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    Established in Teignmouth since 1971 Dart & Partners is a privately owned independent estate agent with national coverage. Emphasis is on a personal service with spacious town centre showrooms open seven days a week. Dart & Partners are a estate agent with the most powerful nation-wide multi listing property network. Unrivalled web site coverage utilising the latest technology.
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    Dart & Partners has been established in Teignmouth since 1971 and I have been practicing in the town for over 30 years. In my nearly twenty five years of ownership of the Company I can honestly say we have exceeded all expectations in securing our position as one of the town's leading independent estate agents and each year has seen a progressive growth in completed property sales and increased staff. I believe that no other estate agent can offer a personal service which is something on which I have always placed great emphasis to ensure your home is sold at the best possible price in the shortest possible time and with minimum of fuss and aggravation. As a Company we always pride ourselves on embracing the most modern and up-to-date technology which is demonstrated by this sophisticated website that is constantly updated meaning that all of our properties are available to view online as soon as we commence marketing. One of the most pleasing aspects of running the business is the fact that nearly all of the staff within Dart & Partners are long serving and have been with the Company for many years and in their own right, due to their highly dedicated professional approach, confidentiality and discretion, enjoy a very high percentage of repeat business and personal recommendations. All staff attend regular management and compliance courses in order to maintain our high level of professionalism and standards. Our spacious town centre showrooms are open seven days a week. As a Company we are members of the National Association of Estate Agents and the Ombudsman Scheme, both of which can give sellers and buyers comfort and assurance that they are dealing with a reputable and professional Company. As an independent, privately-owned agency our priority is to give 100% commitment to the selling and renting of properties in Teignmouth and the surrounding villages and we do not concern ourselves with financial mortgage or insurance targets. If you are serious about selling or letting and want the benefit of a first-class team working with you and on your behalf then Dart & Partners should be your No.1 choice.
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    Conveyancing A unique service with high standards and minimum stress! We always recommend Team Conveyancing which is a conveyancing service integrated with our computer system ensuring we are always in touch with the progress of your move and enabling us to work closely with you Team Conveyancing lawyer to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. By combining good old fashioned know-how with excellent customer service using the very latest in computer and internet technology, Team Conveyancing ensure that everyone is better informed and focused on achieving the highest standards for you.
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    • Computer link direct to our office
    • Client liaison team - open the same hours we are, save Sunday.
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    Insurance to cover regular mortgage payments If you're unable to work for a period of time due to an accident or sickness or unemployment

    Acre An imperial unit of area (4840 square yards) used in the United Kingdom. One acre is also 4046.9 square metres Agreement in principal (AIP) When a mortgage consultant provides advice to a person seeking a mortgage before they actually submit the application to obtain the mortgage offer, they may be provided with an Agreement in Principal (AIP) which is a form which sets out the amount of money that that person can borrow and is usually approved by a building society. Aggregate Pebbles, shingle, gravel etc. used in the manufacture of concrete, and in the construction of "soakaways". Annual percentage rate (APR) the total cost of a loan, including all costs, interest charges and arrangement fees shown as a percentage rate and easily comparable with mortgage interest rates. Architrave Joinery moulding around window or doorway. Arrangement fees Charge to arrange a loan on certain products. Usually applied to loans where a special interest rate applies e.g. fixed or capped rates. Asphalt Bitumen based substance, incorates crushed stone. strongly adhesive and impervious to moisture. Used on flat roofs and floors. Assignment The transfer of ownership of an insurance policy or lease on a property. Assured Shorthold Tenancies Assured Shorthold Tenancies (or Shorthold Tenancies) are a tenancy for a period of time and thereafter monthly unless either party end the agreement and are unlike assured tenancies as they do not give long-term security.They are not regulated by usual rent controls. Assured Tenancies Assured Tenancies (unlike Shorthold Tenancies) are a tenancy for a period of time and thereafter monthly which give long-term security as the landlord does not have an automatic right of possession when he wants. They are not regulated by usual rent controls. Auction The sale of a property to the highest bidder. Basic variable mortgage rate Mortgage lender's standard rate of interest which may be increased or decreased periodically by the lender depending on prevailing economic conditions. BACS or bankers automated clearing services is a United Kingdom scheme for the electronic processing of financial transactions. Payments and transfers within the system take from 1 to 3 days to be processed and cleared. Boundary dispute is a dispute between two or more parties as to the exact line the boundary between their properties takes Bridging loan A temporary loan providing financial cover which allows a purchaser to complete