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    Franklyn James is a local, independent, estate agency that was first established in 2004. Since then, their knowledge and expertise of the Docklands and East London property market has helped assist thousands of Vendors and Landlords achieve many successful sales and lets.

    Franklyn James opened the doors to their first customer in the winter of 2004 at the Limehouse branch which is located on the historical Narrow Street. Due to the tremendous success of this office, two further branches have since been opened with each being positioned in prime locations. The Canary Wharf office was launched in the spring of 2007 and is located on Westferry Road and the Bow branch was followed a year later in the spring of 2008 on the popular Bow Road.Over the last 12 months, the Limehouse office has undergone an extensive refurbishment consisting of state of the art technology and all three offices have benefited from stunning LED windows displays in order to present their clients properties in the best possible light.

    Franklyn James' continued success has been built on recommendation and repeat business along with their intelligent marketing tools. Of course, no estate agency would exist without a knowledgeable, passionate team to front it and that is something Franklyn James takes pride in. All of their negotiators, management and marketing teams have been trained in depth to understand the local market and offer the highest standard of customer service. Many of which also hold qualifications in ARLA (National Association of Estate Agents) and MNAEA (Member of the National Association of Estate Agents).

    Specialising in Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management, Franklyn James offers a service to suit you.

    So if you happen to be searching for an East London property expert that is dedicated to providing you with a high quality service and achieving the very best price for your property, please contact Franklyn James today for a free, no obligation market appraisal.

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Why Choose Franklyn James?
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    The appropriate presentation and marketing of your property is of paramount importance to enable us to achieve the best possible price. We provide three main services to help you ensure your investment is in professional and experienced hands.
    These are as follows:

    Let Only

    Let Only and Rent Collection

    Full Management 

     

    Region With three offices strategically positioned, we cover the whole of Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Wapping, Bow and all surrounding East London areas. 

    Expertise We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Residential sales, Lettings, Property management and New Homes. 

    Staff Franklyn James carefully recruits some of the best staff in the industry. We also invest heavily in their training to ensure that we are always able to offer our clients the very best advice and assistance.

    Technology Our sophisticated computer network gives us access to extensive databases covering every aspect of the local property market. We have the very latest technology with second generation LED office displays which also means that your property will always be shown in the best possible light through as many mediums as possible.

    Marketing We are always continuing to invest in our office presentation with regular refurbishments on all three of our offices. We need to ensure that the showcase of your property is the very best available. We advertise your property on all major online portals including; Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Findaproperty and many, many more. Your property will feature full professional photography and floor plans free of charge and we aim to have your property marketed within 48 hours of receiving instructions. We pride ourselves on producing high quality, highly informative literature on the properties we market, whether for sale or rental. This literature is also displayed in the latest second generation LED window displays in our shop fronts.Your property will also be marketed on our website, emailed to our extensive database of waiting buyers and rental applicants and will also appear in a selection of local lifestyle magazines every month. 

    Investment Advice If you wish to invest in the property market, we can provide you with an investment service. This would include finding you a suitable property to purchase in the area of your choice, advising you of the likely rent and yield of the property, recommending a solicitor, mortgage broker, architect or contractor to suit your requirements. We would also handle the eventual rental and management of the property on your behalf and recommend a suitable accountant to handle your tax affairs, especially if you reside abroad.

    Accreditation Sadly the Lettings market is largely unregulated and hence choosing the wrong estate agent to rent out your property can have dire consequences. However we meet the highest industry standards and are accredited by the Association Of Residential Lettings Agents(ARLA), The Guild Of Lettings And Management and The Property Ombudsman (TPO).

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Tenants Guide to Renting
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    1. Finding a Rental Property: Whatever your rental needs, when you contact Franklyn James you can be assured of friendly and professional advice. We will discuss your requirements with you, and arrange to view properties that suit your needs.

    2. Making an Offer: Once you have found a property that you would like to rent, we will liaise with the Landlord to negotiate rent and terms. The minimum term for tenancies is six months and rent (unless otherwise agreed) will be payable per calendar month in advance by standing order.

