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    Winkworth was established in 1835 and, in 1981, became the UK's first franchised estate agency operation. Now, with a network of over 90 offices and, as an active supporter of industry regulation, Winkworth is a familiar and trusted feature of the estate agency landscape. Along with an extensive London presence, Winkworth has offices spanning the UK and an increasing international presence.
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    Jon Hallett MARLA - Director
    Jon has enjoyed a long and successful career in the local property industry. Working in the Reading area since 1988, his experience, insight and local knowledge have been invaluable to a wide range of local businesses and individuals. Jon ran his own successful lettings company for 19 years, acted for 1000's of clients and reached No2 in the UK rated firms before merging with a competitor in 2011. Jon has used his extensive experience as a consultant to a number of leading agents on lettings best practice. A judge for the prestigious Sunday Times lettings awards which has given him an excellent insight into what really works in estate agency. Jon likes to stay involved in the local community and is a patron at Reading football club, where he continues to act for relocating players and staff.Jon is thrilled to be back in the cut and thrust of Readings vibrant property market along with his partners and very proud to bring the expanding Winkworth brand to Reading.
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    Michael Foldvari MNAEA MARLA - Director
    Growing up in Reading Michael knows the town like the back of his hand. He's passionate about property having worked in Estate Agency since 2001 when he joined Jon Hallett Ltd as a junior. He quickly worked his way up to managing and building up a market leading agency offering top quality service to its clients. He also has experience working for a leading local brand and spent time in Dubai working for a developer. The opportunity to work with his good friend Jon again and bring Winkworth to Reading was one that he couldn't refuse. As a landlord himself he is well placed to advise on property investment and managing the rental process. Committed to providing excellent service, professional attitude and broad local knowledge make him the ideal person to speak to when selling, letting, renting or buying.Outside of work Michael is a keen cyclist and committed to keeping himself fit, cycling allows him to see a different perspective on the area.
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    James Hathaway - Director
    James has been in estate agency for almost 20 years, he started his career with GA property Services in Earley, he quickly worked his way up the ranks and ended up as the youngest branch manager in the region. In 2001 he decided to take up the challenge of joining a then small independent lettings company where again he quickly made an impact, and was instrumental in establishing Atlantis Property Services as one of the most successful lettings agency's in Reading and also launching the company's sales division. James prides himself on giving a truly personal service and often can even be found fixing problems at his clients properties. During his time in agency James has experienced what works and what doesn't and after numerous clients suggesting that he should go out on his own he felt that the time to start his own agency was right.Having lived in Reading all of his life and currently living in Caversham with his partner and two boys, he knows the area inside out.
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    James Old BA Hons MARLA - Lettings Director
    James joined Winkworth in October 2015 having worked in the property industry locally since 2010. Originally from Wiltshire, James decided to make Reading his home after graduating from the University of Reading. He started his career with Atlantis Property Services (now part of Romans) where he was employed by Winkworth Reading Director, James Hathaway as a Lettings Negotiator. With his dedicated hard working approach, effective people skills and passion for what he does he quickly progressed up the ranks to his current position of Lettings Manager. By providing excellent customer service and delivering on the expectations of his clients, James has developed close relationships with local landlords, businesses and relocation agents.
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    Becky Manson BA Hons - Property Negotiator
    Having graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Photography from Portsmouth University, Becky employs her photographic skills to ensure Winkworth properties are marketed in the best possible way, always ensuring property photographs are presented to a professional standard. Becky, who grew up locally in Caversham started her estate agency career in 2013 and has worked both in Reading and Henley-on-Thames. She has worked in both Sales and Lettings and alongside her detailed knowledge of property marketing and photography, applies an enthusiastic and efficient approach to both Sales and Lettings negotiations. 
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    Russell Pearce - Head of Administration
    Russell joined Winkworth Reading in April 2016 to head up our Pre-tenancy department and oversee the compliance and administrative side of our lettings business. Russell has worked in the property industry since 2010 having worked in Property Management and Pre-tenancy/compliance operations with a prominent local firm. Russell is from Reading and like the rest of the team understands the local market comprehensively and is well placed to advice on local property related matters in particular relating to Lettings and the complex compliance processes that are associated with successfully administering a tenancy agreement and ensuring Landlords are fully protected. Russell has strong attention to detail, an excellent grasp of the lettings administration process and understands the needs of both landlords and tenants in ensuring both sides are protected and comply to all legislative requirements made by the industry. Outside of work Russell is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys both watching and participating in a number of sports.
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    Aoife Quail - Lettings Co-Ordinator
    Aoife joined Winkworth in February 2015 having worked in the property industry locally for over 9 years. Employed by Winkworth Reading Director, Michael Foldvari as a Lettings Co-Ordinator having previously worked with him. Aoife oversees our pre-tenancy administration department, providing a professional service to client landlords and tenants throughout the move in process from start to finish, managing expectations of clients to ensure they have a stress free experience. Outside of work Aoife has two young children and also enjoys running and competing in sponsored half marathons.
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    Heather Smith - Property Administrator
    Heather, joined Winkworth in October 2016 having previously worked with Winkworth Reading Director, James Hathaway as a Property Administrator. She brings with her over 8 years' experience across all areas of Property Management and Lettings Administration, experience that she uses to the benefit of Winkworth's clients. Her primary focus is on the pre-tenancy administration of the property lettings department, providing a professional service from start to finish to client landlords and tenants throughout the move in process. Her in depth understanding of the letting process and enthusiastic approach ensures that clients expectations are managed to ensure a stress free as possible moving experience. Heather is local, having grown up and still living in Caversham, she has two young children who she spends her free time with most of which is spent at Legoland!
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    Camille Proyart BA Hons - Office Manager
    Having graduated with a BA honors in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in 2014 Camille is relatively new to Estate Agency but is already fitting into the successful team in Reading well. Along with her exceptional photography skills Camille brings a breath of fresh air, fun, enthusiasm and efficiency to the team and is enjoying keeping the team in Reading organised. She loves the new challenges she is tasked with along with the more familiar photographic demands of the job ' as a professional photographer she is a real asset to the business. How many estate agents can boast their very own professional photographer, particularly one who has had work published. From a French/Belgian heritage Camille has grown up in Reading and like the rest of the team knows and loves the town. Outside of work Camille enjoys family time, shopping and long walks in the countryside with her black Labrador Nova.
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    Where we're active

