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    Location Property Services is a family run, independent Southampton estate agent and residential lettings company. Their modern office located in Shirley, Southampton has an impressive portfolio of residential properties to let and a range of quality homes for sale.

    Priding themselves on excellent customer service, their motivated and proactive team has an extensive local knowledge and experience of letting and selling properties throughout Southampton and the surrounding area.

    For more information about the range of services that they offer or to organise for one of the Company Directors to provide you with a 'free, without obligation, up to date market appraisal of your home,' then please call them today on (023) 8090 3980.
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Landlord's Guide
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    Where to start..
    1. The rental market as with any other is competitive therefore, in order to obtain the best possible Tenants; you must present your property in the most effective way.
      • Interior walls should be neutral colours and carpets plain Fabrics and Furnishings (if any) should be able to withstand reasonable wear and tear and be of suitable quality
      • Animals and their odours should be eliminated
      • The front door should be clean and the Entrance Hall clear of any obstructions as first impressions are important
      • The entire property should be clean and well-aired and the garden tidy.
      • If the weather is cold, heating should be turned on and, in warmer conditions, windows opened

      For any other advice contact your Agent

    2. Other important considerations for Landlords before Letting
      • Written consent must be obtained from your Mortgage Provider/Freeholder (if property is leasehold).
      • Your Insurance Company must be notified that the property is to be rented out and appropriate insurance obtained for a tenanted property. There are specialist insurance companies who can provide this and we would be happy to assist you.
      • The Inland Revenue must also be informed within 6 months of letting your property, flat or apartment in the UK and failure to do so will incur penalties, interest and other consequences. The Inland Revenue are apt to deal harshly with Landlords who do not declare rental income and it is always best to seek advice on tax planning and Capital Gains Tax from a fully qualified Accountant.
      • Mail should be redirected with the Post Office.
      • Further copies of keys will need to be provided, at least two if you have Management Agents acting for you.
      • Utilities such as gas/electricity/water/telephone Council Tax will have to be transferred to the successful Tenant.
      • An Inventory and Check In should be drawn up. This is an important legal document which forms an integral part of the Tenancy Agreement and, as such, it is a false economy to prepare your own in most cases. The Inventory is required whether the property to let is furnished or unfurnished and accurate descriptions of the overall condition of wall/floor coverings, kitchen and bathroom fittings to name but a few are essential. Amounts cannot be withheld from the Tenant's deposit unless the loss or damage is proved to have been caused by the Tenant. In the event that any dispute concerning loss or damage to your property is not amicably resolved then the matter will be referred to the Courts and arbitration but should be noted that any judgement will be on the basis of written documentation - the Inventory.
    3. Tenancy The Housing Act 1988 (amended 1996) has given rise to two types of Tenancy: Assured and Assured Short hold Tenancy as well as the existing Company Tenancy and Contractual Tenancy.
      1. Assured tenancy Certain criteria have to be satisfied for a tenancy to qualify for assured status. Assured Tenancy gives the Tenant security of tenure but at a market rent negotiated between the parties. The Landlord may request back possession of the property let on an Assured Tenancy but must obtain a COURT ORDER. This has its advantages but is not as flexible.
      2. Assured short hold tenancy (AST) This Tenancy is attractive to Landlords as it offers market rents without security of tenure beyond the contractual term and the majority of Tenancies are based on this format. However, certain criteria must first be met: The Tenant must be an individual The property must be the Tenant's main residence/home The rent cannot exceed £25,000 per annum The Landlord must not occupy the same property If the property is let under an Assured Short hold Tenancy, the Landlord can issue a Section 21 Notice to guarantee possession provided the term of the Short hold is expired and not less than two months notice has been given by the Landlord stating he requires possession. If court action is needed, this can be obtained on a number of different grounds against the Tenant. However, it should be noted that is a criminal offence under the Protection from Evictions Act 1977, for a Landlord to threaten or forcibly evict a Tenant from their property.
      3. Company tenancy This is governed by contract law and is not regulated by the Housing Acts of 1988 or 1996. It is used when a Private or Public Limited Company (excluding partnership or sole trader) want to enter into a Tenancy. There is no security of tenure and rental payments are often made on a quarterly basis by prior agreement.
      4. Contractual tenancy Contractual Tenancy also falls outside the provisions of the Housing Acts of 1988 and 1996 and is not regulated by statute. It is most commonly used where the rent exceeds £25,000 per annum and both parties have the freedom to contract as they choose, but must then rely solely on the provisions of that Agreement.
    4. Furnished or unfurnished

