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ABOUT US
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    Involved in the successful marketing of properties in and around the area since the mid-1970's, the Howick & Brooker Partnership is without doubt the leading independent and longest-established estate agency practice in Harlow and the Old Town.

    The single aim of the practice is to focus on the successful marketing of residential properties for sale or rent in and around Old Harlow including the town as well as nearby Church Langley, Newhall and Neighbouring villages such as Matching, Hatfield Heath & The Lavers.

    We pride ourselves on quality customer care to both vendors, landlords, purchasers and tenants and at H&B we have experienced dedicated teams to look after all your property needs.

    Our teams concentrate and comfortably cover the CM5, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21 & CM22 post code areas.

    The company incorporates all the latest innovations to improve the image of their client's properties. We digitally produce full colour particulars with internal and external views and we can offer professional photography and virtual lifestyle commentary where requested, floor plans and the arrangement of the necessary EPC ( Energy Performance Certificate) to get your house looking the best before going to the market.

    Backed up with our advertising in the local press and full coverage on all of the UK's major property portals, Howick & Brooker are embracing modern marketing tools such as our online Howick & Brooker property magazine and new look website www.hbproperty.co.uk. We also actively use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to bring even more exposure to our client's properties.

    If you are interested in moving to the Harlow area we would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding facilities and amenities available the area.

    Howick & Brooker are also members of The Guild Of Professional Estate Agents who are renowned for its unique blend of intelligent and award winning, creative marketing of finer properties, with a professional approach to the sale of individual country homes.

    Howick & Brooker are also supported with offices in Park Lane, Mayfair and now networked with more than 300 offices around the country.

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    CONTACT US

    Howick & Brooker Partnership Ltd
    Gothic House
    High Street
    Old Harlow
    Essex
    CM17 0DN

    Telephone: 01279 418888
    Email: sales@hbproperty.co.uk

    OPENING HOURS

    Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am - 4pm

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    STATUTORY INFORMATION

    Howick & Brooker Partnership Limited Registered In England at Beren Court, Newney Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3SQ

    Registration No. 4027503

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Let Us Help You Sell Your Home 
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    A Simple Time Line For Selling Your Home 
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    • Value Your Property

      We offer a free no obligation valuation service We would recommend that one of our experienced members of our team meets with you to discuss the potential and price of your property.


      Initiation

      Once we have visited your property and you have decide to instruct our firm we will send out the necessary paperwork in order for us to commence marketing. We will prepare the documents and have them sent to you for your perusal. Please feel free to download our Terms & Conditions. If you are still unsure about anything please contact us.


      Contact

      Once we have received your instruction we will then arrange a convenient time for our team to visit your property. This usually takes an hour depending on the size of your property. They will take the relevant details and discuss marketing requirements.


      Marketing

      When our team returns with the marketing details, we create your property profile and will begin to market your property. 


      Monitoring and Feedback

      During the sales process you will have access to relevant information such as the amount of viewings we have conducted. We will send you regular email updates of any developments, and our staff are here for you should there be anything you wish to discuss.


      Viewings

      Interested parties contact us if they wish to arrange a viewing. We make certain that they are matched to your requirements and that they are genuinely interested in your property. We do this to avoid conducting unnecessary viewings. You will be informed when there is a viewing request via email or telephone.


      Offers

      When an offer is made to us by a potential buyer, our expert negotiators work tirelessly with you to ensure that the deal moves forward and is right for you in all respects. When you accept an offer, letters are sent to you, the buyer and the respective solicitors. Sales letters and memorandums are drafted by us.


      Conveyancing

      Once the buyer's solicitor has checked all the relevant documentation, any omissions are raised and a local authority search is initiated.


      Survey

      A surveyor will be appointed by the buyer or their lender via the mortgage broker. The survey establishes the structural integrity of the building and its value. Mortgage offers will be issued within ten days of the survey.


      Exchange of Contracts

      Your solicitor will notify you when the contract is ready for signing. You then have to agree a completion date with your buyer or their solicitor. If you are in a chain, a simultaneous exchange with your next purchase needs to be carried out, possibly using the deposit from your sale.


      Completion

      Completion usually can only take place between 9am and 3pm on a weekday, and our fees should be paid by your solicitor from the proceeds of the sale.

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Getting Organised To Help You With Your Move
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    When Should I Get Things In Place?
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    • Property Details

      As a buyer you will either find our property in our sales property section or through our email updates for registered applicants. We provide floor plans, photos and full descriptions.


      Calculate your Finances

      Before you do anything, speak to our mortgage broker who will find you the cheapest and most appropriate arrangement for your circumstances. There are many options such as:

      • Repayment Mortgages
      • Different Types of Interest Only Mortgages
      • Fixed Rate Mortgages
      • Capped Mortgages
      • Different available Interest Rates
      • Types of Insurance

      Instruct a Solicitor

      It is important to have a solicitor in place who is based within easy reach, who knows your target area and who has experience in property conveyancing.


      Arrange a Viewing

      Before we are able to arrange a viewing, you must be registered with us with your full details. Our negotiators do the majority of viewings, however in some cases our vendors will undertake their own viewings, and we hope you understand that they expect us to pre-qualify any potential buyers. When you find a property that you wish to view, simply contact us.


      The Viewing

      Please make sure to give us as much notice as possible if you have any problem in getting to your viewing. We will generally ask for feedback so we can give this information to our vendor.


      Submitting an Offer

      If you like the property and wish to make an offer please ring or email us at the office as soon as possible.


      Acceptance of Offer

      On acceptance of your offer we ask you to supply us with the details of your solicitor and your mortgage broker. Terms of the agreed sale (sales memorandum) are then drafted by us and sent through to yourself, the vendor and your respective solicitors.


