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Welcome to Starkings & Watson
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    Selling & Letting homes like yours.
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    It's all in our name. Literally. Starkings & Watson are an independent estate agents, known both for our expertise and for doing things a little differently like putting people and our local community first and creating unrivalled customer experiences. From our central hub we value, market and sell property throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
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    We live in an amazing part of the world. Norfolk and Suffolk are famous for picturesque villages and towns steeped in heritage, while Norwich offers a vibrant city in which to live. All of this is just a stone's throw from beautiful beaches and breath-taking coastline. We love the distinctive and unusual mix of properties across our counties and we love helping people like you achieve the very best price for your homes. These are the reasons we love what we do.

    We're sure you already know what estate agents do, so we won't waste your valuable time detailing absolutely everything we can do for you.

    Naturally, we are able to provide you with all the services and information you need to make your sale or letting as successful and positive as possible, and of course to maximise the price you achieve for your home.

    What we would like to do is tell you about the things that we think really matter when choosing an estate agent to sell or let your home.
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Landlords
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    Be Different. You will be rewarded.
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    In a super-busy property market, we know that prospective tenants respond best to innovative, attractive and engaging marketing. After all, there are hundreds of properties to let.
    That's where we come in.

    By letting with us, you're getting your property in front of the right people in an interesting and beautifully presented way that shows your property to its full potential. No wonky photos, no boring descriptions and no rushing your property onto the market without it being perfect! It's as simple as that.

    We include a free six month rent guarantee insurance on all our managed properties that covers payment of rent and legal protection should you need it. Terms and conditions apply so please do check out the small print.

    At no extra cost, we employ a specialist inventory clerk to produce a comprehensive inventory of your property with photographs to ensure you are protected. We also inspect your property at the end of the first month, and at quarterly intervals.
    We'll make sure that your property looks at its absolute best everywhere that your potential tenants will see it - whether it's your brochure, on our website, in the newspaper or being shared on Facebook and social media.

    We know how important it is for you to have the right kind of tenants living in your property. We have a very thorough vetting and referencing process that ensures we put the highest calibre of tenant into our rental properties. Every prospective tenant will have a personal meeting with our Lettings team as part of the process. Our aim is to place only the kind of tenants that we'd happily accommodate in our own houses.

    Don't forget, the majority of our clients are referred and recommended to us so we really do want to provide you with an experience that impresses you so much you'll want to tell everyone you know.
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Tenants
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    Be the first to know!
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    Utilising the very best technology we run a very successful Mailing List where we can inform you of suitable properties as soon as we are instructed - even before they are advertised on the major portals! If you are serious about your property search make sure you register for our email updates if we feel we have found you the one!

    We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community. From our centralised hub we are open 7 days a week to assist you in your search for the perfect home.

    We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

    Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your letting from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people match people and properties perfectly. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.
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Meet our Team
  • Introduction

    Shiny Happy People.
    Some of the happy faces that will look after your home.
  • Team Member

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    Chris Starkings MNAEA MARLA - Managing Director
    Trained to the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Letting Agents standards, and having worked in Norfolk and Suffolk for over 10 years, there isn't much he doesn't know about where you live!

    Married to Louise, with a young son named Theo, he lives outside Norwich in Ashby St Mary NR14. Having been a founding Director of Kudos Residential a multi-branch estate agency in Norwich, which became Hunters, Chris knows what is required of today's Estate Agents. With a passion for success and for delivering an amazing experience, he has worked to create a truly unique estate agency, where this time, his name is quite literally above the door.
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    Dawn Garratt - Lettings Manager

    Having moved to Norfolk from Hertfordshire over 5 years ago, to be nearer to her family, and now living in Great Yarmouth, with her husband Steve, where they are currently renovating their home. Dawns experience in the Norfolk and Suffolk lettings market, started when she worked for Kudos Residential, and later a Corporate Estate Agency.

    Having decided to get back to Independent Estate Agency, a well-earned break to see her son in Australia kicked off the next step in her career. Now able to use her considerable knowledge having worked in lettings for over eight years, Dawn now works alongside Chris, having previously worked together, and completely agrees with the ethos of service to both landlords and tenants.

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    Annie Edwards MNAEA - Sales Progressor

    Born and bred in Norfolk, with a few trips out of the county, most of Annie's life has been spent here in Norfolk, with over 33 years of experience in the Estate Agency Industry. Living South of Norwich, Annie has worked for a variety of large and small Estate Agencies, handling a vast array of property types and styles. Always wanting to help her clients, Annie offers the very best service to ensure each transaction runs as smoothly as possible.

