“Edward has been an invaluable help to my clients who had neither the time, nor the inclination, to trawl around numerous substandard flats in order to find a nice one which is right for them, and even less desire to enter into the negotiations for purchase themselves.
Thank you again for taking such good care of my clients.”
“We are really grateful we found you and we have been particularly impressed by your approach.
At no point did we feel any pressure to buy something and Edward was always willing to look at other places as well as prepare any analysis that we asked for.”
“I have worked with Hannah Aykroyd on multiple purchases. Her ability to dig out the very best investment opportunities is impressive, and she utilises her strong network to create a trusted team of lawyers, accountants, bankers etc to successfully transact on each purchase.”
Hong Kong investor
Aykroyd & Co’s performance has been exemplary throughout.
British professionals in their mid 30s
Edward Towers has advised us both on the acquisition of a flat in South Kensington for our daughter and also on a suitable flat in West Chelsea for our son. His knowledge of that area of London is comprehensive and greatly exceeded our expectations. He has been extremely professional in all our dealings with him and his probity is unquestionable.
He has extensive knowledge of which streets are likely to hold their value and indeed which type of property, as well as current pricing trends. He has been on hand to advise us with all property related matters long after completion.
British buyer acquiring flats for her two children
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Natasha for over 3 years managing a block of 149 prime London residential units on our behalf. Natasha’s calm, diligent and tenacious approach has always shone through. Natasha took the time to understand the business plan, our requirements and our preferred working practices. This created a strong, efficient working relationship with Natasha being a joy to work with. With a large number of apartments, there were always moving parts across the building which Natasha was always on top of and made sure any issues were resolved quickly and to the highest possible standards. Natasha’s advice and guidance has been invaluable throughout our ownership of the block.
“For someone who travels and is extremely busy, Sophie Bonsor was an absolute Godsend. Quite apart from her market knowledge, sound sense and efficiency, her enthusiasm and good taste made my purchase and renovation project a painless pleasure.”
Specialist Travel Advisor
“I started my search at 38 weeks pregnant, and Hannah was exceptionally sensitive to my particular needs, making sure that she and her firm took on as much of the burden as possible. Moreover, the professionalism and expertise that Hannah and her staff demonstrated throughout our interaction served to reassure me as a first time home-buyer so that I could make decisions with confidence.
In the end, Hannah found us a home that is perfect. I didn’t even know that homes like this existed in central London, and Hannah found it and knew that it would be a perfect home for us to start our family. Having anticipated all of our transitional needs, Aykroyd & Co, put us in touch with their skilled and friendly contacts from home renovation, to building managers, to legal advisors. We are now happily settled in, Hannah continues to help us as needed, and we can’t stop recommending Aykroyd & Co. to our friends in London.”
1st time buyers, American & British couple
Edward advised me on the purchase of my flat in Courtfield Gardens. He was a patient and thorough advisor with considerable expertise in the area. He found me the most wonderful flat which I feel very secure and settled in, and am enjoying getting to thoroughly know the area.
He comes with my highest recommendation.
English buyer upsizing
“When it comes to buying agents, Hannah has the tenacity of a terrier with a fantastic nose for a deal. She is exactly the person you want on your side when sourcing and buying a London investment, off-market or otherwise.”
London based financier
I was fortunate enough to have Edward help me with the purchase of a beautiful first floor flat in Earl’s Court. He was extremely helpful and professional throughout the whole process, and absolutely instrumental in finding me not only just a great property, but the right property for me.
He is astute, personable and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Prime Central London. He has helped many of my friends in recent years in finding great properties around London, and is everything you need and want from a buying agent.
Swiss/English buy-to-let investor
“For the past year, Hannah and I have been working together to find my new home. It wasn’t an easy journey but Hannah has made it as comfortable and encouraging as possible. She was always available to me and prioritising every need and demand. She was very patient and easy (and fun) to talk to. I actually chose her specifically because I loved the transparency in our relationship. She appreciated the honesty as it made her work better to find a property that fits my expectations exactly. She is very efficient and works very fast. I was amazed at how quickly she would get back to me with new opportunities.
I loved working with Hannah as you get the impression that she works with you and for you at the same time. Making your vision her priority, she does all the hard work whilst still making sure that you are part of the process of finding your new home. I definitely even felt a wave of sadness once we got my new home. However she doesn’t end her job there. Hannah has been checking up on every stage of the refurbishment and doing more than required of her job to make sure this goes as smoothly as it can for me.
She is definitely someone who I will be turning to regarding any future property deals. It has been a true pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to anyone interested in property.”
London based 1st time buyer
“Edward and the team helped my wife and I to downsize to a flat in St John’s Wood just outside Regent’s Park. Being UK based we had easy access to all the listings portals and agents in SJW.
We were looking for Aykroyd and Co to find us off market properties. They found us a superb off market flat that fulfilled all of our (rather demanding) requirements.
Edward was a fountain of knowledge of the market and the area we were looking in and was always available to offer analysis and advice. He did this all with enthusiasm and a smile on his face.
His involvement did not stop after finding the property – a lot of additional services were included up to completion and beyond.
In fact, Edward helped us to negotiate a garage lease extension that we acquired with the flat – something that he was not contracted to do!
We look forward to a long relationship with Edward and Aykroyd & Co and will certainly recommend them to friends and family.”
British couple looking to downsize
“We will always be grateful to Hannah and Edward for their help in finding us our home.
Two years ago we were completely disheartened house hunters. We were living in 900 square feet in central London with a young family, but had absolutely no idea where to go. We had our details with estate agents in four different boroughs in London, but, with really busy home and work lives, just didn’t have the bandwidth to do the research on the houses – never mind the research on the roads, transport links, schools etc – and let alone come to any conclusion about where we actually wanted to live! My phone was ringing three times a day with estate agents recommending viewings on various properties across London – but we’d found viewing after viewing disappointing – which was all the more frustrating when we’d had to negotiate time off work to be there.
The house we eventually bought is one that, quite honestly, we would never have arranged a viewing to see. It was pretty much love at first sight – and the next few stages of offers and purchase were made completely stress free by the team.
For those considering Aykroyd & Co for their property purchase, it may seem expensive. However, we now feel that we saved money (never mind extraordinary amounts of time and stress) by their handling of the purchase. We also feel you couldn’t put a price on finding a home more perfect than the one you’d have ended up in without them. It really is excellent value!
We honestly cannot recommend them highly enough.”
British family looking to upsize.
Working with Sophie Bonsor has been a delight, everything has been smooth and simple with a great upbeat positive attitude to finding the right property. Working with the Aykroyd & Co team has saved me hours and hours of searching which has been a huge help. For anyone looking for their next property I cannot recommend their services enough.
It’s been nothing but wonderful working with Aykroyd & Co. Sophie did an outstanding job of helping us find our dream property and guide us through the entire process. It wasn’t a smooth buy but I couldn’t imagine having done this without them. Sophie was available for all our questions and worries. She was incredibly on top of everything, which we really appreciated. We thank the entire team for their hard work and helping us fulfil our dream of finding our first home.
European couple relocating to London