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Blueprint Estate Agents
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    Blueprint Estate Agents specialising in residential sales and lettings, new homes and investments, commercial property and land acquisitions/disposals.

    With our innovative team of property consultants and investment specialists, we aim to put Blueprint at the forefront of the estate agency domain in London.

    At Blueprint, we aim to offer each client the utmost in professional service and experience, combining high values with twenty first century vision. Looking to become one of the new leading estate agencies in London, we are dedicated to an honest approach with integrity, and professionalism to deliver the best possible results. Our unrivalled knowledge of the London property market will be put to work for you, where our skilled and trained consultants will add benefit to all our customers whether you be a vendor, landlord, purchaser or tenant. Let us prove the point!

    Using the latest in cutting edge technology allowing us to filter your specific requirements we can showcase and distribute the relevant properties to you via email, SMS and post simply at the click of a button.

    Our aim is to build a new age estate agency in the heart of London, E1 by employing only the highest quality staff who share the honest, approachable, knowledgeable and passion of the Blueprint ethos.

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Landlord information & advice.
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    Service and Fees


    Tenant find:8% of rent (inc VAT)

    Collect and remit initial months' rent received
    Agree collection of any shortfall and payment method
    Provide tenant with method of payment
    Deduct any pre-tenancy invoices

    Fully mananged: 10% of rent (inc VAT)

    Collect and remit initial months' rent received
    Deduct commission and other works
    Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
    Deduct any pre-tenancy invoices
    Undertake two inspections visits per annum and notify landlord of the outcome
    Arrange approved repairs and instruct approved contractors

    Additional Services Included (Irrespective of level of service):

    Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with landlord guidelines
    Advise on refurbishment if required
    Carry out accompanied viewings as appropriate
    Market the property and advertise on relevant portals

    Services not Included (Irrespective of level of service):

    Inventory fee (cost dependant on size of the property and number of rooms) & My Deposits fee-Protection tenants deposit
    Any additional cleaning of the property necessary prior to rental
    Gas safety certification, EPC and electrical certificate (any other necessary fees to adhere to legal requirements prior to rental)
    Cost of providing set of management keys

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    Before beginning the process of letting your property, there are a few small things to consider. A first impression can only be created once, thus it is very important that your property looks its best, during viewings.

    The exterior provides prospective tenants with their first impression and here are a few points that may help in finding a new tenant:

    • Make sure the house number can be seen.

    • Keep rubbish bins out of sight.

    • Tidy up the front and back gardens/balconies etc.

    • Try to repair any cracks or holes in the driveway or walls.

    Keeping the interior in good order is also key. Here are a few further points that may help when in finding a new tenant:

    • Clean the property thoroughly throughout.

    • Get rid of any unpleasant odours, incl. cigarette smoke.

    • Decorate rooms if they look tired.

    • Create the feeling of space by moving and or removing any unnecessary items of furniture into storage and any other objects that may create clutter.

    • Fix taps, cracks in the walls, replace broken tiles, replace light bulbs and insure everything in the property is in good working order.

    Considering some or all of the above first before marketing your property 'To Let' should assist with a smooth and successful campaign . Blueprint's trained and experienced staff can assist in recommending suitable actions to take upon an initial meeting.
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Blueprint's Tenant Tips.
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    Securing a property to rent


    You should begin by putting down a holding deposit in order to state your intention to rent the property and get the property off the market. The letting agent will then begin the administrative process of requesting references from you and a full deposit.

    References

    Your prospective new landlord will be keen to make sure that you are a suitable tenant and that you have the ability to pay your rent, while also making sure that you have rented a property without any major problems in the past (if this is applicable). If instructed, the letting agent will organise this, and at this point, they are likely to ask for the administration fee, along with your permission to conduct the relevant searches. Be aware that should you fail any of the necessary checks, you may not get your administrative fee back. Check with the letting agent before agreeing to hand over any cash or signing any forms.

    If you agree, some, or all, of the following documents may be requested by the letting agent:

    • References from previous landlords - you may be asked to give the details of where you have lived within the last three years
    • A credit check - this will allow them to see if you have a good history of paying your bills
    • Your bank details, including bank name, account number and sort code
    • Details of your employment, including your employer, job title, payroll number, salary and previous employer

    In the event that the information highlights any potential of risk to the landlord, you may be asked to provide a guarantor. A guarantor will be contractually liable, both financially and legally, should you fail to pay the rent during your tenancy or in the event of damage to the property.


