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Trading Places Estate and Letting Agents
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    Your local estate agent
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    Many of you visiting this page may recognise me, whether through Trading Places or from being out and about in our fantastic community.

    Aged 15 I entered the world of employment by getting myself a part-time job at the local McDonalds before moving into the property industry, where for over 20 years I have enjoyed helping1,000's of people move home and begin the next chapter of their life.

    My husband and I have grown Trading Places into a recognised and recommended estate agency business. We're genuinely local people with a lifetime of local knowledge and experience, so when asked the question "What's it like living here?" we are ideally placed to provide the answers (it's great by the way, for those who don't know)

    Based in Leytonstone we help people to buy, sell and rent property in Leytonstone (E11), Leyton (E10) Walthamstow (E17), Wanstead (E11), Stratford (E15), South Woodford (E18) and other surrounding areas.

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    Our values

    As a family-run estate agency, operating as an independent company, we are not part of a big chain and can dedicate our personal attention to each and every buyer, seller, landlord and tenant.

    We truly care about the service we provide and feel incredibly lucky in having such a brilliant team working with us, who are undoubtedly our greatest asset. Paul Davis, Jamie Gordon, Steve Hunt, Kevin Butler, Judith Jacobs, Steve Randall and our newest addition Sandra Barkauskaite, are all here to help you.

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    Buying and selling property

    We have an experienced property sales team who simply love selling all types of residential property. Whether it be a large double fronted house, a Victorian or Edwardian mid terrace house or a conversion flat, purpose built apartment or an Abrahams maisonette located in and around the Francis Road area, we know them all.

    We are friendly with many local businesses, and if you're looking for associated property services such as surveyors, mortgage advice, property lawyers or removal companies, we can point you in the right direction.

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    Lettings & Property management

    Our lettings team specialise in helping tenants and landlords to connect and can offer an abundance of advice for landlords, along with some great information for tenants too.

    With all the legislation affecting this aspect of the property sector (147 pieces on the last count), landlords can struggle to keep up, so to make sure they don't have to we developed our Continual Training and Staff Development programme (CTSD), which has now been running for 12 years.

    Our property management team help landlords by taking away the hassle and complications involved with managing a tenancy 24/7, which can be especially stressful when trying to juggle landlord duties with work and family life.

    We assign a dedicated Property Manager to each tenancy, who is there to look after the landlord, their property and of course their tenant. The team are focused on making everybody's experience a happy one.

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    What people have to say about us
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    People often tell us how different we are to other estate agents and it seems our friendly and proactive approach comes as a welcome change to many.

    We are proud to have a 5-star rating on Agent Tracker - please read our reviews and ratings. We were recently voted "best agent in London" for customer service, which stands as a testament to all the hard work being put in by the whole team.

    Also, see the Trading Places reviews page for more reviews and testimonials.

    Why not pop in for a chat sometime, my friendly team and I very much look forward to meeting with you.

    All the best,
    Jennifer Butler and the Trading Places team

    "Your, local family-run, independent estate agents."

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Letting out your property
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    Tailor-made solutions for every landlord
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    Trading Places offer a comprehensive letting and property management service to take the hassle out of letting your property.

    Are you looking for help with finding and screening suitable tenants? Perhaps you want the peace of mind and convenience of a comprehensive round-the-clock letting and property management service that takes care of everything? Whatever level of support you need, we can provide the service that is right for you.

    We have been letting properties since the late 90's, and our clients range from private landlords with a single rental property to buy-to-let investment landlords with a property portfolio.

    All our services can be tailored to suit your individual needs, and we will provide a written market appraisal with absolutely no obligation.


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    Getting started
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    Our knowledge of the local rental market coupled with a tailored marketing strategy will help set the correct marketing price and find you the right tenant.

    We offer an independent assessment of your property carried out in person by our experienced and qualified Lettings Manager. This is free of charge and with absolutely no obligation. During our visit, we will advise you of any work required to meet regulatory requirements. You will also receive advice on any other actions necessary before you let the property, including repairs or refurbishment recommendations.

    When setting the price, it is important to properly assess current market conditions taking into consideration similar properties standing as direct competition to your own. We will help you achieve the best possible price and will always provide an achievable valuation, honest advice and our rental valuation will also take into account the location, size, standard and condition of the property.

    During the visit, our Lettings Manager will be more than happy to discuss the process with you in more detail and answer all questions. If you are a first-time landlord, you will have plenty of opportunities to find out more about what is involved in letting a residential property.

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    Effective marketing

    At Trading Places, we use the very latest technology and proven marketing techniques to promote our rental properties.

    We advertise on all major property websites, including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation. Our own website www.tradingplacesproperty.com is fully responsive for compatibility with smartphones and tablets, with properties also featuring on touchscreen window displays at the Park Lane offices for the Guild of Professional Professionals.

    Our online marketing activity includes social media coverage through Facebook and Twitter, which we supplement with our fortnightly e-magazine, e-mail campaigns plus the option to have a To Let board. The more exposure your property receives, the wider audience you can expect to attract, giving a greater choice of tenant.

    Once instructed our proactive team of letting professionals will immediately contact our tenant database through telephone, e-mail and SMS text alerts. We will tailor our marketing approach to the type of tenant you are looking for and best suited to your property.

    High-quality photography will help promote your property in the best possible way; however, a landlord can play their part by ensuring the property is clutter free and by attending to any minor repairs before viewings taking place. If vacant the property should also be cleaned, and the garden cut back and cultivated.

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    Securing the most suitable tenant

    As a landlord, you need peace of mind that the right tenants will be living in your property. All potential tenants are pre-qualified before we carry out viewings to ensure they are suitable. We will then accompany all viewings and provide prompt and honest feedback by telephone or e-mail, whichever you prefer. We will keep you up-to-date on progress and alert you the moment a party shows an interest in applying to rent your property.

    We take up tenant references and credit checks using a specialist referencing company and as required ensure compliance with the "Right to Rent" regulations.


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    Preparing for the legal essentials
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    Our experienced lettings team will provide the latest information and guidance to ensure you are aware of your legal obligations as a landlord.
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    Energy Performance Certificate - All properties for rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and there are timescales in which these must be made available to prospective tenants and then issued to proposed tenants. An EPC rates energy efficiency and its environmental impact. If you do not have an EPC for your property, Trading Places can arrange for one to be carried out by a Domestic Energy Assessor.

    Gas Safety - Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords have a legal obligation to make sure all gas pipework, appliances, fittings and flues are safe to use and maintained in a safe condition. Every gas appliance and flue must be tested for gas safety every 12 months. A Gas Safety Record must be provided to existing tenants within 28 days of the annual safety check, or to new tenants before they move in, and you must keep copies yourself for two years. All installation, maintenance and safety checks must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. We can arrange this for you.

    Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 - Upholstered furniture and soft furnishings supplied in a rented property must comply with current regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, bed frames, mattresses, headboards, sofa beds, pillows, cushions, seat pads and any garden furniture that may be used indoors. Items which comply will have a suitable permanent label attached. All non-compliant items must be removed before a tenant moves in. Bedding, carpets, curtains and any furniture made before 1950 are exempt.

    Electrical Safety - Landlords are required to ensure the electrical installations in a rental property are safe when a tenant moves in and maintained in a safe condition. It is strongly recommended you employ a suitably qualified electrician to inspect the installations (every 5 years, or sooner if their report requires) and arrange for portable appliances to be checked (annually). In some cases, electrical checks will be a legal requirement and/or a condition of a council licensing scheme.

    Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - In October 2015 new regulations came into force requiring landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their rental property and test them at the start of every tenancy, and to install carbon monoxide alarms in high-risk rooms, such as those where a solid fuel appliance is situated. The government suggest "responsible" landlords are expected to fit carbon monoxide alarms even when not legally required to do so.

    Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) - If you own a property and rent it out, your local council may decide to do an HHSRS inspection. Inspectors look at 29 health and safety areas.

    Consent to Let - If your property is mortgaged, you must obtain written consent to let from your mortgage lender. If it is leasehold, your lease may require written consent from your landlord before you can sub-let.

    Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) - If you let to a family, they are deemed to form one household. When you let to a group of sharers, the number of households within the property will change and with it some requirements. When a property is deemed a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), a landlord can face extra legal obligations and in certain instances require a HMO licence. We can advise you on this.

    Buildings Insurance - Landlords should ensure they have adequate building and contents insurance cover in place. Other considerations include Public Liability Insurance and Rent and Legal Protection.


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    Moving your tenant in
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    It is important to ensure everything is in place for a smooth and trouble-free start to letting out your property.


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    Tenancy agreement - This sets out the rights and obligations for both Landlord and Tenant making clear their respective responsibilities. Most residential property is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) with an initial fixed term of 12 months a popular choice. We ensure our tenancy agreements remain up to date with regulation changes and are carefully designed to protect the landlord's rights to possession and help control tenant activities.

    Inventory / Schedule of Condition - An inventory provides a crucial legal reference in case of any discrepancy or claim against a tenant's deposit at the end of the tenancy. They should be comprehensive and contain photographic evidence plus a full written description of the property including its contents, fixtures, fittings, walls and floor coverings. Most landlords are surprised by the level of detail on our inventories and soon appreciate the difference between a professionally prepared document and a simple list of contents on a handful of pages.

    Utilities & Council Tax - Usually, it is the tenant's responsibility to pay utility bills and Council Tax. We can organise all meter readings and arrange the transfer of water rates, gas, electricity, and Council Tax accounts to the tenant.

    Deposit protection - A deposit is paid by the tenant at the start of the tenancy to offer the Landlord a degree of security. Since April 2007, all Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be registered with a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme. This must be done within a set timeframe from receipt of the deposit with significant penalties for non-compliance. In order to fully comply with the legislation, deposit rules also require the landlord to provide the tenant with certain prescribed information. If opting for one of our Property Management Services we can take care of this for you.

    We normally collect a deposit to the value of one month's rental plus £100 (e.g. the deposit for a rental of £1600 will be £1700). When registering and protecting the deposit on your behalf, and whilst employed as your managing agent, we will also handle any dispute which arises at the end of the tenancy. This will include initial negotiations with the tenant, the preparation of the evidence to support a claim and, if necessary, the submitting of your case to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (ADR), an independent and free alternative to court action.

    Beginning the Tenancy - When the day arrives, the formality of signing and executing the tenancy will follow the issuing of all legally required documentation and, provided all monies have been paid in cleared funds, the keys can be issued to the tenant. You should provide one set to each tenant and a further set if we are appointed to manage your property.


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    Landlord checklist
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    It is important to ensure everything is in place for a smooth and trouble-free start to renting out your property.

    When preparing to let your property you don't want to overlook something important. If you choose us to let and manage your property, we will alert you to what we need and when we need it by. If you feel comfortable organising and managing your tenancy, why not use our checklist to help you. While this is by no means comprehensive, it makes for a good starting point.
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    1. Ensure you have a valid energy performance certificate before any viewings take place

    2. Obtain consent to let from your mortgage lender and freeholder, apply for a license if applicable and arrange suitable insurances

    3. Check that your Gas Safety Record is up to date and provide a copy to your new tenant before they move in

    4. Ensure the electrical installations, and portable appliances are fit for purpose and provide copies of any certification to your tenant

    5. Check with the local authority to see if your type of property and the proposed type of tenant requires a HMO licence

    6. Ensure the tenancy agreement is current, covers all required terms & obligations, is legally binding and signed by all parties

    7. Prepare a comprehensive inventory and schedule of condition, with photographic evidence

    8. Ensure the property has adequate smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, tested and in working order

    9. Register and protect the tenant's deposit within the required timescale and ensure the prescribed information is issued in full

    10. Notify your local authority of the new tenant details for council tax

    11. Arrange for all meter readings to be taken and the transferring of utility accounts to the tenant

    12. Provide each tenant with a set of keys (check newly cut keys) and keep a set for yourself to carry out periodic property visits

    13. Contact HMRC with questions about self-assessment or details about their NRL scheme if you are an overseas landlord

    14. Agree on a programme to cover health checks and reviews such as fire safety, Legionella and HHSRS

    Ensure you are compliant with any current requirements under the "How to Rent" booklet and "Right to Rent" checks

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    What to do next
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    There are a number of complexities involved in the letting of a property so seek the advice of a reputable and established agent to provide you with the necessary advice on what to expect.

    Landlords have different and sometimes specific needs when it comes to the service they require, and we can help tailor a package to best suit the needs of each and every landlord.

    To find out more why not take advantage of our free, without obligation, market and property appraisal service, simply call us on 020 8558 1147

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Renting a property
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    Preperation
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    Property ownership is not for everyone and to some the concept of renting offers a degree of freedom and flexibility. In parts of Europe, renting is the preferred option, and the benefits include no long-term mortgage commitments, freedom to move around and peace of mind regarding property maintenance and upkeep expenses. For others, buying may be their long-term objective, so while saving for a deposit, renting makes for a short-to- medium-term option. Renting also offers you a chance to "try before you buy" regarding location.