    3 . Furnishing Clarification: In line with ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents), of which we are a member agent, properties can either be offered unfurnished, part furnished, furnished or fully furnished. As a guideline we have provided the following definitions of what you can expect to find in a property advertised as one of the above:

    Unfurnished: The property is offered empty with only the bare minimum of items, which would typically include kitchen appliances.

    Part Furnished: The property is offered with basic furniture which could typically include sofas or beds or wardrobes. Kitchen appliances would normally also be included.

    Furnished: A furnished property would typically include all of the above and appliances.

    Fully Furnished: A fully furnished property will typically consist of everything a reasonable tenant would use on a normal day. These can include white goods (kitchen appliances), crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, beds, sofas, dining tables etc.Please note, the above definitions are for guideline purposes only, to avoid any disputes tenants are urged to seek clarification as to what main items are, or are not, included before finalising the tenancy agreement. Franklyn James will not be held responsible for any disputes if a tenant assumes certain items are in a property without seeking clarification before.

    4 .Securing Your Deal: When the terms have been agreed for your chosen property, you will be required to put down a holding deposit, usually equivalent to two week's rent, to secure the deal. This will be deducted from your first month's rent before you move in. You will also be required to pay the fees for credit referencing at this stage. Should you withdraw from the transaction after this point, or your references are not acceptable, your deposit and referencing fees will not be refunded.

    5. References: References will be taken on all Tenants. We will use a credit reference agency and will need certain personal and employment details. The Tenant will be responsible for the cost of referencing as detailed in the attached Schedule of Charges. In certain cases, e.g. students or new arrivals in the UK, we may require a guarantor. References will also be taken on the guarantor at an additional cost. In the case of Company Lets the Landlord reserves the right to obtain references.

    6. Tenancy Agreement: When satisfactory references have been obtained, we will prepare a Tenancy Agreement between the Landlord and Tenant. This must be signed by both parties prior to commencement of the Tenancy. There will be a charge payable by the Tenant to cover the administration costs involved and this is detailed in the attached Schedule of Charges. A Tenancy Agreement template will be available upon request.

    7. Before You Move In: Before you can move into a property, you must pay one calendar month's rent in advance and a security deposit equivalent to six weeks rent. The deposit will be returned after completion of the Check-out at the end of the Tenancy, subject to the condition of the property and payment of all utility accounts.

    8. Moving In: There will usually be a Check-in inspection of the property with an inventory clerk before you move in to record the condition and contents of the property at commencement of the term. The Landlord will usually pay for this. As a Tenant, you will be responsible for paying all utilities, i.e. Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax, Telephone and TV Licence charges. Therefore, you must register with the relevant companies.

    9 . Rental Payments: We will arrange a standing order mandate for your rental payments, however it is the tenant's responsibility to check that payments have been set up correctly as the bank will not discuss your account with a third party. Please note that where Franklyn James are responsible for the management of the property and/or the collection of the rent, late rental payments will incur a charge as detailed in the attached schedule to cover the additional costs involved in rectifying the situation. At the end of the tenancy it is the tenant's responsibility to cancel the standing order and Franklyn James take no responsibility for additional payments made from the tenants account.

    10. Moving Out: There will usually be a Check-out inspection of the property with an inventory clerk when you move out to record the condition and contents of the property at the end of the term. This will determine the amount of the deposit to be returned after vacation. The charges for the check-out are payable by the Tenant and if Franklyn James are responsible for the management of the property the charges will be taken at the start of the tenancy.

    11. Stamp Duty: The Tenant may be responsible for paying Stamp Duty on the Tenancy Agreement subject to current legislation.

    12. Renewals: If you wish to stay on in your rental property after the end of your initial tenancy, we will be happy to arrange a renewal for you, subject to the Landlord's agreement. We will prepare a new Tenancy Agreement for you and the cost to cover the administration involved in processing the renewal will be discounted as detailed in the attached schedule of charges.

    13. Company Lets: For a tenancy where the rent is paid by a Company, please note this will not be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement but a Common Law Tenancy Agreement. As a result the Tenancy Agreement will need to be signed by an authorised company signatory (usually a Director).

