About Us
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    Family owned and independent since 1972
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    We concentrate entirely on letting; No sales, no surveys, no distractions. With 8 offices across Oxfordshire we aim to deliver a highly professional service, offering tenants the best properties in the market.

    We seek to act with integrity to build long-term relationships and try to 'live' our company values: Helpful, Expert, Dynamic, Scrupulous.

    Our people make the business, which is why we invest heavily in training. Each person has a bespoke training plan, and 84% of our staff is NFoPP qualified. Our training's excellence has been recognised by the National Training Awards (2010), Sunday Times (2009) and Negotiator Magazine (2009) award schemes.

    We have an intense operational focus and we are proud of the statistics:

    • 99.4% occupancy rate for managed properties (06/09/14)
    • 99.9% rent collected on time (06/09/14)
    • 0.11% TDS dispute rate

    Third party recognition for excellenceWinner - Sunday Times Best UK Letting Agent 2012Winner - Sunday Times Best Property Management 2012Winner - Sunday Times Best Innovation 2011Winner - Sunday Times Best Student Letting 2011Winner - National Training Awards South East Region 2010Winner - Sunday Times Best UK Letting Agent 2009
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Read our Q3 Letting Market Report at finders.co.uk
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    Looking ahead at the Banbury local market view
    At Finders Keepers we like to stay ahead of the curve and keep our finger on the pulse of the local letting market. Here are our thoughts looking ahead at the fourth quarter of 2014:

    The biggest demand at present is for 2 and 3 bedroom houses, both in town and the villages, but that will allow pets! 50% of people with pets seems to have a rescued staffy!

    A 2014 top tip is: Bear in mind that Banbury to Marylebone by rail is less than an hour and the M40 J11 at Banbury takes you easily north to Birmingham or south to London...... Banbury is a commuter's paradise!

    Sample rents
    1 bed houses/apartments: £650 pcm
    2 bed houses/apartments: £750 pcm
    3 bed houses: £1100 pcm
    4 bed houses: £1,350 pcm upwards

    Looking forward, the most successful landlords this year will be the ones who will listen to the advice of their specialist letting agent on the two key issues: presentation and rent. You need to be flexible to attract the best quality tenants. Look at your property presentation critically; if you aren't sure if it needs redecorating, then work on the basis that for a successful letting, it probably does!

    For detailed advice on your property, call Emma or Clare on 01295 276766 www.finders.co.uk
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    Finders Keepers in other people's words
    In January 2013 the property journalist, Graham Norwood, included us in his list of "the best local agents deal with clients in an up-close-and-personal way." The really special thing about being included is that this is not something we applied to be a part of. Mr Norwood visited many of the top agents himself, and others were nominated by their clients. What did they rate about Finders Keepers?
    • Our experience: "This 40-year-old agency is strong on ethics"
    • No commission: Our focus is on the quality of tenant rather than a false economy of putting a tenant in an unsuitable property
    • Local offices: All our staff members are based in offices local to their properties; They know the history of the property
    • 24-hour emergency line: Manned by our own staff who take calls directly and deal with emergencies as they arise
    • In-house repairs firm: If a property needs upgrading, we can do it in-house and dovetail the project with the re-letting date
    • Good occupancy & rent collection figures: We regularly have 99+% occupancy in managed properties and rent collection statistics
    We are really pleased that we were included in this national list, and were just as surprised as when we won the Sunday Times Best UK Letting Agent in May 2012. If you are thinking about letting out your own home or investing in a rental property, make sure you contact your local Finders Keepers office for a free market appraisal and experience our award-winning service.
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Why Finders Keepers?
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    Finders Keepers has been a family run independent letting agency since 1972. 40 years on and Finders Keepers still holds strong to its founding values to deliver a highly professional service, offer tenants the best properties in the market and act with integrity to build long-term relationships.

    By sticking to these core values Finders Keepers has become one of the best Letting Agencies in the country proven by winning the Best UK Letting Agencies 4 times. We believe in providing the best service for both landlords and tenants. We try to make the letting process as easy for the tenant as possible. 

