: About Us | Gayle Chien

We launched Gayle Chien to meet the demand from buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants for a truly proactive, one-stop property service. We deliver through our commitment to giving you a single point of contact for all your property needs. We have found that providing a streamlined service differentiates us from our competitors and helps give you back time. Our agility allows us to be both responsive and fast when it comes to working to your deadlines.

Your Gayle Chien contact will be there for you from the first conversation, keeping you updated at all times and being ready to answer your questions and offer advice. It’s a personal approach to property that we tailor to fit your needs and how you want to work.

Drawing on our years of real estate experience, we work as a tight-knit team to build close, lasting relationships with our clients. A great many of them are Asia residents with UK property interests, and our team includes fluent Mandarin and Cantonese-speakers.

Wherever you are based, from day one we will be there to offer the clear guidance and constant support you need to make every transaction successful and hassle-free.


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New Homes

We work with the UK’s leading developers and focus on new developments in the highly sought-after markets of London, Manchester and Birmingham.

We have expertise in the London property market and we always look to leverage this for our clients. Our team can advise on the merits and returns of these hotspots and of UK wide developments. We always have a good stock of high quality new homes available, and we are also able to source properties to meet your specific brief in terms of location, property type and yield.

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Our sales team covers Central and South London and Surrey and has many years’ experience of handling sales and purchases.

These are often for overseas clients who need a highly responsive, bespoke service. From providing an accurate market appraisal through to dealing with solicitors and arranging finance, we will work closely with you from day one, keeping you updated so you can make decisions with real confidence.

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Lettings and Management

We offer a proactive, competitively priced service to landlords and tenants alike, with a clear focus on keeping you informed at every stage of the process.

For landlords, our experienced team is there to advise on the many complexities of letting a UK property. Choose our full management service and you have the reassurance of knowing that our team will handle everything from rent collection and payment of services charges through to compliance with UK property and tax legislation.

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If you are moving to the UK, whether for work or to study, we can look after every part of the property search.

We start by putting together a shortlist of properties based on your brief and then work with you find and secure the property that’s just right for you. With our team handling the logistics of the search, you can focus on making the most of your time in the UK. Our UK property search service is targeted to deliver you the results you need.

Tax Compliance

Tax Compliance

If your sole income in the UK is from property, we can advise you on tax compliance and the requirements of the UK tax authority, HMRC.

This includes:

  • Applying for approval to receive rental income without tax deducted by HMRC
  • Preparing your annual income and expense statement
  • Preparing your annual tax return
  • Paying tax due to HMRC
  • Requesting any refund due from HMRC
  • Responding to all HMRC-related queries

The Team

Colin Gayle

Founder & Managing Director

I am the Founder and Managing Director of Gayle Chien responsible for delivering the company’s core ethos of offering a personal and professional service. After 21 years working in the property industry I thought clients deserved a property consultant that put their needs first.

We use our valuable network of contacts to secure the best investment opportunities for our clients. We pride ourselves on building a rapport and giving expert advice to our clients; experience has taught me that this advice should be personal, in depth, clear, consistent and complete.

The culture we intend to build at Gayle Chien matches the expectations of our employees, partners and clients. Our strong team spirit and training will ensure we deliver the best service for our clients. In addition, our transparency and open communication make Gayle Chien the ideal choice.

When time allows I travel, read and give one-to-one football coaching lessons to my grandson.

+44 (0) 1883 335987   |   +44 (0) 7799 713575

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Yoki Chien

Founder & Director

I was born in Malaysia, and moved to London in January 1999. I decided to start Gayle Chien with Colin after working in the residential property industry for 16 years.

I am driven to achieve excellent results and provide a tailor made and personalised service to my clients. I take pride in providing an honest and personal service, offering one point of contact for all my client's property needs. My focus is assisting my international clients to navigate the complex world of property investment. This ranges from property selection through to lettings, management and tax compliance.

My enormous desire and passion ensures all clients enjoy the highest level of attention, care and prompt feedback delivered with the upmost honesty and professionalism.

I speak and write Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and English and am ARLA qualified enabling me to offer professional guidance on the law and management of residential property.

In my free time I travel, shop and spend time with my family.

+44 (0) 1883 335987   |   +44 (0) 7984 445318

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