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Make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in 2017

Switching to Bridges Lettings could not be any easier.

Our experts give answers to common property problems.

The importance of great photography in marketing a property.

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We’re always looking for great people to join our team. Are our values your values? Service, pro-active, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, innovative, experienced and emphatic. We are proud that these values have stayed instilled in our staff today. Please check our website for current vacancies.


@bridgesesateag What if you could get your home seen by 72,000 LOCAL people, people who may not have thought about moving but sat with a coffee and a croissant spot your home in the newspaper and make an enquiry, people who may not have the inclination or the ability to use the internet to trawl through hundreds of pages of houses to chance upon one they like. Here at Bridges we are proud to launch our new look property paper solely and exclusively for properties marketed by Bridges in your local area. Hand delivered to your front door and

completely free of charge we believe in a full marketing package that includes comfortable high tech high street offices, a comprehensive internet marketing strategy and outgoing call plan to make sure every buyer is aware of your home and on top of all of that the print advertising that is this property paper. Who reads property papers these days I hear you ask, well you are aren’t you? If you would like your home featured in the next edition of our property paper, speak to one of our experts on 01252 361540.

“Who reads property papers these days I hear you ask, well you are aren’t you?” Every year when January rolls around you vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home?

This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don’t use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, think twice about what you bring in!


5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Stash useful (but not beautiful) items such as DVDs, remotes and those kicked-off shoes in fashionable storage items or baskets. Clear your surfaces of everything you don’t use on a daily basis. And get ready to breathe a little easier in your own home.

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In the spirit of new beginnings, Bridges have come up with some resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year. Here are our five picks for the best home improvement resolutions for the new year and how to achieve them:

1: Streamline One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. Each year most of us acquire a mountain of ‘things’. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your house look dated and dirty, designers say.)

Your home may be beautiful, but is it safe? There are a few things that every homeowner should do to ensure that they’re not living with a potential health hazard or fire risk. Make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector on every bedroom floor in addition to fire detectors. If a chimney flue or wood burner vent gets blocked or leaks, carbon monoxide could back up in your house and be fatal. this is a small investment of £40 upwards and for such an important safeguard, why not! Make sure your house can breathe. It’s surprising how many people’s bathrooms and attics aren’t vented to the outside (or the vents are covered over). This makes you a prime candidate for mould. And if you’re considering a refurbishment of your current home and it was built or refurbished previously before 1978 — consider testing for lead paint and asbestos, it will have to handled properly during removal, or particles can be released into the air for you to ingest.

3: Shrink your bills When people think of going green, they often think it takes solar panels or a hybrid car to make a difference.

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Property of the week

White Lane, Ash Green This truly individual detached home benefits from an extremely private location approached via a long private rhododendron lined driveway and with secluded grounds in the Green Belt overlooking farmland. The property was built in the 1930`s by the owner of a nearby manor house for his daughter and live in housekeeper

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£1,250,000 so the design and layout is full of character and individuality. College Copse has the benefit of full planning permission for a two storey extension at the west elevation and there is scope and potential for further extension or development (stpp). To view this property call Bridges on 01252 361550

Let of the week

Heath Links, Pilgrim, Guildford A character semi detached property located in the village of Puttenham adjacent to the golf course. The accommodation comprises an entrance Hall, down stairs Cloakroom, Lounge / Dining Room, Kitchen, three good size Bedrooms and Bathroom.

The best place to start is by cutting your energy usage in your home. Remember your parents advice and switch off the lights when you leave a room. Turn off or reduce the temperature of the heating when you leave the house. Install energy saving bulbs and low-flow showerheads.

Here are a few tips for keeping the mess under control!

Try drying some of your clothes on the line and wait for the dishwasher or washing machine to be full before you run them. Turn off the power to your appliances not in use and set your home computer to revert to sleep mode when not in use. Water your garden less or farm water using water butts using the rainy season. Give composting a try. Your garden will definitely thank you.

Weekly: Clean your entire house, using these tips: Keep all of your cleaners, as well as rubber gloves and spare cleaning cloths - in a portable caddy that moves with you from room to room. Stash cleaning implements such as a toothbrush, scraper, sponge, a few cleaning cloths and plastic bags in a builder’s apron that you wear when you clean. Hook your glass cleaner and allpurpose cleaning spray on the loops to keep your hands free as you work around the room

4: Work out a weekly system for keeping your house clean



Daily: Dishes go in the dishwasher every night - no excuses! Dirty clothes go in the wash basket and jackets or clean clothes are hung in the wardrobe. Bring everything back to its assigned place.

£1,350pcm Outside there is a large rear garden, driveway and detached garage. Located within easy reach of Guildford, Godalming, Farnham and Aldershot. To view this property call Bridges Lettings on 01252 361521

clockwise, cleaning from high (cabinets) to low (floors.) Focus on one type of cleaning at a time. It’s faster apparently. Wipe down fingerprints on all of the cabinets, for instance, before moving on to spraying and wiping work surfaces. Then move on to windows and mirrors and appliances. Once that’s done move on to sweeping and then mopping floors. For optimum efficiency, enlist the help of your family. If you can, divide the jobs among at least three parties: One of you can do the dusting/vacuuming and changing beds, the other can do the bathroom cleanup, leaving only the kitchen and rubbish emptying for you to handle. The upside? You can get the whole house done in 45 minutes, leaving more time on the weekends for the park or the movies.

