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Welcome to Proffitt & Holt
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    Proffitt & Holt Partnership is an award-winning, privately-owned family estate agency practice that specialises in the sale and letting of residential property in south west Hertfordshire.

    We have been at the forefront of the property market for over 75 years which has led us to be one of the leading, independent estate agencies in our area, with offices in Abbots Langley, Kings Langley and Watford. We believe this success lies in our dedicated, ongoing commitment to maintaining a level of customer satisfaction that is exceptional in our industry.

    We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide which has resulted in us being recognised by The ESTAS for the third year running for our outstanding customer service. Our accolades include 'Best in County' - Hertfordshire, 'Gold Winner' - South East, and the Peoples Awards.

    The ESTAS are the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. They determine the best property firms in the UK through research carried out amongst customers who are asked a series of questions about the service they received from their agent.

    We're also a company that operates to the highest of industry standards and are proud to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman Scheme. Our team of experts, with their professional, in-depth knowledge of the local market, work extremely hard to ensure they adhere to a strict code of conduct and are committed to best practice.

    If you would like to find out more about either letting or renting a property, please call the Abbots Langley office on 01923 271955.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Richard Holt FNAEA

    Managing Director





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Why choose Proffitt & Holt?
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    As a well established firm of over 75 years experience, we pride ourselves on the professional advice and service we offer. We are members of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, National Association of Estate Agents and exclusive members in each location of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents that links us to an international network of over 500 offices.

    Below are a just a few reasons as to why choose us:

    Dedicated lettings staff

    You will always be looked after by a lettings expert as our team only deals with that side of the business.

    Website/print marketing

    As well as our own website, we are on all of the leading UK property portals, such as Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation, giving you the best coverage possible. Traditional advertising can also be highly effective. To ensure the best possible market coverage, we'll also advertise your property in the local press. We also produce unique print publications, including our own in-house lifestyle magazine, that's circulated within the local community.

    A multi-office network

    All our computer-linked offices are superbly located at the heart of each town and village with LCD screens in each window to maximise publicity for your property.

    Our associated London office

    For many years now, buyers moving out of London have influenced the market in the Home Counties. With this in mind, we have an associated office in Park Lane, Mayfair, who will assist us in marketing your home.

    Tenants

    We have a large database of motivated tenants which is constantly updated to make sure we provide you with the best tenant possible.

    Experienced contractors and property managers

    If you wish to take advantage of our Fully Managed Service then you'll get a dedicated Property Manager to look after your property and a range of approved contractors to make sure you get the best service.

    Financial planning and tax

    We also work closely with the Mortgage Advice Bureau and have financial advisers based in our offices who are able to offer advice on buy-to-let mortgages, protection and property insurance - just ask for a copy of our booklet 'Tax Savings Tips for Landlords - A Buy to Let Tax Guide'

    Peace of mind

    We have a range of Rent & Guarantee policies to help you in the event that it doesn't all go as well as we'd hoped.


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    Landlord fee schedule

    Our services

    Let Only** 10% plus VAT of the annual rent (12% including VAT at 20%)

    Rent Collection** 12.5% of the annual rent (15% including VAT at 20%)

    Full Management** 15% plus VAT of the annual rent (18% including VAT at 20%)

    For tenancies extending or renewing beyond the original term, including periodic tenancies, Proffitt & Holt's commission fees will be charged at the above rates.

    ** For full details of the above services, please ask to view our terms of business.

    Tenancy agreement - no charge

    Registration and lodgement of the tenants security deposit -   £84.00 (including VAT at 20%)

    Additional services (if required)

    Inventory preparation and check-in - £134.40 to £240.00, depending on amount of bedrooms in a property and whether the property is furnished or unfurnished

    Energy Performance Certificate with a floor plan - £99.00 (including VAT at 20%)

    Legionella Risk Assessment  - £148.50 (including VAT at 20%)

    12 months' rent and legal protection - £192.00 (including VAT at 20%)

    12 months' gas certificate - £79.20 to £99.60 (including VAT at 20%) - the cost depends on the number of appliances to be tested

