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    If you are Letting, we guarantee you will be impressed with our service! 

    We will provide you with the best marketing in Crawley from video tours to floor plans. Our distinctive marketing will help your property stand out from the crowd, ensuring you achieve the best price in the shortest timescale.

    We can guarantee your rent is paid on the rent due date, every time! We carry out strict vetting procedures to ensure the highest quality tenants to give you peace of mind. During the tenancy we carry out 3-4 inspections each year to ensure your asset is maintained to the highest standards and is not depreciating in value.

    Being landlords ourselves, we understand your concerns and we will be here to support you throughout the tenancy. We value your property like we would our own.

    Every day at Inspire Estate Agents is a new challenge and we are ready to deal with it head on. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    INSPIRE ESTATE AGENTS OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE FOR WHATEVER LEVEL OF LETTING AND/OR MANAGEMENT YOU'D LIKE FOR YOUR PROPERTY.
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    We aim to take the worry out of the process for you, so that you can feel confident that your property is being managed professionally. Being Landlords ourselves we know your concerns.
    We pride ourselves on finding good quality tenants and maintaining your asset so that it doesn't depreciate in value. We trust that the general points covered in this guide will be of some assistance to you.
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    OUR SERVICES
    We are a local, independent firm specialising in Residential Letting and Property Management alongside our successful Estate Agency. Being local, we have exceptional knowledge of the market and area - and can advise on the neighbourhoods most likely to yield a viable rental return.
    We understand that letting your property can be a worrying experience and, with this in mind, our most important consideration is providing you with the best possible service and the right tenant for your property.
    We never forget that the property is your most important asset and we can confidently assure you that by instructing us to act as your Letting and Managing Agents, that asset will be in professional hands.
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    ON-GOING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICE
    Prior to the tenants taking up occupation a full Inventory and Schedule of Condition will be carried out by a professional inventory company who are "members of the association of professional inventory providers".
    The quality of the inventory is absolutely essential with regards to any deductions that may need to be made from the tenants deposit due to dilapidations at the end of the tenancy.
    Once the tenants are in residence we will carry out regular inspection visits to ensure that the property is being kept to a good standard. This also gives the tenant the opportunity of advising us of any maintenance issues that may have arisen.
    Should any concerns be raised with regards to the manner in which the property is being occupied, we will contact you to discuss this and agree an appropriate course of action.
    We have a full list of recommended contractors providing back-up services when required:
    • Gas Safe registered engineers
    • Plumbers
    • Electricians (approved to meet current legislation)
    • Builders and general maintenance contractors
    • Decorators
    • Glaziers
    • Gardeners
    • Cleaners (including carpets)
    • Window cleaners
    • .. and more!
    At the end of the tenancy period, should the tenancy not be renewed we will remarket your property.
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    Safety Requirements
    The following requirements are the responsibility of the owner (Landlord):
    GAS - HEALTH & SAFETY
    Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 it is a statutory requirement that all gas appliances and flues in rented accommodation are checked for safety within 12 months of installation and thereafter every 12 months by a competent engineer (i.e. Gas Safe registered installer).
    MAINTENANCE
    There is a duty to ensure that all gas appliances, flues and associated pipework are maintained in a safe condition at all times.
    RECORDS
    Full records must be kept for at least 7 years of the inspections of each appliance and flue, of any defects found a remedial action taken.
    COPIES TO TENANTS
    A copy of the safety certificate issued by the engineer must be given to each new tenant before their tenancy commences, or to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being carried out.
    OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING
    Prior to the commencement of a tenancy a copy of the current service report for the oil fired central heating boiler must be arranged be provided to ourselves.
    ELECTRICAL - HEALTH & SAFETY
    Under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, and certain other regulations, electrical appliances and equipment provided in tenanted premises must be safe. It is therefore advised to have an electrical safety check carried out to ensure that all electrical items, plugs and leads are completely safe and undamaged and to remove or replace any faulty items.
    CONSUMER PROTECTION - FIRE
    The Fire and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 & 1993) provide that specified items supplied in the course of letting property must meet minimum fire resistance standards. The regulations apply to all upholstered furniture, beds, headboard and mattresses, sofa-beds, futons and other convertibles, nursery furniture, garden furniture suitable for use in a dwelling, scatter cushions, pillows and non-original covers for furniture. They do not apply to antique furniture or furniture made before 1950, bedcovers including duvets, loose covers for mattresses, pillowcases, curtains, carpets or sleeping bags.
    Items which comply will have a suitable permanent label attached. Non-compliant items must be removed from the property before a tenancy commences.
    SMOKE ALARMS
