MEET THE TEAM

Max Armstrong
Company Director

Max has developed an enviable and unrivalled nationwide network of property professionals, allowing him to produce solid strong returns for a selection of established private and corporate clients. Having the proven track record of managing and developing tens of millions of pounds of property across the UK, Max’s clients have absolute confidence in his development’s appraisals and property selections.

Having achieved recognition as an industry expert, advising and commenting to some of the UK’s familiar broad sheets, he now enjoys giving back to the industry. Providing good quality homes to those with acute housing needs, and as such works closely with a number of local Community interest companies, charities & Councils to improve the quality of housing for those in need.

Max attributes his success to his openness to new opportunities and alliances.

Janet Stoddart
Assistant Director

Janet joined NEPI/NEPLM in January 2018 has overall responsibility for property management team and compliance.  She has extensive knowledge in property management and lettings and is a private Landlord herself.  With over 30 years experience working in blue chip business, her background includes business development, project management, accounts and IT and is fully accredited by ARLA in Property Management and Inventories.  In her spare time, Jan likes to play poker and spend time with family.

Ed Barrow
Buildings & Contracts Manager

Ed is a popular and well trusted member of our team, his wealth of experience in the construction sector makes Ed a highly valued member of the development and maintenance department.
His synergy with contractors and experience in complex construction solutions allows him to indulge his passion for value engineering. Ed relishes the challenge of optimising investor’s returns by providing some incredible results within the constraints of property investor’s returns or carefully controlled development budgets and appraisals.
Ed’s keen eye for quality and cost control is firmly fixed on his extensive team of in-house contractors and his trusted team of hand selected sub-contractors who assist him in regularly exceeding the expectations of both clients and industry.

Laura Elgie
Lettings Manager

Laura joined NEPLM in January 2019 and is our fully accredited Senior Property Manager. Laura has been involved in lettings & property management for over 15 years and offers a wealth of experience and knowledge and is responsible for all aspects of property management. Her main responsibilities involve overseeing the Fully Managed properties, landlords and tenants whilst also assisting our Maintenance Manager. Laura’s also actively involved in her family’s property portfolio so understands the needs of Landlords.

Sarah Seed
Property Manager

Sarah joined NEPLM in October 2019 as a Lettings Administrator and having successfully completed her accreditation, is now our junior property manager. Sarah had previously completed Level 3 in both Sales, Residential Lettings & Property Management and customer service before moving into a sales negotiator role where she extended her knowledge and experience. Her main responsibilities include managing the rental portfolio including arranging tenancies, lettings viewings and inspections. Sarah works closely with the maintenance team.

Andrew Muckles
Property Manager

Andy joined NEPLM in January 2022 and is one of our two Property Managers. Prior to this he worked for over a decade in various Strategic Management roles within the Emergency Services sector. In his brief time with the company so far Andy has built up excellent relationships with his clients who appreciate his direct approach to getting things done and his excellent communication skills. After returning to the property industry after a 15 year break he also brings a fresh pair of eyes to the role and is always looking for ways to innovate and improve the service to our Landlords and Tenants.

Brenda Brettle
Maintenance Administrator

Brenda joined NEPLM in October 2019 having previously worked for a national housing company as Property Admin in supported housing.
She has a wealth of experience gained from working in cash services and customer service roles. Brenda’s key responsibilities are office administration, the submission of HMO applications and providing support to the Lettings and Maintenance teams.

David Elliott
Maintenance Operative

David joined the company in June 2021 and became an integral member of the maintenance team.
His role is to optimise the condition and quality of our properties by maintaining a high level of quality workmanship and providing maximum satisfaction of our clients and tenants.

Brad Smith
Apprentice Maintenance Operative

Brad joined us in August 2021 under a 2 year Apprenticeship Scheme having already completed a few years in college completing Level 2 maintenance course. Brad works closely with David in Maintenance whilst studying at Sunderland College.

Contact Us

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North East Property Lettings & Management Ltd
2 South Terrace
Sunderland
SR5 2AW

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