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About us
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    John Curtis has over 40 years' experience in the local market. Directors Ken Whittaker & Ric Merlo will continue to offer the same personal service, however now the association with Hamptons allows John Curtis to offer a unique service; instant access to the affluent local, London, national and international market providing a wider coverage for clients providing better results'
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    Hamptons International - Paris Prize Draw

    1. THE PROMOTER

    The promoter of the prize draws is Countrywide Estate Agents trading as Hamptons International (registered number 789476 and registered office at Countrywide House, 88-103 Caldecotte Lake Drive, Caldeotte, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 8JT) ("Hamptons International").

    2. THE PARIS PRIZE DRAW The title of the prize draw is the Paris prize praw (the "Paris Prize Draw"). Each individual who enters using one of the methods below will be entered into the Paris Prize Draw to win a family trip for four (4) to Paris. (see section 5 for full details)

    There are three methods of entering the Paris Prize Draw:

    1. Every vendor and/or landlord who books a Market Appraisal with Hamptons International (and receives an acknowledgement of such booking) between the dates specified in paragraph 3 below ("Booking"), will be entered into the Paris Prize Draw.

    2. Each of the first place winners of the 'Draw Your Happily Ever After' Prize Draw will be entered into the Paris Prize Draw.

    3. Every person who participates in Hamptons International's online data entry exercise by completing and submitting an online form, and agrees to their details being entered into the Paris Prize Draw, will be automatically entered into the Paris Prize Draw (the "Data Entry Exercise").

    3. HOW TO ENTER Entry to the prize draw will run from 6 February 2017 (the "Opening Date") to midnight on 27 March 2017 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.

    Entrants must enter by using one of the following methods:

    How to enter by making a Booking

    All Bookings must be must be made by no later than the Closing Date and all Bookings received after the Closing Date will not entered into the Paris Prize Draw. Upon making a Booking you will be automatically entered into the prize draw.

    Hamptons International accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind. Hamptons International accepts no responsibility for any Bookings which are not completed for any reason.

    Winners of the 'Draw Your Happily Ever After' Prize Draw

    The first place winners of the Hamptons International 'Draw Your Happily Ever After' Prize Draw will be automatically entered into the Paris Prize Draw.

    For details of the 'Draw Your Happily Ever After' Prize Draw and the terms and conditions of entry please visit our Website (www.hamptons.co.uk).

    How to enter by participating in the Data Entry Exercise

    The Data Entry Exercise will be held online via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HamptonsInt/) or via a link from the Hamptons International website (www.hamptons.co.uk/beautyandthebeast).

    Every person who completes and submits an online Data Entry Exercise form and agrees to their details (email, name, phone number, postcode) being entered into the Paris Prize Draw will be automatically entered into the Paris Prize Draw.

    4. ELIGIBILITY

    The Paris Prize Draw is open to all residents in the UK aged 18 years or over and for entrants from the Draw Your Happily Ever After Competition who have a signed Consent Form in accordance with the separate terms and conditions, except:

    (a) employees of Hamptons International or its holding or subsidiary companies;

    (b) employees of agents or suppliers of Hamptons International or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or

    (c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

    The winner and their guests must be in possession of a valid 5-year passport and have a minimum of 90 days validity for the duration of the prize holiday. All entry visas, ESTA form, and/or travel documents are the sole responsibility of the winner and their guests (including any associated costs if applicable). Winners must provide a copy of their and their guests' passports to ensure their names are spelled correctly and the validity of their passports.

    In entering the Paris Prize Draw, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. Hamptons International may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Paris Prize Draw.

    There is a limit of one entry to the prize draw per person by any method (entrants may only enter the prize draw by one of the three entry methods). Hamptons International reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize draw.

    5. THE PRIZE The prize is supplied and administered by DJP Marketing & Promotions Ltd (company number 8065185 and registered office 107 Bell Street, London NW1JTL (the "Supplier").

    The prize to be won is as follows:

    Return rail travel from anywhere in the UK to London and then Eurostar to Paris. Transfers from Gare du Nord/hotel/Gare du Nord is included 4-star bed and breakfast Hotel accommodation for three nights/four days Ladurée afternoon tea for family of four Tour of the Palace of Versailles Journey to the top of the Eiffel Tower Travel Insurance is included

    All the above elements are included and the holiday is for a family of four (4) - two (2) adults and two (2) children under twelve (12) years of age. The prize does not include the cost of food and drink, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner and their guests.

    As indicated above, winner and their guests will be responsible for ensuring that you and any person travelling with you are available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents for the holiday in question on the travel dates specified, including any applicable costs. Dates once notified to the Supplier cannot be changed.

    ] Hamptons International and the Supplier reserve the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond its control make it necessary to do so. The prize is not negotiable or transferable. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

    6. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT A winner will be chosen by random draw supervised by an independent person on 07/04/2017 ("Draw Date").

    The result of the prize draw and the decision of Hamptons International is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. The winner's name and county can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Marketing Department, United Kingdom House, 180 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1NN within one (1) month of the Draw Date. 7. CLAIMING THE PRIZE Hamptons International will contact the winner by telephone or email within three (3) days after the Draw Date, using the telephone number and/or email address provided. If the winner does not respond to Hamptons International within twenty (20) calendar days of being notified by Hamptons International, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and Hamptons International will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.

