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Its tine to move on..the vans packed, the dogs in the back and the kids are in.

and
yes!! You are on your way..Moving to Chelmsford? Voted one of the best places to
live in the UK, the place One of the key things youre likely to look for when moving to a
new city or location is well..ummm.its not just one thing is it? Its a number of
factors that a makes a place a great choice to move to with your family. Choice of
schools is high on the list, as is history and culture. Practical factors like time to
commute to work and quality of commute, crime rate, all add up when making the
decision. After all, youre moving the family its not a decision to be made lightly.

Chelmsford scores high on many of these counts. Its just 51 kms from London, Charing
Cross and offers a great alternative for repose to many who have to travel on business
to the capital but dont want to become a long suffering victim to the capitals real estate
problems. Of course, Londons problems are many. Housing shortage and ..Oh yes!
Prices sky rocketing prices! (Last year alone saw many parts of the capitals real
estate prices rise by as much as a whopping 22%)

Yes, Chelmsford is now a city. It became one and was given the status 1n 2012.
Chelmsford's population in fact consists of a large number of city and docklands
commuters who work in the financial district, attracted by the 3035 minute journey from
Central London via the Great Eastern Main Line. The same journey takes approximately
60 minutes by road via the A12. The city currently has a population of approximately
169,500 and this is rapidly increasing every year with many people from Essex and the
London borders re-locating to the city. Chelmsford is equidistant from Colchester as it is
from London.
Good Schools and more
Chelmsford is home to several good schools and this of course is one of the factors
going for its popularity amongst families who have school going youngsters. Newlands
Spring, Barnes Farm and the Tyrells are all "outstanding" primaries, according to recent
Ofsted ratings. Among the well ranked secondaries - The Boswells, Chelmsford County
High for Girls and the King Edward VI Grammar school all range between good and
outstanding ratings given by Ofsted. New Hall School, founded in 1642, is a private,
Catholic boarding school which caters to pupils from the age of 3 right through to sixth
form. Chelmsford is also home to Anglia Ruskin University, so theres a lot of choice for
pupils from all age groups. Here is a list of various educational establishments that
make Chelmsford proud, along with links to their websites:

Anglia Ruskin University

King Edward VI Grammar School, known locally as 'KEGS'


St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School
Writtle College, an agricultural college
Great Baddow High School
Moulsham High School and humanities college
Hylands School Specialist Science and Sixth Form College
The Boswells School
Columbus School and College, a special needs school.
Chelmer Valley High School
New Hall School, established 1642.
Chelmsford County High School for Girls, consistently
one of the top five schools in the UK for both GCSE and A-level results.
St Peters College, the former Rainsford High School, which closed in August 2011
The Sandon School
Chelmsford College

Estate Agents
Britain they say is a country of home owners. Yes, we like to buy our own little home
and a plot of land behind which, in Britain we call with pride our garden. In North
America this is often known as the backyard. Of course, one of the keys to your house
search is your choice of estate agents. These knowledgeable ladies and gents are well
linked into the market and are privy to valuable information about which properties are
on the market. Not just that, many can give you valuable advice on schools, services,
medical facilities, supermarkets and can help you narrow down the general location
which works best for you and your family. So lets have a quick look at the pecking order
in Chelmsford.

McCartneyEstate Agents
Google Rating
McCartney Estate Agents was established in 1992 by proprietor Shaun Candler and quickly established
themselves as one of Chelmsfords leading sales and letting agents. The success of McCartney is down to
hard work and 100% commitment of the management and staff.

About Us
McCartney Estate and Letting Agents have been successfully selling, letting and managing property since
1992. With a blend of experience and enthusiasm rarely found, you can be sure to receive a first class service
whether your, buying, selling or letting a property.
Our prominent offices are situated in the historic Moulsham Street in Chelmsfords City Centre and all our
properties
are
advertised
on
the
leading
property
portals
such
as www.rightmove, www.zoopla.co.uk ,www.primelocation.co.uk and www.findaproperty.co.uk to name but a
few.