    Electrical portable appliance test - £126.00 (including VAT at 20%)

    End of tenancy

    Check-out fee - this is paid by the tenant

    Service of notices

    Serve Section 13 Notice  - £90.00 (including VAT at 20%)

    Serve Section 21 Notice£90.00 (including VAT at 20%)

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Some Of Your Questions Answered....
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    References

    References are taken up on all prospective tenants using an approved referencing company, in order to satisfy landlords that their property is likely to be well looked after and that the rent will be paid on time. Each prospective applicant is liable to pay an administration charge of £150 (includes VAT at 20%). The administration charge is non-refundable in the event that references prove unsatisfactory or the tenant withdraws the application before completion. If inconclusive information has been obtained on the prospective tenant it will be necessary to provide a guarantor to act as security for the term of the tenancy. Additional references for the guarantor will be charged at the same rate. The guarantor will need to be a UK resident and will have to provide similar references to those required for the proposed tenant. The references will be forwarded to our client (the landlord) for their approval. If the references are acceptable we will draw up the tenancy agreement. In other cases it may be appropriate to ask that all the rent is paid upfront in advance at the start of the tenancy.

    Deposit

    A deposit equivalent to one months rent plus £200, (the additional £200 is non refundable in the event of the tenant pulling out of the deal and is to be paid as a reservation fee at the time the reference payment is made) the deposit will be held in a client account with our management department as part of the tenancy deposit scheme, for the duration of the tenancy to offset any costs to remedy any breach of the tenancy agreement. The deposit can not be used as the last months rental payment.

    Tenancy agreements

    We have different forms of tenancy agreement, which specifically cater for both the landlord and tenants needs. It is important that you read your tenancy agreement carefully and make sure you understand all the clauses in it. Anything you do not understand can be explained by our Lettings Manager. Please note that unlike many of our competitors, we do not charge either tenant or landlord for tenancy agreements.

    Share of tenancy renewal

    A fee of £90 (includes VAT at 20%) is payable. We will discuss the length of the new term, draw up a new contract and ask you and the landlord to sign.

    Initial month's payment

    The first rental instalment plus deposit must be received in cleared funds before the date the tenancy commences.

    Inventory and check-out fees

    Before the tenancy commences an Inventory clerk will draw up an Inventory to provide a detailed schedule of condition of the property together with its contents. The Inventory is a form of protection against disagreements at the end of the tenancy. Preparation of the Inventory is charged to the landlord. There may be a check out fee payable by you depending on what arrangements the landlord makes.

    Tenant fee schedule

    To make things clearer for you, please find below a schedule outlining the costs involved:

    Pre-tenancy

    Non-refundable holding deposit* £200 per property

    Administration/referencing fee: £150 per applicant (includes VAT at £20%)

    Guarantor referencing (if required): £150 per guarantor (includes VAT at 20%)

    Tenancy agreement and administration: No charge

    Security deposit*: Equal to one month's rent, plus £200. For example, if the monthly rent is £1,000 pcm, the security deposit will be £1,200. The non-refundable holding deposit paid initially will form part of the security deposit.

    First month's rent: payable in advance of the tenancy start date.

    During your tenancy

    Share of tenancy renewal: £90 per tenancy (includes VAT at 20%)

    End of tenancy

    Check-out fee: £96 to £114 per tenancy (includes VAT at 20%). Inventory prices are based on the number of bedrooms in a property and the furnished or unfurnished status. Please ask for exact prices for a particular property.

    *The above listed figures are our standard fee and deposit amounts. On some properties our landlords may ask for a larger security deposit and/or for us to collect a larger holding deposit. If there is a specific property you are interested in, please ask us to confirm the figures for you.

    If there's anything else you would like to know, please contact us.

