RAH Magazine November 2018

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PROPERTY

VIEW

November 2018


Welcome to the Autumn

edition of our View

magazine. Inside you’ll

find a selection of houses

and apartments for sale and

to let, both in Cambridge and the surrounding

villages. There are also details of some of the

brand new homes we are currently marketing.

In this edition, we take a look behind the scenes at

Redmayne Arnold & Harris by taking a day-in-the-life look

at what is involved in being an agent in our sales and

lettings departments. To say our lives are varied would be

an understatement and I hope these features provide an

interesting insight into the sorts of challenges faced by the

team.

Ultimately, selling and letting property is all about

relationships. It means understanding what buyers are really

looking for in order to match them with suitable homes. It’s

about negotiating so that everyone wins. It’s about making

sure we deal with issues quickly and fairly. And the secret to

building strong, successful relationships is the calibre of our

staff. We aim to recruit the best and continually invest in their

training and professional development. After all, they are the

people that put deals together, the ones that make sure all of

our vendors, developers, buyers, landlords and tenants get

what they need from their property transactions.

As we move towards Winter, I have been pleasantly surprised

at the continued levels of activity, in both sales and lettings.

Cambridge continues to buck the national trend, confirming

its status as a driver of growth in Eastern England. This is one

of the most vibrant and exciting places in the world to live and

that’s why we love working in this market.

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RESIDENTIAL SALES

Chris Arnold

carnold@rah.co.uk

Alex Gray

agray@rah.co.uk

Michael Donnelly

mdonnelly@rah.co.uk

Jane Bailey

jbailey@rah.co.uk

Jack Bunning

jbunning@rah.co.uk

Oli Campbell

ocampell@rah.co.uk

Helen Collier

hcollier@rah.co.uk

Jason Harvey

jharvey@rah.co.uk

Oliver Hughes

ohughes@rah.co.uk

John Quick

jquick@rah.co.uk

Ellyn Smith

esmith@rah.co.uk

Angela Marshall

amarshall@rah.co.uk

Hannah Beckwith

hbeckwith@rah.co.uk

Kelly Vaughan

kvaughan@rah.co.uk

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At Redmayne Arnold and Harris we pride ourselves on the level of service that

we offer to our clients. Our residential sales teams, based in Cambridge and Great

Shelford, are focussed on

selling properties in Cambridge City Centre and the

surrounding ng Cambridgeshire villages.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

EXPERIENCE

We work for you at

every stage of your home

sale. Our advice on price is based on years of

local knowledge and the history of

what has sold

in a specific neighbourhood, hood,

village

or individual

street.

KNOW-HOW

W

We strive to achieve the best sales prices, whilst

ensuring each and every purchaser feels that they

have been offered exceptional service and advice.

Our experienced team have negotiated hundreds

of home sales, providing careful and informed

advice resulting in the best possible price for your

home.

Our marketing means your property pe stands out

from the crowd. A

successful sale is about more

than listing your home

online. It’s just as much

about picking up the

phone

to

the right buyer at

the right time.

From beginning to end, we ensure that everyone

involved is kept fully informed and deals stay

on track. Our experience means any potential

problems are identified early and our expertise

ensures they are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

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Little Shelford

Guide £2,500,000

An outstanding and beautifully presented spacious

modern family home of 4148 sqft set in mature private

gardens of 0.75 acres

Sitting rm • dining rm • family rm • study • library • kitchen/

breakfast/garden rm • utility • shower rm • office • 3

bathrooms/shower rooms • 5 bedrooms • loft rooms •

private south-west facing gardens and grounds of about

0.75 acres

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Trumpington Guide £899,950

An extended and beautifully presented 4/5 bedroom detached home, having

undergone a comprehensive renovation programme finished to a superb specification

4 bedrooms incl master bedroom en suite • bed 2 with en suite • bathroom • kitchen/

breakfast room • dining room • sitting room • music room • living room • garden • parking

EPC Rating - E

Brunswick Terrace Guide £875,000

Contemporary detached family home occupying a wonderful central location just

behind Maids Causeway, giving easy access to the City centre.

Hallway • open plan sitting/dining room • cloakroom • kitchen • three double bedrooms

(one on g/f) • en suite • bathroom • walled garden with studio • off street parking • garage

EPC Rating - C

Flower Street Guide £875,000

A unique opportunity to purchase a substantial detached family home situated in

a central city location with the benefit of off street parking and double garage.

Reception hall • cloakroom • kitchen with range of fitted appliances • five good sized

bedrooms • refitted bathroom and shower room • double garage

EPC Rating- D

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Great Shelford

OIEO £2,300,000

A detached Grade II Listed period residence of

undeniable character, set well back from the road in

wonderful gardens and grounds of around 1.5 acres

including a small paddock and extensive barn.

5 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 4 reception rooms • kitchen/

breakfast room • pantry • cloakroom • utility • study •

reception hall • large detached barn complex including

workshops • garaging • extensive formal gardens at the

front and rear • Paddock

EPC Rating - N/A

Selling in Cambridge?

