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ABODE - THE PROPERTY AGENTS
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    A new property agent opened its doors in Tavistock with Abode moving into their 'new abode' at 86 and 87 West Street in May 2014. We were proud to be the first and only agent in the town to be open 7 days a week and available 12 hours a day on weekdays, and our dedication to providing the best possible customer service has cemented our reputation within the town.

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    We specialise in Residential Sales and Lettings and we cover a wide area of West Devon & Dartmoor, right across to East and North Cornwall.

    Abode Property Agents is a dynamic and modern Estate Agency run by experienced property professional, Kevin Hailey.

    Born in Cornwall but living in Tavistock, Kevin has amassed nearly 25 years of experience across the full breadth of agency including Residential Sales and Lettings. Kevin's enthusiasm is infectious and his focus on providing the best possible customer experience is unrivalled.

    Abode offer an innovative and unique approach combined with unparalleled service to help you buy, sell or rent your property.

    We have a London office and Links to over 800 other networked agents throughout the whole of the UK including London and the home counties.

    With our combined wealth of experience and expertise, plus a refreshingly different approach, we really will be providing traditional estate agency the modern way.

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    * EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE FEES FOR ALL LANDLORDS - PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

    * www.abodewestcountry.co.uk 

    * Open 7 days a week

    * Available 8:30am - 8:30pm during the week

    * Available Saturdays 9:00am - 4pm & Sundays 11:00am - 4pm

    * All properties featured on glossy brochures at no extra cost

    * Registered Lettings DPS (Deposit Protection Scheme)

    * Full Professional Referencing carried out Homelet Referencing

    * Rent Guaranteed Insurance is available upon request 

    * Professional & Personal Inventories can be supplied 

    * Access to an excellent Property Maintenance Team run buy Richard Staniland - (Abodes in house Head of Building / Renovations / Property Consultant)

    *  We are the only Tavistock Agent to advertise all our properties on all three major national property portals: Rightmove + Zoopla + Onthemarket

    * Regular and widespread advertising in the Tavistock Times and the West Devon & Tamar Valley Property Paper.

    * Links to over 800 other networked agents throughout the whole of the UK including London and the home counties.

    * London office and regular property exhibitions held at The Guild of Property Professional head office in Park Lane

    * We are the exclusive member of The Guild of Property Professionals meaning we are the only agent in Tavistock vetted by Trading Standards giving all our clients the best advice

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    APPLICATION FEES

    When applying to rent a property through Abode Property Agents the Tenant application fee will be:-

    £180 (£150 plus VAT) for the first applicant

    £120 (£100 plus VAT) for each applicant thereafter

    Guarantor application fee is £60 (£50 plus VAT)

    Company Application fee £300 (£250 plus VAT)

    Abode Application Fee includes referencing, identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers/landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability. As well as contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms), arranging the tenancy, tenancy agreement and schedule of conditions/inventories if compiled.

    DURING YOUR TENANCY

    Addendum/change during tenancy at tenants request - £60 (£50 plus VAT)
    Contract renegotiation, amending terms and updating the tenancy agreement during your tenancy.

    Rent late payment fee/failure to cancel standing order - £24 (£20 plus VAT)
    When rent is received late or received late as a result of the standing order not being cancelled.

    Renewal Agreement fee - £78 (£65 plus VAT)
    Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy agreement.

    Abortive Visit Fee - £48 (£40 plus VAT)
    When a property visit is arranged but we are unable to carry out due to access being refused or as a result of the tenant not being present prior to arrangement.

    ENDING OF TENANCY

    Early Termination Fee - £120 (£100 plus VAT)
    Payable when a tenant wishes to terminate the agreement prior to the end of the tenancy (subject to the Landlord's agreement and associated related costs).

    Fee for arranging remedial works following final inspection - £72 (£60 plus VAT)
    Where Abode are involved in arranging works following the tenants vacation as a result of the tenant not fulfilling their obligations under the terms of the tenancy.

    TENANTS' GUIDANCE NOTES

    It is a requirement that references are taken on all parties aged 18 or over who will reside at the property as the Tenant(s).

