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    Established over 10 years ago, Country Holmes, is a leading estate agent providing a comprehensive service to customers including buyers, sellers, vendors, landlords, developers and investors within Glossop, Marple Bridge and the surrounding areas.

    We have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing our customers with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of our local, dedicated team.

    With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, we offer a modern quality service. We continue to provide the level of service our customers have come to expect from us and testament to this is the number of recommendations we consistently receive from our clients.

    Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your move!
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WHERE TO START?
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    Country Holmes provides a range of letting and management services based on the experience, skills and expertise of our lettings team. As members of NAEA, NALS and DPS you can be assured that we have a detailed understanding of the lettings and management sector and will ensure that you are given the best possible service.
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    1. Choosing Country Holmes
    We are a professional, local agent who has extensive experience in lettings. In choosing us, you have come to the right place.

    We are NALS (the National Approved Letting Scheme) Licensed which is a government backed accreditation scheme providing peace of mind to both Landlord and Tenants through the knowledge that firms within NALS offer high levels of customer service.
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    2. Having chosen your agent, 
    2. You will be required to prepare you property for rental and below we list a few guidelines to assist you:

    The rental market as with any other is competitive therefore, in order to obtain the best possible Tenants; you must present your property in the most effective way.

    • Interior walls should be neutral colours and carpets plain
    • Fabrics and Furnishings (if any) should be able to withstand reasonable wear and tear and be of suitable quality
    • Animals and their odours should be eliminated
    • The front door should be clean and the Entrance Hall clear of any obstructions as first impressions are important
    • The entire property should be clean and well-aired and the garden tidy.
    • If the weather is cold, heating should be turned on and, in warmer conditions, windows opened
    • For any other advice please contact us
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    3. Other important considerations for Landlords
    • Written consent must be obtained from your Mortgage Provider/Freeholder (if property is leasehold).
    • Your Insurance Company must be notified that the property is to be rented out and appropriate insurance obtained for a tenanted property. There are specialist insurance companies who can provide this and we would be happy to assist you.
    • The Inland Revenue must also be informed within 6 months of letting your property, flat or apartment in the UK and failure to do so will incur penalties, interest and other consequences. The Inland Revenue are apt to deal harshly with Landlords who do not declare rental income and it is always best to seek advice on tax planning and Capital Gains Tax from a fully qualified Accountant.
    • Mail should be redirected with the Post Office.
    • Further copies of keys will need to be provided, at least two if you have Management Agents acting for you.
    • Utilities such as gas/electricity/water/telephone & Council Tax will have to be transferred to the successful Tenant.
    • An Inventory and Check In should be drawn up. This is an important legal document which forms an integral part of the Tenancy Agreement and, as such, it is a false economy to prepare your own in most cases.

    The Inventory is required whether the property to let is furnished or unfurnished and accurate descriptions of the overall condition of wall/floor coverings, kitchen and bathroom fittings to name but a few are essential. Amounts cannot be withheld from the Tenant's deposit unless the loss or damage is proved to have been caused by the Tenant.

    In the event that any dispute concerning loss or damage to your property is not amicably resolved then the matter will be referred to the Courts and arbitration but should be noted that any judgement will be on the basis of written documentation - the Inventory.

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    4. TENANCY
    The Housing Act 1988 (amended 1996) has given rise to two types of Tenancy: Assured and Assured Short hold Tenancy as well as the existing Company Tenancy and Contractual Tenancy.

    A) ASSURED TENANCY

    Certain criteria have to be satisfied for a tenancy to qualify for assured status. Assured Tenancy gives the Tenant security of tenure but at a market rent negotiated between the parties. The Landlord may request back possession of the property let on an Assured Tenancy but must obtain a COURT ORDER. This has its advantages but is not as flexible.

