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    At Palmer & Partners, we take care in providing our clients with a first class service combined with a pro-active approach to achieving a sale or let. We have established ourselves as one of Colchester's leading independent Estate Agents and with over 100 years combined experience, you can be assured of a professional service from start to finish.
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Landlords:
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    Why Choose Us?
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    Palmer & Partners Lettings & Management are here for all your letting needs. We are 100% dedicated to providing a professional, second to none service offering landlords our expertise and sound advice. We pride ourselves on supplying our Landlords with the highest caliber tenants and a full rent and legal guarantee* on all of our managed properties, thus providing our clients with security of income and the highest net return that the market will allow. We offer a variety of letting services from fully managed to an introductory only, this allows us to tailor make our service to specifically accommodate your personal needs.

    Contact us today on 01206 572255 and speak to our friendly team to book your free, no obligation valuation.

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    With all of this, why choose anyone else?

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    Free, no obligation valuations

    Free advice on market trends

    A heavy market presence as we advertise your property on the most popular website including Rightmove, Zoopla, Property Finder and of course, our own Palmer & Partners website

    Attractive swing boards setting Palmer & Partners apart from the crowd

    Smart company cars advertising brand awareness

    Trained & qualified staff on hand to offer sound professional advise

    Fully referenced checked tenants to ensure the let runs as smoothly as possible

    Flexible viewing times including weekends

    All viewings are always accompanied by one of our friendly team members

    Regular & honest feedback

    Free rent guarantee to all new landlords opting for the fully managed service

    Palmer & Partners lodge the deposit for free

    We can organise landlords annual gas safety checks and an EPC making your let 100% hassle free

    Full detailed inventories

    Regular property inspections with a copy of the report going to the landlord

    A formal checkout and feedback given immediately

    A small local team of reliable trustworthy contractors on hand to resolve any property maintenance issues that may arise

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Tenants..
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    Why Let With Palmer & Partners?
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    We know how busy lifestyles can be so we are pleased to be able to offer flexible viewing times to accommodate you in finding your new home.

    We have a friendly knowledgeable team who are always happy to help and offer assistance and advice in making your move go as smoothly as possible.

    Our application fee is £100 plus vat per tenant which includes a landlord reference, an employment reference and a full credit check.

    You also pay part of your deposit upfront of £250 which will go towards your whole deposit. This is called a holding deposit. By paying your holding deposit we are able to cancel any future viewings on the property whilst your references are being processed.

