... longest established residential estate agent in Watford

LPandM (Lawton Prior and Mecklenburgh Ltd) are the longest established residential estate agent in Watford. Originally founded by Bill Lawton as Lawton and Wright in 1919 the business was purchased in 1959 by Rowland Mecklenburgh. The company is now run by his son Howard.

The company is founded on traditional values of service and professionalism and with over 50 years personal experience of the Watford market we believe we can truly claim to be the local experts.

Such expertise is backed up by professional knowledge with both Rowland and Howard being qualified Chartered Surveyors and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Lettings & Property Management

We manage in excess of 1500 properties from Commercial and Residential tenancies, leasehold management and extensions to services charges, freehold and block management.  Most of these properties are in the southeast of England, but take a look at our portfolio map where you will see we are countrywide.

In the last 15 years considerable investment in both technology and infrastructure has allowed us to offer a tailor-made management service.

If you own property it is likely to be your single biggest investment. Our role is to ensure the maximum performance of your investment.

Our clients range from property companies with a mixed use portfolio to single property owners who feel that time is better spent enjoying other pursuits!

For further information regarding our Let Only or Letting Management services please see our Landlords section. For Estate Management or Portfolio Management please complete our Contact Us form or call the office direct for further advice and services.

If you are looking for a property to rent please use our property search tool at the top of our home page and sign up for our mail out with all our latest properties and updates. Further information and Tenant's Fees can be found in our Lettings Section.

Valuation Services

Our in-house surveyors are able to accommodate a number of valuation needs, Lease Extension Valuations, Probate Valuations etc, but should you have any specific needs please feel free to Contact Us for further advice or information.

Commercial Property Services

With long experience in the commercial sector we are able to offer advice in respect of all commercial property. We specialize in:

Rent Reviews, Lease Renewal Negotiations and Planning/Development.

Meet the Team

Chelsie Legg

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Chelsie Legg MARLA

Residential Lettings Manager

Having joined LPandM in 2011, I have worked my way through the company in a variety of roles encompassing reception, Block Management, Service Charge accounts, and finally found my niche in Residential Lettings.

I was promoted to department manager in 2021, in early 2023 I completed my Propertymark qualification and I am now a proud fully qualified member of ARLA.

I have enjoyed developing the department and enhancing our services including 3D floor plans and video tours for property marketing purposes, along with updating our processes and software procedures for applicant referencing and tenancy agreements. I enjoy my current position within the company which appeals to my artistic, technological and interpersonal skills.

Kostana Stojilkovic

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Kostana Stojilkovic

Service Charge & Block Management Administrator

I joined LPandM in late 2021 and predominately work in the Service Charge department with particular emphasis on compliance including health and safety, fire and asbestos risk, electrical and gas safety testing ensuring that our clients comply with all regulatory requirements and recommendations.

I particularly pride myself on my attention to detail and my methodical approach to my daily tasks. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of learning all about property and look forward to developing my skills and my role within the company.

Linda Hanson

Linda Hanson

I started at LPandM in February 2023 following a career of over 25 years in Financial Services. Like my colleague Kostana, I work in our Block Management Department concentrating on service charge accounts and property maintenance.

I strongly believe in providing excellent customer service and hope to build positive and long lasting relationships with all our clients.

Annie White

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Annie White

Lease Enquiries, Lease Extensions, Improvement Consent & Insurance Claims

Joining LPandM in 2007 was my first introduction into property management having previously spent many years working in a variety of administrative, HR & accountancy roles in other industries including printing, chemical and computing.

I now work on a part time basis and really enjoy my role and the family atmosphere and camaraderie of working within a small but extremely professional company such as LP&M, where everyone’s opinion counts and teamwork is so important.

I strive to provide an approachable and helpful service to both our Clients and leaseholders and to assist them in a clear and proficient manner.

Annette Jordan

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Annette Jordan

PA to Managing Director & Office Assistant

I joined LPandM in 2019 after a long and varied career in John Lewis.

I am the PA to the Managing Director and my aim is to offer an efficient and effective service to our clients.

My role offers me the opportunity to work across many different projects, which offers me an interesting working life and allows me to utilise my organisational skills, ability to work individually or as part of a great team.

Howard Mecklenburgh MRICS

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Howard Mecklenburgh MRICS

Managing Director & Chartered Surveyor

I have been with LPandM since the early 1980’s and as a Director since 1991 on qualification to RICS.

I am an RICS Registered Valuer but regard myself as a true general practitioner.

If it is a building and you have a question you can ask me! I don’t claim to have all the answers (although some of my colleagues may disagree with that claim!) but 40 years’ experience and too many grey hairs mean if I can’t answer it myself, I will know who can!!

I am not sure you can be born to be a surveyor, but if you can, I am probably as close as you will get.

Over the years, I have built a tightknit and enthusiastic team who work closely with me and share our common goal of providing a first class and professional service of everything we do. I look forward to working with you.

Sarah Hall

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Sarah Hall

Company Director

I joined the accounts department in 2006 after a 20 year career in the Hospitality Industry.

I found the diversity of Property Management an exciting and challenging change of direction for me and quickly settled in to my new role.

My dedication and commitment to LPandM was rewarded in 2009 when I was made a Company Director. My main focus is to provide our Clients with a comprehensive level of financial reporting and support.

With clients ranging from individuals with one investment property, overseas landlord, trusts right through to companies with large property portfolios, I am kept very busy.