    The prize is subject to availability and blackout dates will apply unless specifically pre-arranged prior to the competition being run. Blackout dates include peak Christmas (December 10 to January 5 annually) and peak August may not be available to travel. The winner must give at least sixty (60) days' notice prior to their requested departure date. The winner will be requested to provide three separate dates of preferred travel and the Supplier will work towards fulfilling at least one of winner's preferred dates of travel. Once confirmed in writing, travel dates and names of those traveling are not changeable without incurring extra fees.

    The winner must go on the trip within twelve (12) months of winning their holiday. If the winner does not travel within twelve (12) months of Draw Date will no longer be entitled to their prize and the prize will be considered null and void.

    The winner must sign a legal indemnity in the form provided by the Supplier prior to departure. 8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Insofar as is permitted by law, Hamptons International, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Hamptons International, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

    9. DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY

    Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion may be used by Hamptons International and passed on to the Supplier or other third party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment/delivery/arrangement of the prize.

    Winners may be required to participate in publicity related to the prize draw which may include the publication of

    their name and photograph in any media. 10. GENERAL Participants in this competition are deemed to have accepted and to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Hamptons International reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

    Hamptons International reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

    These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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    Corporate Services

    Working with all our UK branches, Corporate Services help our discerning corporate clients find properties for long and short term lets.

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    Country House Department

    Highly experienced in the marketing of high value country properties, our Country House department offer a truly bespoke service.

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    Premium Lettings

    An exclusive service for Landlords with property of exceptional quality, Premium Lettings properties are marketed to relocation and home search agents, and corporate partners.

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    Equestrian

    If you are looking for equestrian properties for sale, we have a wide variety of homes suitable for horse livery in our portfolio, ranging in size, price and offering.

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    Waterside

    From riverside penthouses to country houses on private lakes, our Waterside division ensures such properties enjoy the tailored marketing they deserve.

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    Residential Development & Investment

    Services for developers of residential and mixed-use new build schemes.

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    Property Management

    A full property and rental management service for Landlords.

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    Tenancy Management

    A comprehensive and thorough tenancy management service.

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    Interior Solutions

    An interior design service to maximise your investment.

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    Professional Valuation

    Quality advice on all forms of residential valuation.

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    Conveyancing

    A bespoke service tailored to the individual, providing access to specialist property lawyers.

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    Financial Services

    From mortgages to a range of insurance options for your own home or investment property.

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Meet our Team
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    Ric Merlo - Director
    Ric is a family man with over 24 years' experience in the local market. He started his career with a leading St Albans agent, and in 1990 was promoted to run his own office. In 1992, Ric accepted an offer to join John Curtis and in 2001, after 9 years working in the business, he took it over in partnership with Ken. Ric has been married to Isabel since 1994 and they have two boys.
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    Ken Whittaker - Director
    Ken is a true Harpenden boy - having first moved here in 1985. As a student, he worked part-time for John Curtis from 1993 to 1995. After graduating he worked for a competing firm in Welwyn Garden City before being approached by Mr Curtis in 1999 with an offer of employment and a possible future partnership. Just two years later, in 2001, Ken and Ric struck a buyout deal with Mr Curtis. Ken is married to Ali - Harpenden born and bred - and they have three young children, Freddie, Will & Alexa.
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    Richard Goss - Sales Manager
    The son of a chartered surveyor, Richard was born in The Red House in Carlton Rd. His agency career started in Harpenden in the mid 1990s, followed by a three-year spell in Highgate and Hampstead. Richard worked as Head of Sales for a National Country House agent in St Albans before coming home to John Curtis as Sales Manager, a role he has held since 2006. Richard has been married to Claire since 1998 and they have two daughters, Olivia and Evangeline.
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    Tom Tracy - Associate
    Tom started his career in agency back in 2005 working for a large corporate company in Bedfordshire. He quickly worked his way up the ranks and was offered several other promotions but felt too restricted in the corporate world. After a short break from selling houses he quickly realised that estate agency was the only job for him and joined an independent agency in Hertfordshire where he worked his way up to sales manager. Tom is now a dad to Rex with his partner Maxine.
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    Hillary James - Negotiator
    Hilary has been a Harpenden resident since the 1960s, when she moved here with her parents. After some time away at University and then in London, she and her husband returned to Harpenden to make a home and bring up their daughter. Hilary has worked for John Curtis since 1993, assuming the role of full-time sales co-ordinator in 2001.
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    Diane Peters - Office Administrator
    Diane first came to Harpenden in 1961, returning in 1975 to bring up her family in the area. With parents who ran a successful business in the town, Diane has been able to develop an extensive knowledge of the area and its residents.
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    Sue Emanuel - Negotiator
    Sue moved to Harpenden in 1999 moving from London. She has been working in estate agency for over six years starting at John Curtis in 2010. Sue is married with two children Claudia 14 & Joe 7. Sue like most young mums enjoys a busy home and is actively involved in local charity work and still finds time to attend her favourite Zumba classes
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    Stacey Gorham - Negotiator
    Stacey has been involved in property around Hertfordshire for the last 10 years, alongside raising her 9 year old son Charlie. Stacey is passionate about property and enjoys building strong relationships with her clients. Outside of work Stacey enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with family and friends.
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    36 High Street,
    Harpenden,
    AL5 2SX

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01582 934247  Local call rate

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    *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 John Curtis in assoc. with Hamptons, Harpenden on 01582 764471.