Charlotte Walker

Charlotte Walker

Charlotte Walker has been a Southsea Landlord for 20 years, with a range of flats let to students and young professionals. Two years ago, fed up with working, Charlotte started investigating the Serviced Accommodation property strategy. A year on the resignation was in and a new property career was born.

Charlotte now manages short-let flats and rooms for business and holiday guests.

Saturday, 30 December 2017 08:51

January Blues

This time of year can be tricky, I look back over the changes of the last year and see that progress has been made but there is a nagging doubt, is progress a good thing? Is progress even progress? Am I barking up the wrong tree perhaps and should my focus be more personal, less business-y? Is my life ebbing away as I chase shiny pennies? Self doubt creeps in and I need a fresh start!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:38

Joint venture for success!

So how hard is it to turn a regular flat into a Serviced Let? The switch in mindset from money-saver landlord to generous host is the hardest part to overcome, the rest is just a matter of shopping!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 15:48

Losing, and finding, my 'why?'

Running a property portfolio comes to us for many reasons, sometimes, it is inherited, some have fought for it and some have built it slowly and steadily. There came a point for me where I lost my reason ‘why?’

Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:26

Crazy Summer

Crazy summer days are upon us. Cleaners go on holiday, victorious festival prompts a tough pre-stay email (you WILL be charged £100 for smoking in the rooms, you MAY NOT continue the party here etc.), and the changes of September are nearly upon us.


Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:16

If it's such a great strategy...

If it's such a great strategy, why isn't everyone doing it?

Holiday lets come and go. Fact: It really isn't everyone's cup of tea. 

How frequently do you visit your property? Every month? Every 6 months? I have properties with steady tenants that I haven't been into for 5 years! (Yes, the checks and repairs still get done). Most landlords aim to be hands-off as much as possible.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:11

It's no holiday...

I pass a neat row of large BMW motorcycles lined up outside and enter the communal Kitchen of Blue Star House where 6 handsome young German men are tucking into a hearty lunch and chatting about their weekend ahead at Goodwood. They tell me about their drive form Germany and ask about local parking. In rooms upstairs are a student, a chef, a cocktail barman, and some weekenders visiting family. This weekend it’s a full house at the Serviced Accommodation.....

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