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Welcome to Starkings & Watson
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    Selling & Letting homes like yours.
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    It's all in our name. Literally. Starkings & Watson are an independent estate agents, known both for our expertise and for doing things a little differently like putting people and our local community first and creating unrivalled customer experiences. From our central hub we value, market and sell property throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
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    We live in an amazing part of the world. Norfolk and Suffolk are famous for picturesque villages and towns steeped in heritage, while Norwich offers a vibrant city in which to live. All of this is just a stone's throw from beautiful beaches and breath-taking coastline. We love the distinctive and unusual mix of properties across our counties and we love helping people like you achieve the very best price for your homes. These are the reasons we love what we do.

    We're sure you already know what estate agents do, so we won't waste your valuable time detailing absolutely everything we can do for you.

    Naturally, we are able to provide you with all the services and information you need to make your sale or letting as successful and positive as possible, and of course to maximise the price you achieve for your home.

    What we would like to do is tell you about the things that we think really matter when choosing an estate agent to sell or let your home.
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Landlords
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    Be Different. You will be rewarded.
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    In a super-busy property market, we know that prospective tenants respond best to innovative, attractive and engaging marketing. After all, there are hundreds of properties to let.
    That's where we come in.

    By letting with us, you're getting your property in front of the right people in an interesting and beautifully presented way that shows your property to its full potential. No wonky photos, no boring descriptions and no rushing your property onto the market without it being perfect! It's as simple as that.

    We include a free six month rent guarantee insurance on all our managed properties that covers payment of rent and legal protection should you need it. Terms and conditions apply so please do check out the small print.

    At no extra cost, we employ a specialist inventory clerk to produce a comprehensive inventory of your property with photographs to ensure you are protected. We also inspect your property at the end of the first month, and at quarterly intervals.
    We'll make sure that your property looks at its absolute best everywhere that your potential tenants will see it - whether it's your brochure, on our website, in the newspaper or being shared on Facebook and social media.

    We know how important it is for you to have the right kind of tenants living in your property. We have a very thorough vetting and referencing process that ensures we put the highest calibre of tenant into our rental properties. Every prospective tenant will have a personal meeting with our Lettings team as part of the process. Our aim is to place only the kind of tenants that we'd happily accommodate in our own houses.

    Don't forget, the majority of our clients are referred and recommended to us so we really do want to provide you with an experience that impresses you so much you'll want to tell everyone you know.
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Tenants
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    Be the first to know!
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    Utilising the very best technology we run a very successful Mailing List where we can inform you of suitable properties as soon as we are instructed - even before they are advertised on the major portals! If you are serious about your property search make sure you register for our email updates if we feel we have found you the one!

    We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community. From our centralised hub we are open 7 days a week to assist you in your search for the perfect home.

    We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

    Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your letting from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people match people and properties perfectly. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.
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Meet our Team
  • Introduction

    Shiny Happy People.
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    Some of the happy faces that will look after your home.
  • Team Member

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    Chris Starkings MNAEA MARLA - Managing Director
    Trained to the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Letting Agents standards, and having worked in Norfolk and Suffolk for over 10 years, there isn't much he doesn't know about where you live!

    Married to Louise, with a young son named Theo, he lives outside Norwich in Ashby St Mary NR14. Having been a founding Director of Kudos Residential a multi-branch estate agency in Norwich, which became Hunters, Chris knows what is required of today's Estate Agents. With a passion for success and for delivering an amazing experience, he has worked with Sharon to create a truly unique estate agency, where this time, his name is quite literally above the door.
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    Sharon Watson MNAEA - Managing Director
    Having fallen in love with Norfolk and Suffolk nearly 30 years ago (we haven't photoshopped the picture!) and now living just outside Norwich in Poringland, you will find Sharon doing the work she loves, or at home with her two daughters Becky and Holly. For over 5 years, Sharon has worked across South Norfolk and North Suffolk meeting people like you, and valuing homes like yours.