    B) ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY (AST)

    This Tenancy is attractive to Landlords as it offers market rents without security of tenure beyond the contractual term and the majority of Tenancies are based on this format. However, certain criteria must first be met:

    a) The Tenant must be an individual
    b) The property must be the Tenant's main residence/home
    c) The rent cannot exceed £25,000 per annum
    d) The Landlord must not occupy the same property

    If the property is let under an Assured Short hold Tenancy, the Landlord can issue a Section 21 Notice to guarantee possession provided the term of the Short hold is expired and not less than two months notice has been given by the Landlord stating he requires possession.
    If court action is needed, this can be obtained on a number of different grounds against the Tenant.

    However, it should be noted that is a criminal offence under the Protection from Evictions Act 1977, for a Landlord to threaten or forcibly evict a Tenant from their property.

    C) COMPANY TENANCY

    This is governed by contract law and is not regulated by the Housing Acts of 1988 or 1996. It is used when a Private or Public Limited Company (excluding partnership or sole trader) want to enter into a Tenancy.
    There is no security of tenure and rental payments are often made on a quarterly basis by prior agreement.

    D) CONTRACTUAL TENANCY

    Contractual Tenancy also falls outside the provisions of the Housing Acts of 1988 and 1996 and is not regulated by statute. It is most commonly used where the rent exceeds £25,000 per annum and both parties have the freedom to contract as they choose, but must then rely solely on the provisions of that Agreement.
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    5. FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED
    Most professional Tenants prefer the property to be unfurnished and it has been found that a Tenant is likely to respect the property more if they have their own possessions. Moreover the difference between rent for furnished or unfurnished is negligible and the Landlord remains responsible for the repair of replacement of any furnishings which become broken or worn (unless this was caused by a deliberate act of the Tenant - see Damage Deposits).
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    6. MARKETING/FINDING A TENANT
    You will need to decide whether you require your agent to simply market your property and find a Tenant or whether you would prefer to engage the services of their Managing Agents.

    Whether you chose to opt for a Managing Agent or not, Country Holmes as your Letting Agent will firstly provide colour property details and a rental valuation which will be based on the popularity of the area, proximity to transport, rental price of similar property handled and decorative condition to name but a few.

    It is important to price your rent fairly but realistically in order to attract the most suitable Tenant.

    Your rental property will be regularly advertised in the local press and publications dedicated to the letting industry as well as displayed in our offices and feature on our website and other sites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location to ensure maximum exposure. We also contact any listed prospective Tenants, local companies and relocation agents.

    Should you decide to employ us as your Managing Agent, we will also field calls, arrange viewings, vet prospective Tenants and obtain references, draw up contracts and advise you on your Safety and Repairs obligations (see LEGAL DUTY OF CARE).
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    7. FULL CREDIT CHECKING
    Thorough credit checks are carried out on all prospective Tenants as we can reserve the right to decline an application where necessary in the interests of protecting the Landlord's investment.
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    8. REFERENCES

    These can be obtained through us as your Managing Agent and include references from the Tenant's employer and previous Landlord.

    We can also provide you with/assist you in obtaining a linked insurance policy to safeguard your rental income and provide legal protection.

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    9. DRAFTING OF TENANCY AGREEMENT/LEASES
    The Letting team at Country Holmes can prepare and supply you with all legal documentation and give practical general legal advice.
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    10. DAMAGE DEPOSITS
    This is usually equivalent to one month's rent and is taken from the Tenant to be held in our Client Account until the end of the Tenancy. Upon vacation of your property, there will be a re-inspection and any refunds will be made within a maximum of 28 days, provided that there are no disputes and all utility accounts have been settled.

    The costs of everyday repairs and maintenance are the responsibility of the Landlord but, if we are instructed to manage your property on your behalf, we will pay the contractor out of the Tenant's rent. We can also organise quotes for approval on any major repair as this becomes apparent.

    Under the LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1985, Landlords are responsible for repair of the structure and exterior of the property, together with installations for the supply of gas, electricity, water and sanitation.