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    Blagrave House
    17 Blagrave Street,
    Reading,
    RG1 1QB

    Telephone us

    Buying: 0118 453 0016  Local call rate
    Letting: 0118 453 0017  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      The whole experience has been excellent.
      I have been using Winkworth to Managed one of my apartments for some time and the whole experience has been excellent. I have now passed them my second apartment to Manage as they were incredibly quick but also very professional at Marketing and letting it. Really impressive. There have been a couple of issues with the new Tenants that needed careful handling as well some sound advice which has been very welcome. Therefore I'd like to thank everyone at Winkworth that I have dealt with recently and in particular Hannah Warwick for her calmness and patience. She has been a pleasure to do business with and I have complete confidence in her ability to manage my properties. Stephen Bargent
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      Honest, diligent, goes the extra mile. 
      I have worked with James Hathaway for over 14 years and I am so pleased to be working with James now at Winkworth Reading. James is the sole reason we are placing all of our rental properties with Winkworth. James is honest, diligent, goes the extra mile to make sure things are in order without troubling us with minor details, he knows what is required and gets to work to resolve and implement things. James always returns calls and emails, he tells you what you need to do or know rather than what you want to hear, which is important if you are a serious and caring landlord trying to provide quality rental properties. Its rare to find this no-nonsense straight talking approach these days, I value James' advice as he and his business partners along with hand picked colleagues at Winkworth have the professional experience to see things through. They have my complete trust, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.Thank you to James and everyone at Winkworth Reading who make it all happen so smoothly and make my life easier. David Worthy
    • Landlord Testimonial

