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    WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT PROPERTY

    Located in the heart of Newcastle under Lyme, we cover all surrounding areas of Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent.

    Call in to branch and speak with a member of our team.

    QUALITY RENTAL PROPERTIES NEEDED

    We have an active database of potential tenants waiting to move.

    FULLY QUALIFIED TENANTS

    We reference all our tenants for credit worthiness, employment status, rental history and Right to Rent

    PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Our experienced dedicated property management team are committed to looking after your home and tenants to ensure peace of mind for our landlords

    AGENT SWITCHING SERVICE

    If your properties are listed with another agent, ask us about our fast switching service. It's a hassle free process - we manage everything for you.

    WE'RE FAST!

    Most of the properties we market are let within a week of being listed and it is not uncommon for them to be let overnight!

    CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOCUSED

    We are committed to providing our customers with an unrivalled level of service to both our landlords and tenants.

    Why not look at some of our customer testimonials to see what our clients are saying about us.

    TRUST THE EXPERTS

    We treat your homes as if they are our own, and with over 130 years' experience in the market, we know a thing or two about property. We are an independent Estate Agents & Letting Agent who truly cares about our customers.

    Our Landlords and Tenants can enjoy the personal approach and benefits of dealing with a local team who are friendly and approachable.

    Not only do we advertise on Rightmove and Zoopla, here at Heywoods, we even have our own unique savvy app.

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Letting with Heywoods
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    Heywoods finds vetted tenants quickly and manages your property with focus and professionalism.

    Heywoods is North Staffordshire's premier lettings and property management agent. We offer a personalised solution to your lettings needs with all our services under one roof.

    Our team of property management experts care about your property, tailoring their service to each landlord, being up-front about costs, communicating well and making letting simple and stress-free. Many of our landlords have been with us long term and enjoy great returns on their investments.

    North Staffordshire's letting market is a lively one, with large student and hospital staff populations as well as demand from the region's numerous large businesses. Our carefully designed Homefinder service means we quickly match your property to the right tenant.

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    Property Management
    Our Property Management team is experienced and dedicated, with some team members holding ARLA qualifications. They know the market well and are trained to deal with issues regarding the property as well as those regarding tenants. They have one simple aim: to ensure that you enjoy the benefits of owning and renting a property, with the minimum amount of stress. Unlike many other lettings agents, you will always have only one branch and team to deal with for any of your lettings and property management needs.
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Meet the team!
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    Chris Stops - Founder
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    Chris acquired Heywoods in 1991 and was very proud to have helped it grow in that time, building on the business's heritage to become the best. A great leader to his excellent team, well known and well respected in the property industry.

    He was a local lad, and when he was not at Heywoods, Chris was on his farm with the sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens and ducks. An extremely dedicated and hard worker with such admirable ambition.

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    Janine Stops - Managing Director
    Starting out in estate agency in 1988 I met my husband Chris when we both worked for another agent. We have owned Heywoods 1881 now since 1991. Together we tried to build a professional, highly regarded business in the industry with true family values at its core - which we believe we have! I shall now continue with his legacy. The team here at Heywoods 1881 are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional and every day spent here is a joy to be around them, especially for my late husband Chris, who was incredibly proud of them, as am I.

    On a personal note, I love the outdoor country life, walking my dogs in the peace and quiet - socialising with family and friends - there's nothing better than putting the world to rights over a lovely meal and a G&T.
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    Stef Knapper - Chief Property Guru
    I'm a local lad! Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent so I know this city like the back of my hand. I've been working in the property industry for around 20 years now, both in residential sales and lettings. As the Heywoods Chief Property Guru, I'm passionate for myself and my team to provide the BEST service throughout Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

    I love the buzz I get working in estate agency as no two days are ever the same, which keeps me on my toes and keeps me looking young! I'm a family man being a father of three children, so outside of work I spend my time with them. I'm a Liverpool FC fan and enjoy boxing! When I'm not with the kids or at the gym, I'm more than likely enjoying a glass or two of red wine...
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    Amy Ormond - Property Guru
    Everyone who knows me can vouch for me when I say, I eat, sleep and breathe lettings. I was born and raised into property management and I have been a lettings coordinator for 6 years now. The lettings industry certainly keeps me on my toes and I wouldn't change that, I love it!
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    Charlotte Foden - Lettings Guru / Valuer
    I'm originally from Stafford but I spend most of my time here in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. In a previous estate agency, I had worked my way up into the role of a Lettings Manager but I've always wanted experience in both the residential side as well as the lettings side.  So, I really feel like I have found my place as a sales and Lettings valuer here at Heywoods.

