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Quay Living TESTIMONIAL:It is nice to deal with people who provide an excellent service and fulfill their promises. Thank you Quay Living. TESTIMONIAL:We are very grateful for the efficient and friendly service we have received from all the staff at Quay Living. Please give our especial thanks to Nick for all his work in selling our flat. Quay Living is proud to offer the most comprehensive residential sales and lettings service in Poole.

From serviced lettings to long-term lettings and sales, Quay Living can do it all! We offer a one-stop service to vendors, buy-to-let investors and second-home owners, matching clients' properties with active buyers and quality tenants. Quay's high-profile offices in Poole Old Town are open 7 days a week, and our 'phone lines are open until 10pm, 365 days a year.

We look forward to your call! By Rightmove It's no secret that the property market has witnessed many unexpected trends this year, largely due many home-movers reprioritising their housing needs since lockdown.

read more › Quay Living is a family-owned independent estate and letting agent based in Poole, Dorset. Established in 2006, Quays' partners are husband and wife team, Duncan and Helen Challis. Here you can log in or sign up to the members area of our website. Once logged in you can amend your personal details, add/amend/delete email alerts and access your saved properties. New property alerts are sent to your requested email address at your selected frequency once an agent publishes a new property or a price change takes place.

read more › Large chains of estate agents used to boast that they offered vendors the best chance of selling their property through an extensive networks of offices, but today over 85% of buyers find their next home on the web and go direct to the local agent in their chosen area. This means that buyers can now deal directly with highly experienced senior personnel in smaller local practices, rather than inexperienced junior staff who are often shuffled from branch to branch. Between them, our two partners and their team have over 75 years direct property experience in sales, lettings, development and management.

read more › Quay Network Auctions combines the extensive local knowledge of a leading local estate agent with the strength and marketing of a respected national property auction group. No longer the sales method of last resort, auctions are now the disposal method of choice for many vendors wanting a fast, reliable sale. We hold six London auctions a year at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, and a further five in Birmingham, attracting both local and national buyers. Auction sales offer greater exposure through extensive marketing, attracting both local and national buyers.

read more › We don't want to come over all Sarah Beaney, but take an objective look around you. We all acquire 'stuff' that, if left long enough in the same place, has a habit of becoming all but invisible - except to newcomers. Try to put yourself in the position of somebody seeing your home for the first time. Remember, the more personal the contents, the less likely a prospective purchaser will want to see it! De-personalising and de-cluttering are the order of the day. Make sure the simple maintenance jobs are finished.

read more › What are your priorities when looking for a new home? How will you get to work, where will the children attend school, where's the nearest park, or where will you shop/relax? If you work from home, what is the local broadband speed? All these factors will help answer the 'where' question. Qualitative factors can then be allowed to come into play - what does the area feel like, are the local properties well cared for, would you let your kids walk to the shop on their own? Could you see yourself living there?

read more › Sometimes the purchase of one property and the sale of another may not take place simultaneously. During the intervening period a bridging loan provided by your mortgage lender can be used to cover the gap in finance. If you take out a mortgage on your property, you are effectively using your property to secure the mortgage. All properties used to secure mortgages are registered on the Charges Register at the Land Registry. The moment when the ownership of the property and the keys are handed over to the new owner in exchange for full payment.

read more › POOLE is a vibrant town on the banks of the World's second biggest natural harbour. Popular with water sports enthusiasts, the Town's population of 150,000 swells during the summer months as holidaymakers head for the seven miles of golden beaches. The internationally famous Sandbanks peninsula stretches to the mouth of the Harbour and the Purbeck Hills and Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast lie just beyond. Poole abuts the resort town of Bournemouth to the east, and lies 115 miles south-west of London.

read more › In addition to Quay Living's portfolio of existing homes, our firm is frequently called in to advise on, and market, properties brand new to the market. Our market experience helps developers achieve the layouts and designs which work best, and install the key features which buyers expect in a new home. When you buy a new property, it comes with the latest integrated kitchens, modern heating systems and energy efficient glazing and insulation. It will also have the benefit of a 10 year building warranty.

