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
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.
John Payne did a great job in selling my property in a short time frame. Professional and efficient service.
Chi Hang Man
Be careful before buying a property from them.
I had agreed a price on a property they were marketing. Just before exchanging, they pulled out and sold it to someone else. The manager Glenn Maher was particularly unprofessional during the process.
Not only I lost the property, but also the fees for surveyor, mortgage, solicitor.
I appreciate you looking into this matter. It is unfortunate you didn't find your agent's working style very aggressive, offensive and not up to your professional standards as my wife and I did.
I will not delete this review as you requested.
Thank you very much for reaching out.
As a first time home buyer I found Winkworth extremely professional. Their help with the process of getting to exchange of contracts was invaluable. Thanks to the team, especially Nicola for all her hard work and patience.
The rental department is absolutely unprofessional and utter rubbish. The agent and I have arranged a day to view different flats in the morning. I have someone to look after my child because the agent told me he can't drive around to show me flats with a child in it as his insurance is not covered.
So the agent didn't turn up at the end without notifying me in advance and his colleague told me the viewings booked are not on the diary so they can't take me to view the properties because they have are 'short of staff' and 'busy'. I ended up wasted my time and money travelling and childcare because of this very rubbish and useless agent.
Very unorganised, unprofessional and irresponsible. Cannot imagine what kind of service I would receive if I rent through them.
I would recommend people avoiding it unless you want to wast your energy and time. Rent through some other agencies I'm sure you'll get much better service.
Overall a great experience. Very friendly staff who made the whole process for us, first time renters in the UK as smooth as it could be. Kelly Walcott was our letting agent and she did a fantastic job in communicating the requirements and details clearly and in a timely manner. We’ll definitely be using KFH in the future and highly recommend their services to anyone looking to find a new home.
KFH have been managing the property I let for the last 4 years and I have always found them to be extremely helpful and generally responsive. I have to break my tenancy and Kelly and the team were very quick to reassure me that they would do everything possible to find a replacement tenant as soon as possible which took a great worry off my shoulders. I have always been met with professionalism, respect and understanding which is not always the case with some other estate agencies.
An excellent viewing of 3 properties I was interested in. They were able to answer all of the questions I had and provided me with enough information to make an informed decision on the properties
John Payne were a great help to us in finding our new home.
Fatos was incredibly helpful and supportive, using all her expert knowledge to secure us a great rental with a lovely landlady.
We felt like we had been expertly matched.
Can't thank her enough.
I could not have asked for a better team than Guy, Nick, and Mauro for the purchase of my first home. They were very supportive, always happy to help, and continuously kept me up to date.
They really helped guide me through the purchase. They are all super friendly, lovely to chat to, and I would definitely highly recommend using Winkworth Greenwich!
If I could rate Winkworth lower, I would. This is all down to the pathetically poor and unprofessional Property Management "service" managed by A H.
A H has no grasp of grammar, the English language or customer service and has never attempted to call us once instead preferring to send badly worded emails ignoring the majority of our queries. We had a broken oven for over 3 weeks, blocked sink which keeps on blocking up and had a 'band aid' temporary fix placed on it and the worst part was refusing to replace extractor fans in the flat... and countless more isues that were ignored until we insisted. I believe that A H forgets that she deals with peoples homes, where they expect to feel comfortable and safe and should take a LOT more care in job as her work affects other peoples day to day life.
Poor and slow service on getting any repairs done by A H and I would recommend you just avoid Winkworth Greenwich all because of A H.