What is an Ah Mah ?
UK Property Knowledge is division of Ah Mahs Ltd – An Ah Mah It is a domestic servant role which combines functions of maid and nanny. The term, resembling the pronunciation for “mother”, is considered polite and respectful in the Chinese language when it is used to refer to a maid. They may often be required by employers to wear a uniform.
The word amah may have originated from the Portuguese ama meaning “nurse”. Some however argued that it is the anglicized form of the Chinese word ah mah (ah is a common Chinese prefix, and mah means “little mother”), while others say that it originated as nai mah (wet nurse in Chinese, literally “milk mother”). This word is common in East Asia, South East Asia and India to denote a maidservant or nursemaid. In India, ayah is the more common variant, and this Anglo-Indian word originated from the Portuguese aia meaning “nurse”, feminine form of aio meaning “tutor”.
Founded by Jim Raj and Mah Su Fun and Established in 2003 with the aim to assist property purchases and to manage (look after) property in the UK for Malaysians and Singaporeans.
Our aim in UK property purchase or management is simple ” To protect you from bad advice , to assist you trustfully and to take care of your needs in the UK without you having to worry or stress ”
Originating from Singapore/Malaysia and Born in The UK – Definitive and Trustworthy Property Advice and Representation.
WHY Ah Mahs Ltd
We put you ahead of the crowd.
Through our network of agents, we know about sought-after properties and investment opportunities, often before they come to the open market.
If the property is right for you, our know-how allows us to confidently secure your new London or country home or investment property on favourable terms and at the best possible price.
IF IT FITS THE BILL, WE’LL GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR
By looking at your exact needs as well as current needs and long term future needs we can introduce you to exceptional properties. We aim to secure your property at the best terms available having undertaken comprehensive due diligence, with minimum fuss and within the necessary time frame.
WHEN WE’RE IN THE KNOW, SO ARE YOU
We have excellent relationships with all selling agents who regularly make us aware of properties about to come onto the market or likely to become available in the future. And because we know you’re busy, when we find a potential match, we always visit short-listed properties prior to you viewing.
IMPARTIAL ADVICE, INTELLIGENT STRATEGIES
We look at every brief from all angles, going above and beyond to add value to our clients’ transactions. If we don’t think you’re getting the best deal, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that you do. As honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of our business, we’ll also be quick to advise on what and where not to buy.
As part of our service we offer comprehensive Post-Completion Management service for each of our clients.
Having secured your new property, we continue to advise and assist with anything from changing utility suppliers to organising quotes for rental furniture. We can recommend and introduce architects, builders and interior designers.
We also help clients settle into their new area, providing local school or restaurant recommendations and assisting with any future property needs.