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    Hello and welcome to Fordyce Furnivall Residential Sales and Lettings covering Bishop's Stortford and its surrounding areas. We are a modern Estate Agency offering our clients an impeccable service second to none. With over 25 years' experience in the Estate Agency business as well as being Landlords, we feel we have the experience and knowledge of buying, selling and renting which gives us a good understanding of our clients' needs, whether you are a vendor, purchaser, landlord or tenant.
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Tailor made solutions for busy landlords!
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    Expertise at your service!

    Are you looking for help with finding and referencing suitable tenants? Perhaps you want the peace of mind and convenience of a comprehensive, round-the-clock letting and property management service that takes care of everything? Whatever level of support you need, we can provide a service that is right for you.

    With over 25 years' experience in letting properties, we feel we have the experience and knowledge to fully understand all of our client's needs. Our clients range from private landlords with one small rental property to buy-to-let investment landlords with a property portfolio.

    All of our services can be tailored to suit your individual needs and we will provide a written quote with no obligations. We understand that becoming a landlord can be a daunting experience, however you will have your own property manager who will look after every aspect of the tenancy throughout the whole duration. Our landlord clients tell us they appreciate the continuity and accountability of a single point of contact!

    So whether you are thinking of letting your property for then first time or you're an experienced landlord looking for a new lettings agent, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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    A brief summary of our services:

    Tenant Find Service:
    This involves sourcing and vetting suitable tenants before referencing - Perfect for landlords who have the time and experience to manage their own investment, but want the reassurance and convenience of a professional marketing and tenant referencing service.

    Let Only Service:
    This involves sourcing and vetting suitable tenants before referencing. We prepare the tenancy agreement and register the deposit on your behalf - Perfect for landlords who want to manage the tenancy themselves but want to ensure all the paperwork (tenancy agreement, check-in and inventory) is completed professionally.

    Letting & Rent Collection Service:
    As above, but we receive the rent from the tenant and forward it onto the Landlord, either with tax deducted (if they're not NRL approved) or without tax if they have an NRL Number. The link (below) gives further information on the requirements of NRL: https://www.gov.uk/tax-uk-income-live-abroad/rent
    In the event that the tenant should stop paying their rent, we ensure that we chase the rent within the jurisdictions of statute law, carefully considering the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 so as not to put you, or us in danger of court action. Monthly statements are provided in order that tax returns can be submitted with ease and Landlords can keep track of their incoming and outgoings - Perfect for landlords who will manage the upkeep of the property themselves but don't want to the on the hassle of rent collection.

    Fully Managed:
    This is our most popular service, which includes all of the above as well as the following:

    Utilities- We will organise the transfer of water rates, gas, electricity and council tax to be put into the tenant's name. We will arrange for meter readings to be taken at both at the start and end of the tenancy.

    Inspections, Maintenance & Repairs- With our Fully Managed Letting Service we take care of all the day-to-day management and upkeep of your rental property so you don't have to worry about it. We will carry out regular routine inspections - usually every 6 months - at a mutually convenient time agreed with the tenant. This will involve a visual inspection assessing any wear and tear and organising maintenance and appliance checks where necessary. A report will then be written and sent to you for your personal records. If we identify any problems we will first advise you and ask for your permission to get the works done. Should you be happy to proceed we can obtain quotes and arrange for repairs and any other works to be carried out at the property. We will pay for any maintenance/works out of the rent received and send you both a copy of the invoice and the proof of payment along with your monthly statement. We have a network of reliable and trustworthy contractors we can call on to deal with routine repairs or emergencies at very competitive prices.

    Out of Hours- We offer a 24 hour service whereby a tenant can contact a member of the team should a problem arise outside of office hours. They will assess the need for an engineer visit or if the matter can wait until we are back in the office.

    End of Tenancy Checks & Deposit Returns- At the end of a tenancy, we will arrange for the inventory company to create a check-out report, which ensures the property is in good, clean order and is in the same condition as when the tenant moved in - this will be compared to the original inventory and check-in report. They will also take back the keys, obtain a forwarding address for the tenant and take final meter readings. Assuming there are no issues and all paper work is completed and utility companies are notified as well as the council then we can return the deposit to the tenant.