    I really enjoy meeting new people and getting to meet people and their pets! When I'm not at work I spend my time horse riding and at the gym.
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    Carla Jackson - Lettings Guru
    I have now worked in lettings for over four years and I love helping our tenants find that perfect property!We all know how stressful it can be to move all of your belongings and start a new chapter in your new home and that's where I come in to try and make the move as easy and stress free as possible.  I'm always on hand for any questions or queries you may have regarding letting your new home for landlords and tenants whilst going through the process. 

    When I'm not working, I'm usually shopping for bags and makeup or spending time with my partner Ben and our two dogs Alfie and Waiter. I also spend my free time working hard at the gym by talking with my friends on the treadmill.
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    Shaun Portlock - Lettings Guru
    I am one of the newest members to the Heywoods family having only joined in 2020 but I have been involved in letting properties since 2014. I have loved working in the industry from the very start. I enjoy the variety and challenge of the fast-paced nature of lettings and I aim to give the best service possible.I grew up in Uttoxeter but spent most of my life between Newcastle and Stafford.

    In my spare time I enjoy cross fit and going for long walks when the weather is nice, although a good crime drama with my husband, a glass of gin and Hugo our cat is also a perfect evening.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Highly Recommend
      The Lettings team are always friendly and professional - Amy O is always helpful, pleasant and polite - highly recommend!
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      Communication is fantastic!
      Communication is fantastic!The lettings team at Heywoods are superb. Communication is fantastic and they really look after their customers. A special mention to Amy who always goes the extra mile to ensure that first class service is delivered.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      What a fantastic team!
      From the very 1st phone call I have received first class service from the girls in the lettings department. They listened to our needs and requirements and understood how important it was for us to secure this rental property. They kept me updated throughout the process which was extremely efficient. 
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      5 Stars!
       Heywoods have always sorted out any problems I have had whilst renting which is more than I can say about other estate agents.... also you are allocated the same property manager so you deal with just 1 person who knows exactly whats been happening, no repeating every time something else crops up.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Very friendly and helpful thank you .
      The lettings team were great I had a broken down boiler. I rang first thing in the morning and they sent a lovely man out to fix it within the hour!
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme on 01782 617343.


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      The Area's Leading Estate Agency

      Our friendly, professional team of property gurus are here to help you every step of the way.

      We provide exceptional local property knowledge and pride ourselves on our first class service.

      If you are thinking of selling your home, contact a member of our team now on 01782 617343 to arrange a property valuation.

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      We are passionate about property
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      Located in the heart of Newcastle, we cover all surrounding areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, as well as the Cheshire and Shropshire borders

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      In business since 1881
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      When we say we know about property you have the confidence of knowing we have been in business since 1881.

      Moving house is one of the most significant and important decisions you will make.  We know it is important for you to have the right support and guidance throughout the process.

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      No other local agent offers you more
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      We know how to market your property.

      • Your property will be listed on Rightmove and Zoopla ensuring maximum online exposure to potential buyers
      • We have hundreds of active buyers registered with us to receive notifications of new properties as soon as they are available.
      • High impact window displays
      • For Sale boards with memorable and eye catching artwork
      • All properties feature on our website
      • We were the first local agency to produce an app and we always try to be first with technology
      • We present and publish your property in a dedicated and beautifully designed brochure
      • If you are looking for mortgage advice, we have independent mortgage advisors based at Heywoods
      • Heywoods have their own conveyancing team to ensure all aspects of the move run as smoothly as possible

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      You will be sold with us
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      Are you ready to be moved?

      Arrange your valuation today by calling a member of our team on 01782 617343

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    Selling with Heywoods
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      If you are considering selling your property, you can't do better than come to Heywoods for advice and a no-obligation valuation.

      Heywoods is Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding area's biggest independent estate agent and we sell more properties than any other local agent; we know and understand the area and the market well.

      You are welcome to call and discuss the sale of your house and book a valuation. There will be no pressure from us to proceed. An experienced Heywoods valuer will visit your property and discuss a realistic sales price that takes into account your timescales, the condition of the property and recent local sales.

      Should you decide to go ahead, you can instruct Heywoods to put your property on the market. You will be assigned a Home Moving Consultant who will be your point of contact throughout the process and who will handle the sale for you.

