Forbes Letting Agents
4.6/5, 29 reviews
90% recommended
89% lettings valuation accuracy
89% lettings fee satisfaction
Our approach is centred on combining our unmatched expertise with an impeccable delivery, ensuring an impressive service to our clients, portfolio landlords and specialist investors alike. Our list of properties covers not only an extensive area of Central London but, more importantly, the right areas, allowing us to cater to ... show more Our approach is centred on combining our unmatched expertise with an impeccable delivery, ensuring an impressive service to our clients, portfolio landlords and specialist investors alike. Our list of properties covers not only an extensive area of Central London but, more importantly, the right areas, allowing us to cater to each of our client’s very particular requirements.

Forbes’s comprehensive list offers some of London’s most desirable residential space, focusing strictly on;

Mayfair, Marylebone,Piccadilly, Covent Garden, St James’s, Green Park, Westminster, Pimlico, Soho, Holborn, Paddington, Bloomsbury, Hyde Park, High Street Kensington, Bayswater, Regents Park, Great Portland Street, South Kensington, Whitehall, Chelsea, Earls Court, Queens Gate, Knightsbridge, Brompton, Belgravia Sloane Square, Holland Park, Buckingham Gate

We deliver each and every aspect of our service with enthusiasm, precision and flair. Our listing process is efficient

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Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 89% 89% £1,200 £4,650
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
8 1 16 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Areas covered
  • W1W
  • SW1
  • W2
  • EC2
  • W2
  • EC1
  • WC2
  • W8
  • SW5
  • W8
  • W11
  • NW8
  • NW1
Address

31 Riding House Street
Mayfair,London
Greater London
W1W 7DY
0207 043 2625

Opening Hours
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Great Agency...”

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Jun 13,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Miss Nelson'
Jun 13,2019
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Ayb really nice guy, we had a great communication with him during our 6 year tenancy. Always happy to sort out any repairs that needed to be done, I would highly recommend to anyone looking to rent in London....
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Very good
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“A long term Tenant...”

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Jun 05,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Morgan-woodrow'
Jun 05,2019
1 people found
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It's been a pleasure thank you ayb and your Colleagues at Forbes. You guyshave looked after us over the last seven years...
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I’d say there a lot cheaper then some of the other well known estate agents of the high street
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“Outstanding Service...”

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Apr 02,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Isa J'
Apr 02,2019
1 people found
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I am a landlord and investor who has sought the advice and assistance of Ayb on numerous occasions. I have found Ayb and the team professional, courteous, and highly knowledgeable. A pleasure to liaise with the team, and looking forward to prospering together....
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“Excellent service, coming from a repeat client....”

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Mar 15,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Lucinda'
Mar 15,2019
1 people found
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I have stayed in a large number of properties in central London with Forbes Lettings for long and short stays over the years. Always excellent service and brilliant apartments and flats, clean, spacious, great locations. rnMr. Chioua has consistently been of great help, accommodating, informative ...
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Good
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“A service Landlords can trust...”

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Mar 15,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kurple78'
Mar 15,2019
1 people found
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Highly recommended and trusted Landlord agent. They are proactive in terms of both tenant issues and the mitagation of void periods. I would not hesitate to recommend them....
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The fees charged by Forbes are both competitive and realistic.
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“Really want to say thank you to Ayb and his team for providing and excellent service...”

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Mar 15,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Mbk'
Mar 15,2019
1 people found
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Ayb and his team provided an excellent service ensuring they both met and exceeded our expectations with regards to the high level of attention to detail, following up on all of our queries in both a timely and professional manner, would certainly recommend Forbes Lettings ...
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No issues with the fees considering the solid service that backed up the agreement that we came to.
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“Really bad quality and unprofessional agency in the world. Who ......”

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Oct 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mei'
Oct 15,2018
1 people found
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Really bad quality and unprofessional agency in the world. Who promise to repair and replace the furnitures but never get back to us after they receive the fee. Still haven't get back our deposit after check out a month already. THEY NEVER REPLY THE PHONE ...
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suck
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“Very unprofessional - never replies to email or phone call...”

