Register your interest
You can register with us by calling our office in Woodside Park on 020 8445 6387 or call in to discuss your requirements.
Our office opening times are:
9.00 am — 6.00 pm Monday to Friday
9.30 am — 1.30 pm Saturday
Alternatively, you can send us an email and a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible firstname.lastname@example.org
Start your search
You will have an idea on your basic requirements: price, location, size and type of property etc. Make sure to work out your monthly expenditure. Remember, there are more than 4 weeks in a calendar month i.e. £200 per week x 52 weeks, divided by 12 = £866.67 per calendar month. You will also be responsible for paying Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electric, Telephone and Broadband.
Our staff will listen to your requirements, which will give them a clear understanding of what you are looking for to avoid wasted trips to unsuitable properties. We can offer accompanied viewings to suit you, whether this is during the day, in your lunch break or on a Saturday.
Securing your property
Once you have identified the property you would like to rent we will submit your offer to the Landlord for consideration. A Tenancy application cannot proceed without a reservation fee, photo ID and proof of address. We will require a reservation fee (capped at 1 weeks rent). Once the reservation fee is taken then the marketing of the property will be suspended whilst references are carried out. Should you withdraw from the application or if your application is unsuccessful due to false information the reservation fee will not be refunded. If you fail our referencing tests and enquiries, the reservation fee will be refunded.
**From 1st June 2019**
Rent: Dependent on property
Deposit: Up to 5 weeks equivalent rental for property value below £50,000 per annum.
Deposit: Up to 6 weeks equivalent rental for property value above £50,000 per annum.
Holding deposit: Capped at 1 weeks rent.
Council Tax, Telephone, Broadband, Gas, Electric and Water rates are all the responsibility of the Tenant to pay.
Permitted Payments for a Tenant:
A lost key or security devices (per item): Maximum charge being £50 incl VAT.
Client Money Protection provided by: CMP Protect Ltd
Independent Redress provided by: The Property Ombudsman
Referencing & fees
Each prospective tenant (over the age of 18 years) is vetted through Legal 4 Landlords: an independent referencing agency. Each tenant intending to live in the property must therefore complete a Legal 4 Landlords reference application form. This application form asks for personal information and is used to conduct a Credit Assessment. Before an application can proceed we also require a minimum of two forms of identification for each applicant:
*Photo ID such as valid passport or EU driving licence
*Proof of address such as a utility bill, bank statement or Council Tax statement (no older than 3 months)
Additionally, we ask you to provide copies of work permits and resident visas where appropriate. The reference/credit checks usually take 4-5 working days to be completed, but this timescale can vary. Our staff can email you the forms to complete and return or you can complete this process online on the Legal 4 Landlords website.
Signing tenancy agreements
Once the references have been satisfactorily completed and approved by the Landlord, we will arrange for you to sign the Tenancy Agreements. This is usually on or before the commencement date of the tenancy. The Tenancy Agreement governs all rents, which is a legal and binding document. You will be committed to paying rent until the end of the agreed term and you could be liable to legal action if you break the terms of the agreement. If your circumstances should change for any reason during your tenancy, it is a good idea to tell your Landlord or Real Estates as soon as possible.
Before your tenancy begins, you will be required to pay the initial rental payment and deposit. Any money payable to Real Estates must be paid in cleared funds (we cannot accept personal cheques). Usually the easiest and quickest method of payment is via CHAPS/BACS online payment.
When the paperwork has been completed and the deposit and initial rental payment has been paid, we will arrange to hand over the keys to your new home. Where possible, an independent inventory company is used at the beginning and end of our tenancies. A check-in is often carried out prior to you moving in to a property and again when you move out. The inventory is to record details of the condition of the property and fixtures, fittings and furnishings. The inventory is paid for by the Landlord.
Call Real Estates to arrange appointments to view properties 020 8445 6387
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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Tracey and Casey for all your hard work and advice in helping us to get Northiam. Although there is a lot of work to do to the house, we have moved in and plans are almost finalised and actually the place already feels like home. I think it will be an amazing home for us all and we appreciate so much the lengths you all went to in order to make this happen. Tracey deserves a special mention. She put up with me (dealt with me / tolerated me) amazingly well! If she hasn’t had one already, she definitely deserves a huge New Year’s pay rise!
Dear Jordan, David and I are both glad that that exchange has been achieved smoothly. Thank you for all the work you have done in enabling us to get to this stage.
You are amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn’t do it without you and Stephen
I really really appreciate your support!
I just wanted to drop you a line to commend how professional, courteous and helpful Casey has been throughout the time we searched and rented our property in Lullington Garth.
Having dealt with many agents when either buying, selling or renting, he has by far been the most decent and diligent and a great ambassador for your company. People are often quick to complain but sometimes less so in giving praise so I thought it would be good to drop you a line.
Tracey, thank you very much for all you have done to help us get this over the line! You’ve been great and we really appreciate it.
Dear Casey, just a little thank you for all your help in trying to find us new tenants. We appreciate all your hard work!
“Oliver, Jordan and Vivien at Real Estates in Totteridge are the only agents worth considering if you are selling in the area. They worked as a team to go beyond the extra mile and provided a bespoke 360 degree service from helping us sell, helping us find our dream home, whilst also securing the perfect off-market short term let using their own contacts…it does not get much better than that!”
Jordan, thank you very much. You are a star! I have relocated 3 times so far and involved in buying and selling property. You are the most dedicated agent I have ever met. Thanks again for your great help.
Woodside Park is one of the most appealing neighbourhoods in N. London and Chiddingfold is probably one of the most desirable streets. Our house was on Chiddingfold so there was every reason why it should have sold quickly and at a good price. However, it did not sell quickly because initially we didn’t have the right estate agent. The reason we chose the wrong one is because he set a very high price for our property. Our mistake was in confusing a high price with the right price. It didn’t take long before we realised our mistake. Weeks went by without visits from potential buyers. That told us that we were not at the right price. As soon as we were able, we switched to the right firm “REAL ESTATES” headed by the right estate agent.
Stephen knew what the right prices were for properties in Woodside Park and Chiddingfold. Very quickly we had many visits by potential buyers and soon we had two offers on the property. But our difficulties were not finished. It turns out that the deed listed at the registry office showed that there was an outstanding mortgage on the property. This was an error as there was not outstanding mortgage. However, only the bank listed on the deed could remove this and until it was removed, no sale was possible. This was a problem our lawyer would need to get corrected. It was not something that the estate agent would solve. However, Stephen made supreme efforts with the lawyer and the bank to insure that this would be settled. Thanks to his efforts, it was finally corrected. I have no doubts that it would have dragged on for weeks if he had not pushed everyone to get it corrected. Most estate agents would not have gone beyond their normal sphere of activity. This firm takes a serious interest in all the properties they represent. That is why we can definitely state that this company is the absolute right one if you want to sell in the Woodside Park/Totteridge area.