      Most professional Tenants prefer the property to be unfurnished and it has been found that a Tenant is likely to respect the property more if they have their own possessions. Moreover the difference between rent for furnished or unfurnished is negligible and the Landlord remains responsible for the repair of replacement of any furnishings which become broken or worn (unless this was caused by a deliberate act of the Tenant - see Damage Deposits).

    5. Marketing/Finding a tenant

      You will need to decide whether you require your agent to simply market your property and find a Tenant or whether you would prefer to engage the services of their Managing Agents.

      Whether you chose to opt for a Managing Agent or not, LOCATION as your Letting Agent will firstly provide colour property details and a rental valuation which will be based on the popularity of the area, proximity to transport, rental price of similar property handled and decorative condition to name but a few.

      It is important to price your rent fairly but realistically in order to attract the most suitable Tenant.

      Your rental property will be regularly advertised in publications dedicated to the letting industry as well as displayed in our offices and feature on our website and other sites such as: Rightmove Findaproperty Prime Location Fish4Homes Southern Property Finder Homeflow Rentright To ensure maximum exposure we also contact any listed prospective Tenants, local companies and relocation agents.

      Should you decide to employ us as your Managing Agent, we will also do field calls, arrange viewings, vet prospective Tenants and obtain references, draw up contracts and advise you on your Safety and Repairs obligations (see LEGAL DUTY OF CARE).

    6. Full credit checking

      Thorough credit checks are carried out on all prospective Tenants as we can reserve the right to decline an application where necessary in the interests of protecting the Landlord's investment.

    7. References

      These can be obtained through us as your Managing Agent and include references from the Tenant's employer and previous Landlord.

      We can also provide you with/assist you in obtaining a linked insurance policy to safeguard your rental income and provide legal protection (RENT GUARANTEE).

    8. Drafting of tenancy agreement/leases

      The Letting team at Location can prepare and supply you with all legal documentation and give practical general legal advice.

    9. Damage deposits

      This is usually equivalent to one month's rent plus one hundred pounds and is taken from the Tenant and sent to the deposit protection service until the end of the Tenancy.

      Upon vacation of your property, there will be a re-inspection and any refunds will be made within a maximum of 28 days, provided that there are no disputes and all utility accounts have been settled.

      The costs of everyday repairs and maintenance are the responsibility of the Landlord but, if we are instructed to manage your property on your behalf, we will pay the contractor out of the Tenant's rent. We can also organise quotes for approval on any major repair as this becomes apparent.

      Under the LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1985, Landlords are responsible for repair of the structure and exterior of the property, together with installations for the supply of gas, electricity, water and sanitation. If the property is not in a good state of repair at the commencement of the Tenancy, the Tenant has the right to insist that repairs are carried out and, in the event that the damage is serious, the Tenant will be entitled to consider the letting as terminated as the Landlord will be in breach of his obligations.

    10. Collection of rent

      This is usually done on a calendar monthly basis and is forwarded to the Landlord via any previously approved method after any agreed deductions have been made for contractors etc.

    11. Legal duty of care Under common law

      The Landlord must ensure that properties to let are safe and failure to comply with Safety Legislation is considered a criminal offence resulting in legal action and prosecution.

      As your Managing Agent, we can carry out safety checks upon your request, deducting the cost from your rent.

      Gas - (The Gas Safety (Installation Use) Regulations 1994 (amended 1998) - the Landlord must maintain gas installations and all gas appliances through annual inspections and safety checks carried out by a GAS SAFE registered engineer and a copy of the Current Inspection Certificate must be left at the property.

