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    Over 50 years of combined experience

    Hilton King & Locke opened in 2001 and the Directors, Mark Prieg, Leigh Gridley and Jann Prieg have over 50 years of combined estate agency experience. Choosing the right estate agent can be one of the most important decisions that you make. Property is our passion here at Hilton King & Locke and our focus is to always provide an exceptional service and exceed the expectations of our clients. We understand that letting or selling a home can be a stressful time but by offering a personal yet innovative service, moving home need not be such a challenging experience.

    A Professional & Extremely Hardworking Team

    We have been careful to select staff we feel convey the professional manner in which the Directors operate at Hilton King & Locke. All of the staff you will deal with will have the same hunger for providing outstanding customer service and a real desire to let your property for the best possible price with quality tenants.

    Our Lettings Team is headed by Caroline Ljubisic who is ARLA accredited. She has extensive knowledge on the lettings process, compliances, and lettings market. Our property management is all serviced within our team, so you always know who is dealing with your property.

    In order to ensure we are able to provide excellent local knowledge we are careful to recruit staff that live in the local areas. Our sales & Lettings teams are extremely proactive in contacting all applicants for our properties by telephone, email and post to ensure that as many applicants as possible are contacted about your property.

    Professional Membership

    At Hilton King & Locke, we are members of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA) The Ombudsman sets and regulates the highest standards and demands certain level of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its members.

    In addition our Lettings Manager is ARLA qualified. (Association of Residential Letting Agents) Members are required to work within strict codes of practice for letting and managing property, with extensive knowledge on compliance and keep up to date with any new laws and compliances for Landlords.

    Member of Relocation Agent Network:

    Hilton King & Locke has been selected as the best independent estate agent by Relocation Agent Network to represent them in Iver. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, moving over 100,000 families every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to help buy and sell or let homes for these relocating families. As a result of been chosen for membership we have access to out of town buyers/ renters moving to the area. Cartus limited act for many corporate companies and Hilton King & Locke benefit from being able to sell properties to their relocating employees. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, the Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers and renters from one area to another via the network of more than 1000 Estate Agency offices throughout the United Kingdom

    Marketing & Internet coverage

    We believe successful marketing is key to making your property stand out from the crowd. We offer unrevielled internet coverage. Your property will be marketed on our website www.hklhome.co.uk. We advertise on the Number One property portal 'Rightmove' All of our listings are Premium listings and we are the featured agent in Farnham Common, Chalfont St Peter and Iver.

    Your home will also be marketed on www.onthemarket.com, the fast growing property site which has been given plenty of TV coverage.

    Social Media

    In the third quarter of 2015, it was calculated that more than 20% of the world's population had an active Facebook account, which is approximately 1.55 Billion users. For the UK this percentage is far higher, with more than half the UK population regular users of Social Media. As a result of these remarkable figures, in 2016 Hilton King & Locke decided to integrate a property search facility into our Facebook page. This facility has proved to be extremely popular, users are not only able to browse properties for sale and to let whilst on Facebook, but also share property pages with their friends and family, who in turn share pages and as a result greatly increase the reach of the advertising for our properties.

    Quality Newspaper Advertising

    Your property will be featured in our prestigious and eye catching full colour advertisement in the Buckinghamshire Advertiser, covering areas including: Iver, Stoke Poges, Farnham Common, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter, Beaconsfield and other surrounding villages. The description of the properties are carefully written in consultation with the sellers to ensure we attract the right type of buyer who will see the most value in your home. Within the advertisement internal and external photographs are used to ensure the best representation of our properties.

    Property Brochure

    We will prepare a quality set of colour particulars accurately detailing the property, which will also feature a selection of internal and external photographs illustrating and highlight the best marketing features of your property, and floor plans. Good quality particulars are vital as they provide potential customers with their first impression of your property. For a small extra fee we can provide a professional photographer. High quality images are essential in modern day estate agency when most applicants start their search on line, it is essential that their attention is immediately captured by stunning imagery of your property.

    Floor Plans

    We are able to prepare a floor plan of your property free of charge, which are invaluable for illustrating the size and layout of your property.

    Extensive Database of Tenants

    We have a large database of applicants across our network of offices including Relocation companies looking to rent in your area. Once you have an approved the brochure, all of our suitable applicants will be contact with details of your property by e-mail and phone.

    Accompanied Viewings

    All our property viewings are accompanied by a member of staff from Hilton King & Locke. We are on hand to answer any questions the tenant may have. If the property is vacant, you may wish to provide us with a key, or we can liaise viewings with yourself or the current occupier. We can confirm that our keys are held securely in a coded system

    Property Feedback and offers

    One of our key objectives is to ensure that at all times our Landlords receive the best possible service and advice from us. We will always provide full feedback to you whether good or bad, as we feel all feedback is constructive. We discuss with you the marketing to date and any suggested amendments to our future approach.

