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    BanhamDark is an award-winning agency with an exceptional reputation within the coastal town of Felixstowe and its surrounding areas. Consistently recommended for its unrivalled level of 'customer first' service, the business is headed by founder Karen Banham and run with an ethos of clear communication and a genuine interest in the entire journey of the buyer or seller.

    From the moment of its launch in 2003, BanhamDark Estates set out to deliver superb customer service, unrivalled expertise in our region, and the kind of caring communication which we would expect when buying and selling.

    Today, as an industry award-winner, the agency is just as true to its roots as the day Karen Banham first opened the door at the heart of Felixstowe.

    We're proud to be a market leader in our field, to stand out as a customer-first independent agency which goes above and beyond for every one of its lettings or sales customers.
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    There's no getting away from the fact that letting a property for the first time can be a daunting prospect.

    That's why we've invested heavily in ensuring our service in our lettings division is impeccable - no matter whether you're a first-time one-off landlord, or you want to place a string of properties within our care.

    We can provide a full management solution for those who would rather not be involved in the day to day running of the property, or can hand-hold those who would rather be more 'hands on'.

    Whichever route you take, you can be assured that from the moment we vet tenants, through to our regular inspections and even organising gas safety certificates and EPC documents, we care as much about your tenanted property as you do.

    To show you how effortless our landlord lettings process is, please see our finely-tuned guide here:

    Once you have instructed BanhamDark to let your property, and we have agreed on a valuation we can start to market your property, by uploading the details to the main property websites, (Rightmove, Zoopla & Prime Location). We then contact any prospective tenants from our mailing list in order to achieve some initial viewings.

    We aim to accompany ALL viewings within working hours and make every effort to provide you with honest and constructive feedback from viewers where relevant.

    Once we have found a tenant, we will ask them to pay an administration fee which demonstrates a level of commitment from them. We then conduct referencing checks to evaluate their credit history.

    Assuming this is all satisfactory, we will prepare the contracts and arrange a date for the tenant to move in. We also prepare an inventory and take meter readings to ensure a smooth start to the tenancy.

    TENANT FIND ONLY - we will send you all the necessary paperwork, and the responsibility for the management of the property is then yours.

    FULLY MANAGED - we will collect and pay you the rent, make regular inspections and liaise with you on any maintenance issues.

    When the tenant moves out, we conduct a detailed exit inspection, take final meter readings and arrange for any issues to be resolved by the tenants before the return of their deposit.
    If you have more questions about becoming a landlord through the BanhamDark service, please call the office to talk to the team.

    Thinking of selling or renting your property? Request a free market appraisal today
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

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    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    84 Hamilton Road,
    Felixstowe,
    IP11 7AF

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01394 821003  Local call rate
    Letting: 01394 821004  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe on 01394 272728.


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    Welcome to BanhamDark
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      Welcome to BanhamDark, Felixstowe's award-winning estate agent, offering a first class, personal service from a genuinely passionate and dedicated team. We are renowned for our professionalism, but more importantly for our honesty and integrity.

      From the moment of our launch in 2003, we set out to deliver a superb customer experience, first class knowledge and a level of communication we feel our customers deserve.

      Today, as an industry award-winner, the business is just as true to its roots as the day Karen Banham first opened the door.

      With over 100 years industry experience between us, we are  proud to be a market leader in our field and to stand out as a customer-first independent agency which goes above and beyond for everyone of our vendors and buyers

      We just love what we do!
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      We know exactly what it's like to go through the emotional rollercoaster of selling and moving home.

      We never underestimate what a big journey that is, which is why our experienced and award-winning team have honed their skills to ensure they provide you with a proactive sensitive service every step of the way.

      We've been in this business long enough to craft the ideal route for our 'sellers', so here's our tried-and-tested 'charter' for what to expect when you sell your home with us:

      One of our experienced team will visit your property to offer advice on the sales process from providing an accurate and realistic valuation to discussing the various ways we will market your home.

      Our valuations are always based on comparable sales information and we will provide evidence of this, together with an honest assessment of your particular property.