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Meet our team
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    People you can trust
    At the heart of our success are our people. With their honest, efficient and courteous approach, our dedicated team of local experts will guide and support you to ensure your experience of letting or renting a property is as stress-free as possible.
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    Russell Cairns
    Russell joined Proffitt & Holt in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in the lettings industry having worked for a number of prominent independent agents in the area. He now heads up our Property Management department at our Watford office, providing a comprehensive range of services, from tenant introduction right through to a full-management service offering.
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    Samantha Hazlett
    Samantha joined Proffitt & Holt in 2013 after a successful career in the hospitality and software industries. Along with Russell, she now manages the Property Management department at our Watford office. Their role is to guide our customers through the complexities of the lettings market to a successful tenancy, while minimising void periods.
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    Pat Hogan
    Mortgage Advice Bureau at Proffitt & Holt - Pat joined Proffitt & Holt in 2002 after 17 years in Financial Services working with FTSE 100 Banks and Life Insurance Companies. He has over £100,000,000 of lending under his belt and is Cemap qualified with experience in all sectors of financial planning, although he now specialises in the mortgage and protection market. Pat firmly believes in providing excellent customer service and considers the relationship with his clients to be the key to success, with many clients coming back to see him for advice when they are looking to move home. He is independent with access to the whole of the market, and as part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau Network which provides even greater backup and access to many specialist lending providers, it enables him to provide a 'one stop shop' service.
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    Mark Soanes, Branch Manager
    Mark joined Proffitt & Holt in 2011 as Branch Manager, having started his property career back in 1991 with a small firm of estate agents in Bedfordshire. After learning the trade he quickly moved through the ranks and spent twelve years with a large corporate agency based in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. He then decided he needed a new challenge and went on to successfully manage offices in both the highly desirable market towns of Harpenden and Berkhamsted. Mark grew up in Wokingham, Berkshire, is married and has a ten year old son called Harry. He has spent the majority of his working life as an estate agent and enjoys the buzz and excitement it can bring. Mark enjoys socialising with friends, playing golf, days out with his family and is a keen supporter of his local football club.
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    Mary Tonna, Senior Negotiator
    Mary grew up in west London and moved to Hertfordshire in 1985. Her first job was for Barclays, where she stayed for 11 years before leaving to have children. She decided after many years off that the tax man needed her, so got into estate agency 15 years ago and has been with Proffitt & Holt in the Abbots Langley office for almost 13 years. Her favourite aspect of estate agency is the variety of tasks and challenges, along with the satisfaction of seeing a sale go through with happy buyers and sellers. She loves Abbots Langley because it feels like a village, but has everything you need on your doorstep. The people are friendly and there is such a selection of properties, ranging from the very old to modern. In her spare time Mary likes to dance ( Ceroc), read and go for walks.
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    Ed Davies, Senior Negotiator
    Ed joined Proffitt & Holt in 2011 having started his career in estate agency at an independent estate agents in Watford. His passion for property emerged when he was hunting for his own place (that he now lives in with his girlfriend and two dogs). He felt that it was something he would really enjoy doing, so decided to take the plunge. He was previously a restaurant manager for four years and made the transition seamlessly due to his love for customer service. His favourite aspects of the job are working with a complete mix of people and the joy that they get from buying and selling, along with the genuine interest he has in different sorts of property. Ed has lived in the area his entire life and loves the village lifestyle in Kings and Abbots Langley and the fact that you are still so close to London. Outside of work most of Ed's interests lie in sports of different varieties; he's a keen footballer, a Watford FC supporter and has his own skydiving licence.
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    Wendy Russell, Negotiator
    Wendy joined Proffitt & Holt in 2011 and works as a part-time Negotiator at both the Abbots Langley and Watford offices. She has lived in Hertfordshire all her life and is a mum of three children. She has extensive experience in customer service and enjoys her role, particularly meeting prospective buyers and assisting in finding the right property for them.
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    Emma Kitchen, Administrator
    Emma joined Proffitt & Holt in June 2016 as an Administrator for Abbots Langley. She started working for an independent estate agent in Hertfordshire in 2014, having always had a keen interest in property through her parents being in the industry. Emma grew up in Rickmansworth and has moved back to the area after moving to Norwich to attend University and then spending time traveling and then living in Vancouver, Canada. Outside of work, Emma enjoys sport, both watching and playing, and spends a lot of time swimming and running, whilst balancing that out with a love of food and wine.
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

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

    Find us

    14 High Street,
    Abbots Langley,
    Hertfordshire,
    WD5 0AR

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01923 909047  Local call rate
    Letting: 01923 909111  Local call rate

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    • Introduction

      At Proffitt & Holt, we are extremely proud of the level of service we provide to all our clients, ensuring each receives the individual attention that they deserve. We are therefore always delighted when they write to us expressing their thanks. Listed below are a selection of comments from our clients.

