Introducing your local estate agents

30

YEARS WORKING OUT OF THE SAME OFFICE IN MARYLEBONE, LONDON.

60

60 YEARS COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF SELLING PROPERTIES IN LONDON

50

YEARS COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF LETTING PROPERTIES IN LONDON

As an Independent local estate agent in central London, we are not led by individual targets set by a faceless head office; we are driven by our own ambition and good name. We pride ourselves on our personal service, always acting in the best interests of our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our business thrives not only on word of mouth, but trust, and that trust has been rewarded by our clients' loyalty in returning to us over and over again in the past 30 years.

We're in the enviable position of having a dedicated team, who have been with us for many years and have a wealth of experience in property sales and lettings. And we believe it's this experience and intimate neighbourhood knowledge that sets York Estates apart from other estate agents in Central London.

We are also members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

As an Independent local estate agent in central London, we are not led by individual targets set by a faceless head office; we are driven by our own ambition and good name. We pride ourselves on our personal service, always acting in the best interests of our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our business thrives not only on word of mouth, but trust, and that trust has been rewarded by our clients' loyalty in returning to us over and over again in the past 30 years.

The York Estates Service

  • Sales

    Beginning with an in-depth appraisal of your property, be that a flat, house or apartment, we are able to provide a pricing recommendation based on first-hand knowledge of similar property transactions and current buying trends. Once instructed we'll initiate the process of identifying potential buyers and can offer practical advice on all aspects of selling and marketing your property.

  • Letting

    We are very aware of the importance of finding the right tenant for our clients' rental properties and are therefore most discerning when introducing applicants to our landlords, and do all we can to ensure a trouble free letting. We personally apply for three (personal and professional) references rather than use a 3rd party to ensure the applicant’s suitability.

  • Marketing

    Your property will appear on all major estate agency portals to ensure maximum worldwide sales or letting exposure is achieved. All photography and floor plans are professionally handled by us, and we will also advise on advertising within local and national media, as well as checking your property against our extensive database of high quality residential and investment buyers and tenants. Our years of experience have enabled astute selection in qualifying applicants to ensure that they really are ready and able to buy or rent your property.

  • Buying

    If you're buying a house, flat or apartment in Central London why not register with us? Popping in for a chat to discuss your plans, priorities and budget will give you a true taste of our local real estate expertise.

  • Tenants

    We welcome tenants both from the UK and the rest of the world. They include private individuals, as well as corporate accounts, foreign expats and visiting academics.

  • Property Management

    If you are not able to be ever present, or do not wish to manage your property, then it is imperative that you employ a reliable firm to do this on your behalf. We have a dedicated team led by Amanda Molyneux. Her little black book is filled with the area’s best plumbers, electricians, decorators and repair services, which means we always call on the best, locally sourced skilled labour at sensible prices. Our expert advice on how clients can expect to achieve maximum rental yield on their properties is an invaluable inclusion to our trusted management service.

  • Local expertise

    Because we’ve always been in the area, we know the local neighbourhood inside out from Marylebone and Edgware Road to Baker Street and across Central London. We’ll happily share our knowledge with you regarding the best restaurants, schools, quality tradesmen – all those little nuggets of wisdom that help when you are either buying, selling or letting property in the London.

  • Tenants Fees

    Please see below

  • Landlord Fees

    Please see below

Happy Customers

Many thanks for all your help in the sale of our flat. We were delighted with your efforts on our behalf; a small but dedicated team of professionals. We were very pleased with the your service and would recommend you very highly to any local people. We intend to give your info to the Residents Association of Hyde Park and Oxford & Cambridge Mansions. I should be pleased if you could pass all our thanks to the other members of your team at York Estates.

Harry & Kathy Lindsay

A great all-round experience with the York Estates team. After previously listing my property with another nearby agent for a frustrating few months with zero success, I approached York who quickly demonstrated their wealth of local experience. They immediately identified some potential new buyers on their books, gave sound advice on the valuation and suggested a more targeted marketing approach. Their strategy and expertise was spot-on, as they quickly acheived the price i was happy with and smoothly managed the process to completion. A big thank you to Julia and David.

Mr Sodha

Thank you Julia, David and all the team at York Estates for all your help in making the whole process so much easier. Your friendliness, efficiency and professionalism went above and beyond. If I'm ever in the market for a new home you will be the first people I call!

Mrs Javitale

Very many thanks to York Estates for all advice, help nad patience with the sale of two properties recently in the Marylebone area. I chose York Estates because they are a local Estate Agent and have an intimate knowledge of the area. THey achieved excellent sales prices within a very short time. They were friendly, professional, courteous and helpful at all times and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Gillian Walker

We have been entirely happy with the way in which York Estates has looked after the letting of our flat.

