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    Sterling is a member of The National Association Of Estate Agents (NAEA), Association Of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents. You can rest assured that we operate to a strict code of practice. As a family run business we take pride in the service we offer our clients, our offices are computer linked and offer immediate access to our total portfolio of properties no matter where located.
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Attention Landlords-MORE PROPERTIES REQUIRED
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    A Guide To Letting Your Property
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    We have prepared this guide to highlight the fundamental requirements and responsibilities involved in renting your property through Sterling. This is not intended to be a definitive guide and before any active marketing can begin, we will need to visit you. We will then be able to give specific advice on décor, rental levels and anything else that may need to be done before the property is ready to be let.

    In order to give some general guidance, we have listed subjects that are essential to most potential landlords who are considering letting their property out and we have tried to give as much information as possible. Sterling are members of ARLA , NAEA & The Ombudsman Scheme for estate agents and as such are regulated with client money bonding and codes of practice which give both you and your tenant's peace of mind. We are also members of the Government Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
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    When To Market My Property
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    Demand for good quality rented property is higher than ever. We generally find that most tenants will begin looking for somewhere to rent 4-6 weeks before needing to move in so you should find that the majority of the interest in your property will be around a month before it is available. We normally start marketing a property approximately eight weeks before it will be available for someone to move into.
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    Marketing Your Property
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    • (i) Newspaper Advertising - A large percentage of our enquiries from tenants come from our advertisements in the local press. We have found adverts in the main local publications to be one of the most effective ways of reaching a large number of people

    • (ii) To Let boards - Another excellent source of enquiries is our 'To Let' board system. We erect the board as soon as we receive instructions from the landlord to begin marketing and can normally expect to take new enquiries within a day or two.
    • (iii) Offices - We have endeavoured to situate ourselves in modern well located offices. Our town centre locations across Dacorum are ideal for this and we attract a lot of enquiries from people walking straight in.
    • (iv) The Internet - Tenant enquiries are registered on our computerised database so that we can contact them regarding new properties when they become available. We have an active database of prospective tenants (including companies) looking for all types of rented accommodation ranging from studio flats up to larger family houses. We advertise through our own website www.sterlinghomes.co.uk and most of the property portals including www.rightmove.co.uk, www.primelocation.co.uk and www.zoopla.co.uk
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    Should I Use A Letting Agent?
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    A favourite question is whether a landlord should risk tackling the whole letting process alone or instruct a Letting Agent to take care of the job for them. The main reason for not using an Agent is, of course, the fact that there is a cost involved. However, the potential disadvantages of getting it 'wrong' far outweigh the cost.

    Letting a property unaided and without the proper facilities is potentially dangerous, not to mention costly and few landlords will fail to recognise the potential pitfalls. We have all heard the disaster stories of tenants failing to pay rent, damaging the property and upsetting neighbours, but more importantly for you is the legal responsibility in becoming a landlord.

    Getting things wrong could result in a large fine or a prison sentence. Our advice to all landlords, whilst perhaps appearing somewhat biased in our own favour, is to secure the services of a local, reputable Letting Agent to deal with the process for you.

    The Agent will normally have access to facilities that members of the public won't, especially in the areas of reference checking of the tenant and keeping abreast of legal updates and responsibilities. Sterling's policy of continued training and development of its staff ensures we are at the forefront of the latest legislation and codes of practice. Our lettings staff attend regular refresher training sessions run by the NAEA & ARLA associations helping to keep us up to date with latest legislation and best practice. We are able to provide landlords with access to specialist insurance facilities including Rent Guarantee and Legal Protection
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    Sterling Letting & Property Management
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    Sterling Lettings Are able to offer a complete service from beginning to end, we can undertake the entire process of securing a successful letting for you if required. Alternatively, we can simply carry out the basic initial tasks allowing you to deal with ongoing matters such as rent collection, repairs & maintenance issues yourself.

    Our Property Management Staff will; Be fully aware of the latest Statutory Regulations and keep all landlords fully updated and briefed. Have legal knowledge backed up by specialist legal advice as required. Have access to in-depth, independent tenant referencing facilities including detailed credit searching. Be able to provide you with appropriate, reliable documentation including a detailed Tenancy Agreement.

