Meet Mr & Mrs 'Happy'

Bobby and Preet are the co-founders of Happy Lets and opened their first letting agency in June 2005 as fresh graduates of Glasgow University. Between them, they had the passion and experience in the property market, a degree in Business Management and a genuine desire to be the best in the business.

They started off managing a small portfolio of residential properties as a wee team of 2 in a small office at 1313 (they weren't superstitious) Argyle Street in the West End of Glasgow and over the next 3 years the team and the management portfolio grew to become one of the most successful letting agencies in the city. Due to this phenomenal growth and success they had to relocate their office into the neighbouring building. This was a former pub at 1287-1289 Argyle Street with a prominent corner position that gave the business tremendous exposure - they didn't keep the bar although it was given some serious consideration.

To expand at a faster pace they acquired The Letting Store in Hamilton and rebranded both offices to create a unified brand that sent a clear message about what was at the heart of the company; Happy Landlords and Happy Tenants. They quickly outgrew their offices at Cadzow Street in Hamilton and moved a few doors down to number 56, a more prominent position on the street.

In 2009 they were crowned 'Young Entrepreneurs of the Year' at the Scottish Asian Business Awards and over the next 2 years they continued to grow the business and acquired another letting agency in Glasgow South Side. Around the same time they also expanded as a family having welcomed a new addition to the family, a baby girl just 2 weeks after the purchase was completed!

The year 2013 brought further expansion (at home this time) as they celebrated the birth of their twins.
Following another acquisition in December 2014, Happy Lets now manage a large portfolio of residential properties across Glasgow and North and South Lanarkshire with a team of 20 and growing from 2 prominent offices in Glasgow West End and Hamilton.

Over 10 years on, Bobby and Preet have not forgotten what is important and strive to provide both landlords and tenants with a high quality and professional service.  As landlords themselves, they have a deep understanding of what is important to their clients but also recognise the importance of providing a service to tenants and believe the recipe for a successful let is an equal focus on happy landlord, happy tenants and happy homes.

Why such a focus on happy tenants?

It's hard to believe it's almost that time of year again…I would be grateful if you could take this e-mail as confirmation of my very keen wish to renew my tenancy agreement for another year. I love living here and love dealing with Happy Lets. The increase in rent is definitely within my budget and excellent value for the property and for the quality of service provided by Happy Lets…
Thanks again for all you have done in the past and I look forward to continuing a VERY happy let!

- Amanda McKinlay

Thank you for your interest in Happy Lets; whether you are a landlord or a tenant, the team would love to hear from you and are confident they can help you find your happy place.