Our Staff Profiles

MEL GORE, Director

Joined the Company in 1992 during the last recession. He has successfully worked within the Company and the town selling property during the last 18 years and became Managing Partner in April 2007, increasing the Company’s profile and market share as the unrivalled market leader during one of the worst economic down-turns on record. Having been brought-up in the town and active within local sports teams, he is a well known and trusted member of the community. He believes local knowledge and experience is something you must have to be successful at this level.

CHRIS HALL, Director

Chris is a Director of the firm and runs the busy lettings department. Having joined the firm in 2007 and worked through the last recession in the sales team, Chris progressed to Lettings Manager in 2012 and become a part-owner and Director of the firm in 2013. Living in Teignmouth Chris enjoys socialising, travelling and a busy family life.

PAUL HODGSON, Teignmouth Sales Office Manager

Paul is a lomg-standing team member committed to achieving the best results for his clients. Joining Dart & Partners in 1997, he became a Senior Property Consultant in 2008 and now oversee many of the day to day aspects of the Teignmouth Sales office. He offers both clients and purchasers honest straightforward advice and aims to continue sourcing the very best properties for applicants.

JOHN HALL, Consultant

Started in Estate Agency in 1974 and has been practicing in Teignmouth since 1980. Took over the reins at Dart & Partners in 1989 and developed the company into the leading and largest Estate agency in the town. Attributes most of his success to being actively involved for many years in the local community and establishing trust and confidence from the majority of loyal clients he has repeatedly dealt with on many occasions. Number one emphasis is local knowledge coupled with experience

LESLEY LAWRENCE, Administrator

Lesley has worked in Estate Agency in Teignmouth for over 20 years and has seen many changes in market conditions in that time. She joined Dart & Partners in 2008 as an Administrator. Although Lesley lived in London for many years she has strong ties with the area.  She was born in Bishopsteignton and spent every summer there with family during her childhood.

NATALIE DUNN, Senior Lettings Negotiator

Natalie Dunn gained the NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management in 2015 and is a member of ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents).

Natalie started her career in Lettings at Dart & Partners in 2009 and has many years of experience in all aspects of Lettings. These days she works mainly in a compliance role whilst still being involved in all areas of the Lettings office. She is very proud that her involvement over the years has helped grow the Lettings side of the business to a sustained position as the leading Letting agent in the TQ14 area.

She has lived in Shaldon and Teignmouth since 1988 and her husband is born and bred locally and well known in the area. She has two children who attended primary and secondary schools in Teignmouth and are now at university and college. She is interested in interior design, gardening and keeping fit and attends various classes in the area.

VALERIE ST JOHN SCOTT, Shaldon Office Manager

Valerie started her career in London's prestigious South Kensington and very quickly developed a passion for Georgian property with classical features, symmetry and spacious proportions.

Having relocated to Devon many years ago with her family, she initially lived in Shaldon and her children attended local schools. Having worked for both corporate and independent agents,she was delighted to join Dart and Partners to manage their new Shaldon village office and to once again work in the lovely village amongst the wonderful village community.

Valerie believes that proven practical experience, a good depth of both local and general knowledge, courteousness and integrity are all crucial components of Estate Agency and are the core values to which she works.

In her free time Valerie has achieved an advanced level in genealogy whilst also enjoying social history and all genres of music. 

LOUISE PUTT, Administrator

Louise works in our Administration department applying a high degree of accuracy and detail to all aspects of her role.

ADRIAN BOLT, Senior Lettings Negotiator

With a wealth of experience Adrian works closely with landlord clients to ensure we are providing an excellent level of customer service at all times.

BEN EPPS

Ben started his career in Estate Agency in 1996 in Exeter, which lead to a spell working as a Sales Negotiator for Dart and Partners in 1998/99.

Ben went on to be a successful branch manager for a large West country firm working in Torbay. Ben took a sabbatical from estate agency in 2008 and spent time working in the marketing industry, successfully selling business data within the B2B world.  Returning to estate agency in 2011, Ben took a position specialising in the valuation and marketing of fine and character home across South Devon, quickly excelling in this role. Ben returned to Dart and Partners in the summer of 2017 and now works from the Shaldon Office and deals with Dart and Partners Distinctive Homes division.

Ben lives locally with his wife and young son and also has a grown up daughter.  In his spare time Ben enjoys off road running and can often be found pounding the green lanes and bridle paths on the hills around the Teign.

LIESA COURTIER, Senior Lettings Negotiator

Liesa is an ARLA Propertymark qualified letting agent and oversees the many complex compliance and legal requirements of the lettings office. With meticulous attention to detail Liesa is an integral member of the team applying a focused and methodical approach at all times.

CAROLINE MOORE, Administrator

Working out of both our Shaldon and Teignmouth offices Caroline has worked in local agency for many years and brings a wealth of experience of the local property market.

LEANNA HILL, Lettings Negotiator

Leanna deals with all aspects of residential lettings including administration, tenant referencing, working closely with landlords and handling the marketing aspects of the lettings department.

ARCHIE WEST, Negotiator

Archie is responsible for conducting viewings, providing feedback, sales negotiation and sales progression.

JOANNA EUSTACE, Sales

Joanna ensures excellent levels of customer service and liaises closely with our vendor clients and prospective purchasers to make sure the selling and buying process runs as smoothly as possible.

ERIN HODGSON, Lettings

Erin is responsible for conducting viewings, property visits and providing feedback to clients.

BETH COURTIER, Lettings

Beth is responsible for conducting viewings, property visits and providing feedback to clients.

JEN MURRAY, Sales

Jen is responsible for ensuring clients receive an excellent level of customer service at all times. She also oversees the company’s social media provision.

 

Our Services

At Dart & Partners we offer a full range of services to help you rent and sell your property. Whether you are a landlord, seller, buyer or tenant we can provide a tailored service to suit you.

Tenants Information

Are you looking to rent a property in Teignmouth or Shaldon? Check out our available properties or speak with one of our friendly team to discuss how we can help you find a property.

Landlords Information

Dart & Partners understand that each property owner will have different requirements. Speak with one of our advisors to discuss how we can help you let your property.

Valuation

Speak with one of our property professionals about a free property valuation. We can give you expert advice and guidance on how to achieve the best rental value for your property.