Being a landlord can be a stressful business, but it’s a whole lot easier when you have the right people by your side.

Getting you the best price

Your success as a landlord is what makes us successful agents, so we’ll always strive to get you the very best price possible for your property when you let with us. We believe in realistic property valuations here at Pettys; valuations which bring you, the landlord, the most income whilst giving tenants the greatest value.

Rather than promising completely unrealistic monthly rental income, we believe in being straight with our landlords from the start about their property lettings. Operating in this way means the best market price for your house or flat at any given time. You’ll also reap the benefit of shorter void periods too - all of which equates to money in the bank for you.

Accreditation for your peace of mind

As you may be aware, regulation in the lettings market is currently minimal at best. Here at Petty Son and Prestwich, however, we believe in a more proactive approach, which is why we are voluntary members of all the key governing bodies, including:

  • The Association of Residential Lettings Agents
  • The National Approved Lettings Scheme
  • SAFEagent
  • Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • The National Association of Estate Agents


As a landlord with flats or houses to let, the importance of knowing your agent is adhering to the high standards set by these governing bodies when letting your property is invaluable. Couple that with our own personal standards here at Pettys, and you have a company you can trust.

Exemplary communication

Poor communication is frustrating, we know that. We go above and beyond when it comes to keeping our landlords informed at every turn. When you instruct Pettys, you’ll never be left wondering about what’s happening with your let.

Although we pride ourselves on being proactive and getting the information to you as soon as we possibly can, there will naturally be times when you’ll need to contact us. We’ve got this covered too, as you’ll be able to reach us in any number of ways, be it via phone, email, or even one of our social media channels.

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Local knowledge

When you instruct us, you can rest assured that you are dealing with agents who have an unrivalled knowledge of the area, as well as letting property. Petty Son and Prestwich was founded in 1908, so we know exactly what makes the local property market tick. This means better results for any landlord who decides to work with us.

We’re aware of all the nuances associated with West Essex and East London lettings, so we can help you achieve top of the market prices and shorten the amount of time your property is left empty. It’s just one of the reasons why landlords stay with us as their property portfolios grow.

Greater exposure

Filling your property fast while still achieving the best possible price is only possible if you can get your house or flat seen by a wide range of prospective tenants. Thankfully, our in-house marketing team are experts in getting maximum exposure for all of the properties we list.

Not only will your property be available here on, it’ll also be included on major property portals such as Rightmove and Onthemarket. We’re also extremely active on social media, with active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+, so you know your property will reach a far wider audience with us than it would with many of our competitors.

Although we put a great deal of effort into our online presence, we’re still aware that offline marketing works well too. We regularly list properties in local publications and we even produce our own company magazine, The Green, which helps us get as many eyeballs on your property as possible.

Family run, family values

Petty Son and Prestwich is run by husband and wife team, John and Jenny Wagstaff, and the sense of family flows right throughout the company. This sense of togetherness is palpable in our offices, and we extend it to our customers too.

We firmly believe in offering a personal service here at Pettys, so you’ll never get the feeling that you’re just another client. Our friendly, honest, and trustworthy team make us what we are, and they’re the reason why we’re so highly regarded in Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, and beyond. Come in for a cup of tea and you’ll see what we mean!