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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 Watford with experience of letting all types of properties. Our lettings department offers a range of excellent service packages for Landlords, whether you are an investment Landlord with a number of properties or a first time Landlord, our experience and advice will ensure the minimum of hassle and will maximise your financial return.
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Landlords Guide
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    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 01923 231662 or robert.clark@argroup.co.uk

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    Tenants Guide


    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

    Clarendon Road,
    Watford,
    WD17 1DU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01923 909078  Local call rate
    Letting: 01923 909077  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Watford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Watford. 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, Watford. 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, Watford on 01923 231662.


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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 is part of the Aitchison Raffety Group of companies which was formed by joining together long established regional firms of Estate Agents, Chartered Surveyors, Valuers and Town Planners to provide comprehensive solutions to the complex world of property. Our branch covers sales and lettings of both new and established homes extensively in Watford and the surrounding areas including the nearby villages of The Langleys, Chipperfield and Bovingdon.
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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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      THE PEACE HOSPICE
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      Aitchisons are pleased to support Watford Peace Hospice.  Each year they need to raise £3.8m in charitable income to continue delivering a free service to those that need their help and support whilst receiving less than 20% funding from the NHS.  That is why Watford Peace Hospice greatly appreciates our support.
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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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      Aitchisons provide a high quality residential sales service across all property sectors. Our local market knowledge and marketing expertise together with our office network and internet presence, ensures that your planned move proceeds as quickly and smoothly as possible. We pride ourselves on obtaining positive customer feedback and look forward to being of future service.

      Additional benefits of appointing Aitchisons are listed below:

      * Selling homes locally since 1935

      * Experienced, long serving staff

      * Comprehensive marketing solutions

      * Latest technology including 360 degree virtual tours

      * Accompanied viewings

      * Extensive range advertising

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

      * Communication throughout the entire transaction

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    What's the property market doing ?
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      The property market in 2017 has seen a flurry of activity with good levels of buyers registering on agents books, keen to find a new home. Stock remains in short supply, so often when a property is listed it attracts a lot of interest. As a buyer, sellers are keen to see that you are in a position to proceed, so if you are dependent on selling a property then contact us to discuss how any sale you may have can be managed to co-ordinate with any potential purchase. Sellers and their agents also will need to know details of how buyers propose to fund a purchase, again we can help here with independent financial advice if you require a mortgage.

      For further information and a confidential discussion please contact us on 01923 231662 

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    "We strive to be the first choice for clients"
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      Aitchisons is part of the Aitchisons Raffety Group which is a long established, multi discipline practice providing a full range of property services operating from London as well as 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.

      Beyond Bricks and Mortar ...

      - Residential Sales & Lettings                                             

      - Country Homes & New Homes Divisions

      - Residential Survey & Valuations                                       

      - Commercial Agency

      - Town Planning and Development

      - Healthcare

       

      For more information about Aitchison Raffety..... please visit

      www.argroup.co.uk

       

       

       

       

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    Watford
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      Our Watford Team
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      AITCHISONS Watford handles residential sales extensively in Watford and surrounding villages. Our experienced staff have extensive local knowledge and look forward to discussing your property needs.

      Telephone: 01923 231662     Email: watford@aitchisons.co.uk              www.aitchisons.co.uk

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      Andy Young, Head of Residential
      Andy entered the industry in 1984 and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local housing market. Andy has a Diploma in management studies and has also worked for a leading property portal
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      Roberto Argenio, Director
      Roberto has extensive experience in the property industry, working as an estate agent for over twenty years. During this time he has built a reputation for delivering honest and accurate advice to local home owners, and prides himself on the high standard of customer service he and his team provide. Roberto specialises in delivering marketing strategies that provide results.
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      Sara Polley MNAEA, Senior Negotiator & Valuer
      With fifteen years' experience in residential property; Sara worked in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Kings Langley & Berkhamsted before joining the Aitchisons team in Hemel Hempstead. Prior to this Sara was involved with international property focussing on the Spanish residential market.
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      Robert Clark MARLA, Lettings Manager
      Robert is the point of contact for lettings for Watford and the surrounding villages and has worked for the company for over 7 years. He has excellent local knowledge and experience in letting all types of properties from new houses, apartments, character properties to large country residences. Robert is a qualified member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents).
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      Vicky Foster, Sales Negotiator
      Vicky has been working within the property industry for over nine years, covering both sales and lettings in this time. Vicky resides in locally and possesses a wealth of knowledge.
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      Paige Ashley-Moore, Sales Support Administrator
      Paige is our sales support administrator for the South Hertfordshire Team. With an eye for detail, Paige is responsible for the smooth running of our day to day administrative operation. 
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      Claire Alderson
      Claire is an experienced, articulate and driven property consultant providing customers with sound advice and high levels of service in both sales and lettings matters.
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      Amy Hadland
      Amy is a diligent and enthusiastic colleague always keen to secure the best results for our clients
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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

      Clarendon Road,
      Watford,
      WD17 1DU

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01923 909078  Local call rate
      Letting: 01923 909077  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Aitchisons Commitment to Customer Care
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        Customer Testimonials
        At Aitchisons we are constantly looking for areas where we can improve.  Obtaining feedback from all parties involved in the home buying process is an essential part of this process.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        "Very good professional service"
        Vendor, Woodland Drive, Cassiobury Park.

        "Very good professional service. Roberto handled the whole process very well and we would not hesitate to recommend to friends"
      • Seller Testimonial

        "First class service "
        Vendor, Lingfield Way, Nascot Wood.

        "Thank you for providing a first class service"
      • Seller Testimonial

        "perfect service"
        "Perfect service from start to finish"
      • Seller Testimonial

        very professional
        Vendor, George V close, Watford.

        "Very professional"

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Professional and friendly
        Buyer , Cedar Road, Watford.

        "No complaints at all with the service. Always dealt with in a professional and friendly manner"
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "friendly and helpful team"
        "Very friendly and helpful team.  Thanks for everything."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "such a professional agent"
        "It has been a pleasure working with such a professional agent."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "appreciated your candour and honesty"
        "Very much appreciated your candour and honesty. Thanks!"
      • Buyer Testimonial

        "would recommend Aitchisons"
        "Were very professional, helpful, informative, friendly and understanding.  Thank you for everything.  Would recommend Aitchisons to anyone buying or selling."
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Watford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Watford. 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, Watford. 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, Watford on 01923 231662.


      Welcome to Aitchisons, Watford

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      Clarendon Road,
      Watford,
      WD17 1DU

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01923 909078  Local call rate
      Letting: 01923 909077  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Watford. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Watford. 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, Watford. 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, Watford on 01923 231662.