Whether you're a homeowner looking to rent out your property, a first time landlord or have an existing buy to let portfolio, Making a Move will provide you will a professional lettings and property management service.

Our lettings service is flexible and tailored to suit what's best for you; from a tenant find only service, through to full property management. We make sure that we maximise on your investment; reducing voids and dealing with any tenancy issues.

We currently manage properties in the following areas, Teesside, Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and across Tyne and Wear.

1. Property Viewings

2. Arrange the necessary checks (credit check and references)

3. Complete the tenancy agreements and guarantor forms (if necessary)

4. Collect bond payments and place these with the Deposit Protection Scheme

5. Meter readings

6. Key collection
7. Arrange trademen where necessary

8. Carry out yearly Gas safety checks

9. Check in inventory (if required)

10. Deal with any tenancy enquiries or issues

11. Monthly rental payments, paid direct into your account

12. Monthly statements.

Serviced Areas

  • Teesside, Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and across Tyne and Wear

Contact Details

  Website
  City Durham
  Postcode DH1 5ZB
  Address 89 Harvey Avenue,
  Phone Number 0191 3750774
  Mobile 07929 403 381

Customer Testimonials

I have been renting out five properties for many years without the services of a letting agent. Previously I had not felt that a letting agent would give me the service levels and personal approach I required to manage my properties effectively. That was before I was referred to Julie Dawson - Making a Move. She is an extremely efficient and competent person who is totally on the ball managing all aspects of overseeing the homes I rent out. She is approachable and contactable and I feel totally confident in her ability to do the job in a professional and honest way. I would recommend her without hesitation.


I have used Julie Dawson at Making A Move for around 18 months now and have bought a number of properties through her from tiny one bed flats through to 4 story development sites. Julie's organisational skills are outstanding as is her attention to detail. These 2 aspects combined with her high customer focus ensure that nothing is overlooked and I cannot think of a single occasion where she has missed something!! Once Julie understands your business model (which does not take long due to her commercial business background and her terrific communication and fact finding skills) she provides a good selection of potential properties to investors which she will see through from negotiating purchases, overseeing renovations and sourcing tenants, as well as the ongoing management. I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending Julie to any prospective customers.


After relocating to Jersey I wanted to rent my house out and after looking at a number of options a friend recommended Julie and 'Making a Move'.

I got in touch with Julie and she came round to the house and met with me and inspected the house. During the initial meeting she was very supportive and not only told me what she could offer but also advised me on everything I would need to do before I let my house out.

After comparing Julie to other letting agents it was clear that not only would she offer great value for money but also offer a high level of support and service. As soon as I confirmed with Julie that I wanted her to manage my house she immediately began sorting out everything required and getting the house advertised.

Julie has since found a great tenant that matched my own requirements and has fully managed the property and any issues that have arisen without any fuss or bother, whilst keeping me up to date with regular emails and texts.

Without a doubt Julie has been fully supportive of me and my needs and I would have no issue in recommending her to anyone looking to either let out or rent a property.

First class and passionate service with a very personal touch.


I have rented a property from Julie for nearly 2 years. I have always found Julie to be friendly, professional and helpful.

Any repairs were carried out straight away and Julie was thoughtful and made sure that I had everything I needed when I moved in.

Moving out was an easy process, helped by Julie's professional Service.

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We're onto the last stretch .. Still a bomb site but it's already SOLD ... Wow !!!
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Nearly finished, then the garden/football field to tackle
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This is what I love about my job ... a run down bungalow that's stood empty for years, transformed into a fantastic new home for someone, ready to move into (once my sockets are on 😂) .... so glad I took the plunge and started my own business .. #proudandhappymoments
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Still full of busy ... over in bedlington today on the start of another refurb, cheeky little bungalow, with a slightly untidy garden .. can we fix it... yes we can 👷🏻‍♀️
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All finished, family home ready to move into, it's a lush feeling to be able to turn a run down property around, now it's all nice and new again 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Omg what a garden ... garage gone, just about flat as a pancake now 👍🏻 ... let's get cracking
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Just so I don't get bored I'll start another refurb ... I love my job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Mega busy with work at the moment .... but wouldn't have it any other way .... this is an auction property in Newcastle under way now, yes it looks like a bombs gone off
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From Our Website

Whether you are buying, selling, refurbishing or letting property, it can seem very daunting at first. Don't let that put you off, Making a Move have many great contacts on hand to help. We do the hard work, so you don't have to. We are experienced landlords and have been involved in property for many years. We have a broad mix of clients across the UK who are looking to buy, refurbish and rent property within the North East area. Because Making a Move specialise in this area, it makes sense to use a local company, with local knowledge.


Making a Move source properties on your behalf, according to your specified criteria, saving you both time and money. We use our expert property sourcing knowledge and negotiating power to make sure you get the best deal possible. We then liaise on your behalf with the relevant estate agents or auction houses, solicitors and your mortgage broker to ensure the whole process runs smoothly and hassle free. We currently manage and provide property sourcing in the following areas, Teesside, Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and across Tyne and Wear.