    Deposit Disputes- In the unlikely event that an agreement cannot be made between the Landlord and the Tenant with regards to any deductions at the end of the tenancy, we prepare the documentation to support the Landlords claim and submit this to the independent adjudicator for their decision.

    Compliance certificates- We will ensure that any certificates which are a legal obligation of the landlord (e.g. Landlord Gas Safety Certificates, Electrical Certificates) are carried out by qualified tradesmen before the due date meaning that your property is legally compliant within UK Law.

    Tenancy Renewals, Reviews & Notices- We will handle all tenancy renewals, including rental reviews on your behalf. If you decide to increase the rent we will issue the relevant notice informing your tenant. Should you wish to end the tenancy, we will serve notice to your tenant in line with all legal process and timing requirements and manage all the end of tenancy administration.

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    Riverside Wharf,
    Unit C,
    Riverside,
    Bishop's Stortford,
    CM23 3GN

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    Buying: 01279 949047  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      The team at Fordyce Furnivall have proven over the last three years that I have dealt with them to be honest, reliable, efficient, friendly and very helpful. I have recommended them to friends and will continue to do so. IR
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I have always been immensely impressed with the courtesy and professionalism shown by Fordyce Furnivall both in the handling of the purchase of my house in Bishops Stortford and subsequently managing the letting to tenants. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone seeking a first class estate agent. Gill
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I previously purchased my property through Fordyce Furnivall. They provided honest, knowledgable and reliable information, and being very supportive for the whole process. As a management agent for us later, we are satisfied with the service provided. They are very helpful and professional. Joyce
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Living abroad and being able to visit the uk only very rarely, it is very important for me to have my property looked after without having to worry about maintenance, bills, occupancy etc. Fordyce Furnivall is providing exactly that service. They provide excellent customer care on a personal level and are very professional, yet very pleasant to deal with. They take all the hassle out of letting my property and allow me complete piece of mind in the knowledge that both my tenants as well as my own needs are looked after. I've recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues, both landlords and tenants and will gladly do the same on here too. Mr Schutte
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Living overseas, it is essential for me to find a reliable agent to trust my flat to. Fordyce Furnivall provides a more than satisfactory service at a competitive price. Their friendly staff is only an email away and my requests are quickly taken care of. I really feel my property is important to them. I'm very pleased to have chosen Fordyce Furnivall. I.R
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Thank you all at Fordyce Furnival for all your help and professionalism you gave when letting my property and then with the sale of it. You went over and above what was required as an agent and I do believe I would not have received the same level of service with any other agent. Thank you again to all the team, I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell or let their property. Great service. Linda E

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      I rented a property through Fordyce Furnivall for nearly 3 years and have to say their friendly, helpful and efficient service is second to none. Nick, Rita and all the staff are a pleasure to deal with and I certainly couldn't recommend them highly enough to any future clients.  JAH
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Our experience with Fordyce Furnivall has been exceptional in all areas. Everything from deposits, to maintenance, to inspections, to even accepting our many deliveries, has been professional yet friendly. We have been very happy in our apartment and we would highly recommend Fordyce Furnivall as an agent. Marie & Collette
    • Tenant Testimonial

      We have been very impressed with Fordyce Furnival to date. From our initial offer the standard of service was very high and this continued during the paperwork process and more so now the tenancy has started. We find Fordyce very professional and reliable and can rely on them to resolve any maintenance issues that pop up quickly. Camilla & Richard
    • Tenant Testimonial

      We have been with Fordyce Furnivall Estate Agents for almost seven months so far. The team have been very helpful, polite and very attentive from the beginning. They have responded very quickly to all our queries and resolved our concerns within a timely manner. They have also been very accommodating when the washing machine broke down. Therefore, we would very much recommend this agent for prospective clients. Simona & Florin
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I have been renting a property through Fordyce Furnivall and I have always been very happy with the service supplied. This is a serious and reliable agency. The staff are very friendly and always here to help. Thanks a lot. Highly recommended. Julie P
    • Tenant Testimonial