5: Get your home ready for entertaining Each year most of us vow to spend more time with family and friends. To make you feel like inviting people in, why not give the areas you entertain in a little update? You don’t have go for broke here and invest in a new kitchen. All it takes to get a fresh new look is a little bit of rearranging and a few updates. One easy update that makes your home seem more “finished” is the addition of plants, they bring in new energy and help clean the air, plus it’s a great way to decorate if you’re on a budget! Pulling out a new accent colour from your existing decor can make the whole room seem fresh. Pick an underused colour in the room and add more of it in the form of a new cushion or throw to update your look, A colorful rug or runner can also help anchor your space. Lastly, take some time to rearrange your furniture so it is oriented in conversation groups and not just facing the television. That just might up for chances for real conversation and connection in the New Year.

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Aspen Grove, Aldershot • Five Bedrooms • 15`6 Lounge • 16`7 Kitchen/Diner • 17`1 Family Room

• Downstairs Cloakroom • En Suite To Master Bedroom • Family Bathroom & Further Shower Room





Boxalls Lane, Aldershot • Four Bedrooms • 12` Lounge • 11` Family Room/Study • 19`3 Kitchen/Diner

• Ensuite • Four Piece Bathroom • Off Street Parking • Off Street Parking


EPC: D (59)

Samson Close, Aldershot • Gated Development • Four Bedrooms • Detached • Integrated Appliances

• Walking Distance of Train Station

• LABC Warranty • High Specification


EPC: B (82)

Churchlands, Aldershot Six Bedrooms • Cul De Sac Location • Fantastic Family Home • Refitted Kitchen •

Study • Enclosed Rear Garden • Detached Garage • Off Road Parking •


EPC: C (73)

Park Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 14`1 Lounge • 11`9 Dining Room • 11`11 Kitchen EPC: E (40)

• Downstairs Cloakroom • Utility Room • Detached Garage


Oast Lane, Aldershot • Garage with Additional

Parking and Large Driveway • Three Bedroom Detached • Lounge/Dining Room EPC: E (52)

• Conservatory • Four piece Bathroom Suite • Low Maintenance Rear Garden


The Avenue, Aldershot • Three Double Bedrooms • Immaculately Presented • Stunning Refitted Kitchen • Landscaped Garden EPC: D (56)

• 22ft Lounge • Tastefully Decorated Throughout • Two Bathrooms


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Belle Vue Road, Aldershot • Two Bedrooms • 30`6 Lounge/Diner • 11` Kitchen • Modern Bathroom

• Loft Room • Great Decorative Order • Large Rear Garden


EPC: E (48)

Queens Road, Aldershot • Good Size Family Home • Town Centre Location • Conservatory • Off Road Parking

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Four Double Bedrooms • Three Bathrooms • Enclosed Rear Garden


EPC: F (31)

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Barton Close, Aldershot • Three Double Bedrooms • Refitted Bathroom • Immaculately Presented • Driveway

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Quiet Location • Triple uPVC Windows • Refitted Kitchen


EPC: D (66)

Green Acre, Aldershot • Four Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Quiet Location • Enclosed Rear Garden EPC: C (71)

• Off Road Parking • New Refiited Shower Room • Great Family Space • Walking Distance To Station


Rock Gardens, Aldershot • Two bedrooms • Semi-Detached Bungalow • 15`5 Lounge • 12`5 Dining Room

• 11`3 Kitchen/

Breakfast Room

• Garage • Excellent Order Throughout



Elston Place, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • Open Plan Lounge/

Dining Room • Established 100ft Rear Garden

• Bonus Room • Near to Town Centre • Cul De Sac Location • Close To Local Schools

EPC: D (60)


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Lysons Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 13`3 Lounge • 12`7 Kitchen/Diner • 8`6 Utility Room EPC: D (65)

• Lovely Vintage Style Bathroom • Separate Cloakroom • 17`5 Loft Room




Woodland Walk, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 15`2 Lounge/Diner • Downstairs Cloakroom • Modern 9`8 Kitchen

• Modern Bathroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • Garage



Haig Road, Aldershot • Three Bedrooms • 16`9 Lounge • 10`6 Dining Area • 12`3 Kitchen

• Large Bathroom • Cloakroom • Enclosed Rear Garden


EPC: D (59)

Cranmore Gardens, Aldershot Three Bedrooms • 15`11 Lounge • 14` Dining Room • 11`9 Kitchen

Downstairs Cloakroom • Utility Room • Garage


EPC: D (67)

St Benedicts Close, Aldershot • Two Bedrooms • 14`8 Lounge/Diner • 9`7 Modern Kitchen • Modern Bathroom

EPC: C (76)

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Parking • No Onward Chain


Ash Road, Aldershot • Two Bedrooms • Semi Detached • 12`10 Lounge • 11`8 Dining Room EPC: TBC