      Electricity - (The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 Electricity at Works Regulations 1989- the Landlord must ensure that all mains voltage household electrical appliances and equipment is tested and safe to use. Any non-repairable items must be replaced and removed. An NICEIC or similarly qualified electrical engineer must carry out these tests on an annual basis and we would also recommend this is done upon change of Tenancy. All operating instructions must be left in the property for the Tenant's benefit.

      Furniture and Furnishings - The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety)Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 1993) - Soft furnishings (such as mattresses, settees, bed bases, cushions and padded headboards) must meet fire resistance standards and bear a permanent label confirming this. If compliance cannot be proved, the item must be removed and replaced. Smoke Detectors - whilst only properties built after 1992 legally require the fitting of smoke detectors (Building Regulation 1991), we would strongly recommend that smoke detectors are fitted to each floor of the property being let. NB: The penalty for failure to comply with statutory safety legislation is currently a maximum of £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment for each offence. This can be harsher in the case of injury or fatality.

      The above is only a guide to the legal safety requirements and should you have any further enquiries, we would recommend that you contact a qualified solicitor who will be able to verify these in full.

    12. Overseas landlords

      You are considered an overseas Landlord if you live abroad or go to work abroad for lengthy periods of time. It is important to firstly note that Inland Revenue regulations apply even if you are a non-UK resident. Moreover, non-resident Landlords must apply to the Inland Revenue Financial Intermediaries Claims Office (FICO) for authorisation (by way of an exemption certificate) to receive payment of property rental "gross", that is without deduction of Income Tax by the letting agent or Tenant as required by law. Please ask a member of staff or click here for a NRL1 form to help you to get this process under way. NB: The above is merely a guideline and for fully qualified advice, you should contact an appropriate Accountant or Tax Expert.

      Brief guide to services:- We provide a unique, friendly and fresh approach with efficient customer service being our main aim. Location Estate Agents in Bitterne Village and Shirley offers three services.

      Full Management Service Determine the market rental and marketing of the property.
      • Select potential tenant and carry out credit checks.
      • Prepare and set up Tenancy Agreements and relevant notices.
      • Set up standing order mandate for monthly rent payments
      • Prepare a detailed Inventory.
      • Arrange for your tenant(s) to occupy the property.
      • Notify local authorities regarding change of occupancy
      • Notify relevant utilities to inform them of meter readings (to include electric, water, gas etc).
      • Collect the first month's rent in advance together with a security deposit.
      • Collection of rent and regular financial statements.
      • Organise and, where necessary, supervise cost-effective maintenance.
      • Undertake regular checks to ensure that your property is kept in good order and provide reports.
      • Arrange payment of property-related outgoings.
      • Regularly review rental values and organise renewal of tenancies.
      • Arrange exit inspection assess dilapidations at the end of each tenancy.
      • Protect deposit using Tenancy Deposit Solutions.

      There is a great deal involved in Full Property Management and our expert and cost effective Maintenance contractors are reputable tradesmen. However, should you have a preferred contractor then we are happy to instruct them on your behalf.

      Rent collection You may want to be involved in managing the property but don't want to collect the rent.

      Determine the market rental and carry out marketing of the property. Select potential tenant and carry out credit checks.

      Provide Tenancy Agreements and relevant notices to protect your legal rights.

      Prepare a detailed Inventory with an additional fee. Arrange for your tenant(s) to occupy the property.

      Notify local authorities regarding change of occupancy

      Collect, on your behalf, the first month's rent in advance together with a security deposit.

      Collection of rent and regular financial statements.

      Tenant Find Service You may find that you prefer to manage the property yourself, in which case we can provide you with our 'Tenant Find' Service.

      Determine the market rental and carry out marketing of the property.

      Select potential tenant and carry out credit checks.

      Provide Tenancy Agreements and relevant notices to protect your legal rights.

      Prepare a detailed Inventory with an additional fee.

      Arrange for your tenant(s) to occupy the property.

      Set up standing order mandate for monthly rent payments direct into your account.

