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?
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We just brought our first home through trading places. From our first viewing to handing over the keys Jennifer and the team were always helpful and on hand to help us. Communication was always open and they always chased things up for us. Really recommend them.
Excellent service from Jennifer and Steve (if Jennifer was unavailable). Jennifer was our main contact and was always very willing to help if an issue came up with the house/buyers. Kept us up to date with progress on the sale and always gave her honest opinion. Would definitely recommend Jennifer at Trading Places as she has many years experience in the area, and it shows.
I have been dealing with estate agents for over 17 year’s and I can honestly say trading places is the best estate agents that I have dealt with fast and responsive communication and they have been in the game for a long time if your looking to sell or rent look no further you won’t be disappointed.
Moving house can be a stressful experience, but honestly Kyleigh took all the stress out of it. Between viewing the place – which had all new fixtures and was freshly decorated – and moving in barely two weeks passed. The reference checks were carried out very efficiently and all my requests about furnishings and the tenancy agreement were accommodated. When we moved in we were even kindly given a few house warming gifts. A great experience, thank you to Kyleigh and the team.
We advertised the sale of our house through Trading Places, couldn’t fault the service provided, everyone was professional and helpful throughout. Unfortunately we had to withdraw part way through the process and even then Jen was most understanding – marks out of 10? at least 12 we would say!
Once again, Trading Places have done a fantastic job letting my property. The most important thing they do is that they listen to what people want, and then make it happen, which is more important to them than just doing a deal, which is what sets them aside from the bigger Estate Agents. They are a small, family concern, and they survive on their excellent reputation. They work equally for the Landlord and the Tenant by ensuring the property is fully legal and safe and by doing all the necessary background checks on the new tenant. Landlord and Tenant equally happy. I recommend without hesitation.
Absolutely wonderful process from beginning to end with Gary and the team at Trading Places. They were extremely friendly, efficient and the whole experience was made very simple and short. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who is looking to move in the area.
From the start my case was professionally handled. The photos of my flat were outstanding which in turn led to numerous viewings, which I was informed about beforehand, although they carried out the viewings. We had a serious offer very quickly although I had a short lease. The only negative was the buyers solicitors who for some reason was very unprofessional and slow and held up everything. Jennifer Butler and Steve Randall liaised with both solicitors to hurry up proceedings and kept me informed. Thank you.
We’ve been using Trading Places for about 10 years as our letting agent, and recommend them to all the landlords that we know.
When our rental flat suffered serious floods from the property above Trading Places were indispensable at helping us deal with all the issues that arose from this.
I would highly recommend Trading places i was supported throughout a notoriously stressful process of selling and buying a house and I appreciated the 1-1 service that I received.
I am so happy with the personal service I received .
Jen and her team truly went over and above. Our house was in the market for many months and they didn’t lose faith. They basically managed it for us in this time as we are overseas, coordinating workmen etc for various calamities that befell us! We couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommend them.
New spending aimed at breathing new life into high streets and town centres may well impact local house prices. The government has made a very public commitment to spending money in order to rebalance the economy, a process called ‘levelling out’. 10.7 million people, equivalent to 16% of the British population, live within 200 … Continue reading Helping hand for the High Street
As expected, the Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. What does this mean? Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament, landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July … Continue reading ELECTRICAL SAFETY REGULATIONS TO COME INTO FORCE
Across England and Wales, properties located close to parks, gardens, playing fields and other publicly-accessible green spaces generate a price premium, according to research conducted by the Office for National Statistics. Houses and apartments located within 100 metres of public green spaces are on average, £2,500 more expensive than those located more than 500 … Continue reading Urban green spaces
An average of independent forecasts predicts the average price of a property will rise by 1.8% over 2020 and 15.9%, cumulatively, over the next five years, an increase in purchase price of just over £37,000 With predicted growth of 2%, Scotland and the North West are anticipated to experience the fastest rate of price … Continue reading Regional property price growth forecasts
‘Garage’, ‘Garden’ and ‘Parking’ have proved the top three most searched-for property terms for house hunters on Zoopla’s property portal, over the past 12 months. ‘Garage’ took top spot in all regions except London, where ‘Freehold’ featured in the top three instead. ‘Help-to-buy’ also featured in the capital’s top ten list of most-searched terms. … Continue reading The top three searches for house hunters
A review of selected market indicators since the UK’s referendum on EU membership, show that house prices across England and Wales have risen by 10%. A buyer now requires over £22,000 more to purchase now than they did back in June 2016. Double digit growth is evident in half of all regions across England … Continue reading The markets since the referendum
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