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    Founded in the summer of 2020, Oakheart is a property consultancy based in Colchester Essex, that brings together two of the regions most experienced and qualified Estate Agents.

    Oakheart Property want to help families put down roots in Colchester and surrounding areas, providing an exemplary experience to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike.

    Known as the 'Tree of Life' the oak symbolises wisdom, knowledge and loyalty, three values that are at the very heart of our business.
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LANDLORD FEES - all subject to VAT
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    Costs

    Tenant Find Only Introduction Fee 120% of one month's rent

    Managed Introduction Fee 100% of one month's rent

    Management Fee 12% of the monthly rent

    Tenancy Renewal 50% of one month's rent

    Inventory And Schedule Of Condition £112.00


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    Maintaining your property

    Energy Performance Certificate (EPC - Every 10 years) £90.00

    Gas safety Certificate (GSC - Every year) £78.00

    Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR - Every 5 years £160.00


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    Combination discounts

    Gas safety Certificate & Electrical Installation Condition Report £260.00

    Gas safety certificate & Boiler Service £180.00


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    Additional Charges for unmanaged landlords

    Deposit registration £30.00

    Negotiation of security deposit £150.00

    Service of notice £50.00

    Mid-tenancy property visit £50.00

    Check out report £120.00


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TENANT FEE SCHEDULE (INC VAT)
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    Holding Deposit - One week's rent
    This is to reserve a property. Please note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right to Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and/or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing). This will be offset against the initial deposit with agreement of the payee
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    S ecurity Deposit - Five week's rent
    This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
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    Unpaid Rent
    Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from rent due date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears
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    Lost Key(s) or other Security Devices
    Tenants are liable for the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other device(s), if the loss results in the locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (Inc. Vat) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
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    Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request)
    £50 (Inc. Vat) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
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    Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request)
    £50 (Inc. Vat) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if (Tenant's Request) higher. To cover costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right to Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
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    Early Termination (Tenant's Request)
    Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early; they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in reletting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
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    COMPANY LET
    £600.00 administration fee (including VAT)
    £99.00 Check-in fee (including VAT)
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  • Introduction

    Cara - Lettings Director
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    Efficient and attentive, two character traits Cara possess and we feel are essential for this business. Having over 5 years of experience in the lettings sector, Cara understands the different challenges faced in the journey of a Landlord or Tenant and is always on hand to provide the highest level of customer service.
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    Richard - Lettings Manager
    Having worked in the lettings industry for over 8 years, Richard is well equipped to assist both our landlords and tenants with all their property needs. Richard was born and raised in Colchester and prides himself on using his local knowledge to guide our landlords when looking for investment opportunities within the town.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Richard and Cara were very efficient and quick in finding the right tenants for my property. The whole process went smoothly. They were always available to take calls and respond quickly. Great job! 
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      Well what can I say that hasn't already been said.The lettings team are so efficient they had tenants moved in a fortnight after me giving the instruction to go forward.Cara and Richard made us feel we were in good hands the whole way.It is clear that OakHeart Property is a force to be reckoned with!
    • Landlord Testimonial

      If you're looking for a reliable, honest and effective service for Lettings or Buying/Selling, Oakheart are the ones to contact!Cara and the team have been amazing, supportive and very efficient. I know exactly what they are doing and they take care of it from start to finish.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Oakheart recently let my property for me. The process was quick and very professional. They are excellent communicators with a good personal service.
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      Best experience with an agent ever - thank you so much - property was rented before it even went on line - i was kept up to date with everything throughout - staff really friendly and helpful - can not fault any aspect of this letting at all - thank you everyone who helped me get the house rented.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I recently rented my flat out using OakHeart Property. Alongside this Oakheart found myself and my partner a beautiful house to rent in Mersea.The service from Rich (Lettings Manager) at Oakheart was brilliant, from the first meeting Rich was one step ahead of the rest of the estate agents I had met with (and I had met with ALLOT of agents by then). He really listened to the requirements of the property we were looking for and actively called me to tell me about the house in Mersea before it had even been advertised.I would recommend Oakheart to anyone looking for a estate agent. Their professional, proactive and friendly service made renting as smooth as possible.The finishing touches, follow up calls and texts made a huge difference - excellent customer service.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      We viewed one property with Cara yesterday. Cara was extremely helpful and professional. Would highly recommend to use this lettings agency.
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      Very impressed with Richard Baker of Oakheart Property. Richard listened to, and showed he understood, my brief and went the "extra mile" to deliver on his promise. Comms were clear, concise and at the right level of frequency. Very good work.
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      They were very helpful and made everything quick and easy as well as being very polite.
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      I found this company excellent to deal with and a big thank you to Cara for all her help and assistance. 5¿ service
    • Tenant Testimonial

      After many years of dealing with various Colchester estate agents as both a tenant and as a landlord I'm delighted to have found Oakhart. They really know their stuff and the whole team are refreshingly honest, enthusiastic, on the ball and genuinely interested in their clients. I can't recommend them highly enough.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I was looking to rent for the first time. Rich and Cara were amazing from arranging a viewing all the way to moving in. Very knowledgeable and helpful! Both really approachable. The process felt seamless.Couldn't be happier with the support I have received throughout the process.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I have recently rented a property through Oakheart.I dealt with Richard and Cara throughout who were fantastic across all aspectsThey kept me well informed of developments and how things were progressing and were always on the end of the phone to answer any queries I had.Everything went smoothly and within the agreed time frame.The welcome pack was a nice touch too.Can't reccomend them highly enough , a very professional, organised and responsive company.5żż
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Oakheart Property, Colchester. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester on +441206803308.


