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    The concept
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    Welcome to fresh move , the innovative, credible, and novel approach to property lettings and annuity based services.

    At the forefront of customer acquisition, fresh move adopts a modern mindset to letting properties by challenging the stereotypes surrounding traditional high street agents.

    By championing an ethical approach to property lettings, with an emphasis on clear communication, transparent costs and value-led services, fresh move have created a unique product within this thriving and highly competitive market.

    These intrinsic brand values have anchored fresh move's reputation into the property sector as a trust-worthy operator with a commitment to excellence.

    The fresh approach is embedded into every operational practice and component of the brand standards framework.

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    About us
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    fresh move is a specialist lettings agent, which means we have no association with residential sales. We can provide you with honest, unbiased advice about all aspects of a rental property, from realistic rents to local hot spots for potential Buy to Let investors. We have total confidence in our ability to secure tenants correctly matched to your property.

    fresh move is the brainchild of James and Fiona Gardner, who have operated as independent specialists in residential lettings and property management since 2006. fresh move is now recognised as the market leaders across South Devon. Regulated by the Property Ombudsmen for Residential Lettings, the Association for Residential Letting Agents and members of the Devon Landlords Association, fresh move clients can be sure to receive professional direction and expert guidance at all times.

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    What we can do
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    1) Prepare the property for tenants

    Discuss what type of let maximises revenue from the property. Ensure the property meets the required guidelines for letting. Update the property if required. Obtain gas, electrical safety and energy performance certificates. Register tenant deposits to meet DPS requirements*Applicable in England and Wales

    2) Market the property

    Confirm maximum and minimum rental price. Arrange property details for websites. Carry out property viewings. Negotiate rent/letting period. Accept an offer. Prepare Inventory/Statement of Condition

    3) Let the property

    Confirm tenant reservation. Tenant references. Finalise legal documentation. Secure deposit. Sign contracts. Hand over keys to the tenant

    4) Lettings Management

    Periodic property visits. Dealing with day-to-day tenant issues and manage disputes. Renewal of safety certificates. Receive and pass rent quickly and deal with rental disputes. Deal with insurance claims free of charge with fresh move bespoke insurance. Maintenance management

    5) Tenancy Exit

    Serve/receive notice on/from tenant. Inventory check. Organise any remedial works. Manage legal disputes with our bespoke legal support service. Organise refund of deposit.

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    Why landlords select fresh move
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    1. We save you time and money
    2. We offer you protection
    3. We help you prepare
    4. We offer versatility
    5. We find great tenants
    6. We offer superb marketing
    7. We provide great legal advise
    8. We conduct fault proof inspection and inventories
    9. We protect deposits properly
    10. We are on your side
    11. We are an efficient team
    12. We include rent guarantee & legal expenses cover

    (on all managed contracts)

    13. We consistently out perform our competitors
    14. We don't mark up maintenance
    15. We keep you up-to-date
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    Our fresh differences
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    1. 100% focused on residential lettings
    2. We are in the lettings business, Not a bolt on
    3. Ethical and transparent
    4. Contractors selected on performance not profit
    5. Fixed utility maintenance costs
    6. No fake marketing
    7. We are on both sides
    8. Protect our landlords investments
    9. Low cost / value driven
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How we can help Landlords
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    As landlords ourselves, we understand how important a letting agent can be in ensuring that your property is looked after, provides regular income and gives you a good return on your investment.

    Properties are large assets that usually make up most of our long term financial plans so we take our role very seriously.

    We have taken the time to design and tailor our processes, systems, technology and people around our Landlord's ideal aspirations of a letting agent. We have also learned a lot from our Landlord experiences in other letting agents. The result being, fresh move is an internet based company that has been designed to over exceed our Landlords expectations whilst continual striving for consistent and continual progress of the services we provide.

    At fresh move, we closely monitor the lettings market. With extensive lettings experience, we are able to identify regional variations and local trends to ensure that we provide the very best advice.

