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Letting & Management

Twining House
294 Banbury Road
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7ED

Lettings: 01865 201111
Property Management: 01865 261261

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
7.30am - 7.00pm

Saturday
9.00am - 1.00pm

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Meet the Team

Greg Barnes FARLA

Managing Director (Letting and Management)

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Greg entered the world of letting and property management in 1995 having spent the previous five years in sales; 24 years later he is now the Managing Director of our Letting & Management business. With a clear focus on ‘getting it right’, Greg and his team deliver a consistently high level of service which has been recognised over recent years winning a number of national awards, most recently gold at the EA Masters 2019 for Best Letting Agent (6-20 branches) in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes. Greg is also the Oxfordshire & Berkshire Regional Representative for ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents and is a qualified Fellow member.

Chris Mitty

Chris Mitty

Letting Director

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Chris joined Greg in the early days at our first office in Hollybush Row as a property manager. Following the relocation to our current office, Chris led the expansion of our property management and refurbishment division and more recently has taken the role of Letting Director. His undoubted strength is being able to absorb what are often demanding issues and resolve them rapidly through a strong team and supported by our approved professional contractors. Chris and his family live in West Oxfordshire and is well known in the sporting world being an accomplished cricket and hockey player.

Louise Passfield

Louise Passfield MARLA

Customer Service & Training Manager

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Louise started her career at Breckon & Breckon in 2007 originally working in our Oxford sales office. After moving into lettings in 2008, working in many roles in our Oxford and Woodstock offices she now heads our customer service and training program which is a hugely important facet of our business allowing us to ensure staff are well trained and that landlords and tenants are happy! Louise is ARLA qualified and lives in North Oxfordshire with her two daughters and husband.

Andy Slatter

Andy Slatter

Client Accounts Manager

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Andy joined us from a long career in banking and looks after our client accounts. Accuracy and efficiency both of which are part of Andy’s DNA are adopted to ensure that our clients are paid swiftly, and to ensure compliance at every stage of the accounting process. In his spare time Andy can either be found fishing at one of the local lakes or watching Leeds United.

Jodie Smith

Letting Manager

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Jodie joined us in 2015 starting out in our Property Management team and progressed her skills in refurbishment work. Her background in the NHS enabled her to develop precise organisational skills and an accurate eye for detail. After two years she joined our lettings team which has given her a great understanding of the whole letting process and she now leads our Oxford team as the letting manager. Jodie is well travelled and would also make a great food critic having tried almost every restaurant in Oxford.

Phoebe Scowen

Phoebe Scowen MARLA

Senior Letting Negotiator

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Phoebe joined the Summertown team in November 2017 with previous lettings experience in West London and South Oxfordshire. After completing a degree in Marketing, Advertising and Communications Phoebe realised that she wanted to develop her skills in property and ensuring that Landlords and tenants receive high customer service through the lettings process. Phoebe has recently completed her ARLA qualifications and in her spare time enjoys playing Lacrosse and going to the pub with friends.

Laonie Hunter

Property Manager

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Laonie joined Breckon and Breckon in August 2017 after working in Cardiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital. She is enthusiastic and positive, and has been able to transfer the skills she has learnt into her new property role. Laonie likes to cook at home with her partner and socialising with friends and family.

Gemma Scott MARLA

Gemma Scott MARLA

Senior Property Manager

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Gemma joined the Breckon & Breckon Property Management team in May 2019. As Property Manager, Gemma excels in managing her time effectively and keeping her knowledge of legislation up to date. She prides herself on her impeccable time management and organisational skills. She’s a real people person and likes to take the time to really comprehend our client’s needs. Gemma is extremely familiar with the Oxfordshire area and likes to enjoy the local scenery with her husband and family – via a few country pubs, of course!

 

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Liga Stepina

Senior Property Manager

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Liga joined our Property Management team in 2019 after working for a large corporate letting agent for a number of years where she won awards for “Top Property Manager” & “Top Property Manager of the year”. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and is able to provide an excellent service to our landlords and tenants. Liga is a very active person and likes to keep a healthy lifestyle.

Rachel Grimsey MARLA

Letting Negotiator

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Rachel has worked locally in lettings for 7 years, having started her career in property management. Her overall knowledge of the lettings process and enthusiasm ensures that she always delivers a high level of service to landlords and tenants alike.

Ben File

Ben File

Property Supervisor

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Ben joined our team in order to pursue his interest in property having previously worked in construction for many years. His enthusiasm and motivation has contributed greatly to his ability to work effectively in the property management sector. Having grown up in West Oxfordshire, Ben has an excellent knowledge of the local area and all that it has to offer. Outside of work, he is a fully qualified personal trainer and fitness enthusiast; loves to travel and has visited 28 countries and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding and bungee jumping (rather him than us!)

Debbie Gristwood

Debbie Gristwood

Letting Administrator

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Debbie joined our team following the acquisition of The Letting Centre (TLC). Having managed that portfolio for five years she has a broad knowledge and shares our commitment to providing the very best in personal service and has meticulous organisational, accounting and management skills. Outside of work, Debbie has a creative streak and enjoys arts and crafts; particularly card making.

Rhys Hathaway

Rhys Hathaway

Property Supervisor

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Rhys joined our Property Management team in 2019 having completed an apprenticeship in lettings and property management and has gone on to study for his ARLA Propertymark qualifications. Outside of work Rhys enjoys long lunches with his grandfather and is also a very active chap who enjoys speed skating, sailing and cycling….. a good way to burn off those lunch calories!

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Hannah Webster

Property Administrator

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Hannah joined us in May 2018 after working for a local accountancy firm. Her background of working in both the public and private sector has given her a breadth of knowledge and skills which she has been able to apply to her role at Breckon & Breckon. She is a very active person and likes to keep fit by exercising in her local gym and attends spinning classes. Hannah is Oxford born and bred and enjoys socialising with friends outside of work.

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson MARLA

Branch Support Manager

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With her welcoming smile Kathryn is incredibly customer focused and often goes above and beyond to ensure her clients get the best service possible. She joined us in 2014 having worked for a large corporate agency in Oxford to work in our Abingdon office as Lettings Manager. She is now based in our Summertown office to support the growing branch. Her interests outside of work are varied but with a particular interest in interior design. Kathryn is married and lives in Oxford with her husband.

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