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An Award Winning Business
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    A Professional Agent you can trust
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    All of our team members are working towards the ARLA Technichal Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. This qualification gives them all the knowledge they need to give you the expert advice you expect from Preston Baker.
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A Dynamic Agency that is Different
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    The Highest Industry Standards
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    Being an ARLA member is not just about displaying a logo. We are rightly held to significantly higher standards than some of our competitors. When you let with us, you can have complete confidence that our standards, processes and accounting procedures are the best in the business.
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    Why Let with Preston Baker?
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     Being pro-active is one of the most important facets of our business

    • Calling qualified tenants to actively promote your property
    • Calling you with regular updates, before and after your tenants move in.
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Northern Letting Agency of the Year 2014
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    Finding you the perfect home

    At Preston Baker we want to make your moving experience as stress free as possible.

    We believe in providing exceptional customer service and support whilst taking you through the process of Letting a property.

    Our designated pre tenancy team will keep you informed at each stage of the rental process from, booking a viewing, making an offer, application, referencing, and drawing up the tenancy agreements prior to the move in date.

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    What do we need from you?

    With any rental process it is essential that we have all the information in order to process your application for tenancy quickly and efficiently. Below is a list of documents we will request from you:

    • Provide Photographic identification i.e. passport or photo driving licence
    • Proof of residency, for your current address which must be in the form of either, driving licence, utility bill, mobile telephone bill or a council tax bill, showing your name and full current address this must be dated no later than three months from the tenancy commencement date.
    • Details for your current employer and landlord
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    Moving day
    On the moving day, our pre tenancy our team will have all your tenancy documentation ready for you to sign at your check in appointment, and a welcome pack with information relating to the lifetime of your tenancy, you will also receive your keys, so that you can move into your new home without delay.
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Meet the York Lettings Team
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    Preston Baker Lettings Agents are the fastest growing independent lettings agency in North and West Yorkshire. Our success is founded on always giving professional and consistently high levels of service to our clients. Landlords: Find a tenant in four weeks or less!
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    Ian Preston - Managing Director 
    "I have been an agent since leaving school and I am as passionate about the business today as I was when I first started out. My background is in corporate estate agency and I ran a network of 10 agency branches across North and West Yorkshire. Having honed my skills in the corporate environment, I know that being independent means being able to respond faster and more effectively to our clients' needs."
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    Phoebe Casey - Senior Property Manager
    I have worked in the property industry for nearly three years and I love the fast paced environment and challenges Property management consistently offers. I am definitely in this for the long haul and have begun my Masters so I can eventually become a Building Surveyor!
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    David Denton - Property Manager
    I have worked in customer service for 9 years and worked in the property sector since 2013. I wanted to work for an agency with a good reputation and a high level of customer service so Preston Baker was the perfect choice for me. I enjoy contributing my skills and knowledge to the company and our clients to help the company maintain its quality of customer service.
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    Julie Scott - Lettings Administrator
    My administration background goes back many years, initially gained in employment in London and more recently in York. I've now worked in the property industry for over 7 years, both in a sales and lettings capacity. I particularly enjoy working in a lively environment and meeting people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
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    Carrie Howcroft - Lettings Administrator
    I recently completed my Level 2 Business and Administration apprenticeship with Preston Baker and I am now working on my Level 3. I have also recently become part of the York Lettings department. As part of my role I deal with the tenancy progression for both the York and Leeds Lettings Offices. I very much enjoy working in the fast-moving environment here and the wide variety of work that comes with it. My role is to offer support for the hard-working York Lettings team
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

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    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    99 Walmgate,
    York,
    YO1 9UA

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01904 200064  Local call rate
    Letting: 01904 200019  Local call rate

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    Don't just take our word for it!
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      Our landlords and tenants are our best advert...
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      We believe passionately about delivering the highest standards of care. Acheiving this is the mission of all of our team members. Here's what some of our landlords and tenants say...

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      sound advice and guidance

      The Preston Baker lettings team are fantastic. They found me a tenant very quickly and managed the whole process for me efficiently. As a new landlord, I was especially grateful for the sound advice and guidance they gave me. I plan to use them as my letting agent for years to come.

      Jane D, York

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      I have found everyone extremely helpful

      When I decided to buy a property in York, I feared it would be a complicated matter as I do not live in the UK. However, I picked out a number of possible houses to be viewed from the Internet, to which Preston Baker added one more - the one I actually bought. Thus, the long process of searching and visiting endless properties was happily averted and I was immediately able to put in an offer. Preston Baker handled this aspect very professionally, with the agreement being reached remarkably quickly. Although there were a few hiccups en route, as is always the case, Preston Baker were always available to discuss any problems and do their best to resolve them to the satisfaction of both parties. Since completion, Preston Baker have managed the property - they had in fact found a tenant before the final documents were signed! Thus, there was no period in which the house stood empty, which is always a bonus. They were clearly well aware of rental values and the types of tenants who would be suitable for the property in question - the fact that I rarely hear from them is evidence of this! Throughout the whole process I have found everyone to be extremely helpful, calls are always returned whether I am in the UK or not, inspections are carried out and advice is given although the final decision is mine - something I appreciate. The attitude is that if there is a problem it can be solved and this has always been the case - even if something untoward arises!

