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Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Since 1847, we have honed our expertise and local knowledge. Be it your home, a residential development, commercial property or a parcel of land, we’ll use our experience to help you achieve the best possible price and will support you throughout the process.
News & Posts
Good time to Take the Property Plunge
Simon Havens, Residential Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, enjoys some spring sunshine and considers whether this is a good time to buy and sell property.
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Councils Seek to Identify Development Sites
North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have launched a review of their joint Local Plan – the blueprint for housing and economic development in the area.
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Good Crowd and Considerable Interest at Auction
Auctioneer Justin Lowe of Greenslade Taylor Hunt reported an excellent gathering at the firm’s latest auction held online and at The Batch Country House Hotel, Lympsham.
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Planning Shortage Identified in Somerset West and Taunton
Somerset West and Taunton Council could face speculative housing applications and planning appeals as it is unable to prove it can provide sufficient deliverable housing in the area.
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Planning Consents on the Somerset Levels
Development and planning experts at Greenslade Taylor Hunt are seeking to reassure landowners and developers 
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New Route to Affordable Housing for Buyers
Newly enacted legislation should provide an easier route to home buying for first time buyers reports planning specialist Stephen Baimbridge of Greenslade Taylor Hunt.
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When Winter Comes Knocking - Look After Your Home This Christmas
Ah, Winter. What’s not to love? The festive season arrives, spending evenings cozied up to the fire, and even the odd snow day (if you’re lucky).
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Let's Talk About Planning in the South West
Uncertainty surrounds Local Plans in Somerset following the Government’s decision in July this year to replace the four district councils with a single unitary authority by April 2023.
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Things to Consider When Buying a Leasehold - Property Management
Buying a leasehold property can seem like a minefield, but Chris Holt, Manager of our Property Management Department, has put together a helpful list of key points to consider.
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John Powell
Interesting article. As a leaseholder in a 1935's vintage block of flats in central Cardiff my fellow leaseholders face regular service charges of up to £500 pm plus one off significant payments for major works. The issue of a Reserve Fund/Sinking Fund has been 'under consideration' for a number of years without any movement forward.
Trio of Successful Deals in South Molton
The Development Land and Planning team at property partnership Greenslade Taylor Hunt are celebrating the conclusion of three projects in South Molton.
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Architectural Technician Joins Development Land & Planning Dept
Architectural technician Jason Cook has just joined the expanding team in our Development Land & Planning department.  
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Auction Room & Livestream Auctions - 31 March 2021
We are delighted to be holding our second livestream event of 2021 on Wednesday 31st March at 3pm and we would love for you to join us (virtually of course). 
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When Should You Reduce Your Asking Price?
It can be a tricky subject to tackle but often it can lead to a great result for a seller and a buyer looking for their perfect home. Martyn Venner, Partner based in our Taunton Estate Agent office, explains when and why you could consider making a change to the price of your property
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Office Suites Available on Flexible Terms
Commercial property experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing a range of offices in one of Bridgwater’s most sought-after and historic areas – Castle Street.
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What is Happening in the Mortgage Market?
2020 has been an unprecedented year in all aspects of life, and it is certainly true of the mortgage industry. Please find below a summary of the key events in the mortgage market over the past twelve months.
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Residential Land Development Opportunity
A desirable parcel of land, which has been identified as suitable for up to 20 homes, is on the market with development specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.
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Barn Conversions - a Wealth of Possibilities
Since the early 1980’s when planning policy first allowed for the conversion of Traditional buildings to residential dwellings  they have periodically fallen in and out of favour with purchasers 
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Perfect Woodland Idyll
A delightful parcel of native ancient woodland in the picturesque Mendip Hills has been snapped up ahead of a planned livestream auction at more than double the asking price.
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Property Market is Red Hot
Experienced estate agent Gareth Witcombe has seen all types of property markets, but nothing quite like the current situation.  
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Online Bidding Hots Up For Land and Property Auctions
Our auctioneers report that property and land auctions are attracting significant interest. In the last week alone, GTH has successfully sold close to £1.6 million worth of property via Livestream and Online timed auctions.
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Online Bidding Hots up in Property and Land Auctions
Our auctioneers report that property and land auctions are attracting significant interest. In the last week alone, GTH has successfully sold close to £1.6 million worth of property via Livestream and Online timed auctions.