Call our expert team in Cambridge: 01223 323130

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Harston

Guide £2,300,000

An exceptional spacious and beautifully appointed

detached village house of about 5400 sqft, set in

beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds extending

to about 0.7 acres

5 bedrooms • 3 en-suite shower rooms • family bathroom •

inter-connecting open plan drawing room and dining room

with bi-fold doors to each side • sitting room • study •

kitchen/breakfast room • family room • utility room •

landscaped gardens and grounds of about 0.7 acres

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Fulbourn Guide £700,000

A substantial and individual five-bedroom detached property set in a peaceful

select development in the heart of this highly regarded village

5 bedrooms • w/c • study • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • dining room • sitting

room • bathroom • en-suite shower • double garage • gardens • no onward chain

EPC Rating - E

Fulbourn Guide £700,000

A beautifully presented, substantial 5 bedroom detached family home

within striking distance of the heart of this highly sought-after village

5 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, family room, study, conservatory, family

bathroom, en suite shower room, driveway parking, rear garden

EPC Rating - C

Duxford Guide £700,000

An attractive 1930's four bedroom detached Grade II listed residence,

situated on a sizeable, mature plot with superb commuter links

Four bedrooms • en suite shower room • bathroom • cloakroom • kitchen/

dining room • utility • family room • living room • garden • double garage

EPC Rating - N/A

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Thriplow

Guide £1,600,000

A beautifully presented spacious modern five bedroom

family home of over 3600 sqft in a quiet elevated

position backing onto paddocks and farmland within this

sought after village

5 bedrooms • en suite bathroom • en suite shower room •

family bathroom • dressing room • reception hall • sitting

room • dining room • study • kitchen/breakfast room with

extensive range of fitted units and appliances • utility room

• cloakroom • Sealed unit double glazing • oil fired central

heating with underfloor system to ground floor • integrated

double garage • private landscaped gardens and grounds

of about 0.35 acres • with gated security entrance

EPC Rating - C

Selling in a village

south of Cambridge?

Call our expert team in Great Shelford: 01223 800860

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Thriplow

Guide £1,475,000

A beautifully presented and updated contemporary

detached village house extending to about 3810 sqft of

high quality accommodation set within gardens and

grounds of about 0.36 acres backing onto paddocks

within this popular village.

6 bedrooms • en suite bathroom • 2 en suite shower rooms

• family bathroom • reception hall • sitting room • garden

room • family room • study • dining room • kitchen/

breakfast room • utility room • laundry room • integral

garage • detached 11/2 size garage • south west facing first

floor terrace • gardens and grounds of about 0.36 acres •

sealed unit double glazing • oil fired radiator central heating

EPC Rating- C

Looking for a

brand new home?

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A day in the life of an

Estate Agent

Jason Harvey talks about a typical

day at Redmayne Arnold & Harris

Jason has 15 years’ experience valuing and selling property in Cambridge and the

surrounding villages. Based in our city office, he is always happy to discuss the

local market and advise on the sales process.

08:30

A quick morning meeting with the

whole team normally kicks off the

day. It’s a good chance to update

everyone on what is coming onto

the market, to highlight any issues

with properties we are marketing

and a chance to share the latest

feedback from viewers in case that

throws up something we need to deal

with immediately.

Checking voicemails and overnight emails is always the

first priority when I am back at my desk. An applicant

who made an offer on a house near the Station wants

an update. Handling offers and negotiating the final

price is a key part of my job and one that requires

sensitive handling. Sometimes, a quick cash offer after

the first viewing may be good news. But it is also vital

to test the market fully, to give all interested buyers

a chance to view to make sure your client gets the

best price in the market at that time. I call them back.

Keeping the person who made the original offer happy

while allowing others a chance, requires diplomacy (and

the patience of Job).

“Checking voicemails and overnight

emails is always the first priority

when I am back at my desk”

09:30

I’ve got an appointment to value a

three-bed apartment overlooking

the river at 10am. Before I head

out, I check that I have all the

information to hand about recent

sales, both in the block and the

surrounding area. I also take a look at

which of our registered applicants might

be interested. At the end of the day, a successful sale

depends on getting the valuation right and you can

never have too much information. It’s also useful to

know there are buyers who I can contact straightaway if

the vendor goes ahead.

10:00

The apartment I visit is one of the

best I’ve seen for a long time. Top

location, great views directly

over the river and beautifully

decorated and furnished.

We discuss the market and

what else has sold recently. I

recommend that we market the

property at a premium, based on

the fact that this apartment is head

and shoulders above anything else on the market, as

well as knowing we have buyers registered who are

looking for exactly this type of flat. The vendor agrees

and signs up there and then. That doesn’t happen very

often but it’s certainly nice when it does.

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“You need to build a rapport with the

applicant, find out what is driving their

move and what they need from a property”

11.00

I need some photographs of the

outside of a house in Newnham.

We already have the internal

shots but the weather was dull

yesterday and I really need to

get the right photo with the

sun out. A good photo makes all

the difference, especially online.

As an added bonus, there are no

cars parked in front of the house spoiling the shot,

something of a rarity for houses on most residential

roads in Cambridge.

11:30

Back to the office and a quick

coffee. I put together the

agency agreement for the new

apartment and email it to the

client as he wants to get onto

the market immediately. Time

to call the solicitor who is acting

for a buyer of a Victorian two-bed.

We agreed the sale two weeks ago

but there is a hold up in the paperwork.

