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    When it comes to selling or letting your property we understand that not everyone requires an aggressive marketing campaign, and so we listen carefully to each clients individual requirements.
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    Specialising in all aspects of residential sales and lettings in the Bromley Borough, we offer a bespoke service that combines contemporary techniques with traditional values. We are proud of our independence and believe that it is a privilege to be entrusted with a client's property, and will endeavour to tailor our expertise to meet your needs whilst making the whole process as stress free as possible.
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    One of the Company's biggest strengths is the friendly and professional service offered to every client by our highly motivated and trained staff. Our proven track record means we have a high level of customer retention with a large proportion of repeat business from referrals and satisfied clients. This means that you can expect a warm welcome from our sales and lettings team, irrespective of whether you are a vendor, sales applicant, landlord or tenant.

    We are independently owned and our reputation is our business, which is why our clients return to us.

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INTRODUCTION TO LETTINGS
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    The Property

    Preparing the home that is to be let is important, ensuring that it is in good decorative order, tidy and that repairs have been carried out. The better the condition of the house the better quality tenants you will attract. First impressions are important and any problems with the home will not go away. In fact they are likely to get worse.

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    Energy Performance Certificates

    Since 1st October 2008, Landlords have been legally required to provide copies of an Energy Performance Certificate to potential tenants. An EPC tells a landlord and prospective tenants how energy efficient a rental property is on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient. The EPC certificate also indicates, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the property has on the environment. If landlords fail to obtain an EPC before they market a rental property they may be liable for a fine and must withdraw the property from market until they have obtained one.

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    Fire Safety
    All furniture and furnishing need to meet strict criteria laid out in the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations1988 (amended 1989 and 1993). Under these regulations all upholstered items, including beds and sofas, must have fire resistant filling and have passed a match resistance test. As a general rule items bought before 1988 may need to be replaced. The regulations apply to pillows, beds, sofas, armchairs and nursery furniture but not antique furniture or furniture made before 1950, duvets, curtains and carpets.
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    Electrical Safety
    The electrical wiring in the home must also be safe and in good working order and smoke alarms should be fitted and work properly. Wiring that is more than 15 years old needs to be inspected annually. The relevant law regarding electrical safety for landlords is The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and Smoke Detectors Act 1991.
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    Gas Safety
    Landlords are also required to ensure that any gas boilers and other equipment are serviced once a year. A landlord is also legally required to provide a tenant with an annual gas safety certificate. The service must by carried out by a contractor registered with Gas Safe previously known as CORGI. The relevant law is The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998.
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    Types of Landlord Insurance

    Your buildings insurance will most likely be included as part of your Maintenance charges and will be renewed by the subsequently appointed block management company

    Contents insurance to cover items not included as part of the buildings insurance - even if your apartment is to be rented unfurnished; sometimes carpets are not included in the policy, even though the Amtico may be

    Liability insurance (this may form part of your Contents Insurance) to cover issues such as personal injury claims by tenants

    Loss of rent insurance (this also may form part of your Contents Insurance) to cover any damage or building work, which makes your property un-rentable for a period of time

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    Rent & Legal Warranty
    This kind of 'insurance' covers you for loss of rent but will also provide legal cover to assist in any necessary eviction of the tenant. The Sinclair Hammelton rent & Legal Warranty also offers 75% of your monthly rental income for up to 2 months after vacant possession has been achieved whilst you are trying to re let the property
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    Permission to Let
    Before you can let your property, you should contact your Mortgage Lender to advise that you will be renting your property and also your Freeholder (if applicable). Your Freeholder may also charge for the Permission to Let and it may be provided on a yearly renewable basis.
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Tenant's Guide
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    Tenancy Application
    All persons over the age of 18 wishing to move into their chosen property must complete a reference form and be named on the Tenancy Agreement. References will be undertaken by Lets Sure, for which a charge is payable by you. Lets Sure will contact your employer/accountant and current/previous landlord. A credit check will also be carried out.

    As an indication of your commitment to renting the property, and in consideration for the landlord not actively marketing the property pending the result of the credit checks, a payment of £300 is required. This will be accounted for as a credit in your move in balance invoice.

    Please note that if your references are unsatisfactory to us or the landlord, or fail due to undisclosed/falsified
    information, or you withdraw from renting the property then the payment of £300 is non-refundable. Should the landlord withdraw from letting the property (other than for the reasons aforementioned) the payment of £300 will be refunded in full. The reference fee is non-refundable once the referencing procedure has commenced.

