About Us

Your local property experts

Property Experts

North-East Based Property Management

Our bespoke property management products and experienced staff can offer a service that rivals the leading property management companies in the area.

With fully qualified Chartered housing professionals looking after your interests, the headache and difficulties associated with managing properties and tenancies is taken away from you and dealt with by those who do it best.

Smart-Pads use an approved list of contractors to carry out all aspects of maintenance to properties. This ranges from emergency call out work during the night to planned improvement works and structural work where required. This means that you will not get any calls during the evenings or when you are away on holiday.

  • Teesside based
  • Property experts
  • Residential & Commercial
Your local property experts

Taking the Hasstle Out of Property

Offering Smart Property Solutions

Our vision is to provide an end-to-end solution within real estate development offering a complete solution and being the ‘smart’ choice for investors

Experienced in All Aspects of Property

Over 50 years combined industry knowledge and experience of property within the North of England including, buying, selling, managing and developing

A Dedicated Professional Team

We have a dedicated team to deal with all aspects of maintenance, building works, architecture, health & safety, cleaning, legal work and financial solutions

Ummar Hanif, BA CIHCM

Ummar is the Managing Director and Founder of Smart Pads having set the company up in 2016.

Prior to setting the company up Ummar spent a large part of his professional career working across the North of England as a Senior Manager for a number of large housing associations during which time he had responsibility for housing management, asset management, development and property services.

Ummar now spends a lot of his time advising UK Government on global real estate investment and working with private developers delivering housing sites across the UK. Ummar is also advising clients in the delivery of modular off site housing construction with live sites throughout the country.


Aslam Hanif MBE, MCIOB

Aslam has been with the business since day one as a trusted Advisor with his own portfolio of clients.

Being a Chartered Building Surveyor means that his clients trust him to deliver multi-million pound projects ranging from conversions of commercial units to residential dwellings, large scale refurbishments and the delivery of new housing developments across the country.

Aslam also works with housing associations as a Consultant, developing asset management strategies and ensuring best practice is being adhered to in the delivery of services. Aslam was named in the Queens Birthday Honours list in 2015 where he received his MBE for services to Teesside.

"Smart-Pads are committed to providing a quality and professional service, our fully qualified Chartered Housing experts are always on hand to help, advise and support all aspects of property"