I spent a day viewing numerous properties with Peter Smith at Canary Wharf. Peter offered excellent service, was very helpful throughout the process and showed a deep understanding of the area as he has lived there for years. He showed us around and gave us a tour of the area. Would definitely recommend Chestertons and Peter to anyone looking to rent in the Canary Wharf area.
I have dealt with Chesterton on two occasions, once to buy a property and the other to sell one. They are professional and most importantly very good at communication. I would have no hesitation to buy/sell from them again.
After a very disappointing experience with a local letting agent ( ridiculously low ball offers and continually bringing in people to our home who were never going to be able to afford it), we decided to spend the extra fee and try Foxtons out. Within 1 week we had an offer on our flat at a level close to ask. We exchanged 6 weeks later, and completed within 2 weeks. We interacted with 3 people continually at fixations, the negotiator, the senior negotiator, and the area manager. They all kept each other very well informed and so if one was out you could always pick up with one of the other two. Importantly, I got the sense that they were trying to represent all three sides ( buyer, seller and themselves)- as opposed to in it for a quick fee. Would recommend without reserve
Foxtons has professional surface and nice friendly agents, but predatory and expensive. Despite paying GBP440 for in commissions which is already at top of the market, they did their best to try to get more money out of me when I used the agreed break clause. I would not use then again. In general I can tell you that you guys are getting screwed in your so called 'free market'. Transaction cost are rampant and clearly favors the more informed agents/landlord. Not the signs of a well functioning market.
We registered with Ben at Keatons and not having great experiences with agents we were hesitant. After explaining all our needs Ben sent my partner a few options that fit exactly what we were looking for, you rarely get properties that match with what you actually tell your agent what you're looking for, unfortunately we missed out on the property we offered on. We would recommend Stratford rent department to any of our friends in the area though.
I am single mother rented a property for two years from Keatons and never missed rent payment looked after the flat as I am mature and clean person after two years they said land lord decided to sell apartment and I should leave the flat. They harassed me with phone calls agent turning to the property without prior notice I felt intimidated specially when one time saw agent trying to open my flat with the copy they had their excuse was the knocked and no body answered,, till this day I am scared to open doors and have three locks, I found out that the land lord never sold flat they just increased rent and rented it to some family 35% more than what I used to pay. You are rubbish agents gangsters and criminals.
Our experience with Knight Frank has been so far just great. My friends and I have been extremely well assisted by Christopher Paxton for everything related to the house search and viewings. Christopher has been very professional and thorough in explaining us all the letting procedures and in advising us on the better solution according to our needs. I would absolutely recommend Knight Frank and its team.
They provided the tenancy agreement 3 days before the move-in date, despite we had chased them for a month (There seemed not to be anyone knowing our case with full knowledge.) Regarding the clauses we were not happy with, they simply just passed the messages back and forth between us and the landlord. All our requests were refused but we had to accept it because we couldn't find another flat in 3 days.
The administration was also a nightmare. They never revealed fees all at once (despite we chased several times) so we always found surprises. Very unresponsive, one simple question took them few days or longer to get back, with scattered answers. The worst was, they made mistakes on numbers, and failed to send through emails because they made typo on the address or had internet drop, etc.
I have been letting a flat for the past year and a half with Alex Neil and just wanted to leave a review. They have been very helpful, always responding to emails and calls efficiently and liaising in a timely manner with contractors to help us get the best out of our flat. As a flat we have really been able to depend on Lucia especially to help us out. I would recommend Alex Neil as a letting agency and look forward to using their assistance again if needed when searching for future properties.
Awful experience trying to sell our flat through this company. They know what to say in order to get your business but when it comes to organising viewings they are terrible. Avoid.