Our Story

Date Published 28 April 2014

VA Property Consultants was established in May 2007 by experienced property investor and multiple landlord herself Venessa Afonja. Venessa realised a gap in her local market for a passionate letting agency that specialised in serving the needs of accidental and lifestyle landlords.

Accidental and lifestyle landlords by Venessa's definition are property owners who have become landlords by way of the following routes:

You can't sell your property because you are not getting acceptable offers
You are moving from the area but do not want to sell
You have inherited a family property
You invested in property in the good times when it seemed like a good idea and the banks were giving away mortgages

This was the beginning of the journey for VA which is now a team of six property professionals available 24/7.

Fast forward to 2012, at a time when letting agencies seem to be getting bigger and bigger (and even less personal), property letting expert Venessa Afonja and her company VA Property Consultants have gone the other way by keeping a family friendly structure to the business whilst offering their landlords and tenants a highly personalised, professional service.

After a brief holiday to Dubai in 2011, Venessa came up with a 'light' bulb idea to take VA from being Luton's best kept secret (behind the doors of its serviced office in Leagrave) to the busiest and best location in Luton - The Shopping Mall!

Today you will find VA Property Consultants located right in the heart of the only shopping mall in Luton and Dunstable (The Arndale – between Debenhams and Tesco). The showroom is staffed 6 days a week by Venessa and her team who are on ground giving free advice, booking viewings and actively engaging with landlords who are looking for a letting agent.

'Our exclusive platform in the The Mall means we give our landlords the best exposure for their property as we showcase in front of 400,000 shoppers every week. I am always very excited about the showroom as it sets VA Property Consultants uniquely apart from the rest of the agents in the Town.' says Venessa Afonja, Director of VA Property Consultants

Read some interesting facts about Venessa of VA here…..

Details of some of the properties we are currently have available can be found on this site, together with an overview of our Landlord services although we'd prefer to deal with you in person so please contact us today!