About Homesearch Properties

At Homesearch Properties we know the local property market. Since 2000 our professional and friendly agents have been helping people like you with all of their needs, from buying or renting new homes to selling properties.

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TONU ABOABA

Founder

I have been a solopreneur and property wealth creation and management professional for over 20 years and have a well-established operation to source, buy, refurbish, let, manage and resell properties within London and the M25 for myself and other UK based and international clients.

With a background in Quantity Surveying, Property Valuation and Property Law, my clients can be sure that every care is taken to source the kind of properties that will maximise their ROI and help them in their journey to financial freedom. As part of my service I also ensure that properties comply with the extensive regulations required for lettings.

Once acquired we can also offer client’s a full management service and, if needed, an introduction to our rental list which is comprised of high-end executives, diplomats and international personnel re-locating to the UK.

I believe that customer care is paramount and goes far beyond just matching people to properties. Homesearch Properties is a highly respected brand where clients can be confident in the services I provide and the care that they receive.

Aside from my interest and passion in property, I love cooking, travelling, supporting local community and business initiatives, mentoring teens and promoting and supporting music projects in Africa.

OUR TEAM

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Alice Cheale

Right to Rent Consultant

As an immigration consultant, I bring 12 years’ experience working as a front-line Arrest Officer in Immigration Enforcement, part of the Home Office that enforces UK immigration control.

During my time as an Immigration Officer I saw first-hand how rogue landlords work – often exploiting nationals from the countries they themselves come from.  I have also seen the destruction to property that can be caused when a warrant to enter has been granted to immigration arrest teams enforcing the law on rental properties.

I am a landlord myself and know that keeping up with all the compliance can feel overwhelming – on top of that, there are the right to rent immigration checks required by law, fines for which have crept up and can be as much as £10,000 if served on a house of 4 tenants found without the right to rent in the UK.

Since leaving the Home Office I am now passionate about ‘compliance over enforcement action’ – and support private landlords and businesses to get their paperwork in order, avoiding any unnecessary upset or painful fines.

I am enjoying supporting Homesearch Properties.  I get to do what I do best and ensure all tenant’s documents are thoroughly checked.  Referencing my in-depth country-specific knowledge, I have been able to offer Homesearch Properties advice and guidance, especially through the recent Brexit transition period.

As a landlord there will always be challenges, as a consultant, my aim is to make these less of a burden.  Bring on the next challenge Homesearch Properties!

Jaclyn Casey

Right-Hand Woman & Operations Manager

I’ve been an experienced PA for over 18 years in the legal sector.  I’m extremely self-motivated with a strong work ethic and highly skilled in administration and the provision of high-level executive support to ensure the seamless and efficient execution of daily operations.

I’ve got extensive IT skills and am proficient using numerous software packages and platforms, with a keen interest in creating social media content.  Skilled at multi-tasking with a strong attention to detail.

I’m very much enjoying being Tonu’s right-hand woman/operations manager and have learnt many aspects of the property industry along the way.

Tonu is a true professional and expert in her field – every day the work is varied and interesting and there’s always something new to be learnt.

John Rey Bercero

Digital Marketer

I’ve been into digital marketing for more than 5 years, and it is my earnest passion to help businesses grow with the advent of online marketing and digitalization.

Through my experience in digital marketing, I used various tools and technology to build brand awareness, earn engagement and acquire qualified leads for the business. I understand that to promote the business, I have to relate to the CEO’s goal direction and better understand the value they’re providing for the customers/client.

In Homesearch Properties, I can express my prowess in digital marketing in the field of real estate and properties. With the leadership Tonu Aboaba and with the right people in the team, we can achieve the targets we set for ourselves.

Regarding my hobby and during my vacant time, I love to read investment articles such as topics revolving around stocks, bonds, mutual funds, cryptocurrency, and real estate.

My mantra is “Handwork beats everything,” and that means it involves learning necessary skills to improve day by day.

Jane Malajito

Virtual Assistant

For the past 5 years that I have been working as a Virtual Assistant, I learned that my job doesn’t stop with just providing my client’s needs. Instead, I find out that I need to play a crucial part in the business and do everything I can to help the business grow. When I first started in this industry, I strived hard to learn different niches just so I can be of help to my client. I did not just try learning simple admin tasks, but instead I worked hard to learn how the business is processing from technical to marketing and accounting. I then started to treat my client’s business as my own business. Respect your client’s time as to how you want your time to be respected.

One of the best opportunities you can get is to be able to provide your ideas and have open communication with your co-worker and clients. This is how you can grow as an individual and grow with everyone inside the business. I am glad I met Tonu Aboaba our CEO/Founder and the rest of the team of HomeSearch Properties. Everyone has a good relationship with one another making sure your ideas were heard. Everyone loves to learn and they are all open to challenges. I can then say that HomeSearch Properties is not scared to make changes to provide the best services to our clients. We value our clients as much as how we value our business.

Jamie HutchinsonJamie Hutchinson
20:30 31 Jan 22
We are very pleased to have chosen Tonu as our agent. She provides a very personable and professional service, always a buzz away and willing to help in any way she can. She found us a great tenant who is also very pleased with her service. It’s rare to get this level of care and commitment in a market full of big corporates and tech-enabled platforms. We’d thoroughly recommend Tonu.
Laura NwokochaLaura Nwokocha
13:04 03 Jan 22
I was desperately looking for a rental and Homesearch properties showed me where and how to search and after following their advice within a couple of days I found the right house and I am already settled in with my family.Thank you so much Homesearch !
Nina F.Nina F.
15:39 31 Dec 21
Tonu was a pleasure. Professional and thorough. As the renter I trusted the process the whole way through.
Rex LucasRex Lucas
10:12 02 Dec 21
Tonu is very thorough and easy to work with.She always goes over and above expected service.She always courteously explained any issues that we might have forgotten.Would have no hesitation in recommending her most highly.
Naineshkumar TannaNaineshkumar Tanna
06:16 02 Aug 21
Tonu from Homesearch Properties was fantastic throughout. She was highly professional, responded to queries almost immediately and offered great advice when asked. She manged to find me tenants with a guarantor that passed the credit check so that I was able to purchase rent and legal protection insurance. The rent she managed to achieve was very high despite the present climate. Her fees were very competitive compared with other agents. Why would you use anyone else for letting your property!!!
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