Our customer service is driven by our founding values; being EXPERT, HONOURABLE AND PERSONAL.
We’re dedicated to the private rental sector, our reputation being the ‘go-to’ agent for landlords & tenants looking for a top-class service. We give honest advice un-swayed by potential sales commission and only properties we’d live in ourselves make the grade. 73% of our new customers come by personal recommendation so it looks like our existing clients are spreading the word and we’d delight in showing you, first hand, just how much we care.
Meet our team here
Matching suitable tenants to properties, writing secure tenancy agreements and managing your property, as though it were our own home, are all part of our specialist service to ensure you have a fabulous rental experience from start to finish.
Maxine Lester, MARLA
Maxine has been running the business since 2005 and has a rental portfolio of her own, so she knows how to offer the very best service to landlords and tenants. She is determined to continue to improve the service delivered by her and the team. Maxine is passionate about property in the local area and loves being in business with her husband Matthew.Tell me more
Matthew Lester, MARLA
Taking on the ladies of the Maxine Lester crew, Matthew was the sole male in the office for many years, and is delighted that Rory has joined the ranks! Matthew ensures that the team have the support they need to deliver exceptional customer services. Analytical, mathematical and systematic… Just like Greased Lightening!Tell me more
Stephanie Marshall, MARLA
Lettings Team Director
Stephanie is the first port of call for new and current Landlords investing, she manages the lettings team to ensure the while letting process works well for landlords and tenants.Tell me more
Worlds No’1 best lettings agent!
Esmé makes sure all of the viewings, tenancy negotiations, preparation of the contracts goes well. As such landlords and tenants can expect to deal with Esmé on a regular basis throughout the whole process, which is comforting to our clients.
Fighting to be No.1 worlds best letting agent!
Leanne makes sure all of the viewings, tenancy negotiations, preparation of the contracts goes well. As such landlords and tenants can expect to deal with Leanne on a regular basis throughout the whole process, which is comforting to our clients.
Giving great customer service, whilst also making sure all the technical details about starting and ending tenancies are done!Tell me more
Lettings NegotiatorTell me more
Lisa Gadsby, MARLA
Property Team Director
Before I joined the company in April 2013 my career path had been somewhat varied – law, recruitment and medical accounting due to moving around with my husband’s employment (including five years abroad) and raising two children. However my passion has always been with property and I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join an award winning company to fulfil my ambition of working within the property industry.Tell me more
“Making sure the start and end of tenancies is great!”Tell me more
“Ensuring a smooth transition between tenancies!”Tell me more
Property Management Support
“I love to make sure everything is sorted and organised!”Tell me more
Sally Pearton, MARLA
Property Maintenance Inspector
Over 12 years of industry experience and a lettings technical award under her belt, Sally will ensure your tenancy adheres to all the current legislation and safety is paramount for her tenants.Tell me more
Property Management Support
Making every rental property into a HOME is the challenge set for our property management assistant Hazel. With previous roles in the police force, in the classroom , you can guarantee Hazel will get the job done.Tell me more
Jade Edwards MAAT
Finance and Accounts Team Director
Surrounded by files, calculator in hand, we reckon that Jade dreams in pound signs. At least we know that our landlords are always paid on time and that all the pennies are accounted for… and she looks after the pounds too!Tell me more
“Get things right first time!”Tell me more
Accounts ManagerTell me more
Go to girl!
Gill is our “stop gap” when we need to cover staff holiday or have a special project on the go.Tell me more
My name is Smudge and I have been in the business since 2013. I am by far the cleverer out of the two four legged employees, I’m also the female – I guess there is no coincidence!Tell me more
My name is Ted, I’m a year younger than Smudge. Everyone says I am a typical boy because all I want to do is to eat, sleep, run and make poo smells. I love making smells the most and can clear an office in less than 2 seconds, it’s such fun!Tell me more
12 Station Road, St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BH
Situated directly opposite Waitrose, we are easy to find and you can park in the public carpark directly opposite the office.
Our landlords’ properties are placed within a hugely diversified area with great employment opportunities. Benefiting from the Cambridge ‘bubble’ and with excellent connections to London from Huntingdon, Cambridge and St Neots Station and links to the M25,M1 and M6.
East Anglia has one of the highest rental growth rates in the UK.
Firstly, thank you for all of your support for Matthew’s dancing efforts, we raised an incredible £7,200 for Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk and the Agents Giving Charity. If you missed Mattie doing his great jive, you can watch here.
Unlike Maxine, who managed to bring home the glitter ball in 2016 Mattie did not win, but came a very commendable second amongst 10 other brilliant competitors. Dancing a jive with his excellent dance teacher Carys, he had everyone quite literally jumping up and down!
Agents Giving are the industry charity for letting agents, estate agents and suppliers to the industry. The organisation raised over £13million last year for good causes, so we are very proud to be able to contribute a little bit toward that with your help.
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Smudge tries to motivate Ted (largely unsuccessfully until the mention of sausages) to accompany her to local Huntingdon parkrun.
Every year we love to get out our Christmas outfits, warm up our vocal cords, and give you a festive...
Every year Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management team take time out to raise money for local charities. For 2020...
Very professional organisation that gives good service to both the tenants as well as the landlord. Highly recommended.
All staff at Maxine Lester Residential Lettings are trained to a high standard and I have always found Lisa Gadsby very efficien
Every time we have contacted Maxine Lester everyone has been so helpful. We have always had any issues dealt with promptly and...
Excellent service all round, keeping us informed regularly on our property, always contactable and willing to help with any query.