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A Proven Formula
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    As a 'family type' business where the owners still work on the shop floor, great pride is taken in the work we do. Since 1991 when we opened our first office in Ash Vale our philosophy has been to provide the best service through hard work and empathy. Bridges now boast 8 offices in 6 locations across West Surrey and Hampshire and are dedicated to providing convenience to our ever growing number of clients.
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    · Why Use Bridges?
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    We will make sure you achieve the right price for your property.

    We aim to rent your property for the best market rental, within the shortest possible time to a tenant that will look after your asset for the term of the tenancy.

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    · More Tenants!
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    We always have lots of good quality tenants registered with us. These people may already be renting one of our properties making us their first point of call when they want to move or they may have been attracted to us by our strong marketing and market presence. We can quickly place your rental property in front of a wider audience.

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    · A Team of Specialists
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    Each member of our team is a highly trained specialist in their own particular discipline meaning you will always have the right person working for you throughout your dealings with us.

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    · 24 Hours a day
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    We ensure that we are always available should you need to speak to us.

    Tenants will always have the help they need at the end of the phone.

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    · Courtesy
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    Our aim is, and has always been, to offer a courteous and efficient service to our Landlords and Tenants, no matter what the circumstances are!

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    • Inspections & Independent Inventories
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    We can organise for local inventory providers E-ventory to prepare an independent inventory and condition report prior to the tenancy commencing. We can then visit the property at regular intervals, providing you with a report highlighting any issues as well as any maintenance required.

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    · Expert Marketing Advice
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    Our team of Client Managers are market experts in their areas of operation putting them in the perfect position to offer you the correct advice resulting in an early let to a good quality tenant.

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    · Thorough Referencing Checks
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    We fully reference ALL our tenants before we agree to let them a property.
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    · A service to fit your requirements
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    We offer three core service levels from our comprehensive Fully Managed to our Tenant Find Only meaning you can choose your level of involvement in your let.

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A Landlords Guide
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    This step by step guide will take you through the processes involved in letting your property.
    One of our main aims is to ensure that our landlords are not exposed to void periods as these can eat into their returns
    We offer three core service levels from our comprehensive Fully Managed to our Tenant Find Only meaning you can choose your level of involvement in your let.

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    · 1. Rental Appraisal
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    Our client managers are well placed to carry out this appraisal and will take into account the many factors that could affect your rental income. We understand that you will be looking to let your property at the best possible price to the best available tenant in the shortest time possible. In most cases we will achieve the full quoted asking price for our properties.

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    · 2. Decide what Service you Require
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    One of our client managers will talk through your personal circumstances and give you guidance to help you make an informed decision on the right service level. You will find a summary of our service levels here with a more detailed breakdown in our terms of business. You should consider the fact that lots of tenants and, in particular, corporate tenants, look for fully managed properties.

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    · 3. Work on Presentation
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    First impressions count, so where possible we would recommend you keep your property clean, neutrally decorated and clutter free. Any outstanding maintenance should be taken care of at this stage.

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    - 4. Prepare Your Property
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    Safety First - If there are any gas appliances in the property you will need a Gas Safety Certificate. You should also have a full wiring check carried out every five years as well as PAT testing any appliances you are leaving on an annual basis. If you are leaving any furnishings you will need to consider the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) amendment Regulations 1993 and ensure you comply. A Fire Safety Risk assessment should be conducted and we would always advise that the property has smoke alarms and a Carbon Monoxide alarm. We can organise all of this for you.

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    · 5. Marketing Your Property
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    Our client manager will begin the process of finding the right tenant for the property by preparing the details which will include professional photographs, a description of what's on offer and a floor plan. Your property will feature in our popular GU magazine which is delivered to 72,000 local households and businesses. We will also upload the details to our website as well as the best performing web portals. All viewings will be accompanied by our highly trained staff who will provide you with feedback along the way. We will need clear instructions from you regarding the type of tenant you are looking for and this process will be carried out in accordance with these instructions, i.e. will you consider pets?

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    · 6. Receiving and Agreeing an Offer
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    As soon as we receive an offer we will communicate the details to you including background information on the tenant, how long they intend to stay and any other factor that could influence your decision one way or the other. We will always aim to get you the best possible price and if we have any concerns regarding the proposed tenant we will clearly highlight these for you.

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    · 7. Review Tenants References
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    As soon as an offer has been agreed and the tenants have paid the referencing and administration fees, the file will be passed to our move co-ordinator who will be responsible for carrying out the referencing process. When this has been completed you will be sent a copy of the reference conclusion and we will need your instructions to proceed to the next stage, which is to collect the first month's rent as well as the deposit.