    Testimonials from Landlords

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      happy to recommend them to any landlord

      I have had the pleasure of dealing with Proffitt & Holt for many years now with regards to five of our rental properties. In the beginning, I dealt with Russell, but now with John and a few times Samantha. I have always found them to be very professional with all aspects, and they have always found me great tenants. I can be tough and will not stand any nonsense, and expect people to be 'on the ball', and so far, they have always delivered. So, I would be happy to recommend them to any prospective landlord.

      Chris Voss

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      made letting my property totally hassle-free

      I would highly recommend Profffitt and Holt to rent or sell my property. They have been an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing but professional and made letting my property totally hassle-free compared to my previous "not so great" experiences with other estate agents. The staff in the Abbots Langley branch were so so lovely, especially John Armstrong, who dealt with me throughout the 3 years of letting my property. Many thanks."

      Ciara Gillen

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      a great service from you and the team

      It only seems like yesterday that we headed off to Africa and left our house in your capable hands. 13 years later, no rental voids, no troublesome tenants and a great service from you and the team.

      Mike Horwood

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      a massive thanks for all your hard work

      A massive thanks for all your hard work...can't tell you how happy I am."

    Testimonials from Tenants

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      your staff are amazing
      Recently my husband and I rented a flat from you and we were absolutely delighted with your service, in particularly the helpfulness of Nick and Lucy. Nick is very sharp and intelligent, what a great person he is. Lucy is so helpful and dedicated. Your staff are amazing. Thank you so much.
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      What can I say... I love my new flat!! Take care and once again, thank you so much for all your help."

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      thanks to P&H for making this happen

      Lucy, thank you so much for getting this all sorted for me and please pass on my thanks to Nick and John.

      When I called Nick the day before I went skiing, with the other property having fallen through, I was in no mans land so major thanks to P & H for making this happen.

      Stuart

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      Proffitt & Holt Partnership is an award-winning, privately-owned family estate agency practice that specialises in the sale and letting of residential property in south west Hertfordshire.

      We have been at the forefront of the property market for over 75 years which has led us to be one of the leading, independent estate agencies in our area, with offices in Abbots Langley, Kings Langley and Watford. We believe this success lies in our dedicated, on-going commitment to maintaining a level of customer satisfaction that is exceptional in our industry.

      We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide which has resulted in us being recognised by The ESTAS for the third year running for our outstanding customer service. Our accolades include 'Best in County' - Hertfordshire, 'Gold Winner' - South East, and the Peoples Awards. 

      The ESTAS are the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. They determine the best property firms in the UK through research carried out amongst customers who are asked a series of questions about the service they received from their agent.

      We're also a company that operates to the highest of industry standards and are proud to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman Scheme. Our team of experts, with their professional, in-depth knowledge of the local market, work extremely hard to ensure they adhere to a strict code of conduct and are committed to best practice.

      As independent Estate Agents, we're experts in your local area and are an integral part of the communities we serve. We're best placed to provide you with accurate valuations and notify you of specific market trends affecting local property prices and sales.

      If you would like to know the value of your property, please call the Abbots Langley office on 01923 270444.

      We look forward to hearing from you.


      Richard Holt FNAEA

      Managing Director

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      A professional approach to selling your home
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      Selling your home successfully is more than just floor
      plans and the right price; it's about choosing a local, independent estate agent who has a detailed understanding of the market place your property sits in and the expertise to market it effectively.

      We take great pride in selling people's homes and our focus is on providing the highest levels of service to ensure the sale of your property is as stress-free as possible. We do this by taking the time to understand your requirements and then work with you to help you achieve them.

