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Collinson Hall - In brief

We are an experienced and successful independent estate agent, letting agent and property management company based in St Albans with a second office in Chiswell Green. From these offices the business serves the wider mid Hertfordshire district.

Estate Agency is highly competitive in St Albans and Collinson Hall are well known for providing dependable advice and achieving exceptional results for our clients.

The higher profile activities of the business include .......


..... residential property sales & lettings. We also have a very active  property management business, commercial department, block-management department and a land sales / development department providing advice to a large portfolio of clients.

The company relies on its reputation and received a constant source of recommendation from existing clients.  It is, therefore, crucial for us to consistently deliver on promises. There are a number of testimonials on this website from clients who have experienced working with the business and have been very pleased they chose Collinson Hall.

The company aspires to be the best in everything they do - without cutting corners. Quality and integrity come as standard.

Gabriel Square

Collinson Hall are the appointed agents for the new garden square development opposite the cinema in London Road, St Albans. If you are interested and would like to be kept up to date we would suggest that you register your interest on the dedicated development website (click on the "more" button to get to the link).Failing that you can get in touch with us and we will be pleased to add your details.

In outline the scheme comprises 80 new homes comprising predominantly 3 and 4 bedroom houses but also includes a number of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments and duplexes.The natural contours of the site allow for parking to be beneath the central area leaving the square car free and will be beautifully landscaped (and lit by a specialist designed lighting scheme in the evening) .....


This is a fantastic development which is due to be complete in the summer/autumn of 2017.

Registering your interest through the development website www.gabrielsquare.com is the best way to stay in touch and we will keep you updated as and when there is further information we can share about release dates and pricing. 

For the neighbours and people interested in the construction side of the project we have maintaned an information site. www.thelondonroadproject.co.uk where we post information and progress reports from the main contractor Higgins.

Summer events 2016

We recently delivered a flyer that had a listing of events going on around St Albans for the summer. This was well received and we thought it would be an idea to put it on here as well. Hopefully....


.... when you click on the link below the image will display ok but let us know if you cant see anything clearly.

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School Awards 2016

We are extremely pleased to be involved with this event and delighted to see so many people deservedly recognised for their efforts and achievements in the school environment. The awards evening was a tremendous success and the winners have been announced ......


...... congratulations to everyone who won their awards.

A full list of the finalist and winners can be found here www.hertsadschoolawards.co.uk/news/2016-winners-announced/

What are the pictures at the top of these pages?

All of these pictures were taken in and around St Albans. Hopefully they showcase some of the more interesting and attractive parts of this lovely city and the countryside that surrounds us....


 .... we will keep changing them through the year as opportunities catch our eye.

If you don't recognise the location of any of these and would like to know - get in touch.

If you have a picture you think might be suitable do let us know. Happy to pay (a modest sum) for anything we use. 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • P
    Elaine - Just wanted to buy you a drink to say a huge THANK YOU for all you did for me to get my house sold. I have huge respect for your skills and diplomacy and was grateful for the humour! You were brilliant !
  • M
    We are extremely pleased we chose Rod and the team at Collinson Hall to sell our house. From start to finish they went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly and were always available to give updates and answer our questions. Unlike other local estate agents, they were at all times very professional, yet also friendly and approachable - we knew we could trust them to get the best possible outcome for us. Not only did they make the whole process very straightforward, they helped to secure a great deal with our perfect buyers – all in all we can’t recommend them enough. M, St Albans
  • Ms JS
    Thank you for everything. Your professionalism was outstanding, you understood how difficult selling our home was for us and the emotional journey we were on. Thanks for holding our hand letting us move at just the right pace. We were very pleased with the result and knew that your support and guidance was always there. once again many thanks for helping us to get there. You are brilliant at your job!
  • Mr P C
    Thanks for all your help with this. In truth I am not sure we would have been able to see this through if it had not been for your diligence and patience throughout. We are really very pleased with our purchase. Will be sure to drop you in some bubbly in due course (completion only a couple of weeks away).
  • M&P, St Albans
    Dear Rene, Lisa and team, We wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help and dedication which went into ensuring the sale and purchase of our homes ran smoothly and without any hiccups. From the very first minute we walked into your offices we felt an overwhelming sense of professionalism, commitment and caring, which was comforting and so reassuring leading up to and throughout the property's sale and purchase process. Lisa; from the moment you realised I'd fallen in love with one of your properties you were 100% committed to ensuring we got it, and never gave us a moment to doubt we would. We will never forget you, and how well looked after we were in your capable hands. Thank you for all of the behind the scenes management and negotiation. Rene, you went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the chain ran smoothly and kept us informed and reassured throughout, given the entire chain was managed by yourself. Your service was exceptional and we cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. Your entire team's ongoing communication, thoroughness, and willingness to always go the extra mile for all of your clients is testament to your exceptional reputation within our community and we would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is looking to move or buy within Chiswell Green. Thank you again and best regards, Michelle & Paul
  • Miss G, St Albans
    Hi Elaine, I'd like to thank you and your team for all of your help and support with the sale of my house. I am really pleased that I chose Collinson Hall and would certainly recommend you. All the very best. K.
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Answers to previously asked questions...

  • How much is an annual season ticket from St Albans to St Pancras?

    As at Apr 2016. The standard charge quoted on the Thameslink website is £3,320.00.

  • What are the stamp duty thresholds for buying a property?

    Its all got complicated and now depends if you are buying a property as a principle residence. The most up to date info (as Apr 16) is here https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/residential-property-rates

  • I am tenant looking to rent one of your properties. What charges should I expect to pay.
    You can find this information in the tenant section of our website - should it need any clarification please call 01727 794104 and we can run through it with you.
  • Why do you ask for so much information about my property? (From a landlord)
    As your agents, we need to know about a variety of little things to be effective in marketing and managing your property. Each piece of information will enable us to either keep you and your property legally compliant, prevent misunderstandings and wasted viewing appointments, or ensure that your tenants have all they need to properly maintain and look after your property throughout their tenancy.
  • How can I find out about school catchment areas?

    Tricky as the rules seem to change but we use School Guru who come up with very useful info - this link will take you to their website http://www.schoolguruhertfordshire.co.uk/

  • What are "exchange" and "completion"
    The exchange means the exchange of contracts. Many years ago this meant that the buyer and sellers solicitors met and literally exchanged the contracts in identical form signed by their respective clients. Today the exchange usually just takes place over the telephone where each solicitor confirms they are in possession of a signed contract. Exchange is a significant milestone in that the transaction becomes a legally binding contract between the seller and the buyer at that point. One of the terms of the contract at exchange will be the completion date. Referred to as completion. This is the date on which the title to the property is transferred by the sellers solicitor to the buyer, the buyers solicitor transfers the agreed sale price to the seller and the buyer takes possession of the property. This is the date that the new owner of the property usually moves in. There is usually a time period between exchange and completion and this period can vary from a few seconds if exchange and completion take place on the same day or several months, even years. The norm however is usually between 2 and 6 weeks, and it is during this period that each party is able to book removals, make arrangements for the transfer of utilities and post and of course tell friends and family, or not !
  • I understand I need an EPC - how much is it and how long will it take?
    We can organise this through a third party. It takes about 24 hours and costs £50 plus VAT.

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