Really lovely bunch. Communication was great. The agent (Clement) actually found another house to show us as well our original viewing. We ended up going with his surprised viewing.
Our sale was managed by Jamie Crowder at first and then Priyesh Barot, with no real explanation as to where Jamie went.
Priyesh and his colleagues repeatedly gave misinformation to our buyer, — told her we had no chain when we'd made it clear we were buying a flat (which was chain free — perhaps that was the confusion, but it's really not complicated!), then told her we were happy to leave it vacant before we'd completed our purchase (also not true). This cause us much stress as we were worried she might pull out, as we knew KFH would make it seem like our fault to her. Then — the final straw! — told her on completion day that we were out and gave her the keys before we had finished and locked up! She literally turned up WHILE WE WERE CLEANING. Hugely embarrassing, but luckily she was reasonable and had only turned up to drop a few things and then move in later.
KFH were more expensive than their service warranted. They did get our flat sold in the end, but after we'd already gone with another agent due to lack of activity from them. The sale only happened because of a previously interested party losing another purchase elsewhere and coming back to ours after we'd gone to another agent.
Considered giving 2 stars as they were friendly, but these are really basic things that needn't have happened, hence just 1 star — there is no need to mislead buyers just to tell them what they want to hear. It only creates stress and frustration when the truth then appears.
A great local estate agents who provide fair and professional advice and a great service. They also go above and beyond to support local community projects and regularly provide sponsorship for our annual street party. Always happy and very grateful to have them on board each year.
Ridiculous they ask for a 1-day charge of rent just out of a wording game! We confirmed the end of lease date the same as the date we pay the rent each month. But no one ever told us before confirmation that the day is actually counted but not the night before. Why on earth would we pay for the one additional day given that we actually move out two days earlier to that? It was out of goodwill that we end the lease by the end of month sharp... then on contrary heard from them such an unfair and unnecessary treatment.
It is really a frustrating and disappointing process negotiating back and forth. Such an unnecessary waste of time.
I rented a flat from Alex Neil and they were so helpful and they responded my requests so quickly. I have never experienced something negative with them. Their property portfolio is very wide. I certainly recommend Alex Neil if you are looking for a property.
C. Gursen Altin
I was just informed that cannot move in to the property agreed last minute just 5 days before I move in. We had booked the property almost 2 months in advance. We had them calling us almost everyday for references that was sent to them. Lack of costumer service and finding a solution. I would not recomemder them . Make sure sure that everything is ok before you ended up like me looking for a new house last minute and paying extra money.
Excellent estate agents. Rented through Williams Lynch for 3 years. Catherine Close is always quick to respond, very helpful if maintenance issues arise and when dealing with the end of the tenancy. Highly recommend.
I am a tenant trying to amend a contract with William Lynch, takes more than one week to get a verbal reply from the agent for a very simple request. Most phone calls are never answered. No written reply or receipt from the agent after having transferred administration fee to the agent's bank account after two days (and still counting). I am in fact still waiting the reply from the agent after sending 3 emails for follow up. Apparently these kind of "low value" services are deprioritised by the agents. I would recommend everyone not to use this agent with such lack of professionalism. In fact if there is a choice of giving no stars I would have given it, but now I have to stick with a one star rating.
Acorn in Peckham were great, very friendly, efficient and professional. George is brilliant, with a friendly and engaging team. Quite refreshing experience that I would not usually expect from an estate agent.
Aggressive members of staff literally looking for a fight with traffic warden who was just doing his job. Entitled Scum bags. Wouldn't give them a penny
We dealt exclusively with Lewis at Foxtons London Bridge. He was always available, flexible and very professional. Exactly what you need in an Estate Agent. Thanks!
Foxtons London Bridge just managed a sale of our apartment. They worked together with Alexander Hall (their in house mortgage adviser that was arranging a mortgage release + a new mortgage for the buyers). We firmly believe the company was protecting interests of the buyers (who worked with their mortgage adviser) in this case rather than the seller/ours. We have done >10 transactions in London in the past and understand the buying & selling process fairly well.
Long story short the whole sale was managed to a completion date that precisely suited the buyers (to the specific date) whilst leaving us hanging throughout the process that saw a delay of 1.5 months for no good reason (explanation: "a document that Santander normally sends in two days is now taking ~3 weeks to deliver").
Foxtons refused repeatedly to re-market the property despite our repeated requests throughout the process - which ultimately gives greater power to the buyer as the Spring window for selling is closing and you are just left wondering whether the buyer will proceed or not.
All in all, we felt cheated in the process after paying a ridiculous fee for this service. Still don't understand how a lawyer can earn £800 for a sale and an agent £16.2k on the same apartment when not even monitoring the case correctly (assured us multiple times 'they cannot see exchange happening past end of May' which led us to losing £4.5k in rent elsewhere where we served notice early to tenants).
The case will be passed to the financial ombudsman office as I don't trust their internal reviews.
My advice is -> if you have a choice, then avoid them. If you are already stuck with them, don't take their advice throughout the process and demand they work in line with your (not their) expectations/instructions, especially if this is not your first transaction. You are paying them, not the buyer (even if they want to take advantage of the fact that it is a buyer's market at the moment and their mortgage broker may want to win additional business by promising to work closely with the estate agent).