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    Moving Out

    Move out

    If you decide to move out, then it's worth putting in a bit of work to get the property up to scratch to maximise the chances of getting your full deposit back. As long as the condition of the property is the same as when you moved in (barring normal wear and tear), you'll have no problem. Here is what you should do:

    • Give the property a thorough clean, including carpets, windows, walls and furniture
    • If it's your responsibility, tidy up the garden and clear away any rubbish
    • Return all of the keys to the landlord
    • Remove all of your personal belongings
    • Be satisfied you're leaving the property as you found it.
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    Senior Negotiator
    Jack Jaques has over 7 years estate agency experience first cutting his teeth with Walkers Country and Equestrian and later joining the sales force of Zoopla the UK's leading property portal. This year will mark Jack's 5th year with Blueprint Properties and is our Senior Negotiator.
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    Property Consultant 
    James Hardcastle joined Blueprint Properties straight from college in 2013 and has developed his skills within the sales and letting department, friendly and reliable member of our Blueprint Team.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

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

    Find us

    57 Commercial Street,
    Spitalfields,
    London,
    E1 6BD

    Telephone us

    Buying: 020 8012 1457  Local call rate
    Letting: 020 8012 1458  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1 on 020 7377 2048.


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    Blueprint Estate Agents
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      Blueprint Estate Agents specialising in residential sales and lettings, new homes and investments, commercial property and land acquisitions/disposals.

      With our innovative team of property consultants and investment specialists, we aim to put Blueprint at the forefront of the estate agency domain in London.

      At Blueprint, we aim to offer each client the utmost in professional service and experience, combining high values with twenty first century vision. Looking to become one of the new leading estate agencies in London, we are dedicated to an honest approach with integrity, and professionalism to deliver the best possible results. Our unrivalled knowledge of the London property market will be put to work for you, where our skilled and trained consultants will add benefit to all our customers whether you be a vendor, landlord, purchaser or tenant. Let us prove the point!

      Using the latest in cutting edge technology allowing us to filter your specific requirements we can showcase and distribute the relevant properties to you via email, SMS and post simply at the click of a button.

      Our aim is to build a new age estate agency in the heart of London, E1 by employing only the highest quality staff who share the honest, approachable, knowledgeable and passion of the Blueprint ethos.

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    Blueprint's Selling tips.
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      Top tip to prepare your house for sale.

      First impressions really do count so make sure you take the time to prepare your home for sale. An estate agent will be able to photograph your property to its maximum potential, knowing how to show it off in its best light. It doesn't mean that you can avoid dressing your home though before the pictures are taken and you start viewings.

      It's worth considering who your target market is. Which type of buyer do you think will be interested in your property? The trick is to make your home appeal to your target market without alienating other types of buyers.

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      Choose the right agent.

      A good estate agent will be able to help you secure a swift sale. Selling a property takes time, knowledge of the neighbourhood and negotiating skills.

      When you are choosing an estate agent to sell your house, find out as much as you can about their experience, skills and fees:

      · What fees do they charge?

      · What is their commission rate?

      · What type of contract do they offer? Sole agency, sole selling, joint agency or multiple agency?

      · What price tag do they recommend for your property?

      · Do they have experience in selling homes similar to yours? If so, what prices have they achieved?

      · How and where will they market your property? Make sure they are showcasing your home as widely as possible.

      · How long will they advertise your house for?

      · Will they carry out viewings of your property?

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      Make the most of viewings.
      Your home needs to be clearly on the market and given as great an audience as possible if you want to sell it quickly.
      • You might also consider having a 'For sale' board up outside your property.
      • And remember too that word of mouth can be very powerful. 

      Estate agents can help with viewings and if you are paying for one to sell your property, it makes sense to take advantage of their advice and services. Estate agents are less likely to accompany a buyer who is wasting their time and they can also deal with any awkward questions.

      Before a viewing, do a final sweep of the house:

      • Tidy, clean and clear the last of the clutter.
      • You might consider removing pets and noisy children.
      • If you have a parking space, leave it free for the buyer. You want to make your property as welcoming as possible.

      Take into account:

      • Temperature: make a fire if it's cold or open up the windows if it's a warm, sunny day.
      • Odours: clear bins and drains, air the room of any cigarette smoke and old cooking smells. Try adding fresh flowers or plants throughout the house.
      • Lighting: pull back the curtains to let the light in and switch the lights on in dark areas.
      • Sound: make sure the children aren't shouting or the radio is on full blast.

      During the viewing:

      Try to show your best rooms first - and let the buyer enter the room first.

      • Do not point out any potential problems or issues with the property.
      • Remain as positive as possible about the property and the surrounding area while it is being shown to potential buyers.

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    Blueprint's Buyer Information
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      Buying a property can be a very expensive outlay / investment especially if you do not get professional advice in the process. The easiest way to search for property is by appointing an efficient property agent. An experienced property agent would have expertise in the buying and selling of real estates. They also keep track of the properties that are to be sold in the locality and research on the market values. Your agent would stand by (hold your hand in essence) during negotiations and the completion of the legal formalities.



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      Making an offer

      Having found a suitable property and despite being keen to make an offer, it is important to consider the following:

      Can you see yourself living in this property? It is important that you are confident that you are making the correct decision. You may have to place a holding deposit down on the property so a change of heart could potentially result in financial loss.

      Once satisfied that you are making the correct decision and are ready to make the offer, be sure to make any requests or requirements that you may have in writing, so that this can be negotiated with the landlord/letting agent at the outset.

      Always offer what you feel is a fair but realistic rental price, in the fast paced rental market it is generally wise to offer as close to the asking price as possible to avoid disappointment!

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       Ownership / Home Buy


      A shared ownership agreement is an arrangement in which you buy a home with another person/entity or people at the same time. Probably the most common form of shared ownership involves the purchasing of a property with a local authority or housing association. This allows you to buy a percentage of your home and pay rent on the remainder, very often with the option of increasing your shared interest as and when you can afford it, commonly known as 'staircasing'. Many of these homes are new-builds, with initial shares starting from around 25%, and the eventual option of acquiring 100% of the property. (Different housing associations and local authorities have different criteria detailing who can participate in shared-ownership schemes and under what circumstances).

      Family Loan


      A family loan is where a parent, guardian or family member lends you money or takes out a loan to help with the equity element of purchasing. For example, a parent could use a home - equity loan on their primary residence to borrow money and lend the funds to you. You can then make the repaymenty on behalf of the parent, guardian or family member. When using a family loan, it is important to ensure that everything is in writing preferably using solicitors so that (a) the loan amount is not taxed as a gift and (b) \all parties are fully aware and briefed on what they are signing up to.

      Piggyback Loan


      This involves financing 80 percent of the property purchase with a regular mortgage loan whilst financing the remaining 20 percent with a separate loan. Naturally the biggest drawback with these loans is you have to keep up with two loan repayments, but it can work!

      First Time Home Buyer Programs


      The rising cost of housing over the past decade has made it difficult for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. However, some mortgages are specifically designed to assist first time buyers and you can even get help with the down payment. First time home buyer grants are offered by some non-profit organisations.

      Buying at Auction


      If you are considering buying a property you will need to follow a number of steps including finding a lender and mortgage within your price range and seeking professional advice (e.g. legal, surveyor and estate agent). Buying a property at auction should be broadly similar except you are obliged to exchange legally binding contracts on the day and you will thus have had to arrange your funding prior to the auction and sought legal and surveying advice prior. In addition, it is helpful to;

      • Get on local auctioneers' mailing lists.
      • Attend a few auctions as a spectator before considering buying at an auction.
      • Check with the auction house for details about the ways to bid.

      Further information can be found on http://www.home.co.uk/guides/buying/auction_steps.htm

      To find out about single or joint mortgages contact our recommended mortgage brokers First Action Finance on
      0207 580 7770 or visit their website www.firstaf.com

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    • Team Member

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      Jack Jaques - Senior Negotiator
      Jack Jaques has over 7 years estate agency experience first cutting his teeth with Walkers Country and Equestrian and later joining the sales force of Zoopla the UK's leading property portal. This year will mark Jack's 5th year with Blueprint Properties and is our Senior Negotiator.
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      Property Consultant

      James Hardcastle joined Blueprint Properties straight from college in 2013 and has developed his skills within the sales and letting department, friendly and reliable member of our Blueprint Team.

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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

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

      Find us

      57 Commercial Street,
      Spitalfields,
      London,
      E1 6BD

      Telephone us

      Buying: 020 8012 1457  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 1458  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1 on 020 7377 2048.


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      Find Us

      Branch address

      57 Commercial Street,
      Spitalfields,
      London,
      E1 6BD

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 1457  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 1458  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1. 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 Blueprint Estate Agents Ltd, E1 on 020 7377 2048.