Whilst we are always keen to embrace new technology at McCartney we believe that this is no replacement for
good old fashioned customer service. Our Team has been together for many years and between them have
many years of experience and expert local knowledge, invaluable when trying to sell, buy or let a property.

Team
Shaun Candler - Director
Shaun has been involved in estate agency since 1985 and founded McCartney in 1992. He has assisted
1000's of people with their move. Shaun is an active member of the Moulsham Traders Association who
organise various community events throughout the year. He lives with his wife and his dog (Rosie) and is a
keen football supporter, golfer and also enjoys foreign travel.

Brian McGovern - Sales Manager


Nick Secunda - Lettings Manager
Sue Taylor - Senior Sales Negotiator
Gloria Parris - Sales Administrator
Jan Harvey - Sales Administrator
Lisa Tull - Lettings Administrator
Jess Williams - Sales Negotiator

Services
Selling
We have over two decades of experience of successfully selling all types of property throughout Chelmsford
and the surrounding villages. Our aim is to achieve the best possible price at a timescale that suits you.

Valuation
A senior member of our team will visit you at a time convenient to provide you an honest and realistic
achievable sale price based upon the latest data available from land registry and of course our extensive
market knowledge.

Negotiating your sale


We will always endeavour to obtain the best possible price for our clients all negotiations are carried out by a
highly experienced team member and all potential purchasers are qualified to ensure they are able to proceed

Sales progression
Once your sale is agreed we will regularly contact all parties and where necessary stakeholders such as
mortgage lenders and solicitors and report back to you.

Buying
Viewing , Making an Offer, Sales Progression, Completion

Letting
McCartney have been successfully letting and managing Property in Chelmsford since 1992 and have a wealth
of experience in this field. We offer a let only and a full management service.

Landlord Fees
Let only Service
CHARGES: A fee equivalent to the first month's rental plus VAT
Letting & Management Service
CHARGES: A fee equivalent to 85% of first month's rental plus 10% of each month's rent.
Platinum Service
This includes all the above in the Letting & Management Service together with free Landlord's Rent & Legal
Protection Warranties for 12 months.
CHARGES: A fee equivalent to first month's rent plus 10% of each month's rent.

Tenants

Tenant Fees and Information


The advertised rental figure does not include fees:
A reservation/referencing fee of 165+vat per applicant will be required on deciding to apply for a property.
A deposit equivalent to 6 weeks rent will be payable prior to signing the Tenant Agreement on move in.
One months rent will be payable prior to signing the Tenant Agreement on move in.

For Free property evaluation click http://www.mccartneyestateagents.co.uk/free-valuations.html

Other Services
McCartney have carefully selected service providers which reflect the same exacting standards as our
own;

Energy Performance Certificates


McCartney uses a fully qualified Energy Assessor who is fully compliant with the latest E.P.C. legislation.
It is a legal requirement that you have an E.P.C. in order to market a home for sale or to let.

Property Lawyers
Choosing the right conveyancer/solicitor when buying or selling a property is essential to a swift and hassle free
move.
At McCartney we only recommend fully qualified professionals that offer a no sale, no fee service.

Mortgages
McCartney work in partnership with a fully Independent Financial Advisor who has access to the whole
mortgage market ensuring that you get the best possible mortgage available to you and whats more there
service is completely free of charge.

Contact Details

McCartney
74 Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex CM2 0JF
Chelmsford@mccartneyestateagents.co.uk
Telephone 01245 266 980
Fax 01245 352 653

Team
Mr Gerald Nicholas Searle

The first position as a director we have on file for Mr Gerald Nicholas Searle was in 1992 at Balch Estate
Agents Limited.
I have enjoyed a Career in estate Agency spanning almost four decades, during which time there has
been considerable change to our business, driven mainly by technology. Whilst this has provided many
new ways to market homes and improve the speed of communications, the core of our business has
remained constant "service and people"
Our client base covers a wide range of age groups, demonstrating our commitment and ability to relate to
both our buyers and vendors alike and in doing so provide a professional interface to assist with a
smooth, successful transaction.