Communication is king in this job. Most sales involve a

chain of people and a problem at any point in the chain

can affect the sale. Making sure that milestones are

reached at the right time is vital. With the rise of online

estate agents and solicitors, talking to a real person

about eliminating a blockage in the sales pipeline is

becoming more and more difficult. A big part of my job

is to talk to (and badger) the different estate agents,

solicitors, surveyors and other professionals.

12.15

I upload the photos from the

Newnham house onto our backend

system. That was the

only thing we needed before

launching on Rightmove and

OntheMarket. Time to finish

a set of sales particulars for a

property coming on this week.

We have all the photos and the room

measurements so I just need to add the descriptive bits

that help to paint a picture for the buyers. Once I am

happy, I send the draft to the vendor for approval.

13.00

Lunchtime – across the road for

sandwich and then back to the

office to catch up with some

of the other members of the

team.

14:30

Out again. I’ve got a pretty

full afternoon of viewings

ahead of me. It’s when you

are accompanying applicants

on viewings that your people

skills really come into their own.

You need to build a rapport with the

applicant, find out what is driving their move and what

they need from a property. Even if the property seemed

perfect on paper, they may hate something about it

when the go to view. Finding out what they like and

what they don’t means you can show them something

that ticks more boxes next time.

16:30

I finally get hold of an potential

buyer who viewed a house for

the second time. They seemed

keen after the first viewing

and wanted to go round with a

builder before making a decision.

The good news is that they

put forward an offer and are cash

buyers. The bad news is that the offer is

£10,000 below the asking price. I speak to the vendor.

We have eight viewings booked in at the weekend and

new enquiries coming in, so I advise not to accept a

low offer at this stage. I go back to the applicant to tell

them what is happening. They are going to think about

increasing their offer over the weekend.

17:15

I make some calls to applicants

who should be interested in the

new apartment overlooking the

river. Many people think that

estate agency is money for

old rope, just visit the house,

take a few measurements and

photographs, upload the details

to the portals and wait for the

viewings and offers to flood in. The truth is that the

best agents are the ones who take the time to get to

know the applicants, find out what they really want and

talk to them about new properties. For the applicants

registered with us, nothings beats being able to speak

to someone who knows the property inside out. And

it’s great to get details of new properties before they go

out to the wider world.

18.00

It’s been a pretty full-on day. The new

instruction was the highlight but

I am also pretty convinced that

the couple that put in the low

offer really want the house and

will increase. Like always, you

want everything to run smoothly

but getting a sale to completion

is rarely without some drama. It

certainly keeps things interesting.

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Guest Road Guide £995,000

An impressive bay fronted Victorian terraced townhouse with beautifully proportioned accommodation arranged over three

floors situated in this popular central location and offered with no onward chain.

Entrance hall • cloakroom • living room/dining room • large kitchen/breakfast room • five double bedrooms • refitted bathroom and

shower room • host of original features • 25ft City garden • offered with no onward chain

EPC Rating- D

Trumpington Guide £850,000

A stunning and beautifully presented three bedroom town house forming part of this exclusive development off Long Road.

Stunning kitchen/dining/family room with double height ceiling • sitting room • WC • bedroom with en suite shower • 2 further

bedrooms • bathroom • garage • rear garden

EPC Rating - B

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Parker Street Guide £800,000

A rare opportunity to purchase this handsome Grade II listed period

townhouse offering extensive accommodation of approximately 1600 sqft

Living room • dining room • shower room • generous cellar • fitted kitchen/

breakfast room • four double bedrooms • bathroom • separate WC • 50ft garden

EPC Rating - N/A

Pretoria Road Guide £800,000

A traditional three bedroom Victorian City home located in the favourable De

Freville area, minutes away from Midsummer Common and the City centre

3 bedrooms • sitting room • dining room • kitchen/breakfast room • family

bathroom • separate WC • front garden • rear garden

EPC Rating- E

Hartington Grove Guide £795,000

An elegant and beautifully finished four bedroom bay fronted Victorian City

residence situated in a highly-regarded residential area off Hills Road

Hall • sitting/family room • kitchen/dining room • utility • cloakroom • bathroom •

master bedroom with en suite facilities • three further double bedroom • rear garden

EPC Rating - F

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WHY

THE PRICE MUST

BE RIGHT

Sitting in Cambridge it is easy to think that the housing

market is immune from the ups and downs of the

wider UK economy. Prices for prime city properties

are holding up well. Even with fewer buyers around

since Brexit, the lack of supply means there is still

competition for the best houses. The best locations will

always sell well.

Alex Gray, Director

Redmayne Arnold

& Harris

Overall however, it feels

like the Cambridge

property market is in a

state of flux. So, if you want to sell

and you aren’t living in a stunning

Georgian house overlooking Jesus

Green or Midsummer Common,

how can you maximise your

chances of finding a buyer? For the

first time in a decade, for all but the

most prime property, buyers are

sensing they may have the upper

hand and many are choosing to

take their time and are becoming

more aggressive in negotiation.

The simple truth at the moment is

that the right valuation will make or

break your sale. Under-pricing your

home risks leaving money on the

table while over-pricing means you

may wind up sitting on the market

for weeks until you have no choice

but to lower the price to gain more

attention.

“Don’t let your home

become stale because

it’s overpriced”

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“Today’s buyers have

so much pricing data

at their fingertips”

After a home sits on the market for

an extended period, many people

will think that it hasn’t sold because

something is wrong with it. Buyers

will assume that an old listing does

not live up to its online promise or

has had a problem with a survey.