      Collect, on your behalf, the first month's rent in advance together with a security deposit. perty in the most effective way.

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Tenant's Guide
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    At Location Property Services, we let and manage a variety of furnished and unfurnished properties throughout Southampton and Hampshire. As members of the Property Ombudsman and the office of fair trading all security deposits are held in a designated Clients Account and are fully protected under a government scheme.

    Our site contains a constantly updated register of rental property in Southampton. In order to receive a regularly updated list of our available rental properties, please register and we will contact you with details of new properties to suit your specified requirements. We have a state of the art software package that automatically updates all properties to you weekly via email, also letting you personally change your requirements at any time, giving you real-time changes to your property search with us, you also have the choice to unsubscribe at any time once you have chosen your dream home. For more detailed information or appointments to view please contact us.

    Please keep in mind that a range of rigorous checks on all prospective tenants will be carried out and we will require one full month's rent plus one hundred pounds as a deposit and one month's rent paid in advance. Should you be uncertain as to your suitability or have specific requirements, please contact us.

    Although Letting Agents have different procedures; this guide is intended as a general overview to assist you when renting a property. We have set out below a few significant pointers to assist you.

    An Offer
    Once we have found you a suitable property, you will be in a position to make an offer to the Landlord for consideration. Please note that any offer you make would be subject to you fulfilling our reference criteria. At this point, you will be requested to provide a RESERVATION / ADMINASTRATION FEE which holds the property for you. However, if the Tenancy Agreement is not signed by you (the Tenant) within 7 to 14 working days after receipt of your application, the Landlord reserves the right to re-offer the property. In these circumstances or, should your references prove unsatisfactory, the reservation/administration fee would be non-refundable.

    Agreeing the let
    As soon as your offer has been accepted by the Landlord; we will apply for references and draw up the relevant documentation which will form the basis of the agreement between you and the Landlord.
    You will be expected to provide:

    Identification/proof of residencyAll tenants must show proof of address. Only the following forms of identification are accepted: Utility bill (less than 3 months old) Full driving license Council tax bill (less than 3 months old) Mobile phone bill (less than 3 months old)
    ReferencesWe will also contact your employer and your landlord (if you are in rented accommodation already. Your previous employer will also be contacted if you have recently changed jobs. If you are self employed we will need to contact your accountant. A credit check will also be conducted.To assist us in collating the necessary references, it would be advantageous for you to warn the above individuals in advance that references are required as these can be returned to us within a matter of a few days, barring any delays. Occasionally, a guarantor will be required if, for example the tenant has not been continuously employed for the past 18 months; has been working abroad in the previous 6 months; the tenants' income falls short of our criteria or the tenants' employment is considered as changeable. Please note that the same criteria applies to the guarantor and, furthermore, the guarantor must earn the equivalent of 3 times the yearly sum of the rent, be in full time employment or be able to prove by bank statements that they have "independent means". All tenants should be able to provide a guarantor and should the tenant be unable to provide one, we will decide that the tenant has withdrawn their application. The tenant will therefore forfeit their deposit. The guarantor must be aware that they will stand as guarantor for you, (and your partner if you are moving in to the property with some one else), for the entire occupancy of the property, not just for the period of the initial tenancy term.

    How much do I need to earn to be considered for the property?
    Having passed all the referencing criteria to be considered for the property and, subject to the Landlord's decision, you must earn at least 1.5 times the yearly rent (however, you will require a guarantor) or at least 2.5 times the yearly rent (you will qualify on the income part of the referencing without a guarantor).

    Tenancy Agreement
    An appointment will be arranged with you to visit our offices to sign the Tenancy Agreement when all references have been received. The Landlord/Agent will also be asked to sign their copy of the document.

    Rent and Deposit
    You will be required to provide the agreed sum of rent and deposit before taking possession of the property.
    The deposit is required for the full tenancy against loss, damage or charges payable at the termination of the tenancy. Whilst this is usually the equivalent of one month's rent plus one hundred pounds, this may vary therefore we suggest that the actual amount is verified via the property description as found on our letting list. The deposit will be held by The Deposit Protection Service in their designated clients' account and is fully bonded. It is returnable in full at the end of the tenancy subject to final inspection of the property and it should be noted that deductions will also be made for cleaning should the property (and garden areas) not have been left in a satisfactory condition.
    Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter. The preferred method is by bank standing order.

