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    C & L Lettings was set up in 2007 by Paul Carruthers and Steve Luck to compliment their existing Estate Agency business (2001).

    We are an independent, family run business and our Lettings Department follows the same business ethics as our sales department offering a professional and friendly service tailored to each individual clients needs.

    We are based in Peacehaven but cover a wide area including, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Telscombe Cliffs, Peaehaven, Newhaven and Seaford.

    We deal with all kinds of properties from Studio flats to large family homes and have many quality tenants looking for properties in all price ranges.  


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    As of 27th May, 2015 ALL residential letting agents are required by law to inform any potential landlords and tenants of their fee's. Please see below for a breakdown of our competitive Landlord fees.

    Tenant find: 3.5 Weeks rent (Inc VAT)

    Minimum fee £600.00 (Inc VAT)

    INCLUDES:
    • Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord guidelines;
    • Advise on refurbishment
    • Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents
    • Carry out accompanied viewings (as appropriate )
    • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals
    • Erect board outside property in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990
    • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if relevant)
    • Check tenants in
    • Collect and remit initial months' rent received
    • Agree collection of any shortfall and payment method
    • Provide tenant with method of payment
    • Deduct any pre-tenancy invoices
    • Advise all relevant utility providers of changes

    Rent collection: 9.6 percent of rent (Inc VAT)

    INCLUDES ALL TENANT FIND SERVICES PLUS:

    • Register Deposit
    • Collect and remit the monthly rent received
    • Deduct commission and other works
    • Arrangement payments from rental for statutory requirements
    • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions
    • Annual reminders of safety checks due
    • Arrangement of any safety checks due
    • Tenancy renewal reminders
    • Arrange tenancy renewals
    • Serve section 21 notice to end the tenancy (If required)
    • Check tenants out
    • Deal with deposit return

    Fully managed:14.4 percent of rent (Inc VAT)

    INCLUDES ALL OF THE TENANT FIND AND RENT COLLECTION SERVICES PLUS:

    • Undertake routine property visits and notify landlord of the outcome
    • Inspect reported problems and report back to landlord
    • Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors
    • Deduct from rent and pay contractors invoices
    • Hold keys throughout the tenancy term

    ADDITIONAL NON-OPTIONAL FEES AND CHARGES (IRRESPECTIVE OF LEVEL OF SERVICE):

    Setup Fee : £200.00(inc VAT) Only on Rent Collection & Full Management

    Tenancy Renewal Fee £85.00(inc VAT)
    For contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement. Review rent in accordance with current prevailing market condition and advise the landlord. Negotiate with tenant, Direct tenant to make payment change as appropriate, Update the tenancy agreement. Serve Section 13 Notice if tenancy is on a rolling monthly basis

    Checkout Fee £125.00(inc VAT)
    Agree with tenant check out date and time appointment, Negotiate with landlord and tenant any disbursement of the security deposit, Return deposit as agreed with landlord and tenant to relevant parties. Remit any disputed amount to Scheme for final adjudication.

    OTHER FEES AND CHARGES:

    Additional Works £60.00(inc VAT) per incident plus any item or costs incurred
    The Agent reserves the right to invoice charges in respect of any work or management of an unusual nature not envisaged in our terms and conditions.

    In the event that this agreement is cancelled by the landlord once a tenant has been found and referenced but prior to them moving in or the arrangement of tenancy, a cancellation charge of £200.00 Inc VAT is payable plus any expenses incurred. For example gas safety certificates or EPC certificates arranged. The fee due to us, allows us to reimburse the tenants there fees already paid to us and the expense's allows us to pay the contractors for works already carried out.

    The agency agreement between C&L Lettings Ltd and the landlord cannot be cancelled during the period of occupation by the tenant/s. If a landlord wants to terminate our agreement they must give a minimum of 2 months notice. On terminating the contract between C&L Lettings and the landlord and the landlord intends to continue letting to the tenant introduced by C&L Lettings then an additional fee equivalent to 1.2 months rent Inc VAT (minimum fee £600.00 Inc VAT) will be payable at the end of the 2 month notice period.