      We will prepare draft details and photographs which you are asked to approve or amend as necessary. Identity checks will be done and an EPC and floor plan are also arranged.

      Once these details are all taken care of we can start to market your property, by uploading the details to the main property websites, (Rightmove, Zoopla & Prime Location). We then contact any prospective buyers from our extensive mailing list in order to achieve some initial viewings.

      We aim to accompany ALL viewings within working hours and make every effort to provide you with honest and constructive feedback from viewers within 24 hours of the appointment.

      Once we have received an offer for your property our expert negotiators will check the prospective buyer's position and discuss the offer with you. Our aim is always to get you the best price possible.

      BUT WE DON'T STOP THERE! Unlike many agents, our work continues after we have secured your buyer. We keep you fully updated as the sale progresses by liaising with yourself, solicitors and other interested parties. 

      We are here for you, right up to exchange of contracts and completion.

      If you want to know more about our process or our people - just call!

      Thinking of selling or renting your property? Request a free market appraisal today
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    The Bartlet & Cautley House
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      BanhamDark are delighted to be the sole selling agent for the prestigious Bartlet and Cautley House developments offering a range of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments set in and around a unique Grade II * listed building. Steeped in history, surrounded by magnificent original architecture and boasting ever-changing sea views, the Bartlet offers a profoundly wonderful location for those seeking the tranquillity of an individually designed coastal home.
       

      Cautley House, formerly known as The Bath Hotel, is well known for being partly burned down by suffragettes Evaline Burkitt and Florence Tunks in 1914. The fire destroyed a large section of the hotel, although part of the building survived and was redeveloped to house nursing quarters associated with the Bartlet Hospital. The surviving element of the original Bath Hotel has been imaginatively extended to accommodate twelve luxury seafront apartments.

      This exclusive landmark development by award winning Gipping Homes presents a range of unique properties, each as individual as their new Owners. From airy, spacious apartments flooded with coastal light to luxurious contemporary retreats set into the south facing cliff-side, each Bartlet property offers the chance to own somewhere very special indeed.

      For more details or to arrange your personal viewing, contact us on 01394 272728

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    The Team You Can Trust
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      Our reputation is everything to us at BanhamDark and we are  proud of the part that our experienced team plays in maintaining our high standards. But industry experience is not everything when dealing with our customers. We like to think we're friendly and approachable and there's always a warm welcome either on the phone or in our office. We come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all share the same goal, to provide the very best customer experience we can offer.
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      Karen Banham (Founder & Managing Director)
      With over 30 years in the industry, Karen's passion for her job is clear for all to see. Her drive commitment and energy led her to opening BanhamDark in 2003 and those same qualities are still as strong today as ever. She has lived and worked locally for many years and away from the office she enjoys spending time with her young grandson.
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      Peter Ruddy (Senior Valuer)
      Peter has worked for a wide variety of both corporate and independent agents and has been with BanhamDark since 2008. He enjoys running and completed the 2015 London Marathon in a very respectable time. He lives locally with his young family.
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      Jenny Canham (Senior Sales Negotiator)
      Jenny has been with BanhamDark since the business opened in 2003. She runs the office on a day to day basis and is a highly experienced negotiator. She was born in Felixstowe and is married with a baby daughter.
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      Emily Shevlin (Sales Negotiator) 
      Emily joined us in 2012 after working in financial sales and quickly became a key member of our own sales team developing a fantastic rapport with our vendors. Again she is a local girl who lives in the town.
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      Annie Palmer (Office Administrator)
      Annie is a vital member of both the sales and lettings teams. She has worked within estate agency for over 25 years and at one stage worked with Karen before joining BanhamDark shortly after we opened.
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      Sarah Driver (Lettings Assistant)
      Sarah initially joined us on an apprenticeship scheme but she soon progressed to becoming a full time member of our lettings team. She is married and lives in Felixstowe.
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      Rosie Richards (Lettings Assistant)
      Rosie is the newest member of the BanhamDark family but with her previous lettings experience it feels like she has been with us for years. 
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      Graeme Banham (Director)
      Graeme joined the business in 2006 after working in IT sales for many years. He is responsible for all financial matters including the prompt collection and payment of rent to our landlords. Outside of work he enjoys running (slowly!) and plays the occasional round of golf (badly!)
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        Felixstowe is a thriving coastal town in the heart of Suffolk featuring a high quality beach and a four mile promenade stretching from Landguard Point all the way to Felixstowe Ferry. There are numerous leisure facilities including one of the world's oldest Links golf courses as well as the tennis and sailing clubs. There are stylish cafes, bars and coffee shops together with a host of small independent retailers.
        There is good access to London and the Midlands via the A12 and A14 and the town's railway station provides a link to Ipswich and its mainline services to London, Cambridge and Peterborough.
        On the borders of Felixstowe are the villages of Trimley St Mary, Trimley St Martin, Kirton, Falkenham, Bucklesham, Levington and Nacton, all of which are popular residential locations.

