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    Balch are an independent estate and letting agency, serving Chelmsford and the Mid Essex area. We are proud of our reputation for professionalism ,commitment and providing specialist local knowledge.

    Balch understand the Chelmsford property market and have specialised exclusively in the local area since 1924. In that time we've earned a reputation for the professional service we offer, local professionals helping local people. Today we trade from a fantastic central location in the City centre , please come and see us or register via the link for up to the minute news and advice on the local market for Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.


    Have a property to let or looking to let? We offer the best local rates for fully managed properties, or if you prefer a lite service offering letting only. With a strong base of registered tenants to place we need your property to let NOW! Please call our Lettings office on 01245 299111.

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    The Balch Fully Managed Service

    Marketing your property using on and off line media to find prospective tenant(s)

    Conduct full credit searches and searches with previous landlords

    Undertake affordability checks with all prospective tenants

    Discuss prospective tenant with Landlord. If acceptable-

    Produce detailed inventory and tenancy agreement

    Arrange safety checks on behalf of Landlord where required

    Register deposit with Tenancy deposit scheme

    Produce statement of account.

    Deal with any maintenance issues

    Collect and pay the Landlord rent received on a monthly basis, less deductions as agreed.

    Undertake regular property inspections (as agreed)

    Negotiate with the tenants the renewal of the tenancy and produce documents as required

    Renew annual safety checks

    Check out and report to Landlord at the end of the tenancy

    Highly competitive terms

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    LET ONLY SERVICE

    Marketing your property and finding prospective tenant(s)

    Arrange full credit searches, previous landlord and affordability checks

    Discuss prospective tenant with Landlord. If acceptable-

    Produce detailed inventory and tenancy agreement

    Arrange safety checks on behalf of Landlord where required

    Register deposit with Tenancy deposit scheme

    Produce statement of account.

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TENANTS FEES
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    Before You Move In

    Set Up Fees For One Tenant: £250 plus VAT

    Includes:

    • Reference check, immigration and identity check, Landlords references and income and credit check
    • Initial Assured Shorthold Tenancy (minimum 6 months)
    • Supply of professional inventory
    • Lodging of Tenants Deposit

    Per Additional Tenant: £125 plus VAT

    Per Guarantor if required: £125 plus VAT

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    What Our Landlords and Tenants Say About Us.....
    • Introduction

      At Balch Estate Agents, we are extremely proud of the level of service we provide to all our clients, ensuring each receives the individual attention that they deserve. We are therefore always delighted when they write to us expressing their thanks.

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Thank you so much for all your hard work

      To all the Team,

      Thank you so much for all your hard work trying to sell my property and for a successful letting.

      Julie Nicholson

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      amazing and supportive
      After a poor start, the staff were amazing and supportive. And, the process has been quick and smooth. Would recommend.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford on 01245 258866.


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      Balch are an independent estate agency, serving Chelmsford and the Mid Essex area. We are proud of our reputation for professionalism ,commitment and providing specialist local knowledge.

      As members of the Property Ombudsman scheme we ensure our clients are both protected and given the best possible service.

      Balch understand the Chelmsford property market and have specialised exclusively in the local area since 1924. In that time we've earned a reputation for the professional service we offer, local professionals helping local people. Today we trade from a fantastic central location in the City centre , please come and see us or register via the link for up to the minute news and advice on the local market for Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.

      Our knowledge of the subtleties of the local market means Balch can find you a buyer fast if you're selling or give you a objective view on where to buy if you're looking. Either way please talk with us for an unbiased local view. For sales please call us on 01245 258866.

      Have a property to let or looking to let? We offer the best local rates for fully managed properties, or if you prefer a lite service offering letting only. With a strong base of registered tenants to place we need your property to let NOW! Please call our Lettings office on 01245 299111.


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      At Balch our whole focus is on Service and modern methods combined with traditional values. We understand the wants and the fears of the first time buyer. We understand the demands of established property buyers and balance this through an understanding of how and why people want to sell. Our Mission is to offer professional advice on all aspects of buying and selling process to give our customers the confidence and peace of mind throughout what can be a very stressful process Do please talk to us... for an unbiased local view.
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    Guide To Buying
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      Introduction
      Every country has its own system for buying and selling houses, and at Balch we're delighted to help you through the process here in the UK. In fact.

      This is a summary of the buying process here in the UK. You will need a solicitor (a lawyer) who specialises in 'conveyancing' (the legal word for buying and selling property). If you don't know a solicitor, we will be happy to recommend one.

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      Making an offer
      When you have found a property you like, you first need to decide on your offer (the price you want to pay) to the seller. This may be less, the same or more than the price he is asking. There may then be negotiations over the price until you both agree on a final figure.
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      Offer Agreed
      Once the seller has accepted your offer, your solicitor begins the conveyancing process. This includes the necessary legal searches, which will define exactly what you are buying; the terms of the sale; and that the seller is entitled to sell it to you.
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      Finance & Survey

      If you need a loan (a 'mortgage') to buy the property, you should now talk to a mortgage broker (a professional who arranges mortgage loans) or go directly to a lender.

