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.
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.
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!
Buy for Uni mortgages are now offered by three Building Societies. They allow students to buy a property while at university and pay the mortgage with the rent they charge other students. Of the 2.3 million students in higher education across the UK, over three-quarters, 1.84 million are students studying on full-time or sandwich courses. … Continue reading Buy for Uni – A new mortgage market?
Across the UK, it is estimated in the region of £500 million is spent celebrating Bonfire Night and the foiling of the gunpowder plot back in 1605. Around half the population is set to don woolly hats and scarves to attend organised events. To date in 2019, every weekday on average twice this amount of … Continue reading Ooh Aaaahhhhhh!
39,364 new homes were registered to be built across the UK in Q3 2019. This is 4,000 fewer (the equivalent of a 9% fall) on the same period in 2018, albeit that was a record high. The National House Building Council report private sector registrations fell 16% year on year, while there was an 11% … Continue reading New build registrations down
The population of the United Kingdom is set to grow by 3 million, or 4.5%, over the next decade, according to the latest population projections released by the Office for National Statistics this month. 80% of the increase will be among people aged 65 years plus. This age bracket set to account for one fifth … Continue reading One fifth of the UK population with 65+ by 2028
Nearly eight in every ten renters have experienced a problem renting, according to the HomeOwners Alliance 7th annual Homeowner survey, polled by YouGov. Issues with landlords account for a significant number of problems, with nearly two-fifths of all renters finding it difficult to get their landlord to carry out maintenance and repairs. A third of … Continue reading 78% of renters encounter problems
£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
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