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    · 8. The Tenancy Agreement
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    Once we have received the tenants monies we will prepare the tenancy agreement and all of the supporting documents. The tenancy agreement will be emailed to you for your approval. Your tenants deposit will be registered with the TDS and we will send a copy of the certificate to yourself as well as the tenant. We will arrange for the tenant to come into our office to sign all of the paperwork and, to save you any inconvenience, we will sign on your behalf.

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    · 9. Inventory and Condition Report
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    When the property is fully prepared for the commencement of the tenancy we will organise for an independent inventory company to prepare an inventory and condition report. These documents are fundamental if it becomes necessary to deduct monies from the tenants deposit at the end of the tenancy.

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    · 10. Tenant's Check In
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    The inventory clerk will meet your tenants at the property and guide them through their report. Your tenants will then be asked to sign the document, confirming their agreement. As soon as the check in occurs we will organise the transfer of any outstanding monies to yourself.

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Tennants
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    · Helping to Find Your Dream Home!
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    Our aim is to get you the keys to your perfect rental property.

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    · A Tenant's Guide
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    At Bridges we aim to help you every step of the way to find your perfect rental property. Bridges believe that renting a property is no reason to accept anything less than the dream home you've always wanted.

    We have 6 letting branches across Surrey and Hampshire meaning we will always have lots of properties to offer you to ensure you find your perfect home. Below our lettings experts have put together a step by step guide to help you along the way to find you perfect rental property.

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    · 1. Starting Point
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    Register your details with Bridges.

    We can update you with what is available in your budget... Things to consider at this stage

    • Location & Budget

    • Take into account your bills as well as monthly rent i.e Council Tax/Gas & Electric

    • How long do you need the accommodation for?

    • When would you like to move in?

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    · 2. Finding A Property
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    Our highly trained experts will help you find a property.

    They will make you aware of suitable properties as soon as we receive instructions.

    We can arrange viewings for you between 9am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday 9am and 4pm on Saturdays.

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    · 3. Securing Your Home!!!!
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    This is the exciting part!

    The best rental properties get snapped up very quickly, so if you want to make sure you don't miss out on your dream rental we recommend you put your offer in as soon as you can. We will need you to complete our 'confirmation of offer form and tenants guide' at this stage. Once we have agreed the terms we will ask you for a non refundable reference and administration fee.

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    · 4. Tenancy Agreement
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    Our Move Co-ordinator will take over now. They will provide you with a copy of our standard tenancy agreement if you have not requested it previously and carry out the referencing process which we will aim to complete within 72 hours.

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    · 5. Reference Checks
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    These checks will include-

    • Three years' address history

    • Current landlord reference

    • Confirmation of earnings from your employer. If you are self employed we will look to obtain an accountants reference

    .• Credit check

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    · 6. Deposit in Place
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    Once the referencing is completed we will request payment of the first months rent, deposit and check in fee (if applicable). Within 3 days of the receipt of these funds we will send you a draft of your tenancy agreement and ask you to come into the office to sign it. We will also make all of the arrangements for your check in.

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    · 7. Signing
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    You will meet with our move co-ordinator who will talk you through all of the paperwork surrounding your tenancy. During this meeting you will sign the various documents and your move coordinator will sign on behalf of the landlord. You will be provided with copies of all the paperwork. The next step will be your check in!

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    · 8. Moving In
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Meet the team
  • Introduction

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    As a 'family type' business where the owners still work on the shop floor, great pride is taken in the work we do. Since 1991 when we opened our first office in Ash Vale our philosophy has been to provide the best service through hard work and empathy