    If the property is not in a good state of repair at the commencement of the Tenancy, the Tenant has the right to insist that repairs are carried out and, in the event that the damage is serious, the Tenant will be entitled to consider the letting as terminated as the Landlord will be in breach of his obligations.
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    11. COLLECTION OF RENT
    This is usually done on a calendar monthly basis and is forwarded to the Landlord via any previously approved method after any agreed deductions have been made for contractors etc.
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    12. LEGAL DUTY OF CARE

    Under common law, the Landlord must ensure that properties to let are safe and failure to comply with Safety Legislation is considered a criminal offence resulting in legal action and prosecution.

    As your Managing Agent, we can carry out safety checks upon your request, deducting the cost from your rent.

    1. Gas - (The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1994 (amended 1998) - the Landlord must maintain gas installations and all gas appliances through annual inspections and safety checks carried out by a CORGI registered engineer and a copy of the Current Inspection Certificate must be left at the property.

    2. Electricity - (The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 & Electricity at Works Regulations 1989- the Landlord must ensure that all mains voltage household electrical appliances and equipment is tested and safe to use. Any non-repairable items must be replaced and removed.
    An NICEIC or similarly qualified electrical engineer must carry out these tests on an annual basis and we would also recommend this is done upon change of Tenancy.

    All operating instructions must be left in the property for the Tenant's benefit.

    3. Furniture and Furnishings - The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety)Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 & 1993) - Soft furnishings (such as mattresses, settees, bed bases, cushions and padded headboards) must meet fire resistance standards and bear a permanent label confirming this. If compliance cannot be proved, the item must be removed and replaced.

    4. Smoke Detectors - whilst only properties built after 1992 legally require the fitting of smoke detectors (Building Regulation 1991), we would strongly recommend that smoke detectors are fitted to each floor of the property being let.

    NB: The penalty for failure to comply with statutory safety legislation is currently a maximum of £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment for each offence. This can be harsher in the case of injury or fatality.

    The above is only a guide to the legal safety requirements and should you have any further enquiries, we would recommend that you contact a qualified solicitor who will be able to verify these in full.

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    13. OVERSEAS LANDLORDS
    You are considered an overseas Landlord if you live abroad or go to work abroad for lengthy periods of time.

    It is important to firstly note that Inland Revenue regulations apply even if you are a non-UK resident. Moreover, non-resident Landlords must apply to the Inland Revenue Financial Intermediaries Claims Office (FICO) for authorisation (by way of an exemption certificate) to receive payment of property rental "gross", that is without deduction of Income Tax by the letting agent or Tenant as required by law.

    NB: The above is merely a guideline and for fully qualified advice, you should contact an appropriate Accountant or Tax Expert.
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    At Country Holmes, we let and manage a variety of furnished and unfurnished properties throughout Marple Bridge, Glossop and the surrounding areas. As members of NAEA, Property Redress Scheme, NALS and DPS, all security deposits are held in a designated Clients Account and fully bonded.

    We carry out a range of rigorous checks on all prospective tenants and we require at least one full month's rent as a deposit and one month's rent paid in advance. Should you be uncertain as to your suitability or have specific requirements, please contact us.
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    TENANT'S GUIDE
    Although Letting Agents have different procedures, this guide is intended as a general overview to assist you when renting a property. We have set out below a few significant pointers to assist you.
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    YOUR OFFER
    Once we have found your suitable property, you will be in a position to make an offer to the Landlord for consideration. Please note that any offer you make would be subject to you fulfilling our reference criteria.

    At this point, you will be requested to provide an administration fee of £100.00 including VAT per person which holds the property for you. However, if the Tenancy Agreement is not signed by you (the Tenant) within 7 to 14 working days after receipt of your application, the Landlord reserves the right to re-offer the property. In these circumstances or, should your references prove unsatisfactory, the reservation/application fee would be non-refundable.
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    AGREEING THE LET

    As soon as your offer has been accepted by the Landlord, we will apply for references and draw up the relevant documentation which will form the basis of the agreement between you and the Landlord.