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Residential Development Contributes to Community Feel in Rural Village
A new housing development is underway in the local village of Stoke St Gregory, a Somerset village in the district of Taunton Dean.
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Major New Development Unveiled at Street Business Park
We are delighted to be acting as joint agents alongside JLL for the proposed further development of Street Business Park at Quarry Batch, Walton and Gravenchon Way, Street in Somerset.
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Garden Ground Rules
When spring and summer roll around, the garden becomes a hive of activity. The garden, like the house, is there for you to enjoy. But what are your responsibilities as tenants?
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What Does New Stamp Duty Threshold Mean For Buyers in Local Areas?
This news is a welcome release aimed at helping buyers and sellers as we move through the effects of Covid-19.
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Searching for commercial property? - 8 useful tips
As of June 15th many shops will be opening their doors for the first time in three months. With the easement of Covid-19 restrictions on the retail industry, businesses may be re-thinking the suitability of their current location or looking to find their first premises.
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The draw of the South West stands the test of our times
Five months on from when we all complained about the ever-lasting January, and yet somehow, we’re now halfway through the year.
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Buoyant New Homes market in the South West
The property market has been through some tough times recently, but one department at Greenslade Taylor Hunt has reported some impressive stats throughout the lockdown period and beyond.
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A Tentative Lockdown Bounce-back
Here we report on a property phenomenon playing out now in a market near you.
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Pricing in this Market
Now that the property market has seen restrictions eased, the first question clients are asking us is how will the coronavirus influence property prices?
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COVID-19: Updated Estate Agency Procedures
In a recent government update, estate agents like us have been advised that we can take steps to help get the population moving once more
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Getting In Gear
We’re seven weeks into lockdown, and Simon Havens, Parter, looks at how coronavirus has affected life in the property market.
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The Value of Home
Richard Webber, Partner in our South Molton office, looks ahead to a time when we can all move freely from our homes.
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Will house prices be affected by Brexit?
There is still many unanswered questions on house prices surrouning Brexit.
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Help To Buy: What's changing in 2021?
This new scheme has been announced following reports that the number of people who own their own home in the UK is slowly rising for the first time in years.
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The benefits of buying a new build
West Country Property & Auction Specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt 's guide to why you might want to consider buying a new build.
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Selling your home? Top tips from industry experts
Today the Greenslade Taylor Hunt team provide their expertise and top tips to ensure the process is as easy and quick as possible. 
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Positive start for the residential property market 2020
Simon Havens - Greenslade Taylor Hunt's Partner and Head of Residential responds to the positive start to the property market so far this year 
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Thinking of buying at auction?
Can buying at auction really get you the house you want at a great price or is it just for experienced cash buyers?    
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Class R - Lets look at the facts..
Looking to convert an existing agricultural building to a flexible commercial premise? Class R could be for you!     
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The new dawn for renewables sector
As we focus on Big Energy Savings Awareness this week, read more from GTH on the growing demand for suitable sites for solar and other technologies from overseas and UK investors. 
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Your chance to shape the area's future
Somerset West and Taunton Council launch key consultations on the future look of housing, infrastructure and employment for the area on January 13, 2020.
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Auction Success: A great way to end the year
We’re thrilled with another 100% success rate at our Collective Land & Property Auction at Batch Country House, Lympsham on Wednesday 11th December, with seven out of seven lots selling under the hammer in front of a crowd of approximately 100 would-be buyers.  
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I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Here are some top tips on how we can all be a little more eco-friendly and sustainable this Christmas: 
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Septic Tank Regulations: What You Need To Know
It may not be a glamorous subject that covers the front pages of glossy magazines, but it’s something that many need to know.
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Planning decision opens door to more homes
A council’s failure to demonstrate a deliverable five-year housing plan is one of the main reasons a planning inspector has ruled in favour of a development at Nailsea, near Bristol.
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Make a splash with this iconic water tower - an excellent and rare opportunity!
A distinctive structure on the Devon skyline, a disused water tower, set in countryside close to the village of Broadclyst has just come to the market with our Tiverton office.
