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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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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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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Britanya Miller

Head of Sales & Lettings

My name is Britanya, I’ve lived in Leeds since the age of 9. After leaving school I started here at sbliving as an apprentice where I gained a level 2 in business administration. As it’s always been my passion to work in the property industry sbliving has helped me gain the skills and knowledge needed.  […]
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Lauren Bagnall


I was born in Leeds and have lived here all my life; I love this city and feel it has many good qualities.   My previous job was for a construction company in the finance department which didn’t suit me and my personality as it was repetitive with no challenges.  After been in the construction […]
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Lawrie Painter

Tenancy Administrator

I moved to Leeds in 2014 from my home town not too far way of Barnsley. I made the decision to move to a bigger city to broaden my horizons and explore my abilities in different job roles. After initially working for a Cosmetic Clinic receptionist in the city and other small retail roles, I […]
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Leanne Dowling

Sales & Lettings Administrator

My name is Leanne, I moved to Leeds for university at 18 and have stayed here for 7 years. After working in hospitality  for many years I decided to pursue my passion for property. Working for sbliving has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about the industry and build relationships with clients around […]
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Alycia Hutchinson

Maintenance Administrator

I moved to Leeds in 2016 to study Psychology. Having worked in various hospitality roles, I had become accustomed to customer service roles. I found this to be a strength I wished to see thrive outside of a hospitality environment. Having rented properties in the local area for the past 4 years has meant that […]
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Catherine White

Maintenance Administrator

I am a creative person who likes to help people. I have worked in many different occupations but this one allows me to make a difference. I am Leeds born and bred so I know the demands of the city and how frustratingly annoying it can be when something at home breaks and you are […]
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Irma Cesynaite

Maintenance Administrator