    All properties built since June 1992 must have been fitted with mains powered smoke detector alarms from new. Although there is no legislation requiring smoke alarms to be fitted in other ordinary tenanted properties, it is generally considered that the common law 'duty of care'; means that Landlords and their Agents could be liable should a fire cause injury or damage in a tenanted property where smoke alarms are not fitted. We therefore strongly recommend that the landlord fit at least one alarm on each floor (in the hall and landing areas).
    ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES
    From 6th April 2012 Landlords will need a valid EPC certificate which needs to be ordered before marketing the property for rent. The EPC should be available to prospective tenants within seven days of marketing and a copy of the front page should be attached to all marketing particulars. Prospective tenants are entitled to see a full copy of the EPC when viewing a property. The EPC, which is valid for 10 years will rate a property's energy performance and make recommendations about how to improve the energy efficiency.
    The EPC provides a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emission of a building from A to G, similar to the labels provided with white goods such as refrigerators and washing machines.
    Its purpose is to record how energy efficient a property is. EPC's are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage. The graphs produced allow us to easily compare buildings of the same type and consider energy efficiency and fuel costs.
    An EPC is always accompanied by a recommendation report that lists cost effective and other measures to improve the energy rating of the building.
    Although landlords are under no obligation to carry out any recommendations made, prospective tenants could use the EPC as one of the factors to determine which property they choose to rent.
    WHEN ARE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED?
    When buildings are to be rented out, the landlord is responsible for ensuring a valid certificate is made available to all prospective tenants. The EPC and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by the landlord to a prospective tenant.
    This is to be done within seven days of marketing the property. Failing to comply with this regulation could mean you are fined up to £200.00.
    INSURANCE
    Landlords are responsible for the insurance of the building and of your own contents included as part of the rental. Your insurers must be informed of your intention to let.
    As an additional service, Inspire Estate Agents has selected Endsleigh Insurance as our preferred insurance partner to offer you specialist landlord insurance. This will protect and safeguard your needs as a Landlord. You can contact Endsleigh on 0800783256 for immediate cover stating you are a client of Inspire Estate Agents. Full details of the cover available are detailed at the end of this document.
    Income Tax for UK & Non Resident Landlords
    UK BASED LANDLORDS
    Landlords are required to inform the HM Revenue & Customs of any income received from rental property. Tax deductions can be made for maintenance and other costs, your tax consultant can advise fully. On request from the HM Revenue & Customs, Inspire Estates Agents will need to report income and expenditure of all landlords we are appointed to act on behalf of.
    NON RESIDENT LANDLORDS
    Income tax is payable on income received from rental property until such time that we are provided with an approval for exemption. An application can be made to the HM Customs & Revenue for an exemption certificate; this would exempt your Managing /Letting Agent from deducting tax. If a certificate is not obtained the statutory requirement to deduct tax remains.
    Please note that for Non Resident Landlords who arrange a power of attorney to sign Tenancy Agreements on their behalf, a copy of this document is required for our files. If you require Inspire Estates Agents to perform this service for you an agreement will be drawn up for signature.
    MORTGAGES & LEASEHOLDS
    The mortgage lender of your property must be advised that the property is to be let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
    If your property is leasehold you will require consent before letting. In both cases, the lender and/or the head lessor may require Tenant references and a copy of the Tenancy Agreement. The landlord will remain responsible for payment of ground rent and service charges which may apply.
    We also require a copy of all covenants relating to the property to attach to the tenancy agreement.
    PREPARING THE PROPERTY
    It is the landlords statutory responsibility to ensure that the rented property is structurally sound and is habitable. We have found that a good relationship with tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As property managers this relationship is our job. It is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money. It follows therefore that a well maintained property in a good decorative order will go towards this, whilst also achieving a higher rental figure. Tenants are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect.
    GENERAL CONDITION
    Electrical, gas, plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlord's expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decorations should be in good condition and preferably plain, light and neutral.
    FURNISHINGS
    It is recommended that you leave only minimum furnishings and these should be of reasonable quality. It is preferable that items which are to be left, are in the property during viewings. If you are unsure about any particular items we will be happy to advise.
    PERSONAL ITEMS, ORNAMENTS ETC
    Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the premises, especially those of real or sentimental value. Some items may be boxed, sealed and stored in the loft at the owner's risk. All cupboards and shelf space should be left clear for the tenant's own use.
    GARDENS
    Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain gardens to a reasonable standard provided that they are left the necessary tools. However few tenants are experienced gardeners and if you value your garden, or if it is particularly large, you may wish us to arrange visits by our regular gardener.
    CLEANING
