(Previously Blake & Blake, under new ownership by Harcourts)
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Originally established in Moordown in 1946, we are currently situated in Wimborne Road, Winton. A recent change of management means we are now in partnership with Harcourts (based in Southampton and established in 1981), offering a wide range of services which can be tailored to suit your requirements. We cover all aspects of property sales, property management, block management and regulated tenancies. Please contact us for further information.
Originally established in Moordown in 1946, we are currently situated in Wimborne Road, Winton. A recent change of management means we are now in partnership with Harcourts who are based in Southampton and who were established in 1981. At Blakes we can now offer a wider range of services to include full management of regulated tenancies and block management. We also cover all aspects of property sales, lettings and property management. Please contact one of our friendly team for further information or complete our enquiry form.
Linda Long – Senior Partner
Linda joined Harcourts in 1984 and has vast experience in block management, regulated tenancies, surveys and valuations and is a member of ARLA and the NAEA.
Lisa Headington – Partner
Lisa has been the Lettings Manager at Harcourts in Southampton since 2007 and will now be using her expertise to assist with and oversee the office at Blakes. Lisa completed her Professional Diploma in October 2014 and is a member of The Guild of Lettings and Management.
Janice Ball – Partner
Janice is the Accounts Manager and is responsible for all the landlords’ accounts. Having joined Harcourts in 1996 Janice has vast experience in this role. She is AAT level 4 qualified and is a full member of The Association of Accounting Technicians.
Karen Atkinson – Sales & Lettings
Karen has worked in the industry since 1991 and deals with residential sales, investment buy-to-lets and lettings. Her knowledge and experience shines through and she is available to offer free advice and guidance whether you are looking to buy, sell or rent out your property.
Glenda Sampson – Lettings Administration & Accounts
Glenda has organised the accounting side and the administration involved in lettings for over 9 years and has vast experience within the business. Always on hand to help, she is a very approachable and valued member of the team.
Reece Fletcher – Trainee Sales Negotiator
Reece is our new apprentice and is currently undertaking his NFOPP Technical award in Residential Sales. Currently working in both sales and lettings Reece will continue to progress and grow with the business.
Angela Sandford – Office Support
Angela has worked in our office since 2003 and mostly covers Saturdays. Her role is in-house office support carrying out administrative tasks and dealing with any enquiries, both face to face and over the telephone.
First established in 1946, Blakes (formerly Blake & Blake) have many years’ experience in Lettings and Sales in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas. We have an excellent knowledge of the area and are particularly experienced in the ‘buy-to-let’ market, from the initial sourcing and purchasing of an investment property through to advice on presenting properties for sale. We have an excellent understanding of the local rental market and all the legislative requirements involved in Assured Shorthold Tenancies or Regulated Tenancies.
We can provide a management package to suit your own requirements, from a basic Tenant Find service to Fully Managed, which encompasses the new legislation and regulations which are now a major factor in lettings
We can also arrange for Energy Performance Certificates where required, Landlords’ Gas Safe Certificates and give advice on current safety regulations.
Our professionally trained staff can answer questions and offer specialist advice on all modern tenancy requirements.
With our wide knowledge of the local market we can offer specialist advice on all aspects of buying and selling properties. We can present and advertise your property to appeal to applicants whether they are looking for a new home, or an investment.
We can provide professional photographs, an Energy Performance Certificate together with valuation advice and full advertising and marketing.
Please call our offices to speak to our friendly sales team in order to discuss your particular requirements.
Use this service if you have the expertise and knowledge to manage your own property but require assistance in finding a suitable tenant. You will have the assurance that any prospective tenant will go through a full and thorough referencing procedure. This service includes:
Use this service if you prefer to take care of your own maintenance and repairs but do not want the inconvenience of advertising, finding suitable tenants and monitoring their rent payments. This service has all the features of a tenant find service, together with:
This is our most popular service for landlords. Use fully managed if you want the peace of mind that your property is in good hands. All the day to day issues will be taken care of and all lettings legislation adhered to. This service covers all the above features but also includes:
The landlord (or his agent) has a statutory obligation to ensure the safety of the tenant. The following items must be adhered to, failure to do so can lead to large fines or prosecution.
You must make sure the gas equipment supplied is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Only a Gas Safe registered engineer can carry out the annual Gas Safety on each appliance and flue. A copy of the Gas Safety check record must be given to the tenant before they move in, or within 28 days of the inspection
All soft furnishings supplied in the course of letting a property must meet the official fire resistance standards by containing a permanent attached label confirming that the furniture complies. The regulations apply to all upholstered furniture, including beds, mattresses, sofa-beds, cushions etc.
The Building Regulations (1991) state that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms with at least one detector per floor level.
It is also the case that all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are required to supply a mains operated interlinked smoke alarm system.
In the case of older single family rental properties, technically there is no legal requirement for landlords to provide a smoke alarm. However, it is strongly recommended that landlords do provide at least a battery operated smoke alarm or alarms in their rented properties.
We take our duty of care to tenants very seriously and many of our tenants have been with us for a number of years so whether you are looking for a short or long term rental we always strive to provide a reliable and professional service.
As a tenant with Blakes you have the reassurance that your deposit will be protected with an approved scheme. We have skilled tradesman available to ensure repairs are dealt with as swiftly as possible.
Our aim is to keep fees affordable, simple and as transparent as possible. We charge an administration fee at the start of the application process. This covers the cost of references, office administration, an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and all the associated paperwork required for a new tenancy. For the tenant’s convenience and peace of mind we will notify all the relevant utility companies of your details which will include your name, the moving in date and up-to-date meter readings.
Some applicants may need to provide a guarantor. This is usually the case if you are a student with no fixed income, if you are in receipt of housing benefit or if you do not meet the affordability criteria.
An Inventory will be provided for you at the start of your tenancy (subject to your landlords’ terms). The Check-out report will be carried out at the end of the tenancy and the fee for this report will be payable in advance.
|Single Applicant Fee||£250.00|
|Additional Applicant Fee||£90.00|
|Student Applicant Fee (including guarantor)||£175.00|
|Renewal Fee (fixed term)||£50.00 - 70.00|
|Check-out Fee (student property per person)||£25.00|
A security deposit will be taken at the start of the tenancy. The deposit amount required is usually equivalent to one month’s rental plus £100.00. If you intend to keep a pet at the property permission must be given by the landlord and you will be required to make an additional payment to your deposit (minimum of £100.00 subject to your landlords’ terms).
If you require any further information please contact us and speak to a member of our lettings team.
“A big thank you for your help and advice in buying our new property. We’re very grateful and will invite you back to see what the house will look like in years’ time”.
Best wishes Louise & Nic
“Thank you for all your help and kindness”.
Hazel & Tony
“Thank you for your efficiency in selling our flat”.
Nick & Karen
“You and your team provided us with excellent service and we want you to know that we would always recommend you to anyone”.
Edward & Kerry
“We really appreciate the effort you and your team put into our move. Thank you for your patience, persistence and sense of humour”.
Jayne, Lee, Zoe and Emma
“Thanks for providing such a friendly efficient & professional sale on our house and for having the local knowledge that counts, best wishes to the no 1 agent in Winton”.
Phil & Hilary