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Bennet Samways Estate Agents

Bennet Samways are a truly personalised estate agency, providing a high-end experience in the world of estate agency. Bennet Samways is your trusted partner in finding, selling and securing the finest properties tailored to your unique desires and dreams.

About Us - At Bennet Samways, we redefine the estate agency experience. As a bespoke estate agency, we specialise in delivering exceptional service that goes beyond your expectations. Our mission is to expertly nurture, communicate and guide our clients through the selling, and buying process. We work hard to connect you with exclusive properties that match your lifestyle, preferences, and aspirations.

We take immense pride in being a licensed Propertymark estate agency. Our commitment to professionalism, transparency, and ethical practises sets us apart in the estate agency industry. As a licensed member of Propertymark, we adhere to the highest standards, ensuring that our clients receive expert guidance and the utmost confidence in their property transactions. Whether you’re buying, or selling, you can trust Bennet Samways to provide you with a superior level of service that is both dependable and dedicated. We understand the significance of your property decisions, and our affiliation with Propertymark underscores our unwavering dedication to delivering excellence in every aspect of your estate agency journey.

Bennet Samways was established in 2021 by Stuart Bennet and Nick Samways, with combined 35 years of estate agency experience. Winning the ‘British Property Award Gold Winner For Best Estate Agent In Ashbourne’ in both 2022, 2023 & 2024. We were also listed in the 'Best Estate Agent Guide' for Ashbourne 2023.

Discover The Difference Today - Whether you’re selling a country cottage in Derbyshire, a discerning character home with land or a stylish home in Ashbourne, Bennet Samways is here to make your property dreams a reality.

Explore our exclusive listings, read our client testimonials, and get in touch with us to start your journey in selling your home and find the perfect property that reflects your unique style and taste.

Located at the prestigious office at Ednaston Park, between Ashbourne and Derby, adjacent to A52 with easy access, and free car parking for our clients on their appointment. Why not call Stuart, Nick or Katie on 01335 818550 and discover the difference…

Your extraordinary estate agency journey starts here…

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THINKING OF SELLING? FREE VALUATIONS AVAILABLE

We provide EXPERT advice on achieving the best possible price for your home. We are pleased to offer FREE Valuations, and advice on maximising the saleability of your property, along with a ‘No Sale No Fee’ approach.

Latest Blog Posts

Jun 5, 2024

WHAT INTERIOR PAINT COLOURS CAN HELP SELL YOUR HOUSE IN ASHBOURNE & DERBYSHIRE?

When selling your home in Ashbourne & Derbyshire, you should avoid adding too much creative flair where possible. We’re not advising you to entirely supress your personality of course, but to be aware that some potential buyers will have difficulty visualising themselves living in your home if it’s got a huge personality all of its own! A well-painted, yet mostly plain canvas will allow your viewers to imagine their own belongings in the space, making the chances of them placing an offer on your property much higher. Should I Paint my Home Before Selling? First impressions count, and never more so than when you are selling your home. A recently painted property represents one that is loved and cared for, which will subconsciously make viewers more relaxed and at ease. Repainting is one of the most inexpensive ways to refresh your house before putting it on the market. Remember to complete the paintwork before the photographs are taken for the marketing of your property, otherwise, you risk your hard work being somewhat in vain! What colours should I choose to repaint my home? Choose blue for the colour of calm. Time and again, blue has been voted the best colour for those looking to sell their home. Soft, pastel blues look great in every room, especially in large spaces such as hallways and living areas. Additionally, blues are the ideal colour for your bathrooms. Blues with aqua or even silvery undertones are great for developing a water theme, without appearing excessive. As beautiful as they are, it is best to steer clear of turquoise or dark navy, which can often be too much for some house hunters. If these colours sit outside their personal taste, it can turn them off the property altogether. Choose white for a completely blank canvas. While it probably comes as no surprise, whites provide the perfect fresh canvas for new homeowners. Viewers will easily imagine their furniture and belongings in the space, helping aid a smooth selling process. Additionally, buyers immediately know it will be easy to put their own mark on the home, knowing there are no tricky bright or dark colours to remove. Pure bright white can feel a little clinical, so opting for something with warm undertones can be a great option to make the room a little softer. However, refrain from whites with a yellow undertone, which often appear very dated, and can give the illusion of old, stained walls. Choose Grey for a neutral base. Grey homes were once considered drab and boring, but new interior design trends have revitalised this colour scheme totally. Clever use of grey shades can allow you to use one colour throughout your whole property, dividing separate rooms by alternating shades. However, when using grey, be sure to opt for lighter, brighter shades. Dark tones can make rooms appear smaller, whereas light shades will make your whole property look slick, clean and fresh. Choose Earthy Greens to subtly bring the outside in. Although deep greens look stunning in living spaces and bedrooms, sticking to a more subtle earthy tone can dramatically help first impressions of the home. Sage greens work beautifully in kitchens, allowing you to present a bright, fresh room to your viewers, yet permitting a little personal style to shine through. Green tones are relaxing and can be emphasised with the clever use of soft furnishings and plants. Don’t forget about the exterior of your home This might not be as dramatic as completely repainting your whole property, but there are many areas outside that may benefit from a coat of paint. For example, repainting your garden fences can have a drastic impact. This might also be one of the first things your potential buyers see, guaranteeing an excellent opening impression. Are there any paint colours I should avoid? In our experience, brown tones perform notoriously poorly when marketing homes in Ashbourne & Derbyshire. Although browns can be styled luxuriously and tastefully, many viewers simply struggle to imagine their own belongings against this very distinctive palette. Additionally, browns can dramatically change based on the lighting situation, meaning viewers get a very different impression of your home depending on what time of day they view. Also, avoid bright reds and oranges. Again, these bright colours are a fantastic way to inject personality into your home, but viewers want to see their new home, rather than your old house. A consistent colour theme is crucial A consistent paint theme running throughout your home is the easiest way to tie your property together, creating a cohesive experience for your potential buyers. Consider using the same paint or similar or complementary tones for the living spaces, running through the living room, hallways, dining area and even the kitchen. Where a property has multiple bathrooms, the paintwork here should also be consistent. If in doubt, don’t be afraid of using a single neutral colour for your whole home. Paint job done? Thinking of selling your home in Ashbourne & Derbyshire? Call Bennet Samways on 01335 818550 or email us at stuart@bennetsamways.co.uk to arrange a free valuation....

