About Us
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    Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson is a well-established, market leading, professional, independent residential sales and Chartered Surveyors, involved with the marketing of all types of property and professional advice.

    Andrew Johnson & Company was established in 2008 by Andrew Johnson. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge within the property field both as an estate agent and Chartered surveyor, extending to over 30 years experience. The original business became part of the Howkins & Harrison brand in 2017, known now as Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson.

    Our extensive property register covers a full range of local property available, whether residential property, equestrian properties, retirement property, land or new homes. Whether buying or selling, Andrew Johnson & Company offer a service that is second to none.

    With our many years of local experience in the property market, we have built up a strong and dedicated team of professional and highly motivated staff whose local knowledge and experience ensure that the best possible service is offered to all our clients at all times.

    Whatever your property requirements, be sure to contact Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson, the Ashby catchment specialists and Ashby-de-la-Zouch's leading independent estate agents.

    • Prominent village location knowldge
    • Experienced and highly motivated sales team
    • Distinctive quality brochures with floor plans
    • Extensive buyer register
    • Quality bespoke window display
    • Listings on all the main internet portals
    • Members of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents
    • NAEA Members
    • Ombudsman and Approved code of Trading Standards Scheme members
    • Ashby-de-la-Zouch School catchment specialists
    • Independent estate agency at its best!

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    For a professional service tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our friendly team at:

    58 Market Street



    LE65 1AN

    Tel: 01530 410930

    E-Mail: ashbyproperty@howkinsandharrison.co.uk

    Website: www.howkinsandharrison.co.uk

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    Looking to sell?

    Selling your home

    To find our more about us and the better service that we offer, please contact Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson for up to date advice on the marketing of your home. This is a free and totally discreet service that we offer, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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    Our team, with over 90 years of combined experience is committed to delivering a first class service to you. It is our aim to provide an efficient and friendly service ensuring that we make your move as stress free as possible. Our highly trained staff all live within close proximity to Ashby De La Zouch and are therefore able to provide extensive local knowledge of the area.
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    Thinking of selling?

    From the outset and throughout the marketing of your home, we provide the following services;

    • Advice on home staging and current market trends
    • High quality booklet style sales particulars with room by room descriptions, 3D floorplans, detailed measurements and excellent photography both internally and externally.
    • Distinctive eye catching for sale boards proven to be an effective marking tool.
    • Posting on the Andrew Johnson & Company website.
    • Immediate posting to leading property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and social media networking sites.
    • Accompanied viewings experienced staff members.
    • Over 90 years staff experience in selling residential property.
    • Advertising within glossy brochures dedicated to our branch - distributed to local businesses and prospective purchasers.
    • Membership of The Professional Guild of Estate Agents with National coverage and London presence.
    • If you have any queries on any further advertising schedules that we may use, please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquiry.
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    Register with us
    Contact our office via the following methods to register your details to our mailing list;
    Call us on: 01530 410 930 
    Email us: ashbyproperty@howkinsandharrison.co.uk
    Visit us at: www.howkinsandharrison.co.uk

    Alternatively, send an enquiry through Rightmove.co.uk which emails directly through to us!

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    Contact our office on 01530 410 930 for surveyors that we may recommend to you. 
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Additional Services
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    Professional Services
    The business owner, Andrew Johnson BSc (Hons) MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years post qualification experience.   We offer a range of services based upon Andrew's experience as both a Private Independent Surveyor and as a result of working within the corporate lending sector, as a staff valuer and surveyor for institutions including the Halifax and Bradford & Bingley.
    A wide range of surveys for prospective buyers and professionals can be undertaken including matrimonial and probate valuations; private market valuations; capital gains or inheritance tax valuations, from a building survey, home buyers report or a private valuation.
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    Members of The Guild of Property Professionals
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    The Guild provides independent Estate Agents with the mechanisms to compete against corporate agents with over 750 members. Andrew Johnson & Company have been specifically selected as one of their latest additions, being the only agent in Ashby De La Zouch that has access to the many marketing features that the Guild has to offer. This includes coverage from their Park Lane office in London, providing 24 hour external touch screen displays, marketing our properties alongside other members and a dedicated website.

