We’re recognised for delivering a dedicated and professional service together with the very highest level of customer care. Whether selling, letting, buying or renting our friendly and experienced team will be able to help.
Selling your property is a significant step, normally involving one of your biggest assets, so how do you choose between different estate agents and what can you expect for your money?
Letting your property can seem quite daunting – who can you trust in helping to protect you in this complex and fast moving industry and what role does the agent play?
If you own a property and are thinking of selling or letting, why not take advantage of our free property valuation service. No fuss, no obligation just friendly advice to help you assess your options.
After various blow outs from other local estate agents I stumbled across trading places, after a 30 minute viewing I was settled into my new home. Helpful and courteous to the extreme I couldn't have asked for more from a local family run estate agents. Start here then try the rest.
Professional outfit who understand the stress of house buying/selling and position themselves thoughtfully in the transaction with calming assurance and good local knowledge. Highly recommended.
Jennifer was excellent throughout. She maintained communication between everyone, she chased up everything that arose, she really did go the extra mile - and more. She was supportive and always positive and cheerful. Her hard work reduced the stress for us and we completed our move in 3 months. Absolutely brilliant!
Always a good experience with the agent – understand that the landlord is also the client
I 'm very impressed by the service provided by Jamie. He is very knowledgeable of the latest regulations and always answer my questions promptly and very patient in explaining different scenarios. He has provided a lot of useful advice before we prepared to let and during letting. It is very joyful working with him. If all agents work like him that there would be less horrible story about Estate Agents. I could not recommend him enough if anyone needs to let his/her property.
Paul showed us around the property and then Jennifer took us through the purchase. Both were exceptionally and refreshingly friendly and Jennifer was consistently present and helpful every step of the way and put us completely at ease with our first home purchase. Won't hesitate to recommend them to friends!
Great agency especially Jamie
Excellent personal and professional treatment. Jamie went the extra mile to make sure the process of finding the rental property and all the paperwork afterwards was smooth. Highly recommended.
Jamie always responded efficiently, accurately and politely. He is professional and friendly.He is extremely helpful. Despite the issues arose(right to rent/ID) he managed to contact the authorities and we moved in on time .I would expect a bigger and better apartment next year. Thank you Jamie.You are super Star
Very friendly, knowledgeable and friendly team. Thanks for helping us what will eventually be our dream home! I would highly recommend Trading Places and in particular Jen and Paul. Both were very knowledgeable about Leytonstone and communicated well once our purchase was moving forward. Bright and bubbly and happy to help in anyway they could. THANKS
He was so helpful with us, and answered always so kindly at anytime when we had a question. He tried to find to us the best property what we're looking for and the good news: he did it! We are so grateful for everything to him! Thank you so much the good job!
Trading places, and specifically Jennifer and Paul, showed us round a property which we put a bid on and eventually bought. Throughout the process they were always in touch, prompt with their replies to queries, and went above and beyond what can be expected from an agents to ensure the entire process was as convenient and painless as possible. Fantastic agency, I'm very impressed.
Highly professional and very helpful. We were able to view, secure and move into a property within a week thanks to the great help from Jamie & Rosie.
I recently moved into the Bushwood area of Leytonstone and I can highly recommend Trading Places as agency. From the beginning of the process Jamie (and Rosie) were fantastic people to deal with. Knowledgeable about the area, helpful and on top of everything. Nothing was too much trouble.
Trading Places were very helpful when we were looking for a flat, the process was much simpler than we've experienced in the past. Their fees are lower than other local companies we've looked at, and more straightforward. We've also had a good experience using their online fault-reporting tool, and had a very quick response when we've used it.
We have rented a property through trading places twice now and are pleased with the service. Responses are always timely and the staff are friendly and competent. I would happily go with them again and recommend them....
Trading Places were very professional and commutative at all times. I found I could trust in the staff and were very knowledgeable in all fields. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thanks to Jamie and Jennifer in particular who helped find the perfect person to lease our flat to and the help they provided. Thanks again!
Excellent service, they did everything that they said they would do.They were punctual , messages were passed on and I always got a call back. As a first time Landlord Jamie's advice was so valuable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them
I've been a Trading Places lettings client since 2012 and have just recently moved into a second property managed by them. The prospect of moving always makes me apprehensive but this time it was compounded by the idea that we would have to possibly change letting agents as well. As an organisation Trading Places is knees, waist, head and shoulders above even their best competitor. Every member of their staff is a seasoned professional with your best interests at heart and the while team work tirelessly to ensure the best experience and highest level of satisfaction for such a daunting undertaking as moving home. I have never found a letting agent worth spitting on if they were on fire but I'm deeply pleased to recommend Trading Places with full confidence. It is a comfort and a pleasure to be taken care of by such a marvellous team of people. My personal thanks and that of my family go to them all; Steve, Kevin, Gary, Jamie, Rosie and Rob. Here's to continuing the relationship!