    The recession has had a dramatic effect on house sales, with more people than ever choosing to rent properties rather than buy. And here's why:

    • Some people are renting until the property sales market picks up or they have more job security.
    • Some people have inherited a property and want to enjoy monthly rental income.
    • Some people are unable to sell their property and are 'double renting' - i.e. renting out their homes and downsizing to a rental property in a less expensive area.
    • Many people are unable to access the funds needed to obtain a mortgage
    • More people than ever before are choosing to rent as a lifestyle preference because they enjoy the flexibility and peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly how much their budget is each month

    Investors are able to:

    • View Buy to Let as a long-term investment opportunity
    • Regard property as a pension provision in later years
    • Help children to get a foot on the property ladder
    • Buy property for children in higher education
    • Invest in local rental property hot spots
    • Plan an exit strategy
    • Receive expert advice from wealth management specialist

    Specialist help

    fresh move is constantly monitoring the lettings market and assessing regional variations in rental properties. This enables us to advise landlords on realistic rental incomes and the likely capital appreciation of a property. Landlords can opt from one of several management packages and fresh move will then use its considerable resources and extensive database to find a tenant that matches the landlord's preferences.

    Expert advice

    Many local estate agents market properties as viable Buy to Let investments. We recommend that, prior to committing to any purchase, landlords find out as much information as possible regarding the area and type of property that has the potential to make the best long-term investment. fresh move offers free, unbiased advice to landlords who are seeking to extend their portfolio.

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How we can help tenants
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    Finding the right property for you is an important decision that you have to make as it is something you are signed into for a minimum 6 months so it needs a considerable amount of thought. Fresh Move knows how important this is and how everybody likes to make a house their home. We specialise in matching up the right property to the right tenant from Dartmouth to Torquay to Dawlish and all in between.

    Once you have seen a property you are interested in, you can submit an enquiry online, give us a call or chat to us on our Facebook page and we will book a viewing as soon as possible for you to have a look and ask us any questions you may have.

    The application process
    once you are happy and satisfied to go ahead with your chosen property we require you to fill in a referencing form which is normally sent by email and return it to us as soon as you can so we can start the referencing process in which we will need the following:

    · Standard personal details ie name, DOB etc

    · Current address and past 3 years addresses

    · Current landlord details

    · Employment details including a name and a contact number

    · Next of kin details

    · Photo Identification

    · Bank statements (should the referencing agency need them)

    · 3 months' pay slips (should the referencing agency need them)

    Normally the referencing takes up to 4 working days. Once this has been accepted we then call you to arrange a moving date and draw up the paperwork. The moving date is normally within 4 weeks, should it be any longer we will send the legal documents to you in the post or by email and this should be signed and returned before the moving date.

    Upon check in you will complete all paperwork, if it hasn't been done already, at the property which normally takes about 1 hour to go through including all expectations and property details. Should there be no inventory, you will meet a member of the team in the office and complete all paperwork there.

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The fresh move team
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    Fiona Gardner - Managing Director

    NAEA & ARLA Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management

    Previously a Global Marketing Director based in London, Fiona decided in 2006 to return back to the South West having founded the company shortly thereafter. With over 10 years in Tier 1, Corporate Marketing, Fiona was ready for a new challenge. A Landlord herself, she understood landlord's objectives and requirements and set about designing a company that put landlords first and challenged the negative views she found in her research.

    Fresh move, since 2006 and has grown from strength to strength with 6 dedicated staff geared to providing the best possible service.

