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    Welcome to Stepping Stones.

    We are a property letting and management company built on the idea, of a personal, friendly and professional approach and are 100% dedicated to lettings and management.

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    At Stepping Stones we direct all energy and resources towards giving clients an expert letting and management service. This means that when you choose our property management service, you can rest assured that we know all the problems that can arise. So if you want to let your property, sit back and relax whilst we take care of it for you.

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Stepping Stones Landlord Services
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    Why us?

     

    At Stepping Stones, we understand that choosing a managing agent for your house, whether it is your home or an investment property, is as important as instructing any other professional.  You need to be sure that the property will be well looked after and that your managing agent has your best interests at heart.

    We have over 50 years experience in the letting and management of residential property and we believe it is better to do one thing really well than several things adequately. At Stepping Stones we direct all energy and resources towards giving clients an expert letting and management service. Our attentions are not diverted towards other activities and we are only dedicated to lettings and management.

    Renting a property can provide one of the most stable forms of investment. Whilst the property is let and managed the value appreciates in line with property prices and also provides you with a regular monthly income. This can ensure that your property is both paid for and looked after whilst you are abroad or working away. When you choose our property management service, you can rest assured that we know all the problems that can arise. So if you want to let your property, sit back and relax whilst we take care of it for you.

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    The Services.

     

    Tenant Find Service.

    For the more experienced landlord who is comfortable with the day to day management of their property we also provide a tenant find and install service that allows you to take advantage of our advertising and marketing but then to manage the property yourself once the tenants have moved into the property.

    We can tailor this service to your individual needs and our charges for this service are quoted on an individual basis.

    The Full Management Service.

    The best that you can find! This is an all encompassing service for those who want to sit back and relax! If you instruct Stepping Stones on a full management basis then we will handle all aspects of the letting including finding you tenants, collecting the rent, regular inspections and organising any maintenance etc.  This is by far the most popular service and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

    For more information about what we do and how we can help you please give us a call on 01295 275909 today.

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    Fees.

     

    You will find that we at Stepping Stones offer the best rates and the best service to ensure that your property is let quickly to the best tenants. This enables you to maximise the return on your investment. In addition, our straight forward pricing policy means that there are absolutely no hidden fees. We only charge a flat commission rate with an initial set up fee. We do not charge for a tenancy renewal or extra work which means that you know in advance exactly what our charges will be.

    Renting out property is far easier and cheaper than you expect and we pride ourselves on giving a personal, professional service to help you every step of the way. We can visit you in the comfort of your home and talk through the procedures of renting and answer any questions you have regarding our services and how we can help you. You will find that we can tailor our service to your needs and being a family run company we are far more flexible and approachable than our corporate competition!

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    Stepping Stones are proud of the properties we have to rent!

    Tenants should not make the mistake of assuming all rental properties are of the same standard. Our properties are always professionally cleaned and if furnished always to a high quality standard.

    We are in the fortunate position of having tenants who have left our properties and found that other agents just aren't as good as we are and have decided to come back to us. Most of our business comes from having a good and honest reputation.

    We are a small friendly business and tenants can be assured that when you call the office any problem will be dealt with in a quick and professional manner.

    When you first start to look for a home to rent, give us a call and we can discuss which property will best suit your needs. Our expert staff will talk you though all the ins and outs of the properties we have available and arrange for you to view.

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    Questions?

    How short a tenancy can I have?

    The standard is 6 months, in certain circumstances we can offer a 3 month tenancy.

    How long does it take for references to be carried out?

    Approximately 5 - 7 working days

    I have pets, are there any properties which allow pets?

    Most landlord do not allow pets, however, some will and usually ask for an extra pet deposit

    I hate gardening, can you supply a gardener?

    Yes ask the office for further details

    I hate cleaning, can you supply a cleaner?

    Yes ask the office for further details

    Do I need to take out Buildings Insurance?

    No this is the responsibility of the landlord

    Do I need to take out Contents Insurance?

    Yes ask the office for further details

    What if something needs repairing?

    The landlord is responsible for the maintenance of the property. If however the breakdown is due to the tenants misuse of negligence then the tenant will become responsible

    How much will the utilities be?

    This changes for each tenant. The best thing to do is look at the Energy Performance Certificate and this should guide you to how economic the property is.