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Sep 24,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Not in activity anymore'
Sep 24,2018
3 people found
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Never replies to email when needed and rarely answers the phone. Plus I went to his office and it seems that he went out of business as he is not on 12 Castle street...
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“mr...”

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Jul 16,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'unhappy landlord'
Jul 16,2018
4 people found
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we started off well but then we realised that the agent Ayb Chioua was lying to us . He said that our property was rented out to a long term tenant but in fact he was subletting it on booking.com. unacceptable behaviour! we also believe ...
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fees seemed reasonable but seeing what he had done does not really matter
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“Excellent service...”

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Mar 21,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'GS'
Mar 21,2018
0 people found
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I have known Forbes Lettings for around 10 years and have used them during that time almost exclusively to find perfect tenants for my Mayfair flat. Forbes has proved itself time and time again to be an excellent agent for me and I would recommend them ...
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Fair
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“I have known Ayb Chioua of Forbes Letting for several ......”

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Jul 20,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Nicolas K'
Jul 20,2016
2 people found
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I have known Ayb Chioua of Forbes Letting for several years. He is always helpful and far more knowledgeable about the london real estate market than most other agents....
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“I am a landlord and have rented out my property ......”

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Jul 14,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Victoria'
Jul 14,2016
2 people found
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I am a landlord and have rented out my property through Forbes Lettings for the past 6 years. I have always found Ayb extremely helpful and he has always managed to find me excellent tenants in a very short space of time and helped with all ...
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The fees compare favourably with other estate agents particularly for managing costs
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“Forbes lettings are a great company. They find suitable and ......”

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Jul 12,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Mr Mohammed'
Jul 12,2016
2 people found
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Forbes lettings are a great company. They find suitable and reliable tenants for my properties within the time periods required. the team at forbes lettings have been efficient from start to finish keeping me well informed every step of the way. A lettings agency i ...
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GOOD
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“I'd like to express my pleasure to have such experience ......”

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Jul 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Samer Darwish'
Jul 11,2016
4 people found
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I'd like to express my pleasure to have such experience with Forbes Letting, from the 1st minute everything was clear, facilitated, the office is very responsive and helpful, I am so delighted to rent a property with Forbes Letting for more than 2 years and I ...
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Very good genuine
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“Forbes Lettings has made the process of finding a decent ......”

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Jul 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Bas'
Jul 11,2016
3 people found
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Forbes Lettings has made the process of finding a decent home in Central London flawless and effortless. They're quick in responding which is important and highly appreciated. Of course letting agents do not work for the tenants' interests in these situations but I got the ...
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Seems reasonable
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“Ayb was always helpful responsive and professional. We were happy ......”

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Jul 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Matthew Behan'
Jul 10,2016
4 people found
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Ayb was always helpful responsive and professional. We were happy that he was always available to deal with any queries or issues and ensure they were dealt with efficiently and to our satisfaction We were extremely pleased with Forbes and Aybs service and assistance....
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The fees were fair and advised in advance and were in line with routine charges expected. There was never any debate or disagreement about fees and we found them competitive.
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“I would recommend Forbes to anyone out there who is ......”

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Jul 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'James'
Jul 10,2016
4 people found
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I would recommend Forbes to anyone out there who is looking for a rental properties, from setting up viewings to check-in Forbes team have given their professionalism to 5 star standard. Friendly service and great choice of apartments in Central London. I'm very happy with their ...
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I only paid ‚£360.00 which includes the check in service, professional tenancy cleaning and my deposit certificate.. Which I think is fairly resonable compared to any estate agents.
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“Ayb was excellent in both his professionalism and care. He ......”

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Jul 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Jon'
Jul 10,2016
2 people found
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Ayb was excellent in both his professionalism and care. He helped my partner and I find our flat in London, and took additional steps to make sure the move was as seamless as possible. When we needed tips about renting in London, he provided an ...
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“Ayb was very attentive in terms of budget and location. ......”