    Before viewing any properties, take the time to prepare, especially if you are moving to a new area. Work out your essential requirements, and if this is your first move, it's important to understand the costs involved. Aside from the monthly rent, a tenant is usually responsible for paying for all their utilities including gas, electric, water rates and council tax. Other potential costs include phone and internet connections, a T.V. licence, removal or van hire and perhaps a resident parking permit. You will usually be required to pay one month's rent in advance, a tenancy deposit (also called a damage deposit) and agency fees.

    Any reputable agent will carry out a credit check and apply for references to establish exactly how much money the agent/landlord requires from you before parting with a holding deposit to secure a property.

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    Finding a Property
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    Having established your requirements, browse the internet using popular sites such as www.rightmove.co.uk, www.zoopla.co.uk, www.primelocation.com and www.findaproperty.com. Each will have a search function enabling you to seek out the properties that best match your criteria. It's always worth bearing in mind an asking price is simply that and while some landlords will be prepared to negotiate on price, others will be looking for their full asking price. Do keep this in mind when setting the maximum price range on the search function. Don't forget, the rental market can be very quick moving, and in some instances, a property can be let on the very first viewing so be prepared to view at the earliest opportunity.

    In addition to the internet property portals, contact the local letting agents and register your details, asking to be informed when a new property matching your requirements comes to the market. This can usually be done by telephone, text alert and by e-mail so ask to be kept informed of new properties matching your requirements.

    Where applicable you will have access to the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) available from the agent or landlord. The EPC, amongst other information, will provide an overview of how energy efficient the property is. A property with good insulation and an efficient heating system will require less energy and therefore less expense to run compared to a similar property with draughty windows and an old boiler
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    Securing a Property and Moving In
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    Upon finding a property you would like to rent and having negotiated various terms, such as the monthly rental figure, the tenancy start date, period of tenancy and any conditions of the proposed letting.

    You will be required to secure your interest with a payment, often referred to as a non-refundable holding deposit or security payment. Depending on the agent and their procedures, the taking of your holding deposit demonstrates your commitment to proceed and the property is then taken off the market allowing credit checks and referencing to take place.

    With satisfactory credit checking and the references obtained, an appointment can be fixed to conclude the process involving the signing of the tenancy agreement, payment of any outstanding monies (rent in advance, deposit and fees) and the issuing of keys.

    It's important to plan ahead - contact the utility companies and the local council as soon as possible so as to transfer the supply and council tax account into your name.

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    Before You Commit
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    There can be a lot to think about when going through the process of finding and agreeing on a rental property, so a reputable agent will ensure that you are carefully taken through each step. However, for your own protection it is worth checking the following points with your agent or landlord:

    1. If you put down a holding deposit, will this ensure the property is taken off the market?

    2. If you intend on keeping a pet will the landlord agree to this?

    3. Having a garden can be a great feature; however, be sure you can take on the maintenance and upkeep of the garden as this will usually be your responsibility.

    4. How will you protect your belongings? Have you looked into taking out contents insurance?

    5. Will your deposit be protected and what procedures apply at the end of the tenancy in terms of getting your deposit back?

    6. Who will be managing the property, the landlord or the agent?

    7. Ultimately the agent is employed by the landlord although any reputable agent will do everything they can to help facilitate a smooth move for all concerned. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have, so do feel free to pop along to our office for a chat and some advice about renting a property.

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    Get in touch
    For more information, or to register your interest as a tenant in search of a new home, please call us on 020 8558 1147  or send an e-mail to info@tradingplacesproperty.com


    Good luck with your search for a new home!


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    Find us

    46 Church Lane,
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    E11 1HE

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    Buying: 020 8012 7343  Local call rate
    Letting: 020 8012 7344  Local call rate

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    What people say about us

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

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      They always goes the extra mile
      I have been with Trading Places as a landlord for over 10 years and have only good words to say about Gary and his carefully selected and trained team. It's not easy to maintain such high standards over a long period of time. Special mention also goes to Jamie and Steve, who have always been models of professionalism and courtesy. They always goes the extra mile and make you feel that you are in really good hands. It's breath of fresh air to have such a firm in an industry where such qualities are not always expected!
      Mr Siddiqui
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      I would not hesitate to recommend Trading Places
      I had an excellent experience with Trading Places and, in particular, Jamie Gordon. Jamie was professional, diligent and ensured the whole process of letting out my property ran smoothly from start to finish. I would not hesitate to recommend Trading Places and Jamie to landlords and tenants alike.
      C Duckworth
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      found me fantastic tenants
      I've been with these agents for many years now, absolutely fantastic service, helped with the licensing process last year, ensure all checks are carried out and most important found me fantastic tenants. In all the time I've been with Trading Places there's never been a single problem, it is a pleasure to deal with the firm. Recommend without hesitation.
      Harry Smith
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      very knowledgeable in all fields
      Trading Places were very professional and commutative at all times. I found I could trust in the staff and were very knowledgeable in all fields. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thanks to Jamie and Jennifer in particular who helped find the perfect person to lease our flat to and the help they provided. Thanks again!
      Jess
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      I have used this agent for twenty years
      I have used this agent for twenty years and the complete service is excellent. There is not a single aspect which is anything other than excellent. it is hard to believe that any other agent could do a better job.
      Keith Martin
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      Their customer service is second to none
      The team at Trading Places sold our house & we went on to buy our flat to rent, which they manage, with them. They were always helpful & friendly, no matter who we spoke to. Their customer service is second to none. This was our first experience at renting out a property and the Trading Places team made it simple and straight forward for us. Excellent communication was maintained through the whole process leading up to, and getting a tenant, and at all times since. Special mention to Jamie and Kevin who have been wonderful in helping us out. We would highly recommend Trading Places for anyone wanting to have their property rented and managed. They are an excellent team.
      Lesley Price
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      Jamie's advice was so valuable
      Excellent service, they did everything that they said they would do.They were punctual , messages were passed on and I always got a call back. As a first time Landlord Jamie's advice was so valuable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them
      John Sprague
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      I am fully satisfied with the service
      Trading Places have been managing my property for 7 years and in that time the property has had 3 lots of tenants, all who have been exemplary. I am in constant contact with the agents and although a regular visitor to Canary Wharf have never felt the need to inspect the property personally. I have been kept up to date at all times and am alerted to repairs, renewals and areas requiring decoration with generous terms of spreading the cost over several months. I am fully satisfied with the service and appreciate our close working relationship. 
       Norma Howe
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      Can't speak highly enough of the professionalism
      I used Trading Places for eight years as a overseas landlord - they took great care of the property and the tenants. They have an impressive network of local tradesmen they use, who always did quality work at a good price - fixing leaks, painting etc etc. I really trusted that Trading Places were looking out for my interests as the landlord. When it came to selling the property I also used Trading Places and they did a fantastic job negotiating the early end of the tenancy, arranging property staging and managing the sale. Can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and quality service of these guys! 
      Will Woods
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      can depend on them for professionalism and support
      I have used the services of Trading Places for many years and I have been consistently impressed with the high quality of their service. They are efficient, thorough and I know I can depend on them for professionalism and support. I would like to thank all the team for your help over the years. It has been appreciated. 
      Best wishes Therun