      In your calculations you need to allow for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in addition to the purchase price. This is charged at varying rates.

      We also recommend that you order a professional report (a 'structural survey') on the property to make sure that it is in good condition.

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      Exchange of contracts
      The exchange of contracts is the legal commitment that says you will buy the property, and that the seller will sell it to you. Until this point, either you or the seller could change your minds and walk away. However, when contracts are exchanged, you are both legally required to proceed and the property is now technically 'sold'. You also now need to pay the required deposit.
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      Completion
      Completion is when the deal is finalised and usually takes place around 2 weeks after exchanging contracts, however the date of completion is always agreed at exchange of contracts by both you and the seller. You make your payment of the remaining balance of the purchase price and receive the keys. The property is now yours.
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      What Our Vendors and Buyers Say About Us.......
      • Introduction

        At Balch Estate Agents, we are extremely proud of the level of service we provide to all our clients, ensuring each receives the individual attention that they deserve. We are therefore always delighted when they write to us expressing their thanks.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Just to say a huge Thank You

        Dear Gerald,

        Just to say a huge Thank You for hanging in there with us over all these months and not hassling us when you knew we were doing our best! We are so looking forward to living in this stunning home - So thank you again for all your help.

        Very Best Wishes

        Mr/Mrs Courtney

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        I'm very pleased that I picked Balch

        Dear Trefor,

        I know it's 25 years since I last moved, but I hadn't realised how quickly houses could sell, 7 viewings and 5 offers in 4 days, or could this be because you and your colleagues are such excellent sales people?

        Anyway, I'm really pleased that I picked Balch, your calm and professional manner was reassuring to this nervous seller.

        I would have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to any potential clients.

        Thank you so much.

        S.Stannard

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        Thank you for all the help and advice you gave us

        Dear Gavin,

        We would just like to say Thank You for all the help and advice you gave us concerning our house sale and bungalow purchase. I am sure a lot was down to you the fact that we completed our transactions.

        Regards

        Mr & Mrs Bridge

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        highly professional and friendly manner

        Dear Melvin & Gavin,

        All to often good practice in the service industry goes unrecognised and with this in mind, Marilyn and I would like to take the opportunity to place on record our appreciation for the excellent service provided by you both and the supporting staff.

        The process of selling our property was dealt with in a highly professional and friendly manner from the initial valuation stage through to securing a sale. Having received an acceptable offer the fine service continued through to exchange and completion with regular progress checks and update reports.

        Our thanks once again for the excellent service and for bringing the process through to a satisfactory conclusion in a timely manner.

        Kind Regards

        Phil & Marilyn Edney

      • Seller Testimonial

        a job very well done!

        Many Thanks to you all for the efficient and professional way you handled the sale of our property. Only 12 weeks from instruction to completion - we couldn't have asked for more.

        a job very well done!

        Thank You.

        Tony & Joy

      • Seller Testimonial

        What a brilliant team

        To Gavin, Melvin & Trefor ( The Great Men of Balch)

        Thank you so very much for all you have done for me. " What a brilliant team" I will be heavily recommending you.

        Love from the much happier

        Janet Fox

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        Thanks very much for all your help

        Thanks very much for all your help over the last few months, often in trying circumstances.

        Best Wishes

        Bob & Helen Flindall

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        Especially Gavin who has been an absolute star!

        To all at Balch,

        Thank you to everyone for your help, guidance and support through our house move - Especially Gavin who has been an absolute star!

        Kind Regards

        Vikki, John, Charlie & Billy

      • Seller Testimonial

        Thanks for all your hard work

        To Gavin & Trefor and all at Balch,

        Thanks for all your hard work, very much appreciated.

        Jan & Dave Winslow

      • Seller Testimonial

        Especially for going the "extra mile"

        Hello Trefor,

        Just wanted to say Thank You for your help, advice and support during the recent sale of mum's flat. Especially for going the "extra mile" when things stalled in the middle. We really did appreciate it.

        John & Margaret Saych

      • Seller Testimonial

        We can never thank you enough

        To Dear,

        Melvin, Gavin, Trefor, Gerald and everyone at Balch.

        We can never thank you enough for all you have done for us. We know it hasn't been easy to do this move without you.

        With kind regards

        Carol & Mike Smith

      • Seller Testimonial

        Thanks so much for the past few months

        To Balch,

        Thanks so much for the past few months!

        Hopefully it goes through this time!

        Fingers Crossed.

        Petrea

      • Seller Testimonial

        Courteous, Proficient and friendly service

        Trefor,

        Just to say a big thank you! for your courteous, proficient and friendly service when handling the sale and completion of my house.