    What do I do if I have an emergency?

    Please call the office emergency telephone number. For all personal emergencies ie fire or theft call 999

    What happens to my deposit?

    By law your deposit now has to registered with a Government protected scheme. We use the TDS Tenancy Deposit Scheme. This is registered and a certificate drawn up with your registration number and sent to you for your records.

    Who pays for the utilities?

    Payment for any use of utilities is the responsibility of the tenants. Before you move into the property we will take a copy of the meter readings. It is the responsibility of the tenants to also take a copy of the meter readings and contact the relevant suppliers and give them your details. Please remember once you have moved into the property we will not be able to contact the suppliers directly.

    Will you contact the telephone company for us?

    It is the responsibility of the tenants to contact the telephone supplier and can do this by contacting them directly on 150

    Does the landlord pay the Council Tax?

    It is the responsibility of the tenants to pay any council tax. Stepping Stones will notify the local authority that you have moved into the property.

    I would like to move out of the property before the end of the tenancy date?

    If circumstances change your future wishes and you want to move out before the end of the tenancy then there are implications involved. Please contact Stepping Stones and discuss the matter in more detail.

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Banbury
3-4
Horsefair
Banbury
OX16 0AA
Letting: 01295 592010  Local call rate

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3-4
Horsefair
Banbury
OX16 0AA

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Client comments...

  • Introduction

    Some nice words from our clients....

Testimonials from Landlords

  • Landlord Testimonial

    no hesitation in using your company again

    "We have been very pleased with the service we have received from Stepping Stones and would certainly have no hesitation in using your company again in the future. Many thanks once again."
    Mr D, Banbury

     

  • Landlord Testimonial

    first class service
    "On a separate note I would like to thank you for a first class service, the whole process has been a pleasure and I will definitely be recommending you to others who are looking to rent or let out property."
    Mr L, Market Quarter & Axis

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    service is to the highest standard
    "Stepping Stones offers a personal, friendly, and professional service and this is what we have received. The service is to the highest standard."
    Mr & Mrs L, Surrey
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    most efficient and proactive agency
    "...as for repeat business, FYI you are still the most efficient and proactive agency used to date, so yes, repeat business will be yours."
    Mr H, Banbury

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    Superb marketing; proactive and fast paced service
    "I don't think we have any comments to add only praise: Superb marketing; proactive and fast paced service, high professionalism, go the extra mile; nothing is too much trouble; small and friendly team yet with personable and attentive client service. Main thing is you always deliver and are reliable."
    Miss H, Bloxham
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    you have made it so easy
    "I knew nothing about letting my house but you have made it so easy, Thank you.
    Mrs L-H, Bloxham
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    definitely coming back to Stepping Stones
    "Two other agents had tried to let my property and had only one viewing in a month! You found me a brilliant tenant in less than a week! I will definitely be coming back to Stepping Stones"
    Mr M, Bicester
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    I could not have asked for a better service
    " I could not have asked for a better service"
    Mr P, Stratford upon Avon
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    A refreshingly modern approach

    " A refreshingly modern approach, thank you"
    Mr & Mrs S, Market Quarter.

