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About Us
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    Hawksley Pearce (est. 1997), is an independent, leading firm of Surveyors, Valuers, Land and Estate Agents providing a comprehensive property service to our customers including residential sales and lettings, new homes, country homes and commercial property within the County of Essex.

    With over thirty years of experience, we have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing our customers whether property sellers, buyers, developers or investors with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of our local dedicated staff.

    With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, we offer a modern quality service.

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Buying through Hawksley Pearce
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    Hawksley Pearce recognises the fact the purchase of your home is the most important and expensive transaction you are likely to undergo.Our database features hundreds of properties and we are sure that with our local knowledge and expertise, we will be able to find you a property to suit your needs, be it a straightforward move or a 'Buy to Let' investment.Please click on the to view a list of our current properties, complete with photographs.To enable you to unravel the complexities of buying your home, we have set out below an overview of the various procedures involved:

    · Registration: The first requirement is for you to register your details and property specifications which can be achieved in a number of ways i.e. by email, fax, phone, in person of by completing our registration form. This will give us an insight into your personal requirements, thereby enabling us to modify the details sent to you.Once registered, you are then in a position to receive details from us directly in person, via mail or email or download and print these out from our website.

    · Viewing: Our friendly team are available to arrange those all-important viewings of your selected properties. Our offices are open 6 days a week from Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time on 01245 267700 or 07775 792287 for out of office hours.

    · Mortgage: In order to speed up your house buying process, it is advisable wherever possible; to get a mortgage agreed in principle before any final decision on your new property is made. This has the advantage of providing you with a clear indication of what is affordable and the fact that you have a mortgage agreed in principle is also attractive to sellers.

    · Making Your Offer: Once you have located your ideal property, your offer will be submitted by us to the vendor for their consideration. This is done both verbally and in writing. NB: Please note that all offers are "subject to contract" and therefore neither party is legally bound until the contract is actually signed.

    · Accepted Offer/Instructing Solcitiors: As soon as your offer has been accepted by the vendor, you should instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. Your solicitor will handle all legal requirements of your purchase (property conveyancing).At this point, you also need to formally proceed with your mortgage application and instruct your mortgage consultant/broker accordingly.

    · Survey: The next step is to obtain the Mortgage Valuation, as required by law. This will be conducted by a Chartered Surveyor acting for your Lender. The report is to provide a Valuation i.e. determine whether the amount to be loaned is secure and also deals with the basic condition of the property. Since you as the buyer are also provided with a copy, it allows both parties to evaluate the findings prior to entering into a commitment to purchase. NB: However, we would not recommend that a buyer relies solely on the Mortgage Valuation survey as the inspection is limited and although it may cost a little more to obtain a more detailed report yourself, this could in the long run save you from making a costly mistake.There are two types of survey available:
    a) Homebuyer Survey/Valuation - this is the mid-range option as it is more expensive than the Mortgage Valuation but less than the Building Survey (see below).It is a basic service and therefore more appropriate to properties in apparently good condition and conventionally constructed. The survey's purpose is to highlight any pressing or significant defects and problems which are likely to have an overall impact on the value of the property.The objective of the Homebuyer Survey is to provide a more in depth report which will assist the buyer in making an informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase and also whether the agreed price reflects the actual value. Moreover, the professional opinion of the surveyor as contained in his report will also set out particular features of the property which may possibly have an effect on the present value and potential future marketability.
    b) Building Survey - Unlike the Homebuyer Survey, this is suitable for all types of property whether conventional or unconventional. The term "unconventional" encompasses properties that have an unusual construction, are historic or Listed Buildings, have been extensively altered or where major work is planned. The Building Survey is comprehensive and lists full technical details of the construction, materials and condition. It highlights the full spectrum of defects from the more serious down to the insignificant and the terms of the survey are therefore tailored to fit the client's specific needs. However, it should be noted that this does not include a valuation and is only conducted by prior agreement.

