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Residential Property Letting Service
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    You are in good hands

    Whilst we are proud of our rural roots, dating back to 1858, we are pleased to offer a 21st century service to a wide variety of clients and have grown into one of the leading letting agents in the area.

    We successfully let and manage a range of property throughout the region on behalf of private clients, local estates and landowners, investment landlords and property companies.

    Letting offices are situated in Dorchester, Sherborne, Yeovil, Axminster, Beaminster, Bridport, Blandford, Poundbury and Sturminster Newton. We are regulated by RICS in respect of professional standards and the holding of client money, governed by ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and the industry Ombudsmen, and all staff are trained to ARLA Technical Award level.

    In addition to our own website, symondsandsampson.co.uk, we are pleased to be associated with The London Office and specialist property websites Rightmove and Zoopla(incorporating Primelocation) amongst others, each providing National and International marketing exposure for your property.

    Our aim is to develop long-term client relationships and we always look forward to welcoming new clients.

    Client Money Protection (CMP) provided by ARLA
    Independent Redress provided by Ombudsman Service Property (OS:P)

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The Blandford Lettings Team
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    Rachael James MARLA
    Partner, Head of Lettings

    Rachael grew up in North Devon and moved to Dorset after taking A Levels where her career in estate agency started in Blandford Forum working for a national company. After five years, the faster way of life of the South East seemed far more exciting and she spent many years working in Henley-On-Thames as a sales manager. Rachael then found that lettings seemed more of a challenge and she studied for her ARLA qualification. Family and the beautiful Dorset countryside were sorely missed and she moved back to Shaftesbury 8 years ago starting her career with Symonds and Sampson at the Dorchester Branch covering the then head of lettings for her maternity leave. An opportunity was then given to start the North Dorset lettings department and she is now based in the Blandford office as Head of Lettings with a large property portfolio.
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    Becky Stimpson
    Residential Lettings Negotiator

    Becky grew up in East Dorset and after leaving school started her working life in a building society in mortgages and life assurance. She moved to Blandford in 2004 and joined Symonds & Sampson in the residential department where she remained for the next 10 years. In that time she had two children and after having her second child in 2013 Becky took on a new role in the lettings department and now assists the head of lettings.Outside of work, Becky is a member of the committee for a local first school and helps with fundraising and organising events. Becky enjoys days out with her children and is a keen yogi, spending any free time that she does have attending yoga classes or practising at home.
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    Levi Musselwhite MARLA
    Assistant Lettings Manager

    Levi runs the Sturminster Lettings office supporting Rachael James and seeing that everything is in order.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford on 01258 452670.


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      British Property Awards 2019
      The Symonds & Sampson Blandford Team were delighted to be awarded Gold Winner for Estate Agents, Blandford Forum as well as Gold Winner for Estate Agent - South West (Dorset)
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    Selling Your Home
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      Why Symonds & Sampson?
      15 Offices across Wessex , together with the London Office, provide a comprehensive coverage of property in the Wessex region from East Devon and Somerset through Dorset to Wiltshire and Hampshire. In a competitive market, Symonds & Sampson LLP have achieved notable successes for the quality and quantity of properties sold - demonstrating their ability to provide a personal and professional service which is appreciated by both buyers and sellers. By using the London Office connection Symonds & Sampson LLP ensure that buyers from London and the Home Counties are aware of what is available in Wessex.

      Our intention is to provide you with the best possible advice and service to ensure as smooth a sale as is possible.

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      We offer, as any good agent should:
      • Free Initial Market Appraisal
      • Experienced staff, with strong local knowledge, in each office
      • High standards, as required by membership of RICS and NAEA
      • Full colour particulars which can include floor plans and location maps and which can be downloaded directly from our website
      • Extensive advertising in a range of local and national newspapers along with a good history of obtaining editorial content
      • Listings on various web sites including Rightmove, The London Office, our own Website and many more
      • Access, via The London Office in St James', to London, Home Counties and overseas buyers. Property Exhibitions are held there or elsewhere in London from time to time.
      • An effective and efficient back-office database. Ours is Internet-based and enables us to share our properties and several thousand potential buyers instantly across our 10 offices.
      • Instant e-mail alerts to suitable applicants about new properties.
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      Marketing and the London Office

      We are members of The London Office which provides us with a central London base to display and hold particulars of properties for sale. The office is manned by experienced agents and is situated in St James' Place just off St James'. From time to time we hold exhibitions either at the London office or at the Move to the Country Show when members of staff from our local offices meet buyers from the capital and home counties.

