List of Services

Downer & Co have been providing an unparalleled level of independent, honest, professional and expert advice to homeowners, buyers, landlords, tenants and investors since 1988.

There’s not much we don’t know about property. And even less we can’t help you with. If you are thinking of buying, selling, renting, letting or investing in property, please talk to us.

We can advise, mainly FREE OF CHARGE, with a level of knowledge that only experience can bring on any or all of the following:

Market Appraisals

  • For Sale

    We value hundreds of millions of Pounds worth of property in the Newbury and surrounding area each year using recent, comparable evidence to arrive at accurate and realistic sales prices for our Vendors

  • For Probate

    Local Solicitors rely on Downer & Co to provide probate valuations for their clients

  • For Rental

    Downer & Co manage hundreds of properties in West Berkshire so we have very accurate, up-to-date knowledge of rental values

Advice

  • Land

    Uniquely, at Downer & Co we have extensive in-house experience of residential development and are particularly skilful at spotting opportunities – we have numerous examples of successfully securing gains for clients who thought they had nothing more than a big garden!

    We are extremely well placed to advise on development potential, land values, joint ventures, construction principles and financing options

  • Builders and Developers

    If you are building houses or flats with a view to selling, you may want to speak to a specialist. We have a huge amount of actual experience and thoroughly understand the development process. We can advise on the most saleable floor plans, create brochures and marketing materials, staff Show Suites and conduct the entire marketing process

  • Floor Plans and Finishes

    We frequently advise our customers on how to optimise their layouts and which finishes to invest in, to ensure they achieve the maximum return on their investment

  • Extensions and Renovations

    It is sometimes hard to decide whether to move to a bigger place or extend your existing home. Downer & Co can advise you on the financial viability of extending or renovating your property. This is based on years’ of experience and being prepared to be fair with you

  • Presentation

    If you are preparing your property for sale or rent, we can advise you on what is and isn’t worth spending time and money on

  • Mortgages and Financial Services

    For owners, occupiers and investors

  • Investment

    We will help you to analyse yields and costs to assist you in optimising the potential of your purchase

Negotiation

  • For Our Vendors

    When our Vendors are buying residential property, even if it is out of our area, we frequently advise them on how to conduct the negotiations or handle it for them

  • On Sales and Lets

    We are unashamedly proud of our negotiating skills – which only 28 years’ experience can create

Guidance

  • Structural and Homebuyers Reports

    We are happy to guide our Vendors on the contents and recommendations made in structural and homebuyers reports

Reassurance

  • Downer & Co are Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and also Members of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) and abide by their stringent codes of conduct

Other stuff we do

  • Keys

    Purchasers and tenants can, if required, leave a set of keys with Downer & Co so if they ever lock themselves out of their property

  • Shoulders

    Buying, selling, renting or letting out your property can be stressful. We will do our utmost to relieve you of any stress but occasionally other events might be going on in your life at the same time which will make the process harder for you eg divorce, a job move, illness etc. We are always here, happy to listen and help if we can and there is always a hot cuppa, a friendly face and a broad shoulder

DOWNER & CO Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, 44 Cheap Street Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5BX
Residential Sales • Lettings & Management • Land & Development

Newbury: 01635 523777 (Sales) 01635 523880 (Lettings)
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