      Being independently-owned, with over  75 years' expertise in the property market, means we know what makes the local housing stock appealing; it might be architectural detail, proximity to transport links, off-street parking or the school catchment.

      To identify potential purchasers, we're able to draw on an extensive local database of over 10,000 applicants. We also have access to regional, national and international buyers through our network of 750 professional Estate Agents and our associated London office in Mayfair.

      Buyers are matched to properties  instantly and communicated to by text,  email and telephone to book a viewing.  Combined with our suite of both  offline and online marketing tools for  maximum exposure of your property,  means everything we do is designed to  help you achieve a successful outcome.

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    Buying a property
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      At Proffitt & Holt, we totally understand how stressful buying a new property can be. We also recognise that it is probably the most important and expensive transaction you're ever likely to undergo.

      We're here to help you every step of the way, making sure your journey to buying your property is as stress-free as possible. So, to enable you to unravel the complexities of this process, we've set out below a brief overview of the various procedures involved.

      Registration: The first requirement is for you to register your details and property specifications at our Abbots Langley branch. Our database features hundreds of properties and we're sure that with our local knowledge and expertise, we'll be able to find you a property to suit your needs, be it a straightforward move or a 'Buy to Let' investment.

      Viewing: Our offices are open Monday - Friday 9am until 5.30pm and on Saturday from 9am until 5pm to arrange those all-important viewings of your selected properties.

      Mortgage: Through our partnership with the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), we can provide you with a premier mortgage service where our expert advisers can offer you a range of exclusive deals you won't find anywhere else on the high street.

      Making your offer: Once you have located your ideal property, your offer will be submitted by us to the vendor for their consideration.

      Accepted offer/instructing solicitors: Through our award-winning conveyancing partner, Premier Property Lawyers, we can make sure that all of the legalities of your property transaction are covered, helping your sale move forward as efficiently and stress-free as possible.

      Survey: The next step is to obtain the mortgage valuation, as required by law. This will be conducted by a Chartered Surveyor acting for your lender. The report is to provide a valuation to determine whether the amount to be loaned is secure and also deals with the basic condition of the property.

      Searches: These are conducted by the buyer's solicitor who submits a local authority search to the local borough council. Its purpose is to ascertain if there is any planning consent previously granted on the property or if there are any other local issues which may have an impact on the purchase.

      Draft contracts: The draft contract is drawn up by the seller's solicitor and is forwarded to the buyer's solicitor for consideration.

      Mortgage offer: The lender is now in possession of the mortgage valuation survey and, subject to the findings of this report, receipt/approval of the mortgage application and provided all references and checks have been conducted satisfactorily, the lender will send a formal mortgage offer to the buyer and their solicitor. The document is then signed and returned and funds requested by the buyer's solicitor.

      Exchange of contracts: Once the contract has been signed by both parties, a deposit (normally a small percentage of the purchase price) is paid by either bank transfer or banker's draft. At this stage, the parties agree on a date for completion.

      Completion: Completion usually follows a few days or weeks after exchange of contracts. The balance of the purchase price is transferred by the buyer's solicitor to the seller's solicitor and the keys released. 

      Congratulations, you are now the owner of your new home!

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      Our Land and New Homes division provides specialist industry advice on all development-related matters, from land acquisition to accurate, impartial market research and guidance, backed up by an unrivalled marketing proposition.

      Our dedicated team of experts can assist with the development of a broad spectrum of opportunities, including Brownfield land for multiple housing schemes, apartment blocks and single/double plots in rear gardens. From the initial identification, planning and legal stages, through to the marketing of land for sale, we can offer advice every step of the way.

      We work very closely with new home developers in the area, such as Kebble Homes, Cairnpark Properties, E J Waterhouse, Nicholas King Homes and Charles Church. Our local knowledge means we're able to create tailor-made packages to market a single property or a large development proactively and advise on how to obtain the best returns.

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      Mortgages* are changing daily, as is the criteria lenders use to determine how much they will lend and to whom. Keeping on top of these constant changes is a key part of what our advisers do, ensuring that you benefit from the competition between lenders, by securing the most suitable deal for you.