    · Searches: These are conducted by the buyer's solicitor who submits a local authority search to the local borough council. Its purpose is to ascertain if there is any planning consented previously granted on the property or if there are any other local issues which may have an impact on the purchase. In some instances, the search may also include an Environmental and Drainage search.

    · Draft Contracts: The draft contract is drawn up by the seller's solicitor and is forwarded to the buyer's solicitor for consideration. Any additional queries or questions will be asked and answered and the contract amended accordingly, subject to final approval.

    · Mortgage Offer: The Lender is now in possession of the Mortgage Valuation survey and, subject to the findings of this report; receipt/approval of the mortgage application and provided all references and checks have been conducted satisfactorily, the Lender will send a formal mortgage offer to the buyer and their solicitor. The document is then signed and returned and funds requested by the buyer's solicitor.

    · Exchange of Contracts: Once the contract has been signed by both parties, a deposit (normally a small percentage of the purchase price) is paid by either bank transfer or banker's draft. At this stage, the parties agree on a date for completion.

    · Completion: Completion usually follows a few days or weeks after exchange of contracts. The balance of the purchase price is transferred by the buyer's solicitor to the seller's solicitor and the keys released - Congratulations!

    You are now the owner of your new home!

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Probate Service
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    Residential and commercial properties across  UK

    The sale of Probate Properties can vary enormously due to their differences in size, condition and value, and the vast majority need to be resolved, looked after and then sold.

    This process can be complex and comes at a time of emotional strain for the family and executors involved. Our comprehensive service is designed to take away the worry of dealing with the property before sale and attend to the issues that arise.

    We employ a sympathetic approach which is sensitive to family needs and both professional and responsive.

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    Recommendation Report
    We will provide you with much more than a standard valuation for Probate Purposes. Alongside this we will include advice on the best method of sale, what might need to be done to the property to prepare it for sale, and any clearance, tidying or improvements that would be beneficial. Our Report will be thorough and will include all of the property information required for the Executors to consider when making estate planning decisions.
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    House cleaning clearance and winter drain-down
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    Empty properties need to be prepared for sale or letting purposes. Our associated property management team can undertake clean-up work, deal with security improvements and drain down the plumbing and heating systems.
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    Method of Sale guidance
    We will advise on the right method of sale to achieve best price for the beneficiaries - it could be 'by Auction' if there are opportunities for improvement or by 'Private Treaty' if it is modern or good condition. We occasionally advise 'Informal or Formal Tender' to help achieve best price in a required time-scale.
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    Single point of contact
    As 'Agent for the Executors' we will act as the primary contact for all matters relating to the probate property. We will allocate an individual to be responsible and available on call.
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    Commercial Property
    Our auctions team handle the sale of commercial investments and vacant mixed use, industrial, commercial and other types of property. Re-letting can also be arranged plus advice given on alternative uses and desirable improvements
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    Production of an EPC
    All properties that are to be sold or let will require an up-to-date Energy performance Certificate (EPC) - We will organise this and supply copies and links to the required parties.
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    Assessment of Planning Options
    Probate properties often offer opportunities for extension or redevelopment; on some occasions there could be space for a building plot. Our Surveyor will consider and advise on the options.
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    Please call us on 01245 267700 or click to complete our online enquiry form
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    88 Moulsham Street,
    Old Moulsham,
    Chelmsford,
    CM2 0JF

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    Buying: 01245 930109  Local call rate
    Letting: 01245 930110  Local call rate

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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Hawksley Pearce, Chelmsford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Hawksley Pearce, Chelmsford. 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 Hawksley Pearce, Chelmsford. 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 Hawksley Pearce, Chelmsford on 01245 267700.


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    Is your life on hold waiting to Sell or Let? This may be the toughest market for many years, but the reason we are still selling and letting properties is we have over 30 years property experience and knowledge to deal with it.

    With well established sales and lettings, Hawksley Pearce Surveyors, Valuers, Land and Estate Agents success is growing in your area. All types of property is required to sell or to let throughout Essex for applicants on our waiting list, so please call one of our partners for a free no obligation marketing appraisal of your property now.

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    Buying: 01245 930109  Local call rate
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