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      Founded in the summer of 2020, Oakheart is a property consultancy based in Colchester Essex, that brings together two of the regions most experienced and qualified Estate Agents.

      Oakheart Property want to help families put down roots in Colchester and surrounding areas, providing an exemplary experience to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike.

      Known as the 'Tree of Life' the oak symbolises wisdom, knowledge and loyalty, three values that are at the very heart of our business.

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      Our professional team are skilled and qualified to steer you through the process of buying and selling. We do not just sell property; we care about our clients and will take the time to ensure that your next sale or purchase is an efficient and unexacting process.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Highly recommended 5*
        Oakheart Property have proven their worth in the sale of my property, their professionalism and advice was invaluable. I've appreciated their dedication to always be available to answer any questions or updates.
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        Caring approach to selling our house!
        After being on the market for months without any idea of when we were going to sell - We had Charlie round and right from the get-go we were absolutely convinced that we were going to sell quickly and finally get our long awaiting move to our forever home. We were constantly kept in the loop and never once did we have to chase to find out any details. We can't thank Charlie enough for his attentive and caring approach to selling our house!
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        Oakheart are definitely the best estate agents
        Oakheart are definitely the best estate agents we have ever used. We had issues with two other agents and decided to go with oakheart which has been the best decision we made. They have so much time for there customers and always go above and beyond to help even out of office hours if you need anything. Selling your house is one of the most stressful things you will go through but with such a great team oakheart have taken all the pressure away from us and been there every step of the way even with onward purchase. I would definitely use them again in the future and highly recommend to anyone! You will not be disappointed.
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        Best Estate Agents by a country mile
        From the first meeting to the continued support throughout our moving journey the Oakheart team have been second to none. The time spent with us considering all possible avenues in the sale of our house and the continued support throughout is second to none. Unlike other pushy agents Oakheart gave us plenty of time to consider all aspects of selling our house and let us make informed decisions together. By far the best estate agents on the market if your looking to buy or sell.
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        Highly recommended- Oakheart Property
        Oakheart Property has proven their worth in the sale of my property, their professionalism and advice were invaluable. I've appreciated their dedication to always be available to answer any questions or updates. Highly recommended 5*
      • Seller Testimonial

        Amazing estate agents
        When deciding who to put our property up with it was really between Oakheart and another high street chain. We decided to go with Oakheart because we really wanted to support a local business. It was absolutely the right decision and from start to finish they have been brilliant. Our house sold in just over 2 weeks and they are so committed to providing such good service. They're honest, reliable and genuine and we wish them all the success for the future. Thanks for all your hard work. If you're unsure who to choose to sell your property with, I hope this review helps you decide.
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        5 Star estate agent
        Oakheart are a fantastic estate agents.Their personable and professional approach has been second to none. They have kept in touch at every step of the way.We would highly recommend Charlie, Darrell and the team at Oakheart.
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        extremely impressed
        We were extremely impressed with Charlie's professional knowledge and his enthusiastic approach. He fully understands both the housing market and the anxieties involved in selling a house. We thoroughly recommend him.
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        We can't thank Charlie enough
        After being on the market for months without any idea of when we were going to sell - We had Charlie round and right from the get-go we were absolutely convinced that we were going to sell quickly and finally get our long awaiting move to our forever home. We were constantly kept in the loop and never once did we have to chase to find out any details. We can't thank Charlie enough for his attentive and caring approach to selling our house!
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        5* service
        Wow, I never thought I'd be writing a positive review about an estate agent. Initially, Charlie came out to value my property some months ago. We decided to instruct another agent as they valued the property £50,000 more. We fell into the estate agency trap. My house had been on the market for months with another agent with little to no interest. Charlie came along, presented our home beautifully with amazing photographs, floorplan and virtual tour. He personally dealt with our viewers, and within 6 weeks (how long he said it would take!) we were under offer. We had two offerees and this managed to boost the price to Charlie's original valuation. He recommended a mortgage advisor who was BRILLIANT, solicitors who were exceptional. Despite purple bricks being involved in the chain and naturally delaying the transaction time, Charlie kept me up to date weekly. Sometimes daily, whether it was a text, email or call. Charlie was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't ever even consider another estate agent again. Thank you so much for your help and good luck on your new venture, if you maintain this level of service I have no doubt in the success you will achieve. Thanks again 5* service from a 10* agent.
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        Very professional service
        Very professional service, client-focused, pro-active, diligent and a really good understanding of the market. Highly recommended.
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        Very impressed
        Very impressed, fantastic service, friendly and professional. Couldn't recommend enough. Thanks for all your help ��
      • Seller Testimonial

        Professional and efficient service
        Professional and efficient service would recommend to anyone. Great advice for first-time buyers.
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        Highly recommended
        Very helpful, friendly and great service. Highly recommended

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Great all round
        Charlie was excellent at guiding me through the process from beginning to end, being a first time buyer he really helped to stem any worries I had and ensured everything was done as smoothly as possible. I can't recommend him enough��
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Oakheart Property, Colchester. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester on +441206803308.


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      2b Cotman Road
      Colchester
      Essex
      CO3 4QJ

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      Buying: 01206 586163  Local call rate
      Letting: 01206 586160  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Oakheart Property, Colchester. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester. 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 Oakheart Property, Colchester on +441206803308.