    Having worked alongside for Chris for many years, they ensure the business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home both now and in the future. Qualified with the National Association of Estate Agents, Sharon's passion and desire is to make your property experience successful and positive.
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    Dawn Garratt - Lettings Manager

    Having moved to Norfolk from Hertfordshire over 5 years ago, to be nearer to her family, and now living in Great Yarmouth, with her husband Steve, where they are currently renovating their home. Dawns experience in the Norfolk and Suffolk lettings market, started when she worked for Kudos Residential, and later a Corporate Estate Agency.

    Having decided to get back to Independent Estate Agency, a well-earned break to see her son in Australia kicked off the next step in her career. Now able to use her considerable knowledge having worked in lettings for over eight years, Dawn now works alongside Chris and Sharon, having previously worked together, and completely agrees with the ethos of service to both landlords and tenants.

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    Janet Riches MNAEA - Sales Manager

    A well-known face in the local property market, Janet has lived in Norfolk her whole life. Blofield, just outside Norwich, has been home for the last 13 years, where Janet has raised her two children, with her partner John. After a long career in estate agency, spanning some 14 years, with a break in the middle to raise her children, Janet has worked with Chris for over 5 years, and Sharon for 3 years. Having a full understanding of Chris & Sharon's ethos in business, Janet is the perfect Sales Manager to champion outstanding customer service and skilled negotiation.

    As a fully qualified member of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), passing her qualification first time, Janet is trusted by her clients to deliver the sale, exceeding their expectations. Having worked for a corporate estate agents in Poringland, Janet wanted to return to independent estate agency, with a company which is centered on the client experience. Having watched Starkings & Watson grow since January 2017, to a true market leader in the Norfolk & Suffolk property market, Janet is looking forward to spending the time getting to know her customers.

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    Nancy Arnold-Stride MNAEA - Office Manager

    With over 10 years of estate agency experience, Nancy has worked in London, and for the last 8 years in the Norwich and surrounding areas. Moving to Norfolk with her young family, she has settled in Horning on the Norfolk Broads. Having worked with Chris and Sharon at two previous estate agencies, Nancy is a familiar face, and truly believes in the values of Starkings & Watson. With no interview required, Nancy was a natural fit, where she keeps the office running smoothly and everything in order!

    Our fourth fully qualified Member of the National Association of Estate Agents, Nancy is fully qualified to help with every part of the house selling process, from the initial marketing, through to negotiation and sales progression. Having worked for Independent Estate Agents in Norfolk and a well-known Online Estate Agents, Nancy fully recognised the potential Starkings& Watson could offer their clients, with their unique offering as a hybrid estate agency, merging both the online and traditional high street businesses.

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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

    Crafton House,
    Rosebery Business Park,
    Poringland,
    Norwich,
    NR14 7XP

    Telephone us

    Buying: 03301 011909  Local call rate
    Letting: 03301 011856  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

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    Testimonials
    • Introduction

      What our client say about us.

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      It is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff.
      Hi Chris, Just a quick email. In my working career I used to be a UK Sales Manager for various Japanese/USA/European companies in the high value manufacturing sector always dealing with terms/conditions etc. My short experience with you has been excellent and I commend your working ways, it is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff - everyone has always been very professional and very efficient, keep up the good work. Mike W.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Nothing was too much trouble!
      Sharon was amazing when finding our house! Nothing was too much trouble, always followed bits and pieces up and such a lovely person. Highly recommend her to everyone! Jacqueline Coleman
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Great customer service!
      I want to say Thank You for showing great customer service and friendliness in our search for a property. Keep up the good work Sharon, and thank you again. You have a lot to give to others, including teaching many estate agent employees how to build a good rapport with their potential future clients. Dr S L
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.


    Title

    Welcome to Starkings & Watson
    • paragraph

      Selling & Letting homes like yours.
      image cannot be displayed
      It's all in our name. Literally. Starkings & Watson are an independent estate agents, known both for our expertise and for doing things a little differently like putting people and our local community first and creating unrivalled customer experiences. From our central hub we value, market and sell property throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
    • paragraph

      We live in an amazing part of the world. Norfolk and Suffolk are famous for picturesque villages and towns steeped in heritage, while Norwich offers a vibrant city in which to live. All of this is just a stone's throw from beautiful beaches and breath-taking coastline. We love the distinctive and unusual mix of properties across our counties and we love helping people like you achieve the very best price for your homes. These are the reasons we love what we do.
             