    You will be expected to provide:

    IDENTIFICATION/PROOF OF RESIDENCY
    All tenants must show proof of address. Only the following forms of identification are accepted:

    Utility bill (less than 3 months old)

    Valid Passport

    Full driving license

    Council tax bill (less than 3 months old)

    Mobile phone bill (less than 3 months old)

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    REFERENCES
    We will also contact your employer and your landlord (if you are in rented accommodation already. Your previous employer will also be contacted if you have recently changed jobs. If you are self-employed, we will need to contact your accountant. A credit check will also be conducted.

    To assist us in collating the necessary references, it would be advantageous for you to warn the above individuals in advance that references are required as these can be return to us within a matter of a few days, barring any delays.

    Occasionally, a GUARANTOR will be required if, for example the tenant has not been continuously employed for the past 18 months; has been working abroad in the previous 6 months; the tenants' income falls short of our criteria or the tenants' employment is considered as changeable.

    Please note that the same criteria apply to the guarantor and, furthermore, the guarantor must earn the equivalent of 3 times the yearly sum of the rent, be in full time employment or be able to prove by bank statements that they have "independent means". All tenants should be able to provide a guarantor and should the tenant be unable to provide one, we will decide that the tenant has withdrawn their application. The tenant will therefore forfeit their deposit.

    The guarantor must be aware that they will stand as guarantor for you, (and your partner if you are moving in to the property with some one else), for the entire occupancy of the property, not just for the period of the initial tenancy term.
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    HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO EARN 
    Having passed all the referencing criteria to be considered for the property and, subject to the Landlord's decision, you must earn at least 1.5 times the yearly rent (however, you will require a guarantor) or at least 2.5 times the yearly rent (you will qualify on the income part of the referencing without a guarantor).
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    TENANCY AGREEMENT
    An appointment will be arranged with you to visit our offices to sign the Tenancy Agreement when all references have been received. The Landlord will also be asked to sign their copy of the document or it will be signed on the landlords behalf by a member of staff at the office.
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    RENT AND DEPOSIT
    ou will be required to provide the agreed sum of rent and deposit before taking possession of the property.

    The deposit is required for the full tenancy against loss, damage or charges payable at the termination of the tenancy. Whilst this is usually the equivalent of one month's rent, this may vary therefore we suggest that the actual amount is verified via the property description as found on our letting list. The deposit will be held by Country Holmes in their designated clients' account and is fully bonded. It is returnable in full at the end of the tenancy subject to final inspection of the property and it should be noted that deductions will also be made for cleaning should the property (and garden areas) not have been left in a satisfactory condition.

    Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter. The preferred method is by bank standing order.
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    FEES
    We charge an application fee which is non-refundable of £100.00 including VAT per person, even if a tenancy is refused on the grounds of references or if the tenant withdraws from taking the property. Where there are more than two tenants an additional amount per tenant inclusive of VAT will be charged. A fee is also charged to the tenant for renewal of all fixed term tenancies of £30.00 including VAT.
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    COMPANY LET
    Company applications are acceptable where the company will be paying the rent.

    Please note that all monies to be paid on the signing of the agreement prior to the occupation and should be paid in cash or by banker's draft, unless they are paid a minimum of seven working days prior to occupancy.
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    CHECK IN AND CONDITION REPORT
    If we have been instructed by the Landlord, a Condition Report will be prepared of your new home by a specialist third party inventory clerk and you will be provided with a copy of this on the day your tenancy starts.

