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    Bradford & Howley are members of ARLA Propertymark which means you are appointing a credible and trusted agent that works to the highest industry standards.

    We pride ourselves on building strong, long term relationships with our landlords. With a wealth of experience in the local lettings market, we are able to provide the very best expertise advice and guidance that you can trust. Whether we are helping you choose suitable property investments for letting out, advising on marketing or legal obligations, we are proud that our reputation for professionalism, integrity and attention to detail, make us the right choice for landlords and tenants.

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Bradford & Howley Lettings Service
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    Bradford & Howley are members of ARLA Propertymark which means you are appointing a credible and trusted agent that works to the highest industry standards.

    We pride ourselves on building strong, long term relationships with our landlords. With a wealth of experience in the local lettings market, we are able to provide the very best expertise advice and guidance that you can trust. Whether we are helping you choose suitable property investments for letting out, advising on marketing or legal obligations, we are proud that our reputation for professionalism, integrity and attention to detail, make us the right choice for landlords and tenants.

    If you would like to arrange a FREE valuation please call 01727 898155.

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Tenant Top Tips
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    We've been letting properties for a long time so have learnt a lot along the way. Our essential guide gives you our top tips from years of experience. Take a look through and if you have any more questions, feel free to contact one of the team on 01727 898155 - we would be happy to help you!
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    Know what you can afford

    When looking at rental properties remember to take into account all other costs you may have for example, council tax, utility bills and broadband, these can all add up when added to other outgoings and financial commitments you may have.


    Choosing the best property for you

    Make a list of the things that are really important to you. Share your list of "must haves" and "would likes" with the local estate agents so they can start working with you.


    Work with local estate agents

    Using a regulated estate agent will give you the reassurance that there is a professional on hand. The agent may also be managing the property for the duration of the tenancy, meaning they will be your main point of contact throughout. A quality estate agent will know their clients; have client money protection, a redress scheme and professional & trained staff.


    Be prepared, beat the crowd

    Make sure you are flexible when it comes to viewings, the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush of people to see it and who can offer immediately. Be prepared; if you find a property you like make sure you have all the relevant information you will need to hand, so when it comes to complete an application you are ready to go.


    Securing the property

    In a competitive market the landlord could have multiple offers to consider. Think about other selling points that will make your offer stand out. Price, make your best offer, start date, can you move on the available date, if not, how close, length of tenancy and keep it simple. All these can make the difference. Having the ability to pay the reservation fee immediately will show your commitment to the landlord.


    Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

    All quality estate agents will need to conduct checks on behalf of the landlord, so make sure you have details of your previous addresses to hand. Tell your employer and any other referees; let them know to expect a call or email. When you agree to rent a property you will be expected to pay a deposit, the first months' rent and there will also be other administration fees that you will be liable for. All tenant fees can be found on our fees page.


    Home sweet home

    Make sure you are aware of who is managing the property and you have all their contact details, if a maintenance issue arises you know who to call.


    Treat it like your own

    Look after your rental property as if it was your own. Keep the property clean and well ventilated and ensure that any gardens are well maintained. This will reduce the likelihood of disrepair and damage when the tenancy comes to an end.


    Staying Longer

    As the initial agreement comes to an end, there are typically two options if you wish to stay. You could either renew on a fixed term contract or move over to a rolling tenancy. We would recommend an open dialog with the estate agent at least two months before the end.


    Moving Out

    Prepare in advance for the day you move out, everything takes longer than you think. Take meter readings, settle all final utility bills, redirect post and if the property was professionally cleaned when you moved in, then you should have it professionally cleaned when you move out and have a receipt to show the landlord. It goes without saying, you should leave the property in top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.

