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Meet The Lettings Team
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    Nik Depala
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    I have worked in the property market across North London for over 10 years, ending up in a managerial position at an Independent Estate Agent. I know that Landlords appreciate honesty, and like to think that being open and informed has led to many longterm relationships with clients. I like to keep ahead of any changes in the market and am a stickler for detail.

    At times this has meant many late nights in the office but to me it has been worth it as the knowledge I have gained, proved invaluable when it came to developing David Astburys.

    Alongside my partners, I wanted to grow an agency with an ethos based on trust and hard work, values that were instilled in me as a child.
    "To dare is to do" is something I live by and although it was a risk starting our own business, I would say becoming a partner here has been one of my biggest achievements. I am so proud of the team we have here and the reputation we are already growing!

    When I am not dreaming of opening our second branch, you will find me on the golf course, eagerly trying to get my playing handicap down from 16!

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    Yianni aresti
    As a young child, I moved from Cyprus to North London and this has been my home ever since. I love the area and the people in it and it was here that my passion for business began.With over 12 years of experience working in North London property, I would count being a co founder of David Astburys as one of my proudest achievements (second only to teaching my two year old godson to say 'Arsenal').I feel that warmth and honesty are essential when dealing with people. Sadly, these words are rarely used when talking about Estate Agents! We are trying to change that here at David Astburys. I strive to create lasting relationships with my clients by guiding them from start to finish through the oftentimes stressful experience of selling or buying their home.When I am not running around the houses of Crouch End I can be found watching the football with my old man, followed up by a mixed grill souvlaki dinner with the Aresti clan.
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    Shakir Ahmed - Lettings Consultant
    Though I am local to North London, my road to David Astburys has not been a straight one.As a young man studying at Westminster University, I took a job at my local Tesco and realised I had a head for business. I worked my way up and became a manager. After 10 years, I decided to change my path, and spent six months travelling the world. It was upon my return that I took my first steps in to the property industry.I pride myself on being organised, respectable, approachable and making sure I am always working for my client. I am currently trying to get on the property ladder myself, so I understand how stressful this market can be!I have been so inspired by the founders of David Astburys and hope one day to either join them as a partner, or set up my own business. It has been enlightening to work for people who care about the ambitions of their staff as well as the reputation of their company. I am learning that these two components go hand in hand.As well as David Astburys, I am passionate about travelling and my family. When I am not off discovering new places, I can be found spoiling all nine of my beautiful nieces and nephews!
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    Esteban Lanao - Lettings Consultant
    I didn't always know property would be my thing. I started out after school as a door to door salesmen so that I could save up to go travelling and then spent 6 months visiting some of the most incredible places and meeting people from all walks of life. A favourite moment would be when I hitchhiked from Miami to New Orleans with my best friend!When I returned, I decided to step in to the world of Lettings. I worked for several years in the high end residential market of Central London. I am a Crouch Ender through and through however, so eventually I decided I wanted to work in the area I love and know best.I joined David Astburys in 2018 and haven't looked back! The team here has inspired me to be honest, reliable, personable and to always go the extra mile for our clients. I look forward very much to my future here.
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    Harriet Soteriou - Office Manager
    One of the proudest moments in my life was when I picked up the keys to my own home. It was both a joy and a relief and after going through this process, I want to help others do the same. I have over seven years of experience in office administration and a typing speed of 75wpm (words per minute if you aren't familiar).I love building relationships with all of our clients, as I believe communication is key to getting anything done. I enjoy working fast and also moving fast (you will often find me running!). Since starting at David Astburys I have loved being part of such a supportive environment. We work as a team and I think that is one of our greatest strengths.This year is a big one for me. I am getting married and couldn't be more excited! But don't worry, I will still be checking emails!
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    David Barry - Renewals Manager
    I once talked my way on to the film set of my favourite director and managed to get a job working on the production! The film won a number of awards and I learnt that if you show up and you are passionate and honest, the right paths will open up to you.I have always been passionate about design and architecture, and so it seems natural that I have spent over 10 years working in property. Managing the tenancy renewals here at David Astburys, I think the most important part of my role is listening to our clients needs, both Landlords and Tenants. In this way I can ensure all parties leave happy, whether they are staying in the home they have rented for years, or letting out their first property. Of course difficult situations arise, as in any industry, but I believe if you treat people with respect, you will have the best possible outcome.My main ambition for my future is to see my daughter grow and achieve her dreams with as much support from me as she needs. I would also like to have a shed, but as yet haven't found the right hobby!
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      they consistently deliver RESULTS. Keep it up guys
      If you're in North London and looking for an agent to help you buy, sell, let or manage your property, look no further than the BRILLIANT team at David Astburys. As a professional property investor with a buy-to-let portfolio I have found their passion, energy, honesty, professionalism and commitment to service outstanding....and they consistently deliver RESULTS. Keep it up guys!
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      I was kept well informed at every stage
      Excellent service throughout. I was kept well informed at every stage of the process and Aaron Cox was always available to talk - responding within minutes to any query I had. Pamela Koutsoudis was also very helpful. Cannot praise Astburys highly enough. They contrast very well with other agents I have had the misfortune to employ. Highly recommended
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      We have been really impressed with all the team
      We are renting out our home with David Astburys while we are living in Germany for 4 years; they found tenants within days of our house being advertised. Pamela, who heads up the Property Management Department, has been looking after everything for us - inventory, organising any safety checks that need to be done and repairs as and when they arise etc - she really knows her stuff, and if we ask her anything that she hasn't come across before she finds out and gets back to us with an answer as soon as she can. We have been really impressed with all the team at David Astburys and are very confident that our house will be well looked after while we are away; we highly recommend them.
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      stellar customer service from the whole team
      Extremely responsive professional and stellar customer service from the whole team. Can't fault the letting service I received here. Highly recommend !