on the purchase of a new property before selling the previous property. Building Insurance Insurance taken out by the owner of the property to insure the property against risks such as fire, landslip etc. The responsibility to insure the property often passes to the buyer on exchange of contracts. Building Survey An in depth inspection of a property and its structure usually carried out for the purchaser to provide a report setting out its defects. Buy to Let This is where a buyer purchases a property with the intention of letting it out to receive an income.There are usually mortgages specific to this type of purchase known as Buy to Let mortgages. Buy to let mortgage A type of mortgage specifically designed for people buying a property with the intention of letting it out. Buyer A person who is buying a property. Capital The amount of the loan on which interest is calculated. Capped mortgage Normally agreed for a fixed period of time, many lenders provide mortgages with an upper limit on the interest rate. Thus if the standard interest rate is lower than the upper limit you will be charged the lower rate, but if the standard variable rate is higher you will be charged at the agreed, or capped, rate. Capital gains tax valuation is a valuation of property at specific times which is then used in the calculation of Capital Gains Tax. Cavity Wall A wall built in two sections to provide a cavity in between for insulation which may or may not be filled with insulation material, traditionally the outer wall in in brick and the inner wall in block and they are tied together with wall ties. Cesspit In the UK a cesspit is a sealed tank for the reception and temporary storage of sewage.Because it is sealed, the tank must be emptied frequently - in many cases as often as weekly.Because of the need for frequent emptying, the cost of maintenance of a cesspit can be very high. Chain The situation that occurs when a sequence of buyers are each reliant upon the completion of the sale of their existing property in order to purchase a new property. Chartered Surveyor A member or fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a person qualified to provide specialist services relating to property. CML The Council of Mortgage Lenders, which has devised the Mortgage Code to ensure lenders treat customers fairly. Common Land Common land, or just common, is frequently used to describe a parcel of land, usually near the centre of towns and villages, which is thought to be owned 'in common' by all the members of the community. Completion The point at which all transactions concerning the property's sale are concluded and the buyer pays the money for the property and legal transfer of ownership passes to the buyer. Compulsory purchase valuation is a valuation of property at a specific time which is used in the assessment of value when a compulsory purchase order has been issued. Conditions of sale The details which determine the rights and duties of the buyer and seller. These may be national, statutory, or the Law Society's conditions. Contents insurance Insurance to cover any loss or damage to your possessions within the property. Contract A legal agreement between the seller and buyer of a property which binds both parties to complete the transaction. Contract race When two parties have made an offer on the same house and both request and receive a contract to purchase. The vendor will sell to the first party to exchange contracts, ie: it's a race!. Conveyancer A qualified individual such as a solicitor or licensed conveyancer who deals with the legal aspects of buying or selling a property. Conveyancing Traditional term for the legal work involved in the purchase and sale of a property. Corgi Registered CORGI stands for the Council of Registered Gas Installers which is a regulatory body for those working with gas. It is illegal to work on gas without being CORGI registered. CORGI registered gas installers have passed recognised exams to prove their competence. Always look for a CORGI logo and ID badge when employing someone to work on gas. Cornice Ornamental moulded projection around the top of a building or around the wall of a room just below the ceiling. Covenants Rules and regulations governing the property, contained in its title deeds or lease. Coving A curved moulding at the junction between wall and ceiling. Critical Illness Insurance The sum insured is paid out if you are diagnosed as having contracted one of a specified range of critical illnesses. Dado Rail Wooden moulding fixed horizontally to a wall, about 1 metre (3ft 4in) above the floor, originally intended to protect the wall against damage by chair-backs. Damp Proof Course A layer of impervious material laid in a wall to prevent moisture penetration.The most common is at ground floor level but could also been seen around windows and in chimneys. Vertical damp proof courses are used in cavity wall construction. Deeds Legal title documents proving ownership. The deeds will often be held by a mortgage lender. Deposit A sum of money (usually 10%) paid by the buyer on exchange of contracts Detached Term used to describe a property that stands alone and is separated from all others. Development A group of newly built residences. Dilapidations The disrepair or damage to property.This is used frequently with rented properties when a schedule of dilapidations will be prepared. Disbursements Fees paid by the buyer's solicitor on the buyer's behalf such as stamp duty, land registry and search fees. Discharge Paying off a mortgage. Discounted Rate The lender offers a discounted rate on the mortgage's standard variable rate for an agreed period of time. Dispute Service The Dispute Service is an independent, not-for-profit company established in 2003 to resolve complaints and disputes arising in the private rented sector, over the return of tenants deposits, speedily, cost-effectively and fairly. Dormer Dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Dormers are used, either in original construction or as later additions, to create usable space in the roof