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    Besley Hill Estate Agents 
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    Besley Hill is probably recognised as Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire's foremost Estate Agents with a successful history dating back to the 1970s.

    Recent years have seen the business develop tremendously from a humble beginning with one office in the Kingswood area of the city to offices throughout 4 counties.

    Besley Hill's philosophy in the Estate Agency market is a simple one - to offer a professional, honest, friendly and informative advice where great emphasis is placed on high quality service. Our proposition doesn't end there - we are able to offer you a complete property service - including not only Estate Agency, but Financial & Mortgage Services, Survey, Auction, Lettings & Management & Conveyancing.

    With massive exposure to buyers via Rightmove and around 70 property websites, local advertising and extensive mailing list of home buyers, backed by a network of local branches and offices across the South West.We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality customer service and that is why a large percentage of our business comes from previous clients, professional contacts and other customer recommendations.If you are planning to move, start with a 'Free Valuation' and market appraisal and let us take the stress out of your move. Call 0117 9561234

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    Downend Office 
    Besley Hill Estate Agents in Downend is owned and operated under licnence by it's directors David Vincent and David Bamforth since 2003 and have both worked in the industry for a combined total of nearly 40 years. Together they have taken the office from strength to strength and have built an extremely successful business with an excellent reputation.

    With this length of experience of working in the local area, they can provide unrivalled local knowledge that can be of major benefit to buyers and sellers alike. 

    We believe that it is not just about selling your home, it is about helping you move, therefore we endeavour to guide you through the difficult process of buying or selling by offering a wealth of experience gathered over a huge collective number of years that our staff have worked within the industry. We also believe that the best people to advise you, are the people that live within the areas, therefore all of our staff are local and have an extensive knowledge, not just of the properties but of schools, transport and local amenities.

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    SELLING YOUR PROPERTY?

    • Vendors

      We know that selling a property can be a stressful time, therefore you can rest assured that we will do everything we can do make the process as easy for you as we can. For every property we offer for sale we include the following;

      • Professional Photography
      • Professional Floor plans including 3D
      • Colourful Sales Brochures
      • Extensive Online Advertising
      • Listing On Our Own Website
      • Individual Property Call Out To Our Mailing List
      • Accompanied Viewings
      • In House Sales Progression

      We can also guarantee we will NOT be beaten on fee... so call us today for a free market appraisal!
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Buying a Property Through Besley Hill 
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    Arranging your Mortgage 
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    To avoid possible disappointment at a later stage, we strongly recommend that before you start viewing property you speak to a qualified mortgage advisor. Once you know exactly how much you can afford you can make an informed decision on which areas to search, the style of property, the number of bedrooms and if you can afford a garden or garage/parking.

    Accordingly we recommend that you arrange to see our Mortgage Broker Martin Strong who has direct access through the Mortgage Advice Bureau to some of the best mortgage deals available, including some exclusive deals not available on the High Street. Once a product is identified Steve can arrange a Mortgage in Principle (MIP). This document could be very valuable to you at a later date, particularly if you find yourself in competition for your dream home and you have a MIP and the other party have not. In any event, most estate agents will take you far more seriously if you can prove to them that you are a genuine buyer and have this certificate.

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    Getting your Property Sold 
    In this extremely busy market where activity levels are running at near maximum capacity, we highly recommend that you secure a buyer for your own home before searching for a new property. In fact in certain parts of Bristol due to short supply and unsurpassed demand, there are estate agents who will flatly refuse to show you property unless you are a cash buyer or under offer!

    Please see our Selling Section for more details in selling.
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    Registering With Agents/Websites 
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    With todays technology finding a new home has never been easier and in many cases is just a click away. In addition to the Besley Hill website we suggest that you register your requirements with the two big players, Rightmove & Zoopla. Like Besley Hill they will send you e-mail alerts of new properties listed in the area your search.

    A quick visit to your local agents is also worthwhile, after all you can't beat the traditional in branch registration where a face can be put to a name and your specific requirements can be discussed in detail.

