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Supplying and fitting flooring and carpets to properties for Cookestates for a number of years I decided to buy a property to let for investment myself.
Cookes went above and beyond the call of duty to see the sale through to completion.
They helped me find a solicitor that also worked closely with me. No hassle and a joy to do with business with. Tried and trusted. Would totally recommend.
I am a resident in Hong Kong, and have acquired a 1-bed apartment in Woodberry Park for investment purpose.
About 5 years ago I instructed Cookestates as the agent to lease out and manage my apartment, knowing that they are specialized in this region of London.
Cookestates have not let me down in that they rented out my apartment almost right after my instruction. The tenants they secured for me are nice people and have been staying in my apartment in the past 5 years without any hassles.
As an overseas owner who is so geographically removed from my property, apart from securing a good tenant I am equally concerned with the maintenance of my apartment as the needs for repairs would inevitably flare up from time to time.
I am very pleased that Cookestates have really attended to my property whenever the needs for maintenance or repair occurred. My understanding is that, whenever there is such need, Cookestates would first send their handyman to look at and identify the issue, who would also try to resolve it himself if possible. Should repair work be required, Cookestates would get a competent contractor to fix it up for me at a reasonable cost, and I was kept informed before and after the repair work. Such property maintenance service means a lot to me as an overseas owner.
My mind is at ease with my apartment in the past 5 years, despite I am miles and miles away.
Jenie Wong (Overseas Landlord)
"I just wanted to say what a fabulous job you and Cooke Estates do for me. You have rented out my flat for 12 years now and you have always dealt with everything promptly and efficiently
It has been rare for there to be any issues but where there have, you have responded extremely quickly and for that I would like to say thank-you
Importantly, I have never had a default on payments which is crucial when I am based over 200 miles away.
Thanks again Janet your help and support is appreciated"
"Cookes made the transfer of my portfolio easy and stress free. They showed me I could achieve huge financial gains by moving to them and they have kept their word. They are proactive in increasing revenue. Having several properties I am reassured they are well looked after with their reliable maintenance team who provide a cost effective service insuring my properties are kept in good order."
Arun Patel A.C.A (Portfolio Landlord)
The team at Cookes made the purchase look effortless and easy. They took all my stress and kept the deal alive even when I thought it was over. Even the vendor ws delighted at their proactive approach and going beyond what a normal agent would. The transaction certainly would not have happened without them."
Catherine Moody (Challenging Purchase Transaction)
"Cookes help us find our perfect home beyond our expectations. They were available after hours even taking my calls at 10pm to ensure a smooth purchase process. Forget people going the extra mile they went an extra 10 miles!"
Carmel Croukamp, General Director Parque das Aves (Busy Professional Couple)
"Cookes manage my 2 properties and I’m thousands of miles away. With them managing it for me I have had no worries! None! Furthermore I have had no void periods in 10 years! Remarkable! With new financial regulations introduced in the UK they also introduced me to their accountants who have helped me tremendously."
Ashley Dunsire B.Comm ICAA (Overseas Landlord)
"As a first time landlord I was nervous and wary of letting my home. I can honestly say all fears were totally allayed by the support and service from Cookes. They just made it simple, from the basics of quickly finding tenants to furnishing the property and securing the rent I wanted. Highly recommended."
Mayoor Patel F.C.A. (First time landlord)
"I always say the test of a good Agent is when things go wrong. Anyone can take the commission when things go right and the customer is happy. We have had our share of disasters over the years and Cookes have been excellent. I would recommend them to anyone. Brilliant caring staff who all know me when I call. Ten out of ten!"
Ben Smith (Maintenance issues)
"I have had several run ins with previous agents I’ve let my properties through. Time and time again they over promised and under delivered often resulting in financial losses for me. Then I stumbled upon Cookes and from the first meeting I had with them I found them to be straight, direct and refreshingly honest. I decided to try them with 1 property and within 3 years they now manage all 8. Cannot say enough about them and their approach to letting and landlords. Finally an agent who treats my properties as if they were they’re own."
Louise Taylor (Unhappy with previous agents)
"In my opinion the reason you are better is that as a client I deal with the same person all the time - a person who knows my property very well. At some larger agents you get a different person every time you contact them, who knows very little about the property. That's down to Cookes efficient hands on approach and warm and knowledgeable team."
Preyasi Amin (City Professional)
"We decided to let as an alternative to selling as it seemed a more viable route in the current climate. I felt it appropriate to support a local firm rather than the bigger corporations where the service was more impersonal. Cookestates seemed very proactive, they were helpful, accessible and knowledgeable. Our property was let immediately with viewings arranged for the week it was available and good candidates were found on the first day of accompanied viewings. I would recommend their service."
Jonathan Beadle (Property developer)
"I was a tenant in a property which Cookes acted as the letting agent for 3 years, I found them really helpful and professional in all my dealings with them. Whenever there was any issue with the flat (and there weren't many) these were dealt with promptly and efficiently. I thought the attitude of Cookes and their staff in any general dealings I had with them was always helpful. I also liked the way they respected the privacy of the tenant in that while they carried out the agreed flat inspections, I was always made to feel like the flat was my home. On conclusion of my tenancy, the final inspection was conducted fairly and the return of my deposit was expedited quickly. I would strongly recommend them and would have no hesitation in re-using Cookes myself should the need arise."