    Wanting to remain in Estate Agency, but on a part-time basis, Annie has taken charge of the Sales Progression at Starkings & Watson, assisting the team by being in the office, and contactable when clients need her. With Annie's vast experience, she has a great rapport with local solicitors, and an extensive knowledge when it comes to any tricky sale!

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    David Hawkes MNAEA - Senior Valuer

    David has settled in at Starkings and Watson with ease. His ethos for the buying and selling of property is in line with ours and far from what is found with both the independent and corporate agents on the high street he worked for previously. With over 8 years in customer service it's easy to see why, the customer is put first, and the personal service provided is of utmost importance.

    David has been covering areas of Norfolk as a Senior Valuer for several years. Having been born and raised in South Norfolk, working to the East of Norfolk and now living in the Norwich City Centre with his girlfriend Anna and their 'Russian Blue' cat Mozzie. He can provide local knowledge across a wide range of areas and a professional valuation at each appointment.

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    Steve Cox - Property Negotiator & Valuer

    A well-known face in the Great Yarmouth property market, with over 6 years of experience selling properties across NR29, NR30 and NR31. Living in Great Yarmouth, with his three children and two grandchildren close by, Steve knows the benefits of each village and Town centre living.

    Having worked for Independent Estate Agents from Negotiator, Valuer and to Management level, Steve has a vast array of experience across different priced properties, and both local and out of area buyers. Now looking after the East Coast for Starkings & Watson, Steve is the first point of call for valuations and viewings.

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    Peter Downes - Senior Negotiator

    Born in Norwich, and raised in South Norfolk, with a short stint out of the county in Bedfordshire, Peter returned in 2012 and has been in the Estate Agency industry for several years. Following a successful career in retail, climbing to management, Peter now has the skills to handle different properties, with communication being a key attribute.

    Having bought his first home in Poringland close to our Centralised Hub, Peter is now working with the team to manage the various properties, and increasing his skills by learning Valuation techniques, and working towards membership with the National Association of Estate Agents.

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    Ellie Strong - Negotiator

    Having lived in North Norfolk most of her life, Ellie has enjoyed rural living, and all that the countryside has to offer. Whilst growing up, Wymondham College Boarding School was a home from home for many years, through to AS levels. Surrounded by family and friends who worked and enjoyed the local housing market, Ellie went on to study business and property management for two years at City College in Norwich.

    Starting in the property industry in 2015, whilst also completing part time work in the retail and hospitality sectors, Ellie is now full time at Starkings & Watson, and is enjoying being part of the growing team! Accompanying viewings across the counties, Ellies infectious and outgoing personality is the perfect blend to put buyers at ease and sell the benefits of buying one of our clients homes!

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    Testimonials
    • Introduction

      What our client say about us.

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      It is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff.
      Hi Chris, Just a quick email. In my working career I used to be a UK Sales Manager for various Japanese/USA/European companies in the high value manufacturing sector always dealing with terms/conditions etc. My short experience with you has been excellent and I commend your working ways, it is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff - everyone has always been very professional and very efficient, keep up the good work. Mike W.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Nothing was too much trouble!
      Sharon was amazing when finding our house! Nothing was too much trouble, always followed bits and pieces up and such a lovely person. Highly recommend her to everyone! Jacqueline Coleman
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Great customer service!
      I want to say Thank You for showing great customer service and friendliness in our search for a property. Keep up the good work Sharon, and thank you again. You have a lot to give to others, including teaching many estate agent employees how to build a good rapport with their potential future clients. Dr S L
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.


    Title

    Welcome to Starkings & Watson
    • paragraph

      Selling & Letting homes like yours.
      image cannot be displayed
      It's all in our name. Literally. Starkings & Watson are an independent estate agents, known both for our expertise and for doing things a little differently like putting people and our local community first and creating unrivalled customer experiences. From our central hub we value, market and sell property throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
    • paragraph

      We live in an amazing part of the world. Norfolk and Suffolk are famous for picturesque villages and towns steeped in heritage, while Norwich offers a vibrant city in which to live. All of this is just a stone's throw from beautiful beaches and breath-taking coastline. We love the distinctive and unusual mix of properties across our counties and we love helping people like you achieve the very best price for your homes. These are the reasons we love what we do.
             

      We're sure you already know what estate agents do, so we won't waste your valuable time detailing absolutely everything we can do for you.