    SCHEDULE OF CHARGES FOR TENANTS HOLDING DEPOSIT - 2 WEEK'S RENT When terms have been agreed with the Landlord for a rental property, the Tenant will be required to make a holding deposit equivalent to two week's rent to secure the deal. This amount will be deducted from the first month's rental payment. Terms of the return of this deposit can be found on your Holding Deposit receipt.

    REFERENCES (Individual Lets) - £60.00 inc. vat per reference. References will be undertaken on all Tenants and guarantors via an independent referencing agent. This is to include the completion of the initial online application, submission of the same and dealing with all enquiries raised from the application and the obtaining of any additional information or documentation required to satisfy the conditions of the report.

    REFERENCES (Company Lets) - £75.00 inc. VAT The Landlord reserves the right to obtain references for a company let.

    ADMINISTRATION FEE £160.00 inc. VAT - Renewals £90.00 inc. VAT This fee is payable by the Tenant to cover the administration costs involved in processing the Tenancy including, but not limited to; obtaining relevant Identification and Proof of Residency documentation, production and setting up of Standing Order Mandates and the registering of tenants deposits, production of tenant welcome packs to include information on utility providers. A discounted rate will be payable on any renewal or extension.

    CONTRACT FEE £120.00 inc VAT This fee is payable by the Tenant(s) to cover the administration and costs of the preparation of the Tenancy Agreement including initial draft, agreement of terms, obtaining of signatures, execution of final agreement and the provision of a copy to all parties.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT - 6 WEEKS RENT security deposit of six weeks rent will be required for all tenancies, payable in advance.

    LATE RENTAL PAYMENTS - PER TENANT -£120.00 inc. VAT Where Franklyn James are responsible for collection of the rental payments and/or management of the property, late rental payments will incur a fee as above to cover the costs of recovering payment. This charge is in addition to any interest or costs payable to the Landlord under the terms of the tenancy agreement.

    CHECK OUT FEE - £150.00 inc.VAT The Tenant will be responsible for paying the Check-out fee for checking the inventory at the end of the Tenancy. Where we are responsible for the management of the property, this sum will be taken before the Tenancy starts and held for this purpose. In other cases the deposit will usually be deducted from the security deposit and the costs may differ to those above. The cost will vary according to the size of the property.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CLEARED FUNDS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE A TENANT CAN MOVE INTO A PROPERTY TO COVER;

    • Referencing & Tenancy Agreement Fees
    • First Month's Rent (Less Holding Deposit)
    • Security Deposit
    • Check-out Fee

    The balance payable can be found on the deal sheet provided when the holding deposit is paid to secure your deal.

    WE WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF PAYMENT; BACS transfer to Franklyn James Clients Account (Bank details will be provided on request)Cash *Bankers Draft payable to "Franklyn James"Please note that there will be 3% charge for payments made by credit cards and payments for balance of rent and deposit should be paid at least 4 working days prior to the move in date.* Please note that there will be a cash handling fee for any cash payments received by Franklyn James as follows: for any cash payments up to and including £2,500 there will be a charge of £50 including VAT. For cash payments above £2,500 there will be a cash handling fee of £100 including VAT.

    NEW LEGISLATION - Tenancy Deposit Protection April 2007An overview of Tenancy Deposit ProtectionWhat is Tenancy Deposit Protection?From 6th April 2007, all deposits taken by landlords for what is called Assured Shorthold Tenancies - the vast majority of tenancies - in England and Wales must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme.To avoid disputes going to court, each scheme will be supported by an alternative dispute resolution service (ADR), whose aim is to make disputes faster and cheaper to resolve.How does Tenancy Deposit Protection work?Landlords will be able to choose between two types of scheme: a single custodial scheme and two insurance-based schemes.

    Custodial scheme: • The tenant pays deposit to the landlord;• The landlord then pays the deposit into the scheme;• Within 14 days of receiving a deposit, the landlord must give the tenant the prescribed information (to be set out in secondary legislation) about the scheme being used;• At the end of the tenancy, if the landlord and tenant agree how the deposit should be divided, they will tell the scheme which returns the deposit, divided in the way agreed by both parties;• If there is a dispute, the scheme will hold the disputed amount until the dispute resolution service or courts decide what is fair;• The interest accrued by deposits in the scheme will be used to pay for the running of the scheme and any surplus will be used to offer interest to the tenant or landlord if the tenant isn't entitled to it.