      The level of service was excellent.
      I initially contacted Winkworth earlier in the year when seeking new tenants for a property I manage. From start to finish, the level of service provided was excellent. Regardless of whom in the company you are liaising with - front of house sales or behind the scenes accounts or general administrators - the competence and attention to detail coupled with such an approachable manner, was second to none. Jackie Paxford
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I would recommend Winkworth to my friends
      Winkworth in Reading providing very professional services to their customers without a second thought. As a landlord, the property inspection reports and the rental payments are on time without an issue. I contacted James Hathaway for getting all the details as first time landlord and everything was well explained and the whole team providing excellent services, what was explained. I would definitely recommend Winkworth to my friends, of course it was recommended to me by somebody. Shivanand P 
    • Landlord Testimonial

      I would recommend Winkworth 
      I've Let my property through Winkworth for over 2 years now and had no real issues. They have been quick to respond to any requests and kept me informed with any changes in circumstances. I would recommend them to anyone considering renting our their property. Damion Forsberg
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      All of the staff members are knowledgeable 
      All of the staff members are knowledgeable and very helpful. They let out my property and I feel it's in safe hands with them. Lisa de-la Plain
    • Landlord Testimonial

      This team are by far the best
      As a landlord we have worked with several other big agencies in Reading and frequently had problems. This team are by far the best. They always handle everything very professionally and fairly for landlords and tenants alike. Penny Clarke
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Winkworth have a quiet professionalism
      I have been nothing but impressed with the service I have received from Winkworth. They have dealt with my property with a quiet professionalism, never bothering me with the trivial matters that they could handle themselves. They have removed a lot of the hassle of letting out my property. Merlin XL
    • Landlord Testimonial

      We have had a seamless service
      As Landlords we have used a lot of estate agents over the years to Let our properties and have always hit problems - usually because teams and departments don't communicate with each other! But our experience with Winkworth has been completely different - from marketing the property, finding suitable tenants, referencing, paperwork and the finances, we have had a seamless service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team there and will definitely be back in touch when the property is vacant again. Paul and Laura Dunk
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      I would highly recommend Winkworth Reading
      I have been a Landlord for the past 18 years and have used many Estate Agents , but never had received such professional and excellent services Winkworth Reading has offered me. I was particularly impressed with James Old whose professional and friendly manner, his honest and sound advice , his enthusiasm and frequent feedback is just second to none. A BIG THANK YOU to Winkworth and James for going out of his way to find the right tenant so quickly and so hassle free. I would highly recommend Winkworth Reading. Try them out and find out for yourself. Parviz Oskoui 
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Reading. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading on 01184022300.


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      Winkworth was established in 1835 and, in 1981, became the UK's first franchised estate agency operation. Now, with a network of over 90 offices and, as an active supporter of industry regulation, Winkworth is a familiar and trusted feature of the estate agency landscape. Along with an extensive London presence, Winkworth has offices spanning the UK and an increasing international presence.
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    • Team Member

      Jon Hallett - Director
      Jon has enjoyed a long and successful career in the local property industry. Working in the Reading area since 1988, his experience, insight and local knowledge have been invaluable to a wide range of local businesses and individuals. Jon ran his own successful lettings company for 19 years, acted for 1000's of clients and reached No2 in the UK rated firms before merging with a competitor in 2011. Jon has used his extensive experience as a consultant to a number of leading agents on lettings best practice. A judge for the prestigious Sunday Times lettings awards which has given him an excellent insight into what really works in estate agency. Jon likes to stay involved in the local community and is a patron at Reading football club, where he continues to act for relocating players and staff. Jon is thrilled to be back in the cut and thrust of Readings vibrant property market along with his partners and very proud to bring the expanding Winkworth brand to Reading
    • Team Member

