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Property Professionals Offices in Essex, Central and Greater London


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Residential Sales

Country Homes

Residential Letting

Land & New Homes


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Commercial Property

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Survey & Valuation

Mortgage Services

Building & Architectural Services

Property Professionals Beresfords has been operating in Essex since 1968 and have developed an exceptional reputation for a professional, personal and progressive approach to property. The values we applied when the Company was established as a family business in the 1960s are still as important to us today as they were then and are the cornerstone of our success.That is why we remain truly independent with a settled senior management team that have a wealth of estate agency experience. We are members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme (OEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and as you would expect, our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). However we don’t just belong to these bodies, we actively endorse and promote their aims and Codes of Practice. From the original office in Upminster, the Company has now expanded to cover Essex and into Greater and Central London, with specialist divisions covering almost every aspect of the property sector.We find ourselves in the enviable position of being able to offer the best possible service for all clients whether they be individual or corporate. Our service is enhanced by retaining one of the lowest staff turnover rates in our industry.This level of consistency combined with exceptional experience inspires confidence in our clients.We have little doubt that a major factor behind this is our policy of not continually moving staff from branch to branch, preferring instead that they build up a detailed understanding of their area and the people they deal with on a day to day basis.

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Our success is built on the core values of experience and professionalism combined with exceptional market coverage.


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Residential Sales Country Homes | Residential Letting | Land & New Homes | Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Residential Sales Beresfords began business in residential sales in 1968 and this important sector has remained one of the mainstays of our business ever since.We have residential offices throughout Essex, areas of Greater London and in Pall Mall, Central London. Most are open for business seven days a week being permanently staffed with people that have an intimate knowledge of their local market. Whether handling single properties for individual owners or large developments for major plc clients, each residential office offers the same high levels of marketing expertise which is second to none. We are consistently one of the largest advertisers across the region and are at the forefront when it comes to investing in new ideas and technology.

Latest software technology and sales branches in prime High Street locations across the area, gives sellers immediate exposure to a huge database of potential buyers not just locally, but across the whole region. Beresfords exceptional marketing and customer service has been recognised at the highest level nationally having won top honours in successive years at the ‘Estate Agency of the Year Awards'. Added to this, we have our own unique market leading magazines ranging from the high volume ‘Residential’ magazine with its huge coverage across the region to our high quality ‘Essex Homes & Style’ property and lifestyle magazine. Not surprisingly, our internet presence is equally extensive with our properties featuring on Rightmove, Findaproperty and Globrix as well as our own website at www.beresfordsgroup.co.uk which achieves between one and two million hits per month.

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Residential Sales Country Homes Residential Letting | Land & New Homes | Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Country Homes With comprehensive experience in the Country Homes sector, Beresfords can offer specialist expertise from a dedicated Country Homes Division with high levels of professionalism and local knowledge.This is supported by the expert services of the entire Beresfords Group and the huge levels of enquiries generated by being able to use the latest software technology to instantly access buyers registered at all Beresfords offices in the region. Clients also have direct access to the important central London and international markets through our London Office in Pall Mall. The specialist services provided by our Country Homes office include a high standard of presentation with abundant professional colour photography, detailed floor plans and comprehensive descriptions in all our Country Homes sales brochures. The Country Homes team is further supported by extensive marketing through local press advertising and our own colour magazines, ‘Residential’ – mailed to over 260,000 households and ‘Essex Homes and Style’ – a lifestyle magazine focusing on larger residences and Country Homes.

Our Country Homes clients also benefit from a dedicated section of our own website at www.beresfordsgroup.co.uk which achieves between one and two million hits per month, as well as the UK’s leading property portals, Rightmove, Findaproperty and Globrix. Beresfords exceptional marketing and customer service has been recognised at the highest level nationally having won top honours in successive years in the Prestige Homes category at the ‘Estate Agency of the Year Awards’.


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This extensive and varied marketing approach offers our clients the best possible combination of exposure at local, regional, national and international level.

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Taking a professional and dedicated approach to letting property, offering the best possible service to corporate and individual landlords.


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Residential Sales | Country Homes Residential Letting Land & New Homes | Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Residential Letting The lettings market can be complex and demanding yet at the same time provide excellent financial returns. It is therefore essential that landlords receive reliable advice from a letting agent sufficiently experienced and qualified to handle matters effectively on their behalf. Beresfords have been dealing with property successfully for 40 years and retain a wealth of local knowledge and experience. As a member firm of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and the TDSRA (Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Regulated Agents), our personnel are regularly trained and have to work to a strict code of conduct. We can offer free market appraisals, which provide landlords with an indication of the anticipated monthly rent that could be achieved for their property. With an extensive network of branches throughout Essex and into Greater London, Beresfords can distribute a new property coming into the market to an extensive local audience. An additional supply of people from overseas will register with the London Office in Pall Mall. These tenants are looking to rent in or around the Capital and Essex becomes a popular choice due to its excellent road and rail links into London.As a result the London Office refers quality tenants on a regular basis to Beresfords branches across the region.