    All information is provided in good faith. It does not replace the advice of a qualified legal advisor. We will accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies.
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    OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST:
    1. The Tenant will be responsible for insuring their own possessions
    2. The Tenant will take over all utilities such as Gas, Electricity, Water/Sewage charges, Council Tax & Telephone upon moving into the property and will be responsible for contacting the relevant suppliers accordingly prior to commencement of the tenancy.
    3. The Landlord is responsible for any repair/maintenance problems to appliances etc. but the Tenant is responsible for any breakages which should be reported immediately.
    4. Decoration of the property must only be done with your Landlord's permission
    5. No pets are allowed unless the Landlord has given consent
    6. Reasonable notice should be given in the event that the Letting Agent or Landlord wishes to inspect the property outside pre-agreed times. It is usual for the Agent to inspect the property at least twice during the term of your Tenancy and the Tenancy Agreement should cover this eventuality.
    7. Most lets are for 12 months, although some Landlords may consider shorter terms of say 6 months.
    8. Should you wish to quit your Tenancy earlier than the agreed term, you will be liable for all rent until the end of the agreed Tenancy. However, it may be worth considering negotiating a BREAK CLAUSE with the Landlord which, for example, could entitle you to give notice after 4 months. In this case, you would only be liable for the rent for the notice period of 2 months, releasing you from the remaining 6 months of a 12-month Tenancy.
    9. There is no set law regarding the time limit for returning deposits but this is normally subsequent to the final inspection of the property. Letting agents generally encourage Landlords to employ a professional inventory agent to conduct the inspection and produce a report as to the condition of the interior at the beginning of the Tenancy and again at the end but this is not obligatory. In most cases, the deposit will be returned once any damages are ascertained by the Tenant/Landlord/Inventory Clerk and appropriate deductions agreed.
    10. The most common type of Tenancy Agreement is the assured short hold used for 6-12 month lets and usually takes the form of a standard contract between both parties.However, should any "extras" be agreed such as certain furnishings to be provided by the Landlord, you should ask that an extra clause be added to the agreement to this effect. It should be noted that the landlord is not obliged to carry out promises so it is important that your requests are documented.
    11. The Letting Agents will deal with the property viewings, references, agreements and getting you moved in. If the agent has been instructed to manage the property, then you will normally report any repairs or queries to them. If not, then you will deal directly with the Landlord.
    12. The Letting Agent, whilst acting for the Landlord, operates within accepted guidelines in the industry to ensure that you are able to rely on a professional letting agent taking your concerns seriously and advising the Landlord if they are being unreasonable. In this regard, you should be assured that the property conforms to all safety regulations and is fairly priced.
    13. You require a professional service and, as such, Country Holmes is a member of a recognised body such as NAEA, Ombudsman Services, NALS and DPS. This ensures that professional standards are met, for example, the correct Tenancy Agreement is used; proper procedures are in place for reporting and dealing with repairs; safety checks are conducted and a bonding scheme is provided to protect your deposit.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      I would recommend Tom as a brilliant letting agent to anyone as I have avoided letting agents for over 20 years so he must be doing something correct. Very informative and works after hours where necessary, even returns calls without you having to telephone again which is a definite plus for me. Mrs E Burns - All Agents
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      Tom has acted as our agent in letting our house in Romiley while we have been working overseas for 8 years. Given that we needed someone we could trust while we were so far away, Tom has been excellent in every way. He has dealt with all the maintenance issues and taken the necessary steps to refresh the property when we had a change of tenant. He has sorted out any potential problems that we have had. The proof is that we moved back in yesterday after all this time and the house is in great condition. Thank you, Tom! Mr D Smith - All Agents
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      5 star Tom..........He's amenable and puts the customer at the heart of everything. I've had many agents ''support'' over the years and it's a shame that only in the past 5 years have i had the pleasure to experience Tom. Tom helps when required, thinks of answers before the questions asked, ensures you as landlord remain legal, ensures your tenants needs are acted upon immediately regardless of day or time, suggests alternatives whenever work is required on your property ie is not bound to their favourite tradesman but most of all is decent person whom you trust and can rely on. Mr M German - All Agents

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      I give very few reviews but on this occasion I feel it is justified. Country Holmes - excellent - 5 stars. I have dealt with just about every estate agent in the area and believe me after 30 years of doing so for various reasons, sales, purchase, rental, etc, this company are in my opinion the best all round performer, Tom in particular is superb to deal with, you get a straight answer and the job gets done. I've owned many businesses and wish I owned this one, enough said. Mr P Bann - All Agents
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      In the time I was renting a house through Country Holmes, Tom was the letting agent I dealt with. No matter the reason for contact, Tom was always courteous, friendly, helpful and professional in his conduct. Any issues were dealt with promptly and always with regard to any impact it may have on me and my family. Mrs L Bruckshaw - All Agents
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    *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 Country Holmes, Glossop on 01457 761310.


