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About Abode
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    Residential property management & lettings - that's what we do and all that we concentrate on and we're passionate about it. We take the time to fully understand our landlords and tenants needs and are dedicated in doing a great job .

    Most of our team are long-serving and all are experienced, offering knowledgeable, professional and always friendly advice.

    www.yourabode.co.uk

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    Virtual Viewings Now Available from Abode
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    As part of our commitment to providing the best possible service to landlords and tenants, we are delighted to now offer virtual viewings on select properties.

    We are one of the first letting agents in Bristol to offer this immersive way to view properties without being there physically; properties can be viewed on a computer, mobile phone, tablet or even with a virtual reality headset.

    These 3D virtual tours allow prospective tenants to explore a property and get a real understanding of the size and layout which cannot always be gauged through traditional 2D photography or video.

    Take a look at an example of our virtual viewings here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=AXHvHK9KXu5

    How Does It Work?

    The software uses a camera to create a 3D model of the property, measuring the depth and distance of each room to generate an accurate representation.

    This enables viewers to 'walk through' the property with a 360 view, exploring the various rooms of the home as if they were there.

    Prospective tenants will also be able to see a dollhouse view of the property, a floorplan and utilise a native measurement tool allowing them to measure distances within the property.

    The virtual viewings are created with a specialist camera which captures the property in its entirety - we have trained several members of staff to be able to use this equipment.

    Safety for Tenants, Effective Marketing for Landlords

    Virtual viewings are now available on select properties on our website and Rightmove. To find out more about our virtual viewings or our buy to let management service for landlords, give us a call on 0117 973 8866 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you.

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Landlord Services 
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    Lettings Services for Bristol Landlords

    Abode Property Management work closely with all our landlords - whether they happen to be based in Bristol or abroad. Our Managing Director and owner, Steven Harris, liaises with new landlords to establish their exact requirements. 

    Where some landlords require only limited support such as simply a Viewings Service, others may be located overseas, have large portfolios or have busy work lives and prefer Full Property Management with more regular feedback. We are always keen to help, whether you have a small studio apartment or a large portfolio of properties.

    We aim to minimise the voids between tenancies. On average, this is only 8 days including a period of 5 days for any work which is required.

    For more advice on becoming or being a landlord, see our Landlords FAQ page.

    Service Level Checklist

    We understand that everyone's requirements are different. We like to get to know you to see which level of service would most suit your lifestyle.

    Changes in the Law

    We ensure that we are kept up-to-date with all the latest regulations. To support this, we are members of ARLA, the most stringent regulatory body within our sector. As part of our ARLA membership, all client money is protected under the Propertymark Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme.


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Tenant Services
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    Rental Properties for Young Professionals, Couples & Families

    From our centrally positioned lettings office, we operate in Bristol's most popular areas. Our portfolio of properties ranges from self-contained studio flats and apartments to large detached family homes and luxury Waterfront apartments.

    Our property list is updated daily and we also offer a registration service where you will be notified of new properties that match your criteria either by email or text message.

    Properties on our books are often let very quickly so it is important to register your interest and book a viewing as soon as you see something that may meet your criteria. Call us today on 0117 973 8866 to speak to a member of our team about finding your next rental.

    Helping Find Your Ideal Bristol Rental Property

    Whether you're looking for a short-term rental, first rental property as a couple or something more long term - we can help. In our portfolio, we have options suitable for young professionals, couples, families and students - with rental rates to suit most budgets.

    We make the process of moving into your new home as hassle-free as possible, ensuring any necessary viewings, references, deposits and guarantors are in place before completing your application. For more information about our service, visit our tenant FAQs page.

    Protecting Your Money

    We are members of ARLA Propertymark, the leading industry body for letting agencies and property management companies. When using an ARLA Propertymark member, your money is protected under the Propertymark Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme - this protection means that you can claim compensation should an agent misappropriate your rent, deposit or other funds.

    Bristol Properties Available To Rent

    If you're looking to find a rental home that's right for you, we can help. For more information, or to arrange a viewing call one of our friendly team today on 0117 973 8866 or why not pop into our office on Whiteladies Road to see what we currently have available.

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Meet Team Abode
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    Find out more about Team Abode on our website www.yourabode.co.uk
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    Mike Dixon - Lettings Manager
    Mike moved to Bristol to study Real Estate Valuation and Management. He joined Abode in 2006 and is perfectly placed with many years of experience. 

