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Oakley Residential - The Professional Agent
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    Oakley has been dealing with lettings in Brighton and Hove since 2007.

    Our Lettings department is a very important part of our business, and is built on the success of our other departments and the ability to be able to offer our new and existing clients a quality lettings service to take care of their property investments.

    Our prominent city centre office on Marlborough Place is perfectly placed to deal with any property within Brighton & Hove, and is great for attracting potential tenants due to its modern window displays and easy to find location. Anyone who has been in Brighton for any amount of time would have either walked or driven past our office at some point or another.

    Our priority is to give an excellent service that we would be happy to receive ourselves as a client, identify the best tenants available while communicating with you throughout the process, and renting your property as quickly as possible at an agreed rental figure that you as the Landlord are happy with, based on the current local rental market.

    Oakley is committed to continually improving the quality of service we offer to all of our customers whether letting, renting, selling or buying and to maintain a high level of honesty, integrity and transparency.

    We are a highly motivated team of local people with great knowledge of our City at all levels, and can give you advice on almost anything to do with Brighton & Hove. We have dedicated lettings, sales, new homes, and commercial teams, so can help you no matter what your property needs are.

    To give you peace of mind and to underpin our professional approach, we are members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), The Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents (TPO), The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), and the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association (BHEA)

    Whether you are considering buying a property to rent or are considering renting your own property out, then we can provide a service to suit your needs.

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Oakley Residential The Quality City Agent
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    Letting property in Brighton & Hove

    Whether you are considering buying a property to rent or are considering renting your own property out, then we can provide a service to suit your needs.

    The choices of services we can offer you are Fully Managed, Rent Collection, and Tenant introduction.
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    VALUATIONS
    Our lettings manager Murray will be more than happy to visit you at your property and provide a free of charge market appraisal at the same time identifying the key marketing features and will advise you of the rental value. He can also determine your needs carefully and advise you on any works that may be required to prepare the property for the rental market. His knowledge of the current market will also assist in assessing the demand, and likely time frame for finding a tenant(s)
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    MARKETING

    We market all our properties firstly on our website www.oakleyproperty.com which is updated daily. We are receiving between 7000 hits a month to our website alone.

    Our advanced computer system will then automatically upload your property onto www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com, both of which are searchable 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have a dedicated team of staff committed to finding a good tenant for your property as quickly as possible.

    Our prominent town centre office attracts a lot of professional tenants who work in the area and are looking for property in the city. Being so ideally located on Marlborough Place means most people in Brighton would have passed our office at some point on their way through the city, by car or by foot. Our back light LED window display ensures your property can be seen day and night.

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    SELECTION OF TENANTS

    All viewings to the property will be accompanied by a member of our staff in order to maintain the security of your property, to avoid time wasting and to ensure the key letting features of your property are highlighted. We will select from our enquiries, those applicants which suit your requirements and the ones that match your property. Once a potential tenant has been identified, we ask them for a £200 holding deposit and referencing fees to secure the property whilst we conduct our very stringent referencing procedure to establish whether they are right for us.

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    REFERENCING

    Once we have negotiated and confirmed the initial terms, we will proceed with the referencing of the applicant(s). We use a professional referencing company. They will take up the following references: credit check, employment, previous Landlord. The cost of this is covered by the tenant(s).

    In the event that an applicant is in a slightly different situation i.e. someone who may have just returned from traveling and therefore has no recent employment history, we will establish what they were doing before they traveled, confirm their new position and also ask them to provide a Guarantor or pay 6 month's rent in advance. We would also fully reference the guarantor. In some instances we ask for bank statements and wages slips.

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    INVENTORY & SCHEDULE OF CONDITION

    We use a professional Inventory Company, who will mark down every item in the property for inclusion on the Inventory and who will also produce a Schedule of Condition together with digital dated photographs. The tenant will always sign to acknowledge the Inventory and Schedule of Condition. This is a very important document and is vital to the successful running of a tenancy which makes claiming any money from a tenants deposit if a property requires cleaning or maintenance at the end of the tenancy much more straight forward. They will also take meter readings.