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      Established over 10 years ago, Country Holmes, is a leading estate agent providing a comprehensive service to customers including buyers, sellers, vendors, landlords, developers and investors within Glossop, Marple Bridge and the surrounding areas.

      We have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing our customers with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of our local, dedicated team.

      With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, we offer a modern quality service. We continue to provide the level of service our customers have come to expect from us and testament to this is the number of recommendations we consistently receive from our clients.

      Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your move!
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    Selling Your Home Through Country Holmes
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      Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent you can trust who will make this process as smooth as possible. Country Holmes aims to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible.
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      VALUATION
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      The first step in selling your home is to organise a valuation. At Country Holmes we can offer you a free, accurate valuation with no obligation. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based, not only on their in-depth knowledge of Marple Bridge, Glossop and the surrounding areas, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties we have sold.

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      MARKETING
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      Good marketing is paramount. Your house needs to stand out to get noticed and get people through your door! Property photos need to show off your property in the best possible way, so we use professional cameras and lenses to achieve this. It is important that we make your home the star of the show, which can only be achieved with the correct equipment and the right know how.

      Once we have the best photographs and description of your property, we display your home to the widest possible audience via social media, local publications and all major, national property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla. In order to keep your property file fresh, we constantly optimise the site and look for new ways to improve traffic to get you more viewings.

      We also offer video tours of your home so that you can share your property on social media with friends and family to reach an even wider audience. 
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      SALES PROGRESS
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      This is a term used to describe the sale of your home from accepting an offer through to legal completion and handing over the keys. Many issues can arise during this time and is where your agent really earns his fee - hence the importance of selecting a pro-active agent!
      At Country Holmes, we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
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      OUR ADVICE
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      There are 3 key areas to look at when selling your home and these are:

      - Pricing it correctly
      - Presenting it correctly
      - Choosing a pro-active agent that gives you value for money and
       gets you results.

      That is why Country Holmes are the best agent for you

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    Buy Your Dream Property With Us
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      The purchase of your home is likely to be one of the biggest financial transactions you will undergo - which can be quite overwhelming!   We understand how daunting this can be and are here to guide you through the purchase of your new home. Whether it's a first-time buy, your forever home or a buy-to-let investment, Country Holmes can help you find a property that suits your needs.  

      To enable you to unravel the complexities of buying your home, we have set out below an overview of the various procedures involved:
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      FINANCES
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      Before you start looking at properties, it is advisable to work out your finances and budget accordingly. You don't want to fall in love with a property only to find you can't actually buy it.
      We have teamed up with local mortgage advisors to help you ascertain what you can reasonably afford, just give us a call and one of our friendly team members will arrange for them to contact you.