of a building by adding headroom and usually also by enabling addition of windows. Double Glazing Windows that have two layers of glass to keep a building warm or to reduce noise from outside. Down Valuation An appraisal of the value of the property where the value is lower than asking price. Draft Contract Preliminary, unconfirmed version of the contract. Drainage reports This is a report into all of the drains connected to a property as to whether there are any defects to them. Because the drains cannot be seen it may include the use of a video camera that is put down the drain to film its condition or it may involve sealing the drain to see if there is a leak or using dyes to trace the course of drains. Drainage Search An environmental search relating to the drainage systems of a property Dry Rot (Serpula Lacrymans.) A fungus which attacks structural and joinery timbers, often with devastating results. Can flourish in moist, unventilated areas. Early redemption charge (ERC) A charge made by the lender if the borrower terminates a mortgage in advance of the terms of the particular mortgage. Normally occurs when the borrower has benefited from reduced payments or cash back in the early period of a mortgage. Easement A right over the land of another for a specific purpose such as a drain or cable. Eaves The overhang at the lower edge of a roof Electrical report This is a report into all of the electrical wiring in a building from the fuse board through to the power and light points and cooker and immersion points. End Terrace Terraced House is a property which forms part of a connected row of houses.The End Terrace is the property on either end of such a row of houses. Endowment mortgage Interest repayments on a loan on property together with monthly premiums which create an insurance (or endowment policy) designed to generate sufficient funds to pay off the loan at the end of the term. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes - which should have the lowest fuel bills - are in band A. Enquiries The process of asking a question. Enquiries Before Contract Questions raised by a solicitor after the title and ownership of a property during the purchasing process and prior to the exchange of contracts. Environmental Search This is a search that the conveyancer carries out to check whether there are any environmental issues affecting a property. These may include matters such as flooding, coal mining and land fill. Equity The difference between the value of a property and the amount of mortgage owed. Equity Release When a new or larger mortgage is taken out to free some of the equity that has built up in your property Estate Agency Act An act of Parliament which regulates the sale of property. Estate Agent The person or company employed to sell a property. Excess The initial sum you have to pay on an insurance claim. Exchange of contracts The point at which signed contracts are physically exchanged, legally committing the buyer and seller to the purchase and sale of a property at the agreed price and on an agreed date, i.e. the date of completion Failed valuation survey When the lender turns down your mortgage application after the surveyor's valuation report indicates the property is not worth the sum sought. Fascia A horizontal piece (such as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves of the roof; also called fascia board Financial Advisor A person or company who is qualified to arrange the mortgage or finance to purchase a property and in addition, life insurance and mortgage protection insurance.They may also be qualified to arrange pensions.They are regulated by the Financial Services Authority. (FSA) Financial Services Authority (FSA) Regulator of all providers of financial services in the UK Fixed rate mortgage A mortgage in which the interest rate is set for an agreed period of time. Fixture and Fittings These are non structural items found in a property and may or may not be attached to the property.They would include carpets, curtains, wall lights, fires, kitchen fittings etc.In the sale a schedule will set out what is included and what is not. Flexible mortgage An arrangement whereby you can increase or decrease your mortgage repayments. Floor Slab This is part of the structure of the building and is usually a solid substance such as concrete and forms the structure for the floor. Flying Freehold Where a part of one freehold property is built over part of another so that it does not touch the ground. FNAEA (CNAEA) Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents Footings Concrete or brick set in the ground usually on bed rock that support the walls of the house and forms part of the foundations Foundation The part of a building where all loads are transferred to the ground. Freehold Technical word for the ownership of the property, meaning that it belongs to the owner without limitation of time. Gable End A section of wall forming the end of a building usually a triangle enclosed by the sloping ends of the roof. Gas check This is a survey of the gas pipes and gas equipment in a building by a Corgi registered plumber who is qualified to carry out such a survey and provide a gas safety certificate. Gazumping This is when a seller having accepted an offer from one party but have not yet exchanged contracts subsequently gets a higher offer and agrees to sell to that third party. Gazundering When a buyer offers the seller a lower offer than previously agreed just before contracts are about to be exchanged. Grant of Probate/Representation An order of the Court that provides the executor the authority to administer a deceased person estate under a will. Ground rent The annual rent levied by the freeholder to the leaseholder. Guarantor The lender may sometimes require a borrower to appoint a guarantor. This is someone who promises to pay the borrowers debt if the borrower defaults. Gully An opening into a drain, normally at ground level, placed to receive water etc. from down pipes and waste pipes. Head Lease A person holding a freehold property may grant a lease under