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    We are an independently run independently minded Estate Agency. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge in all aspects of buying and selling property, founded on a deep routed indepth knowledge of Staffordshire with over 40 years of combined experience. Being savvy individuals who are passionate about property, we love helping people invest, move and live in their ideal home.
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    The Dourish & Day branch is located in the heart of the historic county town of Stafford providing a light, open plan, contemporary feel. We have extensive knowledge of the property market throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire and we provide un-rivalled expertise. Our service is second to none and our philosophy is simple; we offer a modern approach whilst embracing traditional values.

    The Dourish & Day Philosophy

    We strive to:

    • Stand above all other estate agents in service to our clients, acting with their interests at heart - not our own
    • Sensitively offer independent, professional advice whilst achieving the very best results
    • Maintain our well-justified reputation for uncompromising honesty and integrity
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TREATING CUSTOMERS AS INDIVIDUALS
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    Landlords, why chose us?
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    A dedicated and qualified professional, committed to going above and beyond with exceptional service .

    Tenant Match Service - Find your perfect tenant on our match page for free!

    Fully Credit checked ad profiled to ensure they LOVE you house like their own HOME.

    Maximise your financial yield with efficient letting of your property with great value, fixed fee monthly management just £50 per month NO VAT!

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    We are your Staffordshire Property Experts 
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    Dourish and Day are Staffordshire's Residential Letting and Management Experts.

    We provide a comprehensive property letting service, and for first time landlords we offer a free no obligation advice session. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the basic requirements of letting your property and also any pitfalls, which may be encountered. If you are thinking of buying a property to let we will be happy to advise you about its suitability.

    We receive regular enquiries from prospective tenants and local employers, these are monitored and matched to properties that our Landlords have available to let. 

    We also advertise regularly via the Internet on our website, on Rightmove, Zoopla and social media.

    The residential lettings market is very active in Stafford and many people are renting rather than buying. In addition there are always house owners seeking a short term let as part of a move. 

    As experts at matching tenants to property we're can assure you of our very best service at all times. 

    We genuinely treat our customers as individuals not transactions

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NO TENANT FEES TO PAY! 
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    Yes you read that right!

    Unlike most agent we don't charge tenant credit reference fees. Yes, go back.....you may need to read that sentence again! I can hear you ask why? And the answer is simple, because in theory this is exactly what the landlord is paying the agent for. If you are paying referencing fees then why is the landlord also paying them?

    It's a revolutionary idea and one that we see is fair to both tenant and landlord. While our service is free we will still carry out FULL credit checks and FULL referencing on you.

    You will need to provide us with the following documents

    • Completed application form for each occupant over the age of 18
    • - Accompanying ID including Passport (Current or expired). If you do not have a passport we will ask for other documents to confirm identity to comply with Right to Rent checks which are a legal requirement. These can consist of birth certificate, a current full or provisional drivers licence etc, a letter dated within the last 3 months by a UK government department showing the holders name etc. A full list can be viewed here.
    • - Proof of residency i.e. utility bill, council tax bill showing full name and address dated within the last 3 months
    • - References sought will include;
      • Employer or accountant
      • Character Reference
      • Previous Landlord Reference
      • Secondary Landlord Reference (if possible)
    • - We will also ask for 3 months bank statements for your primary account

    Other references/documents may be requested based on individual tenant circumstances. Guarantor application may be subject to administration fee depending on circumstances.

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Meet your expert team
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    Ellie Bell MARLA MAPIP - Letting Director 
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    Ellie has been working in residential lettings for 16 years and began her career with a part time job while studying at Liverpool University working for a company that provided accommodation to people with learning difficulties. When she returned to Staffordshire after university, she got her first job working with Barbers Estate Agents in North Shropshire as secretary to the Lettings Manager.