    Every 6 weeks, we have an alternating Lifestyle or Regional Magazine available within our branch. This includes a selection of current properties, enhancing our coverage of local areas and across the East Midlands. Our magazines are distributed to local business and are available to customers and clients. The Regional magazine includes a selection of our properties and a dedicated main page features in the magazine together with other agents around the East Midlands where this is distributed.

    We also have an online magazine available which is emailed out on to applicants on our mailing list and tweeted on our Twitter page @andrewjohnsonco which is regularly updated. 

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    Residential property sales

    Our residential sales teams specialise in selling town and country properties, from starter homes to manor houses. Working from 7 regional offices we cover Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

    All of this gives us great exposure with local buyers and investors, as well as investors and commuters from further afield via our London office.

    To boost the sales potential of your home, we don't just apply the standard sales techniques, we also gain coverage from:

    Move to the Country Show

    Working with our London Office, we get together with over 30 experienced agents, with objective, balanced advice who showcase some of the finest property outside the Capital, from chocolate box cottages to Country Estates.

    Local initiatives with schools

    We enjoy good relationships both supporting and working with some of our local schools.

    Aquire magazine

    Working with our London office, we publish the twice yearly 'Aquire' magazine, which provides a selection of the countries finest properties for sale with the aim of reaching buyers and sellers across the whole UK.

    The View magazine

    We also publish our own magazine called 'The View'. We have two publications a year and they are distributed by post to our mailing list, they are also available in our offices as well as from local businesses. The View showcases properties, locations as well as our genuine passion for our work, our customers and our wider team.

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    Residential Lettings

    Our team of fully ALRA regulated lettings agents, register more than 6,000 prospective tenants each year, administer over 2,500 tenancies on behalf of private individuals and corporate landlords, and let about 650 properties a year.

    Our residential lettings service levels include:

    Full Managed Service - Our Landlords are in safe hands will this full service package. It covers every aspect of letting a property; rental valuations and reviews, property advertising and marketing, tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, deposit handling, rent collection, property maintenance and management of work, full inventory checks.

    Letting Only Service - If you are happy to manage your property and your tenant, we can value and market your let, conduct the tenant vetting, tenant referrals, tenancy agreements, and deposit handling. Then you manage everything from there on.

    Letting Only with Rent Collection Service - This is the same as our Let Only Service, with the addition of us collecting the tenants rent on a monthly basis on your behalf.

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    Rural, professional and commercial services

    We have a dedicated team who specialise in rural, agricultural and development properties such as farms, building plots and land.

    They also work with planning applications, compulsory purchases and estate management on behalf of our clients. We can also value, sell or let your commercial or agricultural premises or land.

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    Planning and Development

    Our team of Chartered Planners can provide you with an effective planning consultancy service, using their many years of experience working with and alongside local authorities in the Midlands.

    As well as planning applications, they also work on planning appeals, development plans and enforcement cases.

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    We host property and agricultural auctions across the Midlands, covering a wide range of lots; rural and urban properties, farms, land, machinery, farm equipment and livestock.

    We regularly have cows, pig troughs and tractors to be bid on, as well as urban homes, farms and land.

    All our auctions are managed by experienced and qualified professionals, and we design and produce quality sales brochures to support our highly publicised sales.

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    Get in touch...

    We would be delighted to talk to you about any of these services and to put you in touch with the right member of the wider Howkins & Harrison team.

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Meet our team
  • Introduction

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    Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson is a well-established, market leading, professional, independent residential sales and Chartered Surveyors, involved with the marketing of all types of property and professional advice.

    Operating from our Market Street office, with live feeds to a large display screen, property portals including Rightmove, Primelocation, Zoopla, The Guild of Property Professionals, modern software and contemporary property displays, both internally and externally, within the large window.

    Andrew Johnson & Company was established in 2008 by Andrew Johnson. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge within the property field both as an estate agent and Chartered surveyor, extending to over 30 years experience. The original business became part of the Howkins & Harrison brand in 2017, known now as Howkins & Harrison incorporating Andrew Johnson. 

