HMO Investment Management.
For Landlords, Created By Landlords.

Established in 2008 - Covering South & East London

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Organisations we are members of and accredited by.

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We started this business as we were HMO Landlords ourselves and we struggled to find an agency that could manage the properties to our high standards so we created our own.

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Imagine if HMO Management was easy...

Navigating the challenges of HMO ownership can be daunting. Contending with difficult tenants, meeting regulatory obligations, addressing maintenance hassles, and ensuring consistent rent collection are all part of journey… but it’s stressful and time consuming.

Let us take care of all of that for you.

Property Lettings

We recognise the paramount importance of selecting the right tenants for our clients' properties. Choosing responsible and reliable tenants is essential for ensuring the smooth operation of an HMO, maintaining property condition, and fostering a positive living environment for all occupants.

We meticulously screen potential tenants, conducting thorough background checks, verifying employment and income, and obtaining references to assess their suitability. Our rigorous selection process aims to identify individuals who not only meet the financial criteria but also demonstrate respect for the property and fellow tenants.

By prioritising tenant selection, we mitigate the risk of property damage, rental arrears, and conflicts among occupants. Our goal is to match each property with tenants who align with the landlord's expectations and contribute positively to the overall atmosphere of the HMO. With our expertise in tenant selection, landlords can entrust their properties to us with confidence, knowing that we prioritise their investment's long-term success and stability.

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About Us

Lee and Elaine are a husband and wife team who started investing in HMO's in 2008 where we had grown our portfolio of HMO investments to a point where we both could leave our corporate careers in Finance and Design and continue to develop award winning HMOs in the Capital.

As HMO landlords and investors ourselves, we intimately understand the frustrations of entrusting our properties to management agencies that simply don't measure up. We've encountered the industry's shortcomings firsthand – agents providing lackluster service, neglecting regulatory obligations, and disregarding tenant welfare. Maintenance costs skyrocketed, and our hard earned investments suffered. After enduring this cycle with multiple agencies, we decided enough was enough.

Driven by our own experiences, we founded ELM Property Estates, a management agency that specialises in HMO Optimisation and Management. Our mission? To redefine property management standards. We handpicked a team of seasoned professionals, each equipped with the expertise and qualifications necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of HMO regulations and compliance.


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Why Use Us?

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    Independent Family Run Business

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    We are Landlords ourselves

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    Combined 50 Years’ Experience in Property

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    Cost Effective Maintenance

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    Proactive Management

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    Hassle Free, Stress Free

 Our Packages

Meet the Team

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Lee Moffatt

Managing Director

Lee is the Managing Director of ELM Property Estates and leads a dedicated team who love to optimise your HMO investments. Lee has been managing HMO properties since 2008. An Accredited London Landlord and an Award Winning HMO Developer himself, he knows what it takes to get the most from your HMO investments.  He brings years of experience and a commitment to excellence to ensure your properties thrive, maximising returns and enjoy peace of mind.


Elaine Zhang

Operations Director

Elaine is our visionary leader who orchestrates seamless business operations. With a background in design, she brings a unique perspective to our transformation projects, showcasing her exceptional eye for color and space. Balancing strategic oversight with hands-on involvement, she ensures every aspect of our operations runs like clockwork. Her passion for design adds flair to our projects, creating spaces that inspire our tenants and delight our Landlords.

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Judith Healy

Property Manager

Judith oversees our portfolio of properties bringing care, attention and high standards to our clients' properties and tenants. Her firm but fair approach ensures all our tenants have a great experience with us but also ensures they are in sync with our expectations as good tenants. She is a stickler for compliance and correct procedure and loves to work with landlords who need to get things back on track.

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Emily Pilbeam

Lettings Manager

Emily is our systems and processes expert. She is constantly working on our processes to ensure our operations are as efficient as possible, so we are working smarter not just harder. With a long career in lettings before joining the team at ELM, Emily had worked her way up to head of residential property management for a national agency, responsible for compliance, implementing systems, improving processes and increasing revenue.

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Sophia Aparre

Lettings Administrator

Sophia is our dedicated Lettings Administrator, the backbone of our operations. She meticulously handles all administrative tasks, property marketing, and contract management. Known for her exceptional organisation and reliability, Sophia ensures every task is completed promptly and accurately. Driven by her passion for excellence, she plays a vital role in maintaining our smooth operations. Sophia's hard work and commitment make her an indispensable member of our team.


"Wow, it looks fantastic. Thanks Lee. We're really amazed by the pictures - the quality of the refurb, space planning, interior design and staging is top notch and I'm very grateful to you and your team for their hard work."

Doug S - Management and Asset Optimisation Client

"Lee and his team are The Professionals if you want your HMOs managed right! The peace of mind is great as I know everything is being dealt allowing me to focus on spending my time with the family."

Richard W. - Management Client

"To the uninitiated (me) this has felt like a huge leap of faith with my family's biggest asset. I'm really grateful to be working with you and gaining property experience in the process."

Sophie R. - Management and Asset Optimisation Client

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