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?
We just bought our first house through Trading Places and the service we experienced could not have been better. Jen was always very transparent and honest with us. She was always very quick to respond to any questions that we had and always so friendly. She made us feel at ease from start to finish which is so important when buying your first home. I would highly recommend this Estate Agents.
Best agents I have had the experience of using in the 15 years I have lived in London. They are really reasonable and have amazing response systems in place. Very trustworthy.
Thanks to all at Trading Places for their help and hard work over the last few months, for keeping in touch even when things seemed to have stagnated, and for their professionalism throughout! I am really pleased that I sold through Trading Places and would certainly recommend it to others. You are a great credit to your company.
Every single estate agent my housemate and I have used in London has been terrible – bar Trading Places. Their team are so lovely, really helpful and responsive for any queries or issues. We can’t thank them enough!
We had a purchase in progress before lockdown and cannot rate Jen at Trading Places any higher. She was extremely communicative through a very stressful experience and went above and beyond to make sure all our questions were answered. Thank you.
Amazing service from these guys! Was so refreshing to have people who listen and do everything they possibly can to make your experience perfect. No rushing or pressure from them either. Very responsive, professional and overall friendly! Jamie and Gary were fab!
I bought my home through Trading Places over ten years ago and the service then was so good that I automatically came back to them when I needed to rent out my flat. Nothing had changed 🙂 Still the same friendly, informative, excellent service that I remembered. Jamie was incredibly informative, patient with my questions, really responsive to emails and just great to work with. Would highly recommend and will come back to them again for any future needs.
I was looking for a place since May 2020 and experience wasn’t pleasant. But i’m glad i found those guys. In the end we didn’t rent a place with this agency, but the process and communication about property and viewings was outstanding. Gary was very helpful, very responsive and polite. All confimations were coming on time and looking very professional, it’s really builds the trust between potential tenants and agent.
I will defintally come back on my next move.
Best estate agents I have used to date. Jamie has been wonderful. Highly recommended.
I would definitely recommend using Trading Places if you plan on selling or buying a property. We bought our house through them and they were really helpful and surprisingly humane (it’s a weird thing to say but most agencies aren’t). They were really efficient and made the sale happen when our solicitors were being really useless and dragging their feet. We dealt with Steve Randall and Jennifer Butler there and they were both really helpful.
We had a great experience with Trading Places. Most of out contact was with Kyleigh who is very friendly and helpful. When she was not in, one of her colleagues would easily take over and solve our query. The process of references, signing etc was easy and quick but never rushed. Once you pick up the keys to you new home they send you off with a small home warming gift, which we thought was a nice touch.
Great professional service provided by Jennifer and the team, have dealt with Treading places twice now.
From start to finish the process went smooth and I was kept well informed, great communication and honesty!
From the initial meeting I was confident from the service I was going to receive from Trading Places. Jennifer demonstrated thorough knowledge of the area and the type of house we were selling and therefore provided us with realistic prices of what we could achieve and what we need to do to get the selling price we wanted.
Throughout the viewing process Jennifer and Steve provided us with thorough communication so we were fully aware of what was happening. The same applied during exchange and completion with further assistance from Kyleigh.
Trading Places provided us with a very professional and friendly service that was relatively stress free.
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.
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.
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4.6 million households now live in the private rented sector, and their property is increasingly home for longer. Data from the recently-released English Housing Survey indicates the average number of years a private sector tenant has been in their current home is 4.4 years, up from 3.7 years back in 2010/11. Over half (56%) … Continue reading Renters nest for longer
After a decade of decline, the proportion of 25–34 year olds in owner occupation is now equal to the proportion in the private rented sector across England. 727,000 first-time buyers acquired keys to their first home in the year to March 2019. The average age of a first-time buyer is 32 years outside of … Continue reading Owner occupation and private renting
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