There is a strong commitment to professional marketing initiatives.These will include full colour property particulars, regular newspaper advertising and features in glossy property magazines. Worldwide exposure is secured via our own website www.beresfordsgroup.co.uk, which receives between one and two million hits per month.We also feature on a number of other high profile property portals including Rightmove, Findaproperty and Globrix Once a potential tenant has been secured for a property, Beresfords undertake vigorous credit checks and referencing before they are allowed to move into a property. We can operate on a ‘let only’ or ‘fully managed’ basis and for those landlords opting for the managed service, our dedicated Property Management Centre will look after their property throughout the tenancy. With a substantial portfolio of investment properties being managed effectively for our clients, we are confident that Beresfords comprehensive range of services can meet the demands of all types of landlords from a single property owner to the large scale investor.

Our close relationship with major ‘blue chip’ companies relocating their personnel combined with the large database of private tenants means we always have a high demand for all types of property.

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Residential Sales | Country Homes | Residential Letting Land & New Homes Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Land and New Homes Latest software technology and a wide spread of sales branches in prime High Street locations give you immediate exposure to a huge database of potential buyers not just locally, but across the whole region. We also maximise the opportunity provided by the client databases of our Lettings, Commercial and Property Management divisions, knowing that residential new build is extremely popular with investors. Developers will also find our Survey Division invaluable for part exchanges when it comes to local knowledge and a swift turnaround. Remaining true to our core values of integrity and professionalism, we have built up a strong reputation for excellence in property marketing. Nowhere is this more evident than the New Homes sector where we have achieved an outstanding track record working with companies such as Abbey, Barratt, Bellway, Berkeley Homes, Bovis, Bryant, Countryside, Crest Nicholson, Croudace, Higgins, Laing, Persimmon, Rydon,Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson, as well as many of the region’s best known small and medium size builders. We acknowledge that there is little point in trying to duplicate what many developers do so well; that is develop, market and sell new homes. We believe we have to offer something more, something different. Our offices have outstanding local knowledge, invaluable when you are considering acquiring a site, especially in a location that you may be unfamiliar with.This local experience also provides a wealth of information when it comes to market research.

We market developments through a range of property publications exclusive to ourselves and ranging from our high volume 260,000 plus circulation ‘Residential’ magazine to high quality lifestyle magazines, such as ‘Essex Homes and Style,’ which is targeted at high net worth clients. As you would expect, we have a very high internet profile with properties being marketed through our own website at www.beresfordsgroup.co.uk (achieving between one and two million hits per month) as well as the most successful national property portals such as Rightmove, Findaproperty and Globrix. Beresfords exceptional marketing and customer service have been recognised at the highest level nationally having won top honours in successive years at the ‘Estate Agency of the Year Awards’.


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Highly successful and experienced in the New Homes marketplace, Beresfords New Homes and Land Division has a proven track record with the UK’s largest developers.

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Whatever your requirement, you will find Beresfords Commercial a professional and valuable asset for your commercial property venture.


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Residential Sales | Country Homes | Residential Letting | Land & New Homes Commercial Property Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Commercial Property Located at our prestigious new offices in Chelmsford and with a track record spanning five decades, our Commercial Division provides a comprehensive range of services designed to add genuine value to your commercial property interests. Our Commercial Agency Department offers advice on investments and the acquisition and disposal of commercial property in the industrial, office and retail sectors, for both owners and occupiers. Our Professional Division offers advice based on a wealth of experience on landlord and tenant matters including rent reviews as well as valuation and rating advice on all types of commercial property. Fully recognising the need to maximise the return from property assets, we also offer a comprehensive range of management services on anything from single units to entire portfolios.This includes rent collection, service charge management, schedules of condition and dilapidation, overseeing repair and maintenance contractors and periodic management inspections. Beresfords office network across the region means that a wide range of enquiries are generated from a variety of sources including potential investors, landlords and tenants.This, along with the established contacts our local branches have in their area, means that we are able to offer the perfect blend of professionalism, experience and local knowledge.

