Patrick Oliver - Hastings and St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex Property Sourcing

Posted on 24th February 2018


Short on time? New to the area? Thinking it's a minefield of pitfalls and you don't know where to start? Don't worry! 

Patrick Oliver Property Sourcing is a separate division of our Estate Agency business. We take the reins and find suitable properties for you. Our experts will give you advice, based on our extensive local knowledge and over 30 combined years' experierence with property. 

So, sit back, relax, enjoy searching online, and let us do the hard work. Imagine us like your very own Kirsty and Phil! Avid watchers and readers of all things property related, we narrow down the search, go through an extensive checklist, and report back to you. Our impartial advice saves you a lot of time and takes the hassle out of endless viewings.

Here's a sample of our Property Sourcing Checklist designed carefully by our Holiday Let sourcer:
  1. External condition and when work last done
  2. How many flats in the block
  3. Parking
  4. Length of lease
  5. Freeholder? 
  6. Managing agent?
  7. Vendor keen to sell? Any offers? 
  8. Any furnishings included?
  9. Condition of kitchen and bathroom
  10. Layout - is it practical for holiday lets 
  11. Any work that could or would need doing
  12. Condition of the doors and windows
  13. Flooring - type and condition 
  14. Service charge/ground rent
  15. Living room- good for holiday let and sofa bed
  16. Storage for linen
  17. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer
  18. Character features 
  19. Best features
  20. Pros
  21. Cons
  22. Time on the market 
  23. Light and spacious or dark and poor layout
  24. Would you pay £175- £200 a night to stay there at the weekend with family or friends? How many would it sleep?  
  25. Video from inside to outside (2-3 films if needed) with commentary 
  26. Give little away - less is more 
We hope that you find the checklist useful; even for your own search criteria.
If you would like to find out more, please contact us on 01424 390100. We look forward to discussing your dream property!
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