Our Story

Life by Ringley was built with love and passion by Sam Hay. Sam says, “Manchester property is a fascinating and growing sector to be involved in, and I enjoy every single minute. My business was built with a client comes first mentality, and we are here to assist tenants, landlords, home sellers, and developers with their journey. Our processes, well-trained staff, and willingness to help are what truly makes us stand out. We also immerse ourselves in property technology and anything that we can find out about to make the clients time working with us a much better experience.”


Sam Hay joined the Ringley Group in 2018 as an equity partner and Co-Founder of Life By Ringley to further our Build to Rent offering to developers and institutions throughout the northern powerhouse and beyond.

Formerly the owner of Manchester-based JP Hay, Sam is an innovative and results-driven sales, lettings, and management specialist with a legal background and extensive experience of the north of England property market.

Having been actively managing Build to Rent with live sites since 2014, Sam brings her considerable expertise in this sector together with a passion for outstanding customer service that will underwrite Ringley's growth in this rapidly growing sector, as well as a talent for employing and developing exceptional staff.

As a champion of well-planned customer journeys, Sam led her team to win awards for Best Sales & Lettings 2015, Best Sales & Lettings and Best Residential Property Management Company 2018. She was named Best Female Property Entrepreneur in 2016. Sam is NFOPP qualified and a member of the IRPM.

When not working, you will either find Sam in the gym or spending time with her Daughter Ella.


I’m Poppy, and my role at Life by Ringley is to be the second in command to Sam and be by her side and assist with everything that she has on her plate on a daily basis when it comes to the mechanics of running the business.

If our clients want to speak to a knowledgeable team member who has been with the team for many years and has experience with pretty much every role here, then I’m your girl. I am the main point of contact for our clients beside Sam and can help you with any issues you need resolving even if it is just some advice and guidance. While Sam is busy making sure the business comes in I’m here to ensure that it runs like clockwork and our clients are happy.

I started working at Life by Ringley in 2013, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far within the business. I am lucky to work with some Inspiring and driven individuals and in a great environment.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, including my three godchildren. I also love to travel and see new places!


I’m Lauren, and my primary role is to deal with all of the maintenance at all our properties. If you are a resident or landlord, I will be dealing with all your property maintenance quickly and promptly.

It is imperative to Life by Ringley that our landlords and tenants are happy with their current living conditions, and I believe that well-handled maintenance is key to this. Plus, with the advanced technology, including apps for our clients, which allows them to report and keep up to with their property/ maintenance it makes dealing with maintenance clear and transparent.

Within my role at Life by Ringley, I also carry out the application process for tenants when they are moving into their new home. It is my responsibility to ensure this referencing is completed correctly ensuring all our tenants are able to go onto an Assured Shorthold tenancy agreement. The great pleasure with this role means creating little touches which Life by Ringley have come up with to make our new tenants feel that little bit extra special, such as we include a brew kit at each check-in.

I began my career with Life by Ringley in November 2016, and I can honestly say it's been the best experience. It has been filled with the best memories & so many more to come!

I am originally from Heywood; when I left high school in 2015, I was determined to find a job I enjoyed instead of going to college/university as I decided this was the best decision for me, which I can genuinely say it was.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym 4 to 5 days a week and also spending quality times with my friends and family!


I’m Ellie, the digital marketing apprentice at Life by Ringley.

Anything online or on our social media is what I do daily.

My job role is to create daily content to post online such as property facts, what’s new on the market, pictures in and around Manchester, and give you a behind the scenes look at what’s happening in our office each week. I promote our business and properties through social media, our website, and various other online platforms.

I also deal with blogs and Landlord TV's on our website, making sure everything is edited and posted on time and is up to standard.

I started working for Life by Ringley after leaving college and deciding university wasn’t for me. So far, I have really enjoyed working with the team and challenging myself to create content and learning new skills I hope to continue to develop.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dogs, Millie, and Mila.