Since 1998, we have owned and managed our own ‘high quality’ student accommodation in Plymouth. We have found that our students appreciate being able to speak directly to us, their landlord, about any issues they may have, and that we in turn are able to take considerably more care of maintaining our properties.
We have forged great working relationships with Plymouth University, the Art College and numerous other educational establishments in and around Plymouth.
We are members of The National landlords Association, SW Landlords Association, Westcountry Landlords Association and The Private Rented Forum. We have also received ‘Accreditation Status’ with The National Landlord Accreditation Scheme.
We are vigilant landlords and take our responsibilities very seriously. We ensure we are up to date on all certifications required such as gas safety certificates, boiler servicing, PAT testing, periodic electrical reports, fire extinguisher, emergency lights and fire alarm annual and 6 monthly checks where required, HMO licences and inspections, University inspections, fire risk assessment etc and are happy to provide evidence of the relevant paperwork should you request it.
We carry out monthly property inspections to ensure that our students are happy in their chosen accommodation and to ensure the property is being treated reasonably. These are relatively informal visits and allow us to get to know our students better and vice versa. We believe that forming positive, trusting relationships with our students is the secret to their enjoyment of the service we provide and hence, to our success.
We offer a responsive maintenance service and a 24 hour emergency line, so are always on hand should we be needed. We are part of a group of family owned companies (detailed below). Sunnybanks Homes is a property developer/ builder so we have a team of directly employed staff and contractors to deal with any maintenance issues quickly and efficiently.
Sunnybanks Homes – Family owned builder, established for over 40 years
Crylla Valley Cottages – 4 Star complex of holiday cottages just over the Cornish border with a leisure link to China Fleet Golf and Country Club offering comprehensive facilities- great for when your parents want to visit!
Buckclose Ltd – Residential properties in Devon owned and managed by Buckclose Ltd.