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About us

Ashley Estates is an independent business established by David Hannay in 2002. I have over 30 years experience in the property market. In the first 7 years of trading I specialised in the buying and renovating of over 100 properties. During this time I retained some properties for my own portfolio, I also sold some properties to my solicitor, accountant and bank manager who all wanted to invest in the rental market. As at 2018 I continue to manage these properties. In 2008, as the property market slowed down I quickly grew the management side of the business. I now manage over 230 properties, which has been achieved without the need to advertise, simply relying on recommendations.

Ashley Estates is not an Estate Agency, and therefore, all our efforts are concentrated on property lettings. In 2014 I achieved a Level 3 in Residential Lettings and Property Management through the National Federation of Property Professionals. This enabled me to become an Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), regulated letting agent.

We are covered by The Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme (CMP). Click this link to view the Client Money Handling Procedures

Click to view our CMP  security certificate 

I believe being regulated is the best way to operate a letting agency and I continually attend CPD courses to keep fully up to date with the ever changing letting industry. I offer a very professional, personal service to both my landlords and tenants and come highly recommended by my current and previous landlords.

Meet the team



David Hannay (MARLA)





Andy Widgery



Donna Hewson 
Accounts Coordinator 


Helen Hannay 
Rent Coordinator 

“This was an excellent decision & we're very pleased with the service we received”

Lucy O'Nions & Katy Forrester, Tenants

“I was impressed by the efficiency to ensure suitable tenants were found”

Pamela Welby, Landlord

We offer flexible viewing times, during the day or out of hours (subject to availability), which are conducted by an experienced member of the team who can answer all your queries at the time.