Meet the Simply Let Team
John - Director
A chartered surveyor and ARLA Propertymark member, John spent most of his career as a land agent with the Forestry Commission with responsibility for management of the organisation's property estate. John is a member of the RICS in Scotland Residential Letting Group (whose remit is to develop RICS strategy on lettings and advise the Scottsh Goverment on the private rented sector) and was formerly Group Chairman. John is a landlord and is married to Kathleen.
Away from work John enjoys travel and is a keen hillwalker who enjoys playing in the snow. He has a wide taste in music..
Kathleen - Sales & Lettings Director
With a background in secondary education, Kathleen is a fully qualified member of both NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark, of which she is the Regional Representative for Inverness, The Highlands, Islands and Argyll. She has been involved in lettings managment for over 15 years. With a comprehensive knowledge of the Inverness market Kathleen is able to advise landlords on buy-to-let, property presentation, and statutory compliance. She was honoured to have served as inaugural convenor of the Council of Letting Agents, representing 300+ letting agents throughout Scotland.
In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys travel, walking, theatre, opera, ballet, reading and poetry. Over the years, Kathleen has given freely of her time to work with Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institue of Housing and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to help guide and shape the PRS in Scotland. Kathleen is a landlord, and is passionate about raising standards in the PRS.
With the aim of raising standards and the public's perception of letting agents, John and Kathleen established Simply Let in 2004.
Marsaili - Lettings/Sales Negotiator
Born in Inverness and a fully qualified member of ARLA & NAEA Propertymark, Marsaili’s background is in Financial Services, mainly personal finance and lending. A landlord herself, Marsaili has always had a keen interest in property which she was delighted to turn into a career when she joined Simply Let in 2014 where she specialises in insurance and property sales.
Keen to live life to the full, Marsaili’s other interests include yoga, running, kayaking, hill walking and reading.
Iona McLean MARLA – Lettings Co-Ordinator
Iona has been our Lettings Co-Ordinator since early 2016 bringing with her a background in sales, marketing & design (mainly property). She manages a portfolio of properties and prepares tenancy agreements, she also carries out maintenance visits and viewings.
An ARLA Propertymark member, Iona holds the NFoPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) Technical Award in Scottish Residential Letting and Property Management (SCQF level 6) which includes training in Health, Safety, Security and General Law, Legal Aspects of Letting and Management, Residential Property Letting Practice and Residential Property Management Practice.
Out of the office Iona has a passion for gardening, reading, cookery and playing tennis.