Poitou-Charentes

LBV1803 - Jonathan Dumbell - Vienne

property management in poitou-charentes, poitiers sud

Meet Jonathan Dumbell, property manager in Poitiers Sud. As a member of the LBV property management network he offers various services to his clients, including:

Keyholding

Regular security checks

Help with French Bureaucracy

Mail Forwarding

Arranging collections from port or airport

Property maintenance

Garden maintenance

Gîte changeovers

Cleaning & laundry service

Advice on letting your property

Total management of lettings

Inventory of contents

Assistance with Utilities

Organising local artisans

Shopping for guests or clients prior to arrival

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

Jonathan worked in commercial sales for many years before taking a Diploma in ‘Sustainable Horticulture’ and winning that year’s ‘Best Practical Student’ Award!

Following that, he became Facilities Manager and Groundsman for a school, maintaining the buildings and eight hectares of surrounding land. Whilst there he studied numerous courses on Building Management, Health and Safety and Fire Risk Reduction.

Jonathan has restored properties, has a wealth of practical skills and is a fluent French speaker. He lives south of Poitiers and maintains a keen interest in history and archaeology, of which Poitou-Charentes has plenty to interest anyone.

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

property management in poitou-charentes south, Dordogne north-west

Meet Tony and Ros Ducker, LBV property managers in Charente South and Dordogne North-West. As members of the LBV property management network they offer various services to their clients, including:

Keyholding

Regular security checks

Property maintenance

Simple repairs and DIY

Garden maintenance

Gite changeovers

Advice on letting your property

Gite changeovers

Total management of lettings

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.

Tony and Ros bring a wealth of skills and experience to their roles as LBV property managers. Upon leaving his first career in the British Army, Tony worked first in telecoms with Vodafone and then ran his own handyman and DIY business, offering gardening, landscaping, property maintenance and DIY services to clients in his local area in England.  Ros' career has covered nursing, legal administration and working as a carer in her local community.

Tony and Ros are honest hardworking, reliable, trustworthy people who always get the job done to the best of their ability. Ensuring that their clients' needs are met satisfactorily is their main objective. If you have a property in their area, contact them now!

What their clients say...

"We have recently met and worked with Tony and Ros Ducker who have been assisting us with our holiday home in the Dordogne.  They have been extremely helpful and willing to undertake anything we have asked of them – including posting my husband’s wallet and phone back to the UK!

It is a relief to know they are there for our painting and decorating and general gardening and maintenance tasks. 

We have been very satisfied with everything they have done for us and we are pleased to recommend them and Les Bons Voisins."

Melanie Hunnaball, Colchester

 

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 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 Keith & Ros Lakey Jonathan Dumbell Tony & Ros Ducker

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