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    We don't charge any landlord set up fees!!
    Sears & Co don't charge landlord set up fees on our fully managed or part managed services. We also include third party inventory, check in and check out appointments as standard along with a rent guarantee policy on all new tenancies.
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    LANDLORDS!! We need your property to rent.
    Demand for good quality rental properties is high throughout all areas of Hemel Hempstead and we urgently need more properties to meet demand from waiting tenants.
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    Just need us to find you a tenant?
    We also offer a range of services for landlords looking for 'let only' fees start from as low as 50% of the first months rent plus vat.
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Introducing our experienced local team.
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    Richard Sears MNAEA - Company Director
    Richard grew up in Hemel Hempstead and now lives in Gadebridge. Richard has worked in estate agency locally for the past 12 years. He founded Sears & Co and works in the business 7 days a week carrying out valuations, viewings and generally ensuring its smooth running. Richard has an incredible passion for property and marketing ensuring Sears & Co consistently stay one step ahead of the competition. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, is a keen golfer with a current handicap of 10 (just about) and is a long suffering Ipswich Town fan.
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    Stacey Gorham - Sales Manager
    Stacey, also born and raised in Hemel Hempstead has been working in local estate agency for just over 5 years and as such is experienced in all areas of selling property. Her role within the business is carrying out viewings and valuations alongside negotiating offers and dealing with buyers and sellers. Stacey has a very approachable manner and is most accomplished dealing with some of our more delicate transactions. Outside the office Stacey is a keen tennis player and enjoys nothing more than a competitive game when the opportunity arises around looking after her son. (Charlie aged 9)
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    Sue Ferguson - Sales Support & Administration
    Sue has spent the last 30 years in Hemel Hempstead and as such knows it like the back of her hand. She has witnessed some of the miraculous changes in the local area during this time and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the town with our buyers and sellers. Sue has been with Sears & Co since the beginning and her role within the company is booking appointments and handling queries coming into the office alongside generally supporting the sales team. Outside of work Sue enjoys the theatre, spending time with her grandchildren and is partial to a spot of afternoon tea.
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    Ruth Tomlin - Sales Progression
    Ruth of course also lives in Hemel Hempstead and has done for a number of years. Like Sue, Ruth has also been with Sears & Co since the beginning, her role in the company is to ensure once a sale has been agreed it progresses through to completion. This includes liaising with buyers,sellers and solicitors to maintain communication throughout all our transactions. When out of the office Ruth prefers nothing more than a 'proper' cup of coffee and spending time with her family and young daughter (Evie aged 4)
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    Katherine Woodley - Sales & Lettings Support
    Katherine is the newest member of the Sears & Co team joining us in early 2017. Katherine also lives locally and her two children attend one of the local primary schools. Katherine is responsible for manning the office here in the Old Town and carrying out new tenancy set ups.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

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

    Find us

    35 High Street,
    Hemel Hempstead,
    HP1 3AA

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01442 738104  Local call rate
    Letting: 01442 738105  Local call rate

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    See what our clients have to say..
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      Reputation is everything..
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      Sears & Co appreciate that sometimes choosing the right letting agent can be a bit of a 'minefield' below are some testimonials from current clients that will hopefully give you a feel for how we carry out our business. If you are thinking of letting your property we would love to hear from you. Contact Richard Sears directly on Richard@searsandco.co.uk or 01442 254100.

    Testimonials from Landlords

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      we have been able to maximise our rental income.
      We have used Richard Sears of Sears & Co Estate and Letting Agents to find tenants for a number of our flats. He has always been very helpful, knowledgeable of the local market and responsive to our needs. He has always found and reference-checked suitable tenants quickly and efficiently and, with his advice, we have been able to maximise our rental income.
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      honest no waffle approach.
      I met Richard and Stacey through the purchase of a rental property and was immediately impressed with their honest no waffle approach. They had it let out within a week and were the most helpful estate agents I have ever met. The overall service from Sears and Co is a ten for me and I would thoroughly recommend their services.
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      The property is now let and I'm very happy
      This was the first property I have ever put on the market to let out. Having seen an impressive advert in the local paper I decided to give Sears and Co a call. I spoke with a guy called Richard who was very professional and soon came round to take and pictures of the property inside and out. The advert soon went live on a number of well know websites and before long the first people were at the door for a viewing! The property is now let and I'm very happy. I strongly recommend Sears and
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      Excellent communication, always keeping me updated
      I am a first time landlord and I was very weary about who to choose due to bad experiences previously. I found Sears and Co via a search engine and as they were an independent business I thought I'd give them a go. Their fees are realistic and good value for the service provided. Richard helped me at the speed that I was happy with and we had a tenant in within 2 weeks of first contact. Excellent communication, always keeping me updated of what's happening and I'm so pleased with the service I have received and I've recommended them to friends and family already.
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      I will no doubt be using them in the furture.
      This company was recommended to me via a friend as they had recieved and excellent service. From the very start I was impressed by Richard's standards & friendliness. I found all staff to be very professional towards me but most of the communication between landlord & agent was fantastic, always kept in the loop. I will no doubt be using them in the furture whether that's for letting or selling and would highly recommend them myself.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead on 01442 254100.


