Welcome To Sharp Estate Agents & Lettings Ltd
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    Hello and Welcome to Sharp Estate Agents & Lettings Ltd a successful, independent Estate Agents proudly owned by Lorna Sharp specialising in the sale of residential homes, lettings and property management in your area.

    A genuine passion for the business Lorna Sharp offers a wealth of experience and knowledge having worked as an Estate Agent in the local area for over 21 years. Lorna's proactive approach and team of property professionals have earned her and the company its solid industry reputation for excellence and professionalism.

    "We believe our clients are the most important people, and work tirelessly to put our clients needs first." Our service is totally client led with a strong emphasis on understanding their goals and requirements and achieving successful results by demonstrating the ability to problem solve, think outside the box and provide an unbeatable service every time. Committed to delivering the highest levels of customer care and service and a member of the Property Ombudsman Scheme.

    Situated in the centre of Accrington, the office gives unmatched visibility to its wide portfolio of properties.

     If you are looking to buy, sell or rent we offer a totally dedicated service with the talent, commitment and experience that does make a difference.

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    Preparing Your Home For Sale
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    • People tend not to buy bricks and mortar, but a 'home.' If a house doesn't 'feel' right it will be difficult to sell. The 'feel' of your house can be influenced by a host of individual factors. Here are a few hints to help you make your house 'feel' like your viewers' new 'home'.
    • First impressions are vital. Ensure that the front garden is neat and tidy and that the front elevation of the house, at least, is well maintained - particularly the front door! A hanging basket by the front door is well worth the investment. 
    • Tidy up! Clutter really does make a house look smaller. A tidy house has the feel of a much larger one. Think about any unnecessary furniture as well. If in doubt - get it out!
    • Pay attention to the smells. Homebuyers use all their senses when getting the 'feel' of your home. Clean the curtains and carpets and give the whole place a good 'spring clean'. There's a lot of truth in the old adage of employing the aroma of freshly baked bread and a pot of fresh coffee. At least, use a little pot pourri around the place. A couple of bunches of fresh fragrant flowers make a huge difference.
    • In addition to preparation of the house itself, gather together a portfolio of paperwork that any serious potential buyer may very well want to see. Gas, electricity bills etc., plus any guarantees for damp proofing or other remedial work that have been undertaken.
    • Whilst these tasks may seem something of a chore, they really will make a tremendous difference to the saleability of your house.
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    The Legal Process For England & Wales
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    Buying or selling your home has been likened to death or divorce: It can be a stressful experience. But a problem shared is a problem halved and we are here to help you through the process. We can advise and assist in many ways but perhaps the most important is our ability to liaise with all the solicitors to ensure as little hassle as possible:

     • If you are selling, we will undertake the marketing and use our best endeavours to suit your requirements by introducing a suitable buyer at the best possible price;

    • If you are buying, we can offer you our wide range of properties on which we are instructed and guide you through the purchase procedures generally.

    In either case, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will ensure that all the legal requirements are met and you are selling, or purchasing, in accordance with your instructions.

    The legal process may seem a minefield but the sale or purchase of land is fundamentally different from buying or selling anything else. If you agree upon a price to buy or sell a motor vehicle, but then change your mind, you could be sued for breach of a verbal contract. This does not apply to land as there are many more obligations involved which need to be checked through and understood.

    For over three hundred years, since the Statute of Frauds 1677, the law has required the sale or purchase of land to be set out in writing, signed and containing all the important terms. It used to be commonplace for any offer made, and any acceptance of that offer, which was in writing, to be endorsed with the magic words 'subject to contract' - this was to avoid either party being legally bound inadvertently. If those words were not used, then an exchange of letters could be sufficient to bind both parties.

    You may find the term 'subject to contract' still in use but it is no longer so critical since modern legislation requires sales of land to be recorded in a specific format, called a Deed, which cannot be created unintentionally. That said, the expression remains in use as a convenient shorthand note to indicate that an offer is still provisional and not a firm commitment so the term may still appear in the correspondence.

    At this stage there may still be minor negotiations to be concluded. For example, does the sale agreement include, or exclude, furnishings and fittings? By this is meant any of the moveable items which could be taken from the property without damage to the structure - 'chattels' in legal terminology. Misunderstandings can arise and should be dealt with at the outset. Carpets and curtains are the most common chattels. They can be excluded, or included, in the price.

    As can other items. It should be remembered that the legal definition of 'chattels' is 'personal property'. Often, a description of the property will include (or exclude) 'fixtures and fittings'. This can be a trap for the unwary buyer or seller. As stated, in law, a 'fixture'is something secured to the property which cannot be removed without damage to the structure. For example, a hob which is part of a fitted kitchen. As such, it is part of the property and the seller has no right to remove it without notice. Unless the contract expressly makes reference to this item being excluded from the sale, it should remain. As it is fastened to the property it is, in law, an immovable. The same applies to plants and shrubs in the garden, although light fittings may generally be removed if this does not significantly damage the ceiling.

    To avoid delay, expense and uncertainty, we always recommend spelling out exactly what is being taken and what will be left. With most properties being liable for Stamp Duty based on the contract price there may be more attention paid to the value of the 'fixtures and fittings' to avoid falling into a higher duty band.

