ABOUT US

Hi! My name is Phil Downs & I run our houses on a full time basis.

Previously I spent 25 years in the beer business in Sales, Marketing & Training. Before that I worked in newspaper advertising, retail shoe shop management & in the Army. I live within easy access of the houses & I’m always contactable by phone or e- mail.

We have been letting properties, exclusively to Students, in Plymouth since 1992. In that time all our houses have always been Graded “A” by Plymouth University.

The “A” grading covers a high standard of property, in every aspect, with particular regard to room sizes, décor, furnishings, overall house facilities & quality of management.

I have, & always will, manage the houses myself, ensuring rapid & personal response to any issues you may have. I will never use an agency or any other third party (with the exception of if I’m ever away, when I always ensure someone covers for me here in Plymouth for any day to day issues).

Debbie, works as a School Classroom assistant, and supports the letting business as well.

We are proud to say that in 25 years as landlords in Plymouth we have never had a complaint against us from any student, across any aspect of letting, including the day to day response to any issues & a very prompt, satisfactory settlement of deposits at the end of the tenancy.

We always strive to allow you to live happily & untroubled in the house with your group of friends. Yet we are always contactable if ever needed to sort out any issues.

I haven’t put any testimonials on this website as I believe the only real proof is actually speaking to a current or past student who has stayed with us. If you were interested in one of our properties please feel free to ask us for the contact number/e-mail address of any one of our current students for their own personal upfront testimonial as to how I manage the houses.

Having recently seen our son go through University life we feel we have built up a good knowledge of what you want from your home & landlord support throughout your stay.

We also use a team of high quality & reliable tradesmen who will always respond quickly to your needs.

We believe that the most harmonious houses are those filled with groups of friends. Therefore on that basis we always prioritise group bookings, with the occasional exception when a member of your group has to move, perhaps for a placement, & therefore between us & the remainder of the group we find a suitable replacement.

Our groups often stay with us for their whole time at the University, or indeed if any go away on placement or come back for a Masters Degree, they often come back to stay with us again. Likewise many of our properties are filled through recommendations made to other groups from our existing students.

Our houses are always filled by January each year, for the following August/September term so if you’re interested get in as soon as possible. They go very quickly.

It is important here to note that we only let to students. We will never let a room in your house to a non student.