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    CORONAVIRUS CLOSEDOWN

    Following the government's order on shop closures, all Mansell McTaggart offices are temporarily closed after 23rd March until further notice.

    As ever we are more than happy to offer our thoughts, guidance or advice on any matter by phone and email.

    Therefore you will be able to contact a member of the team on each office's usual phone number and email address (see these below) which we can access from home.

    Behind the scenes, we will continue to work remotely with buyers, sellers and solicitors to ensure that all offers already agreed continue all the way to completion, just in the same way we normally would.

    And as a final word, bumpy though things are just now, this virus, the measures to contain it and the economic impact will subside and we look forward to welcoming you back to our offices and some sort of normality, as soon as we can!

    In the meantime, please keep well and look after yourself and those around you.

    Best wishes

    The team at Mansell McTaggart


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    A Unique Partnership...
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    At Mansell McTaggart we've hit on a unique formula that directly benefits our clients. We're actually a collection of different businesses operating under a common system and linked by the latest technology.This means you get the broad coverage offered by 17 estate agents across Sussex & Surrey, yet the focus and dedication that you only get with an owner-run business.Since our foundation in 1947, Mansell McTaggart has grown to become the largest, and one of the most trusted estate agents in Sussex. Uniquely, we're a network of different businesses that have been unified to benefit our customers. Working together as Mansell McTaggart we provide unrivalled local knowledge and experience to those buying or selling a home anywhere in Sussex. You'll find branch of our estate agents in Surrey too.

    With a number of locally-based teams of estate agents, West Sussex is fully covered by Mansell McTaggart. This means we can provide expert property services to homebuyers and sellers whether you're in a major town like Crawley or Horsham or a rural village such as Billingshurst or Hassocks. All of our offices are connected by the latest technology so you can be sure that, wherever you are, the property information we provide is consistent, correct and absolutely up to date.

    Thanks to the professionalism of our estate agents, East Sussex home movers can also expect excellent customer service. From our dedicated offices in Crowborough, Forest Row, Newick and Uckfield we represent properties of every kind right across the county. And whether you're buying or selling a property in East Sussex, Mansell McTaggart will do everything possible to ensure that you get the best result.

    We've worked hard to become perhaps the most highly regarded estate agents in Sussex; a reputation that is borne out by the testimonials we receive from our many satisfied customers. Whether you need expert property advice, wish to sell your home or are looking for the widest selection of properties currently for sale in Sussex, Mansell McTaggart will go the extra mile to help you.

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    The service you would expect
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    We also take great care to make sure that the service we offer you is just what you would expect it to be. For example, we are happy to accompany viewings, and always make sure the relevant negotiators have all visited your property before marketing begins - we know how annoying it is to be shown around by a 'negotiator' who has no knowledge of your property.
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    Ready to get the ball rolling ? 
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    Whether you are thinking seriously about selling, or just curious about the value of your home, please do get in touch for a free, no-obligation valuation. You can call us on 01444 417600 
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    Helping Buyers find their Home
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    For buyers, the last few years may have been uncertain, but one thing is for sure - we like to own our own home, and Cuckfield has become one of the most hotly contested villages in the country for property. It's not just the excellent schooling & commuter links to London that bring people here, its the strong community spirit that really makes it a home. For the latest up-to-date info on new property, make sure you also follow us on our new twitter account @mansellcuck.

     Let us advise you Researching for a ballpark figure is a good idea. Rightmove and other advertising can give an idea of prices in an area. Most people do this before coming to an agent. At the same time, we've found buyers can take a longer time to make a purchase because they rely on nearby asking prices. Asking prices are a guideline - useful for estimations of an area but have no bearing on what the vendor will accept, everyone's circumstances are different. Guidelines are useful for average prices, but we always recommend our buyers consider the individual property and their future in that home This is what a good Estate Agent is for. They are professionals in the field. They eat, shop & perhaps live in the local area you want to live in. They've seen more properties than you as they carry out valuations daily and have experience with sold properties. Become their client and use them! Ask their opinion on the area. What good restaurants are close by? What roads are popular? They work where you want to live - their knowledge will certainly prove useful to you even if you don't buy from them. Also the more they know about you, the better they can find what you are looking for.

     Speak to our team We would love to help you. We want your questions and we can advise on what may be the best thing for you. If you're considering buying whatever stage you are at, contact us to speak to one of our sales team who can guide you through the process.

      Successfully selling property in Sussex for over 60 years

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    Getting your finance in place
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    Before you start your property hunt in earnest, it's a good idea to be sure about what you're able to borrow. Speaking to a good mortgage adviser is free and very worthwhile to ensure you have the complete picture of what's possible and what your mortgage will cost each month. If you don't have a mortgage adviser, we'd be happy to put you in touch with one. Don't forget to allow for the cost of any renovations, removals and stamp duty.

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    Register with us
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    As the largest independent estate agents in Sussex, and the agent who sells more property in our area than any other (read more), we are more than likely to have a property that suits your needs and tastes. When you start your search for a property to buy in Sussex or Surrey, register with the closest Mansell McTaggart office to the area in which you'd like to buy. We'll then send you details of properties meeting your criteria as they come to the market - which can be before they are advertised on the internet.

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    Instruct a solicitor
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    A solicitor is needed to carry out all the legal processes (known as 'conveyancing') to take an offer to completion. If you're getting close to making an offer on a property, it is worth making sure you have a solicitor lined up in good time, so that once a sale is agreed, they can start working for you without delay.

    Finding a good solicitor is important - it can make the difference between completing on the purchase of your property and it falling through! We have worked with many, many solicitors and will be happy to recommend good ones to you.

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    Making an offer
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    OK, so you've found a property you like, and you'd like to make an offer, which you should do through us as the seller's agent. As such we will need to clarify your ability to fund the property. If your property is under offer or further progressed, we will ask to see the 'Memorandum of Sale' for your property. If you need a mortgage to fully fund your next property, we'll ask to see your Agreement in Principle (AIP) document from your mortgage lender. If you are buying without a mortgage (known as a 'cash buyer') you will also need to provide evidence that you have the finances available .We'll then put forward your offer and negotiate between you and the seller until both parties agree. As well as the financial offer you make, we'll advise the seller to consider how many links there are in your chain (a long chain is less attractive as it increases the likelihood of one of the links breaking). Hopefully it won't be long before an offer is agreed between you and the seller. At this point we will send a 'Memorandum of Sale' to your and the seller's solicitors to confirm the details of the sale.

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    The survey
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    If you need a mortgage to fully finance your purchase, your mortgage lender will ask a surveyor to ascertain that the price offered is realistic given the loan amount. You are usually offered the opportunity to upgrade the valuation to a "Homebuyer's Report" (or we can recommend a good local surveyor). This report gives a fuller picture of the condition of the property. Many buyers find the report's findings a bit shocking, as it often highlights every defect and potential problem with the property. However, it's important to remember the surveyor's job is to report on a property's condition as accurately and fully as possible and even to point out the worst-case scenario. In our experience, hardly any properties come to the market without any defects at all - particularly older properties. It then comes down to common sense to determine which are genuinely a cause for concern, and which are conditions with which you can live. It is often a good idea to schedule a call with the surveyor to discuss his/her findings in more detail.

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    The mortgage offer
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    Once your mortgage lender has received the surveyor's report and is satisfied that the valuation is realistic in relation to their loan, they will issue a mortgage offer to you and your solicitor.

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    Exchange of contracts
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    Exchanging contracts is an important moment for both buyer and seller - this is when the sale/purchase becomes legally binding on both parties.You can only exchange once your deposit, is cleared to your solicitor's Client Account. If you are also selling a property, the proceeds of this will usually form the deposit on your purchase.Exchange of contracts happens when both parties' solicitors agree by phone they can do so. Your solicitor will tell you and us when contracts have been exchanged.

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    Completion
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    The moment your property purchase is finalised is called 'completion'. At this point, your solicitor and mortgage lender will transfer the outstanding balance to the seller's solicitor. Your solicitor will be in contact with you when the money has cleared into their account, and we'll be told we can release keys to you. Congratulations - time to move in and let the fun begin!

