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Why Winkworth?
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    A tailored service and expert knowledge
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    From our office in the heart of trendy Upper Street opposite Islington Green, the Winkworth team has been helping people find homes in the area for over a decade. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled local knowledge - in fact many of the team live locally. And whether it's sales, lettings or property management, we're always striving to provide an unparalleled service and tailor it to your exacting needs.

    Our Islington team are supported by a network of over 90 offices with 60 in London (more than any other agency) backed up by a dedicated PR, marketing team and China desk.

    So if you're looking to buy or sell your home our friendly knowledgeable team are here to help.

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Why Winkworth?
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    We have over 90 offices in the UK, letting homes in both urban and country locations. Our Islington team work in collaboration with other Winkworth offices, sharing properties and prospective tenants to ensure your property is let swiftly.
     
    And although we favour the local approach, it's probably important to mention that we have more offices (60) in London than any other estate agency. We're also one of the fastest growing in the UK. This means a vast captive audience of prospective tenants is a given.
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    A dedicated service
    Letting property is a core element of our business and our team are highly experience and well versed in the fast paced nature of the business.
     
    What's more, we're licenced by NALS (the National Approved Lettings Scheme), so you know your dealing with people you can really trust.
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    Meeting your needs
    Quite simply: we get it. As a landlord, you want to rent your property out as quickly as possible for the best price. You want to avoid empty periods and guarantee a regular income. You might want someone to look after the day to day management of your property, too.

    Of course, a rental property is an investment, but emotions can be involved too, especially if this home holds personal memories. So,we work hard to find the right tenants; people who'll love the place like you do.
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    Building your bespoke service
    We offer three levels of service. Whichever you choose, it can be tailored to suit your needs.

    LET ONLY
    Winkworth's let-only service covers everything from marketing and verifying tenants' credentials, to the final paperwork. This service is ideally suited to landlords who want to manage their properties themselves.

    LET AND RENT COLLECTION
    Exactly the same high quality service as our let-only package, but we'll also collect the rent on your behalf.

    FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
    We take the entire letting and management process off your hands. No pressure, no dealing with demanding tenants; just a property generating the best possible rent, and more than a little peace of mind.
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    Local insight
    We know how important local expertise is when it comes to the business of letting your home. Our agents are people with a real connection to their community. Why does this matter? Because we know many of our tenants often move into an area they are unfamiliar with, so a good agent will highlight how the area will suit them and their lifestyle from advising on local schools and transport links to where to grab a great cup of coffee.
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    A knowledgable team
    Letting property is a core element of our business and our office has a highly trained lettings team. This means you are dealing with experts who are well versed in the fast paced nature of the business.
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    Some handy tips and hints...

    Choosing the area you'd like to live in

    Do your research and figure out the specific areas you'd like to rent in. Make a list of the things that are really important to you, like transport links, schools, access to shops and use these to focus your search. Be sure to share your list of 'must-haves' and 'nice-to-haves' with the local estate agents so they can start working for you.

    Dealing with estate agents

    Identify which local agents are marketing the type of property you like in your preferred area/s and make contact with them. Make sure the agent registers you on the system and take care to give them all your contact details - the lettings business is fast-moving and you don't want to miss out on your ideal property.

    Be very clear about when you need to move into your rental property. If you need somewhere urgently, let the agent know. They'll be sympathetic and will do all they can to find you a suitable place.

    Viewing properties

    Try to be available and as flexible as possible. Yes, we've said it before, but the lettings business is incredibly fast moving and when a good property comes to the market there can be a rush to view and offers are often made immediately. You could miss out if you can't make yourself available within 24 hours of the agent contacting you.

    Don't necessarily be put off by details in the property. If you don't like the wall colour, or the sofa isn't big enough, have a chat with the agent. We encourage our landlords to be flexible and accommodate tenant's requests whenever possible.

