Meet the Team

Meet the extensive and experienced team here at sbliving.

Simon Bland


As Director and Shareholder for sbliving I work full time to ensure the continued success of sbliving in providing an excellent service to both our landlord and tenant clients. I founded sbliving in 2007 and the brand has enjoyed consistent growth and success through hard work and referrals from satisfied clients.
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Elina Bland

Head of Property Management

As Head of Property Management for sbliving, I work full time to guarantee the continued success of sbliving in providing a superb service to both our landlord and tenant clients. I started work full time at sbliving in July 2012. Before this I worked for sbliving part time helping out and getting to know the business.
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Vanessa Taylor

Maintenance Supervisor

My name is Vanessa Taylor, I’ve lived in Leeds my whole life. I left school and started working in a lettings agency, as its always been my passion to work in the property industry.  Having worked at that company for 9 years, I then joined the sbliving and have been very happy since. My passion […]
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Tom Richardson

Letting Negotiator

Hello, my name is Tom Richardson and I’m one of the newest members of the team at sbliving, having joined as a Letting Negotiator in October 2016. Initially after leaving school I trained and qualified as a car sprayer, and spent five years fulfilling this role.  I always took great pride in delivering a quality finish […]
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Papillon cross with Pomeranian – comes to work every day and monitors the office.
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Papilllon cross with Chihuahua – comes to work every day and mainly chills out and does some monitoring.
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Tamika Hitchman


Before joining the sbliving team, I worked in financial services as an administrator when I first moved to Leeds in 2015. This has prepared me for working in an office environment and taught me how to be accurate and organised. I joined sbliving recently as receptionist. I get to have the pleasure of greeting all […]
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Rose Korner


I moved to Leeds from London in 2014 to attend University to study English Literature and loved Leeds so much that I have stayed here ever since. I joined sbliving to perform a Maintenance Administrator Role. My role involves to help tenants with their maintenance issues they may find in their home, by arranging efficient […]
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Petra Sabova


I moved to Leeds in 2012 after I finished school back in my home country of Slovakia. I got a full time job and I also decided to study Business and Administration at Leeds City Colleague to get some extra qualifications. Having completed my studies, I’ve ended up going into retail but my real dream […]
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Carolyn Coxon

Property Management

I am originally from Newcastle-Upon- Tyne and have a background in Film and Television for which I completed A degree at Newcastle College. However, my interest in property has always been there and led me on a different career then I originally planned. Within the sbliving team, I’m responsible for general property management affairs. My […]
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Karl Johnson

Head of Sales & Lettings

As Head of Sales and Lettings for sbliving, I strive to ensure our Tenants find their ideal Property, whilst Landlords are completely satisfied and reassured that we are best placed to entrust with their investment. I began working with sbliving many years ago as a Lettings Negotiator, and am now delighted to have returned to […]
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