Property is our passion and we are here to help
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    If you are thinking of selling or buying a property then we are here to help.


    Whether selling a country house, cottage or paddock, we adopt the same philosophy to give the best advice based on experience, local knowledge and research.


    At all times, our skilled professionals aim to provide a high quality services with traditional values yet adopting modern methods of marketing.


    As a local business, the Killen family have local roots going back generations and the whole team are determined to deliver a friendly and professional service of the highest standards

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    Working to the highest standards - Regulated by the RICS
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A Professional and Comprehensive Marketing Service
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    In marketing properties we don't sit idly by waiting for enquiries. We are proactive and determined firmly focussing on the needs of our clients.


    Our marketing campaigns are tailor-made to suit the requirements of vendors including: 

    • Free valuation advice
    • Professionally printed, full colour brochures with floor plans
    • Internet marketing via key residential property sites including rightmove and primelocation
    • Extensive local and regional advertising
    • Press releases and securing editorial coverage in key publications
    • Accompanied viewings with feedback
    • Excellent relations with property search agents
    • A database of keen and proceedable potential purchasers
    • Competitive fee levels


    We can also market properties discretely contacting potential purchasers in confidence and we offer a range of methods of sale including by private treaty, auction and tender.


    In all that we do we adopt a friendly yet determined approach

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True Professionals
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    In addition to our agency activities, Killens have experienced staff who are able to provide a wide range of services. We specialise in all aspects of property, planning and rural business advice. In particular we can advise on: 

    • Residential Lettings
    • Commercial Property Agency
    • Valuations
    • Estate Management
    • Planning & Development
    • Rural Business Advice
    • Equestrian Consultancy


    Killens also operate the Mendip Auction Rooms.

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    At Killens, our RICS Registered Valuers are able to provide accurate and comprehensive valuations of all types of property whether it be houses, farms, commercial premises, land and equestrian properties for all purposes. 

    All our valuations are undertaken to the highest standards and comply with the RICS Global Valuation Standards (the 'Red Book'). In addition to using their expertise and knowledge, research is undertaken with analysis of comparable market transactions, investment performance and future forecasts informing the valuation process

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    Estate Management
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    We are actively involved in the management of farms, residential property and land and can provide advice on a wide range of matters including:

    •  Lettings
    • Management
    • Advice on farm business tenancies, share and contract farming arrangements and licences
    • Agricultural Holdings tenancy advice
    • Taxation planning and advice
    • Insurance valuations
    • Single Payment advice
    • Rural grant applications
    • Rural mapping


    Our background is land agency and our qualfied staff offers professional advice on all forms of property occupation including Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies, business leases, residential tenancies, common law tenancies, share farming agreements and licences
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    Compulsory Purchase & Compensation
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    At Killens, we have extensive experience of acting on behalf of landowners, householders, farmers and acquiring authorities in respect of compulsory purchase schemes.From road schemes to telegraph pole and flood schemes, we take a robust approach ensuring that the interests of our clients are properly protected.

     We have a detailed knowledge of the complex compulsory purchase legislation and procedures and our services include:

    •  Representation at Public Inquiry
    • Negotiation of accommodation works and the mitigation of impacts
    • Identification and negotiation of windfall opportunities such as betterment schemes, compound areas and borrow pits
    • Scheme management
    • Negotiation of compensation


    We are also experienced in negotiating with telecommunication, solar and wind power companies whether it be in respect of rent reviews, new sites, dismantling or matters arising during a lease
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    Planning & Development
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    At Killens, we have an excellent understanding of the planning process and we offer a comprehensive range of planning services to individuals, institutions, companies and developers. We are able to provide realistic and informed advice on all planning issues including:

    • Planning applications and appeals
    • Pre-application negotiations
    • Viability assessments
    • Enforcement appeals
    • Certificates of Lawfulness
    • Negotiation of s106 Agreements
    • Strategic planning and site promotion
    • Agricultural appraisals and tie removal
    • Expert witness reports