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

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      Their fees are lower than other local companies
      Trading Places were very helpful when we were looking for a flat, the process was much simpler than we've experienced in the past. Their fees are lower than other local companies we've looked at, and more straightforward. We've also had a good experience using their online fault-reporting tool, and had a very quick response when we've used it.
      Leo
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      Perfect experience with Trading places
      Perfect experience with Trading places, effortless even. Jamie made the process of viewing the property right up to getting the keys as easy and straight forward as possible. Would highly recommend them to anyone who was looking to live in the areas they oversee. 10/10!
      Ryan McBride
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      Honestly, Kevin, you are a true star
      We have been renting with Trading Places for almost a year and the experience couldn't be better. The service and the effort they put in making everything right is remarkable. Special mention to Kevin, our household manager, who managed, on a Saturday, to get the quickest fix for a boiler ever. We phoned him around 11AM, as our boiler had stopped working. By 4PM the handyman had come and fixed everything. I have been renting in London for years and I have never seen something like that. Very impresive if you ask me. Honestly, Kevin, you are a true star. So don't doubt to do business with them. Both landords and tenants end up happy.
      Ana Garcia
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      helpful, quick, professional and very organised
      We recently found a house through a popular letting website and it was listed below Trading Places. Since the first contact the team was extremely efficient and responsive. Jamie, the agent who took care of the process, was extremely helpful, quick, professional and very organised. Overall, the process of viewing and renting was smooth and the team was clear since the beginning regarding costs and the structure and timing of the whole operation. I would highly recommend Jamie and the team.
      Claudia Pollio
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      Professional service from a great person
      We were really happy with the service Trading Places offer, especially with Jamie Gordon who's keenness to help and advice. offered was excellent. Professional service from a great person. Very much recommendable. Thank you Jamie. I would use Trading Places in the future.
      Ricardo & Natalia
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      didn't waste our time....pfront and honest
      Had a great experience with Trading Places, Jamie especially understood what we were looking for in a property and didn't waste our time taking us to places we wouldn't be interested in. He was quick to answer any questions, upfront and honest. Made moving simple! Thanks Jamie! 
      Jessica Richardson
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      Really good and efficient service
      Really good and efficient service. We went from finding a place to moving in in about 10 days. All our enquiries were dealt with straight away, would definitely recommend to someone looking for somewhere to live. Jamie was really helpful and took care of everything we needed. 
       Elizabeth Lloyd
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      Trading Places really were a breath of fresh air
      Relocating to London is difficult at the best of times, especially so when trying to find a lovely one bedroom flat. Trading Places really were a breath of fresh air and provided a helpful and flexible service to meet my requirements as a potential tenant. On moving in minor teething problems with the property have been dealt with efficiently. Overall a friendly service. 
       Victoria Ashworth Taylor
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      have gone above and beyond in helping us
      Jamie at Trading Places made finding a property after we had completed an international move a breeze. He and the team have provided great, prompt service since we moved in and have gone above and beyond in helping us navigate and understand the rental process in the UK without making us feel stupid. 
       Lauren Dulhunty
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      staff are friendly and competent.
      We have rented a property through trading places twice now and are pleased with the service. Responses are always timely and the staff are friendly and competent. I would happily go with them again and recommend them.... 
       Sophie
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    Trading Places Estate and Letting Agents
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      Your local estate agent
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      Many of you visiting this page may recognise me, whether through Trading Places or from being out and about in our fantastic community.

      Aged 15 I entered the world of employment by getting myself a part-time job at the local McDonalds before moving into the property industry, where for over 20 years I have enjoyed helping1,000's of people move home and begin the next chapter of their life.

      My husband and I have grown Trading Places into a recognised and recommended estate agency business. We're genuinely local people with a lifetime of local knowledge and experience, so when asked the question "What's it like living here?" we are ideally placed to provide the answers (it's great by the way, for those who don't know)

      Based in Leytonstone we help people to buy, sell and rent property in Leytonstone (E11), Leyton (E10) Walthamstow (E17), Wanstead (E11), Stratford (E15), South Woodford (E18) and other surrounding areas.

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      Our values

      As a family-run estate agency, operating as an independent company, we are not part of a big chain and can dedicate our personal attention to each and every buyer, seller, landlord and tenant.

      We truly care about the service we provide and feel incredibly lucky in having such a brilliant team working with us, who are undoubtedly our greatest asset. Paul Davis, Jamie Gordon, Steve Hunt, Kevin Butler, Judith Jacobs, Steve Randall and our newest addition Sandra Barkauskaite, are all here to help you.

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      Buying and selling property

      We have an experienced property sales team who simply love selling all types of residential property. Whether it be a large double fronted house, a Victorian or Edwardian mid terrace house or a conversion flat, purpose built apartment or an Abrahams maisonette located in and around the Francis Road area, we know them all.

      We are friendly with many local businesses, and if you're looking for associated property services such as surveyors, mortgage advice, property lawyers or removal companies, we can point you in the right direction.

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      Lettings & Property management

      Our lettings team specialise in helping tenants and landlords to connect and can offer an abundance of advice for landlords, along with some great information for tenants too.

      With all the legislation affecting this aspect of the property sector (147 pieces on the last count), landlords can struggle to keep up, so to make sure they don't have to we developed our Continual Training and Staff Development programme (CTSD), which has now been running for 12 years.

      Our property management team help landlords by taking away the hassle and complications involved with managing a tenancy 24/7, which can be especially stressful when trying to juggle landlord duties with work and family life.

      We assign a dedicated Property Manager to each tenancy, who is there to look after the landlord, their property and of course their tenant. The team are focused on making everybody's experience a happy one.

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      What people have to say about us
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      People often tell us how different we are to other estate agents and it seems our friendly and proactive approach comes as a welcome change to many.

      We are proud to have a 5-star rating on Agent Tracker - please read our reviews and ratings. We were recently voted "best agent in London" for customer service, which stands as a testament to all the hard work being put in by the whole team.

      Also, see the Trading Places reviews page for more reviews and testimonials.

      Why not pop in for a chat sometime, my friendly team and I very much look forward to meeting with you.

