About Bennett Residential
Having been established in Somerset since 2000, the name Bennett Residential is well known by Somerset tenants. We strive to keep our reputation as one of the leading letting agents in the area by offering good quality property and friendly and efficient staff.
We are proud members of ARLA - the highly respected Association of Residential Letting Agents. One aspect of our ARLA membership is the fact that we are fidelity bonded - this means that if we were ever to encounter financial problems, your money either as a tenant or landlord is guaranteed to be safe. In addition to this we are also members of The Dispute Service. This is an organisation authorised by the government to protect tenants’ deposits as well as provide an independent dispute resolution service and, in the unlikely event that any of our clients feel they have reason for complaint, we are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.
Andy Bennett FARLA – Director
After a number of years in a senior management position in the National Computer Unit of the NHS in 2000, Andy felt it was time to give up driving up and down the motorway to spend more time with his growing family. Having always been interested in property, the lettings industry seemed the logical choice. As Andy is qualified to the level of Fellow of ARLA (Association of Letting Agents) he is in the position to offer both correct and sensible advice. In his spare time he is known to torture golf balls.
Jane Bennett – Director
A founder director with Andy, Jane had previously worked in property related areas including the lettings industry as well as property conveyancing, whilst bringing up her family. She is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and although not practicing currently, retains a keen interest in the subject as well as being a keen amateur artist.
Kathy Channon MARLA - Office Manager
Kathy joined us in November 2016 as Office Manager, she has many years’ experience in office management and bookkeeping, and has recently qualified to the level of Member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents). Kathy is central to the running of the business and is responsible for our accounts and administration. In her spare time Kathy teaches line dancing, and enjoys playing bowls.
Helen Dugdale - Letting Executive
Helen has spent her career to date in retail management and customer service. Helen brings with her many years of customer care experience. She is also a landlady herself and has renovated many properties, so she is ideally placed to assist landlords who are thinking of renovating properties with advice about layout and how to maximise the rental appeal of their properties. In her spare time she is an avid gardner and enjoys walking her dog. As our newest employee she is looking forward to helping all our clients new and existing.
Pam Jackson - Block Management Accounts
Pam joined Bennett Residential as their first employee as Office Manager where she was the hub of the business for many years. Recently has “retired” and now works a few hours a week looking after the block management accounts and providing an essential link with past events.