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    James Gardner - Development & Ops Director
    James has had over 25 years of industry experience previously selling IT outsourcing to Her Majesty's Government across the UK for major tier 1 companies such as Dell Computers. James has recently been appointed by his wife Fiona in early 2013 to manage the growth of the business. As a family we believed this would not only improve our quality of lives but in a joint partnership role both our backgrounds would only excel the fresh move business and its mature well qualified team. James's role focuses on operational and service excellence, marketing, business process systems, supplier relationships and the overall development of fresh move.
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    Penny Reynolds - Landlord & Compliance Manager
    Penny has over 14 years extensive knowledge and experience in Residential Lettings across Torbay and Teignbridge. Previous roles held have included Office Management responsibilities across two offices from a leading competitor and also working as a Property Portfolio Manager looking after in excess of 350 properties, Penny has recently joined fresh move to seek a new challenge with a company that has a fresh approach in lettings and management. Penny's role now includes new and existing landlord engagement / development, marketing and advertising, legal responsibilities, keeping you up-to-date with new legislation and supporting the local team in day to day activities.
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    Natalie Woodward
    Natalie has extensive experience working in the Lettings & Property Sector in property management and administrative functions from accounts, repair maintenance, rental payments and management through to deposit protection services. Natalie specialises at fresh move in property maintenance.
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    Lynda Arnold - Property Manager
    Lynda has many years experience of working in the property marketplace working in property auctions, sales and lettings for organisation such as DJ Keys (Busy Bee) and Southern Hay Estates. Lynda key role is in the areas of property viewings, landlord feedback, administration, inspections and general maintenance issues.
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    Vicky Christina
    Vicky has joined fresh move from Jane & Moss in Paignton who were recently acquired by Countrywide. Vicky has extensive experience working in a variety of lettings and negotiator roles and currently works within the referencing and administration part of Torquay offices.
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    Laura Jordan
    Laura has been working in customer care industry such as the NHS for several and has joined fresh move because of her passion for helping people and the property sector. Laura now focuses on viewings management, inspections and check in and check outs.
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    Find us

    Walnut Road
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    Telephone us

    Letting: 01803 367041  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Working abroad I need a company I can trust to manage my properties, a company that demonstrates professionalism, punctual correspondence, common sense and most importantly, a company which has a wealth of understanding of the local business in the South of England... That company is fresh move and I wouldn't hesitate to add another property under their management or recommend them... For me, fresh move takes away the hassle and overheads associated with property management." P Corrigan

    • Landlord Testimonial

      "I have 7 separate properties in Torquay to let and it has been a pleasure to let Fiona and her team deal with the management and re letting of them for the last 5 years. The tenants are always of good quality and thoroughly referenced and communication has always been very good when the process of re letting is taken place. Their fees are also very competitive, I once used a larger letting agent who not only charged me a months rent for the service of finding me a tenant they did not reference the tenant properly as they left without notice 3 months into a 12 months contract citing affordability issues when the agent had assured me of adequate income" A Knott

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      "I have used Fiona ,James and their team to find me tenants for the last five years. I can only describe their service as excellent.MoreI have used Fiona ,James and their team to find me tenants for the last five years. I can only describe their service as excellent.They have always found me good tenants quickly at the best possible rents. They always keep me up to date with viewings and all aspect of the process. They are very approachable and friendly and Fiona has given me free advice in the past which has been very valuable.I can thoroughly reccomend Freshmove and would not use anyone else.". J Penwill
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "I have used Fiona and James and the team at Freshmove for a number of years now, and they have always been helpful, courteous and totally professional. They have a clear and excellent knowledge of the market, and continually deliver a great ...MoreI have used Fiona and James and the team at Freshmove for a number of years now, and they have always been helpful, courteous and totally professional. They have a clear and excellent knowledge of the market, and continually deliver a great service when letting my property. I would highly recommend the team at Freshmove to anyone wanting to let a property in the area." N Lyons

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      "I strongly recommend the whole nation at all times to Fresh-Move Property Management & Lettings. If you are a landlord or a private tenant, this lettings agent, is the one and only agent for you, at anytime. Their services are second-to-none, and of the highest of highest excellence of standard of services, all the time, and their fees/charges are unbeatable.I dealt with this lettings agent over sixteen months ago, for the very first time, on a tenant-find basis, and I was so impressed, with the service, I received, i would always return back to them providing them with my future custom, all staff, are an asset to the business, all staff will provide you with the highest of highest of service in an manner, you also would strongly recommend to everyone and write a review on this lettings agent, like this review/my review.As a private tenant, for twenty three years, dealing with several lettings agents in the Teignbridge area, Torbay, and Hampshire. I strongly advise and recommend you only to use Fresh-Move Property Management & Lettings, they are PERFECT LETTING AGENTS AND OF THE BEST IN THE SOUTH WEST AND SURROUNDING AREAS." M Wilcox
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