      We're sure you already know what estate agents do, so we won't waste your valuable time detailing absolutely everything we can do for you.

      Naturally, we are able to provide you with all the services and information you need to make your sale or letting as successful and positive as possible, and of course to maximise the price you achieve for your home.

      What we would like to do is tell you about the things that we think really matter when choosing an estate agent to sell or let your home.

    Contact us

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    Thinking of selling?
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      All estate agents are the same. Well, almost all. We're a little bit different.

      We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community.

      We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

      Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your sale from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people sell. Happy people achieve the best price for your home. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.

      We could boast about our extensive local knowledge across Norfolk and Suffolk, our amazing team of happy estate agents, our desire to provide the very best service, the number of calls we make each day, the number of followers we have on social media, and our goal of getting you the very best price for your home in the quickest time, and making you the happiest person alive ever.

      We could tell you all about our expert valuations, how our office and team are available 7 days a week, that we provide feedback after all our viewings, use the very latest technology to market your home, whilst also offering to accompany all of your viewers.

      But we won't make a song and dance of these things because we're different.
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    Buying
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      Be the first to know!
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      Utilising the very best technology we run a very successful Mailing List where we can inform you of suitable properties as soon as we are instructed - even before they are advertised on the major portals! If you are serious about your property search make sure you register for our email updates and telephone calls if we feel we have found you the one!

      We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community. From our centralised hub we are open 7 days a week to assist you in your search for the perfect home.

      We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

      Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your purchase from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people match people and properties perfectly. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.

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    Additional Services
    • service

      We sell homes. We don't do mortgages, surveys or practise conveyancing, we leave this to the experts. Our carefully selected partners are tried and tested, not only by our customers, but by us, and our friends and families.
    • service

      Conveyancing
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      Leathes Prior. Jill Wheeler and her team. Providing a focused environment for our customers to progress their sale to completion.
    • service

      Conveyancing
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      Clapham and Collinge. Rosemary Farman and her team of expert conveyancers have gained a reputation for providing first class legal services in Norfolk and are accredited members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
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      Financial Advice
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      We proudly recommend a local firm of Mortgage and Protection Specialists who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our clients have benefited from Pauls and the team at MCB's personal service. 

      MCB are independent with access to the whole of the market and 1,000's of products with access to exclusive deals putting your needs first to find the best solution for your requirements at no obligation.

      They pride themselves on service and not your traditional 9-5 outfit so happy to do evening appointments at your home or at their office taking you through the whole process of buying a property at your convenience.

      Specialist in all types of mortgages including...

      • First Time Buyers
      • Home Movers
      • Remortgages
      • Buy To Let
      • Lifetime Mortgages
      • Commercial Mortgages

      If you would like a personal introduction please get in touch and we will happily arrange this for you.

      YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

    • service

      Surveys
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      Boulton & Brown. Nigel and Colin provide a trusted and professional approach to surveying, with the ability to provide Homebuyer and Building Survey Reports.
    • service

      Auctions
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      Auction House are the National No. 1. They are the pros so we have partnered with them to help our customers work between our Estate Agency methods, and the Auction process.
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    Meet our Team
    • Introduction

      Shiny Happy People.
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      Some of the happy faces that will look after your home.
    • Team Member

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      Chris Starkings MNAEA MARLA - Managing Director
      Trained to the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Letting Agents standards, and having worked in Norfolk and Suffolk for over 10 years, there isn't much he doesn't know about where you live!

      Married to Louise, with a young son named Theo, he lives outside Norwich in Ashby St Mary NR14. Having been a founding Director of Kudos Residential a multi-branch estate agency in Norwich, which became Hunters, Chris knows what is required of today's Estate Agents. With a passion for success and for delivering an amazing experience, he has worked with Sharon to create a truly unique estate agency, where this time, his name is quite literally above the door.
    • Team Member

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      Sharon Watson MNAEA - Managing Director
      Having fallen in love with Norfolk and Suffolk nearly 30 years ago (we haven't photoshopped the picture!) and now living just outside Norwich in Poringland, you will find Sharon doing the work she loves, or at home with her two daughters Becky and Holly. For over 5 years, Sharon has worked across South Norfolk and North Suffolk meeting people like you, and valuing homes like yours.