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Land & New Homes
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    We can help people with land in Sussex and Surrey who require professional advice on how to maximise its potential. Our in-depth knowledge of the local planning systems and regulations, together with the resale advice offered by the area's largest independent agent, means we have unrivalled knowledge of the options available to you and how best to go about achieving your aims. We regularly help people considering whether to sell the property or develop it themselves. We advise on what sort of development would deliver the best return and we offer advice on negotiating contracts and option agreements. Many years of local experience enable us to find you a buyer for your land. With many developers retaining our services to find sites, a confidential call to us could save you time and money. Please call us on 01444 487401 for a no-obligation discussion about your land.
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    No Sale, No Fee Conveyancing
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    Mansell Mctaggart have long established relationships with a select group of solicitors in the area offering a professional and straight forward no sale, no fee service at competitive rates. Having carefully selected the firms who comply with our rigorous compliance checks, we are able to offer our clients the very highest levels of personal service. Our clients and ourselves are able to view progress of transactions on line, thus enabling us to ensure that all proceeds smoothly. If you would like to have an example quotation sent to you, no matter what stage of the selling or purchasing stage you are at then please don't hesitate in contacting us. Please call 01444 417600 or email: cf@mansellmctaggart.co.uk where one of our dedicated sales team will be more than happy to assist.
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Meet the Team.....
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    Mansell Mctaggart Cuckfield
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    The Nook, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5JX

    Tel: 01444 417600 

    Email: cf@mansellmctaggart.co.uk Twitter; @mansellcuck Instagram; @mansellscuckfield

    Web; www.mansellmctaggart.co.uk Facebook; mansellmctaggartcuckfield

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    Richard Butler  MNAEA  - Director
    Richard Butler, who opened the branch in 2007  has been with the company since 1996 and specialises in the village and rural market. He has considerable local knowledge gained from over 32 years' experience.He's  also a former pupil of Warden Park secondary school who  lives in the village where he grew up  with his wife and two sons.
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    Michael Lambert  - Branch Manager 
    After leaving Warden Park School, Cuckfield in 2004, Michael Joined Mansell McTaggart in 2006 becoming  the youngest Senior Negotiator in the company's history. Michael  joined the Cuckfield office in 2008 and is  now Branch Manager being  responsible for securing sales and supporting both buyers and sellers throughout the process. His honest and approachable nature makes him ideal in this role. He also enjoys meeting new people and guiding them through the intricacies of the property market.
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    Mel Moloney-Umpleby   Administrative Coordinator
    Mel joined the Company in 2006 with years of experience in the industry. Mel provides essential secretarial and administrative support to the sales teams in Haywards Heath, Lindfield, and Cuckfield Offices. As well as being responsible for keeping the offices running smoothly, her duties include answering telephone enquires and making appointments. Mel has a keen interest in property and helping people move, so takes particular pride in putting homes in their best light when preparing the property particulars.
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    Alexia Brooke Senior Negotiator
    Established within this industry in 2006 in Greater London following an HR and marketing background as well as mother to 4 children. Alexia then joined Mansell McTaggart in 2011 at our Forest Row office, subsequently transferring to our Billingshurst and Storrington offices after moving home and county. Having lived in Mid Sussex for 10 years from the mid 90s, we have now welcomed her to Cuckfield where she brings not only a wealth of experience but congenial professionalism.
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     Recent testimonials from buyers and sellers 
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      Mansell McTaggart Cuckfield
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      The Nook, High Steet, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5JX

      Tel: 01444 417600

      Email: cf@mansellmctaggart.co.uk  Facebook: mansellmctaggartcuckfield 

       Web: www.mansellmctaggart.co.uk   twitter: @mansellcuck      Instagrm:   @mansellscuckfield

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      They pulled out all the stops to please us

      We have found Mansell Mc Taggart to be approachable, reliable and helpful throughout. Their professional yet personal approach has been refreshing. We have been well informed throughout and Mansells pulled out all the stops to please both ourselves and our buyers. We could certainly use them again in the future."

      Mr & Mrs Hills, Bolney, 

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      They've  been first class

      "Throughout the whole sale Michael has been brilliant. He rang at least once a day to let us know how things were going and even gave us his personal mobile number in case we needed to speak to him in the evening about absolutely anything. I can't fault Michael or anyone in the team at Mansell McTaggart. As far as I am concerned they've been first class."