      All the best,
      Jennifer Butler and the Trading Places team

      "Your, local family-run, independent estate agents."

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    Selling your property
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      Understanding the needs of a seller
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      Moving home doesn't need to be complicated, and our role as the estate agent is to facilitate the needs of the seller and to "make the move happen"

      So what should you expect from your estate agent?

      ... a professional service?
      ... experienced, friendly and enthusiastic staff with a high level of expertise and local knowledge?
      ... to achieve the best possible price in a timescale to suit your needs?

      ... well yes, all of the above, especially in terms of achieving the best price; however, these should be your standard expectations of any estate agent. 

      You should also expect your estate agent to listen and understand the motivation behind your move, and in doing so offer the best possible advice specific to your circumstances.

       Your estate agent should respond in a timely fashion, provide excellent levels of communication and remain both positive and dedicated throughout the whole process.

      They should remain true to the cause, telling you what you need to hear, even if at times this may not be what you were hoping to hear. Honest feedback is vital.

      Within this web page, we will briefly run through the selling process and the service we offer. There are a few suggestions and some useful tips, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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      Getting Started
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      Market & Property Appraisal

      Pricing plays an important role with a number of factors to consider, such as the speed in which the seller needs to complete the sale and the number of other similar properties currently on the market. We offer an independent assessment of your property carried out in person by our Office Manager, which is free of charge and there is absolutely no obligation to take matters any further.

      You may want an idea on value without being sure about selling, perhaps as part of an intention to a re-mortgage? We are more than happy to help. Our Market & Property Appraisals are genuinely free - no pressure.

      During the visit, we will explain how the market is performing, advise you of potential market changes and offer advice and guidance on how to maximise your sale price. When suggesting a price we use our expertise, recent sold price data, current activity on properties similar to your own, and information gained from our continual market research activities. If you are new to the business of selling a property, there will be plenty of opportunities, before, during and after the appointment to ask questions.

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      Effective marketing
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      When you decide to sell, we will discuss various marketing strategies finding the one best suited to you and the property. At Trading Places, we use the very latest technology and proven marketing techniques to promote your property.

      We advertise on all major property websites including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation, and your property will also appear on guildproperty.co.uk and our own website tradingplacesproperty.com, which is fully responsive for compatibility with smartphones and tablets. In addition, your property will feature on touchscreen window displays in the London Park Lane offices of the Guild of Property Professionals.

      Our online marketing activity will include social media coverage through Facebook and Twitter, supplemented with our fortnightly e-magazine (e-zine), our Property Lifestyle magazine, e-mail campaigns and of course the option of a For Sale board. The more exposure your property receives, the wider the audience you can expect to attract, giving a greater choice of buyer.

      Once instructed, our proactive team of sales professionals will immediately contact our database of registered buyers by telephone, e-mail and SMS text alerts. All potential buyers are pre-qualified, and if the situation dictates, and upon your request, we will only put forward buyers suited to your requirements. For example, if in need of a quick sale to facilitate a purchase of your own, then those buyers with a property to sell but which is not yet on the market, or those who are part of a lengthy chain, may not present you with the best option.

      High-quality photography, glossy property brochures (physical and digital versions) along with floor plans and HD property videos can help promote your property in the best possible way; however, a seller can play their part and later on this web page we offer a selection of property presentation tips.


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      Offers and sales progression
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      Depending on market conditions, pricing strategy and style of the marketing plan, the offers we receive on your property may arrive one at a time or in volume. In a strong seller's market, it is not uncommon to receive multiple offers on a property following an open day event. It may seem obvious to go with the highest offer; however, there are other factors to consider.
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      What is their buying position? - If you need to move within a certain timeframe, e.g. to fit in with the school holidays or to tie in with a property you are purchasing, then the buying position of your buyer will be very important. A first-time buyer with nothing to sell offers a less complicated transaction than a sale dependent buyer, especially if their property is not currently on the market and/or their desired sale price is unrealistic.

      Cash or mortgage? - Most buyers will require a mortgage and their level of borrowing could have a significant bearing on your decision. A buyer having to borrow 85% of the sale price may struggle if the surveyor employed on behalf of the bank, down-values your property. If, as an example, the buyer's available funds are completely tied up in their 15% deposit, the stamp duty costs and other associated moving costs then it could leave them unable to proceed at the agreed price. If a buyer purports to be a cash buyer, then naturally evidence of this must be requested - sometimes cash suddenly becomes anything but, e.g. "I'll have the cash once my partner finds a buyer for his/her house".

      Genuine buyer? - You may end up receiving matching offers from two buyers in a similar buying position, both with a significant level of deposit. If one buyer began their pursuit of your property by making a particularly low offer, it could suggest there is a higher chance of them seeking a price reduction at a later date. Genuine buyers usually come in with a sensible starting offer and whilst ultimately the seller will decide which offers to accept, the advice and guidance of an experienced estate agent will prove particularly helpful.

      Proper communication between the seller and their estate agent is of paramount importance, which is why our sellers are given all the information they need to make an informed decision about accepting or rejecting an offer.

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      Once you have accepted an offer

      With a sale price agreed, you and your buyer will employ a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the transaction and if you/your buyer are using a mortgage broker, they too will play a part. However, it's worth bearing in mind that just because you appoint an experienced solicitor, operating a manageable workload, it does not mean everybody else involved is going to be as efficient.

      Anyone balancing a heavy workload can suddenly become short on time, and it's our role to keep things moving and to help out wherever we can.

      When your sale is part of a chain, the number of parties involved can rise significantly - more buyers, more sellers, more solicitors, more mortgage brokers, more surveyors and more estate agents; all seeking to achieve the best outcome for themselves or their client. We are here to monitor developments, keep you fully updated and to chase on your behalf as and when required.

      We will deal with any complications or price negotiations (perhaps following a survey). To a buyer, especially a first timer buyer, a detailed survey such as a homebuyers report can make for a worrying read. Time and understanding, along with examples of previous cases will help us quantify any findings, pointing out the various minor defects one should expect to come across when buying a pre-owned property, especially those built over 100 years ago. Handled with care, most problems can be resolved to a fair and satisfactory conclusion.

      Managing both the property sale and people's expectations, with the ability to solve problems, are necessary skills for the modern day estate agent. In our experience, finding the buyer is simply the first stage of the selling process.


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      Presenting your property for sale
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      Most buyers form an opinion within the first 15 seconds of entering a property.

      There are affordable improvements you can make to your home that will significantly enhance the buyer's experience.

      Years of busy family life, entertaining and general wear and tear is more easily noticed by someone entering a property for the first time. However, preparing your property for sale doesn't need to be expensive.