    At commencement of the tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition, this to include the oven, hob, extractor hood and any white goods. We strongly recommend that this be carried out by a professional cleaning company and a copy of the invoice passed to us for our records. At the end of each tenancy it is the tenant's responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning will be arranged at their expense, but we cannot insist on a professional clean unless you had this done yourself.. A schedule of cleaning can be drawn up along side the inventory in order that the tenant has guidelines for cleaning at the end of the tenancy. Cleaning is the biggest reason for disputes at the end of a tenancy so having it professionally cleaned at the start avoids such issues.
    INFORMATION FOR THE TENANT
    It is helpful, and in some cases now a requirement, to leave information for the tenant on such things as how to operate the heating and hot water systems, washing machine and alarm system if appropriate, along with general information on the day the rubbish is collected and recycling arrangements.
    UTILITIES
    If you are the current occupier of the property we recommend mail redirection is put in place to commence prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
    KEYS
    A minimum of three sets of keys to your property are required. One set will be retained by Inspire Estate Agents in case of emergency. In the case of more than two tenants, such as sharers, additional sets will be required.
    TENANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    It is the tenants responsibility to pay for services to the property during the rental period, these include:
    Gas/oil Electricity Water & drainage Telephone Satellite/cable TV
    The tenant is also responsible for payment of the Local Authority Council tax. During void periods this responsibility reverts to the landlord.
    It is the tenant's responsibility to report any fault which may breach safety regulations and to report failure of appliances which will require repair or replacement. Tenants will also be required to report structural damage i.e. from adverse weather conditions and internal faults, such as burst pipes. Tenants will report to Inspire Estates in all cases where we are appointed managing agents.
    TENANCY AGREEMENTS
    Inspire Estate Agents provide an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for rentals up to £100,000 per year to give you protection under the Housing Act 1988 (amended 1996) to ensure your rights to possession at the end of the tenancy are protected. This applies to properties where the landlord is not resident. Suitable agreements are prepared for properties falling outside of the Housing Act 1988 (amended 1996).
    An Assured Shorthold Tenancy lasts for a determined period, for example 6 months or 12 months and is a fixed term tenancy. It can also run indefinitely from one rental period to the next which is termed as a contractual period tenancy. We recommend for a new tenancy only a minimum rental period of six months, or a 12 month tenancy with a two month break clause inserted. If you are happy with these tenants at the end of a tenancy it can be renewed in the form of either a fixed term or a periodic tenancy. At each renewal a new security deposit registration fee will be incurred as the deposit protection expires and a renewal fee will be payable.
    In addition we will prepare Notice Requiring Possession and Memorandum Agreement to renew the tenancy as required.
    SECURITY DEPOSITS
    Inspire Estate Agents is registered with one of the available schemes as required by the protection of deposits Housing Act 2004.
    Deposits are registered with Tenancy Deposit Solutions Limited, details available from www.mydeposits.co.uk.
    Inventories and Property VisitsINVENTORIES
    An inventory is a schedule of the property showing its conditions and contents prior to letting. Your inventory will include the condition of paintwork, wall coverings and floors/carpeting as well as any furniture and appliances to be left in the property during the rental period. The inventory will also include the condition of the garden if applicable.
    Lofts, attics and cellars are not included. The condition of the exterior of the property and outbuildings/garages are not included as standard.
    The tenant will be given a copy of the Inventory and Schedule of Condition. At the end of the tenancy the inventory clerk will perform a check-out to ensure there are no variations to the agreed inventory. We use the inventory company for the check out as they are completely independent to landlord and tenant.
    PROPERTY VISITS
    Visits to fully managed properties are carried out after the first six weeks and thereafter either at three or six monthly intervals. The first visit will enable us to determine quickly if the upkeep of the property is being managed adequately by the tenant. If there are initial problems they can be rectified and in doing so will offer the tenant and you peace of mind.
    Lofts, attics and cellars are not included in property visits.
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    FINDING THE RIGHT TENANTS
    All potential tenants are qualified at the initial point of contact. Only once we are happy that that they appear to be in full time employment - and have given no other cause for concern - will we go on to register them.
    Once a tenant has selected a preferred property and made an offer, we will discuss this with you to ensure you are happy to proceed.
    Following this discussion a comprehensive reference will be carried out by a licensed Referencing Agency. This covers such subjects as their credit rating and history, a reference from any previous landlords and an employer's reference. Where necessary we will also require a guarantor.
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Meet The Team At Inspire Estate Agents
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    Hi, We would like to give you a warm welcome to the team at Inspire.  We are passionate about our jobs and would love to help you in any property related matter.  So gives us a call with any questions you have and we would love to help.
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    Matthew Cousins - Director
    HI, MY NAME IS MATTHEW COUSINS, I live in Crawley and have done all my life. I am an avid Arsenal fan, which may put some clients off! I have a beautiful daughter and a passion for selling houses which I have been doing for 17 years.The day the excitement goes from selling a house and having another happy client is the day I retire from Estate Agency.

