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.
“We had an amazing experience with Trading Places, Even though we had some bumps along the way, Gary and the team work tirelessly to work out all the issues we had and still managed to get us moved on the same day. The team were genuine, polite and always willing to help, which made what should of been a stressful experience much more relaxing and we know we could totally trust them to sort everything out. Very lucky to have signed with Trading Places”
“Trading Places are managing and renting our properties. Gary and Steve have made something that was very stressful seem very easy. They handled the takeovers efficiently and always have a prompt response on any queries from both ourselves and the tenants. Great customer relations. Would highly recommend them if looking for agent to manage your property. Service is so professional and friendly at all times.”
“The process was complicated and protracted due to the nature of the property and I almost withdrew on numerous occasions. The only reason why I didn’t was Jen at trading places. She handled all the drama with patience and professionalism, ensured a clear and prompt communication between all parties and helped me maintain an objective perspective through a long and at times baffling process. And now I am very glad I didn’t withdraw as I am very happy writing this review from my new home. I couldn’t recommend Trading Places enough when it comes to selling your property and I think my sellers were very lucky to have Jen on their side!”
“I have dealt with Jamie and Gary in Trading Places for a number of years now and always get 100% from them. They are always available even on their days off and always are looking at my best interests. I would highly recommend dealing with these two in particular and Trading places in general, can’t fault them. Regards”
“Great customer service,very friendly and proffeshional,any information you need they provide, very receptive to question and worries you got 10/10”
“Rented a property from Trading Places in June, great service from start to finish – prompt responses to questions and ensured it was all a smooth process. Very friendly team and would recommend!”
“We have just sold our flat with Trading Places and what a lovely family run Estate Agent it is!
Jennifer was our main point of contact during the sales process. Nothing was too much trouble and she made sure that we knew what was happening at every step of the way. She advised us on how to make what can be a long and stressful process as easy as possible.
If you’re looking for a local firm that knows how to get you a good price for your property, puts an emphasis on honest feedback and values clear concise communication then we’d highly recommend them.”
“I have been used service of Trading Places in the year for selling my flat, and have to say they have been all very helpful and professional. More specifically, I give 5 stars to Jen who for the past ten months worked as a great facilitator throughout the process until we closed the deal”
“Great experience and excellent customer service making the switch of flats quite easy.
Lots of paperwork and documents to sign as is expected but very thorough and helpful throughout the entire process. Highly recommend”
“I had the pleasure of renting my flat from Trading Places and was very impressed with their efficiency and communication. Gary and the team made something that had been stressful into a simple process. Highly recommend”
“Fantastic service from beginning to end! Professional, friendly and always prompt to reply to any queries. Can’t recommend Trading Places highly enough”
“Trading Places in Leytonstone sold our London flat twice! I say twice because the first sale fell through just at the time of settlement. This however, was not the fault of the agents. I mention this because it was a devastating and expensive outcome for us, but Jamie Gordon the agency manager took over and went above and beyond to help us through this difficult time. As a result we sold our flat again soon after and got more than the previous offer. Also the bright side of the bad situation was that we found another house which we would not have found if the original sale went through and in the process we made a friend of Jamie who we are really grateful to and who has become a good friend and one we hope to see again some day in different circumstances. So if you’re looking for an agent/agency in Leytonstone to help you get the best from your sale I recommend you try Trading Places in Church Street Leytonstone”
Trading Places went by the book and we’re happy with it. Since we moved they been helpful and in touch with our concerns. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable estate agency. They are correct, kind and thoughtful.
We rented a flat from them and it went absolutely smooth. The process is a bit bureaucratic but when you’re moving countries you need a bit of security.
Everyone in the company is great, with a special shout out to Erlandas and Gary who made our lives easier and our move happen.
Outstanding service from start to finish. They made the process of renting a new property seem like it was easy and seamless. All questions were answered quickly and thoroughly, all information was clearly identified and at all times they remained professional and friendly. Particularly would like to call out Jamie and Erlandas.
A great company and great Agency!
I have rented from the Trading Places Estates last month.I have dealt with Jamie and Gary most of the time, they have been great and so have the other staff i have spoken to. The move was smooth and everything was done so quickly i never had to chase anything, i highly recommend the Good estate to anyone and would like to thank you for such a great service.
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This week (21st to 25th May) marks the biggest show in the gardening calendar, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Planting trends emerging from the garden designers this year include lupins, foxgloves and an abundance of British flowers Reflecting our love of horticulture, many English and Welsh home addresses feature floral names. In the last … Continue reading Flower Power
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TENANT FEES SCHEDULE ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCIES (ASTs)
Holding Deposit (per tenancy) One week’s rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing)
Security Deposit (per tenancy) Rent under £50,000 per year Five weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy
Security Deposit (per tenancy) Rent over £50,000 per year Six weeks’ rent This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy
Unpaid Rent Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s) Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s)
Early Termination or Variation of Contract Should the tenant wish to end the contract early, or vary the contract in any way, it will firstly be subject to the landlords approval, and the tenant shall be liable to the landlord’s costs including re-letting the property, putting in place a new legally binding contract, as well as all rent due under the existing tenancy until the start date of any replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy
CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION We hold CMP with propertymark
INDEPENDENT REDRESS SCHEME We are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme