Buying property with James Chiltern

As Croydons leading independentestate agents, out team can help you at every stage of your property purchase.
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Our Approach

Buying a property, for the first time, or as an experienced purchaser of property, can be a long, complicated process. Working with an estate agent that knows the local area and that you can trust will make all the difference to your home buying journey. At JC we know the local area inside out, so we are well placed to make the buying process go as smoothly as possible for you and can help you with every aspect of your property journey.
  • 1. An outstanding service
  • 2. Extensive local knowledge and experience
  • 3. Established and trustworthy
  • 4. Full range of services for buyers, everything you need all under one roof
All of our highly trained and passionate staff will be on hand to help you at every step when you purchase a property with us. Communication is key, and when choosing to buy a property through James Chiltern, you will be given a point of contact dedicated to understanding your full requirements and providing help and guidance specific to your personal circumstances.


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Upon deciding to sell your property, you will need to ensure that you have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place before you actively market your home.

An EPC is legally required documentation that reports on the energy efficiency of the property you are selling, rating your property’s energy effectiveness on a scale on A to G. Your EPC must be in place before your put you property on the market, as potential buyers will need to see it at the earliest opportunity. Failure to comply with EPC legislation could result in a fine. Expert energy assessors Quick inspection and delivery All types of property covered Available across the UK Our fully trained energy assessors will carry out an inspection on your property. They will carefully assess certain elements of your property, such as insulation, glazing materials, the size of the property, construction materials and your property’s heating solution. Your final assessment will provide the basis of your EPC, providing you with information about energy efficiency on a scale from A to G. Your EPC will also offers suggestions on how to improve your property’s energy efficiency, helping you to lower your future energy bills and reduce the impact of emissions. A good energy rating can be a positive marketing tool, showing potential purchasers that your property is economical and eco-friendly. Having an EPC in place, even if you aren’t selling, can help you to take valuable action and reduce your energy bills. Our Energy Assessors are a trusted provider of EPCs in and around Croydon who deliver timely, accurate reports.

Presenting your property

Well-presented homes let more quickly and achieve better rents so it’s important to make your property as appealing as possible.

Tips on presenting your property

  • Ensure your property is clean, tidy and free from damp. You may want to consider having carpets and windows professionally cleaned.
  • It’s advisable to decorate using neutral tones throughout to offer a fresh and clean look. A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference to the appeal of a property.
  • Bathrooms should be well lit and ventilated. We suggest refreshing tile grout and advise power showers where possible.
  • Make sure any damage or repairs, such as cracks in the wall or burnt out light bulbs, are seen to before viewings.
  • Think ‘kerb appeal’. The exterior of your property is just as important as the interior. Gardens should be maintained and well-presented,and any broken fences fixed. You may want to consider painting doors and window frames.
  • Drains and gutters should be cleared.
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