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Special thanks to Harriet
      Nicholas from David Astburys was most helpful, got me moving into my new apartment within a week. Special thanks to Harriet too, she handled all documents professionally and quickly.
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      The letting process was easy!
      Amazing staff! We have been dealing with Shakir and Nik who have been extremely helpful and friendly! The letting process was easy! Can`t wait to move in to our new home. Great experience! Will definitely recommend.
    • Tenant Testimonial

      A big thanks goes to Nik and Aaron 
      David Astburys were the best estate agent I have ever worked with as they helped more than any other agency would have. They really mean it when they say they care and want to help a customer out. After several problems out of our control occurred they were more than patient and helpful, acting as a great liason between us and the property owner. I would especially like to thank Shakir (thank you!) for all the back and forth that you had to do as well as the advice you gave. A big thanks goes to Nik and Aaron and all of the team at David Astburys for all the work you put into looking after your customers and for not just being another rip-off estate agent. Thanks guys!
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    *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 David Astburys Ltd, London on 0203 000 6787.


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    Selling with David Astburys
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      The key to a successful Agency is building and sustaining a strong relationship between the agent and seller.

      We pride ourselves on using our experience and local knowledge to offer an honest and transparent service. We understand how easy it is to fall into the trap of the stereotypical Estate Agent and know that the excessive red tape found at larger estate agency chains takes valuable time away from clients. We have eliminated this, which allows us to dedicate more time to assist with every stage of the process and provide a more personalised service specific to your needs.

      From the moment we make our introduction, straight through to completion we make sure everything we do follows four simple words:

      Committed. Dependable. Transparent. Honest.

      If you want to know more about us click the 'Contact Us' button, fill in your details and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

