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Why should you choose Property In?
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    Why Property In?
    Property In is your friendly, local estate agent for South East London. We specialise in the Dulwich, Camberwell, Peckham, Forest Hill, Sydenham and Herne Hill areas and have been totally committed to this part of London for many years. Our independence gives you a service that is hard working and personal. We combine old-fashioned values with a modern approach to provide the service that is right for you - 'the best of the old with the best of the new'.

    What you can expect

    Service
    Our style is friendly, approachable and yet professional. Our service is delivered by experts who are highly knowledgeable about the area. Stephen and Helen Smith, the business principals, have over 40 years experience between them in valuing, marketing and selling properties in South London. As a vendor, you are guaranteed access to Steven or Helen, inside and outside of normal office hours.

    Showing your property at its best
    We take immense pride in ensuring that every property is displayed in the best possible light. Property details and brochures are produced for your approval within days. Our first class website displays floor-plans, location maps, aerial views and printable, full-colour details for the many site visitors we receive every day. We are diligent in maintaining our web site and can have your property on-line within hours.

    Service
    Our style is friendly, approachable and yet professional. Our service is delivered by experts who are highly knowledgeable about the area. Stephen and Helen Smith, the business principals, have over 40 years experience between them in valuing, marketing and selling properties in South London. As a vendor, you are guaranteed access to Steven or Helen, inside and outside of normal office hours.

    Advertising
    As well as placing local adverts, we are committed to investing in all the major property portals including: rightmove.co.uk, Email4property.co.uk, NetLettings.co.uk, PrimeLocation.com and FindaProperty.co.uk. In addition we invest heavily in magazine and press advertising. Tactical direct mail pieces are delivered extensively to homes in the area.

    Viewing
    Our sales negotiators are trained to deliver the maximum number of viewings for your property from the most tightly matched applicants. A member of our team will accompany all viewings unless otherwise agreed. This is a fundamental part of our service and helps us gain instant feedback on the applicant's views of your property. We also believe it helps safeguard your security.

    Constant communication
    We guarantee to contact you every week to give feedback on viewings and explain future marketing proposals. You can also monitor the number of viewings and any feedback, 24 hours a day, via a designated and secure area of our website.

    Innovation
    Our commitment to innovation is constant. We are innovative in our marketing and innovative in our use of technology. We were one of the first estate agents to introduce e-mail and text updates to potential buyers.

    Results that count
    In short, you can be assured of our total commitment to achieving the result you need within the timescale you desire.

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Letting Your Home
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    A Guide for landlords
    There are a number of requirements placed on the landlords of residential property of which you should be aware. These are briefly outlined below.

    Consents/right to let
    Before entering into any agreement to let a property the landlord must check whether there are any restrictions to doing so and whether consent needs to be obtained from:

    Superior landlord/freeholder
    If the property is held on a lease the landlord must ensure that his lease permits him to sub-let and that he is granted consent to do so.

    Mortgage provider
    In most cases where a property is subject to a bank loan or mortgage, permission will be required from the lender before the property can be let. If mortgage consent is not obtained, the tenancy may be deemed unlawful which gives the lender an automatic right to take possession of the property.

    Insurers
    Most insurance policies require notification if the property is to be let.

    Taxation/overseas landlords
    In accordance with the Finance Act 1995, unless exemption applies, tenants paying rent directly to landlords resident overseas are required by law to first deduct tax at the basic rate from rental monies net of expenses. These monies must then be paid to the Inland Revenue quarterly. Please note that if you pay rent directly to a landlord who lives abroad should satisfy yourself that you are not liable to any tax that may be levied against the rental income.

    Further information can be obtained from The Inland Revenue Centre for Non Residents' Helpline 0300 200 3300

    Safety regulations
    In addition to a landlord's duty under common law to ensure the safety of rented property so that no injury or damage is caused to the occupants, neighbours or the public, there are a number of statutory obligations placed on landlords.