    Have essential experience of day-to-day lettings matters and provide both you and your tenant with valuable advice. For our fully managed properties we provide qualified, approved contractors, if required, to deal with repairs or maintenance issues to keep your property in good order. Have regular access to extensive newspaper and lnternet marketing facilities to ensure the optimum level of coverage for your property. Offer a comprehensive range of services for you to choose from to suit your individual needs and preferences
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    A Landlords Responsibilities
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    GENERAL NOTES - Landlords have certain obligations within a standard residential tenancy agreement to maintain the property. Full details will be included within the written tenancy agreement.

    MORTGAGE - You should contact your mortgage lender in order to obtain written permission to let the property, prior to the letting. The lender will want to know why you are letting and will normally send you a written questionnaire to complete and return to them. You have a contractual obligation to inform your lender and gain their consent prior to a tenancy commencing.

    INSURANCE - You must inform your insurers of your intention to let your property as your contents & buildings insurance will almost certainly be affected. If you find your present insurer unable to continue your existing cover, we can arrange cover for you. Please see our separate leaflet for full details
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    REPAIRS / MAINTENANCE - As a landlord, you must be prepared to deal with (or authorise us to deal with) any reasonable repair/maintenance request received from the tenant(s) or any other relevant party during the tenancy relating to your property and within a reasonable time scale. Certain repair/maintenance issues are requirements of law and so must be attended to and include maintaining the property structure (roof, windows, doors, drains, etc.). Full details are available.

    LEASEHOLD - If you own your property on a leasehold basis, you must notify your freeholder that you intend to sublet your property. Some freeholders have particular terms or conditions that may relate to the sublet, which we're normally able to accommodate.

    GAS & ELECTRICAL SAFETY - Both systems need to be proven by the landlord to be safe for the tenant to use, the gas system & appliances require an annual safety check. Although it is not mandatory we recommend that you have an electrical safety check completed as well.
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    Sterling Lettings & Property Management
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    As an agency, we constantly strive to offer landlords as much flexibility and choice as possible whilst also trying to operate within certain structured and easy-to-follow systems. We have therefore opted to present our service options in three categories but all of these can be varied to suit your particular requirements. Each service will have differing levels of involvement and responsibilities so that you can select the one that you feel most comfortable with.
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    Fees
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    Landlords are charged a percentage of whatever rental is agreed. The fee for each service will vary depending on the extent of our involvement but will be detailed on the Landlords Charges page. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
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    TENANCY AGREEMENT
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    For each service, we will provide a detailed tenancy agreement that will carry all of the required clauses, terms and conditions relevant to that type of tenancy.
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    TENANCY RENEWALS / EXTENSIONS
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    We will contact your tenant approximately two months before the end of a fixed term tenancy to establish their plans to vacate or extend. We will work on the assumption that you want continued tenant occupancy unless you inform us otherwise. We will present the tenants requirements to you.

    Of course the final decision on if you wish to extend / renew the tenancy rests with you. If an extension is agreed, we would make all of the necessary arrangements for you, regardless of the service you select, renewing the tenancy agreement with the agreed term stated.

    We recommend that any extensions are a fixed term rather than month by month, this way it gives you clear visibility of the tenancy and the period you will have rent being paid, it also states clearly the expiry date should you require possession of your property at any stage.
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    RENT COLLECT SERVICE
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    Rent Collect Service With Sterling Estate Agents
    RENT ASSESSMENT: Following your enquiry, we will arrange to meet you at the property to: Provide advice on preparing your property for letting, Advise on your responsibilities and the expected level of rent.

    MARKETING: Once we have agreed terms, we can then begin the search for a tenant. We will arrange appointments to view and accompany them. We would need to hold keys for access.

    REFERENCE CHECKING: Once prospective tenants have been found, we confirm each tenant's suitability via independent referencing as previously detailed.

    TENANCY DOCUMENTS: We will provide the following: An appropriate tenancy agreement* A standing order mandate form to cover monthly payments, An inventory report to ensure that everyone knows exactly what is included and it's condition* Notify all utility companies of the change of occupier.

    COLLECT INITIAL RENT & DEPOSIT: Prior to a tenancy commencing, we ensure the tenants pay to us: The first month rent A deposit to be held against possible damages caused during the tenancy, which is equivalent to one and a half months rent.

    COLLECT MONTHLY RENT We ensure monthly rent payments are made promptly by the tenant. We utilise daily electronic banking facilities allowing us to monitor payments in and then ensure prompt payments out to the landlord. Monies normally reach a landlord's account within 2 working days of it being sent.

