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Jayne Beard Associates have been an industry leader in providing outstanding service to both tenants and landlords for over 25 years and has acquired and maintained an excellent reputation within the town, local businesses and relocation agents.

Having been founded in 1985 the company has gone from strength to strength. From the early days when the focus was upon housing foreign students for the Bedford English Study Centre to a now multi-purpose agency dealing with all types of tenancies
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3 Goldington Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3JY
01234 327677

 
Nov 15,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'Jane'
Nov 15,2017
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Kirsty has been my property agent for a number of years. She has been of enormous help with some difficult situations which she has resolved very quickly and professionally. She keeps me well informed of any situations that arise and always responds to myself and the tenants residing in my property, promptly. She is always friendly and approachable....
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Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 13,2017
Minithumbup
Natalie Xenophontos
By: 'Ioanna Marios'
Nov 13,2017
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As a landlord I have had the smoothest transitions from tennant to tennant using Jayne beard associates . Their ethos is that they really care about their clients and it certainly shows with staff members such as Natalie. Politie, transparent and always eager to help ! An absolute delight to deal with ! Thanks Jayne Beard , keep leading the Bedfordshire market....
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Very fair
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Nov 11,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Zamiel'
Nov 11,2017
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Jayne Bearde have been great and consistent during my tenancy for the past two and a half years. I moved to a new area for work purposes and since my first viewing with them to when I moved in, they have been great, ensuring professional and high standards. Any time I have had an issue (which hasn't been that often) they have looked after me well. Amy has also been great and is a very considerate property manager....
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Nov 21, 2017
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Thank you for your positive review and feedback regarding our services, we are pleased to hear your experience has been pleasurable. ...
Nov 10,2017
Minithumbup
Natalie Xenophontos
By: 'Dan S'
Nov 10,2017
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I found the agent to be friendly, courteous and professional. All communication was good and responses were given in a timely manner. Issues were dealt with swiftly and with no dramas. Natalie was very helpful and made the whole process of renting this property very easy from start to finish....
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Fees overall seemed fair, although I am not entirely sure what the exit fee was for and don't remember reading about this beforehand. This was probably an oversight on my part though.
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Nov 10, 2017
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Thank you for your review Daniel. I am pleased to hear that you are happy with the service you received. ...
Oct 24,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Phillip Ball'
Oct 24,2017
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Amy is a credit to jb. Always very helpful. Always with a smile on her face. Very professional. 100% recommended. Phillip Ball...
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Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 21,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Russell'
Oct 21,2017
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I have used JB to manage the property for the past few years. They are professional and do a great job. They always fill the property quickly when someone moves on and have made sure the property is well maintained. Touch wood I have not had a problem tenant. Amy is friendly and helpful and always quick to reply when I have a question or need something doing. In reality because she is doing such a good job I don't really have to get in touch that often....
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Market competitive
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By: Amy Hamilton-Ward
Oct 23, 2017
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Thank you for your review Russell. I am pleased that you are happy with the ongoing service you receive. ...
Oct 20,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Douglas Fensome & Company'
Oct 20,2017
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Amy provided a most professional and efficient service. All queries were responded to promptly and knowledgeably. The Tenancy documentation was completed swiftly and possession of the property arranged within the time scale proposed....
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Entirely reasonable.
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Oct 20, 2017
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I would like to thank you for you review. I am very pleased to hear that you are happy with the service you have received. ...
Oct 18,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'Jamal'
Oct 18,2017
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Kirsty has managed the property we're renting now for close to 3 years and its been a wonderful experience. Her courteosness, professionalism and promptness in response to any queries is exceptional ; in my humble opinion she is great ambassador for the Jayne Beard brand!...
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Oct 18, 2017
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Oct 13,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'OAKLEY'
Oct 13,2017
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Kirsty has been helpful and quick to respond to any queries. Things are sorted in a prompt and professional way. I only deal with Kirsty as my designated contact and trust her to undertake inspections when I need to be at work.id have no issue recommending Jayne Beard or using their services again if needed....
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Don't seem unusually high.
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Oct 16, 2017
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Oct 12,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Joy Mooring'
Oct 12,2017
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I have always received a reply to any query within 24 hours. My last experience was due to my washing machine breaking down and smelling of burning. I submitted the report via the on line reporting system and received a telephone call within 3 hours on a Saturday to check whether the machine was safe and whether I needed someone to come out urgently. I can't remember who called me by it was very reassuring to have had that call....
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Oct 16, 2017
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We are very pleased that you are happy with the continued good service you receive from us. ...
Sep 08,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'Ross Macken'
Sep 08,2017
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Kirsty at Jayne Beard has looked after our properties for many years now. She is excellent. She's always quick to respond to our calls. She will contact us if there is an issue and will chase us if we fail to respond. On the phone she is always helpful, understands our requirements and often does a little extra to make sure things are properly resolved....
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The fees are competitive compared to other agencies we work with (Southsea and Swindon). There are never any hidden costs and the monthly statements are clear. It is very rare that an error is made.
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By: Kirsty Smith
Sep 14, 2017
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Aug 24,2017
Minithumbup
Kate Chernyshova
By: 'Mr Alex Grieve'
Aug 24,2017
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Since Kate has become my property manager she has been excellent nothing has been any trouble and the few minor issues I've had with the property have been dealt with in a professional and timely manner. Kate is in constant contact over any maintenance issues and is on hand to answer any queries....
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I feel Fees are high across the industry so Jayne beards fee in relation to that are fair.
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Aug 21,2017
Minithumbup
Hannah Heera
By: 'Elizabeth'
Aug 21,2017
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We have received a great service from Jayne Beard! We have relocated to Bedford which meant it was difficult for us to pop into the office to complete forms for example. But Jayne Beard were extremely flexible and allowed us to make our application remotely and send documents electronically. All the staff we have spoken to have been really friendly and helpful and considerate, it has made our moving experience a lot less stressful than it could have been....
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We've not rented for a number of years so the fees are more expensive than I remember, but I think they are reasonable.
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Aug 21, 2017
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Aug 21,2017
Minithumbup
Natalie Xenophontos
Breda Biele
By: 'Billy Stephens'
Aug 21,2017
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Really helpful with arranging all the work needed for me in my bathroom and kitchen, took the stress out of the whole experience! Natalie was very polite and called me back when she promised she would every time. The service I have experienced from Natalia and Breda really made would could have been a very bad and drawn out process to be smooth and professional, well done!...
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I thought the fees were fair, especially for the service I have received