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Auctioneer aids effort to raise £100k for charity
Paul Smart Transport is celebrating after hitting £100,000 in their efforts to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
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What's in a name? Here Greenslade Taylor Hunt take a look at this historic tradition
House names in The West Country aren’t uncommon. Just walk through a sleepy village hidden in the hills and you’ll find rows of homes almost exclusively named instead of numbered. But why do some houses have names?
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Good crowd sees top prices at property and land auction
A good crowd turned out for our latest property and land auction, which saw a number of pleasing prices.
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Prestigious PR Award From The Mayfair Office, London
We were delighted to be recognised by winning a prestigious award from the Mayfair Group, the leading national network of independent estate agents and chartered surveyors.
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Firm strengthens its agricultural focus as they welcome two new partners
One of the West Country’s longest established firms of chartered surveyors, auctioneers and property and land specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt has added two new partners to the business, which covers Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
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Brexit: Policies Please
Ahead of the general election, we ask the political parties to spare a thought for the property sector.
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Hornshay Farm
Hornshay Farm Before and After   - Winner: Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion 
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Dorchester Lettings Wins GOLD
Our wonderful Dorchester office is celebrating a huge win in the British Property Awards. The team won GOLD for their first rate customer service for lettings.  
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Experienced Estate Agent Joins Team
Caroline Ferris has recently been appointed Co-Residential Manager at our Minehead and Williton offices. Caroline will be working alongside David Lethaby assisting in the daily managerial duties of both busy offices.    
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Lucky 7: Property Auction Success
It was our 7th property and land auction of the year on the (17th October), but it showed no signs of slowing down. With just shy of £1million worth of business being exchanged, the night proved that auctions are still as popular as ever.
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GTH’S 5 Tips on: How to Stage your Bathroom for Viewings
The bathroom may not seem like the most appealing room in the house, but did you know that it’s not just the kitchen that can make or break a sale? The bathroom can often be a huge factor in swaying a buyer into wanting to put an offer in on your home.  
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Urgent call for suitable housing sites
Dorset Council has begun work on a new countywide Local Plan in order to plan for the area’s long-term future. To aid this process the council is carrying out a 'call for sites' to identify land that may have potential for development over the next 15 years and beyond to help meet the housing and employment needs of the area.
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Homes development option in Devon village
Land and planning specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing a residential development site on the edge of the traditional village of Sheepwash in Devon.
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Property Auctions Prove to be a Success Again
We had another successful auction at The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster. With lots drawn in from all over Somerset and Dorset, the breadth spanned as far west as Skilgate and as far east as Frome.
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Memorial auction for respected auctioneer
We are staging a mammoth charity auction to benefit four deserving causes in memory of former Chairman and Partner, Charles Clark, who died of cancer earlier this year at the age of 59. During his lifetime Charles raised over £2M for various good causes by conducting charity auctions.  
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Moving Home in the Colder Months
When considering to sell a property, most people look to the spring and summer months. Warmer weather, longer days, and more time to focus on the process, means this time of year can often lend itself to moving home.
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Viewings: Who Should You Accept?
Viewings are perhaps one of the most straightforward aspects to selling your home. People walk through your front door to take a look at a home they might just want to make their own.But too often are vendors turning away these vital viewings on the basis that the potential buyer isn’t ‘proceedable’. Proceedable viewers are those in a position to move. For example; first time buyers, renters, or people whose property is sale agreed, to name a few.
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Getting Your Home Sale Ready
Getting your house ‘sale-ready’ is a vital step on your moving journey. Showing off your home in its best light will greatly increase your chances of achieving your desired price, as well as a speedy sale.
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Residential development site with planning permission for a three-bedroom bungalow in the popular village of Stembridge, near Martock.
Our property specialists are marketing a residential development site with planning permission for a three-bedroom bungalow in the popular village of Stembridge, near Martock.South Somerset District Council has granted detailed planning permission for the bungalow on the site of an existing stable/store building at Sunrise, Burrow Way, Stembridge.  
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Former Pub Offers Residential Opportunity
Our experts at Development land and planning in Taunton are marketing a residential development site with outline planning permission for seven open market homes. The former Queens Arms in Wraxall, near Shepton Mallet, is located immediately off the A37 and offers outstanding views across the open countryside to the South.
