Meet the Team

Darren Somaiya

Darren Somaiya (MARLA) - Director

Email: darren@portlandestateagents.co.uk

Clients are always our focus. I’ve been in estate agency for many years, the last 10 in this area. Ambition drove me to start Portland Estate Agents, and it also drives me to always want to get things right for our clients. I believe in being open and honest, and I pay a lot of attention to details in order to give each client a personal service. Andy and I complement each other well; having worked together for years prior to Portland, we know how to play to each other’s strengths. We still get excited over a deal, and that will never change. I enjoy going on holidays exploring new places and meeting new people, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Andrew Cumming

Andrew Cumming (MARLA) - Lettings Manager

Email: andrew@portlandestateagents.co.uk

I started in lettings over 20 years ago. I’d always had an interest in property, sparked by my family’s visits to country houses and my friends’ passion for renovating medieval churches. After sending letters to every estate and letting agent in the area, a letting agent offered me a position as Junior Negotiator and I’ve worked my way up through corporate and independent agencies to Lettings Manager. My patience, diplomacy, and tenacity sit well in a lettings environment. I enjoy a game of golf when I can, but my new baby girl is where I devote my free time.

Dani Davey

Dani Davey - Office/Property Manager

Email: pm@portlandestateagents.co.uk

I am a natural problem-solver and love helping people. I have worked in property for the past 7 years in various different roles, but property management has always been my calling. As a property manager I am constantly learning and having to adapt to ever increasing changes in legislation. It's a busy and pressured role but it keeps me on my toes and I can guarantee I will never be bored! Part of my role involves working in the background to keep things moving along smoothly for the office as a whole and I am a sort of 'central hub' for Portland Estate Agents, collating and organising information to help keep things ticking over efficiently and accurately. In my free time I'm an avid reader and cat-lover, and I also enjoy learning to cook new things and keeping my fitness in check at the gym.

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What Our Clients Say...

Darren and Andy were excellent at helping us to secure our new home - knowledgeable and sensible, lots of attention to the transaction, and great drive to get us over the line. Thanks both!

David Scott - Buyer

Very helpful people, I found an amazing house to rent in a short period of time. I have relocated from another country and they helped me a lot.

Anca Novac - Tenant

Professional and friendly service. My first experience using an estate agent could not have gone any better. Always available by phone or email no matter how minutia the question or need is. Within 25 hours they (Andrew) had found me a couple who have already moved in! Strongly recommend their services. Thank you so much to the Portland Team.

Liza Silvanian - Landlord

The guys over at PE were excellent throughout the entire cycle from viewings to signing the contract. They did everything and more to ensure my experience was seamless. Would highly recommend Andrew and the rest of the guys over at Portlands.

Rahul Kumar - Tenant

Finally, we sold our flat. It was a roller coaster journey for us-- with the great help of Darren and Andy who were there to guide us along the way (as we are selling our property for the first time) these duos really did a fantastic job of explaining to us and giving us information as we go about with the process. They would call, update us by email, phone and would go extra mile.. I couldnt thank them enough. Thank you Portland Estate Agents. Highly recommended!

Rhodora Requilme - Seller

I sold a 3-bedroom house in NW10 area through Portland Estate Agents. I am very satisfied with their service from valuation to sale, and I strongly endorse Portland Estate Agent with high ratings as their service is great and above expected. I would like to thank Darren, for being helpful, always responsive; and highly knowledgeable during the transaction. Thanks team Portland!

Ahmed Al - Seller

Brilliant service! from start to end, kept giving us updates regarding our purchase. big thanks to Darren for the support throughout the sale! i would highly recommend Portland estate agents!! i will definitely consider using it in the future. Always ready to answer multiple questions and give their expert advice. They have put lots of effort to make it all happen and we finally got there. Thanks for everything! good luck to the Portland team!!!!

Chirague Jamnadas - Buyer

A very good company with an exemplary service. Jo Frati, the Property Management looks after me very well and I would recommend them to everybody.

Hisham Alshehatha - Tenant

My first time using an estate agent and it was also my first time committing to the property market. I've heard about the importance of doing your research, what to look out for and ensuring an orderly and easy to follow process from beginning to end and the team (especially both Andy and Darren) were very helpful, friendly and patient throughout. On behalf of my family who were closely involved, we thank you and couldn't be happier! They were very prompt with their communication and very professional too and I feel I am now in a position to recommend them to my friends and relatives within the area.

Kar Lee - Buyer

I would highly recommend Portland Estate Agents. They offered a highly efficient service with clear communication, regular and reliable updates. Offered frank advice in relation to the market which ensured a sale within 5 weeks in this competitive market. The office of Portland estate agents always offered a warm welcome.

Patricia Walsh - Seller

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