Our Team

HNF Property provide advice and expertise across the full spectrum of property types and matters.

Operating throughout London, Surrey and Kent, we moved to Croydon in 2008 to what we believe will become the most significant business and retail hub south of the Thames. We are active members of the develop Croydon partnership and able to comment on all investment and development opportunities.

John Naylor is one of founding partners of HNF Property.

Educated in London, he obtained his professional qualifications at Central London University becoming a Chartered Surveyor in 1987. Having worked in virtually every aspect of residential and commercial property over the years, he is now responsible for property management where he finds that his wide range of skills are continually called upon.

John has been actively involved with the RICS both as the secretary for the London Junior Branch Golf Society and the chairman of examiners for candidates taking their APC all of which has taken him throughout the country over the years.

Advising clients on property investment and the best way to manage these as well as dealing with the legal aspects, maintenance and valuation aspects of property he oversees a large team dealing with a large variety of property.

While John would describe himself as a property man through and through enjoying all aspects of the work he does, he discovered cycling when the office team raised £3,500 for charity in 2013. John is now a keen cyclist and golfer, enjoying outdoor activities and a new challenge.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect relating to your property investments you can contact John on 020 8766 0123.

Peter Friend is a partner at HNF Property, having co-founded the practice with John Naylor in 1992.

Educated in London and Exeter University, Peter qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997 and has over 25 years experience in matters relating to residential and commercial property.

Within the business Peter specialises in matters relating to commercial and residential investment and development and oversees the busy Commercial Agency team generally. Peter also undertakes a variety of valuation work for clients and also acts as an LPA Receiver for specific lenders.

In his spare time Peter dedicates a great deal of time to coaching Youth Rugby, passing on years of hard won experience as a front row forward during his playing career, he is also a regular spectator at Twickenham.

Out of season the squash and tennis courts beckon. Peter enjoys travelling when other commitments allow.

Please feel free to contact Peter on 020 8766 0123 to discuss any investment development or agency matter he may be able to assist you with.

Theresa has been involved in property management for the whole of her professional career. She is a member of the Institute of Residential Property Managers, having passed both the affiliate and membership exams and is an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

She has extensive knowledge of property accounting and currently has responsibility for providing service charge management primarily within elements of commercial and mixed portfolio management within her portfolio.

“I enjoy the problem solving element of property management, particularly the legal and accounting aspects although in the recent past my involvement with the underpinning and stabilising of a block adjacent to a railway line has been of particular interest”.

Jay is one of the Senior Members of Staff whose overall responsibility is to head an Agency Department that deals with both Commercial and Residential Property.

He has over twenty years’ experience in the field and has vast experience within the area dealing with Sales, Lettings and Acquisitions in the suburbs of London.

He has a vast network of contacts including investors holding individual properties and large portfolios.

On the Commercial side Jay has an active database of local and multiple tenants who are continuously looking for retail, office and industrial properties to rent.

He also handles a constant stream of Residential tenants looking for property.

Since joining HNF Property he has been responsible for pushing forward the Commercial Agency side of the business and is in the process of developing a strong Residential Agency Department.

Jay is a dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking individual able to handle property transactions of all types. He has a high standard of customer service and a good understanding of the market.

Please feel free to contact Jay on 020 8603 5502 to discuss any investment or agency matter.

Client testimonials

Remek Tubek

Very friendly staff

Great service! Very friendly staff.

Davide Sands

Quick and helpful

Very quick and helpful in dealing with my query. Thanks very much.

David Renshaw

Speedy and efficient

Excellent service from Kathy of HNF, speedy and efficient.

Michelle Hollywood

Excellent advice on a very complicated situation

A professional and very efficient company who gave excellent advice on a very complicated situation and saw it through to a very successful conclusion. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Liz Barton

Very efficient and kept us fully informed

We used HNF to manage the sale of a commercial/residential property. They were very efficient and kept us fully informed.

Mark Povell

Concern for the neighborhood and local community

Over the years as owner of a property adjacent to Regent House I have had numerous interactions with HNF property all of which have been very civil, professional and most importantly, both agents and owners have demonstrated a concern for the neighborhood and local community by responding quickly and effectively to problems that have arisen.

Tim Wisniewski

A great experience

I had a great experience renting my flat via HNF. They were very professional, and Jay went above and beyond to help me get all sorted by my move-in date (he had me in within 2 days from seeing the flat!).

Trevor Hallesy
Residents Association, Highbury Grove Court

Courteous and Professional

Although the relationship between Residents Association and Managing Agents can often be challenging, I have always found the staff at HNF Property to be both courteous and professional.

Major Llewelyn Davies

Friendly and helpful

There are some who regard the managing agents of their block of flats as an 'opponent'. Some find their agents to be obstructive and prone to overuse of the word - 'no'. For twenty eight years I found the managing agents of my block to be cheerful, helpful, cooperative, interested, and an ally against the exigencies of life. I like to think they have became friends.

Reliable service

As we live overseas, we feel fortunate in having HNF to look after things in our absence.

Speedy Letting

HNF Property let our flat within 2 days of marketing, we were delighted.

Value for money

I was pleased to find a letting agent that offered genuine value for money with realistic fees.