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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

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    23-25 Hockliffe Street,
    Leighton Buzzard,
    LU7 1EZ

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    Buying: 01525 625044  Local call rate

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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard on 01525 217007.


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    Bedfordshire's Largest Independent Estate Agency!
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      Award winning service as standard...
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      WINNERS OF THE GOLD AWARD FOR 'THE SUNDAY TIMES' & 'THE TIMES' ESTATE AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2013 'BEST EAST OF ENGLAND ESTATE AGENCY'

      As the County's largest independent estate agency we reach more buyers through extensive marketing across our ten branches which cover the entire County. We specialise in the sale and letting of Town and Country properties across Bedfordshire.  All branches have the support of professional support company 'Moneypenny' who handle our calls at busy times and outside of normal office hours ensuring that we don't miss a single opportunity, an essential ingredient to providing great service to all clients.

       

      We are members of the Property Ombudsman and operate to a strict code of conduct. We are also members of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents providing you assurance of a high standard of service. Through this partnership we have a genuine associated 2000sqft office in Park Lane, London which enables us to market all of our homes to the lucrative London investor market. As an independent company with each branch managed by its owners we provide the highest level of professional service & marketing. 

       

      We advertise over 25 pages in at least 6 of the County's local publications every week which, together with excellent web and electronic marketing ensures a high marketing profile of both our properties and our services locally, nationally & internationally. We offer free valuations 7 days a week, carried out only by experienced agents capable of advising you on all aspects of property matters. Within the branches our experienced professionals are on hand to offer reliable advice relating to the sale of all types of residential property to both Buyers & Sellers. We deal with all types of property from starter homes to large established dwellings. 

       

      Established in 1997 Urban & Rural now have a close knit network of 10 local branches covering the County, all in prime locations with further expansion planned. Our experienced estate agents are hand picked and believe in providing the highest level of customer service. 
       As a progressive company you can be certain of our determination to continually improve and be the best on the high street. 

       

      SERVICES INCLUDE: 

       

      • Residential Sales 

      • Residential Lettings 

      • Split Residential/Commercial Sales 

      • New Homes

      • Mortgage Services 

      • Energy Performance Certificates

      • Land & Development 

      • Home Conveyancing 

      • International Homes 

      • Home & Personal Insurance 

      • Franchising 

      • Monthly magazines

      • Electronic Magazines 

      MEMBERS OF:

      • Guild of Professional Estate Agents

      • The Property Ombudsman 

      • Movewithus™ Nationwide Network

      • LSL Corporate 

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      We will always go the extra mile for you...
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      Established in 1998 Urban & Rural have grown to become the largest independent award winning estate agency brand within the County. Our unique network of branches are made up of individually owned and operated branches who work together to provide a consistently high level of service and marketing. We are extremely proud of our people, we only recruit the best professional agents who are passionate about property and as each branch is operated by the owner of the business who is committed to developing the business for the long term you will find a refreshing approach by teams building a strong local reputation for the long term, after all we want your recommendation!

       

      The branches are supported by a central support team which provides training and business support to the branch owners which in turn enables them to focus solely on the business at branch level. This means that the team at your local branch will be focused on customer service and delivering results rather than being weighed down by less productive business matters.

       

      And rest assured, once we agree a sale on your home because we believe that you should have a relationship with the same people throughout the process we do not package your sale off to a central team to progress it through, we handle it personally at branch level where you have already forged a trusting relationship.

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      Traditional Values

       

      Our integrity, professionalism and experience in the property market ensure that we are well positioned to provide accurate and practical advice. We continually strive to provide an excellent service, personalised to suit your individual requirements.

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      Communication

       

      We value your business and will keep you fully informed at all stages, from your initial instruction through to completion of the sale you will be dealt with by your local team - Not a central administration team.

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      Instruct one branch - Instruct them all

       

      We have ten offices across Bedfordshire which are linked in real time sharing our properties and register of buyers. If you choose Urban & Rural you will have the entire team across our County-wide network of branches working on your behalf which will improve the exposure of your property to the wider market and result in achieving the best possible price.

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      Independent

       

      We pride ourselves in producing high quality sales brochures incorporating thoughtful photography, floor plans and excellent e-brochures including mapping, streetview and more so that your home is presented at it's best. We advertise over 25 pages every week in 6 local publications across the County and can tailor a personalised marketing campaign to suit your requirements. We also have an outstanding track record in creating extra publicity for our clients through appropriate editorial and have a huge following on our social media sites.