    We will also ask for two forms of ID:

    1. Proof of residency - this must be where you currently reside and dated within the last 3 months.
      This could be in the form of a bank statement, utility bill or council tax statement.
    2. Photographic ID - copy of passport or driving licence.

    If a Guarantor is required, they too must be referenced accordingly and asked for two forms of ID as above.

    Should the Landlord decide not to go ahead with the transaction, through no fault of the tenant, the application fee can either be returned in full or transferred to a new property. However, should the references fail through either adverse credit history, bad reference from previous Landlord or if the Tenant decides not to go ahead with the property then the application fee will not be returned. We would, therefore, suggest that prior to paying the application fee the Tenant should make checks with the various agencies to ascertain whether they have good credit.

    Abode will continue to market the property whilst referencing is taking place, however, the tenancy will not be offered to anyone else unless the prospective tenant withdraws, or their references are unsatisfactory.

    Funds paid by bank transfer should be sent to:-

    HSBC
    Sort Code: 40-44-05
    Account No. 41556304

    Bentleys Property Tavistock Ltd Abode Lettings Clients a/c - with the reference being the address of the property.

    Rent/deposit payments must be "cleared funds" on the start date of the tenancy to enable keys to be released.

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    Established in May 2014, Abode brought a refreshing dynamic approach to Tavistock, including unique new ideas as simple as opening on Sundays (often the only time couples and families can get together and view/offer to secure a property) and extending opening hours up to 8:30pm on weekdays. With a bold modern corporate identity and image, Abode is owned and run by Kevin Hailey and his business partner John White.

    At Abode, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable and experienced local team who all share the same goal of providing exceptional customer service, taking pride in everything we do.

    We have the most innovative and unique approach with a service to help you market your home to the widest possible audience.

    * Open 7 days a week

    * Available 8:30am - 8:30pm during the week

    * Available Saturdays 9:00am - 4pm & Sundays 11:00am - 4pm

    * All properties featured on glossy brochures at no extra cost

    * Registered Lettings DPS (Deposit Protection Scheme)

    * Full Professional Referencing carried out Homelet Referencing

    * Rent Guaranteed Insurance is available upon request

    * Professional & Personal Inventories can be supplied

    * Access to an excellent Property Maintenance Team run buy Richard Staniland - (Abodes in house Head of Building / Renovations / Property Consultant)

    * We are the only Tavistock Agent to advertise all our properties on all three major national property portals: Rightmove + Zoopla + Onthemarket

    * Regular and widespread advertising in the Tavistock Times and the West Devon & Tamar Valley Property Paper.

    * Links to over 800 other networked agents throughout the whole of the UK including London and the home counties.

    * London office and regular property exhibitions held at The Guild of Property Professional head office in Park Lane

    * We are the exclusive member of The Guild of Property Professionals meaning we are the only agent in Tavistock vetted by Trading Standards giving all our clients the best advice

