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Orchard Property Services (Lettings) 01895 623 626
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    Established in 1997 Orchard has been involved in more than 3,000 successful property transactions.

    Originally starting out in financial services we have moved successfully into residential lettings and property management, and more recently sales. We now offer prospective and existing clients the full range of services from our Ickenham offices. All of our team have extensive local knowledge gained from many years living and working within the local borough and have forged excellent relationships with local solicitors, estate agents, property developers and contractors in the process.

    Over the years we have embraced new technology utilising the ever popular internet portals including Rightmove (one of the few local agents to feature on all of "the big four"), together with a good following on Twitter, Facebook and our own interactive websites which achieve excellent Google rankings. This coupled with traditional methods such as local advertising, our prominent office location, highly visible and distinctive boards, extensive database of waiting clients and good old fashioned hard work will enable us to promote your property to the local, national and international market.

    As members of The Property Ombudsman and The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) we follow strict codes of conduct and guidelines. We are renowned for excellent personal customer service and a strong company brand, and having grown our business solely on personal recommendations, we are happy to put our reputation on the line to achieve a successful outcome for you.

    Wherever possible all potential buyers will be pre-qualified by one of our team who will ensure that your valuable time isn't wasted by someone not in a position to buy or rent your property.

    All of our tenants are professional working people or companies, they are then carefully selected and professionally referenced checked at their own cost via an external company which will include credit, employment/accountant and previous managing agent/ landlord checks.

    If required we will accompany every viewing and most importantly of all we will feedback to you straight afterwards as well as providing detailed reports on a weekly basis of all activity concerning your property.

    Selling or letting your property doesn't end when you accept an offer, that is only just the beginning. We have learnt from our experience in the mortgage process that support in dealing with other estate agents, referencing agencies, contractors, solicitors and mortgage lenders will ultimately make the whole process less stressful and after all isn't that what you are paying us for?

    Choosing the right agent is essential if you want to achieve the best price for your property in the shortest possible time. You and your property are unique and we believe that by spending time getting to know you at the start of the process we will decide together on the best way to present and to market your property.

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LANDLORDS REQUIRED - CALL NOW 01895 623 626
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    For Strong Corporate And Private Rental Demand
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    Landlords

    If you are a property owner looking to rent out your home for the first time, a frustrated seller who is unable to sell and needs to move, a Buy to Let landlord with one or one hundred properties, Orchard Property Services will ensure that your property is well marketed and that you receive the quality lettings service you expect.

    With our excellent service and low fees, we will ensure that we maximise the return on your investment by providing you with a rental income for the duration of your let and provide services to protect your property asset.

    Being based in Ickenham, Uxbridge, we also cover a vast area including Hillingdon, Harefield, Denham, Ruislip, Eastcote, Northwood and further a field.

    Our services include:-

    • Let Only Service (Tenant find service)
    • Let & Collect Service (Tenant find and rent collection)
    • Full Management Service
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    ARLA Licensed Agent
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    • As an Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) licensed letting agent we are committed to providing the highest standards of lettings and management services, best practice in the letting and management profession and a high quality service.

      • to be consulting with qualified and trained agents who can give you professional up to date advice and guidance.
      • that your money is protected by a client money protection scheme
      • that you are dealing with an agent who follows a Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct laid down by the professional body
      • that we have professional indemnity insurance
      • that you have a route to redress should something go wrong.

        We are also a member of the The Property Ombudsman (TPO). By dealing with a Member of the TPO, the public may be confident about the agent's approach in its dealings with actual and potential

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    Tenant Referencing

    All of our tenants are independently and professionally reference checked at their own cost, which includes;

    • Credit history check
    • Employment reference (or any other financial income)
    • Accountants reference ·
    • Managing agent/landlords reference
    • Bank validation check
    • Affordability check
    • A copy of the final report will be sent to you
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    Service & Type of Tenants

    We only deal with professional / working or corporate tenants who are all diligently referenced checked to ensure they will be suitable tenants for your property.

    Tenant Introductory Service (Let Only Service)

    1. We will find and reference your prospective tenants

    1. We will prepare and arrange for the Tenant/s to sign the tenancy agreement which will have been drawn up to adequately cover your circumstances and to protect your interests.

    2. Where a professional independent inventory and check-in is not being carried out. Keys to your property will be issued to the tenant on the commencement day of the tenancy. Landlord will need to organise the check-out with the tenant at the end of the tenancy.