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I am on the wrong side of 40
    • I have been told I like to deligate work to fellow colleagues
    • My family say I spend far too much time thinking about work
    • I made the unusual switch from being a mortgage broker to becoming an Estate Agent
    • I used to play football, but my knees have given up
    • I am the smallest Estate Agent you will ever meet
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    Mark Denton - Branch Partner
    Hi, my name is MARK DENTON, I have lived in Crawley for 29 years and have now moved down the train track to Horsham. I have a dog called Lollie, she is the love of my life. I have a passion for fitness, but never manage to get to the gym (I blame it on the long work hours!).

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I am on the wrong side of 35
    • I used to run a building company but now like working in a warm cosy office
    • To this day I still have a large collection of VHS Only Fools and Horses videos
    • I gave my wife an iPhone 3 for Christmas that I obtained for free on a phone contract
    • I am a Liverpool fan but have been criticised for thinking Kenny Daglish still plays
    • I have the worst spilling spelling in the office
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    Tammy Williams - Lettings Manager
    Hi, my name is TAMMY WILLIAMS, I have moved back from Dubai after spending 2.5 years living there. My work colleagues say I have an Australian accent even though I have never been there before. I enjoy cycling and completed the London to Brighton bike ride last year.

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I love travelling and going on holiday
    • I enjoy going to the gym especially as I enjoy my food
    • I am the bossiest and most punctual member in the office
    • I am also the poshest member of the team
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    Emily Slater - Lettings Administrator
    Hi, my name is EMILY SLATER. I live in Crawley and have done for the past 15 years, I am originally from London. I love going out and seeing all my friends and family! I have previously worked in another Estate Agents in Crawley and I am the youngest member of Inspire. I am currently learning to drive so avoid hitting the roads on a Thursday evening as I may bump into you! The guys make fun saying I still hang out in the youth wing.

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I am finally on the older side of 20
    • I am a big fan of Christmas, feel free to buy me lots of presents.
    • I love shopping (typical girl).
    • I have lost count of how many driving lessons I have had
    • Please don't sneeze near me as I have a phobia of sneezing
    • I have the annoying habit of clicking bones
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    Ross Brown - Senior Negotiator
    Hi, my name is ROSS BROWN.  I have lived in Crawley all my life and have recently taken up the hobby of Ballet . I still try to play football but spend most of the time warming the bench or in goal. I keep the office functioning by making the tea!

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I cannot remember my age or don't like to disclose
    • I play lead guitar in a rock band
    • I used to work with Matthew back at Fox & Sons and followed him to Inspire
    • I could never be a vegetarian as I love meat curries too much
    • Often mistaken for a younger George Clooney
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    Laura Williams Wynn - Business Development Manager
    Hi, my name is LAURA WILLIAMS-WYNN, I have worked in Crawley for 13 years, of which 7 of those years have been in Estate Agency. My hobbies are horse riding, amateur dramatics and running. I love going to festivals, especially Glastonbury. My favourite film is Topgun and favourite holiday destination is Las Vegas!

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I love holidays, so if I'm not at work it means I'm sunning myself on the beach
    • I prefer eating chocolate over going to the gym
    • I am no longer the youngest member of the team, but still the tidiest!
    • If I could have one talent it would be to be able to sing in tune
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    Vic Patel - Property Sales Manager
    Hi, my name is VIC PATEL, I have worked in estate agency since 2004 and I love helping people with their move. Whether it be to buy their dream home or to help investors add to their portfolio. I was born and breed in America and moved to sunny Horsham in the year 2000. I love music and I am planning to go to Tommorrow Land in Brasil next year once I have earned my millions in commission.

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • I am the second shortest estate agent (the first being my boss Matt Cousins)
    • I have had my jaw wired shut twice and lived off mashed potato and gravy both times
    • I love roller skating
    • I am the cheekiest most talkative member of the team - when dealing with offers I will talk you into submission so you will offer the maximum price!
    • My favourite drink is Tequila
    • I am an associate of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents
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    Natalie Wickenden - Sales Progressor
    Hi, my name is NATALIE WICKENDEN, I live in Crawley with my husband and our 3 young children. I'm one of the newer members of the team joining in 2015. Prior to my time at Inspire I spent nearly 15 years working for a large airline in Project Management and Sales. I have always been really interested in Property ( thanks to renovating various homes and becoming obsessed with property programmes on Maternity leave!!!) so I jumped at the chance to change career, join Inspire and channel my "inner Kirsty Allsopp"!! With 3 young children my life is pretty hectic (work is definitely a break). I'm passionate about horse riding and have ridden and owned horses all my life, I love being outdoors in the fresh air. 

    FACTS ABOUT ME
    • My biggest ambition is to build my own home
    • I enjoy cooking and baking in my spare time
    • Natalie is a good name for me as I love to natter
    • I love a selfie and consider myself the most photogenic in the office!
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    Where we're active

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

    Find us

    12 Southgate Parade,
    Southgate,
    Crawley,
    West Sussex,
    RH10 6ER

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    Buying: 01293 263057  Local call rate
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      Testimonials
      We are Inspire Estate Agents are proud of our reputation and want to share that with potential landlords & tenants