      Ms C

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      I would recommend Preston Baker

      Having sold my property, the sale fell through at the last minute and it was then that Preston Baker advised me about letting.I was quoted a monthly figure which I thought was very good so I went ahead. Preston Baker found me tenants within a week. Can't fault any of the service from the Preston Baker staff - they are always polite and friendly to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. If asked in the future I would recommend Preston Baker for any future lettings.

      Steve

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      handled without a hitch

      I write to express my thanks for a job well done by Cathy Evans and her colleagues in finding tenants for our property in York.It is (unfortunately) rare that I am motivated to write a letter of thanks for excellent service, but this is one such occasion. I originally contacted Preston Baker and two other agents to assess a property which I was considering letting. At that time Cathy Evans did the valuation though I managed to find a tenant privately. I explained this to Cathy in one of her follow up calls and she told me she would keep in touch on a regular basis - she did just that. Notably the others didn't. When I decided to let a different property I asked Cathy to do an assessment and advise on value. It was patently clear from that visit and subsequent conversations that she was tuned in to the market with a very clear picture of target market and spot-on with rental values. After every viewing she called to give feedback. She let me have a breakdown of website stats when requested, with a clear understanding of the numbers and their implications - this is simple stuff but not many people do it! After about two weeks the property was let and all paperwork and processing handled without a hitch. It has been an excellent experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending Preston Baker to anybody trying to make a choice from a myriad of estate agents promising the earth.

      Mr C

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      a delight to deal with
      It's just a quick thank you for sorting my tenant at Field View Cottage. I bobbed down on Saturday and all was well. Can you also pass my thanks on to your colleagues at the Selby branch especially Becky who has worked hard and been a delight to deal with. Julie, Selby
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Preston Baker, York. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Preston Baker, York. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Preston Baker, York. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Preston Baker, York on 01904 622 355.


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    What is Property Launch?
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      The fast, effective way to sell your home for more
      When you're selling your home, your top priorities are to achieve the best price and to complete the sale as quickly as possible. At Preston Baker, we have developed Property Launch to do just that.

      Property Launch capitalises on the early interest that properties attract when they are new to the market. We use a proactive marketing strategy to maximise interest, culminating in a two-hour launch event at your home. This creates a real sense of urgency and competition around your property. The result is more offers, more quickly and at a higher level than would be achieved after individual, one-off viewings.

      Convenience
      You only have to clean and prepare your house for viewing once. You get all your viewings over in a single day

      Speed
      Your home is likely to sell in less than half the time it would take using standard property marketing methods.

      Better price
      Our results show that homes sold using Property Launch sell for an average of £5,000 more than those sold conventionally.

      To find out how much more you could sell for - visit our website and get an estimate for your property launch at prestonbaker.co.uk

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    Sell with Confidence
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      Call for a FREE Market Appraisal
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      Find out why we are an award winning agency by speaking with one of our York team to find out how we can help you move

      FREE VALUATION HOTLINE: 01904 622 355

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    A One Stop Shop for Buyers
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      Richard Steward- Mortgage and Protection Advisor

      There has never been a more important time to have a professional mortgage advisor. Having the knowledge to help you get the right mortgage within your budget is what I specialise in.

      Why not call me on 01904 622 355 for a free appointment?

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      Can't Find the Property you Want?
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      Are you in a position to buy immediately?

      Are you clear on where you want to live?

      We offer a free service which targets specific streets to match you with your dream home. Call 01904 622 355 to find out more!

