49 testimonials found.

We would warmly recommend John Wilcox & Co. We had to sell our beloved house in St James’s Gardens, where had lived for 54 years as finally the stairs were too much for old age. Simon Lindesay-Bethune and Richard King gave us such a personal service and made the whole emotional upheaval of moving possible. Simon gave us good advice and not only managed to sell our old house speedily in a pandemic but also found us a new one as a perfect short term base in the same area of London which may well turn out to be the final solution. In addition to this, he took such trouble in the process of helping us find an alternative place to live. He advised us with negotiating the contract for the lease. He really was our guide and friend.

Richard King arranged the showing of the house most efficiently in a two week campaign and each day gave us an excellent resume of the reactions of each of the possible buyers. This was very helpful. He had the key to the house – and we didn’t have to be there. It was all very professional and easy.

Simon and Richard advised us against asking a higher price. So we didn’t get as much as we had hoped for. But then we wanted to sell the house quickly, it was the end of the summer and we were in a pandemic. They may well have been right about this. Considering the Covid situation, selling the house so swiftly was a remarkable achievement. Above all, they couldn’t have been more personal, more professional and kind.

C & C W


When looking for a flat to rent I found Simon Lindesay-Bethune to offer an outstanding service. Simon is friendly, professional and knowledgeable- I could not recommend him enough. A great service from start to finish, always easy to get hold of and great communication. From a phone enquiry on Monday morning to signing tenancy agreement on Friday is pretty good!

Highly recommended

KL - Tenant


Richard King and Simon Lindesay-Bethune were a pleasure to work with; deeply knowledgeable about the area, the history of our particular street, and how to present the property to best advantage. We had multiple offers almost immediately, and one at the guide price within a few weeks. But that was just the beginning. Richard helped my husband and I, who live in America and know nothing about how things are done in England, through every step of the process. He sat with us in the kitchen, helping us to fill out forms, and, when we had to hurry the completion date, due to my mother's rapid decline and our need to avoid probate, he moved into action with swift efficiency. He and Simon are also just truly pleasant people to work with.


If you are selling a house in Holland Park, please don’t even think of using anyone other than John Wilcox & Co. Simon Lindesay-Bethune and Richard King have been brilliant in completing the sale of my property. Being of a certain age, I was concerned about the practicalities and logistics, not to mention the sale of the property AND finding somewhere else to live. Simon stepped up and ‘held my hand’, going far and beyond any expectations I had. My house was sold quickly and efficiently and I am now happily settled in my little mews house, thanks again to Simon’s effective negotiations. I cannot thank him and Richard enough for their patience, kindness and above all professionalism in making all of this happen. I highly recommend them.

Denny Harris


We have known the public spirited staff of John Wilcox for many years, so when we came to sell our house it was natural to be in touch with such a highly regarded local agency. Our confidence and trust were well placed. The experienced and thoroughly professional Richard King (what is the opposite of a spiv?) was our main contact throughout. He handled the sale - and us - with exemplary efficiency, tact, calmness and good judgment (and assisted us with the purchase of our new house in a different area). The process leading up to exchange of contracts was protracted, through no fault of his own, yet he maintained a cheerful and sensible approach to complications as they arose. Throw in a delightful sense of humour and one could hardly ask for more.

Mark Le Fanu


I wanted to write to say how pleased I am that I decided to go with John Wilcox & Co for the sale of my flat. The choice was between size (and coverage) and service. I greatly profited from the excellent and very personal service which I had from Simon in the initial decision about price, and the subsequent handling of the sale process by Richard. The sale price which I obtained was higher that I had been advised to expect from other agents, and the advice on handling was always prompt and effective - and the final result couldn't have been better.

Many thanks - and I would have no hesitation in recommending John Wilcox & Co in the future.

C AJ -Vendor

I have known and used John Wilcox’ services for many years and have invariably found them to be well informed, highly professional and very businesslike. They have just sold a flat for me in Holland Park – quickly and at very close to the asking price. Throughout the legal process they were both helpful and efficient and they went out of their way to ensure a smooth transaction and a positive outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective client

RV- Vendor


John Wilcox and Co. are true professionals. Everyone in the office was always helpful and kind; you knew they liked their job and each other - a genuine team. Richard King is phenomenal. His knowledge of the London property market, and everything associated with it, is outstanding. I had many setbacks on the sale of my property, and Richard patiently worked through each one, coming up with different approaches, to successfully resolve them. His attention to detail is exemplary and he responded quickly to emails and phone calls. I was always confident that my best interests were his priority and therefore trusted him implicitly.

LT- Vendor


I only write testimonials occasionally, when I feel strongly for good or for bad, and I'm here now to write what a VERY good service I have had from John Wilcox when buying a house recently. My dealings were almost exclusively with Mr. Richard King, and I could not imagine dealing with anyone more courteous, helpful, accommodating, professional, reliable and just straightforward nice. If I could give 6 stars, I would!

CG - Buyer


A highly professional service. For various reasons, this transaction was sensitive & required significant personal input. This it received from Simon, Richard & their team from start to finish. A buyer was found within 2 weeks at the asking price & later, she told me she thought they were quite outstanding. Thoroughly recommended.

A H - Seller


I bought my Holland Park house through John Wilcox & Co. Capable, intelligent, straightforward and thoroughly professional, they were helpful from start to finish. I recommend them strongly.

J H – Clarendon Road

We couldn’t be more impressed with the job John Wilcox & Co have done for us. They are by far the best agency we have ever bought or sold through; their knowledge of the local market, and the way they worked together to manage every stage of the process, left us feeling we’d had very good value for money. Thank you

Toby G