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    With nine Wiltshire offices and unrivalled regional coverage we are placed to deliver the best level of service for you and your property. We have teams of dedicated specialists covering the whole market: residential sales, residential lettings, auction sales, commercial property, building surveys and professional valuations. Strakers, the complete agents, offering helpful advice and specialist knowledge.
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    Landlords Guide

    LETTINGS and MANAGEMENT Welcome to Strakers Residential Lettings and Property Management Department. Strakers have successfully Let and Managed properties throughout Wiltshire for many years. With a team of no less than 16 experienced staff in 8 high profile High Street offices throughout the region, we believe we offer an unrivalled level of service to you, our valued clients. Qualified Lettings Negotiators are available to give professional advice and helpful guidance on all aspects of the letting process to include Buy To Let acquisition, free Rental Valuations and the advertising and Letting of a wide range and style of rental properties in your area. ARLA affiliated./ NFOPP qualified administration support staff guide applicants through the referencing and contracting process and Strakers boast dedicated staff committed to the specific needs of rent arrears, notices, legal issues and utilities. An in house accounts team eases the financial requirements and our 4 strong highly efficient and enthusiastic team of Property Managers work tirelessly to ensure the well being of your property. The key to successful letting is communication and at Strakers we pride ourselves in ensuring a close bond with all our clients. Please see Strakers "Meet Our Team" to see who you will be working with.

    Landlords you're in safe hands.

    We are so confident in the level of our checks that we will guarantee to remove the tenant from your property if they fail to pay their rent.

    · We will check for any adverse credit history such as, bankruptcy, CCJs and court decrees and also check if there's any previous names and addresses which they haven't disclosed

    · We will check whether there is any undisclosed credit history which is linked to their current and most recent homes & that the banking details provided are for a genuine bank account. We check against up to three credit agencies

    · We will conduct a check against HomeLet's own Default Database - this may indicate whether your tenant has not been able to pay their rent in the past & conduct a Financial Sanctions check, it is important to make sure that your tenant isn't registered to any of the Government's Asset Freezing lists - because this could mean they are unable to pay their rent in the future

    · We will contact the previous Landlord or Managing Agent who will need to verify the tenants have always paid their rent on time, taken good care of the property and not had a deposit withheld for dilapidations

    · We will also speak to their employer to check the tenant is being paid what they have told us and that there is no reason their employment will be terminated any time soon

    And there's more...

    · We can also reference Overseas Guarantors, perfect for those tenants with parents or relatives abroad

    · Plus, for the first year of the tenancy we will also guarantee to remove the tenant from your property if they fail to pay their rent - great news!

    LETTINGS SERVICES

    Strakers recognise the varying needs of Landlords when renting their properties and are willing to tailor a package to meet your specific requirements, however, routinely there are 3 levels of service as follows:

    INTRODUCTION ONLY LET AND RENT COLLECTION FULLY MANAGED


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    TENNANTS GUIDE
    At Strakers we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive range of quality rental properties throughout Wiltshire from 1 bedroom purpose built apartments to 8 bedroom+ country houses. We manage in the region of 650 houses, cottages and flats from £300.00 - £6,000.00 per calendar month, furnished and unfurnished. When searching for a rental property, registering with Strakers will ensure a fast, friendly and helpful service. We will do the hard work for you, searching your preferred area and size of property within your chosen budget and time frames, taking into account your specific requirements. Strakers are ARLA affiliated and experienced staff are NFOPP qualified offering an unrivalled professional service. Strakers prepare extremely detailed Inventories & Schedules of Condition and hold your deposit in a Government approved TDS scheme. On properties we manage, a dedicated Property Manager will be allocated to your property giving you every security throughout your tenancy. Please telephone or call into any of our 9 High Street Wiltshire offices to meet us in person, or see our "Meet the Team" page - we will be delighted to help you.
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    Karen Elson, Manager & Associate Director
    Karen is extremely proud to lead a very capable and hard working team of Lettings staff, totally dedicated to the varying needs of all Strakers clients. Always prepared to go the extra mile, Strakers comprehensive Lettings team are approachable, helpful and qualified to give expert advice. With specialists in every aspect of the Lettings business Strakers boast an unrivalled service in Wiltshire.
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    Guy Foreman, Lettings Negotiator
    Guy is both ARLA and NFOPP Technical Award qualified and a most dedicated member of Strakers Lettings team, based in Chippenham. Having been with the Company for 8 years, Guy has an extremely sound knowledge of valuing rental properties and huge experience of letting a diverse range of residential lettings properties in the area.
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    Graham Vincent, Senior Area Property Manager
    Graham is a very experienced Property Manager, NFOPP Technical Award qualified, in charge of properties in the Chippenham and Corsham areas. Graham is extremely knowledgable in his field of property management and his steady, calm approach serves Strakers and his Landlord's very well in the Lettings industry. Graham leads a highly experienced team covering the entire Wiltshire area.
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    Claire Campbell, Area Property Manager
    Claire has recently joined Swindon's fast expanding lettings team after a lengthy career in property management. With such experience, Claire is a very valuable asset to her colleagues, Landlords and Tenants alike and is a thoroughly lovely lady too.
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    Nick Lugg, Letting Co-Ordinator
    Nick joined Strakers earlier this year. His very varied administrative role includes referencing and contracting tenants, monitoring tenancy terms and documenting tenancy extensions. A super personality, Nick is extremely approachable and willing to assist all Strakers clients.
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    Michele King, Lettings Co-Ordinator
    Michele has years of experience in lettings and is, therefore, extremely knowledgeable in her field. Highly organised and committed to her work, Michele is a vital cog in the Strakers Lettings wheel. Welcome back Michele!
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    Samantha Lloyd, Lettings Co-Ordinator
    Sam joined Strakers Lettings from Strakers Auction department. Sam's administration skills are a great asset to the entire Lettings process of taking applicants through the referencing and contracting process and assisting Landlords in the preparation of their properties for letting.
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    Helen Hopgood
    Helen was warmly welcomed to the Strakers Lettings team recently, with a wealth of industry knowledge and a keen eye for legislation ever changing. An experienced allrounder in all aspects of the lettings process, Helen is highly organised and extremely helpful and popular with all her colleagues and landlords alike - it's just the tenants who are late in paying that do not like to hear from Helen!
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

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

    Find us

    Unit B,
    Millgrove House,
    59 Millgrove Street
    Swindon,
    SN25 2FW

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01793 277014  Local call rate
    Letting: 01793 277015  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      excellent at continually communicating
      We have recently instructed Strakers to find us a new tenant on the above property. The Strakers  team are very professional and listen & then delivers on the client's request. They have been excellent at continually communicating with me via email/text something which is extremely important to me. I would like to say that they have taken service to one that I was previously satisfied with to one that I would now strongly recommend to others.
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      thanks for your professionalism
      Ref: Bude Road, 
        Just want to say thanks for your professionalism throughout the tenancy - you have been excellent. I am not known for making favorable comments about estate agents and their practices in general, nor for taking the time to do it - so you can take that as very high praise! Regards Peter
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      found good tenants quickly
      Ref: Marshfield Road 
      We have been using Strakers for some years now and are very satisfied with the service we receive. When we purchased our home the staff were helpful, accessible and dealt with the process professionally. Then when we moved abroad we naturally turned to them as our letting agents. Strakers have always kept us up to date with viewings, found good tenants quickly and helped with all the paperwork. They provide great value for money and are a pleasure to deal with.
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      always had great service
      I have been using Strakers as letting agents for the last 10 years or so and have always had great service, including the finding of tenants.Staff are all professional yet friendly and helpful and I have never felt the need to consider trying anyone else.I have also bought and sold properties with Strakers, again with the same excellent service.C Webb
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      I am very thankful and grateful
      To Claire & team, this is a short note of appreciation for all the the consideration and support during the process of getting the house back into shape following the fire. Your efficiency and very professional approach meant that the whole process was concluded with a minimum of difficulties. I am very thankful and grateful to have such a team as Strakers working on my Behalf.Mr B
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      we are very grateful
      To Karen & the Strakers Team, Thank you for all the time and effort you put into letting my property. We appreciate that it's not the property of choice for many but those who live in it enjoy the location, space and privacy. We are grateful that you deal with our quires quickly and efficiently. You are appreciated and we are very grateful. Best regards Mr & Mrs T
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strakers, North Swindon. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon on 01793683144.


