About Hudson Moody Wass
Estate Agents & Letting Agents in Leeds

Kristian Wass - Director

Kristian Wass

As the Company Owner, Kristian oversees the running of all the departments, carries out valuations and business development. He started in Estate Agency in 1989 and is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), Member of Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and is currently the treasurer of Leeds Estate Agents, Surveyors and Valuers Association.

When Kristian isn't playing Estate Agent extraordinaire, he spends what little spare time he has left playing doting dad to his other obsession, his two children, in his North Yorkshire home he shares with wife Katherine.

Workaholic Kristian can usually be found enjoying family days out visiting Yorkshires' many beauty spots, but do not be deceived; this usually includes the iPhone and its email account permanently glued to his right hand.

From time to time Kristian tends to get a sporadic urge to visit the gym, although after a few days he seems to get this out of his system, and it's back to work as usual!

Contact Kristian at kristian@hmwass.co.uk.

Donna Farnell - Associate Director

Donna Farnell

Donna looks after our clients from their first viewing to collecting keys, from marketing to moving day, dealing with initial enquiries, advising clients, and progressing sales. Her negotiating experience is second to none and she is immensely proud of the first class service we offer our clients.

Having been an Estate Agent for 11 years and being a member of the National Association of Estate Agents, there's no hiding the fact that she has a passion for property! She currently lives in South Leeds with her long term, and long suffering partner Phill (all he wants is just one evening or weekend when Donna isn't talking about property) and two beautiful fluffy Persian cats, Minki and Stewie! She would love to say she spends her time doing a thrilling extreme sport or thrashing it out in the gym, but this would be a massive lie! She's more likely to be found obsessively cleaning her house or reading a good book with a large glass of wine (whilst obsessively checking her iphone for new email enquiries!).

Contact Donna at donna@hmwass.co.uk.

Clair Brennan - Associate Director

Clair Brennan

As Lettings Manager Clair oversees all aspects of the department including liaising with landlords and tenants, lettings valuations, staffing and queries. Her 14 years experience in the lettings industry is an invaluable asset to the team.

Originally from Manchester, Clair moved to the right side of the Pennines two years ago and lives with her partner James in Headingley. On moving to Leeds she swapped her stilettos for wellies and loves nothing more than getting out into the countryside to walk her dog, Dobby; especially when there is a nice country pub involved. She enjoys various sports and this year she has even signed up for the Leeds 10k (although she said she's considering fancy dress so not to get recognised). To unwind, she has started extreme knitting, so was very pleased to receive a book entitled "Fashion Dogs - 30 Designs to Knit" as a recent birthday gift from us all at Hudson Moody Wass. Clair commented "I couldn't wish for better work mates!" We're not sure Dobby will be agreeing with that!

Contact Clare at clair@hmwass.co.uk.

Christina Piatti - Accounts

Christina Piatti

Christina deals with all our company invoicing and credit control as well as contractor invoicing and payments, but most importantly works hard to ensure landlords are paid on time!

She has two children, but as one is now at University she thinks she will suffer from "empty nest syndrome" when her daughter leaves! She is a keen animal lover, having two cats and a dog, and can often be spotted on a slow dog walk around Roundhay Park on a sunny Saturday morning (never stopping off for a hearty breakfast at the café though, you understand!).

She is also a Magistrate to the Leeds Bench and is a Governor at a local High School so takes no nonsense!

Contact Christina at accounts@hmwass.co.uk.

Natalie Ruecroft - Accompanied Viewer

Natalie is our property viewer and works only on a Saturday. Natalie juggles her full time role as a Conference and Events Sales Executive, whilst working with us on Saturdays. Natalie loves her job as a weekend viewer as she has a love for property and enjoys meeting people face to face and having the opportunity to share their excitement of buying or renting a house or a flat. She says there is so much variety in the role, each day is jam packed and there certainly is never a dull moment!

Natalie has lived in Leeds for most of her life and has recently just signed for her very own executive pad in Horsforth! In her spare time she enjoys hitting the shops, dining out and visiting the odd karaoke bar!

Hayley Evans - Property Manager

The Property Management aspect of the lettings industry is so varied, that no two days are the same. From safety checks to boiler repairs, from leaky loos to buying new curtains - everything including the kitchen sink! Hayley loves building great working relationships with our clients, and generally ensuring that our tenancies run as smoothly as possible.

After spending four years working overseas as a holiday rep Hayley spent most her time making sure her guests had an enjoyable stress free holiday as well as making sure the accommodation they stayed in was well looked after. Hayley eventually decided it was time to hang up the old clipboard settle down and get a "proper job".

This job was right up her street - what better then to have a job making sure everyone is well looked after in their own home (minus the sun). In her spare time Hayley loves nothing more than a good night out with the girls and can often be seen dancing round her handbag in the local nightclubs. She currently lives in Wakefield but currently looking for a place of her own with her long term boyfriend Byran.

Contact Hayley at hayley@hmwass.co.uk.

Katie Laurie - Lettings Negotiator

'Southern Fairy' Katie ventured up to Leeds 8 years ago to study at university after falling in love with the city and hasn't looked back since. She went on to fall in love with her fiancé, Ben and decided to settle in our wonderful Yorkshire city.

As a lettings Negotiator, Katie enjoys being the first point of contact for our clients and prospective tenants. Having moved around different areas of Leeds frequently over past several years she understands the importance of finding the right place to live. With such a wide selection of apartments to rent in the city centre, Katie's expert knowledge and first-hand experience will help you to find a place that not only suit your needs, but one that you will love living in.

When away from the office, Katie enjoys eating out and drinking with friends in her favourite city centre restaurants and bars. When not out spending money, she can be found running around Roundhay Park or down by the canal, training for the Leeds half marathon. Her perfect Sunday is chilling out at home in her comfy's with Ben, watching the Grand Prix and cooking her favourite French dishes.

Contact Katie at katie@hmwass.co.uk.

Kirsty Allen - Lettings Administrator

As our lettings co-ordinator Kirsty works directly with our lettings manager and property manager to make sure that behind the scenes everything runs smoothly; be this paying contractors, sending inspection letters, chasing landlords or most importantly keeping the office caffeinated. Kirsty joined the team back in April 2012 fresh out of school as a Business Admin apprentice which she has just successfully achieved a pass.

In her spare time Kirsty loves nothing more than giving her new flat some TLC as well as taking her new puppy, Ruby out for walks in the woods.

Contact Kirsty at kirsty@hmwass.co.uk.


Maddy is our office pet. She is a fox red Labrador, and resides generally around and abouts the office, in her squishy bed or with anyone that has food. She is still only a baby, being 8 months old, and has still got lots more growing to do.

She's a great lookout for new clients and tries to answer phones, help with enquiries and the general day to day running of the office, but finds that her efforts are best spent being a dog.

Maddy (or "Maddy Moo", "Moose" or "Oi get off that") loves long walks, short walks, medium length walks, tail wagging, chewing stilettos and generally being cute. Her favourite past times include sleeping and spinning round, and she can often be found terrorizing the squirrels in Park Square.

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