A Wiltshire-based estate agent has battled through both Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic to since its launch two years ago.

Tara Cozens is the woman behind the TLC Property Group which launched two years ago, and covers Swindon, Malmesbury, Faringdon and many of the surrounding towns and villages.

Tara, 33, who is based in Cricklade, said: “There are many agents in today’s marketplace, but I believe our reputation for customer service and excellence sets us apart from others.”

Due to the growth of TLC Property Group, she has recently opened a second branch in Marlborough and plans to open a third branch in Cirencester.

“The vast majority of property searches are now conducted online," Tara explained.

"This is why you will not find TLC Property Group on the High Street. Our local agents work remotely, enabling them to accomplish more for their clients, whilst reducing the business overheads and passing those saving on to the customers.”

The new ‘remote’ Marlborough branch covers Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham and Calne to the west of Marlborough; Devizes, Pewsey, Andover and Tidworth to the south and Hungerford and Newbury to the east along the M4 corridor. A new full-time employee has also been recruited to manage the new branch.

Tara said: “I am thrilled to be celebrating the company’s second year in business and am excited to be expanding and being able to cover a larger area across the south west.

“Since my business started two years ago, we have faced some big challenges. Brexit impacted massively with people not wanting to make decisions about selling or moving house. Then, of course, the pandemic happened.”

Tara feels confident her business and the property market have now weathered the storm and believes the newly expanded TLC Property Group will continue to thrive especially as the Government recently announced the 5% deposit scheme for property buyers and the extension of the stamp duty holiday.

“We have now helped well over 100 clients either sell or let their properties in the last two years and I would like to thank all my loyal customers for their support, especially last year when the housing market went through uncertain times,” said Tara. “Since the beginning of the year, lettings have gone through the roof. We have had a huge amount of enquiries and we are really looking forward to working with more new customers over the coming year and beyond.”