      Through our partnership with the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), we can provide you with a premier mortgage service where our expert advisers will take care of everything for you. This involves:

      • Having access to over 11,000 mortgages from over 90 lenders across the UK.

      • Offering a range of exclusives deals you won't find anywhere else on the High Street.

      • Advising on which mortgage to choose.

      • Providing advice on how best to protect your home, family and income should the unexpected happen, giving you complete peace of mind.

      *Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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      Through our award-winning conveyancing partner, Premier Property Lawyers*, we can make sure that all of the legalities of your property transaction are covered, helping your sale move forward as efficiently and stress-free as possible.

      Our enhanced conveyancing service provides you with access to an online case management service, eWay, which allows you to view the status of your case at a time to suit you. All documents can be reviewed and the majority of paperwork can be completed online, saving time, postal costs and delays. Also provided is a personal conveyancer who will manage your case from instruction through to completion.

      *Premier Property Lawyers is regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of My Home Move Ltd.

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    Meet our team
    • Introduction

      People you can trust
      At the heart of our success are our people. With their honest, efficient and courteous approach, our dedicated team of local experts will guide and support you to ensure your experience of selling or buying a property is as stress-free as possible.
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      Mark Soanes, Branch Manager
      Mark started his property career back in 1991 with a small firm of estate agents in Bedfordshire. After learning the trade he quickly moved through the ranks and spent twelve years with a large corporate agency based in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. He then decided he needed a new challenge and went on to successfully manage offices in both the highly desirable market towns of Harpenden and Berkhamsted. In 2011, Mark joined Proffitt & Holt as Branch Manager of the Abbots Langley office where, under his leadership, they became market leaders in the village once again. Mark grew up in Wokingham, Berkshire, is married and has a ten year old son called Harry. He has spent the majority of his working life as an estate agent and enjoys the buzz and excitement it can bring. Mark enjoys socialising with friends, playing golf, days out with his family and is a keen supporter of his local football club.
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      Mary Tonna, Senior Negotiator
      Mary Mary grew up in west London and moved to Hertfordshire in 1985. Her first job was for Barclays, where she stayed for 11 years before leaving to have children. She decided after many years off that the tax man needed her, so got into estate agency 15 years ago and has been with Proffitt & Holt in the Abbots Langley office for almost 13 years. Her favourite aspect of estate agency is the variety of tasks and challenges, along with the satisfaction of seeing a sale go through with happy buyers and sellers. She loves Abbots Langley because it feels like a village, but has everything you need on your doorstep. The people are friendly and there is such a selection of properties, ranging from the very old to modern. In her spare time Mary likes to dance ( Ceroc), read and go for walks.
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      Ed Davies, Senior Negotiator
      Ed started his career in estate agency at an independent estate agents in Watford before moving to Proffitt and Holt to join the Abbots Langley team in 2011. His passion for property emerged when he was hunting for his own place (that he now lives in with his girlfriend and two dogs). He felt that it was something he would really enjoy doing, so decided to take the plunge. He was previously a restaurant manager for four  years and made the transition seamlessly due to his love for customer service. His favourite aspects of the job are working with a complete mix of people and the joy that they get from buying and selling, along with the genuine interest he has in different sorts of property. Ed has lived in the area his entire life and loves the village lifestyle in Kings and Abbots Langley, yet you are so close to London. Outside of work most of Ed's interests lie in sports of different varieties, he's a keen footballer and Watford FC supporter and has his own skydiving licence.
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      Wendy Russell, Sales Negotiator
      Wendy has been with Proffitt & Holt since 2011 and works as a part-time Sales Negotiator at both the Abbots Langley & Watford offices. She has lived in Hertfordshire all her life and is a mum of three children. She has extensive experience in customer service and enjoys her role with Proffitt & Holt, particularly meeting prospective buyers and assisting in finding the right property for them
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      Pat Hogan, Financial Advisor

      Pat joined P&H in 2002 after 17 years in Financial Services working with FTSE 100 Banks and Life Insurance Companies. He has over £100,000,000 of lending under his belt and is Cemap qualified with experience in all sectors of financial planning although he now specialises in the mortgage and protection market. Pat firmly believes in providing excellent customer service and considers the relationship with his clients to be the key to success with many clients coming back to see him for advice when they are looking to move home. He is Independent with access to the whole of market and as part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau Network which provides even greater back up and access to many specialist lending providers allowing him to provide a 'one stop shop' service. His claim to fame is that Sir Steve Redgrave was one of his clients. Pat has lived in Abbots Langley for over 20 years, is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing squash and some running, having successfully, albeit slowly, completed two London Marathons and nine Great North runs.

