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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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.
We had a difficult drawn out sale of our home due to lease issues, and Trading Places were professional and supportive throughout. Jennifer always had our interests in mind, kept us updated regularly and was always easy to get in touch with. Her knowledge of the area and the property market were evident and she took the time to do most of the viewings herself.
Super friendly and professional company with an excellent knowledge of the area and their clients’ requirements. This is my third time using Trading Places to find a tenant – and as ever, they have found the perfect match.. Can’t recommend them highly enough!
Jen and the Team were awesome when it came to helping us find our perfect house. Everything went through smoothly and quickly due to their ability to co-ordinate all the moving parts. Big thanks from us – Dickie & Amy
What can I say, SIMPLY AN AMAZING AGENCY
Thanks very much for everything Jamie and Erlandas
We will be back eventually
All very straight forward and no weird fees. Very friendly and competent staff. Hopefully it will continue this way until the end of our tenancy.
“We had a really 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!”
£4,753 is the total amount an average household spends on food and non-alcoholic drinks per year, the equivalent to 20 weeks’ average rent. Whether it’s cereal, sandwiches, roast dinner, cream tea, fish and chips, curry or fine dining, what we eat and where we eat it makes quite a dent in household expenditure. The average … Continue reading Weighing up food and rent
At £8.32 billion, Treasury coffers netted £750 million less in residential SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts across England in the financial year to the end of April, compared to 2017/18. This is despite just 16,000 fewer transactions taking place. All regions witnessed a fall in receipts except for the East and West Midlands. The … Continue reading Less SDLT for Treasury
The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. Today the average price is over 58 times higher at … Continue reading The 50p turns Fifty
Older homeowners are increasingly accessing wealth from their properties through equity release. In 2018, 50p of housing wealth was unlocked for every £1 of flexible pension payment, highlighting the role of property wealth to finance later living. The lifetime mortgage market saw the biggest annual increase in new loans compared to other mortgage market sectors … Continue reading Strong growth in lifetime mortgages (17-18)
The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel. Frome in Somerset, most commonly pronounced as rhyming with ‘home’, tops the list, average property prices here are just over the UK average. Although English is the second most spoken language in the world, the … Continue reading The 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK
In a previous article we reflected on what may replace section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, a proposal by the Government. The consultation about the replacement for section 21 was promised before the summer, but was not published until 21 July. The decision to repeal section 21 has already been made. The Foreword … Continue reading A consultation not to ignore!
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