    The company is affiliated to the Property Ombudsman scheme; NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and of course the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). The company is complimented by a highly trained and qualified team (with over 90 years experience between them in residential sales) which has grown following the recession to become current market leaders in their field.

    For further information relating to any of our services, or indeed to speak to one of our trained personnel, please feel free to either email or if available, call.

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    Andrew Johnson - Valuer & Chartered Surveyor
    Andrew co-founded Aidan J Reed & Andrew Johnson in January 2008, which became Andrew Johnson & Company in October 2012. Andrew hails originally from Matlock in Derbyshire. He spent his childhood in Hertfordshire and Norwich, then his teenage years in Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It was there that his love of houses began, when he first worked for John German (Shrewsbury) and Christopher Morris (Church Stretton). A family move to Morpeth (Northumberland) lead Andrew to the Halifax (Morpeth), and then to the University of Northumbria, where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management. He followed this with postgraduate training with the Halifax and Colley's Professional Services, which included stints in London, Leeds and Newcastle and involved both domestic surveying and commercial work. Following his qualification and membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Andrew worked for John German (Ashby de la Zouch), BBG Surveyors (Bradford & Bingley Group, Teesside) and Andrew Grant (Worcester), moving each time in order to build upon his experience and expertise within his chosen profession. In 2002 Andrew was called upon to return to John German (Loughborough) to head up their Survey Department. In 2008 he took the plunge and opened his own Estate Agents & Surveyors here in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Andrew lives in Ashby and can regularly be seen 'de-stressing' at Hood Park Leisure Centre. He is an Assistant Scout Leader and is often found underground through his passion for caving. When time allows, he enjoys trying out a variety of challenges with both Ashby Round Table and 41 Club (The Association of Ex-Roundtablers Club). Andrew enjoys motor sport and often attends the BTCC and Le Mans 24 hour race. At weekends he enjoys walking his dog in the National Forest with his wife and sons.
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    Jackie Hazell - Office Manager
    Jackie headed up the team that launched Andrew Johnson & Company in 2008, she continues to lead the growing sales team with her decades of unrivalled knowledge and experience in property sales in the local area. Jackie has lived in Packington her entire life and was educated at Ashby Grammar School, before continuing her education and gaining a Diploma in Business Studies and Management. She then embarked upon a life-long career in estate agency, working for over eighteen years in John German (Ashby), during which time she specialised in all aspects of house sales including heading the prestige homes section. It was here that she first met and worked alongside Andrew, Emily and Deborah who remain a team today. She also enhanced her new homes experience with work for both William Davies and Beazer Homes. When not working, Jackie enjoys swimming, music and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie is a dedicated member of the team and has undoubtedly guided thousands of buyers and sellers through the moving process over the years.
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    Emily Beard - Senior Sales Negotiator/Valuer
    Emily joined the Andrew Johnson & Company team in January 2010. Emily's ten year career in estate agency began with a short spell at Your Move in Swadlincote before moving to John German (Ashby de la Zouch) where she met and quickly built a strong working relationship with Andrew, Jackie and Deborah. Emily is an experienced sales manager assisting Andrew with market appraisals as well as providing excellent skills in negotiating and mediation. Emily's passion is to help people move and prides herself in keeping sellers and buyers up to date with the latest developments throughout the process. She understands the many issues that can arise and believes that good communication between everyone involved is essential throughout the entire moving process, in order to ensure a successful and smooth transaction. In her spare time, Emily enjoys taking part in the local park run at Conkers and joining in the occasional adrenaline fuelled sport. Emily has a young family and takes pleasure in assisting at her daughter's school.
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    A selection of kind words from our clients...

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      The service you offer is outstanding
      It must be said that our previous experiences with estate agents have been less than ideal and I understand that In this modern world, people are only to quick to criticise or simply not offer praise where due and following our recent first time experience, as purchasers, with your team , felt we needed to offer you some feedback.