    When we receive offers, we will provide you with full information of the offer, so you can make an informed decision. Potential tenants will be asked for information on: Number of occupiers, occupations, approximate income, current situation, proposed tenancy start dates, and term of tenancy. We will also find out there will be any children, pets or special requests as part of the offer. We will then negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best rent price possible or terms that are acceptable with you.

    Tenant Referencing

    Once you have accepted an offer, we will proceed with references on the potential tenant. We use a credit reference company called 'Letsure' they will carry out a credit checks and employment and Landlord references if necessary. We also request ID and proof of address from all applicants.

    You will be given a copy of the reference report once completed.

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    Choosing Hilton King & Locke to Let your property

    You have made a good choice in choosing Hilton King & Locke to Let your property, here are some of the benefits that we can offer you:

    Professional Membership

    At Hilton King & Locke, we are members of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA) The Ombudsman sets and regulates the highest standards and demands certain level of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its members.

    In addition our Area Lettings Manager, Caroline Lubisic is ARLA qualified. (Association of Residential Letting Agents) Members are required to work within strict codes of practice for letting and managing property, with extensive knowledge on compliance and keep up to date with any new laws and compliances for Landlords.

    Member of Relocation Agent Network:

    Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, moving over 100,000 families every year. As a result of been chosen for membership we have access to out of town renters moving to the area. Cartus limited act for many corporate companies and Hilton King & Locke benefit from being able to let properties to their relocating employees.

    Marketing

    We believe successful marketing is key to making your property stand out from the crowd. We offer unrivalled internet coverage. Your property will be marketed on our website www.hklhome.co.uk. We advertise on the Number One property portal 'Rightmove' All of our listings are Premium listings and we are the featured agent in Farnham Common, Chalfont St Peter and Iver.

    Your home will also be marketed on www.onthemarket.com, the fast growing property site which has been given plenty of TV coverage.

    Hilton King & Locke has its own Facebook page and Twitter feeds which is used as a further method of property promotion as well as attracting new clients/customers and keeping up to date with local information.

    We advertise in the local Newspaper, The Buckinghamshire Advertiser.

    Property Brochure

    We will prepare a quality set of colour particulars accurately detailing the property, which will also feature a selection of internal and external photographs illustrating and highlight the best marketing features of your property, and floor plans. Good quality particulars are vital as they provide potential customers with their first impression of your property. For a small extra fee we can provide a professional photographer. High quality images are essential in modern day estate agency when most applicants start their search on line, it is essential that their attention is immediately captured by stunning imagery of your property.

    Database of Applicants

    We have a large database of applicants including Relocation companies looking to rent in your area. Once we have an approved brochure, all of our applicants will be e-mailed details of your property.

    Property Viewings

    All our property viewings are accompanied by a member of staff from Hilton King & Locke. We are on hand to answer any questions the tenant may have. If the property is vacant, you may wish to provide us with a key, or we can liaise viewings with yourself or the current occupier.

    Property Feedback and offers

    We will always provide full feedback to you whether good or bad, as we feel all feedback is constructive.

    When we receive offers, we will provide you with full information of the offer and the potential tenants so you can make an informed decision. We will then negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best rent price possible or terms that are acceptable with you.

    References

    Once you have accepted an offer, we will proceed with references on the potential tenant. We use a credit reference company called 'Letsure' they will carry out a credit checks and employment and Landlord references if necessary. We also request ID and proof of address from all applicants.

    You will be given a copy of the reference report once completed.

    What arrangements Should I make before the tenancy ?

    Gas Safety Certificate

    Before any tenant can move in, you legally must have a valid annual Gas Safety Certificate. We can arrange this on your behalf if required (*Additional fee applies) Gas Safety Certificates must be renewed annually,

    Consents to Let

    If your property is subject to a mortgage, you may need to obtain consent from your mortgage provider and possibly abide by certain terms and conditions. If your property is leasehold, you may need to obtain permission from the freeholder or managing agent of the building.

    Inventory, Check In & Check Out

    We can arrange a professional independent inventory on your behalf. This lists the contents of your property, fixtures and fittings and the condition of the property. It is an accurate recording of the property upon hand over for the tenant. At the end of the tenancy, we will arrange the check out to record the final condition.

    A professional inventory is a necessity in the event of a claim against the tenants deposit and would be relied upon for negotiation and adjudication.

    Professional Cleaning

    Prior to occupation, we would recommend your property is professionally cleaned with a cleaning invoice retained. When the property is returned, your tenant is expected to do the same and must provide a receipt for cleaning. This ensures high standards for the next tenancy and avoids grey areas when it comes to deposit returns

    Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    By law, smoke detectors should be installed on each floor of the property and tested at the start of tenancy . You are also required to have a carbon monoxide detector in any room that has solid fuel heating and it is recommended to have one fitted by any gas appliances or flues.

    Manuals

    A copy of manuals or guides for your property would be of huge value for your tenants. If the property is to be managed by us, a copy of warranties for appliances would be advisable.