    3. The rent collected will be accounted to you less the deduction of our fees & VAT

    4. All utility companies and the council tax department will be contacted.

    (Let Only Fees are taken from the first months rent based over a 12 month period)

    Let & Collect Service (Including above criteria 1-3) as well as the following:

    4. We will transfer electricity, water, gas utilities into the tenants name using appropriate meter readings, and the Council Tax department, then arrange for your final account to be forwarded to your for settlement.

    5. We will undertake rental collection pursuing any late payments should they occur.

    6. The rent collected will be accounted to you less the deduction of our fees & VAT

    7. We will undertake the legal administration of the tenancy, e.g. ensuring notices are served in the correct format and manner and that advice of Gas Safety Certificate renewals are given.

    8. Two month prior to the expiry of any fixed term tenancy we will prepare and serve notice to the tenants asking if they would like to renew the tenancy, unless we receive your instructions to the contrary.

    9. A professional inventory is recommended, however if an inventory and check-in is not carried out, keys to your property will be issued to the tenant on the commencement day of the tenancy. Landlord will need to organise the check-out with the tenant at the end of the tenancy.

    10. Upon the tenants vacation of the property we are able to contact with meter readings, electricity, water, gas and notify the Council Tax Department, advising the utilities to forward a final account to the tenant¿s new address. If the landlord is checking the tenants out themselves and not using an independent clerk, the landlord can provide us with the checkout meter readings.

    Full Management Service (Including above criteria 1-9) as well as the following:

    10. We will investigate any faults reported at the property and instruct contractors to provide competitive quotes and to carry out the work in accordance to your ¿Instructions to Act¿ and with your permission.

    11. We will undertake the day to day management of your property, liaising as an intermediary between yourself and the Tenant/s in all aspects of the tenancy.

    12. Orchard Property Services will carry out regular inspections on your property and will report our findings and recommendations to you. Please note that any repairs and maintenance reported which are not considered to be of an emergency nature, will only be instigated on your instructions.

    13. Following the Check-out inspection of the property, we will provide our experience to assist in mediating on any damages (if any) and we will arrange remedial works settling contractor¿s accounts from Tenant deposit monies, funds permitting. Under the full management service a professional inventory and check-in is requirement.

    14. 3. The rent collected will be accounted to you less the deduction of our fees & VAT

    Please contact us now for a FREE no obligation rental valuation 01895 623 626

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Tenants Information
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    Orchard Property Services

    As an established ARLA licensed letting agent and also a member of The Property Ombudsman you can trust we are here to ensure your requirements are met.

    The first step is to contact us to provide brief details about yourself and about the accommodation you require. We then search our database for suitable properties for you to view. If the property is not needed at that time, we will record your details so that we can contact you as suitable properties become available. It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, to ensure you find the property that's right for you.

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    Viewings

    We will do everything possible to organise viewings at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.

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    Referencing

    We will require satisfactory references from your employer, and a previous or current landlord. We will also carryout a credit search and sometimes a guarantor in certain circumstances. We use Homelet, an independent referencing company to carry out the referencing. Each applicant over the age of 18 will need to be referenced checked, a short form will be given to you to complete when the holding deposit is taken. If the tenancy does not go ahead for any reason and the reference forms have been submitted to the referencing company, reference fees are non refundable.

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    Rents

    Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly and payable monthly in advance and normally set up by standing order at the beginning of the tenancy. The tenant is usually responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs unless arranged differently before the start of the tenancy. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account, where the landlord manages the property and collected the rent, rent will need to be paid to the landlord. All utility companies and council tax departments will be notified by us at the start of the tenancy.

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    Dilapidations (Damage) Deposit

    A security deposit of a minimum of one month and half of the rental amount must be paid, and will be held with the government authorised custodial Deposit Protection Services (DPS). This is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

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Meet the Professionals
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    The Orchard Team
    We are proud to have 10 members of qualified and trained staff all working closely in the Ickenham office.
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    Chris Lakin BA Hons, MARLA (Director)

    Joining Orchard in 2008 with a lettings background, Chris Lakin set up the Orchard Lettings department which has gone from strength to strength, successfully letting and managing hundreds of properties in the area and gaining Orchard ARLA licensed status.