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    • Introduction

      Meet The Team
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      George Sifonios
      I grew up in Wood Green and had big dreams of being a footballer. After some successful spells at Tottenham hotspur, Crystal Palace and even Panathinaikos in Greece, I realised my spine would like me better if I hung up my football boots and put on a suit. So I turned my focus to the property market. I have never looked back and for the last 15 years, I have developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the property landscape of Crouch End and the surrounding areas. I love connecting to people and building genuine relationships. It might be that I can guide someone through the stressful experience of selling or buying a home, or convincing friends and family to join me for a (friendly I promise) game of squash. It was no surprise to my family and friends when I decided to break away from the corporate property world and, together with co-founders Aaron and Yianni, set up the independent agency that is David Astburys. Since opening in 2016, we have tried to infuse the company with our jointly held belief that people are at their best when they feel supported, motivated and heard. The results have been extremely validating.The fact we haven't had a single staff member leave since opening, I think speaks for itself. Our reputation as an independent business within the community is also growing steadily and we plan to nurture this. Apart from my wife and beautiful children, David Astburys is my pride and joy and I have big dreams for it's future.
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      Toby Morris
      I love meeting people and talking to people. It's no wonder (especially to my friends and family) that I chose a career which is predominantly about people. Not all Estate Agents work like this I know. I come from a long career in the property market, predominately in the Notting Hill and Bayswater areas, and to be part of an independent company like David Astburys has been a breath of fresh air. As Manager of the Sales team I have big plans for growing the reputation of this company. The ethos of putting our clients first is one I am passionate about. I believe a calm and logical approach is nearly always the best way to navigate the oftentimes turbulent landscape of the property industry.
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      Aaron Cox
      Crouch End has been my home all my life, and it is a testament to the area that this is where we decided to start our own business. I have had many aspirations throughout my life, from a fairly short modelling career, to a stint playing for West Ham and Barnet FC. I think I found my true passion though, when I turned my attention to property. I enjoyed over 13 years in this industry, starting off in Lettings before moving to Sales. Eventually I had had enough of being part of a corporation and wanted to work in an independent company with a more positive ethos. Second only to starting a family with my beautiful wife, I would say my biggest achievement is being one of the founding partners of David Astburys. As the head of our corporate lettings division, I wanted to challenge the (often accurate) stereotypes of the typical Estate Agent. I believe in keeping my staff motivated, not through fear but through encouragement. I am so proud of how this company has grown, and we have big plans for the future!
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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        transparent throughout the whole process
        Recently sold my flat through David Astburys and could not be happier with the service I received. They were professional and transparent throughout the whole process, Toby (my assigned agent) constantly kept me updated of the progress of my sale from viewings to completion. "Would highly recommend"
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        These guys delivered on their promises
        These guys delivered on their promises when several bigger (some very big) names crashed and burned. In addition, there is none of the drama and pretence so often seen in estate agents - but the laid back vibe doesn't undermine their professionalism - I was particularly impressed by how well Toby understood the potential buyers - it wasn't just a numbers game.
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        genuinely helpful unlike the norm
        I had a wonderful experience with these agents. Both professional and courteous and sold my house within a month when 2 previous agents I had instructed for over 3 months did not even generate a cheeky offer. They are not typical and genuinely helpful unlike the norm and I would recommend them to anyone! Very happy :)
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        highly professional and a real nice bunch
        The team at David Ashburys are highly professional and a real nice bunch who know their stuff. In particular Toby Morris was a superstar and helped us buy in North London as a well as sell our property. I would highly recommend David Astburys.
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        Friendliest and most committed I've come across
        Friendliest and most committed estate agents I've come across. We spoke to around 10 agents, including some of the online-only agents, but David Astbury's stood out in particular for us. They took their time to understand what it was we loved about our flat so that they could sell it to the best of their ability and because of that we received a great offer on our flat. Thanks in particular to Toby for providing a first class service.
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        would not hesitate to use their services again.
        I highly recommend the office, and especially their sales director Toby Morris, for providing me with excellent service throughout the selling process of my flat. They are friendly, communicative and most importantly, very efficient. I would not hesitate to use their services again.
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        no hesitation in recommending David Astburys
        I have no hesitation in recommending David Astburys unreservedly. If you've ever had a "less than satisfactory" experience with an estate agent before, give them a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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        customer service you receive is excellent
        I recommend David Astburys to anyone who is looking to sell their property. The customer service you receive is excellent. Toby in particular is very professional and works hard to ensure any issues are dealt and a sale is secured. He keeps everyone updated and makes suggestions to ensure the process runs smoothly.
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        Always polite, honest and straightforward
        We received exceptional service from the David Astburys team, and in particular Toby, who recently sold our property. We had had a run of bad experiences with local estate agents and decided to go with these guys despite them being new to the area. We are so glad we did. Toby was brilliant to deal with at every stage of the process. Always polite, honest and straightforward, and most importantly communicative - giving us very frequent updates throughout. They are also all super nice which helps! The service they offer is personal, friendly, and gets results. We would go with David Astburys again in a heartbeat and would not hesitate to recommend them.
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        an estate agent delivering a 5 star service
        A great experience, an estate agent delivering a 5 star service. Considering the potential hurdles and issues at every corner when selling your home, George and the team at David Astburys worked seamlessly. Toby, our day-to-day agent was personal and efficient at every stage to help us reach our desired terms. Professional to the last, I would recommend these guys in a heart beat.
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        efficient without the typical estate agent persona
        David Astburys recently sold my property. After being on with another agent for 12 weeks, we found Toby and George a pleasure to deal with and found us a buyer with 2 weeks. Professional and efficient and without the typical estate agent persona. Thank you

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        accommodating and flexible
        Toby Morris is fantastic. So accommodating and flexible, probably showed us every suitable flat in North London and was so patient and professional. Would 100% recommend. Nick Mather
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        worked tremendously hard
        We purchased our property through this company and found them to very helpful, particularly Toby who, when faced with issues from solicitors throughout the chain, worked tremendously hard alongside us to get things resolved.
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        went above and beyond to help us
        We recently bought a property through David Astburys and were very satisfied with the service we received. We dealt mainly with Toby who was very efficient and went above and beyond to help us with what was a very lengthy purchase. David Astburys are a very efficient, approachable and knowledgeable local business and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
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        Professional, honest and pro-active
        Professional, honest and pro-active; buying our property through Toby at David Astbury's was a really positive experience overall. Would recommend.
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        going above and beyond to help
        Excellent service from Toby Morris. Always in regular contact with updates, and going above and beyond to help with the sale.Would highly recommend.
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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by David Astburys Ltd, London. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to David Astburys Ltd, London. 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 David Astburys Ltd, London. 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 David Astburys Ltd, London on 0203 000 6787.


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      Buying: 020 3858 3066  Local call rate
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      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by David Astburys Ltd, London. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to David Astburys Ltd, London. 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 David Astburys Ltd, London. 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 David Astburys Ltd, London on 0203 000 6787.