which another person (a lessee or tenant) has the right to the property for a period of time paying a rent.The lessee may in turn grant a sub or underlease under which he gives the rights to the property to another person (a sublessee or underlessee) for a period of time and paying a rent.The first or original lessee holds the head lease. Hectare Metric unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters, or 2.471 acres. HMO Homes of Multiple Occupancy where a building is divided into two or more flats or rooms to rent. Home Information Pack Introduced in 2007, it requires a purchaser to provide a pack including the energy performance certificate and details of title, local authority water and drainage searches before the property can be marketed. Homebuyers Survey This is an inspection of a residential property by a Chartered Surveyor carried out in a prescribed manner reporting all defects in the property and advising on its value. IFA Independent Financial Advisor. A person who is not tied to a building society or insurance company and can therefore give independent advice on mortgages and insurers. Incomplete Chain Where there are a sequence of interconnecting parties purchasing properties, so as to form a chain, but where the person at the bottom still has property to sell.For the chain to be complete the person at the bottom has to have no property to sell or have sold it. Indemnity Guarantee Premium An up-front, one off fee or premium paid to the lender to protect the lender against the borrower defaulting on the loan. Usually, charged on mortgages over 75% of the house value. Also known as Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee (MIG), Indemnity Guarantee premium and Mortgage Indemnity Premium (MIP) Indemnity Insurance Special type of insurance on properties against something that is unlikely to happen, i.e. with possessary title against somebody with a better title or where certain things have happened such as development which are in breach of covenants that are historic and are unlikely to be enforced.. Inheritence tax is a valuation of property at specific times which is then used in the calculation of inheritance tax. Interest charges (mortgage) The charges that banks make on a loan, calculated as a percentage of the amount borrowed. Interest-only mortgage Where only the interest on a mortgage is paid for on a month to month basis as opposed to a repayment mortgage where a proportion of the mortgage is paid off each month to pay the mortgage off completely over a period of time.An interest only mortgage is usually attached to some kind of repayment vehicle such as endowment or pension policy but doesn't have to be but this does mean that there is no process in place to pay the mortgage off. Inventory and or Schedule of Condition This is a comprehensive list of all the contents of a building and comprehensive list showing the condition of each room.This is usually done at both beginning and the end of a tenancy so that it can be judged whether a tenant is returning the property in a good a condition or not as when the took it out. Jamb Side part of a doorway or window Joint Agency When two estate agencies are marketing your property for sale. Joint and Several Liability Where something is owned by two or more people then jointly the persons are liable for the repayment as well as individually for the total amount. Joint tenants A form of ownership for two parties whereby if one of them dies, their share of the property will automatically transfer to the remaining party, giving them full ownership (regardless of the terms of the deceased owner's will) as opposed to a "tenancy in common." Joists Any of the small timbers or metal beams ranged parallel from wall to wall in a structure to support a floor or ceiling. Land Registry See Registered Title Land registry fee Paid to the Land Registry to register ownership of a property. Landlord A person who has a formal interest in property and is in possession of the property and who has rented it out or proposes to. Lease A legal document by which the freehold (or leasehold) owner of a property lets the premises or a part of it to another party for a specified length of time and at a sum of money, after the expiry of which occupation may revert to the freeholder or superior leaseholder. Leasehold Denotes that the ownership of the property is by way of a lease. Lender's arrangement fees Charge passed on to the buyer by the lender for arranging a loan. Lender's legal fees The fees incurred by the lender when arranging a mortgage. These costs are passed on to the buyer. Lessee One who contracts to rent property under a specified lease. Lessor An owner who contracts into a lease with a tenant (lessee). Letting Agent The Letting Agent acts on behalf of the landlord of the property to let and/or manage that property. Life Insurance Life insurance, sometimes referred to as life assurance, provides for a payment of a sum of money upon the death of the insured. In addition, life insurance can be used as a means of investment or saving. Link Detached Adjacent detached properties which are linked by a garage(s) and so form a single frontage. Lintel A lintel or header is a horizontal beam used in the construction of buildings. It usually supports the masonry above a window or door opening. Listed building One officially listed as being of special architectural or historic interest, which cannot be demolished or altered without (local) government consent. Loan to value (LTV) The size of the mortgage as a percentage of the property's value. Local Authority Consent Planning Permission and Building Regulation proposals which are submitted to the local Authority for scrutiny and approval. Local authority search Procedure whereby enquiries are made with a local authority or council regarding various prescribed matters such as planning, development, highway issues, etc etc which might affect the property or the immediate area. Maintenance charge (or service charge) The cost of repairing and maintaining external or internal communal parts of a building