Mr and Mrs Mcphail

My wife and I worked with York Estates for some fifteen years. Throughout this time York Estates kept us informed on the market, successfully arranged lettings for our flat, undertaken the subsequent management of the premises, and handled the sale with vacant possession on a sole agency basis. On all occasions they have dealt with us in a professional, knowledgeable, fair and friendly manner, all with good results.

Sir Julian Berney

As a buyer, Julia and her colleagues at York Estates were fantastic to deal with. We started with a broad search and their knowledge of the area was the best we saw. As we moved into the offer process, communication was very clear and straightforward. And as we moved towards exchange and completion they were highly efficient at moving the process along. A pleasure all round.

Nick Studer

I have had the pleasure of working with George and Toni for over 10 years in the letting of Flat 4 and they have always been extremely professional, thorough and a pleasure to do business with. When it came to the sale of Flat 4 I wanted to appoint York Estates as sole agents given the relationship and I am delighted that we have had a successful result.

Mr Simmonds

Dear George and Toni, I write this letter to you on a personal level and would like to thank you for all your effortless hard work on behalf of this Company. You have been undertaking lettings of 1 bedroom flats for me and this Company for over 5 years now and there has never been a problem, indeed I have warmed to you both and the way you have operated during this period.

Central Town Properties Limited

It is not often you come across service far in excess of expectation and, without doubt, beyond the call of duty. However, the service I have received from Julia Lilley of York Estates is one such clear and shining example of greatly exceeding customer expectations. I have been seeking to purchase a flat in West London for over 6 months and more than often been met with over promising and under delivering estate agents. Having settled on a flat which met my specification, I started on the long and, on occasions, tortuous path to agree and complete a deal. The situation was made more complex by the fact that the vendor lived in Australia and there were degrees of difficulty in dealing with all the other parties. However, Julia remained absolutely resolute in her determination to drive the process forward and exceptional in her ability to do so in a positive and engaging manner. Her consistent and constructive approach was exceptional and irrespective of the time of day or night. Not only did she chase both sets of solicitors, but she remained in constant touch with the vendor and always sought every way in which to keep the deal on track. Despite the challenges she remained positive enthusiastic throughout. She has been truly exceptional. Without her determination and ability I am sure this deal would never have reached the point of completion.

Iain MacRitchie

Meet The Team

  • Julia

    Founding partner Julia has not only worked in the area for the past 30 years, she has also spent much of that time living close to the Marylebone office. She actively works in residential property sales as well as having years of lettings experience, and personally oversees all sales transactions. Julia loves the area around Marylebone, especially the eclectic mix of independent shops in York Street and in particular the beautiful perfumery.

  • David

    David has worked in the Marylebone property market for over 20 years. He has built up a list of loyal clients who rely on his knowledge and advice time and time again. When David is not selling homes in the area he can usually be found on the squash court at Seymour Leisure Centre on Seymour Place.

  • George

    George has been letting property in Central London for over 30 years, managing the Lettings Department for the past 27 of those. With an impressive knowledge of lettings law, George is adept at advising on all aspects of Landlords’ obligations. His appreciation of the superb range of eateries in Portman Village is boundless.

  • Toni

    With over 25 years at York Estates, Toni is as tenacious and dedicated to her work as she was since she first joined. Her professionalism and attentiveness makes her very popular with our clients. Toni loves the area around Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street and, when the job allows, pays frequent visits to the fresh market produce on offer at Church Street market and the unique fare at Alfies Antique Market.

  • Amanda

    Amanda is our property management guru and has been part of the team for over 20 years. Every day is spent ensuring that both our clients and tenants are happy, dealing with the few problems that may arise in our managed properties – she has a keen eye and can oversee and advise on decoration, home improvements etc. Amanda is an avid gardener and is a frequent visitor to our local florist Titania Gardens on Crawford Street.

  • Abigail

    The youngest member of our team, Abigail is in charge of our online property sales and lettings marketing by updating and maintaining our website, as well as looking after our social media accounts. She is the backbone of the company and ensures the office is running efficiently. She has great organisational skills and keeps our systems up to date and, being multi lingual, enjoys conversing with the variety of clients we work with. Abigail loves working between Hyde Park and Regents Park, as she is a keen dog lover and so appreciates the green open spaces in the middle of central London.