Don’t let your home become stale

because it’s overpriced So, what

are the secrets to pricing property

so that it sells?

UNDERSTAND THE COMPETITION

Firstly, you need to understand

your competition. How many

similar houses are on the market

in your neighbourhood at the

moment? If there are several

properties on the market, you will

need to price aggressively in order

to get buyers to choose yours. If

there are no other similar houses

locally, you may be able to go for

a more ambitious asking price. We

can advise you on the current state

of play with supply and demand.

BE OBJECTIVE

Then you need to be completely

honest about the condition of your

home. You cannot make a true

comparison with other properties

through rose-tinted glasses.

Evaluate your home the way a

picky buyer would and realign your

expectations to match.

DON’T BE GREEDY

If you think that people will fall in

love with your home and offer you

more than it’s worth – think again.

Today’s buyers have so much

pricing data at their fingertips.

Rightmove and Zoopla give them

actual sold prices, together with

photographs and floorplans. They

know exactly what has sold in your

area and for how much. Buyers

may not even view if they think the

asking price is too high. They take

away the message that if you are

oblivious to the state of the current

market, you are probably not very

serious about selling. Either that

or they simply wait until the guide

price is reduced.

HAVE THE BEST INFORMATION

An experienced, independent

agent will market properties at

the right price. At Redmayne

Arnold & Harris we have 26 years

of local market knowledge and the

history of what has sold in specific

roads. Also, we have the latest

information about the competition.

The sold price on the online portals

is typically three months out of

date as they rely on completion

data coming through from the

Land Registry. We know what’s

coming onto the market, how

many viewings are actually taking

place and what sales have just

been agreed? We can advise on

presenting your home in the best

way and about setting your asking

price so that your home stands

out.

“Well the simple

truth at the moment

is that the right

valuation will make

or break your sale”

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Harston Guide £950,000

A spacious, five bedroom detached family home, of about 2800 sq ft, situated in this peaceful cul-de-sac, within easy reach of

Cambridge City, Addenbrooke's Hospital and the M11

5 bedrooms • 2 en suites • family bathroom • g/f shower room • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • sitting room • dining room • living

room • conservatory • study • hall • rear garden • driveway • garage • no chain

EPC Rating- D

Landbeach Guide £875,000

An outstanding double fronted detached modern house constructed to the highest standard forming part of an exclusive

scheme on the edge of this popular village

Cloakrm • sitting room • conservatory • dining rm • study • kitchen/breakfast rm • utility • 5 beds • 2 en suites • bathroom • hobbies

barn • landscaped gardens • double garage

EPC Rating- C

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Impington Guide £850,000

A large five bedroom detached family house overlooking farmland at the rear,

situated in a lovely cul-de-sac in a popular part of this eagerly sought after village

5 bedrooms including master bedroom with en suite • study • bathroom • lounge • 31ft

kitchen/family room • ground floor bathroom • garage • attractive front and rear gardens

Over Guide £795,000

An exceptional and highly individual four bedroom detached family house with an

impressive open-plan living/dining area and large rear garden with outdoor pool

Kitchen/dining/family room • sitting room • snug/study • shower room • utility • 4

bedrooms • bathroom • outdoor pool • detached outbuilding

EPC Rating - C

Madingley Guide £745,000

An attractive Grade II listed semi detached family home of approx

2300 sqft with extensive gardens situated in this popular village.

Grade II listed • 2300 sqft • 5 bedrooms • Off street parking • 90' rear

garden • Oil heating • Period features • No onward chain

EPC Rating - N/A

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Great Shelford Guide £825,000

A substantial, 5 bedroom family home, situated just a short walk from the village centre, with a private South West facing rear

garden

5 double bedrooms • en suite bathroom • bathroom • shower room • WC • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • dining room • study •

living room • double garage

EPC Rating - D

Over Guide £725,000

An individual and beautifully appointed four bedroom detached modern house finished to an exceptional standard, set back

from the road in about 0.5 acres

Cloakroom • utility • sitting room • snug/study • kitchen/dining/family room • shower room • master bedroom suite • three further

double bedrooms • double garage • rear garden

EPC Rating - C

Selling in a village

north of Cambridge?

Call our expert team in Cambridge: 01223 323130

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Mawson Road Guide £795,000

An attractive bay fronted late Victorian City townhouse situated in a convenient and sought after location well placed for the

railway station and City centre

Entrance hall • sitting room opening to dining room • cloakroom • superb kitchen/breakfast room • three double bedrooms •

attractive first floor bathroom • 36ft walled rear garden • gas central heating • range of period features • no onward chain

EPC Rating- E

Newmarket Road Guide £775,000

An elegant four storey regency townhouse with a delightful rear garden and three double bedrooms situated in this sought

after central City location

Hall • cloakroom/utility • drawing room • study • 3 double bedrooms • bathroom • open plan ground floor kitchen/dining room • wc •

37ft rear garden

EPC Rating- D

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Milton Road Guide £850,000

A handsome red brick 1930's detached four bedroom house with large rear garden,

within the catchment area for Milton Primary School.