    The Furniture and furnishings (Fire) (Safety)
    Regulation 1988 as amended in 1993
    All upholstered furniture and soft furnishings supplied to a rented property and being part of a letting must comply with these Regulations which aim to improve safety by requiring they pass the "cigarette", "match" or "ignitability" tests.

    Most new furniture is required to carry a display label or fixed label to show that it complies with these Regulations and furniture manufactured since 1 March 1989 or sold by a retailer after 1 March 1990 will comply.

    The Regulations do not apply to:
    bed-clothes (including duvets) and pillowcases
    loose covers for mattresses or sleeping bags
    curtains and carpets
    Items manufactured before 1 January 1950 and "period" or antique furniture unless they have been re-upholstered.

    Further information can be obtained from the Department of Trade & Industry on 020 7215 0367 or www.dti.gov.uk.

    The gas safety (installation and use) regulations 1998
    Landlords are responsible for ensuring that gas appliances and pipework in tenanted premises are maintained in good order and in a safe condition so as to prevent risk or injury to any person.

    The Regulations require that the appliances and pipework are checked for safety by a Gas Safe qualified gas engineer prior to the commencement of a tenancy and every 12 months thereafter. A record of the safety check must be supplied to each tenant and a copy kept by the landlord and/or his managing agent for at least two years.

    Further information can be obtained from Gas Safe 0800 4085500 or www. Gassaferegister.co.uk

    The electrical equipment (safety) regulations 1994
    These Regulations impose an obligation on the landlord to ensure that all electrical wiring and appliances in the property are 'safe' and will not cause 'danger'. Electrical appliances must carry a 'CE' mark and instruction books or clear working instructions must be provided for the tenant. Confirmation that inspections have been regularly undertaken could be requested, although no specific time-scale is given, nor is there any requirement for inspections to be made by members of specific bodies, other than the person be competent.

    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    Please note as a landlord you will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your property/properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis on the 11 March 2015. This will come into effect on the 1st October 2015.

    First requirement under the legislation is the landlord is to carry out a check to ensure that smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms installed to comply with the Regulations are in proper working order on the day a tenancy begins where it is a new tenancy. A new tenancy is a tenancy granted on or after 1st October 2015. A new tenancy does not include a tenancy which was granted where the original agreement was entered into before 1st October 2015; nor does it include a periodic statutory tenancy which arises when a fixed term shorthold tenancy ends. It does not apply to a tenancy which starts at the end of an earlier tenancy where the landlord and tenant are the same as under the earlier tenancy where the landlord and tenant are the same as under the earlier tenancy and the premises are the same (or substantially the same) as those under the earlier tenancy. Therefore this express requirement to check does not apply to the renewal of a tenancy for the same premises by the same landlord to the same tenant.

    Second requirement is a smoke alarm has to be place on each storey of the property and one carbon monoxide alarm in the property.

    Third requirement is the alarms need to be main and battery operated to avoid the tenants tampering with the unit.

    Landlords repairing obligations
    Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as amended by Section 116 of the Housing Act 1988 places an obligation on landlords to keep in repair and proper working order the installations for the supply of water, gas, electricity and sanitation including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences and the installations of space heating and heating of water.

    All charges shown are subject to VAT at the prevailing governing rate (where not quoted, the inclusive of VAT figure will be provided upon request)

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Renting a Home
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    A Guide for tenants
    To provide you with some useful information. It is not intended to be a substitute for other professional or legal advice you may wish to seek. Should you wish to discuss any of the information contained here, or have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

    Selecting a property
    It is important to note that a property is let "as seen". Any special requests regarding the decorations, furniture, fixtures and fittings must be made and agreed between the landlord and tenant before the tenancy agreement is signed.

    When you view a property which is still occupied by the owner or present tenant you will be advised regarding any items which will not be included in your tenancy, but we recommend you also ask for clarification to avoid any misunderstanding or disappointment.

    Legislation require Landlords of all properties marketed for letting to provide prospective tenants with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC, which is valid for 10 years, has been introduced to help reduce carbon emissions and is designed to allow prospective occupiers to identify the current rating of the property and the projected fuel costs for electricity and gas per annum. A full explanation of the ratings is provided in the EPC which will be provided to you before you are required to sign the Tenancy Agreement.

