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    Woodlands is an independent estate agent with a proven track record. Our main aim is to achieve the best possible price for your property by combining our experience with a first class service.

    We do not promise the earth, but promise that we will try harder than anyone else to sell your home. We are not the biggest, our aim is simply to be the best.

    By using our comprehensive local knowledge along with comparable properties which are either on the market or sold we are able to explain how we arrive at the right price for your home.

    At Woodlands we always take a pro-active and lively approach to selling your home. This will ensure that there is immediate activity when your home first comes onto the market.

    Informative particulars all with colour photographs are produced on every property and these also include a floorplan which is now a necessity.
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SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
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    If you are considering selling your home or property then let our local expertise work in your favour. We will work with you to agree a marketing plan to suit the needs of your property, designed to achieve the best possible price for your home. When selling your house we will consider every aspect of the transaction, working within the timescales available and in relation to the market conditions in the area. One of the main benefits of selling your property through our agency is that the details of your home will be published online reaching not only local buyers, but also regional and national home movers.

    We are fully committed to providing the highest quality selling service in the property market. We provide this at competitive commission rates, delivered on a no sale, no fee basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, fax or email so we can contact you without delay to assist selling your property.

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BUYING A PROPERTY
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    We understand how daunting buying a property can be and this is why we ensure we provide the best service possible to transform this stress into an exciting and memorable experience. Our buying service is designed to take you through the process step-by-step, providing a property service to suit all your needs.

    We work hard to ensure that you are able to locate and purchase your dream house at a price suited to your specific budget.

    We also provide top property-buying tips to provide you with some key purchasing points. Alternatively, you can scroll through our recommended properties to find the perfect home for you.
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HOUSE MOVING INFORMATION
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    Guide to Conveyancing

    To help you understand the legal process that occurs in a property transaction we have provided you with a step by step guide, as seen below:

    Step by step guide

    • Sale of your property - Once your sale has been agreed, you should inform us of your conveyancing solicitor's details so that we can send them the relevant paperwork.
    • Getting started - Initially the conveyancer will provide you with a formal instruction form and other documents which will enable them to gather all of the relevant details about you and your house. Once you confirm your interest in working with the conveyancer, they will proceed with the transaction.
    • Purchase of your property - The conveyancer can also carry out all of the legal work involved in the purchase of your property. Initially, all you need to do is provide us and your mortgage broker with the conveyancing solicitor's details. Your selling agent's solicitor/conveyancer will then be able to contact your solicitor to confirm instructions.
    • Searches on your purchase - Once your newly appointed conveyancing solicitor has received the contract documentation from your sellers' solicitor, they will be able to affect the necessary searches of the Local Authority, Water Authority and Environmental Agency.
    • Mortgage details - Your lender will send you and your conveyancing solicitor the mortgage offer. The solicitor is responsible for explaining the terms and conditions of your mortgage offer. The Contract documentation and Mortgage Deed will then be sent to you for approval and signature.
    • Exchange of contracts - Exchange of contracts takes place between the two parties' solicitors, usually by telephone. Following exchange, your signed contact is forwarded to the other party's solicitor/conveyancer and they in turn will send their party's signed contract to your solicitor. At this stage, you and your seller/buyer will be legally committed to the transaction.

    Completion of your move

    On the day of legal completion, your conveyancing solicitor will:

    • Arrange legal paperwork
    • Discharge your mortgage and/or draw-down funds for your new mortgage
    • Pay your fees as per the Terms of Agency Agreement you have signed
    • Arrange the legal documentation to be signed for the transfer of the property at H M Land Registry and register your ownership
    • Arrange your Stamp Duty payment, payable to the Inland Revenue

    Payment of fees

    Prior to legal completion, your conveyancing solicitor will require any monies due to them to be cleared funds in time for legal completion. They will deduct their fees and disbursement costs and stamp duty from the balance at legal completion. Finally, you will liaise with your agent for the release of the keys to the property.

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    YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
    How long will it take?

    Conveyancing is one of the most time consuming aspects of any home move. If the property is empty and the buyer does not require a mortgage, a sale or purchase can be completed within a few days. However, this is very unusual and it is more likely a mortgage will need to be approved and there will be a chain of transactions to contend with. If this is the case, then it usually takes 4-6 weeks to exchange contracts and then another 2-4 weeks between exchange of contracts and completion. This makes the process a total of 6-10 from start to finish. We understand the pressured timescales involved in property transactions and we do all we can to progress the transaction as quickly as possible.

    How soon do I need to pay any money?

    If you are buying a property, your solicitor will usually ask you for approximately £125.00 at the beginning to cover the search fees that will be paid out on your behalf. The balance of the price and the solicitor's cost, as well as any additional charges, will be payable shortly before completion of the deal. If you are borrowing more than 90% of the purchase price then you may be required to pay prior to the exchange of contracts.

    If you are selling then you should not need to pay any money in advance. The costs and agent fees will be paid out from the sale proceeds on completion before any balance is sent to you.

    Do I need a survey?

    If you are obtaining a mortgage, a valuer will inspect the property on behalf of the lender. Although his report should give you an indication as to whether he thinks the property is worth the amount that you have asked to borrow, it will probably not be a reliable source if things went wrong. For an additional fee, you will usually be offered the option to arrange for the same valuer to carry out a more detailed 'Home Buyers Report'. This can be relied on if, at some later date, you discover a problem not mentioned in the report that you wish to take up with the valuer.