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Aug 21, 2017
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Aug 18,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'Gary Wright'
Aug 18,2017
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We have been very happy with the service we have received from Kirsty. Communication has been excellent. We are informed of any issues promptly and any requests from us are also dealt with swiftly and professionally. Advice and clarification are given sensitively and patiently. The regular property checks are very informative. We have been pleased with the service we have received from companies carrying out repairs whom Kirsty has recommended. We very much appreciate Kirsty's friendly and profe...
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We think the fees are very reasonable given the quality of the service we receive.
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Aug 22, 2017
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Aug 11,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
Breda Biele
By: 'MM'
Aug 11,2017
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Easy to contact, friendly staff, with quick responses, and very good plumber when issues with the boiler arose! Highly recommended....
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Aug 11, 2017
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Aug 08,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
Natalie Xenophontos
By: 'Bedford family landlords'
Aug 08,2017
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Jayne Beard have been managing our properties in Bedford for a number of years. Amy has always been extremely helpful - nothing is too much for her and she is proactive in ensuring everything runs smoothly for us and our tenants. When she had a spell away from the office she found us excellent cover in Natalie, who quickly got a handle on the portfolio and was similarly quick to respond whenever we needed her help. We are happy to recommend the entire team....
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The fees we pay are extremely competitive.
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Aug 08, 2017
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Aug 04,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'F.H.P.Ltd'
Aug 04,2017
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We have used this agent for quite a while now and are very happy with their service, we feel able to comfortably leave the properties in their hands, whilst we live some distance away. The problems which arise now and then are dealt with and we are kept up to speed on whats going on. Very happy with this agent....
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I believe the fees are average, dont really know, but are secondary to having the confidence in the agent.
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Aug 04, 2017
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Aug 04,2017
Minithumbup
Natalie Xenophontos
By: 'Bailey Homes Trust'
Aug 04,2017
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Natalie acts on behalf of the Bailey House Trust which provides a number of flats to let same and ensure the tenants abide with all of the rules as laid down in the relevant tenancy agreements....
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Good-The fees comply with the trustees requirements and are within budget
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Aug 17, 2017
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Aug 03,2017
Minithumbup
Hannah Heera
By: 'Pedro'
Aug 03,2017
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Having used JBA for many years to find prospective tenants my experiences have been very good. In particular the level of professionalism shown by Hannah when dealing with particularly challenging individuals sometimes under quite unusual circumstances has been exceptional....
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Comment on agent fees
Fees are set at an acceptable level.
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Aug 02,2017
Minithumbup
Hannah Heera
By: 'Darren and Denise'
Aug 02,2017
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When we first considered renting our property out we were unsure about allowing a lettings agent to rent out our home. We had considered trying to manage this process ourselves, but then having discussed using Jayne Beard with Hannah we were confident this would be the better option. Hannah we both cant thank you enough for how much you helped us during the time we rented out Sidney Road, you were faced with challenges on a continual basis but never once did you let any of it become stressful fo...
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Good - Excellent value for money :-)
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Aug 02, 2017
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Jul 25,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'Helen Coleman'
Jul 25,2017
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Amy has managed our property portfolio for over 5 years and during this time we were always well informed of any tenant related issues. Amy always managed our properties with 100% precision and professionalism with particular reference to her excellent communication skills and thorough routine property inspections that were always carried out with attention to detail. We would highly recommend Jayne Beard....
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Good
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By: Amy Hamilton-Ward
Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 25,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'MR A TYLER'
Jul 25,2017
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Excellent management of our 24 flats in Bedford. Attention to detail. Careful to ensure tenants are professional and decent people. Anticipates problems and always cheerful and positive....
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Good
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Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 25,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Hamilton-Ward
By: 'George'
Jul 25,2017
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Jayne Beard has been our agent for over ten years. We have had excellent service from them throughout this time. Amy has been working with us for three or four years and has always been friendly, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful....
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The fees charged by Jayne Beard seem to us entirely reasonable. They are competitive with what other agents charge.
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Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 25,2017
Minithumbup
Natalie Xenophontos
By: 'Marcus'
Jul 25,2017
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Natalie was excellent from start to finish . She made moving in very easy and was always very helpful . Whenever I had any issues with my rental property she was on hand to take care of matters . I wish to thank Natalie for all the help she gave me and when ready to rent again I will certainly hope to have Natalie manage my property ....
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Good
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Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 25,2017
Minithumbup
Kate Chernyshova
By: 'Johnty'
Jul 25,2017
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In the time since Kateryna took over as manager of my tenancy, she has carried out inspections. She has also arranged a visit by an electrical technician to carry out a review of the heating and power supply to ascertain whether any energy savings could be achieved. A glazier has been arranged to take action over the four 'blown' double glazing units; but they have yet to arrange a mutually convenient date....
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Jul 23,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'kayyjayy'
Jul 23,2017
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I have been a customer with Jayne Beard for more than 15 years and since Kirsty has been my contact I have been very happy with their service. She always responds to messages that are left for her and keeps me informed of any issues. When there have been any problems with rent payments she has chased the tenants and kept me informed of progress. She always discusses any maintenance issues and keeps an eye on any contractors carrying out work to ensure work completed to correct timescales....
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satisfied with agents fees
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Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 21,2017
Minithumbup
Kate Chernyshova
By: 'Kelly melbourne'
Jul 21,2017
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I am really pleased with Kate. I have recently needed to change my tenancy agreement. Kate always returned my calls on the same day and kept me updated with what I needed to do to get my tenancy changed from a joint tenancy to a single tenancy. Kate is very approachable and she always sorts any issues I have had with my property asap....
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I feel the fees are reasonable
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Jul 24, 2017
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Jul 20,2017
Minithumbup
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Hannah Heera
By: 'David'
Jul 20,2017
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Staff were very professional throughout and went the extra mile in helping us get the tenancy set up despite living away from Bedford at the time....
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Jul 24, 2017
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Jul 14,2017
Minithumbup
Kirsty Smith
By: 'Anthony'
Jul 14,2017
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Very helpful and when we have any issues they are dealt with quick and efficiently. We are allways kept up to date with any issues when we have any problems....
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Comment on agent fees
Fees for the property we moved in where reasonable for the time.
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Agent Fees