• 13`8 Kitchen • Upstairs Bathroom • Large Rear Garden


Woodland Walk, Aldershot • Two bedrooms • Ground floor • 15`6 Lounge/Diner • 9`8 Kitchen EPC: D (60)

• Two Allocated Parking Spaces

• Close to Local Amenities • Modern Decor


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Wellington Place, Ash Vale • Three Double Bedrooms • Feature Orangery • Large Lounge • Cloakroom EPC: C (73)

• Two Refitted Bathrooms • Driveway/Garage • Private Garden



Ash Green Lane West, Ash Green • Three Bedrooms • Detached • No Onward Chain • Conservatory

• Driveway • Garage • Non Estate Location





Glaziers Lane, Normandy • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Integral Garage • Large Plot

• Mature Garden • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Semi Rural Location



Shawfield Road, Ash • Four Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • Two Reception Rooms • Cloakroom

• Utility Room • Integral Garage • Large Garden • Non-Estate Location


EPC: E *45)


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Ashchurch Road, Ash • Five Bedrooms • Five Reception Rooms • Family Bathroom • Ground Floor Shower Room

• Large Secluded Garden • Non Estate Location • No Onward Chain


EPC: E (53)

Orchard Close, Ash Vale • Three Bedrooms • Superbly Presented • Refitted Bathroom • Three Reception Rooms

• Cloakroom • Large Garden • Cul De Sac


EPC: C (74)

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Shawfield Road, Ash • Three Bedrooms • En-suite To Master • Double Garage • Driveway EPC: E (54)


• 20ft Living Room • Large Garden • Conservatory



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Old Cross Tree Way, Ash Green • Three Bedrooms • Detached • Double Glazed • Gas Central Heating EPC: D (60)

• No Onward Chain • Quiet Rural Location.





Chart House Road, Ash Vale • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Parking and Garage

• Tree Lined Rear Garden • Cul-de-Sac Location • Yards from Ash Vale Station


EPC: D (57)

The Gardens, Tongham • Link Detached House • Three Bedrooms • En-suite Shower Room • Modern Kitchen

• Separate Utility Room • Off Street Parking for Several Cars

• Excellent Condition


EPC: D (62)

Coleford Close, Mytchett Detached Family Home • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Conservatory •

Double Glazing • En-suite To Master • Double Garage & Driveway • No Onward Chain •

EPC: D (60)

Oxenden Road, Tongham • Three Bedrooms • En-suite to Master Bedroom • Refitted Bathroom • Lounge/Kitchen-Diner EPC: D (63)

• Refitted family bathroom • UPVC double glazing • Gas Central Heating • No Chain



Kings Avenue, Tongham • Semi-Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Loft Room With En-Suite • Lounge With Fireplace EPC: D (65)

• Garden Measuring • Approx 150ft • Driveway Parking • Three Reception Areas




Nightingale Drive, Mytchett • Three Bedrooms • Garage • Driveway • Gas Central Heating EPC: D (68)

• Double Glazing • Cul-de-sac Location


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Elleray Court, Ash Vale • Two Bedrooms • First Floor • Garage • Refitted Kitchen EPC: C (71)

• Refitted Bathroom • No Onward Chain • 900+ yr lease




Derry Close, Ash Vale • Two Bedrooms • End Terrace • Cul de Sac • Off Road Parking

• Enclosed Garden • No Onward Chain



New Poplars Court, Ash • One Bedroom • Ground Floor • Gas Central Heating • Parking

• Entryphone • No Onward Chain


EPC: B (83)

White Lane, Ash Green Four Bedrooms • Four Receptions • Secluded Location • Grounds Approaching 1 Acre •


Unique Character Home • Views Over Farmland • Double Garage • With Planning Permission •



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Once you have instructed us, we will contact your previous agent and start collecting all of the information we will need.

Due diligence - We will spend some time reviewing the information we have, paying particular attention to existing problems and any potential areas of exposure.

We will make contact with your tenants and explain the situation. We will arrange an appointment to meet them at the property in order to carry out a visual inspection and provide them with a notice containing all of the contact information that they may require in the future.

DAY 4-5



This is when we would expect to visit your property and meet with the tenants. We will address any issues that come up at this stage.

We will prepare all of the necessary paperwork and deal with the tenants deposit. The tenants will now be asked to sign all of the relevant documentation and we will sign on your behalf.

THE SWITCH IS COMPLETE and Bridges are now managing your property/ properties.

Switching Is Easy!


So, as a guarantee for this service, if we have not delivered to your expectations within the first six months, we will facilitate a “switch back” for you and there will be no on-going commitment to use us.

LANDLORDS – is this the conclusion you have arrived at when you have looked into your property management options? In our experience there can be many GOOD reasons to Switch agents which is why we have put the processes in place to make it EASY.

“After a bad experience with a previous property management company, I can say that Bridges have proved to be a breath of fresh air. They have found tenants, resolved issues and have got things done all in a timely and professional manner. I have no doubts I will continue to use Bridges for the foreseeable future.” Mr G.R.