    To register directly with us means that you will get alerts before the properties go live on all the major websites. Obviously the distinct advantage of this is that you will get your foot in the door before others and potentially you could be one of the first to view.
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    Finding the Right Property
    Now that your finances are in place and you have registered with websites & agents, its time to view properties. When you identify a potential property of interest we suggest that rather than email the agent to view you telephone and request a mutually convenient time/date to view..

    When viewing, follow some of our top tips;

    - Drive-by the property. Often this will be a very valuable exercise and may save you wasting your time at a later date
    - Scout the neighbourhood. Drive down one evening and see what the neighbourhood is like.
    - Bring a relative or a friend with you. Its always great to have an extra pair of eyes to spot problems you may have missed
    - Take your time. Its the biggest purchase of your life, so check the lights, water pressure, cupboards, windows, etc . In older properties keep an eye out for potential problems, such as damp or structural movement.
    - Ask questions. Ask the estate agents or the seller questions about the property. If you spot damp patch, ask about its history. Has it been treated? and so on....
    - Be Friendly. Build a relationship with the agent who is probably dealing with dozens of clients, after all you want to be the one the agent calls when he gets a new listing. Often being friendly to the seller/estate agents will be helpful if you offer on the property.
    - Feedback. Please provide the estate agent with feedback when requested, this information is not just valuable for the seller but will also allow your agent to build a picture of your exact requirements. When we repeatedly leave messages requesting feedback from clients who refuse to reply, you are rapidly heading for the achieve bin!
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    Getting your Offer Accepted 
    Once you have viewed the property and feel that it is the one for you, Its time to make an offer. Contact the negotiator that showed you the property and speak to them about making a suitable offer. Usually they can give you background information about historic offers and what the vendors expectations are.. Don't be afraid to make a lower offer, after all if its too low and rejected, you can always increase. However, do be sensible with what you put forward you don't want to offend the vendor and get off on the wrong foot. 

    If you offer through Besley Hill, you will need to be financially qualified before the offer is submitted to the seller. Make sure you have bank statements, mortgage in principle documents, broker details or chain details ready for us.
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    Instructing your Solicitor 
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    Once you have agreed a purchase price you will need to instruct a solicitor or conveyancer to handle the legal paperwork. Choosing the right solicitor is important for the efficient progression of the sale. If you choose a local, experienced solicitor, you are much more likely to experience a smooth trouble free transaction that if you use a large conveyancing firm on-line. In this respect cheapest is definitely NOT best!

    See Additional Services for more details in Besley Hill Legal Services.
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    Sales Progression 

    Our experience has taught us that the most stressful time for any sale is in the period leading up to an exchange of contracts. It can be both emotional and frustrating at times when nothing seems to be happening, therefore it is essential to keep good lines of communication open with your agent who will be doing everything possible to progress your sale and keep you informed of developments.

    At Besley Hill, the most usual arrangement is that the negotiator that agreed the sale will take ownership, progressed the sale and be your point of contact during the process. In so doing you will be dealing with just one person who will have the knowledge and experienced required

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    Exchange & Completion 
    When you have agreed upon a date, your solicitor will request that you sign the contract and pay your deposit (usually 10%). At this stage your solicitor will exchange contracts and a completion date will be set. Its now time arrange time of work, removal men, pet/child cover & enlist friends/family to help. Once the money has been transferred on the day of completion the estate agent will have authority to release the key to you. Congratulations, you're now home owners.
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    Mortgage Advice Bureau
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    Mortgage Advice Bureau is one of the UK's leading independent mortgage brokers with over 700 offices nationwide, and they work with Besley Hill.

    Their expert financial advisers are able to search 1000's of mortgages from over 80 different lenders to find you the best possible deal. They give totally independent advice specific to your circumstances whether you are moving home, buying a home for the first time, investing in a property to let out, re mortgaging or consolidating debts. They will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that your mortgage application goes through as quickly as possible. For your convenience their adviser will happily meet with you either in one of our offices or at your home.

    Their financial advisers also offer advice on how to protect your home, family and income ensuring that you are covered should the unexpected happen.

