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With an array of property agents in and around St Albans to choose from, deciding which one to go with can often be a challenge in itself. So what makes us different? Three words - Proper Property People. Our team is genuinely committed to guiding you through the process in a way that is as successful and stress-free as possible. For landlords who are thinking of letting their property, we have a variety of property management schemes available, ranging from the traditional to our highly popul Read full description...ar Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme which offers hassle free property management whilst guaranteeing the rent even if the property is vacant! It's the perfect 'let and forget' solution. If you're a tenant looking for your next home, take a look at the properties that are currently available, use the My Northwood account to set up email property alerts or alternatively get in touch to register your details.
Northwood

48 London Road St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1NG

01727 734550

Oct 28,2016
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Complicated sale involving lengthy timelines and complexity with both the vendors and sellers. David and team managed this very well throughout the process....
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Oct 12,2016
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I cannot rate Northwood Estate Agents St Albans highly enough! I was a first time buyer looking for a property in the area and David Lees was a fantastic estate agent right the way through from viewing to completion (and even after). David and the team conducted themselves professionally throughout the transaction and were transparent and courteous with all dealings we had with them. Amazingly, David was also reachable when he was on holiday and continued to progress matters whilst abroad. I als...
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Jul 19,2016
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I recently sold a property through Northwood and I can thoroughly recommend and had a very positive experience. Their speed and marketing was of good quality and they achieved asking price offer within a week. David Lees managed the sale and was attentive throughout replying to all queries straight away and ensuring a smooth sale. We faced obstacles and difficulties which David dealt with excellently. Many thanks....
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Fair
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Jun 20,2016
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Jun 20,2016
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Dear Tim, I would like to thank your team in St.Albans's branch Elizabeth and Filippos for assisting me in renting a property in 22 Somerville Court, Newsom Place, which I absolutely love!:) On a very short notice Elizabeth managed to set up a viewing of the flat for me ( although Fillipos's viewings schedule was completely booked for that Saturday), which has resulted at the end in securing a tenancy contact for that flat. During the whole process these two people have been very helpful and ...
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Satisfied with the fee and service received.
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Apr 05,2016
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Apr 05,2016
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David and his team at Northwood were instrumental in achieving an extraordinarily quick sale for my father. The team were professional at all times, extremely helpful and faced every problem with a calm manner. Many thanks to you all - a great achievement all round!...
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Good
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Dec 21,2015
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Dec 21,2015
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We had previously let out our flat through Northwoods and had received exceptional service from Tim. When we decided to sell, although we got several quotes from various estate agents Tim and David at Northwoods were the most professional and knowledgeable. From the outset the experience of dealing with Northwoods was excellent. The professional pictures of our flat were brilliant and far better than those we received when we put our flat on the market a year earlier with a different estate a...
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Dec 09,2015
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I found Northwood of St Albans to be very pleasant to deal with when they sold my house. They were efficient, honest and correct. They kept me updated on developments, and worked hard to find a suitable buyer. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others....
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Nov 30,2015
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I have dealt with the Northwoods team in St Albans for many years as both Landlord and Buyer/Seller. Tim Leighton is someone in whom I have the highest confidence and he has safeguarded my interests well in the time we have worked together. He does a great job in looking after the landlord, but importantly the tenant too, as he understands that a happy tenant makes for a successful letting arrangement (and the landlord's job much easier)! On the buy/sell side I found David to be highly professio...
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Fees are high but the service is bespoke. Value for money.
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Sep 30,2015
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Sep 30,2015
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My family and I have rented properties with Tim Leighton at Northwood Lettings, St Albans, for 7+ years. The properties have been of great quality and in prime locations. Tim and his team have always been extremely helpful and professional, and have always responded quickly to any issues that we may have had. I feel that Tim has always had our best interest in mind as tenants. I would highly recommend Tim and his team....
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Sep 30,2015
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I've been working with Tim as our rental agent for a long time, almost 10 years. During this time, I have come to know him as a truly honest, competent and responsive person and professional. He started the St Albans branch of Northwood after our working relationship had already begun, and the staff he has assembled there have always exhibited these traits as well. Our experience working with Tim and his office has been fantastic, and I would enthusiastically recommend him to any potential lan...
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Sep 10,2015
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Sep 10,2015
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The service offered by Northwood is outstanding. The Northwood team is very friendly and professional. We have initially rented the property through Northwood and ended up purchasing the same property. So, we had the experience with Northwood as being a tenant and as well as a Buyer. The service offered in both cases has been very impressive. I would highly recommend Northwood to anyone!...
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Aug 31,2015
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Aug 31,2015
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Really helpful! This was the first time we rented and they took us through the whole process from start to finish. We had lots of questions but it was never too much trouble for them. We've also had quick responses to a couple of maintenance issues. Great job!...
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Aug 23,2015
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Aug 23,2015
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We had a great experience with Northwoods estate agents - enthusiastic without being pushy, always available, replied to our queries straight away, kept us informed and a pleasure to work with....
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Aug 21,2015
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Aug 21,2015
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Overall excellent service and sales performance from the team at Northwood St Albans but 3 things stand out : I) 10 weeks from signing marketing agreement to completion of sale 2) 100% conversion rate of viewing to sale - 1st sales pitch was successfully completed as a sale 3) unlike other estate agents, Northwoods managed the conveyance process, providing regular updates, contacting both solicitors and ensuring a smooth and speedy flow to exchange...
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Jul 21,2015
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Jul 21,2015