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North Lane, Aldershot • Two Bedroom

• Finished To An Exacting

Semi-Detached • Brand New • Solar Panels EPC: TBC

Standard • Garage • Driveway Parking UNFURNISHED

£1,150 pcm

Hop Kiln Villas, Aldershot • Contemporary-style Modern End of Terrace Home • Two Double Bedrooms • Kitchen with Appliances EPC: B (81)

• En-suite Shower Cubicle • Two Allocated Parking

Spaces • Easy Access of Town Centre UNFURNISHED

£995 pcm



Fontwell Close, Aldershot • Available End February • Cul-De-Sac Location • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Three Bedrooms EPC: C (73)

• EPC RATING - C (73) • Downstairs Cloakroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • Driveway Parking


£1,195 pcm

Lansdowne Road, Aldershot • Extended Character House • Refurbished • Three Double Bedrooms • En-Suite Shower Room EPC: TBC

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility Room / Cloakroom • Close To Town Centre • No DSS


£1.395 pcm

Woodland Walk, Aldershot • Available End Of January • Two Bedrooms • Living Room • Modern Kitchen EPC: B (83)

• Two Allocated

Parking Spaces

• DSS Considered /No Pets


Aspen Grove, Aldershot • Modern Second Floor

Apartment • Two Good-Size Bedrooms • Kitchen with Appliances EPC: C (71)

• Bathroom • Resident`s Parking • No DSS - No Pets


Newport Road, Aldershot • Character Semi-detached • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Refitted Kitchen EPC: TBC

• Easy Access of Aldershot Town Centre

• Easy Access of Mainline Station


£995 pcm

£895 pcm

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£895 pcm

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Sefton House, Aldershot • One Bedroom Apartment • Close Proximity to Town

• Kitchen With Appliances • Shared Storage Shed • Allocated Parking • No DSS/ No Pets

Centre • Close Proximity Station EPC: E (47)


£750 pcm



“A good Letting Agent makes Perfect Financial Sense!”

Chichester Road, Ash • Available Early February • Three Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen With Appliances EPC: TBC

• Family Bathroom • Private Garden • Garage And Driveway • DSS Considered/ No Pets


£1,450 pcm

This statement will come as no surprise to the Landlords that already enjoy the benefits of Bridges Fully Managed Service. We have always been confident that the fees we charge are completely offset by the value that our services provide. A new survey of 500 landlords by an insurance firm suggests that a letting agent actually saves a landlord money. Comparative analysis of the rental income and void periods for those landlords with a letting agent, and ‘diy’ landlords, suggested that agents saved their clients an average of almost £2,000. “Most of the savings for Landlords are created by agents minimising void periods when compared to landlords who go it alone marketing their property. This has always been one of our goals at Bridges and we aim to have a maximum of seven days between tenancies.”

Shawfield Road, Ash • Detached Family Home • Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen With Appliances • Study/Office EPC: E (51)

• Cloakroom • Off Road Parking • No DSS/ Pets Considered


£1,595 pcm

Vesey Close, Farnborough • Spacious Ground Floor

Maisonette • Double Bedroom • Kitchen With Appliances EPC: E (54)

• Easy Access Of

Farnborough Town Centre & Mainline Station • Allocated Parking UNFURNISHED

£725 pcm

Comet House, Farnborough

Salisbury Road, Farnborough

Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • En-suite Shower Room

Family Home • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Stylish Executive First Floor

EPC: C (76)

• Luxury Fitted Kitchen With Appliances • Lounge With Juliette Balcony


£1,150 pcm

• Refurbished Detached

EPC: E (53)

• Stunning Refitted Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

• Utility Room • Fringes Of Farnborough UNFURNISHED

£1,750 pcm

The majority of respondents to the survey reported that their agent helped them pro-actively find tenants, as well as providing other services such as help with legal and financial matters and so contributing to a reduction in overall costs. At Bridges we have access to numerous, pre-vetted tenants as well as accountants and Property Lawyers should any specialist advice be required. The survey suggests that relationships between letting agents and landlords are not about financial benefits alone. Of those landlords who use an agent, 50 per cent were most attracted because of their local knowledge, and more than two in five claim that excellent service is a deciding factor. Our own experience would suggest that our fully managed clients enjoy the time savings that our service offers them as well as the peace of mind and protection we can offer. Bridges Lettings are members of The Property Ombudsman, The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) and we are Safe Agent Fully Endorsed (SAFE). These memberships provide our landlords and tenants with an assurance that they will receive the highest service levels as well as protection that they would not get from an unlicensed agent. Not all landlords are the same and some more than others will benefit from us managing their property fully. Others, with the time or confidence, may wish to take a more hands-on approach and we can also cater for this. After our rental assessment, our client manager will talk clients through their personal circumstances and give guidance to help them make an informed decision on the right service level for them. Our aim is, and has always been, to offer a courteous and efficient service to our landlords and tenants, no matter what the circumstances are! We ensure that we are always available should you need to speak to us. Landlords – please get in touch to find out what Bridges Lettings could be doing for you.

