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Wilkie May & Tuckwood - Wellington
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    Symon Jeffrey MA - Partner
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    Many people from outside the area know the location of Wellington, without realising it, as it lies just off the M5 to the west of Taunton set in glorious countryside marked by a monument to the Duke of Wellington high on the Blackdown Hills. It is this peaceful environment that draws buyers for its convenient commute along with excellent sporting and educational facilities. There is also the lure of the easily reached north and south coasts at Minehead and Sidmouth.  

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    Wellington is a pleasant and relatively compact town with good shopping facilities, including a Waitrose store, two medical centres and a famous park which is listed Grade 2 by English Heritage. There is a good community spirit and many clubs and organisations covering most hobbies and interests. The focal point in Wellington is the interesting 15th century church. There is a frequent daily coach service from Wellington to London.

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    The Somerset County Town of Taunton is about 7 miles away to which there is a regular bus service from Wellington and also a park and ride. Taunton has a main line railway station, bus station, major shops, county cricket ground and a comprehensive array of events occurring throughout the year. 

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    Wellington has its own motorway interchange M5 junction 26 and approximate journey times are Exeter (Park and Ride) 30 minutes, Bristol (Portway Park and Ride) 60 minutes. Plymouth 75 minutes. The Regional International airports at Bristol and Exeter are both reached within the hour.

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5 Steps to Selling
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    Step 1 - An accurate market appraisal

     

    How much is your home worth? It's vital to get an accurate valuation so the best possible price is achieved. And no one is better qualified than Wilkie May & Tuckwood to provide precisely that - thanks to our unmatched knowledge of the local property market.

    All it takes is a quick call and leave the rest to our friendly and utterly professional team.

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    Step 2 - Marketing your home

     

    Naturally, we use all available means to make sure your home reaches the largest possible number of potential buyers - from local property publications, through the leading home sale websites, to national press.

    Once we've started marketing, our state-of-the-art technology goes to work matching suitable buyers to your home. But at Wilkie May & Tuckwood we're great believers in the human touch, so we'll carefully register and check all applicants, to ensure that they are serious potential buyers who won't waste your time.

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    Step 3 - Viewings

     

    Taking care to match the right people to the right property makes it much more likely that a viewing will lead to a sale. So does the fact that our enthusiastic and incredibly hard working people know exactly how to show off your home to its best advantage.

    With Wilkie May & Tuckwood, it really is all about you - and we'll stop at nothing to do the best possible job on your behalf.

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    Step 4 - Agreeing the sale

     

    When we receive an offer for your home, we'll liaise between you and the buyer until a price is agreed. This may include fixtures and fittings. And, at this point, we'll also be looking to agree a projected time-frame for exchange of contracts and completion of the sale.

    If you're buying a new place, we'll also contact the estate agent concerned to find out about the state of the chain.

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    Step 5 - Instructing solicitors

     

    At this stage, we'll need your solicitor's details. It's very important for you to supply these promptly,since the transaction can't start until both buyer's and seller's solicitors have been instructed.

    We have a number of local solicitors that we recommend, that we're used to working closely together with, which can speed up the conveyancing process dramatically. Please let us know if you'd like a quotation.

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5 Steps to Buying
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    Step 1 - Think about your needs
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    Once you have decided to buy, it is crucial that you understand what you require of your new home.

    It would be useful to decide on the one main reason for your move as this will drive your search.

    If you are borrowing funds, or porting an existing mortgage, Wilkie May & Tuckwood Mortgage Services Ltd can provide expert, independent advice and information on the costs involved in buying property, obtaining the most suitable mortgage for your needs, and protecting your home and family for the future.

    Choose a solicitor. Again, Wilkie May & Tuckwood would be confident in recommending a host of local solicitors for you to use.

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    Step 2 - How to find a house
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    Check the online property portals as well as our own Wilkie May & Tuckwood website. These are updated on a daily basis.

    Keep an eye on the local newspapers, take note of newly erected For Sale boards or visit us in the office. We know our seller's situation and properties extremely well and we will be able to match you to suitable properties.

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    Step 3 - Viewing a property
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    At this stage it is important to re-evaluate your requirements and compare the properties you are viewing against this list. Consider the interior, exterior, neighbouring properties and the local area.

    Picture how you would use the space. Where would your furniture go, and is there enough storage?

    Don't worry if you are not able to assess the physical condition of the property at first instance as a survey will tell you more.

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    Step 4 - Making an offer
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    This is possibly the most delicate part of the house buying process. Don't be afraid to ask us for advice, it is our job to negotiate this deal.

    Consider factors affecting the price you are prepared to pay for any one particular property such as the location, condition, the situation of the seller and also think about what the market is currently doing.

    Once an agreeable offer has been accepted, Wilkie May & Tuckwood Mortgage Services Ltd can provide expert, independent advice on arranging the most suitable mortgage, and arranging a survey on the property, alternatively speak to your nominated mortgage company. A solicitor should be chosen to act on your behalf at this stage.

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    Step 5 - Conveyancing process

    The solicitors of the sellers and buyers now perform a set of legal tasks, known as conveyancing, to transfer ownership of land and property from seller to buyer. During this process it is the responsibility of the buyer's solicitor to investigate and inform the buyer and buyer's mortgage company of the legal aspects of the property.

