Meet the Team
Pictured left to right: Peter Sparks, Karen Allan, Tim Richards & Carol Chitticks
Our team has many years of experience working within Housing, so rest assured that your property will be handled by experts who will manage your investment sensibly and offer good advice when requested. Your first point of contact will be Tim or Carol, they are supported by the experience and expertise of Peter and Karen from East Boro Housing Trust.
Originally qualified in Law in the early 1980s, Peter decided to change professions to pursue a career in Housing in 1993. After completing his professional qualifications in Housing in 1997, he has worked for a number of housing organisations in the South West of England. Peter has specialised in General Needs Housing Management which included a period of time as the Principle Homeless Investigations Officer in West Dorset.
Karen Allan joined East Boro as Director of Supported & Sheltered Housing Services in December 2016.
Karen is fully qualified in Housing and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. She graduated from Plymouth University in 2015 with an FdA in Housing with Support. Before joining East Boro Karen worked for another Housing Association leading on tenancy sustainment, empty property management and lettings and allocations, as well as support and safeguarding services.
Tim Richards joined Homes4Let in 2006.
He is our dedicated H4L Letting Consultant, originally working as an Account Assistant before he was promoted to the Letting Department after successfully completing his ARLA qualification in Property Management in 2012.
Carol Chitticks, Account Manager, joined Homes4Let in 2005.
Carol is in charge of overseeing the smooth financial running of the company. Having previously worked in banking and housing, she has a good knowledge of general housing management and rent accounting, and she ensures rents are paid promptly and on time.
Homes4Let is a social letting agency that has been working in partnership with Poole and Bournemouth Councils since October 2002 and more recently have been working with Purbeck District Council and East Dorset & Christchurch Councils. It currently manages property throughout Dorset, providing a service that is professional, cost effective and ethical. Homes4Let assist landlords by finding suitable referenced tenants that have been referred by their respective local councils housing advice teams. Homes4Let also provides a full management service.
Homes4Let is owned and managed by East Boro Housing Services Ltd., a subsidiary of East Boro Housing Trust who are a highly reputable housing association, specialising in delivering housing, care and support to vulnerable adults across Dorset. Homes4Let are based within the East Boro Head Office in Wimborne.
Why was Homes4Let established?
In 2002 Poole Council realised that their Social Housing development couldn't meet demand. There was dependency on using Bed & Breakfast and High Street Lettings agencies to alleviate this problem. Grants became available to set up schemes to assist people in urgent need of housing and Homes4Let was established to offer a genuine alternative for the Borough of Poole. Bournemouth Borough Council joined the scheme in 2004.
Homes4let is a trade name under East Boro Housing Services ltd. Company number 7341593 (England & Wales) VAT registration number 996 7580 41. East Boro Housing Services Ltd is a subsidiary company of East Boro Housing Trust. East Boro is a Charitable Registered Society under the Co-operative & Community Benefits Societies Act 2014.
No 16946R Registered Office Faulkner House, 31 West Street, Wimborne Dorset BH21 1JS