Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Special Offer


Save 10% off the sales or letting fee when you appoint Jowett Chartered Surveyors to sell or rent your home, before 31s May 2015.* (Please quote JOWETT2015)

*Terms: 10% discount off the sales or letting fee; discount will be deducted from your final bill following a successful sale or let, on the condition that you appointed Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents before 31st May 2015.  For new properties appointed after 20th January 2015. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion.

For more advise on all property matters, call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Christmas Opening Hours

Now that Christmas is upon us, we thought you might want to know about ourChristmas opening hours.

If you have any none urgent issues whilst the office is closed, then please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

On our new website there is loads of useful information as well! Click here to view our website. 

You can also find a lot of information on our Facebook page. Click here to go to our page.

We at Jowett Chartered Surveyors hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

We've launched our brand new website!

We have now launched our brand new website! The website; www.jowett-huddersfield.co.uk is a major improvement from our old website, and will provide our clients with whole new range of features to assist them looking for properties or keeping an eye out on the properties they are selling or renting out. 

Our landlords and vendors will get access to "My area" where they can see an overview of all their properties, access tenancy documents and see all viewing feedback. Landlords can as well report a problem or send us a "work order" for any work that needs to be done at the property and view their invoices and statements, all in one place. 

Our website's property search function is much more detailed, and any updates or amendments to the property marketing will be instant. 

The new website is not only good for our vendors and landlords, but property applicants as well!

All applicants can register on our website and get access to "my area" where they can set their search criteria, manage their contact preference and of course keep track of booked viewings. 

If you are a tenant you will as well get access to "my area" where you can access all the relevant tenancy documents and report any problems to us.

Anyone who visits our old website will be redirected to our new website in the coming days. 

All our email addresses will be changing as well but our old emails will still work!

There are a lot of new things happening here at Jowett's and we have as well opened up a new facebook page! Take a look at that HERE.

For more advise on all property matters, call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Meet Jon Gudmundsson - Our Office Manager

Jon Gudmundsson Office Manager

Working from the Huddersfield branch and around the Yorkshire region, Jon is responsible for the successful, efficient running of the Jowett office and is the main contact for dealing with customer enquiries.

Having moved to the UK from Iceland in 2010, after working for the Icelandic Red Cross, Jon has exceptional skills in communication, operations and crisis management. with over 4 years UK experience in residential sales negotiation, as well as international recruitment, Jon is ambitious to meet the sales and letting demands of Jowett customers.

”Giving honest and direct service is at the heart of being successful. Customers want to know they can trust my advice and that I’m not trying to sell them something they don’t want.”

For more advise on all property matters, call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Meet Chris Jowett - Our Managing Director

Chris Jowett BSc MRICS
Chris Jowett, a Chartered Valuation Surveyor, established the business in 2009. Chris has over 35 years experience in the Kirklees and Calderdale property markets and is a familiar and highly regarded figure in the Yorkshire property field.
After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1981, Chris joined the Halifax branch of Eddisons as an Assistant Valuer before being promoted in 1984 to run Eddisons’ Brighouse office.
Following Eddisons’ acquisition by the Leeds Permanent Building Society in the late 1980s, Chris was offered the chance to set up and manage the Huddersfield branch of estate agency Brearley-Greens. After almost 20 years in the post Chris started his own company, Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents, based in the same Market Street premises.
As a member of RICS, Chris dedicates a number of hours monthly to Continue Professional Development, ensuring he can always offer the optimum knowledge and consumer advice in residential home sales and lettings.
Today Chris and his team manage residential sales, building society and bank valuations, as well land for developers. Proud to be an independent estate agent and a dedicated family man, Chris has never swayed from his true belief of delivering honest, professional advice in a courteous manner.
For more advise on all property matters, call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.