    Reservation of Property
    When you have chosen a property, your offer is accepted subject to contract and satisfactory references. You will be asked to pay a reservation fee of £300 per person. At this stage we will cease marketing the property whilst references are taken and the arrangements for the tenancy are made.

    This reservation fee will form part of the moving in monies. Should you change your mind about moving into the property, or the tenancy cannot proceed because your references are not forthcoming or prove unsatisfactory, this sum will be retained by us to cover our abortive administration costs. In the event that the Landlord decides not to proceed for any reason other than unsatisfactory references, the reservation fee will be returned to you.

    Tenant obligations
    Equally important to the amount of rent a landlord achieves on their property, is the behaviour of the tenant whom the landlord allows to occupy it.

    Tenant's are required to:
    Give an honest and truthful account of themselves during the application process.
    Pay a reasonable rent as agreed when it becomes due.
    Observe all the terms of the tenancy agreement.

    References
    Before a tenancy can be granted, references must be taken on each tenant and this is normally undertaken via a credit search agency. All reference or credit search fees (£75 inclusive of VAT per person) are payable by the tenant.

    In some instances, eg in the case of students or where there is insufficient employment or UK financial history, it may be necessary to request the provision of a guarantor (see below). It is therefore essential that in such cases you ensure that you are in a position to supply a guarantor before you make an offer for a property.

    Identifications
    In addition to References as described above, I in line with the current Right To Rent legislation we also require confirmation of your identity in the form ideally of your current Passport where this is not possible we can accept a current UK/EU Photo Card Driving License if supported by a birth certificate. We require the original documents to photocopy ourselves for our files.

    Guarantor
    A guarantor is someone who is prepared to undertake responsibility for the full amount of the rent should the tenant be unable to do so at any time during the tenancy and also for any breach of the tenancy terms. The guarantor will be required to co-sign the tenancy agreement and allow references to be taken on them, they must be a UK home owner and have an annual income in excess of 30 x the monthly rent.

    It is important to note that where the tenants are "sharers" who have joint and several responsibility under the terms of the tenancy agreement (see below), the guarantor cannot restrict his responsibility to a share of the rent, he/she is effectively required to undertake to stand for all of the tenants and the full rental figure. Therefore in the case of sharers one guarantor will suffice. Should you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to ask us.

    Sharers
    Individuals renting a property together ("sharers") are all required to be named on the tenancy agreement as tenants. Under the terms of the tenancy agreement sharers have "joint and several" liability which gives them all equal responsibility for adhering to the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement and makes each and every one of them responsible for the full amount of the rent. This means that should one tenant default in their rental payment, the other tenants are liable and responsible for the outstanding balance.

    Equally, in the case of damage to the property, if damage is caused by one tenant, the other tenants are deemed equally responsible when deductions are made from the security deposit (see later). Any disputes between sharing tenants relating to the security deposit are the sole responsibility of the tenants to resolve and the landlord or his agent cannot act as mediators in such disputes.

    The joint and several liability also applies to the termination of a tenancy, one sharer wishing to end a tenancy (provided there is provision to do so within the terms of the tenancy agreement) is deemed to be doing so on behalf of all the tenants.

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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

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

    Find us

    133 Lordship Lane
    London
    SE22 8HX

    Telephone us

    Buying: 020 8012 2221  Local call rate
    Letting: 020 8012 2220  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

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    Customer Testimonials
    • Introduction

      We're lucky to have a great mix of clients that give us constant feedback as to how we deliver our services.
      Here are a few kind words that some of been kind enough to send us:

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Property In have been renting out our studio flat for many years now. When our tenant gave notice just before Christmas (a notoriously bad time to market a property), they managed to find a suitable new tenant in record time so there was no void period. Furthermore, when unforeseen problems arose in the flat the day before the new tenant was moving in, they contacted me immediately, arranged urgently for an electrician and their maintenance man to attend the flat to sort out the problems and liaised with the tenant in a way that was hassle-free for me at a time when I was very busy at work. Very impressive and indicative of the quality of service we have received from them over the years. To top it off, they're a charming bunch. Emma-Jane Witter
    • Landlord Testimonial

