Black Katz
4.3/5, 533 reviews
86% recommended
93% lettings valuation accuracy
90% lettings fee satisfaction
We are London's largest lettings-only agent. Our success is due to the simple fact that we treat every landlord and tenant as a person, not a number, each with their own individual needs. show more We are London's largest lettings-only agent. Our success is due to the simple fact that we treat every landlord and tenant as a person, not a number, each with their own individual needs.
Black Katz | Properties to rent in London | Flats to Rent in London

Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 93% 90% £310 £9,000
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
75 3 344 65 0 1 0 0 37 8
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“I needed to rent a property within 1 week because I ......”

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Oct 30,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Alex B'
Oct 30,2016
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I needed to rent a property within 1 week because I spent 2 weeks of searching with divers agencies without finding something relevant. I started to lose hope and decided to pop into the Blackcatz office because I liked the interior and because they had different certificates ...
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good
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“Finding a flat is the most stressful process, specially in ......”

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Oct 30,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Carolina'
Oct 30,2016
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Finding a flat is the most stressful process, specially in London, but Black Katz, and specially Adam, made it a lot simpler. From the moment I got in touch with them, I was immediately able to go and see a flat and reserve it....
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“As a student, searching for property can be daunting but ......”

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Oct 28,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'James W.'
Oct 28,2016
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As a student, searching for property can be daunting but Black katz were honest, knowledgeable and friendly. Our experience with Gary and his colleague (forgot his name sorry!) was excellent and the details were explained clearly so there were no surprises. 10x better than my ...
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Seem reasonable for London.
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“Both profffesional, really excellent and nice. They found us exactly ......”

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Oct 26,2016
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By: 'Eddie0217'
Oct 26,2016
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Both profffesional, really excellent and nice. They found us exactly what we were looking for straight away. We felt informed throughout the process and we were able to reach them at any time which really suited our schedule....
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average
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“Michelle was absolutely brilliant throughout the process of us renting ......”

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Oct 11,2016
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By: 'LS'
Oct 11,2016
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Michelle was absolutely brilliant throughout the process of us renting a property through Black Katz: helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Black Katz was a great lettings agency overall: listening to our requirements, only showing us properties in the area/price bracket we wanted, organising ...
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Agent fees are part of most lettings and Black Katz is competitive in the marketplace.
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“Akash was great in helping me with my search. Really ......”

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Oct 04,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Annika Symonds'
Oct 04,2016
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Akash was great in helping me with my search. Really personable but also very efficient and effective. He took the time to properly understand my requirements and quickly put forward a perfect property to meet these....
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“I've been using Black Katz for some years now and ......”

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Aug 30,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Paul Paschali'
Aug 30,2016
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I've been using Black Katz for some years now and find them to be very helpful and on the ball. They have found me excellent tenants over the years and I do not hesitate to recommend them....
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“Michal and Gemma pulled out all the stops to get ......”

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Aug 27,2016
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By: 'k123'
Aug 27,2016
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Michal and Gemma pulled out all the stops to get my property let quickly and efficiently. They were incredibly helpful, providing contacts where workman where needed. As a landlord, I wont consider going to another agent, and would thoroughly recommend....
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Fair
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“My partner and I have been letting property through Black ......”

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Aug 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Tess K'
Aug 25,2016
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My partner and I have been letting property through Black Katz for 20yrs and 10yrs respectively and can happily highly recommend them to other landlords without any hesitation. Paul also has the interests of tenants in mind, and I can vouch for this, he will ...
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I believe the fees are commensurate with other letting agents in the areas of North London for whom Black Katz cater. Service industries deserve to succeed as much any business with tangible product in my thinking.
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“Having worked as an estate agent myself I was astounded ......”

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Aug 23,2016
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Aidan
By: 'CharlotteMoseley'
Aug 23,2016
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Having worked as an estate agent myself I was astounded by how professional and helpful Black Katz were. After my first conversation with Aidan he took time to get to know me and about our search. He then showed us properties that matched our requirements ...
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Good
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“Emma was very helpful with regards to any queries that ......”

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Aug 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Vincent Straub'
Aug 11,2016
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Emma was very helpful with regards to any queries that were raised by me or any of the other tenants. She was also responsive to any emails we sent. The only drawback was that we had been told a second viewing of the house would ...
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“Caley has been super helpful from start to finish. Always ......”

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Aug 03,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Stef'
Aug 03,2016
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Caley has been super helpful from start to finish. Always available and nothing was ever too much trouble. Recommended highly....
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Agents fee's are standard with this kind of tenancy process.
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“Gary was thorough, helpful and proactive innmy flat search. Understoof ......”

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Aug 02,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'JaiD'
Aug 02,2016
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Gary was thorough, helpful and proactive innmy flat search. Understoof my requirements and found suitable options on that basis. Not like other agents who spam you with irrelevant lets just to secure the deal. Eventually let through them and very happy with the flat. Would ...
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Seem a bit steep but i believe this is the going rate.
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“Will was so helpful throughout the process and helped to ......”

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Aug 01,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Becky'
Aug 01,2016
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Will was so helpful throughout the process and helped to make a stressful time easier and more straightforward. He gave us early notification of the property which really helped and he kept in regular contact with me throughout. He was highly approachable and friendly and ...
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Fees have gone up a considerable amount they were around ‚£100 a year ago and now most are around ‚£150 black katz were the most expensive. Open rent where you deal with landlords directly charge only ‚£20 for fees. I know you need to make money for your service but it seems a big leap from last year and is one of the priciest.
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“I have been coming to Black Katz every year since ......”