    Fees
    We charge a Referencing / Administration Fee of £200 plus VAT* for the each tenant. These Fee's are non-refundable if a tenancy is refused on the grounds of references or if the tenant withdraws from taking the property. A fee of £70 plus VAT* is charged to each tenant for renewal of all fixed term and periodic tenancies. Additional fee of £30 + Vat for a new contract on a fixed term tenancy. * Fees are subject to change, please call our offices prior to viewing to clarify any changes based on your individual circumstances.

    Company let
    Company applications are acceptable where the company will be paying the rent. The fee will be £ 300 plus VAT.
    Please note that all monies to be paid on the signing of the agreement prior to the occupation and should be paid in cash or by bankers draft, unless they are paid a minimum of seven working days prior to occupancy

    Check in and condition report
    If we have been instructed by the Landlord, a Condition Report will be prepared of your new home and a convenient appointment will be made with the Inventory Clerk to carry out a Check In report to coincide with your move in day.
    All information is provided in good faith. It does not replace the advice of a qualified legal advisor. We will accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies.

    Other points of interest
    The Tenant will be responsible for insuring their own possessions
    The Tenant will take over all utilities such as Gas, Electricity, Water/Sewage charges, Council Tax & Telephone upon moving into the property and will be responsible for contacting the relevant suppliers accordingly prior to commencement of the tenancy.
    The Landlord is responsible for any repair/maintenance problems to appliances etc. but the Tenant is responsible for any breakages which should be reported immediately.
    Decoration of the property must only be done with your Landlord's permission
    No pets are allowed unless the Landlord has given consent
    Reasonable notice should be given in the event that the Letting Agent or Landlord wishes to inspect the property outside pre-agreed times. It is usual for the Agent to inspect the property at least twice during the term of your Tenancy and the Tenancy Agreement should cover this eventuality.
    Most lets are for 12 months, although some Landlords may consider shorter terms of say 6 months.
    Should you wish to quit your Tenancy earlier than the agreed term, you will be liable for all rent until the end of the agreed Tenancy. However, it may be worth considering negotiating a BREAK CLAUSE with the Landlord which, for example, could entitle you to give notice after 4 months. In this case, you would only be liable for the rent for the notice period of 2 months, releasing you from the remaining 6 months of a 12 month Tenancy.
    There is no set law regarding the time limit for returning deposits but this is normally subsequent to the final inspection of the property. Letting agents generally encourage Landlords to employ a professional inventory agent to conduct the inspection and produce a report as to the condition of the interior at the beginning of the Tenancy and again at the end but this is not obligatory. In most cases, the deposit will be returned once any damages are ascertained by the Tenant/Landlord/Inventory Clerk and appropriate deductions agreed.
    The most common type of Tenancy Agreement is the assured short hold used for 6-12 month lets and usually takes the form of a standard contract between both parties. However, should any "extras" be agreed such as certain furnishings to be provided by the Landlord, you should ask that an extra clause be added to the agreement to this effect . It should be noted that the landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that your requests are documented.
    The Letting Agents will deal with the property viewings, references, agreements and getting you moved in. If the agent has been instructed to manage the property then you will normally report any repairs or queries to them. If not, then you will deal directly with the Landlord.
    The Letting Agent, whilst acting for the Landlord, operates within accepted guidelines in the industry to ensure that you are able to rely on a professional letting agent taking your concerns seriously and advising the Landlord if they are being unreasonable. In this regard, you should be assured that the property conforms to all safety regulations and is fairly priced.
    You require a professional service and, as such, LOCATION is a member of a recognised body such as Property Ombudsman. This ensures that professional standards are met, for example, the correct Tenancy Agreement is used; proper procedures are in place for reporting and dealing with repairs; safety checks are conducted and a bonding scheme is provide to protect your deposit.

