11/10, Klaudia helped me find a beautiful place at great price.
**THE MOST DISGRACEFUL** real estate agency that one can ever experience in spite of very high agency fee (almost half a grand).
Before Foxtons, I never had to live a life where I had to move into a flat with no hot water, a washing machine covered in round of mould, and a ripped mattress with bugs around.
I have requested to remove this soiled mattress after getting my own mattress on the day of move in and it took them ten days to finally come up with a solution: to liaise with the Council on my own (with no estimated time frame and the wrong council contact at first) as this is the most 'economical' option for this 'furnished' property that they hold no liability for such removal. What a self contradictory statement.
This clearly leaves me with two options: either 1) to pay high fees for immediate removal service hire or 2) to wait for weeks for the Council to collect it. Nothing but incompetent property management service - Thank you for a huge life lesson that high price tag doesn't mean quality, though.
Keatons have been a great letting agency to work with. Edmund was a breath of fresh air as he wasn't overly pushy during property discussions (unlike and was very accommodating when we were running late for our viewing. They've been supportive with the whole process as we were working through the tenancy agreement negotiations and we have ended up renting a property that we love!
Initially, I had a decent level of service - valuation and photography went well.
Inevitably, as soon as we agreed to go on with Keatons we were left in hands of junior sales team who simply didn't add anything in terms of sales skills. Overheard dreadful blind alley sales speak and otherwise subdued delivery.
Negligible communication throughout. Evidently a substandard database of viewers compared with Foxtons and others.
Really think the House Simple/ Purple Bricks platform model is going to cut in half the number of houses sold by agents if this experience is anything to go on.
The team at Keaton's were extremely helpful when I recently purchased an investment property. They were happy to chase solicitors and sellers whenever it was needed. I would use them again.
Landlords, go next door!
Keatons have been nothing but useless with us from start to finish. The service they provided us was so appalling that we had to go with another agency at the end. Their competitors next door provided us with such an efficient service (at a way cheaper rate) that we really regretted having gone with them in the first place!!
Their agents are clueless. Their management team as they call it consists of one girl behind a computer who does everything wrong. We constantly had to get back to them and correct their mistakes. They even managed to lose our keys. Pure negligence.
They are only here to cash in, they don't care about anything else and they should be ashamed to charge what they charge given the service they provide.
Chesterton Humberts in Islington are great. Finding a flat was quick and painless. I am still in the flat Chesterton Humberts estate agents found for me, however, I am looking into another property because I considering moving to a bigger flat. If I do, I will most certainly use Chesterton Humberts!
Dielza and Martin form the City and Camden offices at Victorstone have been amazing. I have property on for a sale with another agent and did not find a b buyer for 3 months. The guys from Victorstone have found me a buyer in 4 weeks. Thank guys!
Avoid at all costs. We have had major problems with house which were repeatedly ignored by Victorstone. Rude, unhelpful staff who continually fobbed us off with promises to 'phone back later' and ignored our emails. Deposit is yet to be returned despite legal requirements for this to be repaid within 10 days. I would bet money that these good reviews are fakes: these estate agents more like con artists.
Only started using Victorstone recently and I have received exceptional service from their property management team, in particularly Zoya.
Do not trust them all the good reviews were written by the staff or fake accounts. This agency is definitely unreliable, do not be fooled by the glossy exterior...
Throughout two years I rented a flat with them and have dealt with incompetent staff.
The were very friendly until we signed and handed over the exorbitant fees...
Almost impossible to get any response to fix the most basic issues, and when we do it's all about passing the buck and delays.
They lied to me numerous times and took months and months to fix some basic problems. At the point of checkout we found ourselves fighting over lots minor issues, as they charge you for pre-existing problems and issues outside the scope of tenant responsibility.
I'm just trying to say to anyone considering using them - DON'T. This is by far the worst institution I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with