    Barbers Estate Agents were innovators of the time and made great efforts to ensure all staff were fully qualified in the property industry. Ellie progressed quickly through the company and qualified to become a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and the Association of Professional Inventory Providers through National Federation of Property Professionals examinations. Tackling the enormous level of course work in just under 6 months whilst still working, Ellie managed to complete all 4 examinations in one day and qualified in the top 3 candidates nationally.

    Ellie's genuine love of lettings has meant that she's always strived to keep ahead of the lettings market and up to date with legislation working with key individuals and companies within the industry to share ideas and be at the forefront of shifting trends. Her experience working for both corporate and independent letting agents through the years, has provided Ellie with huge expertise in her field. This coupled with Ellie's passion for lettings allowed her to provide consultancy to new start agents, to assist with legal compliance and advise on business structure which was enormously rewarding. Having successfully helped other agents Ellie was driven to start her own lettings agency but being fully aware of the pitfalls needed to wait for the right opportunity!

    Ellie believes she has found the perfect partners with Steve Dourish & Jeremy Day of Dourish & Day. Their commitment to customer service, fantastic reputation and property expertise meant they were the perfect team to partner with. With 75+ years of experience and expertise sat under one roof, Dourish & Day now sit proudly as THE property experts of Staffordshire.

    Get In Touch - 01785 223344 or email ellie@dourishandday.co.uk 
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    14 Salter Street,
    Stafford,
    ST16 2JU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01785 595004  Local call rate

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    See what our customers have to say

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      The whole process went like a dream
      I would like to share my experience of Dourish and Day. Particularly Elle who was very professional in her approach to marketing and in renting my apartment in Stafford. It was a pleasure to do business with her and the whole process went like a dream. All questions were answered and had worries with guidance all the way. It was a pleasure to do business with Dourish and Day and would thoroughly recommend them above all other agents.Vicki   September 2017
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Dourish & Day, Stafford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Dourish & Day, Stafford on 01785 223344.


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      Welcome to Dourish & Day

      We are an independently run independently minded Estate Agency. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge in all aspects of buying and selling property, founded on a deep routed long knowledge of Staffordshire with over 40 years of combined experience.

      We are passionate about property and love helping people invest, move and live in their ideal home.

      Selling your property involves some important decisions about a hugely valuable asset. It also requires a great deal of hard work and organisation, so it really pays to talk to the right people from the start.

      We are a team of quick thinkers and good listeners who do that rare thing; treat customers like individuals, not transactions!

      We know great service isn't just about experience and expertise, it's also about keeping the promises that we make.

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      About Us
      The Dourish & Day branch is located in the heart of the historic county town of Stafford providing a light, open plan, contemporary feel. We have extensive knowledge of the property market throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire and we provide un-rivalled expertise. Our service is second to none and our philosophy is simple; we offer a modern approach whilst embracing traditional values.

      The Dourish & Day Philosophy

      We strive to:

      • Stand above all other estate agents in service to our clients, acting with their interests at heart - not our own
      • Sensitively offer independent, professional advice whilst achieving the very best results
      • Maintain our well-justified reputation for uncompromising honesty and integrity

      The Service

      We sell residential properties, land, investment and development opportunities. As well as being experts in the traditional "private treaty" sales, we also have the unique advantage of being able to offer a prestigious Auction Service.

      The History

      Dourish & Day was established in 2017, with both Steve and Jeremy spending their entire career in residential property working in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. They both have a reputation for straight-talking and expert professional advice based on a comprehensive knowledge of the local areas and their extensive expertise. You can learn more about Steve and Jeremy by clicking on their profiles below.

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    Services
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      With our state of the art marketing, we want to ensure your property receives the best coverage. From our eye catching for sale board, in depth knowledge of the market we understand how to maximise the value of your property.

      Our dynamic team will collaborate and manage the entire sales process for you maintaining contact at pre-determined intervals or milestones throughout the process. Your property will be personally overseen by one of the Directors from the moment you contact us until the day that you move home.

