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We are recruiting

We are recruiting

Collinson Hall are looking to recruit a negotiator to join our team based in our main St Albans office. Ideally we are looking for someone with a couple of years experience who is looking for a challenge within an environment that rewards hard work and initiative. Get in touch for more information.


Affordable Housing thesholdissue - Appeal decision

Affordable housing threshold - appeal decision

The Court of appeal has decided to back the government and exempt small development sites from the need to provide or contribute to affordable housing. Bernadette Hillman gives her view on the implications of this landmark decision.....


To download Bernadette's original document follow this link 

Block Management

Collinson Hall has an excellent track record of managing residential blocks to a high standard. We have been operating in this market for decades and our retention of business is 100%.


Our Company relies on reputation as a constant source of recommendation from existing clients and we are well known for providing dependable advice and achieving exceptional results on behalf of our clients.

We understand that it is crucial to have a strong Residential Block Management team consistently providing high standards;to have adequate points of staff contact and time schedules that are strictly adhered to. We appreciate that nothing is more frustrating than having to chase your managing agent and our commitment centres around being proactive in our communication, reporting and management of your property.

Whether you are a Freeholder, Management Company, Residents Association or Right to Manage Company we would be delighted to assist you. We would be happy to meet you on-site and will create a bespoke Block Management package to meet your needs.

Whatever your Residential Block Management requirements, call Collinson Hall today on 01727 794100.

HELPFUL ADVICE CENTRE

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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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ARRANGE A VIEWING

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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

 

ARRANGE A VALUATION

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How much is my current property worth?

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