      We have used Property In for several years to sell and let properties in our portfolio. Throughout our relationship they have offered an efficient and reliable service. We would recommend this Company to anyone buying or selling in East Dulwich and the surrounding area... Pavilion Plc
    • Landlord Testimonial

      This is the second time I have rented a property through Property In, and I am just as impressed as the last time. The team are very friendly, efficient and get back to any enquiries promptly. I recommend them to anyone I know who is moving to the area, and will definitely be back in touch when we move again.... JSkoyles
    • Landlord Testimonial

      My girlfriend and I were left property-less due to circumstances beyond our control because of an unscrupulous landlord who pulled a flat from us without reason, and only 2 days before we were to move in. We are very grateful that James managed to pull a favour and move us into another property at a moments notice. All the staff have been very gracious, kind and understanding and we are more than happy to give our recommendations to anyone who may be in need of genuine letting agents. Grateful
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Property In.com, Dulwich. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich on 020 8693 8000.


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    Why should you choose Property In? .......
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      Why Property In?
      Property In is your friendly, local estate agent for South East London. We specialise in the Dulwich, Camberwell, Peckham, Forest Hill, Sydenham and Herne Hill areas and have been totally committed to this part of London for many years. Our independence gives you a service that is hard working and personal. We combine old-fashioned values with a modern approach to provide the service that is right for you - 'the best of the old with the best of the new'.

      What you can expect

      Service
      Our style is friendly, approachable and yet professional. Our service is delivered by experts who are highly knowledgeable about the area. Stephen and Helen Smith, the business principals, have over 40 years experience between them in valuing, marketing and selling properties in South London. As a vendor, you are guaranteed access to Steven or Helen, inside and outside of normal office hours.

      Showing your property at its best
      We take immense pride in ensuring that every property is displayed in the best possible light. Property details and brochures are produced for your approval within days. Our first class website displays floor-plans, location maps, aerial views and printable, full-colour details for the many site visitors we receive every day. We are diligent in maintaining our web site and can have your property on-line within hours.

      Service
      Our style is friendly, approachable and yet professional. Our service is delivered by experts who are highly knowledgeable about the area. Stephen and Helen Smith, the business principals, have over 40 years experience between them in valuing, marketing and selling properties in South London. As a vendor, you are guaranteed access to Steven or Helen, inside and outside of normal office hours.

      Advertising
      As well as placing local adverts, we are committed to investing in all the major property portals including: rightmove.co.uk, Email4property.co.uk, NetLettings.co.uk, PrimeLocation.com and FindaProperty.co.uk. In addition we invest heavily in magazine and press advertising. Tactical direct mail pieces are delivered extensively to homes in the area.

      Viewing
      Our sales negotiators are trained to deliver the maximum number of viewings for your property from the most tightly matched applicants. A member of our team will accompany all viewings unless otherwise agreed. This is a fundamental part of our service and helps us gain instant feedback on the applicant's views of your property. We also believe it helps safeguard your security.

      Constant communication
      We guarantee to contact you every week to give feedback on viewings and explain future marketing proposals. You can also monitor the number of viewings and any feedback, 24 hours a day, via a designated and secure area of our website.

      Innovation
      Our commitment to innovation is constant. We are innovative in our marketing and innovative in our use of technology. We were one of the first estate agents to introduce e-mail and text updates to potential buyers.

      Results that count
      In short, you can be assured of our total commitment to achieving the result you need within the timescale you desire.

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      If you are selling a home, why not come and talk to us? We specialise in Dulwich, Peckham, Camberwell, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Honor Oak Park, Nunhead and Herne Hill and we are sure to find the right buyer or tenant for you.

      Our style - friendly, approachable and yet professional

      Our knowledge - our service is delivered by experts who are highly knowledgeable about South East London.

      Our experience - we have over 30 years' experience in valuing, marketing and selling properties in South London.