      Michael Foldvari MNAEA MARLA - Director
      Growing up in Reading Michael knows the town like the back of his hand. He's passionate about property having worked in Estate Agency since 2001 when he joined Jon Hallett Ltd as a junior. He quickly worked his way up to managing and building up a market leading agency offering top quality service to its clients. He also has experience working for a leading local brand and spent time in Dubai working for a developer. The opportunity to work with his good friend Jon again and bring Winkworth to Reading was one that he couldn't refuse. As a landlord himself he is well placed to advise on property investment and managing the rental process. Committed to providing excellent service, professional attitude and broad local knowledge make him the ideal person to speak to when selling, letting, renting or buying.Outside of work Michael is a keen cyclist and committed to keeping himself fit, cycling allows him to see a different perspective on the area.
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      James Hathaway - Director
      James has been in estate agency for almost 20 years, he started his career with GA property Services in Earley, he quickly worked his way up the ranks and ended up as the youngest branch manager in the region. In 2001 he decided to take up the challenge of joining a then small independent lettings company where again he quickly made an impact, and was instrumental in establishing Atlantis Property Services as one of the most successful lettings agency's in Reading and also launching the company's sales division. James prides himself on giving a truly personal service and often can even be found fixing problems at his clients properties. During his time in agency James has experienced what works and what doesn't and after numerous clients suggesting that he should go out on his own he felt that the time to start his own agency was right.Having lived in Reading all of his life and currently living in Caversham with his partner and two boys, he knows the area inside out.
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      Robin Miles - Assistant Manager
      Robin grew up in Maidenhead and attended Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning. Having worked as an estate agent for over twenty years, Robin has successfully managed offices in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire where he has gained tremendous experience with a number of new homes companies including Berkeley Homes, Millgate and Michael Shanley. Often described by clients as "you're not your typical estate agent", Robin prides himself on achieving a professional yet truly personal service. Over the last three years he has won a number of awards for successfully being instructed on the most amount of houses in East Hampshire and also the most profitable office in his region. Outside of work Robin is a keen musician, regularly writing and recording his own compositions on the piano. He also enjoys keeping his fitness up by running on a regular basis.
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      Becky Manson BA Hons - Property Negotiator
      Having graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Photography from Portsmouth University, Becky employs her photographic skills to ensure Winkworth properties are marketed in the best possible way, always ensuring property photographs are presented to a professional standard. Becky, who grew up locally in Caversham started her estate agency career in 2013 and has worked both in Reading and Henley-on-Thames. She has worked in both Sales and Lettings and alongside her detailed knowledge of property marketing and photography, applies an enthusiastic and efficient approach to both Sales and Lettings negotiations.
    • Team Member

      Camille Proyart - Office Manager
      Having graduated with a BA honors in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in 2014 Camille is relatively new to Estate Agency but is already fitting into the successful team in Reading well. Along with her exceptional photography skills Camille brings a breath of fresh air, fun, enthusiasm and efficiency to the team and is enjoying keeping the team in Reading organised. She loves the new challenges she is tasked with along with the more familiar photographic demands of the job ' as a professional photographer she is a real asset to the business. How many estate agents can boast their very own professional photographer, particularly one who has had work published. From a French/Belgian heritage Camille has grown up in Reading and like the rest of the team knows and loves the town. Outside of work Camille enjoys family time, shopping and long walks in the countryside with her black Labrador Nova.
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

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

      Find us

      Blagrave House
      17 Blagrave Street,
      Reading,
      RG1 1QB

      Telephone us

      Buying: 0118 453 0016  Local call rate
      Letting: 0118 453 0017  Local call rate

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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        The Best Estate Agent in Reading.
        The Best Estate Agent in Reading. We sold our newly refurbished property through Winkworth. Agents Robin and Michael are the best in town. Got valuable advice from them on how to get a great finish to the property. They gave the best marketing that the property needed, it was advertised on a full page in the local property paper. Couple of open houses were done and the house was sold with in 2 weeks. It was a tough market , yet the team have done extremely well to follow up the sales to completion. Highly Recommended. Raju Lakshmanan
      • Seller Testimonial

        First class service
        First class service. Let down by another big local agent who could not sell in 6 months. Winkworth sold my house in one week. 2 viewings, 2 offers and then professionally handled afterwards right through to exchange of contracts. Robin handled the whole process and kept us informed throughout. Would recommend 100%. Scott Yates
      • Seller Testimonial

