How we work


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We provide a genuinely personal service and productive solutions every step of the way.

  • Maximise the revenues of properties that are in receivership
  • Resolve high exposure and challenging cases quickly


All of the actions we take are in compliance with the Law of Property Act and are reported fully to our clients. Above all, they are based on more than 25 years experience at the sharp end of the lettings industry:

  • Our network of offices in England and Wales can act on instructions immediately, 24/7 – even if we are given just an address with very little additional information
  • We draw up service agreements with our clients on each case
  • We provide a full report on the situation of the landlord and tenants involved
  • We liaise directly with tenants, local authorities, housing benefit and social services as required, to arrange rent collection, or eviction if that is necessary
  • We provide a full report on the condition of the property and arrange repair and ongoing maintenance as required
  • We advise on exit strategies and arrange disposal if necessary
  • We attend court hearings on behalf of the receivers


There is no substitute for sorting out problems on the ground. The Howes approach is bespoke and personal, and wherever possible negotiations are face-to-face, with every effort made to be fair and professional:

  • We visit the properties and inspect them
  • We find the tenants and landlords and talk to them
  • We explain the legal and financial situation to them fully
  • We mediate the fairest deals possible to tenants and landlords
  • We broker the best solution to maximise the value of the property to the lender