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    Domestic Removals and Storage
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    Once a date has been set for you to move into your new home you need to start planning your move.

    The first step is to book a removal company after obtaining estimates from two or three removers. Don't forget to include the contents of your loft, garage and garden in the estimates.

    Remember to make arrangements well in advance with service providers such as your telephone company and gas and electricity boards so final bills can be prepared and also, if necessary, for the disconnection of appliances.

    It is usually best to leave all the packing to the removal company. (Anything you pack yourself will not be covered by insurance, but your removal company can offer insurance cover.) Most companies supply free packing cases and wardrobes.

    The removal company will advise how best to deal with fine art, antiques and pianos; in fact, some companies specialise in their removal.Well in advance of your move you should start running down foodstocks in your deep freeze and fridge.

    It is not usually necessary to empty drawers containing clothes or small objects, but leave them unlocked.Drawing up a plan of where you want your possessions positioned in your new home is helpful as is labelling the packing cases.

    Before your moving date advise the removers of possible obstacles at your home, such as difficult access, narrow stairways or doorways or parking restrictions.

    Let your remover have a key to the new property in case they arrive before you do. A map and a contact telephone number are also helpful.Remember to let your doctor, vet, bank or building society have your new address and telephone number.

    Organise for your mail to be re-directed and send address cards to friends and relatives.

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    If you've sold your house and plan to live in furnished accommodation while you're between homes, you may need to have your house contents put into storage.

    Many removal companies offer containerised storage.

    Self-storage systems are becoming more popular - these offer you your own private storage unit. You store your goods...you lock the unit...and you keep the key! Access is usually during working hours.

    Your mover can arrange adequate loss/fire insurance cover which needs to be in effect before you move.Storage charges are usually payable monthly in advance.

    Check what the handling charges will be when you want to take your goods out of store.

    If freezers or fridges have to be stored, they need to be defrosted and cleaned about a week before you move. Washing machines should also be clean and dry.

    Ensure important documents such as passports or birth certificates are not put into store - you never know when you may need them!

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Big Thank you
      Big Thank you to Lorna, Sharron and Heidi for all your help and a quick sale of my property. The service you provide is next to none. Will definitely use you again in the future.Thanks again, Craig
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      Very friendly professional staff
      Very friendly professional staff. Take all the stress away from buying and selling houses. Highly recommend. Thanks again
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      professional and friendly service
      I used Sharp estate agents when selling my house in Accrington. They provided a professional and friendly service. They were particular helpfull when it came to little things just outside their contact - for example when I couldn't get to the property, they took gas/electric meter reading for me.
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      such a lovely bunch, thanks for all ongoing help 
      I have been working with Sharps estate agents for the past couple of months and just wanted to thank the team you are all such a lovely bunch, thanks for all ongoing help & support.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Just wanted to thank you for all the support and help you provided with selling our home.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      the staff at Sharps extremely helpful
      Testimonial: I have recently bought my house through Sharps Estate Agents Accrington and would like to say a few words about their service and my experience with them .I initially contacted Sharps about another house which I was interested in but didn't buy, and registered with them and asked if they would alert me about properties in the Accrington area which matched my criteria.. From that time on Sharps showed their professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm. I was regularly sent text about new houses on the market. This attention to detail and perseverance paid off and they found me the house I eventually bought. I found the staff at Sharps extremely helpful, always ready to listen and deal with the inevitable hiccups that come with buying a house. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff was very pro active in liaising with both parties and their legal representatives. All in all I recommend Sharps Estate and also would not hesitate to use them should I be selling a house. Mick Harfield
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      Fantastic service
      Fantastic service! Friendly helpful staff who took the time to listen to my needs and then worked swiftly to get me in my new home. Would highly recommend!
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      I would recommend them to anyone.
      Lorna and the team are fantastic to work with and I would recommend them to anyone.
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      Love these guys
      Love these guys! always helpful, honest and hard working. They know Accrington better than anyone! excellent sales and lettings service
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      We honestly couldn't be happier
      Iv been renting a property with Sharps for nearly 2years, moving in was quick and easy, the house is amazing and although a few problems have occurred with the property they contacted my landlord quickly and a builder was out with in the week. At some point (a couple of years yet) I will have to leave this house for a 3 bed which I'm gutted about as I love it but will definitely be sticking with Sharps
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    Sharp Letting & Property Management Ltd are a successful, independently owned firm of estate agents, specialising in the sale of residential homes. The pro-active approach of its team of property professionals has earned the company its solid industry reputation for excellence and professionalism and continually striving to Improve the quality of the service it offers to its customers.

    Situated in the centre of Accrington, the office gives unmatched visibility to its wide portfolio of properties.

    If you are looking to buy or sell in the Hyndburn Area we offer a totally dedicated service with the talent, commitment and experience that does make a difference.

    Sharp Letting & Property Management Ltd is QUALITY SERVICE: Our Company policy is to uphold the high standards we set long ago in the property field. Standards of service and experience that are your guarantees of the best possible selling service.

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    6 Blackburn Road Accrington BB5 1HD

    Buying: 01254 494047  Local call rate
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