At Oscar Knight Estate Agents in Putney, we are a young and dynamic team. We’ve thought hard about doing things differently – and better – not just replicating what every other agent out there does.
We make sure that we properly look after our tenants and their needs (whereas some agents seem to view tenants as ‘a necessary evil of the job’!). Because by ensuring that our tenants are well looked after, we’re more likely to ensure that they in turn will look after your property, pay t Read full description...At Oscar Knight Estate Agents in Putney, we are a young and dynamic team. We’ve thought hard about doing things differently – and better – not just replicating what every other agent out there does.
We make sure that we properly look after our tenants and their needs (whereas some agents seem to view tenants as ‘a necessary evil of the job’!). Because by ensuring that our tenants are well looked after, we’re more likely to ensure that they in turn will look after your property, pay their rent on time, and stay beyond the initial term.
You’ll also find our fees are fair, with no hidden extras (when some agents will pile on extra charges you weren’t expecting). With us, it’s all included, and any optional extras are stated up front.
In short, if you’re looking to rent out a property in Putney, Wimbledon, Southfields, Acton, Ealing or Chiswick, give us a call – we think you’ll like us!
I don't usually write a review, but on this occasion, being the first property I liked and I managed to move in as well, I want to thank Danielle and her team, she was inspiring trust and confidence and I was pleased how things went. Being so organised and giving the information I needed in a very friendly and in the same time polite way, they've made this process so quick.... read full review
I wrote to this agent twice now, via e-mail, asking to view two separate properties that I was interested in. I explained that where I worked I could only liaise via e-mail. Did I ever hear back from him? No. And both time, of course, I lost the properties I was interested in.... read full review
I moved into a property in Chiswick in April. Clea handled the whole process professionally and swiftly. A couple of things needed doing in the property and she dealt with these promptly. The agent's fee structure is very transparent and clear. No hidden charges for a change. Clea is also very pleasant in conversation, on the phone or on email. Quick replies are standard. Highly recommended.... read full review
Clea was very helpful throughout the whole process of moving in and moving out of the property. If there were ever any issues she was easy to get hold of and responded quickly.
Overall pleased with Clea's professionalism.
Thank you... read full review
Oscar Knight are the worst estate agent I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with. Pretty much ever dealing from start to finish with Clea and Alesha, was difficult at best.
In the end we moved out and were told we owed money to repair a sofa that was marked as having wear and tear on the check in report. We were also told if we didn't move out 3 days earlier than our move out date, that if there were any repairs we would be liable for rent missed by the landlord (this is clearly illegal). ... read full review
I have recently bought a flat with Oscar Knight, with Patrick being the agent. It was my first time buying, and Patrick guided me through the whole process really smoothly. He was extremely helpful, being always just a phone call away and always looking out for the best interests of his clients. I would highly recommend Patrick and thought his service was excellent!... read full review
We have recently used Oskar Knight service, which is very satisfactory. We dealt with Mr Patrik, certainly he is very friendly and a professional person.
We have come across number of agents during our search but we felt Partik is kind of unique, as he was perfectly on time for the appointments, proper follow up, pretty much he did what he said he will do.
Big thank you to Patrik, I am sure he will be recognised on his good work.... read full review
Both Patrick and Clea have been great to work with - This is not my first time as a renter in London and I can honestly say I've never had a better service. What surprised me the most is that I was happy to pay an admin fee to the agency as the return we've had has been fantastic - Electricity & Water bills, (and even council tax) has been set up for us (first time ever) and all communication has been prompt. The ability to sign contracts online has been perfect - no more leaving work early ... read full review
First experience with an estate agent and a thoroughly smooth one at that. My first point of contact at Oscar Knight was Patrick Brandrick who greeted me at the property on time and with a friendly manner. Very knowledgeable about the property/area, he guided me through the next steps leaving no questions unanswered. I found his open and professional manner very refreshing and helpful.
Once I decided this was the property for me, Clea Alakija took over with the rest of the process and like Pat... read full review
Clea is always prompt, friendly, efficient and helpful.
When there were problems with the water and tank -- Clea got it attended to with minimal hassle and kept me in the loop.
When the battery on the smoke alarm needed changing -- she requested one of her colleagues to talk me through -- as I am technically useless!
Similarly -- when a bulb needed changing -- Clea arranged for a colleague to come by and help me.
It's always a pleasure to deal with Clea.... read full review
Patrick Brandrick greeted us at the prospective property on time with a friendly and professional manner.
His knowledge about the property was excellent and his post communications were fast and responsive; answering any questions I had swiftly...a very nice chap too.
The process from application to moving-in was surprisingly smooth, efficient and very well guided by Clea Alakija.
Overall a genuinely positive experience thanks to Patrick Brandrick and Clea Alakija of Oscar Knight.... read full review
Very professional, informative and attentive whilst showing us around the flat. All key questions were answered on the viewing day, which left us with a positive and happy vibe.
On confirming that we would like to proceed with tenancy he kept us well informed with progress, and introduced us to another of his colleagues who would take forth on the next stages.
Despite Patrick not being as involved with maintenance he was helpful with returning back to the flat to assist with issues which were mu... read full review
I first met Patrick out side of the property, and he talk us through all areas of the property we were viewing then we were introduce to Clea to finalise our agreement. Clea was exceptionally great in handling the whole process, and she was helping me with the council tax, electricity , even sky etc. . she was very helpful in all aspects . and she is extremely professional and friendly . she is very organized and communicative member of the team. I would highly recommend her ..... read full review
Clea is an incredibly helpful agent and responds quickly to all your queries.
She is pleasant on the phone and in person for the short period we met.
Clea also makes sure that any issues are resolved in a timely manner even if they are escalated and that we are always kept up to date.
