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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 Agents for numerous Leasehold Developments and Unadopted Roads, and we can even help with questions about Assured Shorthold Tenancy’s (AST).

An integral part of our success is our ability to tailor services to clients’ specific requirements, 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. These qualities have led to us being chosen as the preferred Managing Agent by many local Residential Management Companies and Freeholders. 

We are accredited ARMA-Q (Association of Residential Managing Agents) members who promote high leasehold management and professionalism standards to give our clients complete peace of mind.

In addition to managing buildings, we 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.

Matthew Charles Cox, BSC (Hons)

Director and Founder

Matthew Charles Cox, founder and owner of Charles Cox Limited, and has been involved in the Property Sector since 2003. Matthew 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.

Matthew has recently expanded his team and moved into larger office space. As Managing Director, his knowledge in the property management industry is extensive and he has a wealth of experience managing hundreds of properties across the south-east. He knows more than most and has an ability to find solutions for those difficult leasehold problems. Matthew studied Business Management, social media and marketing at university and has built up considerable skills in other areas.

Contact: 01323 403122


Janine Usher

Accounts Manager and Associate

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 property accounting. Her training and continued development with our 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.

Contact: 01323 403123


Jake Ashdown

Trainee Surveyor and Property Management 

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.

Currently training to obtain his RICS qualifications 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.

Contact: 01323 403121


Sat Sahota, AIRPM

Property Management 

Sat joined Charles Cox as an assistant property manager in the Spring of 2021.

Sat has been a professional landlord and property developer for over 14 years and continues to be an active director within the management company that is responsible for maintaining his own estate. His previous experience and ongoing training with the Institute of Residential Property Managers, makes him well placed to be an effective property administrator.

Since starting Sat has achieved AIRPM qualifications and now looks to take the next steps towards MIRPM status.

Outside of work, Sat enjoys being active and spending quality time with his wife and two young daughters.

Contact: 01323 405346


Dianne Dudley

Accounts Administrator

Dianne joined the company at the beginning of August 2019. Dianne has worked for many years in admin and finance and she also had her own catering business for four years. All of this means she has the skill set to handle all manner of accounts related enquiries.

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.

Contact: 01323 403123


Andrew Marsh

Property Management 

Andrew is currently working towards his MIRPM qualifications. Andrew has a wealth of experience in process management and system set up.

In his spare time he enjoys maintaining his original style classic mini (he has owned it for years) and playing in his band.

Contact: 01323 404840


Katie Osborne

Office Administrator

Katie joined the firm in June 2021 and is working towards her Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Having just finished her AAT Level 2 she is looking to build on her general knowledge within the sector. Her role at the firm is to gain knowledge on how the industry works and to build on her experience already gained prior to joining the firm. From property inspections and works orders to internal tasks and payment processing she hoped to gain a wide level of exposures making her a well-rounded member of the team.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and watch her boys play football.

Contact: 01323 894400


Samantha Lace, BSc (Hons)

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, practices person centred counselling and is a signed-up member of the National Trust.

Contact: 01323 894400


Gary Edwards, MRICS

Consultant Surveyor

Having worked for local companies for a number of years before becoming an independent consultant surveyor, Gary has built up a wealth of experience in building surveying and land matters.

His experience spans party wall and land ownership issues to long term maintenance planning and building defects.

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 Southdowns National Park.

In his spare time Gary has many hobbies but mostly enjoys anything which relaxes his mind.

Contact: 01323 894400