    Think carefully before securing debts against your home. You home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

    There will be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

    For insurance business we offer products from a choice of insurers.

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    Legal Services 
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    Besley Hill Legal Services has been established to support the Besley Hill Estate Agency branches to provide all of the other services that will be required in connection with moving home.

    ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

    You are required to have an up to date Energy Performance Certificate to market your property. This provides the prospective buyers with information regarding the energy performance of your individual property. We work closely with a local expert Inspector who will visit your property to obtain the necessary information required to compile the Report and this will be provided direct to the branch to ensure that there is no delay in marketing your property. The Report will belong to you and will be valid for a ten year period. If you currently hold an EPC for your property it is important to consider whether any changes have been made since the supply of the certificate that may have affected the energy performance of the property (for example, a new central heating boiler or loft insulation).

    CONVEYANCING SERVICES

    Besley Hill work with a Panel of local Solicitors that have been chosen for their expertise in conveyancing. A no obligation quotation can be provided to you upon request. We suggest that you obtain this at the time of marketing your property as the information provided will enable you to accurately budget your move.

    All of our Panel Solicitors work closely with our branches to ensure that you receive the highest standard of CUSTOMER CARE to ensure you are kept informed at all times. This close working relationship between our Panel Solicitors and branches can often SPEED up procedures and therefore make your move less stressful.

    Your Besley Hill branch will be any to provide you with any further information you require and obtain the necessary details from you to provide a quotation.

    REMOVAL SERVICES

    Besley Hill aim to provide services beyond that of a typical Estate Agent, and to help you with all matters in connection with moving home.

    We work closely with a very established local Removal Company who are happy to provide you with a free quotation for removal services. They offer a comprehensive and fully insured service. We have received an excellent feedback from our many customers who have used this service. Just request a quotation at your branch at any time during your transaction.

    Our Manager of Legal Services, Sue Baker, is also happy to discuss any of the above matters with you and can be reached at sue@besleyhilllegalservices.co.uk.

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    • Auction is a fast and effective way of selling a property for the best possible price within a short, fixed time-scale. Besley Hill's Auction Department inspect all properties and provide full professional advice on value and suitability for a sale by Auction.

      Auction properties include the following :

      · Properties requiring modernisation/refurbishment.

      · Investment property.

      · Commercial property.

      · Land (with or without planning permission).

      · Deceased estates.

      · Repossessed property.

      Why Auction?

      · Best Price - competitive bidding from serious buyers.

      · Instant Sale - purchasers in a position to proceed immediately.

      · Fast and Effective - completion within 28 days.

      What does Besley Hill Auction Department offer?

      · Professional advice including guide and reserve prices.

      · Full client and solicitor liaison.

      · Local press advertising combined with local estate agency press coverage.

      · High quality auction brochure distributed to an established and comprehensive mailing list of developers and investors along with the Besley Hill Estate Agency network.

      · Specialist board (if required).

      · Flexible viewing times with an experienced and professional member of staff.

      · Professional advice and guidance throughout.

    • Valuation & Survey

      You'll find details of the different types of surveys available on the following pages. But briefly, there are three main kinds:

      The RICS Valuation Report: a brief report intended primarily to help your mortgage lender assess whether a property is worth the price being paid for it.

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report: a more thorough survey, designed to provide home buyers with fairly detailed information on their new property, at an affordable price.

      The RICS Building Survey: a really comprehensive report, covering virtually every aspect of your new home's condition in considerable detail. Suited to all property types - but especially larger and older houses.

      A valuation report will also be provided within a Homebuyer's Report and can be combined with a Building Survey.

      How do I arrange a survey?

      With Besley Hill Chartered Surveyors it couldn't be simpler. Just contact us, and we'll arrange for your survey to be carried out quickly and efficiently by an experienced Chartered Surveyor, with in-depth knowledge of the local property market.

      Your surveyor will be happy to discuss the property and your particular needs, and we'll keep you fully informed at every stage.