    Tenancy Agreement

    After the references have been approved, we will draw up an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. You will be provided with a copy in advance of your move so you can read through the clauses to ensure you understand your obligations. You will need to initial each page, sign the document and have your signature witnessed. You can either arrange to sign in our office or post the signed copy back to us in advance of the tenancy start.

    Your tenant will sign another copy of the agreement, both documents will then be dated and exchanged over. You will be sent a copy of the tenant's signed agreement after tenancy start.

    Our Letting Services:

    Fully Managed

    This is our fully extensive package ranging from finding you a tenant to looking after your property and tenant throughout the whole tenancy. You will receive piece of mind that your investment is being looked after. All of our property management is handled within our team and is not sub-contracted out to a faceless company. Our dedicated property management team handle everything from the collection of rent, regular maintenance, liaising with contractors, arranging quotes for your approval, safety compliances, emergency support, detailing with insurance claims, property inspections and recommendations. All of our contractors are fully insured, tried and tested.

    Rent Collection

    If you are looking to manage the property yourself we can offer a Rent Collection Service. In addition to letting the property, Hilton King & Locke will collect rent from your tenant and provide you with a monthly statement. Rent is collected by standing order with payments transferred to you by BACs within 3 days of collection. In the rare situation that your tenant becomes late with payments, we will chase your tenant for rent and keep you fully informed. This is also the preferred option of service for our Landlord who prefer to pay fee monthly rather than upfront at the commencement for tenancy.

    Let Only

    If you just require help in finding a tenant, this is the service for you. Hilton King & Locke will fully undertake all the marketing of your property including photos, floorplans, particulars and advertising in our offices, websites and property portals. We will carry out accompanied viewings and negotiate any offers. Once an offer has been agreed, we will full reference the tenant, draw up the tenancy agreement, collect initial funds and deposit and register the deposit. You will handle the let once the tenant has successfully moved in.

    All of the above is intended as a guide, to help you through the process. We are aware that letting a property can also be quite daunting and a little stressful too. At Hilton King & Locke we endeavour to ensure that the letting process runs as smoothly as possible and will keep you fully informed and updated throughout. Although please feel free to contact one of our experienced and dedicated team at any time who will be more than happy to help and answer any questions that you might have along the way.

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    Finding the Right Property

    Register your interest with Hilton King & Locke by contacting one of our three local offices across Buckinghamshire & get to know the team at your local branch. We will be happy to discuss in detail your property requirements and see what we have available for you. Once we have a full understanding of exactly what type of property you are looking for one of our dedicated team will ensure that you are kept fully up to date with new properties that come to the market in your desired location and that fit your criteria.

    Viewing a Property

    When you have decided which properties you would like to view then our extremely dedicated and friendly team are available to arrange those for you at your earliest convenience. Our offices are open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm on Saturdays 9am - 4pm and our Farnham Common office is open 10am - 2pm on a Sunday.

    We will accompany you throughout your viewings and although we are as flexible as possible to arrange the viewings to suit yourself, our diaries do tend to get booked up very quickly, especially at weekends. Therefore please try and contact us prior to your preferred viewing date and time to avoid any disappointment.

    Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like regarding the property, if we cannot answer them immediately then we will endeavour to find out the answers upon our return to the office.

    After the viewing has taken place it is beneficial for both yourself and the Landlord of the property in question if you supply us with your feedback. This will help in gaining a better understanding of your wants and needs enabling us to find you the perfect property.

    Making an Offer

    Once you have now found a property that you would like to rent. The next step is to make an offer to the Landlord via Hilton King & Locke.

    Think about your offer carefully and take into account a number of different things such as your budget, any competition from other interested parties and what would happen if your offer was rejected.

    To put your offer in the best light, we need as much information from you as possible, such as:

    - Your situation

    - How many people will be renting including children

    -Your occupation/s and approximate income

    - Term of tenancy you would like, do you need a break clause

    - When you like to move into the property

    - Please advise if you have any pets as this can affect the Landlord's decision, some may have a no pet policy

    -Rental figure

    -Whether you require a guarantor and financial information for your guarantor

    We will then negotiate with the Landlord to put your offer forward.

    Holding Deposit

    Once your offer has been accepted you will be asked to pay a holding deposit of between £350 and £500 as a way of commitment to your application to rent whilst we carry out references and draw up the necessary agreements. The property will be taken off the market for further viewings, subject to references. Upon successful application, the holding deposit is deducted from your balance when you move in.

    You will be provided with a breakdown of the balance, this will need to be paid and cleared in our account prior to your tenancy start date.

    Should you change your mind and withdraw your application to rent, you would lose your holding deposit.

    References

    You will be sent a link to complete the reference process. We use a company called 'Letsure' they will carry out a credit checks and employment and Landlord references if necessary. It would be worthwhile to alert your employer to respond to our reference request as soon as possible in order to speed up the process.

    If you are self-employed you must have accounts or proof of income for at least one full year. Proof of income can be taken from chartered accountant or HMRC Self-Assessment statement.

