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SELLING AND LETTING HOMES SINCE 1935
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    Aitchisons Estate Agents, the specialists in selling and letting property across Hertfordshire, is pleased to confirm that it will once again be exhibiting at this year's London & Country Show in London's prestigious Chelsea on Wednesday 10th May.

    The popular event is open to all London buyers and investors wishing to purchase property in popular commuter hotspots. Aitchisons will be showcasing all of their available properties on the day while providing expert advice on the attractions of Hertfordshire and moving to the area. Experienced colleagues and Directors will be available to answer questions and to provide advice on local schools, recreational facilities, rental incomes, commuting times and more.

    Andy Young, Head of Residential at Aitchisons, commented, "The London & Country Show provides an invaluable opportunity for us to promote our clients properties to a large number of potential purchasers and investors who are inquisitive about moving to or investing in property outside the capital. Furthermore, as we are part of a network of 228 independent estate agency offices around the country, if anyone is considering a move away from Hertfordshire, we can also put our clients in contact with established property experts in other areas for some friendly advice".

    If you are contemplating a move or investment purchase, contact us for a free market appraisal and general advice to find out how we can ensure maximum exposure in the heart of Central London and across the country.

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    Aitchisons have firmly established a reputation as one of the leading independent estate agents in St Albans, successfully selling and letting homes in this vibrant City for over 25 years. This proven track record justifies the claim to be genuine local experts in property matters providing exemplary estate agency service to our clients based on a wealth of experience and a personal approach from our staff. Our centrally located office provides a perfect location to showcase our clients'
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    Landlords Guide

    Aitchisons offer a range of excellent service packages for Landlords, whether you are looking for a basic 'Let only' service or a hassle free 'Fully Managed' service - we can help. As no two properties or tenancies are the same, all of our service packages can be tailored to your individual requirements as a Landlord. Our three principal services are outlined below:

    1) Let Only

    • Professional advice and rental valuation
    • Creation of colour property particulars
    • Extensive local & online marketing to promote your property
    • Accompanied viewings with feedback
    • Robust referencing and tenant credit checks
    • Preparation of your Tenancy Agreement
    • Lodging of the tenants' security deposit in a safe & secure account
    • Complementary first month's rent collection
    • Standing Order creation for future rental payments

    2) Let Only and Rent Collection

    In addition to the above Let Only service, this service additionally includes:

    • Collection of rental payments on a monthly basis
    • Secure transfer of rental income to your nominated bank account
    • Debt chasing - if necessary - pursuing any overdue payments on your behalf
    • Monthly financial statements detailing monies collected fees and disbursements.

    3) Full Management

    Our most comprehensive service where we look after the day to day management of your rental. As well as including all the elements of our Let Only and Rent Collection services this hassle free service includes:

    • Organising the transfer of utility accounts into the new tenants' names
    • Dealing with repairs and maintenance on your behalf
    • Arranging Energy Performance Certificate and annual gas safety checks as required by law.
    • Full property inspections
    • Oversee contract renewals or manage the end of tenancy process.

    Additional Services

    • Inventory Services
    • Electrical PAT testing and safety check
    • Cleaning quotes
    • Additional property inspections
    • Furniture rental solutions

    For further information about our range of Lettings Services and current promotional offers, please contact Robert Clark, Lettings Manager on 01727 855556 or robert.clark@argroup.co.uk

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Tenants Guide
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    The following is a guideline to the rental process for prospective tenants. If you require further information, please contact your local branch for more details.


                 

