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SELLING AND LETTING HOMES SINCE 1935
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    Aitchisons are able to offer landlords a full range of lettings services tailored to meet your own particular requirements. Our advice is totally impartial and our understanding of rental demand, rental values, tenant selection and care of property is our priority.

    Whether you are an investment landlord with a number of properties in your property portfolio, or a first time landlord, our experience and advice will ensure the minimum of hassle and will maximise the financial return on your rental.

    For all lettings enquiries covering the Berkhamsted and St Albans areas please contact Alexandra Cooper on 01442 862533 / 01727 855556 and for all Radlett lettings enquiries please contact William Susman on 01923 859444.

    We act for a number of relocation agents seeking corporate lets so if you are considering letting a property please contact us for further information.

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    Landlords Guide

    Aitchisons offer a range of excellent service packages for Landlords, whether you are looking for a basic 'Let only' service or a hassle free 'Fully Managed' service - we can help. As no two properties or tenancies are the same, all of our service packages can be tailored to your individual requirements as a Landlord. Our three principal services are outlined below:

    1) Let Only

    • Professional advice and rental valuation
    • Creation of colour property particulars
    • Extensive local & online marketing to promote your property
    • Accompanied viewings with feedback
    • Robust referencing and tenant credit checks
    • Preparation of your Tenancy Agreement
    • Lodging of the tenants' security deposit in a safe & secure account
    • Complementary first month's rent collection
    • Standing Order creation for future rental payments

    2) Let Only and Rent Collection

    In addition to the above Let Only service, this service additionally includes:

    • Collection of rental payments on a monthly basis
    • Secure transfer of rental income to your nominated bank account
    • Debt chasing - if necessary - pursuing any overdue payments on your behalf
    • Monthly financial statements detailing monies collected fees and disbursements.

    3) Full Management

    Our most comprehensive service where we look after the day to day management of your rental. As well as including all the elements of our Let Only and Rent Collection services this hassle free service includes:

    • Organising the transfer of utility accounts into the new tenants' names
    • Dealing with repairs and maintenance on your behalf
    • Arranging Energy Performance Certificate and annual gas safety checks as required by law.
    • Full property inspections
    • Oversee contract renewals or manage the end of tenancy process.

    Additional Services

    • Inventory Services
    • Electrical PAT testing and safety check
    • Cleaning quotes
    • Additional property inspections
    • Furniture rental solutions

    For further information about our range of Lettings Services and current promotional offers, please contact us on 01727 855556 or st-albans@aitchisons.co.uk

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    Testimonials

    Here are a few recent testimonials we have received from Landlords and prospective tenants who have used our services.

    Mrs C - Portfolio landlord, St Albans

    "As landlords we recently used Aitchisons to help with a tenant find. Our experience with them was first class. Our main contact, Sue Knott, kept us fully informed of all viewings and feedbacks at all times. She was totally committed and highly professional in giving us a superb service. Her communications skills and enthusiasm were excellent all the way through the process. She also worked beyond her hours to help our tenant move in urgently on the day that he requested, we couldn't have asked for more. We can certainly recommend Aitchisons and personally would not consider using any other agents in St Albans."

    Mrs A - Prospective tenant

    "Your assistance has been very much appreciated, informative and professional. I will definitely recommend you."

    Mr D - City centre, St Albans

    "A big thank you to the team on successfully letting all 3 of the cottages in St Albans over the last few weeks. It seems a lot of interest was generated and tenants were secured quickly and efficiently - a 5* service that I would be happy to recommend to any residential landlord"

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Tenants Guide
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    The following is a guideline to the rental process for prospective tenants. If you require further information, please contact your local branch for more details.


    • Holding Deposit Once you have identified the right property you will need to reserve the property by paying a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks' rent thereby taking the property off the market. The holding fee will be put towards your first month's rent subject to references being passed.

    • References All applicants will be independently assessed by a credit-referencing agency. An application form is completed and processed confidentially. The agency will seek employment references, confirm current and previous addresses (if applicable) and look into your credit history. Please note that if you have been issued with a county court judgment or have had any other adverse credit history, please let us know prior to referencing.
    • Guarantors Should your references come back unacceptable or with insufficient information, we will need to (subject to the Landlord's agreement to continue) ask you to provide a guarantor.
    • Inventory If a professional inventory is organised prior to you taking up occupation, a clerk will conduct a check-in with you on the day. At the termination of the tenancy, an inventory clerk will visit the property to create a check-out report. The report will be sent to you and your Landlord for consideration prior to the release of your deposit.
    • Tenancy Agreement A tenancy agreement will be prepared by us on behalf of yourself and the Landlord. Please note that this is a legally binding document. You should read through this document to make sure you understand it, should you have any queries we advise that you seek Independent legal advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
    • Rent The rent will be payable before your move in which is one month in advance and must be paid in cleared funds prior to the tenancy start date to ensure that the move in is not delayed. After the initial month's rent is paid to us we will set up a standing order between you and your Landlord or to us if we are managing the property.
    • Security Deposit We require a five week security deposit for rents under £50,000 per annum and six weeks security deposit for rents over £50,000 per annum to be paid before the start of the tenancy which will be protected with a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme

