I worked most closely with Giles Sparkes (sale valuation) and Billy Brooks (sale negotiator) regarding the sale of our flat near Canary Wharf. Both are very nice persons and experts in their job. Billy managed to find a good client to make an attractive (= high) offer to buy our flat after a short time of viewing. In short Foxtons managed to sell our old home in order for us to buy and move into a bigger house in 4.5 months, which is a very short period of time in the current market condition in 2018 (i.e. before UK leaves the EU in March 2019). Our experience showed Foxtons at their very best. Giles, Billy and other members in Canary Wharf took many people to view our flat, e.g. there were 10 views in the first week versus 5 views in 2 months with another smaller estate agent we used prior to Foxtons. When it came to the final few weeks before completion and it was very tense because we needed to keep our buyer and made sure that person was happy, Giles helped Billy to work with all solicitors (my buyer, my vendor, and ours) and all estate agents in the chain to get things done quickly, i.e. they almost did the job of the other estate agent in the chain. Once in a while, I also talked with the manager (Mr. Thomas Holmes) of Giles and Billy, and it appeared that the whole team was very aware of our flat and its current situation. This is the main difference between Foxtons and our previously used estate agents who usually did not have the capital and human resource to rigorously and intensively get the job done quickly. There were ups and several downs along the way, because there were in total 3 buyers who expressed interest, put down (and some withdrew) offer, but Foxtons (especially ones at Canary Wharf Office) is worth every penny of their fee.
The worst experience I have ever had in dealing with estate agents. Both of these guys were the utter epitome of slimy estate agents who do not care about you and quite literally just want to take your money. From booking the first viewing - I called on a Saturday and spoke to David Morgan who agreed to do a viewing on Monday (there was no mention of having to ask the current tenants to confirm from him, he just just out-rightly said it was booked) - I did not recieve a confirmation email all the way up until the Monday 10am - (the viewing was booked for 11am) - so ended up calling the the branch again who had NO record of me even calling to book! Eventually one of the staff members traced the call back to David’s number (this staff member also said this is quite usual of David’s behaviour). I eventually saw the property and my sister too and we both agreed to make an offer. Suddenly, David messaged me to say the flat is only available THREE WEEKS after we already agreed to move/the date he told us and blamed it on the current tenants. I said we would have to think about it but he ended up being very pushy with his words in forcing me to extend my current tenancy as “It would be a great price to get this one in The Sphere so hopefully you can accommodate those couple of weeks?” (I have the text messages). I didn’t hear back from my current agent immediately with regards to extending and David was even saying he would get in touch with them himself! So unpleasantly forceful! As if it ends there. Me and my sister decided to make an offer and David asked us to come back to the office where his colleague would be to put down the offer etc as he stated he couldn’t(?). Waiting at the office suddenly his colleague “was out at a viewing” and “couldn’t get in touch with him”. So we decided to leave and agreed I would get a phone call in the morning the next day to confirm the offer.
The next morning I revive a text message form David to say he was “suddenly off sick...and at the GP” and that someone else had put an offer in so we would have to make our “best offer”. I cannot believe this...It was promised that this colleague “Ketan” would be calling me at 9am - obviously I didn’t get a call and had to call the branch around 11/12? Maybe even later to be called back. When Ketan eventually called me back he asked me how I could be helped? Surely he knew that we were trying to make an offer since yesterday and that he was supposed to call me at 9am!? No apology at all and in actual fact he was rude and obnoxious and pushed me to increase my offer and length of contact without a break clause saying the landlord would “take the best offer”. Before the phone call ended I asked when he would get back to me on whether the landlord would accept or not, he said by the end the of the day - this was Friday 6th July, it’s now Thursday 26th.... and nothing. I did not call to enquire because quite frankly we had had enough, luckily we have found a beautiful place to live now but stuck with an extra two weeks rent to pay at my current place due to the awful cut-throat behaviour of these two staff members of Foxtons - mainly David Morgan. Our whole experience with this agency has been absolutely disgusting and I will genuinely shout to the hills and back to everyone NOT to use them.
I received excellent support and service when buying a house. Thoroughly recommend! Not your typical estate agents.
I'm taking this opportunity to add further comments to the already pathetic record of this agency. They recently applied to Newham council for a license to rent MY property; the flat above theirs. Presumably leaving the flat below unlicensed and illegally let... not insured... etc etc. I wonder how many other properties of theirs go unlicensed due to their incompetence. My previous comments: Catastrophic. Contracts not written correctly. Addresses confused causing confusion with utility bills and electoral roll home insurance. Repairs left undone for months; in one instance resulting in health & safety issues from blocked drains. Collective failure as more than 3 employees regularly give assurances that they don't meet. I'm aware I have to give a star to get this posted but really they don't deserve one. This is not a new problem. This collective failure has been going on for years. Owner of property adjoining one of their lettings.
I looked at 4 estate agents before choosing Bairstow Eves. BE listened to my requirements and the others either didn't, or told me things that were incorrect. BE got me viewers quickly and helped me sell at the price I wanted. It was a really smooth sale and I was really happy with the service Bairstow Eves gave me.
Just a bunch of thieving criminals. When we were in the property rather than sorting problems they just tried to point the finger at us instead. This includes a gas leak in the property. Now we have been moved out and away from that hell hole it has been 2 years and they still haven't paid us back our deposit. I have spoken to the landlord, he told them to return the full deposit, they are ignoring him and us and just stealing our money.
They are a bunch of thieving criminals and need to be shut down.
VERY HELPFUL. after being let down by our previous agent we contacted Hunters in Plaistow, Saif came to see us and was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. i have recommended them to many of our family and friends.
Very irresponsible team in this branch . Not professional at all .
happy with the service provided. Adrian initially offered me a few properties and got me out to see one that wasn't really what I was looking for but the moment I stepped through the door I feel in love. the sale went through fairly smoothly my first sale and hopefully wont be my last
Their fee for renting are excruciating! High, unreasonable, cannot wait until the new legislation make it illegal. How clever of you to write your own, fake,5 star reviews! People are not as dimwitted as you would want them to be!