Our many testimonials are evidence to our mature experienced staff, that a quality level of service is
paramount but are always striving for excellence.

Beth Cook : Beth Cook has been part of the Balch family since 2005, beginning as part of the busy
sales office team, responsible for sales progression, customer service and sales negotiation.

Frances Searle :Frances has worked as company secretary at Balch since 1991.
Galvin Saunders : Galvin joined the BALCH team in 2002. Gavin is involved with all aspects of the
sales environment and enjoys carrying out all aspects of the job.

Karen Dodds :
Melvin Tuttlebee :
Trefor Davies :
Joy White :

Services
SELLING

At Balch we offer a free market appraisal to all serious vendors, which will include advice on advertising
and marketing your property, how to proceed legally and other costs to consider such as moving
expenses and what to include or not include in the sale offer.
In addition to the marketing of your property through all the modern digital media and methods we will talk
with you about our extensive knowledge of the local area, the local media and the use of our extensive
contacts and database of purchasers who have declared an interest in the area, ensuring you dont
simply pay for posting your property on a few websites.

BUYING

Please feel free to call into our office, which is easily located in the centre of Chelmsford to discuss your
individual needs with one of our experienced staff, no appointment is necessary although it is
recommended to call first if you're planning to visit at busy times.
Alternatively register with us and we will send you all properties we can find that meet your criteria, or
simply keep an eye on our website at our ever changing stock of properties from the convenience of your
own home which is focussed on the local area
RESIDENTIAL LETTING
RETIREMENT APPARTMENTS

At Balch we have extensive experience in the 55 plus market in the Chelmsford, Braintree and
surrounding areas.
We offer a free evaluation of your current situation, free advice on assured and fixed term tenancies and
for detailed planning help for clients wishing to downsize and move into your retirement property with the
minimum of delay.

Contact Details
Balch Estates Chelmsford:
3 Tindal Square
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1EH
T 01245 258866
balchagents@aol.com

The Home Partnership


4.8 Google rating

Trusted Estate Agents in Chelmsford

The Home Partnership is dynamic and experienced estate agency in Chelmsford, dealing with best ranges of
properties. Since the establishment of our company in 2006, we have always made every effort to provide our clients
with the best customer service. We always 'listen' to our client's needs and requirements.

Chelmsford is a beautiful City in Essex. The City is just 45 minutes away from London on the train..

The transportation system in the city has got direct rail links to Stratford and London Liverpool Street. In addition,
plans are being made to build an additional railway service in a secondary location to offer a more enhanced choice.

We are member of the Association of Residential Estate Agents (ARLA), National Association of Estate Agents
(NAEA) and the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA). We use the modern marketing methods to find the right
property for you with our experienced members.

ABOUT US
The Home Partnership was formed in 2006 by three friends and colleagues, who wanted to provide an estate agency
service that was modern in its approach and thinking but keeping traditional values with a high quality personal
service.

Scott Mason, Joanne Williams and Merrick Allen are the three directors that form this exciting partnership in estate
agency and financial services with over fifty years' experience between them in Brentwood and Chelmsford.

We chose to start our own independent estate agency offering independent mortgage advice, having become
frustrated with the impersonal approach and target driven attitude of a corporate estate agency.

Our aim, as our name suggests is to establish long term partnerships with our clients, dealing with them time after
time to help avoid the stress that buying, renting, selling or letting a home can bring.

Our service goes beyond the traditional estate agent and our commitment to the training and development of our staff
means that our whole team is here to support you throughout your move.

Great communication from your estate agent is critical if you are to enjoy your move. Our policy is to employ good
communicators who are fully committed to customer care and on your side throughout the entire moving process.

