Cooke & Co Free, no obligation E Guides

At Cooke & Co we like to give our clients free, no obligation advice.
Please find below links to our completely free e-guides with helpful advice and checklists.

We find it frustrating when you must give all your personal details to get some help. At Cooke & Co we do things differently. Please feel free to use our guides to assist you. We are not asking for any of your information, emails, phone number or details in return.

We just ask nicely that you consider us if you are thinking of buying, selling or renting a home.

If you have a particular guide you would like to see written than please contact Damien Cooke and he will look into this subject for you. If he can help he will.



Six steps to a successful sale

At Cooke & Co, we genuinely love helping people move home successfully. During the many years we’ve been in business, we’ve experienced pretty much everything that can, and sometimes does, happen during the process. In this guide, we share everything we’ve learned so that you can feel confident about successfully selling your property.

It’s a myth that moving home is always a stressful experience. With proper planning, a good estate agent and excellent professional services, such as a good solicitor, your dream move should go, well, just like a dream. This guide is designed to answer your questions in plain English (we don’t like jargon, either). However, we are always delighted to answer any other questions you have and to keep you informed at every step of the process. Here’s to a happy move.

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Guide to selling due to a divorce or separation

We’ve been serving the people of Thanet since 1992 and we’ve helped hundreds of clients who are selling due to a divorce or separation. Our experience means we know just how emotional, stressful, and draining this period can be for people. Divorce or separation is often, when it comes to selling a home, a difficult thing to go through. However, there are specific steps you can take to help you embark on a fresh chapter of your life. We aim to help and guide you during these times and to become your support partner for the property’s sale.

We’re here to help you get through what can be a very challenging period of your life. We cover many aspects of selling due to divorce or separation in this guide. After reading this, you may find it beneficial to have a no-obligation, confidential chat with us about your situation. We’re experienced in giving people sensitive and expert support when they are moving due to a divorce or separation. Thank you for your time, and please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever.

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Guide to selling a property to pay for care fees

At Cooke & Co we’ve supported many families selling property to help pay for care fees, often for care homes. This can be an extremely difficult time for everyone involved. You may be a homeowner who needs to fund care in your own home or your place in a care home. The person whose home it is may not be able to explain their wishes or express their feelings. Sometimes, there are many family members involved. Sometimes, you’re dealing with an awful lot on your own. Both situations come with their own challenges.

We understand that it may involve more than the practicalities of selling property (or home), it can also mean coming to terms with new needs and responsibilities, not to mention the feelings of grief you may experience as you embark on this process can make it difficult to navigate. We never forget how overwhelming it can feel and that’s why we can assure you, you’ll always receive a patient, polite, and professional service should you decide to sell your home with us. Our aim is to help and guide you to make the best decision for you and your situation. After reading this guide, you may find it helpful to have a no-obligation, no-pressure chat with us if you are facing this journey.

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A guide to help sell a probate or inherited property

Cooke & Co have helped hundreds of clients sell probate or inherited property since 1992. Our experience means we know just how emotional and draining this period can be for people. In many cases, you are not just selling bricks and mortar, but letting go of treasured memories and deep emotional bonds. We never forget that, and compassion and passion are at the core of our service to people in this situation. Our aim is to help and guide you during these times and to become your support partner for the property’s sale. The guide Selling probate or inherited property can be a very complicated matter depending on the size of the estate. And that’s why we’ve created this introduction to it.

The information we share is based on experience and does not constitute legal advice. We can, if necessary, introduce you to experienced and trustworthy solicitors who know the local property market. After reading this, you may find it beneficial to have a no-obligation, confidential chat with us about your situation. Thank you for your time, and please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever.

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A guide when Downsizing to a new home

We’ve been serving the people of Kent since 1992 and during that time we’ve helped hundreds of clients rent and sell their homes due to a desire to downsize their property. We prefer to call it ‘right sizing’ because it’s all about finding the right size home for you in whichever stage of life you’re in. Some people are excited about the idea of moving to a new, more manageable home and ideally freeing up some equity. Others are anxious, it’s a significant change, and many of the people we help sell and buy haven’t moved home in decades. We understand that in many cases, you are not just selling bricks and mortar but letting go of treasured memories and deep emotional bonds.

So, we never forget the emotional side of moving. And that’s why we can assure you you’ll always receive a patient, polite, and professional service should you decide to sell your home with us. Our aim is always to help and guide you to make the best decision for you and your future. After reading this guide, you may find it helpful to have a no obligation, no-pressure chat with us about your situation. Thank you for your time, and please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever.

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A Guide to Upsizing to a new home

Cooke & Co have helped hundreds of clients sell their homes due to a desire to upsize their property since 1992. We call it ‘right-sizing’ because it’s about finding the right size home, whichever life stage you’re in. Some people are excited about the idea of moving to a new, more spacious home where they might feel less cramped. Others are anxious – it’s a significant step, and many of the people we help haven’t sold a property for a little while. It could even be the first time. We understand that in many cases, you are not just selling bricks and mortar but changing your lifestyle. You know the end goal will be positive but when you’re already very busy, the upheaval is yet another thing for you to deal with. There are specific steps you can take to help you smoothly embark on the next chapter of your life. And we share them in this guide.

We understand how overwhelming it can feel to juggle all the plates at once. And that’s why we can assure you you’ll always receive a patient, polite, and professional service should you decide to sell your home with us. Our aim is to help and guide you to make the best decision for you and your future. After reading this guide, you may find it helpful to have a no-obligation, no-pressure chat with us about your situation. Thank you for your time, and please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever.

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Lettings Made Simple, An Essential Guide for landlords

Cooke & Co have created the Lettings Made Simple guide to help landlords feel more confident when it comes to renting their property. Being a landlord carries many legal obligations and responsibilities and we want you to feel informed, confident, and comfortable with the letting process. We’ve been involved in the local property market since 1992. From our offices in Kent, we’ve helped hundreds of landlords rent their properties successfully.

It’s a privilege to be able to do so and one that we do not take for granted – ever. We hope you find the guide helpful and if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or a member of our team. Thanks for reading and here’s to your success as a landlord.

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