      Technology

      The internet is crucial to our business today, we have therefore invested in the latest technology enabling us to provide a fast and efficient service by having the most advanced property website that works well with any device because it has an interchangeable platform. We have an app for our property listings and videoettes about our services and our web based operating system, expertagent links every branch for instant property alerts to buyers across the entire County. Our huge marketing and online investment allows us to maintain a vast database of proceedable buyers. We make sure that we attract the local, national and global audience in a variety of ways. Social Media is fast becoming the new way of networking and marketing which is why we post our new instructions, testimonials and news items on our facebook & twitter pages every day.

      Successes

      The proof of our success is a loyal client base that returns to us time and time again because they know that they can trust and rely upon us to act in their best interests and negotiate a successful and efficient sale on their behalf.

       

      Please take a moment to look at our Testimonial page to hear what our clients think of us and our service.

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    Buying Through Urban & Rural
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      Trust, honesty & integrity
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      Urban & Rural are an Independent group of companies, established over 15 years and owned by local people. We operate professionally with buyers and sellers and operate to a strict code of conduct.It is essential that buyers & sellers like how they are treated as we want you to feel that we have acted to the highest level of service that you would expect.

       

      We want you to continue dealing with us in the future and that can only be achieved if you feel satisfied with every aspect of how we communicate and assist you to reach your property ambitions.

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      Assistance until moving day & beyond...
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      We will continue to communicate with you as your purchase progresses and should you have any queries once you have moved in, simply call us and we will endeavour to help. We want your move to be as stress free and enjoyable as possible so that you really can settle in and love living in your new home.
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      We want to stay in touch...
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      Why not follow us on facebook and keep up to date with local property news and what is happening at Urban & Rural? We are your local agent and really appreciate you doing business with us!
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    Additional services offered
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      Mortgages
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      Urban & Rural are proud to promote the services of More Choice Financial Services. We have chosen them for their professional service and advice which stems from a relationship of over 20 years. More Choice Financial services offer Whole Of Market advice and so we feel that they are able to genuinely provide comprehensive advice.

       

      YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT

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      Energy Performance Certificates
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      When selling your home in England you are required to obtain an EPC certificate which details the energy efficiency of your home compared to it's potential rating after improvements. For more information or to arrange a quote simply contact us on 01525 217007.
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      Conveyancing & legal
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      Choosing a competent and professional Solicitor or Conveyancer to handle the legalities of your transaction at a fair price is essential. If you are unsure who to choose or would like us to recommend a reliable local company please call us on 01525 217007
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    We hand pick the best in the industry
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      We hand pick the best in the industry
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      One of the best things about Urban & Rural is that each branch is owned and operated by an individual. They are solely responsible for selecting their team and this structure ensures that we have some of the best individuals in the industry working in our branches.

      Backed up with excellent marketing & the latest technology we support our people so that they are free to focus on supporting each other & providing good service every single day.

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      Ali Durrant - Owner
      Having started my agency career with Urban & Rural when I was 18, I have enjoyed working in many challenging markets, always ensuring I deliver the best possible results for my clients. I have been highly trained in all aspects of agency before opening a branch in Leighton Buzzard in 2012 and I strive to deliver unrivalled levels of customer service through all transactions to be sure that buyers and sellers are completely satisfied at the end of the process. I am an honest and professional valuer and I always have your best interests at heart when offering marketing advice before you sell property; I am happy to help and will always try to go the extra mile when and where possible.
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      Kirstie Kerr - Residential Sales Co-Ordinator
      Having worked in property for 7 years I decided to move into estate agency with Urban and Rural who were my first choice of agency to join. I am very proud to work for such a forward thinking and honest agency. Although the newest member of this established team I am already enjoying my time here and look forward to an exciting career providing good customer service to all buyers and sellers to ensure they are made to feel valued and leave satisfied with their experience with Urban and Rural.
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      Samantha Cawood - Residential Sales
      I am a local person who has grown up in Leighton Buzzard and started working in a telesales role in 2012 within estate agency. Having experienced many aspects of the sales negotiating job; I recently decided to challenge myself by moving to branch level and building a long term career. I had always heard great things about Urban & Rural and I really like the company's approach and values so I am delighted to be the newest member of the forward thinking Leighton Buzzard team! I aim to assist buyers and sellers in the moving process; always conducting myself in a professional manner and of course 'going the extra mile' for my clients.
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      Andre Peterkin - Residential Sales
      After starting my career in estate agency two years ago, I have learned the importance of delivering great customer service. Buying and selling a home can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life, so being able to make both buyers and vendors feel comfortable and in safe hands is something that I feel is key. It's great to work for a company that shares this mentality and places customer service and satisfaction as its main priority. Urban and Rural also creates a friendly and supportive environment to work in with years of valuable experience at hand. I have the privilege of working with an amazing team which enables me to work to the best of my ability each and every day.
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      Stephen Pendry - Mortgage Services
      An experienced Mortgage Consultant, Stephen is based at the Leighton Buzzard branch and supports the sales team by offering whole of market advice to clients.
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      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