Branches : Brentwood and Chelmsford

Team
Brentwood
Joanne Williams
Director & Executive Mortgage Consultant
A little bit about me... I have wealth of experience and knowledge in both estate agency and financial services,
being a qualified Financial Adviser I am able to assist in all aspects of situations that we encounter within this
complex industry. I live in Chelmsford and have extensive knowledge of the local area.

Why do I like working here? Well, every day is different for sure. You never know what the day is going to bring, in
my job it could be anything from working on a marketing strategy or a PR exercise to working with the press and
looking into new ways to take the business forward. Alternatively my other very important role is to be the one who
gets in the tea and biscuits which is another integral part of the working day. Ultimately I love my job and everything it
means. We are an ethical company and take pleasure in getting people moved as smoothly as possible.

jo@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Lee McGoldrick MNAEA


Branch Manager
lee@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Stacy Walpole MNAEA


Assistant Branch Manager
stacy@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Gillian Simmons
Property Consultant/Administrator
gillian@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Reece Gordon
Trainee Property Consultant

Ayse Zuhdu
Mortgage Consultant

Chelmsford Branch

Directors That Work in Chelmsford Branch


Our Director Scott Mason and Joanne Williams both operate from our Chelmsford branch and have good
knowledge about Chelmsford area. Both of them have acquired expertise and extensive information about the current
market trends as they are into this industry for over fifteen years.

Merrick Allen MNAEA


Director
A little bit about me... I started my career within Black Horse Agencies in Chelmsford where I met Scott and Joanne
over a decade ago. I was the first qualified member of The National Association of Estate Agents for The Home
Partnership. I live in South Woodham Ferrers with my wife and two daughters and when not at work I enjoy tinkering
with my classic 1961 Land Rover.

Why do I like working here? We are very good at what we do, which is why we get people moved. Everyone in the
team delivers a high service and supports each other, there is no 'weak link'. We have become more than just
colleagues and this relationship makes it an enjoyable environment to be in. When you enjoy coming to work this
reflects in your workmanship and productivity which directly impacts the experience our clients have. Our rate of
recommendations and repeat business is testament to this. This is more than just a job. Passionate, experienced,
efficient, honest and fun would be the top five words I would use to describe our team and therefore our business. Put
us to the test and see what you think.

merrick@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Scott D Mason MNAEA


Director
A little bit about me... I feel that I have strong property knowledge of Chelmsford having been raised in Great
Baddow. I started my career as a YTS apprentice in 1995 for Black Horse Agencies. In my spare time I am a keen
Leyton Orient supporter and recent England Fans member and try to get to as many games as possible, I also enjoy
mountain biking and getting away in my VW camper van.

Why do I like working here? Because we have created a type of Estate Agency that every agent claims to be,
friendly, professional, award winning, the list goes on. However, we are different and would welcome opportunity of
proving it's what we do that moves people!

scott@thehomepartnership.co.uk

Jo Stewart MNAEA
Senior Property Consultant
Jessica Tucker MNAEA
Property Administrator
Michael Gillespie MNAEA, MARLA
Senior Property Consultant
Christina Howe
Mortgage Administrator
Anthony Gunn
Property Consultant

Services
Sales : Looking to sell?

We are successfully selling properties of all shapes and sizes by providing our clients with an honest and realistic
opinion on price. We achieve this by providing our clients with current and relevant market comparisons. This will
ensure that you sell your property within a suitable timescale and best possible price.

Some of our various elements of service shown below are sure to meet your needs:

The attention of all three company Directors

Professional floor plans and photography

Members of the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents)

Accompanied viewings

Dedicated sales progression

Buying : Looking to buy?


Please browse our residential sales portfolio. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for then contact one of our
friendly, professional property consultants who will try and help you find the home you've been looking for.
Some of our various elements of why to register with us are shown below.