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    helpful and cheerful
    "I'd just like to say how helpful (and cheerful) the lady was I talked to on Friday when I popped in."
    Mr R, Banbury
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    impressed by your prompt actions
    "I appreciate, and have been impressed by, your prompt actions on all fronts."
    Mr H, Banbury
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    a relief to find an excellent agent
    "Thank you once again from both of us - it has been a relief to find an excellent agent - you know how rare you are!"
    Mrs C, Leamington Spa
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    They have a wealth of invaluable experience
    " We contacted Stepping Stones before we purchased a Buy-to-Let property in Banbury. Their savvy awareness and knowledge of the rental market is very impressive. They have a wealth of invaluable experience, which they are always willing to share with their clients. They keep in touch and we never have any difficulty contacting them and getting the right answer. We like their business-like approach and professionalism and highly recommend Stepping Stones."
    Ms B, Marshal Road
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    your excellent efficiency and friendliness
    " Dear Ruth, can I take this opportunity to thank you especially and also the rest of the staff at Stepping Stones for your excellent efficiency and friendliness, we have both been extremely impressed at the level of service we have received from your office."
    Mrs D, Marshal Road
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    Thanks for all your hard work
    "Thanks for all your hard work and for getting our houses in order and the rents up over the past year. It's greatly appreciated"
    Mrs H, Banbury
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    a fast, professional service
    "We have used agents for ten years now and have never received such a fast, professional service. Please thank Ruth for all her help."
    Mr G, London
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    we appreciate all the more what you do
    "Good to see the rent coming in and thanks for being so organised. We didn't get this level of service from our agent in London - and so we appreciate all the more what you do."
    Mrs M, Surrey
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    I will not hesitate to recommend Stepping Stones
    " Many thanks for this - glad to hear all is running smoothly. I would like to express my thanks to you and your colleagues for the work you have done in managing the property over the last two and a half years - without a single hitch. If for some reason it doesn't sell and I end up letting it out again, it will be through your agency, and I will not hesitate to recommend Stepping Stones where appropriate."
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    I'll definitely return to you
    ....also - I would like to thank you and all the team for your great and professional services.  When my friend decides to move out I'll definitely return to you.
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    the service you have provided has been fantastic.
    I'm currently filling in all the paperwork for the solicitor, when I send it to them, I will add a note, highly recommending yourselves as excellent agents in Banbury, to pass onto the buyer in case he is after an agent in the future, the service you have provided has been fantastic.
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    HUGE and very grateful thanks.....
    "HUGE and very grateful thanks for all your help, support, advice and wonderfulness during the time you acted for me at Rose Cottage. "
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    ...it was the best decision we ever made!
    We've been so happy with everything you and everyone at Stepping Stones have done for us over the years. When we purchased the flat back in 2007, XXXXXX at the time had set us up with XXXX & XX for the management of the flat, we weren't impressed at all when we visited their Banbury office, thankfully, we had a recommendation to use Stepping Stones by a guy we got chatting to at Cherwell Court, it was the best decision we ever made!
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    I cannot speak highly enough..
    I cannot speak highly enough about the service and support provided to me by you and the Stepping Stones team, thank you for all you have done.

Testimonials from Tenants

  • Tenant Testimonial

    Thanks for being a great agency

    "We have loved living here and are very sorry to leave. Thanks for being a great rental agency! We will certainly keep recommending you."
    Mr K & Ms C

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    I look forward to the coming months

    "I would just like to say a big thank you to you and your colleagues. You've all made everything very simple and smooth and have been very responsive so far. Other letting agents I was in contact with didn't seem to want to bother, but I feel very comfortable with you managing my home. So thank you again and I look forward to the coming months."
    Ms C, Banbury

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    will most definitely recommend you

    "Hi There, We are sad to say this as we have absolutely loved living here, but we wish to terminate our agreement with you as we are in the process of buying a house. We have been very happy with Stepping Stones and will most definitely recommend you to lots of people!!! We have loved living here and will be sad to leave!"
    Ms T, Marshal Road

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    We appreciate all your help

    "Just a quick note to say thank you for organising things so we could live in such a wonderfull property we love it so much, We appreciate all the help your team have offered us over the last month or so."
    Mr & Mrs H Brackley

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    we can come back to Stepping Stones!"

    " We wonder if you have any properties for us? After we left you we went to..(another agent)..who we have had problem after problem with! The staff are unhelpful and problems we have had with the house have not been sorted out. Please please please find us a house so that we can come back to Stepping Stones!"
    Mr & Mrs M, Banbury

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    service is always second to none

    "I would like to thank you for the way the property has been managed over the last year and a bit, the service has always been second to none."
    Mr S, Marshal Road

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    friendly, professional letting agents

    " Both my Wife and I once again express our thanks to you and Glen for all the help and guidance extended to us during the last six months. Stepping Stones is simply one of the most friendly and thoroughly professional letting agents we have come across in the U.K. Thanks for giving us such a wonderful stay in Banbury and we will remember you all for a very long time."
    Mr K, Cherwell Court

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    a pleasure doing business

    " It has always been a pleasure doing business with your company"
    Mr A, Banbury

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    best and friendliest letting agency

    " Stepping Stones is the best and friendliest letting agency I have ever let with. Myself and my partner wish you all continued success!"
    Mr D, Banbury