      The exterior of your home is the first view buyers have of your property; a freshly cut lawn, scrubbed path or driveway, trimmed hedges and an inviting entrance will help create a positive first impression.

      Here are a few suggestions and tips to help maximise the selling potential of your home:

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      Now, where's that tool box? - Sensitively repair or remove tired or broken fixtures and fittings and attend to any small DIY jobs. Sometimes it's as much about what doesn't get noticed as what does. Tend to broken door knobs, cracked tiles, kitchen cupboards and anything else that can be easily repaired.

      Keep it clean - Regardless of the time of year, give your property a thorough spring clean. Tackle limescale, heavy staining and any grotty grouting around your kitchen and bathroom tiles. If they look old and worn, then renew your sink and bath seals.

      Show off your space - Declutter where possible to avoid your home appearing smaller than it is. When we visit to take photographs, this will make all the difference, and we can always visit over two days if you need to move boxed up items from one part of the property to another to accommodate the photography. If you have outgrown your home, you could consider temporary storage. If your property is tenanted, perhaps offer your tenant a free day's rent for making an extra effort to tidy and better organise the property in readiness for our photography.

      Smells, odours and (even) allergies - This is something we're sure everyone has heard before, but it can help. Avoid any strong smells being present when people are viewing your home. Cooking, smoke and pet related odours may be off-putting to some people. Cat or dog hair may even cause an allergic reaction, and with it, the potential to lose a "would-be buyer", so a quick vac around the house to pick up any loose hair is a good idea.

      Give your property the "live here feel" - Too often people worry about removing all trace of personalisation; however give this a little more thought as many buyers want to experience that all important "I could live here" feeling, so a homely feel is a good thing. For vacant properties, we would suggest using a home staging specialist. Prices are not as high as you might expect, especially in a market where property sells quickly.

      Flowers, mirrors and candles - Collectively these can create a feel good factor, help with odours and direct more light around a room.

      Freshen it up - Partial redecoration to some rooms is certainly worth considering, especially if one area, in particular, is overdue a fresh lick of paint, maybe the hallway? If you can do this yourself, it's simply a case of buying the materials and a little bit of your time. Why not look at painting the front door too as this will most certainly help to create a good first impression as will some plant pots or a hanging basket. If you feel unable to undertake any redecoration, there will be plenty of decorators happy to help. Small jobs such as these needn't be overly expensive.

      Don't freeze out or overheat your buyers - In the winter keep it warm and in the summer keep it cool. You want prospective buyers to feel comfortable when viewing your property; not left shivering to the bone or in danger of overheating. If the property is vacant set the heating/cooling system accordingly.

      Lay on a spread - If the market conditions are right to host an open day event, why not lay on a spread (for your buyers, not us, honest). From past experiences, a few snacks such as sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks have helped to create a positive atmosphere, going down a real treat especially with bored and tired children fed up from viewing properties all morning. We will play host and agent while you go out for the day.

      Don't forget the garden - If you have a shed use it. Clear everything from the garden to make it neat and tidy. Remove potential hazards, such as panes of glass or loose bricks and paving slabs, the last thing you want is a personal injury claim. If the garden is overgrown and out of control, employ the services of a local gardener to give it a general overhaul.

      Put your house in order - Allow your buyer to picture what it would be like to live your property. Show each room to highlight its purpose e.g. if your dining room is full of work papers or exercise equipment, return it to its original purpose for viewings.


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      Seller's checklist
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      Selling your property is a big step and as with everything else, it's better to be prepared. Here is a short checklist to help you with this, which is by no means comprehensive but it makes for a good starting point.

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      1. Choose a reputable agent with a successful track record, don't feel pressurised

      2. Speak to your bank to make sure your mortgage is portable and establish whether there are any charges, e.g. early redemption penalty

      3. Think carefully before signing an agency agreement and make sure you are comfortable with the terms (avoid a sole selling rights contract with a long tie in)

      4. Check the property details making sure they are correct, as items listed will be perceived as being included in the sale price

      5. Secure the services of a good local solicitor. It's advisable to do this early on as they cannot act for both you and your buyer (so get in there first)

      6. Once you have a completion date, make arrangements to transfer your utilities and take meter readings on the day of the move

      7. If you are moving home, research the area you are moving to. Ask your selling agent to help with this

      8. Commission your Energy Performance Certificate before you market your property

      9. Prepare your property for marketing to ensure it is viewed in the best possible light

      10. Don't leave your removal arrangements until the last minute. Do your homework, obtain quotes

      11. Check your documents are in order, such as your lease, and make sure any ground rent and service charges are paid up to date

      12. Ensure all keys are ready to be handed over to the new owners, including any window/shed keys


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      What to do Next
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      Selling your home is a big step, so be sure to seek the advice of a reputable and established estate agent to provide you with the necessary advice on what to expect.

      At Trading Places, we will be there for you every step of the way, from start to finish.

      To find out more why not take advantage of our free, without obligation, market and property appraisal service simply call us on 020 8558 1147.

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      Preperation
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      The fact you are looking at this web page, probably means you are thinking about buying a property, or at least curious about the buying process. Getting yourself out there viewing properties may seem the most logical starting point; however, it would be advisable to speak with your bank and at least one independent mortgage broker to establish how much you can borrow and the level of deposit you will need. Armed with this knowledge you are in a great position to make an offer, and it will help further if you have a mortgage already agreed in principle, especially if you are one of a few buyers offering on the same property.
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      Your must-haves
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      working out the absolute "must haves" along with your "would like to haves" is another worthwhile exercise. In most cases, a buyer will end up compromising on certain aspects of their criteria, so start off by making a list of your absolute "must haves". For example, does the property need to be within a particular school catchment area? How many bedrooms must the property have? Are there certain transport links essential to your needs?

      Whilst you may not be willing or realistically able to budge on some things, there will usually be others that are not so vital. How important is access to the local park? What about off road parking facilities? Will you need to be within 5 minutes of the tube station? Do you absolutely need a first-floor bathroom? 

      For many the list of "must haves" will be short in comparison to the list of "would like to haves", and by finding a property which offers you the essentials with some of the added extras, at a price that works, will hopefully see you (to quote Rightmove) "find your happy".

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      Where to find us
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      In your quest to buy a property, undoubtedly involving the internet, you will come across property portals such as www.rightmove.co.uk , www.zoopla.co.uk , www.primelocation.com all offering a search function that enables you to seek out properties matching your selected criteria. 

      You can sign up for property alerts and access the various features and information guides these sites offer, all designed to help in your search for a new home. In addition to the property portals, you can contact local estate agents and register your details as a buyer, asking to be informed when a new property matching your requirements comes to the market. 

