About Us


DIRECTORS

Howard Green – Co Director

Howard, who still lives in Waltham Abbey, started out in the property market in Islington in 1980.

Working for Normans estate agents, in their residential sales team and then auction team (auctioneer in the London auction mart).

In December 1987, he started out as Howard Green Property Consultant, which developed into Duncan Phillips estate agents in 1990.

Duncan Phillips Estate Agents began life in Northumberland Park N17, he then moved to Arlingham Mews Waltham abbey in 1996, then 1998 into Sun Street, Waltham Abbey.

Howard’s son, Ben is a professional racing driver, (sponsored by amongst others Duncan Phillips), who’s race cars have featured in the past on the estate agents’ boards.

Duncan Phillips are supporters of many local charities. Howard continues to be a trustee to some.

Duncan Phillips have been entrees of the Waltham Abbey carnival of light every year since its inception.

Howard mentors school children at both King Harold Academy and Debden Park high school, where he carries out annual mock interviews for the pupils.

Howard mother was Norma Green OBE, a local town and district councillor and mayor of Waltham Abbey.

Ian Liborwich – Co Director

Ian has had a distinguished career spanning many facets including retail (where he owned 12 s-tores selling the leading brands in ladies’ underwear), also owned a mail order and a manufacturing company employing over 100 staff.

He got into the property world in 2000 and has sold property in the UK, Spain, and Dubai where he helped set up Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty and through this he has a big connection of overseas clients and investors.

Whilst now based back in the UK, he has started looking after clients who wish to invest in residential or commercial assets including hotels, student accommodation and JV structures.

Ian joined the board of directors in 2020.

Glenn Cohen – Co Director

Experienced CEO and founder of Residential & Commercial property companies including Asset Management & Property Development.

At the tender age of just 19 Glenn founded one of East London’s leading multi-disciplined Property Agency’s. He has since become an experienced Director & CEO of Residential & Commercial Property Organisations including Asset Management, Property Development & Property Fund Management.

His business achievements were featured in the “Who’s Who Property Entrepreneurs” business directory for property industry based achievements and he has featured in many National Press Releases & Radio programmes offering his knowledge on the UK Housing Market and conditions.

Glenn’s services have also been adopted on a consultancy basis in local government advising London Boroughs on Regeneration Programmes and Inward Business Investment Initiatives from UK companies and International Corporations.

He is also an active member of the Institute of Directors & Chambers of Commerce.


COMMUNITY AND SPONSORSHIP

YES Partnership

Created to encourage students, schools and youth organisations, Local and National Government and businesses to provide motivation, information and assistance for young people seeking employment.

Ben Green Racing Team

Taking part in the British GT Championship.

The Waltham Abbey Carnival of Light

Annual Participant of The Waltham Abbey Carnival of Light


PARTNERS

DPA Architects

Help clients to realise the full potential of their properties by providing high quality design solutions in a cost-effective manner.

Theedham Electrical

Are hard working electricians that always strive to complete our projects on time and budget.

Personal Retirement Planning Limited

Who cover mortgages, equity release and insurance


TESTIMONIALS

We are proud of the service we provide to customers please feel free to check them out at TrustPilot, All Agents and Google.


COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid-19 Guidance for Landlords, Vendors, Applicants and Tenants

Duncan Phillips return to work process is outlined here. If you have any questions or concerns, then please call us on 01992 701 133.

Duncan Phillips will ask whether any party is showing symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate before going ahead with any viewings, or visits to offices.

Our sales or lettings team or Landlord will not conduct viewings in properties where tenants are symptomatic or self-isolating, or where it has been determined that they are clinically extremely vulnerable and are shielding.

Operate using an appointment system for visits to their offices and when conducting viewings.

All Visits to the Duncan Phillips office will require to wear suitable PPE.

There will not be any open house viewings.

Applicants are encouraged to view properties virtually in the first instance where possible and then physically inspect properties which they have a strong interest.

Only one household to physically view the property up to a maximum of 2 people, no children allowed unfortunately, and they must wear suitable PPE.

Duncan Phillips can accompany physical viewings and seek to maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance from others wherever possible. Where social distancing is not possible and the visit is within an enclosed space, Duncan Phillips will wear a face covering in line with government guidance.

Make sure on all occupied properties the occupier will either vacate the property or stay in one room opening all internal doors and windows.

Where Duncan Phillips do not accompany the visit, we will make sure that both buyers and sellers clearly understand how the viewing should be conducted safely.

No driving clients to appointments.

All parties viewing a property should wash their hands with soap and water (or hand sanitiser if not available) immediately after entering the properties, with internal doors opened and surfaces having been wiped down before they enter. They must avoid touching any surfaces.

Promote flexibility when arranging move dates, for example advising clients to ensure contracts have explicit terms to manage the timing risks presented by coronavirus.

Duncan Phillips will work with their clients and other agents to broker a new date to move where sales are due to complete and one of the parties falls ill with coronavirus or has to self-isolate.

Once a viewing has taken place, the occupier should ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned with standard household cleaning products and towels disposed of safely or washed as appropriate (If applicable).

Maintenance

If possible, necessary repairs should be conducted in the period between a property being vacated and a new tenant moving in. If this is not possible and visits are needed to an occupied property this should be done by appointment with measures put in place to ensure physical contact is minimised, for example with residents staying in another room during the visit.

Duncan Phillips and Landlords will make every effort to abide by gas and electrical safety requirements. This may be more difficult due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus outbreak, for example where a tenant has coronavirus symptoms, is self-isolating or shielding. Under such circumstances, provided the landlord can demonstrate they have taken reasonable steps to comply, they would not be in breach.

Duncan Phillips and Landlords should take steps to ensure any properties are prepared ready for new tenants, this may include cleaning to minimise any potential spread of the virus in line with Government advice.

Periodic inspections will be carried put where possible following the above guidelines. However, at present these will likely be delayed.

CONTACT US

Duncan Phillips is working in accordance with Government guidelines to help you buy, sell, lease or rent your property. Our office is open.

For further information call our team on 01992 701 133.

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