Prospective Tenants Charges/Fees:

To secure a property
(Holding and Administration Fee):
A non-refundable fee of Β£300.00 inclusive inc VAT
(A fee of 3% will be charged for credit card transactions)

Reference checks:
(Tenant Application Forms required for each person over the age of 18)
Reference check fee per individual Β£75.00 inclusive of vat
Reference check fee per Guarantor Β£75.00 inclusive of vat
Reference check fee for Company Applications Β£90.00 inclusive of vat

Landlord reference fee per person Β£35.00 inclusive of vat
Exit fee per property Β£35.00 inclusive of vat
Arrears letter fee (see tenancy agreement)
Rent:
One Month’s rent is payable on the Tenant Application being successful or after 14 days, whichever date is the soonest
Deposit:
The deposit is required at least 48 working hours prior to the agreed move-in date
Deposit scale:
Rents up to Β£500.00 pcm - Rental figure plus Β£200.00
Rents between Β£500.01 pcm - Β£1000.00 pcm - Rental figure plus Β£300.00
Rents of Β£1001.00 to Β£1500.00 - Rental figure plus Β£400.00
Rents over Β£1501.00 - Rental figure plus Β£500.00

Please note these figures are subject to change.
Last updated at 12:20 PM 14/06/2017 by allAgents

Complaints Procedure

As a company licenced by the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), Jayne Beard Associates Limited aims to provide the highest standard of service to all Landlords and Tenants, therefore, to ensure that your interests are safeguarded, we offer the following:

- If you believe you have a grievance, please write in the first instance to your personal property manager at the office address
- The grievance will be acknowledged within 3 working days and then investigated thoroughly in accordance with established in-house procedures. A formal written outcome of the complaint will be sent to you within 15 days. If we require longer than this timescale we will advise you, in writing, and confirm our revised response date
- If you remain dissatisfied with the result of the internal investigation, please contact Mrs Amy Hamilton-Ward, at the office address, who will review the complaint
- Following the conclusion of our in-house review, we will write to you with a final written statement
- If you are dissatisfied with the conclusion of the in-house review of the complaint you can refer the matter to:
The Property Ombudsman, Beckett House, 4 Bridge Street, Salisbury, SP1 2LX

We apologise for any inconvenience you may have been caused by this matter and will endeavour to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion.
Last updated at 12:20 PM 14/06/2017 by allAgents
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