read more › Quay's sister company, Quay Holidays was set up in 2006 to manage holiday letting properties throughout Poole and Bournemouth. It quickly established a solid reputation as a hands-on manager with a great team of directly-employed staff. When clients wanted to switch to long lettings over the winter they had to go to other agents, but what they wanted was a one-stop service that could offer both long and short lettings. Our 2010 move to larger premises in Orchard Plaza allowed us to expand our business to offer long lettings and sales.

read more › Whether you are letting your own home or becoming a buy-to-let landlord for the first time, there are plenty of things you will need to consider. Is the property in good condition internally and externally, windows and doors secure and safe, and locks fully functioning?. Make sure to notify your insurer, and check that you are insured for third party and public liability. Understand your obligations - as landlord you are responsible for the structure, exterior, services, heating and hot water, sanitary installations, hard wired smoke detectors etc.

read more › The private rented sector has grown massively in recent years. Between the censuses of 2001 and 2011, the Private Rented Sector (PRS) grew from 12% of all English households to 18% (4,100,000), representing a 50% increase, and by 2016 stood at 4,500,000. Bournemouth and many of the coastal towns had some of the highest proportions of households in PRS, at almost 30%. The pressure for housing, the flexibility of tenure and the availability of buy-to-let finance have made the sector extremely popular with private investors, although stamp duty surcharges on second homes and tax charges have weakened growth.

read more › For investors who want to use their property from time-to-time, the holiday-letting route offers a valuable income which will significantly off-set the costs of owning the property. For busy buyers requiring a hassle-free purchase, Quay Living and its sister company Quay Holidays can offer a completely turn-key service. We will advise you of the furniture and fittings required to make your property most desirable to the letting market. We will prepare a costed specification, working to a budget previously agreed with you.

read more › When you choose to rent a home from Quay Living, we make every effort to ensure the process is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. We take the trouble to understand your precise requirements, and these will be matched as closely as possible with rental properties on our books. We will forward details of those properties for your perusal. This requests the information we will require in order to process your new tenancy. We will need proof of residence and ID from you, typically a passport or photo driving licence and a utility bill.

read more › When you are searching for your rental property, don't forget that you are committing to a minimum of six months in the property, so make sure that it suits your requirements and that you will be happy there. Work out your budget carefully- remember that there will be bills on top and the bigger the property, the bigger the bills! Confirm what Council Tax band the property is in. Focus on the area that works best for you - is it accessible to work, where are the shops, can you park conveniently?.

read more › Quay Living is unique amongst Poole estate agents in offering a complete range of lettings, from 2 days to 2 years. Poole is host to a number of major international companies, including Sunseeker, Barclays, Merlin Entertainment, Lush, Jordans/Ryvita, Bank of New York Mellon, Fitness First and JP Morgan, and The Lighthouse Theatre plays host to a variety of acts throughout the year. Ideal accommodation for corporate guests who prefer the privacy and flexibility of an apartment over an hotel room.

read more › Their seaside locations make Poole and Bournemouth extremely popular get away destinations for holiday makers, second homers and investors attracted by the opportunity to earn a return on a home they can also enjoy themselves. With London just two hours away by road or rail, many people from London and the Home Counties keep a second home here, and Quay Living's sister company, Quay Holidays, manages those properties for them. Quay Holidays offers a great selection of high quality apartments and houses around Poole and Bournemouth.

read more › Started her career with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, before moving into property agency with London firm GL Hearn. She left to join start-up firm Burleigh Estates in 1996 before joining the property team of international wealth manager Stenham Plc in 1999. During that time, she was responsible for the active management of syndicated residential and commercial investments in and around London. Helen left to start a family in 2002, and the family moved to Poole in 2003. In 2006, Helen identified a gap in the local market for a high-quality holiday letting agency and started Quay Holidays in 2006.

read more › Quay Living is Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the National Association of Letting Agents (ARLA) and abides by the regulations of each. Quay is registered with the Property Redress Scheme. In the unlikely event that a complaint cannot be satisfactorily resolved through our complaints handling procedure then the Property Redress Scheme offers impartial third-party resolution to which our firm is obliged to comply.

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