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    Meet the Preston Baker York Team
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      We're a hardworking, passionate team of skilled estate agents and our goal is to deliver the highest standards of customer service at every stage of the moving process. Each member brings something unique to the team; we have a wide range of skills and varied backgrounds, but are united by a shared passion. Find out little bit more about us by reading the staff profiles below.
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      Ian Preston - Managing Director
      "I have been an estate agent since leaving school and I am as passionate about the business today as I was when I first started out. My background is in corporate estate agency and I ran a network of 10 agency branches across North and West Yorkshire. Having honed my skills in the corporate environment, I know that being independent means being able to respond faster and more effectively to our clients' needs."
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      Jodie Hoggarth - Branch Manager
      "I have been working in estate agency since 2004 and the job is my passion. Originally from the North-East, I have made York my home and I love working in the heart of such a great city. I joined Preston Baker from a corporate estate agency background and it's both exciting and rewarding to be part of a family-run firm with big ambitions."
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      Hugh Sneddon - Valuations Manager
      "My estate agency career began in 2003 after I graduated from university. I have worked in a wide range of markets, from rural Northumberland to the bustling cities of Sheffield, Newcastle and Bradford. I am committed to delivering first-class customer service and I am proud to work with a team of people who share my passion. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and travelling the world."
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      Karen Preece - Customer Care Manager
      "I have worked in Estate Agency since 1995 across North Yorkshire. Client Care is my priority: keeping the clients happy with every aspect of buying and selling properties. I am very passionate about my work and take pride in what I do and achieve. After working with a corporate agency for many years, it is a joy to be working with the independent family-run Preston Baker."
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      Helen Jollands - Sales Negotiator
      "I was a successful negotiator and market appraiser in another area for 10 years. I pride myself on having a sound knowledge of the market place and a solid understanding of our vendor's needs. My ability to be proactive, to listen and to communicate effectively has contributed in no small part to my continued success in selling property."
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      Minnie O'Rourke - Sales Negotiator
      "I have been working at Preston Baker since May 2012 and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It was a change for me as previously I worked as a make-up artist. I find it very interesting working as a sales negotiator and every day is different. I am really passionate about the role and think the proactive approach is key!"
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      Rebecca Crisp - Weekend Sales Negotiator
      "In 2009 I began working for Preston Baker seeking a new challenge.  I am now a mature student, so working weekends is ideal for me. Estate Agency is definitely not Monday to Friday - the weekend is often our busiest time. The best part of my job is meeting the wide variety of people we do business with, providing advice and support to our vendors and buyers and talking them through the process of buying a house."
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      Becky Williams - Branch Administrator
      "I recently completed my apprenticeship with Preston Baker and am proud to now be a full member of the team. I very much enjoy working in the fast-moving environment here and the wide variety of work that comes with it. My role is to offer support for the hard-working York sales team."
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      Simon Altham - Mortgage and Protection Advisor
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      99 Walmgate,
      York,
      YO1 9UA

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01904 200064  Local call rate
      Letting: 01904 200019  Local call rate

      Email us

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      Don't just take our word for it!
      • Introduction

        Here at Preston Baker we're immensely proud of our customer service. Instead of us doing all of the talking, we thought we'd let our clients tell you what they think.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        .. restored our faith in Estate Agents ..

        Having already sold two houses this year (under two different agents) we approached Preston Baker, York to market our third (and last!) property and what a find they were!
        The service we have received has been exceptional. Helen Jollands pro-actively managed our sale through she was friendly, professional, extremely efficient and courteous. She provided me with regular updates and always returned my calls if she was not available.
        Helen has restored our faith in Estate Agents, I cannot speak highly enough about her and the York Preston Baker team, if you are looking to sell a property in the York area there is only one agent you need to approach, Preston Baker!

        Mr and Mrs D - Clifton Moor, York

      • Seller Testimonial

        .. they found us a buyer within 3 weeks ..

        We chose Preston Baker as they offered an all round package - selling our property as well as giving advise when buying our new property and chasing solicitors etc on the run up to exchange and completion. I was very impressed with Preston Baker as they found us a buyer within 3 weeks and continued to keep us updated through out the sale process, as well as chase solicitors and other parties in the last few weeks of the sale.

        Mrs P - Clifton, York

      • Seller Testimonial

        ... no hesitation in recommending Preston Baker...

        We were very pleased with the marketing of our property which led to a quick sale and the continued support from Helen and Minnie. We would have no hesitation in recommending Preston Baker as estate agents in the future.

        Mr and Mrs M - Acomb, York

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      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Customer service is always at the top of my list..

        My wife and I have purchased our first property through Preston Baker. Through constant issues with our own solicitors, Helen went over and above to be supportive, help the push things along and take some of the pain (caused by our solicitors!) out of the process. She was always empathetic to my sometimes silly first-time buyer anxieties, and there was never any feeling that I was 'just another customer.' Helen's generosity in sharing her knowledge and experience with customers who weren't actually paying it was fantastic. Every message I left with the team at Preston Baker was responded to within agreed time-scales.

        I would (and will) absolutely recommend Preston Baker and Helen to friends and family. They will be the first agency I call when we look to move again. Customer service is always at the top of my list, and Preston Baker hit the mark for us.

        Mr and Mrs F - Acomb, York

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Fast, efficient, happy to put in the extra work ..

        Great company. Fast, efficient, happy to put in the extra work and made sure everything ran as smoothley as is ever possible. Would reccomend anyone looking to purchase a property in the York area to contact Preston Baker.

        Mr M - Investor, York

         

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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Preston Baker, York. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Preston Baker, York. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Preston Baker, York. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Preston Baker, York on 01904 622 355.


      Welcome to Preston Baker, York

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      • Introduction

        Preston Baker is the fastest growing independent estate agency in North and West Yorkshire. Whatever the market does, our proven approach gets the best possible results for our clients. Would you like to sell your home in 8 weeks or less? The Preston Baker Sales Team is so confident that our proactive approach works, we're betting £300 on it. Book a free no-obligation valuation online now and if we don't find you a buyer in 8 weeks or less, we'll discount £300 from our fees when we do.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      99 Walmgate,
      York,
      YO1 9UA

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01904 200064  Local call rate
      Letting: 01904 200019  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Preston Baker, York. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Preston Baker, York. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Preston Baker, York. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Preston Baker, York on 01904 622 355.


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