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Jul 20,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Leila'
Jul 20,2016
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I have been coming to Black Katz every year since I moved to London. This is the 8th year and the fourth flat which they have helped me find. The agents, management and admin staff are all very friendly, professional, efficient and understanding. Unlike other ...
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The fees are reasonable considering how quick and hassle free the process is
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“I have been using Black Katz to let my properties ......”

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Jul 19,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Mich'
Jul 19,2016
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I have been using Black Katz to let my properties in Crouch End for more than 10 years. Recently 2 of my flats became available and as usual Black Katz have done a great job finding me great tenants. Alex actually found me both tenants in very ...
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“Myself and 3 friends were looking for a student property to ......”

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Jul 18,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chloe'
Jul 18,2016
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Myself and 3 friends were looking for a student property to rent this coming September. The agents were very active in looking for a property and found us something perfect very quickly. For that I would like to thank Gary and Aidan. However there were some ...
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The holding fee is a strange concept as no other agents ask for this when potential tenants make an offer on the property.
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By: Andrew Black
Jul 25, 2016
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Chloe, I am sorry that you have felt the need to complain. We work very hard at ensuring there is good communication with all parties. If you can please provide more information then we will fully investigate. On your comment regarding the Holding Fee I am slightly confused as this to my knowledge is common to every London agent I am aware of; one weeks holding deposit to secure the property which is then offset against the initial monies of 1st months rent and deposit. i look forward to hear ...

“Thanks to Ermias for the friendly and honest service. It ......”

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Jul 08,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Nathan'
Jul 08,2016
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Thanks to Ermias for the friendly and honest service. It was a hassle free and easy process - we are very happy with the flat. Cheers...
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Reasonable.
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“Firstly I would like to thank Ermias to find us ......”

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Jul 07,2016
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By: 'Recommended'
Jul 07,2016
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Firstly I would like to thank Ermias to find us the flat we were looking for. He was friendly and helpful and always ready to answer to our questions. I recommend Blackkatz to everyone is looking for a new flat....
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Good
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“It is very difficult to find an apartment and thanks ......”

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Jun 02,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Julia'
Jun 02,2016
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It is very difficult to find an apartment and thanks to Claudio of the Black Katz West Hamstead agency I visited different apartments that fit my criteria. Thanks to him and to his agency I could find an apartment in one day in the neighborhood ...
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Agent's fee are reasonable 170 pound and the service is really good.
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“House-hunting in London can be a true nightmare. Getting in ......”

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May 30,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Vania'
May 30,2016
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House-hunting in London can be a true nightmare. Getting in touch with Blackkatz in West Hampstead has been a blessing. Claudio and Gemma have been great all along! I have found my place, gone through reference check and signed the agreement in less than 24 hrs. ...
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Fees are fair and clearly stated on papers
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“It was our first time renting. We were fairly nervous ......”

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May 17,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Aaron C'
May 17,2016
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It was our first time renting. We were fairly nervous and kind of clueless. But the black Katz team in the crouch end office did everything for us. They made the move very easy and were more than happy to answer and queries we had....
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Good considering all the work they did for us
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“I like Caley's technic. He listens and understands the need. ......”

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May 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Sarah'
May 10,2016
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I like Caley's technic. He listens and understands the need. So he will know what you would like or not so you don't waste your time by going on multiple viewings. He is also very funny!...
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“We've initially dealt with Raj, who was extremely helpful and ......”

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May 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Sander'
May 06,2016
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We've initially dealt with Raj, who was extremely helpful and let us view the apartment twice before we decided that we did indeed want the flat (he found it for us after telling him what we were looking for, and it was spot-on the first ...
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There were no agents fees due to a promotion they had going on. And that really did mean no fees; nothing hidden or shady.
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“While other agents were offering tiny places for an enormous ......”

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Mar 30,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Anna C.'
Mar 30,2016
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While other agents were offering tiny places for an enormous amount of money –claiming that this is the renting market in NW1 and I wouldn't be able to find better options–, Black Katz found for me a two bed flat with the best quality/price ...
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“Gemma has been very kind and very keen on every ......”

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Mar 20,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'emas'
Mar 20,2016
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Gemma has been very kind and very keen on every aspect. She has been fast answering to all the queries I had, a perfect intermediary between me and the landlord....
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“Very helpful, not too pushy and gave good advice. Would ......”

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Mar 07,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Kim'
Mar 07,2016
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Very helpful, not too pushy and gave good advice. Would recommend for anyone looking for a house! Thanks very much Caley....
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“Fresh off the boat (I'm from Australia), this was the ......”

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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Would Recommend!'
Feb 29,2016
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Fresh off the boat (I'm from Australia), this was the first agency I visited and I ended up renting the very first property shown to me. Daniel and Nik (hope I got this right) were great - very helpful and flexible and without them, I ...
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“I have worked with Black Katz in order to find ......”

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Feb 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Astig Mandalian'
Feb 25,2016
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I have worked with Black Katz in order to find a studio for myself. They are very professional, and can say I am very happy with how fast everything went. I am able to move in within just a couple of days after first making ...
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