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    AItchisons Lettings Team
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    For all lettings enquiries covering the Dacorum area please contact Claire Alderson and Alexandra Cooper on 01442 862533 For all St Albans based enquiries, please contact Sue Knott on 01727 855556 . Lastly, for all Radlett lettings enquiries please contact William Susman on 01923 859444 .
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    William Susman, Director
    William is a Chartered Surveyor, well qualified to provide professional advice in all aspects of residential property. He has lived locally in Radlett for the past 15 years and is also a local Councillor, involved in a number of community and charitable organisations.
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    Alexandra Cooper, Lettings Negotiator
    With over 13 years' experience in the property management and construction industry, Alexandra demonstrates initiative and confidence when matching tenants to with the right rental property. Skilled at relationship building and with an array of industry knowledge, Alexandra is the first point of contact to handle our landlord and tenant enquiries.
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    Testimonials
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      Mrs C - Portfolio landlord, St Albans

      "As landlords we recently used Aitchisons to help with a tenant find. Our experience with them was first class. Our main contact, Sue Knott, kept us fully informed of all viewings and feedbacks at all times. She was totally committed and highly professional in giving us a superb service. Her communications skills and enthusiasm were excellent all the way through the process. She also worked beyond her hours to help our tenant move in urgently on the day that he requested, we couldn't have asked for more. We can certainly recommend Aitchisons and personally would not consider using any other agents in St Albans."

      Mrs A - Prospective tenant

      "Your assistance has been very much appreciated, informative and professional. I will definitely recommend you."

      Mr D - City centre, St Albans

      "A big thank you to the team on successfully letting all 3 of the cottages in St Albans over the last few weeks. It seems a lot of interest was generated and tenants were secured quickly and efficiently - a 5* service that I would be happy to recommend to any residential landlord"

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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.


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      Our Office
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      If you are thinking of selling we should certainly be able to help; we have what is probably the most experienced team in St Albans. This has been led by Andy Young (Director) who established the current office 20 years ago and has been in the industry for 34 years. Nick Hill is consultant to Town & Country, bringing with him 45 years' experience in agency, the last 20 of which have been spent dealing with properties of all descriptions locally. Please call us on 01727 855556 to arrange a free market appraisal of your home.

      Aitchisons have firmly established a reputation as one of the leading independent estate agents in St Albans, successfully selling and letting homes in this vibrant City for over 25 years. This proven track record justifies the claim to be genuine local experts in property matters providing exemplary estate agency service to our clients based on a wealth of experience and a personal approach from our staff. Our centrally located office provides a perfect location to showcase our clients' properties and our aim is to exceed service expectations.

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      Are you looking to sell your property ?
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      When starting to think about selling or letting your home, the question is 'how much is it worth?' Our instant online valuation tool provides an estimated guide price in seconds. Please complete the form adding a few details about your property and an estimated valuation will be displayed on screen instantly plus a report which will include useful information on your own local area. This estimate will simply be based on data non- specific to your individual property and cannot be sensitive to any extensions, modernisation, improvements or other aspects specific to your own property.

      We recommend going a step further and arrange for one of our experienced valuers to visit your home and provide a comprehensive market appraisal and strategy tailored to your property and desired timescales. This can be quickly arranged and without any obligation.
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      The London Office
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      Aitchisons are delighted to be associated with The London Office, with access to 228 offices of independent agents nationally and based in the heart of central London at St James's Place. Our link with The London Office enables us to access both national and international property buyers on your behalf. In addition to local advertising across Hertfordshire, vendors benefit from a fixed location in the capital where properties can be viewed by potential purchasers and by applicants to the London Office website. The London Office also publishes the 'Acquire Magazine' and hosts events such as 'A move to the Country Show', supported by Country Life magazine.
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    How much is your property worth?
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      Our Services:
      Sales / Lettings / Country Homes / New Homes / Planning / Development / Surveys
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      Is it a good time to sell or let my property?

      This is a common question we hear at present and it is not a surprising one given what we have experienced in the last 12 months. During this time, the property market has remained extremely resilient and demand for property both for sale and to let remains very high in St Albans and the surrounding area.

      In recent months we have noticed that numerous households appear to have taken stock of their situation and their surroundings and are now making life changing decisions this year, which in most cases involve a property move. We are currently experiencing a high number of London buyers moving to the Home Counties who are actively seeking a new home to purchase or even considering renting for 12 months as a stop gap.

      With demand for property as high as we have ever seen it, we believe it is a good time to sell or let due to a lack of stock currently. If you are prepared to market your property now you could benefit from the high demand and short supply that exists, often with premiums being paid to secure the right property.

