Clyde Valley
Lets Get Social

About us

About Clyde Valley Lets

Clyde Valley Lets provides professional and customer-focused letting services from our offices in Motherwell.  We’re proud to be a fully accredited company with qualified staff, giving tenants and landlords confidence that we operate to the highest standards.

Clyde Valley Lets What's Our Background?

The Clyde Valley Group was formed in 1996 and is the overarching brand of Clyde Valley Housing Association and Clyde Valley Property Services.

Clyde Valley Property Services was formed in 2006 and initially focussed on factoring services for homeowners. Its first venture into the Private Rented Sector was in 2010 with the purchase of 10 flats in Kilsyth. Over the past decade, the private lettings side of the business steadily expanded with new build developments across North and South Lanarkshire which increased our portfolio of owned stock to 120 properties for mid-market and market rent.

2021 saw the successful acquisition of a local letting agent that increased the portfolio to include 50 properties owned by private landlords that Clyde Valley Lets now fully manages. And in July 2021 we rebranded as Clyde Valley Lets.

Our Commitment

We’re committed to providing quality, affordable housing.

To finding you a safe place to live.

To treat you fairly and respectfully.

To do the best we can at all times.

We Are a Social Letting Agent

Working against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges for the private rented sector, Clyde Valley Lets is offering high-quality letting and property management services to private landlords on a commercial basis, but with a social purpose.

These are homes that are a safe and comfortable environment for people to live in. Together our focus is to make a real difference in how people live their lives day-to-day.

Within the wider Clyde Valley Group, we have access to colleagues’ expertise in tenancy sustainment and a team with a wealth of experience in how to navigate the benefits system. This means tenants and prospective tenants who could have otherwise been unable to access or afford the property or who face challenges to sustain their tenancy in the mainstream private rented sector, can be helped.

Meet Your Clyde Valley Lets Team

With a passion for providing suitable homes for tenants, and years of experience in the letting industry, the Clyde Valley Lets team is here for you.

Rhona McCaughey
Rhona McCaughey Lettings Manager

I joined the Clyde Valley Group in July 2021.

After managing my own Estate and Lettings business for 10 years based in Motherwell, I have extensive knowledge of the local housing market and I’ve transferred the skills and contacts I have gained to this exciting new venture with Clyde Valley Lets. In my current role as Lettings Manager, I am responsible for the management of Market Rent, Mid-Market Rent and Private Let Properties within Clyde Valley Lets.

Carol Sanderson
Carol Sanderson Property Manager

Although having only a few years of lettings experience under my belt, I’ve worked for the Clyde Valley Group since 2009. I have a deep understanding of the business, its aims, and its objectives.

After taking on the role of Property Manager for Clyde Valley Lets in 2018, I completed my Letting Agent qualification. I’m responsible for looking after the portfolio of properties that we let out on behalf of our landlords.

Meet the Clyde Valley Property Services Board

Clyde Valley Lets is a “Brand name” of Clyde Valley Property Services (CVPS) CVPS is a trading subsidiary of Clyde Valley Housing Association. CVPS is led by a Board of experienced Non-Executive Directors outlined below.

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John McKenzie Chair of CVPS

John is an actuary by profession. As an actuary, he has wide experience in the financial management of life insurance firms but has also undertaken finance director roles in the wider financial services arena, including health insurance, unit trust and mortgage lending. In recent years, John has worked as a consulting actuary based in London where he was a Principal of a global consulting firm. His client base ranged from the largest insurance UK and international firms to the smallest friendly societies. John returned to live in Motherwell in 2016 and have now retired from professional practice.

Jillian Nelson
Jillian Nelson

Leading Organisational Development, Talent and Learning & Development across 3300 employees and reporting to HR Director.

Jillian has been involved in overseeing transformational people strategy projects and programmes:

  • Development, launch and embedding of behavioural competency frameworks including associated communications, digital platform and employee engagement programme
  • Introduced new approach to continuous performance development, including system aspect, working towards performance related reward structure
  • Redefining Employee and Exec Onboarding
  • Development Programmes – Emerging Talent, Leadership and Management, Intern
  • Internal Mentoring Network
  • Robertson Young People Strategy
  • Development and launch of COVID-19 digital employee hub and return to work employee survey

Additionally, Jillian was part of the strategic teams leading the Investors in People and Investors in Young People accreditations (2019- gold received for both), Young People Conference (2018) and successful TUPE transfer of 750 employees into the business from Carillion (2018).

Steven Strachan
Steve Strachan

Steven originally served an apprenticeship as a Joiner and worked in constructions until the recession in 2008.

Following this Steven helped a local independent letter agent carrying out viewings on a temporary basis before quickly being given a new role overseeing the maintenance and repairs of the properties. From there Steven began improving the landlords portfolios by scheduling maintenance and repair programs, as well as making proposals for the installations of new bathrooms and kitchens as well as conversions and extensions to landlord properties, increasing rental yields and property values.

Steven was promoted to general manager for the business and by 2016 took the decision to start his own letting agency and become one of the very first few in Scotland to complete the Professional Development Programme delivered via a partnership between Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and the CIH Housing Academy following the introduction of the Scottish Governments regulation of letting agents.

Steven has also been involved as a consultant on an expansion project with Griffin Westner Property Surveys in Glasgow

Tom Hainey
Tom Hainey

Highly experienced housing and asset management professional. Track record of success in senior leadership roles in the housing association, local authority, consultancy, and charity sectors, especially through periods of significant change. Driven by an enthusiasm for building great teams with a passion for making positive impacts on people’s lives through the provision of great homes, places and services. Currently Director of Assets at Viewpoint Housing Association.

Neil McKay
Neil McKay

Neil is a successful Managing Director of a prominent housing led regeneration business with focus on affordable and private tenures. This experience gives him a unique perspective and interest in community building.

In addition, Neil has previously served as a Board and Audit Committee Member for a well-known Registered Social Landlord and a Director of it’s development subsidiary.

With a background in commercial management, Neil has been a board member of various joint venture boards, on a large number of major, diverse, complex and occasionally problematic construction projects, particularly in the Middle East. These range across most sectors and include highways, hotels, hospitals, offices and universities to military installations and mining facilities.

Neil is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith

Gordon is an accomplished business leader with experience in blue chip and SME’s he has extensive strategic and operational success in the UK and internationally. He is currently Commercial Director for Bell’s Food, Group he served on the Board at West Lothian Housing Partnership from March 2020 to Nov 2022. Gordon joined the Board in 2022.

We’re focused on creating homes that are sustainable to help people live well. We will encourage private landlords to entrust their property into the hands of Clyde Valley Lets to manage on their behalf.