charged to the tenant or leaseholder. Maisonette A residence or property that forms a part of a larger building but has its own independent access as opposed to a block of flats that has a communal access. Management Company A management company is responsible for the management of properties on behalf of the person or persons who have an interest in properties.They may collect rent and service charges and they may be responsible for the day to day running or maintenance of a property or its common parts. Managing Agent A person or company who is responsible for the management of property which may include collecting rent or maintenance on behalf of others. Market Valuation A valuation of property as between a willing buyer and willing seller and is subject only to conditions set out in the valuation. Matrimonial Valuation is the valuation of a property owned by a husband and wife following their separation or divorce and is used to calculate the interests of each. Memorandum of Sale A document showing the parties to a sale of a property, the solicitors, the purchase price and any conditions. Mid Terraced Terraced House is a property which forms part of a connected row of houses.Mid Terrace is a property that is not on either end of such a row of houses. Mining Search The mining search includes information about any past, current or proposed surface and underground coal mining activity to affect a particular property or site. It also includes further property specific information about the existence of old shallow coal workings, old shafts and other entrances to mines, coal mining related ground fractures, subsidence damage claims, mine gas emissions and emergency call-out surface hazard incidents.It is usually carried out in the purchase of a property in an area which is know to have had mining carried out. Mortar Mixture of sand, cement and water, used to join stones or bricks. Traditionally it was sand, lime and water. Mortgage An amount of money advanced by a lender such as a bank or building society on the security of a property and repayable over a long period. Mortgage deed A legal document relating to the mortgage lenders interest in the property and containing the terms of the mortgage. Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee (MIG) See Indemnity Guarantee Premium Mortgage Indemnity Premium (MIP) See Indemnity Guarantee Premium Mortage offer Once a building society, bank or other lender has completed all of their investigations into the persons and property which are party to a mortgage application they will issue a form known as a mortgage offer which sets out the amount of mortgage they are prepared to lend and the terms and conditions attached. Only once the mortgage offer has been provided can exchange of contracts take place. Mortgage payment protection (MPP) This is an insurance designed to pay your monthly mortgage for a limited period usually a year if you are unable to work through illness, disability or redundancy. Mortgage rate The standard variable interest rate quoted by all mortgage lenders which normally varies with the Bank of England base rate. All discounted rates are based on this mortgage rate. Mortgage term The period of time over which (repayment mortgage) or at the end of which (endowment mortgage) the loan is to be repaid. Mortgage valuation This is a simple valuation carried out by a building society surveyor following a mortgage application and provides the lender with confirmation that the property provides sufficient security for the mortgage being borrowed. It does not usually provide a very detailed survey of the property. Mortgagee The lender of a mortgage (ie: bank or building society). Mortgagor One who borrows money, giving as security a mortgage or deed of trust on their property. Multi Agency When more than two or more estate agencies are marketing your property for sale.Normally the agent who sells the property is paid and the others get nothing. N.A.E.A. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is a professional body run by estate agents for estate agents and which sets out minimum standards of professional competence and ethics. N.I.C.E.I.C The National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) is an independent, charitable body that offers a voluntary regulatory service covering the UK. The NICEIC was created to ensure that consumers are protected from "unsafe and unsound electrical work." Negative equity When the value of the property falls to less than the outstanding mortgage. New Build Where a property is being purchased for the first time from the Builder or Developer. Newel Stout post supporting a staircase handrail at top and bottom. Also, the central pillar of a winding or spiral staircase. NHBC scheme (National House-Building Council) A type of building guarantee available on most newly built homes which indemnifies the owner against the builder not returning to put right defects that occur in the building within a specific time of its construction No Chain This indicates that the vendor of a property does not plan to buy another property when sold and will offer the property vacant on completion. Non Mains Drainage Non mains drainage is where a property is not connected by drain to a public sewer run by, and maintained, by the local authority.It may be connected to its own sewage treatment arrangement such as a septic tank or sewage treatment plant or cesspool or one owned privately by a group of people. Offer A sum of money that the buyer offers to pay for a property. Offer of a loan A formal document approving the mortgage you have requested and detailing the terms and conditions that will apply. Office Copy Entries Copies of the documents showing the title to the property held at the land registry. Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA) An ombudsmen specifically for estate agents and to whom most estate agents belong and which provides a dispute resolution service. Open market value The price a property would achieve when there is a willing buyer and willing seller. Payment break An option on flexible mortgages that allows you to stop making mortgage payments for up to 6 months. Penalties Costs that may be incurred if the borrower repays the loan too early or switches between lenders. Peppercorn ground rent A nominal periodic rent usually paid annually. Pied a terre A property kept for temporary secondary or occasional occupation. Preliminary enquiries The initial enquiries about a property put forward to a seller which the seller must answer before the exchange of contracts. Premium The monthly amount payable for an insurance policy. Premium lease Lump sum paid up front as rental for a property. Principal The sum of the loan on which interest is calculated. Probate This is the administration of deceased's estate.The grant of probate by a court commits the executor to administer the estate in accordance with the will. Professional indemnity insurance provides insurance cover for claims brought against the policy holder due to their professional negligence. Negligence can include an error or omission, breach of duty or civil liability. Property Misdescription Act The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 makes it an offence for an estate agent or property developer to make false or misleading statements in the course of their business, about any of 33 property related matters listed in the Property Misdescriptions (Specified Matters) Order 1992. Public liability insurance Insurance which covers injury or death to anyone (i.e. the public) on or around your property. Purchaser A person who is buying a property. Purlin A structural horizontal beam in a roof upon which rafters rest and which carries the weight of the roof. Quantity Surveyor A qualified professional person who assesses the quantity of materials a building would require to build it. Quarter Day A day in the financial year, one of four dates on which such payments including rents become due: in England 25 March (Lady Day), 24 June (Midsummer Day), 29 September (Michaelmas) and 25 December (Christmas Day) R.I.C.S Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a professional body run by Chartered Surveyors for the benefit of Chartered Surveyors and which sets out minimum standards of professional competency and ethics. Rafters Lengths of wood forming part on the structure of the roof on which is fixed the cladding, i.e. the tiles or slates, batons, roofing felt and any wooden boarding. Rainwater Goods Rainwater goods, consisting of gutters, outlets and downpipes, work in the fundamental role of drainage of water from a roof. Redemption When a mortgage is fully repaid. Registered Title The description given to the title or details of ownership of property when it has been registered at the Land Registry Office, a government body sponsored with recording ownership of all property in the country.Where the title of the property is not registered it is regarded as Unregistered Title. Reinstatement Value The cost of rebuilding a property in the event of it's destruction or other catastrophe and is the amount the property should be insured for. Re-mortgage Refinancing a property by either switching a mortgage from one lender to another or by taking out a second mortgage to draw down any equity gained by a rise in value. Repayment mortgage A mortgage repaid by way of monthly repayments of capital combined with interest over a set period of time. Repossession When the mortgage lender takes possession of your property due to non-payment of the mortgage. Retention Holding back part of a mortgage loan until repairs or specified works to the property are satisfactorily completed. Right of Way A right of access along a prescribed route across a property.The right should set out whether it is for the public or attached to a specific property or person and what restrictions there are to it, i.e. by person, vehicle or horse drawn carriage. Rising Damp Damp that soaks up a wall from ground upwards, i.e. rising.This usually caused by capillary action.It may leave a water mark at a height of between two and three foot on interior decorations. Roof report This is a report into the condition and structural integrity of a roof and its cladding such as tiles, slate or felt. Roof Truss A structural section of massive timbers overall in the form of a triangle which carries the load of the purlins and weight of the roof onto the supporting walls. Search A request or enquiry for information concerning the property held by a local authority or by the land registry. Secondary Glazing In effect a second "window" placed inside the original window frame as opposed to double glazing where two sheets of glass are placed within one window frame. Seller Someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money. Semi-detached A property which is joined to one other house. Septic Tank Underground receptacle for wastewater from a home. The bacteria in the sewage decompose the organic wastes, and the sludge settles to the bottom of the tank. The effluent flows out of the tank into the ground through drains. Service charge See Maintenance Charge. Settlement See subsidence Shared Ownership Where two or more persons have a similar interest in property.It includes the government sponsored scheme operated by Housing Associations where a person purchases half interest in a property paying a mortgage on this with the housing association owning the remainder of the interest and the first person may or may not pay a rent or interest on this part. Short Hold Tenancy See Assured Shorthold Tenancy Shrinkage Cracks Cracks occurring during the drying out process after a building is newly built and which usually appear within its first year.They are generally non structural. SMS text messaging Short message service is a communications protocol allowing the interchange of short text messages between mobile telephone devices. More recently it has been possible to also use computers to send or receive messages from mobile telephones. Soakaway is either a pit filled with aggregate or a system of porous drains laid over land which allow water that is discharged into