    Whatever the scale of your project, we can help you through the planning process.
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    At Killens, we have formed a friendly and professional team who have relevant qualifications, experience and knowledge. We can advise on a whole range of property matters in an honest and approachable manner.
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    Tom Killen BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
    Tom established Killens in 2008 and was born and bred in Somerset and attended school in Wells. He has over 25 years experience in providing property advice throughout the West Country. A graduate of Reading University and the Royal Agricultural College, Tom is married to Sally and they have a young family.
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    Sally Killen
    Sally is married to Tom and oversees the property agency. Born and bred at Chantry near Frome, Sally was once a veterinary nurse prior to diverting her attention to property agency. Sally has extensive local knowledge and an excellent grasp of property issues with a common sense approach
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    Milly Hicks 
    Milly manages the Chew Magna office with her team Hannah and Collette. Having grown up and worked in the South West in both City and Rural markets, Milly has a vast knowledge of the local area. She prides herself on being friendly, reliable and professional. 
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    Hannah Hurford
    Hannah has an eye for providing high levels of customer service and prides herself on going above and beyond. She has grown up in Somerset and has a passion for country homes.
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    Collette Taylor 
    Collette works part time at the busy Chew Magna office alongside, Milly and Hannah. Collette has always lived in the Chew Valley and grew up there, so has a wealth of local knowledge, from the schools and local amenities to village life. She has a keen interest in property and enjoys helping our clients find their next dream home.
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    Jacqueline Cary
    Jackie oversees the lettings for both the Wells & Chew Magna offices as well as assisting the directors in HR & finance. She has spent 20 years in the property industry working across the south coast with numerous high profile companies gaining a wide & diverse knowledge of all things property related.
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Fully took on board our wishes
      My husband and I wanted to contact you to say how impressed we were with Milly, she was totally amazing from start to finish and fully took on board our wishes re the sensitivity of our sale. She kept us informed throughout and our buyers told me that Milly was a great help to them as well. Without her it would have been even more stressful and she's a credit to Killens.
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      It was pleasure dealing with them!
      Great team, nice people. It was pleasure dealing with them!

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      Mediation and good humour
      Just a little note to say thanks for your support through the (somewhat tortuous) purchase process. I appreciate you were acting for the Mr and Mrs W but we are fully aware that without your input, mediation and good humour, this might never have got across the line.
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      Spot on!
      The service provided by Killens "was spot on!"

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      Enthusiasm and optimism
      Thank you all for your hard work and perseverance getting the Cottage sale through - we are so grateful to all of you, and always welcomed Milly's ever present enthusiasm and optimism. 
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      honest and supportive
      Sally. I just wanted to say thanks so much for all that you have done for us from the start. Right from the outset you have been honest and supportive and I have always valued your advice

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      pleased we were with the service
      Killens finally dragged this one over the line. I'd just like to place on record with you how pleased we were with the service that you all gave us, initially in very difficult circumstances. You all did everything possible to make a stressful process as painless as was possible under the circumstances.
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      Achieved our objective quickly and competently
      We were pleased with what Killens did for us. You achieved our objective quickly and competently.
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    We use extensive local knowledge and expertise to help you through the lettings process and to provide you with peace of mind.

    Whatever property you wish to let, we can assist whether it be a farmhouse, semi-detached house, farm or commercial premises.

    We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and their ability to deliver high levels of personal service. The difference is that we really care and whether orgnaising the letting of a large commercial farm or a small cottage, our philosophy is to give the best advice based on knowledge and research. We can provide a bespoke service ranging from simply finding a tenant to a full management service and we can help you through the minefield of tenancy legislation.

    In openly finding a tenant, we strive to provide a professional service employing traditional values and modern methods of marketing:
    Extensive database of potential tenants
    High Street Office presence
    Regional and local advertising
    Worldwide website presence with all properties listed on rightmove and onthemarket
    Informative letting particulars
    Accompanied viewings
    Careful tenant selection and credit checks
    Preparation of tenancy agreements and inventories
    In managing a property, we can collect the rent, carry out rent reviews, undertake inspections and arrange reputable tradesmen to undertake repairs.

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    South Parade Chew Magna BS40 8SH

    Buying: 01275 600049  Local call rate
    Letting: 01277 577069  Local call rate
    Fax: 01275 333711
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