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About Us
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    Family owned and independent since 1972

    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 78% 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:

    • 99.86% occupancy rate for managed properties (Feb. 2013)
    • 99.71% rent collected on time (Feb. 2013)
    • 0.15% TDS dispute rate (membership year 2011/2012)


    Third party recognition for excellence
    Winner - Sunday Times Best UK Letting Agent 2012
    Winner - Sunday Times Best Property Management 2012
    Winner - Sunday Times Best Innovation 2011
    Winner - Sunday Times Best Student Letting 2011
    Winner - National Training Awards South East Region 2010
    Winner - Sunday Times Best UK Letting Agent 2009

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Banbury local market view - Q2
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    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 first quarter of 2014:

    The greatest demand is for budget, good quality and unfurnished 1- and 2-bedroom houses in Banbury or larger well presented family homes. However, the countryside is not to be forgotten about! The second greatest demand is for pretty 2 and 3 bedroom cottages in the surrounding villages, such as Adderbury, Deddington, Kings Sutton and Bloxham. See our guide to sample rents below.

    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: £550-695 pcm
    • 2 bed houses/apartments: £695-850 pcm
    • 3 bed houses: £900-1100 pcm
    • 4 bed houses: £1,200 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 Paul 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.

    www.finders.co.uk

    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 78% 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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    Paul Rushworth - Associate Director

    Paul 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.

    Top tip "Avoid the parking issues at Bicester Village by using the public car park near the Finders Keepers office. You will only be five minutes' walk away from retail heaven."

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    Emma Croft-Pearson - Deputy Office Manager

    Emma is responsible for the full duties of Property Department Manager. In addition to those duties, an Assistant Office Manager's role is take complete responsibility for the office in the absence of the Office Manager.

    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

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Our Branch

Branch within the same Brand

Branches within our network

Our Office Address Services Contact
Banbury
3 Horse Fair,
Banbury,
OX16 0AA
Letting: 01295 592006  Local call rate
Network Offices Address Services Contact
27 St Clements
Oxford,
OX4 1AB
Letting: 01865 804016  Local call rate
Abingdon
1 Vineyard Chambers,
Abingdon,
OX14 3PX
Letting: 01235 601018  Local call rate
Bicester
24 Market Square,
Bicester,
OX26 6AD
Letting: 01869 394014  Local call rate
Oxford
Oxford,
OX4 1AB
Letting: 01865 804086  Local call rate
Oxford
Oxford,
OX1 1HU
Letting: 01865 804017  Local call rate
Summertown
Oxford,
OX2 7BY
Letting: 01865 804015  Local call rate
Witney
114 High Street,
Witney,
OX28 6HT
Letting: 01993 641011  Local call rate

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Banbury
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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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    Visit www.finders.co.uk/tenants then click on the area guide you want down the left side

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3 Horse Fair,
Banbury,
OX16 0AA

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Letting: 01295 592006  Local call rate

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Don't take our word for it...

Testimonials from Landlords

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    They really went the extra mile

    "We would like to thank the staff at Finders Keepers Witney for their excellent help in getting our recent buy to let purchase up and running. They really went the extra mile. Finders Keepers pulled all the stops out and organised the tradesmen etc. It was a very busy time of year for us so we could not do much ourselves. Everything was done far quicker than we thought possible. In fact Finders Keepers even got a tenant lined up before the work was all finished. We now have a smart property letting well from mid January 2013."

    Nick and Edwina Williams, landlords

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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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    FK were the best company to work with

    "Of the many letting agents I have used, FK were the best company to work with."

    Anne Davies, 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

    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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    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

  • Tenant Testimonial

    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

  • Tenant Testimonial

    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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