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Thyme Court, Farnborough • Modern Terrace Home • Recently Redecorated • Three Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen EPC: D (68)

• Ever Popular Barningly Park Development • Garage In A Block • Newly Fitted Carpets

£1,165 pcm




Water Rede, Fleet • Available Early February • Two Double Bedrooms • First Floor Maisonette • Lounge/Diner EPC: C (75)

• Kitchen With Appliances • Radiator Heating • Allocated Parking • No DSS - No Pets



Giffard Lane, Fleet • Imposing Three Storey

Detached Family Home • Four Double Bedrooms • Two En-suites EPC: C (78)

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Appliances

• Utility Room • Popular Elvetham Heath UNFURNISHED

£1,995 pcm

Inkerman Lane, Aldershot Three Bedrooms • 15`11 Lounge • 14` Dining Room • 11`9 Kitchen

Downstairs Cloakroom • Utility Room • Garage

EPC: B (84)

Hazlewood Drive, Mytchett • Modern Detached Home • Three Double Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen EPC: B (91)

/Breakfast Room With Appliances • Exclusive Cul-de-sac • Popular Village UNFURNISHED

£1,695 pcm

Upper Gordon Road, Camberley • Spacious Detached Home • Four Good Size Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen/Diner • Utility Room EPC: TBC

• Modern Bathroom • Large Corner Gardens • Detached Double Garage • Close to Town Centre


£1,495 pcm



Scarlet Oaks, Camberley • One Bedroom Apartment • Open Plan Living • Modern Kitchen & Bathroom

EPC: C (72)

• Lounge/Diner • Double Bedroom • Allocated Parking • Entry Phone System


£825 pcm

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An estate agent told me recently that I couldn’t view a property without my own house being on the market, is this true?

PV, Fleet

This is the million dollar question, which came first? Chicken or egg! A lot of people like to get a feel for their next property and view prior to placing their property onto the market. Statistics show that approximately 70% of buyers will buy locally within a 3 mile radius which in tow means they have earmarked a part of town of interest. The answer should be really that it is not true, an agent can’t stop you viewing a property without being on the market. The only exception to the rule is if a vendor has


stipulated that he is only looking for proceedable buyers in order for their transaction to go quickly. If you wish to secure a property at a potentially better price, thus avoiding the risk of losing the property to someone in a stronger position I would recommend placing your own property onto the market sooner rather than later, to avoid disappointment, ensuring you obtain the best exposure, best price and best quality buyer. This is where Bridges come into their own, assisting the public with expert advice through 25 years of local knowledge and experience to enable they secure a sale on their home and the property they initially showed interest in. However I am aware of a case in which a vendor refused a viewing where the person was not on the market, the potential buyer viewed one of their neighbours properties, offered, got their own property onto the market at a competitive price, sold and bought the neighbouring property before the home owner who refused the viewing sold theirs! James MacPhee is an Associate Director of Bridges Sales



I am thinking about buying my first buy to let property? Is there anything I should know about? AG, Farnham BUY TO LET has come under the microscope recently however many still see property as a shrewd and attractive investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets. “Over the years our highly successful Bespoke Investment Service has offered invaluable advice and support to many investment buyers and continues to assist new and existing landlords achieve their investment goals.” My advice when considering your first ‘foray’ into the BUY TO LET market is to speak to our independent financial advisor to understand the best buy to let mortgage deals available which will enable you to weigh up the one which is right for you. We can also put you in touch with specialists for advise on tax considerations based on your individual circumstances and the most tax effective method of maximising your investment. Once you have finance agreed in principle you can then start to explore the areas and the types of property that will offer both the best yield returns, and equally as importantly, the potential capital growth that you can expect to achieve. By doing this you will be in the best position to look at matching the kind of


property that you can afford and want to buy with the most popular areas that tenant(s) want to live in. Instead of imagining whether you would like to live in your investment property, put yourself in the shoes of your target tenant(s) audience and this will help you understand where the strongest demand exists and where it will continue to be both strong and sustainable. With the support of our network of Residential Sales Offices, who are market leaders in their areas, we are in the best position to identify the best buy to let properties that are currently available to purchase and in addition provide informative and accurate advice on both yield returns, capital growth and associated costs that will be involved. As a ‘rule of thumb’ most investment buyers will be aiming for a 5% approximate yield return on capital investment however the wisdom of the purchase is also determined by the anticipated increase in capital growth over the preceding years. Buying the property is only the first step and you will need to consider the services and costs that will be incurred when looking to rent the property out. There are various service options that Bridges are able to offer and the service option you ultimately choose to engage will be largely determined by how ‘hands on’ you wish to be during the process. From our Tenant Find Service through to our Fully Managed Service we will be able to offer the advice and expertise to provide a cost effective service that is tailored to your suit your individual circumstances. With the guidance of one of our experienced property experts we will help navigate you through the process to give you the best opportunity to achieve your BUY TO LET investment goals. Clive Robertson is a Manager of Bridges Lettings in Farnborough

