This is an example of the various activities we are involved in. Whether you are looking for a Property Manager for the first time, or are looking to change Property Management (changing is much easier than you think), please get in touch with us.
Regular visits to your property, following up on any anomalies. Supervision of pool cleaning, housekeeping and gardening services to ensure a quality service.
Paying an array of bills/accounts on your behalf.
Checking of Electric, Water and Internet bills and following up on anomalies.
Procurement of a full time housekeeper or supply housekeeping by the hour.
We have a private laundry that only works for us. Bagged, tagged and taken away for washing, drying and ironing and delivered back to the house.
We work with a few local gardening companies who can supply a monthly service at competitive rates.
We work with one of the areas largest pool cleaning company’s who provide technical support and can provide new pool covers, accessories, hot tubs etc.
Over the years we have collected a great team of support workers in maintenance: Builders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters and others…..
We know and work with a lot of local lawyers and accountants to support our owner’s needs.
We work with a local Insurance agent and can arrange quotes, cover and most importantly provide assistance with claims.
Many swimming pools, terraces, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, extensions and others have been carried out under our watchful eye.
Working with a local accountant and the town council, we can assist in the application of a property rental licence (AL).
Our sister site: www.algarvillas.net offers an array of properties to rent in Carvoeiro. We can arrange photos and marketing of your property. We can rent exclusively or work with other agents and owners themselves. Whatever your preference.
We visit each guest after arrival and make sure they have our contact details in case of any need. Whether its family, friends or rental guests, the quality of their stay is important to us. We can offer food packs, airport transfers, cots, high chairs amongst many other things.
Some of our clients own a car here in Portugal. We can assist with insurance, road tax, car inspection and maintenance. We have even been known to assist with new purchases.
MEET THE TEAM
Kevin took over the business from Cathy in 2002 having spent since 1989 acting as the main agent for the rental side of the business. So he has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with property in the Algarve. His background is in Manufacturing Management having held positions at a senior level in high tech semiconductor manufacturing for a Japanese company. He is fully equipped with the skills to handle all your Property Management needs.
Office Manager and Former Owner
Cathy along with her husband Jim moved to the Algarve in 1989 to take over the business. She was the main UK agent for the rental side since 1981 when the company was originally formed. She has vast experience in all the intricacies of Portuguese systems and beaurocracy. Cathy is mainly based in the office to provide valuable support and back up to Kevin and Nelida.
Nelida is Portuguese and has over 30 years’ experience in sales and commercial business activity and is a key member in dealing with the Town Council, Tax Office, Lawyers and Accountants offices. Nelida is multi lingual and speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish & Italian. Nelida is our trouble shooter and is well versed in dealing with Portuguese service providers.
With our original formation back in 1981, we are one of the longest established Property Management company’s serving the Carvoeiro area. The company was originally set up by an English couple with Cathy & Jim (Kevin’s Aunt & Uncle) taking over the business in 1989 and then Kevin in 2002.
Over the last 40 years, we have been providing our owners with a first class professional service in all aspects of Property Management. Effectively a one stop shop for all of our owner’s needs. You can read in more detail about the services we provide by clicking here.
Our property portfolio ranges from two to six bedroom homes and our owners cover an array of nationalities.
We are currently seeking new luxury properties to add to our portfolio. If you do not have a Property Management company in place or do, but are not happy with their service, please contact us for a free no obligation chat to see if we can help.
We work hard with owners to make ownership as pain free and efficient as possible. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
... people say the nicest things ...
“Even though I have worked with Kevin for only 1 year, he came highly recommended from the previous owners we bought the property from. Kevin is incredibly honest, responds quickly and always gets it done. Kevin says he will always do more than is required. When I first heard that, I was sceptical. But it's true. You will get a lot more than you pay for”.
Kerry Johnson, MBA, Ph.D.
“We have owned our villa since 2012, and until 2015 had managed, sort of, to run it ourselves from a distance, but it was always a bit of a worry. Then we relocated to China and the issues were much greater, so we started looking for a Property Manager to help us and our clients. We trawled the internet looking for the right person, and thankfully someone, or several someone’s had mentioned Kevin Owenson. We had a phone call and decided to take a chance. We have never looked back, we sleep better at night and we know that should and when, there is an issue Kevin always has an answer or knows of someone, and it’s sorted. He is always available for advice and reassurance. Just wish we had someone like him and his team where we live now, it would make my life so much easier”.
“We bought our house in Carvoeiro in November 2006. We were leaving Portugal two days later and immediately needed someone to look after our cherished home. Kevin provided immediate assurance and, when we returned for our first proper holiday, it was in first class condition and ready for enjoyment. It is always spotlessly clean.