    In addition to the reference checks, you will be asked to provide the agent with proof of Identification (passport copy) and proof of current address (utility bill/ bank statement) This is to comply with money laundering regulations and 'Right to rent'

    Tenancy Agreement

    After the references have been approved, we will draw up an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. You will be provided with a copy in advance of your move so you can read through the clauses to ensure you understand your obligations. You will need to initial each page, sign the document and have your signature witnessed. You can either arrange to sign in our office or post the signed copy back to us in advance of the tenancy start.

    Your Landlord will sign another copy of the agreement, both documents will then be dated and exchanged over. You will be sent a copy of the Landlord's signed agreement after your move in.

    Inventory

    We will arrange an inventory check in for the day of your move and confirm a time with you. You will meet the inventory clerk directly at the property on the day of your move. They will go through the report with you, take meters readings and provide you with keys to your new home.

    Congratulations, you are now the tenant of your new home!

    All of the above is intended as a guide, to help you through the process. We are aware that renting a property although very exciting can also be quite daunting and a little stressful too. At Hilton King & Locke we endeavour to ensure that the renting process runs as smoothly as possible and will keep you fully informed and updated throughout. Although please feel free to contact one of our experienced and dedicated team at any time who will be more than happy to help and answer any questions that you might have along the way.
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    Caroline Ljubisic - Area Lettings Manager

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    carolineljubisic@hklhome.co.uk

    Caroline started her career is Estate Agency in 2003 with Winkworths in Ealing, West London. After two years she progressed to Lettings Manager for an independent Estate Agent in Middlesex. In 2006 after moving home to Buckinghamshire, Caroline continued her career in Residential Lettings working in Beaconsfield & Penn and completed her ARLA accreditation. Caroline is very pleased to have joined the Hilton King & Locke team in 2015. And lives locally with husband and two children. She enjoys cake decorating in her spare time and loves to travel.

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    Teresa Claridge - Property Manager

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    teresaclaridge@hklhome.co.uk

    Teresa first started working in estate agency in 2006 as branch administrator at haart when they had a branch in Iver with Mark Prieg and Leigh Gridley. In 2011 she joined Hilton King & Locke in the Lettings Department having previously worked for another company as a Property Manager and enjoys solving the daily issues that property management brings.  Teresa has lived in Iver for 26 years and has two children, she loves holidaying abroad and socialising with her family and friends.  

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      Over 50 years of combined experience

      Hilton King & Locke opened in 2001 and the Directors, Mark Prieg, Leigh Gridley and Jann Prieg have over 50 years of combined estate agency experience. Choosing the right estate agent can be one of the most important decisions that you make. Property is our passion here at Hilton King & Locke and our focus is to always provide an exceptional service and exceed the expectations of our clients. We understand that buying or selling a home can be a stressful time but by offering a personal yet innovative service, moving home need not be such a challenging experience.

      A Professional & Extremely Hardworking Team

      We have been careful to select staff we feel convey the professional manner in which the Directors operate at Hilton King & Locke. All of the staff you will deal with will have the same hunger for providing outstanding customer service and a real desire to sell your property for the best possible price. We employ staff who have been trained to an extremely high standard to qualify prospective buyers on their ability, motivation, and financial position to purchase property before allowing them to view your home. In order to ensure we are able to provide excellent local knowledge we are careful to recruit staff that live in the local areas. Our sales team are extremely proactive in contacting all potential buyers for our properties by telephone, email and post to ensure that as many potential buyers as possible are contacted about your property to ensure the very best possible sale price is achieved.

      Extensive Internet Advertising on major websites

      Extensive Internet Advertising on major websites. We also advertise our properties on www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.co.uk. These sites attract millions of visits from the moving public each month. The sites also offer the facility to feature external and internal photographs, floor plans, and full particulars of our properties which is extremely beneficial.

      Standard Full Colour Property Brochure

      It goes without saying that the quality of the presentation of your home is extremely important. The first impression of a property is often a lasting one, therefore we are careful to produce high quality property particulars, which are not only accurate and informative, but also eye catching and interesting. They are prepared in full colour and will include excellent professional digital photographs. Once prepared they will be sent to you as the homeowner for approval and then circulated to our database of waiting buyers.

      Enhanced Property Intelligence Pack Brochure

      In addition to our high quality standard Property Brochures, we also produce Property Intelligence Packs for the properties we market for sale. A Property Intelligence Pack is a bespoke property brochure providing extensive information on your property including Ofsted results and distance from schools, the proximity of the property to shops and transport, plus other information on the area and planning. Buyers are able to browse through these brochures on line from our website and Rightmove etc. and provide all the information buyers need to make an informed decision about the properties they are interested plus further ensure our properties stand out from the rest. An examples of this document can be found by clicking the image below.