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The Bradford & Howley St Albans Team
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    People choose Bradford & Howley because they trust us to get the best price from a quality tenant, and they like us - after all, people work with people they like, don't they?
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    Andrew Bradford - Partner
    Andrew was born and raised in St Albans and attended Verulam Boys School and St Alban's College before becoming an Estate Agent. His 28 year career has been located in St Albans so along with his wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm, Andrew is well placed to help people wishing to make their move. Andrew now lives in Marshalswick with his wife Lorraine and their dog; Monty. You will also find him at Allianz Park cheering on Saracens rugby team at the weekends!
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    Liam Howley - Partner
    Liam was also born and raised in St Albans and whilst he studied in Leeds completing a degree in Geography, he returned home and has lived in the local area since. Liam has over 19 years' experience as an estate agent in the local property market and is recognised for his integrity and eye for detail. Liam prides himself on listening to clients' needs to ensure they all receive an exceptional level of customer care. Liam lives in Harpenden with his wife Kate and their son Harrison. With a passion for food and the great outdoors, he loves everything Hertfordshire has to offer.
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    Ben Jackson - Assistant Manager
    Ben joined Bradford & Howley in 2014 and has proved to be a very hardworking and motivated Estate Agent. Ben delivers exceptional customer service to all clients and not long after joining the team, was promoted to Senior Negotiator. He is now the Assistant Manager, Ben is known to always going that extra mile.
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    Alex Ward - Senior Negotiator
    Alex started his career in Estate Agency in 2013. He prides himself on being able to help landlords achieve the highest lettings price possible from the best tenant. His dedication and hard work has helped a significant number of tenants find their perfect property in a variety of cities, towns and villages in Hertfordshire ranging from one bedroom apartments to larger detached houses.
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    Zoe Townsend - Senior Secretary
    Zoe supports the sales & lettings team in St Albans alongside business support for Bradford & Howley partners. An integral part of the business, we all value her attention to detail and dedication to ensuring we all focus on what we do best. Zoe also helps organise all our social activities which everyone thoroughly enjoys!
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    Heather Ogilvie Mallon - Accounts
    Heather works in our head office and looks after all our financial requirements. Heather has been working with Andrew and Liam for over 3 years and is a valued member of the team. Whilst our clients may not have any face-to-face dealings, Heather is a pivotal part of Bradford & Howley.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bradford & Howley, St. Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, St. Albans on 01727 898150.


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      You want your property to sell for the best price, in the timeframe you would like and with ease. Managing the sales process through to a successful completion requires diligence, efficiency and excellent communication which we pride ourselves on.

      If you are looking for an honest, reliable and professional estate agent you've found the right team. All of our agents have immense local knowledge and provide an exceptional service. Put us to the test and give us a call today!

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    The Bradford & Howley Sales Service
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      You want your property to sell for the best price, in the timeframe you would like and with ease. Managing the sales process through to a successful completion requires diligence, efficiency and excellent communication which we pride ourselves on.

      If you are looking for an honest, reliable and professional estate agent you've found the right team. All of our agents have immense local knowledge and provide an exceptional service. Put us to the test and give us a call today!

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      Why choose us?
      • PASSIONATE ABOUT PROPERTY - we employ people that are passionate about property and have a genuine interest in selling homes and providing exceptional service.
      • TRUSTWORTHY TEAM - entrusting us to sell your home is an important decision therefore trust is at the core of what we do and embedded in our culture.
      • EXPERTS IN OUR LOCAL MARKET - our business is founded on people that live locally, have extensive local knowledge and years of experience in all market conditions.
      • GENUINELY CARE - we really care about our clients and the people that work with us which means the service you receive will be first-class.
      • SUCCESSFULLY SELLING - we are motivated to succeed, to sell your home and provide you with a level of service you would happily recommend to family and friends.

      We refer to the above as 'Doing Things The Bradford & Howley Way'. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and believe that our values enable us achieve it.

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      Who we are

      Bradford & Howley's founders; Andrew Bradford and Liam Howley have over 47 years' combined experience as estate agents in St Albans and Harpenden. Andrew and Liam have worked together throughout their careers and became business partners establishing Bradford Howley LLP in 2009.

      As an independent estate agency St Albans, Marshalswick and Harpenden; Bradford & Howley provide exceptional service to both, sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants in the local area.