      Paul Baxter at The London Office is also available to discuss international property requirements.

      Tel:0207 839 0888

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    Buying Through Us
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      Initial contact with us will usually be via a website, over the phone or in person at one of our nine offices. You can continue to get up-to-date lists of available properties on an ad hoc basis but you may prefer to register with us. This will allow us to send you details of properties just as they come to the market or when prices are revised.

      Our applicant database is web-based and shared instantly across all eleven offices so that you need only sign-up once to be matched with any property that fits your requirements.

      You can register, update your details and requirements or de-register through this website. You will receive notification of new properties via e-mail and can download full colour particulars from your web portfolio.

      Alternatively, you can also register by contacting one of our offices where a member of staff will take your details and discuss the current market and properties available with you. We endeavour to get all staff to see the property but, where this has not been possible, someone who has seen it can ring you back.

      If any property is of interest please contact the relevant office to discuss it further and to make arrangements for a viewing.

      Once you make an offer it will be submitted in writing to the vendors. The staff will need to collect personal details from you, if not already known, such as the position of your own sale and availability of finance.

      We will advise you of the outcome of any offer. Once an offer is accepted, we will notify your solicitors at the same time as the vendors. Because agents can speak to both buyers' and sellers' solicitors we will keep in touch with you during the sale process with updates, up to the point at which contracts are exchanged .

      Following exchange of contracts we will liaise with you and the vendor about the hand over of keys at completion. This usually takes place in our office but with planning a member of staff may be able to meet you at the property.

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    Professional Services
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      We dont just sell houses...
      • Lettings
        Our Lettings offices at Axminster, Bridport, Beaminster, Dorchester, Blandford, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Yeovil are Licensed Members of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) with qualified and experienced staff.
      • Agriculture Services
        Our Agricultural departments at Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Salisbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil offer the full gambit of agricultural agency and professional work. Our Farm Dispersal Team is based at Yeovil and we are Auctioneers for Frome Livestock auctions at Frome.
      • Surveys & Valuations
        Our Survey department is based at Wimborne and can carry out all types of surveys as well as provide a design and project management service. We have registered RICS valuers in several offices carrying out valuations of all types of property for banks, building societies and tax purposes.
      • Commercial
        Our main commercial offices are at Poundbury, Blandford and Yeovil. They provide a full agency service for the sale and letting of commercial property plus advice on all property matters for commercial clients.
      • Property Auctions
        We are recognised as the leading property auctioneers in the south west (data from Essential Information Group) and hold monthly auctions except in January and August selling a variety of property from across the region. The department is headed up by well-known auctioneer Mark Lewis based at our Sturminster Newton office.
      • Planning
        We have a number of chartered surveyors who specialise in planning work from various offices. If you need advice please contact our office.
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    The Blandford Sales & Lettings Team
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      Stuart Bramley MNAEA
      Residential Manager

      Stuart joined estate agency from the banking sector in 2010 brought a wealth of experience with him regarding customer service and compliance. He managed the head office of an extremely well-regarded independent agent in Dorchester for the past four years, dealing in the entire gamut of properties both urban and rural, before making the move to Symonds and Sampson to head up their Blandford Office.
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      Neal Wilson 
      Residential Sales Manager

       Neal is the manager of the Wimborne and Blandford residential department joining us in 2017. He has spent his 23 year career working throughout the Wimborne area, the Purbecks, Ferndown, Southbourne and Dorchester and his knowledge of the local market is second to none.
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      Meredith Holmes MNAEA
      Property Auction Manager, Residential Sales

      Meredith started her career in digital marketing before moving to estate agency in 2014 and studying and passing the examinations required to become a member of The National Association of Estate Agents.Having been involved with the firm's property auctions in recent years, Meredith has now taken on the role of Property Auction Manager, covering the Blandford and East Dorset areas.
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      Paige Brown
      Sales Negotiator

      Paige has recently joined the firm having worked for three and a half years with a competitor. She has a great love for property and thoroughly enjoys meeting people at viewings and has a pro-active go-getter attitude and looks forward to enhancing her career within the company.

