Penn name

A housing development in Poole has been named after the family who used to live on the site after one of them admired the new design. Colin Lambert lived at the Penn Hill property after his parents bought it in 1949 when he was three. The family lived there until 1978. After noticing it was being demolished Colin looked at the plans for the replacement block that were submitted by landlord DWP Housing Partnership.

Property entrepreneur launches business in North West

A property entrepreneur has launched a new business in Preston and Blackpool that he hopes will shake up the rental sector. Marc Critchley has become a licensee for VeriSmart Inventories and intends to grow the business and create jobs.

Another victory for Churchill

A house of bedsits in Boscombe has been transformed into three modern apartments by DWP Housing Partnership – which continues to upgrade its housing stock.

Andrew goes VeriSmart

An entrepreneur has launched a new business in Carlisle that he hopes will shake up the rental sector. Andrew Dugdale has become a licensee for VeriSmart Inventories and he will also be covering Lancaster and Morecombe.

Key to preventing homelessness

DWP Housing Partnership backs scheme aimed at keeping people in their homes. Dorset’s biggest private landlord is working with the local authorities in Bournemouth and Poole

Mark’s VeriSmart move

An entrepreneur who has spent 15 years running an estate agency in Spain has set up a business in Braintree, Essex, to take advantage of the growing rental sector. Mark Maskell returned from the Mediterranean to launch VeriSmart Inventories, a service for landlords and letting agents. It is a national brand and Mark’s patch also covers Sudbury, Halstead and surrounding … Read More

Pittis goes VeriSmart

The oldest estate agent on the Isle of Wight has launched its first lettings department and has partnered with VeriSmart Inventories to help make it work. Pittis, which has seven branches across the island, required an independent inventory service to deal with its properties. Neil Baker, who launched the VeriSmart brand on the island earlier this year, creates the documents … Read More

Expert warns over faulty alarms

A housing industry expert is urging people to check their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms properly. Jonathan Senior, chairman of VeriSmart Inventories, says that pushing the button on the alarms only tests the circuit for power – not the sensor. And it is the sensor that detects the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide – and many don’t work. … Read More