John Bell

Maintenance supervisor

Fundamental to The Benyon Estate’s approach is looking after the buildings which our tenants occupy. To that end, much of John’s time is taken up in supervising preventative maintenance work which is based on a rolling programme of five-year cycles of external repairs. He is also responsible for carrying out annual inspections on all our Assured Shorthold Tenancies which involve examining the fabric of the building, its fixtures and fittings.

John has been working on The Benyon Estate since 2002. He has extensive knowledge of the maintenance of London estates: prior to our estate office being established in 2007, John worked jointly on the Eyre Estate in St John’s Wood.

“When I came down here in 2002, De Beauvoir Town lacked an identity. It didn’t have a Tube station and that was a major stumbling block. Now that’s completely changed. The Overground has made a big difference but I also believe The Benyon Estate has been instrumental in reinventing the area, too.”

As part of our busy maintenance team, other responsibilities are wide and varied from liaising with Hackney Borough Council on landscaping matters, to doing our best to ensure more vulnerable tenants are being looked after.

“You never quite know how the day will take shape,” explains John. “Nearly all our properties are late Regency and some of them are listed, which throws up challenges. But I think our tenants get a really good service and that’s why they are always occupied.”


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John Bell – Maintenance supervisor, Benyon Estate
The Overground has made a big difference but I also believe The Benyon Estate has been instrumental reinventing the area, too.