Residential and Commercial Property Services in Manchester

At Tom Clarke & Co in Moston, Manchester, we pride ourselves on our excellent property management services. Specialising in residential and commercial properties, we always go the extra mile to make sure our clients are completely satisfied.

Residential Properties

Choose Tom Clarke & Co to help you sell your residential property. For more than 20 years, we have provided a fully integrated estate agency service. Combining courteous personal attention with progressive marketing and presentation, we aim to place your property in front of the largest possible market audience.

Primarily serving the northern sector of Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas, we appreciate that finding a buyer is only the first step in legally transferring a property. That’s why we provide a sophisticated follow-up system that covers financial arrangements and dependent sales requirements. This enables us to identify any potential problem areas and ensure that progress is maintained.

Our services include:

Obtaining and Maintaining the Latest Details about Prospective Purchasers’ Financial Situation, Mortgage Requirements, and the Position of Any Dependent Sales

Liaising with Solicitors for Both Seller and Buyer

Regular Checks and Contact to Maintain Progress

Assistance with Legal Formalities Where Necessary

Costs

At Tom Clarke & Co, our commission is payable only upon closing a successful sale. Our complete services include advertising on the internet and our web campaigns, as well as creating an advertisement for it in our prominent office front window. We also cover all normal marketing expenditure, including:

Costs

  • Descriptive Leaflets or Brochures

  • Photography

  • Sale Board and Local Newspaper Advertising

Commercial Properties

As an estate agency, we specialize in both residential and commercial properties. Whether your company is expanding, downsizing, or just starting up, we’ve got you covered.

Having provided thousands of premises for the commercial sector over the years, our experienced agents are always more than happy to discuss your requirements and offer advice and guidance about purchasing, occupying, or investing in a business premises.

With local knowledge, advertising, and expertise, our aim is to make your new investments both simple and clear to understand.

Rentals

Rental manager Mike Gallagher provides expert letting advice for landlords. If you want to get the best people at the best price, you need to pay attention to four crucial factors…

Presentation

The look and smell of a place may make or break a deal. If your property is in a state, it’s time to clean up. Whether it’s dusty carpets, stained surfaces, or a smelly pet, you should eliminate any mess that could put customers off. Sometimes, even something as straightforward as spraying some air freshener around when your prospective tenant is at the doorstep makes all the difference.

Preparation

Ideally, we recommend choosing a tenant 6 to 8 weeks before you want them to move in. This allows us time to distribute ads and then find and select the very best tenant. In the letting market, tenants expect to be able to view properties at short notice, which is why preparation is so important. You must calculate costs carefully, including gas safety regulations and agency commission, and be ready to be flexible, especially if you already have a current tenant.

Legislation

All our agents are ARLA-qualified, or in the process of taking their exams, meaning we are capable of advising you in a wide variety of legal areas, including:

 Fire and Furnishing Regulations

 Gas Safety Regulations and Certificates

 Electrical Safety Certificates

Providing you with all the information you need, we will arrange all the necessary checks for a reasonable price. From your Schedule of Conditions to a new Tenancy Deposit Scheme, we advise you on everything to help make sure you are fully protected and compliant with the law and don’t face any hefty fines in the future.

Deliberation

Ultimately, our job is to get you the best possible price for your property. That said, please do give us due consideration when we advise you about price and the state of the market. Sometimes, we get an offer on the very first viewing and other times, it takes a little longer. Either way, we will keep you posted on our progress and provide high-quality advice, backed by our wealth of experience.

Valuations and Surveys

During conveyancing, it’s better to be safe than sorry when buying a house, and valuations and surveys could save you thousands of pounds in the event that any repairs or structural maintenance costs are required to solve underlying problems. Turn to our estate agents to seal the deal and provide you with the peace of mind required to sell or buy a house.

Conveyancing

In law, conveyancing is the transfer of title and deed between one party and another. To ensure this process is followed so that the correct proprietor has complete entitlement to the property, we advise you to call on our estate agents. Suitable before and after conveyancing is finalised, our services will help you to secure a binding agreement with no unforeseen issues.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Since 10 September 2007, all homes in England and Wales with 3 or more bedrooms require a Home Information Pack (HIP), which includes a home energy rating. This pack includes:

Energy Efficiency Rating

  • An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Containing Advice on Cutting Carbon Emissions and Fuel Bills

  • Sale Statement and Searches

  • Evidence of Title

The Home Information Pack Index lists the documents contains in the pack and provides a checklist for sellers, buyers, estate agents, and enforcement authorities.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC serves to tell you how energy-efficient a home is on a scale of A to G, with A having the highest efficiency and lowest fuel bills. It also tells you how much of an impact your home has on the environment and includes recommendations on ways to improve your energy efficiency. The average property in the UK is in bands D – E for both ratings.

Sales Statement and Searches

The sales statement offers some basic information about the property, including:

Sales Statement and Searches

  • The Address of the Property Being Sold

  • Whether the Property Is Freehold or Leasehold

  • Whether the Property Is Registered or Unregistered

  • Whether or Not the Property Is Being Sold with Vacant Possession

  • Standard Searches

Further information may be found using a private company or the local authority, provided the search complies with HIP regulations. This includes:

Sales Statement and Searches 2

  • Local Land Charges Relating to the Property Being Sold

  • Records of Interest to Buyers, e.g. Planning Decisions and Road Building Proposals

  • Provision of Drainage and Water Services to the Property

Evidence of Title

These documents provide proof that the seller owns the property and therefore has the right to sell it. Where the property being sold is registered, certain documents that are available on request from the Land Registry must be included in the Pack. These provide an up-to-date official record of who owns the land, and consist of:

Evidence of Title

  • Official copies of the individual register (made up of a property register, proprietorship register and, typically, a register of charges)

  • An official copy of the title plan;

  • For sales of unregistered land, the Pack must include copies of a certificate of an official search of the index map (obtained from the Land Registry), and those documents that the seller intends to rely on to provide evidence of title to the property, and thus the right to sell it.

For leasehold properties, this includes:

Evidence of Title 2

  • A copy of the lease;

  • Any regulations or rules that apply to the property that aren't mentioned in the lease and any proposed amendments to same;

  • Statements or summaries of service charges covering the previous 36 months;

  • Where appropriate, the most recent requests for:

Evidence of Title 3

  • Payment of Service Charges

  • Ground Rent

  • Insurance against Damage for the Building in Which the Property Is Situated

  • Insurance in Respect of Personal Injury Caused by or within the Building during the 12-Month Period before Marketing Began

Evidence of Title 4

  • The name and address of the current or proposed lessor, and details of any managing agent that has been appointed or proposed by the lessor to manage the property;

  • A summary of any works being undertaken or proposed that will affect the property or the building in which it's situated.

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