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    Company Lets
    If the applicant is a company, the company must be based in the UK.
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    Affordability Criteria
    In most cases, in order to pass the affordability criteria you should be earning at least 30 times the monthly rent. If you are unsure if you are earning enough to meet these criteria, contact us prior to your references being processed. If you are not earning enough you may have the option subject to the agreement of the landlord of providing a guarantor for your tenancy or paying rent in advance. Please note that guarantors must be UK resident.
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    Move In Balance Invoice

    This will be provided to you before the commencement of the tenancy and it will set out the balance due on or before the agreed move in date. Please note that keys will not be released until your balance is received by Sinclair Hammelton in cleared funds. Payment may be made by BACS/CHAPS transfer to our account. Please note that we cannot accept cash to pay your move in balance.

    Your move in balance invoice will consist of (please note: some fee's may not be applicable to your situation and are inclusive of VAT

    • First month's rent in advance
    • Six week security deposit
    • Tenant Share of Set Up Fee Charge : £150 per applicant
    • Inventory check cost which is dependant on size and the furnishings in the property
    • Pet Fee - dependant on size of property and animal £300 (if required)
    • Guarantor Fee £65 per guarantor (if required)
    • Permitted Occupant £35 (if required)
    • Company Tenancy Set Up Fee £195
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    Security Deposit & Tenancy Agreement

    Sinclair Hammelton will prepare a Tenancy Agreement for both parties to sign. You will have the opportunity to read the Tenancy Agreement and raise any questions before signing. If the tenancy is renewed, a further £75 inc VAT charge will be payable by you in respect of the renewal.

    The Tenancy Agreement is a legal document and you are recommended to take independent legal advice before signing it. Your return of the signed Tenancy Agreement will be treated as your authority for Sinclair Hammelton to date and complete the Tenancy Agreement, thus committing you to the Tenancy on the agreed start date. Please note however that your return of the signed Tenancy Agreement will not create a binding contract until we receive the Landlord's signed part of the Tenancy Agreement and the landlord's express confirmation to complete the Tenancy Agreement. In addition keys can not be released until we are in receipt of the full cleared funds as set out in the move in balance invoice.

    The security deposit is held against the tenant adhering to all their obligations set out in the Tenancy Agreement; particularly those to do with cleanliness & condition of the property and payment of rent and utility bills. The deposit will be held by the DPS. No interest is payable to either party. At the end of your tenancy, the deposit will not be released until agreement is reached between both parties regarding any necessary deductions.

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    Paying Rent
    Rent is payable in advance by standing order, either to Sinclair Hammelton or direct to your landlord depending on which service your landlord has chosen. Please ensure your standing order is set up so that rent arrives on the due date.
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    Inventory and Schedule of Condition
    The Inventory & Schedule of Condition details the fixtures and fittings and describes their condition and that of the property generally. The Landlord and tenant often share the costs involved in preparing and checking the inventory. The inventory & schedule of condition helps protect the interests of both landlord and tenant by providing an independent assessment of the property at the commencement of the tenancy. It is preferable that tenants are present at the check in as this document will be used at the end of the tenancy when comparisons are made. These will form the basis for any necessary deductions from the deposit.
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    During the Tenancy
    Tenants are expected to abide by their obligations set out in the Tenancy Agreement. If the property is managed by Sinclair Hammelton we will contact you during the tenancy to arrange maintenance visits.
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Our Lettings Team
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    Nicola Stanway - Head of Lettings & Management
    Nicci is our Head of Lettings and Management and has been in the industry for 15 years. She still gets a thrill from finding the right property for a tenant and the right tenant for a landlord. Nicci has recently joined us from a large corporate agency in Bromley; her motto is professionalism with a personal touch. Outside of work Nicci is a mum and loves spending time in the kitchen creating 'interesting' new dishes.
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    Joel French - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    Joel started in estate agency in 2014 working in the busy Central London areas before joining Sinclair Hammelton early this year to be closer to home. A keen Arsenal fan; he likes the gym, playing football and likes nothing better than success, and the rewards that it brings.
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    Wendy Walsh - Lettings Negotiator
    Wendy has two young children and has enjoyed spending time with them and her family after a short career break. Wendy comes to us after 8 years as P.A. working for a Regional Director at a large Insurance group and enjoys using her extensive organizational and great people skills to ensure that tenants and landlords receive a fantastic service. When shes not enjoying a few glasses of wine with friends Wendy enjoys a spot of cooking, often baking treats for the office.
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    Molly Dunn - Property Manager
    Since leaving school Molly has pursued a career within the lettings industry firstly as a letting Negotiator and then as a Property Manager.  This has given her the experience and skills required to deal with both our landlords and perspective tenants, making her a valued member of our lettings team. Molly holds a great interest for fashion and is Sinclair Hammelton's very own fashionista and girl about town who enjoys dining out and travelling as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.
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    Sue Clifford - Accounts Administrator
    Sue has previous banking and property management experience which she has gained over a number of years. She is multi talented and highly organised and believes in a high level of customer service. When Sue is not in work, she enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with her grandchildren, family and experiencing far away travel destinations. She also enjoys entertaining and is an avid cake maker, loves watching cookery programmes and picking up tips.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley on 020 8464 5566.