    Experienced, professional and courteous - meet the lettings team at Bridges

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    Daniel Pockett MARLA
    Director of Residential Lettings
     I have spent just over half of my enjoyable 25 year career in property with Bridges. I am responsible for the lettings part of our business and I am extremely proud of the team of experts I have around me and the high service standards that they are able to deliver to our clients. My experience in residential sales and lettings puts me in a good position to advise buy to let investors and assist them with the process of building a successful property portfolio which is all part of the 'Bespoke Investment Service' that we are able to offer at Bridges.
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    Mark Compton MARLA
    Lettings Manager 
    Working in the Aldershot office you really get to see how hard the whole of the lettings team work together to ensure we deliver customer service to both our landlords and tenants that is second to none. I started the early stages of my agency career with Bridges and upon my return have found that the companies values of enthusiasm, service and passion for the industry remains unchanged. I believe this is why so many new landlords have been introduced to us through recommendation and we can continue to grow as a company.
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    Jason Jones MARLA
    Manager
    I really enjoy working for Bridges as I love the busy atmosphere. All the staff here are fun, friendly and welcoming but also very hard working. We build a great relationship with both our landlords and our tenants to ensure excellent customer service. I am proud to be a part of this team and hope to continue my career within in this company.
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    Esther Nicholls MARLA
    Senior Client Manager
    I joined Bridges Lettings in November 2007 and in this time I have seen the business grow from strength-to-strength. The relationships we have built up with landlords and tenants over the years is testament to the great team we have established and I am proud to have been part of that. Anyone looking for a letting agent should look no further for the best in the area.
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    Sam Stocchetti
    Head of Accounts
    Being married to Carlo I have been 'in the background' of Bridges for years, and have seen it grow! I'm really proud to be a part of a great company built on passion, hard work and dedication.
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    Cody Darch-Lucas  MARLA
    Move Coordinator
    I  joined Bridges in August 2014 as an Apprentice Admin Assistant and as far as I am concerned, I never want to leave. The passion that everyone here at Bridges has is incredible. I enjoy my work and working here because everyone looks out for each other and there isn't a day that goes by where we aren't smiling and laughing with each other. We all care about the clients we have which leads to us providing brilliant customer service which helps us to build great relationships with our landlords and tenants.
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    Lynne Smith
    Property Manager 
     I have recently started at Bridges and have been made to feel very welcome. Having lived in the local area for many years, I naturally wanted to join an organisation with an excellent local reputation and a prominent role in the community and Bridges is able to boast both of these things. I am very excited to develop my career alongside my talented and lively colleagues
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    Ben Lloyd
    Lettings Negotiator
    Ben's expertise, determination and the hunger to succeed means he will give his all to the business. Ben is always friendly and more than happy to talk to clients to answer any type of query. As a Lettings Negotiator I want to do the best of my ability for not only the business but for the clients too, it means a lot to me that a client feels happy whenever we finish a conversation. I understand how emotions could be mixed when trying to move to another property but I am hopefully a calming influence on each client to make the process as smooth as possible
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    Anna Huckson  MARLA
    Property Manager
    I am delighted to have the opportunity to work within the lettings department for Bridges in Aldershot alongside the very knowledgeable and friendly team. I have worked within lettings since 2012 and I still absolutely love it as every day is different and you get to meet so many different types of people. I always try my best to work with both tenants and landlords to provide them with the best service and to arrange repairs in a smooth and timely manner.
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    Richard Baugh MARLA
    Property Manager
     I have worked in Property Management since 2006 and have recently joined Bridges where the drive for customer service is paramount. As well as supporting all our customers, the team are friendly, helpful and support each other which makes for a great working environment. I have lived locally in Farnborough for over 20 years and support Yateley Hockey club where my daughter plays for the Ladies first team.
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    Carly Garrett

    Property Manager. Responsible For Safety & Compliance

    Assisting the Lettings Director & Senior Property Manager with day-to-day tasks associated with running the business

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    David Edmiston
    Move Coordinator
    Having worked in residential sales for over 10 years in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, I can honestly say I have never experienced such a dynamic team .Every one of my colleagues strives to make letting a home as straightforward as possible, for both our landlords and our tenants and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to work alongside such truly helpful, people.
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    Rajendra Gurung
    Lettings Assistant
    Having previously worked for local council and Citizens Advice Bureau, I have sufficient knowledge and a strong desire to help those in my community. Recently, I joined Bridges wishing to help people with their property related matters. At Bridges, our hard work is always recognised and appreciated. It provides a strong foundation for career progression. I am very dedicated to deliver great customer experience and to also enhance my career within the property sector.
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    Tom Chuter  MARLA
    Move Coordinator
     I have enjoyed working in many facets of the property industry over the years, from Social and Affordable housing to Sales and Lettings. I am eager to draw from my experience to provide our clients at Bridges with an unbeatable service. I recently joined the team and look forward to building on the already fantastic reputation we have in the local area.
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    Katie Clark
    Property Manager
    I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to work for the lettings department in Aldershot alongside the friendly team. I have previously worked within lettings since 2016. I love all the types of people that you meet and enjoy that every day brings a new challenge.
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    Callum Roberts  MARLA
    Lettings Negotiator
    Providing a refreshing and efficient customer service is Callum's main objective. He strives to be as informative and helpful as possible and aims to aid everyone he can, no matter what their query is. I enjoy working within a hard working and enthusiastic team that strives to be as helpful and efficient as possible. I am excited to see where my career with Bridges takes me.
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    Key To Our Success - Happy Clients!
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      Below are some comments from past & present clients who have taken the time to tell us what they think of us. We would like to thank all of our clients for sharing their opinions with us.

      The following reviews and testimonials have all been written and emailed, and so are completely independent of Bridges and Rightmove.


