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    Hello and a warm welcome from all of us at Cardwells Estate Agency. Our intention is to provide you with the best property information sheets, and a friendly service from our experienced & reliable staff, so that, be you a potential purchaser or potential vendor, you will be happy in the knowledge that any enquiry you make, will be handled in a professional and courteous manner.
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    Why choose Cardwells?
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    Residential Lettings
    • Professionally Qualified Staff with full ARLA recognition
    • Extreme care in tenant selection, with thorough credit and reference checks by an independent specialist company
    • Accompanied Viewings
    • Full Inventory service
    • Schedule of condition reports
    • Property handover
    • Periodic inspections, reports, photographs and videos where necessary
    • Deposits lodged with The Deposit Protection Service
    • Property Hand back service, includes letters to inform utility companies and council tax etc
    • All monies in the accounts overseen been chartered accountants
    • All accounts certified annually by ARLA
    • Prompt monthly payments and statements direct to landlords bank accounts
    • Fully managed or tenant find only service
    • Our aim is to take exceptionally good care of your property and your best interests
    • Tenants may be assured that they will have a well maintained home during the period of their tenancy.
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    Full Management Services

    In appointing Cardwells to find a suitable tenant and manage your property, you may be assured that we will look after your property to the highest of standards and so protect your best interests to the maximum.From the start we set out to ensure that we select the right tenant and to ensure maximum protection of your (our client's) best interest.The tenant does not have your contact details at all; you do not need to worry about being called, pestered etc etc. We are here to shield you from any of that, and, make your role as the landlord as easy and straightforward as possible. If there is a problem, the tenant speaks to usThe following covers some of the important services we provide as part of this process and highlights areas that you as the landlord may need to consider:

    Thorough, objective tenant and guarantor referencing - Is one of the most important parts of a letting agents services. Our tenant selection process includes the most advanced and detailed report of our applicants and this is carried out independently.

    Marketing - Your property will be marketed via our Estate Agency offices, advertised locally in the relevant newspapers and of course internet marketing on various property websites, including Cardwells.co.uk, findaproperty, Rightmove.co.uk and zoopla.co.uk. We will produce a fine brochure detailing room sizes and a photograph of various rooms plus garden etc.

    Legal Requirement - Your property will be under a Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, the lease of a specified term of between 6 months and 2 years, usually for 12 months.

    Gas Safety Certificate - Required for each and every gas appliance annually. You may provide it or we will arrange at cost price to us, usually £50.00.

    Electrical Safety - The electrical system within the property and individual appliances must be safe to use. There is no equivalent (to gas) safety certificate however, the responsibility is still present and safety must be taken seriously. If in any doubt we advise that a suitable electric check is arranged and perhaps P.A.T on each appliance. Cardwells can arrange this but will obtain a quote and your approval prior to instructing the check.

    EPC - Energy Performance Certificate is a legal requirement. This can be arranged for you at a cost of £60.00 or you can provide your own to us.

    A Smoke Alarm - Where smoke alarms are fitted at a property you are responsible for ensuring that they are fully functional and fitted with new batteries before the tenant moves into the property.

    Insurance - It is important that you have a suitable buildings insurance policy ie. A landlords policy. If you rely on any existing standard buildings insurance this may be invalid. Similarly you may want contents cover; again this needs to be a specialist policy. Cardwells can arrange a discounted quotation with the minimum of fuss, by asking the insurance company to contact you direct, thus ensuring that the policy is entirely appropriate, competitively priced and that all your questions are professionally answered. Better still call Rent Guardian direct on 01539 721736 for a quote, or for them to answer any questions you may have. You must arrange a suitable landlords Buildings Insurance Policy.

    Mortgage - Legally you must notify your lender if you intend to rent out your property. Failure to do so may result in a breach of your mortgage terms and conditions. Remember if the tenant does not pay the rent, you still have the responsibility to pay the mortgage. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments and could be repossessed.

    Residence / Domicile - In the event that the landlord takes up residence outside the United Kingdom, then in accordance with the Finance Act 1995, a deduction of income tax will be made until a valid exemption certificate is obtained from the Inland Revenue and ledged with Cardwells Property Management. This calculation will be done via our accountants.