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    Mike Carter - Managing Director
    Mike has worked within the industry for the last 11 years and not only has the knowledge of the sales and letting market, he also has an extensive career in property development and portfolio building. Since owning Location he has overseen a complete re-branding of the company providing Location with a fresh and new approach. Location truly is his passion.
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    Monika Szychta - Property Management and Finance
    Monika has 5 years of experience under her belt and is one of our longest serving members of staff having started at Location in 2011 as a Lettings Manager. She is ARLA qualified and is now our Property and Finance Manager, overseeing property management.
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    Matt Pitter - Office Manager
    Matt has been working within the property industry for over 20 years and during this time has been lucky enough to experience most aspects of the industry including both residential and commercial sales, letting & management and a brief spell working within a property auction house.
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    Liam Plowman - Lettings Negotiator
    Liam started working with Location as an apprentice a year ago and is now establishing himself as a Lettings Negotiator. He has excellent customer service skills and is well liked by our Landlords and tenants.
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    Sarah Hazell - Referencing Co-ordinator
    Sarah has been working for Location for just over 2 years now, starting out as an apprentice. She now works within Property Management and is our Referencing Co-ordinator.
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    Sandy Mellor - Administration
    Sandy has spent much of her career working within logistics for a number of large companies. Having joined Location within the last 6 months, her customer service skills are second to none and is a highly regarded member of the team.
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    345 Shirley Road,
    Shirley,
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    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.”

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      Location Property Services is a family run, independent Southampton estate agent and residential lettings company. Their modern office located in Shirley, Southampton has an impressive portfolio of residential properties to let and a range of quality homes for sale.
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      Priding themselves on excellent customer service, their motivated and proactive team has an extensive local knowledge and experience of letting and selling properties throughout Southampton and the surrounding area.
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      For more information about the range of services that they offer or to organise for one of the Company Directors to provide you with a 'free, without obligation, up to date market appraisal of your home,' then please call them today on (023) 8090 3980.
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      Stress Free House Sales

      It is important to choose a property sales agent with experience and knowledge of the local area and with an ethos that you can trust.

      Location Property Services understand that your property is your investment and selling your home can be an especially stressful time. Making sense of fluctuating property markets, legal paperwork and time frames can accentuate this.

      The property experts at Location Property Services dedicate themselves to getting you the best market coverage for your property and the best price. One to one help and advice is available in all aspects of the property sale from day one until completion. Their extensive knowledge of Southampton and the Southampton property market means that they can give you and your buyer the very best up to date information and a first class personal sales experience.

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      Why choose a local, independent Property Agent?

      Location offer a bespoke professional and well-structured sales service at a very competitive price. The focus being to provide a custom sales service that is individual to each customer and tailored to each personal property and price requirement.

      With this in mind, Location believe that every customer deserves to receive the same unrivalled personal attention and media coverage, enabling them the very best outcome from their house sale.

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      All of our clients can expect:
      • Full media coverage, including marketing through all social media.
      • All property viewings accompanied by one of our dedicated sales experts. This personal touch will give your buyer a professional and personal experience when viewing your home or property.
      • A personally appointed & dedicated house sales chaser who will oversee your sale right through to completion.
      • Follow up feedback within 24 hours.
      • Free Professional Property Photography to show your home at it's very best.
      • Free EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
      • Free state of the art 3D Audio Visual Tours.
      • Removals Booking Service.
      • Discounted Conveyancing.
      • Weekly Performance Reviews.
      • A strict 'no sale, no fee' basis across the board.
      • Competitive Pricing.
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      All of this means that each and every house sale can expect a fully comprehensive service which will ensure complete peace of mind that your home will receive unrivalled personal attention and every opportunity available.

      Selling your property with Location Property Services means that you are working with the very best Local Southampton Property Sales Experts who are passionate about your home and dedicated to excellence within the property market.

      For a thorough overview of selling your home, please take a look at our comprehensive Buyers Guide.

