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What are the Benefits of Downsizing in Ashbourne?

June 14, 2022
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What are the Benefits of Downsizing in Ashbourne? There will come a time in your life when you will want to downsize. This could be because you would like to release some equity, or it could be because your children have moved out and you now don’t need quite as much space as you did before. Either way, there are so many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home in Ashbourne that you’ll be sure to consider it for your own future. What reasons are there to downsize? There are so many reasons to
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Regulation Update - National Trading Standards May 2022

May 27, 2022
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Regulation Update - Material Information on Listings 31st May 2022   A property's council tax band or rate, the property price and tenure information (for sales) must be included on all property listings by the end of May 2022 and these data fields will start to appear on portals over the coming weeks. These changes represent the first phase of a project by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team, in partnership with industry leaders and the UK’s major property por
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Bennet Samways – First Year Anniversary

May 17, 2022
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Bennet Samways Estate Agents – First Year Anniversary   In May 2021 we opened up our brand new estate agency business here at Ednaston Park, and what an amazing year it has been!!   We have not only established ourselves as a quality premium brand in the local market, but also we were awarded ‘Best Estate Agent in Ashbourne 2022’ back in early Spring this year!   Both myself and Nick are immensely proud of what we have achieved already. We would like to thank all o
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Best Improvements To Add Value To Your Home

May 17, 2022
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Best Improvements To Add Value   Which home improvements really add value to your home before selling?   Your house will almost certainly be more attractive to buyers with some general sprucing up and cleaning. Larger projects such as loft conversions, converting a garage or adding a conservatory may reap high rewards if you have the time and money. But small things can make a surprising difference too.   Redecorate & complete easy upgrades Redecorating is the most
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Introducing - The Best Agent in Ashbourne 2022

March 5, 2022
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Introducing – Winning For Ashbourne – Best Agent 2022   Bennet Samways have just won The British Property Award for Ashbourne. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service l levels.   Bennet Samways have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year.   The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare
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How To Choose A Solicitor Or Conveyancer

January 8, 2022
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How to choose a conveyancer or solicitor If you're buying or selling a home, there will come a time when you will need to choose a solicitor or a conveyancer to help with the legal transfer of the property. Legal professionals are extremely important in keeping the buying and selling process on track and on time - they handle your contracts, carry out local authority searches, deal with the Land Registry and transfer funds when it is finally completion day. So, with so much to do, it’s impor
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Covid-19 Guidelines Update

November 13, 2021
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Covid-19 Guidelines   Since the 19th July 2021, we are still urged by the Government that everyone involved in the home buying and selling process to continue to follow good hygiene practices, including regular hand-washing, sanitising, and cleaning. These measures will help prevent the spread of infection.   Coming into close contact with other people While most legal restrictions on contact with others are no longer in place, we are still urged to continue with caution and person
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Damp Issues

November 10, 2021
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Damp Issues   Keeping your home damp free Damp is one of the most common problems that affects UK homes and if it is not taken care of it can cause major damage to your property. Our guide looks at the main causes of damp – and, more importantly, how to combat them.   What is damp? Damp is the presence of moisture in your property where it shouldn’t be. The problem with damp is that it can lead to structural issues within a property, black mould, wood rot and even health issues.
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Registering For Property

November 10, 2021
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The importance of registering for properties At Bennet Samways, we love matching our clients to their perfect property, and all-around Ashbourne and Derbyshire we have a selection of exclusive cottages, family homes, country retreats, town houses and character properties. Our team of local experts know the area well, especially as we live here within the community. This knowledge enables us to help understand specific requirements, as well as saving you time looking for your next home.  Just
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Septic Tanks & Sewage Treatment Plants

November 10, 2021
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Septic tanks and sewage treatment plants   Septic tanks in England can no longer discharge untreated sewage into a watercourse. If your discharge causes pollution it may be considered an offence and can result in the Environment Agency taking enforcement action against you.   The Regulations In 2015, the General binding rules for small sewage discharges were announced, aimed at those who discharge their sewage either into the ground or to surface water. The ‘General binding
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Egginton Mews Development

November 6, 2021
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Egginton Mews Development We are delighted that Radbourne Homes have chosen Bennet Samways to act as sole selling agents. A brand new and exciting development coming to market in the sought after and idyllic village of Egginton. Egginton Mews consists of eight individually designed mews style homes in a stylish exclusive development. Starting from £525,000, offering attached, and detached range of luxurious high specification homes. Egginton is a sought after village, which is strategica
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Independent Mortgage Advice

September 25, 2021
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Independent Mortgage Advice We have teamed up with an established, local independent mortgage advice company, who provide first class advice in helping you choose the right mortgage for your particular circumstances. They have the advantage of being able to search the whole of market, without being tied to just a few providers.  They have access to 100’s of lenders, from large mainstream to the smaller individual ones, for more complex bespoke financing options. With fixed and variable rates av
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Estate Agents Fees Explained

September 11, 2021
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Estate Agents Fees Explained   Estate agent costs can vary enormously, so when it comes to fees, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re paying for when you're selling your house or property. To help you find what works best for you, we’ve set out everything you need to know about estate agent fees, and factors to consider that may affect how much you will end up having to pay. How much are estate agent fees? In today’s market, price is a big factor for many property selle
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Tiny Tim Trust Charity Golf Day

September 9, 2021
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Tiny Tim Trust Charity Golf Day The Tiny Tim Trust supports children living with special needs in Derbyshire. They provide specialised equipment, early learning aids, safety equipment, educational toys and IT equipment. We were incredibly proud to support this fantastic charity at Chevin Golf Course in Duffield last Friday. The day finished with a lovely meal, and a fantastic auction. On the day they raised the magnificent sum of £10,250 from the various activities, both on the golf course,
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Anti Money Laundering Checks - AML

August 18, 2021
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WHY YOU WILL BE CHECKED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING WHEN BUYING A PROPERTY When you think of money laundering, your mind may turn to the world of Hollywood movies and gangsters, however, in reality, it is a genuine problem here in the UK, with the property industry particularly vulnerable. Every year billions of pounds are laundered, and the recent release of the Government Russia Report further demonstrates the opportunity there is for illicit money to be used in large property transactions. As a
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