      Our marketing - every property details and brochures are produced with professional photography and floorplans usually the same day. We immediately upload to our own website which automatically uploads to Rightmove and On the Market and many other property portals. As well as placing adverts in Absolutely magazines, all the highly regarded SE magazines and targeted leaflet, direct mail and local newspapers.

      Our communication - we guarantee to contact you every week to give feedback on viewings and explain future marketing proposals. You can also monitor the number of viewings and any feedback.

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      If you are buying a home, your search starts here. You can register your requirements with us or search the list of properties that we have available at this time.

      As a buyer, you will find that our independence gives you a service that is hard working and personal. You can be assured of our total commitment to finding the right property for you within the timescale you desire.

      Do you need more information about buying a home? If you do, please call in to see us, we will be happy to talk you through the proce

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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

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

      Find us

      133 Lordship Lane
      London
      SE22 8HX

      Telephone us

      Buying: 020 8012 2221  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 2220  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Customer Testimonials
      • Introduction

        We're lucky to have a great mix of clients that give us constant feedback as to how we deliver our services.
        Here are a few kind words that some of been kind enough to send us:

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        think all CONGRATS are yours: without your determination and hard work, we would never have got to this stage: Kinley = 0 and Propertyin = 10 is my scoring!
        I would be very happy (if you have a blog or customer service feedback feature) to recommend your agency 100% - you made it all happen, despite all the difficulties and a very slow lawyer!
        I thank you very, very much, and I can honestly say that I never paid 10K with more gratitude - well-earned and well-deserved!
        I am soooo glad the new owners got a warm welcome - I think that after 9 years of unruly tenants, everybody will be very happy indeed! A very, very, satisfied customer. Isabelle
      • Seller Testimonial

        Property In have been renting out our studio flat for many years now. When our tenant gave notice just before Christmas (a notoriously bad time to market a property), they managed to find a suitable new tenant in record time so there was no void period. Furthermore, when unforeseen problems arose in the flat the day before the new tenant was moving in, they contacted me immediately, arranged urgently for an electrician and their maintenance man to attend the flat to sort out the problems and liaised with the tenant in a way that was hassle-free for me at a time when I was very busy at work. Very impressive and indicative of the quality of service we have received from them over the years. To top it off, they're a charming bunch. Emma-Jane Witter
      • Seller Testimonial

        We have used Property In for several years to sell and let properties in our portfolio. Throughout our relationship they have offered an efficient and reliable service. We would recommend this Company to anyone buying or selling in East Dulwich and the surrounding area... Pavilion Plc
      • Seller Testimonial

        Property In were very professional and friendly and by far the best agents I have dealt with in London so far. It's just good to keep it simple!... Sally
      • Seller Testimonial

        Very helpful at all times. Fair and precise, and as soon as they took over the property they made it an absolute joy to live in. Thanks for all your help!!... DLB
      • Seller Testimonial

        A pleasure to deal with. I found Property In to be a professional outfit, run by knowledgable and courteous people. I will definetly be contacting them in the future when it is time to move on again.... E G
      • Seller Testimonial

        Excellent personal service. We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated throughout which was a welcome surprise having been very disappointed with services from previous agents (Foxtons). Bottle of bubbly when the keys were handed over and everything relating to our tenancy made clear. Still making contact to check everything is well even after everything has been signed and sorted. Very Happy!!! Cheers Property In :-)... Graeme Thomson
      • Seller Testimonial

        As I am based abroad, PropertyIn investment in time and effort for making the sale of my property a success is truly remarkable. Without their commitment to make it happen and their resilience getting the last bits of info, really going teh extra mile, it would still be on the market today. I thank Caroline and Stephen very much indeed and can recommend their personalised service to any prospective seller. Kind regards I. Durand
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Property In.com, Dulwich. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich on 020 8693 8000.


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      Find Us

      Branch address

      133 Lordship Lane
      London
      SE22 8HX

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 2221  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 2220  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Property In.com, Dulwich. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich. 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 Property In.com, Dulwich on 020 8693 8000.