4 bedrooms • sitting room • family room • study • dining room • kitchen/breakfast room •

family bathroom • secluded front garden • parking • garage • rear garden with outbuildings

EPC Rating- E

North Terrace Guide £850,000

A substantial four bedroom end of terrace townhouse enjoying an elevated

and privileged position overlooking Midsummer Common and the river

Four bedrooms • en suite/dressing room to master bedroom • kitchen/dining/

garden room • first floor sitting room • study • family bathroom • WC • garage

EPC Rating - E

Eden Street Guide £845,000

An elegant family home with extended accommodation arranged over

three floors situated in the sought after Kite area of the City

Sitting room open to dining room • kitchen/breakfast room • cloakroom/utility •

4 bedrooms • dressing room/study • bathroom • shower room • garden • cellar

EPC Rating - E

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Bailey Mews Offers In Region Of £750,000

A superb four bedroom townhouse which has been fully refurbished and offers immaculate family accommodation in a highlyregarded

central location between Midsummer Common and the City centre

Four bedrooms ¨"Ø en suite to master bedroom ¨"Ø family bathroom ¨"Ø kitchen/dining room ¨"Ø utility room ¨"Ø WC ¨"Ø first floor

sitting room ¨"Ø garage ¨"Ø private rear garden

Kingfisher Way Guide £735,000

A stunning, second floor two double bedroom apartment with two large, west facing terraces situated in this award-winning

scheme in a prime south City location, giving access to the City Centre & Railway Station.

Entrance hall • open plan sitting / dining kitchen • two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room to the master • family bathroom •

underfloor heating • allocated under croft parking • superb decorative order • double glazed windows

EPC Rating- C

Looking for expert

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Alpha Road Guide £725,000

An attractive 1930s semi detached family home with extended accommodation in this highly sought after area offering easy

access to the City centre.

Sitting room • large kitchen/dining room • 4 bedrooms • family bathroom • attractive gardens with outbuilding • period features

EPC Rating - D

Springfield Road Guide £725,000

A rare opportunity to purchase a four bedroom detached family house with off street parking conveniently located in this

delightful small street within easy walking or cycling distance of the City centre, Jesus Green and Midsummer Common.

Large reception hall • cloakroom • fantastic open plan sitting room • separate dining room • large kitchen/dining room • four good

sized bedrooms • refitted first floor bathroom • delightful south westerly facing rear garden with gated access • off street parking

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Grantchester Street, Newnham Guide £795,000

A stunning four bedroom Victorian terraced family home occupying a sought after

location in the heart of Newnham village

Four bedrooms • refitted bathroom • utility • shower room • fitted kitchen • impressive

23ft sitting/dining room • attractive west facing rear courtyard garden • no onward chain

EPC Rating - E

Tenison Road Guide £725,000

An attractive bay fronted Victorian City townhouse situated in a convenient and

sought after location well placed for the railway station and City centre.

Sitting room opening to dining room • breakfast room • refitted kitchen • three large

double bedrooms • good size four piece bathroom • 49ft westerly facing rear garden

EPC Rating - E

Mackenzie Road Guide £725,000

An impressive late Victorian townhouse with planning permission to extend

situated on this attractive road offering convenient access to the City centre

Sitting room opening to dining room • kitchen/breakfast room • three bedrooms

• attractive City garden with gated pedestrian access • family bathroom

EPC Rating - D

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Great Shelford Guide £700,000

A charming and beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached home situated in this peaceful and secluded location

within easy reach of the village centre with its excellent range of amenities

3 double bedrooms including a master bedroom with an en suite shower room • bathroom and WC • ground floor shower room and

WC • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • sitting room • dining room • study • front and rear garden • driveway parking

EPC Rating - D

Oakington Guide £685,000

A substantial Grade II listed detached period house with later additions and great potential, commanding a fine and restful

position adjoining the Village Church

Hall • cloakrm • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • dining rm • sitting rm • living rm • study • two bathrooms • 4 double bedrooms •

garage • rear garden • outbuildings & greenhouse

EPC Rating - N/A

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Bottisham Guide £550,000

An imposing four bedroom detached family house with excellent family

accommodation and a double garage

4 double bedrooms • en suite shower room • bathroom • lounge • kitchen/breakfast room •

dining room • study/playroom • utility • cloakroom • gardens • double garage and driveway

EPC Rating - C

Swavesey Guide £595,000

A five bedroom detached family home offering versatile accommodation extending to

approximately 2700 sqft enjoying an enviable setting on the edge of the village.

Hall • cloakroom • 2 reception rooms • sitting room • family room • kitchen/dining room •

utility • 5 bedrooms • bathroom and shower room • master bedroom • two garages • cellar

EPC Rating- C

Little Thurlow Guide £425,000

A recently renovated Grade II Listed cottage, with substantial gardens of

approximately 0.5 acres, set in an attractive rural position.