    Insurance-based schemes • The tenant pays deposit to the landlord*;• The landlord retains the deposit and pays a premium to the insurer - the key difference to the custodial scheme;• Within 14 days of receiving a deposit, the landlord must give the tenant prescribed information (to be set out in secondary legislation) about the scheme being used;• At the end of the tenancy, if the landlord and tenant agree how the deposit should be divided, the landlord returns all or some of the deposit;• If there is a dispute, the landlord must hand over the disputed amount to the scheme for safekeeping until the dispute is resolved.• If for any reason the landlord fails to comply, the insurance arrangements will ensure the return of the deposit to the tenant if they are entitled to it.Example: a tenant pays a deposit of £1000. At the end of the tenancy, the landlord says he wishes to keep £200 to pay for replacing damaged furniture. The remaining £800 will be returned to the tenant. The tenant disagrees, claiming the furniture was damaged when they moved in. Both agree to go to ADR, so the disputed £200 will be transferred to the scheme administrator until the dispute is settled.In each scheme, any proposals in relation to the return of the deposit are to be notified to all parties within 10 working days from the tenancy end date. Upon agreement from all parties to the proposals made the deposit will be refunded within 10 working days or within 10 working days of receipt of notification of an ADR/Court Decision.* In this overview 'landlord' refers to either the landlord or his letting agent.

    For the future.... • Franklyn James will only provide written references. These are available by request and are charged at £30 + VAT per reference for this service.

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The Limehouse Team
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    Sandeep Chatterjee - Managing Director
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    Sandy started his career with Nat West bank after graduating in economics from the City of London Polytechnic. He quickly established himself in sales and was duly head hunted by Allied Dunbar to run a financial services team. After a very successful period, Sandy turned his attention to the Docklands property market. He utilised his banking and financial services skills to build up a substantial property portfolio which naturally led to him opening up his first branch of Estate Agency on the popular Narrow Street in Limehouse in the winter of 2004. Due to its success, two further branches have subsequently launched. Franklyn James is now regarded by many as one of the leading agencies in the Docklands and East London market.
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    Lee Alter - Lettings Manager
    Lee Alter has over 5 years experiance within the industry and has worked his way through each area of the lettings sector to his current position of Lettings Manager where he heads up his own team. Lee commenced his career as a Lettings Negotiator within a well-recognised agent in the outskirts of London. Lee has accumulated a wealth of knowledge of the local market and area since he joined the Franklyn James team two years ago and since this point has continued his individual betterment to ensure that he is well placed to be a hands on manager.
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    Claire Austin - Lettings Negotiator
    After graduating from university, Claire decided to branch out into the world of Estate Agency and has recently joined our Limehouse branch. Claire has started her career in property on a high note and expresses professionalism and enthusiasm in everything she does. Claire enjoys working within a fast paced environment and is quickly acquiring the skills required in order to further her success within the industry.
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    Antaeus Schulz - Lettings Negotiator
    Antaeus has joined Franklyn James with over a years' experience in the property business and has thrived working in the lettings department here at Franklyn James. Antaeus enjoys tailoring every client's requirements with finding them the perfect property and tends to go over and beyond the mile for them. Antaeus provides his clients with a second to none service as well as offering guidance and local knowledge on all property matters required by his clients.
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    Joanna Socko - Accounts Manager
    Joanna joined Franklyn James in 2005 as a Property Administrator. Wanting to further develop her career within the property industry she now holds the NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Lettings & Property Management and is a registered ARLA member. She progressed to her current position of Accounts Manager looking after both clients and office accounts. Over the years Joanna has built up a good relationship with landlords and tenants alike and is a very experienced member of staff.
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    Gary Atkins - Senior Property Manager
    Gary Atkins started his career within the industry as a sales negotiator over eight years ago and has worked his way through each part of sales, lettings and property management reaching his current position as Senior Property Manager. Throughout his career he has accrued a wealth of knowledge allowing him to comfortably head up the Property Management team at Franklyn James whilst being able to offer assistance and advice in all aspects of the property sector. Gary joined the Franklyn James team two years ago having moved from corporate management.
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    Paul Van Halle - Property Manager
    Paul Van Halle has over 8 years of experience within Estate Agency, starting his career in Sales and then working through to Lettings. Paul found his true calling in Property Management where his communication skills and professional approach have assisted many landlords and tenants fulfil their requirements. Paul believes that having obtained qualifications and extensive knowledge in the property field helps give him the confidence to deal with all aspects of the letting and management service. Paul is now a personal member of ARLA and has passed his Level 3 NFOPP.
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    Maria Krinis - Administrator
    Maria has 6 years' experience in the property industry and her background lies in Law with a Masters in Law from the University College London. Maria's passion for property started when she first begun working as a property lawyer and then as an estate agent in Russia. Maria then moved on to London in 2011 where she decided to embark on the London lettings market gaining two years' experience within the E14 market as a property manager and administrator. Following this, Maria successfully achieved her NFOPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings & Property Management. Maria now enjoys applying her knowledge and skills into her role as an administrator at Franklyn James where she is dealing with the clients' accounts and assisting in the smooth running of the fast paced team.
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Limehouse and Wapping
29 Narrow Street,
London,
E14 8DP
Buying: 020 3324 7839  Local call rate
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Bow
53 Bow Road,
London,
E3 2AD
Buying: 020 3324 5036  Local call rate
Letting: 020 3324 5037  Local call rate
Docklands
60 Westferry Road,
London,
E14 8JE
Buying: 020 3324 7840  Local call rate
Letting: 020 3324 7841  Local call rate

