The Team

The Team

Over 43 years it’s fair to say that we’ve been around the block a few times and that’s only cemented our reputation in N21 and surrounding areas.

We know the local area and we have a history. We know every road, every corner and every detail – we’ve made it our business to know.

Havilands is a results-driven, honest, hardworking, friendly and street-savvy Winchmore Hill property specialist.

The Big Picture – We have a tried and tested method to selling homes that has served us and our clients well for 43 years, while our marketing strategy continues to evolve using state-of-the-art technology and social media.

The Detail – It’s about advising clients on how to prepare their home for our professional photographers and then taking outstanding pictures and so presenting your property in its best possible light. It’s about accompanying potential buyers on viewings and showing your home on top property websites while engaging buyers through effective email campaigns.

We do what we do and we do it well.

To discover how quickly we can sell or rent your home please call 020 8886 6262 or Register with us.

Andre Chris - Owner

Andre has been the proud owner of Havilands for over 43 years. With her tenacity and amazing network of contacts, she gets the job done. Andre takes a hands-on approach to running the business and rises to the challenge. Andre is part of a tight-knit family and loves having everyone together for a meal in her dining room, the best room in the house.

Her idea of heaven is a weekend away at a health farm to enjoy a relaxing massage. Andre enjoys home-cooked food and likes to start her day with fresh fruit or a smoothie.

James Smith - Sales Manager

James is born and bred in North London, and has resided in Winchmore Hill for the past 10 years. James has always had a passion for property, and started working as an Estate Agent 11 years ago and never looked back! He has always worked in Enfield, and could probably name you every road, pub and school around!

As well as property, James also has a passion for DIY and enjoys perfecting his own house. He has three young boys and is often on bike rides, picnics and walks with his family in the local area.

His ideal house would be a traditional London townhouse with a striking front door, an iron gate and a big garden!

Lynne Yazgan - Client Liaison

Lynne was born in Liverpool and is a natural people person. Having owned and managed her own properties for over twenty four years, she began with Havilands over 7 years ago as Property Manager and is now Operations Manager.

Caring and a good listener, Lynne builds relationships with our clients and is involved in every aspect of the business. Her ideal home would be an old wooden house, with log fire, set in a forest, overlooking a lake with a large table for friends to sit, eat and drink together (and a small clearing for some dancing!). Lynne loves company, laughter, travelling and wouldn’t say no to owning a boat again!

Katie Thomas - Case Management

Originally hailing from Northamptonshire, Katie started her career in banking but, upon moving to London, entered the world of publishing and estate agency in Belsize Park and Mayfair.  A driving force in sales progression, Katie’s clear understanding of client needs, positive manner and tenacity means if there’s a deal to be done, she will make it happen.

Sandra Bennett - Portfolio Management

Sandra was born and grew up in North London and has always been interested in property. Having worked within facilities management and, more recently, education, Sandra was looking for an opportunity to work in property and we were extremely fortunate that she found us. A natural people person, honest and genuinely caring, Sandra soon developed excellent rapport and trust from landlords and tenants alike.

Sandra loves nothing better than getting together with family and friends for great food, interesting conversation and an occasional tipple – although her all-time favourite drink is – tea!

Her dream home would be a renovation project on a chateau in France, where she could utilise the DIY skills her father lovingly taught her over the years. It would also give her the opportunity to indulge the creative side of her personality.


Erin Kirsop - Property Co-ordinator/PA to Director

Erin was born in Surrey but has been drawn to North London for the past 10 years of her life.

Erin started her career in property at Havilands in Summer 2019 as a personal assistant to Andre Chris. Since then she has bought and renovated her own property in Hertfordshire with her fiancée.

She has an insight into the daily running of the business and hopes to be the next Andre Chris of her time.

Erin’s dream is to own a property in the countryside either in the UK or NZ, where she can have a couple of dogs to go hiking with her and to relax with a cider at the end of the day.

Jay Jones - Senior Negotiator

Born in Hertfordshire, Jay moved to North London 4 years ago where he began his career in Estate Agency. Since moving to the area Jay has familiarised himself with his surroundings and now knows it like the back of his hand! Jay always gives a professional service to his clients and goes the extra mile to ensure his clients’ needs are met. In recent years Jay has bought and renovated his own property and gained extensive knowledge in construction. This expertise comes in handy when clients need advice on renovation costing and ideas for their dream home.

Jay’s dream home would be an older style cottage with modern interior, plenty of land for a couple of dogs and hot tub in the garden for relaxing!