    If tenant/s introduced by C&L lettings have vacated and been checked out and then subsequently moves back into the property within 6 months, then C&L lettings will be due all commissions at prices listed.

    Where a tenant directly or indirectly or any person or corporate body directly or indirectly purchases a freehold or leasehold of the property occupied or previously occupied by tenant during or within 6 months of the end of any Tenancy then fee equivalent to 1,8 percent (Inc VAT) of the purchase price will become due and payable by the owner to the agents. The owner will immediately on demand furnish all information as the agent may require for the purpose of calculating and collecting such fee.

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON OUR FEES, PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF


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    OUR INDEPENDENT REDRESS IS PROVIDED BY TPOs
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    TENANT FEES SCHEDULE

    As of 27th May, 2015 ALL residential letting agents are required by law to inform any potential landlords and tenants of their fee's. We have set out our fee structure below.

    TENANT FEES SCHEDULE

    Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) June 2019.

    Holding Deposit (per tenancy)

    One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right- to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

    Security Deposit (per tenancy)

    Five weeks' rent.

    This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

    Unpaid Rent

    Interest at 3 percent above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.

    Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s)

    Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

    Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request)

    £50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

    Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request)

    £50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

    Early Termination (Tenant's Request)

    Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.

    Pets

    If a property accepts pets, you may be asked to pay a higher rent between £25.00 - £50.00 per calendar month dependent on the animal or animals.

    Company Lets (Non-Housing Act Tenancies)

    BEFORE YOU MOVE IN: Tenant Referencing & Check In Fee £400.00(inc VAT)

    For obtaining and any other relevant information to assess affordability as well as contract negotiation

    DURING YOUR TENANCY: Amendment Fee (Only due if you try to change any of the terms/tenants on the tenancy) £120.00(inc VAT) plus any additional costs or referencing fees that may be incurred (if required) This covers contract negotiation, amending terms and updating your tenancy agreement during your tenancy.

    Tenancy Renewal Fee (tenant's share) £85.00(inc VAT) Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement

    Unpaid Rent / Returned Payments Interest at 8 percent above Bank of England Base Rate from date due plus an additional £25.00 inc VAT late payment fee.

    Breach Of Tenancy Letter. £25.00 (inc VAT) fee payable for each letter the Landlord's Agent has to send to the Tenant concerning breaches of the tenancy agreement.

    ENDING YOUR TENANCY: Check out Fee £125.00.00(inc VAT) Attending the property to undertake an updated Schedule of Condition based on the original inventory and negotiating the repayment of the security deposit(s)

    If you any questions on our fees, please ask a member of staff.

    Please note Our Client money protection is provided by ARLA Propertymark and our Independent Redress is provided by TPOs


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    Meet our Lettings team.................
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    David Blick  Marla - (Director)
    David is a director of lettings and runs our lettings department. He has been with the company for 9 years and is one of the most experienced and respected people in the area within the lettings industry, working locally for over 20 years. David also lives locally with his partner and young children.
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    Annie Carruthers (Director)
    Annie is a Director of the business and runs the accounts department, and assists on the day to day  running the lettings department. Annie has over 25 years experience in the industry and lives locally with Paul and three grown up children.
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    Archie Jutton - Lettings Negotiator
    Archie joined the firm early 2017 and has already established himself as a vital member of the team. Archie lives locally and has excellent knowledge of the area. He assists David in the general day to day running of the Lettings department.
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    Billy Boots - Property Manager
    Billy is responsible for the day to day property management within our Lettings department. He is very customer focused and a good communicator which is essential when resolving maintenance issues. Billy has been part of the team since January, 2019.
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven on 01273 585001.


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      Welcome to Carruthers and Luck Estate Agents. Paul Carruthers and Steve Luck have been selling properties in Saltdean and Peacehaven for over 30 years and we have lived in the area all of our lives. We met at the age of 4, yes 4!, went through primary and secondary schools together and then in march 2001, some years later, we joined forces and set up Carruthers and Luck Estate agents. The aim, simply to provide the very best.