May 15, 2024

6 PROPERTY VIEWING SECRETS THAT MAY BE STOPPING YOUR HOME FROM SELLING

Property Viewings Are Make-Or-Break Situations... If you’re trying to sell your home in Ashbourne & Derbyshire but aren’t having any luck, you may be wondering what you’re doing wrong. Property viewings are make-or-break situations as the majority of buyers usually decide whether they’re interested in purchasing the property within just five minutes of stepping inside! So, what’s the best way of ensuring prospective purchasers aren’t being deterred by your home? The team here at Bennet Samways has put together six property viewing secrets that could be causing you some selling issues...and of course how to resolve them! Is There Noise From Neighbours or Outside? Whatever the source of excess noise in your property, it could be a cause for your home failing to find a new owner. Many would-be purchasers will find a noisy property off-putting. So, if it's road noise or commercial noise from outside, consider investing in double or triple glazing for the windows. If your neighbours are causing an issue, that's slightly more tricky. Have a quiet, polite word is the best course of action, if you can. Are Your Kitchens Or BathroomsGrubby? The bathroom and kitchen are two heavily-used areas of the home, so they’re key elements when it comes to selling. Nobody wants to make a property with an unclean kitchen or dirty bathroom their home, so arrange for a professional deep clean to be carried out before you start hosting viewings, and make sure all surfaces are tidied and wiped down between visits. Do You Have Outdated Interiors? Décor has a vital part to play when it comes to buyers imagining themselves residing in your property. You should ensure there are minimal personal elements in the property, and it should be decorated in neutral, clean tones. While some viewers will be able to see past outdated interiors, many won't and it could be off-putting if it looks like there is lots of additional work to be done on the property. Is There Parking? These days, most homebuyers in Ashbourne & Derbyshire will expect private parking when seeking a new home, so not having any available parking space can be a major problem when selling your home. If possible, think about turning your front garden into a driveway. If this isn’t possible, look into other possible parking options nearby. Are Your Walls Stained Or Show Damp Patches? Handling any wall stains or obvious damp patches before listing your property for sale is essential. If the property smells musty, has any obvious ceiling watermarks, or any sign that there is black mould, call in a professional who can carry out an inspection and resolve the problem. Do You Insist On Being At Home During Viewings? When prospective buyers visit your home, they can find it difficult to speak honestly and make an unbiased decision if you’re in the property when they arrive. Potential buyers may feel as if they cannot ask questions or get unbiased answers and will feel awkward making them unlikely to be impressed with your property. Using the services of an estate agent will add a non-biased, professional view to interactions. At Bennet Samways, we are experts in property sales in the Ashbourne & Derbyshire region and can conduct viewings on your behalf so that your home can be presented in the best possible light. We’re looking forward to helping you find the perfect buyer for your property, so get in touch with us today by giving us a call on 01335 818550 or emailing us at stuart@bennetsamways.co.uk....