Since then we have been able to rely on Kevin to care for our house, provide useful supplementary services and ensure that it is available for anyone who we allow to use it. Thank you, Kevin”.
John & Jan Caton
“We have been employing the services of Kevin ever since we purchased our house in Carvoeiro. The service and commitment offered by him and his team has been far beyond our expectations. Kevin is always accessible and he addresses any issues arising promptly and efficiently. He has a solid foothold in the Carvoeiro area, including a wide network of local suppliers and craftsmen. In addition to the day-to-day maintenance, Kevin also handled several major reconstruction projects that were delivered on time at budgeted cost, which is not always the case in Portugal. We have built a trusting relationship with Kevin and would not hesitate to recommend him to owners looking for a professional and reliable management company”
Kjell & Malou Wallen
“Kevin has been our property manager for eight years. He has enabled us to keep the villa which we inherited from our parents. Kevin has supervised villa renovations and sorted out problems with plumbing, electrics, drains, garden watering systems plus disasters such as a burst water pipe in the villa. He has managed all this efficiently and effectively. His professionalism and ability to deal with every situation is second to none. Without Kevin we could not maintain a large holiday villa and grounds some 1,500 miles from home”.
Ian Hearle & Sue Whittaker
“I have known Kevin for 14 years, firstly as a rental client in properties he manages for 10 years, so seen the service he provides from that side and latterly the last 4 years as an owner. He is very well connected and has become a friend of the family. Nothing ever seems to be a trouble for him.”
“For over 20 years, Kevin and his team have provided us with the complete service to look after our property. They give us the peace of mind that at all times our villa is secure and well maintained.”
Mike & Jackie Abbott
“We have formed a great partnership with Kevin who has looked after our Property for around 12 years. During this time we have built up a good and trusted relationship. We have had extensive refurbishment to parts of the Villa (bathrooms, kitchen & pool area) which Kevin has managed and completed to a high standard. With us living in the UK Kevin is absolutely aware of what we would like and he puts our plans into action impressively. We know he has the best interests of the villa in mind and has become a friend over the years who we trust implicitly. Guests are always well looked after & attended to with great feedback - he has a great team for day to day management of cleaning, gardening & pool areas”.
Peter & Anne Wasylyk
“Kevin and his team have been looking after our villa since we bought it 17 years ago. We chose him at the time because we felt that he was ‘on the same wavelength’ as us and would look after the house as well as we would, if not better! 7 months after we bought the place he oversaw the installation of our private pool which saved us trips out that we would otherwise have needed to make and almost certainly ensured that the building work was done quicker than would otherwise have been the case. He has managed all our service providers in a fair and honest way, taking care of the people who provide services for us and ensuring that everything to do with renting our villa is done legitimately. Many of our rental guests comment on how prompt and helpful he has been for them, no matter how small the issue, and he has often gone out of his way to help with things that wouldn’t strictly speaking be his responsibility. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for high standard, honest, reliable and efficient property management.”
Jim & Alison Green
Having a property in the family over 40 years now, we know how important good property management is. Since Kevin (and Cathy) took over the management 20 years ago, a smooth operation started. When we have construction or works done we can rely on the broad network of subcontractors and partners who make things work. Guests renting the house feel welcome to ask Kevin the daily questions and back up services. Working with Kevin means “a deal is a deal” followed by “consider it done”.
Ewout de Koning
“I have known Kevin Owenson and his Aunt, Cathy Prentice since 1984. I first rented villas through their business at least once every year from then to 2006 when we bought an old Quinta to renovate in Caramujeira. Kevin and Cathy were a font of information and I can honestly say that what they don’t know about property and services for property in the Algarve is not worth knowing. They know who to trust and they know where to go for everything you might ever need and their knowledge of the area and suppliers is second to none. If you own a property the service they offer is worth its weight in gold. If you are absent and there is any kind of issue then you are in very safe hands and any problem will be professionally resolved without any doubt or drama. Peace of mind is what you get, nothing more and nothing less. Your property will be in the safest of hands. There have been countless times we did not know where to turn to find some item, solve some issue or just get a problem dealt with and always my wife Ruth and I would say to each other “ask the Oracle “!! Kevin always delivered with a smile even though we were not always paying clients! I think this is the mark of a man you can trust and respect. Not all about the money – just a genuinely lovely person who understands quality service.
When we were renters we always felt we were in safe hands, but in 22 years there were very few issues and most were of our own making. Any issue or problem was attended to quickly and with a smile. I have absolutely no hesitation in urging you to consider the best property managers in the area and to meet with Kevin to hear what he can do for you. Your guests will love the secure feeling Kevin effortlessly communicates. He is his own best advert”.
Philip & Ruth Weir
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