David and Jean Barker live in a village on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Hartog Hutton recently helped achieve planning permission for residential development on a piece of land owned by the couple. The permission was secured following a rather lengthy negotiation process with the local council, which ultimately ended up going to appeal.

‘Looking back over the process, it could have caused us huge stress and anxiety, but Hartog Hutton dealt with the problems and issues in a considered and professional manner,’ explained David.

‘By communicating and consulting with us every step of the way, our expectations were managed and the end result was fantastic.’

‘From the first moment we met Hartog we didn’t think it was necessary to contact anybody else.’

We first heard about Hartog Hutton through our land agent who recommended them to us. At first, we did consider approaching other residential developers to ensure we were getting the best offer and best possible service.

However, we liked the directors, George and Malcolm, so much from the moment we first met them, we didn’t think it was necessary to contact anyone else. George looked after our project from start to finish. He was very professional and fair, and the service he provided us with was second to none.

Trust was important to us

It was particularly important we could trust who we worked with, as the development is in such close proximity to our home.

We wanted to be certain that we were dealing with the right company that would act in our best interests and provide us with the best possible service with minimal hassle.

Hartog Hutton easily ticked all of those boxes.

We’d happily recommend Hartog Hutton

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hartog Hutton. The quality of the service we received from George and the attention to detail from start to finish was faultless.

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