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Meet our Lettings team
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    Jon Gallop (Partner)
    Jon Gallop is born and bred in Colchester and knows the area very well. Having worked within the Lettings industry for over 13 years, with a large amount of that time being spent in the hustle and bustle of Central London, Jon brings a wealth of experience to our team and clients whilst priding himself on being able to tailor his approach to your specific requirements. He has worked within aspects of residential lettings and can help ensure you consistently achieve the highest return for your investments.
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    Anita Buckmaster (Lettings Manager)
    Anita's friendly, professional and thorough approach, coupled with her many years of experience within the lettings field, has seen her become a successful branch manager for Palmer & Partners. She lives locally and knows her market very well. She is excellently positioned to offer genuine, insightful advice to help you with all aspects of renting. Whether you need advice no the legal aspects of being a Landlord or just simply need to find your next home, Anita is a valuable and vital member of the Palmer & Partners family. Her excellent relationships with both tenants and landlords has ensured her a wealth of repeat business over the years.
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    Kate Antoniou (Lettings Negotiator)
    Kate started with us in 2018 and very quickly established herself as an invaluable member of the team. She now uses her experience and natural ability to connect with people to consistently deliver excellent service to our tenants; helping them find their new home quickly and with as little stress as possible. Kate lives in central Colchester with her husband, dogs and cats.
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    Katy Springett (Lettings Negotiator)
    Katy started as general Lettings Support but her eagerness to deliver and ability to turn her hand to any task meant she was quickly offered the role of lettings negotiator. She has an ability to juggle lots of things at once whilst all the time ensuring her tenants are kept informed with all questions dealt with.
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    Poppy Kilden (Property Manager)
    Poppy is an invaluable member of the team. She manages a large portfolio f properties but still manages to liaise with our tenants, our landlords and contractors on a daily basis ensuring that any issues in the property are dealt with quickly and efficiently. You will find Poppy to be approachable, knowledgeable and ever-helpful.
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    Barbara Huston (Pre-Tenancy & Vacancy Manager)
    Barbara helps ensure that tenancies end efficiently and that the property is suitable for the next tenancy. She is ARLA trained to ensure she is up to date with the latest deposit legislation and is best placed to advise both Landlords and Tenants as to industry best practice in relation to deposit deductions for dilapidations. Barbara lives in a village on the outskirts of Colchester with her husband and children. 
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    Rhianna Smith (Renewals Negotiator)
    Rhianna handles all of our tenancy renewals. You will find her to be approachable and efficient. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of our business and can turn her hand to anything. She is best placed to advise our tenants about the renewals process as well as ensuring our landlords properties return a regular return on their investment.
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    Rachel Johnson (Inspections Clerk)
    We first met Rachel as a client of ours. She always had a good relationship with the staff and when a vacancy came up, we were only too happy to bring her on board. Rachel spends her time out and about carrying out our mid-term property visits. This gives our tenants a chance to raise any issues or concerns they have about the property and also gives our landlords re-assurance that their property is being proudly maintained by their tenants.
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    Charlotte Humphrey (Accounts & HR Manager)
    Charlotte has worked for us since 2012. She is an integral part of our team and she overseas our busy accounts team. Her strong accounting background means that she can ensure that any question our clients need answered receives a prompt and accurate response. She also has a very varied and full knowledge of the lettings and property management process so really is an excellent point of contact. In addition to this, her approachable and warm manner make her an excellent HR and compliance manager. The staff know she is always there to offer support for any questions or worries they have. Charlotte lives in Central Colchester with her husband and 3 children.
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    Becky Wyatt (Client Accounts Manager)
    Becky is our client account manager. She has run our accounts department since 2014 and helped ensure that our clients receive their rent on time. In 2019 she became our client account manager. This means that she has specific responsibility for ensuring the bespoke aspect of what we can offer is fulfilled. If you have a specific way you need things done then Becky is the person who can ensure that your needs are met. Becky lives in a village just outside Colchester with her husband and 3 children.
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    Lise Clark (Account & Credit Control)
    Lise has been with us since 2016, she has a strong accounting background and her honesty and integrity are just 2 of the valuable assets that she brings to the team. Her daily tasks including ensuring our Landlords receive their rent within 24 working ours of us receiving it. She is also an excellent point of contact for any tenants experiencing concerns about ongoing rental commitments and can always help get things back on track if any payments are late. Lise lives locally with her family.
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    Cameron Stalker (Accounts & Credit Control)
    Cameron joined our busy accounts team in 2019. He brings with him a wide range of experience having worked for large corporate organisations as well as local start-ups. This gives him an ability to deal with people from all walks of life and his strong accounts understanding means he quickly integrated himself into our team and, whether you are a tenant or a landlord, if you have any questions relating to your rental income or monthly outgoings, Cameron is ideally situated to assist you.
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    Testimonials:
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      Letters From Our Landlords and Tenants...

    Testimonials from Tenants

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      We were extremely impressed........
      Having viewed a few properties via Palmer & Partners our agent suggested we view another property he thought we might be interested in, despite it not being in line with our original criteria. We decided to purchase and our offer was accepted and we could not fault the service and professionalism we received from everyone, so we were very interested in speaking to Jon Gallop and his team once we had exchanged and completed regarding renting our property to tenants. 

      We exchanged and completed on the Friday, arranged a meeting with Jon the following Monday and following our discussions agreed to sign the Terms & Conditions of Business. We were advised they were showing the property to potential tenants on the Tuesday and we received a phone call on the Wednesday informing us of their offer to rent the property within two weeks for a minimum of two years. 

      We are extremely impressed with the service and communication we have received from the team both prior and subsequent to the tenants moving in as Palmer & Partners are now managing the tenancy on our behalf. We would certainly recommend Palmer & Partners to anyone else.
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      you have shown understanding and empathy.........
      Dear Anita,

      I just wanted to personally thank you for your attention and speedily action in facilitating myself and my mother's move to our new house. As I briefly explained to you when you showed me around the property, this year has been the worst year of my life. I was beginning to lose faith in people as not many individuals I know have shown converrn or care for this sudfden personal upheaval I've experienced, but you have shown understanding and empathy in expediting this house move far quicker than most estate agents would do under normal circumstances. Thank you for showing convern for my mother's health and providing her with a warmer environment while she receives treatment. Also, could you please pass on my warmest regards to the landlady and thank her for accepting my offer. I will be recommending Palmer & Partners to anybody I know looking to move into the area or sell their property. Once again, thank you so much to yourself personally Anita, and to all at Palmer & Partners.

      Sincerely yours,
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