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Residential Sales | Country Homes | Residential Letting | Land & New Homes | Commercial Property Survey & Valuation Mortgage Services | Building & Architectural Services

Survey & Valuation With an established reputation and extensive local experience, Beresfords provide surveys for all types of residential and commercial properties. We can carry out both Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys for residential buyers. A Homebuyer Report gives a clear and concise assessment of the property's condition. It is based on a pro-forma report produced jointly by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers (ISVA). A Building Survey, formerly known as a Structural Survey, provides a more thorough report based on detailed investigation of the construction and visual inspection of the services to identify the overall condition of the property. A Building Survey will highlight any defects and provide an estimated budget for remedial work. In this report, the Surveyor will consider all the requirements of the current building regulations, fire precautions and other relevant legislation. Our team of qualified professional Surveyors will also apply their expertise to a wide variety of associated areas. These can include professional valuations for probate, matrimonial and taxation purposes. Additionally, they will carry out mortgage valuation work for most major banks and building societies, as well as providing commercial valuations on shops, offices, warehouses and industrial units.


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Highly experienced and versatile RICS qualified Surveyors maintain Beresfords reputation for a professional and ethical approach to all property matters.

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A measure of our success is the number of customers who have returned to us again and again for financial advice, future mortgages and insurance cover.


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Residential Sales | Country Homes | Residential Letting | Land & New Homes | Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation Mortgage Services Building & Architectural Services

Mortgage Services Beresfords Mortgages* provide a complete service tailored to the individual needs of our clients whether they be purchasing a property or remortgaging. This specialist division has a team of experienced and qualified consultants who are based in various Beresfords branches throughout Essex and into Greater London. As independent advisers they have access to the whole mortgage and protection market. Many schemes are with High Street names but some are with specialist providers who can offer exclusive and very competitive rates, which are not available direct to the public.

In most instances a decision to offer a mortgage in principle can be made very quickly and a mortgage certificate issued which provides clients with the confidence to proceed with an offer to purchase a particular property. Beresfords advisers can also arrange and advise on policies that provide cover in the event of redundancy, death or serious illness. Additionally there is no fee, as we receive commission from the company supplying the policy, if a client decides to proceed.# Our support does not stop once you have completed all of the paperwork.We will stay in touch on a regular basis keeping you fully informed throughout. In addition, we undertake to provide you with further advice regarding your remortgage options on the expiry of your existing scheme and we automatically diarise to contact clients well in advance where this service is requested. We also provide a specialist mortgage service to developers where we can allocate a dedicated mortgage adviser to a development, even working on site within the sales team if appropriate.This enables detailed qualification of buyers to ensure they are in a position to proceed and, equally important, using lenders and life companies that can meet the necessary timescale with our Mortgage Centre ensuring that the mortgage application gets to offer stage as soon as possible.

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Residential Sales | Country Homes | Residential Letting | Land & New Homes | Commercial Property | Survey & Valuation | Mortgage Services Building & Architectural Services

Building & Architectural Services Beresfords offer a complete range of building and architectural design services for both commercial and residential properties.This expert advice is geared towards helping our clients achieve a smooth and successful design and build project. Projects covered include new works, conversions and extensions including, if required, taking on the role of planning supervisor.We provide project management, contract management together with contract administration services and will seek planning consent and building regulation approvals on your behalf.We will deal with sub-contractors and suppliers such as plasterers, roofers and builders, where appropriate, and will help with the negotiation of local authority approvals for all building types. Our architectural services for residential buildings include commissioning and managing architects, builders and planners as well as offering professional advice on all aspects of your building or renovation project. These expert services can be contracted separately or as a complete project management package where we manage the whole process from site investigation to handover.


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Specialist advice, planning, design and development from one of the most trusted names in property.

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Property Professionals The Company

The People

Professionals in Property

Established in 1968 and now one of the largest independent property companies in the South of England, Beresfords Group consists of some 25 offices and divisions spread across Essex and parts of Greater London. Established as a family owned independent residential estate agency, the Company has developed a unique combination of experience and local knowledge over the years, Beresfords are able to offer a comprehensive portfolio of professional property services.With the added benefit of The London Office in Pall Mall, Beresfords clients also have exposure to the vital central London and International markets.

Beresfords can lay claim to the rare distinction of being an estate agency run exclusively by dedicated property professionals with a high level of expertise and experience. Furthermore, Beresfords people are committed to providing the same high levels of service and conduct that has earned us an enviable reputation for trust and reliability over the decades.

Clients can be reassured by our belonging to all of the relevant professional associations.We are active members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Regulated Agents (TDSRA). Beresfords surveyors are, naturally, members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Furthermore, the company offers the additional security of belonging to the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme (OEA).

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Beresfords Group 10 Springfield Lyons Approach Springfield, Chelmsford Essex CM2 5LB T: 01245 397 497 F: 01245 467 711 E: info@beresfordsgroup.co.uk

Offices in Essex, Central and Greater London

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