      Professional Photography

      We employ and provide for free, a professional photographer to take the photographs of our properties. High quality images are essential in modern day estate agency when most buyers start their search on line, it is essential that their attention is immediately captured by stunning imagery of your property. A selection of internal and external professional photographs are taken to illustrate and highlight the best marketing features of your property and these will then be incorporated within the sales particulars, internet website, newspaper advertising and our Hilton King & Locke Facebook Search facility on social media. For those properties that are difficult to photograph we also have the facility to carry out elevated photographs and for the near impossible, the company we employ even has a drone that can fly above the property. All of the property images featured on this site are photographs of properties we have sold, examples can be seen by clicking on Professional Photographs from our home page.

      Floor Plans

      We are able to prepare a floor plan of your property free of charge, which are invaluable for illustrating the size and layout of your property.

      Quality Newspaper Advertising

      Your property will be featured in our prestigious and eye catching full colour advertisement in the Buckinghamshire Advertiser, covering areas including: Iver, Stoke Poges, Farnham Common, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter, Beaconsfield and other surrounding villages. The description of the properties are carefully written in consultation with the sellers to ensure we attract the right type of buyer who will see the most value in your home. Within the advertisement internal and external photographs are used to ensure the best representation of our properties.

      Social Media

      In the third quarter of 2015, it was calculated that more than 20% of the world's population had an active Facebook account, which is approximately 1.55 Billion users. For the UK this percentage is far higher, with more than half the UK population regular users of Social Media. As a result of these remarkable figures, in 2016 Hilton King & Locke decided to integrate a property search facility into our Facebook page. This facility has proved to be extremely popular, users are not only able to browse properties for sale and to let whilst on Facebook, but also share property pages with their friends and family, who in turn share pages and as a result greatly increase the reach of the advertising for our properties.

      National Coverage

      Hilton King & Locke has been selected as the best independent estate agent by Relocation Agent Network to represent them in Iver. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, moving over 100,000 families every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to help buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As a result of been chosen for membership we have access to out of town buyers moving to the area. Cartus limited act for many corporate companies and Hilton King & Locke benefit from being able to sell properties to their relocating employees. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, the Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another via the network of more than 1000 Estate Agency offices throughout the United Kingdom.

      Extensive Database of Waiting Buyers

      We currently have in excess of 5000 potential purchasers registered across our network of offices. Upon receiving your instructions to market your home, the property will be matched against our client database using our specially designed estate agency software. The system will then automatically provide us with a list of suitable buyers who will be contacted by telephone, and then the sales particulars will be posted or emailed to all interested parties.

      Accompanied Viewings

      Once interest has been generated in the property, appointments for quality prospective purchasers to inspect the property will be arranged at your convenience. We happily accompany prospective buyers around your property. Alternatively, if it is easier for you we are able to hold a key and show buyers around your property for you. We can confirm that our keys are held securely in a coded system, and that a member of staff at Hilton King & Locke will always accompany any prospective purchaser to view your home.

      Open House Events

      A property is generally most saleable when it first comes to the market and with this mind we recommend that an Open House event should be held to launch the viewings on the property. An Open House is not perhaps what the phrase suggests, potential buyers are still given individual viewing times but are grouped together, one after another, usually 10 - 14 days after marketing commences. The benefits of the Open House are that since viewings are perhaps all on one Saturday afternoon, it is more convenient for the seller, but also the event creates a real buzz around the property and more quality interest which in leads to receiving offers at the best possible price.

      Regular Progress Reports

      One of our key objectives is to ensure that at all times our vendors receive the best possible service and advice from us. In order to ensure that this is maintained we guarantee to provide you with a full progress report on a weekly basis. At this point we will discuss the marketing to date and any suggested amendments to our future approach. Our computer system also provides a print out of information on how many particulars have been sent out and viewing appointments have taken place including feedback to date and can be forwarded to you at any time during the marketing.

      Feedback on all Viewings

      We guarantee to provide feedback on all viewing appointments the day after the appointment takes place as long as we are able to contact the buyer in question. At this point we will report any comments including feedback to date, this will be relayed to you whether it is positive or negative, as we feel that all feedback is constructive.

      Qualified Offer Negotiation

      All offers received by us will of course be communicated to you at the earliest convenience. At this point we will advise you of the offer amount, the buying position, and relevant timescale of the prospective purchaser. We undertake to negotiate the best possible sale price we can for your property. Once a sale has been agreed we will liaise with the solicitors and estate agents involved in the chain and maintain our regular contact with you keeping you updated of all developments. Our aim is to ensure the sale progresses through to exchange of contracts and completion as smoothly and as quickly as possible.

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      Step One

      Obtain an Accurate Valuation

      When selling your property it is vital to obtain an accurate valuation. It is not advisable to just instruct the agent that gives you the highest valuation as you need to trust your agent to interpret the appetite and direction of the local property market to present an accurate valuation that will ensure your property sells for the best possible price within a timescale that suits you.