      We have combined all the modern technologies with traditional Estate agency values and come up with what we think is a unique service. In the opinion of a lot of our clients we offer a personal service with good communication and relevant, informative advice, indeed the last time our service was surveyed on behalf of the property ombudsman, we scored 100% for customer satisfaction. (figures produced by reference line based on the last 10 completed transactions from both buyers and sellers perspective).

      All that remains now is for you to give us a go!. We look forward to welcoming you."


      Paul Carruthers and Steve Luck






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      OUR SERVICES

      Floor plans

      We offer floor plans on all of our properties as part of our service and at no extra charge to you. These plans have been a terrific success and have increased viewings on properties that we offer for sale. We were the first agent in our area to introduce floor plans.

      Photography

      We have recently invested heavily in the latest Camera's that provide us with stunning images using wide angle digital technology. Whilst our glossy A3 details provide buyers with a selection of photographs to wet their appetites, we can display an unlimited amount on Rightmove.co.uk and on our own website.

      Level of service

      As one of our clients you can expect a very high level of service. The most common complaint about Estate Agents is the lack of communication. Whilst you property is on the market you will receive regular advice and feedback from the first viewing until the successful completion of the sale. If the property you are selling is empty, we run regular checks on all of our vacant properties which may be of help where insurers are concerned.

      Accompanied Viewings

      We accompany all prospective purchasers when they view your property. We will then report back to you within 24/48 hours.

      Advertising

      Your property will be extensively advertised until sold via our own website, Rightmove.co.uk, the deans magazine and the Peacehaven directory. These mediums have been proved to get the very best access to buyer both locally and nationally.

      Value for money

      Whilst Carruthers & Luck offer a comprehensive service we have not lost sight of the cost of moving home. We are satisfied that our terms of business are one of the most competitive available and also the least restrictive.

      We have a no sale-no fee policy.

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      We try our hardest to make purchasing your next property as easy and stress free as possible.

      From the outset you can expect honest and professional advice on all elements of the property market from advice on our area's through to general advice about individual properties and recommendations for the associated services, i.e. solicitors, mortgage advice, surveyors and removal companies.

      You can expect to be kept up to date with new properties as they come to the market and once you have an offer accepted on one of our properties we keep you fully informed of progress during the sale. We are always on hand to answer any questions.

      TO REGISTER ON OUR MAILING LIST CALL US TODAY!!

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      Just briefly................

      Welcome to 'meet our team'. Below is a small snapshot of who you can expect to deal with during your move with us.

      Meet our team..............


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      Paul Carruthers - Director
      Paul is a Director and co founder of the company and has been selling properties since leaving school. Now with almost 30 years in the business he is probably the most established and experienced of any of the active Estate Agents in the Peacehaven area. Paul is a particularly big football fan, following West Ham United and of course his local Brighton and Hove Albion. He has a wife and 3 grown up children. Paul is based at the Peacehaven Branch.
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      Steve Luck - Director

      Steve is the other original co founder of the company. Again, Steve left school back in the late 1980's and followed his own father into the business. Between 1988 and 2001 was spent working for a large corporate and later a successful independent in the Peacehaven area, before setting up Carruthers and Luck with Paul in March 2001.Steve has a passion for all things motorsport and can often be found on a track somewhere if he's not working. Steve is married and has 5 children.