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      REGISTER
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      The next step is to register your details and property specifications with us. This will give us an insight into your personal requirements, and will enable us to tailor our service to your specific wants and needs. We can then send you alerts to new properties that we add to the market, allowing you to arrange an early viewing (ie, before it gets snapped up!).
      All of our staff live in the areas that we cover, giving us unrivalled, intimate knowledge of Glossop, Marple Bridge and the surrounding villages, to give you honest, impartial advice.
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      SALES PROGRESSION
      This is the term used to describe the purchase of your new home from agreeing a price up until legal completion. Many things can go 'wrong' at this stage such as problems with the survey and legal problems. Country Holmes aims to take the stress out of this process, so that you can focus on being excited about your new home. 
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      OUR TIPS
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      - Make the most out of your estate agent; the more you ask, the more we can help.
      - Take your time. Ensure that this is the right move for you by researching the area, understand what features are important to you and don't rush in to something you might regret.
      - Most importantly, enjoy the process.
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    Meet Our Team
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      Michael Lambe - Managing Director
      The firm's founder and driving force, Michael has been involved with estate agency since 1986. Very much immersed in the day-to-day running of this growing business, Michael has huge experience in this market sector. He started his career as a fully qualified Broker in financial services for a large corporate, mainly involved in the mortgage market, then starting his own Brokerage and Estate Agency business in his mid thirties. Michael now concentrates on all aspects of Country Holmes and is on hand to deal personally with each and every client.
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      Cheryl Cooper - Office Manager
      Cheryl has worked in Estate Agency for many years and started as a trainee negotiator for a large corporate company working her way through various roles to branch manager of several offices. She has a vast experience in this field and has worked with Mike in different roles and offices over the years and is now an invaluable office manager of our Glossop office. A highly motivated individual who excels in customer service to advance property sales through from the day we are instructed right through to completion of the sale.
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      Tom Pickford - Lettings Manager
      Having worked for the company for over 10 years Tom is responsible for negotiating and managing all new tenancies from initial offer to tenancy commencement. Growing up and living in Marple Bridge Tom has an excellent rapport with all of our landlords and provides the crucial point of contact for all queries regarding the ever more onerous lettings legislation. The majority of our landlords opt for our fully managed service, where Tom ensures that landlords and tenants needs are met during the tenancy period and ensures tenancies are also concluded as smoothly as possible.
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      Rochelle Kenyon - Negotiator
      Rochelle joined the company in early 2018 as a Negotiator within the sales team at our Glossop office. With previous experience within sales, Rochelle is developing well in the role and is very familiar with our current portfolio liaising with both vendors and purchasers.
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      Janice Rapuano - Negotiator
      Janice is a member of staff at our Glossop office. Working in accounts for many years Janice sought a more rewarding career, so for the last 17 has been a pre-school manager and was responsible for caring and developing 2-4 year olds and reporting to parents on their child's progress. Janice has always had a keen interest in property and loves Interacting with people. She has become a valuable team member.
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      Moira Hope - Negotiator
      Moira has lived in Mellor for many years, and is a well known face in the area. She brings to our Marple Bridge office a wealth of experience having previously worked with the property sector, reliability, and a vast local knowledge. The support she provides for the team at Marple Bridge is invaluable.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

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        House sold very quickly
        Very personal service. Country Holmes liaised closely with solicitors and buyers. The agent organised and accompanied viewings. House sold very quickly. Rochelle was brilliant. - Tom, All Agents Nov 2018
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        Great communication
        All staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and professional and made my first house sell as easy as possible. They had great communication and kept on top of all queries which resulted in a very quick house sale. - G, All Agents Aug 2018
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        You should definitely use Country Holmes
        I've used Country Holmes to buy, sell and let properties for a number of years and can't recommend them highly enough. Mike and his team are fantastic. When we sold our last property through them, Mike said it would sell fast. He wasn't kidding! Literally within less than 24 hours of it going on the market we had a buyer! Mike and Rochelle handled the viewings, negotiations following surveys and all the communications brilliantly. Very professional, friendly and very honest with their advice. If you are selling a property you should definitely use Country Holmes - Louise Reid, All agents Aug 2018

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        Excellent service received
        Excellent service received, especially from Rochelle and Cheryl. They were responsive, efficient, helpful and friendly. Would recommend to everyone buying or selling property. - Vic W, All agents July 2018
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        Chased things up for us very quickly.
        Cheryl was very helpful and continued to keep us informed as well as giving us advice. She was easy to get through to and chased things up for us very quickly. - Ashcroft, All agents April 2018
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        Very helpful, kind and informative
        For me the Country Holmes estate agents in Glossop is the best, they have two special ladies working for them Rochelle and Cherrel. They were very helpful, kind and informative. Kept me up to date with new homes coming on the market, where others were up to and very friendly people, l'm setting up my own business as a landlord was very refreshing to know still special people like them out there :) again thank you. - S, All Agents May 2018
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      *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 Country Holmes, Glossop on 01457 761310.


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      18 High Street West,
      Glossop,
      SK13 8BH

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      Buying: 01457 363007  Local call rate
      Letting: 01457 363008  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Country Holmes, Glossop. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Country Holmes, Glossop. 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 Country Holmes, Glossop. 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 Country Holmes, Glossop on 01457 761310.