it to soak into the surrounding ground. Soffits The under-surface of eaves and fascia. Sole Agency/Sole Selling Rights Where an estate agent has exclusive rights to sell a property.Details are set out in the Estate Agency Act and the estate agent must serve notice in accordance with the act if it is that type of agency. Sole agent When a seller chooses only one estate agent to sell their home. Solicitor Legal expert handling all documentation for the sale or purchase of a property. Stamp Duty Exempt Some types of purchase or transfer of land are exempt from Stamp Duty tax. The Government has designated certain areas and price ranges as exempt from Stamp Duty. Structural Engineer An expert in the behavior and design of structures. Structural engineering deals with structural analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, structural dynamics and mechanics, concrete technology, computational mechanics, structural safety and other related work. Structural survey A detailed survey of a building including its structure carried out by a qualified building surveyor or structural engineer. Studio Flat A flat consisting of one main room or open-plan living area incorporating cooking and sleeping facilities and a separate bathroom/shower room. Subject to Contract Words to indicate that an agreement is not yet legally binding. Subsidence Ground movement which can result in cracking in structural walls.It can be caused by clay shrinkage, defective drains, trees and their removal and mining. Sulphate report This is a report into the evidence of sulphates in concrete as sulphate reacts with concrete causing it to expand resulting in structural damage to walls and floors. It usually involves breaking one or more holes through the concrete, an analysis of samples taken is done by laboratories. Superior Landlord People, or persons, to whom the ownership or interest in the Leasehold premises might revert in the fullness of time, following the expiry of the term of any head, or superior, lease. Survey A survey of a building examines and reports on its overall condition. Surveyor Professionally-qualified expert who carries out a detailed inspection of a property. Tenancy A temporary possession of a property by a person (the tenant) who for a period of time and who pays a rent. Tenancy agreement A legal agreement designed to protect the rights of the tenant and landlord and setting out all the terms and conditions of the rental arrangements. Tenancy Deposit A sum of money paid by a tenant at the commencement of tenancy and which is held by the landlord or their agent against the tenant complying with the terms of the tenancy, i.e. paying the rent and leaving the property in a comparable condition at the end of the tenancy. Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) An independnat dispute-resolution service which is available to participating landlords, their agents, and tenants who are unable to resolve a dispute relating to the tenancy deposit at the end of the tenancy. From April 2007 all agents have had to join and all tenancy agreements from that date must be subject to it. Tenant A person who has temporary possession of a property by agreement and pays rent or consideration. Tenants in common A form of ownership by two or more people in which if one of them dies, their share of the property forms part of their estate and does not automatically pass to the other(s). Tenure Conditions on which a property is held (ie: length of lease). Terraced house A property which forms part of a connected row of houses. Timber and damp proof reports A detailed report into all of the timbers in a building including floor and roof timbers and also into the damp proof course. It will set out whether there is any wood rot or wood worm in the timbers and whether the building has any rising damp due to defects in the damp proof course. Timber and Damp Report A report provided by a specialist company following a survey of a building which will provide details of any damp in a building or wood rot or wood worm. Title deeds Documents showing the legal ownership of a property. Tracker Rate The interest rate which is set at a percentage above the Bank of England Base Rate for a period of time (i.e. the rate 'tracks' the base rate.) Transfer deeds The land registry document that transfers legal ownership from seller to buyer. Tree report A report into the trees usually surrounding the building as to their stability and likelihood of either the tree or branches falling giving damage to a building or roots causing damage to a building. Under Lease or Sub Lease Where a person holding a headlease grants a lease or rental agreement of their interest to another person at a rent and for a period of time. Under offer The status of a property for sale, when a seller has accepted an offer from a purchaser but prior to exchange of contracts. Underpinning Method of strengthening weak foundations whereby a new, stronger foundation is placed beneath the original Unproceedable Offer An offer from a party who is not presently in a financial situation to proceed with the purchase either because they have not been able to agree a mortgage in principle or have not sold a property. Unregistered Title The right of ownership (or title) of a property that has not been registered at the Land Registry (see registered title) Utility Charges This includes charges, rates or costs relating to telephone, gas, electricity, oil, water rates and Council Tax. Vacant Possession Relates to the ownership of property and implies that on completion or possession the property will be empty, i.e. will not be subject to any tenancy. Vendor The person who is selling a property also known as the seller Water Charges This includes charges, rates or costs relating to water, sewerage and environmental services. Water Search An environmental search relating to the water systems of a property Wet Rot Decay of timber due to damp conditions. The damp can be eradicated once the damp conditions are removed. Yield Income from a property calculated as a percentage of it's value.