    If you want the landlord to undertake any improvement works, or add/remove furniture, put in your request as soon as you decide to make an offer. It can be much harder to get these jobs agreed once you have moved in.

    Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

    Once your offer has been accepted you'll need to hand over your deposit. The agent will be responsible for putting it into an approved tenancy deposit holding scheme and they should pass on the details to you - make sure you hold on to these.

    All estate agents will need to conduct security checks on behalf of the landlord, so make sure you have details of all your previous addresses to hand. Likewise, let your employer, and any other referees, know to expect a request for a reference.

    Other fees and charges

    When you agree to rent a property you will be expected to pay a security deposit and the first month's rent. There will be other administration fees that you will be liable for, too, like references and drawing up the tenancy agreement. Do ask your Winkworth office about these fees.


    Within the tenancy agreement you may also find that extra charges will apply if there is an unexpected change of tenant and also at the time the tenancy is renewed. At the end of the tenancy it's common for the outgoing tenant(s) to be charged for the inventory check-out. Check your tenancy agreement to see if these items are covered.

    Once in

    Find out who is managing your property and make sure you have been given all their contact details. That way, if something goes wrong in the property, you'll know who to get in touch with.

    Look after the property as if it were your own. This reduces the likelihood of disputes over damage when the tenancy comes to an end.

    Remember that you should arrange insurance cover for your furnishings and personal property - the landlord is not responsible for insuring these items.

    Moving out

    If the property was professionally cleaned when you moved in, then the chances are you will need to arrange for the same to be done when you move out. Whoever is managing the property - be it the estate agent or the landlord - they will want to see a receipt for the cleaning.

    It goes without saying that you should leave the property in tip top condition and remove all your belongings, otherwise you risk losing part, or all of your deposit.

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    Ian Fraser, Director
    Ian has worked in residential Estate Agency in London for over 20 years and, after becoming a director of the Islington branch 11 years ago, now oversees the Highbury, Shoreditch, Hackney and Beaconsfield branches too. He's a proud advocate of our local area and having experienced both "boom" and recession conditions, is well placed to provide clear, well-balanced property advice to clients. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, boating, farming and gardening; passions he is keen to pass on to his three boys.
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    Hamish Allan, Associate Director
    Having joined Winkworth in 2009 as a negotiator, Hamish has worked his way up to Associate Director and now ensures the offices in Islington, Highbury, Hackney and Shoreditch are running smoothly and efficiently. Hamish studied Land Economy in Aberdeen and renovated property in Scotland and arrived with an anchored background in the sector. His interests include snowsports, fieldsports and he's also a keen collector of contemporary art.
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    Courtney Taggart, Lettings Manager
    Since joining in 2013, Courtney has worked her way up through the ranks to Lettings Manager here in our Islington branch. She's been a local to the area for three years now and her passion for property here is infectious. With a positive can-do attitude she is renowned for building solid relationships with her clients and ensuring her team have the tools available to offer best possible advice.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    65 Upper Street,
    London,
    N1 0NY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 020 8012 3555  Local call rate
    Letting: 020 8012 3556  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Islington. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington on 020 7989 7000.


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      Tailored service and expert knowledge
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      From our office in the heart of trendy Upper Street opposite Islington Green, the Winkworth team has been helping people find homes in the area for over a decade. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled local knowledge - in fact many of the team live locally. And whether it's sales, lettings or property management, we're always striving to provide an unparalleled service and tailor it to your exacting needs. 

      Our Islington team are supported by a network of over 90 offices with 60 in London (more than any other agency) backed up by a dedicated PR, marketing team and China desk.

      So if you're looking to buy or sell your home our friendly knowledgeable team are here to help.

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    Selling homes
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      We have been helping people sell their homes for over 175 years and this is the foundation on which our business is built. Starting from a single office in Mayfair, our network has grown to just shy of 100 offices across England.
       
