Long live the advanced high street estate agent

Alex Neil Advanced High Street Estate Agent

Advanced High Street Estate Agent

Alex Neil is an advanced high street estate agent in East London, South East London and North Kent. We show continued commitment to a presence in the high street, and our beautiful offices enjoy significant sales and rental activity.

Property transactions can be complex. Many legal and financial matters progress simultaneously. Our clients appreciate the ability to visit our teams to discuss their sales, purchases, and tenancies. We’ve received fantastic feedback about our service from the local communities of Rotherhithe & Bermondsey, Canary Wharf & Docklands, Bow & Bethnal Green, and Chislehurst & Bromley.

Arriving at our offices, you will find contemporary decorations and comfortable seating to complement the eye-catching high street window displays. The phone lines are buzzing, the email & social media channel notifications are pinging, and we say, “Long live the advanced, traditional, high street estate agent!”

Our brand identity complements our slick, functional, and dynamic website. Alexneil.com is a veritable hive of activity fuelled by international marketing. Furthermore, we actively promote properties via Social Media and engage in marketing on the major property portals. Our 35+ year track record of sales and lettings speaks volumes about our successful approach to property.

In addition, office refurbishments, our company rebrand, a new website, and investments in our teams show our commitment and determination to remain the best estate agent in your town. As award-winning agents of distinction, we confidently believe we offer the best experience for sellers, landlords, purchasers, and tenants.

We combine the best elements of a traditional high street estate agency with the technological advances our IT investment and wide-ranging online presence provide us. Alex Neil’s commitment to local high street offices began in 1984. And we’ve embraced and deployed many technological and online advances since.

However, we firmly believe homeowners benefit significantly from the essentials a 'Traditional' high street estate agent provides. And one is the ability to deal with staff in person. We are approachable property professionals handling transactions in real, high-profile offices.

Alex Neil is very different from the many faceless, corporate online entities masquerading as estate agents. For example, we are exclusive members of the Federation of Independent Estate Agents.

Questions & Answers:

Q. Can a high street estate agent help secure vendors and landlords a better price? And a more comprehensive choice of tenants or buyers?

A. Undoubtedly, yes and yes! A high street office is a 24-hour-a-day, powerful advertising tool. Home movers can visit to discuss their property matters, register requirements, organise appointments, or make offers in comfort. Selling or letting is all about exposure; the office is another powerful marketing conduit to utilise.

Q. Online agents must be cheaper, then?

A. It rather depends on how you view paying your fees. Many online-only agencies charge upfront ‘listing fees’ rather than the more traditional ‘No Sale, No Fee’ approach that we employ. Paying any service fee in advance is generally not considered a good strategy. It removes the agent's incentive proactively sell your property.

Furthermore, an online agent's service, ongoing performance, and marketing are only measured after you have paid them. For example, a listing fee might appear cheaper than a No Sale, No Fee percentage. However, if an online agent never sells your property, you often have zero recourse for the expenditure made.

More importantly, is the potential that a traditional agent will achieve a higher price for your property in the first place. It may cost a few thousand pounds more to pay for the result we can achieve, but a seller's reward could be so much more!

Our experienced local teams have in-depth area, property, and development knowledge. This valuable knowledge leads to accurately priced properties and vendors achieving thousands or tens of thousands of pounds more than anticipated. The gains will often comfortably cover fees and realise more capital.

We regularly receive fantastic testimonials from clients on our website. And in addition, there are thousands of allAgents reviews to provide you with peace of mind and confirmation you are dealing with a professional estate agent with an excellent reputation.

Written by Alex Neil Estate Agents


Tenant Information

Refundable Holding deposit - 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details Alex Neil are members of CMP (client money protect)

Property Redress Scheme Membership details: Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman. Membership number N00018.