Ajay Jagota

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National award nod for North East property firm

North East property business KIS Lettings are celebrating nominations for two national awards.

The firm, who manage properties for 700 landlords from branches in North Shields, South Shields, Sunderland and Welwyn Garden City, have been nominated in the Best Agent and Most Innovative Agent categories in the prestigious Landlord & Letting Awards 2013.

The nominations follow a successful year for KIS which has seen the firm take the first steps on an ambitious journey towards a nationwide expansion by opening a branch outside their native North East for the first time, staff numbers reach an all-time high and turnover rise towards to £1m.

The Landlord and Letting Award nominations also recognise KIS’ commitment to innovation, with pioneering practices like being the first lettings agency to abolish deposits.

Instead of asking new renters to hand over hundreds of pounds they might not have – making it harder to find good tenants - KIS ask new tenants to nominate a home-owning friend or family member to guarantee their rent. Extra protection for landlords comes from an exclusive insurance product which eliminates lengthy legal battles and offers full financial cover.

KIS’ ground-breaking thinking isn’t just about new technology or pioneering policies – their commitment to customer service and building long-term tenancies also sees every new renter given a free Home Move Box of food and cleaning products as soon as they move in, helping them feel at home as fast as possible.

KIS Lettings Managing Director Ajay Jagota said:

“These nominations are a testament to the hard work and creativity of our staff and their passion for giving world class customer service to every single one of our tenants and landlords.

“Innovation is our DNA – everything we do is aimed at challenging the conventions and preconceptions of the private rented sector to give an unbeatable service to our customers, so we’re especially delighted to have been nominated for that award.

“We aspire to being the best lettings agents, not just in the North East, but throughout the UK – and it’s immensely encouraging that KIS are increasingly being seen as setting the standard by the lettings industry itself”.

Landlord & Lettings Awards Lead Judge Oliver Romain added:

“The Landlord & Letting Awards are the premier nationwide private rented sector awards in the UK, and it’s great to be able to recognise and reward the best in the industry.

“This year’s response was phenomenal, with more entries than ever received across the various categories, so KIS Lettings have done brilliantly to be shortlisted.”

The winners for each category will be announced at the Landlords and Lettings Awards at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry on Wednesday November 27 2013.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ajay Jagota .

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