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What makes us different?

This April (2022) sees us celebrate the 30th anniversary of Richard James, after opening our doors in Wroughton back in 1992. Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to help clients of multiple generations find their dream homes and have expanded across 8 offices that cover Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. As well as Sales, we are also home to Richard James Lettings, Land & New Homes,...

What is a Leasehold property?

If you're thinking about buying a property, you've probably come across the terms 'Leasehold' and 'Freehold' along the way, but do you know what they actually mean? It is important that you have key information early in the process, so you can decide if a home is right for you. With that being said, we will be talking you through how leasehold and freehold properties differ and we will also touch on...

10 reasons why Swindon should be the place you call home

Richard James Estate Agents started on the outskirts of Swindon in our first office on the High Street in Wroughton. We have since grown to have our very own HQ as well as 8 bustling offices which cover Swindon's popular Old Town, West, North, Stratton and the eastern fringes, Highworth, Royal Wootton Bassett and Faringdon. We also have an office specialising in Apartments & Investments,...

First Time Buyers – #2 It’s time to start house hunting!

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is part 2 of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process. Part 2 covers finding your first home and making an offer... Find a property Take a look at all area's in which you would consider living, look at the house prices in those areas and then decide what you can afford. Following an appointment...

5 Reasons To Move In Spring

As winter draws to an end, the winter-spring transition is in full effect and is the time of year most associate with fresh starts. The frostbitten world is starting to move again and shake off the long and cold winter months which have passed. Many people will have spent these months thinking about moving, yet not taking any action.However, as the fresh start of spring approaches, the likelihood of...

Completion tips for sellers and buyers!

When the property market rebooted after the first lockdown, the subsequent increase in demand has led to an unprecedented level of property transactions. At the same time, the capacity of property service providers has been compromised by the challenges of operating in a COVID safe environment.  Agents, lenders, surveyors and solicitors have all been inundated and are struggling to cope. Reports suggest...

Landlord Rent Guarantee

When your tenants cannot or will not pay, you will be protected, not only from rent arrears but also from tenancy breach - Good news, hey? So, what does your rental protection guarantee cover*? full rent protection for the total monthly rent, for up to four tenants, as named on the tenancy agreement.Missed rental payments until vacant possession of the property or for up...

10 reasons to go fully managed

Are you a first-time landlord, considering the benefits of using a letting agent to manage your property?Perhaps you're an experienced landlord, who's tired of being at your tenants' beck and call. Not to mention having the time and experience to keep up (and comply with) over 170 government regulations!Let's break down the top 10 benefits of a fully managed service, and how it could help you... 1....

5 Reasons to Move in Autumn

September has been and gone and so has the summer sunshine. Nevertheless, Autumn is now in full swing and we thought we'd take the opportunity to put together 5 reasons why this season, is the season you should move house! 1 In our opinion, it really is the best time to move in terms of weather - never too hot and never too cold, which hopefully means it'll make your...

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