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    About Us
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      Sinclair Hammelton was established in 2010 and is an Independent Estate Agent specialising in the sale and letting of residential properties in Bromley. The branch is managed by Russell Sinclair, who has over 25 years' experience in the business.

      Russell is joined by an enthusiastic team of experienced Sales Negotiators, namely, Matthew Hirst, Harry Wright together with Luke Simpson Assistant Manager and Luke Goatley Manager.

      One of the Company's biggest strengths is the friendly and professional service offered to every client by our highly motivated and trained staff. Our proven track record means we have a high level of customer retention with a large proportion of repeat business from referrals and satisfied clients. This means that you can expect a warm welcome from our sales and lettings team, irrespective of whether you are a vendor, sales applicant, landlord or tenant.

      If you are planning a move our team will be pleased to help. Simply call us on 020 8464 5566.

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      A friendly, professional service

      Sinclair Hammelton was established in 2010 and is an Independent Estate Agent specialising in the sale and letting of residential properties in Bromley. The branch is managed by Russell Sinclair, who has over 25 years' experience in the business.

      Russell is joined by an enthusiastic team of experienced Sales Negotiators, namely, Matthew Hirst, Harry Wright together with Luke Simpson Assistant Manager and Luke Goatley Manager.

      One of the Company's biggest strengths is the friendly and professional service offered to every client by our highly motivated and trained staff. Our proven track record means we have a high level of customer retention with a large proportion of repeat business from referrals and satisfied clients. This means that you can expect a warm welcome from our sales and lettings team, irrespective of whether you are a vendor, sales applicant, landlord or tenant.

      If you are planning a move our team will be pleased to help. Simply call us on 020 8464 5566.

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      FREE VALUATION
      If you are thinking of selling your home, we offer a FREE no obligation valuation from one of our experienced and knowledgeable property valuers
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      OPEN DAYS

      Our bespoke Open Days are a great way of inviting prospective purchasers to see your property collectively during one short time period, rather than through the more time consuming method of individual appointments. Most of our property Open Days take place on weekends as this is when buyers have more time to look around the properties they are interested in.

      All prospective buyers will be personally invited by us with bespoke invitations. In addition, your property will be marketed on all the property portals, within The News Shopper and in local lifestyle magazines. This will ensure we reach the very widest possible audience. An Open Day also enables prospective purchasers to see that the house they are viewing is in great demand, which in turn encourages buyers to make the best offer they possibly can.

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    We also offer...
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      BESPOKE FINANCIAL ADVICE - ROSE CAPITAL PARTNERS
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      We want to help our clients get the very best financial deal they can, which is why we have forged a long standing relationship with a prestigious, well-established, local firm of independent financial advisers, Rose Capital Partners. As clients of Sinclair Hammelton estate agents, you will now be able to access bespoke financial advice designed to fund and protect your property. As you would expect, this financial advice is both confidential and independent, and an initial consultation, without obligation, is free.

      Rose Capital advisers are based in our offices throughout the week, including Saturdays, to ensure our client's needs are promptly attended to. They will be happy to meet with you in one of our branches or at your home and are keen to work around your schedule.

      If you are a first time buyer, buy-to-let investor or simply moving up or down the property ladder, just give our professional team of advisers a call and they will be delighted to devise a solution for you. Alternatively, you might be wondering whether your existing mortgage and mortgage protection policies are performing sufficiently well and remain cost competitive in the current financial climate.

