Letting and renting homes in Kensington since 1998

Kensington letting agents Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings are not surprised that many first time visitors to London make their rental home within the confines of the Royal Borough. Luxury retail outlets, fine dining and a cluster of world-famous museums mark Kensington out as a cultural hotspot of some note and buildings here are as architecturally varied as they are aesthetically stunning with handsome townhouses, grand mansion blocks and attractive cobblestone mews all a major feature of the area.

Renting a property in W8 postcode couldn't be more popular - the space, the light and the ornate luxury of the buildings almost sell themselves. However, considering the range and scale of accommodation on offer, a little expert help can never be considered a bad thing. Since 1995, our Kensington lettings office has been providing accurate rental valuations and specialises in housing corporate staff in the area.

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Postcodes Covered: SW5, SW7, W8, W14, W11, W6

Areas Covered : Kensington, Earls Court, West Kensington, Hammersmith, Holland Park, South Kensington


Nearby Transport

From our office at 5 Thackeray Street W8, our ARLA qualified staff can vouch for the superb transport links that make access to and from Kensington High Street a breeze. The Tube station here is positioned on the western edge of the Circle line giving travellers an easy route into both the main shopping and business districts of central London and the City.


Mr & Mrs Bond

"We would like to thank the lettings Manager, Heather Carter-Drake, very much for all her efforts to find us good tenants for our flats. We really appreciate that she does not try to push and to persuade prospective tenants to enter quickly into a rental contract but she makes every effort to find a suitable tenant who will stay a long time in the flat and who will take care of the place. In other agencies we had such (bad) experience where it was their target to have a contract signed within 24 hours and then we suffered the consequences either with totally unsuitable tenants or with tenants that stayed only a few months. We also found that Heather gave us very sensible advice about how to update and how to present our properties. Her advice was practical, sensible, direct and extremely useful and she was able to bring out features in our properties that we had never thought of. Having followed her advice, the flats were transformed with minimal expense and in a very short time. Finally, we would like to say that in our dealings with Heather and the Kensington branch staff, we have always found them extremely polite, considerate, honest in their opinions and highly professional. Would recommend unreservedly this letting agent in Kensington."


Mr R Kashkimbayeva

"This was the first time we rented an apartment with your company and we are very happy with the care and service we received. From the moment I met Fay to see the apartment to the moment we got the keys. I will highly recommend Benham & Reeves in Kensington to my friends who are in search for a new home, thank you."


C Marcelino

"Fay showed the apartment to my boyfriend on a Friday afternoon. He scheduled a visit and Fay replied within the hour. This was particularly important otherwise we would have lost the apartment. Also she made herself available on a Saturday morning (even with a very busy schedule) to guarantee the place for us. Fay was very efficient in having a positive answer from the landlord particularly because he lives in Hong Kong, which allowed us to make the deal quite fast as the time was a constraint for us. About Teresa... what can I say... we had a let agreed on a Monday morning and we moved to the apartment on Wednesday so everything that I could say wouldn't be enough - we give her marks 10 out of 10."


Ana Vitiello

"Charles Jordan responded straight away to my rental enquiry and I want to say that Teresa Khan was very professional as well. I will certainly recommend your services."


Maria & Sergey

"I must say that you are one of the best real estate rental agents we have dealt with in London, we have been in contact with more than 15 different agents! You are doing a very good job and that we can say as experienced customers, thank you."


Mrs L Hall

"When I needed another letting agent urgently, your marketing letter was immediately to hand. From the moment we first spoke, you were upbeat and efficient, seeming effortlessly to find the rental income recommended for South Kensington, a good £130 more per week! Living as we do in Gloucestershire, your personal service on our behalf was incredibly helpful. In the 7 years we have rented out the flat, the recent experience of working with your agency has been a unique experience, and we hope he stays with Benham and Reeves Lettings for a long time to come."


Mr J van Wyngaarden

"I was very pleased with the recent letting of our Kensington flat by Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings. Your negotiator Nick provided advice and support in a very professional manner. During the search process he constantly kept me up to date with viewings and any feedback given. When a tenant was agreed, he dealt efficiently with references and gave help with selecting a good inventory company. I look forward to continuing our business relationship."


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