Since having moved into the property three years ago, there have been numerous issues, and every time I report them, I either have to continually chase them for the issues to be rectified, or the work completed is extremely poor. The property managers appear to have a very polite and professional exterior - please DO NOT be fooled, I have dealt with numerous property managers including Natalie and Breda most recently, and this is all an act. They are extremely fake and really don't care about the fact that YOU are living in this property meaning that any issues (particularly with the shoddy bathroom) affects YOUR day to day life. Whenever the toilet or shower is out of action, I'm always promised that the job will take 1-2 days to complete - this has NEVER been the case, and has forced me to actually PAY for accommodation elsewhere. The only property manager I somewhat trust is Kirsty, who is very honest and tells you like it is. If a job is going to take a week to do, then so be it, but don't tell me it'll only take one evening, and then two weeks later, I have to chase up why the work still hasn't been completed! I find it extremely hard to believe that all these 5 star sterling reviews on the website are genuine, considering how I have dealt with numerous property managers and have had pretty much the same issues with all of them. Bottom line is, if you're a tenant, I hope you're paying cheap rent because otherwise their incompetence at managing and maintaining a small 2 bed property is really, REALLY not worth it.
We had a problem with the front door locker the other day and we were not able to get in. We phoned Natalie and she organized someone to come and sort out the problem in less than an hour. That was amazing!
Kirsty has been great. I have never rented before and as it is only a short term rent ( due to building work at my house) I was very dubious, but it has been a pleasure and Kirsty sorted out all the initial teething problems. I hope that the Landlord is happy that I will leave his property in a good condition, I have treated it as I would my home.
Natalie is a lovely sweet person, always quick to get back to me and always so helpful. I couldnt of asked for a better letting agent. Highly recommend.
A very poor experience as a tenant. Always remember the property manager works for the landlord. We were tenants for 10 months which was fine at first but the cracks appeared when we had issues with the property ( damp) and we came to leave. You can e peck to have trumped up charges when you leave for cleaning, removal of rubbish gardening issues etc. We were not present for our last inspection due to recolating and work. Lesson here always be present to rectify any points raised. We offered to do this when they told us but were then refused entry to the property which now allows the charges to be made up. From a £2000 deposit the landlord wanted to keep £1850 for as already stated some cleaning move some boxes and redecorate a room which was agreed was up to an exceptable standard by the landlord. When we came to fight our case at the resolution this was put back in funnily enough. Even tried to charge for a plant which apparently had sentimental value. The figures again are made up by the landlord and they feel they can charge what they want. Again lesson learned here get everything in writing when you have discussed it weather in person or on the phone. They will forget when you leave any discussions you may have had. Landlord said we could remove some old furniture from the study, when we left she charged us for it. Sad so say she received that claim as part of the resolution process. Again all in writing to confirm. We reported the damp in an on suite bathroom over a period of months and eventually the property manager came to look at this and basically said the landlord will not do anything about it. When we left the landlord wanted to charge around £300 for it to be rectified. Our property agent was aware of this but basically lied and did not support us in any way. The damp was caused by no extractor fan present. The charges were totally over exaggerated throughout the whole process and were added to over a number of weeks building up to the resolution process. More annoying we offered from the very start to go back clean the showers (£600 they wanted for this) sent me a photo of a hair, it's laughable. We would have rectified all issues and everyone would have been happy. They clearly wanted to get the landlord as much of our deposit as possible and it's shocking that this behaviour is actually aloud to go on. Lessons learned throughout this whole stressful process. Always take your own photos when you move in. Should you have a discussion on the phone or in person have it followed up with an email confirming exactly what you have all agreed on redocorate a room for example. Do not not expect the property manager to go out of their way, you will need to chase them up as we did a number of times. Failure to respond to emails, you call the office they are out. Reading their website with 25 years of satisfied customers I find hard to believe and there are a lot more out there who have been dissatisfied than they care to place on their review page. If your a landlord this is the company for you. If your a tenant my advice look elsewhere, ignore the smiles and can do attitude from the property manager as this will change towards the end of your tenancy. Not to be trusted at any level and if you have to use them please please follow the advice I have given above. A very poor experience and took months to sort out in order to keep some of our deposit. I'm glad the landlord failed to get what she wanted but would have liked to see a slightly better outcome for ourselves. If I can save just one individual from going through what we did then I've helped someone. Final word don't go there it may bite you in the end.