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    TENANCY AGREEMENT

    When all checks are complete and you have given your approval we will prepare the tenancy agreement and all legal notices the tenant will sign a six month Assured Short hold Tenancy Agreement unless both parties would prefer a twelve month tenancy. The first six or twelve months are a fixed term. We can sign on your behalf and will forward the first month's rent to you. For fully managed properties we do advise the Utility companies of the new tenancy and provide them with meter readings on your behalf. We cannot however arrange for the disconnection of telephone lines or the redirection of mail to a new address.

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    CHECK IN

    The new tenant must provide the required advance rent and deposit in cleared funds before agreements are signed and keys handed over. It is required to give each tenant their own set of keys. Our trained staff will serve and explain all the necessary legal documentation and agree the Inventory and Schedule of Condition. We will then provide you and the tenants with signed copies of the Tenancy Agreement, Inventory and Schedule of Condition. Tenants also complete a standing order at this stage to cover subsequent rental payments as this method proves to be the most effective in receiving prompt payments.

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    PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Throughout the tenancy, if fully managed, we will deal with the day to day care of your property in order to safeguard your interests. We are happy to work with any preferred contractors that you may have, or we can provide you with one of ours. Either way we will take every reasonable measure to ensure that your property is protected. We are the tenant(s) point of contact thus releasing you from any minor irritating problems which have a habit of occurring at the most inconvenient of times.

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    INSPECTIONS

    On all of our fully managed properties, we conduct regular inspections and again we use a professional company to carry out our inventories, thus establishing that the tenants are caring for your property as you would expect. A written reported will be prepared outlining our findings and copies sent to Landlord.

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    END OF TENANCY

    When a tenancy is due to end, we will undertake a final inspection to establish the condition of the property, compared to the description contained in the original inventory and then establish if any works or cleaning is required at the cost of the tenant. Once this is agreed we will return the tenants deposit.

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Helping you move
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    Tenant's information

    Thank you for choosing Oakley to help you find a property to rent. We hope the following information will prove a useful guide over the next few weeks and will explain the standard procedures taken when renting a property through us.

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    Making an appointment to view

    All appointments must be arranged through our office; either by telephone, in person or by e-mail. All viewings must be accompanied by a member of our team to enable us to answer any questions that you may have. Please note that 24 hour's notice may be required to gain access to some properties.

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    Holding deposit
    Once you have decided on a property, and we have agreed a move in date the first thing we will need is a holding deposit of £200 from you, which secures the property and enables us to take the property off the market, and cancel any other viewings we have booked in. This amount is then deducted from the first month's rent at the point of signing the contract and paying outstanding deposit and rent.
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    Referencing

    We will need to take up various references before you can move in. We will ask you to complete an online referencing form that will be sent to our chosen reference company. They will take up an employer's reference and previous landlord's reference, as well as a credit check. This is a confidential procedure and no information we receive will be divulged without your permission. At this stage we will ask you to pay our Referencing and Credit Check fees which cover all the administration involved in your application.

    If the results of the referencing at not satisfactory you will be given to opportunity to supply us with a guarantor, or pay the full term of the contract in advance, whether that be 6 or 12 months. If for any reason you decide not to proceed with the tenancy, or you fail to provide us with any of the above, the fees cannot be refunded.

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    Moving in

    Once the referencing is complete we will arrange a time for you to come to our office to sign the tenancy agreement and pay the balance of rent and deposit prior to moving in.

    We are one of the few residential letting agencies in Sussex regulated under the rules of the National Association of Estate Agents NAEA. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ,(including the RICS Clients' Money Protection Scheme), the Property Ombudsman Scheme for Letting Agents, ARLA and the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association. We are also members of the Tenants Deposit Protection Scheme The DPS.
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    Overview of tenants costs:

    Holding Deposit - £200 per property

    Referencing fees - £120 Inc VAT per tenant

    Credit Check - £90 Inc VAT per tenant

    Deposit equal to 6 weeks rent - Equal to 6 weeks rent

    Check out Charge - £45- £110 Inc VAT depending on rooms

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OAKLEY RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS TEAM
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    Murray Kerr - Lettings Manager
    Murray is a through and through Brightonian. Born in the Sussex County Hospital, and knows the City and local housing market like the back of his hand. Murray started his career as a negotiator with a local sales and lettings agent, which quickly taught him what was required to succeed within both sides of the business. Murray spent the best part of 6 years heading up the lettings team for one of Kemp Town's most popular Estate Agents, where he learned that good ethics and honesty are always the best policies.Murray enjoys a round of golf when he can fit that in around his two young sons, and is a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion fan.
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    Andy Gibbens - Property Maintenance
    Andy has been with us for over 2 years now and offers excellent property knowledge and maintenance savvy. Coming from a property insurance background Andy is more than used to dealing with contractors, tenants, and owners, to ensure maintenance issues are dealt with both effectively and efficiently. He also knows his way around a property, so he will be able to feedback and explain most situations in a way which will help you to understand any issues straight away, and has a qualification in ventilation and damp prevention. Andy is also a born Brightonian and in his spare time likes to follow the local football team and get involved in a bit of D.I.Y.
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    Amy Howourth - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Amy has recently joined the team and has great lettings experience having worked previously as a Lettings manager. Amy is more than used to dealing with Tenants and Landlords, ensuring that properties are let quickly and landlords and tenants are kept informed. She is extremely organised making sure that our applicant data base is kept up to date, and enjoys building relationships with our clients. Amy was born in Staffordshire, and in her spare time likes to keep fit, practice her Ballet, and spend time with her friends and family.
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    Annemarie Otero - Accounts Manager
    Annemarie has now been with Oakley for 4 years and has built up great experience having worked previously as a Lettings negotiator and dealing with the accounting side for the department. Annemarie is well organised in her approach, making sure our landlords are paid in a timely manner, our tenants are paying their rent on time, and the tenancies are kept up to date. Annemarie has been raised in the Brighton area and has recently become a mother, so her spare time is spent entertaining her little boy and spending time with her family.
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    Testimonials:
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      Testimonials from Landlords

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      pragmatism, professionalism and management
      Dear Oakley Team - Sales and Lettings, Please allow me to thank you for the assistance in the purchase of / letting of/ sale of 33 Temple House. I have worked with some unprofessional agents in the past and I have to say that Oakley got the right balance of pragmatism, professionalism and management in both sales and lettings. I appreciated working with the team and thanks to Murray/James C for the help during this time. Wishing you all the very best for the future and I will recommend your services to others. With kind regards, Martin B****
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Very impressed with the service
      Hi Murray, Thanks for an excellent turnaround on letting 103 Preston Road for me. Very impressed with the service and quality from you. I will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future. Regards Steve W*****
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      exactly the kind of tenants I was hoping for
      Hi Murray, It was nice to see you this morning, and - without wishing to tempt fate - I just wanted to say what a nice couple my tenants appear to be. They seem to love the flat, and given the internal redecoration they want to carry out, I'm hoping that means they're planning on being there for some time. They're exactly the kind of tenants I was hoping for, so just a thank you for finding them. Best wishes Sam H******

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      very impressed with Oakley throughout
      Murray Just to say, if I don't see you, I have been very impressed with Oakley throughout the duration of my tenancy and have recommended you to some of my mates who own property but are thinking of renting out rooms etc and I wouldn't hesitate to rent property from you in the future. So thanks for all your help. Danny H****
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      great service over the past two years
      Hi Annemarie, Can I also thank Oakley - you, Murray and Andy, for a great service over the past two years. I'll certainly recommend you to those we recruit into Brighton and anyone else I hear of looking to move. I wish you all the very best Many thanks - Rob P*****
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      Efficient, friendly, relaxed
      Hi Annemarie, thanks so much for everything. I would like to say that I think your company and all the staff I have dealt with are brilliant, So different to any other estate/letting agents that we have dealt with in the past. Efficient, friendly, relaxed and extremely professional. It's a rare thing. Keep up the good work. I will be highly recommending you to everyone that I know. Kindest regards Kerry S****
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