    RENT GUARANTEE & LEGAL EXPENSE INSURANCE: Under our Fully Managed and Lent Rent Collect services Sterling offer a rent guarantee policy via reference company. We will refund the cost of the first 6 months when your tenants first move in. Please see leaflet for full details.

    LANDLORDS ANNUAL GAS SAFETY REPORT We will organise the annual gas safety check on an annual basis ensuring you do not breach your legal obligation.*

    COMPILE INVENTORY A comprehensive inventory will be prepared.*

    CHECK-IN Organised by us with an independent inventory company. All utility companies notified of new occupancy and meters read.*

    CHECK OUT : Arranged by us with an independent inventory company. We then arrange any cleaning or remedial works that may be required and deduct the costs from the tenant's deposit if appropriate.*

    REGISTER DEPOSIT WITH TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME

    PROPERTY FACT FILE LEFT AT PROPERTY
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    FULLY MANAGED
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    Fully Managed With Sterling Lettings
    Our fully managed service includes all of the rent collect service options in addition to:

    INSPECTION VISITS: We undertake inspection visits to check on your property, its visual and general state, a report is sent to you and your tenant along with any recommendation's.

    REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE: Any problems are reported directly to us. We then contact you and seek your instructions at the time of exactly how you want us to proceed. It is normal practice to agree with each landlord a maximum amount we can go up to without contacting you directly and any estimated amount over this we would seek approval prior to the work being progressed. However, please note that where heating and hot water and safety issues are concerned we both have an obligation to rectify without delay. If a contractor is required, we will provide an appropriate one for you. Alternatively, you can notify us of anyone else you prefer to instruct. Any costs incurred are deducted from the following month's rent or monies held.

    ANNUAL HMRC STATEMENT OF INCOME & EXPENDITURE.
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Tenants Responsibilities
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    GENERAL NOTE -
    A tenant takes on the majority of the responsibilities under a residential tenancy agreement as it is he / she taking on the property. Most will be included in our standard tenancy agreement but you may add or subtract certain clauses, subject to the tenant's consent. The tenant's main responsibilities are normally as follows:
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    RENT & UTILITY BILLS
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    RENT - Rent from the tenant will solely cover his/her occupancy of your property. When you let a property through us, you pay rent in advance monthly, we process on to you. It is standard practice for you to pay rent via a standing order paying directly from your account to ensure prompt payment. Rent is due monthly, in advance and is payable on the same date each month as the date the tenancy starts. 

    UTILITY BILLS - It is normal practice for the tenant to pay for all gas, oil, electricity & water used along with any council tax liability. The tenant's liability for these bills' will commence from the first day of the tenancy and will continue for the duration of the stay. Appropriate meter readings will need to be taken on the first day of the tenant's occupancy and once we have notified the utility suppliers, they will write to the tenants in order to set up the relevant accounts in the tenant's name(s).

    TELEPHONE & T.V. LICENCE - The tenant will be responsible for obtaining & paying for a TV licence covering the duration of their stay. The tenant will also be responsible for paying any charges in connection with any telephone or TV facilities they choose to have at the property. The Tenancy Agreement is worded accordingly.

    CONTENTS INSURANCE - We ask our tenants to hold contents insurance to cover their own possessions. This insurance should also cover the tenant accidentally damaging the landlord's goods.
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    MAINTENANCE
    The tenant will be expected to carry out basic property maintenance during the tenancy such as cleaning windows, keeping drain covers clear of blockages, replacing light bulbs and ensuring the property is left locked and secure when going out.

    The tenant will be contractually obliged to report any items of required maintenance or repairs, either directly to the landlord or to the agent, within a predetermined timescale, (usually 48hrs) in order to avoid any deterioration of the property resulting from neglect.
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    GARDENS
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    The tenant will normally be obligated under the Tenancy Agreement to carry out basic garden maintenance, to include cutting lawns and keeping the weeds down. In order for the tenant to deal with the garden it is accepted that the landlord provide the tenant with the necessary tools, which would normally include a lawnmower, a rake and a pair of shears.
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    CONTRACTUAL
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    The tenant is obligated to abide by the tenancy agreement for the duration of the term, along with any extension thereof. This agreement would be signed by the landlord and tenant and forms a legally binding contract between both parties.
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    TENANT REFERENCING
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    Part of our job as your agent is to find you the most suitable tenant(s) who you can accept or decline according to your requirements. In order to do this, we undertake to assess a prospective tenant's suitability via independent referencing checks. 

