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About Propertychecklists

Propertychecklists was founded by Kate Faulkner OBE, who is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent property experts. Having already helped tens of thousands of people across the UK with their property problems, through seminars, workshops and the media, she realised there was a need for an online resource.

The checklists are sponsored by trusted companies that have been carefully selected by Kate, in order to allow you to enjoy free, unlimited access.

Because Kate works closely with organisations and companies at the leading edge of the property industry, she is always ahead of the curve in terms of what people are going to need and what new legislation is on the horizon. So you can be confident our checklists are always up to date and giving you the best information and advice you need in order to carry out your property project.

If you can’t find a checklist you’re looking for, please get in touch and if we don’t already have it, we’ll create one for you!

About our property price and rental analysis

When you buy sell, invest, rent, renovate or build a property, you need to understand property prices and rents local to you.

What do we do?
Currently most property market data gives you an average and whether that average is up or down versus last month or the month before – this is of no use to you whatsoever! These reports are then used to create headlines for the media so they can make money from them.

Instead, we give you accurate property price and rental data for your local city so you understand whether this is good time to buy, sell, invest, rent, renovate or build a home

Create your own personal property market report
Use our free personal property report template to find out what’s happening to rents and prices in your local area and how we can help you with your property project.

Ready to move, invest, renovate or build?
We don’t just provide market data, we also work with the best organisations and companies in the property market to help you find the right services for you and follow the key steps you need to carry out your property project successfully.


About the team

Kate is supported by a team of experienced property content writers and assistant:

Sarah Walker
Sarah is a freelance writer and editor, who has worked within the property industry for 16 years, initially as an estate agent and home image consultant, and more recently as a broadcaster and writer. She presented ‘To Buy Or Not To Buy’ for the BBC for a number of years and has also appeared at property shows and exhibitions around the UK as a speaker, theatre host and expert panellist.

Over the past 10 years Sarah has written for a number of interior style, home and investment publications on a wide variety of UK and overseas property-related subjects. She has also ghost written several property investment books and edited a number of others.  She owns investment property in Dorset and has first-hand experience of buy to let, primarily in the HMO market.

Amanda Sprawson
Amanda co-ordinates all the operations for Designs on Property, this includes managing website updates, liaising with the company's partners and managing day to day business essentials.  Amanda has a background in estate agency and is fascinated by the property market, she enjoys researching property prices and rents and evaluating individual property prices.

Student Support!
As Kate is a supporter of Young Enterprise and is Education Liaison Officer for the Institute of Directors, she understands the value that students can add to a young business. In return, Designs on Property offers students (particularly those studying property degrees) excellent work experience to help with all kinds of projects.


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