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      Amanda Osborne - Sales Progressor
      Amanda joined P&H in 2014 and we are delighted to have her as part of our team as she brings with her a wealth of experience in the property industry having worked as a solicitor specialising in property law, initially in the commercial field and more recently residential property. She has a 2/1 honours degree in Law from Nottingham University and worked for a large commercial solicitors practice in Leeds prior to working in Watford. Amanda lives locally in Bovingdon and works as a Sales Progressor for all three offices where she helps to ease the progress of the sales, from offer to completion. She is married with a daughter and enjoys skiing, gardening and walking and is currently trying to improve her French!
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      Clare Foley - Sales Progressor
      Clare lives locally in Chipperfield with her family and joined Proffitt & Holt 2014 as a viewing assistant. Her role has now changed into a Sales Progressor for all three offices where she helps to ease the progress of the sales, from offer to completion.
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      Emma Kitchen - Administrator

      Emma joined Proffitt & Holt in June 2016 as an Administrator for Abbots Langley. She started working for an independent estate agent in Hertfordshire in 2014, having always had a keen interest in property through her parents being in the industry. Emma grew up in Rickmansworth and has moved back to the area after moving to Norwich to attend University and then spending time traveling and then living in Vancouver, Canada. Outside of work, Emma enjoys sport, both watching and playing, and spends a lot of time swimming and running, whilst balancing that out with a love of food and wine.
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      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      14 High Street,
      Abbots Langley,
      Hertfordshire,
      WD5 0AR

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01923 909047  Local call rate
      Letting: 01923 909111  Local call rate

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        At Proffitt & Holt, we are extremely proud of the level of service we provide to all our clients, ensuring each recieves the individual attention that they deserve. We are therefore always delighted when they write to us expressing their thanks. Listed below are a selection of comments from our clients.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Great service from day one

        Thank you so much for everything and may I extend my thanks to the team also. Great service from day one and I am very happy.

        Tracey

      • Seller Testimonial

        excellent knowledge of the local market.
        Mark and Mary were just fabulous throughout the sale of our home; they clearly have excellent knowledge of the local market and gave consistent reliable advice.
      • Seller Testimonial

        courteous and professional 
        Everyone we dealt with at Proffitt's was courteous, professional and great to work with. Mark, Ed and Mary were all exceptional.
      • Seller Testimonial

        recommend them to anyone
        I would have no hesitation in selling a property through P&H again and would recommend them to anyone thinking of doing the same
      • Seller Testimonial

        nothing was ever too much trouble
        Mary from Proffitt dealt with the sale of my flat. She kept me regularly informed and nothing was ever too much trouble
      • Seller Testimonial

        Always ready to help
        A good friendly local company that deliver an above average service in most areas. Always ready to help and follow instructions from their customers
      • Seller Testimonial

        Great service received from Proffit and Holt
        Great service received from Proffitt and Holt
      • Seller Testimonial

        kept us well informed 
        Mark Soanes provided an excellent sales service, ably supported by Ed who kept us well informed through each step of the process.
      • Seller Testimonial

        The valuation was key and spot on
        A very friendly and professional service from start to finish. Our house move was the smoothest I have experienced. The valuation was key and spot on from Mark Soanes and Mary Tonna liaised with all parties and kept me updated - an excellent service!
      • Seller Testimonial

        excellent service from start to finish
        Mark and Mary offered us an excellent service from start to finish, they were completely reliable and communicated with us effectively and regularly by phone, email and in person.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Mark and all staff very helpful
        Mark and all staff very helpful. Our property sold very quickly. No board or advert in the paper. They seemed to have someone already interested.
      • Seller Testimonial

