Welcome to Churchwood Stanley, the independent residential property agent that puts you and your needs at the heart of everything that we do.

Our specialist letting team professionally let and manage properties around North Colchester, the Tendring Peninsular from Manningtree to Harwich, Frinton and Walton to Clacton-on-Sea and all the areas and villages in between.

For a comprehensive breakdown of everything that we do, please browse through to the landlord guide and services page.

We take the time to get to know exactly what our landlords need and expect. We give a realistic picture of the market and the potential your property can offer to discerning tenants. Our professional property details and advertising always encourages a prompt response and our rental properties attract quality tenants quickly, it is standard practice to be arranging visits immediately after the property launches to the open market and within a matter of days the property has successfully let.

Well-presented and maintained properties attract quality tenants and our management service is centred on, looking after the property and keeping up standards throughout the tenancy. One of the most important parts of our job is finding the right profile of tenant for the right property in the first place. This is the basis of a well maintained and managed tenancy and results in a happy and long term tenancy for all parties concerned.

Whether you are a new investor, an accidental landlord or you are already an established and experienced landlord, you will benefit immediately from the uncompromising standards of our work ensuring that a minefield of regulation and compliance is dealt with transparently and efficiently. Regulation is continually tightening and changing more than ever before, it makes sense to speak to those in the know who will look after your interests. It is extremely time consuming keeping up to date with legislation and we continually monitor property requirements and landlords’ legal obligations to ensure compliance and protect your interests.

All potential new tenants are initially screened and pre-approved by Tracy Churchwood MARLA(Inv) before being professionally referenced and credit checked by a specialist company. Once the tenancy is under management our Property Manager, Rachael Billman MARLA(Inv) will be the main contact and face that the tenants see on a regular basis, she is the person that carries out site inspections and manages the ongoing maintenance issues.

We will inform you of anything that needs attention and obtain quotes for any works required for your approval. We have an excellent and trusted team of independent contractors that we have used for many years to call upon for all maintenance, gas and electrical checks and anything else that is required on a daily basis and we manage everything in house and are very much hands on.

We are one of the very few management agents that pay our landlords their rental income on the same day that it is received in our clients account. We turn around rent payments’ on time.

It is our personal touch of treating every property like our own which continues to see more and more landlords subscribe to our managed service.

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We are fully compliant and adhere to -

  • Client Money Protection regulations
  • Property Ombudsman Services
  • Anti-money-laundering regulations
  • the Consumer Rights Act
  • The Housing Act and new Tenants Fees Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Energy Performance Regulations and so much more.

There is an enormous amount of stringent legislation in place in respect of Landlords, Tenants and Property. Despite this, letting agents are still officially "un-regulated" at the moment, although hopefully this is about to change in 2020. However many responsible agents like ourselves elected to be professionally qualified and licensed members of the self-regulatory bodies ARLA|Propertymark (Association of Regulated Letting Agents) UKALA (UK Association of Letting Agents) SafeAgent and other highly compliant legitimate organizations to give you peace of mind and for us to provide an accountable, high level of service that you will want to recommend.

So if you’re looking for an agent that is truly working for your best interests, that has a track record of success and has the skill and motivation to keep your time precious and your investment protected, then we are here ready and waiting to help YOU…

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Took amazing pictures of my house, produced a wonderful brochure and it sold in three days to the third people to see it. Kept me updated throughout the sale process. Could not have been more helpful...."

Steve Warner

"I was recommended to Darryl Stanley and I am very glad I was.His task seemed simple enough at first.  He was to market and sell my late mother's small flat in a sheltered housing..."

Unwavering in the face of adversity!

The most helpful and professional Estate Agents (there have been a few) I have ever met. From the initial appraisal and valuation to the completion of sale, we were treated with courtesy and care. I..."

Richard Tuck

Darryl and his team have been absolutely amazing in helping us to buy our forever home and new business venture. Nothing has ever been too much trouble for them to help and guide us in what has..."

Clare Stow

A first Class company. The team at Churchwood Stanley worked extremely hard to deliver an amazing result for us. Darryl is an exceptional agent. Great Feedback, work ethic, persistence, optimism and..."

Matthew Stacey

What an amazing experience we had through Churchwood Stanley! We can not compare them to any other estate agents we have used in the past. Everyone involved was polite, helpful, knowledgeable and you..."

Dan Worboys

Took amazing pictures of my house, produced a wonderful brochure and it sold in three days to the third people to see it. Kept me updated throughout the sale process. Could not have been more helpful...."

Steve Warner

Darryl, and his Churchwood Stanley team, was a total pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process of selling our house, from our initial meeting to completion, they could not have been better...."

Mike and Bernadette

Most of the time I forget I’m a landlord! Everything is dealt with professionally and reliably and I don’t have any worries about my property and everything is done on time . I would highly..."

Cannot praise Tracy and her team highly enough

thank you so much for making our move into Manningtree so smooth and for being so welcome!Best Wishes  Owen & Alex (New Tenants)PS. The offer to walk Alfie sometime still stands!! ..."

Just a note to say thank you...

To Darry & TracyMany thanks once again for all of your considerable efforts with CMC - both letting and selling!Very much appreciatedPaula & Peter ..."

A really REALLY big THANK YOU!

To TracyWe love the energy of Churchwood Stanley, we think you're incredible!Love from everyone at FC ...

We love what you do!

I had a straight forward easy house purchase and this was thanks to Darryl, who has restored my faith in estate agents.  Very professional and customer focused, always kept me up to date without me..."

Anita Francis

Forget the on-line Estate Agents, the service provided by Darryl has been thoroughly professional and attentive throughout. He was always available for advice and importantly was not afraid to give an..."

Simon Jackson

Darryl and the team worked their socks off to complete our sale very quickly and efficiently. Its the easiest moving process we have ever experienced. Thanks Guys. We would highly recommend them. ..."

Gary Brown

A truly fantastic service from Darryl and the team. I have never been so willing to pay my estate agent fees. Darryl earned every penny (twice over).I wouldn't normally do reviews like this..."

Tony Burton

Best Estate Agent by far. Had a long complicated sale and every step of the way Darryl was there, our problems were his problems and he did his utmost to ease our difficulties.  Nothing was too much..."

Sophia Danylenko

What an amazing buying experience. Darryl was the agent for the sellers of the home we were buying and he completely outshone our own agents who were selling our property. He was communicative,..."

Naomi and Francisco Farrell

My property had previously sat on the market for nearly a year and was neglected by a well known high street agency.Darryl provided clear, realistic and outstanding advice from day one and placing..."

Sarah Jacklin

The service we received from Darryl was truly exceptional. We lost our buyer twice, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control but, third time lucky - the sale of my Grandmother's house went..."

Peter Sanderson