      23-25 Hockliffe Street,
      Leighton Buzzard,
      LU7 1EZ

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01525 625044  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Testimonials
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        Award winning customer service as standard, don't just take our word for it...

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Thank you for your patience and dedication

        To all staff at Urban And Rural, Many thanks for all you have done for me in these past months.

        Thank you Ben for marketing and excellent presentation with attention to detail and just at the right price, your respectful attitude when you first entered my house impressed me and that's what made me decide for you to sell my house.

        Thank you Peter for your patience and dedication you have worked tirelessly, constantly keeping me informed at every step of my house sale. At times I must have driven you mad with all my phone calls, you responded 'no, you can call as many times as you like'. You have always been polite and respectful.

        When my home In George Street is finalised you shall be invited to see the finished result.

          Valerie.

      • Seller Testimonial

        Urban and Rural offered a great service

        To David, Ali & Andrew

        Thank you for all of your help the move went well and I love my new home! Urban and Rural offered a great service. My property was on the market with another agent for five months and you sold it within one week! throughout the process you kept me up to date and were utterly professional. I will strongly recommend you to friends and family.'

        Alison

      • Seller Testimonial

        you all did an excellent job

        Pete, Emma and Ben

        Thank you very much for putting up with me during selling my house, you all did an excellent job.

        Very many thanks D Baldwin.

      • Seller Testimonial

        a smooth and stress free move

        To all at Urban and Rural.

        Thank you so much for all your help in making this a smooth and stress-free move, you were so helpful and kept us informed every step of the way. Thanks again.

        Julie and Paul

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        they will be in good hands with your agency.

        Dear Stuart

        Somewhat belatedly, for which I apologise, I am writing to say how pleased Pat and I were with the way our house was sold by you agency recently.

        I guess most of us sellers do not have a particularly high opinion of estate agents generally, but I have nothing but praise for the way in which you assisted us - Duncan in the marketing and sale stages and then yourself with the progress chasing towards completion. As Duncan knew, my original inclination was to sell the property myself on the internet, but I would not have been able to cope with the after sales activity in the way you did - you demonstrated in no uncertain manner the old adage that it's not what you know, it's who you know that matters.

        We were all caught up in delays outside our control because of problems down the chain, but I was also particularly appreciative of the way in which you kept a light touch of my own activities in the background so that it all worked out very well as a team effort.

        Should a potential client ever want to talk to a satisfied customer then I would be more than happy to speak to them and assure them they will be in good hands with your agency.

      • Seller Testimonial

        speedy, efficient and got the job done

        To David & Ali

        Just a note to say both my husband and I found you guys very helpful and pleasantly down to earth. you kept us updated at all times so we never felt the need to chase as we knew you were both on the case! You were speedy, efficient and got the job done whilst giving us one less thing to worry about which was great.

        Thanks Again

        Lisa

      • Seller Testimonial

        I would like to say how impressed I was with you

        Dear Ali, David & Andrew

        I would like to say how impressed I was with all of you, right the way through the sales process, from the initial assessment and marketing particulars, through to keeping me up to date in regard to the legal process as we headed towards completion.

        I thought the weekly updates were good and the sensible feedback about the realities of where we were/should we look to change strategy/price etc, were all very welcome because I was dealing with people who were prepared to look at reality rather than 'spin me a line'.

        Thanks again for all your help and I have already recommended you to some friends of mine.