      Survey

      Your lender will usually arrange for a survey through your mortgage broker, so contact them to set it up. Once the survey has been done, your lender should approve or reject the mortgage offer within 3-10 days. If you are a full cash buyer, you should arrange for your own survey to be done by a chartered surveyor. See the RICS website (www.rics.org), there may be a link to recommended surveyors.


      Conveyancing

      The solicitor will respond to enquiries raised within the 'Seller's Pack' which includes: the contract, vendor's questionnaire form, fixtures and fittings form, planning consent, building regulations and guarantees; and in the case of leasehold properties: accounts, projected future works to the property etc. When the solicitor is satisfied with the purchase, a report is sent to you.


      Local Authority Search

      Instruct your solicitor to carry out the local authority search. This is submitted to the local council and establishes any current planning or other local issues such as drainage, roads and highways etc.


      Exchange of Contracts

      Once the contract is ready to sign you will be required to put down a deposit, usually 10% of the purchase price (subject to your mortgage requirements). This will be handled by your solicitor, as will be the setting of a completion date. Upon completion you will need to pay the stamp duty.

      Price band: Duty:
      Up to £125,0000 0% £125,001 - £250,000 2% £250,001 - £925,000 5% £950,000 - £1,500,000 10% £1,500,000+12%


      Completion

      This takes place a short time after the exchange of contracts (usually within 28 days). Any outstanding money will be paid by your solicitor to the vendor's solicitor.

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Need Financial Advice?
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    Give Us A Call And We Can Get An Expert Call You
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    We work with L&C the UK's largest Fee Free Broker. A simple call to us and we can get an advisor compare over 90 Lenders and help you find the best deal whether you are looking at remortgaging a first time buyer rate or buy to let deals.

    But Don't Take Our Word For It, Why Not See What They Have To Say!

    At L&C, we believe that buying a home should be fun and remortgaging should be simple.

    But unfortunately, the process of securing a mortgage can often be a real headache for some people. With so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. If you go direct to a lender, it can take several hours just to fill in the paperwork and you need to book an appointment.

    And there's no guarantee you'll be accepted.

    And if you're turned down, you leave a papertrail that could jeopardise any future applications you make.

    All this can add up to a lot of stress and hassle.

    But there is another way...

    ...Because at L&C, we do all the hard work for you, from application all the way through to completion. And the best bit is, we won't charge you a fee. That's right, as the UK's leading fee-free mortgage broker, we don't charge customers a penny for our services. Absolutely nothing. And because we search across the market, we're sure to find you a really great deal.

    So how does it all work?

    1. First off, we'll need just 15-20 minutes of your time on the phone to run through a few questions.
    2. Next, we'll scour the market to find the best deal for you, searching thousands of mortgages across reputable lenders, both big and small.
    3. Then finally, when you're ready, we'll finish off the form filling, another 15-20 minutes either on the phone or online, and submit your application form for you.

    It's really that simple.

    You'll be able to track your application online 24/7 or over the phone 7 days a week. And we'll even appoint a dedicated case manager to you, who you can call with any questions.

    But how can we offer all this for free?

    Well that's quite simple too.

    Like all other brokers, we receive a payment from the lender when the mortgage completes. The difference is that unlike other mortgage brokers, we simply choose not to charge our customers a fee on top of this.

    It's an approach that has proved itself to work time and time again. In fact, we've won no less than 140 industry awards for our service since 2002.

    In a nutshell, L&C saves you time. We save you hassle. And we save you money. We also commit to finding the very best mortgage deal for you so that you'll want to tell your friends and family about us.

    All in all, we put the fun back into buying a home.

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    WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT US

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Nothing was ever too much trouble
      Moving is never easy but Alexandra Harvey helped to make our move as stress free as possible! Nothing was ever too much trouble,phonecalls always returned promptly and all viewings were accompanied!Alexandra was always positive and reassuring and i would not hesitate in recommending her and Howick and Brooker to anyone thinking of buying or selling their property!Thank you :))https://www.allagents.co.uk/review/280728/
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      helpful without giving the hard sale
      Just wish we didn't start from the beginning with these guys. James was so helpful without giving the hard sale which I liked and what he advised couldn't have been more accurate. Him and his team managed to turn our property around quite quick finding a lot of viewings the other agent couldn't. Once the offer was on the table, Alan took over with the admin side and I couldn't wish for a better person on my side at such a stressful time. Without him, our sale would still have been at the early stages - he pushed all of the solicitors every step of the way which was great. Although we have moved out of the area, if we need an agent again, I will definitely be in touch to see if they can help in anyway.https://www.allagents.co.uk/review/263424/
    • Seller Testimonial

      accommodating, professional and efficient.
      We used Howick and Brooker when we purchased our property in Harlow, and again when we sold it after 3 years. Paul and Barbara were very pleasant, accommodating, professional, and efficient. We received regular updates from them as well as very useful advice and tips on both our purchase and sale. We highly recommend them.https://www.allagents.co.uk/review/250768/
    • Seller Testimonial

      family business with decades of experience
      I found the H&B Partnership very professional, helpful & very accommodating. They are an established family business with decades of experience in both sales and letting. https://www.allagents.co.uk/review/225236/

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Howick & Brooker were absolutely fantastic!
      Howick & Brooker were absolutely fantastic! Myself and my partner were first time buyers and we felt completely reassured throughout the whole process by the team, especially Charlie and Alan. I would highly recommend H&B due to their professionalism, personable approach and efficiency.https://www.allagents.co.uk/review/243770/
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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 Howick & Brooker, Old Harlow on 01279 418888.