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      nothing is too much trouble
      Matt and the team are brilliant at dealing with our tenanted properties. Emily, is friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Brilliant service!
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      A charming and professional Team 
      As a "Newly Turned Landlord" The Team at Inspire Estates have provided a fantastic and professional service guiding me through the process every step of the way offering advice, suggestions and action plans that suit my situation and service level required. Inspire have a keen ability to identify with the Customer needs and deliver a service to match. A charming and professional Team and a well recommended Agent. Very Best Regards and Thank you. Dan
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      I would recommend Inspire Estates to anyone 
      We used Inspire estates to manage the letting of our property in Crawley and I cannot fault them. They are a very professional team and very responsive. It didn't matter if I got Matt, Mark or Ross when I phoned, they all knew what was going on and they were all just as helpful. We then went on to sell our property with Inspire estates and we completed today - two months after the initial viewing. They took the stress away from both letting and selling our property and having used two other agents in the Crawley area ( both of which were appalling) , I would recommend Inspire Estates to anyone without hesitation.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      The staff are competent and always willing to help
      Amazing team here in Crawley. The staff are competent, courteous, friendly and always willing to help. We have been enjoying very good support from Inspire Estates over the past few years and I can confidently say they are absolutely reliable. I have never regretted dealing with them and I am ever grateful. Thank you.
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      Excellent agency...really nice staff
      Excellent agency...really nice staff..The best is Mark Denton..he is polite, friendly, helpful, attentive person, he have awesome skills to deal with clients....we are so bless and happy to rent a house from this agency...They have great experience in their field..Any problem they are here immediately to help and repairs damage things as quickly as possible..Its with pleasure that I would refer this agency to someone else..well done Inspire Estates...and specially Mark Denton
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      They sort out any problems in the flat promptly
      I rented a flat before 3 years ago from this agent and still with them. I haven't had any problems with them. Friendly staff and they are always willing to help. They sort out any problems in the flat promptly and keep us informed about any works to be carried. Thanks for all the staff.
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      We found your attention & service is very good
      We have found your attention & service very good and if at some time in the future we were to return to the Crawley area we would not hesitate to contact you.
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      Brilliant service with a fantastic attitude.
      A big thank you to inspire. Having dealt with other agency's they are far the best. Helpful staff where nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend using them to all my friends and family. Brilliant service with a fantastic attitude. Keep up the good work
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      Couldn't have asked more from them
      Couldn't have asked more from them, they helped me out when I needed somewhere very quickly, all the paperwork and checks were done really quickly and with ease. Fantastic service from Tammy whenever I've had to ask a question she replies that day.
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      Friendly staff always willing to help
      Great agents, paperwork done quickly and efficiently for referencing. Thorough inventory on moving in. Any issues delt with quickly. Friendly staff always willing to help
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I would recommend them to anyone
      I have dealt with Inspire Estates for several years now renting whilst saving for a deposit and they have been nothing but helpful throughout. They are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in everything that they do and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a truly helpful estate agent.
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      Would recommended them to friends and family
      Fantastic six month renting from inspire, any issue I had were dealt with swiftly and professionally.Would recommended them to friends and family
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      A thoroughly professional service throughout
      A thoroughly professional service throughout my entire rental period. Excellent contact and follow up calls with any problem, no matter how small.Mark manages to deliver an excellent service between the tenant and landlord. I never felt rushed or a burden with any issues that were discussed. Even when I locked my keys inside my car, Mark was able to supply a spare set almost immediately. Having recently viewed another property (due relocation), other agents just don't match.
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      GREAT, RESPECTFUL AND POLITE AGENCY
      I rented a furnished house via Inspire Estates in Broadfield, Crawley. Matthew and Mark were SO GREAT. They give you excellent and personal service. They are not greedy like other Real Estate Agencies. They actually try to meet the needs of BOTH the Landlord and the Tenant. They are reasonable and friendly, but yet professional. They answer e-mails and telephone calls PROMTLY. I am now with a rubbish agency called Leaders. I am telling you - no matter how nice the house - it is not worth it, if the agency is rubbish. So rather wait longer for a house and have a GREAT, RESPECTFUL AND POLITE AGENCY - like INSPIRE.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      wholeheartedly recommend Inspire Estate Agents
      Sarah and i have undergone 2 tenant moves with Inspire over 3 years and whether dealing with Matt, Mark or Ross we've always found them courteous, professional and obliging. Estate agents don't always have the best press but i would wholeheartedly recommend Inspire Estates to potential clients. Nothing is too much trouble and any minor problems we had were dealt with very quickly. Honesty and integrity are two words not high on most observations of the estate agent profession. A good example of my dealings with Matt is highlighted just today. When my tenancy ended i found that i'd... (read more)
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Thank you!!
      I have been renting from Inspire for just over a year and have always found them to be very professional and efficient. The other day I managed to leave my flat taking both sets of keys without realising. My wife wasn't then able to leave to go to work as we couldn't lock the door without the key. I called Inspire and spoke to Mark and before even 9 o'clock in the morning he had personally driven over to our flat to give my wife the spare key so she could leave and lock up. Fantastic service. I was extremely impressed as he didn't need to do this. Thank you!!
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I recommend Inspire
      I have been renting from Inspire for two years and it was refreshing to deal with an agency that responded quickly and always willing to help. much better experience than previous letting agents although previous experiences were pretty horrific. I recommend Inspire
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    A Warm Welcome to Inspire
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      Hello, I am Matthew and I would like to give you a warm welcome to Inspire. So why would you choose Inspire as your preferred choice of agency? Well,  we recognise that it is all about you! We want to be with you every step of the way throughout the home moving process ensuring you end up in your dream home.
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      Its all about you
      We have listened to our clients and want to tear up the estate agency rule book!  We will treat all our clients with honesty, transparency and provide our clients with a memorable experience.  We want to develop a relationship that lasts for many years so that if there is anything property related you will come to us first.
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      Dedicated Account Manager
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      We begin by appointing a Dedicated Account Manager, they will be there every step of the way to help you.  They will give you their mobile number so you always have contact even outside of office hours for those stressful moments that can happen, when you are moving.
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      Highest Quality Marketing
      Our mix of high quality marketing along with a proactive approach ensures that we expose your property to more buyers.
      We use professional photography, floor plans, video tours and give you your own micro site that you can share on social media platforms to highlight your property. We don't just rely on the internet, we ring our database of buyers making sure each viewer is offered every property that matches their requirements.   We won't waste your time or anyone else's showing the wrong properties to the wrong buyers, we'll make sure that every viewing is genuinely a potential sale. .
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      Viewings Accompanied
      We carry out all viewings for you, ensuring the clients questions are answered efficiently- via a questionnaire we ask you to complete about the property.
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      Negotiating The Best Price
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      We appreciate moving home is expensive and every penny counts. Our experienced staff will use all their skills to negotiate every offer -  adding value to the final selling price
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      Sales Progression
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      We dont stop when we have negotiated an offer.  We have a dedicated sales progress-or who is their every step of the way keeping you updated and helping with any questions you may have, ensuring we get you into you nice new home.  We achieved a full through rate of 17.9% last year compared to a national fall through rate of 29.26%
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    Our service is tailored to suit your needs
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      Inspire have one of the most experienced property professional teams in Crawley. We truly care about our clients and have bundles of enthusiasm.  We will be with you every step of the way as we know moving home can be a daunting experience, one that people do not regularly embark on.