      Having worked alongside for Chris for many years, they ensure the business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home both now and in the future. Qualified with the National Association of Estate Agents, Sharon's passion and desire is to make your property experience successful and positive.
    • Team Member

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      Janet Riches MNAEA - Sales Manager

      A well-known face in the local property market, Janet has lived in Norfolk her whole life. Blofield, just outside Norwich, has been home for the last 13 years, where Janet has raised her two children, with her partner John. After a long career in estate agency, spanning some 14 years, with a break in the middle to raise her children, Janet has worked with Chris for over 5 years, and Sharon for 3 years. Having a full understanding of Chris & Sharon's ethos in business, Janet is the perfect Sales Manager to champion outstanding customer service and skilled negotiation.

      As a fully qualified member of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), passing her qualification first time, Janet is trusted by her clients to deliver the sale, exceeding their expectations. Having worked for a corporate estate agents in Poringland, Janet wanted to return to independent estate agency, with a company which is centered on the client experience. Having watched Starkings & Watson grow since January 2017, to a true market leader in the Norfolk & Suffolk property market, Janet is looking forward to spending the time getting to know her customers.

    • Team Member

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      Nancy Arnold-Stride MNAEA - Office Manager

      With over 10 years of estate agency experience, Nancy has worked in London, and for the last 8 years in the Norwich and surrounding areas. Moving to Norfolk with her young family, she has settled in Horning on the Norfolk Broads. Having worked with Chris and Sharon at two previous estate agencies, Nancy is a familiar face, and truly believes in the values of Starkings & Watson. With no interview required, Nancy was a natural fit, where she keeps the office running smoothly and everything in order!

      Our fourth fully qualified Member of the National Association of Estate Agents, Nancy is fully qualified to help with every part of the house selling process, from the initial marketing, through to negotiation and sales progression. Having worked for Independent Estate Agents in Norfolk and a well-known Online Estate Agents, Nancy fully recognised the potential Starkings & Watson could offer their clients, with their unique offering as a hybrid estate agency, merging both the online and traditional high street businesses.
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      Dawn Garratt - Lettings Manager

      Having moved to Norfolk from Hertfordshire over 5 years ago, to be nearer to her family, and now living in Great Yarmouth, with her husband Steve, where they are currently renovating their home. Dawns experience in the Norfolk and Suffolk lettings market, started when she worked for Kudos Residential, and later a Corporate Estate Agency.

      Having decided to get back to Independent Estate Agency, a well-earned break to see her son in Australia kicked off the next step in her career. Now able to use her considerable knowledge having worked in lettings for over eight years, Dawn now works alongside Chris and Sharon, having previously worked together, and completely agrees with the ethos of service to both landlords and tenants.

    Contact us

      Title

      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

      Crafton House,
      Rosebery Business Park,
      Poringland,
      Norwich,
      NR14 7XP

      Telephone us

      Buying: 03301 011909  Local call rate
      Letting: 03301 011856  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Testimonials
      • Introduction

        What our clients say about us

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        It is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff.
        Hi Chris, Just a quick email. In my working career I used to be a UK Sales Manager for various Japanese/USA/European companies in the high value manufacturing sector always dealing with terms/conditions etc. My short experience with you has been excellent and I commend your working ways, it is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff - everyone has always been very professional and very efficient, keep up the good work.  Mike W.

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Nothing was too much trouble!
        Sharon was amazing when buying our house! Nothing was too much trouble, always followed bits and pieces up and such a lovely person. Highly recommend her to everyone!  Jacqueline Coleman
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Great customer service!
        I want to say Thank You for showing great customer service and friendliness in our search for a property. Keep up the good work Sharon, and thank you again. You have a lot to give to others, including teaching many estate agent employees how to build a good rapport with their potential future clients.  Dr SL
      Contact us

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.


      Welcome to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk

      Title

      Find Us

      Branch address

      Crafton House,
      Rosebery Business Park,
      Poringland,
      Norwich,
      NR14 7XP

      Get in touch

      Buying: 03301 011909  Local call rate
      Letting: 03301 011856  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.