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      With nine Wiltshire offices and unrivalled regional coverage we are placed to deliver the best level of service for you and your property. We have teams of dedicated specialists covering the whole market: residential sales, residential lettings, auction sales, commercial property, building surveys and professional valuations. Strakers, the complete agents, offering helpful advice and specialist knowledge.
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      Selling your home
      The successful sale of your property begins with expert marketing advice coupled with realistic guidance on the value of your property, supported by extensive local knowledge and a proven history of sales. Our presentation of your property is unrivalled and our unique marketing combining leading edge technology and a recognition that 'people sell houses' ensures that we will achieve the best possible price for your home.Full colour sales particulars with photographs and floor plans instantly available and to "view on screen" from each of our computer-linked offices throughout the region.Extensive local, regional and where appropriate,national advertising.Regular contact with both constructive viewing feedback and written marketing reports.Accompanied viewings with experienced staff.Inclusion on a number of national property internet portals.Highly visible offices in prominent locations.

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      Buying your home
      Strakers are proud to offer the finest selection of property across the region which we hope will include something for everyone. We can typically offer homes for the first time buyer or investor, modern family homes and individual homes of all periods. Our branch network allows us to offer a wide selection of property in Swindon, the market towns of North Wiltshire and the many pretty villages and rural areas which surround us. Full details, photographs and floor plans of all our properties are available from any one of our branches and we will be delighted to arrange to show you over the properties you like. Our team of Negotiators are keen to get to know you and to fully understand your requirements with an aim to find you the right house and then guide you through your purchase at every step of the way. We are also able to point you in the right direction to ensure that your purchase is sound and that you get the very best financial advice.
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      LAND AND PROPERTY AUCTIONS
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      Strakers are widely recognised as the leading Land and Property Auctioneers within the region holding Auctions every other month in three striking venue's, The Corn Exchange in Devizes, NSBRC in Swindon and Bath Racecourse. The auction process has increased in popularity over the last few years, and in the same time, so have Strakers Auction's, which have expanded into neighbouring areas and successfully sold properties in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Hampshire. For details of how selling at Auction may benefit you please call 01380 727105, email auctions@strakers.co.uk or simply visit http://www.strakers.co.uk/property-auctions.ashx
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      LETTINGS AND MANAGEMENT
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      With nine Wiltshire offices and unrivalled regional coverage Strakers Lettings are well placed to deliver the best level of service for you, the Landlord, and your property. We have a dedicated Lettings Team of NFOPP Technical Award qualified specialists who have vast experience in every aspect of the Lettings Business. Strakers offer sound advice on how to rent your property giving a complimentary professional valuation, advertise and secure a let to a suitable tenant, administer the referencing and contracting of your applicant and experienced Property Managers take pride in looking after your valued investment. Complete with an in house accounts department and legal expertise, Strakers boast a level of service we are extremely proud of. For advice on letting your property please call David Spenley on 01793 487766 or our lettings team on 01380 722995. Further information can be found on rightmove at our lettings site or by following http://www.strakers.co.uk/lettings-and-management.ashx
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      LAND & NEW HOMES
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      Strakers Residential Land and New Homes Department covers all areas of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties. Using our experience and expertise, we offer a comprehensive service to residential developers and landowners with advice on both the acquisition and the sale of land for development, tailoring bespoke marketing strategies for the sale of new homes via our extensive network of offices. To find out more about this aspect of our business please call Jayne Day on 01380 722995/07920 598321, email or visit us on http://www.strakers.co.uk/land-and-new-homes.ashx
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      SALES PROGRESSION
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      At Strakers we feel it is essential to nurture sales through to a successful completion, once a sale is agreed it is immediately taken under the wing of our specialist Sales Progressors who then look after every aspect of that transaction through to moving day! Not only do we keep all parties fully informed every step of the way, we are also able to call upon the many years of experience 'at the sharp end' to solve any issues which may arise on the way! Being office based our progressors are therefore accessible when you need to speak to them, and without doubt their diligence and determination keeps many sales together which would otherwise falter!!
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      Paul Dearing Director
      • Paul has been involved in the property industry for over a decade, gaining experience with other Swindon based agents, before joining Strakers in 2010 and taking the reins of our branch in the heart of Swindon. Paul has been heavily involved within the strategic restructure of our business in Swindon, and in 2013 was appointed as Associate Director which was quickly followed by an appointment to Director in 2014, he heads up an experienced and highly enthusiastic team who are going from strength to strength. His commitment to the task of building Strakers profile within the town is first class, and Paul is determined that he and his team provide the very highest levels of customer service.
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      Lindy Fitzpatrick
      • Lindy is based in the Swindon office after joining Strakers in 2011. Lindy has recently moved from the North Swindon Branch where she assisted in the set up and managed it since it opened in 2014. Lindy's role also encompasses residential sales and valuations she also has strong relationships with developers and coordinating all the New Homes activity on sites throughout Swindon. Prior to joining Strakers Lindy assisted in setting up an independent estate agency in a very tough market, this has given her the experience to deal expertly with the day to day challenges that we face. When Lindy isn't working you will find her on some exotic beach sipping cocktails!
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      Jane Fathers 
      • Jane is based in Swindon and her role combines front of office being a friendly point of contact for all enquiries either by phone or in person. Prior to joining Strakers she worked for 20 years in local media in a design and sales role, which was mainly property based, giving her background knowledge and understanding of the industry which is experience she carries into her administration and advertising role today. She has also lived in the town and surrounding villages all her life and has children in local schools giving her a sound local knowledge of the area.
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      Nick Catlin
      Nick started his career with Strakers in our busy Devizes office where he gained valuable experience of the industry which he has transferred to our North Swindon office. A passionate and enthusiastic negotiator his role here also encompasses sales valuations. Nick goes above and beyond to deliver great customer service in everything he does! Nick lives in North Swindon & when he is not working is kept busy with his young family, is a regular at the gym and a massive football fan!
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      Liam Oshea
      Liam joined Strakers in our branch in Commercial Road, Swindon in 2015 and has also worked in our North Swindon Branch covering viewings and tying up sales. A man with a passion for property, Liam is Swindon born and bred, ha s a fantastic knowledge of the area. Liam, who has a BA Honours business degree, has a background in business and customer service, most recently working in an executive role with Smiths News plc. Liam lives in the town and (when he is not at work!) enjoys a frame or two at his local snooker club.
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      Brett Embling
      Brett has recently joined our busy sales team in our Swindon branch and has been working in the Swindon property market for just over a year. Brett loves the feeling he gets when telling a buyer that their offer has been accepted! Brett grew up in Royal Wootton Bassett and went to University in Plymouth. Outside of work Brett has a passion for football whether is playing of watching it live or on TV.
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      Tamsin Welton
      Tamsin is our latest recruit, joining the team at our office in Commercial Road, Swindon. Tamsin has a passion for property and has over 20 years' experience in new homes and residential sales. Although Tamsin grew up in Swindon she has worked overseas selling property in South Africa. When Tamsin isn't working she spends time on the back of her husband's motorbike and walking her dog, not at the same time though!
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      Stuart Collar-Brown Consultant
      • Stuart is a particular specialist in the residential and commercial investment market having sold properties through auction across the UK & Ireland. He is a training to become a member of the National Association of Auctioneers & Valuers before embarking on becoming the man with the gavel. Having trained as an Estate Agent 10 years ago before "switching codes" to auctions in 2006, Stuart has a wide range of specialist expertise across all aspects of the property market having worked in Bath, Wiltshire and more recently, Central London and works closely with the other departments in Strakers. Stuart joined Strakers for a second term in 2012 and he enjoys travel and fine dining with his wife Victoria, who is also in property. Stuart is a keen golfer and enjoys watching both rugby and football when he has any spare time.
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      Linda Norman 
      Linda has worked in the business for many years, is very knowledgeable and always happy to help, she works in both our Swindon offices giving them both the invaluable support they need.
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      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

