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Need to talk to someone over Christmas Holiday?

No, I'm not setting up in competition with Samaritans!

These are our opening times and contact details for rental property emergencies:

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING ** CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR 2009 **
CLOSED 12:00 mid day 23rd December 2009
REOPEN 09:00 am 4th January 2010
For sales & lettings assistance 31st December 2009 until mid day and on 2 & 3 January 2010 call 01353 665020. 

Lettings emergencies: call 07827 473701 

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