      The RICS Valuation Report

      The RICS Valuation Report is designed to advise on the Open Market Value of a property. It is essential for the following purposes:

      • Purchase
      • Matrimonial
      • Lending
      • Probate
      • Comparable locations
      • Rental assessment
      • Inheritance planning
      • Right to Buy
      • Insurance
      • Second charge
      • Litigation
      • Taxation

      The RICS Homebuyers Report

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report is designed to help you make an informed judgement on whether to buy the property, and whether it is being sold at a reasonable price.

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report will cover the following:

      • The location
      • Floors
      • Movement
      • Internal walls and partitions
      • Timber defects
      • Fireplaces
      • Damp and condensation
      • Internal joinery
      • Insulation
      • Internal decoration
      • Roof structure and covering
      • Services/drainage
      • Chimneys
      • Garage and outbuildings
      • Rainwater fittings
      • Grounds, boundaries and trees
      • Main walls
      • Insurance reinstatement
      • External joinery
      • Valuation
      • External decoration
      • Roof spaces
      • Ceilings

      RICS Building Survey

      The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive survey and is suitable for all types of property. It is designed to provide you with a detailed assessment of the property's construction and condition as well as advice on future maintenance requirements.

      The RICS Building Survey will provide in-depth comment on the following:

      • Chimneys
      • Damp and condensation
      • Roof covering and valleys
      • Timber decay and infestation
      • Parapet walls
      • Insulation
      • Roof spaces
      • Services/drainage
      • Rainwater fittings
      • Sanitary fittings
      • Main walls
      • Garage and outbuildings
      • Damp proof course
      • The location
      • Sub floor ventilation
      • Trees
      • External joinery
      • Grounds and boundaries
      • External decoration
      • Wayleaves, easements and rights of way
      • Ceilings
      • Planning and environmental matters
      • Internal walls and partitions
      • Fire/smoke detection
      • Fireplaces, flues and chimney breasts
      • Security
      • Floors
      • Internal joinery and kitchen fittings
      • Internal decoration
      • Cellars/basements

      Your new home is probably the biggest investment you'll ever make. So when you find a place that looks and feels right, it's only common sense to check it out properly before you commit yourself to buying it.

      What type of survey?

      You'll find details of the different types of surveys available on the following pages. But briefly, there are three main kinds:

      The RICS Valuation Report: a brief report intended primarily to help your mortgage lender assess whether a property is worth the price being paid for it.

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report: a more thorough survey, designed to provide home buyers with fairly detailed information on their new property, at an affordable price.

      The RICS Building Survey: a really comprehensive report, covering virtually every aspect of your new home's condition in considerable detail. Suited to all property types - but especially larger and older houses.

      A valuation report will also be provided within a Homebuyer's Report and can be combined with a Building Survey.

      How do I arrange a survey?

      With Besley Hill Chartered Surveyors it couldn't be simpler. Just contact us, and we'll arrange for your survey to be carried out quickly and efficiently by an experienced Chartered Surveyor, with in-depth knowledge of the local property market.

      Your surveyor will be happy to discuss the property and your particular needs, and we'll keep you fully informed at every stage.

      The RICS Valuation Report

      The RICS Valuation Report is designed to advise on the Open Market Value of a property. It is essential for the following purposes:

      • Purchase
      • Matrimonial
      • Lending
      • Probate
      • Comparable locations
      • Rental assessment
      • Inheritance planning
      • Right to Buy
      • Insurance
      • Second charge
      • Litigation
      • Taxation

      The RICS Homebuyers Report

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report is designed to help you make an informed judgement on whether to buy the property, and whether it is being sold at a reasonable price.

      The RICS Homebuyer's Report will cover the following:

      • The location
      • Floors
      • Movement
      • Internal walls and partitions
      • Timber defects
      • Fireplaces
      • Damp and condensation
      • Internal joinery
      • Insulation
      • Internal decoration
      • Roof structure and covering
      • Services/drainage
      • Chimneys
      • Garage and outbuildings
      • Rainwater fittings
      • Grounds, boundaries and trees
      • Main walls
      • Insurance reinstatement
      • External joinery
      • Valuation
      • External decoration
      • Roof spaces
      • Ceilings

      The RICS Building Survey

      The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive survey and is suitable for all types of property. It is designed to provide you with a detailed assessment of the property's construction and condition as well as advice on future maintenance requirements.