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Jul 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Michael'
Jul 10,2016
3 people found
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Ayb was very attentive in terms of budget and location. The property was well maintained and ideally located for my nends. Flexible can do attitude and also on hand to help me with my luggage on check. Very happy with the service Forbes lettings provided...
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Good
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“An excellent service, Ayb was extremely professional and effective throughout ......”

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Apr 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Fitztzrovia landlord AL'
Apr 25,2016
5 people found
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An excellent service, Ayb was extremely professional and effective throughout and I would highly recommend him and his firm to any prospective landlord or tenant....
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Very reasonable and transparent fees
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“Ayb took us all of the way from searching through ......”

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Apr 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Kobestarr'
Apr 25,2016
4 people found
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Ayb took us all of the way from searching through to the date that we left. He helped with negotiating fees with the landlord with us to make it more affordable and for us. Forbes could have been a bit quicker responding to maintenance calls ...
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“My apartment has been marketed through Forbes, with Ayb as ......”

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Aug 01,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Margomac'
Aug 01,2015
6 people found
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My apartment has been marketed through Forbes, with Ayb as my contact, for a couple of years and I can say that I have been very happy with the service received from them. As I do not leave in London, I do need to rely ...
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“I am a barrister specialising in inter alia property law. ......”

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Jul 31,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Joseph England'
Jul 31,2015
5 people found
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I am a barrister specialising in inter alia property law. I have used Forbes Lettings spearheaded by Ayb Chioua for over 5 years, renting properties in prime central London. Ayb even helped to buy the property I am now living in. I have found on each ...
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See above
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“Having just relocated to London and waiting on a property ......”

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Apr 30,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Suzy'
Apr 30,2015
6 people found
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Having just relocated to London and waiting on a property purchase to complete, I required a short term let with maximum flexibility to extend because of the progress of our house purchase. I found Forbes Lettings to be a professional, helpful and efficient agency who ...
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“I am travelling back and forth in London for business, ......”

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Apr 30,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Sam Dhal'
Apr 30,2015
5 people found
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I am travelling back and forth in London for business, I have dealt with a few Lettings Agencies however Forbes Lettings have been the most helpful, efficient and honest Lettings Companies. I made a mistake and transferred more money than intended, they called me immediately ...
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The fees are the lowest in London, they cover the insurance and security for my deposit and all admin fees are included. Other companies told me around ‚£400.00 - ‚£500.00 so I was very happy with Forbes Fee of ‚£150.00
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“We stayed in Soho for six months in autumn 2014 and ......”

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Apr 23,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Miia'
Apr 23,2015
7 people found
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We stayed in Soho for six months in autumn 2014 and it really was a fantastic period in our lives. the flat itself was lovely and everything went smoothly with Forbes Lettings. Whenever we needed help, it was provided! :)...
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“Forbes Lettings has been my letting agent for the past ......”

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Apr 22,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'G Saba'
Apr 22,2015
5 people found
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Forbes Lettings has been my letting agent for the past six years for my Mayfair apartment, and I have had a far greater degree of letting success with them than with any previous Central London letting agent. Not only have they consistently provided top quality ...
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Forbes Letting's fees are modest in terms of the high quality service they provide.
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“I have rented through forbes letting for the past 5 years ......”

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Apr 22,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'M Behan'
Apr 22,2015
6 people found
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I have rented through forbes letting for the past 5 years during this time Ayb has assisted me from the first rental agreement, through to our move last year to a second property. We have received clear information all the way through with a very good ...
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“Wonderful agent who helped me throughout the process of finding ......”

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Apr 19,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Yasmin Bright'
Apr 19,2015
6 people found
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Wonderful agent who helped me throughout the process of finding the right property for me and my family. He took careful consideration of all of my requirements and communicated these well to the landlord. I would highly recommend Forbes to anyone looking for a central ...
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Comparable to others
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Complaints Procedure

All concerns and complaints must be made to the Lettings Director as soon as a concern is raised and this should be made by email or in writing to ayb@forbeslettings.co.uk and the matter will be dealt with promptly and thoroughly.
Last updated at 9:18 AM 11/07/2016 by Ayb

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