 

Find us

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Landlord Fees

Landlord Fees

Our letting service is charged at 12% (10% plus VAT) of the gross annual rent for the duration of the tenancy and includes the following services:

  • Appraising the rent, advertising and marketing of your property on the relevant portals and circulating details to Relocation Agents on a regular basis
  • Provide guidance on compliance with regulations
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Agreeing terms on your behalf with a prospective tenant and obtaining a non-refundable deposit equivalent to two weeks rent
  • Applying for references
  • Preparing the Tenancy Agreement on your behalf subject to any agreed amendments subject to an extra charge as per additional fees below
  • Holding the Tenant’s deposit in a nominated clients account and registering the deposit with our scheme provider The Dispute Service and providing the Tenant with a certificate confirming that the deposit has been protected
  • Collecting the rent and remitting payment to your UK account. In the case of non-resident Landlords, an approval certificate will be required from F.I.C.O otherwise we are duty bound to deduct basic rate tax at 20% from all rents received and remit this to HMRC on your behalf
  • Administer and negotiate all subsequent tenancy renewals on your behalf

Letting and Management Service

Our letting and management service is charged at 18% (15% plus VAT) of the annual rent for the duration of the tenancy and includes the following services in addition to those provided under the letting service:

  • Arrange for any necessary repairs to be carried out during the tenancy and discharge payment to third party contractors on your behalf. We retain a working fund to deal with this
  • Arranging an inventory checkout report and professional cleaning at the end of the tenancy
  • Submit any unresolved disputes to The Dispute Service for adjudication
  • Provide a statement of income and expenses at the end of each tax year upon request
  • The inventory compilation together with the subsequent inventory check in and check out fees are the Landlord’s responsibility
  • Arrange gas safety records, electrical safety checks and smoke & carbon monoxide alarms where required
  • Hold keys throughout the Tenancy

Additional fees:

  • We make a charge of £180 inclusive of VAT for drawing up the Tenancy Agreement and an additional charge of £120 inclusive of VAT for all subsequent Tenancy renewals
  • Tenancy deposit scheme: Registration of Tenant’s deposit with our scheme provider £30 including VAT
  • You will be required to provide an inventory and have the tenants checked in at the commencement of the tenancy then checked out at the end of the tenancy both of which is the Landlord's resonsibility. The costs for these services will vary according to the provider, the size and contents of the property and are typically between £130 (Inc VAT) and £200 (Inc VAT) for the inventory compilation and between £160 (Inc VAT) and £220 (Inc VAT) for the check in and the same fee range for the inventory check out. York Estates do not make any additional charges for arranging this service
  • If we are required to submit quarterly returns to HMRC under the non-resident landlords scheme: £100 plus VAT per quarter
  • Sale of property to tenant: 2% plus VAT of the purchase price agreed
  • Holding the Tenant’s deposit in a nominated clients account and registering the deposit with our scheme provider The Dispute Service and providing the Tenant with a certificate confirming that the deposit has been protected
  • Collecting the rent and remitting payment to your UK account. In the case of non-resident Landlords, an approval certificate will be required from F.I.C.O otherwise we are duty bound to deduct basic rate tax at 20% from all rents received and remit this to HMRC on your behalf
  • Under our management service for any works we arrange on your behalf which exceed £200 an additional charge of 12% (Inc VAT) will be levied on the total cost of the works

Tenants Liabilities and Permitted Payments

Once a suitable property has been found for you and an offer has been accepted, a non-refundable deposit is required to be paid which is equivalent to one weeks rent.

As part of our service to Tenants, we will apply for references, carry out Right to Rent checks and draw up the Tenancy Agreement on your behalf which will be free of charge.

In the event of a change of occupier during the tenancy, this will entail us drawing up a new Tenancy Agreement which will be subject to a fixed charge of £50 (Inc VAT), payable by the new co Tenant.You are responsible for having the property professionally cleaned at the end of the Tenancy. The costs will vary according to the size and condition of the flat and typically ranges between £240 (Inc VAT) and £480 (Inc VAT).

The vast majority of deposits on tenancies we effect are held by us as stakeholders and protected in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme via our scheme provider who is The Dispute Service.

For tenancies below £50,000 per annum tenants will be required to lodge 5 weeks deposit and for tenancies which exceed £50,000 per annum 6 weeks deposit will be required.

In the event that you are forced to surrender the Tenancy early due to unforeseen circumstances and your Landlord instructs us to re-market the property, you will remain responsible for the payment of rent and the terms of the Tenancy until such time that we can find an acceptable replacement Tenant. In addition to this you will be responsible for compensating the Landlord for the costs incurred in re-letting the property as a result of the early termination.

York Estates is a member of ARLA Propertymark and is a member of their Client Money Protection Scheme. York Estates is also a member of the Property Ombudsman which is our redress scheme for consumers.

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81-82 Crawford Street
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