      Our whole experience with you has been entirely positive and every contact, communication and dealing we have had with you has been an absolute pleasure where you have enjoyed our entire confidence throughout the process.

      Each member of Your team with which we have had dealings have been extremely and unquestioningly pleasant, professional, courteous and simply a pleasure to deal with. Nothing has ever been to much trouble and from the various viewings through to the final exchange, we as purchasers have felt entirely and continually supported, informed, valued and appreciated. Your team offer a professional but personal service.Our dealings with other agents have most definitely not been on a par and this has highlighted what a wonderful, consistent and personal service you offer. 

      My wife and I endeavour to support local businesses wherever we can and wish to relay to all at Andrew Johnson and Co. that the service that you offer is outstanding and something you should all be extremely proud of - we look forward to passing you our future business of property sales and purchases where possible and will not hesitate in recommending you to friends, family and associates.Once again, thank you very much from 2 very satisfied and impressed clients / purchasers.
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      Help and kindness, it has been hugely appreciated
      Thankyou so much for all your help and kindness, it has been hugely appreciated. I don't think it would of gone so smoothly without you and the staff! With thanks to you all. 
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      Thanks for your patience and guidance throughout
      Dear all, Thank you so much for all your help with the sale of our much loved home and the purchase of our new home. What an emotional upheaval it is to sell one's home, and you all have been lovely! Thanks for your patience and guidance throughout the whole process.  Much love
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      Impressed by your service
      I would like to add that I have been very pleased with and impressed by your service. Selling a house in 2 months flat is good going and at a reasonable price!
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      Thank you for the excellent service and support
      Dear Andrew I am writing to say thank you for the excellent service and support that you and your team at  Andrew Johnson provided during our recent home move.  I suspect that without your personal commitment to support the process then we would not have ended up moving to our new house. 
    • Seller Testimonial

      The photographs you took were absolutely lovely
      Just wanted to say thank you for helping us to sell Shortheath Road, Moira, you all did a wonderful job, and the photographs you took were absolutely lovely and no doubt played a big part in selling it so quickly. We will recommend you to anyone we know that is looking to sell their home. 
    • Seller Testimonial

      Wonderful customer service
      Dear Andrew and team, Thank you for the wonderful customer service that made our house sale go so well. From the first meeting, both you and your team displayed and delivered all the superb traits of a first class estate agency. Everything was professionally executed and communicated, leaving nothing to chance.They say that moving home is stressful,.........not with you guys!
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      Went above and beyond
      First class service, very knowledgeable locally and very supportive through whole process. Went above and beyond...
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      Professional, friendly and helpful throughout
      Professional, friendly and helpful through out the process. Thanks to all the team for everything! Highly recommended.
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      We would not hesitate to work with them again
      Very friendly, professional and helpful team. We felt they were upfront and honest with us and kept us in the loop at all stages. Having both bought and sold with Andrew Johnson's team, we would not hesitate to work with them again and would recommend the team to anyone planning to buy or sell.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Great Market Street location, competitive fees
      Andrew Johnson Estate Agents, Ashby de la Zouch have just sold my house. Professional and friendly team. Great Market Street location. Competitive fees. Must mention Jackie Hazel, telephone updates on a regular basis, could not have been more helpful. Would highly recommend.
    • Seller Testimonial

      A formidable professional 'team' effort
      A formidable professional "team" effort from valuation, through to completion. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anybody who is contemplating either selling or purchasing a property.......Hassle and stress free...Many thanks.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Extremely professional and helpful
      All of the team at Andrew Johnson & Co were extremely professional and helpful. They were instrumental in achieving a timely and efficient purchase.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Would highly reccomend
      Andrew Johnson in Ashby helped us through buying our first house and we couldn't have asked for more. There was always someone at the end of the phone willing to help and fitted around us with viewings. Would highly recommend, what a lovely bunch of people.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Nothing was too much trouble
      Our purchase of our new home was made so much easier with the help and efficiency of the staff at Andrew Johnson Estate Agents. Nothing was too much trouble and the speed with which they responded to our queries was first class. We would recommend them and use them in the future. They were lovely to us.
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