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Don’t let radon stop your property purchase
You have found your dream home and the sales process is underway, then you receive your reports through from a surveyor only to find that the property is in a high-risk area for radon. Very often this is can be people’s first encounter with the term radon, a gas that affects properties country wide and can have serious health implications for occupants.    
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Experienced agent joins branch
A long-standing property professional has joined the busy office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt at Dorchester as a residential sales negotiator.Marianna Hardcastle cut her property teeth on the diverse London market and more recently has been working in the West Country.
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Two questions really worth asking when it comes to selling your home
Estate agents or online-only wannabes offer cut-price commission rates to tempt sellers, and the press bombards the public with alarming commentary on falling prices, the Brexit effect and the state of the market in central London. But selling a home still only boils down to two questions - how much can I get and how quickly can I get it?
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Quality development in picturesque village
A superb development of stylish houses and bungalows in the popular village of Witheridge between Tiverton and South Molton is on the market with new homes specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt. Willow Heights is the latest offering by well-regarded Larkfleet Homes and comprises 65 attractive three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached houses along with a mix of two and three bedroom bungalows.  
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5 Tips On: Staging Your Bathroom for Viewings
The bathroom may not seem like the most appealing room in the house, but did you know that it’s not just the kitchen that can make or break a sale? The bathroom can often be a huge factor in swaying a buyer into wanting to put an offer in on your home. You may wonder what you can do to a bathroom to give it a face lift other than completely remodelling it, but ponder no more, here are 5 tips on how to stage your bathroom for those important viewings.  
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Dream of Home Ownership Becomes a Reality
Generation rent may be spreading through the ranks, but the average age of renters is at its highest in a long time. It’s no secret that market changes, the economy, and dare we say, Brexit, has impacted on people being able to afford a place of their own.
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What to Expect from a Market Appraisal
Do you ever wonder what your property is worth in the current market? Perhaps you are considering a move and want some more information on the price your home is likely to achieve? Either way, you’ll need a Market Appraisal. But what exactly does that entail?
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Shake up in energy efficiency standards
Experienced Energy Assessor, Daren Venning of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, is warning landlords of commercial and residential properties not to fall foul of legislation which could mean their properties are not fit to be rented out. Rules came into force last year to compel landlords of commercial and residential properties to ensure their buildings achieve an EPC Asset Rating of at least an ‘E’ and it is anticipated these rules will tighten further to ‘D’ and even ‘C’ ratings in the not too distant future.
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Outstanding residential site sold
Land and planning experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt acted on behalf of the vendor in the sale of part of Capitol Farm, West Street, Bishops Nympton, near South Molton to Mazzard Investments Limited. The site is an attractive residential development opportunity in the sought-after North Devon village.  it enjoys an attractive setting fronting the road with a village green and St Mary’s Church to the East and a children’s play area on the other side of the road.
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Need for new housing in Mid Devon
Planning inspector Paul Griffiths has identified a potential shortfall in housing supply in Mid Devon. The district council has earmarked a number of sites around Cullompton to provide for future housing needs in the area, but this relies on the completion of a new town centre relief road.
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Property Auctions: Hammering it Home
For many, property auctions are the preserve of daytime TV with the likes of shows such as Homes Under the Hammer. A guilty pleasure, it stays on our screen as we watch people undergo huge renovation projects on dilapidated gems on a fairly normal street.For us, however, auctions are a specialism.
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Appeal of collectors sale continues to grow
Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s reputation as the “go to” saleroom for all things collectable continues as was evidenced with a sell-out 115-lot coin section realised a hammer total of over £22,000 at the June quarterly collectors sale. This included a family accumulation of sovereigns consigned from Mid Devon following a positive recommendation by an existing client of the saleroom. 
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24-hour Bikeathon Aids Youngster’s Cancer Fight
Cayla is a local four-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma – a very rare form of cancer, affecting just 100 children each year in the UK (more commonly affecting children under the age of five).
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A Dorset Leading Lady
Our own Sally Mitchell, Agricultural Partner, Auctioneer and Agricultural Surveyor, was featured as one of Dorset’s leading ladies in a recent feature in Dorset Magazine.
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Development site on edge of town centre
An interesting opportunity to build nine open market homes on a former primary school site on the edge of a thriving town centre is being offered by development land and planning specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.
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