Apr 25, 2024

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC): A GUIDE FOR HOME SELLERS IN ASHBOURNE & DERBYSHIRE

When selling your home in Ashbourne & Derbyshire, it is essential to possess a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This documentation plays a crucial role in helping potential buyers understand the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the property they are considering. In this article, we will delve into the significance of EPCs, why they are necessary when selling in Ashbourne & Derbyshire, and how to obtain one for your UK property. Understanding EPCs An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides information about a property's energy efficiency and its environmental footprint. These certificates are valid for a period of 10 years. Whether you are a homeowner or a landlord, having an EPC is mandatory when selling your property in Ashbourne & Derbyshire. EPCs grade properties on a scale from A to G, with A being highly efficient and G indicating poor energy efficiency. This assessment takes into account various factors, including appliances, heating systems, insulation, and other elements affecting energy consumption. Importance of EPCs When Selling a Property In the UK, it is a legal requirement to have an EPC when selling any property. As the seller, it is your responsibility to ensure that your home has a valid and non-expired EPC. If your certificate has expired, it is crucial to arrange for a new one before putting your property on the market. Fortunately, your estate agent in Ashbourne & Derbyshire, Bennet Samways can assist you in quickly obtaining a new EPC. Apart from legal compliance, EPCs serve as a valuable tool for potential buyers. They provide insights into the energy efficiency of the property, including: Energy efficiency of the property and its appliances. Grade of energy efficiency achieved by the property. Estimation of potential energy bills for the property. Failure to obtain an EPC can result in fines during the conveyancing process. Therefore, it is crucial to adhere to this requirement to ensure a smooth selling experience. EPCs for Landlord Sellers If you are a landlord selling a property, an EPC is still mandatory. It serves as an important document to showcase the energy efficiency of the property to potential tenants. However, there are a few exceptions to when an EPC may not be needed, such as for certain holiday accommodations based on the duration, or licensing agreements. Landlords should refer to the GOV.UK website for a complete list of exemptions. Obtaining an EPC for Your Home To obtain a new EPC, you will need to schedule an inspection with an accredited energy assessor. You can conveniently book an inspection online via the GOV.UK website or seek assistance from your trusted estate agent in Ashbourne & Derbyshire. If you wish to verify whether your property already has a valid EPC that hasn't expired, you can check the GOV.UK website for existing certificates. Contact Estate Agent in Ashbourne & Derbyshire, Bennet Samways At Bennet Samways, we are your local estate agents in Ashbourne & Derbyshire. Our friendly team is dedicated to assisting you throughout the home selling process, including arranging your EPC and preparing your property for sale. Need a Home Valuation? Give us a call today on 01335 818550 or send us an email at stuart@bennetsamways.co.uk to book your valuation now....

Apr 19, 2024

WHAT ARE HOUSE BUYING SEARCHES?

One of the first steps to buying a house after your offer has been accepted is to order searches on the property. If you’re not sure what house buying searches are, we’ll explain in this article: What they are Why they’re important Whether you need to purchase them What Are House Buying Searches? House buying searches are checks carried out on a property before you buy it. They usually cost a couple of hundred pounds (approx. £200-300) and can provide highly valuable information about the property. For example, searches can tell you, and your lender, if the house: Sits on a floodplain and regularly floods Has any debts that you’ll take over when you buy it Sits on top of a mineshaft which, if it collapses, could cause severe damage to the property Is in an area where a new road, train line, housing estate, wind farm or other types of development will be built Sits on contaminated land from being previously owned by an industrial site – which can include things like asbestos, solvents, gases or arsenic You’ll normally have to pay for searches shortly after your offer has been formally accepted and you’ve instructed your solicitor to commence work. What Are the Most Common Searches That Need to Be Done? There are three main searches your solicitor will order for you when you buy a house: Local authority searches Environmental searches Water and drainage searches Local authority searches will check the following for issues: Planning Building control Highways Pollution Environmental searches will check for issues related to: Flooding Landslides Subsidence Contaminated land Water and drainage searches will check things like: Who owns and maintains the nearby sewers and drains Whether the property is connected to a water supply and sewer If the water supply is on a meter or not Where the public sewers, drains and pipes are on the property If you’ll need permission from a water company to extend the property Are Searches Necessary When Buying a House? If you’re buying a property with a mortgage, the lender will almost always require you to pay for searches on the property. This is because they need to know how much the property is worth and what issues they may be liable to pay for if they repossess it in the future (if you don’t keep up with your mortgage payments). However, if you’re buying in cash, you don’t legally have to pay for searches, unless you want to. But remember, there are still benefits to ordering searches when you’re a cash buyer. They are much more in-depth than a homebuyer’s survey and can provide a detailed picture of what risks there are in buying the property. Conclusion Generally, you’ll always need to pay for searches when buying a property with a mortgage. If you buy a property with cash, it’s usually your decision whether you pay for searches, but it’s important to remember that not paying for them can cause significant risk and issue later down the line. If you’re considering buying a property in Ashbourne & Derbyshire and want advice about the process, our friendly team of agents at Bennet Samways are happy to help. Give us a call today on 01335 818550 or email us at stuart@bennetsamways.co.uk to start the conversation....