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    Our new online sales service is now available!
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      Sears & Co are delighted to be the first independent agent in Hemel Hempstead to offer an online sales service.

      Would you like to save some money on commission? With our online model you can pay just £995 to sell your home with no commission on completion.

      So whats included?

      A member of the Sears & Co team will visit your property to provide you with valuation and discuss the local market conditions.

      We will set your property adverts up in exactly the same fashion as our traditional service with photos, 3D floorplans & descriptions.

      Your property will then be uploaded to the many websites we advertise on as well as being showcased in our shop window. You can also have a 'for sale' sign if you wish.

      We will organise and schedule viewings, these will then be conducted directly by the seller. Once an offer is made we will negotiate directly with the buyer on your behalf.

      Once an offer has been accepted we will send a memorandum of sale to both solicitors, the buyer and the seller. The solicitors will then push the sale through to completion.

      Unlike some of our 'online only' competitors, Sears & Co still offer a full traditional estate agency service. If you sign up for our new service and decide you would prefer to switch to our traditional service you can do this at any time. We will even refund the £995 from your final bill on completion.

      Would you like to know more? Please get in touch we would love to hear from you.
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      Sears & Company are a modern, contemporary, independent estate and lettings agency based in the heart of Hemel Hempstead's historic Old Town. We offer not only a service superior to our competitors but also a fresh and exciting brand of advertising that will help potential vendors and landlords achieve maximum value for their properties and create a lasting professional relationship in the local area for years to come.
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      Founded by company director Richard Sears MNAEA born and raised in Hemel and has been selling and letting property in the town for the past 12 years. The name 'Sears' has been associated with property in Hemel Hempstead for over 50 years and it is this family heritage combined with our bespoke and current marketing package that make Sears & Co second to none for anyone looking to carry out property business in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas.
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      We offer a bespoke, '7 days a week' service maximizing exposure for the properties we handle. Unlike other agencies 100% of our viewing appointments are accompanied by full time staff with a minimum of 5 years local agency experience, ensuring your home is shown to its full potential. Our properties are advertised on major web portals, local and national press alongside glossy magazine publications such as 'Exclusive Berkhamsted & St Albans' and 'Finest Golf'. All our adverts include 3D floorplans, stunning photography and glossy brochure production at no extra cost to our sellers. 
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      If you are thinking of selling or letting a property now or in the future why not get in touch and one of our trained NAEA (national association of estate agents) members would be happy to offer free, impartial and without obligation advice relating to the sale or letting of your property.


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    Marketing is what we do best....
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      Sears & Co blend traditional 'Old Town' values with up to date marketing techniques such as 3D interactive floorplans, the most advanced photography and satellite mapping alongside various other advertising mediums to showcase your home.

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      As a vendor or landlord you can expect your property to be featured in a host of both local and national publications to include the Herald Express & Gazette to finest golf and exclusive lifestyle magazines with a distribution in excess of 80,000 copies per month throughout London & the Home Counties.

      With 80% of our new buyer enquiries coming from websites and property portals its now essential as an estate agency not just to be 'on' the right sites but also to ensure your adverts are of an excellent calibre. You will see all our property listings benefit from Rightmove premium advertising increasing their presence and exposure to the audience browsing at home. 
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      Sell with our new online service for just £995.
      Sears & Co are delighted to be the first independent agent in Hemel Hempstead to offer an online sales service. 

      Would you like to save some money on commission? With our online model you can pay just £995 to sell your home with no commission on completion. 

      So whats included?

      A member of the Sears & Co team will visit your property to provide you with valuation and discuss the local market conditions. 

      We will set your property adverts up in exactly the same fashion as our traditional service with photos, 3D floorplans & descriptions. 

      Your property will then be uploaded to the many websites we advertise on as well as being showcased in our shop window. You can also have a 'for sale' sign if you wish. 