    • Branches - We have eight offices covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.
    • Email - To make sure you don't miss the perfect property you can register on our website and be notified the moment a suitable property becomes available, or on any changes in rent.
    • Local area - We list all Oxfordshire school catchment areas for each property, and you can even search for property by the catchment area of a school. We also list the 10 closest gyms for each property, and The Navigator lists our staff's hand-picked tips. We love where we live and we want you to enjoy it too.
    • Cultural sensitivity - Our guide to how letting works in the UK is translated into 10 languages and our 'Your Home' guide is translated into four languages.
    • ClubFK - As a tenant of a managed Finders Keepers property, you become a member of ClubFK where you can take advantage of unique discounts at businesses across Oxfordshire.
    • Applying - Once you have found a property you like you can apply online or come into our branch to fill out the forms. We will then reference each tenant before drawing up the tenancy agreement and having all parties sign it. You will then pay the first month's rent and deposit before moving in.
    • Contact - For all managed properties, a Finders Keepers Property Manager will be your point of contact throughout your tenancy. They are local, hands-on and empowered to solve problems. We also have a 24/7 emergency line, which is manned by a member of staff, not outsourced to a call centre.
    • Check in / Check out - At the start of your tenancy we meet you at the property to explain all the appliances and help you settle into your home. At the end of the tenancy, your Property Manager visits your home and goes through the inventory to confirm that everything is in good order before arranging the deposit refund.

    Need more information?
    If you need more information on letting with pets, relocation, school catchment areas or contents insurance visit our website, or contact your local office.


    01295 276766

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Our people make the business
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    Which is why we invest heavily in training. Each person has a bespoke training plan, and 84% of our staff is NFoPP qualified. Our training's excellence has been recognised by the National Training Awards (2010), Sunday Times (2009) and Negotiator Magazine (2009) award schemes.

    Our 8 offices each have an Office Manager, letting managers and administrators, property managers and an on-site client accountant. We also have furnishing and building divisions and an investment service with their own 'Office Manager'.

    All Office Managers have managed their own portfolio of properties - Excellence has to start at the top. We will not appoint an Office Manager until they have had experience managing a team of properties for a year. 90% of our Office Managers have been with the company for more than 10 years.

    Our letting staff is not on commission - We want the focus to be on the quality of tenant rather than a false economy of putting a tenant in an unsuitable property.

    Property Managers are hands-on and have their own portfolio of properties. The benefit is that they know the history of the property and can build relationships and trust with the landlord, which is at the heart of good service.

    Our company values are: Helpful, Expert, Dynamic & Scrupulous.

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    Emma Croft-Pearson - Office Manager
    Emma exercises complete responsibility for developing and managing an office that increases sales, profitability, market share and customer satisfaction by directing and managing all letting and property management activities.

    Ideal home "A cottage-style character property with parking and a maintained garden"
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    Clare Poil - Letting Department Manager

    Clare directs and controls the day to day operation of the letting department in order to meet agreed sales targets and key business objectives.

    Ideal house "A village property with a contemporary interior, surrounded by fields"

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Our branch locations

Our Branch

Our Branch

Branches within our network

Branches within our network

Our Office Address Services Contact
3 Horse Fair,
OX16 0AA
Letting: 01295 987027  Local call rate
Network Offices Address Services Contact
27 St Clements
Letting: 01865 809139  Local call rate
1 Vineyard Chambers,
OX14 3PX
Letting: 01235 607044  Local call rate
24 Market Square,
OX26 6AD
Letting: 01869 714033  Local call rate
Letting: 01865 809202  Local call rate
Letting: 01865 809140  Local call rate
Letting: 01865 809138  Local call rate
114 High Street,
OX28 6HT
Letting: 01993 655013  Local call rate


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    Helping you decide where to live
    Historic Banbury, immortalised in a nursery rhyme, is now also a modern industrial centre offering easy access to both London and Birmingham by rail and road. The nearby market town of Chipping Norton is known affectionately as 'Chippy'; it boasts fine Georgian architecture and a surprising range of facilities, including a theatre and open-air swimming pool. Enjoy unforgettable days out at the award-winning art gallery at Compton Verney; romantic, moated Broughton Castle; Silverstone racetrack; or Hook Norton's renowned brewery with its Shire horses.
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    View the guide in full
    Visit www.finders.co.uk/tenants then click on the area guide you want down the left side

Where we're active

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Current Properties

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3 Horse Fair,
OX16 0AA

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Letting: 01295 987027  Local call rate

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Don't take our word for it...