      Like Sinclair Hammelton, the ethos of our financial advice partners is one of 'best advice'. Their motivation is to enhance the experience you already receive from us. Why not give them a call in one of our branches and see what they can do!

      Email mortgages@sinclairhammelton.co.uk

      Or call on 020 7935 7866
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      LAND AND NEW HOMES DEPARTMENT

      We have an active Land and New Homes department which specialises in acquiring and selling land and development opportunities. We also work alongside major house builders and those offering unique one off, newly built homes in and around the Borough of Bromley and the South East. We assist both small and large developers by offering a whole range of bespoke services.

      From single units to phased developments, from selling off-plan to build completion, we will tailor a service to suit your marketing requirements. We will draw on our market knowledge to provide comparable evidence which will help you make the right decisions. We will also provide brochure designs, advertising campaigns and site launches.

      If you feel your property may have some development potential, do please give us a call and we will be happy to advise you. Whether you have a large garden or a plot of land (large or small), we can help you maximise its potential.

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      Contact Kathryn Sinclair or Jackie Ray

      1 Chatsworth Parade, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1DF

      Tel: 01689 806770 (option 1)

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      Testimonials
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        We are always delighted to hear from our vendors and buyers; here's what a few of them had to say about us.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        " Dear Morwenna, Thank you for all your help through this long process. I am sure your active involvement in the whole of the long chain made a difference. I am so glad that we listened to Russell and yourself and did not use an internet agent.  We think you earned your money!"
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        " You made our lives very simple. You are uncomplicated and have the old fashioned trust that is rare and hard to find in these current times. It cannot be easy for your business to compete and rise above and beyond in a market where other agents give everyone a poor reputation, but I hope you will be able to break that by delivering the
        service you and your team do so well."
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        " Thank you very much for all your hard work in selling Newbury Road. Your staff worked very hard to get the end result and we are so happy in our new home. Many thanks. "
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        "We just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your hard work on our behalf. We really appreciate it and know it hasn't been easy. We look forward to our ongoing business with you."
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        "Just a huge thank you for all your team's help and patience with helping me through an emotional time. I am now looking forward to the next chapter in my life and would be happy to recommend you to any of my close friends. "
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        " We can't say thank you enough for your team's hard work in selling our house. "
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        " Thank you. I must praise your extremely pleasant and helpful staff, who were very patient with all our questions and decision making. Natalie was extremely happy, polite and a pleasure to work with and Lucy was an excellent help with all the legal issues. "
      • Seller Testimonial

        Great Service "Luke & Matt have both been very friendly and helpful. They rang every week to update me on progress. In my eyes that managed the sale of the property very well and very speedily. Thank you to both of them."
      • Seller Testimonial

        Excellent service "We met with several agents before deciding on Sinclair hammelton We were impressed by their professional & positive manner without being pushy. Ours was a long chain (at one stage 12 of us) & if it hadn't been for Amy Reynolds in West Wickham office I feel sure it would have collapsed. She worked tirelessly (regularly being in contact on her days off) smoothing problems that we were unaware of & keeping us positive. It is rare to find such a professional & concientious attitude in someone her age. A big thank you to Amy she is an asset & I have recommended your agency because of her. "

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        "I bought my first property through Sinclair Hammelton during the Summer of 2015. My agent was Michael Gibbs. Michael was professional and helpful throughout. He was always easy to get hold of and kept me informed at all stages of the process. I can't recommend him enough. I also dealt with Luke Goatley quite a lot in the last few days leading to the exchange and he too was very helpful. I would recommend Sinclair Hammelton again and again. "
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "Matt is both very personable and professional to deal with. He has made buying through your firm a real pleasure."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        " A very big thank you to you all for your help... you did a fabulous job. As you know I was extremely nervous but felt at ease throughout the process thanks to your continued support. I am now enjoying my new home and am very happy. "
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Great company, great staff, great service "I recently purchased an investment property and found the team informed, professional and friendly. They made the whole process easy"
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley on 020 8464 5566.


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      Find Us

      Branch address

      23 High Street,
      Bromley,
      BR1 1LG

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 3328  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 3331  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley. 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 Sinclair Hammelton, Bromley on 020 8464 5566.