We use cookies to optimise your experience on our website. If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to receive our cookies. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.



  • paragraph

    image cannot be displayed

    Ark Property Management is a local, independent firm specialising in Residential Lettings and Property Management. Established in 2005, we have served landlords and tenants in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas to the utmost and have developed an excellent reputation for a friendly yet professional service. We are proud to be based in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

    As specialists we are fully focused on the priorities and needs of landlords and tenants. Whether you are a tenant looking for accommodation to rent or a landlord seekeing a reliable Letting Agent, we are here to provide you with a professional service at all times.

  • paragraph

    image cannot be displayed

    We offer a bespoke service to Landlords, whether you want our full management package or just one of the many services that we can offer, such as putting together a tenancy agreement for you or referencing of prospective tenants, we can help!

    Tenants, we will try to ensure that you find the property that suits all of your needs, all viewings will be accompanied and we will always explain the Lettings process and costs.

    So, if you want your rental to be handled professionally and properly, then contact us now!

Contact us


  • paragraph

    Why you should always choose Ark!

    If you currently own or intend to purchase a property for rental in the Forest of Dean or surrounding areas then you really should consider what we have to offer when it comes to lettings and property management!

    You will find our service both professional and cost-effective. As we are specialists we know how to manage property for optimum performance, whilst ensuring smooth running tenancies and compliance with the various landlord/tenant laws.

    We also offer so much more!  

  • paragraph

    Our services include


    • Local, National & International advertising
    • Accompanied viewings at all times
    • Professional tenant referencing
    • Tenancy agreements drawn up
    • Free professional Inventory Report, compiled by an independent inventory clerk, for all managed properties
    • Free Tenant check in, including meter readings, undertaken on all managed properties
    • Free Deposit protection on all managed properties 
    • Rent collection
    • Rent Guarantee insurance can be arranged
    • Regular Property Inspections by Ark
    • Landlords Buildngs, Contents and Liability insurance can be arranged
    • Energy performance Certificates can be arranged
    • Landlords annual gas safety inspection and certificates arranged
    • Electrical inspections arranged
    • Cleaning/carpet cleaning/gardening services arranged 
  • paragraph

Contact us


  • paragraph

    Why you should always choose Ark!


    Firstly you are an individual and we will treat you as such. From experience we know that everyone has their own priorities when choosing their home and it is likely that previous good and/or bad experiences have led you  to know pretty much what you want and where you want to live. Our sole aim is to help you achieve that goal.   

    Founded in 2005, we successfullylet and manage furnished and unfurnished flats and houses throughout the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and surrounding areas.

    Whether you are renting a one bedroom flat or a seven bedroom listed property with us, we intend to ensure that you understand the lettings process and are confident that you have chosen the right property! 

  • paragraph

    Viewings and ensuring that the property is OK!


    Here at Ark we do everything possible to ensure that the properties we have for rental are in good, clean and safe order. If a property does not reach our standards then we won't take it on - it's as simple as that!

    We always emphasise to landlords the importance of a property being clean and tidy, as we feel that it is human nature to keep a property in good order if you find it in good order. If the property has that wow factor then so much the better! 

    Viewing the property

    It is our golden rule that a member of staff is present at all viewings. When you make your appointment we will try our best to ensure that you know where the property is and meet you there at the agreed time.

    The staff member that you meet will be familiar with the property and should be able to answer any questions that you  might have - on the rare occasion that we can't answer a question there and then, we will find out the answer and get back to you as quickly as possible!

    During the viewing we will also confirm fees due and the requirements to pass referencing should you wish to take the property (although we can of course, give you this information when you make your initial enquiry).


    At Ark we use a professional referencing company to undertake all checks. There are usually three elements to the referencing, which are:-

    Credit Check - to ensure that you have no debt problems

    Employer reference* - to check affordability

    Landlord reference - to ensure that you are a good tenant 

    *If you are self employed, a pensioner or on disability benefits then you may be required to provide relevant documentation confirming your annual income. If you are on a short term or zero hours contract then please advise us so that we can discuss your options. 


  • paragraph

    Safety & property maintenance

    If a property has gas then it must be inspected annually by a Gas Safe registered contractor and have a current annual landlord gas safety certificate on it. We will ensure that your copy of this certificate is provided on the day that you move in.

    We also check to see when the electrics at the property were last tested. Although, unlike gas, there is no statutory need for an annual inspection, we recommend to landlords that they be checked by an NICEIC approved electrician at least every five years.

    If we manage the property then we will ask you to report any problems/issues at the property straight away so that we can get them attended to by a suitably qualified and experienced contractor as quickly as possible. You will have the Ark proprietors mobile phone number - so that you can get hold of us outside of office hours as well if need be!

    To clarify - if something goes wrong because of wear & tear, breakdown or adverse weather conditions then the Landlord will be responsible for repair and the cost of repair. If you as a tenant cause something to go wrong or damage at the property, then you will be liable to put things right. 

  • paragraph

    Holding Fee,  Deposit and Insurance

    The Holding Fee and Deposit are not to be confused! here is an explanation as to how we do things:-




    If you are happy with everything following your viewing and wish to take the property then we will ask you to put down a Holding Fee - we will confirm the amount that this will be upon application, as it can differ depending on the number of people that require referencing. Once received we will then take the property off the market and start the referencing process. We should have already agreed the tenancy start date with you and subject to you passing referencing the property will then be held for you until that date. Note:If you withdraw from the rental or referencing results are adverse then you are liable to forfeit the whole fee


    This is the Bond that will be held during the length of the tenancy. The amount of deposit required will vary from property to property, but it will usually be stated within the property details or we can easily confirm the amount to you. If we manage the property then we will always place the deposit with the Deposit protection Service. For properties that we don't manage, we always ensure that Landlords are aware of their legal requirements if dealing with a tenants deposit themselves. For further information regarding how the Deposit Protecyion Service scheme works, please go to:- www.depositprotection.com




    We would always recommend that a tenant takes out contents insurance. Not only should this provide material damage and theft cover for your furnishings, clothing and personal possessions, but it usually includes personal liability cover as well. If required then we can arrange for quotations to be provided. 

  • paragraph

    Moving forward with Ark!


    Well, we hope that the above has encouraged you to use Ark. Please click on the current properties section to see if we have a property that will suit your requirements.

    Oh, and if not, do contact us and leave your details, our available property portfolio can change on a daily basis.

Contact us


    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ark Property Management, Cinderford Lettings. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ark Property Management, Cinderford Lettings. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Ark Property Management, Cinderford Lettings. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.