Great lettings team ! Jade Clements remained professional throughout the viewing. Also the communication between Jade and Adam was very good from start to finish! They were very helpful and helped us move into our lovely flat very quickly. Overall great experience from Acorn. Would definitely recommend!
I am renting a property with Acorn and have received nothing but poor service. When paying the deposit I was assured all work would be carried out that was required (loose floor boards, vomit and faeces on walls, severe mould and damp problem) before the moving date, this date came and went with no keys forcing us to stay in hotels until they finally handed over the keys.
We got into the flat and nothing had been done ,not even cleaned professionally despite being part of the fees they charge. After this the flat flooded due to a neighbour leaving taps on, and it's taken 6months for the work to be carried out to fix the damage to the bedroom.
The agency are very poor at replying to emails just get passed between people and have been unprofessional from the start.
My partner and I had a great experience with Barnard Marcus Streatham. Gabriel in particular was incredibly helpful and quick to respond, making the process of our buying our first home a smooth and enjoyable one. Would highly recommend!
These guys couldn't sell snow to an eskimo!
Lack of feedback and local knowledge
Surprised they haven't closed down
I wouldn't recommend using these monkeys.
My experience with KFH Crystal Palace was superb. I’m extremely grateful to Tyrone who managed to find a buyer before my house even went to market. Communication was very good and and he was extremely efficient. Couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Thank you!
MONEY GRABBING B@STARDS
Having decided to look for a 1 bedroom flat to rent near Crystal Palace I found a decent sized property about 20 minutes walk away through Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward for £850 per month. Not overly expensive I thought. I arranged a viewing with Alex on the Saturday. She seemed helpful (don't they all) and we agreed on a viewing at 11:30am on the Saturday.
The Saturday arrived and I didn't want to be late as my journey was an hour and half to get to the viewing. Just as I was arriving at just after 11am at the front door I got a call saying sorry but the viewing has been postponed. No prior notice was given and I was pretty annoyed at the time wasted. I was called back again with a further apology saying that if I would go for a second viewing I would get some discount off of the agency fees.
I saw the property for the second viewing and liked it and got the ball moving. NO DISCOUNT WAS OFFERED and I had to part with £656.15 with was for £210 tenant fees and £120 for referencing and the rest towards the initial deposit which still left me with a balance of £2194 before the move in date which wasn't a problem.
The contract was for 15 months which I thought was odd and did query this but was told its either 15, 18 or 24 month contract.
Upon my final visit just to hand in some more papers and fill out yet more forms I was told that mid contract the landlord now wanted to implement a rent rise but also there was no figure as to how much of an increase. I told them no way and if the landlord wanted to increase the rent he would have to do it after the contract has finished. Ridiculous!!!!
Due to my mum's ill health and social services not being able to go ahead with a care package for my mum which had already been agreed with them I was forced to unfortunately pull out of the flat so I can carry on caring for her. KFH still had over a months notice from the date the flat was available to find tenants for this and have so far refused to pay back any of this money. I have been very reasonable with them and said yes they can keep the agency fees and the referencing (£330) and just return the rest (£326.15) which would have gone to the landlord. Instead, they are keeping the lot for their own profit and are showing no signs of wanting to play fair. They are going to find other tenants within the month and charge them another set of tenant fees and referencing so no doubt be quids in.
I am in the process of seeking legal representation on this as I was hoping for at least a bit of compassion and understanding. I haven't cost them any money and in fact know that they will make more now.
In the meantime. I would recommend to anybody to avoid these people as they seem to be up there with the worst of them.
Great experience renting from Brooks so far. Andrew in particular was extremely helpful from initial viewing, to setting up contracts and getting us access to the property at a convenient time for us to move in. On the one occassion we had a issue with the property in our first few weeks, I called up Brooks and they handled it efficiently and with excellent customer service.
We have been using Brooks estate agents for a number of years to manage our property. They were the third agent we used and are by far the best. After tearing my hair out with the others I was pleasantly surprised that Brooks listened to my needs, were realistic with price and tenancy but always sought to find the best tenants, even if this meant extra work for them. They also manage the property well, with a personalised but professional service (beware the agencies who run management from a large central London office!). Highly recommended.