Gibraltar residential property sales specialists
Our dynamic sales teams manage the entire sales process for our sellers, from giving an accurate and realistic market appraisal of the property, through to advising on the most effective marketing strategy and managing the legal process once an offer has been accepted.
We offer sole and multiple agency services. The choice is not just about price, there is a difference in the level of services provided. Take your time and consider what services are best for you. What we do not recommend, is the appointment of every estate agent in Gibraltar. A property should not look over-exposed and your position should not be interpreted as desperate.
Our property magazine is the highest quality magazine in Gibraltar. Our social media reach includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Our international association allows our properties onto Rightmove as well as on the Chestertons international website. We advertise regularly in the Gibraltar Chronicle and other local press. We usually have more properties than any competitor on the local property portal. If a potential buyer is seeking a property in Gibraltar, they will find undoubtedly Chestertons in Gibraltar.
To successfully manage the sales process and to achieve the best price and results for the seller, Chestertons’ sales teams use not only their knowledge and experience, but also their skill and the ability to come up with solutions to every issue. And our support doesn’t just stop after the keys have changed hands; we continue to assist our buyers and sellers after completion and look to develop a long term relationship.
Gibraltar lettings specialist
Chestertons has one of (if not the) largest and most successful lettings departments in Gibraltar.
Chestertons’ lettings department works proactively to ensure that we find the best quality tenants and achieve the best possible rents and terms for landlords, whilst at the same time ensuring that the tenants are happy so as to create long term relationships between our landlords and tenants.
We know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to be a landlord, regardless of whether you have one property or a portfolio.
It is with this understanding that we have developed a comprehensive range of services for landlords that allows them to enjoy the benefits of their investments without the worry or the hassle. From sourcing a suitable property in the first place to arranging the deposit release, we can help our landlords through every single step of the lettings process.
From proper management of tenant deposits, robust inventory processes and check-in and checkout and well trained staff, we lead the lettings in Gibraltar.
As well as serving our clients, our landlords, we also care for our tenants who trust Chestertons to look after their property requirements year after year.
Although there is no professional body in Gibraltar governing the lettings industry we maintain the highest standards:
- All client money is held in a ring-fenced client account, including rents and deposits
- Our knowledgeable and experienced property management team use leading UK based property management software to help manage the portfolio and to provide landlords with up to date information
- We make every effort to source the best quality tenants for your property who will be properly referenced
Our significant investment in marketing, along with our strong relationships with lawyers, bankers, accountants and corporate bodies in Gibraltar, helps us to source a wide selection of professional tenants.
Chestertons provides a comprehensive range of property management services designed to maximise rental returns and save landlords time, hassle and inconvenience.
We take the day-to-day running of a property or property portfolio out of the landlord’s hands. As part of this service we will:
- Collect and hold a tenant deposit
- Provide a comprehensive tenancy agreement
- Collect rent and pay to the landlord
- Act as the main point of contact for the tenant
- Arrange repairs to be carried out by our approved contractors
- Organise inventories using specific inventory software at check-in and check-out
- Cost any dilapidations at the end of the tenancy
- Undertake inspections upon tenant renewal
- Organise connection / disconnection of utilities
- Provide the landlord with advice on any relevant legislation
- Organise a professional clean of the property at the end of a tenancy
- Offer an optional refurbishment and advice service
- Offer an optional service to forward post for the landlord
In Gibraltar’s competitive rental market, the best tenants have increasingly high standards and expect their home to be properly and expertly managed in an efficient and effective manner.
We believe that Chestertons is best placed to achieve that.
Gibraltar short lets
Chestertons short lets division, offers a range of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Gibraltar available for short lets. If you own a property that you would like to use yourself from time to time then letting on a short let basis may be an option for you. We can help you with setting up your property for short lets.
Chestertons advertise the property, seek tenants and manage the rental process from meeting and greeting the tenant to checking the property on departure, giving you peace of mind.
Gibraltar commercial property advice
At Chestertons, we can add real value to landlords and tenants alike from our many years’ experience of commercial property transactions in Gibraltar. We provide personal, professional and prompt advice on commercial properties tailored to a client’s specific needs. Very few estate agents in Gibraltar have the knowledge required to give this advice.
We regularly assist companies in their relocation to Gibraltar. We discuss the brief, identify appropriate premises, assist on lease negotiation, make introductions to lawyers and company managers (if required) and can even offer short let residential accommodation to the decision makers during the process as an alternative to a hotel.
Gibraltar property development consultancy
We are the leading agent in Gibraltar on off-plan sales. We understand what clients seek, therefore, we can assist property developers with their plans at an early stage. We can provide market intelligence, where the demand is, what to buyers and tenants seek in a property. We can review drawings, marketing plans and manage the entire sales process. We often combine this service with our Raising Debt or Equity for Property Projects advice.
We are appointed by developers, not because of a common ownership, directorship or some association with a particular developer as can happen in Gibraltar, but because of our knowledge, experience and independence.
We offer free advice to landlords and vendors, advising what price we think you may be able to achieve on the open market for your property, whether rental or sales. The price will be forward looking, with the thought of listing the property in the near future and selling or renting it sometime after that. So our experience on the direction that the market is moving together with recent comparable evidence of actual transactions is invaluable.
It’s not uncommon in our industry for an appraisal to be relatively high to entice you to list the property with a particular agent. We do not operate that way. We offer independent professional property advice with the objective of accuracy and a long term relationship. It is what has made us the largest agency in Gibraltar in such a short space of time.
Chestertons relocation services grew out of the desire of companies to tap into a local knowledgeable agent that could meet both the employer’s requirements of encouraging its staff to relocate to Gibraltar, and, to be a point of contact for each individual as they stepped off the aeroplane to discover what Gibraltar and nearby Spain was all about.
Our relocation service is now geared to assist the employer and the employee independently or mutually.
We provide an orientation service, to show each person the areas most suited to their requirements, be it budget based, best beaches or amenities, proximity to the office, or nearby schools etc. We then short list suitable properties (from a variety of reputable estate agents) and help with the negotiation acting for the employee or employer as appropriate.
We can hand hold parents’ visits to schools and guide each person through the myriad of red tape surrounding residency applications, tax office applications and health card registrations. And we even have special rates we can pass on for removal companies that know what to do when they reach the Gibraltar border with Spain.
These services can be provided in Gibraltar and nearby Spain (through an affiliate with whom we work closely).
Vacant property management
If you are seeking peace of mind whilst you are away from Gibraltar, Chestertons offer you a key-holding and property inspection service which can be tailored to your needs and scheduled as and when you require it.
This service is also attractive to property owners or tenants of properties that will be unoccupied for more than a month, in which case standard home insurance may not cover you (hence you may be penalised personally should damages / leaks occur which have not been reported to the insurer in a timely manner). To protect you against these issues and to ensure that your property is maintained during your assistance we can provide our Vacant Property Management inspection service.
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Raising debt or equity for property projects
Our managing director, Mike Nicholls, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mike has been involved in the financing of a number of property developments in Gibraltar since 2002. Mike combines property and financial experience like no other professional in Gibraltar and assists clients in bringing their projects to fruition.