    Our basic requirements of a prospective tenant (prior to the referencing process) are that they should be employed or self-employed, able to pay the rent and associated bills via their own resources and aged 18yrs or over.

    The purpose of the reference checks is to confirm that he / she has proven to be reliable in the past and should, therefore, reduce the risk of the tenant proving unsuitable in the future. In order to be as unbiased as possible, we employ an independent referencing agency who in turn are underwritten by an insurance company, to carry out the following checks on our behalf:
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    I NCOME CHECK
    A current employer's reference (or accountant's reference if they are self employed) will be sought in order to confirm the tenant's job status, length of service, position within the company and his/her income to confirm that he / she can afford the rent and bills.
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    CREDIT SEARCH
    An up-to-date Credit Search would be conducted on the tenant's stated address(s) which should show information relating to the tenant's credit history including any outstanding debts or judgements registered against them, previous addresses are also checked.
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    PREVIOUS TENANT CHECK
    If the tenant has rented before our referencing company would check with the previous landlord/letting agency whether or not the tenant had been suitable in the past.
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    ELECTORAL ROLL
    We will seek to confirm that the tenant is currently registered on the local Electoral/Voter's Roll at their current address given. (It may also give an indication of how often the tenant has moved recently, thereby indicating his/her probable consistency). Once these checks have been completed, we report the findings to you so that you can then decide whether or not you wish to proceed with the applicants.
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Meet Your ARLA Qualified Team
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    You want to let your property. You need a company you can trust, you need a company with experience, a company with the necessary skillsand regulatory qualifications, and you need a company with thehunger to make things happen for you.

    Having provided a broad range of services for tenants and landlords the last decade Sterling are one of the most experienced residential letting agents in Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead & Kings Langley.

    Our dedicated ARLA-trained team of experienced staff would welcome the chance to assist you, whether you are looking to let your own property, or enter the buy-to-let market. Please - Let Sterling Letting Agents in Tring, Hemel Hempstead & Kings Langley have the opportunity to market your property. With our enthusiasm, passion and tenacity, you will not regret it.

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    Justin Davis MARLA - HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENTIn his former life Justin worked in the police force working predominantly out of the airports in the south of England. In 2009 a career change saw Justin join the property management team at Sterling Lettings & Property Management department. With his ARLA exams soon passed Justin soon achieved a number of promotions and now heads up the Property Management Department. Tasked with dealing with ensuring landlords rents are processed correctly and on time and using his calm personality to negotiation between tenants and landlord in the rare instances there are deposit disputes after a tenancy has terminated - not a job for the fainthearted!

    Justin comments:

    " Having worked in the police force for a number of years I was use to rigid structures and the need to adhere to policy. In lettings there is no grey areas - it is always black and white with a correct and incorrect way of doing things to ensure you protect your landlords & tenants by following legislation - which, while frustrating is a necessity. Very often I enter into discussions with landlords who have either tried to let a property themselves or used an agent 'because they were the cheapest' only to fail foul of either bad advise of ending up with unsuitable tenants in their biggest asset..their property. The mantra 'you get what you pay for' really does apply in lettings and property management with so many agents trying to be a jack of all trades dabbling in both sales and lettings but having expertise in neither!'
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    Tara Lennon- ASSISTANT HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
    Having worked in lettings and property management since 2006 Tara brings a wealth of knowledge to the team at Sterling, which she joined in 2012 having been head hunted on our behalf. Tara is born and bred locally and is a 'rock' of an employee for Sterling. If there is a drain that needs unblocking, a boiler that has broken down or a fence that needs putting back up - there are not many reliable, costs effective trades people in the area Tara doesn't know! While assisting Justin on the financial side of lettings Tara is the main point of contact for tenants to report faults to and liaising with landlords to get the best quotes possible to keep their investment properties in the best condition possible!

