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R.D.A. Estates was founded as a unique residential property investment business in 1992 following Jean & Brian Shillinglaw's return to England from Hong Kong. Jean & Brian relocated to the cosmopolitan city of Brighton & Hove on England's beautiful South Coast.
Jean & Brian were well aware that residential property investment was solid in the UK - particularly in Brighton & Hove. While working abroad they had experienced the difficulties UK expatriate investors had in finding the time to source reasonably priced UK residential investment property, supported by expert rental and management for landlords who reside far away.
THE EARLY YEARS
Late in 1992 three Hong Kong based friends were considering purchasing investment flats. Jean & Brian sourced & recommended five ideal properties within a week. Their recommendations were accepted immediately and rental commenced immediately upon completion of each purchase. Jean & Brian's aim "to seek investment property with best potential asset growth and maximum long-term rental potential, in order for clients to create a successful property portfolio of properties from the initial recommended purchase" was realised. R.D.A. Estates was created and became registered as a limited company in September 1993, utilising the initials of their children Russell, Daniel & Anna.
RDA soon established the prime locations in Brighton & Hove for asset growth and maximum rentals. R.D.A. Estates considers over 200 flats each month, chooses to view about 20% and recommends no more than twenty. Web developed a respected and trusted service for UK expatriates and overseas nationals. What helped RDA to gain a justified reputation was our detailed knowledge and understanding of residential property investment in Brighton & Hove. We ensure that our clients receive the best service possible. Our company logo proclaims 'We Arrange It All' and we really do.
RDA's reputation continues to grow on the strength of the experience and expertise we have developed since 1992. At RDA we aim to provide residential investment opportunities at an affordable cost and to make the property investment process as straightforward as possible. Our dedicated team advises our clients all along the way and provides experienced and novice investors alike with a 'one stop shop' that takes care of every aspect from sourcing, purchasing and renovating through to renting and managing properties.
We have been approached many times by clients to manage properties in other areas of the UK but we have always declined. RDA is very much a 'hands on company' and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail as well as our local knowledge and are therefore unwilling to provide such a service further afield.
Successfully sourcing and managing residential investment properties in Brighton & Hove with optimum results for our existing clients, RDA is now developing exciting plans to extend its client base.
After many successful years, Brian is now enjoying retirement.