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About Venture...
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    Venture Properties are one of the leading lights in the lettings industry in the area. You won't have to go far to see one of our eye catching to let boards

    We place a great deal of emphasis on customer service and delivering a result that the customer wants and we do that 7 DAYS A WEEK with late night opening on weekdays meaning that we are working for you longer.

    Our rental properties are marketed in the same way as sale properties. We don't do one photo and limited info. All properties are descibed properly with rooms measured and photographed and brochures produced. We use traditional methods of marketing using the local press, extensive mailing lists to cutting edge technology such as the option for QR codes and social media

    Our lettings department work closley and under the same roof as our Property management team and all our clients get their own dedicated property manager if we manage their property. One point of contact for everything.

    We offer advice and support no matter which service you request from full management with rental protection to tenant finder service only. You'll be in safe hands with Venture Properties.

    If you'd like more information we encourage our clients to call into the office for a chat and a cup of great coffee and then you too can disciver the difference.

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    Venture Properties have offices in Darlington and Chester-le-Street and have a detailed knowledge of the rental market in these towns and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of management packages to suit individual landlords requirements from simply finding the right tenant to full property management with rental guarantee insurance. We will only ask for payment on results.

    Venture Properties will market your property in a professional manner with a full description of its features and numerous internal photographs taken with wide angled professional camera equipment. This is an area too often neglected. We do this because we listen to feedback from our tenants and they appreciate details of properties not being presented in the usual 'bullet point' fashion with one photograph of the outside of the property.

    We are the only local agent open 7 days a week with late night opening during the week.

    We don't wait for the phone to ring and spend a lot of time working on and updating our mailing lists matching properties with potential tenants and arranging viewings.


    All of our landlords are provided with their own property manager. One point of contact for everything. This means that if you ever have a query or question we can deal with it immediately and we don't 'pass you on' to a national call centre office once we have the tenant in place.

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    If you are looking to move into a rental property make sure you are on our mailing list. We accept all tenants from private to Housing benefit claimants. Most tenancies are for 6 months.

    Once you have decided on a property we will ask you to complete a straightforward application form and to provide documents to prove identity, such as utility bills and photographic ID. You will need to reserve the property by paying a 'holding deposit', usually the equivalent of the Set up or Administration Fee. Once this is paid the property is taken off the market until the results of the checks are obtained which usually takes between 2-5 days. You may need to pay a larger deposit if you wish to reserve the property for a longer period of time i.e 4-6 weeks or more

    The reason we ask for a retainer or deposit is to prove an applicants serious intent to rent a property

    Assuming that the tenancy goes ahead you will be required to pay the bond and one months rent in advance. If the tenancy is declined for any reason, or if you decide not to proceed or you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application the admin/set up fee is non refundable. A date for signing the Tenancy Agreement is then agreed.

    We will require satisfactory references for you, usually from a previous or current landlord and employer. We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. Guarantors MUST be homeowners. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. All of this is conducted by our staff on your behalf.

    How often and how do I pay rent and what else will I be responsible for?

    Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs (unless specifically stated). All rents are payable by bank standing order/direct debit.

    A security deposit or bond will always be required, the amount varies between different properties. This deposit will be paid to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme as required by the Housing Act 2004. This Scheme is impartial to both landlord and tenant.

    They will hold the deposit as stakeholders in a secure client account throughout the tenancy term. The deposit will be returned at the end of the tenancy after the property has been inspected, and subject to it being handed back in the same condition it was at the beginning of the tenancy (minus fair ware & tear)

    If there are any disputes regarding the deposit then the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrator will be made aware of this and they will make a decision.

    Under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.