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29 Narrow Street,
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Testimonials from Landlords

  • Landlord Testimonial

    Excellent service to help me find a tenant
    Excellent service to help me find a tenant, and the full process is really efficient and productive. Thank you all.
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    A very nice rent. Kudos.
    Lee and Gary both worked well together to find us tenants, on my own terms and conditions, and a very nice rent. Kudos.
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    Very proactive in advertising on all major sites
    Anna provided an excellent service. Was very active in advertising the property in all major web site (ensuring that the best photos were displayed), promptely arranging viewings, keeping me informed on the viewing developments, and negotiating the best rates with the potential tenants. The property was advertised by 2 local estate agents, and Franklyn James was by far better than the other agent. I will not hesitate to contact them in future.
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    I would recommend FJ ahead of any other agents
    I have owned my apartment since April 2000 and been a client of Franklyn James, on and off, since August 2008. During that time they have found four tenants at decent rents. Whenever the property goes back on the market I always use at least two agents and have noticed that FJ get more potential tenants through the door than other agents. The sales team is courteous, professional and efficient - as evidenced most recently by Lee Alter, who found my last two tenants. On the property management side, my main contact has been with Gary Atkins who has been excellent in that role. Nothing is too much trouble for him - whether it be getting extra keys cut, removing items unwanted by new tenants or arranging for contractors to come in to fix problems, replace cookers and carpets, or redecorate rooms. I would recommend Franklyn James ahead of any other agents I have worked with to any landlord with property in the area.

Testimonials from Tenants

  • Tenant Testimonial

    Service was in line with expectations
    Service was in line with expectations. Gary and Antony we helpful and delivered what the said they would. There was a small inconvenience with the move in date, no fault of the agency's, yet the compensated me for it.
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    All of them really professional, kind and helpful
    I dealt with Lee at the early stages of the renting process, was really professional and he helped me and advised a lot. Later Gary followed the process and kept me updated about all the sides of it. During the final part , Michelle started to take care of it dealing with my requests and always delivering the best solutions. All of them really professional, kind and helpful. I would raccomend Frankln James to everybody
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    Things were done quickly and with no difficulty
    Immediately after confirming to rent the house, Gary Atkins contacted us and explained to us in detailed on all the necessary documents and processes involved. Things were done very quickly and with no difficulties and in no time we were already moving into the house. He has pre-arranged all the check-in for us. We collected the keys from Michelle Harrup and she was very kind enough to explain on all the information needed for us to know in ensuring our move went smoothly. As we moved in, everything was per what we have agreed for. Following our move, there were few things in the house that need attention, but amazingly both Gary and Michelle were there assisted us to rectify and solve those issues. Both of them were very kind, warm and helpful property managers and they always do their best to make sure that we happily live in the house with no constraints. Many thanks to both of them.
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    Overall i was impressed with our dealings with FJ
    Overall I was impressed with our dealings with Franklyn James and Anna specifically. Even with the short time period we had from putting down the holding deposit to actually moving in and complications with our references, we still managed to move in on time thanks to Anna who responded promptly to any emails and was always available over the phone.
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    Franklyn James is a local, independent, estate agency that was first established in 2004. Since then, their knowledge and expertise of the Docklands and East London property market has helped assist thousands of Vendors and Landlords achieve many successful sales and lets.

