We pledge to deliver an individual, independent and trusted client experience. The property market may be unpredictable, but our service is always first-class, and our team are dedicated with tailor made packages designed just for you. We are proud to be members of The Guild of Property Professionals, the National Association of Estate Agents, and the Property Ombudsman Redress Scheme and all our staff adhere to their strict codes of conduct.
Selling your property is a journey and we will be there to assist you every step of the way from the first moment that we meet you and are entrusted with your keys, to the very last day when we hand the keys over to the new owner. All market appraisals and valuations are undertaken by our expert staff and the advice that they give is drawn from years of local knowledge and a comprehensive analysis of comparable sold data. We will give you truthful advice and discuss with you our thoughts on the best marketing strategy to maximise your sale price in the timeliest manner. We qualify all buyers and will continue to assist you and your solicitor at every stage to ensure that the sale process is conducted as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
In-house or On-line Auctions
We will advise you on the best method of sale to suit your property. In certain circumstances an auction might be most appropriate, and we are delighted to offer our clients a choice of either our own in-house auction service at select venues or our online auction service. We have teamed with iamsold who are the largest residential auctioneer in the UK and the pioneer of the Modern Method of Auction (MMoA). For sellers seeking security and speed of sale, our sales team is available to discuss the quick completions, secure timescales and increased security that this method of sale can offer you.
Unlike the other UK nations, in Wales, private and public landlords are regulated by Rent Smart Wales, a licencing authority hosted by Cardiff Council in partnership with the 22 Welsh local authorities to ensure compliance with legislation. As a landlord you have to be registered with Rent Smart Wales and letting agents, and landlords who let and manage properties themselves, must be licensed with the authority too. With over 170 pieces of legislation governing lettings services, as a landlord you will need a professional to guide you to ensure that you have the best advice to protect your investment. Full details on all our packages can be found on our Landlord Page. We employ the best staff to provide guidance in valuing your investment and then ensuring that the right contract holder is sourced.
On occasion, you might find that you require a professional valuation undertaken by an RICS Chartered Surveyor. This type of valuation is often needed for probate and matrimonial purposes. We recognise that this can be a difficult time and we aim to conduct the process as smoothly and efficiently as possible for you. We also provide valuations for property transfer purposes as well. A fee is charged for professional valuations.
One size does not fit all. We will discuss our marketing strategy with you to successfully utilise the full range of opportunities available to us to maximise the exposure to your property and achieve the best possible sale price. This will encompass 360 house tours, high quality photography using HD lenses, drone video, printed publications, our own distinctive website, advertising on national property portals and the Guild of Property Professionals' website, targeted social media campaigns, access to the Guild's London office in Park Lane to attract overseas and London buyers and for rural properties, we will assess whether to use more type specific marketing avenues too.
Expert help all under one roof
There is a myriad of considerations when selling, buying or renting a property. We are here to take the stress out of the experience and recognise the benefit of a helping hand and are always happy to assist in any way that we can. No query is too big or small and it's never too embarrassing to ask. We've re-homed fish, taken in cats, packed up removal boxes, cleaned up after leaks, herded emus and provided lifts to the station when needed. We can offer helpful advice on other matters such as -
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's):
It is a legal requirement to have an EPC when a property is sold, built or rented. The EPC must be commissioned prior to any marketing taking place and be available for inspection no more than 7 days after marketing has commenced. Some buildings don't need an EPC and we can give guidance on whether your property falls into an exempt category. We can arrange for the EPC to be commissioned on your behalf or you are free to make your own arrangements.
If you require a mortgage on your purchase, the Lender will arrange to undertake a basic mortgage valuation. If you wanted to top this up to a more extensive building survey or if you are a cash buyer seeking a private surveyor, we can happily put you in touch with several local contacts and you are free to make an informed choice on their services yourself, or please feel free to make your own arrangements.
Solicitors & Guild Conveyancing
When you sell or purchase a property, you will need to enlist the services of a solicitor or a conveyancer to act on your behalf in the transaction. You may already have a good working relationship with a preferred solicitor and if this is the case, then please continue with your existing contact. However, if you haven't already found a solicitor to deal with the conveyance of your sale or purchase and you want to use someone local, we can provide a list of solicitors for you to review to enable you to make your own informed decision. If you are seeking added piece of mind, through our partnership with Guild Conveyancing, we are can also introduce you to an independent specialist high street law firm who can offer a no move-no fee conveyancing option for you. Added benefits to you include being purchase or sale ready, a fixed fee, a free EPC and a service pledge with full transparency via a secure client portal showing you when the major milestones have been met in the transaction. Taylor & Co receive a commission from the Property Lawyer for client introductions.
Our Goodlord Partnership
We have teamed up with Goodlord who undertake tenant referencing for us. They also offer tenant and landlord insurance products plus to save you time, a utility management and media service. Goodlord is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 836727 and Taylor & Co earn a commission from the introduction of landlords and tenants to them.
Removal or Clearance Companies
If you need a helping hand to assist you with either removals or clearance, we have many contacts that we could put you in touch with to provide you a quote, you just have to ask.
If you require a mortgage to fund your purchase or you're seeking a re-mortgage of your existing property, you can either go directly to a lender or you can use an independent mortgage advisor. Unlike a lender, an independent mortgage advisor will have access to a broad range of products available from a cross section of lenders. We’ve partnered with Sterling Southgate who provide expert mortgage and protection advice when you need it. If you would like to speak to one of their advisors, get in touch with us and we will introduce you to one of their team.
There are other advisors available, and we respect the right of any buyer to use whomsoever they choose. Taylor & Co earn a commission from introductions made to Sterling Southgate.
Dreaming of home improvements and alterations already? We can give you a list of local tradespeople if that would help turn your dreams into a reality, just ask, we're here to help in any way that we can.