    Tara comments:

    "When I was approached to work for Sterling Estate Agents I was really keen to meet with them and find out more. Being local to the area I had friends who were either tenants or landlords with Sterling so knew they had a great reputation and I was keen to understand more about their lettings and property management operation. Once I met with them I knew this was a company I would feel at home with and joined them in 2012 and not looked back since. It is so refreshing to work for a company who doesn't try and cut corners and maintains a professional approach to all aspects of the business."
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    Rachel Stocker - NEW TENANCY SETUPS
    With a strong background in administration Rachel is responsible for setting up new tenancies. Her role includes preparing initial statements for landlords and tenants, organizing check-in and check out dates with tenants, landlords and the inventory clerks and processing the inventories to all parties and check out reports. Another local person Rachel's unflappable personality instills a sense of confidence and ability in anyone she talks to, be it tenants, landlords or the inventory clerks.

    Rachel Comments:

    "When I was looking for my last career move I was determined to get a role which would challenge me and make the best of my characteristics and strengths. Dealing with the public is a challenging job that I thrive on and I love being a problem solver - whereas most people hate sorting out problems, I love it, and whats more, sorting out a problem quickly and to everyone's satisfaction gives me a real feeling of job enrichment. Working with a close knit team is also a real benefit since we can bounce off each other to ensure the best outcome is always achieved."
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    Corinne Bell - LETTINGS NEGOTIATOR
    With her sunny disposition Corinne is a breath of fresh air in the fast paced world of residential lettings and nothing is ever too much for her to help with! Corinne's main role is taking tenant inquiries, viewings and successfully negotiating terms of a let between landlords and tenants. Holding each parties hands through the maze of the referencing procedure Corinne loves to keep all parties updated of the progress at every step to ensure lines of communication are excellent.

    Corrine comments:

     'I love the fast pace of being a lettings negotiator with no two days being the same. The mix of being in and out of the office ensures this role keeps me busy, motivated and constantly on the go which is as aspect of the job I love. As one of the areas largest lettings agents we always have a steady stream of properties becoming available, but they don't hang around for long so if you are looking to let a property please contact me asap so I can keep you  updated!
    corrinebell@sterlinghomes.co.uk
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    You Are In Safe Hands With Sterling

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      kept me informed at all times 
      By: 'Maggie' 
      Services: Lettings (as a Landlord)
      Rent PCM: £1050
      Would you recommend?: Yes
      I have used Sterling Estate Agents for renting out my property for many years, during which time it has had its ups and downs with the various tenants, however Justin has been extremely helpful in assisting both sides in getting any issues sorted. They have always managed to find tenants for the property and Justin kept me informed at all times and never failed to respond to correspondence promptly. He certainly made my time as a landlady much easier, as it does certainly have its moments!
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      gave us confidence to use them
      'Robin Coleman' 
      Services: Lettings (as a Tenant)
      Rent PCM: £1295
      Would you recommend?: Yes
      Sterling was great from start to finish with appointment confirmations and a polite non pushy approach that gave us confidence to use them as a letting agent and recommend them in the future....
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      always very prompt at dealing with any queries
      'Kingswell' 
      Services: Lettings (as a Landlord)
      Rent PCM: £795
      Would you recommend?: Yes
      Sterling ensured that our new tenants were aware of conditions of the tenancy and the need to be respectful and considerate towards other neighbours. Justin Davies is always very prompt at dealing with any queries and is very reliable.
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      Sterling went the extra mile on my behalf
      By Lorraine Olivia'Services: Lettings (as a Landlord)Rent PCM: £795Would you recommend?: YesI have been a client of Sterling for several years and been very satisfied with the service. I have not dealt with Olivia before and recently one of my rental properties became available after a 5 year tenancy. I emailed her and indicated the type of tenant I was looking for who would be appropriate for the property. I asked her to check on the condition of the property and what work might need doing as the existing tenant will move out before Easter and I wanted to organise contractors to keep the void period to a minimum. Olivia emailed back immediately in a friendly but professional way. She was pro-active, and set up an Open Day with reserved viewings and texted regularly with prospective tenants names and times. The property was let (subject to referencing) to the first couple who viewed..... I felt Sterling went the extra mile on my behalf and would do so for all her clients. A valuable asset to Sterling and its customers....
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    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 Sterling Estate Agents, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley & Watford on 01923 270666.