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

      Find us

      Unit B,
      Millgrove House,
      59 Millgrove Street
      Swindon,
      SN25 2FW

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01793 277014  Local call rate
      Letting: 01793 277015  Local call rate

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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        well done on selling this property
        I know you acted for Charles Church properties and not me but wanted to say well done on selling this property. 2 Swindon agents, 36 weeks and no sale.Straker's 5 weeks and property sold. You were very particular with getting the right photos at the right time of day and other details correct. This compares with another agent who took photos from a third agent rather than take their own photos. So well done and thank you. All the best, Mr R, Swindon
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        very impressed with the service
        Thanks again for all your help, we've been very impressed with the service providing - please pass on my thanks to all. Miss V, Swindon
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strakers, North Swindon. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon on 01793683144.


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        With eight Wiltshire offices and unrivalled regional coverage we are placed to deliver the best level of service for you and your property. We have teams of dedicated specialists covering the whole market: residential sales, residential lettings, auction sales, commercial property, building surveys and professional valuations. Strakers, the complete agents, offering helpful advice and specialist knowledge.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      Unit B,
      Millgrove House,
      59 Millgrove Street
      Swindon,
      SN25 2FW

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01793 277014  Local call rate
      Letting: 01793 277015  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strakers, North Swindon. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon. 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 Strakers, North Swindon on 01793683144.