      The thing that sets Winkworth apart from other estate agencies is the people who run our offices. Our directors own their businesses; they are local folk who, quite simply, love their patches and know them inside out. And then there are the mechanics of the Winkworth network; our offices work together, systematically sharing properties and buyers, and matching them up wherever they may be in the country, or the world. Our way of doing things just works. It's all in the detail, from the unique approach we take to marketing each property, to the care and attention we give to buyers and sellers alike.
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      What should I expect

      It's the place you have poured time, money and effort into. It's your home and you probably love it. But, for whatever reason, it's time to move on. Some things are a given when you're selling. You want the minimum hassle, a speedy sale and the best possible price. But what about adding an agent that really thinks about the detail to that list, too? An agent who is immersed in the local area and totally gets what the buyers want? An agent who will walk into your home and know instantaneously which little things will make the world of difference to the sale. This is where Winkworth agents come into their own;

      · Experience - We have over 175 years in the business, no less.

      · Local Expertise - Ours are local businesses run by local people, who, quite simply, love their patch. This passion is infectious for buyers and sellers alike.

      · A Unified Group - Winkworth becomes one when it comes to sharing properties and referring clients. Our offices consider themselves part of local, regional and national networks, all working together to secure the very best outcome for our buyers and sellers.

      · A Strong Brand - Winkworth is the largest estate agency brand in London and one of the fastest-growing in the UK. Word-of-mouth and repeat business is what we're all about.

      · Lots of registered buyers - We're talking tens of thousands here, and we share them across our network - no-one slips through the net.

      · Attention to detail - Winkworth agents see things differently, picking out the finite details that will ensure a sale.


      Right here with you - selling can be a complicated and frustrating process, it's just the way things are when you're dealing with lots of people and their most valuable asset. We'll be there with you from start to finish, from managing viewings to sorting out complicated chains. And our agents will give you honest advice on all the little niggly things, like the best local tradespeople to fix those small jobs around the house.

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    Ready to buy a property?
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      There's a lot to think about when buying a property, so here's a quick summary of useful tips and reminders for you buyers.
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      Finances in order?
      Before you do anything else, we say do your research and find how much you can actually afford to spend on a property. Take into account any available cash you have for a deposit and then speak to a mortgage broker, or a selection of providers and find out what they'd be willing to lend you. Make sure they put their 'in principle' offers in writing. Don't forget, you'll need to put money aside for the stamp duty land tax, too.
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      Looking at properties

      So, you've scoured the estate agents' websites and windows, poured over the property portals and pounded the streets figuring out where you might like to buy. Time to book in some viewings. When looking around a property, use the estate agent and ask questions. You might want to think about things like:

      · The number of years left on any lease (if it's a leasehold property)

      · Does the property have things like gas central heating, modern insulation and double glazing? If not, these are big ticket items to get fitted

      · The council tax band the property falls in

      · Any service charge

      · Local transport links

      · Outdoor space

      If you like a property, be sure to get in a couple of viewings at different times of the day and invite friends and family along for a second opinion.