Testimonials from Landlords

  • Landlord Testimonial

    Qualified, experienced, friendly and approachable
    "We have been with Finders Keepers since 2007, managing our house in Oxfordshire while we have been based overseas. They are qualified, experienced, friendly and approachable . Emma and her team provide a standard of service that is excellent: we own and let other properties in London, and the user experience and level of interaction we have from Finders Keepers compared to our managing agents in the city is like night and day. They care about the welfare of our house, their attention to detail is strong and, most importantly, genuinely attempt to interact with us in a way that gives us complete confidence that our interests are being taken care of. Well done Finders Keepers Banbury!"

    David Rogers, landlord
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    Diligently and with tremendous efficiency
    "I just wanted to thank you and all your staff for dealing with the constant requests for information, tenancy documents, certificates of service, utilities information etc., all of them dealt with diligently and with tremendous efficiency. Thank you very much indeed."

    Nicholas Woodward, landlord
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    I would not hesitate to recommend them!
    "I have had a long relationship with Finders over the last 11 years. They have always been friendly, helpful and thorough in managing my properties. They look after the tenants, ensure repairs are done promptly and keep the properties' values intact by recommending when upgrades are necessary. Voids are few and far between and issues are dealt with pragmatically. They really care about doing a good job for both the tenant and landlord. I would not hesitate to recommend them!"

    Charlotte Appleby, landlord
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    Our first experience of letting was stress free

    "Very professional and helpful service, making our first experience of letting pleasant and stress free."

    Andrew Griffiths, landlord

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    The entire staff is passionate about the company

    It was apparent that the entire staff is passionate about the company and strives to provide the best possible service for their clients. The detail on the check-out notes was impressive and clients are allocated a designated Property Manager enabling all involved to build a strong relationship and enjoy exemplary communication"

    Sunday Times Judge's Report

Testimonials from Tenants

  • Tenant Testimonial

    I've always been impressed with your service
    "I've always been very happy and impressed with your service - you deal with any issues quickly, the letting process was smooth and painless, and your staff friendly and helpful."

    Banbury tenant
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    There is truly no comparison

    Through this painful and stressful process of relocating to the UK with my family, the help, support and guidance I have received from everyone in your team has been priceless to us, and I have honestly felt like I was your only and most valuable client all the way through. I have never had the privilege of receiving such a perfect service from any company I have contacted in the past, and there is truly no comparison with the other letting agencies in Oxfordshire I have contacted through this process; it's just a different planet in respect of commitment to your clients."

    Francisco Hevia, tenant

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    I was greatly impressed with the speed of response

    "Thanks for the fantastic service you provide. When I originally contacted Finders Keepers I was greatly impressed with the speed of response - I think I saw properties and agreed the tenancy in under a week from initial contact. Since then your help and advice has been a shining beacon in a sea of mediocrity. Most other agents seem to treat prospective tenants as second class citizens. When I contacted a competitor about rentals it took a week for any response. Well done."

    Marcus Rann, tenant

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    Quite possibly my favourite place
    "Extremely helpful and professional. They listened carefully to my fairly specific requirements when I was looking for a rental property and saved me time by being honest about any properties I expressed interest in that they thought wouldn't be right for me, cutting down on the number of unnecessary viewings I made. When the right property came to market soon after our initial discussions they made sure I was first to see it and processed all the paperwork swiftly. Aftercare has been thorough, with minor maintenance matters dealt with swiftly and professionally. It is quite possibly my favourite place I have ever lived! -- Many thanks to Clare and Emma and all in the office."

    Steve Blackmore, tenant
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    I always found Finders Keepers very helpful

    "I always found Finders Keepers very helpful and always quick to respond. Any problems I had in the house I rented were solved competently and efficiently and in a very friendly manner."

    Victoria Cairns, tenant

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    You are the best property manager that I have had

    Thanks very much for all your help. Not just in the preparation for the handover, but for the entire duration of my tenancy. You have, without doubt, been the best property manager that I have had (and I've been renting for 26 years)!"

    Mark Burgess, tenant

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    We've used Finders Keepers for over 10 years

    "Our Company has used Finders Keepers for all company tenancy needs for over 10 years. The staff are extremely helpful and go that extra mile to ensure they meet our company, and employee, needs."

    Abbi Duddridge, Lotus F1 Team Ltd

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    It shows proper concern for your clients

    "It's extremely useful for parents to have school catchment areas on your website! It shows proper concern for your clients and professionalism."

    Mariela Neagu, applicant

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