Websters have highly motivated and skilled teams who continually exceed clients’ expectations by dealing with all aspects of large nationwide portfolios within agreed timescales.
Our skills and services vary from service charge accounting and reviewing to management company compliance and specialist consultancy work for landlords and managing agents.
David joined Websters in 1984 shortly after qualifying as an accountant, and became a partner in the firm in 1988.
He has wide experience in all aspects of property work and is the lead partner on portfolios in both the commercial and residential sectors. His areas of expertise include :
• audit of property management companies
• complex mixed use schemes which present challenges for cost allocation and VAT
• advising on new build schemes that complete in stages
• mitigating tax liabilities for clients in development scenarios
• head rent statements
• statements of income and expenditure for car parks
David has three adult children and two grandchildren. Away from the office his interests include photography, music and DIY. He has also taken part in some film-extra work, but doesn’t expect this to develop into an alternative career path.
Andrew qualified with Websters having joined the firm in 1993 and was appointed a partner in 2001.
He has been instrumental in elevating Websters to its current status as a market leader within the sector and has built up a number of large portfolios of residential and commercial property clients. Andrew’s teams at Websters provide a large range of accounting services to both landlords and managing agents to supplement the core work in service charge and management company compliance. The more specialist instructions that he oversees include car park, marketing and commercialisation accounts as well as providing advice on a wide spectrum of issues in connection with their managed portfolios.
He often shares his thirty odd years of experience in property and service charge work, by providing training presentations to client teams on a large range of subjects from service charge processes to accounting treatment and property taxation. He takes a keen interest in the development of best practice within the property management sphere, helping Websters’ clients to lead the way in the industry.
Andrew is married to Louise and has three children to keep him occupied outside of service charges. His sporting passions include running, cycling and swimming (badly!). He has also shown a keen interest in more adrenalin-fuelled pastimes. In motorsport Andrew raced for 4 years in the official Caterham championships and, in skiing, he can often be found taking on many of Europe’s more challenging off-piste descents.
Richard started working for Websters in 2000 as a service charge accountant in commercial property. In 2003 he moved from London to Birmingham following the request of a client to be based in their office. In 2008 he created Websters Birmingham office which assisted our nationwide coverage. He was appointed to the role of Associate in 2012.
Richard has wide experience dealing with service charges for commercial properties and has a specialism in shopping centres. He is trusted highly by many of our larger managing agent portfolio clients such as Cushman and Wakefield and GVA, and also by important landlord instructions such as Hammerson. In 2014 he successfully completed the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management which has enabled him to gain an all-round perspective of shopping centres.
Richard continues to be integral to managing Websters’ InLine, having played a key part in both its initial development and in rolling it out across all Websters’ clients, to a positive reception.
Richard is married to Madi and, at home, takes a keen interest in cookery and films. For more active pursuits, Richard enjoys skiing and has visited many locations in the European Alps.
Sian joined Websters in 2007 and immediately demonstrated great aptitude to her role, quickly gaining experience and becoming highly skilled in residential and mixed use service charge accounting.
She has been influential in building up a large portfolio of residential property clients, with her team’s core work being the provision of Independent Accountants Reviews to the service charge accounts. In addition she shares her experience by advising client’s accounting teams on many accounting aspects of these managed portfolios.
Sian’s client properties include many large and complex residential developments. She has developed a particular specialism in both new start-up developments and properties which have been acquired on existing managed portfolios where the records received are often poor.
She became the manager of the residential team in 2013 and was appointed to the role of Associate in 2015.
In her spare time, Sian has a very keen interest in music and film.
Carl joined Websters in 2002 as a junior and has since gained experience and extensive knowledge in respect of commercial service charge properties.
He has always taken a keen interest over the years in the processes adopted by Websters and has helped develop the interaction of technology to enhance efficiencies and ensure delivery of accounts following the latest industry guidance. At the same time he has developed his knowledge and management skills within Websters to a position where, since 2013, he has been appointed as a manager for an important part of Websters' client base including one of Websters’ largest clients.
Carl now benefits from over 15 years of experience within the industry to deliver a market-leading level of management and service to his clients.
He has a keen interest in books, film and music and is a self-proclaimed geek.
Alberto joined Websters in 2005 as a service charge accountant to assist on the commercial sector. Over the years he has worked and gained much experience on both managing agent portfolio clients and investing landlords.
Alberto is very much a people’s person giving him strong attributes for management. In 2014 Alberto became a co-manager for the large GVA portfolio of properties and with his helpful and friendly approach has built up good relationships with the client as well as demonstrating a high level of experience in service charge accounts.
On the investing landlord side, Alberto manages our Capital & Counties portfolio which includes the flagship property, Covent Garden Market. He has also developed a good reputation for his knowledge in car park procedures, assisting clients with both year-end reviews and consultancy work.
He considers himself a musicologist without ever obtaining a degree in music.
Johanna Hardy joined Websters in 2004 as a trainee accountant and has since progressed to the role of Senior Service Charge Accountant, specialising in residential service charges.
Johanna is very well received by clients as a result of both her experience in service charges and her helpful, friendly nature. She acts as a manager for a number of residential property portfolios and continues to gain experience with our commercial clients such as Intu Properties plc, Knight Frank LLP, Cushman and Wakefield and LaSalle Investment Management.
She is married to Robert and has two small children.
Lyndsey began working in the service charge industry in 2012 gaining experience in both residential and commercial service charge and obtaining the IRPM qualification. In 2014, she joined Websters as a Service Charge Accountant to assist with the GVA portfolio of commercial property.
Drawing on her previous experience with property management companies coupled with the additional knowledge gained at Websters, Lyndsey was the ideal candidate to manage Websters’ Compliance Accountant function. This dedicated role entails looking after the compliance of a large number of commercial and residential management companies, both preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax returns along with dealing with the relevant government bodies.
In addition, Lyndsey manages the preparation and filing of a large number of trust tax returns associated with our clients’ residential service charge funds.
Outside of work, Lyndsey enjoys concerts and is a keen theatre goer.
John qualified with KPMG before joining Websters in 1977. As a former senior partner of Websters, John has gained much experience in service charge accounting during his career.
He now provides consultancy services to Websters including assisting in the administration and compliance of the practice.
John very much enjoys both travelling with his wife and singing in a local choir. Despite his veteran status (!), he enjoys keeping fit with cycling and swimming and also enjoys sailing.
“In my 25 years working with Websters I have seen many developments and enhancements within our teams which has been instrumental in the partnership’s successful growth within the property sector. This growth is a reflection of the calibre and hard work of all our dedicated and longstanding personnel at Websters and is something we can all look at with pride.”
As the UK’s only exclusive service charge provider, Websters has one of the largest teams of service charge review specialists in the country and therefore is well equipped to resource portfolios of all sizes. All of Websters’ personnel, in both our London and Birmingham offices, have considerable experience in service charge accounts preparation, independent accountants’ reviews and related accounting services.
Over the years, good working relationships have been enjoyed with our clients resulting in much positive feedback. As a business, one of our main aims has always been to continue our personal and friendly approach and continuous availability of personnel at all levels. The exceptional working environment created by these attributes is reflected in the longevity of service of all our employees.