2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room/bedroom (3), kitchen/breakfast room, garden

room, bathroom, en suite, garage, two stores, large garden, driveway parking

EPC exempt

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Victoria Road Guide £695,000

An outstanding four bedroom end of terrace Victorian townhouse with beautifully extended accommodation over three floors,

situated just north of the river

Hall • sitting room • dining room • kitchen • breakfast room • utility • conservatory • cloakroom • four bedrooms with en suite • study

• bathroom • 80ft garden

EPC Rating- D

Glisson Road Guide £675,000

A truly unique Victorian terrace townhouse situated in a convenient and sought after central location, well placed for the

railway station, offered with no onward chain

Entrance hallway • open plan sitting/dining room • brand new kitchen/breakfast room • 3 bedrooms • loft room (currently used as 4th

bedroom) • shower room • bathroom • second floor roof terrace • 35ft rear garden with outhouse • no onward chain

EPC Rating - D

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Stapleford Guide £675,000

A bay-fronted four bedroom detached family home, with a superb degree of natural light throughout, situated in this peaceful,

non-estate location

4 bedrooms • f/f bathroom • cloakroom • kitchen/breakfast room • utility • living room • dining room • conservatory • hall • front and

rear garden • double garage

EPC Rating- C

Trumpington Guide £675,000

A stunning four bedroom family townhouse of approximately 2025 sq ft overlooking a delightful park within striking distance

of Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge city centre and the M11

Cloakroom • open-plan kitchen/dining/family room • sitting room • WC • master bedroom with en- suite bathroom and dressing area

• bedroom two with en-suite shower room • two further double bedrooms • bathroom • gated car port • south facing rear garden

EPC Rating - B

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Queen Ediths Way Guide £575,000

A superb opportunity to acquire a detached family home with versatile living

accommodation and a large garden offering scope to extend and update.

Study • sitting room • dining room • conservatory • kitchen • shower room • 3

bedrooms (one on ground floor) • bathroom • 120ft rear garden • off street parking

EPC Rating - D

Abbey Gardens Guide £595,000

A stylish three storey modern townhouse built in a traditional style with a

fabulous rear extension forming part of a small and select mews development

Cloakroom • kitchen with range of appliances • reception room • four double

bedrooms • en suite • bathroom and shower room • off street parking

Pye Terrace Guide £550,000

A charming three bedroom Victorian City residence situated in an endearing terrace within the

conservation area of Old Chesterton

Entrance hall • sitting room • kitchen/dining room • cloakroom • first floor landing • 4-piece suite

family bathroom • three bedrooms • front garden • gated side access • rear garden with home office

EPC Rating - D

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Stapleford Guide £675,000

An individual, most attractive 4 bedroom detached single-storey residence offering spacious and versatile accommodation

enjoying a fine, non-estate position

4 bedrooms • well equipped kitchen/breakfast room • 3 reception rooms • en suite to master bedroom • ample off-road parking •

walled garden • chain free

EPC Rating - D

Willingham Guide £575,000

An individual and attractive four bedroom detached family home with double garage providing immaculately presented and

spacious accommodation

4 double bedrooms • en suite • sitting room • kitchen/dining room • snug • study • family bathroom • utility • WC • rear garden •

double garage • parking

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

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Hills Road Guide £585,000

A stylish and contemporary penthouse apartment situated on the 5th floor of this

prestigious scheme close to the railway station and City Centre

Open plan kitchen/dining/living room • master bedroom suite • bedroom two • utility

cupboard • luxury bathroom • 51ft x 41ft outside area • secure allocated parking space

EPC Rating - E

Aberdeen Avenue Guide £525,000

A beautifully appointed and extremely light, fifth floor two bedroom apartment,

enjoying stunning views within this prestigious, award winning development

Entrance hall • utility cupboard • bathroom • sitting/dining/kitchen area • two double

bedrooms • large balcony • allocated parking space

Kingsley Walk Guide £845,000

A stylish dual aspect penthouse apartment within this landmark scheme offering well appointed

accommodation arranged over two floors with wonderful views towards Midsummer Common

Three double bedrooms • 2 en suites • bathroom • impressive living room/kitchen with range of built

in appliances • full width south facing terrace • undercroft parking • gym and concierge facilities

EPC Rating - C

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RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS

Charlotte Biggs

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Gillian Butler

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Talitha Childs

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Becky Eeles

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Megan Cracknell

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Maddy Cunningham

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Nicola Snowden-Hermitage

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Hannah Khan

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Abbie Jeacock

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Chris Toynbee

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Connor Moyle

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Jade Cook

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Ruby Goddard

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Hannah Stanford

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Whether er you

choose the

full management or let only service, our aim is to build a

trusted relationship ip with

you. We have been helping landlords let properties in and

around Cambridge for over 20 years and our reputation for integrity and

professionalism are the reasons why landlords continue to use our services year

after year.

We are ARLA registered, giving ing you

peace of

mind that your property is being professionally

managed. From right-to-rent t checks and full

referencing to regular property rty visits and tenancy

renewals, we handle every aspect of

the letting.

Each property is looked after

by trained property

managers. Throughout ut the process, they remain

your first point of contact. It is our

people that

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responding quickly to

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Beche Road

£2,000 pcm*

4 bedrooms

Kitchen/breakfast

Detached

Close to City Centre

Permit parking

Enclosed garden

Suitable for sharers

Unfurnished

EPC Rating - E

Available NOW

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lettings’ portfolio?

For expert search and acquisition advice,

contact Christopher Toynbee on 01223 819328

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Newmarket Road

£1,350 pcm*

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

Mid-terraced house

Close to city centre

Superb access to A14

Newly refurbished

Allocated parking space

Unfurnished

EPC Rating - C

Available NOW

LET

LET

LET

Catharine Street £1,500 pcm*

• 3 bed semi-detached house • Unfurnished

• Excellent access to railway station • EPC Rating - D

• Home office/garden room • LET

Great Eastern Street £1,330 pcm*

• 2 bed mid-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Situated nearby train station • EPC Rating - D

• Retains many period features • LET

George Street £1,425 pcm*

• 2 bed semi-detached house • Unfurnished

• Good access to city centre • EPC Rating - E

• Two double bedrooms

• LET

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Rental

market,

Autumn

update

Christopher Toynbee, Head of Lettings & Investments

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) recently released their

August 2018 report into the Private Rental Sector, and it highlighted some

interesting trends beginning to run through the industry.