    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      professional and prompt
      "We would have no problem in recommending Bridges to anyone considering letting their properties - we have found them to be professional and prompt at dealing with issues. We had a water leak at our property and Bridges' staff attended in person and at the weekend to arrange repairs and clean-up - I don't think you could ask any more than that."
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      very friendly and very efficient
      Over my time using Bridges, I have found them to be very friendly and very efficient in advising me of any issues that have been raised by the tenant. They have also been more than helpful in geting these issues resolved. They were also very prompt in finding new tenants when the old ones moved out. I can not fault the service provided and their communication is excellent. Having been screwed over by another inderpendant property letting firm, I'm glad to know my property is now being managed in a very professional and affordable way.
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      100% Happy. Thank You Bridges..
      "We transferred our business from another agent to Bridges and have found them to be extremely efficient and helpful. Our properties had been neglected for some months, by our previous agent telling us that everything was OK when it wasn't! Bridges have since been working tirelessly to get back on top of things reinstating inspections, safety checks and countless other tasks not least The Rat Man! What more can a landlord ask for? Mandy, Kirsty and Andy in particular have dealt with some difficult issues and have always kept us in the loop and informed us on events. Because we are living overseas we have entrusted our properties completely to Bridges, who use good old fashioned common sense and logic we are 100% Happy. Thank You Bridges.."
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      my flat is in the best possible hands
      I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for doing such a superb job in fully managing the rental of my flat. You make the whole process stress free and any problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently with the minimum of hassle to both myself and the tenant. I feel confident that my flat is in the best possible hands. Best wishes Vanessa Blackburn
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      kept in the loop the whole time
      "As first time investors, I found the staff at Bridges proactive in explaining the process to us, as well as giving us good pointers on what to look for. Before we exchanged our property was marketed on a "coming soon" basis - which meant that as soon as we were ready to proceed a tenant had looked around and confirmed within just a few days. The process of inventory, references, checking etc was completed swiftly and we were kept in the loop the whole time by the lettings team. Any of my queries were resolved by return of e-mail, and the tenant moved in without a hitch. I am looking forward to a long and profitable relationship
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      extremely professional and efficient
      'As an experienced landlord (now full time) I don't hesitate in recommending Bridges Letting Department. I've experienced all aspects of Bridges full management service and have been entirely satisfied and grateful for the high level of service I have received. From the moment I instructed Bridges they have been extremely professional and efficient and on several occasions have far exceeded my expectations'.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      service was above & beyond
      Over the past 8 years I have dealt with a substantial number of lettings agencies, and Bridges, is by far streets ahead of all of the rest. As a potential tenant, having been treated with respect, which you don't normally get from letting agents & understanding to my search for a home for the dog too, which is usually quite a painful experience, it was an absolute pleasure dealing with Jason. Jason's service was above & beyond where he took into consideration, not only properties that would accept a dog, but suggested properties where the layout was more convenient for a dog owner, thinking about double doors into a garden & type of flooring for ease of keeping the property clean. In addition he was proactive in recommending other properties in one viewing, one of which I have ended up taking as opposed to the one I originally contacted Bridges to view.I would appreciate you passing my thanks onto Jason yet again for what I consider to be a job very well done. I will not hesitate to recommend Bridges to colleagues & friends in the future & if the management side of the business is as professional as this experience has been I will no doubt stay with Bridges for future rentals
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      provided excellent service
      My husband and I have been renting a house let and managed by Bridges for the last 6 years. In that time Bridges have provided excellent service, and really helped us feel at home and secure in our property. The property management team are wonderful, friendly and efficient and always deal with any issues promptly.
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      professional and ran smoothly
      "I have just rented a property through bridges aldershot. I would like to say what a totally memorable experience it was after dealing with **************** before. We were treated with respect and Jason Jones treated us like we were his only clients. He only spoke to us about flats we wanted and could afford and then the whole process once we found one was professional and ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend Bridges and especially Jason for his commitment to ensuring we found the right property and now we are happily moved in"
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      positive and enthusiastic
      "I have been exceptionally happy with the support of the team at Bridges. They have ensured that all our needs and queries have been met with positive and enthusiastic responses in a professional and prompt fashion. Thank you Bridges!"
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      Thank you Team Bridges
      "I have recently rented a property through Bridges Estate Agents Aldershot. Timing and logistics were a determining factor to secure the leasing of my personal property in tandem with renting a new property for work purposes. Callum was very helpful and Cody truly pulled out ALL the stops to expedite and make the transition appear seamless. Bridges of Aldershot delivered on time and exceeded my expectations.  Thank you Team Bridges !"
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