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Why Choose Us...
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    With a history dating back to 1835, Winkworth is a proven expert within the UK property market and beyond. Over 25 years ago, Winkworth broke new ground by becoming the first franchised estate agency group in the UK. Our ultimate goal was to revolutionise the estate agency industry and maximise the benefits to our clients. This is something that we have undoubtedly achieved and that many have attempted to replicate.
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    At Winkworth we love what we do
    We pride ourselves on matching the right people with the right homes. We take the time to see the little things that other agents miss. We're mines of knowledge, handing out tips about our areas that only a local would know. And where others see clients, we see people; where others see houses, we see homes.

    • We have a passion for the job that makes us the first port-of-call when people are buying, selling or renting.
    • We offer a unique perspective on what really sells homes and the areas we work in.
    • We look after the little details that make every home different.
    • We rejoice in local detail.
    • We listen to what people really want, so no one's time is wasted.
    • We make the home-moving process as pleasant and stress-free as possible.
    • We act in a way that demonstrates to our customers how and why we see things differently, so that they can see things differently too.
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    What you expect

    This is the place you have poured time, money and effort into. It's your home and you probably love it. But, for whatever reason, it's time to move on.

    Some things are a given when you're selling. You want the minimum hassle, a speedy sale and the best possible price. But what about adding an agent that really thinks about the detail to that list, too? An agent who is immersed in the local area and totally gets what the buyers want? An agent who will walk into your home and know instantaneously which little things will make the world of difference to the sale.

    This is where Winkworth agents come into their own.

    What you need from an agentExperience

    We have over 175 years in the business, no less.

    Local expertise

    Ours are local businesses run by local people, who, quite simply, love their patch. This passion is infectious for buyers and sellers alike.

    A unified group

    Winkworth becomes one when it comes to sharing properties and referring clients. Our offices consider themselves part of local, regional and national networks, all working together to secure the very best outcome for our buyers and sellers.

    A strong brand

    Winkworth is the largest estate agency brand in London and one of the fastest-growing in the UK. Word-of-mouth and repeat business is what we're all about.

    Lots and lots of registered buyers

    We're talking tens of thousands here, and we share them across our network - no-one slips through the net.

    Powerful marketing

    This is so important and we do it so well that we've dedicated a page to it.

    Attention to detail

    Winkworth agents see things differently, picking out the finite details that will ensure a sale

    Right here with you

    Selling can be a complicated and frustrating process - it's just the way things are when you're dealing with lots of people and their most valuable asset. We'll be there with you from start to finish, from managing viewings to sorting out complicated chains. And our agents will give you honest advice on all the little niggly things, like the best local tradespeople to fix those small jobs around the house.

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Exciting times, buying a property
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    Finances in order?

    Before you do anything else, we say do your research and find how much you can actually afford to spend on a property. Take into account any available cash you have for a deposit and then speak to a mortgage broker, or a selection of providers and find out what they'd be willing to lend you. Make sure they put their 'in principle' offers in writing.

    Don't forget, you'll need to put money aside for the stamp duty land tax, too.

    Looking at properties

    So, you've scoured the estate agents' websites and windows, poured over the property portals and pounded the streets figuring out where you might like to buy. Time to book in some viewings.

    When looking around a property, use the estate agent and ask questions. You might want to think about things like:

    • The number of years left on any lease (if it's a leasehold property)
    • Does the property have things like gas central heating, modern insulation and double glazing? If not, these are big ticket items to get fitted
    • The council tax band the property falls in
    • Any service charge
    • Local transport links
    • Outdoor space
    • If you like a property, be sure to get in a couple of viewings at different times of the day and invite friends and family along for a second opinion.
    Making an offer

    You've found a property you're sure you want to buy. Call the estate agent and let them know how much you're willing to offer. Don't be surprised if your first offer is declined - that's the name of the game and buying a property is all about negotiation.

    If there are a number of people keen to buy the property, you might be invited to take part in a sealed bid.

    Fingers crossed.

    Everything in order?

    When your offer is accepted, you'll need to employ a conveyancer. This legal specialist will manage any negotiations to do with the purchase of the property on your behalf. They'll check all the paperwork is in order and look after the details of the contract for you.

    Most people hire a chartered surveyor, too. The surveyor will do a full survey of the property, highlighting any possible problems that might need looking at. There are two types of survey you can buy; a homebuyer's report and a building survey.

    Money, money, money

    Buying a property costs money; a lot of money. You'll be asked to hand over your hard-earned cash throughout the process.

    • Mortgage arrangement fee
    • Mortgage indemnity fee
    • Lender's valuation fee
    • Conveyancing
    • Land Registry fee
    • Surveys
    • Stamp duty land tax
    • Removals
    • Contingency fund (there are always unexpected costs along the way)
    • Building and contents insurance
    Useful links

    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

    Council of Licensed Conveyancers

    The Association of British Insurers

    Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)

    The Law Society

    The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)

    Ombudsman services: Property

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