      Our Valuations are carried out by the Directors or Branch Managers of Hilton King & Locke who together have over 50 years' of experience in estate agency. We carry out a vast amount of valuations every month which gives us a very intimate and unparalleled wealth of knowledge regarding the property values within your area.

      Step Two

      Choosing the Right Estate Agent

      When deciding on the right estate agent to sell your home there are a number of things to take into consideration, such as their local knowledge, being able to proactively and effectively market your property and having a reputation for outstanding and exceptional customer service. I am happy to announce that Hilton King & Locke can offer all three of these attributes and have been selling properties across Buckinghamshire for over 15 years. Hilton King & Locke can also arrange the legally required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for you that needs to be commissioned prior to the marketing of your property.

      We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding service to our clients that accumulates in achieving the best possible sale price, we also aim to ensure that the sales process runs as smoothly as possible, to the required timescale whilst keeping you fully informed throughout the process.

      Step Three

      Instructing a Solicitor

      The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. They will examine the legal documentation for the property and raise a number of enquires in order to approve the contract of the sale.

      Once you have accepted an offer we will create a memorandum of sale for all parties involved. This is an exchange of details between the solicitors who will then contact each other to start the conveyancing process. The solicitor along with ourselves will be on hand throughout the transaction to advise and guide you through the process.

      As we know this is of course can be a stressful time ensuring that the legalities of the process are carried out efficiently and as quickly as possible therefore we can of course offer you a number of recommended solicitors that we use on a regular basis.

      Step Four

      Viewings

      Once interest has been generated on the property, appointments for quality prospective purchasers to inspect the property will be arranged at your convenience. We accompany all prospective buyers around your property. Alternatively, we are able to hold a key and show buyers around your property for you. We can confirm that our keys are held securely in a coded system, and that a member of staff at Hilton King & Locke would always accompany any prospective purchaser to tour your home. It is also important to remember that first impressions count when potential buyers view your property.

      Step Five

      Offers & Negotiation

      When an offer is received we will notify you at the earliest convenience along with the information you require to make an informed decision such as, the buyer's position to proceed, financial situation and timescales given. If there is more than one interested party then we will keep you up to date with any competing offers. You don't have to accept the highest bidder as there are many other aspects to consider depending on the current situation. Hilton King & Locke will of course be on hand throughout the process to offer guidance and expertise to ensure that the most suitable purchaser is found for your property and we undertake to negotiate the best possible sale price that we can.

      Step 6

      Offer Agreed

      Congratulations! Now that a sale has been agreed, your buyers will need to instruct their chosen solicitor and mortgage broker to proceed. We will also require your solicitor's details so that we can prepare a memorandum of sale and instruct the solicitors acting on behalf of both parties.

      Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyers solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage a survey will be arranged on your property on behalf of the buyers and potentially proposed dates for exchange of contracts and a final completion date.

      We will liaise with the solicitors and estate agents involved in the chain throughout the process and maintain our regular contact with you keeping you updated of all developments. We will ensure the sale progresses through to completion as smoothly as possible.

      There are no legal obligation until contracts have exchanged.

      Step 7

      Exchange of Contracts

      Exchange of contracts take place when both solicitors are satisfied that everything is in order and all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed. The contract will be signed by both parties and this is when the buyer will be asked to hand over a deposit (the normal requirement is 10% of the purchase price), this will need to be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft. A completion date will also be agreed and from this point all parties will be legally obligated to go through with the transaction.

      Step 8

      Completion and Moving In

      We will release the keys to your buyers once we have had confirmation from your solicitor that the remainder of the funds have been received. The day of completion is when you physically move out of your property along with all of your furniture and possessions. The remaining monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your buyers solicitors to the your solicitors account.

      Congratulations!

      All of the above is intended as a guide, to help you through the process. We are aware that buying a property although very exciting can also be quite daunting and a little stressful too. At Hilton King & Locke we endeavour to ensure that the buying process runs as smoothly as possible and will keep you fully informed and updated throughout. Although please feel free to contact one of our experienced and dedicated team at any time who will be more than happy to help and answer any questions that you might have along the way.

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      Calculating Your Budget

      Buying a property whether it be your first home, a move to a larger property or indeed downsizing is likely to be one of the largest transactions that you will ever make so it is vital that your budget calculations are correct from the outset. It is also wise to calculate the necessary costs and taxes involved too so that you are fully prepared. This will include conveyancing legal costs, a variety of local searches, surveys, land registry, potential removal costs and of course stamp duty.

      Please use our Stamp Duty Calculator to work out the stamp duty that will be payable on your purchase by clicking here (Stamp Duty Calculator link to be added, like this one http://www.romans.co.uk/stamp-duty-calculator

      It is important to work to a budget as this will ascertain the price range that is affordable for you therefore determining the properties that are available for you to consider viewing. Certain things will need to be taken into consideration such as, income, savings and any equity currently held in your existing property. We would always recommend obtaining an accurate up to date market appraisal from a local property expert. Hilton King & Locke will provide you with a comprehensive valuation that will take into account many important factors such as, the location and condition of your home, demand in the area as well as recent comparable evidence.