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    Kevin Hailey - Director
    Kevin has dedicated over 25 years to the Estate Agency profession and is a highly experienced Sales & Lettings Director who started his property career in the high-end market of South West London where he continued to work his way up the corporate ladder, winning many awards for his excellent service within the industry. Kevin is dynamic and extremely energetic and having originally joined Abode as the Branch Sales & Lettings Manager, seized the opportunity to acquire the business in 2017 with his business partner, John White. Kevin and John have great plans for the business moving forward with expansion and growth in the lettings market and financial services.
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    Mark Lancaster - Assistant Branch Manager
    Abode welcomes the newest member of our Sales Team, Mark Lancaster who was born, raised and lives on the Devon/Cornwall border and has always known the area as "home". After studying Management Marketing at Plymouth University, he developed a career in estate agency after a placement with a local agent ... and the rest, as they say, is history! Mark has excellent communication skills along with an extensive knowledge of the local property market. He has various hobbies including running, swimming and socialising with friends. Mark brings a grounded approach to property and has a real passion for excellent customer service. We are extremely proud to have Mark join our company.
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    Karen Mather - Senior Sales Negotiator
    We are so proud to have Karen on our team here at Abode as she is not only a lovely, kind-natured 'people person' but she has no less than 30 years estate agency experience and ALL in Tavistock. Her extensive knowledge of the local market, property and numerous local connections is an invaluable asset to us here. Karen is a solid, reliable team player with an easy chatty manner, who is loved and trusted by clients of all ages.
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    Ollie Richards - Sales Negotiator
    Ollie is very proud of being Tavistock born and bred, having been educated at Kelly College. Ollie is very popular, both with staff and clients alike, having a warm, easy-going demeanour whilst applying an enviable diligence to his work. Ollie loves being out and about in our beautiful locale, both valuing properties and negotiating sales following successful viewings. In his spare time, Ollie is a keen hockey player.
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    Marina Staples - Sales Support/Administration
    With an endless strength and positive outlook to life and work as well as a fabulous work ethic, Marina is a delight to be around. Her CV boasts extensive high level managerial experience in London, and she brings an energy and efficiency to Abode that ensures the whole office is unified and works like clockwork. Married to Pete, she enjoys village life locally along with the loves of their lives ... Senna & Prost ... can you guess what their other passion is?!
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    James Lamey - Drone Pilot & Media Producer
    James is our wonderfully talented 'techno-kid' with a seemingly endless reserve of enthusiasm and desire to please, James possesses an enviable combination of technical and soft skills, filming and producing all of our free in-house aerial photography and videography, whilst also embracing his role as Trainee Sales Assistant. James is a real asset to our office.
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    Jackie O'Leary - Saturday Sales Negotiator
    Jackie has been working for Abode since we first opened our doors in May 2014 and is an invaluable font of knowledge. Having spent many years working in Agency, Jackie now spends most of her time enjoying the beauty of Dartmoor and making the very most of living in Tavistock so now takes control of the office every Saturday. If Jackie doesn't know about something, it probably isn't worth knowing!
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    Nikki Miles - Lettings Manager
    Nikki was born in Tavistock to a military family and spent her early years moving around the country before returning to her home town. Holding many roles in the Customer Service sector, Nikki found that her passion for property was really ignited whilst working for Property Lettings in 2002. The diversity of the people, properties and places she encountered every day and the satisfaction of providing the very best service are what drove her, and still drive her today. Nikki has worked her way up the career ladder and has enjoyed success as a Lettings Manager for several years now. Our newest recruit here at Abode, Nikki has joined us at a very exciting time as the company continues to grow. Nikki also has a penchant for overseas travel, having visited many countries over the years and also having been fortunate enough to live in India and New Zealand. In her spare time she loves listening to live music, walking her dog on Dartmoor and spending time with friends and family.
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    Sheila Field - Lettings & Property Management
    We were delighted to invite Sheila to join our Abode team as with her unflappable approach, and her dedication to ensuring all tasks are completed to perfection, Sheila can only be described as an asset! Local lady Sheila brings with her a wealth of experience in Estate Agency, both in Residential Sales and Lettings. In her spare time, Sheila is a proud grandmother and takes full advantage of the beautiful surroundings with her dog, Peanut.
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    Rosemary Philips - Sunday Sales Negotiator
    Rosemary is passionate about all things property! Having bought and sold many properties, Rosemary jumped at the chance to join our team providing invaluable sales support every Sunday and to cover holidays. Rosemary is very diligent and a natural 'people-person', willing to go that extra mile to deliver the gold-class customer service we at Abode are so very proud of.
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    Tim Robins - Mortgage Broker
    We have recently affiliated ourselves with Tim Robins from the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). Together, we can offer a personal service and advice on all mortgage related issues as Tim is a local chap with over 35 years' experience. MAB are a leading mortgage network as well as the most recognised intermediary consumer brand, winning over 70 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last 5 years. With over 950 advisers across the UK, they offer expert mortgage advice on a local, regional and national level to UK consumers, both face-to-face and over the phone. The expert advice offered, combined with the volume of mortgages arranged, places Tim in a very strong position to ensure that our customers have access to the latest deals available and receive a first-class service.
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