      Over the years our ethos of putting the client first and hard work has seen us emerge as a leading independent estate agent locally. We take pride in the fact that our business has thrived through recommendation from our satisfied clients, who love our cutting edge technology and friendly personality.

      We have briefly highlighted some aspects of our services below.

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      HIGH QUALITY MARKETING
      With the majority of buyers starting their search online, it is essential the marketing of your property is to the highest standard on the internet. We include professional photos and floor plans as standard for all properties coming onto the market* to really make your property stand out!  We also add a video tour to all listings to maximise the exposure of your home.
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      SPREAD YOUR WINGS
      We offer bespoke websites for your property , to create individual platforms to show your properties best features. They also reach a wider audience than property portals alone and can be marketed on social media websites.
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      ACCOMPANIED VIEWINGS
      A well trained estate agent knows how to answer questions correctly. The viewing appointment gives us the opportunity to build rapport and trust with the client. This helps us keep sales together once a sale has been agreed.
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      LOCAL AND PROPERTY KNOWLEDGE IS KEY
      What are the neighbours like? Which direction does the garden face? Common questions asked by buyers are often met by a blank face from the estate agent carrying out the viewing. Not at Inspire , as we carry out a mini fact-find with you before your property goes onto the market . Armed with answers to common questions, we are always well prepared for the viewers.
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      OPEN DAY MARKETING
      We offer you the choice of launching with an open day. An open day is not necessarily right for everyone - but for busy families it can reduce the stress of viewings. Open days can generate a sense of urgency among potential buyers and therefore drives a better price often in a very quick timescale!
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      Dedicated Account Manager
      At Inspire we know the importance of regular communication so you will be allocated a dedicated account Manager who will be there to update you along the way.  You will also be given the Directors mobile so if there is something important and you need advice, Matthew will be there to help.
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      SALES PROGRESSION REALLY DOES MATTER

      Finding a buyer for your property is only 50% of our job. The second part of the transaction often takes longer than finding a buyer. We offer an experienced sales progression service with a dedicated sales progressor -where we liaise with solicitors on your behalf, keeping everyone updated along the way.

      We are here to help you complete any forms and advise on realistic timescales. The way we look after each sale can drastically reduce the likelihood of your sale falling through.

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      Buying Service
      At Inspire we realise it is a minefield for our vendors trying to find a suitable property.  So we offer a free buying service for all our vendors, offering guidance on what we feel is the correct price for properties you are interested in offering on, advice on the location and tips on how to put offers forward.  Helping you find helps our chains come together. 
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    Buying a Property
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      So you looking to buy?  We are here to help!

      You have decided to buy a property, but what next? Purchasing a property is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make in your lifetime and can be a daunting task. We are here to help make life as easy as possible for you, so what should you do first?

      Firstly, it is no good arranging viewings if you don't know what price level you can afford to purchase at. Your first task should be to contact a mortgage broker who has access to a large number of lenders. They will be able to tell you how much you can afford to borrow, what size deposit you will need and what the monthly repayments are.

      Our partner Sturdy Edwards offer more information about mortgages.

      Once you know your budget, you are ready to arrange some viewings. Or are you? We would advise doing some initial research before jumping into the deep end.

      It's important to think about which location would suit you and any specific requirements you might have. You may find you need to compromise a little, but it is well worth writing a list of what you would ideally like from your property.