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      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      84 Hamilton Road,
      Felixstowe,
      IP11 7AF

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01394 821003  Local call rate
      Letting: 01394 821004  Local call rate

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      What our Customers Say ....
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        Have you ever noticed how almost every estate agent seems to claim that they are the best, or the most professional or the market leaders in their town?
        Well here at BanhamDark we prefer to let our awards and our customers do the talking for us!

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        We can't thank them enough!
        Banham Dark were an invaluable part of our house move. From identifying that our dream house was for sale on the Saturday, Karen had our current house on the market by Monday evening, with viewings booked and an offer by Wednesday. The whole process took 11 weeks and was very smooth, with the whole team assisting in regular updates when needed. We are now in our dream home and Banham Dark were absolutely pivotal in making that happen. We can't thank them enough! Helen & Luke Rudd
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        determination & professionalism never wavered
        Thank-you so much for all your excellent efforts over the last few months in selling our flat. We recognise how hard you worked for us and your determination and professionalism never wavered; it really is much appreciated.  We'll certainly recommend BanhamDark to others if we have the opportunity.
        Mr & Mrs Rogerson

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        and that's what you achieved!
        I just wanted to forward my thanks to all your team involved in selling my mother's property. My brother and I were obviously a little naive in judging the value, but Peter Ruddy indicated the figure that was obtainable and that's what you achieved! 
        I also liked your method of obtaining last and final bids from interested parties, I don't think this is a very usual procedure but is a good way to avoid bidding wars. Thank you all very much for all your efforts.
        Mr Green
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        Can't thank you enough for your patience
        Throughout a difficult sale BanhamDark kept us informed every step of the way. Can't thank you enough for your patience.
        Mrs Davidson
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        energy and passion
        Being a Suffolk company ourselves we felt that it was really important to appoint a local agent who knows the area and people of Felixstowe well. As soon as we met Karen and her team, we knew that they had the energy and passion to take on board this special project and very much look forward to working with them over the coming months.
        Peter Blemings, MD Gipping Homes, developer of The Bartlet & Cautley House
      • Seller Testimonial

        BanhamDark did us proud
        BanhamDark did us proud - they sold our house for an excellent price and found us our dream home in Felixstowe. And all done ultra professionally!
        Mr & Mrs Keeble
      • Seller Testimonial

        honesty, service and commitment.
        I've now used BanhamDark a few times to buy or sell a home and each time have been impressed at their honesty, service and commitment. Highly recommend.
        Mrs Ruffles
      • Seller Testimonial

        in competent hands
        I am so glad that I can leave all my rental properties in the competent hands of BanhamDark who for several years have found suitable investment properties for me and continued to manage them most efficiently, leaving me free to concentrate on other interests.
        Mr Melton
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe on 01394 272728.


      Welcome to Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe

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        BanhamDark is an award-winning agency with an exceptional reputation within the coastal town of Felixstowe and its surrounding areas. Consistently recommended for its unrivalled level of 'customer first' service, the business is headed by founder Karen Banham and run with an ethos of clear communication and a genuine interest in the entire journey of the buyer or seller.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      84 Hamilton Road,
      Felixstowe,
      IP11 7AF

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01394 821003  Local call rate
      Letting: 01394 821004  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Banham Dark Estates, Felixstowe on 01394 272728.


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