        P&H are always polite and helpful
        P&H are always polite and helpful and I would have no hesitation selling my property through them again.
      • Seller Testimonial

        moved mountains to move the sale on
        Proffitt and Holt was absolutely excellent and went the extra mile always. He made sure we were always on track even organizing things for us that were probably outside of his remit. He moved mountains to move the sale on. The P&H team was fab.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Brilliant
        All the staff at P&H worked together as a team at all times and all knew what was going on with my property at every stage. Brilliant.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Very polite and professional
        Mark and the team at Proffitt & Holt have been excellent throughout the whole of the moving process. Very polite and professional. A*****
      • Seller Testimonial

        great service and attention to detail
        Brilliant estate agents, great service and attention to detail outstanding
      • Seller Testimonial

        incredible level of customer service
        I owe P&H a huge debt of thanks for their incredible level of customer service. Amazing team. Fantastic results.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Ed, Mary and Mark were all excellent.
        Proffitt and Holt made the whole house move process as smooth as it could be; Ed, Mary and Mark were all excellent.
      • Seller Testimonial

        She went above and beyond the call of duty.

        Despite some incredibly complex circumstances with multiple parties in a convoluted chain, Amanda was at all times professional, courteous and diplomatic. Her communications were clear and frequent and at all times I felt that I was in the loop and knew as much as she did. It was an incredibly frustrating situation from start to finish, but I thought Amanda did a remarkable job in managing some very difficult personalities, as I'm not sure that I would have been able to keep such a level head.

        She went above and beyond the call of duty and I would often receive communications outside of working hours, showing her dedication to make sure that information was being passed along. "In a nutshell, she was great and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and Proffitt and Holt's services based on the experience and client handling I have just received. She did a fantastic job and I thought it would be nice to let you know.

        Victoria Reeve

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        She kept me informed of available houses
        First time of buying a house was very easy with the help of my estate agent Mary Tonna. She kept me informed of available houses on the market and she seemed to know exactly what I wanted and for that I am extremely grateful.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        smoothest home-buying we've experienced
        The smoothest home-buying we've experienced, and the best estate agents we've ever dealt with - polite, knowledgeable, prompt. Ed Davies was a marvel!
      • Buyer Testimonial

        always on hand to offer advice
        Ed Davies was a pleasure to deal with, he made the transaction smooth and was always on hand to offer advice or answer questions. The firm should be proud to have him as a member. Thanks again.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        absolute star!
        Mary at Proffit and Holt Abbots Langley is an absolute star! I don't know what I would have done without her!
      • Buyer Testimonial

        excellent job
        Mary did an excellent job, couldn't recommend more!
      • Buyer Testimonial

        We were particularly impressed and grateful
        We were particularly impressed by and grateful to Ed Davies for helping us find our property and dealing with problems that arose. We were also grateful for the mortgage advice from Pat Hogan received through P&H.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        The communication was always good
        The communication was always good and Mary was particularly on the ball throughout the process. Many thanks to all the staff.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        helpful & knowledgeable
        Throughout the process we have been very impressed with the professional, friendly service. Every member of the team helpful & knowledgeable 
      • Buyer Testimonial

        great service and attention to detail
        Brilliant estate agents, great service and attention to detail outstanding
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      Welcome to Proffitt & Holt Partnership, Abbots Langley

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        Proffitt & Holt Partnership is an independently owned estate agency practice based in south west Hertfordshire with offices in Abbots Langley, Berkhamsted, Kings Langley, Watford. The firm was founded in 1939 and has established a reputation as one of the most experienced and innovative estate agencies in the area.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      14 High Street,
      Abbots Langley,
      Hertfordshire,
      WD5 0AR

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01923 909047  Local call rate
      Letting: 01923 909111  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 Proffitt & Holt Partnership, Abbots Langley. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Proffitt & Holt Partnership, Abbots Langley. 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 Proffitt & Holt Partnership, Abbots Langley. 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 Proffitt & Holt Partnership, Abbots Langley on 01923 270444.


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