    Franklyn James opened the doors to their first customer in the winter of 2004 at the Limehouse branch which is located on the historical Narrow Street. Due to the tremendous success of this office, two further branches have since been opened with each being positioned in prime locations. The Canary Wharf office was launched in the spring of 2007 and is located on Westferry Road and the Bow branch was followed a year later in the spring of 2008 on the popular Bow Road.Over the last 12 months, the Limehouse office has undergone an extensive refurbishment consisting of state of the art technology and all three offices have benefited from stunning LED windows displays in order to present their clients properties in the best possible light.

    Franklyn James' continued success has been built on recommendation and repeat business along with their intelligent marketing tools. Of course, no estate agency would exist without a knowledgeable, passionate team to front it and that is something Franklyn James takes pride in. All of their negotiators, management and marketing teams have been trained in depth to understand the local market and offer the highest standard of customer service. Many of which also hold qualifications in ARLA (National Association of Estate Agents) and MNAEA (Member of the National Association of Estate Agents).

    Specialising in Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management, Franklyn James offers a service to suit you.

    So if you happen to be searching for an East London property expert that is dedicated to providing you with a high quality service and achieving the very best price for your property, please contact Franklyn James today for a free, no obligation market appraisal.

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Why Choose Franklyn James?
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    We put your mind at ease from the moment you ask one of our highly trained sales managers for an appraisal. The sales process is simplified and we will guide you with all aspects of your sale.
    Our sales personnel will assist with the following areas:
    - We will provide you with a professional valuation which will be followed by a written appraisal.
    - We will talk you through how to best present your home.
    - Comprehensive advertising on all major property portals including Zoopla, Rightmove, Primelocation and many others.
    - Featured property status on our new state of the art website.
    - Advertising in glossy local magazines and newspapers.
    - All viewings to be accompanied by our experienced and highly trained staff.
    - Comprehensive feedback after every viewing.
    - Our aim is to sale your property for the best possible price.
    - Our skilled sales team will provide you with a full analysis of the market and what similar properties are achieving.
    - Once a buyer is found, we will keep in touch with all parties, which will lead to a speedy completion.
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Purchasing A Property Through Franklyn James
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    You have decided to buy a home - but what next?
    The maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with surveyors and solicitors, finding a good mortgage deal and worrying about your deal falling through, on top of actually hunting down the home of your dreams, is enough to make anyone's hair stand on end.
    Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. It is a lengthy and complicated business, which while exciting is often fraught with stress and worry. But luckily there is a lot of good advice around helping you to make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible. After finding a home you like, which can take anything from a few days to many months, the process from having your offer accepted to completion of the sale takes about 12 weeks.
    However at Franklyn James we are here to help you through the buying process so that you can move into your new home as soon as possible. It is important to have a good understanding of the process as it will help you to avoid some of the most common hazards of home-buying. Franklyn James has prepared a brief introduction to the  home-buying process. After reading this you should have a better idea of what to expect and how to set out to buy a home feeling prepared and ready to go.
    The buying process - a brief step-by-step guide seen below covers the main stages you will need to go through when buying a property:
    1. Work Out How Much You Can Afford - we are very happy to recommend a financial adviser.
    2. Get a Mortgage Agreement in Principle
    3. Choose Your Home - we will be delighted to show you around our range of properties.
    4. Hire a Solicitor - Franklyn James only deal with highly experienced solicitors and are happy to make recommendations to suit your needs.
    5. Make an Offer
    6. Have a Survey and Valuation Carried Out
    7. Do Any Necessary Legal Work
    8. Arrange for Life Assurance
    9. Finalise Your Mortgage
    10. Exchange Contracts
    11. Organise Your Move
    12. Finalise Your Contract Details
    13. Move In!
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The Limehouse Team
  • Introduction