        Winkworth excelled in making me feel valued.
        I approached Winkworth to sell my property after being let down by a rival. It was the best choice I could have made and wished I had chosen them first time round. They have been realistic and came up with numerous strategies to sell my house, which received an offer after 3 weeks. Everyone has been helpful and they kept me updated throughout the process which is half the battle. In an industry where a personal touch can be lacking from certain companies, Winkworth excelled in making me feel valued. The team are a credit to the company, Michael and Robin especially. Tom Scott
      • Seller Testimonial

        Michael did another terrific job
        We've worked with Michael Foldvari over several years buying and selling various properties. Most recently he did another terrific job; particularly impressive was his tenacity and patience during the period between acceptance of offer and completion, in the face of the buyer's dreadful conveyancing firm. No hesitation in recommending him. Alan Wick
      • Seller Testimonial

        100% friendly, reliable and a quality service
        A 100% friendly, reliable and a quality service. Thanks to everyone at Winkworth Reading. Toner Man
      • Seller Testimonial

        Cannot recommend Winkworth Reading enough
        Cannot recommend Winkworth Reading enough for being professional, understanding and patient during the sale process. A special thanks to Michael Foldvari for his support. Munirah Williams
      • Seller Testimonial

        Outstanding service from beginning to completion.
        The experience of selling my house with Winkworth Reading couldn't be more satisfactory. We got an outstanding service from beginning to completion. They did a very professional advertisement and marketing strategy on the property and they sold it above asking price the same day it went on the market. Michael, one of the branch directors, was always there to keep us informed on the process. He negotiated chain timelines in a way that all parties were happy, so everything went simple and smooth. Irene Talavera 
      • Seller Testimonial

        The experience with Winkworth is exceptional. 
        The experience with Winkworth is just exceptional, I recently completed on my property and was really impressed by their customer service. They are very responsive and ensure that all updates are provided on timely basis. During my process I was well aware of the progress hence helping me in concentrating on all other things. They will go out of the way and help in other aspects as well to ensure that the whole transition to the new home is smooth. I can't thank them enough for the effort the have put in for me, I would 100% recommend them to anyone, lastly after providing an exceptional service they like to pamper their clients with lovely giveaways. Thanks again - you guys were amazing. Sumbul Khatri
      • Seller Testimonial

        Attitude and professionalism was second to none.
        Winkworth have just sold my apartment in Reading. In spite of going to market in early January they found me a buyer within days. When the buyer quickly dropped out, they found me another one only days later. Having found the eventual buyer, they followed up meticulously through to exchange of contract and their attention to detail, attitude and professionalism was second to none. They gave me the impression that if they had been selling their own place they could not have done more. I cannot recommend James, Michael and their experienced team more highly.  Frank Macaluso
      • Seller Testimonial

        Thorough, responsive,  extremely dependable team.
        Excellent service. Thorough, sincere, responsive and extremely dependable team. Indeed, having interacted with other letting agents, our experience with Winkworth came across as a pleasant surprise. For one, the senior management take customer service seriously - and so you have them out and about, actually showing properties to customers, instead of being inaccessible (which is the case in most places). The entire interaction was very proactive - we were often recommended properties that would suit us - what this means is Winkworth actively participated in our property search, instead of us calling in each time. They were accessible even on a long weekend, giving us updates. Overall a fantastic team!
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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Reading. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading on 01184022300.


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        Winkworth was established in 1835 and, in 1981, became the UK's first franchised estate agency operation. Now, with a network of over 90 offices and, as an active supporter of industry regulation, Winkworth is a familiar and trusted feature of the estate agency landscape. Along with an extensive London presence, Winkworth has offices spanning the UK and an increasing international presence.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      Blagrave House
      17 Blagrave Street,
      Reading,
      RG1 1QB

      Get in touch

      Buying: 0118 453 0016  Local call rate
      Letting: 0118 453 0017  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Reading. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading. 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 Winkworth, Reading on 01184022300.