    Inventory - It is the landlord's responsibility to provide an inventory, however at no extra cost (other letting agents charge £40-£110). Cardwells will assist the landlord to create the inventory for attachment to the lease. This must be checked and signed for by tenant at handover/hand back of the property.

    Furnishings - Any soft furnishings included must have a safety label attached and or a permanent label in respect of cigarette and matches ignition as contained in the 1988 safety regulations. Carelessness causes FIRE!

    Deposit / Bond - To comply with current legislations, the bond/deposit is lodged by Cardwells with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) and Cardwells will issue a certificate of deposit to both the landlord and tenant. As the property is managed by Cardwells, we will arrange for repayment of the deposit to the tenant upon satisfactory hand back of the property. Cardwells will attempt to seek a satisfactory conclusion to any dispute that may arise as to repairs, damage, cleaning, gardening etc, and in the event of non agreement, provide expert witness to the DPS who act as arbitrator. The decision of disbursement/cost by the DPS is final and can take over six weeks to resolve.

    Lease Signing - The short hold tenancy agreement will be prepared and checked by us. Tenant and Landlord will be invited to attend our office at a specific appointment to check the lease is correct, signature and payment by the tenant of the rent in advance and bond etc. Landlords must by now have provided Cardwells with their forwarding address, contact no, email and bank details, so that we can arrange ongoing payments.

    Handover on Completion - Cardwells staff will meet the tenant at the agreed time and ideally the landlord should be present. We will have a 'Property Condition Form' which is completed room by room, noting any points relevant such as, existing damage, cleanliness etc, and also photographing all noted problems, each room and gardens etc for our file. This form is signed by the tenant as correct and agreed. The photographs taken can be emailed to landlord and or tenant if requested. The landlord must provide us with full details of service/utility providers including each account no. Cardwells will write to the gas, electric and water providers. Also needed are the details in relation to the Local Authority Council Tax. Again we write on behalf of the landlord and will provide a copy of the lease if required by the Local Authority.

    During the Tenancy - Hopefully all goes smoothly; however, if there is a problem, your tenant calls Cardwells. We endeavour to sort things out with minimum inconvenience to you the landlord. Cardwells carry out periodic checks on the property at no extra charge unlike other Agents who charge up to £100 per visit / inspection.Repairs required that have been caused by the tenant are the tenants responsibility to repair / renew at own their own costs. The landlord has a responsibility for ongoing maintenance, eg: repair leaking gutter. Cardwells will attempt to define and negotiate agreement as appropriate.

    Hand Back of Property - Cardwells and ideally the landlord attend by appointment. Check the property condition, note meter readings etc and arrange return of deposit or otherwise as appropriate.Note: Unlike other letting agencies, Cardwells do not charge for service for handover / hand back or interim inspection fees. Our management fee is all inclusive.

    Ready to Market Your Property? - So are we. We open 7 days a week and hope to be of service to you.

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    Tenant Finder Only Service

    Some of our clients maybe experienced property managers themselves or would simply prefer to be more "hands on" in the day to day running of the rental.

    To this end we offer a Tenant Find Service where we do not provide the management, but do provide the comprehensive marketing, accompanied viewing, negotiation of the rental terms, full tenant checking, and we do draw up the lease on your behalf.

    Using this option we do not, conduct an inventory, property condition report, register the deposit with the Deposit Protection Service, handover, property inspections, hand back of the property, negotiate DPS disputes etc.

    If we can offer you assistance with and perhaps advise on what rent your property could achieve please call us to arrange a rental appraisal.

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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton on 01204 381 281.


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      Our Offices are located in Bolton, and Bury, and we are proud to sell and rent property all across the North West of England. Cardwells are dedicated to achieving success for you in selling or renting your property and to this end our offices are open seven days a week, offering accompanied viewings by appointment only, and, open market valuations. We understand that you as a vendor need a reliable service with feedback from viewings and a constructive and proactive marketing approach, to ensure that we introduce potential buyers or tenants to your property, who are genuinely looking for what it is your property has to offer. We want to get the right people viewing your property. This is why we produce high quality glossy brochures for each property that we advertise, with multiple photographs, in conjunction with our comprehensive Internet advertising which includes Rightmove, Zoopla,On The Market, PrimeLocation, FindaProperty, Globrix, Home24, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, AOL, MSN, Facebook and Twitter . To this day we are an independent family run company and you may bank on our credentials and expertise which is reflected in the many, many, recommendations and the repeat business we receive, some of which dates back to 1982, the year we were established! We are qualified professionals and s a member firm of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Ombudsman Scheme and Association of Residential Letting Agents, our standard of performance has to be exemplary. We offer a service that we take pride in achieving and we are happy to put our name to. Every sale is actively managed by a company director with regular reviews to ensure the sale process is as simple and easy for you as possible. All of our clients are welcome to use our one stop agency solution for any aspect of moving home as we can introduce you to Independent Financial Advisers, Solicitors / Conveyancers, Energy Assessors, Gas Safety engineers etc etc.
      • Seven Day Service
      • Qualified Professional Experienced Staff

