Ankie Bell and Hannelie Ehlers

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We are Ankie Bell & Hannelie Ehlers, two sisters from South Africa. Our business, ‘This House Property’ in partnership with ‘Duplo Developments’ operates in North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, carrying out Property Investment & Development.

Our investment journey started in the UK in 2006. During that time, we’ve done flips, refurbs, HMO’s, blocks of flats and commercial to residential conversions.

More recently, in 2018 we completed the conversion of a pub into several flats with a combination of en-suite HMO bedrooms & studios.This property now has 14 rental units. We also converted two commercial units in a purpose-built block of flats in Rotherham to studio flats and are now renting out 8 flats in this block.

We are currently busy with the conversion of a 13-acre farm into 11 holiday lets. This leisure property also has a lot of further development potential.

With a love for all things property related, we are passionate about providing quality accommodation in our local area. We strive to make a difference and to help others on their property journey.

Ankie: I moved to the UK in 2001 with my British husband and lived in greater London for 5 years. Once our eldest child reached school age, we moved our family to this part of the country where we have been since 2007. We love the area and love investing here. The rental demand is very strong and property prices relatively low compared to the rest of the country, making the yields and returns very attractive. I also love the freedom that life as a property investor gives me to have the flexibility to work around our 4 children and their schedules and activities.

Hannelie: My South African (SA) husband and I moved to the UK in 2006 and lived in Berkshire & Hertfordshire for 12 years altogether. My background in SA was in the Corporate world, mainly in finance for 15 years. Since our move here, I worked for Guide Dogs for 11 years in various senior management roles. Since August 2018, I am full time in property, loving the variety that every day brings and the feeling of satisfaction when a project is done and dusted. Living in England is a privilege and to be able to invest and work here is the cherry on top.

Why should you join us @ Lincoln pin?

With two different speakers each month along with the networking, you’ll build a massive amount of knowledge at the Lincoln pin meeting that will help you to progress with your property journey. It may seem a bit daunting the first time, not knowing what to expect and who’ll be there. But if you come along, you’ll find it a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There will be a room full of other people who want to learn, enhance their skills, make new connections and better their future. Our aim is to have a supportive environment where we like to help one another.

Lincoln pin takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month. You can be assured of a warm, friendly welcome and we look forward to working with you and to getting to know you.

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