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      Sterling is a member of The National Association Of Estate Agents (NAEA), Association Of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents. You can rest assured that we operate to a strict code of practice. As a family run business we take pride in the service we offer our clients, our offices are computer linked and offer immediate access to our total portfolio of properties no matter where located.
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      Innovative High Street Offices
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      Sterling informal-style offices have modernised the traditional estate agent presence on the high street. The eye-catching design was created to provide a better service and a more comfortable one-to-one experience. 

      Our clients can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to browse through our property details and ask any questions about properties of interest before booking a viewing. This ensures we have a higher conversion rate of viewings to offers and maximises our chance to sell or let your home in a quicker timeframe.

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      Longer Opening Hours
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      Sterling first introduced longer opening hours in 2002 in response to the demands of living and working in the local towns & London in order to accommodate the demands of our clients. As a result over 35% of Sterling's viewings are now carried out during early evenings and weekends. 

      Sterling phone lines are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and both Saturday and Sunday inclusive of Bank Holidays.

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      SterlingLife - Our Monthly Property Magazine
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      SterlingLife is a unique way to 'launch' properties onto the market. You could call it modern estate agency if you like. 

      New-to-market properties are highly sought-after which is why Sterling have developed SterlingLife Magazine - exclusive previews designed to ensure that properties receive maximum exposure the day they go onto the market.

      The publication is distributed to tens of thousands of potential buyers and tenants every month and features the very latest lifestyle news in addition to all our new listings for the month. You can view this months copy online at www.sterlinghomes.co.uk

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      MORE PROPERTIES = MORE EXPERIENCE = BETTER ADVICE
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      Sterling have the advantage of having a unique insight into the property market, through the sheer volume of properties that available for sale and to let. Our expert valuers carry out high volumes of valuations every month, giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire.
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      ONE OF THE AREAS LEADING PROPERTY WEBSITES
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      www.sterlinghomes.co.uk is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Every property, regardless of price, features floorplans, numerous colour photographs, slide shows, local information, location maps, aerial views and full colour brochures. 

      See what our clients say:

      'The best presented estate agents website I have ever seen: excellent plans, maps etc. Very comprehensive coverage for anybody buying a house, especially in an unfamiliar area.' (Mrs Arazzi)

      'Very impressed by the site, user friendly, well designed...excellent. I see you have great pictures and floorplans to present your properties online to buyers' (Mr Jones)

      'Website is great, floorplans, pictures etc. Yours is the benchmark for others' ( T. Lacey)

      'This is one of the most impressive websites I have visited in many years of surfing. I'm an experienced IT consultant so am not easily impressed. Well done. The floorplans are very useful. Plus, the ability to map the selections is most impressive.' (Mr Uddin)

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      PHOTOGRAPHY & FLOORPLANS
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      Historically agents would need several visits to a property to collect enough information, photos, floorplans, write ups etc. 

      To minimise this disruption and to speed up the marketing process, Sterling have created a unique, in-house team who are trained specifically to collect information for interactive floorplans, and multiple photographs and a comprehensive write up of your home all in one visit.

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      WE ONLY EMPLOY FULL TIME NEGOTIATORS
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      We understand that buying, selling or letting your property can be stressful so we do our best to make it happen efficiently and with as little stress as possible. This is why we only recruit FULL TIME NEGOTIATORS to sell your property. All of our negotiators live locally and have vast experience in estate agency ensuring you get a comprehensive service at all times.
      We understand that buying, selling or letting your property can be stressful so we do our best to make it happen efficiently and with as little stress as possible. This is why we only recruit FULL TIME NEGOTIATORS to sell your property. All of our negotiators live locally and have vast experience in estate agency ensuring you get a comprehensive service at all times.
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      Meet your local property experts.
      Our clients say that what makes us special is that they trust us - and trust is quite an issue in the property world. Trust can't be wished for, it has to be earned. The way to earn it is by giving and getting clients the best advice and getting them the best price - always. How do we manage that? We're passionate about property. We aim to be progressive in our thinking. Above all, we are consummately professional in everything we do.

      Reputation
      We have built a reputation as the property firm for discerning people with all nature of properties from apartments and cottages, to country estates covering a wide area across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.


