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Why use a regulated agent?

Published: 09/02/2017   Last Updated: 16/02/2017 11:39:10   Author: Mitch Moth - Lettings New Business Manager    Tags: Agent, Landlords, Property

Something that is often overlooked when a Landlord chooses a Letting Agent is the fact that not all Letting Agents are regulated, so it’s important to consider whether or not your Letting Agent is keeping you safe and ensuring that their work and actions are keeping you in compliance with the law.


At Hamilton Chess we’re members of both the NAEA and ARLA. Whilst membership isn’t mandatory, we think it’s important for you as a Landlord to have peace of mind knowing we’re on top of property law, any changes in regulation and that we’re working to a strict code of practice.

Speaking of changes in regulation, did you know that only recently there’s been changes to HMRC allowances for wear and tear, rent repayment orders, right to rent immigration checks, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and Section 21 checks, just to name a few?

Being an ARLA agent means that the Landlord and Tenant benefit from Hamilton Chess having Client Money Protection and we partake in regular independent account audits. You’ll receive a professional service that you’d expect, but if anything was to go wrong you can rest easy knowing that Landlord and Tenant will never be left out of pocket.

If you’d like to speak to a regulated agent about your property, then I’d extend an invitation to please call us on 01753 624 000 where we’d be happy to help you further.

Why You Should Use a Local Independent Agent

Published: 02/02/2017   Last Updated: 02/02/2017 15:24:53   Author: Mitch Moth - Lettings New Business Manager    Tags: Landlords, Vendors, Property, Agent

When choosing an agent to sell or let your property you have a number of options available to you; from an online agent, a high street corporate or a local independent. With all of these options available, we would like to advocate why choosing Hamilton Chess, is by far the best way to bring your property to the market.

Hamilton Chess are firmly established within the community with our staff having either lived or worked in the area for many years. When it comes to selling or renting your property, you can be confident we will have the local knowledge you would expect from a professional agent.

Local knowledge will make a real difference to how quickly your property will sell or rent.

Having a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing market, we know we are best placed to provide an accurate value for your property to ensure you get the very best price, in the quickest time possible.

As a successful and highly regarded local Independent agent we recognise the importance of each and every client interaction. Your property is likely to be one of your most valuable assets and careful consideration should be given to the agent you chose to instruct.

We understand you should have the choice as to who should sell or let your property. We are confident in our services and do not sign you in to any lengthy contractual periods, during the marketing process.

For further details of our services, to discuss arranging a valuation of your property or to see reviews from our many satisfied clients, please call us on 01753 624000 or get in touch at sales@hamiltonchess.co.uk

Brexit.... now what?

Published: 27/06/2016   Last Updated: 16/02/2017 11:39:54   Author: Mitch Moth - Lettings New Business Manager    Tags: Landlords, Tenants, Vendors, Purchasers, News, Property, Agent

The Nation has spoken and now as we look to the future we ask ourselves, ‘What does this mean for the property market?’. Within hours of Friday morning’s announcement we had numerous people ask our opinion on where the market will go. For us as a business and for all UK Homeowners this really is the million dollar question.


The hard truth is that we don’t have a crystal ball, so it’s difficult to say conclusively. Even the most respected economic analysts aren’t sure of what is next for us. What we can say with conviction however is that there is still a tremendous appetite for property in the UK, a shortage of property to meet that demand and encouraging words emanating from the Bank of England.


People will always need to move. The couple in the one bedroom starter home will have a child and they’ll need their next step up the ladder. That once young family will become a family of teenagers, each needing their own room and space. Children fly the nest and the parents will downsize or maybe they’ll move to the coast. There’s always a reason and need to move, and as such there’s always going to be a demand.


In the shorter term, many analysts are predicting that we could see prices adjusting and this may well be the case, but this shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a bad thing. Any correction in the market is always relative; your home may sell for less, but so will the property you are purchasing. 


The whole Brexit saga will undoubtedly fold out in the coming days but looking positively, the outlook could be complimentary to the market as a whole.


What happens next ultimately remains to be seen, but we at Hamilton Chess will remain positive throughout. If you’d like to talk to us about your home and your situation, then we’d be very pleased to come and see you. Give us a call on 01753 624 000 or get in touch with us at sales@hamiltonchess.co.uk

WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE – Gold Award for Hamilton Chess

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Published: 15/06/2016   Last Updated: 16/06/2016 13:42:05   Author: Mitch Moth - Lettings New Business Manager    Tags: Landlords, Agent, Property, News

With a number of options to choose from it can be very difficult to decide who to appoint as your local letting or estate agent, so it’s often friends and family we turn to for experiences and recommendations.

AllAgents.co.uk is the UK’s leading review site for estate agency professionals; It is an open platform where you can read honest reviews and feedback on service received. We are therefore very proud to say that today we stand not only as the No. 1 Ranked Letting Agency in Windsor, but Lettings Consultant Matthew Harlow has also been certificated with the Gold Award for Best Letting Agent in Windsor for Customer Experience.

To read our reviews we’d invite you to visit https://www.allagents.co.uk/view-branch/hamilton-chess/windsor/.

Being a local agent, we pride ourselves on our service and local knowledge. We know your move can often be the most stressful time of your life, and your property is in most cases your biggest investment. If you’re looking to rent or sell your property, and you want the best service in Windsor, we’d invite you to get in touch with us on 01753 624 000. We look forward to hearing from you.