Professional from the first contact all through to completion. A very good understanding of the market context resulting in a good marketing campaign. I transferred to them (sale of 2 bed, top flr flat) having been unsuccessfully "on the market" for three months and they were a breath of fresh air!
Thank you Jack, Tracy and team!
Useless, DONT USE
I had a viewing with Jack Blakeborough, he showed me a house, let me put a bid in then told me a few days after that 5 weeks ago an offer was accepted and they were waiting for Survey.
Wasted my time, could have told me this earlier to avoid me visiting the property and could have told me this when i bid.
USELESS DONT USE THEM
Great estate agent. We viewed around 3 or 4 properties with Ramario and he was very knowledgeable and answer all of the questions we had. I felt like they really helped us figure out what type of property we were looking for. Would definitely recommend.
I turned up to view a property for sale and the estate agent from Outlook didn’t show up. Instead I had a grumpy tenant telling me she didn’t know anything about it and I could not have a look around as Outlook we’re supposed to notify her. I had spoken to Outlook on the phone a few times before the viewing so as far as I was made aware everything was fine, but instead I travelled across London for nothing.
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.
We are yet to move into our flat that we are renting with Stow Brothers but so far their service has been great. We've been communicating mostly with Hannah who has been incredibly helpful in answering all our questions and guiding us through the registration/reference processes. We have both been living in East London for over a decade and feel a strong connection with this area, we're really happy to have found our new home through an estate agent who is making a genuine effort to look out for their customers/tenants and engaged in an array of activities with the local community.
Really, really, really bad experience. They represent everything that is wrong with the house buying process in this country, and show exactly why estate agents have a bad rep. Initially they appear straightforward, friendly, professional, but the process at the end was a disaster, primarily so because they didn't do their jobs and were only interested in retaining commission and holding house prices up. They failed explain to us properly the lease situation when the offer was made calling explaining an leasehold with an absentee freeholder as good as a freehold. They then they failed to tell us when our exchange date had to happen in order to retain the chain. This "by chance" happened to be the same day as the Brexit referendum. We wanted to wait to see the result to make sure we were comfortable in case we left and everything that from the prime minister to the head of the world bank predicted would impact house prices was true. They chased us all day of the election letting us know for the first time, that if we didnt sign that day, then we would lose the house we so much wanted. Their agent used pressure tactics, calling, texting, emailing, telling us we had to sign and it was urgent and that if we didnt the deal was off. This was the first time we heard this. They knew clearly a negative result would be against our interests and in the interest of their commission and their vendor. For the vendor - I feel bad as if the situation had been explained and managed by the estate agent then we would have probably resolved it earlier and got our head around the result ahead of time. If stow brothers were responsible they would have this conversation two weeks before the referendum not on the day of the vote! As it happens they didn't even speak to us. As soon as we called at 9am on friday (the day of the result) the estate ended the process and said the house was back on the market. They said the "chain had collapsed" which was news to us. Three weeks later house prices in the area are down by c. 5% - had we paid we would have been immediately in negative equity. The vendor was given our email and sent multiple emails telling us how horrible people were and how we should "grow a pair". I lost £4,000 and a lot of time understanding the complicated lease situation that I referred to above, that according my solicitor and another expert I paid to consult was much more complicated than that. Now Stow brothers have removed me from their database as I am not a secure buyer ! The house I was buying was bought in 2014 for 380K I had an offer of 505K accepted on it. I was making the couple selling c. 100K better off. What is wrong with this country when to get on the ladder I have to half a million to buy a flat in Walthamstow and the people selling it feel like they have right to my hard earned money. Stow brothers is everything that is wrong with the estate agent system; they inflate markets, block people from buying when they choose, they put a nice friendly face on it but underneath its the buyers being screwed and them manipulating system as they choose. Do not use this company, or if you do insist they provide you with a single point of contact, they can not be trusted.
Very professional and honest advice from Mathew. Found him well experienced and very supportive, would recommend Aston Fox.
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!
Been in property buying and selling for the last 6 years and have always used Knights for all my property transactions, these guys are highly skilled and are very knowledgeable in their market, smooth and stress free service, please give these guys a try as you will be pleasantly surprised.
Excellent agent, Lots of Local Knowledge, Would be more than happy to recommend others A+