      We set our own values and being passionate about property is at the heart of our business. A team you can trust, experts in the local market and people who genuinely care about delivering exceptional service and a desire to succeed - this is what makes Bradford & Howley unique.

      If you would like to arrange your FREE valuation just call 01727 898150.

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    The Bradford & Howley Guide To Buying
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      A property is probably one of the most expensive assets you will own. Making sure you understand the buying process will help make it a smooth transaction - if you need any further advice, our experts would be happy to help you.

      How much can I afford?

      Before you start your property search, you should have a clear understanding of what you can afford. How much you can spend and all associated costs such as stamp duty will influence the price you are able to pay for your property. Bradford and Howley work in partnership with Biggar Financial Planning who have access to the whole of the market as well as exclusive products. They would be delighted to offer you reliable and honest advice to find the most suitable solution for you, free of charge!

      Register to buy with Bradford & Howley

      Contact one of our experienced local property experts so we can gain a clear understanding of all your property requirements, we can then keep you regularly updated of all suitable properties that become available. Just head to our branch details by clicking here.

      Viewings

      Allow yourself enough time to travel between your appointments so that you arrive on time (you don't want to feel rushed when the next people turn up to view). Be aware if you are meeting an agent or the homeowner - your agent will probably be waiting outside for you but if it's a homeowner, they'll expect a knock at the door. Have a list of key questions prepared and don't be afraid to ask them - you may also want to write things down so you can remember key details. Remember you can always have a second viewing if required. Be prepared to give honest feedback about each property you visit.

      Making an offer

      Once you have found a suitable property, be confident about making an offer, don't delay as you could miss out. All offers will be communicated both verbally and in writing to the seller. Your ability to proceed and a copy of your Mortgage "Agreement In Principle" will help us present your offer in the best possible light.

      Instructing a solicitor

      Once your offer has been accepted, a Notification of Sale will be issued, to do this, you must have selected a solicitor. Without one, the agent will not able to write the letter and confirm the sale. At Bradford & Howley we recommend solicitors that have a proven track record for providing quality service and sound legal advice. Remember, the property will not come off the open market until a solicitor has been selected.

      Conveyancing process

      Your chosen solicitor will carry out the conveyancing process on your behalf, they will review the contract, raise enquiries, request relevant searches, agree fixtures and fittings and discuss and agree dates for exchange and completion. At Bradford & Howley, we pride ourselves on sales progression, our dedicated team will liaise with all parties throughout the transaction, keeping everybody up to date. At the same time, you will need to submit your mortgage application and arrange any surveys.

      Exchange of contracts

      Once your solicitor has completed all the legal work, you have signed your contract and your mortgage offer has been issued, you are now ready to exchange. Typically, a 10% deposit is required to exchange and a completion date is agreed.

      Completion

      Completion is the day the property becomes yours and the day you can move in. The balance of the money will be transferred by the solicitor and once this has been confirmed, you can collect the keys to your new home.

      Searching for you perfect home or investment? We have many properties that could suit you - just use our online search or register with us for property updates!

