Contact Details


Chadderton Office

509 Middleton Road,
Chadderton, Oldham
Ol9 9SH

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Tel: 0161 626 5688

Fax: 0161 628 0350

Email office

Temporarily by email only

Royton Office

64 Rochdale Road,
Royton, Oldham,

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Tel: 0161 626 9789

Fax: 0161 652 0514

Email office

Temporarily by email only

Shaw Office

33a Market Street,
Shaw, Oldham

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Tel: 01706 291383

Fax: 01706 880000

Email office

Temporarily by email only

Uppermill Office

35 High Street,
Uppermill, Saddleworth

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Tel: 01457 810076

Fax: 01457 810222

Email office

Temporarily by phone and email

Extended hours telephone enquiry service 7 days a week
8:30am to 8pm Mon – Thurs | 8:30am to 5pm Fri | 10am to 3pm Sat & Sun...

Preparing your home

Preparing your home for sale is vitally important as many properties are sold or not sold before the prospective buyer has even set foot inside the front door!


So take a little time to look at your home as if it was for the first time and maybe use this information as a guide and go through your home and garden looking at each section until you are happy with their condition.



  • Clean or repaint the front door
  • Make sure the door bell works
  • Ensure the hall is well lit and remove shoes, bags and coats

Living room/dining room

  • De-clutter to give the appearance of space
  • Turn the television and stereo off
  • Remove personal items, paperwork, newspapers, magazines etc
  • Open a window to air the room


  • Ensure there are no stale cooking smells
  • Ensure the floor is spotless
  • Make sure the work tops are clean and clutter free
  • Clear away pet bowls and baskets
  • Ensure all the crockery is out of sight
  • Make sure all appliances are sparkling



  • Make sure the bath and shower are spotless
  • Remove mildew stains from tiles and grouting



  • Put all clothing away
  • Open windows



  • Skirting boards should be clean and free from dust
  • Repair any damage to walls


Doors and windows

  • Make sure all windows open and close easily
  • Check all door handles are functioning correctly
  • Ensure all windows are sparkling



  • Vacuum all carpets thoroughly
  • Wooden floors should be swept and stains and scratches removed
  • Both kitchen and bathroom floors should be spotless and dry before any viewings



  • Mow the lawn
  • Trim hedges
  • Consider hanging flower baskets
  • Repair or replace fencing
  • Clear away all children’s playthings

Garage/driveway (if applicable)

  • Tidy the garage and ensure it is free of clutter
  • Sweep the floor
  • Ensure the garage is well lit and has a sturdy lockable door


  • Consider cleaning or painting your fascia boards and guttering, (your window cleaner may be of help)
  • Replace broken or damaged guttering, missing or broken tiles

We hope that this information is useful.

Kirkham Property are committed to helping you achieve a successful sale and delivering the highest standards of customer service at all times. If you have any queries or would like further advice on any of the topics covered here then please do not hesitate to contact your nearest office.


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