Our company has been built on the principles of providing quality and reliable services, which are tailor made to meet individual client needs.
Haut Languedoc Property Services is owned and managed by Pauline Giles B.A. (Hons) A.H.S.M. Pauline worked extensively in operational management in the U.K. and management consultancy internationally before relocating to France 32 years ago. She lives in the Haut Languedoc with her French husband and bi-lingual children and has been running a successful guest house, Les Quatr’ Farceurs, in the medieval village of Olargues since she arrived there in 1991.
She has served extensively on tourist boards and the management bodies of tourist advisory agencies in the area in order to share her expertise with people wishing to penetrate the local market for tourism. Les Quatr’ Farceurs was the first guest house to open in Olargues and she has done much to promote the tourist industry locally whilst working with local business people to maintain the best of French rural standards in the face of encroaching globalisation.
Pauline opened her property management agency fifteen years ago, although she had been working in property management in the area for many years. She now has a portfolio of 30 regular clients for whom she provides consultancy, property management and advisory services. In addition there is a growing list of ad hoc clients to whom she has provided timely and efficient one-off assistance in dealing with a short term property issue. She is supported by a small team of local artisans and residents.
Pauline has also personally selected a small number of properties to promote and manage for rental to people eager to discover this unspoilt and authentic area of France.
We have good links with local tradesmen to ensure that any maintenance problems are dealt with efficiently and rapidly.
If required we can project manage any works required including : liaising with building professionals to obtain estimates; checking progress; scrutinizing bills; liaising between client and craftsmen to ensure that the works are carried out in a timely fashion and that the client’s brief is fully respected. We have many years experience of working on large (highest value 900,000 €) and small scale projects (300-500 €) and pride ourselves on efficient negotiation of the pitfalls and well-known frustrations for clients achieving a dreamed of project in a foreign country with a different building culture.
Use our local knowledge and let us help you to deal with your property management problems - however great or small.
Visit www.olargues.co.uk for more information about the region and guest house and holiday rentals.