About Jowett Chartered Surveyors

he Expert Way Of Selling Or Renting Your Huddersfield Property

Jowett Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in Huddersfield, are an independent firm owned by Chris Jowett BSc MRICS.
Buying, selling or letting your home can be done efficiently through Jowett. Highly qualified and with over 35 years’ experience we have a proven track record of getting you the best price, in fact 17% of our sales are on or above the asking price.
Our systems will place your property in front of the widest network of buyers and tenants available; whilst our local knowledge and accurate valuation skills mean you get the best chance of viewings and a sale.
We carry out all the legwork involved with buying, selling and renting to highly ethical standards. We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and we won’t compromise on customer service.
Leading professionals, solicitors and developers, and frequently other estate agents, ask us to provide specialist
 For expert advise call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.
homebuyers reports and property valuations for their clients. They trust us to assist in the smooth transition of property deals, and so should you.
As Huddersfield’s respected independent estate agent we won’t slow things down with red tape or dress them up in corporate branding. We’re real people ready to give you the time of day and honest advice.

“Jowett is one of the most proficient estate agents and chartered surveying practices that we have ever worked with. Their professionalism has always held great merit when some estate agents have failed to provide for clients or cut corners.”
Dr David Hill
Dr. David Stuart Hill Consulting Structural & Civil Engineers

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Quick Guide To Selling Your Home

Many people have questions about the processes involved in selling their home or the jargon that is used. As independent property experts in Huddersfield we have created a quick guide to answer some of the most common questions.

The first steps:

It goes without saying that the first thing you need to do, in order for you to sell your house is put the property on the 'open market' for people to view. To do this  you need to have it valued. Getting an accurate valuation is key to a sale at the best price in the shortest time; over-egg it and you won't get any viewings and may have to reduce your price, under value it and you lose money - either way you can be left disappointed having wasted time and money. Using a RICS surveyor like Chris Jowett to value your home will help you correctly position your home to the market and maximise your chances of a successful sale.

With your valuation done, and if you are happy with everything, you will be asked to sign a service agreement which instructs the agent to act on your behalf in selling your property. Once signed your property will be put on the open market.

All viewings will be coordinated with you; you have the option of having an accompanied viewing where we attend with the prospective buyer or if you prefer you can show the potential purchaser around the property yourself. Having us at your viewing means we can help listen for buying signals and objections, develop a relationship with the buyer and talk objectively about their plans for a property without being emotionally attached to it.

When you receive an offer for your home:

We will aim to get the best possible price for your property at all times. If there are multiple offers then we will give you the best advice based on our assessment of each individual buyers’ circumstances and how quickly you will need to move.

We will establish whether the proposed purchaser has enough money available to buy your home. If necessary we will introduce the buyer to an independent Mortgage Advisor who will be able to help them arrange a mortgage. 

If you decide to accept an offer we will pass on your decision to the person who made the offer, alternatively we will act as negotiator on your behalf. We have over 35 years' experience of such dealings that can't be learnt on a two day estate agency course!

When you accept an offer:

If at this point you have not appointed a solicitor/conveyancer now is the time to do so. If you require help we are always happy to recommend one whom we trust.

At this point you must decide whether or not you wish us to continue marketing your property - we will advise you on any issues that may affect your decision. 

Once the buyer is clear to proceed, we will advise all parties concerned by sending them a 'memorandum of sale'. Your property will now be treated as Sold Subject To Contract.

If your buyer requires a mortgage (which is so often the case), we will advise you if their surveyor needs to carry out a survey on your home. The application process generally takes 14 days so it will be at least this length of time before a survey is carried out. In the meantime if we are continuing to market your property we will let you know if there are any new or revised offers.

Your solicitor/conveyancer will talk to you about the legal process. We will chase legal teams for you as and when necessary and we will keep you regularly updated with the progress of your sale, liaising with all parties to make sure the sale proceeds smoothly.

Please remember that an agreement to purchase does not constitute a contract and at this stage; either you or the buyer can still withdraw from the sale.

When the sale becomes binding:

When the solicitor/conveyancers have carried out all the necessary checks and documentation, they will agree to 'exchange contracts'.

Your sale is now legally binding and a mutual date will be set for 'completion', this is the date by which you must have vacated your property.
During this period Jowett will:

  • Liaise with all parties to finalise the completion date
  • Organise the handover of keys
  • Arrange to remove all marketing material, including our For Sale board, and inform other interested parties that your property has been sold
We hope that our guide has been helpful for you! 

For more expert advise call Jowett Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents on 01484 536799. Or arrange for a free valuation to find out how much your Huddersfield home is worth.