Nicholas James
Sales & Lettings: 020 8886 9462
Accounts/Management: 020 7195 0107
020 7195 1746

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How can we assist you?

Should you have a property for sale or rent and you want to get the best price for it, then to arrange a valuation is a very good start.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call your local Southgate estate agents, Nicholas James, on 0208 886 9462.

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Renting Process

Once you have seen a property that you like and a landlord is happy to also proceed then the next step to take is...


To secure the property we will require a holding deposit of 2 weeks rent. You would need forward this to us in cleared funds as soon as possible. Each person over the age of 18 intending to live in the property must sign the contracts before the keys can be release. Balance of rent and deposit MUST be paid in cleared funds.

We also require two forms of identification for each applicant:

  • driving licence or passport
  • utility bill
  • bank statement or Council Tax statement not older than 3 months.

The application cannot be proceed without a holding deposit and two forms of identification.

On or before the commencement date of the Tenancy you will be required to pay the initial rent payment and deposit due; the holding deposit is offset against this. A fee of 1 weeks rent will be charged to cover costs and administration fees, this is payable before occupation of the property is taken.

If your application is unsuccessful due to false information no refund will be made.

If the landlord should not proceed the holding deposit will be refunded less reference agency/admin fees

The remainder of the rent and deposit MUST be paid using CLEARED funds (we cannot accept personal cheques)

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Bankers draft (made payable to Nicholas James)
  • Faster payment (please note that if this method of payment is made it MUST be done minimum 5 days before commencement of the tenancy)

Once a holding deposit has been paid you will be asked to complete a Dilligent reference form and return it to us promptly or complete the Diligent online form Diligent is an external vetting agent used to carry out all references. The reference /credit checks usually take 3-4 days to be completed. Provided the results are successful, a member of staff will contact you so that arrangements can be made for you to sign the Tenancy and pay the initial rent payment and deposit due (on or before the day the Tenancy commences).

PLEASE NOTE: If you have made/wish to make arrangements to move into a property on a Saturday the latest time we can make available for you to sign & pay is 2:00pm (our offices are closed on Sundays)

EACH PERSON (Over the age of 18) party to the Tenancy MUST sign the contracts before keys can be released

Balance of rent and deposit MUST BE paid in cleared funds

Photographic identification is required (your application cannot proceed without this)


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call your local Southgate estate agents, Nicholas James, on 0208 886 9462.



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