We are proud friends of a number of different companies, organizations and councils that help us on our quest to deliver you with a quality service.

We are ever looking to expand our network of friends so long as our friends oblige to the core moral values of honesty, integrity and dignity that we do.

Please take your time to learn more about our friends and if you would like to become a friend of ours, please get in touch with us.

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Affiliates & Friends

Zoopla (also Zoopla! or Zoopla.co.uk) is a property and house prices website that provides information such as sold house prices and current value estimates for all 27 million residential properties in the UK.

Initial Property use Zoopla to market properties.

Click here to visit the Zoopla website

Birmingham City Council is the local government body responsible for the governance of the City of Birmingham in England, which has been a metropolitan district since 1974. It is the most populated local council in the United Kingdom (excluding counties) with, following a re-organisation of boundaries in June 2004, 120 Birmingham City councillors representing over one million people, in 40 wards.

The council headquarters are based at the Council House in the city centre. The council is responsible for running nearly all local services, with the exception of those run by joint boards. The provision of certain services has in recent years been devolved to several council constituencies, which each have a constituency committee made up of councillors from that district.

Initial Property often work with Birmingham City Council in various capacities to ensure good practise.

Click here to visit the Birmingham City Council website

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 4000 young people per year across the West Midlands region with specific services in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Worcestershire, the Wyre Forest and Coventry. At any one time they have over 400 young people living in 27 supported accommodation schemes, which for some young people includes their young children as well.

They have a range of prevention, accommodation and support services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, training and employment and move on. The aim is to help them successfully break the cycle of homelessness, St. Basils’ shared hope is that the next generation will be free from this blight on young lives and instead will go on to develop and thrive and experience a bright, purposeful, fulfilling future.

Initial Property support St Basils and the work that they do.

Click here to visit the St Basils website

Gumtree.com is an online classifieds and community website. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market. It is now the UK’s largest website for local community classifieds and is one of the top 30 websites in the UK, receiving 14.8 million monthly unique visitors.

Initial Property use Gum Tree to market properties.

Click here to visit the Gum Tree website

As part of the Housing Act 2004 the Government introduced tenancy deposit protection for all assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales where a deposit is taken. From April 6th 2007, all deposits paid under an AST should have been protected within 14 calendar days of receipt by the landlord. From 6th April 2012, deposits for all assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales must now be protected within 30 calendar days of receipt by the landlord, this change is as a result of the Localism Bill 2011.

The legislation aims to ensure that tenants who have paid a deposit to a landlord or letting agent and are entitled to receive all or part of it back at the end of that tenancy, actually get it.

The DPS is your one-stop shop for tenancy deposit protection, offering a choice of custodial or insurance-based protection. Whether you’re a landlord, letting agent or organisation, you’ll have peace of mind that your tenant’s deposit will be protected by one of the largest suppliers of deposit protection in the UK.

Initial Property use the DPS to hold tenants’ deposits.

Click here to visit the DPS website