      You can register with us using our online registration form or by sending an e-mail to info@tradingplacesproperty.com alternatively you can call us on 020 8558 1147 or pop into the office.
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      What to offer
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      If relatively new to the property market, you might wonder just how much you will need to offer in order to secure a property. It's important to remember that an asking price, or a guide price, is not set in stone and market conditions will play their part when it comes to how much a property will eventually sell for. Some sellers will negotiate on their price and others will not, perhaps because they need to achieve a certain figure in order to make the move work. In a buoyant market a property will often sell for more than the asking price, especially when demand is high so the best advice is to speak with local estate agents, look online to see how quickly, or slowly as the case may be, property is taking to sell and to check whether price reductions are a rare or frequent occurrence.

      By working out the pace of the market, specific to the area in which you are looking to buy, you can better judge how to go about making an offer. If the market is slow and a particular property has been on the market, at the same price, for a number of months you feel the asking price is too high and base your offer accordingly. On the other hand, if the market is strong, then a low offer could spell the end of your chances as a seller could be wary of a buyer offering much lower than another interested party, even if that buyer subsequently makes a higher offer.

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      Finding your dream home
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      With your homework complete and you out there viewing, it's then a case of finding the right property. The time this takes will depend on a number of factors such as market conditions, seasonal effects, the number of buyers also looking for the same as you, and how available you make yourself for viewings. When you do have an offer accepted, it's time to involve your bank/mortgage broker (unless of course, you are funding the purchase entirely by yourself) and a solicitor / licensed conveyancer. Between them, they will help progress the transaction and offer you the appropriate advice and guidance.

      During the transaction the estate agent will continue to be involved, helping to facilitate access for surveyors, handling any future negotiations and, in the event of any linked transactions (forming a chain), communicating with other estate agents. A chain-free sale means neither you, nor the person you are buying from, are reliant on the sale, or purchase, of another property. If the seller is reliant on a successful purchase of their own then be sure to establish where the chain ends and if it is now complete e.g. how many related transactions are involved and is everyone ready to proceed to a conclusion. In some instances, a chain can be several transactions

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      Sealing the deal
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      Once all the legal and financial work is done, a completion date is agreed and the solicitors will exchange contracts, the point at which the deal becomes legally binding. On the day of completion, the solicitors will take care of the final money transfers and the estate will then be instructed to release the keys - to you, the new owner.

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      Get in touch

      Should you have any questions on buying or anything else "property", please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and approachable team of property professionals.

      To register your interest as a buyer in search of a new home, please call us on 020 8558 1147 or send an e-mail to info@tradingplacesproperty.com

      Good luck with your search for a new home!


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      Find us

      46 Church Lane,
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      E11 1HE

      Telephone us

      Buying: 020 8012 7343  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 7344  Local call rate

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      What people say about us

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

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        Jen and the team pulled out all the stops
        From the beginning, Jen was really open and honest about the sale and once she had done the initial valuation, she didn't hassle us or anything in the subsequent weeks, giving us time to get our affairs in order. We had an initial buyer who pulled out a few days after making an offer. Jen and the team pulled out all the stops to get another offer in place within a week and I was really happy with how they handled it. Throughout the whole process, Jen was constant in her advice and general availability to talk/email me through any frustrations we faced in the lead up to exchange. I can't stress how important that was to me, knowing that I could call her and she would try to help me if she could. I know she stayed close to the buyer which made me feel very comfortable knowing that it was a secure relationship. She was just great to deal with and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I should also mention Paul as well who was also very helpful as well and I think did a great job of selling the flat on the viewing days. Thank you all for getting us through!!
        Ms. Gina Pathan
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        Photos were great too, perfecting each shot.
        Jennifer is highly professional and a real credit to Trading Places. She made selling our house a breeze. Photos were great too, perfecting each shot. We viewed the property description and photos before they hit Rightmove etc. Highly recommended estate agent. The best in Leytonstone!
        Amanda
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        Jen provided invaluable advice throughout 
        We bought our flat through Trading Places and had a good experience so when we came to sell they were the natural choice. Were really pleased that we chose to go with this agent and would highly recommend them. Our sale turned out to be a bit more complicated than expected and Jen provided invaluable advice throughout the process, working tirelessly to ensure that the sale went through. Paul was also great to deal with and we were happy with the way the viewings were organised. We appreciated how honest and straightforward Trading Places were throughout the process and the service received was excellent.
        Lucy Rafferty and Daniel Burkwood
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        conscientious about sales progression
        Jennifer Butler at Trading Places is a pleasure to work with. She is professional, kind, communicative, and anticipates her clients needs. She is particularly conscientious about sales progression and keeps in regular contact throughout. I have friends who used an internet agent and their buyers deliberately stalled the sale with the intention of reducing the price at the last minute. The sale fell through and they had to start again. This would not have happened with a professional local agent like Trading Places. They help their clients choose good buyers and keep in regular contact with both buyers and sellers to ensure things move towards completion at a good pace.
        Mr Steven Annis & Miss Tya Shannon
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        knowledge of the local property market was spot on
        I have found the experience with Trading Places very professional and all the staff were extremely helpful in both advice and dealing with the property transaction. Their knowledge of the local property market was spot on and the subsequent selling of the property met all my expectations. Never once was I under any pressure or felt information was not flowing as Jennifer and Paul kept me up to date at all times, they also were extremely helpful arranging professional services associated with selling a property. I would have no hesitation recommending Trading Places to anyone wishing to sell or have their property valued
        Tom Caulfield
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        They listened to my particular needs
        Trading Places and Jennifer Butler in particular were professional and caring throughout. They listened to my particular needs, gave clear advice and acted on agreed instructions. They were alert to issues that might slow the sale process and always acted promptly and politely to keep the process moving. Trading Places knowledge of their business and locality brought confidence to all involved in the transaction.
        Mr Boucher
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        Jen's communication was second to none
        We bought our house via Trading Places three years ago and so when it came to selling up they were our first port of call. The service we had received back then was excellent and I'm happy to report it was at exactly the same high level for our sale. Jen's communication was second to none and I felt like she really advised me well when it came to making important decisions. There's no stress and drama when buying/selling via Trading Places - they are a local, family run business and you can really tell with the level of service you receive. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anybody wishing to buy or sell a house in the area.
        Mrs Kerry Lister and Mr James Lister
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        they worked harder than you would imagine
        If you imagine the typical estate agent in your minds eye, then you couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to the staff of Trading Places in Leytonstone. Manageress Jennifer Butler and her employees give an outstanding services which defies the stereotype. Our property is certainly in the lower leagues of the sales they make at Trading Places and knowing that, we would have thought it may have been of little consequence to them if they sold it or not however, they worked harder than you would imagine and went way beyond the call of duty for us, answering the most minor of questions on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. The sale did not go smoothly, through no fault of theirs but they were there every step of the way, I think Jennifer needs to add a counselling qualification to her repartee as many a time she talked me through the process with her extensive knowledge. Honest, caring, unflappable, willing to help wherever possible and basically just nice people. I couldn't recommend Trading Places more. They don't send their staff on courses telling them how to bully clients and they don't tolerate that kind of work from their employees. Is there a downside yes... they are not based nationwide. 
        Ruth & Jonny
      • Seller Testimonial

