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The Best Letting Agents in London

May 5, 2022
Written by
Heather-Jade Stanley

Choosing your ideal letting agent is very important! We help you narrow down the best letting agents in London.

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Who is the best letting agent in London?

It's a million-dollar question! There are thousands of reviews online to determine, the best top-rated letting agents in London (and the worst-rated letting agents in London for that matter). We've put together a list of letting agents in London who all have glowing reviews and have won awards for their services.

Choosing your Letting Agents

The rental property market has dramatically expanded in recent years. This is due to the growth of buy-to-let and the increasing popularity of rental property as a long term investment. According to the Office of National Statistics, 20% of all households in England (4.5 million households) were renting in the private sector in 2015-2016. This has more than doubled in size since the 1980s and 1990s, so there are now 2.5 million more households in the private renting sector than there were in 2000.

A large percentage of landlords appoint an agent to handle the rental and the choice is extensive. There are extensive numbers of letting agents and the majority of estate agencies operating letting divisions. Given that the agent will be responsible for important long-term financial and legal matters, it is absolutely vital to choose the right one as letting agents are unregulated and there is no statutory standard for service or for fees.

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Branches all over London

Marsh and Parsons

Award-winning Marsh & Parsons was made in Chelsea in 1856. With over 160 years of experience, they are not only one of London's longest established agents but also one of the most prevalent. There are office locations all over London.

Foxtons

Foxtons are one of London's leading letting agents offering thousands of properties to rent. They have offices throughout London and Surrey offering thousands of properties to let. They boast longer opening hours, an award-winning website, mobile and email alerts.

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North London

Davies & Davies

This well-established independent letting agent has been managing sales and lettings since 1927. Davies & Davies were voted the 7th best Letting agent in the UK by the Best Estate Agent Guide 2019. This firm prides itself on its bespoke level of service and its socially responsible attitude towards the local community. If you’re looking for a collaborative partner, this award-winning agency could be for you.

Oliver’s Town

Oliver’s Town Lettings cover a wide area of London, specialising in Kentish Town, Camden and North London. The agency deals with buying, renting, letting and selling for landlord and tenants and have excellent knowledge of the areas they work in. The branch is said to be run by local experts who live and work in the area

Parkheath Lettings

Parkheath is a well-established lettings agent in North West London with a business philosophy of ‘sold on service’. The results speak for themselves, claims say that 99% of sales and lettings clients happy to work with them again in the future. Parkheath lettings agents offer excellent knowledge of the property market and reliable service. They've got offices in West Hampstead, South Hampstead, Belsize Park, Kentish Town and Kendall Rise.

Matthew James

Serving the areas around Dartmouth Park, Kentish Town and Tufnell Park, Matthew James is an independent letting agents. With customer reviews describing them as ‘efficient’, ‘friendly’ and ‘honest’, your rental property will be in safe hands. They have area guides on their website to help prospective landlords and tenants get to know the different areas they operate in.

PG Estates

If you’re looking for lettings experts in Islington, Highbury, Barnsbury, Shoreditch, Dalston, Hoxton, Haggerston and the City, PG Estates are a great choice. Dedicated to establishing long term relationships with its clients, this agency has a wide range of property types on its books. They even help with short-term Airbnb lets!

Your Move Sterling & Co

Based in Walthamstow, Your Move Sterling & Co is the place to go for friendly and professional lettings services in the area. As a landlord, when you let a property through Your Move Sterling & Co, you get access to a landlord portal for quick and easy communication. Their coverage includes Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone and Chingford in North East London.

East London

Martin & Co

Ran by a local landlord, the Wanstead branch of Martin & Co provides a wealth of information on the surrounding area and property market. The team understands the needs of landlords and tenants, providing an honest and intuitive service to clients. The Wanstead branch manages property across Wanstead, East London and West Essex.

Dabora Conway

The experienced team at Dabora Conway lettings and estate agents put customer satisfaction at the heart of everything they do. Belonging to NALS (The National  Approved Letting Scheme), this growing business is committed to providing quality, tailored services. With glowing customer testimonials and a professional team of staff, Dabora Conway is a great choice for lettings in the East London area.

David Daniels

Winning the Property Agency of the Year Awards 2018 in the AllAgents Annual Awards, David Daniels is a trusted agency in the East London area.

Serving Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, David Daniels is a member of ARLA Propertymark, NAEA Propertymark and the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS). Combining highly qualified staff with close attention to detail and local knowledge, this agency provides a comprehensive service for landlords.

South London

C James & Co

For lettings in Wimbledon, Tooting, Colliers Wood and surrounding areas, C James & Co is committed to providing their customers with the latest innovations in Proptech. C James & Co have dedicated teams of staff handling accounts, contracts and maintenance, ensuring each member is experienced and dedicated to their field. This agency stays on top of current regulations to protect landlords and their investments.

Ellisons

With an outstanding local reputation and a straightforward ethos, Ellisons are a registered office approved by The Office of Fair Trading, The Estate Agency Ombudsman Scheme and ARLA. With thousands of let properties in their portfolio, they are experienced in providing hassle-free transactions. They even offer free rental guarantee insurance to newly appointed lets. Ellisons letting agents serve Wimbledon, Morden, Raynes Park, West Wimbledon, Motspur Park, Colliers Wood and Merton Park.

Urban Patchwork

Urban Patchwork is an independent agent, based in Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe. A USP for this firm is their support of homeless housing and support. They are winners of a Best Estate Agent Guide Award 2020, 2021 & 2022 for coming in the top 3% of agencies in the country. Plus, they were a finalist at the Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2020 for Best Business for Customer Service

West London

Ludlow Thompson- Kilburn

With fantastic reviews on AllAgents, the Kilburn branch of London letting agents Ludlow Thompson comes highly rated. Described as professional, helpful and communicative, this agency covers Kilburn, West Hampstead and other West London areas. All the staff at Ludlow Thompson have undertaken industry qualifications to ensure professional property management at all times.

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Oasis Living, the best London letting agents of them all

In true style, we’ve left the best until last – Oasis Living! An oasis, if you will. The team of prop-tech entrepreneurs behind the software have formulated an easy-to-use automated system. With a 24-hour phone line, flexible payment options trusted handyman directory, and much more, Oasis Living makes it easier for tenants and landlords to find each other. Using our full-scale networking platform makes renting a property become as simple as ordering your favourite Deliveroo.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our rundown of the Best London Letting Agencies in 2021! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team and we’d be happy to help.

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