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    Buyer's Guide
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      Location Property Services recognises the purchase of your dream home is the most important and expensive transaction you are likely to undergo.

      Our database features hundreds of properties that with our local knowledge and expertise, will hopefully help you to find your dream home, be it a straightforward move or a 'Buy to Let' investment. To enable you to unravel the complexities of buying your home, we have set out below an overview of the various procedures involved:

      Registration

      The first requirement is for you to register your details and property specifications which can be achieved in a number of ways i.e. by email, fax, phone, in person or by completing our registration form. This will give us an insight into your personal requirements, thereby enabling us to modify the details sent to you. Once registered, you are then in a position to receive details from us directly in person, via mail or email or download and print these out from our website. We have a state of the art software package that automatically updates all properties to you weekly via email, also letting you personally change your requirements at any time, giving you real-time changes to your property search with us, you also have the choice to unsubscribe at any time once you have chosen your dream home.

      Viewing

      Our friendly team are available to arrange those all important viewings of your selected properties. Our office is open 6 days a week from 8.30am till 6pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am till 5pm on Fridays and 9am till 3pm on Saturdays. Please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time to view your dream home.

      Location Property Services in Shirley - (023) 8090 3980

      Mortgage

      In order to speed up your house buying process, it is advisable wherever possible; to get a mortgage agreed in principle before any final decision on your new property is made. This has the advantage of providing you with a clear indication of what is affordable and the fact that you have a mortgage agreed in principle is also attractive to sellers. We work very closely with a team of mortgage advisors who will search the whole market of mortgage providers, instead of receiving advice from just one bank and their rates.

      Making your offer

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

      Accepted offer / Instructing Solicitors

      As soon as your offer has been accepted by the vendor, you should instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. Your solicitor will handle all legal requirements of your purchase (property conveyancing). We recommend in our opinion to use a local firm to you to aid the speed of the transaction. At this point, you also need to formally proceed with your mortgage application and instruct your mortgage consultant/broker accordingly.

      Survey

      The next step is to obtain the Mortgage Valuation, as required by law. This will be conducted by a Chartered Surveyor acting for your Lender. The report is to provide a Valuation i.e. determine whether the amount to be loaned is secure and also deals with the basic condition of the property. Since you as the buyer are also provided with a copy, it allows both parties to evaluate the findings prior to entering into a commitment to purchase. NB: However, we would not recommend that a buyer relies solely on the Mortgage Valuation survey as the inspection is limited and although it may cost a little more to obtain a more detailed report yourself, this could in the long run save you from making a costly mistake.

      There are two types of survey available:

      Homebuyer Survey/Valuation: 

      This is the mid-range option as it is more expensive than the Mortgage Valuation but less than the Building Survey (see below). It is a basic service and therefore more appropriate to properties in apparently good condition and conventionally constructed. The survey's purpose is to highlight any pressing or significant defects and problems which are likely to have an overall impact on the value of the property.The objective of the Homebuyer Survey is to provide a more in depth report which will assist the buyer in making an informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase and also whether the agreed price reflects the actual value. Moreover, the professional opinion of the surveyor as contained in his report will also set out particular features of the property which may possibly have an affect on the present value and potential future marketability.

      Building Survey: 

      Unlike the Homebuyer Survey, this is suitable for all types of property whether conventional or unconventional. The term "unconventional" encompasses properties that have an unusual construction, are historic or Listed Buildings, have been extensively altered or where major work is planned.The Building Survey is comprehensive and lists full technical details of the construction, materials and condition. It highlights the full spectrum of defects from the more serious down to the insignificant and the terms of the survey are therefore tailored to fit the client's specific needs.However, it should be noted that this does not include a valuation and is only conducted by prior agreement.

      Searches

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

      Draft contracts

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

      Mortgage offer

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

      Exchange of contract

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

      Completion

      Completion usually follows a few days or weeks after exchange of contracts. The balance of the purchase price is transferred by the buyer's solicitor to the seller's solicitor and the keys released - Congratulations! You are now the owner of your new home!

