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About us
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    Ware and Company are an independent family owned estate agency established in 1986 and offer a contemporary hardworking approach to property marketing, together with a personal service tailored to our clients individual needs.
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Landlords
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    Our Service

    · Property appraisal and rental valuation

    · Advertising and marketing on national property portals including rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla and of course our own website wareandco.com

    · Accompanied viewings to potential applicants including out of hours

    · Interviewing the applicant(s), taking up references and carrying out credit checks (where possible). Where necessary, requesting a Guarantor

    · Preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement including Prescribed Information or a Non-housing Act Tenancy Agreement if appropriate

    · Preparing a full and comprehensive Inventory and Schedule of Condition either in-house or using an external inventory company (estimate of charge can be given)

    · Placing the tenant's deposit with The Deposit Protection Service

    · Collecting the rent from the Tenant(s), deducting any expenses incurred in the period and the agent's fees. Crediting the balance to a nominated account

    · Regular property visits to the property during the period of the tenancy followed by a written report to the landlord

    · Arranging any works or repairs at the property. Liaising with tradespeople and the tenant(s). Obtaining quotes where necessary and liaising with the landlord

    · Arranging annual gas safety inspections and periodic electrical inspections

    · Making payments on behalf of the landlord from rents received

    · Carrying out an inspection at the end of a tenancy using the Inventory and Schedule of Condition. Detailing any damages or lack of cleaning

    · Serving relevant notices to the tenant(s) where necessary

    Our fully managed service includes all the above services. We also offer a tenant-find service which offers the first seven points from the above list. However, we can tailor our service to suit you and are happy to discuss how this could work for you.

    We also consider the fees we charge to tenants to be important to landlords as charging very high fees to applicants may result in properties being on the market for longer. Therefore, our fees are competitive, clear and honest.

    We are a long established family-owned estate and letting agency with over 25 years' experience. We are ARLA accredited and our staff regularly attend update courses keeping fully abreast of the ever changing legislation which we consider to be very important. We value our independence because of the freedom it gives us to deliver high quality service with the personal touch.

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Tenants
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    We are a long established family-owned estate and letting agency with over 25 years' experience. We are ARLA accredited and our staff regularly attend update courses keeping fully abreast of the ever changing legislation which we consider to be very important. We value our independence because of the freedom it gives us to deliver high quality service with the personal touch.

    When you find a property that you would like to apply for you will be asked to complete our application form and pay a non-refundable administration fee towards preparation of the tenancy documentation, deposit administration and check-in/check-out. The fee is £210 (including VAT). There is also a non-refundable referencing fee of £75 (including VAT) per tenant towards referencing and credit/ID checks. If a guarantor is required the referencing fee is £75 (including VAT) plus £25 (including VAT) towards the preparation of the guarantor's agreement. If a pet agreement is required at the commencement of a tenancy there is no further fee. However, if tenants are already in a property and a pet agreement is required then a £25 (including VAT) fee is payable.

    A deposit of 1.5 months' rent is required and this along with the first month's rent is payable in cleared funds before the day the tenancy commences. The deposit will be registered with a recognised government-approved deposit scheme (usually The Deposit Protection Service).

    Check-in is carried out at our office and we provide a full Inventory and Schedule of Condition.

    Visits are carried out routinely throughout your tenancy if we manage the property.

    You should arrange your own insurance. Your landlord's own insurance typically will not cover you if you accidentally damage their property and it definitely will not cover you if your own contents are damaged or stolen from your home. See our page entitled Insurance For Tenants for further assistance.
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Meet our team
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    Simon Ware, MNAEA MARLA, Director
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    I have worked in estate agency and residential lettings for twenty three years and have built up a comprehensive knowledge of the local housing market in and around Taunton. I am a full member of both the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). I regularly attend NAEA & ARLA update courses/regional meetings and have in the past served on the local committee for the NAEA.I have sons and a daughter and enjoy many sporting activities, none more than football, which I play as much as time allows. This often amounts to no more than once week, which is now starting to show on a gradually increasing waste line!