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      Bridget Legg
      Residential Administrator

      Bridget has over 35 years of administration experience along with a good knowledge of Dorset having worked in both the public and private customer services sectors over the years. She joined the firm in 2014, starting in the Sturminster Newton office and then joining the Blandford office in 2019.
       



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      Rachael James MARLA

      Partner, Head of Lettings

      Rachael grew up in North Devon and moved to Dorset after taking A Levels where her career in estate agency started in Blandford Forum working for a national company. After five years, the faster way of life of the South East seemed far more exciting and she spent many years working in Henley-On-Thames as a sales manager. Rachael then found that lettings seemed more of a challenge and she studied for her ARLA qualification.

      Family and the beautiful Dorset countryside were sorely missed and she moved back to Shaftesbury 8 years ago starting her career with Symonds and Sampson at the Dorchester Branch covering the then head of lettings for her maternity leave. An opportunity was then given to start the North Dorset lettings department and she is now based in the Blandford office as Head of Lettings with a large property portfolio.

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      Becky Stimpson
      Residential Lettings Negotiator

      Becky grew up in East Dorset and after leaving school started her working life in a building society in mortgages and life assurance. She moved to Blandford in 2004 and joined Symonds & Sampson in the residential department where she remained for the next 10 years. In that time she had two children and after having her second child in 2013 Becky took on a new role in the lettings department and now assists the head of lettings.Outside of work, Becky is a member of the committee for a local first school and helps with fundraising and organising events. Becky enjoys days out with her children and is a keen yogi, spending any free time that she does have attending yoga classes or practising at home.
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      Levi Musselwhite MARLA
      Assistant Lettings Manager

      Levi runs the Sturminster Lettings office supporting Rachael James and seeing that everything is in order.
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      Testimonials
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        WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Best wishes to all who contributed to the result

        I want to say that we were more than satisfied by the professionalism and helpfulnes of Symonds and Sampson. Having been in the business myself, I was particularly impressed by the way you handled viewing. We received emails of all viewings before they took place, and then had helpful feedback afterwards. Unless things have changed a lot I don't think anyone else provides such a good service. Finally, when it came to negotiating, you handled things exactly right so that we were able to achieve the asking price for a fair fee. I should add that you persuaded us, against my original feelings, that you were the right agents, and so it turned out.  Best wishes to all at S.& S who contributed to the result.

        Mr S ~ Child Okeford

      • Seller Testimonial

        Highly efficient

         We have used S&S in the past for good reason. Not only is the whole process from start to finish highly efficient but the staff are friendly and go out of their way to ensure things go smoothly.

        Mr & Mrs A - Blandford St Mary

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        We appreciated your advice and constant support

        Dear all the Symonds & Sampson Team,

        A heartfelt "thank you" for your hard work, determination and professionalism in managing the sale of our treasured home.

        You have all been so kind and patient, we have really appreciated your advice and constant support.  Thanks again.

        Very best wishes

        Mr & Mrs E

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        Thank you for patience

        Thank you for your patience in the very protracted exchange affairs which were totally avoidable if the people who were buying at the bottom of the chain had not mucked around so much. With best wishes and again many thanks from both of us.

        Mr & Mrs L

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford on 01258 452670.


      Welcome to Symonds & Sampson, Blandford

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      Find Us

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      7 Market Place
      Blandford Forum
      DT11 7AH

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01258 919004  Local call rate
      Letting: 01258 919027  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford. 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 Symonds & Sampson, Blandford on 01258 452670.