Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Company Director

Richard has lived in the Derbyshire area all his life, he has invested in Property in the area for nearly 30 years, building up a large Portfolio of Residential Buy-to Let Properties, before founding IPS Estates, who now manage his Portfolio.

During this time Richard has gained hands on experience in all trades relating to property sourcing, developing and renovation projects. His knowledge of all aspects of the buy to let market is vast and regularly mentors other landlords.

Richard is well known as a “Buy to let expert” in property circles and has spoken at many property events up and down the country on the subject, he has also written articles for Property magazines such as “Property Investor news” and “Your Property Network Magazine” to name but a few.

Richard has also been a member of the National Landlords Association for many years, and is an accredited Landlord within the organisation, following recent legislation changes, Richard knows exactly what the needs of a buy to let landlord of the future look like.

Contact: richard@ipsestates.com


Adam Lawrence

Adam Lawrence

Company Director, MA PPE (Oxon) MBA (distinction) (Warwick)

Adam is an Oxford graduate and top-of-class Warwick MBA, he has been a full-time property and business professional for over fifteen years, with experience in delivering significant results.

He joined the business in October 2017 to help expand it through a new phase. He like Richard also has a significant property portfolio around the Midlands area, so understands the needs of a landlord investor. Adam is ARLA qualified and holds RentSmart wales accreditation also.

A “prolific dealmaker”, Adam enjoys property and business, and is known in property circles as a “Deal Doctor” so is well placed to help IPS clients with their investment deals.

Contact: adam@ipsestates.com


Dawn Wallbanks

Dawn Wallbanks

Sales and Lettings Director

Dawn has years of experience in Sales and Lettings and has previously held roles with another well know national agent.  Her role within IPS Estates is the days to day management and strategy within our busy office, where her knowledge and experience is a great asset to our vendors and landlords.  The role of Director is a just reward for her years of dedication to the industry.

Contact: dawn@ipsestates.com 


Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Katie came to IPS Estates in March 2020 and has settled in extremely well.  With an estate agency background in both sales and lettings, her knowledge and experience have proven very valuable in the day-to-day running of the office.

Contact: katie@ipsestates.com


Cheryl Lee

Cheryl Lee

Bookkeeping & Accounts

Cheryl has fifteen years accounts experience within practice and industry and has qualifications in Sage accounts and payroll. Her role within IPS Estates is Bookkeeper but she also processes landlord rental payments as required. Both Janet and Cheryl work very well together to ensure the smooth running of the accounts side of IPS Estates, so they can both advise the directors/staff on financial matters of the business. We feel very lucky to have them both!

Contact: bookkeeping@ipsestates.com 


Samantha Flint

Samantha Flint

Accompanied Viewer & Property Inspector

Samantha, a dedicated IPS Estates accompanied viewer and lettings inspector, joined the team with no prior experience. However, her journey at IPS Estates has been marked by rapid skill development, showcasing a methodical eye for detail. Samantha's proactive attitude and eagerness to assist make her an invaluable member of the team.