      • Accompanied Viewings With Feedback

      • Free Valuations

      • Established Since 1982

      • Family Run Company

      • Proven Track Record

      • Award Winning Estate Agency

      • Active Buyers / Tenants Waiting

      • Pay Only For Success - No Sale No Fee

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      Our Estate Agency service is at the core of our organisation and was the foundation of when we established in 1982. Selling a house can seem daunting, but with our wealth of experience, and our NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) qualified staff you can rely on us to make the transaction as smooth as possible. Your transaction will be overseen by a senior member of staff at all times. From the beginning we provide a professional market appraisal. We can advise on potential improvements to enhance the potentially achieved sales price and saleability. We produce a glossy property brochure with quality photography, with (optional) floor plans etc. Advertise your property on a number of websites including Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, FindAProperty, Globrix, Facebook, Twitter, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times etc etc etc Accompany viewings seven days a week, and, provide you with comprehensive feedback. Negotiate any offers with you to ensure the best possible price. Write to the purchasers, you and all solicitors so that the terms of transaction are completely cross referenced and not in doubt. Help you find another property to buy, even negotiate the price of your purchase if you would like us to. Liaise with your solicitor and the purchaser's solicitor to ensure that the transaction completes smoothly and within a timescale that suits you. We can even arrange quotes for your removals!
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      Buying
      We understand how daunting buying a property can be and this is why we ensure we provide the best service possible to transform this stress into an exciting and memorable experience. Our buying service is designed to take you through the process step-by-step, providing a property service to suit all your needs. We work hard to ensure that you are able to locate and purchase your dream house at a price suited to your specific budget. We also provide top property-buying tips to provide you with some key purchasing points. Alternatively, you can scroll through our recommended properties to find the perfect home for you.
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      Buying tips...

      Before you buy, make sure you remember the following: Be prepared to view as soon as possible - the best properties in the market generate the most interest, so don't waste time when it comes to buying your new home

      Put yourself in a position to buy - qualify yourself for a mortgage as soon as possible. When buying a property it is worth providing your estate agent with as much information as possible, from your property being chain free to your readiness to proceed with the purchase.

      Multiple viewings - try and view the property more than once at different times of the day especially at weekends, when everyone is at home and at rush hour to check how local roads may be affected by congestion. If this property is to be yours, then you need to have as much information as possible about not only the house but also the surrounding area.

      Look beneath the surface - when buying a house it is important to make an impartial judgement based on every aspect of the property. Make sure you distinguish between major work and 'cosmetic' work. Don't let your judgment be clouded.

      Protect yourself - property surveys maybe expensive but they can uncover any major defects which may help you renegotiate on price or even reconsider the purchase.

      Location, location, location - research the local schools, shops, parking, transport and neighbours to get a good feel of what it will be like to live there. Your dream house may not be so idyllic upon further investigation.

      Don't rule out offering the full asking price - if you find your ideal home and it is priced correctly, consider offering the full asking price to avoid losing out. By bidding correctly and accurately for your desired property you stand a much greater chance of securing the house without being outbid or rivaled.

      Ask lots of direct questions about the property - if this is going to be the property of your dreams then ask as many questions as you can about it. Remember to ask about any previous building work that has been undertaken, as well as any major faults that have been highlighted.

      Remember, the estate agent works for the vendor - the agent is working on behalf of the seller so be willing and eager to view properties so that you're top of the agent's list to call. Stay in regular contact so they are aware of your interest in their properties.

      Don't be put off by a property that is on the market at a low price compared to others in the area - in this housing market some of the best deals are sold on behalf of developers and lenders and are priced to sell quickly. These properties include some of the best value houses around, so remember to give these your consideration.

