As a born & bred Yeovilian I have been working at Laceys since 1982 having joined the Firm straight after College.
Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor I became involved in the Lettings industry back in 1985 and have inevitably seen many changes over the years with the rise in popularity of the Rental and Buy to Let market. Despite the time involved in the business I still relish the opportunity to be able to help people find their chosen home.
Outside of work I am a Member of the Yeovil Rotary Club and recently held the position of President, and with whatever other spare time is available relish the joys of triathlon.
I have been with Laceys since 2003 (with a break in 2019), I began in sales and moved over to rentals in 2009. My role is primarily repairs and the general maintenance of properties. I have active input in sorting issues for both landlord and tenants on a daily basis. The role can be challenging sometimes but no two days are the same “variety is definitely the spice of life”. When I am not working I love nothing better than to go for a hike on the coast and have recently taken up mountain biking….this could be challenging in the future.
I joined Laceys in 2002, the fast pace of the letting department suits me well. Carrying out valuations and viewings are one of the best bits for me as I love to meet people, it’s been said ‘I can talk the hind legs off a donkey’.
With a husband and two young children I have little spare time but when I do, I love to socialise with friends and see a show. One of my many nick names in the office is ‘Judith Chalmers’ as I have a passion for travel and adventure.
I joined Laceys in 2006, and take responsibility for the tenant applications and ensuring a smooth transaction from the viewing to the move in day, as well as the day to day tasks of working in a vibrant and busy office. In my spare time I love to do Pilates and to run and have entered several half marathons and charity races.
Kirsten Scott BSc (Hons)
I started my career as a trainee building surveyor in an independent building consultants in Glasgow, graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in the summer of 2016. In late 2016 I moved to Devon, where I worked as a property manager in Exeter, specialising in student accommodation.
Having joined the team at the start of 2018, I have shown an aptitude for schedules of condition and is looking forward to what the future holds for me here at Laceys.
As a treat to myself, I travelled to Thailand in 2017 - my first holiday in six years! - where I trekked with elephants and wandered the famous Saturday night Walking Street market in Chiang Mai.
When I'm not working, I spend my time with my beloved spaniel, Bailey, exploring the beautiful South Somerset area.
I joined Laceys at the beginning of 2019, with over 13 years’ prior estate agency experience in the Midlands, and enjoy all aspects of the industry.
My role here is quite varied, but my main responsibilities are carrying out quarterly inspections and dealing with the repairs and maintenance of our rental properties.
In my spare time I enjoy spoiling my dogs and going to the beach.
Sales and Lettings Administrator
I started with Laceys in January 2015 with the sales team. One of my roles is the administration of sales documents, advertising and to meet and greet people as they come into Laceys office. I have also taken over a role in accounts looking after all rental payments and liaising with tenants if there are any issues concerning these matters.
At home, I live with my long term partner and two teenagers, so life is busy and interesting! The small spare time I have I enjoy running and Pilates. If I can, I also enjoy cooking which is most appreciated by all the family… I hope!!
Having been in the industry since 1995, I have gained experience valuing and managing offices in a few local towns throughout Somerset. My principal role in Laceys is that of Valuer, covering Yeovil and the surrounding villages. Having worked in Yeovil before, I know the area well and will give honest and friendly guidance to both sellers and buyers. Outside of work my family time is so important - having four girls both myself and my wife are always kept very busy and entertained, so we try to do as much as we can as a family when the time is available.
David MacLauchlan BSc (Hons) MRICS
Managing Director, Chartered Surveyor
I started my property career in 1994 as a junior Sales Negotiator in Chard, soon progressing to Yeovil to head-up the Sales Department of David Lacey Estate Agents at the tender age of 22. During an eight year spell in Yeovil, I studied successfully for my BSc in Estate Management degree at Reading University. In 2003 I commenced my on-the-job Chartered Surveyor training with the Valuation Office Agency in Exeter, gaining Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2005. Following a spell in Taunton for a well-known regional firm of surveyors, I was head-hunted for a surveyor/commercial agency role in Yeovil, which resulted in the formation of RMW Surveyors LLP in 2008. In 2011 the opportunity arose for me to return to Laceys, ultimately to replace David Lacey himself in 2012.
Whilst continuing to undertake professional work, predominantly to support the Sales and Lettings business streams, I also have a very hands-on daily presence in the office. Whilst my fully in-house team have a great deal of autonomy, I am always available to provide support and advice, ensuring that all our clients and customers are treated fairly and the business is a success. If you’re a prospective Vendor or Landlord, come and see what makes Laceys so different from our competition – we really do pride ourselves in the levels of customer care we provide.
I am also very much a family man, with a wonderfully supportive wife and two teenage boys. With my workaholic tendencies, this leaves very little time for anything else (although I am a keen Formula 1 and tennis watcher!)