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    Michael O'Connor
    Michael founded Venture Properties in his living room with a laptop and a mobile phone. It has since grown into one of County Durham's leading lights in estate agency. Michael oversees the lettings side of the business and works closely with expanding the number of offices and working with our other branches. 
    Tel: 01325 731120. Email: michael@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Carl Jenkinson - Director
    Carl 'the boss' loves nothing more than assisting clients to move home or buy the next investment. Carl wanted to create a company that people could trust and rely on, and with Venture Properties, he has done just that. Working mainly on referrals and word of mouth, Carl prides himself on the reputation he has earned over the 22 years of been in Darlington and the feedback he receives. 
    Tel: 01325 731134. Email: carl@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Matthew Laverick-Elliott - Lettings Manager
    Matthew was the first employee of Venture Properties, being employed by Michael back in 2007 at the age of 19. Although he took a 4-year break, he re-joined the company in 2014 and heads up the highly successful lettings arm of the Darlington branch.
    Tel: 01325 731131.  Email: matthew@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Lynn Mullen - Lettings Consultant
    Lynn works in lettings progression, ensuring a smooth transition for tenants and landlords between application and move-in. Lynn's work is meticulous and her administrative skills are second to none. She is a real asset to the team. 
     Tel: 01325 731128.  Email: lynn@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Leslie Ainslie - Lettings Consultant
    Let's let with Les! Lesley is our negotiator and is renowned for her lovely nature. With a friendly and approachable personality, Lesley finds the right tenants for our landlords and helps Venture to let the most properties in the town. 
    Tel: 01325 731129. Email: lesley@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Gary Jenkinson - Lettings Consultant/Valuer
    Gary joined Venture at the age of 18 and has fulfilled a number of roles. Currently, he accompanies clients on viewings as well as doing all of our lettings valuations so is responsible for getting both the lets and the listings here at Venture. 
    Tel: 01325 731126.  Email: gary@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Natasha Wardman - Lettings Consultant
    Natasha joined in August 2016 and has become a key member of the team. Natasha's strength is her versatility. While her main role is lettings progression, she also sits on reception and can comfortably do the role of negotiator when staff are off or we need extra cover. 
    Tel: 01325 731128. Email: natasha@venturepropertiesuk.com
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    Barbara Slack - Head Of Property Management
    Barbara runs a tight ship in our Property Mangement department, overseeing the management of hundreds of landlords and tenants. She has four other members of staff and deals with a wide range of responsibilities, including maintenance, rent collection and deposit resolution.
    Tel: 01325 731123.  Email: barbara@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Grace Robinson - Property Co-ordinator
    Grace works in the Property Management team and is a highly qualified member of staff, having both a degree and an NfOPP Level 3 qualification in Residential Letting and Property Management. She deals with a wide range of landlords and tenants and is a real expert in the field. 
    Tel: 01325 731124. Email: grace@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Sara Wigham - Property Co-ordinator
    Sara is the newest addition to our Property Management team and has impressed staff and clients alike by her friendly nature and her attention to detail. Approachable and extremely competent, Sara is crucial to the team. 
    Tel: 01325 738240.  Email:sara@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Jonathan O'Connor - Property Co-ordinator
    Being Michael's brother, Jonathan has been involved in one way or another with Venture from the start. He is regularly out on the road doing property inspections and inventories and is renowned with tenants for his friendly, laid-back and helpful nature. 
    Tel: 01325 731111.  Email: jonathan@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Steph Durr - Property Co-ordinator
    Steph worked in our sales team before joining the Property Management department. Known as the workaholic of the office, Steph manages a large portfolio of properties and the amount of work she puts in always amazes us. She certainly is a grafter!
    Tel: 01325 731122.  Email: steph@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Kim Smith - Accounts Manager
    Kim is a recent addition to the team and has been an absolute god-send. She is a trained book keeper and makes sure those books balance down to the last penny. We really couldn't survive without her!
    Tel: 01325 731132.  Email:accounts@venturepropertiespm.com
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    Testimonials from Landlords

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      Efficient
      We recently rented a property which was managed by Venture Properties. Me and my partner Kaylee would both like to say a massive thank you to Grace for all her help with any problems or queries we had during our time in the property which were always dealt with promptly and efficiently.
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      Above & Beyond
      Thank you so much to Barbara from venture properties at Darlington. When my boiler broke down and I didn't have heating at home she saved me, my wife and my 3months old son! She took 3 electric radiators and delivered to property!! All of this after her working hours !! Once again thank you so much, Barbara :))
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      Sound Advice
      The most professional firm I have dealt with in a long time. Matthew, Kim and colleagues provide sound advice and customer service of the highest levels. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone letting or buying a property.
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      First Time Landlord
      Excellent service - including spot on advice to a first time landlord. Really appreciated.

    Testimonials from Tenants

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      Professional
      Everyone involved with our move has been extremely helpful and professional especially Natasha and Lesley. Thank you so much for everything
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      Friendly & Caring
      Friendly and caring staff who made the whole process much easier
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