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    Stephen Blackmore CeMAP, CeFA (Director)
    Joined Orchard in 2009 as an Independent Financial Adviser with a background in estate agency  and mortgages spanning 14 years. Stephen started Orchard's Sales department in 2010 quickly becoming a prominent figure in the local area.
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    Jamie Barham
    The sales partner in our new office in Ruislip High Street, Jamie has been in the industry for over 15 years and brings a wealth of honest and reliable advice
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    Robert Shuttleworth
    As a resident of Ickenham Robert knows the local area inside out, combined with an excellent knowledge of the lettings industry Robert has quickly proved himself to be a hard working and valued member of staff trusted by landlords and tenants.
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    Ryan Goodchild
    Ryan has joined Orchard as a lettings negotiator and has background in banking with an excellent customer service record.
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    Rosanne Goreham LLB (Hons)
    Rosanne recently joined Orchard as a Property Administrator with a background in law.
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    Cailegh Murph
    Sales negotiator who has recently joined Orchard
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    Charlie Linthwaite
    Charlie joined Orchard in 2011 as an administrator and has recently become a sales negotiator.
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    Kim Warton CeMAP
    Mortgage Adviser, joined Orchard in 2007, with over 20 years experience in Banking and Financial Services
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    Paul Buckner CeFA, (Director)
    Mortgage Adviser, founded Orchard in 1997, started in financial services in 1988 CeMAP, CeRER
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    Valerie Weeks CeMAP
    Mortgage Adviser, joining Orchard in 2005, with over 20 years experience in Banking and Financial Services
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    Chris Lewis (Administrator)
    Administrator who joined Orchard in 2007.
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Our branch locations

Our Branch

Our Branch

Branches within our network

Branches within our network

Our Office Address Services Contact
Ickenham - Lettings
11 Long Lane,
Ickenham,
Uxbridge,
UB10 8QU
Letting: 01892 314083  Local call rate
Network Offices Address Services Contact
Ickenham - Sales
11 Long Lane,
Ickenham,
Uxbridge,
UB10 8QU
Buying: 01892 314084  Local call rate
Ruislip
21 High Street,
Ruislip,
HA4 7AU
Buying: 01895 601074  Local call rate
Letting: 01895 601075  Local call rate

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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

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11 Long Lane,
Ickenham,
Uxbridge,
UB10 8QU

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Letting: 01892 314083  Local call rate

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Client Testimonials
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    Below are just a few testimonials from Orchard's ever growing number of Landlords and Tenants.

Testimonials from Landlords

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    first rate service to both myself and my tenants
    "In the 3 years that I have been using Orchard as a letting agent, I have found them to be incredibly professional and have gone above and beyond to ensure a first rate service to both myself and my tenants. I would recommend them to anyone."
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    efficient, courteous & knowledgeable

    "The service is excellent, the staff are efficient, courteous & knowledgeable. They are the only company I know that are proactive and do what they promise!"

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    helpful committed and willing to go the extra mile

    "I was very impressed that from my initial phone call to Chris Lakin, coming to my property and taking photos & particulars of my house which was put on the website and let within 4 days. I found him very helpful, committed and willing to go the extra mile. "

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    We are happy to recommend Orchard to our friends

    "I am very pleased with the service offered by the Orchard Team. Chris is the main member myself and my family deal with, who deals with our properties. We are happy to recommend Orchard to our friends too. "

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    professional and helpful

    "I dealt with Chris Lakin who was very professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend Orchard to friends / colleagues."

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    done in a timely and efficient manner

    "Chris Lakin is a credit to Orchard. He is extremely professional and pleasant to deal with and if he says something will be done, it is done in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Chris and Orchard to anyone looking to rent"

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    polite, curtious and professional
    "This is the second time I have used Orchard to let my property, and have found them, polite, curtious and professional. Arrive on time and keep you well informed."
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    Always responds quickly to calls & emails

    "Chris Lakin has been brilliant. Always responds quickly to calls & emails. He has made renting my property a very easy experience. Highly recommend him."

Testimonials from Tenants

  • Tenant Testimonial

    helpful, transparent and accommodating
    "We had been looking for a property in this area for a few months before we had a viewing with Orchard. They were far better than any estate agents we had worked with up until we found them - other agents never returned our calls etc, whereas Orchard kept us up-to-date throughout the whole process of renting our flat. As a group of graduates renting our first 'non-student' property we could not have asked for a more helpful, transparent and accommodating (no pun intended...) service! I would recommend Orchard without hesitation, as our experience with them was entirely positive. "
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    unfailingly courteous, helpful and efficient."
    " I can honestly say that we have never experienced such a marvellous service from any other agent. In fact before dealing with Chris at Orchard I had a very low opinion of estate agents in general but Chris was unfailingly courteous, helpful and efficient."
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