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    The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the largest estate agency organisation in the UK, representing nearly 10,000 members. It is committed to raising professional standards across all aspects of the property market for the benefit of member agents and ultimately the home moving public. As Members of the NAEA we follow a strict code of conduct to ensure the highest standards of professionalism are followed and maintained, ensuring you receive the best service available.
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    The Property Ombudsman (TPO) provides fair and reasonable resolutions to disputes between members of the public and estate agents who are members of the TPO Scheme or who have registered with the TPO under the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) Approved Estate Agents Redress Scheme. Firms who are members, follow the TPO Code of Practice for Residential Sales, which has been approved by the OFT under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.
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    JOHN HALL , Senior Partner
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    Started in Estate Agency in 1974 and has been practicing in Teignmouth since 1980. Took over the reins at Dart & Partners in 1989 and developed the company into the leading and largest Estate agency in the town. Attributes most of his success to being actively involved for many years in the local community and establishing trust and confidence from the majority of loyal clients he has repeatedly dealt with on many occasions. Number one emphasis is local knowledge coupled with experience
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    MELVYN GORE, Managing Director
    Joined the Company in 1992 during the last recession. He has successfully worked within the Company and the town selling property during the last 18 years and became Managing Partner in April 2007, increasing the Company's profile and market share as the unrivalled market leader during one of the worst economic down-turns on record. Having been brought-up in the town and active within local sports teams, he is a well known and trusted member of the community. He believes local knowledge and experience is something you must have to be successful at this level.
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    PAUL HODGSON, Senior Property Consultant
    Paul is a dedicated negotiator committed to achieving the best results for his clients. Joining Dart & Partners in 1997, he became a Senior Property Consultant in 2008. He offers both clients and purchasers honest straightforward advice and aims to continue sourcing the very best properties for applicants, and aims to set ourselves apart from our competitors professionally.
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    ANDY COOK,  Property Consultant
    Andy Commenced Estate Agency career in Teignmouth in 1992, working through the best of times and indeed, the worst. Andy's career has been based upon honesty, integrity and the absolute pinnacle of customer service which has resulted in a great deal of repeat business. During his reign at another local firm he achieved both the acclaimed "Manager of the Year" and "Office of the Year" awards. Andy has been involved in the sales and marketing of many New Home developments locally, assisting developers on land valuation, plot valuation and successful sales "off plan".
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    LINDA BRANNAN, Negotiator & Administrator
    Linda first started work with the then Dart & Parker in 1972, initially employed as a secretary, progressing to property negotiator which she now combines with her position as an office administrator. Commenting on how the whole ethos of estate agency has changed and in particular the speed with which property is now made available to prospective buyers through e-mail, text and the many internet web sites, Linda feels that 'although technology is important, our business still thrives on what you know and who you know'. As a lifelong resident of Bishopsteignton and having been educated locally, Linda knows the area inside out and is a familiar face to many. She is involved in lots of local activities and takes great pride in the many, many people she has helped move over the past 30 plus years and who are still in touch with her.
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    LESLEY LAWRENCE, Administrator
    Lesley has worked in Estate Agency in Teignmouth for over 20 years and has seen many changes in market conditions in that time. She joined Dart & Partners in 2008 as an Administrator. Although Lesley lived in London for many years she has strong ties with the area. She was born in Bishopsteignton and spent every summer there with family during her childhood.
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12 The Triangle,
Teignmouth,
TQ14 8AT
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