      Naturally, we are able to provide you with all the services and information you need to make your sale or letting as successful and positive as possible, and of course to maximise the price you achieve for your home.

      What we would like to do is tell you about the things that we think really matter when choosing an estate agent to sell or let your home.

    Contact us

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    Thinking of selling?
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      All estate agents are the same. Well, almost all. We're a little bit different.

      We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community.

      We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

      Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your sale from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people sell. Happy people achieve the best price for your home. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.

      We could boast about our extensive local knowledge across Norfolk and Suffolk, our amazing team of happy estate agents, our desire to provide the very best service, the number of calls we make each day, the number of followers we have on social media, and our goal of getting you the very best price for your home in the quickest time, and making you the happiest person alive ever.

      We could tell you all about our expert valuations, how our office and team are available 7 days a week, that we provide feedback after all our viewings, use the very latest technology to market your home, whilst also offering to accompany all of your viewers.

      But we won't make a song and dance of these things because we're different.
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    Buying
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      Be the first to know!
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      Utilising the very best technology we run a very successful Mailing List where we can inform you of suitable properties as soon as we are instructed - even before they are advertised on the major portals! If you are serious about your property search make sure you register for our email updates and telephone calls if we feel we have found you the one!

      We're an estate agency suited to the modern market in which we operate. We focus on the core values of client experience and staff happiness. Our business is centered on supporting our community. From our centralised hub we are open 7 days a week to assist you in your search for the perfect home.

      We have a simple mission: A modern day estate agency focused on the client experience and situated at the heart of the community. Our team are memorable, whilst ensuring our business delivers a trusted partnership giving both our clients and team a home now and in the future.

      Your dedicated, experienced estate agent will oversee your purchase from the moment we meet to handing over the keys and beyond. Our team are encouraged to be flexible and think outside the box. They are not bound to a desk like the typical estate agent. We say thank you at every step and our genuine local knowledge underpins our support for the community. We have fun and look after our people so that our team is happy. But why do we want our team to be happy? Happy people match people and properties perfectly. Ultimately, we look after our team, so they can look after you.

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    Additional Services
    • service

      We sell homes. We don't do mortgages, surveys or practise conveyancing, we leave this to the experts. Our carefully selected partners are tried and tested, not only by our customers, but by us, and our friends and families.
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      Conveyancing
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      Clapham and Collinge. Rosemary Farman and her team of expert conveyancers have gained a reputation for providing first class legal services in Norfolk and are accredited members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
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      Financial Advice

      We proudly recommend a local firm of Mortgage and Protection Specialists who have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

      They pride themselves on service and not your traditional 9-5 outfit so happy to do evening appointments at your home or at their office taking you through the whole process of buying a property at your convenience.

      Specialist in all types of mortgages including...

      • First Time Buyers
      • Home Movers
      • Remortgages
      • Buy To Let
      • Lifetime Mortgages
      • Commercial Mortgages

      If you would like a personal introduction please get in touch and we will happily arrange this for you.

      YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

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      Surveys
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      Boulton & Brown. Nigel and Colin provide a trusted and professional approach to surveying, with the ability to provide Homebuyer and Building Survey Reports.
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    Meet our Team
    • Introduction

      Shiny Happy People.
      Some of the happy faces that will look after your home.
    • Team Member

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      Chris Starkings MNAEA MARLA - Managing Director
      Trained to the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Letting Agents standards, and having worked in Norfolk and Suffolk for over 10 years, there isn't much he doesn't know about where you live!

      Married to Louise, with a young son named Theo, he lives outside Norwich in Ashby St Mary NR14. Having been a founding Director of Kudos Residential a multi-branch estate agency in Norwich, which became Hunters, Chris knows what is required of today's Estate Agents. With a passion for success and for delivering an amazing experience, he has worked to create a truly unique estate agency, where this time, his name is quite literally above the door.
    • Team Member

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      Annie Edwards MNAEA - Sales Progressor

      Born and bred in Norfolk, with a few trips out of the county, most of Annie's life has been spent here in Norfolk, with over 33 years of experience in the Estate Agency Industry. Living South of Norwich, Annie has worked for a variety of large and small Estate Agencies, handling a vast array of property types and styles. Always wanting to help her clients, Annie offers the very best service to ensure each transaction runs as smoothly as possible.