    The seller's solicitor will prepare a draft contract of sale and send this to the buyer's solicitor. The seller will be asked to complete a Property Information Form (which gives important information about the property) and a Fixtures and Fittings Form (outlining what is included in the sale) which is forwarded to the buyer's solicitor. The buyer's solicitor may amend the contract or raise additional enquiries of the seller's solicitor based on the information in the contract or the Title information. The buyer's solicitor may also request any warranties for work undertaken (such as new windows) or evidence of planning consents. The buyer's solicitor will also order from a search provider a range of appropriate searches for things such as planning issues, environmental concerns or flooding.

    The buyer's solicitor will draw up a Transfer document to transfer ownership from seller to buyer.

    Once the final mortgage offer has been received by the buyer's solicitor, searches have been analysed and any additional queries are resolved, the buyer's solicitor will report to the buyer on any issues.

    Once the situation is accepted by the buyer and seller and any required insurances have been purchased, their respective solicitors will fix a completion date and exchange contracts. At this point a non-refundable deposit is paid and the parties have entered a legal contract. Completion occurs when the buyer has paid land registry fees and stamp duty, arranged insurance and the outstanding balance on the property is paid. We are informed when this has happened and at that stage able to release the keys for collection by the buyer. The estate agent is paid by the seller's solicitor from the proceeds of the sale.

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Additional Information and Services
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    Energy Performance Certificates (EPC'S)
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    If you are buying or selling a home you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law given current legislation. EPCs are required whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. The certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the least, with the average up to now being 'D'.

    Accredited energy assessors produce EPCs alongside an associated report which suggests improvements to make a building more energy efficient. Wilkie May & Tuckwood will be able to help you arrange an EPC with an accredited energy assessor, just call any of our offices for more information.

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    Energy Performance Certificates-what they tell you

     

    EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were put in place.

    EPCs also provide a detailed recommendation report showing what you could do to help reduce the amount of energy you use and your carbon dioxide emissions.

    What an EPC looks like

    Information about energy efficiency and carbon emissions is summarised in two charts that show the energy and carbon dioxide emission ratings. The charts look similar to those supplied on electrical appliances, like fridges and washing machines.

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    How to get an EPC

     

    Wilkie May & Tuckwood will be able to help you arrange an EPC with an accredited energy assessor, just call any of our offices for more information.

    Which buildings need an EPC

    An EPC is required when a building is constructed, rented or sold. A building will need an EPC if it has a roof and walls and uses energy to 'condition an indoor climate'. This means it has heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation.

    Which buildings don't need an EPC

     The following buildings don't need an EPC when they are built, rented or sold:

    • places of worship
    • temporary buildings that will be used for less than two years
    • standalone buildings with total useful floor area of less than 50 square metres that aren't used to provide living accommodation for a single household
    • industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that don't use a lot of energy

     

    *Information correct as 2nd February 2011

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Our Team
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    Symon Jeffrey MA - Partner
    Symon joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in 2000 after a 10 year career at sea travelling the world. In 2003 he gained his Masters Degree (MA) in Business Management and in 2004 National Association of Estate Agency (NAEA). I n 2007 he became a full Partner continuing to expand the company, develop the brand and implement new practices and procedures.
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    Ken Wilkie RICS - Consultant
    Ken is a Chartered Surveyor and the founding partner of Wilkie May & Tuckwood. Ken is the longest serving Estate Agent in Wellington and has an unrivalled knowledge of the town and the local property market. Many clients come back as repeat business, and often this passes through the family generations. Ken has lived and worked in the town for over 40 years and he now retains a consultancy role within the Company in active semi-retirement.
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    Lisa Rossiter - Sales Progressor
    Lisa joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood's Wellington Office as a Senior Sales Negotiator almost 15 years ago. After raising her young family, Lisa has worked in both the Taunton and Wiveliscombe offices, before returning to Wellington in her present role. Lisa is one of the most respected negotiators in the region, as she has a thorough working knowledge of the legal and practical side of the business. Her pleasant, calm, methodical approach as a Sales Progressor is a major asset to the Company as it ensures that clients are well looked after and regularly and carefully updated on the progress of their sales.
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    Owen Bukin - Negotiator
    Owen joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in 2010 after an interesting venture to the Southern Hemisphere where he held a management position in New Zealand. Returning to the UK, Owen's first Estate Agency appointment was at the company's Cullompton Office and having gained a good grounding in business practice he was quickly offered a Sales Negotiator's position with the Wellington team where he is a great asset. Having grown up in the local area Owen can confidently provide a wealth of knowledge to buyers and sellers alike and is recognised as being very much a "people person" and a great communicator.
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    Bill Cosgrove - Negotiator
    Bill is the newest recruit to the Wilkie May & Tuckwood, Wellington sales team having gained agency experience within the Taunton and Minehead offices of the company working with a town and rural property portfolio. For Bill it is a return to Wellington where he started his career and spent most of his formative years. He already knows the town well and with his enthusiastic approach and personable manner he has quickly become a major asset within this busy office.
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    Jonathon Crump - Mortgage Advisor
    Jonathon looks after Wilkie May & Tuckwood's Mortgage Services and is based in the Wellington office. He has been employed in financial services for many years mainly in London and Surrey but has returned to the West Country to be near his family home after accepting the invitation to join Wilkie May & Tuckwood. Jonathon holds a Certificate of Mortgage Advice and Practice, and with the extensive resources available to him, and a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, provides clients with a reliable, honest and professional service.
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    Kim Norman - Secretary
    Kim joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in 2009 after working in both the legal and travel industry and has lived in Wellington all her life. Her main role is to deal with all aspects of administration in the Wellington office as well as offering invaluable local knowledge to any prospective buyers or sellers. Kim has a very pro-active and enthusiastic approach to her work and enjoys being part of such a welcoming team.
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    Lyn Smith - Weekend Staff
    Lyn joined Wilkie May & Tuckwood in January 2012 and is the friendly face meeting the public on weekend viewings. Lyn enjoys visiting the wide and ever changing range of properties whilst providing the vital link between purchasers' requests and the current portfolio. Lyn lives in the town and knows the region very well.
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Our branch locations