      Once you start attending viewings, take a notepad, pen and make notes. This way, you can make sure any questions that come up are answered afterwards. It's also useful to consider what mobile phone apps might be useful - most smartphones have free downloadable compass apps to check what direction the garden faces for instance.

      Often a second viewing is a good idea too. At that point, it is crucial to find out if the property is leasehold or freehold. As a general guide most flats and maisonettes are leasehold and most houses are freehold, but there are some exceptions to the rule. If you are buying leasehold it is important to find out what length of lease is remaining, how much any maintenance and ground rent charges are.

      If you are seriously interested in a property, it is always worth finding out from your estate agent how old the boiler is, what way does the garden face, who the neighbours are and what the owner's position is.

      When it comes to making an offer, look to see what similar properties have sold for (many websites show land registry figures, Zoopla for instance). If you notice plenty of sold boards and hear properties are selling fast, then make a good offer. Similarly, if the property has been on the market for months and months and prices are falling, there may be some room for negotiation.

      When an offer is accepted it is wise to choose a good solicitor. Local solicitors will have an excellent knowledge and you can pop paperwork in or sign things much more easily. Quality of service is vital - a good solicitor can ensure a smooth transaction, whereas a poor one causes a lot of stress and could possibly lose you the house.

      We are happy to recommend excellent local solicitors that we have used for many years if you would like us to.

      The average exchange of contracts in England takes 10 weeks, with completion (move-in date) coming 1-2 weeks after. At Inspire Estate Agents we pride ourselves on helping clients right through this 12-week process and are only too happy to assist with any questions you have, keeping you regularly updated on your progress along the way.

      On exchange of contracts (the first time the transaction is legally binding), we will contact you to discuss the procedure for completion. We will e-mail you a link so you can inform the utility companies, council tax e.t.c that you are moving with the touch of a button and we will give you a little welcome box with items that are handy for the day you move in.

      Good luck and if you needed and help please call us on 01293 582335.

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      Mortgages
      We have an independent mortgage broker we can recommend.  He offers free advice and is happy to see you in our office, meet for a coffee or even come to your house in an evening if that helps.  Please contact a member of the inspire team who will be happy to set up an appointment.
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      Solicitors
      We are happy to recommend solicitors whom we have worked closely with for many years.  We like to give you choice in terms of fees and level of service.  We have solicitors who offer a no move no fee service and ones on your doorstep who you can pop in to see at your convenience. 
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      Surveys
      f you need a Rics chartered surveyor we have companies who we can recommend to you.
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      Letting and Property Management
      We run a highly customer focused letting and property management business.  Click onto our lettings microsite on Rightmove for more detailed information.
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      Meet the Team
      At Inspire we are here to offer a personal service and professional advice for all your property requirements
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      Matthew Cousins - Director
      HI, MY NAME IS MATTHEW COUSINS, I live in Crawley and have done all my life. I am an avid Arsenal fan, which may put some clients off! I have a beautiful daughter and a passion for selling houses which I have been doing for 17 years. The day the excitement goes from selling a house and having another happy client is the day I retire from Estate Agency. 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I am on the wrong side of 40o I have been told I like to delegate work to fellow colleagues
      o My family say I spend far too much time thinking about work
      o I made the unusual switch from being a mortgage broker to becoming an Estate Agent
      o I used to play football, but my knees have given up
      o I am the smallest Estate Agent you will ever meet
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      Mark Denton - Branch Partner
      Hi, my name is MARK DENTON, I have lived in Crawley for 29 years and have now moved down the train track to Horsham. I have a dog called Lollie, she is the love of my life. I have a passion for fitness, but never manage to get to the gym (I blame it on the long work hours!). 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I am on the wrong side of 30
      o I used to run a building company but now like working in a warm cozy office
      o To this day I still have a large collection of VHS Only Fools and Horses video
      oI gave my wife an iPhone 3 for Christmas that I obtained for free on a phone contract
      o I am a Liverpool fan but have been criticized for thinking Kenny Daglish still plays
      o I have the worst spilling (spelling) in the office
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      Vic Patel - Property Sales Manager
      Hi, my name is VIC PATEL, I have worked in estate agency since 2004 and I love helping people with their move. Whether it be to buy their dream home or to help investors add to their portfolio. I was born and breed in America and moved to sunny Horsham in the year 2000. I love music and I am planning to go to Tomorrow Land in Brazil next year once I have earned my millions in commission. 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I am the second shortest estate agent (the first being my boss Matt Cousins)
      o I have had my jaw wired shut twice and lived off mashed potato and gravy both times
      o I love roller skating
      o I am the cheekiest most talkative member of the team - when dealing with offers I will talk you into submission so you will offer the maximum price!
      o My favorite drink is Tequila
      o I am an associate of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents
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      Ross Brown - Senior Negotiator
      Hi, my name is ROSS BROWN. I have lived in Crawley all my life and have over 13 years experience in the industry . I still try to play football but spend most of the time warming the bench or in goal. I keep the office functioning by making the tea! 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I cannot remember my age or don't like to disclose
      o I play guitar in a rock band
      o I used to work with Matthew back at Fox & Sons and followed him to Inspire
      o Often mistaken for a younger George Clooney
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      Natalie Wickenden - Sales Progressor
      Hi, my name is NATALIE WICKENDEN, I live in Crawley with my husband and our 3 young children. I'm one of the newer members of the team joining in 2015. Prior to my time at Inspire I spent nearly 15 years working for a large airline in Project Management and Sales. I have always been really interested in Property ( thanks to renovating various homes and becoming obsessed with property programmes on Maternity leave!!!) so I jumped at the chance to change career, join Inspire and channel my "inner Kirsty Allsopp"!! With 3 young children my life is pretty hectic (work is definitely a break). I'm passionate about horse riding and have ridden and owned horses all my life, I love being outdoors in the fresh air. 