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      Conveyancing
      Having your solicitor in place prior to selling or finding your next property is a wise decision. The quote gathering process can take time which may delay your intended move. If the property you would like to purchase is desirable and has interest from multiple parties a vendor is more likely to choose and offer from a proceed able purchaser who has affairs in order such as a suitable conveyancer. For more information about how we can help, contact one of our team.
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      Mortgages
      If you are buying, selling, re-mortgaging or just after some initial advice, we can recommend you to our local financial services partner who can offer you a range of mortgage products to suit. They will be able to offer mortgage rates not always available on the high street and their experience and knowledge of these products will ensure you get the best rate.
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      Auctions
      There are two components needed to maximise the chances of selling through auction; a motivated and realistic seller, and secondly, great marketing exposure. Our marketing strategy will guarantee you the fairest price in the current market for your property. If you would like to explore the auction route further, contact one of our team who will provide you with all the information you need.
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      Conveyancing
      Having your solicitor in place prior to selling or finding your next property is a wise decision. The quote gathering process can take time which may delay your intended move. If the property you would like to purchase is desirable and has interest from multiple parties a vendor is more likely to choose and offer from a proceed able purchaser who has affairs in order such as a suitable conveyancer. For more information about how we can help, contact one of our team.
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      Property Auctions
      There are two components needed to maximise the chances of selling through auction; a motivated and realistic seller, and secondly, great marketing exposure. Our marketing strategy will guarantee you the fairest price in the current market for your property. If you would like to explore the auction route further, contact one of our team who will provide you with all the information you need.
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      Mortgages
      If you are buying, selling, re-mortgaging or just after some initial advice, we can recommend you to our local financial services partner who can offer you a range of mortgage products to suit. They will be able to offer mortgage rates not always available on the high street and their experience and knowledge of these products will ensure you get the best rate.
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      Additional Services
      As property professionals, we can provide you with all the help and assistance needed to make your home move as smooth as possible. Whether you're looking for a removal company to a surveyor, we can put you in touch with the right people. Please ask for further information.
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    • Team Member

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      Steve Dourish - Director
      Steve has a fantastic track record of managing and running successful Estate Agents throughout the area. Steve had a desire to be an Estate Agent from a very early age and started working on Saturdays at his local estate agents from the mere age of 14 - and was so keen to understand the industry - he offered his services free of charge! Steve continued working Saturdays and school holidays until he left school in 1998 (we don't think he looks old enough either).

      He then started his career at Halifax Property Services in Stafford, then went to open DB Roberts Stafford in 1999. Joining Butters John Bee in 2009, Steve ran several branches before taking on the responsibility of overseeing all of their sales offices and property auctions. Opening his own estate agency has always been his goal, and when the opportunity to start a new business with Jeremy was available, they both jumped at the chance. With them spending so much time of their working career in Stafford, it was the most logical choice of locations. There are very few people in the industry who have a comparable breadth of experience in residential sales and valuations.

      Steve prides himself on his ability to deliver an outstanding bespoke approach with a proven strategy for success. In his spare time, Steve loves nothing more than keeping busy with DIY projects (he virtually rebuilt his own house recently) although he tells us he's no intention of competing with George Clarke, 'the Restoration Man' - yeah - whatever
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      Jeremy Day - Director
      Jeremy has been working in the Estate Agency business for 21 years, having started as a junior negotiator at a large corporate Estate Agents in Cheshire. Within 2 years, he flew through the ranks and became the Branch Manager at the companies failing Stafford office. After just 18 months, Jeremy's flair and hard work paid off, resulting in the office becoming one of Stafford's' market leading Estate Agents. His branch was also one of the best performing offices in the company. Jeremy's success didn't go unnoticed by the competition, so much so, he was head hunted by another Stafford Estate Agency, where he specialised in large and prestigious homes.