A builder mentioned to us that we could possibly do an extension to our home under permitted development. What does this mean? TR, Camberley The words “permitted development” may seem like architectural jargon but in fact they could be your potential gateway to the hassle free development of your home. Permitted development (PD) refers to legislation whereby building work can take place on your home without the need for planning permission. Recent changes brought in May 30th 2013 allow the potential extension of your home up to 8m subject to certain criteria. 1. Property Location: Development rules differ depending on the property location. This is to protect areas of outstanding natural beauty and conservation areas, known generally as Designated Areas. In such the extent of development allowed is slightly more stringent 2. Proximity to Surroundings: Certain height and size restrictions apply to projects where homes are in close proximity to other buildings or boundaries. Every home has development potential so do not be put off by the given limitations. There will nearly always be a way to create the home you desire. Use Permitted Development as an Addition to Planning Permission. When discovering the potential of development projects within your home it is important to remember the options available to you. The correct combination of both Planning Permission Permitted Development could provide you with the maximum development opportunity to extend your property. Benefits of using Permitted Development to enhance your home when Moving House. You can use it if you find that elusive diamond in the rough that is a perfect investment opportunity, maximising space and rooms to ensure a great return or alternatively if you plan to stay for the longer term, it allows you to undertake house development in new and fresh surroundings. Genevieve Wells is the Managing Director of Lewis Visuals Architectural Design If you would like to know how an extension would affect the value of your home, give Bridges a call on 01252 361540.

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Pinehurst Cottage, Farnborough • Easy Access To Town Centre • Two Bedroom Character Cottage

• Period Features

• Wood Fitted Kitchen • 14ft Living Room • 9ft Dining Room • 14ft Master Bedroom


EPC: E (51)

Warbler Road, Farnborough • Recently Built Sun Park

Development • Three Bedroom Town House • NHBC Guarantee EPC: B (84)

• 17ft Living / Dining Room • Downstairs WC &

En Suite To Master • 12ft Modern Fitted Kitchen


Haskins Gardens, Farnborough • Desirable Guillemont Fields • Four Bedroom Town House • 15ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 14ft Living / Dining Room EPC: B (86)

• Downstairs Wc & Bathroom • En-suite To Master Bedroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • Garage & Driveway




Union Street, Farnborough • Semi-Detached Town House • 3 Good Size Bedrooms • En-suite to Master • 14ft x 11ft Lounge

• 11ft Kitchen/Diner • Rear Garden Approx 40ft • 2 Allocated Parking Spaces • Ideal for Farnborough Main


EPC: B (84)

Medway Drive, Farnborough • Three Bedrooms • Mid Terrace Family Home • Popular Manor Hall Area • 17ft Refitted Kitchen/Diner

• 17ft x 12ft Lounge • Ground floor Cloakroom • Driveway Parking • NO ONWARD CHAIN


EPC: D (64)

Marlborough View, Farnborough • Small Popular Development • Two Bedroom Terrace Home • Well Presented Throughout • 16ft Living / Dining Room

• Modern Fitted Bathroom • Resident Parking • Ideal First Time Buy • Est. Rent: £995. pcm.

EPC: C (70)



Maitland Road, Farnborough • Established Small

Development • Living / Dining Room • 12ft Kitchen / Breakfast Room

• Downstairs Cloakroom • Upstairs White Fitted Bathroom

• Enclosed Rear Garden


EPC: D (57)

Rindle Close, Farnborough • Popular Development • Three Bed Semi Detached • Well Presented Throughout • 17ft Living / Dining Room

• 14ft Kitchen Breakfast Room • Conservatory • Downstairs Cloakroom • En-suite To Master Bedroom


EPC: C (71)

Westglade, Farnborough • Small Popular Development • Close To Local Shops • Four Bed Detached Home • 21ft Living Room EPC: D (58)

• 15ft Refitted Kitchen/Diner • Refitted Downstairs Cloakroom • Driveway & Garage


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Fourwinds, Farnborough • Town Centre Location • First Floor Apartment • En-suite to Master • Underground Parking

• Lounge/Diner &

Open Plan Kitchen • No Onward Chain • Est. Rent: £1,100. pcm


EPC: C (70)

Wilmot Court, Farnborough • Ideally Positioned For

Town & Station • Retirement Complex • One Double Bedroom EPC: B (84)



Sheffield Close, Farnborough • End of Cul-de-sac • 4 Bedrooms Link-Detached • En-suite to Master • 16ft x 11ft Lounge EPC: D (64)

• 11ft Dining Room • Refitted Kitchen • Ideal for Farnborough Main • No Onward Chain


Haskins Drive, Farnborough


• 13ft Living / Dining Room • 17ft Max Bedroom With Wardrobe


• Four Bedrooms • En-Suite To Master • Two Separate Receptions • Double Glazed Conservatory EPC: B (85)

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Low Maintenance Gardens • Garage Split To Play Room/Study


Fleet Road, Farnborough • Three Bed Detached • Long Established Rear Garden • In Need Of Modernisation • 23ft Living Room EPC: F (37)

• Downstairs Wc & Shower Room

• 15ft Dining Room • 15ft Lean To


Chiltern Close, Farnborough • Three Bed Semi Detached • Larger Than Average Garden • Bay Fronted Living Room EPC: E (46)

• 19ft Kitchen/Dining Room • 18ft Conservatory • Downstairs Cloakroom • Scope To Extend (STPP)


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Bon Accord, Aldershot Road, Ash GU12 6PD Please quote ‘Bridges’ when enquiring.

