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First Time Landlords Guide

At Davis Tate we pride ourselves in offering a premium lettings service to both Landlord and Tenant. We believe in investing in the future and are continually evolving our business keeping us at the forefront of the fast moving property market. As leading Estate Agents, our network covers villages and towns throughout Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Our knowledge and experience over the past 26 years enables us to offer you the best possible service. Our trusted and local staff are recommended by clients far and wide and we currently let and manage over 2200 properties for clients based in the UK and overseas.

Client Money Protection (CMP) is provided by ARLA

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Market Appraisal

Our advice starts with an appraisal of the property, undertaken by a knowledgeable Lettings Manager, who is experienced in their local market.

Immediate Marketing

As soon as you confirm your instructions, we add your property to our website, with full particulars, floor plans and photographs. We then inform our database of active Tenants via email, telephone and text.


We are regular advertisers in the Reading, Henley, Maidenhead, Newbury, Oxford, and Bucks newspapers.

Personal Service

Your local Lettings Manager will deal with you until we find you the right Tenant, at which time they will introduced you to a dedicated Property Manager (Full Management Service only), who will liaise with you during the Tenancy.

Keeping You Updated

Landlords are given a password to access our website to keep up-to-date with the letting of their property. We also provide a regular email or written report on all marketing activity, including updates on every viewing.

Management and Maintenance

Each Landlord who chooses Full Management will have the benefit of a personal Property Manager who will be your point of contact for all property matters during the tenancy. In addition to this Landlords have the facility of an online login for remote access 24 hours a day enabling you to keep you up-to-date whenever and wherever you are.

Local & National Network

Our office network offers every property from every office. Additionally we are represented on property portals and search sites enabling us to offer every available property on a national and international level.

Overseas Advantages

30% of our Landlords are overseas and appreciate the ability to login to our secure website to keep up-to-date 24/7. We act as your eyes and ears to the UK property market, as well as advising you on improvements and maintenance on your property.

Investors In Property

Whether you are a professional Landlord or letting your home for the first time we pride ourselves in our ability to assist Investors In Property. It is important for a Landlord to understand the market, changes to legislation and laws, property location and the right Tenant. All of our staff are experienced in this area and are happy to provide free advice on any property you are considering buying or a review of your current portfolio.


Established since 1991 we have a good working relationship with many leading businesses and relocation agents in and around the Thames Valley. Our office network shares one database so all properties are marketed to all potential tenants from every office.


We are members of NFOPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) incorporating ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents). We are also members of The Property Ombudsmen Scheme.

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