      We have known Fordyce-Furnivall (FF) since we decided to move into the beautiful town of Bishop's Stortford. We have enjoyed the support Fordyce-Furnivall gave us to find a suitable place to rent. We are now renting with Fordyce-Furnivall for the third year running. They have always provided timely and efficient responses to our needs during our tenancy. We found their advice helpful, and their approach professional. We appreciate the help and care we receive from Nick, Rita, Katie and Sam. Dr Amr Elbanhawy
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I have been renting with Fordyce Furnivall for almost 18 Months now and I am very happy with the service. Any issues are always dealt with efficiently and with professionalism. This is the 2nd property and agent that I have used and Fordyce Furnivall are by far the best. The property was handed over in excellent condition and with the usual landlord safety certificate. Peter
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I have been a client with Fordyce Furnivall for over 18 months. During this period I have found them to be extremely polite and professional. Their response to issues and problems is second to none and they follow these through to the end. Having dealt with several estate agents in Bishops Stortford Fordyce Furnivall are top of the list. M.C
    • Tenant Testimonial

      A company is as good as the people it represents, thus Fordyce Furnivall is one of the best I've ever met.I have rented through Fordyce Furnivall for more than two years for an apartment and was well looked after. Fast, efficient and friendly assistance from Katie, Paula and Sam, and especially by the owners Nick and Rita. I am almost sad to go back to Germany, because I leave friends! Thanks for all, Dr Uwe Kirst.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Like many people, from experience I generally have a very low opinion of estate / letting agents so it's refreshing to finally find the exception to the rule. Like most people I looked on Rightmove, found a possible flat and called the agent, Fordyce Furnivall, to book a viewing. From start to finish I found them to be friendly and professional. I got a viewing straight away - none of the messing around I was experiencing with several other agents. I moved in and everything went smoothly with FF handling all services changeover such as council tax and electric, the inventories, etc. During my tenancy I had a couple of problems, both beyond the control of FF, but they were handled efficiently and effectively without quibble. At the end of my tenancy, cut short due to work, I felt that they went the extra mile to help me as I moved out. In contrast the agents in my new area seemed to conform to the usual mould of agents. FF even helped out in offering advice whilst trying to make sense of my new contract - saving me some money in the process. All in all, Fordyce Furnivall were a delight to deal with, always friendly and ready to help in any way they can. If I ever return to this area I will not hesitate to do business again with them. Stephen.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      We've always found the staff at Fordyce Furnivall to be pleasant, professional and accommodating. We've dealt with Rita, Nick, Katie and Sam, all of whom are a pleasure to deal with and have always responded in a timely and helpful manner. I would happily recommend Fordyce Furnivall if you are thinking of renting in the Stortford area. Jonathan & Cara
    • Tenant Testimonial

      My partner and I rented a gorgeous, well maintained 2 bedroom house from Fordyce Furnivall for a year between 2015-2016. The staff at Fordyce were extremely professional, attentive and quick to arrange any work that was required over this period (which was very limited). The house was homely and welcoming to which many happy memories were made and it was with a sad heart that we said goodbye. Fordyce Furnivall made the typically stressful time of moving home, a smooth and easy transition. Thank you to all the staff at FF for your kind assistance, I would highly recommend your services. LC

    • Tenant Testimonial

      To all at Fordyce Furnivall, thank you all so very much for all you have done. Yes it is your 'job' but from the moment that Sam initially showed me round, right through to key handover, your service has been professional yet warm, efficient yet accommodating and at a personally challenging time for mummy you have been compassionate and kind. Yes, it's a job but thank you for the fact that it's a job extremely well done. Yours appreciatively, Natasha and Pat.
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    Hello and welcome to Fordyce Furnivall Residential Sales and Lettings covering Bishop's Stortford and its surrounding areas. We are a modern Estate Agency offering our clients an impeccable service second to none.
    With over 25 years’ experience in the Estate Agency business as well as being Landlords, we feel we have the experience and knowledge of buying, selling and renting which gives us a good understanding of our clients' needs, whether you are a vendor, purchaser, landlord or tenant.
    Having been involved in Estate Agencies in Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Epping and Southern Europe we have taken the best points from our previous experience to produce Fordyce Furnivall Residential Sales and Lettings, thus creating an agency you will find modern and using all the latest technology to market and manage your property yet, still holding on to the old fashioned service and values which some Estate Agents fail to do.
    So do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email or call into our office and talk to us. We assure you, you will not be disappointed!

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    Riverside Wharf, Unit C, Riverside, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3GN

    Buying: 01279 949047  Local call rate
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