I am the owner and managing director of Hunters Southampton (formally JCL Homes). I have been an investor in the Southampton Market since 2002, particularly specialising in the HMO market renting individual rooms to young professionals. I have experience in most sectors of the property market having built extensions, renovated numerous properties (for myself, friends and family) and even built a one-bedroom bungalow whilst working as a labourer. Further to this I have also delved into the realms of development personally renovating, extending and selling a Bungalow in Eastleigh for profit. I set up J Clegg Lettings in 2005 because friends and family began asking me to manage their properties. As the company grew and I started to sell properties this was renamed JCL Homes. In 2016, with a growing portfolio, I decided to franchise with Hunters to allow the business to keep growing, utilising the years’ worth of expertise and experience behind Hunters much larger brand, whilst also keeping the independence that I believe is vital to deliver exceptional service. I have found that my experience in all areas of the property industry ideally positions me to offer advice and guide both new and experienced investors through the ever changing legislation surrounding property. We found this knowledge to be a real advantage to make sure our landlords obtained good yielding properties that are going to rent quickly, having minimal vacant periods (ideally none!). My family home was on the Lymington river, being only 200m from the Royal Lymington Yacht club. It was inevitable that a passion for sailing would manifest and I spent my childhood on the water that led to an Olympic 49er campaign. I am equally passionate about sailing and property, being happy to chat anytime about either – part of the reason I am so enthused by our increasing presence in Ocean Village over the last few years.