Pattison Lane launches inaugural lettings service

Pattison Lane, part of the award-winning Sharman Quinney estate agency group, is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural lettings service.

The new rental department will sit alongside the existing sales division in its Kettering branch on Gold Street, which has operated in the local area since 1999.

The decision to open a rental service in Kettering comes on the back of a successful 2013 so far Pattison Lane’s busy sales team. The move is also in response to the heightened demand for rental accommodation in the area, which is growing by the month this year.

As well as Kettering itself, the new service will serve the blossoming rental markets in Rothwell, Desborough and their surrounding villages, and the department will be headed up by Lettings Sales Manager Katie Darby in her first role with the company.

Katie brings a great deal of experience and knowledge of the local rental market to her new position, having worked in lettings within Kettering for the past four years. She will draw on her expertise to provide advice to tenants, landlords and would-be investors in the region. Katie is joined by Dawn Benbow, the department’s administrator, who has three years’ industry experience.

On the department’s launch, Katie says: “I am very honoured to be heading up Pattison Lane’s first ever lettings service, and to be joining the Kettering branch as Lettings Sales Manager. Our aim is to establish ourselves as the agent of choice in Kettering for landlords and tenants and I look forward to this new challenge.”

Katie is keen to gather momentum in her new position and is enthusiastic about meeting new landlords and tenants in the area. She believes that effective communication throughout the lettings process is vital in helping her customers fill and secure properties.

She adds: “I firmly believe in providing clients with a personal and professional service, making sure that landlords and tenants are always kept up to date, and are given professional, objective advice about their options.”

The local lettings market in Kettering is alive and well and the new Pattison Lane department expects to see a flurry of activity in the build up to Christmas.

To discuss the local lettings market, or to find out more information about renting in the area, please contact Pattison Lane’s new lettings department in Kettering on 01536 514937 or email:

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About Sharman Quinney

Established in Peterborough in 1989 by founders Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney, Sharman Quinney now has 17 estate agency branches across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. In 2003, 75 per cent of Sharman Quinney was acquired by the Connells Group. Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney retain a 20 per cent share in the company, remain as operational directors and sit on the Sharman Quinney Board of Directors. As part of the Connells Group, Sharman Quinney benefits from the financial strength and infrastructure of one of the UK’s largest and most profitable estate agency networks. This means it can offer customers a trusted, local service with the added benefit of industry-leading support functions including Connells Compliance and Legal Services team, its in-house marketing and PR teams and its Mortgage Services model. The experience, expertise and breadth of services that come with being part of a larger corporate group, puts Sharman Quinney far ahead of many of its local competitors in terms of what it can offer its customers. For more information please visit:

Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 4174227, Registered Office is Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN.  VAT Registration Number is 500 2481 05. 
For activities relating to regulated mortgages and non-investment insurance contracts, Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is an appointed representative of Connells Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Connells Limited’s Financial Services Register number is 302221.  

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