      Welcome to the Sterling Kings Langley Team:

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      Benjamin Bird BA(HONS) MNAEA MARLA - COMPANY OWNER

      Having worked for a corporate estate agency in the early part of his career Ben soon became disenchanted with the lack of flexibility, low investment in marketing, and general lack of service - all of which prohibited an estate agent generating the best price of his clients. In 2001 Ben grasped the nettle and opened Sterling Estate Agents which delivers our customers the very best marketing available, the best service and an honest approach all of which results in the optimum price being achieved from the best quality buyers. Since 2001 Sterling have now grown to be the only estate agent with 4 prominent high street offices in Dacorum, supported by strong teams of experienced estate agents from each office.

       Ben comments:

       'When we opened Sterling Estate Agents we always had a vision of delivering the best of everything. I am lucky that having such experienced teams allows me to be a very 'hands on' business owner, ensuring I can still do the job I love - being an estate agent. This means I am still have a very proactive and effective input on the day to day running in all the offices including valuations, viewings and overseeing all offers which come in on our properties.'

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      Sean Lewis MNAEA MARLA - ASSOCIATE PARTNER

      Sean joined Sterling back in 2008, and is one of the longest serving members of the Sterling family. Sean worked his way through the ranks having joined as a junior negotiator in our Hemel Hempstead branch. In 2011, Sterling opened our market leading Kings Langley branch, and Sean was asked to run the office alongside company owner Benjamin Bird. Sean prides himself on giving the very best customer service and enjoys seeing clients fulfil their dream of finding the perfect home. His strength is his local knowledge of the property market as well as listening and understanding fully his client's motivation for moving.

       Sean's Comments:

      ' I've really enjoyed my time with Sterling and even more so since being given the opportunity to run my own branch. I've moved locally myself and am well established in the area through my contacts at work and socially. I've been fortunate enough to make some good friends with some of our customers who we have helped move, and often stay in touch with many of them on a regular basis. One of the best aspects about my job is the people I work with. I have absolute confidence in my team and am very lucky to have such enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues to work alongside. I really do feel that if given the opportunity, my team will give any potential seller absolute confidence with their work ethic and ambition to achieve the best price for their property.

       'I like to keep active and am regularly at the gym and playing tennis. I have played tennis since I was 8 years old (I should be a lot better than I am), and I do hold a victory over another member of the Sterling team, but I do think they would appreciate me disclosing who. My favourite sport is boxing and in recent years I've turned into a bit of an anorak watching far too much and taking control of the television too often.....which doesn't go down too well in the Lewis household.'

      If you have a property to sell please do not hesitate to contact Sean for a free valuation at: seanlewis@sterlinghomes.co.uk

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      Colin Barrington - ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER

      Colin is local to Kings Langley and has worked in the village for the last 6 year with an estate agency career stretching over 25 years managing a multi office private estate agency for nearly 12 years, before moving into Kings Langley. As one of the best estate agents in the area, it is only natural that Colin works for the best estate agent in the area and couldn't be happier with his working environment at Sterling. The  vibrant  and energetic atmosphere is enough to keep Colin on his toes and to continue going the extra mile to be the tops sales person, yet his years of experience and calm demeanor means there isn't many situations in the housing market Colin hasn't experienced. So if you are thinking of selling or renting , please give us a call, you really are in very safe and capable hands. 

      Colin's Comments:

      ' I pride myself on customer service, and knowing that the buying and selling process is a very worrying, costly and stressful time as having moved many times myself over the years, I know what can go wrong, and I like to be there, at all times throughout the process, as a pair of safe, professional hands to guide and advise you through the many issues and problems that can arise. The purchase and sale of your home is one of the most important things you can do, best entrust it to someone who knows what they are doing. I have lived in the village of Sarratt, just outside of Kings Langley, for a little over 16 years with my partner Jenny, my Son Edward, who goes to St Clement Danes school, and our dog, George. Its funny, when asked to do a 'resume' about yourself, you do ask yourself 'what is it I do in my spare time'....well, the little time I do get to myself is spent walking the dog, enjoying excellent quality red wine, socializing with friends and family and eating out...doesn't sound too bad does it? IF you wish to discuss the sale of your property over a glass of red wine, contact Colin at:

      colinbarrington@sterlinghomes.co.uk

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      Carol Warren - SENIOR NEGOTIATOR

      Carol joined the company last year having previously worked in the highly competitive market town of Berkhamsted. Carol is one of the companies top sales negotiators and fits efficiently into her role as a senior negotiator giving a empathetic, mature and personable approach to her work. Carol is originally from London, where she worked for over 15 years as a dental nurse and secretary in the prestigious Harley Street district for a consultant dental surgeon dealing with many high network individuals. Like so many of our current buyers Carol moved to the leafy suburbs of Hertfordshire some years back to get out of the London rat race and has over 7 years experience in estate agency behind her.

