About

About us

Charles Cox Property Management is a local firm of managing agents based on Denton Island, Newhaven, covering areas from Brighton to Eastbourne. We are the Managing Agent for numerous Leasehold Developments, Unadopted Roads and we can even help with Assured Shorthold Tenancy’s (AST).

An integral part of our success is our ability to tailor services to the specific requirements of clients, whether they own or share the Freehold, are a Right to Manage Company or a Commonhold.

We provide a uniquely flexible and professional approach to the management of buildings and property, and these qualities have led to us being chosen as the preferred Managing Agent by many local Residential Management Companies and Freeholders.

But we don’t just manage buildings. We can also provide Company Secretary and Registered Office facilities. Completion and filing of Annual Accounts and other statutory information with Companies House, the issuing of Share Certificates, registration of Directors, organisation of Annual General Meetings, Ground Rent and Service Charge/Rent collections are just a few examples of tasks we undertake for our clients.

The team

Matthew Cox

Director and Founder


Matthew Charles Cox, founder and owner of Charles Cox Limited, and has been involved in the Industry since 2003. He has experience of all aspects of leasehold and general property management including the FTTPC (previously known as the LVT), Right to Manage, enfranchisement, fire risk assessments, long term maintenance plans and budgeting. He even has some experience with ASTs.

Whilst Matthew’s past sees quite senior roles in other local firms, his drive currently sees him working towards a number of individual memberships to professional bodies. Having had involvement with hundreds of properties (South Coast and up to London) Matthew has been able to build up a wealth of experience within the property industry. He knows more than most the ability to find a solution is key in the world of leasehold. Having also studied Business Management, social media and marketing at university Matthew has managed to build up some useful skills in other areas.

Janine Usher

Accounts Administrator


Janine is currently working towards her AAT Level 4 Qualification. Since joining the firm she has developed a high level of proficiency in collecting service charge arrears. Janine also has a background in property development and stock management. Her training and continued development with our PMX software has further widened her knowledge and experience.

Whilst accounting is an interest of hers, she also has numerous interests outside of the office, travelling, historical sites, reading and socialising being some of these.

Jake Ashdown

Property Management Assistant


Since joining Charles Cox Limited as an apprentice in October 2016, Jake has worked closely with Matthew Cox to obtain a wealth of knowledge within the field of property management.

Jake routinely deals with verbal and written enquiries alongside issuing work orders and undertaking property inspections whereby thorough fire, electrical, asbestos and legionella risk assessments are carried out.

Outside of the workplace, Jake has many interests, among those is his passion for working on motor vehicles – both in an engineering and aesthetic sense. Moreover, he also enjoys socialising with friends and going to the gym.

Michelle Wood

Office Administrator


Michelle has a number of years working in office administration and accounts within the property sector. Prior to joining the firm she worked for a construction company, handling the drawings and making up handover files.

Michelle also deals with verbal and written enquiries, alongside issuing work orders and undertaking property inspections. She has also undertaken an Arma workshop course.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising, reading, travelling and going to music concerts, when she is not spending time with her 2 children or cheering on Leicester city football team.

Matthew Cox

Director and Founder


Matthew Charles Cox, founder and owner of Charles Cox Limited, and has been involved in the Industry since 2003. He has experience of all aspects of leasehold and general property management including the FTTPC (previously known as the LVT), Right to Manage, enfranchisement, fire risk assessments, long term maintenance plans and budgeting. He even has some experience with ASTs.

Whilst Matthew’s past sees quite senior roles in other local firms, his drive currently sees him working towards a number of individual memberships to professional bodies. Having had involvement with hundreds of properties (South Coast and up to London) Matthew has been able to build up a wealth of experience within the property industry. He knows more than most the ability to find a solution is key in the world of leasehold. Having also studied Business Management, social media and marketing at university Matthew has managed to build up some useful skills in other areas.

