Residential Sales

Chesterfield isn't just a property market to us, it's our home. We have been here since 1871, making us one of the longest established firms of independent Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors in North Derbyshire.

We provide a professional service from initial valuation, and work with you to manage the whole process right through to completion.

We will start by visiting your home to provide our professional opinion on the value of your property, and will discuss a bespoke marketing package tailored to your property.

Upon receiving your marketing instructions, we will then commence the marketing with a combination of professional photography, floorplans and social media advertising to ensure the best exposure for your property to achieve a sale on the best possible terms for you.

Our experienced and professional team will help you every step of the way.

Residential Lettings & Property Management

When you choose an agent to manage your property we know you want to deal with a reputable and competent company. That's why Bothams is proud to be a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and bound by their respective codes of practice.

We offer a bespoke management package tailored to your individual requirements, for both UK and overseas landlords, including:

  • Marketing your property effectively
  • Finding and vetting tenants including arranging viewings
  • Obtaining suitable references and undertaking right to rent checks
  • Arranging the legal documentation
  • Collecting rent on your behalf
  • Rent reviews
  • Arranging for repairs including estimates/tenders, etc. without additional charge
  • Serving legal notices where required
  • Property inspections
  • Arranging gas and electrical inspections by qualified and registered engineers.

For experienced landlords we can also offer a Find Tenant Only package where we will advertise your property and do all the relevant financial checks and references. Once all that is done, we will hand everything over to you, but will always remain on hand to assist when you need us.

Commercial Property

Bothams' respected specialist Commercial arm provides a full range of services for all types of commercial property, including retail, leisure, offices, industrial and healthcare, throughout Chesterfield, North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Managed by Alan Terry BSc (Estate Management), MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer, IRRV, ISVA and Andrew Terry, LLB (Hons), MSc (Real Estate), FNAEA, FARLA, DEA, our commercial team can advise on property acquisition, occupation and ownership strategies, asset management, regeneration, planning, development and building consultancy, stock condition, disposal and management.

As a Chesterfield Champion, Bothams is at the very heart of commercial developments in North Derbyshire and has in-depth knowledge of local property markets, and in-house expertise on every property sector.

Whether owner, occupier, investor or developer, no matter how large or small your mandate, through teamwork and exceptional know-how, we can respond to your needs.

Professional Valuations

Having been established since 1871, and with Mr. Alan Terry having over 50 years of experience across multiple sectors of the property market alone. Bothams act on behalf of a wide range of clients including private individuals, pension funds, trading and investment companies, landlords and tenants and charities, or on instruction from other professionals, such as accountants, financial advisors, solicitors and litigators.

We offer RICS ‘Red Book’ valuation reports for the following:

  • Pension funds and SIPP’s
  • Company asset valuation
  • Inheritance planning & Probate valuation
  • Valuation for taxation
  • Charity Act valuations
  • Help to buy valuations
  • Purchase and disposal valuations
  • Matrimonial Valuation
  • Commercial landlord and tenant valuations
  • Insurance reinstatement cost

RICS Surveys

When purchasing a property either as a new home or an investment, we appreciate that this is likely to be one of the largest single purchases made by many. It is therefore essential to take suitable advice on the property before committing to such a purchase, and we can offer or arrange a Level 2 Homebuyers Report which combines a detailed standard inspection of the property and report carried out by one of our Chartered Surveyors who is licensed for this service with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The format of the report is easier to read & understand and being generally low on jargon.  It is less comprehensive than a Building Survey but much more comprehensive than a simple Valuation.

A Level 3 Building Survey provides much more information than a Homebuyers Report with the Surveyor looking at the complete property and giving a detailed opinion regarding the state of the building. The report is particularly suitable for older properties or properties which have had major alterations over the years, or properties which appear to have specific problems that need further investigation. Although the Building Survey is more expensive, it gives you ultimate peace of mind when you are making one of your biggest of life purchases.

Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented, and must be ordered before you market your property to sell or rent.

An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs, recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money; an EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

To undertake an energy assessment a site survey is required, during which the Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) will need to access all parts of the property, externally and internally, drawing floor plans, making notes on various details of the property (to include construction, heating system, type of windows/doors, loft insulation etc.) and taking photographic evidence of the elements to be included. The industry is highly regulated and Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) are regularly audited to prevent erroneous EPCs from being lodged, and ensures that the EPCs produced are accurate, and so photographic or documentary evidence, must be available for any elements to be included within the assessment.

A survey can take between 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the size and complexity of the dwelling being surveyed.

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