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    The Bradford & Howley St Albans Team
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      People choose Bradford & Howley because they trust us to get the best price, and they like us - after all, people buy from people they like, don't they?
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      Andrew Bradford - Partner
      Andrew was born and raised in St Albans and attended Verulam Boys School and St Alban's College before becoming an Estate Agent. His 28 year career has been located in St Albans so along with his wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm, Andrew is well placed to help people wishing to make their move. Andrew now lives in Marshalswick with his wife Lorraine and their dog; Monty. You will also find him at Allianz Park cheering on Saracens rugby team at the weekends!
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      Liam Howley - Partner
      Liam was also born and raised in St Albans and whilst he studied in Leeds completing a degree in Geography, he returned home and has lived in the local area since. Liam has over 19 years' experience as an estate agent in the local property market and is recognised for his integrity and eye for detail. Liam prides himself on listening to clients' needs to ensure they all receive an exceptional level of customer care. Liam lives in Harpenden with his wife Kate and their son Harrison. With a passion for food and the great outdoors, he loves everything Hertfordshire has to offer.
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      Ben Jackson - Assistant Manager
      Ben joined Bradford & Howley in 2014 and has proved to be a very hardworking and motivated Estate Agent. Ben delivers exceptional customer service to all clients and not long after joining the team, was promoted to Senior Sales Negotiator. He is now the Assistant Manager and recently won Top Sales Person across the Bradford & Howley branches, proving his commitment and dedication to the process of successfully buying and selling houses. Ben is known as always going that extra mile.
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      Alex Ward -  Senior Negotiator
      Alex started his career in Estate Agency in 2013. He prides himself on being able to help sellers achieve the highest sale price possible from the best buyer. His dedication and hard work has helped a significant number of buyers find their perfect property in a variety of cities, towns and villages in Hertfordshire ranging from one bedroom apartments to larger detached houses.
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      Mandy Atkins - Sales Progressor
      Mandy is one of Bradford & Howley's longest serving members of staff and is well respected and successful within her role as Sales Progressor. She has gained a wealth of experience in all areas of Estate Agency, which is valuable in seeing our to clients through to completion. Mandy lives in Chiswell Green with her family and beloved dog Jenny so has a great knowledge of the local area.
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      Zoe Townsend - Senior Secretary
      Zoe supports the sales and lettings team in St Albans alongside business support for Bradford & Howley partners. An integral part of the business, we all value her attention to detail and dedication to ensuring we all focus on what we do best. Zoe also helps organise all our social activities which everyone thoroughly enjoys!
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      Heather Ogilvie Mallon - Accounts
      Heather works in our head office and looks after all our financial requirements. Heather has been working with Andrew and Liam for over 3 years and is a valued member of the team. Whilst our clients may not have any face-to-face dealings, Heather is a pivotal part of Bradford & Howley.
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      Reviews From Clients
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        Why feedback is important to Bradford & Howley

        Customer feedback is vital for us to help improve our service - something we take seriously at Bradford & Howley.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Impressed on the whole
        Very good across the board. Special mentions to Mandy for her patience and excellent communication, and Gareth from the Harpenden office who went above and beyond to find us a property to buy. Very impressed on the whole.
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        Polite and helpful
         Everyone I had contact with was cheerful, polite and helpful, what more could I ask for, thank you to everyone.
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        Well above our expectations
        We received a service which was well above our expectations. From start to finish Mandy & Liam went out of their way to ensure that we reached completion.
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        Good customer service
        Mandy & Ben were excellent, polite, personable and good customer service.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Caring manner
        Liam Howley for his straightforward, no nonsense professionalism and Mandy Atkins for keeping me informed of progress through the stressful process and her caring manner.
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        Very professional
        Our main dealings were with Mandy and initially Alex. Both of them provided a very professional service and handled our purchase efficiently but also offered a friendly service.
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        Definitely recommend them
        I was very impressed by their professional but caring manner. A very stress-free experience, I would definitely recommend them.
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        Regular customer feedback from viewings
        I wasn't a great fan of estate agents until I met Liam Howley. The whole service they provided was great value for money and we were very happy with the service provided, especially the regular customer feedback from viewings.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Delighted to recommend them
        You acted for me in selling an investment, buy to let flat. Good, straight forward advice was followed up with an extensive marketing campaign, where I was kept updated all the time. The sales process, once terms were agreed, was first class ensuring I knew what was happening. Delighted to recommend them.

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Nothing was too much trouble
        I would like to say thank you to all. Nothing was too much trouble, they pulled all stops out to meet me at my new apartment, drop keys off, answer questions and generally made the whole thing of buying the apartment extremely easy. I will definitely use this office to sell any property I have.
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bradford & Howley, St. Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, St. Albans on 01727 898150.


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      Branch address

      37 Chequer Street,
      St. Albans,
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      Get in touch

      Buying: 01727 629078  Local call rate
      Letting: 01727 629095  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Bradford & Howley, St. Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, 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 Bradford & Howley, St. Albans on 01727 898150.