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Branches within our network

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Our Office Address Services Contact
Wellington
27 High Street,
Wellington,
TA21 8QT
Buying: 01823 773048  Local call rate
Network Offices Address Services Contact
Bridgwater
34 St. Mary Street,
Bridgwater,
TA6 3LY
Buying: 01278 289001  Local call rate
Cullompton
26 High Street,
Cullompton,
EX15 1AA
Buying: 01884 689003  Local call rate
Minehead
7 Park Street,
Minehead,
TA24 5NQ
Buying: 01643 666002  Local call rate
Taunton
Winchester House, Corporation Street,
Taunton,
TA1 4AJ
Buying: 01823 773046  Local call rate
Letting: 01823 773047  Local call rate
Lettings: 01823 354644  Local call rate
Watchet
9 Swain Street,
Watchet,
TA23 0AB
Buying: 01984 567004  Local call rate
Wiveliscombe
11 High Street,
Wiveliscombe,
TA4 2JX
Buying: 01984 567001  Local call rate

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27 High Street,
Wellington,
TA21 8QT

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Buying: 01823 773048  Local call rate

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Testimonials from Sellers

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    financial advice was second to none.
    I can't thank the staff at Wilkie May & Tuckwood enough for such a smooth sale, the professional staff did more than I could have expected and their efforts are greatly appreciated. I will be recommending Symon and his team in the future, thank you. The financial advice I received from Wilkie May & Tuckwood was second to none. Jonathon found me a far better mortgage than i had previously been offered and i am very grateful for all his efforts. I have recently recommended him to all my friends and family. Thanks Jonathon.  
    Miss Kirstie Booth
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    thank you for helping us achieve our dream.
    We just wanted to thank you and all your staff for helping us achieve our dream. Having moved several times over the years, we have to say that your company has totally excelled, not only did you handle our sale with an extremely professional manner but also gave us expert advice on our purchase when we thought it was all going wrong. In our opinion, you went that extra mile which meant so much to us and we would honestly wish you and all the staff the very best for the future. 

    Mr K & Mrs C  Perry
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    kept us well informed every step of the way.
    Thank you so much for all the help and advice you have given us. It was indeed a wise and lucky decision we made when we chose Wilkie May & Tuckwood to sell Abby Meadows. From beginning to end you and your colleagues (Bill and Owen) have kept us well informed every step of the stressful way. You, Bill and Owen are a fantastic team and we cant thank you enough for everything you have done for us. We didn't know how often you received praise, but the branch at Wellington is the best we have ever come across. Thank you once again to everyone involved in the sale, best wishes for the future to you all.
    Ken & Jenny

Testimonials from Buyers

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    thank you for your fantastic customer service
    Dear Team, thank you for the bunch of flowers and well wishing card, when I collected the keys it was a total surprise and I felt very touched by that kind gesture. Thank you for fantastic customer service. 
    Ms Frederika Reed
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    no jargon, just plain and simple advice
    I was delighted by Wilkie May & Tuckwood Mortgage Services' professional can do attitude and no nonsense approach to sorting out my buy-to-let mortgage requirements. No jargon, just plain and simple advice, and comparisons which I found most helpful. This was all concluded by a mortgage offer that was issued in good time and at a very competitive rate. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathon.
    Mrs Pearl Leysham
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    we would thoroughly recommend Jonathon
    We would like to say a huge thank you to Jonathon at Wilkie May & Tuckwood Mortgage Services for all his help and advice in helping us achieve our dream. Jonathon worked under extremely high pressured conditions for us with tight timescales, and acted professionally at all times. He kept us, our solicitor and estate agents informed at all times of what was happening, which we were really grateful for. We would thoroughly recommend Jonathon and would not hesitate to contact him in the future. 
     Mr K & Mrs C Perry
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    easy to talk to
    After seeking advice for a let-to-buy mortgage, we found Jonathon friendly, helpful and professional yet easy to talk to.
    Mr D & Mrs J Bryant
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