      Carol's comments:

      "Since starting at Sterling my enthusiasm for estate agency has grown, as has my expertise and knowledge. Working alongside a very experienced and professional team has given me the confidence to deal with most situations that come up during the buying and selling of properties. I enjoy the fact that no two days are the same. I look forward to meeting with new vendors and buyers and building relationships with them both. The best part of the job is ultimately when you complete a sale and both your vendor and buyer are both very happy and satisfied with the service you have provided. As a company we are fortune to offer our vendors the very best marketing coverage ensuring we always achieve the highest price from the best buyers.'

      When not working Carol has a busy home life and during her free time enjoys socialising with friends and family. She loves to travel and relishes her annual get away in order to recharge those batteries!

      To contact Carol directly email to carolwarren@sterlinghomes.co.uk

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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        extremely supportive and professional throughout
        By: 'EM' 
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor
        )Sold price: £465000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD4
        Sterling homes were extremely supportive and professional throughout our dealings with them. The quality of the photographs, floor plans and promotional material was excellent and a buyer secured for our home within days of it being placed on the market. All the staff we had contact with dealt with our queries quickly and we liaised mainly with Simon, whose advice, honesty and pragmatism we greatly appreciated. We would certainly recommend Sterling to anyone considering selling their home....
      • Seller Testimonial

        we are glad the vendors chose Sterling!...
        By: 'Tom S' 
        Services: Sales (as a Buyer)
        Sold price: £905000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: HP3
        We were really pleased with how professionally our house purchase was handled and how smoothly everything went. Obviously as the the purchaser you don't choose your estate agent, but we are glad the vendors chose Sterling!...
      • Seller Testimonial

        I would highly recommend them
        By: 'Nikki Dawson'
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
        Sold price: £180000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD24
        Sterling were great! They kept me and my husband up to date, were hardworking to try and find us a buyer and very professional at all times. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking at selling or buying a property!...
      • Seller Testimonial

        the follow through on the offer was excellent
        By: 'Ken Jeffreys' 
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
        Sold price: £660000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD4
        Initial contact was very good and friendly. As usual with all estate agents the initial valuation was a bit optimistic. Viewings were well coordinated and the follow through on receipt of offer was excellent. All staff members were able to give up to date information or had another person ring back with the current situation. Considerable help was given to get action from solicitors in the sales chain who were slow in pursuing actions needed. In particular I would like to commend Sean Lewis & his team for their experienced handling of the sale.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Sterling are the best agents I've ever dealt with.
        By: 'SteveT' 
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
        Sold price: £770000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD4
        Fantastic service all round from Sean Lewis and his team. Honest, realistic assessment of the market value, really quick turnaround on the photography (which was superb) and the particulars, and good feedback on the viewings. Once an offer was made, Sean and Simon did a good job of maximising the price and checking out the buyer's situation. Throughout the conveyancing process they kept me in the loop with weekly updates. All in all, having sold several houses in the past, I can honestly say that Sterling are the best agents I've ever dealt with.
      • Seller Testimonial

        I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sterling.
        By: 'Leigh Fordham' 
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
        Sold price: £376000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD24
        We sold and bought a house through Sterling, Kings Langley. Throughout the process all of their staff were professional and helpful. Having agreed a sale on our house they helped us in our search for a property in the area we wanted to move to - this was key for us. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sterling.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Sterling took a lot of stress out of selling....
        By: 'wands87' 
        Services: Sales (as a Vendor)
        Sold price: £425000
        Would you recommend?: Yes
        Postcode: WD4
        After marketing our house with another agent for a length of time with no offers we then asked Sterling to act for us as they seemed confident that they could secure us a buyer. Within 2 weeks we had 3 offers, one at asking price. Sean Lewis negotiated with the asking price offer as they weren't totally confident as to the buyer's position and secured a deposit for us. The whole sale proceeded smoothly with regular updates from Sterling as to the current situation. We were very happy with the service we received and Sterling took a lot of the stress out of selling a house. Thank you Sterling!
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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 Sterling Estate Agents, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley & Watford on 01923 270666.


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