Meet the Simply Let Team
John, MRICS, MARLA - 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 ScottIsh Goverment on the private rented sector) and was formerly Group Chairman. John has trained as a property photographer and is a member of the Property Photography Academy. He 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, MARLA, MNAEA - Sales & Lettings Director
Kathleen is a fully qualified member of NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark, and is the rep for Inverness, The Highlands and Islands and Argyllshire. A Landlord herself, she has been involved in lettings managment for over 20 years. Well known as a stickler for her attention to detail, her thoroughness and professional.
Kathleen enjoys advising 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 400+ letting agents throughout Scotland.
Kathleen is is passionate about raising standards across the sector in the PRS and has given freely of her time to help shape a variety of major legislative affecting the sector.
Kathleen delights in the knowledge that-
- a significant number of our tenants move on to become landlords and having experienced our service level, choose to instruct Simply Let as agent to to manage their properties;
- around 90% of our tenants receive their deposits back in full from Safe Deposits Scotland national average is around 18% )
- Since we started our busines in 2004, we have not lost a landlord a penny in unpaid rent - NIL rent arrears, NIL court evictions. NIL deliberate damage to property by tenants.
Iona, 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 the portfolio of properties, preparation of tenancy agreements, deals with compliance plus 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.
When time allows Iona enjoys gardening, reading, cookery and playing tennis.