Been an absolute pleasure and I feel well looked after in our new flat.... read full review
Patrick seems a pretty decent guy, especially for an estate agent..!
When I was looking for a flat, Patrick would make time to hold seperate viewings for my partner and I, and I felt he was honest and frank, without being pushy.
Since we've moved in, Patrick did check on the early days, but I was quite impressed when - on Valentines Day - Patrick was contactable on the phone to help get our electricity back up and running.
Overall, although we don't deal with Patrick much, he's always happ... read full review
Comment on agent fees
I always feel fees paid to be quite high for admin, to be honest. Sure it must be a bit of a cash-cow for estate agents.
Clea and Patrick were both very helpful during the course of our stay at Taylor Place. They explained the procedure and fee structure with regards to renting a property very clearly. They were also very professional to deal with when we had an issue with water leakage in the property. I would recommend Oscar Knight as one of the better estate agents to deal with in London. They should win more business if the continue to keep up with the good work and service quality.... read full review
I have been renting through Oscar Knight for a year. Since the beginning Clea was extremely professional, helpful and friendly. She dealt with all the paper work and the reference checking process quickly and efficiently. She is a very organized and communicative member of the team, which made the process especially easy for me. I would highly recommend her!!... read full review
All my dealings with both Clea and Patrick have always been very professional and comfortable. Patrick has been very helpful particularly during the first weeks in my new flat (i.e. connecting up my washer dryer). Clea was especially helpful in terms of the reference checking process and general paperwork. She guided me through the reference checking process since it was my first time doing so. I would wholeheartedly recommend both agents as well as Oscar Knight to anyone.... read full review
Clea Alakija was xxceptional in handling the whole process of my new rental home. Since this was my first home in London or in England as a whole I basically didnt have any clue on how to go about Council tax, electricity, etc required to settle into my new apartment. Clea was the one to call, and she was always prompt to answer and made sure i got sorted. In fact most time she made the call on my behalf. Bottom line is that i am a happy tenant thanks to Clea.... read full review
I have been renting through Oscar Knight for nearly 2 years. Over this time Clea has been my point of contact. I have found her exceptionally helpful, professional and diligent. Clea is very quick to respond to any issues should they arise and responds to queries very concisely.... read full review
We have worked with Patrick for the last few years with our rental properties. We have been very pleased with the process and dealings with him. He finds tenants quickly, does the background work and manages them for us. We will continue to use him and highly recommend him.... read full review
I've never met better agent than Patrick who walked me through the property and all the paperwork ( which usually I'm allergic to ) and we've made a deal within 15 minutes. Now - year after I've recommended his services to two of my friends who contacted him and rented their flats in the same development. Everyone seems to be happy and I've decided to extend my rent agreement for another year. It's a real pleasure to deal with Oscar Knights and they're #1 agency I've ever dealt with.... read full review
When we were first viewing the flat, patrick met us outside the building, showed us around and explained everything clearly to us. Since then, on a couple of occasions he has come by to address problems with the flat, and has always been friendly and efficient in trying to rectify the problem... read full review
Patrick was very helpful in helping me find a flat and securing a holding deposit. He repaired and replaced several items in the flat and even painted the kitchen wall. He was very knowledgeable about the flats and always friendly, courteous and helpful. He reassured me that I was not alone and to call anytime if there were any problems or worries. Which is a great comfort when living alone. I would more than likely use Oscar Knight services again if Patrick is on-board.... read full review
Patrick presented the facts and was honest about possible costs associated with renting the place. Whenever we contacted him he was prompt with his reply and they were always helpful. Any problems we have had with the property were quickly rectified by Patrick and his team. Very satisfactory.... read full review
Patrick was extremely professional from the moment we met him outside of the property. He took time to talk us through every aspect of the flat we were viewing, including the amenities, bills and also introduced us to the current tenant to talk through road noise, utility costs etc., which was very useful. Patrick made us feel like valued prospective clients and didn't rush us in any way. I think the difference with Oscar Knight in comparison to other letting agents is that Patrick knew the qual... read full review
Comment on agent fees
I believe we paid ‚£300 in total in fees, which was for two tenants and included everything. The benefit with Oscar Knight is that there also aren't any renewal fees if you decide to remain in the property after the initial contract period.
AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!1 Not only is the agency extremely poor with communication, it seems to be clueless! The staff members are extremely rude and communication between themselves is not sufficient making your life difficult. It is just not worth the hassle. There are far better companies out there with much mroe experienced staff members who genuinely know what they are talking about. Oscarknight deserve no reward whatsoever. Absolutely axful experience.... read full review
Oscar knight was the third agency i approached whilst looking for a property in west london. Clea was incredibly helpful and quick responding to my questions about the property even out of working hours. Having viewed the property and deciding withing 5 miutes of entering the door the transaction to then letting the property has be quick and smooth with no hassell. Living in a busy city with a busy lifestyle i found they were very efficent and got the job done. Dean and Clea both have agreat att... read full review
Unfortunately this was the worst experience of my life! Firstly I was unable to get hold of anyone and when I did, nobody knew anything. Seems like there is a lack of communication between staff members. This was really strange and seems like everything is under the table. I would NOT recommend them at all!!!!!! Go to bigger agents, they charge the same agency fees anyway.... read full review
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Unfortunately this was the worst experience of my life! Firstly I was unable to get hold of anyone and when I did, nobody knew anything. Seems like there is a lack of communication between staff members. This was really strange and seems like everything is under the table. I would NOT recommend them at all!!!!!! Go to bigger agents, they charge the same agency fees anyway.
Patrick Brandrick Senior Property Consultant
About PatrickI’m a bit of a glorified matchmaker really... here to perfectly match tenants, properties and landlords together on behalf of our clients – and there’s nothing like seeing a happy tenant in theiView full profile