Most notably the number of tenants now

experiencing rent hikes rose to the highest

on record in August. 40% of tenants have

seen their rents rise, which is up 31% since

July and the highest on record. This is particularly acute

when broken down into our region, East of England,

where 67% of tenants saw their rents rise.

TO LET

This is perhaps no surprise when one considers the

financial climate of the industry at the moment. This

is the first year that Landlords have felt the pain of the

s24 change in tax relief, meaning Landlords are now

paying tax on income they haven’t actually generated.

Combine this with some Landlords deciding to sell up,

and it all points to an upward pressure on rents.

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We have let over 120

properties since the start of

July, with many of those let

within the first 10 days of

advertising.

40% of tenants have

seen their rents rise,

which is up 31% since

July and the highest on

record.

Cambridge itself has always been towards to top end of

rental price tables and so upward pressure may have less

of an effect, as general trends tend to hit those areas

where there is more room for manoeuvre. Our internal

data shows that while there have been rent rises over the

past year, this has been in the region of 1%-2% – hardly

record-breaking. However, what we have seen is a more

subtle and subjective change in the market. Tenants

becoming more discerning and looking for more for

their money. There is a higher expectation of quality and

Tenants are taking their time and assessing the market in

more detail. We are now doing on average 5.5 viewings

per application, as opposed to 4.3 over the same period

last year – a 28% increase.

Properties are continuing to let and let quickly. We have

let over 120 properties since the start of July, with many

of those let within the first 10 days of advertising. We’re

also seeing a surge in demand for our Full Management

service. As there are now over 100 pieces of legislation

for Landlords to comply with, it’s no wonder the feedback

we’re getting is that it’s just too much risk to take this on

as a private individual.

Going forward we expect to see the seasonal trends in

the market return in the short term. Over the medium

and long-term, we believe the risk to the market,

and particularly to Landlords, isn’t the wider political

landscape. It’s the volume and complexity of the industry

legislation which shows no sign of stopping.

Cambridge itself has always

been towards to top end of

rental price tables.

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Short Street

£2,000 pcm*

4 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

End-terraced house

Overlooks Midsummer Common

Centrally located

Recently refurbished

Large basement

Unfurnished

EPC - D

Available NOW

LET

LET

LET

Aberdeen Avenue £3,500 pcm*

• 5 bed mid-terraced house • Fully furnished

• Walking distance to railway station • EPC Rating - C

• Modern open-plan living

• LET

Guest Road £2,300 pcm*

• 5 bed mid-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Centrally located

• EPC - C

• Open-plan kitchen/breakfast room • LET

Church Street £2,100 pcm*

• 4 bed mid-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Close to local amenities

• EPC Rating - C

• Roof terrace & garage

• LET

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Thornton Road £1,550 pcm*

• 3 bed semi-detached house

• Unfurnished

• Good access to M11

• EPC Rating - E

• Recently refurbished

• Available 10th December

Windsor Road £1,550 pcm*

• 3 bed semi-detached house

• Unfurnished

• Excellent access to A14

• EPC Rating - C

• Well presented throughout

• Available 12th November

Courteous, professional, thorough, dinamic

RAH Landlord 8 months ago

Letting Agent Feedback

They are well organised, reply my messages promptly, keep me well informed on every aspect of the business, after

each visit to the property the send very good, comprehensive reports, accompanied by detailed photographs.

The whole staff is courteous and attentive.

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Riverside Place

£1,650 pcm*

2 bedrooms

2 shower rooms

First floor apartment

Riverside location

Walking distance to city centre

Allocated parking

Lift access

Furnished optional

EPC Rating - D

Available 24th October


Mr & Mrs Pienaar 2 months ago

Letting Agent Feedback



currently usable).

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Emery Street £1,950 pcm*

• 3 bed mid-terraced house

• Unfurnished

• Close to railway station

• EPC Rating - C

• Period Property

• Available 28th September

Saxon Street £1,650 pcm*

• 3 bed end-terraced house

• Furnished

• Centrally located

• EPC Rating - D

• Allocated parking

• Available 10th November

LET

LET

LET

Petworth Street £1,375 pcm*

• 2 bed mid-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Prime central location

• EPC Rating - D

• Easy access to railway station • LET

Hertford Street £1,275 pcm*

• 2 bed end-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Close to River Cam

• EPC Rating - E

• Superbly renovated

• LET

Cross Street £1,300 pcm*

• 2 bed mid-terraced house • Unfurnished

• Excellent access to railway station • EPC Rating - D

• Well-presented throughout • LET

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Ruby Goddard talks about a typical

day in the lettings department at

Redmayne Arnold & Harris

A day in the life of a

Property Manager

Ruby started her property career in London where she gained experience in

property management and lettings negotiation. Her move to Redmayne Arnold

& Harris has allowed her to return to Cambridge and focus her skills in the area

where she grew up.