      Arrange and Choose the Right Mortgage for you

      When applying for a mortgage we would always advise speaking to an expert in this field so that they can guide you through the process and ensure that your mortgage is placed with the right provider. Independent Mortgage Advisors will take into consideration your personal circumstances, specific incomings and outgoings and the best options for you from across the whole mortgage market.

      Speaking to a mortgage advisor first and having a mortgage in principal with a specific lender will not only determine your budget but will also provide you with the confidence needed, putting you in the best possible position when viewing and negotiating on the property you wish to purchase.

      Our recommended Mortgage Advisor, has access to the entire mortgage market and will be more than happy to assist you in helping you find the best possible mortgage available. Please contact us for further details.

      Finding the Right Property

      Register your interest with Hilton King & Locke by contacting one of our three offices across Buckinghamshire and get to know the team at your local branch. We will be happy to discuss in detail your property requirements and see what we have available for you. Once we have a full understanding of exactly what type of property you are looking for one of our dedicated team will ensure that you are kept fully up to date with new properties that come to the market in your desired location and that fit your criteria.

      Something else to be aware of is that some of the best properties in desirable locations, size or price sell before they are even uploaded onto the internet so it is vital that we have your correct contact details in order to inform you first, either by telephone or email.

      Viewing a Property

      When you have decided which properties you would like to view then our extremely dedicated and friendly team are available to arrange those for you at your earliest convenience. Our offices are open Monday to Friday - 9am to 6pm, Saturdays - 9am to 4pm and our Farnham Common office is open 10am to 2pm on a Sunday, and can arrange viewings on any of the properties we market across our offices.

      We will accompany you throughout your viewings and although we are as flexible as possible to arrange the viewings to suit yourself, our diaries do tend to get booked up very quickly, especially at weekends. Therefore please try and contact us prior to your preferred viewing date and time to avoid any disappointment.

      Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like regarding the property, if we cannot answer them immediately then we will endeavour to find out the answers upon our return to the office.

      If you would like to take any photographs in the property for future reference then please ask permission beforehand.

      After the viewing has taken place it is beneficial for both yourself and the Vendor of the property in question if you supply us with your feedback. This will help in gaining a better understanding of your wants and needs enabling us to find you the perfect property.

      Arrange and instruct a conveyancing Solicitor

      The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. They will examine the legal documentation for the property and raise a number of enquires in order to approve the contract of the sale.

      Once your offer has been accepted we will create a memorandum of sale for all parties involved. This is an exchange of details between the solicitors who will then contact each other to start the conveyancing process. The solicitor along with ourselves will be on hand throughout the transaction to advise and guide you through the process.

      As we know this is of course can be a stressful time ensuring that the legalities of the process are carried out efficiently and as quickly as possible therefore we can of course offer you a number of recommended solicitors that we use on a regular basis.

      Making an Offer

      Congratulations! You have now found a property that you would like to buy. The next step is to make an offer to the sellers via your estate agent with the aim of getting an offer agreed.

      Think about your offer carefully and take into account a number of different things such as your budget, any competition from other interested parties and what would happen if your offer was rejected.

      Upon making an offer you will need to demonstrate to the agent that you are able to proceed, for example provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principal, your mortgage broker's details and proof of funds for deposit. We will then put you offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing & inform you of their response forthwith.

      If your offer is accepted you will need to instruct your chosen solicitor and mortgage broker to proceed and we will then prepare a memorandum of sale and instruct the solicitors acting on behalf of both parties.

      Conveyancing

      As part of the whole conveyancing process your solicitor will do the following things:

      Request local searches

      Raise any enquires that they have in the initial draft contract

      Raise any enquiries already provided in the sellers' information Pack

      Agree a date for an exchange of contracts with a set completion date

      Survey and Mortgage Offer

      If you are obtaining a mortgage on the property you are purchasing then a survey will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender that will identify any problems with the property as well as advising on the property value.

      After the mortgage valuation report is received then a formal mortgage offer will be sent to both you and your solicitor which you will need to sign before it is returned.

      If you are not getting a mortgage then we are happy to recommend a number of surveyors that can carry out a private survey for you.

      There are no legal obligations until contracts have been exchanged

      Exchange of Contracts

      Exchange of contracts take place when both solicitors are satisfied that everything is in order and all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed. The contract will be signed by both parties and this is when you will be asked to hand over a deposit (the normal requirement is 10% of the purchase price), this will need to be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft. A completion date will also be agreed and from this point all parties will be legally obligated to go through with the transaction.

      Completion Day

      The day of completion is when you physically move into your new property with all of your furniture and possessions. The remaining monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitors to the sellers solicitors account.

