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Michael Hardy's History
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    Michael Hardy was founded in 1985 as an estate agency specialising in the sale of residential property of all types and in all price categories from its offices in Wokingham and Crowthorne. The Lettings Division was established in 1998, initially located in Lower Earley later moving to Wokingham in 2005 continuing to managing properties throughout the Crowthorne, Reading, Finchampstead and Wokingham areas.

    Over the years the company has built a strong reputation for honesty, professionalism and innovative marketing. One of the fundamental differences between Michael Hardy and its competitors is the maturity, professionalism and experience of the sales and lettings team, coupled with the company's attitude towards providing excellent service and ensuring all of their clients are updated after every viewing and kept fully in the picture with regard to progress of the subsequent sale or rental of their property.

    With over 100 years of combined local knowledge in Wokingham and Crowthorne, vendors and landlords alike can have faith in the advice and guidance they receive from the Michael Hardy team. We pride ourselves on combining a professional, mature and proactive approach with innovative and flexible marketing techniques for both selling and renting your property.
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    How do I go about letting my property?

    There are many pitfalls, so seek professional help.

    Arrange an appointment with Michael Hardy Lettings Limited.

    We will visit your property to give advice on the current rent achievable based on our experience and knowledge of the property letting market.

    We will require you to provide us with documentary evidence that you are the legal owner of the property or have the authority to enter into a tenancy for the property on the owner's behalf.

    We will give you advice regarding the presentation of the property including items that should or should not remain. We will also answer any questions you may have about becoming a Landlord.

    You will need to decide which of our services you require. This will depend upon your own circumstances and whether you will be living near the property, or can spare the time to take care of any matters that might arise.

    We are the only transparent agent in Wokingham advertising on the Estate Agents and Residential Letting's review web site called

    www. allagents.co.uk this means we cannot adjust the reviews.

    Why not check this out for yourself.

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    Finding the right Tenant

    Acting on your instructions we will prepare details of the property and may place advertisements, including photographs in the press.

    We will also circulate your property details to relocation agencies and will place details of your property on our website (www.michael-hardy. co.uk).

    People from all over the world can access our website.

    It is our experience that people re-locating from abroad or from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, and who require rented property are increasingly making use of the internet.

    We also maintain our own list of prospective Tenants. Having received instructions from a Landlord, we may, with your consent place a "To Let" board outside the property.

    This identifies that the property is on the market to both passers by and friends or neighbours.

    It is also helpful to an applicant, who has come from outside the area, to identify the property.

    Selecting the right Tenant The introduction of a qualified and responsible Tenant is the first step to ensuring a successful tenancy.

    Michael Hardy representatives meet all applicants personally and will introduce them to properties which are specially selected to meet their requirements.

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    Viewings
    All viewings are by appointment which may be arranged at short notice.

    Once the letting of the property has been entrusted to Michael Hardy Lettings Limited we will ask you to provide a key to the property which will be kept at our office to enable us to show over prospective Tenants to the property as quickly as possible, thus ensuring maximum efficiency in obtaining a Tenant.

    If you have a burglar alarm installed we will require the code.

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    Vetting Tenants

    Upon finding a suitable property to rent, all of our prospective Tenants are required to complete an application form for Michael Hardy Lettings Limited to process their references via an Independent Specialist Referencing Agency.

    Michael Hardy Lettings Limited will engage the services of an Independent Referencing Agency who are regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

    The Referencing Agency specialises in providing credit and suitability references to Letting Agents, the cost of the investigations are borne by the applicants.

    Although Michael Hardy Lettings Limited will endeavour to ascertain the suitability of the applicant, we rely upon information provided by a third party and we do not warrant in any way the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.