        Kevin M 

      • Seller Testimonial

        professional and friendly service

        I am writing to express my gratitude for all your hard work throughout the selling and buying of our properties.

        As you are aware we had a few complications towards the end of the chain and I was so grateful for your persistence in trying to resolve these matters.

        I was very impressed with how the office prepared maps of rooms in the properties for sale, I found this very helpful.

        Many thanks again to the whole team for their professional and friendly service.

        Best Regards

        Tina H

      • Seller Testimonial

        Duncan,

        Thank you for your friendly and professional service we appreciate all the help you have provided in getting this through.

        With best wishes Sudarsan & Uma

      • Seller Testimonial

        attention to detail & highly professional

        To Patrick, Neil & Dave,

        Just a quick note to thank you all for the attention to detail & highly professional manner in which the sale of the above property has been conducted.

        This has been a most difficult time for us as a family which has been eased with the assistance so readily provided.

        Our best wishes to the new owners & thanks for their co-operation & assistance.

        M & M White

      • Seller Testimonial

        I am extremely impressed by the level of support

        Dear Tony,

        I am writing to congratulate you on the professional attitude displayed by you and your team during the recent sale of my home.

        I am extremely impressed by the level of support during all stages of the process. You exceeded my expectations during the later stages when you communicated with all parties to ensure my deal went through to successful completion.

        I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all at Urban & Rural I would definitely recommend you to anyone considering the sale of their home.

        Kind regards

        J Stepney

      • Seller Testimonial

        the service from start to finish was excellent

        To David & The Leighton Buzzard Team

        Just to let you know that the service we received from start to finish was excellent and we have already recommended you to our neighbours.

        If ALL the estate agents were like you we would have a very satisfied group of people when it came to selling their property.

        Some of the agents we used did not even phone with updates or to see how things were progressing.

        Once again, thanks you for your input and dedication.

        Regards, Michael & Pauline W

      • Seller Testimonial

        a very easy and stress free experience.

        Hi David

        I would like to thank you all for making the sale of our property a very easy and stress free experience.

        From the first day when Ali came out to see us, we knew that we had made the right choice in Urban and Rural taking on our property, after very unsuccessful attempts by two other Estate Agents.

        You had just opened your office in Leighton Buzzard, and we were very impressed with your first advert in the local paper, which was very informative about how you worked. The whole process from start to finish has been dealt with in a professional , yet very friendly manner. There was always someone at the end of the phone if we needed to know anything,  And any queries were always dealt with at the time.

        We could not have been more pleased with all the work which you did, from advertising the property, all of the viewings which you arranged and the weekly reports to us, that let us know exactly what was going on. Which is all the things that we did not get from other agencies.

        So a huge Thank you to you all, for all of your hard work, and making it so easy for us. I am sure that you will go from strength to strength in this area, and we wish you all success for all future "sellers" and "buyers"

        Very kind regards

        Alyson G & Chris S

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Thanks for the constant updates and chasing

        Many thanks for everything. Your hard work has been much appreciated. Thanks for the constant updates and chasing. Wishing you all the very best Brigitte & Bill

        p.s thanks for suggesting we look at the house, I really didn't think we would be interested.

      • Buyer Testimonial

        faultless every step of the way

        Thanks Ali and David for all your help with our move, your professionalism has been faultless every step of the way. We would not hesitate in recommending your service to others.

         Thanks again both of you for all your help.

         Kind regards

        Nikki and Andy

      • Buyer Testimonial

        changed my opinion of estate agents!

        Dear David

        It's nice to see a professional estate agent who cares about the little things.

        We've had a very pleasant experience buying through Urban and Rural. I'm pleased to say that you have changed my opinion of estate agents!

        Throughout our house purchase, your team have been friendly, knowledgeable and capable, It wasn't an easy house purchase thanks to our pedantic solicitor, but the guys in the Leighton Buzzard office were always positive.

        We appreciated that. Hopefully, this will be the house we stay in for the next 10 years or more, but when we do come to sell, I'll definitely call Urban and Rural. Thanks again and kind regards

        C Maycock

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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard on 01525 217007.


      Welcome to Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      23-25 Hockliffe Street,
      Leighton Buzzard,
      LU7 1EZ

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01525 625044  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard. 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 Urban & Rural Property Services, Leighton Buzzard on 01525 217007.


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