    If the property is quite old and you are particularly concerned with its condition, you can always obtain a full structural report that is much more detailed.

    There is a golden rule when it comes to this - "let the buyer beware" so, provided you have not been misled, you will be the one liable for any problems you discover after the exchange of contracts.

    How much deposit will I need?

    It is normal for a deposit to be paid on exchange of contracts. If you are buying and selling, we can usually use your buyers deposit in connection with your purchase so you will not have to find anything. If you are just buying, the amount of the deposit will usually depend upon the size of your mortgage (if any). If it is less than 90%, you will usually need to find 10% but if you are borrowing more than this, we can often persuade the seller to accept whatever amount you are putting in or even just the amount of our costs and disbursements - only if you are borrowing 100%.

    If I have any questions, should I ask the Agent or the Solicitor?

    If you have any questions regarding the legal aspect of moving, we recommend speaking to your Conveyancer. However, your agent will also be aware of how the sale or purchase is proceeding and should be able to cover any general queries you have.

    Can I exchange contracts before I receive my mortgage offer?

    If for any reason the mortgage offer is declined or delayed or it contains any conditions that you cannot comply with, the money may not be available when required so it would be extremely dangerous to exchange contracts without it and any competent solicitor would strongly advise you not to do so.

    When do I need to arrange buildings insurance?

    Unless the building insurance is being arranged by your lender or it is a leasehold property and the insurance is dealt with by the freeholder, you must arrange buildings insurance from exchange of contracts as the property will be at your risk from that time. The amount of cover should be the estimated cost of re-building the property if it burns to the ground which is not necessarily the same as the current market value. If you had a survey or you are obtaining a mortgage, your surveyor or the lender's valuer will usually have suggested a minimum amount of cover in their report.

    What happens with the keys?

    These are usually left with the estate agents (if any) and the buyer collects them once the money has been paid over on the day of completion. If there are no estate agents (or this is not convenient), the seller will hand them directly to the buyer. Either way, it is important that arrangements are made in advance to prevent the possibility of the buyer having to wait outside with the removal van! Although your solicitor will always try to ensure that everything is finalised as early as possible on the day of completion - and usually this is dealt with by midday - there can sometimes be a delay if, for example, your solicitor is still waiting for the mortgage monies to arrive or there is a particularly long chain. If this happens, please don't panic or become upset because your solicitor will invariably resolve the problem by early afternoon - if not sooner!
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    Redhill Office
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    Run by Director, Steve Muggridge, this highly efficient office has managerial support from Senior Branch Manager, David Norris, alongside Assistant Branch Manager/Valuer, Mike Lovell and Sales Consultant, Steve Frank, with weekend assistance coming from Rita Wright and Victoria Walford, and secretarial support provided by Liz Young.
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    Steve Muggridge
    Director, based at our Redhill Office
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    David Norris
    Senior Branch Manager at Redhill
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    Mike Lovell
    Assistant Branch Manager and Branch Valuer
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    Steve Frank
    Sales Negotiator
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    Rita Wright
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    Victoria Walford
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    Where we're active

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

    Find us

    49 Station Road,
    Redhill,
    RH1 1QH

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01737 904070  Local call rate
    Lettings Number: 01737 372797  Local call rate
    Sales Number: 01737 771777  Local call rate

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    WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US
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      We pride ourselves on our customer service, and work hard to deliver the best service we possibly can, see what some of our customers say about us . . . 

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      "By far and away the best Estate Agent you could ever deal with!"
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      "An excellent, friendly service. Nothing seems too much trouble for them. More importantly there is ALWAYS someone at the end of the phone. Thank you so much"
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      "There was always someone in the office to deal with an inquiries. All staff made you feel as if you were the most important customers and that there was no one else except you. Always cheerful, smiling and pleasing to talk to. Always pleased to see us. It has made such a different to our experience - especially as our experience with previous estate agents was not a pleasant experience."
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      " I wouldn't use any other agent if selling in Redhill as Woodlands have always been honest and trustworthy in every way. I always recommend Woodlands to others."
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Excellent service all round from all staff, polite, helpful, friendly and supportive!! Thank you for all your help and hard work, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you!"
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Friendly, helpful and professional service. Great to have a single point of contact. David was great at keeping us and our buyer updated. Thank you."
    • Seller Testimonial

      "I couldnt give your company anymore compliments if I tried. The service has been first class - thanks so much."

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "When I first saw our purchase on Rightmove and that Woodlands were marketing the property I was delighted. In my opinion, Woodlands have been Redhill's no 1 estate agent for many years and continue to provide an excellent, no nonsense professional service. I've had dealings with Steve Muggridge for over ten years through Woodlands and the fact that Steve is still there speaks volumes for the branch."
    • Buyer Testimonial

      "Steve Frank did a superb job of keeping the house purchase on track providing a valuable link between all parties involved. We have been very impressed."
    • Buyer Testimonial

      "Very friendly but professional service. Phone calls always answered directly or phoned back when said they would. PERFECT! Could not fault. Thank you so much."
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Woodlands Estate Agents, Reigate /Redhill & Horley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Woodlands Estate Agents, Reigate /Redhill & Horley. 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 Woodlands Estate Agents, Reigate /Redhill & Horley. 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 Woodlands Estate Agents, Reigate /Redhill & Horley on 01737 771777.


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