• Emergency lock & door opening • All manner of locks, safes and hardware supplied & fitted • Specialists in UPVC mult-point locks • Master & limited key systems • UPVC door locks • Keys cut on-site • ‘British Standard’ insurance approved locks available • Full security surveys • Domestic & commercial work including burglary repairs


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EXPERT MORTGAGE ADVICE At Chadney Bulgin we advise on mortgages from the “whole of market” and NOT just those that pay us!. We will compare mortgages from lenders that will only deal with clients directly as well as mortgages from lenders thatwill allow us to process your application. With the Chadney Bulgin Mortgage Service you have the reassurance of benefitting from truly independent advice and getting the right product for your circumstances.

To arrange your FREE, no obligation consultation, please call Bill Mairs on 07876 834220 or Bruce McPherson on 07785 776749 Chadney Bulgin LLP are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP THE REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE






Everyone’s property is their castle, isn’t it? Great photographs are becoming even more essential in marketing a property whether it be for sale or rent. It is often said that a picture can speak a thousand words and great photography will certainly help get people through the door to look at your home, but a bad, poorly lit and wonky photograph will most likely do the exact opposite. Here at Bridges we have been taking photographs of houses for over 25 years, however with the advent of the internet and high quality property particulars we ensured that not only did we have the best equipment but also that our staff were trained by professionals to take the shot that will get the interest. Photographing interiors is a skill. Knowing how to shoot a room to maximise its best

features or to make sure buyers see the true potential takes time and the right equipment. A set of perfectly balanced pictures will always make a positive impact on people who are considering making the huge investment of buying a new house or even finding somewhere to rent and lay down their roots. To emphasise exactly what we are talking about have a look at the images on this page. The ones of the left were taken by other estate agents in the area and the ones on the right we taken by Bridges. I think you will agree that when it comes to showing off a home to its best potential, Bridges really is the way forward.

So why should you invest in an agent that will showcase your home to its maximum potential?

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✘ OTHER AGENT’S PHOTO Your property will always look at it’s best When we look at a property it is with a professional eye, we like to make sure we pick the best perspective to put your home in it’s best possible light, this will ensure that each photograph compliments each other. This in turn will create a solid portfolio of pictures that will really help to sell your home and make sure the enquiries come in.


If you think your BRIDGES PHOTO down. People create shortlists based on many things and the pictures on a website help buyers sift out properties that don’t look right. The pictures are likely to be one of the key things that stick in their minds. So make sure the pictures that stick in their minds are great pictures and not poor ones.

Buyers are motivated by great pictures It is ever important to encourage people looking online to click on your property and it is the pictures that are going to play a huge part in that first step to viewing your property. Professional pictures encourage buyers to do just that.

It’s a Competitive Market Unless you are lucky enough to live in a hot spot, it is a competitive market out there. When selling a house you have to do everything you can do to make your house more appealing to buyers. Expertly shot images, that accurately represent your property, give you an advantage over other properties in your area.

Poor images will impact heavily on your selling potential Time is an ever increasing commodity these days so you need to tap into that lack of time and when it comes to making a decision on what house to view, don’t let the pictures let you

If you would like us to showcase your home or to make an appointment to advise on what you would need to do to present your home to the market in the best possible light, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01252 361550


has development potential we would like to hear from you! Please contact our dedicated Land & New Homes department on 01252 628800 Email:

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Park Road, Camberley • Scope for Improvement • No Onward Chain • Three Bedrooms • Lounge EPC: F (24)

• Dining Room • Refitted Kitchen • Double Glazed Windows • Garage and Driveway



Buckhurst Road, Frimley Green • Character Property • Three Bedrooms • Upvc Sash Windows • Lounge & Dining Room

• Refitted Kitchen • Bathroom and cloakroom • Approximate 100ft garden • No onward chain


EPC: E (48)

Sturt Road, Frimley Green • Character Cottage • Two Double Bedrooms • Lounge • Dining Room EPC: TBC

• Fitted Kitchen • Large Plot • Exposed Beams

and Open Fireplaces





Keaver Drive, Frimley • Ex-Show Apartment • Ground Floor with Patio Area • Immaculate Condition • Two Double Bedrooms

• Luxury En-Suite

Shower Room • Four Piece Main Bathroom • Security Entry System


EPC: C (80)

Bedford Lane, Frimley Green • Detached Character

Cottage • Three Bedrooms • Excellent Order Throughout

• Stunning Kitchen/

Conservatory • Lounge with Fireplace • Walking Distance to Village


EPC: D (61)

Minehurst Road, Mytchett • Superb Location • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Conservatory EPC: C (71)

• Newly Fitted En-Suite • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Double Garage O.I.E.O. £575,000

Coleford Close, Mytchett • Four Bedroom

Semi Detached • Excellent Order Throughout • Refitted En-Suite

• Refitted Bathroom • Lounge & Dining Room • Stunning Kitchen/ Breakfast Room


EPC: C (69)

Apex Drive, Frimley • Award Winning Design • Town House • Generous Lounge • Kitchen/Dining Room EPC: D (61)

• Refitted Bathroom • Upvc Double Glazing • Garage • Convenient Location


Dettingen Crescent, Deepcut • Four Bedrooms • En-suite and Balcony

to Master • Large Kitchen/Dining room EPC: C (78)

• Downstairs Cloakroom • Large Living room with Balcony • Garage & Parking

O.I.E.O. £475,000

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A stunning collection of luxuriously appointed residences of traditional construction, situated in a conservation area in a prime North Farnborough location.

