Helen is Nick’s sister and she successfully set up and established our Lettings Department back in 2013. Having spent much of her career prior to DY working in marketing, Helen now heads up our Marketing & Operations department. This suits her organisational skills, creativity and keen eye for detail perfectly! She loves taking long walks with her Labrador Finn and when time permits, travelling and visiting new places around the globe.
Top of my bucket list is…
To visit more new countries and ultimately, travel round Europe in a camper van.
My guilty pleasure…
Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream – I’ve got a very sweet tooth, for my sins.
When I was younger, I wanted to be…
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be…
To find a cure for cancer and dementia. Here’s hoping.
On Sunday morning, you can usually find me…
Up bright and early for a dog walk!
You might be surprised to know that…
One of my earliest qualifications as a teenager was as a Clarks trained shoe fitter. Ohh, all those back to school shoes!
Searching for a property to rent, especially if you are not familiar with Bracknell can be a time consuming activity.
Online searches through sites like Rightmove can be useful and we at Duncan Yeardley list all our our clients’ properties on both our website and other major portals. We also maintain a quality list of people searching for property in and around the area and our lettings team use their considerable experience to match available and upcoming property to a tenant’s needs.
Using a well-established Bracknell letting agent as a prospective tenant offers several advantages to someone searching for a property to rent. For a start, we are likely to have a stream of properties coming to market on a regular basis. We also manage property and, therefore, we know when tenants are moving out and a property is being prepared for the letting market. If someone is on our databases and in contact with our lettings team, they are likely to hear of opportunities before a property even comes to market!
As respected estate agents in the Bracknell market with decades of experience, Duncan Yeardley offer a professional and regulated service to our clients and their tenants. We are members of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents). We are also participating agents of the government supported Property Ombudsman Scheme. But don’t take our word for it, see what our clients have to say.
As a regulated estate agent, we use an approved tenancy agreement and can advise our clients on the effect of generic terms and the potential need for more bespoke conditions. Deposits must now be held by authorised third parties. We can assist in this process. We also take references on behalf of our Landlord clients as well as checking the IDs of our clients and prospective tenants to protect all parties.
The legislation affecting residential property made available to let can be complicated and breach of this legislation can be a serious criminal offence. All properties let must be inspected annually by a qualified gas engineer and if furnished, any furniture must be constructed of the appropriate fire retardant material. Electrical items should be checked by the Landlord’s contractor in accordance with legislation and necessary risk assessments must be compiled.
It is prudent for both parties to agree a definitive inventory and perhaps a schedule of condition, before the property is occupied. We can do this on your behalf. For remote landlords, we offer a management service which can include everything from rent collection to arranging for emergency plumbers to attend when a pipe bursts or the central heating fails.
Letting a property in Bracknell can be a complicated and time consuming process for even the experienced buy-to-let Landlord. At Duncan Yeardley we offer a complete solution on very reasonable terms.
Contact our lettings team in Bracknell for an initial chat about how we can help you.