      Wanting to remain in Estate Agency, but on a part-time basis, Annie has taken charge of the Sales Progression at Starkings & Watson, assisting the team by being in the office, and contactable when clients need her.  With Annie's vast experience, she has a great rapport with local solicitors, and an extensive knowledge when it comes to any tricky sale!

    • Team Member

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      Dawn Garratt - Lettings Manager

      Having moved to Norfolk from Hertfordshire over 5 years ago, to be nearer to her family, and now living in Great Yarmouth, with her husband Steve, where they are currently renovating their home. Dawns experience in the Norfolk and Suffolk lettings market, started when she worked for Kudos Residential, and later a Corporate Estate Agency.

      Having decided to get back to Independent Estate Agency, a well-earned break to see her son in Australia kicked off the next step in her career. Now able to use her considerable knowledge having worked in lettings for over eight years, Dawn now works alongside Chris, having previously worked together, and completely agrees with the ethos of service to both landlords and tenants.

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      David Hawkes MNAEA - Senior Valuer

      David has settled in at Starkings and Watson with ease. His ethos for the buying and selling of property is in line with ours and far from what is found with both the independent and corporate agents on the high street he worked for previously. With over 8 years in customer service it's easy to see why, the customer is put first, and the personal service provided is of utmost importance.

      David has been covering areas of Norfolk as a Senior Valuer for several years. Having been born and raised in South Norfolk, working to the East of Norfolk and now living in the Norwich City Centre with his girlfriend Anna and their 'Russian Blue' cat Mozzie. He can provide local knowledge across a wide range of areas and a professional valuation at each appointment.

    • Team Member

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      Steve Cox - Property Negotiator & Valuer

      A well-known face in the Great Yarmouth property market, with over 6 years of experience selling properties across NR29, NR30 and NR31. Living in Great Yarmouth, with his three children and two grandchildren close by, Steve knows the benefits of each village and Town centre living.

      Having worked for Independent Estate Agents from Negotiator, Valuer and to Management level, Steve has a vast array of experience across different priced properties, and both local and out of area buyers. Now looking after the East Coast for Starkings & Watson, Steve is the first point of call for valuations and viewings.

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      Peter Downes - Senior Negotiator

      Born in Norwich, and raised in South Norfolk, with a short stint out of the county in Bedfordshire, Peter returned in 2012 and has been in the Estate Agency industry for several years. Following a successful career in retail, climbing to management, Peter now has the skills to handle different properties, with communication being a key attribute.

      Having bought his first home in Poringland close to our Centralised Hub, Peter is now working with the team to manage the various properties, and increasing his skills by learning Valuation techniques, and working towards membership with the National Association of Estate Agents.

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      Ellie Strong - Negotiator

      Having lived in North Norfolk most of her life, Ellie has enjoyed rural living, and all that the countryside has to offer. Whilst growing up, Wymondham College Boarding School was a home from home for many years, through to AS levels. Surrounded by family and friends who worked and enjoyed the local housing market, Ellie went on to study business and property management for two years at City College in Norwich.

      Starting in the property industry in 2015, whilst also completing part time work in the retail and hospitality sectors, Ellie is now full time at Starkings & Watson, and is enjoying being part of the growing team! Accompanying viewings across the counties, Ellies infectious and outgoing personality is the perfect blend to put buyers at ease and sell the benefits of buying one of our clients homes!

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      Testimonials
      • Introduction

        What our clients say about us

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        It is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff.
        Hi Chris, Just a quick email. In my working career I used to be a UK Sales Manager for various Japanese/USA/European companies in the high value manufacturing sector always dealing with terms/conditions etc. My short experience with you has been excellent and I commend your working ways, it is a pleasure to deal with you and your staff - everyone has always been very professional and very efficient, keep up the good work.  Mike W.

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Nothing was too much trouble!
        Sharon was amazing when buying our house! Nothing was too much trouble, always followed bits and pieces up and such a lovely person. Highly recommend her to everyone!  Jacqueline Coleman
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Great customer service!
        I want to say Thank You for showing great customer service and friendliness in our search for a property. Keep up the good work Sharon, and thank you again. You have a lot to give to others, including teaching many estate agent employees how to build a good rapport with their potential future clients.  Dr SL
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.


      Welcome to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      Crafton House,
      Rosebery Business Park,
      Poringland,
      Norwich,
      NR14 7XP

      Get in touch

      Buying: 03300 433910  Local call rate
      Letting: 03300 433909  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk. 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 Starkings & Watson, Norfolk & Suffolk on 03300433910.