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.
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.
This article is reproduced from the Home Owners Alliance website hoa.org.uk. We think it is excellent.
This is a guide explaining the conveyancing process when buying a home. Conveyancing involves legally transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer. It starts when your offer on a house is accepted and finishes when you receive the keys. Understanding what it involves will help ensure there are fewer surprises along the way.....
Who does the conveyancing?
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/
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.
Fewer than four in ten home movers end up buying a property they found on a portal.
Consumer organisation Which? said that in research among 2,000 recent home movers, just 37% had discovered their new home by searching a property portal.
However, a further 6% did so via an automated email from a portal and 2% found their new home via a smartphone app notification......
....Even so, just 45% found their new home via a modern method, compared with 55% who used traditional methods such as looking in an estate agent’s window or local paper, or spotting a For Sale board.
First-time buyers, despite their younger age group, were even more unlikely to find a home on a portal, with 60% using traditional methods rather than portals or apps.
According to Which? this is how the figures break down:
Estate agent’s window 11%
Searching a property portal 37%
Phone call or email from estate agent 11%
Email from a property portal 6%
‘For Sale’ sign outside property 10%
Other electronic alert, eg app notification 2%
Word of mouth 9%
Local newspaper 6%
Other traditional method 4%
I approached the property owner directly (eg by leafleting) 3%
Property auction 1%
Which? is now advising property hunters to put their laptops away.
The organisation says: “In parts of the UK where markets are fast-moving, with demand outstripping supply, the best properties are often snapped up before the agent has had the chance to list them online.
“That’s why it’s advisable to put your laptop away and get out and about.
“Take a walk down the high street and register with all the estate agents selling the types of properties you’re after.
“Spend time talking to them, explaining your situation and what you’re looking for.”
The same Which? research also revealed the importance of getting a portal listing right.
Around seven in ten respondents said they decided not to view a property after browsing its online listing, with the main reasons being that the location wasn’t right (35%) and/or that it was too expensive (35%).
However, 9% of home buyers in London and the south-east discounted a property before viewing it because they did not want to deal with the agent it was marketed with. The figure was 7% nationally.
Around one in five (19%) said they did not view a property either because no photos were made available or there were not enough photos.
For first-time buyers, this figure rose to 22%.
One in six (16%) did not view a property because no floor plan was provided
Article from Property Industry Eye 2nd Sept 2016
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As at Apr 2016. The standard charge quoted on the Thameslink website is £3,320.00.
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
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/
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We would be pleased to organise this for you.
It would be very helpful if you would give us more than one time when you would be able to view - this avoids some of the "backward and forward" messaging if your prefered time is unavailable.
If there is more than one property you would like to visit please make it clear in the message box which properties you would like to see and when.
If this doesn't turn out to be the right one we would really appreciate some feedback. It really helps our clients to understand what people think of their property and it will also help us better understand what you are looking for.
We hope you like it and look forward to hearing from you
When asked to give a "valuation" we will offer you our opinion of the likely figure you should expect to achieve should the property be put to the market.... MORE