We are an independently owned and run Estate and Letting Agent that opened in the summer of 2009 in the sought after village of Lyminge in the Elham Valley. We cover the Folkestone & Hythe district of towns and villages.
In May 2012 we bought and incorporated Philip A Chapman, the oldest established Estate Agent in the historic coastal town of Hythe. After 8 years in Hythe high street and during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic the Directors decided to combine our two offices into one Hub office. The pandemic had confirmed how strong our team was when working together so it was a natural move to centralise our Sales and Lettings teams in our Lyminge office which we had fully renovated to a high standard providing a state of the art working environment for our staff and visiting clients.
Laing Bennett is owned and run by family members: William 'Bill' Laing-Bennett, Robert Laing & Ian Laing-Bennett who all have strong ties in the local area and all live in the village of Lyminge as do their parents. Bill & Robert grew up in the village and attended Lyminge primary school and secondary school in Hythe. Ian grew up in Sandwich and went to Exeter University.
Our success in the Elham Valley villages, surrounding areas and Hythe & Folkestone continues with our Lyminge Hub office centrally located in our catchment area. We strive to make selling your home as stress and hassle-free as possible, by tailoring our services to each client's situation.
Sales Director - Bill Laing-Bennett, MNAEA and Head of Sales - Rachel Boulden, ANAEA manage and work with our team of experienced property professionals to provide an unrivalled personal service to the local community.
Property market appraisals are carried out by Bill Laing-Bennett MNAEA & Rachel Boulden, ANAEA.
Our Sales Property Manager's Jessica Mehdi & Sharon Day are focused on generating leads, property viewings and negotiating offers on our properties, aided by our Sales Negotiator's Zoe Faiers & Katrina Howard.
Sales progression is handled by Bill who progresses our agreed sales through to exchange and completion. He works with our Vendor's, Purchaser's, other Estate Agents and Solicitors to make the process as smooth as possible.
Laing Bennett is supported by professional long-standing relationships with Christopher Kemp a property Photographer with over 20 years experience and his wife Jenny Kemp who creates property floorplans. Our Energy Assessor Matthew Moxey provides clients with Energy Performance Certificate's (EPC's) and has done so since Laing Bennett opened in 2009.
Before opening 2009 it was clear that the Elham Valley was poorly served by Letting Agents with landlords having no choice but to use a Folkestone or Canterbury agent. Since the launch of our Lettings Department, both landlords and tenants have benefited from a locally-based, professional and knowledgeable service. With a high demand for property in the area, we have been swiftly letting property to waiting tenants. In 2012 we incorporated Philip A Chapman's lettings portfolio into our existing rental properties and since then have continued to grow our managed property portfolio. We cover a wide area of towns and villages where landlords and tenants benefit from our modern approach and professional service.
Lettings Director - Robert Laing, MARLA runs the lettings department and conducts market appraisals. Our Lettings Property Manager - Julie Tyrrell manages the day to day operations from viewings to Tenant move in's and repairs. Operations & Financial Director - Ian Laing-Bennett manages the Lettings accounts and the day-to-day running of the company.
So much of our business continues to come from recommendations and repeat custom. This success to date has been from hard work and the focus of a team that prides itself on being able to deliver results. We are measured by our clients and believe that every property and every person is individual. Above all, delivering our service in an honest, approachable and reliable manner is key to our business ethics.
Community is also important to Laing Bennett, we support many local events and charities throughout the year. For example, we assist the Lyminge Association by having the village Christmas tree and lights outside our office. We also act as the box office for local shows and concerts.
Our office in Lyminge has had a long history of being an estate agency and it is our pleasure to carry that forward into the future.
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The Estate Office, 8 Station Road, Lyminge, CT18 8HP