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Meet  Our Team
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    Charles Danton-Rees and his experienced team have gone from strength to strength since opening their doors in 1998. Based in Wokingham and currently managing over 500 properties for clients throughout the Reading, Wokingham, Finchampstead and Crowthorne areas. Over this time, the company has built a strong reputation for honesty, professionalism and innovative marketing. Having worked in the sales and lettings industry since 1988, Charles was instrumental in setting up the rental division for Michael Hardy first opening an office in 1998 in Lower Earley, Reading. In September this year we joined forces and moved into brand new offices located in Broad Street in the heart of Wokingham Town Centre.
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    Charles Danton Rees - Director of Lettings
    Having worked in the sales and lettings industry since 1988, Charles was instrumental in setting up the rental division for Michael Hardy first opening an office in 1998 in Lower Earley, Reading. Since this time, the business has grown and moved to a larger office situated in Wokingham Town Centre, working closely with our sales offices also located in Wokingham and Crowthorne.
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    Helen Gibbons - Letting Negotiator
    Helen has worked in the residential lettings industry for the last seven years. Helen works closely with Charles Danton Rees as a property Valuer providing Michael Hardy with her depth of knowledge and experience about properties in the Wokingham and Bracknell areas. You can email Helen at helen@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Rebecca Brown - Office Manager
    Rebecca has worked for the Michael Hardy Lettings team for the past 8 years as Property Maintenance Manager. Her experience in this industry being 13 years in total. Rebecca and her work colleagues work closely with a variety of tried and tested trade professionals to ensure a smooth and cost effective service is provided to all of our Landlords ensuring that their properties are maintained to a high standard. You can contact Rebecca at rebecca@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Helena Roseblade - Lettings Administrator
    Helena first joined Michael Hardy Lettings in 2002 as a weekend lettings negotiator. Helena now works alongside Rebecca Brown in the maintenance department. Specifically dealing with property inspections and landlords gas safety checks. You can contact Helena at helena@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Caroline Wilson - Lettings Administrator
    Caroline has worked for the Michael Hardy Lettings team for the past 8 years as a property administrator. Her friendly approach to our Landlords and Tenants alike is something we pride ourselves on. Her role includes dealing with the "day to day" running of our Landlords properties which includes a variety of tasks from setting up new tenancies to dealing with Landlord and Tenant enquiries whilst working closely with our maintenance department. You can contact Caroline at caroline@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Lesley Cowcher - Lettings Maintenance Manager
    Lesley has worked with Charles Danton Rees and his team for the past 16 years. Her experience ranges from residential sales and residential conveyancing to property administration in the residential rental sector. You can contact Lesley at lesley@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Denise Sarson- Accounts Manager
    Denise originally joined Michael Hardy Estate Agents in 1988 as Accounts Manager. During this time the Company has grown and the business has expanded to include the rental division. You can contact Denise at accounts@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Karen Ringer - Accounts Administrator
    Karen joined Michael Hardy 20 years ago as an administrator working part time in the Crowthorne sales office. 5 years ago Karen transferred to the Letting department to work alongside Denise Sarson in the accounts department as an accounts administrator. Her role specifically involves dealing with payment of rent to our growing portfolio of Landlords. You can contact Karen at karen@michael-hardy.co.uk
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    Kirsty Bentley - Lettings Administrator
    I have worked for Michael Hardy since 2006, originally as a member of the Crowthorne Weekend Staff and moving to our Wokingham Branch as a Sales Negotiator, but more recently transferring to the Lettings Branch as an Administrator. Having enjoyed growing up in Crowthorne myself, I moved back when my three children were very young and they have all attended the local schools. Now they are older and heading off to university, allowing me a little more time to myself! When not working I am generally happiest outside working on my garden or out on a long walk, whatever the weather, with my dog Hettie.
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    Chloe Nice - Property Maintenance Administrator
    Having been in the Lettings Industry since 2014 when I started off as a Lettings Negotiator, I recently joined the Michael Hardy Team as a Property Maintenance Administrator. My aim is to provide outstanding customer service to ensure that all clients, landlords and tenants alike, are happy. Outside work I enjoy travelling and love to be social; spending lots of time with family and friends.
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      Michael Hardy Recent Testimonials
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      It easy for property agents to publish glowing testimonials on their websites and omit any criticism. While this is a widely used practice, companies and individuals are not being completely open with consumers, so 'Buyer beware' still rules. That's why Michael Hardy actively promote the views of their customers by linking directly from our website to Feefo website where you can find independent reviews from our customers - http://www.feefo.com
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