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I used Northwood Estate Agents in St.Albans to sell my property and was extremely impressed. It was refreshing to be able to deal with someone who took a lot of the pain away and I had a personable (yet very professional) relationship with, not your typical estate agent for a change. They produced professional brochures and showed my property in the local newspapers (featured) and in all the appropriate websites. I never really look forward to dealing with Estate Agents but this is more of a &ls...
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Very good, best I have experienced
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Jul 16,2015
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Jul 16,2015
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Agent ensured full understanding of our requirements in both service and reporting, delivered the services, including efficient management and negotiating tenancy agreements and achieving rental target....
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Jun 10,2015
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Very happy with the excellent level of service and attention to detail, the professional photos and original approach to the property description along with a feature in the local paper were very nice touches and added to the professionalism of the service, convinced all of the above had a big influence on the high number of viewings. Good knowledge of the area and advised honestly at what price level to pitch the property at, I accepted an excellent offer in under two weeks and completed in und...
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Fees were very competitive.
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Jun 09,2015
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Jun 09,2015
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We have rented our property with Northwood (formally Jordans) since 2008 and we cannot recommend them more highly. Under Tim's guidance his team have provided a first-class service, responsive, professional and value for money....
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The fees we negotiated were fair and competitive when compared to other agents.
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Feb 03,2015
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Nice customer service at face value, though the process as a tenant has been awful, I personally would not use or recommend Northwood for tenants. They with held info regarding a guarantor being able to sign remotely till the day after there cut off. (i'm self employed) I found this out while signing the contract. At that time I asked, if my guarantor could sign remotely as not local, was told yes this should be ok. I arrange moving, inform my current landlord when i'll be moving out. 2 days...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Obviously some agents have extremely excessive fee\'s.
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Obviously some agents have extremely excessive fee\'s.
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Mar 16, 2015
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The interesting thing I have also just found out is that the property for which I received a letter for stating "the owner has given us notice that they require property back at end of [12month] tenancy" has now been re advertised on Northwoods Website. It makes one wonder if the yearly turnaround is a normal process whether you seek a longer let or not.....
Dec 14,2014
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Right from my first introduction to Northwoods St Albans, I have always had a positive experience with them. The initial instruction was professional and informative, and I instantly felt at ease passing the leasing of my property over to them. As I was moving abroad, I was especially cautious on who managed my property, and I can't recommend Northwoods enough. My entire 4 year experience with them was hassle free, and I had some great tenants thanks to their strong vetting. Tim especially w...
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Very competitive.
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Sep 24,2014
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Sep 24,2014
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After accepting a job abroad, I was looking for an agent to rent my property in St Albans. We saw Northwood (previously Jordan's) and Tim came round to the flat to discuss the options. We were impressed by the professionalism and immediate action taken, along with the rates for management. A deal was signed and we experienced over 6 years of excellent service at Northwood. All the staff have been brilliant and the communication is always prompt. Any maintenance issues are dealt with quickly and ...
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Sep 16,2014
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I moved to Northwards from a previous local agent after being let down a couple of times and was very pleased that I did. From the outset they were very provisional and they ended up fully managing my property over a 5 year + period whilst I was living abroad over which time they brought in a number of new tenants. Being out of the country you want to be able to trust the agent to do the best on your behalf but also keep the tenants happy and I must say they did a very good job at keeping both...
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Sep 06,2014
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I've had the pleasure of renting from Northwood UK the St. Albans branch for 2 and a half years, my main point of contact was Tim Leighton which was always ever so helpful and keen to get any issues resolved promptly and very effectively. I've rented through other letting agencies previously but have only had bad experience especially when it came through to customer service. Northowood UK and especially Tim were very different they put my needs first which was refreshing from tenants perspect...
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Sep 04,2014
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Sep 04,2014
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All the staff at Northwoods went out of their way it help us We lived 100 miles from the property so we relied on them to find cheap reliable and efficient workmen to carry out repairs. Also they were really helpful when it came to the sale and supplying keys etc to the estate agents. Jon...
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Sep 04,2014
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Sep 04,2014
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We were very impressed with Northwood from the outset. Professional, client friendly, very efficient, responsive, diligent. Everything that you would look for in a letting agent. We have gone on to let a number of properties with Northwood since our first dealings and we will not be looking to use anyone else going forward....
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Sep 03,2014
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Sep 03,2014
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Northwood Lettings of St Albans were recommended to me by my brother and I'm very glad he did! Their service and manner cannot be faulted. There have been some problems with my new property and they have sorted them out fully with no input from me, I've only had to take calls from them informing and keeping me informed of the situation - it could not work better. But the main point is the competitive rental is GUARANTEED even if the property is empty for a while and the monthly payments are a...
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Nov 22,2013
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Nov 22,2013
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We visited a property that we intended to rent. Reservation free placed for £500 based on 12 month tenancy. Our employment status was an unusual one and cannot be calculated as standard. The agents said now we can only have 6 months tenancy and they need £4k up front before we move in! We rejected this offer as we can\'t afford £4k! Now they won\'t return our referencing fee or reservation fee. Our papers were never referenced with credit agency btw! Disgusting....
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Return our monies less small fee for their time!
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Yes, the employment situation was an unusual one but we were genuinely trying to find a way forward that would be acceptable to the landlord and you. One option was to reject your application on the strength of your employment status but the other involved taking a larger sum of rent upfront. In doing so we were trying to find a solution that could work for both parties. I understand also that the reservation fee was refunded back to you. I feel itÒ€ℒs a shame that this note was posted, as ....
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