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      Making an offer
      You've found a property you're sure you want to buy. Call the estate agent and let them know how much you're willing to offer. Don't be surprised if your first offer is declined - that's the name of the game and buying a property is all about negotiation. If there are a number of people keen to buy the property, you might be invited to take part in a sealed bid.
      Fingers crossed.
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      Everything in order
      When your offer is accepted, you'll need to employ a conveyancer. This legal specialist will manage any negotiations to do with the purchase of the property on your behalf. They'll check all the paperwork is in order and look after the details of the contract for you. Most people hire a chartered surveyor, too. The surveyor will do a full survey of the property, highlighting any possible problems that might need looking at.
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    Meet the team
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      Ian Fraser, Director
      Ian has worked in residential Estate Agency in London for over 20 years and, after becoming a director of the Islington branch 11 years ago, now oversees the Highbury, Shoreditch, Hackney and Beaconsfield branches too. He's a proud advocate of our local area and having experienced both "boom" and recession conditions, is well placed to provide clear, well-balanced property advice to clients. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, boating, farming and gardening; passions he is keen to pass on to his three boys.
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      Hamish Allan, Associate Director
      Having joined Winkworth in 2009 as a negotiator, Hamish has worked his way up to Associate Director and now ensures the offices in Islington, Highbury, Hackney and Shoreditch are running smoothly and efficiently. Hamish studied Land Economy in Aberdeen and renovated property in Scotland and arrived with an anchored background in the sector. His interests include snowsports, fieldsports and he's also a keen collector of contemporary art.
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      Andrew Milsom, Sales Manager
      Andrew began his estate agency career in 2007. After studying Politics and International Relations in Aberdeen, he moved to our local area over a decade ago and, with a solid knowledge of the property market, is always on hand to offer some honest and insightful advice. His interests include skiing and cycling. He's also a keen foodie and is slowly working his way through the many excellent eateries Islington has to offer.
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      Clair Aina, Sales Progression Manager
      With over 10 years experience in estate agency, Clair has worked at Winkworth since 2013. After initially joining the company as a Senior Sales Negotiator, she now works as Sales Progression Manager. While her role is diverse, she's mainly found overseeing tricky sales to ensure that our vendors are given the best advice and receive the highest levels of service. Outside of work, Clair plays mum to a very vivacious 3 year old daughter - probably more challenging than any tricky sale!
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      65 Upper Street,
      London,
      N1 0NY

      Telephone us

      Buying: 020 8012 3555  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 3556  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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        Don't just take our word for it...
        Here are just a few kind words from happy clients.

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        My beautiful flat, for various reasons, turned out to be awkward to sell. It took months to find a buyer and complete. On the way I went through several potential purchasers all supplied by Winkworth with easy efficiency. The team stuck with me through all the difficulties, remained faithful when it appeared that I would never be able to move, was patient, helpful and intelligent. Unlike other agencies in Islington it is not arrogant or patronising. For these reasons I would not hesitate to recommend the agency to future purchasers and sellers. Sue Davies
      • Seller Testimonial

        Many thanks to you Clair in helping along the way. You have been fantastic in communicating exactly as we wanted all the way through and so proactive in getting it across the line. I can't believe this one will feature in your top ten easiest deals(!) so we appreciate your patience with us. Many thanks also to Hamish for your part in helping us as well. You are both a credit to Winkworth Many thanks and all the best for 2016! Mr Cochrane
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        You have been a total star in this very challenging deal! I believe that without your drive, persistence and energy, it is very doubtful we would have jumped the myriad of hurdles the other side put in our way. Peter
      • Seller Testimonial

        Just a quick note to sincerely thank you for your help in pushing our flat purchase over the line. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that had you not stepped in - and then taken on the responsibility for corralling everyone else - there's no chance it would have happened. Tom
      • Seller Testimonial

        Throughout the process you were diligent, hard working and we always felt we could trust your advice. You are a credit to Winkworth, and, whilst we hope we won't be needing to use your services for a while, you can rest assured that we will recommend you to anybody who does.
      • Seller Testimonial

        Katherine is a wonderful professional. I've recently purchased my flat. Even though it was a highly challenging long process to go through, Katherine always been supportive, communicative , welcoming and helpful all the way through . I wish her very best in her career and future. Highly recommendable!)
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Islington. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington on 020 7989 7000.


      Welcome to Winkworth, Islington

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        Winkworth was established in 1835 and, in 1981, became the UK's first franchised estate agency operation. Now, with a network of over 80 offices and, as an active supporter of industry regulation, Winkworth is a familiar and trusted feature of the estate agency landscape. Along with an extensive London presence, Winkworth has offices spanning the UK and an increasing international presence.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      65 Upper Street,
      London,
      N1 0NY

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 3555  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 3556  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Winkworth, Islington. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington. 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 Winkworth, Islington on 020 7989 7000.