Janine Usher

Accounts Administrator


Janine is currently working towards her AAT Level 4 Qualification. Since joining the firm she has developed a high level of proficiency in collecting service charge arrears. Janine also has a background in property development and stock management. Her training and continued development with our PMX software has further widened her knowledge and experience.

Whilst accounting is an interest of hers, she also has numerous interests outside of the office, travelling, historical sites, reading and socialising being some of these.

Jake Ashdown

Property Management Assistant


Since joining Charles Cox Limited as an apprentice in October 2016, Jake has worked closely with Matthew Cox to obtain a wealth of knowledge within the field of property management.

Jake routinely deals with verbal and written enquiries alongside issuing work orders and undertaking property inspections whereby thorough fire, electrical, asbestos and legionella risk assessments are carried out.

Outside of the workplace, Jake has many interests, among those is his passion for working on motor vehicles – both in an engineering and aesthetic sense. Moreover, he also enjoys socialising with friends and going to the gym.

Michelle Wood

Office Administrator


Michelle has a number of years working in office administration and accounts within the property sector. Prior to joining the firm she worked for a construction company, handling the drawings and making up handover files.

Michelle also deals with verbal and written enquiries, alongside issuing work orders and undertaking property inspections. She has also undertaken an Arma workshop course.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising, reading, travelling and going to music concerts, when she is not spending time with her 2 children or cheering on Leicester city football team.

Dianne Dudley

Accounts Administrator


Dianne joined the company at the beginning of August 2019 so is a relatively new member to the team. However Dianne has worked for many years in admin and finance and she also had her own catering business for 4 years. All of this means she has the skill set to handle all manner of accounts related enquiries.

Whilst Dianne will learn more about the world of leasehold as she settles in she is on a good base from day one

In her spare time she loves spending time with her 2 little dogs, who take up most of her time. She also likes to spend time in the great outdoors, including her garden, and socialising with friends.

Gary Edwards

Consultant Surveyor (MRICS)


Having worked for local companies for a number of years before becoming an independant consultant surveyor, Gary managed to build up a wealth of experience in building surveying and land matters.
From party wall and land ownership issues to long term maintenance planning and building defects his experience spans.
Whilst one of his specialist areas is leasehold property, some of his past tasks for the firm include land registry ownership issues and even long term maintenance planning for Seaford Golf Club, part of which is within the National Park.
In his spare time Gary has many hobbies but mostly enjoys anything which relaxes his mind.

Samantha Lace

Office Administrator


Samantha has a number of years experience in general office administration and has been with the firm since 2015.
In her spare time, she studies towards her Honours degree in person centred counselling and is a signed up member to the National Trust.

Dianne Dudley

Accounts Administrator


Dianne joined the company at the beginning of August 2019 so is a relatively new member to the team. However Dianne has worked for many years in admin and finance and she also had her own catering business for 4 years. All of this means she has the skill set to handle all manner of accounts related enquiries.

Whilst Dianne will learn more about the world of leasehold as she settles in she is on a good base from day one

In her spare time she loves spending time with her 2 little dogs, who take up most of her time. She also likes to spend time in the great outdoors, including her garden, and socialising with friends.

Gary Edwards

Consultant Surveyor (MRICS)


Having worked for local companies for a number of years before becoming an independant consultant surveyor, Gary managed to build up a wealth of experience in building surveying and land matters.
From party wall and land ownership issues to long term maintenance planning and building defects his experience spans.
Whilst one of his specialist areas is leasehold property, some of his past tasks for the firm include land registry ownership issues and even long term maintenance planning for Seaford Golf Club, part of which is within the National Park.
In his spare time Gary has many hobbies but mostly enjoys anything which relaxes his mind.

Samantha Lace

Office Administrator


Samantha has a number of years experience in general office administration and has been with the firm since 2015.
In her spare time, she studies towards her Honours degree in person centred counselling and is a signed up member to the National Trust.

Areas Covered

From our central location in Newhaven, East Sussex, we can manage blocks from Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Saltdean, Brighton, Hove, Littlehampton and even up to central London.