      At Aitchisons we have an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge, with most colleagues possessing decades of experience, so if you are contemplating a move, please contact us for an initial discussion in order that we may establish your needs and we can then tailor our service accordingly. Once we have an idea of your plans for the future, we can work with you to establish a strategy that best serves you.

      Stay safe, keep well and please contact us.

      Additional benefits of appointing Aitchisons are listed below:

      * Selling homes locally since 1935

      * Bespoke marketing and strategy for each client and their property

      * Experienced, long serving staff

      * Comprehensive marketing solutions

      * Latest technology including 360 degree virtual tours

      * Drone tours

      * Accompanied viewings

      * Comprehensive advertising and internet coverage

      * Promote your home through The London Office with access to national and International buyers

      * Communication throughout the entire transaction

      * Helping your search for your next property, with detailed reports on recent history of property sales or lettings values and trends in your target area(s)

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    "We strive to be the first choice for clients"
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      Aitchisons is part of the Aitchison Raffety Group which is a long established, multi discipline, practice providing a full range of property services operating from London and a network of regional offices. As such, we are a professional company that adheres to the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Property Ombudsman and the National Association of Estate Agents.
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      Beyond Bricks and Mortar...
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      - Residential Sales & Lettings                                         - Country Homes & New Homes Divisions

      - Residential Survey & Valuations                                   - Commercial Agency

      - Town Planning & Development                                     - Healthcare

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      For more information about Aitchison Raffety please visit

      www.argroup.co.uk

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    Meet the Team
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      Aitchisons St Albans Branch
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      01727 855556

      st-albans@aitchisons.co.uk

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      Andy Young, Head of Residential
      Andy has over 35 years' experience in residential property and has gained invaluable experience and knowledge of the local housing market.
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      Nick Hill, Head of Town & Country
      Nick has nearly 45 years' experience in Hertfordshire agency, including national and regional marketing of niche and high-value properties in both town & country locations. He has worked in St Albans since 1997, dealing with properties of all descriptions, with a particular focus on demand from commuting based buyers.
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      Janette Baker - Watts, Town & Country
      Associate Director, Town & Country.
      Janette is a valued member of our Town & Country Team. With experience in the sale and purchase of properties for HNWI and a passion for equestrian sports, Janette has a wealth of knowledge in managing an eclectic mix of country homes and equestrian properties across West Hertfordshire.
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      Joanne Swire, Negotiator
      Jo is valuable member of our St Albans team and has lived in the city with her family for the last 14 years. Jo is client focused, with a keen interest in property and is expertly placed to help buyers and sellers during the sales process, being a qualified Solicitor who specialised in Residential Conveyancing.
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        At Aitchisons we have been selling properties in the area for over 75 years; our mature approach and wealth of experience provides us with very good customer service feedback in excess of 98%. We constantly monitor our service levels ensuring our clients receive nothing less than a premium service.

        Below are a few recent testimonials we have received from previous Vendors and Purchasers.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Professionalism, care and expertise...

        Vendor, Clarence Road, St Albans

        Thanks to the team at Aitchisons for your help with our recent house sale and purchase. Without your professionalism, care and expertise it simply would not have happened, so is very much appreciated.

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        Clearly perform an invaluable role...

        Vendor, Marshals Drive, St Albans

         "Just a short note to thank you for your efforts, calmness and patience in bringing this apparently short chain to a successful exchange of contracts. It's amazing to me what unexpected issues can arise (although I'm sure you've seen them all), and how difficult they can be to resolve. You clearly perform an invaluable role in progress-chasing and brokering solutions."

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        If only all estate agents were as good as this.

        Vendor, Hazelwood Drive, St Albans

        "Nick Doyle has been magnificent throughout our long ordeal to move house. If only all estate agents were as good as this."

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        One of the most helpful and pleasant agents...

        Mrs B, St Albans (who actually bought through another agent)

         Thank you so much for all your help. You have certainly been one of the most helpful and pleasant agents I have dealt with over the last six months and really thank you for that.

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        Professional throughout the process...

        Mrs L, Hazelwood Drive, St Albans

        Aitchisons were very good at dealing with a local house purchase. They were professional throughout the process and kept me informed to the right level. Importantly - they always called me back when they said they would or when requested. They always remained calm, polite and resolute during a complicated chain and protracted activities leading up to exchange.

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        A very positive experience...

        Ms K, city centre, St Albans

        I had a very positive experience of Aitchisons. I had a difficult moving day (through no fault of theirs) but Aitchisons were very accommodating of me and welcomed me into the new flat, showing me around thoroughly and even giving me a new home celebratory bottle of wine and dinner for 2 voucher, which was a very nice gesture.

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.


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      King House
      55 Victoria Street
      St. Albans
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      Get in touch

      Buying: 01727 629082  Local call rate
      Letting: 01727 629083  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, St Albans. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans. 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 Aitchisons, St Albans on 01727 855556.