Imperial House • • • • • • • • • •

Striking 3 Bedroom Conversion Master Bedroom with En Suite Integrated NEFF Kitchen Appliances 24ft Living Room With Feature Fire Place Study Dining Area Parking Prime location Walking Distance To Both Stations Price £549,950

Farnborough Street, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AG CALL US TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW ON 01252 788101 |

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Four New Build Family Homes Built in a quiet residential location | Kenilworth Road, Farnborough • Four Bedroom Town Houses • Excellent Specification • CRL 10 Year Warranty

• 80ft Plus Rear Gardens • Ample Parking • Bosch Appliances

• Help To Buy Available • Ready For Occupation • Prices From £400,000


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Hale Place, Farnham • First Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • En-suite to Master • Lounge/Diner

• Beautiful Communal Gardens • Garage & Allocated Parking • Long Lease & Share of Freehold


EPC: C (71)

Dogflud Way, Farnham • Top Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Open Plan Living Space • Gas Central Heating

• Ample Loft & Storage Space • Off Road Car Port • Lease Length 100+ Years • Farnham Town Centre





Bricksbury Hill, Farnham • End of Terrace • Two Double Bedrooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • First Floor Bathroom

• Large Garden • Off Road Parking • Potential to Extend STPP • Backing onto Caesar`s Camp


EPC: C (69)

Blighton Lane, Farnham • Detached Property • Six Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • Set In Appx. 4 Acres EPC: G (20)

• Garages for Two Cars • Heated Indoor Pool • Hard Tennis Court • No Onward Chain

COMING SOON £1,900,000

Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham • Viewings Available

Immediately • Three Bedroom Detached House

• Driveway and Garage • Popular Location • Two Reception Rooms • Refitted Bathroom


EPC: E (57)

Woodbourne, Farnham • Three Double Bedrooms • Large Lounge/Diner • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • En-suite to Master

• Garage • Enclosed Rear Garden • Walking Distance to Popular Schools


EPC: D (62)

Oakwood PS Ltd

Yourproperty property serviced....... Your serviced.......

Kitchens • Bathrooms • Refurbishments • Heating and Plu Kitchens • Bathrooms • Refurbishments Electrical • Carpentry • Maintenance • Decorating Heating and Plumbing

Oakwood Electrical • Carpentry • Maintenance

PS Ltd Drainage • 24hr Emergency Call Out Your property serviced.......

Decorating • Drainage 24hr Emergency Call Out Drainage • 24hr Emergency Call Out

Kitchens • Bathrooms • Refurbishments • Heating and Plumbing Electrical • Carpentry • Maintenance • Decorating

Upper Hale Road, Farnham • End of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Separate Dining Room EPC: E (47)

• Refitted Bathroom • Enclosed Rear Garden • Garage and Parking for Two Cars


Winston Walk, Farnham • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room EPC: D (64)

• Two Bathrooms and WC • Front and Rear Garden • Double Garage • South Farnham Location


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Ibworth Lane, Fleet • Elvetham Heath • Five Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • Three Bathrooms EPC: C (72)

• Double Garage • Enclosed Garden



Aldershot Road, Fleet • Church Crookham • Three Bedrooms • Refitted Kitchen • Extended Front & Rear EPC: D (64)

Water Rede, Fleet • First Floor Maisonette • Two Double Bedrooms • Refitted Bathroom • New Boiler EPC: C (73)

• Enclosed Rear Garden • Garage & Driveway



• New UPVC Windows • Two Parking Spaces • Communal Garden • Share of Freehold GUIDE PRICE




Tavistock Road, Fleet • Three Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • Detached • Downstairs Toilet

• Garage & Parking • Gas Heating & Double Glazing


EPC: D (65)

Colbred Corner, Fleet • Four/Five Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Conservatory • Refitted Kitchen/Breakfast EPC: D (67)

EPC: C (74)

• Three Bedrooms • Detached Bungalow • Garage and Driveway • Shower Room

• Separate W/C • Fully Enclosed Garden • Refitted Kitchen


EPC: E (52)

Clarence Road, Fleet


• Cul-De-Sac Location • Close To Mainline Station • Refitted Bathroom O.I.R.O. £420,000

Netherhouse Moor, Fleet • Three Bedrooms • Terraced • Front and Rear Gardens • Parking and Garage

Osborne Drive, Fleet

• Downstairs Toilet • Separate Dining Room • NO ONWARD CHAIN


• Two Bedroom Extended Terrace • Character Property • Town Centre Location

• Re Fitted Kitchen • Re Fitted Bathroom • 100ft Approx Garden


EPC: C (72)

Chineham Close, Fleet • OPEN HOUSE JAN 21ST • Elvetham Heath • Quiet Cul De Sac Location • Three Bedrooms

• En-Suite to Master • Garage and Parking • Enclosed Rear Garden • Downstairs Cloakroom

EPC: C (69)




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