       FACTS ABOUT ME o My biggest ambition is to build my own home
      o I enjoy cooking and baking in my spare time
      o Natalie is a good name for me as I love to natter
      o I love a selfie and consider myself the most photogenic in the office!
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      Laura Williams Wynn - Business Development
      Hi, my name is LAURA WILLIAMS-WYNN, I have worked in Crawley for 13 years, of which 7 of those years have been in Estate Agency. My hobbies are horse riding, amateur dramatics and running and losing my baby weight. I love going to festivals, especially Glastonbury. My favorite film is Top Gun and favorite holiday destination is Las Vegas! 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I love holidays, so if I'm not at work it means I'm sunning myself on the beach
      o I prefer eating chocolate over going to the gym
      o I am no longer the youngest member of the team, but still the tidiest! 
      o Enjoying my regular Maternity leave
      o If I could have one talent it would be to be able to sing in tune
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      Tammy Williams - Lettings Manager
      Hi, my name is TAMMY WILLIAMS, I have moved back from Dubai after spending 2.5 years living there. My work colleagues say I have an Australian accent even though I have never been there before. I enjoy cycling and completed the London to Brighton bike ride last year. 

      FACTS ABOUT ME 
      o I love travelling and going on holiday
      o I enjoy going to the gym especially as I enjoy my food
      o I am the bossiest and most punctual member in the office
      o I am also the poshest and most  aloof  member of the team 
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      Emily Slater - Lettings Administrator 
      HI, MY NAME IS EMILY SLATERI live in Crawley and have done for the past 15 years, I am originally from London. I love going out and seeing all my friends and family! I have previously worked in another Estate Agents in Crawley and I am the newest and youngest member of Inspire. I am currently learning to drive so avoid hitting the roads on a Thursday evening as I may bump into you! The guys make fun saying I still hang out in the youth wing.

      FACTS ABOUT ME
      • I am on the younger side of 20.
      • I am a big fan of Christmas, feel free to buy me lots of presents.
      • I love shopping (typical girl).
      • I have lost count of how many driving lessons I have had
      • Please don't sneeze near me as I have a phobia of sneezing
      • I have the annoying habit of clicking bones
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      Where we're active

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

      Find us

      12 Southgate Parade,
      Southgate,
      Crawley,
      West Sussex,
      RH10 6ER

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01293 263057  Local call rate
      Letting: 01293 263062  Local call rate

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        Don't take our word for it, see what our clients say...

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Inspire Estate Agents, in particular Matthew, were extremely helpful from the moment I placed an offer up until completion. I bought in a chain and there was lots of pressure to exchange towards the end, but Matthew kept everyone in the chain informed, chased my solicitor and gave me step by step instructions on how to proceed. I am a first time buyer so was unsure on sales process but I felt I could ask Matthew anything at anytime. He is clearly an experienced salesman and was able to use his knowledge and friendly persona to smooth the whole process! I would definitely recommend his service to family and friends. Esme Hinton
      • Seller Testimonial

        Professional, polite and efficient team and service. Ross Brown in particular went over and above, keeping us updated and chasing if we had questions. He was also able to provide advice and guidance which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend this company and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.  Nicky & Sara Wilson
      • Seller Testimonial

        The team kept me in the loop, informing me of all communication between the parties concerned. Presented me with a nice moving pack on completion too!  James Schofield
      • Seller Testimonial

        All the staff were very polite and efficient when dealing with the sale of our property. They kept us informed every step of the way. We would definitely recommend Inspire to people that want an honest and efficient service.  Mrs Fox
      • Seller Testimonial

        Inspire Estate Agents were professional from start to finish, accompanied all viewings and gave us realistic, honest advise. We were very happy with their service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of moving.  Mr/s Bone
      • Seller Testimonial

        What a great team! They supported us all the way and we were so impressed with their knowledge and expertise Kind regards  Mr/s George 
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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 Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley on 01293 582335.


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      Find Us

      Branch address

      12 Southgate Parade,
      Southgate,
      Crawley,
      West Sussex,
      RH10 6ER

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01293 263057  Local call rate
      Letting: 01293 263062  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley. 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 Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley. 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 Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley on 01293 582335.


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