We engaged Abson Blaza to conduct a valuation on a shared ownership property in conjunction with WDH. Stephen Abson provided a valuation which fell so far away from expectations we asked for justification. After several weeks we received none so sought a second opinion. The property was valued 10-15% higher than market value as verified by a another accredited valuer. Abson Blaza refuse to engage in conversation or discuss the matter with us. Stephen Abson refused to share his valuation report, despite having a named and signed contact with us as well as a direct payment from the individuals stated on the contract. He had to request this after much hassle from WDH. When we received this report we also (most likely accidentally) received an email chain which revealed that Stephen Abson mislead us in his contract stating he had never valued the property before however in his communications with WDH stated he had worked at the property before, compromising his objectivity. Mr Abson also stated he had no prior connections to any party involved, however it has now come to light he and his firm have significant commercial relationships with WDH and even family members have worked their previously - severely compromising his objectivity. Please, if you wish to get a fair and independent valuation on a property DO NOT use this firm. If you are staircasing on a shared ownership property with WDH you can use any RICS accredited valuer, you don't have to use the 'approved' list which WDH supply you with. I'm sure that like Abson Blaza, they have a vested interest in providing services which are in favour of WDH in order to maintain the level of business which comes both directly from WDH but also from their referrals. I hope this helps and you can avoid the nightmare of wasted time and money we have had to endure.
The worst letting agency ,I was tenant in one of their property and they make me sick I had no choice just to move to another location.If you needed anything from them you had to ring 100 times and never answer.I am single mum I live only with my 17 years daughter and steven from abson blaza use to come 6-7 o'clock after his work to inspect the property .I said few times if you want to vie the property you have to come during the day and to inform me you will come but he ignored that until I decided to move out.I spend a lot to make the house ready when I moved in and after 8 months I had to leave because of them.
Please be careful if you want to use their service ,please ask any body who used them before you decide to use their service.This was my experience shame for landlady who owned the property never came to see me so I could explain all my situation but I believe abson blaza never told to her the issue I had with them.
Lovely branch. Don't live locally and came in to see about moving to the area. A young lady in the shop was happy to take the time to discuss moving to the area and the local amenities. When we are ready to move will be calling Reeds Rains to help find me a house!!!
Chris and Christie at the Normanton branch of Reeds Rains were very professional in all communications regarding selling my property and helping me buy another property. If in the future I had to move again I would 100% recommend them.
I always felt like the estate agent was working on my behalf. The particular agent who was dealing with my sale was always professional, courteous and prompt at returning my calls. She was aware at all times when there was a delay and acting to preempt any problems from occurring.
Fantastic Estate Agents. Went the extra mile at all times and made house moving as stress.ess as possible. Liz was absolutely superb. Would strongly recommend them, they were always available, very personal and always happy to chase up everyone else who may not quite work with theirs
Recently sold my first house through Andrew & Natalie in the Wakefield branch, incredibly helpful throughout as well as being really passionate, they made the whole process really easy. Would recommend them and would definitely use them again
I recently viewed a property through the Wakefield branch, Andrew showed me round and was very knowledgeable. Had a few questions and the office were really helpful, having viewed through various agents these guys have been great.
Tried calling this agent a few times on properties and nobody seems to have a clue about what is what. I gave up and found a house with another local agent who had friendly staff. A smile and respect is all it takes for your clients I say. Chris North Properties .... No thanks