Welcome to Linay & Shipp
Linay and Shipp are an independent local firm of Estate Agents with nearly 65 years of experience in the Orpington area. Established in 1944 we have built up a strong reputation for professionalism and excellence.
Over the years we have dealt with every size and shape of property in the district and can boast unrivalled knowledge of the local area. Today we aim to use our expertise to help you either sell your home or to find the perfect place to live.
• Regional winner 2006 estate agent of the year silver award
• Top 10 award winner 2008
• Orpington’s most experienced Estate Agents
• Free marketing advice and valuations
• Friendly team available to discuss your property needs
• Qualified Independent Financial Advisers
If you require any further information please contact us by e-mail or telephone and we will be more than happy to help.
Our Senior Partner, Andrew L Miller, has been with Linay and Shipp since 1968, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1972. Over the years Andrew has had experience in handling all sorts of residential property in the area, including many of the local new housing developments. As a senior partner in a firm of independent estate agents Andrew has always maintained a very prominent role in the firm and prides himself on his commitment in assisting both vendors and purchasers.
He feels that his experience of valuing is essential in helping vendors achieve the best possible price for their property. This coupled with our pro-active marketing policies together with close attention to the chain of sales helps to achieve a speedy exchange of contracts and is very much appreciated by all our clients. Andrew is one of the few qualified Chartered Surveyors still actively and fully involved in the day to day running of a successful estate agency practice, and feels this gives him an edge over his competitors.
David Robins, our other Partner, is a very important member of our team. David has been valuing and selling properties in the local area for the last twenty years and his flair for all aspects of the estate agency business has been very much appreciated during his time with us. David feels that understanding the clients’ need is essential when valuing property and that by taking into account the required timescale the best possible price can be achieved.
David is also a successful fully qualified Financial Consultant and as such is uniquely able to discuss, in confidence, all aspects of vendors and purchasers finances. Many of our clients have welcomed his practical and well thought out advice. If you require a valuation of your home, or just need to find out how much you can afford, then David would welcome a call from you.
Debbie Bowen is integral to the success of our business having joined us straight from school over 20 years ago. She has developed into a most effective Negotiator, and is at the heart of the office on a day-today basis. Our vendors and purchasers like her wealth of knowledge and attention to detail and Debbie is always available to discuss the progress of their sales with them.
Debbie has a particularly good rapport with all our local solicitors and as such is able to keep fully updated of the progress of our sales. Previous clients are often amazed when they pop in to see us after several years that Debbie not only recognizes them but also remembers their name. If you want to be treated as someone special when buying or selling a property, speak to Debbie.
Ann Gaston has been working at Linay and Shipp for 22 years. Although employed as our Secretary she has over time become involved with all aspects of the estate agency business and is an important member of our sales team. Ann is very experienced when dealing with our clients and her relaxed personal approach is always appreciated.
Ann has lived in Orpington for nearly 30 years and is an expert on the area. More recently Ann has been involved in the introduction of our new technology and was instrumental in developing our Website. If you need to speak to Ann she is always available or send her an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.