At Lumleys every client is treated as an individual and we like to think that nothing is too much trouble. We understand that every home move is different and our aim is to always do everything possible to ensure your needs are met.

From our renowned discreet marketing service through to national and international exposure via our association with Fine & Country and the Guild of Property Professionals; our ultimate goal is to make sure you’re happy.

When you appoint Lumleys to sell your home, you can sit back and relax knowing that you’re getting the best possible advice from experienced property professionals. We will guide you through every stage of the process; from market appraisal to completion.

We focus on selling residential properties in Radlett, Shenley, Elstree, Bricket Wood, Aldenham, St Albans and the surrounding areas.

We love what we do and are here to guide you every step of the way: From providing you with an accurate valuation of your property, agreeing a marketing strategy, ensuring your home is presented to the world in the best possible light and targeting the right buyers all the way through to professionally progressing the sale through to a successful completion. Good communication is important and we will always make sure that you are kept fully informed on all feedback that we receive.

Lumley Estates are proud members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme and are also NAEA Propertymark Protected agents, who are experienced and trained professionals who abide by a nationally recognised code of practice. We are also registered by HMRC to assure compliance with money laundering regulations and hold all the correct insurance and protection to give you piece of mind throughout your move.

NAEA Propertymark estate agents don’t just sell houses – they help you move.

Good communication is important and we will always make sure that you are kept fully informed on all feedback that we receive. As members of The Property Ombudsman scheme and NAEA Propertymark protected agents, you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of customer service; so there’s never any need to worry. We are here to maximise the value of your home with the minimum of fuss.

You can always read the latest feedback about our service on our customer testimonials page.

Your sales guide

Request a free market appraisal

When you are thinking of selling, you will need to get an accurate valuation of your home and decide on a marketing price. Lumleys can provide this for you, without obligation, and present you with a realistic view on your property’s value backed up by comparable evidence.


Choose your estate agent

Selling your home can be stressful, it’s the biggest transaction you are ever likely to make. Having a property professional by your side throughout the process, keeping you informed and acting as your guide can make everything a lot more straightforward.

When choosing your estate agent; we suggest considering the following:

  • Are they experienced?
  • How are their properties presented?
  • Are they able to effectively and proactively market your property?
  • Are they are affiliated to any professional or regulatory bodies?
  • Do they have a reputation for providing excellent customer service?
  • Can I work with them and do they understand my circumstances?
  • Naturally we’ll hope you’ll choose us!

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

You must have a valid EPC before your property can be marketed. They are valid for ten years and we can check for you if you have one or can organise one on your behalf.

Presenting your property

When it comes to selling your property, remember that first impressions count. A tidy, clean and well-presented home will significantly increase your chance of receiving an offer. If you would like some tips on preparing your home for sale, we will be more than happy to help.

Marketing your property

The right marketing is pivotal in attracting buyers and achieving the best price, so make sure your property is in the spotlight.

When you instruct Lumleys to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our comprehensive marketing package including:

  • Unrivalled exposure via our exclusive membership of the Guild of Property Professionals and Fine & Country.
  • In addition to our own website, we’ll also ensure your property appears on the most visited portals including Rightmove and Zoopla.
  • Professional photography and floor plans, full colour brochures and our own property magazine.


We would never ask you to conduct viewings (unless you have specified otherwise) and are happy to arrange viewings out of normal office hours to suit you and your potential buyers.

No one knows your home like you but accompanied viewings mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property. Sometimes it’s a team effort!


As soon as an offer is received we will call you to discuss it with you and we will confirm the offer to you in writing. We will qualify your buyer’s ability to proceed and negotiate the offer on your behalf, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Instructing a solicitor

Finding the right solicitor can make the sales process run a lot smoother. Our advice would be to look for a solicitor with an established reputation for conveyancing who is based locally and if you need any guidance; we can point you in the right direction.

Once you have accepted an offer; we will prepare a Memorandum of Sale and write to all parties to confirm the agreed price and any associated terms and conditions.

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then undertake the necessary checks and searches. The buyers will typically arrange for a survey to be carried out, particularly if they are taking out a mortgage.

We will continue to liaise with all parties...keeping you fully informed throughout and doing our best to iron out any complications that may arise.

Exchanging contracts

The sale of your home becomes legally binding once contracts have been exchanged between the solicitors and a mutually agreeable completion date is agreed.


On the agreed date, funds are transferred between the solicitors and we will be instructed once these are cleared and keys can be released.

Congratulations! Your property is now sold.