    Sandeep Chatterjee - Managing Director
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    Sandy started his career with Nat West bank after graduating in economics from the City of London Polytechnic. He quickly established himself in sales and was duly head hunted by Allied Dunbar to run a financial services team. After a very successful period, Sandy turned his attention to the Docklands property market. He utilised his banking and financial services skills to build up a substantial property portfolio which naturally led to him opening up his first branch of Estate Agency on the popular Narrow Street in Limehouse in the winter of 2004. Due to its success, two further branches have subsequently launched. Franklyn James is now regarded by many as one of the leading agencies in the Docklands and East London market.
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    Philip Lingard - Sales Manager
    Philip has over 6 years' experience in the property Sales Market. Having worked in both Central and East London prior to his arrival at Franklyn James he has been perfectly moulded for the Docklands Market. Phil thrives off meeting new people and has always strived to make selling or buying a property a pleasurable experience for everyone involved. With his experience of sales progression, valuations, closing sales, negotiations and his knowledge of the area he has now progressed to the position of Sales Manager at our Limehouse Office.
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    David Bailey - Sales Negotiator
    David Bailey has over 7 years' experience within the property industry and has proved year after year that selling property is his forte. David has gained fantastic knowledge of the West Essex/East London markets and is always happy to meet new clients and assist them in their search for the perfect new home or investment. Whether you are looking for your first time purchase, an investment opportunity or just general advice on purchasing a property; David has a friendly, professional approach and will make every effort to ensure that you're buying experience goes smoothly.
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    Joanna Socko - Accounts Manager
    Joanna joined Franklyn James in 2005 as a Property Administrator. Wanting to further develop her career within the property industry she now holds the NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Lettings & Property Management and is a registered ARLA member. She progressed to her current position of Accounts Manager looking after both clients and office accounts. Over the years Joanna has built up a good relationship with landlords and tenants alike and is a very experienced member of staff.
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    Maria Krinis - Administrator
    Maria has 6 years' experience in the property industry and her background lies in Law with a Masters in Law from the University College London. Maria's passion for property started when she first begun working as a property lawyer and then as an estate agent in Russia. Maria then moved on to London in 2011 where she decided to embark on the London lettings market gaining two years' experience within the E14 market as a property manager and administrator. Following this, Maria successfully achieved her NFOPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings & Property Management. Maria now enjoys applying her knowledge and skills into her role as an administrator at Franklyn James where she is dealing with the clients' accounts and assisting in the smooth running of the fast paced team.
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Limehouse and Wapping
29 Narrow Street,
London,
E14 8DP
Buying: 020 3324 7839  Local call rate
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Bow
53 Bow Road,
London,
E3 2AD
Buying: 020 3324 5036  Local call rate
Letting: 020 3324 5037  Local call rate
Docklands
60 Westferry Road,
London,
E14 8JE
Buying: 020 3324 7840  Local call rate
Letting: 020 3324 7841  Local call rate

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29 Narrow Street,
London,
E14 8DP

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Buying: 020 3324 7839  Local call rate

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Testimonials from Sellers

  • Seller Testimonial

    I cannot recommend these agents enough
    I had my property on the market with another agent for 12 weeks with no serious offers and very little feedback at all from them with regard to why the property hadn't sold, so I decided to terminate my contract with them and go on with Franklyn James instead. From the start I received a far better level of customer service, from introduction to taking photos and getting the property ready to market - Philip was a real pleasure to deal with in comparison with the last agents. Within a couple of days I'd had a few viewings and one offer. The following week I was given an offer of the asking price and the sale went through perfectly smoothly with constant updates and assistance from Franklyn James. I cannot recommend these agents enough - do not be fooled by the other agents in Docklands - they really do not live up to their own hype. I wasted 3 months on the market with the wrong agent, when I could've sold so much quicker if I'd have only gone on with Franklyn James in the first place!
  • Seller Testimonial