        Your thorough approach meant that you were a true "go-to" guy, being able to handle all of my queries promptly.

        I can recommend Balch estate agents to anyone thanks to your high quality of service and years of professional experience!

        Wishing all the team at Balch every success in the future.

        Kind Regards

        Andrew Brown

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        Thanks for everything

        To Trefor & Colleagues,

        A note to say thanks for everything you have done for us.

        Love Nikki, Jamie & Mia

      • Seller Testimonial

        completely honest market information

        Melvin, Trefor and Gavin are completely professional, always give great advice, completely honest market information and keep you updated. I have bought and sold a number of properties over the last 20 years and have always had fantastic service, no messing around and a friendly service. I would not use anyone else and can only give the highest recommendation.

        Mr D Kellett

      • Seller Testimonial

        friendly informative and kept us kept us up todate

        Dealt with Trefor initially, to set up the sale and valuation , followed by Gavin in the office and both were friendly informative and kept us regularly uptodate so we would have no problem recommending them.

        Mr M Harwood

      • Seller Testimonial

        I can't rate them highly enough

        Melvin and his team were brilliant, I cant rate them highly enough. We have just helped my elderly mother in law move nearer to us in Oxfordshire and Melvin made the process completely stress free. Even when the chain collapsed further down, he kept us informed every step of the way, from conducting viewings, to updates, liaising with other agents and the various solicitors. Going the extra mile, which from experience not many agents do.A first class service thank you.

        Mr R Jackson

      • Seller Testimonial

        delighted with the level of service

        A friend recommended Balch Estate Agents in Chelmsford as they had been delighted with their service.We have been so delighted with the level of service and support that we've had from Trefor during the entire process. Selling our house was relatively easy, it's all the problems that emerge during the transaction. Trefor kept us informed at all times. He was in contact with agents and solicitors up the line.The online agent that our seller used was not helpful, difficult to contact and didn't seem to try and push things through. You pays your money........Once again our thanks to Trefor and the team at Balch.

        Keith Murray

      • Seller Testimonial

        exceptionally good service

        It's easy to complain about a service, but few of us bother to tell when we have exceptionally good service! Melvin, Trefor and the team once again delivered a professional , highly experienced service, that goes above and beyond what you would expect. Not once in our house sale process were we not completely kept informed and updated. Balch are a perfect example of a "bricks and mortar" agency that you won't regret using, well done!

        Martin Watson

      • Seller Testimonial

        5 star service

        Trefor, Melvin and Gavin truly offer a 5 star service. I cannot fault their professionalism and their ability to make a potentially stressful situation much more manageable. After a tense few days waiting to exchange contracts, Balch chased solicitors, kept everyone in the loop and I'm happy to say that today we finally sealed the deal. I would not hesitate to use Balch again should I ever be in a position to sell!

        Miss C Peet

      • Seller Testimonial

        nice people to deal with

        very good agency, good communication and made an effort to get things pushed through. nice people to deal with, wasn't pushy and knew the market well and gave good advice

        Richard Lee

      • Seller Testimonial

        experienced staff

        well established professional. with experienced staff.

        Neil Gulliver

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Thanks to you, we now have our dream home!!

        Dear Trefor, Melvin, Gavin and the rest of the team!

        Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism.

        Thanks to you, we now have our dream home!!

        We wont hesitate to recommend you to others.

        From Clive and Mig

      • Buyer Testimonial

        highly recommend

        Highly recommend Balch Estate Agents, Melvin helped us every step of the way in the purchase of our first home, Thank you.

        Megan Baker

      • Buyer Testimonial

        I would use Balch above any other estate agents

        This is a testimonial for a previous purchase we made in April 2018.

        We made a purchase of a property through this estate agents which was completed in April 2018. Although we did not use Balch for the sale the team were very helpful and we received regular updates regarding the purchase. In addition we were updated in relation to all parts of the chain with the work completed by the team being outside what I would have expected and from what I received from the estate agents we had used to sell our own property.

        Nothing appeared too much trouble and the team, especially Melvin, were always polite, helpful and put themselves out to assist with any queries which we made. At the conclusion of the exchange and sale we received follow up contact from them in relation to any problems we experienced and all of this despite them not actually receiving any money directly from us as we had not used them in the sale of our own property.

        I cannot speak highly enough of the team and company that dealt with the purchase of our new house. In the future, If  I were to be in the position where I was selling a house, I would use Balch above any other estate agents that I have previously used and would advise that any person in that position seriously consider using them.

        Elizabeth Wrathall

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford on 01245 258866.


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      Branch address

      3,
      Tindal Square,
      Chelmsford,
      CM1 1EH

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01245 930076  Local call rate
      Letting: 01245 930019  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford. 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 Balch Estate Agents, Chelmsford on 01245 258866.