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?
Gary was fantastic, super responsive and on top of things. He put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. Professional and friendly – great service!
Gary and Erlandas were absolutely brilliant in helping me to market my property for let-only and to find tenants quickly. They were very responsive to all my questions and provided a tailor-made service. The quality of the photos and virtual tour were excellent and really helped in securing the let. I can’t fault the service provided by Trading Places and wholeheartedly recommend this company to all landlords.
We have been looking for a flat in Leytonstone for a few months through local estate agents however we kept found that other estate agents did not really seem to care about us or our situation, kept passing us off to other colleges and we rarely received honest and quick replies. It was very frustrating. That was until we found a flat through Trading Places.
We are impressed from the get-go. They were very transparent and honest. Super quick replies and were very accommodating with our situation and tried their absolute best to work with us to find a flat for us.
Erlandas showed us around some lovely flats and he was great. Easy to talk to and very helpful answering all our questions honestly. He gave us such confidence in trusting Trading Places with our move. We viewed our flat that day and within a week all the paperwork was signed and we were moved in! It took all the stress out of moving and it really was down to how helpful Gary was the whole step of the way.
Thank you so much Erlandas and Gary from Trading Places for helping us find our perfect flat! We are so grateful for all your help.
Super nice bunch of agents. Very helpful and responsive. Happy to recommend to anyone looking to rent from this agency.
I felt very reassured by Jens long-standing knowledge of the local area and I knew immediately that Jen was the right agent to sell my home. Very trustworthy, hardworking and a pleasure to work with. They took great pictures and a really excellent professional video of the property. If you live in the Leytonstone area, there’s no comparison, this is THE agency to use!
Excellent service in letting my flat. fast, efficient, responsive, pro active. All the things you hope to get in terms of service from an Agent but so rarely do these days, so when you, shout about it.
Trading Places looked after my rental property in Leytonstone for the best part of 10 years. They also took care of marketing and selling the property in December 2020, which was done in less than 9 weeks from the offer being made to completion!!. I’d like to thank all of the team at Trading places for their dedicated and professional approach and I would not hesitate in using their services again…HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!.Gary& Steve were extremely professional but I would particularly like to mention Jen who managed to market and sell the property at breakneck speed even in these Covid ridden times. Well done & Thankyou…Fantastic work!!
Best experience I’ve had with a letting agency in the 13 years I’ve been renting in London. Brilliant response time, and just really kind and amiable. Worked really efficiently even though it was over the Christmas period, making what I thought would be a stressful move really easy.
The team at Trading Places were outstanding from offer acceptance to completion. I was kept fully informed throughout so I always knew how the sale was progressing and I never needed to ask for an update, which was very calming. The staff were professional throughout and ensured that everyone’s needs were considered and heard.
Thank you to Jen in particular.
We dealt with Jen and Steve at Trading Places and both were very professional and personable. They were very responsive, keeping in touch regularly throughout the process of purchasing our flat. They are very experienced and helped us stay on track. There was never a point where we were waiting for a response from them, and they helped us through quite a complicated purchase. Thank you Jen and Steve.
We recently sold our house through Trading places. And in fact bought it from them too several years ago! Jen and Gary have been fantastic. They are an outstanding agent, quick to respond, transparent, honest and helpful. I never felt I had to chase anything during any stage. They made it as easy as possible for us and I had absolute confidence in them. Their team (Steve supported our sale) are equally professional and do a fantastic job. I recommend them to everyone in the area. Best decision we made to use a local family agent.
From when I was preparing my house for rental to the tenants moving in, Jamie and Erlandas were a pleasure to deal with. They were straight forward, and always replied so quickly to my emails that it is obvious that they are on top of their job, not buried under a piling system.
Usually I manage the house myself, but I was so impressed with Trading Places that I have handed that over to them as well.
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Nearly half a million (464,700) first-time buyers have benefited from over £1.1 billion of tax duty relief since the First Time Buyers’ Relief was introduced in November 2017, each saving on average £2,387. Zero tax is charged to first-time buyers on purchases between £125,000 and £300,000, which account for 77% of benefiting purchases. The … Continue reading First time buyers’ relief
Buying a home is like falling in love, you can expect to go through the same ups and downs, emotional tugs and pulls, and even similar stages. The one that got away, don’t panic, there are plenty more fish in the sea! An estimated 1.2 million residential properties were sold in 2019 (HMRC). Broken … Continue reading Fall in love with the right home
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