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      Mortgages

      Before you offer on a house it is vitally important that you know whether or not you can successfully apply for a mortgage. Factors such as your income, credit history, age, dependants, affordability and many others all contribute to whether or not a lender will lend to you and how much. As different lenders lend different amounts based on your information, and they all have different criteria which means where one bank may refuse lending where another would not, it is important that you seek independent advice.It also essential, that as a buyer you consider the importance and costs of protecting your mortgage against loss of income through job loss or health issues.At Cardwells we can help you by introducing you to our independent financial advisors who will;


      • Find the mortgage that best suits your circumstances by searching the whole of the market, in the process saving you money
      • Help you budget by reviewing your current and future costs making sure that your purchase is affordable
      • Explain and help you choose the right level of protection for your mortgage and lifestyle
      • Be one point of contact through the entire mortgage process, as opposed to banks where it can be difficult to speak to the same person who originally advised you
      Please call us on 01204 381 281 to arrange an appointment
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        Don't just take our word for it...

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        April 2014 Dear Dawn I wanted to write and thank you for your help & support not to mention the counselling sessions, during what can only described as one of the most frustrating experiences of my life! (Nothing to do with your office), no matter how many times I rang the office you were always happy to help and assist, even walking down to the Solicitors to try and move things along ! You may see this as "Its all part of the service " but personally I believe you go up and beyond your role, your professionalism was outstanding and I can honestly say because of your efforts I would whole heartedly recommend Cardwells Estate Agents to anyone wanting to move home. You are a real asset to your team & Business. Thank you once again and I hope you enjoyed your break, it was well deserved. Mr & Mrs P, Manor Road, Swinton.

        "As ever Cardwells provided excellent service. That is why I use them time and time again"

        "Highly Reccomended"

        "Cardwells found me a purchaser quickly and were professionals at all times."

        "Professional, friendly and informative. I adhered to his advice and received a higher offer and this property was sold within 5 weeks. Excellent after sales service...Would trust and use again if I ever move house again."

        "The agent was in constant communication keeping me updated and generally provided an excellent service. I have vast experience in the property market and dealt with many agents - Candwells I put at the top of the tree and gave a 'AAA' service!"

        "Excellent"

        "Cardwells were extremely professional, helpful and courteous. A pleasure to deal with."

        "Cardwells did an excellent job in finding a cash buyer ready to proceed immediately."

        "Cardwells were a pleasure to deal with. They are a credit to the industry. I have recommended them to all my friends."

        "I would just like to thank Karen and David for all their help during my period of tenancy via Caldwells. Excellent customer service and I would highly recommend."

        "I have a lot of experience with estate agents and everyone else in the processes of buying and selling. So I want to tell you what a pleasure it has been to deal with Rick. A few words to describe him - calm, informative, knowledgeable and helpful."

        "Many thanks for all the help and support you have given us in the recent weeks. Your patience and excellent customer service (in particular Andrew and Richard) was very much appreciated. We have already recommended you to our new neighbours who are thinking of moving!" Mr & Mrs L. (thank you card)

        "To all at Cardwells, Just a short note to say a big "THANK YOU" for all your help during our recent house sale. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone. I just wish we had chosen you at the start and saved ourselves all the time and hassle of dealing with amateurs to begin with! Never mind, you sold our house within 2 months...we are delighted! Thank You! Mr. & Mrs M (thank you card)

        "Of all the Estate Agents I have dealt with. Cardwells are without question, the most polite, professional and trustworthy of them all. You really did manage to take the stress away from me during the sale process. I can't thank you all enough. It is was a pleasure to deal with you!!" Mr. A (feedback form)

      • Seller Testimonial

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton on 01204 381 281.


      Welcome to Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton

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        Hello and a warm welcome from all of us at Cardwells Estate Agency. Our intention is to provide you with the best property information sheets, and a friendly service from our experienced & reliable staff, so that, be you a potential purchaser or potential vendor, you will be happy in the knowledge that any enquiry you make, will be handled in a professional and courteous manner.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      11 Institute Street,
      Bolton,
      BL1 1PZ

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01204 299037  Local call rate
      Letting: 01204 299038  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton. 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 Cardwells Sales, Lettings, Management & Commercial, Bolton on 01204 381 281.