    • Holding deposit Once you have identified the right property you will need to reserve the property by paying a referencing fee together with a holding deposit thereby taking the property off the market. The holding fee will be put towards your first month's rent subject to references being passed.
    • References All applicants will be independently assessed by a credit-referencing agency. An application form is completed and processed confidentially. The agency will seek employment references, confirm current and previous addresses (if applicable) and look into your credit history. Please note that if you have been issued with a county court judgment or have had any other adverse credit history, please let us know prior to referencing.
    • Guarantors Should your references come back unacceptable or with insufficient information, we will need to (subject to the Landlord's agreement to continue) ask you to provide a guarantor.
    • Inventory If a professional inventory is organised prior to you taking up occupation, a clerk will conduct a check-in with you on the day. At the termination of the tenancy, an inventory clerk will visit the property to create a check-out report. The report will be sent to you and your Landlord for consideration prior to the release of your deposit.
    • Tenancy Agreement A tenancy agreement will be prepared by us on behalf of yourself and the Landlord. Please note that this is a legally binding document. You should read through this document to make sure you understand it, should you have any queries we advise that you seek Independent legal advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
    • Rent The rent will be payable before your move in which is one month in advance and must be paid in cleared funds prior to the tenancy start date to ensure that the move in is not delayed. After the initial month's rent is paid to us we will set up a standing order between you and your Landlord or to us if we are managing the property.
    • Security Deposit. We require a six week security deposit to be paid before the start of the tenancy which will be protected with a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    2 Holywell Hill,
    St. Albans,
    AL1 1BZ

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01727 629082  Local call rate
    Letting: 01727 629083  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, St Albans. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.


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    SELLING AND LETTING HOMES SINCE 1935
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      Are you looking to sell your property ?
      When starting to think about selling or letting your home, the question is 'how much is it worth?' Our instant online valuation tool provides an estimated guide price in seconds. Please complete the form adding a few details about your property and an estimated valuation will be displayed on screen instantly plus a report which will include useful information on your own local area. This estimate will simply be based on data non- specific to your individual property and cannot be sensitive to any extensions, modernisation, improvements or other aspects specific to your own property.

      We recommend going a step further and arrange for one of our experienced valuers to visit your home and provide a comprehensive market appraisal and strategy tailored to your property and desired timescales. This can be quickly arranged and without any obligation.
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      Our Office
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      If you are thinking of selling we should certainly be able to help; we have what is probably the most experienced team in St Albans. This has been led by Nick Doyle (Director) for the last 20 years, Greg Constantine and Hannah Blackmore. Nick Hill has joined as Consultant, bringing with him 45 years' experience in agency, the last 20 of which have been spent dealing with properties of all descriptions locally. Please call us on 01727 855556 to arrange a free market appraisal of your home.

      Aitchisons have firmly established a reputation as one of the leading independent estate agents in St Albans, successfully selling and letting homes in this vibrant City for over 25 years. This proven track record justifies the claim to be genuine local experts in property matters providing exemplary estate agency service to our clients based on a wealth of experience and a personal approach from our staff. Our centrally located office provides a perfect location to showcase our clients' properties and our aim is to exceed service expectations.

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      The London Office
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      Aitchisons are delighted to be associated with The London Office, with access to 228 offices of independent agents nationally and based in the heart of central London at St James's Place. Our link with The London Office enables us to access both national and international property buyers on your behalf. In addition to local advertising across Hertfordshire, vendors benefit from a fixed location in the capital where properties can be viewed by potential purchasers and by applicants to the London Office website. The London Office also publishes the 'Acquire Magazine' and hosts events such as 'A move to the Country Show', supported by Country Life magazine.
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    How much is your property worth?
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      Our Services:
      Sales / Lettings / Country Homes / New Homes / Planning / Development / Surveys
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      Additional benefits of appointing Aitchisons are listed below:

      * Selling homes locally since 1935

      * Bespoke marketing and strategy for each client and their property

      * Experienced, long serving staff

      * Comprehensive marketing solutions

      * Latest technology including 360 degree virtual tours

      * Drone tours

      * Accompanied viewings

      * Comprehensive advertising and internet coverage

      * Promote your home through The London Office with access to national and International buyers

      * Communication throughout the entire transaction

      * Helping your search for your next property, with detailed reports on recent history of property sales or lettings values and trends in your target area(s)

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    "We strive to be the first choice for clients"
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      Aitchisons is part of the Aitchison Raffety Group which is a long established, multi discipline, practice providing a full range of property services operating from London and a network of regional offices. As such, we are a professional company that adheres to the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Property Ombudsman and the National Association of Estate Agents.
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      Beyond Bricks and Mortar...
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      - Residential Sales & Lettings                                         - Country Homes & New Homes Divisions

      - Residential Survey & Valuations                                   - Commercial Agency