    Excellent service throughout our sales process
    Phil and the team at Franklyn James provided an excellent service throughout our entire sales process. He had a very good understanding of the local market and the price that would be achievable for our flat and succeeded in getting an offer at the asking price in a very short period of time. I can highly recommend these guys if you have a property to sell in the area.
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    Franklyn James sold my flat on the first viewing
    I'll cut to the chase... Franklyn James sold my flat on the day I instructed them, on the first viewing, for the asking price. It was actually sold before they even took a single photograph for the marketing! A few weeks previously they had sold my partners apartment within two or three viewings, also for the asking price. I put the speed of the sale down to the fact that Franklyn James totally understood the virtues of both the apartment I was selling and understood the requirements and the type of the person buying.I had originally placed my apartment on the market with a well known "mini driving" agencies Canary Wharf branch. Over a four month period I had approximately 45 viewings with only one very poor offer. They seemed to send everybody and anybody for a viewing. It was a very frustrating few months with a different agent/person showing up each time.Franklyn James were a delight to deal with throughout the whole process. I dealt with one person (Philip Lingard) throughout who was always friendly and highly professional, The final negotiations took place well outside of normal office hours, demonstrating considerable commitment to getting the job done. I couldn't ask for more! I was extremely impressed with how fast and smooth my sale went through and would recommend Franklyn James to anyone in a heartbeat.
  • Seller Testimonial

    We had an offer within a week of appointing FJ
    We appointed Franklyn James after a disappointing experience with another agency and upon the recommendation of a neighbour who had recently sold his flat. Jason responded rapidly to our approach, and was generally quick to respond to queries and communicated viewings on a timely basis. We had an offer within a week of appointing FJ, and he handled the negotiation competently.
  • Seller Testimonial

    Really proactive in marketing and negotiating
    Philip was really proactive in marketing and negotiating the sale and also pushing everything through to exchange. He was available to speak in the evenings and at weekends when myself and the buyer were available which helped speed up the process. I would recommend him.

Testimonials from Buyers

  • Buyer Testimonial

    Philip was incredibly helpful
    I had initially enquired with Franklyn James on another property as a BTL property. After taking down my requirements and budget Philip had then brought to my attention the current porperty which was due to come onto the market. I was given access to view the property as soon as it came onto the market and decided to put in an offer which was accepted on a Sunday!! (Philip was incredibly helpful in making himself available on the day to act as a liaison between the vendor and me in securing the property).
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    Philip was very helpful and responsive
    Chose this agent as they had a property I liked on their website. Dealt with Philip through most of the purchase process. Overall it went very smoothly and Philip was very helpful and responsive. Took just two months to complete the purchase from the time price was agreed, and that was including the X\'mas and NY holidays. I also asked them to manage my flat for letting and so far that is going well too. Fingers crossed they will maintain the same level of service going forward.
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    Quick response to questions and problems
    Great service. Jason was very helpful throughout the whole sale process, quick response to questions and problems, follow up the transaction closely and facilitate the conversation between vendor and me.
  • Buyer Testimonial

    Really pleased, great service
    As a first time buyer i randomly ended up with Franklyn James based on the property which i found on Zoopla. From day 1 Jason where really great and managed to arrange a viewing almost as soon as the property was on the market. Throughout the process Jason kept me up to date and managed to make the process very quick and easy to deal with. Really pleased, great service and felt really comfortable througout the whole process.
  • Buyer Testimonial

    Responded several of my requests throughout
    Philip Lingard provided me with useful and accurate information on the property and the sellers' expectations, which greatly helped complete a transaction in a timely manner. Jason Taylor has effectively responded several of my requests throughout the process.
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    First established in the winter of 2004, we here at Franklyn James have built our reputation on recommendation and strive to offer our clients the highest standard of customer service. Franklyn James is fronted by a highly successful, passionate and knowledgeable team of negotiators whose main ambition is to achieve the best possible price for your property.

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29 Narrow Street,
London,
E14 8DP

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Buying: 020 3324 7839  Local call rate
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