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      Kevin Virgo - Sales Manager
      Kevin joined us in 2003 when we set up and opened Peacehaven office. He has worked along side Paul Carruthers at the Peacehaven office and is a major part of its terrific success. Kevin started his career with a large corporate in Brighton before joining us. His hard work and dedication to the company have made him an integral part and key person in the business. 
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      Sam Williams - Sales Negotiator
      Sam joined us and has come from a large corporate Estate Agency chain. He brings with him a wealth of experience and has the benefit of being brought up locally so knows the area very well. Sam is responsible for carrying out viewings, sales progression and valuations. 
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      Christina Dove - Administrator
      After many years working for a large bank, Christina joined us in 2015 as a secretary at our Peacehaven office. She brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and has already established herself as a valuable member of the team 
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      Bethany Luck - Sales Negotiator
      Bethany is Steve's eldest daughter and she joined the company straight from college after successfully completing a business course. She is currently training and works from our Peacehaven office. Bethany lives in Peacehaven and is extremely keen to progress in the business.
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      Dave Knox - Branch Manager
      Dave has been in the industry working for large corporate organisations for the last 20 years and joined us to manage our Saltdean office in May 2019. Dave brings with him a wealth of experience and extremely good local knowledge has he grew up in Saltdean. He has a tremendous work ethic and is a key part of our team.
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      Nina Puddefoot - Sales Negotiator
      Nina joined us in 2007 as a sales negotiator and has been a huge part in making the Saltdean office what it is today. She has endless amounts of enthusiasm and loves being out meeting people. She has gathered over 12 years of experience in the property market in Saltdean and also lives in the area.
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      Maria Norman - Administrator
      Maria joined the company 15 years ago as secretary and administrator at our Saltdean office. She is one of our longest serving members of the team and brings with her a friendly and warm approach that is welcomed by our customers and clients. Maria lives in Peacehaven with her family.
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        Recent review from Vendor

        We wanted to thank you and your team so much for all you did to get the house sold.

        I was a conveyancing solicitor before I retired and like to think I know the level of service most estate agents provide.

        C&L however did so much more than the average estate agents.....regular checking on the central heating, organising repairs, dealing with the post, garden maintenance, disposal of furniture and rubbish clearance etc etc

        And all this extra work included in your fee.

        Really appreciated Paul.

        Thank you again.

        Best wishes

        Mr P

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Thank you card recently received, 'Your efforts have been much appreciated, special thanks to Kevin who maintained a sense of humour throughout both transactions' Mr & Mrs B
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        Thank you letter recently received 'The sale was handled with friendly, sympathetic & open professionalism from start to finish, and we were very pleased with the service. We would definitely recommend this firm & would use them again Thank You' 
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        A thank you from Mr B
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        Thanks for all your help during the last sale, without all your help and calming phone calls, A good result. Mrs B
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        Thank you so much for all your help and support.  You have been amazing!

        With Love, Mr & Mrs D

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        Thank you and your colleagues Simon and Paul for your professional services handling the property sale.

        We are so pleased that we were recommended to Carruthers and Luck and we appreciated the quality services we received from you all.  Not living locally made life difficult dealing from a distance, but your kind attention meant that everything went smoothly. Many thanks and much appreciation to you all.  Mr & Mrs B

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        Hi Simon,

        We just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for all of your help and for the lovely flowers we recently received. Handling our under-pressure situation wasn't easy for any of us but we did it! We're very happy here, thank you once again. The M

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        From a purchaser.
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        Amazing 1st class customer service, from the 1st viewing, to keep me up to date with everything thats happening, would highly recommed.  Jan 
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        'Thank you for all your help & patience' Mrs B
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        Thanks from a happy buyer
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven on 01273 585001.


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        Welcome to Carruthers and Luck Estate Agents. Paul Carruthers and Steve Luck have been selling properties in Saltdean and Peacehaven for over 25 years and we have lived in the area all of our lives. We met at the age of 4, yes 4!, went through primary and secondary schools together and then in march 2001, some years later, we joined forces and set up Carruthers and Luck Estate agents. The aim, simply to provide the very best. We have combined all the modern technologies with traditional Estate agency values and come up with what we think is a unique service. In the opinion of a lot of our clients we offer a personal service with good communication and relevant, informative advice, indeed the last time our service was surveyed on behalf of the property ombudsman, we scored 100% for customer satisfaction. (figures produced by reference line based on the last 10 completed transactions from both buyers and sellers perspective). All that remains now is for you to give us a go!. We look forward to welcoming you."

      Find Us

      Branch address

      233a South Coast Road,
      Peacehaven,
      BN10 8LD

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01273 839076  Local call rate
      Letting: 01273 839077  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven. 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 Carruthers & Luck, Peacehaven on 01273 585001.