      - Town Planning & Development                                     - Healthcare

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      For more information about Aitchison Raffety please visit

      www.argroup.co.uk

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    Meet the Team
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      Aitchisons St Albans Branch

      01727 855556

      st-albans@aitchisons.co.uk

    • Team Member

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      Nick Doyle, Director
      Nick has been at the forefront of the St Albans office since 1995, having been educated locally at St Columba's College. He has strong ties within the community and is a respected voice reflecting the local housing market.
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      Nick Hill, Consultant
      Nick has worked in St Albans since 1997 dealing with properties of all descriptions with a particular focus on demand from London and commuting based buyers looking to buy in those middle- and upper parts of the St Albans market.
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      Robert Clark, MARLA, Lettings Manager
      Robert is the point of contact for the St Albans office and oversees the lettings operation for AItchisons in Berkhamsted, Watford and Hemel Hempstead. He has worked for the company for over 7 years, has excellent local knowledge and experience in lettings of all types of properties from new houses, apartments, character and large country homes. Robert is a qualified member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents).
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      Hannah Blackmore, Administrator
      Hannah grew up in St Albans and has worked for Aitchisons for the past 5 years, providing administration and lettings support to the office.
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      Jenna Myers, Sales Negotiator
      Jenna entered the property industry in 2009, starting her career in lettings & property management before moving to sales. Having been in the industry for the majority of her career, she is in a prime position to handle most property queries. Jenna is a Guild Associate of The Guild of Property Professionals.
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      Greg Constantine, Sales Negotiator
      Greg resides in St Albans and was also educated locally. He brings a youthful vigour and enthusiasm to the St Albans Team. Greg possesses excellent communication and IT skills with a keen interest in new eco / 'green' homes.
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      2 Holywell Hill,
      St. Albans,
      AL1 1BZ

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01727 629082  Local call rate
      Letting: 01727 629083  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      • Introduction

        At Aitchisons we have been selling properties in the area for over 75 years; our mature approach and wealth of experience provides us with very good customer service feedback in excess of 98%. We constantly monitor our service levels ensuring our clients receive nothing less than a premium service.

        Below are a few recent testimonials we have received from previous Vendors and Purchasers.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Professionalism, care and expertise...

        Vendor, Clarence Road, St Albans

        Thanks to the team at Aitchisons for your help with our recent house sale and purchase. Without your professionalism, care and expertise it simply would not have happened, so is very much appreciated.

      • Seller Testimonial

        Clearly perform an invaluable role...

        Vendor, Marshals Drive, St Albans

         "Just a short note to thank you for your efforts, calmness and patience in bringing this apparently short chain to a successful exchange of contracts. It's amazing to me what unexpected issues can arise (although I'm sure you've seen them all), and how difficult they can be to resolve. You clearly perform an invaluable role in progress-chasing and brokering solutions."

      • Seller Testimonial

        If only all estate agents were as good as this.

        Vendor, Hazelwood Drive, St Albans

        "Nick Doyle has been magnificent throughout our long ordeal to move house. If only all estate agents were as good as this."

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        One of the most helpful and pleasant agents...

        Mrs B, St Albans (who actually bought through another agent)

         Thank you so much for all your help. You have certainly been one of the most helpful and pleasant agents I have dealt with over the last six months and really thank you for that.

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        Professional throughout the process...

        Mrs L, Hazelwood Drive, St Albans

        Aitchisons were very good at dealing with a local house purchase. They were professional throughout the process and kept me informed to the right level. Importantly - they always called me back when they said they would or when requested. They always remained calm, polite and resolute during a complicated chain and protracted activities leading up to exchange.

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        A very positive experience...

        Ms K, city centre, St Albans

        I had a very positive experience of Aitchisons. I had a difficult moving day (through no fault of theirs) but Aitchisons were very accommodating of me and welcomed me into the new flat, showing me around thoroughly and even giving me a new home celebratory bottle of wine and dinner for 2 voucher, which was a very nice gesture.

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, St Albans. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.


      Welcome to Aitchisons, St Albans

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      2 Holywell Hill,
      St. Albans,
      AL1 1BZ

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01727 629082  Local call rate
      Letting: 01727 629083  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, St Albans. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.