      For the full guide to selling visit: https://www.heywoodsproperty.co.uk/pages/selling-guide

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    Buying with Heywoods
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      Buying can be daunting, but here at Heywoods we will help you through it and make it as stress-free as possible. Check out our handy guide to buying a new home so you know what to expect here:

      https://www.heywoodsproperty.co.uk/pages/buying-guide

      Register with Heywoods for a range of great local properties

      As the estate agent who sells more property in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area than any other, registering with us will give you access to the broadest range of local properties.

      We can then send you details of properties which meet your criteria as soon as they come onto the market. This is sometimes before they are advertised on the internet - so registering with us can get you ahead of the game!

      Once you see a property you like, please call us with any questions or to book in a viewing.


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    Meet the team!
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      Chris Stops - Founder
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      Chris acquired Heywoods in 1991 and was very proud to have helped it grow in that time, building on the business's heritage to become the best. A great leader to his excellent team, well known and well respected in the property industry.

      He was a local lad, and when he was not at Heywoods, Chris was on his farm with the sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens and ducks. An extremely dedicated and hard worker with such admirable ambition.

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      Janine Stops - Managing Director 
      Starting out in estate agency in 1988 I met my husband Chris when we both worked for another agent. We have owned Heywoods 1881 now since 1991. Together we tried to build a professional, highly regarded business in the industry with true family values at its core - which we believe we have! I shall now continue with his legacy.

      The team here at Heywoods 1881 are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional and every day spent here is a joy to be around them, especially for my late husband Chris, who was incredibly proud of them, as am I.

      On a personal note, I love the outdoor country life, walking my dogs in the peace and quiet - socialising with family and friends - there's nothing better than putting the world to rights over a lovely meal and a G&T.
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      Stefan Knapper - Chief Property Guru
      I'm a local lad! Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent so I know this city like the back of my hand. I've been working in the property industry for around 20 years now, both in residential sales and lettings. As the Heywoods Chief Property Guru, I'm passionate for myself and my team to provide the BEST service throughout Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

      I love the buzz I get working in estate agency as no two days are ever the same, which keeps me on my toes and keeps me looking young! I'm a family man being a father of three children, so outside of work I spend my time with them. I'm a Liverpool FC fan and enjoy boxing! When I'm not with the kids or at the gym, I'm more than likely enjoying a glass or two of red wine...
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      Kelly Pepper - Valuer & Sales Guru
      I am passionate about property and love to sell! This is my thirteenth year in Estate Agency and have re-joined Heywoods in an exciting new role as a Senior Home Moving Consultant & Valuer. I am local to the area and love being a friendly approachable face when I meet people to discuss their moving plans. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than exceeding expectations and delivering the highest level of customer service. I work with a great team here at Heywoods who all as are equally committed to ensure Heywoods remain the first choice when selling or buying a property. In my personal life I love sunshine holidays, fast cars, food and wine!
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      Rachel Breeze - Sales Guru / Team Leader
      I have worked in Estate Agency since 2013 and it was the best choice I have made in my career. I thoroughly enjoy working in the property industry and get such a buzz from the outcome of the job whether it be selling a customer's home or finding a customer their dream home.
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      Chelsey Tuff - Sales Guru
      I have worked within the property industry for over four years and I can't imagine working within any other sector! I love my role here at Heywoods as no two days are ever the same.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!
        Absolutely Brilliant!! So professional in their services along with friendly staff who help and support you along every point of your sale/purchase. We had not moved house in 20 years and were quite anxious but the staff at Heywoods were fantastic, sold our house within 2 days!! Even with all the problems we had with our choice of a next home, Heywoods supported us all the way, cannot fault them. If we do decide to move again Heywoods would definitely be our first port of call. Five Star all the way. Many, many thanks
      • Seller Testimonial

        Fantastic service
        Fantastic service from start to finish. Many thanks to the team who handled everything very professionally and secured me a buyer on the first viewing. I was kept informed of every detail during the sale process and kept in touch with my solicitor throughout. Will definitely use again and would recommend!
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        Would definitely recommend
        Everyone was very efficient & professional- we were kept fully informed at every stage of the process. Would definitely recommend Heywoods .

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Best estate agents in the UK
        What a truly great estate agents. One of the most friendliest, supportive and informative agencies around. We are first time buyers  team have always been there every step of the way. We will definitely use Heywoods again
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        Brilliant service
        The staff were helpful, professional and kept us informed of any developments during the process.
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme on 01782 617343.


      Welcome to Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      The Estate Offices Blackfriars Road,
      Newcastle Under Lyme,
      ST5 2EB

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01782 955222  Local call rate
      Letting: 01782 955085  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 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 Heywoods, Newcastle-under-Lyme on 01782 617343.