Jayne Beard Associates have looked after our property for more than 7 years now and we have dealt with a number of individual representatives who have all been excellent, Natalie being our current contract. They offer hassle free and value for money property management, dealing with unusual situations with as much ease and professionalism as the day to day issues. They really have taken the stress out of being landlords and we trust their judgement when it comes to resolving any problems. Natalie is great at keeping us informed on all aspects for the tenancy and any repairs that need to be performed. She really has been invaluable in getting any issues sorted out quickly for the tenants. Highly recommended.
Brilliant agent, specially when we had a year of difficulty. She was extremely patient with us, and helped in any way she could. We didn't see eye to eye on some things, but we worked through it, and we left a happy home, we started our family in that home, and it was nice to have the same agent throughout our majority stay. Thank you all at Jayne Beard.
Friendly, diligent and professional. Act quickly when needed. She has been a very lovely lady for over a year we've been dealing with her. She's trouble-free, I suppose!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy is a credit to jb. Always very helpful. Always with a smile on her face. Very professional. 100% recommended. Phillip Ball
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 professional manner.
Easy to contact, friendly staff, with quick responses, and very good plumber when issues with the boiler arose! Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 for us. We never had to worry about the property knowing you looked after it like your own. When we went back to the property after the tenant had left we're pretty sure it was in better condition than when we left it. You really were a star and again we can't thank you enough. If we ever look to rent our property again we will absolutely be in touch. Thanks again from us both!!
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hannah was fantastic from start to finish for the 18months we used Jayne beard. Very professional and nothing was to much trouble .
I have been very impressed by the friendly professionalism of both Mrs Hamilton-Ward and her staff. Quick responses to enquiries is always reassuring. If things might take longer than desired they always keep me informed and up to date on the progress.
I have been using JBA now for over 13 years and have found their Personnel and Service over these years second to none. Our current Manager is Hannah Heera and both her manner and management of our properties has been exceptional.
True professionalism was shown by both Amy and Natalie throughout my recent dealings with Jayne Beard. Many thanks for your hard work in finding my new place.
I have dealt with Amy on numerous occasions over the last few years. Amy is extremely professional and always goes the extra mile to deliver an excellent service. I know my properties are in safe hands and I would have no hesitation in recommending Amy and her team.
As a landlord I find Kirsty at Jayne Beard to be efficient and provide a hassle free service. I'm not a professional landlord and so Jayne Beards services make the the process very easy.
We have been in our flat in Bedford about two and a half years now and have never had any problems with Jayne Beard. Kirsty has been an excellent property manager, listening and acting on our comments. Any issues with the flat, have been dealt with promptly, fairly and with great communication.
I have been with Jayne Beard for over 2 years and have mainly dealt with Hannah. I have always been satisfied with the level of communication and have always been treated in a professional and polite manner. Any issues that have arisen with my properties are always dealt with immediately and I am always informed of the actions taken. I have 5 properties with Jayne Beard and would not hesitate to recommend them as letting agents.
At the beginning of our tenancy we felt there was a few misunderstandings regarding the day we were supposed to get our keys, probably not the agency's fault and maybe previous tenant's but we felt that the agency could have dealt with this before date so we wouldn't be affected. Eventually everything was sorted and fine and Natalie was very nice and helpful during the rest of our tenancy.
I have used this agency for a number of years to look after my rental portfolio. All the staff I have found to be welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The specific Property Manager assigned to look after my properties is Kirsty. She has looked after my houses for 6 years or so. She will always try to do the best she can for both tenant and landlord . Any problems are quickly solved with as little fuss as possible. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this agency and specifically Kirsty to anyone.
It was our first time to rent a house from agency. And it was a very good experience. Agency and my property manager was very helpful with all enquires which we have. In the end of the agreement they clearly informed us what do they expect from us before we give back the keys. We have received 100%of our deposit in less than a week. We would definitely recommend this agency.
A great pleasure to work with. All matters dealt with efficiently and effectively. A friendly, welcoming team. Would highly recommend to others