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    .will recommend you to anyone we know

    "...we would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for the professionalism shown from day one when we first enquired about the property, it has been a pleasure to know you . With your permission we will recommend Stepping Stones to anyone we know looking for rented accommodation and of course we may even need to see you ourselves in the future."
    Mr & Mrs S, Bicester

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    will always recommend Stepping Stones

    "May I take this opportunity of thanking you and your colleagues for all your help and will always recommend Steeping Stones to anyone who is looking for a Rental Agency."
    Mr H, Banbury

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    it was great having you as our agency

    "Thanks and it was great having you as our real estate agency, easy going, fleixible and efficient."
    Ms F, Bicester

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    ..wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

    "I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a smooth tenancy and wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use your company in the future."
    Mr W, Cherwell Court

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    very impressed with your efficiency..

    "Thanks for your help and assistance with this let, very impressed with your and colleagues efficiency."
    Ms L, Marshal Road

  • Tenant Testimonial

    Good to be back with you once more

    "Many thanks to you and your team for an easy and smooth moving in process. Good to be back with you once more."
    Mr S, Marshal Road

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    Many thanks for your assistance...

    "I would like to take this oppertunity to say how impressed I have been with your service and also the standard of the property, Many thanks for your assistance over the past months."
    Ms B, Cherwell Court

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    a trustworthy and efficent agency..

    "Thanks for all the help you have given me while being a resident here, I would certainly recommend yourselves as a trustworthy and efficent letting agency"
    Ms A, Cherwell Court

  • Tenant Testimonial

    ...will recommend you to friends.

    "Many thanks for your help with everything- I will certainly use your services in the future should the need arise and I will recommend you to friends."
    Ms B, Bloxham

  • Tenant Testimonial

    Job well done!

    "Hello there. We just wanted to say thanks to Glen for the information about the flat. We had viewed several others but none of the other agents were as clear about prices and policies as he was. Job well done!"
    Mr G & Ms B, Cherwell Court.

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    its been a pleasure doing business!

    " I wish all Agents were as Professional as Stepping Stones, its been a pleasure doing business!"
    Mr T, Adderbury

  • Tenant Testimonial

    ..professional, clearly take care..

    "Thanks Ruth for your prompt replies, I do understand that folk are busy, and am happy to deal with any one from Stepping Stones, a company who thus far are very professional and clearly take a care in respect of their clients."
    Mr W, Cherwell Court

  • Tenant Testimonial

    very informative and refreshing

    "Hi Glen,
    Thank you for showing me around yesterday, very informative and refreshing to see such a nice place and pleasant agents."
    Mr L, Banbury

  • Tenant Testimonial

    happy tenant agent relationship

    "I thank you for a happy and professional tenant, letting agent relationship whilst I've been in the property."
    Mr S, Marshal Road

  • Tenant Testimonial

    ..super service..

    "Super flat and super service! Thanks.
    Miss A, Peoples Place

  • Tenant Testimonial

    far more than satisfactory

    "I would not hesitate in using your firm again as the service you have provided has been far more than satisfactory"
    Mr B, Axis

  • Tenant Testimonial

    would recommend you as letting agents

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your services and would recommend you as a letting agent."
    Ms T, Croughton

  • Tenant Testimonial

    thank you!

    "It was a very easy move and everything went exactly as you said, thank you."
    Mr P, Cherwell Court

  • Tenant Testimonial

    wide selection of property

    "...such a wide selection of property to choose from!"
    Miss H, Banbury

  • Tenant Testimonial

    He made it all so simple

    "Please thank Glen for all of his help in finding our perfect house. He made it all so simple."
    Miss B, Hook Norton

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    everything you promised...and more!

    "The Flat was everything you promised...and more!"
    Mr D & Ms A, Banbury

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    You managed to tick all of our boxes

    " We did not think that we would get the place we wanted as we are a bit fussy! You managed to tick all of our boxes, thank you again."
    Mrs M, Banbury

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    Many thanks

    "Many thanks for all you and your team have done"
    Mr B, Aynho

  • Tenant Testimonial

    friendliest and most efficient agent

    " You are the friendliest and most efficient agents we have come across. Your communication is excellent and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thank you!"
    Mr A & Mrs H , Banbury

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