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    Nicola Ware, FCCA MARLA, Director
    I joined the company in October 2009 and have brought a fresh approach to the company, together with a wealth of business knowledge following a long career in accountancy. I am a member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).I am a stickler for detail and pride myself on my knowledge and service I provide to our very many landlord and tenant clients. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and helping you realise your property's rental potential.
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    Lucy Squire, Assistant Lettings Manager
    I joined the firm following a move from my home County of Kent. I have had many years experience within estate agency having started out in the business in 1999. I work on the letting side of the business and relish the opportunity to assist many of the firms landlord and tenant clients. Since joining the company, I have passed my professional exams and I am now a full member of ARLA.I am a mum to two girls and have a love of rock music and enjoy letting my hair down at many gigs and music festivals!
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    Kay Allen, Accounts Administrator
    I joined the company in late 2012 following a long career in accountancy in Taunton and my role is to account to our many landlord clients. In addition, I oversee all of contractors to ensure that all projects, now matter how big or small proceed through to completion smoothly. I have good knowledge of Taunton and the surrounding areas and I live locally with my husband and two children.
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    Deborah Knapton - Administrator
    Deborah is our newest member of staff and comes to us following a long and successful career in the travel industry, where she was awarded and recognised for her expertise and customer service. Very experienced in customer facing roles, Deborah brings a professional, yet personal approach to her position within the Company and looks forward to meeting and helping the new and existing clients we have, whether buying, selling or letting. Deborah has many interests, none more than travelling and seeing new places. She also enjoys living within a local village community, as well as spending time with her grown-up son and fiancé.
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    Martin Jacobs - Senior Sales Negotiator
    With over 20 years experience in the Residential Sales & Lettings market's all within the Somerset area, Martin offers a wealth of experience and knowledge to both vendors and purchasers. Martin has lived within the Somerset area all of his life and is now based in Street with his wife, four daughters, three cats and a very large man cave! Even after all this time in the industry, there is nothing better than matching people to the right properties and agreeing sales/purchases for clients, meeting new vendors and purchasers every day which always keeps the job interesting and varied. "I am very happy to be part of the Ware & Co ethos and look forward to being part of their continued success locally".
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    W hat our clients say about us...

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      thank you for all your support
      "Just a little note to say a big thank you for all your help, support and advice in setting up our rental property and finding our tenants so quickly. We very much appreciate everything you have done. Many thanks"

      Emma & Paul

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Thank you so much for your help
      "Thank you both so much for your help and support and most of all your patience with helping me with my first home. " Charlotte
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.


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      About us.
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      Ware and Company are established highly regarded estate and letting agents located in the heart of the County Town of Taunton. We have highly trained and motivated staff with an unrivalled knowledge of the local sales and lettings market keen to provide a personal, yet professional service.
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      All of our properties are quickly marketed on the main property portals, advertised regularly in the local press and all will appear within our prominent main street offices. We are a family owned company with an eye constantly on repeat business, something that in our opinion will only come through getting it right first time round
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    Are you looking to sell?
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      Call Ware & Company now!. We are Taunton's longest established family run estate agency offering over fifty years experience of selling Taunton property.

      We have an unrivalled service with after hours viewings, a low commission rate (with no lengthy sole agency contract), coloured floorplans, video tours and a genuine desire to achieve the best possible price for your property in the shortest amount of time.

      Call us now on 01823 259604.

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    Buying
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      Call us today and register your property needs with us. We will listen to exactly what you want and where you want it. We will not bombard you with properties that don't suit.

      We run an active mailing list and upload full property details to the major property portals.

      Call us now to register your details and let us find your next property.

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    Additional Services
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      Residential Lettings and Management
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      We have a very buoyant lettings and management arm to our company that was established in the late nineteen eighties. We are a licenced member firm of ARLA and have motivated and well trained staff to handle an ever increasing portfolio.

      If you are thinking of letting your property and would like a free no obligation valuation and/or would like a guided tour through the intricacies of property rental, then call in today for an informal chat over a tea or coffee. You won't be disappointed!

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      FINANCIAL SERVICES
      We have strong links with a completely independent whole of market financial services company that will be happy to advise either in the office or in the comfort of your own home.
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    • Team Member

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      Simon Ware MNAEA MARLA - Director

      I have worked in estate agency and residential lettings for twenty three years and have built up a comprehensive knowledge of the local housing market in and around Taunton. I am a full member of both the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). I regularly attend NAEA & ARLA update courses/regional meetings and have in the past served on the local committee for the NAEA.

      I have two sons and a daughter and enjoy many sporting activities, none more than football, which I play as much as time allows. This often amounts to no more than once week, which is now starting to show on a gradually increasing waste line!

