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New owner for Wolverhampton agency Whitegates

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Perdip Johal Whitegates - imageThe branch, which has operated from Darlington Street in the West Midlands city for 30 years, has been acquired by Perdip Johal.

Former MD of The Lettings Shop in West Bromwich, Perdip has transferred 100 managed properties from her venture into the Whitegates Wolverhampton stable, taking the branch’s total managed properties beyond 300.

Perdip said, “It’s started really well as we are doing around four or five valuations every day and people are saying that they dealt with us 10 or 15 years ago, so that shows how established the Whitegates brand is in the area. We brought over around 140 properties from The Lettings Shop so we have 340 managed properties at Wolverhampton.”

A Law graduate from the University of Wolverhampton, Perdip’s property career began with fellow Property Franchise Group brand Martin & Co in the city before she branched out on her own with The Lettings Shop.

The 29-year-old added: “I felt that running an independent lettings agency wasn’t working as well as it had before. It’s so competitive against more established agents and also the onset of online-only agents.

“I felt coming back into the Property Franchise Group would work better for me, having that established and larger brand behind me.”

September 28, 2018

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