08:30

The phones tend to start ringing just

after we open at 08:45 so I like to

get in a few minutes early to head

off any issues that may have come

into my inbox overnight. Checking

voicemails and overnight emails is always

my first priority. Just occasionally, there may

have been an emergency call: a burst pipe; a family

with no hot water and heating; or a flat with a blocked

drain. Our tenants have out of hours contact details

for key contractors, but I always want to call tenants to

check that they are okay and safe and that there’s no

immediate damage to the property.

09:30

Some of our landlords live overseas,

in different time zones. I make

sure that anyone in the Far East or

Australia gets a call first, otherwise

I’ll miss them. One of my clients

has emailed to follow up on a late

paying tenant I had told her about

yesterday. I assure her that we had been

in contact with the tenant over the course of the day and

confirm that the rent will be in her account later today.

She is pleased that we are acting so quickly. This is a

business for our landlords so it’s important to jump on

any late payments.

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10:00

Time to check which tenancies are

due to come to an end. Void periods

really impact the returns our landlords

get so negotiating new agreements

is key. Equally, if tenants are going to

leave, we need to be able to market the

property as early as possible to make sure

we have new tenants lined up. Today, luckily, the

tenant and landlord both want the tenancy to continue,

so I set about negotiating new terms that will ensure

everyone is happy and fairly treated. Once the terms are

agreed, I send out the new contracts by DocuSign for

electronic signature and amazingly, both are back within

30 minutes!

11:30

A quick coffee and I phone the

landlord of a property about a call

from one of the neighbours. There

are shrubs belonging to the landlord

that are threatening to damage the

boundary fence. We agree to send

round one of our gardening contractors

to assess the situation and advise on the best

course of action.

Next, I call a landlord to discuss the three quotes we

have got for him for a replacement boiler. His tenants

had notified us that the heating wasn’t working properly

and one of our Gas Safe engineers has already visited.

A temporary fix allowed the tenants to stay warm but

with winter approaching a more permanent solution

was needed.

12.15

Off out to a property inspection.

These quarterly checks to check

condition are vital not only to

reassure our landlords that their

tenants are looking after their

property but also as a chance to catch

up with tenants to see if they have any

problems. It is so much better to identify issues

as early as possible to avoid things blowing up later.

This one is fairly straightforward. I wish my own home

was always as tidy and clean as this one!

“This is a business for our

landlords so it’s important to jump

on any late payments.”

13.00

Lunchtime – I nip across the road to

grab a sandwich and then back to the

kitchen to catch up with some of the

other members of the team.

14:30

A tenant who is due to move out calls

to discuss the return of her deposit. I

check the inventory. It’s not the best

of news for the tenant. The whole flat

needs a full clean. All our properties

are professionally cleaned at the start

of every tenancy and need to be in the

same condition when tenants move out.

He takes the news quite well, despite that

fact that cleaners will probably cost him £20 an hour

plus around £60 for the oven plus extra for the carpets.

We always use independent professional inventory

clerks to provide detailed condition reports at the

beginning and end of every tenancy, backed up by lots

of photographic evidence, so it’s very rare for there to

be a dispute.

16:00

I check the diary for Gas Safety checks

that are due over the next few days and

make sure our engineers have them

booked in. One of the most important

roles of a property manager is to

ensure that our landlords are fully

compliant with safety checks and

legislation. Renting out property is a

highly regulated business and our job is

to make sure properties are safe and to ensure our

landlords are meeting their obligations in full.

17:15

Just as I’m starting to think about going

home, I take a call about a broken

window at a flat. How’s it been

caused, when did it happen and who

is responsible? More importantly, I

need to get someone out to make

the flat safe for the night before I can

get a glazier round. One of our general

handymen is in the area and is happy

to make a temporary repair so the tenant is

relieved. We can deal with the insurance tomorrow.

It’s been a busy day. No two days in the job are the

same but that’s what keeps things interesting.

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Cherry Close £780 pcm*

• 2 bed flat

• Unfurnished

• Popular village location

• EPC Rating - D

• Excellent access to A14, Science Park and Business Park

• Available 5th December

City Road £950 pcm*

• 1 bed flat

• Furnished

• Prime central location

• EPC Rating - D

• Allocated parking

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LET

LET

Swaffham Bulbeck £950 pcm*

• 2 bed bungalow

• Unfurnished

• Peaceful village setting

• EPC Rating - D

• Off-road parking for several cars • LET

Swavesey £1,000 pcm*

• 3 bed semi-detached cottage • Unfurnished

• Popular village location

• EPC Rating - D

• Views over Swan Pond

• LET

Papworth Everard £995 pcm*

• 3 bed townhouse

• Unfurnished

• Good access to A428

• EPC Rating - C

• Garage and allocated parking • LET

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North Street

£1,650 pcm*

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

Close to city centre

No through road

Recently built

Open-plan living

Driveway parking

Unfurnished

EPC Rating - B

Managed by Landlord

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Norfolk Street £1,400 pcm*

• 2 bed mid-terraced house

• Unfurnished

• Central location

• EPC Rating - D

• Open-plan living/dining room

• Available 26th October

Hopkins Close £1,200 pcm*

• 2 bed mid-terraced house

• Unfurnished

• Close to Science Park

• EPC Rating - C

• Recently refurbished throughout

• Available NOW

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