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Chains

In estate agency terms, a chain means a situation where several people are buying and selling their property in a series of inter-related transactions. Presently, there is a great deal of talk about reducing the problems they cause but they are likely to remain a major feature of estate agency practice for some while. And that is where we come in. We pride ourselves on keeping an eye on all aspects of each chain. By liasing closely with the solicitors and all the parties involved we can anticipate and hopefully overcome minor problems before they cause unnecessary trouble. An estate agent is in a unique position to help in this way – solicitors are more restricted in whom they can speak to – so this is an important part of our service.

Being realistic, in a chain of sales, everyone moves at the speed of the slowest transaction. That also means that if one sale cancels, or at the end of a chain, a house remains unsold, it can cause worry and stress to many other people. Again this is where our specialist expertise can be vital. We have unique experience of how to minimise the problems by using bridging facilities or by arranging for someone to buy in the critical property – maybe sharing the expense equitably.

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