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      Nicola Ware MARLA FCCA - Director
      I joined the company in October 2009 and have brought a fresh approach to the company, together with a wealth of business knowledge following a long career in accountancy. I am a member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).I am a stickler for detail and pride myself on my knowledge and service I provide to our very many landlord and tenant clients. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and helping you realise your property's rental potential.
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      Lucy Squire MARLA - Assistant Lettings Manager

      I joined the firm following a move from my home County of Kent. I have had many years experience within estate agency having started out in the business in 1999. I work on the letting side of the business and relish the opportunity to assist many of the firms landlord and tenant clients. Since joining the company, I have passed my professional exams and I am now a full member of ARLA.

      I am a mum to two girls and have a love of rock music and enjoy letting my hair down at many gigs and music festivals!

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      Martin Jacobs - Senior Sales Negotiator
      With over 20 years experience in the Residential Sales & Lettings market's all within the Somerset area, Martin offers a wealth of experience and knowledge to both vendors and purchasers.
      Martin has lived within the Somerset area all of his life and is now based in Street with his wife, four daughters, three cats and a very large man cave!
      Even after all this time in the industry, there is nothing better than matching people to the right properties and agreeing sales/purchases for clients, meeting new vendors and purchasers every day which always keeps the job interesting and varied.
      "I am very happy to be part of the Ware & Co ethos and look forward to being part of their continued success locally".
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      Kay Allen - Accounts and Maintenance Administrator

      I joined the company in late 2012 following a long career in accountancy in Taunton and my role is to account to our many landlord clients. In addition, I oversee all of contractors to ensure that all projects, now matter how big or small proceed through to completion smoothly.

      I have good knowledge of Taunton and the surrounding areas and I live locally with my husband and two children.

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      Zoe Male - Administrator
      After working in the healthcare sector for many years, I wanted a change. Therefore, I started working for Ware and Company in February 2018. I am responsible for tenancy applications from when tenants apply for a property through to move-in day. I am also responsible for booking property visits for current tenants and helping with general enquiries by phone, email, and face to face. After renting a property with my Partner recently, I understand the process and how tenants may be feeling during the application period, which is important. I look forward to a long and rewarding career at Ware and Company.
      I have a busy social life, visiting friends and family in different locations and have previously ran a half-marathon for a charity, which I aim to do again.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr D Graville

        "Hello Simon and Kathy, I would like to put on record how really helpful I have found Ware & Company over the past 40 months since I moved to Taunton in 2013. Initially, as you know, I rented a property in Taunton via your agency, where I found the staff the most helpful and understanding estate agency people in town. This refers to both the personal time and assistance given whilst renting and also the professional service supplied when I decided to purchase my own house in Taunton. The help that I received both with my new purchase and with the re-letting of the rented property was outstanding. Further, I found Ware & Company were the most productive agency in the selling of my recently purchased property when I decided to move again. You were able to organize more viewings of my property than any other agency. Finally, when my property was sold, by Ware and Company, you even helped negotiate the purchase of my next house, as I was out of the country at the time and unable to deal with matters myself. Very well done and many, many thanks".
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        Mr & Mrs Downer - Taunton

        "We were very impressed with the professional way you conducted everything and wish you and the family all the best for the future."

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        Mr & Mrs Ryder - Taunton

        We've just heard we have exchanged and complete on Friday - thank you for all you have done - you have been absolutely brilliant. Sam & Martin xx

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        Martin, Caroline and Samuel Webb - Taunton

        Thank you so much for all your help and patience with our house sale. We are so happy to be finally on the move and we wouldn't be here without your persistence.

        Thanks again

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        George & Ginny

        Thanks for all of your invaluable assistance in getting us moving. Very much appreciated.

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        Mr P Deacon

        "Thank you for your help in managing my property for 9 years and successfully arranging a sale. i would recommend Ware and Co to anyone seeking to let rent buy or sell. Established family firms should be supported and encouraged; the world of estate agency is dominated by corporates whose ethics and professionalism leave much to be desired. Simon, Nicola and their team offer an efficient personal service and i would happily go to them again."  

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Malcolm & Ann - Staplehay

        "Thanks for smoothing the way!"

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        Miss Cunningham - Taunton

        "What an excellent service"

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Fiona & Mike

        "Thank you so much for helping us to buy Killams Green. Its going to be a wonderful place to live.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Charlotte

        "Thank you both so much for your help and support and most of all your patience with helping me with my first home. "  
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.


      Welcome to Ware & Co, Taunton

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      • Introduction

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        Ware and Company are an independent family owned estate agency established in 1986 and offer a contemporary hardworking approach to property marketing, together with a personal service tailored to our clients individual needs.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      53 Bridge Street,
      Taunton,
      TA1 1TP

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01823 773052  Local call rate
      Letting: 01823 259604  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.