Martin began his landlord journey 18 years ago, while working in an international role for a global telecommunications company. Since retiring he has extended his portfolio, which he manages with his wife, but has always focussed on the ‘small student HMO’ sector preferring to offer homes in the community for small groups to the more common ‘pack them in and take the money’ mentality. He has chaired the PDPLA for the past 9 years and has overseen the Associations transition from small local self-help group to a much larger and more professional institution which is recognised and listened to nationally. Alongside his PDPLA role, he also has leadership roles in a number of other local organisations – bringing his unique perspective, driving for change and increased use of technology while respecting the history that brought us here.
Charlotte is a long standing property investor in the Portsmouth area, with interest is Serviced Accommodation/Holiday lets as well as residential investment. Charlotte is an avid networker and likes nothing better than to chat about property and to find creative solutions for property problems.
Alwin is the PDPLA's Vice Chairman, a landlord, letting agent and inventory clerk. he is a fellow of ARLA Propertymark and holds the Propertymark Technical Award in Tenancy Deposit Protection and Management. He writes here in a personal capacity.