      The RICS Building Survey will provide in-depth comment on the following:

      • Chimneys
      • Damp and condensation
      • Roof covering and valleys
      • Timber decay and infestation
      • Parapet walls
      • Insulation
      • Roof spaces
      • Services/drainage
      • Rainwater fittings
      • Sanitary fittings
      • Main walls
      • Garage and outbuildings
      • Damp proof course
      • The location
      • Sub floor ventilation
      • Trees
      • External joinery
      • Grounds and boundaries
      • External decoration
      • Way leaves, easements and rights of way
      • Ceilings
      • Planning and environmental matters
      • Internal walls and partitions
      • Fire/smoke detection
      • Fireplaces, flues and chimney breasts
      • Security
      • Floors
      • Internal joinery and kitchen fittings
      • Internal decoration
      • Cellars/basement

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    David Bamforth - Director 
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    David Vincent - Director
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    Sarah Hargatt - Negotiator
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    Donna Durnell - Negotiator
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    Sara Vincent - Sales Progressor
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    Dena Shoebridge - Part time Negotiator
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    Martin Strong - Financial Advisor
    Martin is an Independent Mortgage advisor working for Mortgage Advice Bureau. MAB is one of the UK's leading independent mortgage brokers operating out of over 500 nation offices nationwide. Unlike Mortgage Advice Bureau, not all brokers are independent and their advice may be restricted to a limited number of lenders. I have access to 1000s to mortgage schemes and can search for suitable product from the whole of the mortgage market which includes high street, internet and mortgage broker deals.
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    Find us

    10 Badminton Road,
    Downend,
    Bristol,
    BS16 6BQ

    Telephone us

    Buying: 0117 407 2180  Local call rate
    Letting: 0117 407 2179  Local call rate

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    *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 Besley Hill, Downend on 0117 956 1234.


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    Besley Hill Estate Agents

    Besley Hill is probably recognised as Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire's foremost Estate Agents with a successful history dating back to the 1970s.

    Recent years have seen the business develop tremendously from a humble beginning with one office in the Kingswood area of the city to offices throughout 4 counties.

    Besley Hill's philosophy in the Estate Agency market is a simple one - to offer a professional, honest, friendly and informative advice where great emphasis is placed on high quality service. Our proposition doesn't end there - we are able to offer you a complete property service - including not only Estate Agency, but Financial & Mortgage Services, Survey, Auction, Lettings & Management & Conveyancing.

    With massive exposure to buyers via Rightmove and around 70 property websites, local advertising and extensive mailing list of home buyers, backed by a network of local branches and offices across the South West.We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality customer service and that is why a large percentage of our business comes from previous clients, professional contacts and other customer recommendations.If you are planning to move, start with a 'Free Valuation' and market appraisal and let us take the stress out of your move.

    Downend Office

    Besley Hill Estate Agents in Downend is owned and operated under licnence by it's directors David Vincent and David Bamforth since 2003 and have both worked in the industry for a combined total of nearly 40 years. Together they have taken the office from strength to strength and have built an extremely successful business with an excellent reputation.

    With this length of experience of working in the local area, they can provide unrivalled local knowledge that can be of major benefit to buyers and sellers alike.

    We believe that it is not just about selling your home, it is about helping you move, therefore we endeavour to guide you through the difficult process of buying or selling by offering a wealth of experience gathered over a huge collective number of years that our staff have worked within the industry. We also believe that the best people to advise you, are the people that live within the areas, therefore all of our staff are local and have an extensive knowledge, not just of the properties but of schools, transport and local amenities.

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    10 Badminton Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6BQ

    Buying: 0117 407 2180  Local call rate
    Letting: 0117 407 2179  Local call rate
    Fax: 0117 970 1141

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