Selling and letting homes like yours throughout Norfolk & Suffolk.

Yout Propate Property Partner.

Our team here at Sefftons are on hand in what can be a difficult time, complicated by suddenly having an empty property to look after and potentially, sell or let. Unlike a traditional estate agents, we offer a range of services and informed advice to ease the pressure on you. Call us today on 01603 358222 and hopefully we can help unravel any confusion and lend a helping hand.

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Probate/Executry Property Service

Through our sister company Sefftons Probate Property Solutions, we can provide professional support services to executors and family members.

Valuation Service

Our service starts with an initial free of charge discussion with an experienced team member who will assess your situation and requirements, then guide you on the best way to proceed. They will also provide you with a detailed valuation report for any property.

For Residential Property Across Norfolk & Suffolk

This process can be complex and comes at a time of emotional strain for the family and executors involved. Our dedicated team are experienced and knowledgeable in dealing and able to deal with all issues, from valuation to maintenance of the home. Our empathetic approach is sensitive to family needs and is both professional and responsive.

Recommendation Report

We will provide you with much more than a standard valuation for Probate/Executry Purposes. Alongside this we will include advice on the best method of sale, what might need to be done to the property to prepare it for sale, and any clearance, tidying or improvements that would be beneficial. Our Report will be thorough and will include all the property information required for the Executors to consider when making estate planning decisions.

Disposal of Unwanted Furniture and Chattels

We have links with auctioneers who provide an independent valuation of furniture and chattels followed by a cost effective removal and sale of all unwanted items. Prior estimates will be supplied and a full and complete clearance carried out.

House Cleaning after Clearance and Winter Drain-Down

Empty properties need to be prepared for sale or letting purposes. Our associated property management team can undertake clean up work, deal with security improvements and drain down the plumbing and heating systems.

Method of Sale Guidance

We will advise on the right method of sale to achieve best price for the beneficiaries – it could be ‘by Auction’ if there are opportunities for improvement or by ‘Private Treaty’ if it is modern and in good condition. We occasionally advise ‘Informal or Formal Tender’ to help achieve best price in a required time-scale.

Single Point of Contact

As ‘Agent for the Executors’ we will act as the primary contact for all matters relating to the probate/executry property. We will allocate an individual to be responsible and available on call.

The Rental Alternative

On some occasions the Executors may choose to let the property for a period before selling. We work closely with a residential lettings team who can provide rental advice and offer a Management Service for the required period.

Meter Readings and Key Holding

We can read the meters and act as key holders throughout the sale process.

Production of an EPC

All properties that are to be sold or let will require an up-to-date Energy performance Certificate (EPC) – We will organise this and supply copies and links to the required parties.

Garden Tidy Plus Regular Garden Maintenance

Best Price will only be achieved if the property presents well, and the gardens may need to be smartened up and maintained as part of this process. We have contractors who can undertake any initial tidy up and follow this with regular maintenance.

Assessment of Planning Options

Probate/Executry properties often offer opportunities for extension or redevelopment; on some occasions there could be space for a building plot. Our Chartered Surveyor will consider and advise on the options.