      We will organise and schedule viewings, these will then be conducted directly by the seller. Once an offer is made we will negotiate directly with the buyer on your behalf. 

      Once an offer has been accepted we will send a memorandum of sale to both solicitors, the buyer and the seller. The solicitors will then push the sale through to completion. 

      Unlike some of our 'online only' competitors, Sears & Co still offer a full traditional estate agency service. If you sign up for our new service and decide you would prefer to switch to our traditional service you can do this at any time. We will even refund the £995 from your final bill on completion. 

      Would you like to know more? Please get in touch we would love to hear from you. 
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      Sears & Co fine homes
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      Our fine homes department specialises in the sale of country and executive homes in Hemel Hempstead & the surrounding towns & villages. We have the facility to offer 'aerial video' ideal for showcasing properties with substantial grounds or extended accommodation not visible from the front aspect. Alongside this our 'fine homes' department can also offer scale floorplans showing external dimensions and plot layouts for larger estates. Richard Sears personally handles every aspect of our fine homes sales & lets and can be contacted at Richard@searsandco.co.uk or 01442 254100.
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      Property Viewings
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      100% of our sales viewings are accompanied by staff members with a minimum 5 years local agency experience and our fine homes viewings are only accompanied by Richard Sears. Unlike other agencies we don't believe part time or weekend staff are equipped with the skill set to negotiate the right price for your home.
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      Free Valuations
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      If you are considering a sale in the coming months we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your convenience, in confidence and without obligation so please do get in touch. 
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    Looking for a property?
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      Viewings
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      Sears & Co appreciate that our buyers generally have busy lives, this is one of the reasons why we make ourselves available 7 days a week and offer evening viewings to ensure every opportunity is available for you to see the properties we market.

      All our viewings are accompanied by a member of staff with a minimum of 5 years local estate agency experience. This is crucial because we know our market, so if you have questions about local schools, restaurants or even what sports club to join we are on hand to answer any queries you may have.
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      Our shop front offices are based in the very heart of Hemel Hempstead's historic Old Town. Why not drop by and collect a glossy brochure for any properties you may be interested in or speak to one our experienced consultants regarding any property requirements you may have. 
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      Mortgage & Solicitors
      It is crucial when searching for the right property you have taken some advice from a mortgage advisor to gather a clear understanding of how much you can spend. Sears & Co would be happy to provide a referral for this service so please contact us on 01442 254100 for more information.

      Once you have a agreed to purchase a property you will also need a solicitor to carry out the legal work for you. We work with a number of local and national solicitors and would be happy to match you to a suitable solicitor.
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    Introducing our experienced local team.
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      Richard Sears MNAEA - Company Director
      Richard grew up in Hemel Hempstead and now lives in Gadebridge. Richard has worked in estate agency locally for the past 12 years. He founded Sears & Co and works in the business 7 days a week carrying out valuations, viewings and generally ensuring its smooth running. Richard has an incredible passion for property and marketing ensuring Sears & Co consistently stay one step ahead of the competition. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, is a keen golfer with a current handicap of 10 (just about) and is a long suffering Ipswich Town fan. 
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      Stacey Gorham - Sales Manager
      Stacey, also born and raised in Hemel Hempstead has been working in local estate agency for just over 5 years and as such is experienced in all areas of selling property. Her role within the business is carrying out viewings and valuations alongside negotiating offers and dealing with buyers and sellers. Stacey has a very approachable manner and is most accomplished dealing with some of our more delicate transactions. Outside the office Stacey is a keen tennis player and enjoys nothing more than a competitive game when the opportunity arises around looking after her son. (Charlie aged 8)
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      Sue Ferguson - Sales Support & Administration
      Sue has spent the last 30 years in Hemel Hempstead and as such knows it like the back of her hand. She has witnessed some of the miraculous changes in the local area during this time and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the town with our buyers and sellers. Sue has been with Sears & Co since the beginning and her role within the company is booking appointments and handling queries coming into the office alongside generally supporting the sales team. Outside of work Sue enjoys the theatre, spending time with her grandchildren and is partial to a spot of afternoon tea. 
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      Ruth Tomlin - Sales Progression
      Ruth of course also lives in Hemel Hempstead and has done for a number of years. Like Sue, Ruth has also been with Sears & Co since the beginning, her role in the company is to ensure once a sale has been agreed it progresses through to completion. This includes liaising with buyers,sellers and solicitors to maintain communication throughout all our transactions. When out of the office Ruth prefers nothing more than a 'proper' cup of coffee and spending time with her family and young daughter (Evie aged 4)
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      Katherine Woodley - Sales & Lettings Support
      Katherine is the newest member of the Sears & Co team joining us in early 2017. Katherine also lives locally and her two children attend one of the local primary schools. Katherine is responsible for manning the office here in the Old Town and carrying out new tenancy set ups.
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