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        honest, realistic without the hard sell tactics
        The agent we dealt with at Trading Places was Jennifer Butler. We chose Trading Places on the basis of Jen's performance at the valuation meeting - she came across as very honest, realistic and without the hard sell tactics we experienced with other agents (we 'interviewed' 5 in total). She put us at ease and gave the impression that we would get a focused, personal service from Trading Places, rather than being another sale on the conveyor belt. This was borne out through the selling process, with Jen remaining as our personal contact over the 11 weeks. Trading Places got our flat to market quickly with the full range of online and regular advertising. We had our first viewing within hours and received multiple offers within the first week. We accepted an offer just shy of our asking price only two weeks after the flat had gone on the market. Jen then walked and talked us through the whole process while we grappled with lawyers and the various questions and requests from the buyers. She was an excellent intermediary and ensured everything kept flowing along as efficiently as possible, keeping both sides advised an up to date. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Trading Places and Jen in particular, should you be looking to sell a property in the Leytonstone area
        Olivor Parish
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        absolutely delighted with the service received
        I am absolutely delighted with the service received from Trading Places. The agent who oversaw the sale of my property was professional, patient, calm (especially when the sale encountered some problems and delays) and she is evidently a very adept agent in terms of price negotiation. I recommend Trading Places highly and it seems clear to me that you are much better looked after when you give your business to an independent estate agent. I am very grateful for the help received from all at Trading Places. 
         Ms M Ride

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

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        Jen at Trading Places was just lovely
        Jen at Trading Places was just lovely to deal with, always keeping me as the buyer informed of developments straight away and always friendly and warm in manner. She also did a lot to make sure the chain kept together when negotiating over exchange and completion dates. Paul who showed me around originally and covered for Jen when she was on leave was also helpful and nice. The whole office is very professional and genuine unlike many other estate agent practices
        Mrs Margaret Gay & Mr Alfred Hiatt 
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        trading places were fantastic
        From a buyers perspective trading places were fantastic. Jen kept us well informed throughout the purchase and when communication was lacking from the seller she took it upon herself to consistently keep us updated as well as actively chase the relevant parties for responses. All in all it was a purchase that could have been far more stressful had it not been for trading places. Would certainly recommend to any prospective sellers or buyers. Thanks to all the team, but a special mention for Jen.
        Mr Tariq Khan and Miss Amy Fontain
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        Paul Davis was a breath of fresh air
        These guys, simply put, made buying our first property a doddle, despite the very competitive and fast-paced London market. Paul Davis was a breath of fresh air - honest, helpful, so supportive and not at all pushy. He always had time to answer our questions (of which there were many) and secured our property efficiently and with total professionalism. Paul was recommended by a friend, and we would not hesitate to recommend in the future. A pleasure. 
        Sarah Pidgeon
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        I cant thank you enough for all of your help
        Ive had an amazing experience with Trading Places, Jen and Paul have been so friendly and helpful. Jen kept me calm at the most stressful of moments before securing the property!! You can tell its a really nice team full of lovely, local people - a rarity in the London property market I bet. I cant thank you enough for all of your help.
        Miss Sarah Kamvissidis
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        we found them to be helpful and transparent
        From our first interaction with Jennifer and the team we found them to be helpful and transparent. When the purchase was held up due to unexpected delays on the sellers side they remained in touch; always returning my calls and emails the same day and generally just working with us to try to get this sale over the line. At a time when you can feel a bit helpless due to having no real sight of what is happening in the process, they made sure that I was kept informed and updated in a timely way. They were friendly, patient, understanding and courteous at all times. Jennifer and the team are a great advert for what a good estate agent should be. We would certainly consider using them should we find ourselves selling a property in future.
        Neville & Pardaev
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        wouldn't hesitate to use your services again 
        Paul has been a pleasure to work with since day one. Knowledgeable, professional, approachable, friendly and informative. His communication throughout the process has been timely and thorough and gave me confidence. He was flexible to our availability for viewings, even outside working hours. I would highly recommend Paul and Trading Places and wouldn't hesitate to use your services again in the future. Thanks for making our dream of owning a house a reality, now we just have to transform & refurbish the property...!
        Mrs Victoria Barber-Pearce and Russell
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        honest, efficient and friendly estate agents
        Jennifer and the team at trading places provided an excellent service and made our house buying process an unexpectedly pleasant one. They went out of their way to help us and provided any information we needed promptly. Their facilitation of communication between ourselves and the vendor was great and we never felt pressured at what can be a stressful time, as first home buyers. I would highly recommend Trading places to anyone looking for honest, efficient and friendly estate agents.
        Miss van Uden and Mr Rundle
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        knowledge and experience of the area invaluable
        Trading Places are an excellent Estate Agent to pick when buying a property in Leytonstone. Not having lived in the area before, their knowledge and experience of the area was invaluable when deciding the best areas to buy in. Once the sale was agreed, their constant interaction with both parties, kept the sale moving along and when the sale did hit an obstacle they were on hand to help sort the issue out.
        Mr Daniel Clout
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        nothing was ever too much trouble for them
        We had a great experience with Jennifer and the Trading Places team when buying in Leytonstone. Professional, accommodating and friendly, nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Highly recommended, and we would look to use them again if the need arises!
        Jane Cai
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        I'm very impressed
        Trading places, and specifically Jennifer and Paul, showed us round a property which we put a bid on and eventually bought. Throughout the process they were always in touch, prompt with their replies to queries, and went above and beyond what can be expected from an agents to ensure the entire process was as convenient and painless as possible. Fantastic agency, I'm very impressed.
        Matt Coggan
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      Branch address

      46 Church Lane,
      London,
      E11 1HE

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      Buying: 020 8012 7343  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 7344  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Trading Places , Leytonstone . Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Trading Places , Leytonstone . Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Trading Places , Leytonstone . Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Trading Places , Leytonstone on 020 8558 1147.