      Mrs Peters, Cuckfield, 

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      Happy to recommend and would use again

      Having dealt with a number of agents recently in selling, buying and relocating my ageing parents, I have come to realise that some agents will say anything in order to secure their commission. However, my experience with Mansell Mc Taggarts in Cuckfield was far from that. Even though it was not a smooth sale these agents acted responsibly, professionally and took a pragmatic approach in these difficult current market conditions. I especially commend the hard work and talents of their young negotiator Michael Lambert, who provided an excellent service and was able to make a tight deadline by going the extra mile for me, even when the sale itself was more or less certain..I wonder how many other agents would have been prepared to do this. I am a fundamental believer in the goodness of human nature, despite it's flaws so thank you Mansells for restoring that faith in human nature. I am happy to recommend your services and would use you again if the opportunity arose

      Mr  Johnson, Stapelfield, 

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       impressed with your professionalism throughout

      You are the fourth Estate Agent we have asked to sell The Forge. You have been the most committed and we have been so impressed with your professionalism throughout. Many thanks for all you have done to get us to the exchange of contracts.

      Mr & Mrs Frank  

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      helpful and reassuring

      I would like to put on record how helpful and reassuring Michael has been during my house sale. Always cheerful and doing his best to resolve tricky situations it was a pleasure to have his advise.

      Mrs Worrell 

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      They always had time.....
      Here's a list of comments from a survey of our clients, carried out in response to the question: Was there anything that particularly pleased you about Mansell McTaggart?
      " Professional and kept us informed of progress at all times. " 
       " Were able to put their money where their mouth was with regard to having a buyer in place already. "
       " Yes, they kept me informed and up to date with things. "
       " Agent knowledgeable and guided us through the selling process as we live overseas, ignorant of the process in the UK and dealing with it from long distance. "
       " To be honest I wouldn't have chosen them so I started the process with low expectations, however having been through the sale and purchase I would now not hesitate to recommend them. They were always polite, friendly, responsive and proactive. They chased people when needed and were very understanding of my personal circumstances and needs. "
       " They were very efficient and kept me informed as to what was happening on a regular basis. "
       " They were communicative, and they would call back if promised. " 
       " They always had time....." 
       " The branch had a very business-like yet friendly and straightforward approach. " 
       " The sale proved problematic and we lost the first buyer. Guy did a really good job in keeping me informed and updated and really went the extra mile to keep everyone on board. "
       " They kept us informed at all times even when the odds were not in our favour. " 
       " They kept in touch with me all the time by email which was great as I work full time. " 
       " They were always quick to return my calls. "
       " Always kept us informed as to progress on the sale " 
       " Great sales people, very on the ball " 
       " They achieved the purpose we sought from them, professionally and in an amicable fashion "

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      I'd definitely use them again

      "I have been house hunting since November 2012 and during that time I have to say that Mansell Mctaggart  have been the most competent agent I have had to deal with. Richard would call me on a regular basis, to check in with how my house hunting was going and to see if I was still looking and would either discuss new properties coming on the market with them or just to confirm if I still needed him to keep an eye out for me. I am extremely impressed with how they have handled the whole buying experience for me, and I'd definitely use them again in the future if I was looking to buy or sell."

      Mr Berry, Cuckfield, 

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      very impressed with his professionalism

      We recently dealt with Richard at Mansell Mctaggart in Cuckfield. He was exceptionally professional. He made every effort to secure a deal for us but when this fell through he completed canvassing on our behalf and secured another property. We are sincerely grateful for everything Richard has done to support and help us find a new home.

      Mr & Mrs Eastham, Croydon

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      Thank you
      To everyone at  Mansell McTaggart You're All Great! Thank you for finding us such a lovely house!! best wishes M & P
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      Thank you for all your hard work and support

      Richard, Michael and team Thank you so much for all the hard work and support you gave us in getting Ivybank we love it here and know we wouldn't have got it without your hard work. Hope business continues to go well Mr & Mrs Mather Cuckfield

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      I only wish i had gone with you from the outset 
      Dear Richard, I wanted to thank you and Michael for facilitating the Sale of Hillbank at such a difficult time in the market. I thought you did a very professional job and were extremely kind and supportive. I only wish I had decided to go with you at the very outset. In any event, all is now done and completed and I wish you continued success in the future. With warm regards. Edric
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