Free home finder service

SMS text messaging & email alerts sent on all new instructions

Independent mortgage advice

Properties with floor plans

Open 7 days a week

Letting:

Looking to let?

We are successfully letting properties of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are becoming a landlord for the first time
or currently hold a property portfolio, our various levels of service shown below are sure to meet your needs.

Tenant find only

Let and un managed placement

Let and fully managed

Caretaking service

Administration service

Looking to rent?
Please browse our residential lettings portfolio. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for then please contact
one of our friendly, professional property consultants who will try to help you locate your dream home.
Some of our various elements of why to register with us are shown below.

Colour property particulars with measurements

SMS text messaging & email alerts sent on all new instructions

Properties with floor plans

Open 7 days a week

Property consultants with exceptional local knowledge

Tenants Fees

We are transparent with charges made to tenant's, which are linked to an application for a tenancy and these are
summarised below.

Single
Each
Each
Company

Tenant 240
Additional Tenant
Guarantor 120
Let 240

inclusive
120

of
inclusive

inclusive
inclusive

VAT
of

VAT

of

VAT

of

VAT

Tenancy Renewal Fee 120 inclusive of VAT*

These charges incorporate all related costs of processing an application for a tenancy including referencing and are
payable at commencement of the application process. At any time during the application process should tenants
decide not to proceed or fail referencing, then application fees are not refundable.

If a landlord withdraws then 75% of the application fee will be refunded to the tenants, the balance will be retained by
The Home Partnership covering costs already incurred for referencing and processing the application.

Guarantor's Fee

Where a Guarantor is required a charge of 120 inclusive of VAT per Guarantor is applied. This becomes payable
following receipt of the tenant's references and when the Guarantor completes the relevant application form. In the

event of the tenancy not being finalised for any reason or the replies to referencing proving unsatisfactory, such
charges
are
not
refundable.
*Although we charge tenants a renewal fee we do not charge fees for inventory reports or check out inspections.

Mortgage :
Mortgages from
the HOME PARTNERSHIP MORTGAGES

If you require mortgage advice


from the
HOME PARTNERSHIP MORTGAGES
please complete the enquiry form
for Joanne or Anthony to contact you

YOUR HOME/PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP


REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

The Home Partnership is an introducer of Business to the Home Partnership Mortgages.

The Home Partnership Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority Registered and
is entered on the FCA register (www.fca.gov.uk/register) under reference number 616505. Registered office:
75 Springfield Road, chelmsford, Essex CM2 6JG

Heritage : Our prestigious home division specialises in the marketing of unique and individual homes.
With specific marketing plans designed to enhance and reflect the unique attributes of these properties we
successfully cover the mid-Essex region.
Various key elements of our service below are essential to marketing properties of this nature.

Professional photography

Ordinance survey image

Internal and external floor plans

6-page colour laminated brochure

Paper advertising across Essex and into East London

Auctions : Looking to buy or sell at Auction?

Auctions are a fantastically exciting way of selling property with the biggest advantage being an exchange of
contracts is achieved at the drop of the gavel.

Our auctions are currently held at Essex County Cricket Club here in Chelmsford and cover all types of property
across the County of Essex.

We are always looking for new instructions for forthcoming Auctions. Are you considering or currently trying to sell a
residential property situated in a prime location, commercial property or struggling to sell because of a defective
lease, legal or structural issue?

Here are some key elements of our service which are essential to selling properties by Auction.

Experienced auction staff

Increased marketing exposure

Attracting the correct type of buyers with the ability to proceed immediately

Exchange of contracts at the drop of the gavel

Completion within 20 working days of the auction

Click here to request for one of our Property Consultants to contact you to discuss selling by auction.

Contact Details
Contact Details of Chelmsford Branch
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The Home Partnership Estate Agents


11 Duke Street
Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HL
Tel: 01245 250 222 :: Fax: 01245 250 280

Email: chelmsford@thehomepartnership.co.uk