    He has a real interest in property and giving the best service.When Mike is not finding the right tenant for the right property, he will be playing golf at his local club or cooking some magnificent food.
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    Deborah Mitchell - New Business Manager 
    With over nineteen years experience in the residential lettings industry, Deborah's role within Abode is to build up new business. Whether you are a landlord with a single investment property or a developer with large residential developments within the City, Debs can guide you on current market trends, property and tenant demands and all other residential letting requirements.

    When Debs isn't advising potential clients in the world of lettings, she can be found running around the lanes and streets of North Somerset and Bristol, walking her three sausage dogs or running around after her family, all whilst dreaming about lying on a beach in Thailand.
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    Ben Curme - Operations Director
    Ben has been with Abode since the very first day it opened. He is the font of all knowledge and has nearly twenty years of experience in property management and lettings.

    When Ben is not managing Team Abode, you will find him camping with his three young daughters, Elsie, Nancy and Tilly. Ben is your typical family man and can sing along to the entire soundtrack of 'Frozen'.
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    Kerry Sweeney - Finance Manager
    Kerry has been looking after the financial side of Abode for over ten years. She has extensive knowledge in accounting procedures and finance from having worked in the industry for the past eighteen years.

    When Kerry is not managing the accounts, she will be socialising with her friends or doing activities with her young son, Georgie.
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    Pete Firth - Property Manager
    Property maintenance and DIY have always been a passion for Pete. After he left school, he joined and then ran a hardware shop in Redland. He later worked as an Architects Assistant, managing and handling the maintenance for his large portfolio of properties.

    When Pete is not helping his tenants, you can find him practising his own DIY at his home in Redland or enjoying the local Bristol ales.
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    Holly MacRitchie - Property Manager
    Along with our other property managers, Holly is responsible for communicating with tenants and overseeing the day to day running of properties for our landlords.

    Outside of work, Holly is a seasoned foodie with a love for cooking. When not whipping up something tasty in the kitchen; Holly loves nothing more than being at home with her kitten, Rosie.
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    Richard Luce - Property Manager
    With over 9 years experience in property management at another local letting agency, Richard brings an abundance of knowledge and expertise to our property management team. 

    Outside of work, Richard lives an active lifestyle and being from Northern Ireland, loves to explore English cities.
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    Victoria Krawaczynska - Property Manager
    Victoria is one of our property managers at Abode. Outside of work, Victoria loves climbing, spending time outdoors and is a keen traveller; whether that's discovering new places in the local area or on the other side of the world.
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    Rhiannon Rees - Property Manager
    Rhiannon is one of our property managers here at Abode. A UWE Journalism graduate, Rhiannon has now been working in property for over a year.

    Outside of work, she enjoys walking my mini dachshund, planning holidays, drinking wine and trying out new restaurants.
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    Jen Donaldson - Property Management Administrator
    Jen's organised and switched on attitude helps the property management team at Abode run like clockwork.

    When she's not keeping us all on track, Jen loves watching her beloved All Blacks play rugby, participating in extreme sports (better her than us) and soaking up the British countryside with a long walk to the pub.
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    Maria Newport - Office Manager
    Maria has harnessed her twenty-two years of experience in customer service and administration to help students move into their properties smoothly and efficiently. She is our go-to person for advice on student tenancies. 

    When Maria is not drawing up student tenancy agreements, you can find her walking her dog and doing mad things for charity - Maria once did a tandem parachute 13,000 ft high and raised £600!
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    Janet Paice - Property Administrator
    With her work in sales and lettings starting in 1996, Janet knows the industry better than most. With hands on experience working with both rural, village and city properties, she brings an invaluable amount of experience to the Abode team.

    In her spare time, Janet has a range of wholesome hobbies including spending time with her grandchildren (and two cats), reading, sewing, watching films, quizzes and DIY including decorating, wallpapering and painting!
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    Caitlin Taylor - Property Coordinator
    Caitlin joins our team of property coordinators here at Abode. A Bournemouth University advertising graduate, Caitlin experienced working in sales & marketing before joining us.

    Outside of work, Caitlin loves running, drinking gin with friends and trips to see her family in Devon.
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    Harriet Gowan - Lettings Administrator
    After 2 years' experience working in university administration and recruitment, Harriet joins the Abode team as our lettings a dministrator. 

