We are currently renting from BlakeStanley, and we are very happy with our flat as well as the services we receive. Especially, from the property manager Jessica McMullins. She has gone above and beyond to accommodate us (we needed a few things done due to our new family addition).
Thank you Jessica and BlakeStanley for such a professionalism and excellent service.
It was going so well for a couple years.
Now our property management agent is shirking us off with emails which include hollow assurances and smiley faces (-which I usually enjoy, but not in response to serious complaints about rats and broken toilets..) and asking us as tenants to supply information on neighbouring flats that they should hold as a professional duty.
I am happy to change my review @blakestanley in the event of some action - until recently we have been satisfied. These glossy-faced empty emails we get in response to complaints which lead nowhere have led me here and you to a 1-star review. What is your job?
11/10, Klaudia helped me find a beautiful place at great price.
**THE MOST DISGRACEFUL** real estate agency that one can ever experience in spite of very high agency fee (almost half a grand).
Before Foxtons, I never had to live a life where I had to move into a flat with no hot water, a washing machine covered in round of mould, and a ripped mattress with bugs around.
I have requested to remove this soiled mattress after getting my own mattress on the day of move in and it took them ten days to finally come up with a solution: to liaise with the Council on my own (with no estimated time frame and the wrong council contact at first) as this is the most 'economical' option for this 'furnished' property that they hold no liability for such removal. What a self contradictory statement.
This clearly leaves me with two options: either 1) to pay high fees for immediate removal service hire or 2) to wait for weeks for the Council to collect it. Nothing but incompetent property management service - Thank you for a huge life lesson that high price tag doesn't mean quality, though.
Keatons have been a great letting agency to work with. Edmund was a breath of fresh air as he wasn't overly pushy during property discussions (unlike and was very accommodating when we were running late for our viewing. They've been supportive with the whole process as we were working through the tenancy agreement negotiations and we have ended up renting a property that we love!
Initially, I had a decent level of service - valuation and photography went well.
Inevitably, as soon as we agreed to go on with Keatons we were left in hands of junior sales team who simply didn't add anything in terms of sales skills. Overheard dreadful blind alley sales speak and otherwise subdued delivery.
Negligible communication throughout. Evidently a substandard database of viewers compared with Foxtons and others.
Really think the House Simple/ Purple Bricks platform model is going to cut in half the number of houses sold by agents if this experience is anything to go on.
Jasmine was a delight to work with , finding a decent rental in East London over the Christmas period was a daunting challenge, but Jasmine made sure she kept me informed and in touch with upcoming properties that actually looked the same as their pictures! I would highly recommend Stirling Ackroyd and will be returning to them when I am looking to buy based on my interaction with Jasmine.
Pretty disappointed. Samuel knew that we were moving into an apartment that had a top up electricity meter installed even though our contract stipulated it was a regular credit meter. He told us 2 days before we were due to move in so we had no choice but to deal with it. He reassured us there'd be no issues, that the meter would have enough credit to last a few days, but lo and behold, the night of our first night in -2° weather our electricity cuts off so we had no lighting or heating. Turns out the previous tenant had left a significant amount of debt in the meter. When we contacted Samuel he advised us to take it up directly with the landlord and offered to step in if the situation hadn't been resolved. The situation has still not been resolved and there's been no word or input from Samuel. The only plus side is that he lowered his agent fee when we signed the contract, but in hindsight it may have been because of this "illegally installed top-up meter"
Max from Castles was brilliant. Right from the very first viewing he was approachable and professional. All through the purchasing process Max was accommodating and kept us up to date on every step. Having Max involved made the complex and often frustrating task of purchasing a house run smoothly and "relatively" pain free. I would highly recommend using Max in all future property dealings
I would not hesitate to recommend Castles. David and Max were exemplary in their handling of the sale of my flat from start to finish. I was seriously considering going with an online agent but I'm so pleased i didn't because I really don't think they would have handled the after offer negotiations in such a professional and cordial manner. They were always quick to respond, transparent throughout and offered help and advice throughout the process.
I would like highly recommend Michal Bocian to anyone. He is super good person and he is very professional. I am the owner of the property at Canary Wharf and I used to work with him since 2010 until Michal changed the office, to Hackney. Firstly, he always can find a tenant for any property or a property for any tenant. Somehow, he knows what everybody wants and he matches the people with property. Secondly, I never had property empty more than 6 weeks and it means that nobody ever looked the property to rent for too long. Lastly, and it is very important, if we would have any issue between tenant and landlord - magically, he always helped. I am very sorry that he left Canary Wharf but I hope that his new clients also will be happy as we were and our tenants over the last 6 years!
Agreed to work with Foxtons for the sale of my property. I suggested an Open Day to which they said it would probably not generate enough people through the door. A few weeks after the property went on the market Foxtons suggested a reduction in asking price by 200k, reason - because of Brexit. Once that is done, still very few viewings and another reduction in asking price suggested. Realised they were all talk and did not seem to know what they were doing so dropped them as fast as I could, went to another estate agent had an Open Day with 7 couples through the door and 3 offers and got what I wanted.