Sales: 01704 550 048  |  Rentals: 01704 54 34 34  |  Property Mgt: 01704 545 800

Top Seven questions  to ask at a Sales Valuation:

Make sense of the small print and ensure you understand exactly what you’re getting!

1. Do all fees quoted include VAT? (A. according to trading standards, they should and B. who wants to mess around with a calculator and multiple quotes?!)

2. What does the fee include? (Very often it is the bare minimum.)

3. Are there any extra charges, for example for a spot in the local newspaper, a premium listing on Rightmove, or professional floorplan?

4. Is there a minimum term? (Many agents will tie you in for a minimum period of three months before you can change agents)

5. Is there a withdrawal fee? (Many agents regardless of minimum term will charge you to leave)

6. Does the fee include progression from Sale to Completion? (This is no longer considered part of usual service, yet it is invaluable as statistically 1 in 3 sales fall through and a proactive agent or better, dedicated Sales Progressor can prevent this from happening by tackling any issues in a timely manner and mediating between parties)

7. Are they a regulated agent? (A regulated agent voluntarily subscribes to external monitoring of both their service and compliance with trading standards by associations such as the NAEA and The Property Ombudsman which protects you.)

Don’t pick an agent to put your property up for Sale, pick an agent to SELL it.

Is the rental market in decline?

You may have seen recent articles suggesting the rental market is declining. We are pleased to report the rental market in Southport and the surrounding areas is as strong as ever, with new applicants registering with us daily and rental prices holding firm. We commonly hold multi-tenant viewings on popular properties due to the high levels of interest.

If you would like to know more about current levels of demand for your property please give us a call to speak to one of our rentals team on 01704 54 34 34.

Thinking of selling?

With the recent announcements of impending changes to legislation surround tenant fees and Landlord taxes, many Landlords have considered selling their rentals. Our advice would be to wait until the legislation is confirmed before making a decision but if you would like to be prepared, we would be happy to carry out a Sales Valuation on your property.  

Tenancy coming to an end? Make sure you get the right new tenant with our Tenant Find service.

Today we have hundreds of registered active applicants searching for a new property. Give us a call on 01704 54 34 34 to find out how many matches we currently have for your property.

We are regularly updating our marketing to include the latest techniques, and currently offer full professional photographs and floorplans as standard, as well as listing on major property websites, our own site and exposure via our large Town Centre office.

All our tenants are fully referenced by Let Alliance and attend a face to face application appointment with one of our ARLA qualified rental team unless otherwise agreed.

*Active applicants are tenants in recent contact with Anthony James (within the last 8 weeks), actively searching for and viewing properties via Anthony James. Inactive applicants are removed regularly when they end their property search.

Happy to help.

Whatever you need, we have qualified, experienced staff available to help. Give us a call, visit our website or pop in to our offices- the kettles always boiled!

With the Autumn Statement announcing a ban on Estate Agents charging fees to tenants, we understand our clients are facing uncertainty with regards to our current service and fees.

Whilst we are currently waiting for the final legislation to be announced (it may be a cap on fees, rather than a ban), we are still taking steps to look at our current costs and fee structure.

Please rest assured our priority at Anthony James is to maintain the same level of service we currently provide- ensuring both Landlords and Tenants are protected in line with ARLA, Safe Agent, Trading Standards and Property Ombudsman guidelines- whilst still offering competitive and affordable fees for our valued clients.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark and Lyn Cunningham MNAEA MARLA AIRPM 


For this years BBC Children in Need the AJ Team got involved by baking cakes and coming in to work in their PJs! Thanks to our fantastic staff, clients and contractors over £1500 was raised.

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