     When she's not supporting our tenants and landlords, Harriet enjoys cooking, baking, reading going to concerts and doing yoga.
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    Courtney Cockle - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Courtney helps form the dream team of lettings negotiators we are lucky to have here at Abode. Courtney's role involves arranging viewings for properties, negotiating lets and ensuring all the relevant documents and keys are in place for moving day. 

     When she's not keeping our tenants and landlords happy, Courtney enjoys nothing more than a glass of wine. (picture as proof!).
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    Becky Hurni - Lettings Negotiator
    Becky is one of our lettings negotiators and is responsible for a wide range of essential activities such as arranging viewings for properties and negotiating lets.

    Outside of work, Becky is a lover of city breaks, drinking gin and eating!
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    Ella Hill - Lettings Coordinator
    With previous industry experience and a background in property management in the Cotswolds, Ella brings a wealth of knowledge to Abode as our lettings coordinator. 

    Outside of work Ella likes walking her small dogs, exploring Europe and trying new restaurants across the county.
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    Naomi Zahringer - Finance
    With over 25 years of experience in property letting, Naomi is somewhat of a veteran in the industry and helps ensure that all financial aspects of the business match up and are running smoothly.

    Outside of work, Naomi is a family woman and is kept busy by her husband, two teenagers, two cats and two dogs. As well as spending time with family, she enjoys long walks in the countryside and socialising with friends.
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    Sara Hughes - Front of House Coordinator
    Having recently moved to Bristol from Wales, Sara joins Abode as the front of house coordinator - helping to ensure that the office runs smoothly and the team are organised.

    When she is not supporting our busy team, Sara enjoys creating makeup looks for social media and drinking cocktails.
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    Testimonials
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      What landlords and tenants say about Abode

    Testimonials from Landlords

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      I would recommend using Abode to any landlord."
      "I have always found Abode to be intuitive, professional and reliable. I would recommend using Abode to any landlord." 

      (Mark Easton) 
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      recruited excellent tenants  in double quick time

      "Many thanks for sorting the new tenants for my property so efficiently - you have recruited excellent tenants and in double quick time - I really appreciate your hard on this - we are very happy customers."

      (Richard Drew)

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      consistent, efficient and helpful.
      "Abode have rented out my properties for a good number of years now and I have always found their service consistent, efficient and helpful." 

      (Sarah Woodhouse) 
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      very happy with the efficient and friendly service

      "Many thanks to all at Abode. We have been very happy with the efficient and friendly service you have provided to us over the years."

      (Gaik Drew)

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      Thanks to you all at Abode
      "Their service has been impeccable through the 6 years and have been very supportive. I couldn't recommend them more highly." 

       (Tori Rodgers)
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      Keep up the good work 

      "As always a big thank you to you and your team. Keep up the good work."

      (Simon Vass)

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      Thanks for getting a tenant in super speedy time

      "Thanks for working fast and getting another tenant in super speedy time, fantastic work."

      (Ann Hutson)

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      never any void periods Trust implicitly
      "Since Abode opened in 2001 I have trusted them implicitly with letting out my properties. There are never any void periods and the rents are received on time." 

      (Chez Wardzala)
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      Mike did a sterling job!

      "Mike did a sterling job! I always had confidence in the way he went about letting quite a individual house. Happy with those fees also."

      (Robert Charlton)

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      three cheers for Abode!
      "Thanks and well done- three cheers for Abode!" 

      (Emma Coates) 
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      most helpful and considerate managing agents
      "I have thoroughly enjoyed living at your property and found you to be most helpful and considerate managing agents." 

      (James Smith) 

    Testimonials from Tenants

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      open door policy
      "I was with abode for 4 years and they were great to work with. Inevitable issues were usually resolved quickly and they were open to catering for the constantly changing needs of students."

      "They had a good open-door policy which meant that issues could be discussed at short notice and with confidence. I have been with four letting agents in Bristol and these were the best."

      (Lewis M)
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      abode are fantastic
      "Stayed at a property organised by abode for one year; abode are fantastic. I would recommend to any student looking for a house in Bristol."

      "A couple of things, for example the boiler, stopped working throughout our tenancy and were fixed often within the same day. Definitely worth the relatively small agency fee paid."

      (James E)
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      they understand the needs of students
      "Abode was a very attentive and helpful agency. Liam Donahue was our manager for this year and he was quick to respond and address any issues we had."

      "I would recommend Abode if you are a student as they understand the needs of students, especially if you are in a large house."

      (Gavin S)


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