      We will release the keys once we have had confirmation that the money has cleared in the sellers solicitors account

      Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

      All of the above is intended as a guide, to help you through the process. We are aware that buying a property although very exciting can also be quite daunting and a little stressful too. At Hilton King & Locke we endeavour to ensure that the buying process runs as smoothly as possible and will keep you fully informed and updated throughout. Although please feel free to contact one of our experienced and dedicated team at any time who will be more than happy to help and answer any questions that you might have along the way.

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      Mark Prieg - Director

      01753 480060

      07811 334594

      markprieg@hklhome.co.uk

      Vastly experienced with a proven track record having started a career in Estate Agency in 1988. Mark worked for Corporate Estate Agents, Prudential and Haart, for a number of years before setting up Hilton King & Locke in 2001 with his wife Jann and Leigh Gridley. In his spare time, Mark enjoys a game of golf and is a member at Harewood Downs Golf Club in Chalfont St Giles. Mark & Jann have lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2003, having lived in Iver previously. They have three children, two boys that are football crazy and a daughter, the youngest member of the family, who loves everything girly! Mark also coaches Chalfont Saints U8 football team and is reliving the football career he never had through his boys!

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      Jann Prieg - Director

      01753 480060

      07811 443463

      jannprieg@hklhome.co.uk

      Having started her career at Lloyds Bank in 1995, Jann is extremely focussed on providing excellent customer service. She made the transition to Estate Agency in 1998 when she joined Haart Estate Agents and met Mark who she later married in 2002 a year after setting up Hilton King & Locke. Her passion for offering the best possible service has never waned and to this day she is always keeping everyone in check to ensure we maintain our high standards. Jann comes from a large family and has four sisters, as a result, family values are very close to her heart. Having three children, she is frequently involved in sponsoring and helping out at events with the local schools. In her spare time Jann enjoys a trip to the theatre and is always planning her next family holiday.

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      Leigh Gridley - Director

      01753 643555

      07977 495379

      leighgridley@hklhome.co.uk

      Highly successful and well known in the local area, Leigh started his career in Estate Agency on 1993 with Haart in Harrow, where he met his eventual Business Partners, Mark Prieg and Jann Prieg. Quickly moving through the ranks Leigh then went on to manage three branches of Haart estate Agents across Middlesex and South Buckinghamshire giving him a wealth of knowledge of different markets. Leigh is a workaholic with a passion for providing his clients with a personal and friendly service, always prepared to go the extra mile for them. Leigh enjoys keeping fit but mainly is a doting family man. Married to wife Clare, they live in a village just outside of Wokingham, Berkshire and have three young daughters, who Leigh often jokes are the reason he works late to avoid being pushed around!

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      Caroline Ljubisic - Area Lettings Manager

      01753 643555

      carolineljubisic@hklhome.co.uk

      Caroline started her career is Estate Agency in 2003 with Winkworths in Ealing, West London. After two years she progressed to Lettings Manager for an independent Estate Agent in Middlesex. In 2006 after moving home to Buckinghamshire, Caroline continued her career in Residential Lettings working in Beaconsfield & Penn and completed her ARLA accreditation. Caroline is very pleased to have joined the Hilton King & Locke team in 2015. And lives locally with husband and two children. She enjoys cake decorating in her spare time and loves to travel.

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      Mary-Joy Kendal - Senior Negotiator

      01753 480060

      mary-joykendall@hklhome.co.uk

      Mary-Joy started her career at Hilton King & Locke in January 2014, having previously worked at NatWest Bank since 2006 in a managerial position. She has worked her way up quickly from Trainee Negotiator to Senior Negotiator and her career is continuing to progress rapidly. She is highly motivated, strives to consistently provide a first class customer service and ensure the process of moving home is an enjoyable experience for all our clients. In her spare time she enjoys yoga to relax and spending time with her partner Alex and their families. She is busy saving up so that she can hopefully buy her first home this year!

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      Liana Tearle - Senior Negotiator

      01753 480060

      lianatearle@hklhome.co.uk

      Liana started her career with Hilton King and Locke in 2012 and has lived locally to Chalfont St Peter village all of her life, providing her with an in-depth knowledge of the local area. She has a friendly personality and is a stickler for detail, attributes which help her provide a first class service to our clients. Her career has progressed and is now in the position of senior negotiator. She is now training towards becoming a valuer and adding to her impressive skill set. Outside of work she finds enjoyment through fitness - participating in yoga and running regularly. Some of her other favourite past times include reading, socialising and travelling.

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      Teresa Claridge - Property Manager

      01753 650033

      teresaclaridge@hklhome.co.uk

      Teresa first started working in estate agency in 2006 as branch administrator at haart when they had a branch in Iver with Mark Prieg and Leigh Gridley. In 2011 she joined Hilton King & Locke in the Lettings Department having previously worked for another company as a Property Manager and enjoys solving the daily issues that property management brings.  Teresa has lived in Iver for 26 years and has two children, she loves holidaying abroad and socialising with her family and friends.  

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      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Hilton King & Locke, Chalfont St Peter on 01753 480060.


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