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

      Find us

      35 High Street,
      Hemel Hempstead,
      HP1 3AA

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01442 738104  Local call rate
      Letting: 01442 738105  Local call rate

      Email us

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      Our service is what sets us apart. 
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        Sears & Co firmly believe that service is paramount when selling what is likely to be your largest asset. As a vendor you want to be confident your agent is capable of handling any eventuality that may arise during the process. Below are just a few of the kind words offered from clients we have sold properties for. Considering a sale contact Richard Sears directly on Richard@searsandco.co.uk or 01442 254100.

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        incredibly pro-active
        If all Estate Agents were like Richard they would have a very good reputation! He gave us an incredible service and fantastic (& accurate) advice through the whole buying and selling process. I always felt he was in 'our corner' and did all that he could to ensure our sale went well. He was incredibly pro-active when communication from others in the chain was not always what it could (or should) have been. I recommend him without any reservations!
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        Faultless, genuine & enthusiastic service
        Faultless, genuine and enthusiastic service. Excellent photography and sales brochure. Marketed and sold the property in days. Richard even organised a removal firm when ours became overbooked. We cannot say enough about Richard and his teams energy and effort. A wonderful experience during what can be a stressful time. Add to this very competitive pricing and Sears appear to have the complete package.
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        not your typical estate agent!
        Richard and his team are attentive, professional and were an absolute pleasure to deal with, with a very down-to-earth approach. Richard kept things running smoothly every step of the way, he had a always available attitude and his communication was second-to-none. Richard's level of service and professionalism was amazing and he genuinely was a all round lovely person, not your typical estate agent! We had 13 estate agents round and Richard was by far the best out there. We would not hesitate to use Richard and his team again.
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        focused on keeping things moving
        We sold our 3 bed semi in HP2 via Richard Sears in Aug 2016. After bringing in the obligatory 3 agents, including the big online one, there was no doubt in our minds over which to use. Richard has a deep knowledge of the area and the market, along with a personality that's genuinely friendly, without being 'greasy', if you know what I mean - No mean feat for an estate agent. Richard gave us great advice throughout and we were amazed at the sale being agreed above asking price within 4 days of going to market. Despite some hiccups in our onward chain (caused by another, more 'normal' agent, I should note) Richard was there throughout and was very focused on keeping things moving and making it all work in the end - No hesitation in recommending Sears & Co to anyone!
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        the most exceptional service
        I used Richard Sears at Sears & Co for the sale of my flat as he was recommended to me through my manager and I received the most exceptional service Not only was Richard extremely professional, very knowledgeable about what is achievable and an absolute pleasure to work with, my flat was sold in the same day at a much higher sale rate than I ever expected. The sale went so smoothly and Richard kept me informed throughout the process. I would a million per cent use Sears & Co again and without a doubt highly recommend anyone to use Richard. You are guaranteed to have a very friendly and professional experience. Thank you so much Richard.
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        professional and truly personal service
        Richard and his team provide a high class, professional and truly personal service and are a real pleasure to deal with. Richard took a genuine interest in our circumstances and developed a full understanding of our situation and requirements. This, together with the fact that he is highly knowledgeable about both the area and the market resulted in relevant, pragmatic advice to support our decision making in what was quite a complicated move. Richard is very personable, reliable and honest, which of course are key in engaging with both vendors and purchasers. Communication is excellent in style, content and timeliness. Our sale was well-managed from day 1. High quality sales documentation, innovative marketing methods discussed, well managed attended viewings, immediate feedback and frequent, useful updates when under offer. There is immense energy and hard work in this agency. Even at very busy periods, Richard was always there for us, positively driving the sale through to completion. At last, an estate agent who cares, works really hard for you and finds just the right person to make a successful sale.
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        useful feedback soon after each viewing
        Richard was extremely professional and friendly throughout our sale and was very proactive. He always gave us useful feedback soon after each viewing and we particularly liked the fact he accompanied all viewings. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone wishing to sell their home as we know he will treat them with courtesy and respect.
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead on 01442 254100.


      Welcome to Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      35 High Street,
      Hemel Hempstead,
      HP1 3AA

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01442 738104  Local call rate
      Letting: 01442 738105  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead. 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 Sears & Co Estate & Letting Agents, Hemel Hempstead on 01442 254100.