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      Location Property Services are a leading Southampton Estate Agent and at times we can obtain preferential rates from select companies we have long-standing relationships with for extra services in relation to your Southampton House Sale or Southampton Property Rental. We pass these preferential rates on to you, the landlord, tenant, vendor or buyer respectively.

      These additional services include and not exclusive to:

      · Mortgage advice

      · Gas Safety

      · EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)

      · Solicitors

      · Call Out Service

      · Cleaning Services

      · Removal Services

      Our Property Sales and Residential Lettings Services are as comprehensive as you need and we are happy to discuss any other services which we may be able to assist you with regarding your house for sale or house to let. Our preofessional team of Southampton Estate Agents are dedicated to giving you the very best Southampton Property Sale or Property Let Possible.

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      Mike Carter - Managing Director
      Mike has worked within the industry for the last 11 years and not only has the knowledge of the sales and letting market, he also has an extensive career in property development and portfolio building. Since owning Location he has overseen a complete re-branding of the company providing Location with a fresh and new approach. Location truly is his passion.
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      Matt Pitter - Sales Manager
      Matt has been working within the property industry for over 20 years and during this time has been lucky enough to experience most aspects of the industry including both residential and commercial sales, letting & management and a brief spell working within a property auction house.
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      Monika Szychta - Property Management and Finance
      Monika has 5 years of experience under her belt and is one of our longest serving members of staff having started at Location in 2011 as a Lettings Manager. She is ARLA qualified and is now our Property and Finance Manager, overseeing property management.
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      Liam Plowman - Negotiator
      Liam started working with Location as an apprentice a year ago and is now establishing himself as a Lettings Negotiator. He has excellent customer service skills and is well liked by our Landlords and tenants.
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      Sarah Hazell - Property Management and Referencing
      Sarah has been working for Location for just over 2 years now, starting out as an apprentice. She now works within Property Management and is our Referencing Co-ordinator.
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      Sandy Mellor - Administration
      Sandy has spent much of her career working within logistics for a number of large companies. Having joined Location within the last 6 months, her customer service skills are second to none and is a highly regarded member of the team.
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      Recently Sold Properties

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

      Find us

      345 Shirley Road,
      Shirley,
      Southampton,
      SO15 3JD

      Telephone us

      Buying: 02382 200235  Local call rate
      Letting: 02382 200236  Local call rate

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        Location Property Services pride themselves on excellent customer service and understanding of their clients, buyers and tenants needs. Here's a selection of the testimonials received.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        'Thank you Matt for all your hard work. You and your sales team exceeded all of our expectations by providing an excellent price and service for our succesful house sale in Freemantle.'  - Jane
      • Seller Testimonial

        'After being on the market with one of your competitors for some months, receiving no feedback and little interest, dealing with you and the team at location was like a breath of fresh air! Not only was I kept in the picture from day one but all the free additional elements you provided to the marketing helped us to achieve the asking price within a few weeks, so thank you.'
        - Dave, Amy and the family
      • Seller Testimonial

        'I sold my flat throught Location late last year and the service I experienced from all the team was remarkable. Each and every member of the team was vastly experienced and always happy to help me whenever I had any worries or doubts. I would highly recommend the Location team to anyone who is looking to get the right price for their home.' - Natasha
      • Seller Testimonial

        I would like to thank you all so much for all your help and professionalism in dealing with the sale of my property in Romsey. I could not believe how quickly the house sold, and at a much higher value than the asking price. The service and advice given right through to the completion was second to none. I would most certainly call on your company again in the future. Thank you so much for you made the process a lot less stressful as you helped me from start to finish.' - Sandra
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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Location, Shirley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Location, Shirley. 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 Location, Shirley. 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 Location, Shirley on 02380 903980.


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      Find Us

      Branch address

      345 Shirley Road,
      Shirley,
      Southampton,
      SO15 3JD

      Get in touch

      Buying: 02382 200235  Local call rate
      Letting: 02382 200236  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Location, Shirley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Location, Shirley. 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 Location, Shirley. 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 Location, Shirley on 02380 903980.