      The original company realised what a mistake they had made and lured him back, and yet again Jeremy took the Stafford branch from the bottom of the pile, to a very well respected branch. History certainly repeats with Jeremy, as butters john bee then head hunted him and he ran their Stafford office before being given the opportunity to head their flagship branch in Cheshire which continued to grow. Here, Jeremy won numerous awards including the gold ESTA's award.

      Outside of work, you'll often find Jeremy on the touchline of the rugby pitch (we're sure he thinks that if age wasn't in his way, he'd be the next Johnny Wilkinson) and you'll often see him spectating his two boys and he has also spent time in coaching rugby to the under 10's. He also enjoys music and is often playing his guitar (very badly according to his wife and children).
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      14 Salter Street,
      Stafford,
      ST16 2JU

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01785 595004  Local call rate

      Email us

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      Recent Reviews

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        I would like to share my experience of Dourish and Day. Particularly Ellie who was very professional in her approach to marketing and in renting my apartment in Stafford. It was a pleasure to do business with her and the whole process went like a dream. All questions were answered and had worries with guidance all the way. It was a pleasure to do business with Dourish and Day and would thoroughly recommend them above all other agents.
        Vicki Harriott  7th September 2017
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        An absolutely first class service from both Jeremy and Steve! House sold in 48 hours! I can't recommend them enough. Always on the end of the phone when needed to offer advice and when it really mattered they helped to move things along more smoothly and quickly with solicitors, even right up to the last hour of completion and exchange. Thank you!
        Marie Woodward 6th August 2017
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        I can't recommend Dourish and Day enough! I was with a previous agent for months and they had not marketed my house properly and I had no interest . Dourish and day put my house on the market and sold it within 5 days for the Price we wanted! Can't recommend Steve and Jeremy enough they are extremely professional and I love their personal touch! . You can really see the wealth of knowledge between Steve, Jeremy and their colleagues. Dourish and Day has resorted my confidence in estate agencies, moving house is stressful enough but they take the stress away for you. Don't stop what your doing as your amazing and like no other agent. Thank you wish I could give more than 5 stars *****
        Nicola Evans 26th July 2017
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        Can't recommend Steve and the team enough, sold our house within a week after it had been with another agent for 3 months. Extremely professional, regular contact and honest, straightforward opinions. Reinstated our confidence in estate agencies, it's the personal touch that matters. Still going through the buying/selling process but so far so very good 
        Craig Edward 20th July 2017
      • Seller Testimonial

        For anyone looking to sell their home in Stafford and the surrounding areas, I cannot recommend Dourish and Day enough. Both Steve and Jeremy (who are both lovely!) strive to provide faultless service and have struck a perfect balance of professionalism with a friendly, caring, personal touch. They work incredibly hard and keep in touch regularly with updates. Our home was sold within two weeks (and yet had previously been for sale with another local agent for nearly 4 months with no interest or engagement) and they work with a consistently proactive, enthusiastic approach. It's absolutely no surprise to us that they are growing so rapidly with the level of service they provide. Thank you both 
        Sian Carol 29th June 2017
      • Seller Testimonial

        Super estate agents - I would really recommend using them. They sold our house within one week which was just fantastic, and then throughout the whole process their communication and support has been second to none. It really helps that the owners are so hands on, dedicated and experienced. Wish them best of luck in future.
        Nikki Slade 10th June 2017
      • Seller Testimonial

        Both Steve and Jeremy are extremely knowledgable and hard working. We had a fairly complicated chain, and if it wasn't for Steve the chain would have collapsed weeks before we completed.I can't praise all the staff enough for their helpfulness. I highly recommend that if you're interested in buying or selling a house in Stafford that you get in touch with them. Thank you so much for your help.
        Rob Norman 16th August 2017
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Dourish & Day, Stafford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Dourish & Day, Stafford on 01785 223344.


      Welcome to Dourish & Day, Stafford

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      14 Salter Street,
      Stafford,
      ST16 2JU

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01785 595004  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Dourish & Day, Stafford. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Dourish & Day, Stafford. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Dourish & Day, Stafford on 01785 223344.