and accumulated a good deal of experience in the challenges of settling into living and working in unfamiliar surroundings and dealing with bureaucracy in foreign languages!

They now look forward to using their practical and organisational skills to benefit the LBV customers in Charente-Maritime. If you have a need in their area, contact them now!

What their clients say...

"We are so pleased to have discovered the LBV network, whose members have come to our rescue on numerous occasions. We feel blessed to have been introduced to Keith and Ros. Nothing is too much trouble. If they can’t help or fix something, they take the initiative to find someone who can. Regular emails, prompt responses and forward planning, with photos, keep us up-to-date, something which is invaluable when you don’t live in France. We are able to rely on their judgement and trust them to do their best for us; again, something which is imperative. Consequently, sleepless nights are a thing of the past! They are excellent, professional, reliable ambassadors for LBV, and we cannot recommend them highly enough. We very much look forward to a happy, prosperous partnership for many years to come.” ~ Sian and Richard May 2017

"Thank you for all your great help with our property in Charente. It is a great pleasure for Eileen and I to have you around, and know that our house is in safe capable hands when we are back in Blighty." ~ Nick

property managers in Poitou-Charentes

Below are our LBV property managers in Poitou-Charentes

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.

Poitou Charente Tony & Maria Kirkbride Phil & Ann Michelsen Keith & Ros Lakey Coming Soon Coming Soon

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