Jamie was fantastic from start to finish, we went on a Leytonstone recommendation, numerous people staying Jamie is an excellent estate agent and truly professional in his manner. We are so happy we went with Trading Places, and Jamie was incredibly helpful. This was the first time we were landlords and he took us through everything step by step. Thanks,
Jamie at Trading Places made finding a property after we had completed an international move a breeze. He and the team have provided great, prompt service since we moved in and have gone above and beyond in helping us navigate and understand the rental process in the UK without making us feel stupid.
Jennifer Butler at Trading Places is a pleasure to work with. She is professional, kind, communicative, and anticipates her clients needs. She is particularly conscientious about sales progression and keeps in regular contact throughout. I have friends who used an internet agent and their buyers deliberately stalled the sale with the intention of reducing the price at the last minute. The sale fell through and they had to start again. This would not have happened with a professional local agent like Trading Places. They help their clients choose good buyers and keep in regular contact with both buyers and sellers to ensure things move towards completion at a good pace.
We bought our flat through Trading Places and had a good experience so when we came to sell they were the natural choice. Were really pleased that we chose to go with this agent and would highly recommend them. Our sale turned out to be a bit more complicated than expected and Jen provided invaluable advice throughout the process, working tirelessly to ensure that the sale went through. Paul was also great to deal with and we were happy with the way the viewings were organised. We appreciated how honest and straightforward Trading Places were throughout the process and the service received was excellent.
“Phew, what a scorcher” as the tabloids would say. The hot weather we experienced last week is a mixed blessing; if you’re on holiday, then the warm sunny days certainly bring out the best of the British coast and countryside. But if you’re working either outside or in a non-air-conditioned office then life can be very uncomfortable.
Landlords will most likely be aware that from April 2018 the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) Regulations will make it unlawful to let buildings (both commercial and domestic) in England and Wales which do not achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’.
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We understand the disappointment of vendors whose experience of the sales process has fallen short of their expectations. This disappointment can sometimes be the result of setting your expectations too high or perhaps being influenced by having such high expectations in the first place, as a result of poor advice and decision making. It can be difficult trying to adapt mentally, especially if choices and decisions are based on achieving a certain figure. A prime example where this can be particularly stressful is when selling for the final time, with dependence and reliance on the money generated from the sale. Unfortunately, once a property has been on the market for some months, the chances of finding a buyer willing to pay your desired price are reduced.
£90.00p inc vat (£75.00p + vat) per tenant / guarantor for referencing and a credit check.
£360.00p inc vat (£300.00p + vat) for the administration, preparation and obligatory serving of all relevant documentation that is involved in the setting up of the tenancy .
£132.00p inc vat (£110.00p + vat) for setting up a new tenancy after the initial term has expired (based on there being no change of occupant)
£90.00p inc vat (£75.00p + vat) if the Agent or anybody acting on behalf of the Agent is required to attend the property outside of office hours e.g. lost keys / locked out, These charges are per hour, plus any other costs incurred e.g. materials.
£24.00p inc vat (£20.00p + vat) being the reasonable cost for each letter the Agent, acting reasonably, has to send to the Tenant concerning a breach of the tenancy agreement or a condition of licence.
£24.00p inc vat (£20.00p + vat) any payment presented to the Agent’s bank account, but returned, refused or re-presented by the bank for any reason.
Overdue rental payments will be subject to interest at the rate of 6% per annum calculated from the date the payment was due up until the date payment is received
Should the tenant be granted permission to keep a pet at the property there will be an increased deposit taken to the value of £600.00p inc vat (£500.00p + vat) more than the usual deposit figure. In addition the property will be subject to the necessary treatment to protect against potential future pet related problems, which may not be identifiable from a visual inspection e.g. flea treatment. All treatments to be carried out by Crystalkil. Prices are subject to change; however a free quote function is available through their website http://crystalkil.co.uk/
Trading Places Estate & Letting Agents are a member of The Property Ombudsman redress scheme and a licensed member of ARLA Propertymark. Trading Places Estate & Letting Agents hold Client Money Protection insurance through the NFOPP Client Money Protection Scheme.