I would highly recommend dealing with Benji Weinberger in sales. He conducts himself with an admirable level of professionalism and works tirelessly to achieve the optimal outcome for his clients. In the future, he will certainly be my first call, for any purchases or sales.
I have dealt with many estate agents over the years but Jessica Bishop of Knight Frank St Johns Wood has shown outstanding qualities in a challenging market in a cool and calm way. She doesn't rest until the job is done.
Tabrez and the Chestertons team was so great to work with when we moved to London. We had just landed in the UK from the US and were anxious to find a place quickly. We were shown many flats and the quality of the flat the Chestertons team showed us were much nicer. Also, the process to lock in contracts was seamless.
We'd definitely work with the team again!
Having lived in London since relocating from the States over 12 years ago, I have dealt with a number of real estate brokers. None have been so woefully bad as Chestertons in London W2 – the "service" I received is so totally awful it cannot be called a service.
An agreement was signed by both parties on a prospective sale agreeing to commission of 1.25%. The property was sold and Chestertons sent an invoice charging commission at 1.5%. When I refused to pay the difference, the South African real estate agent Dylan James turned up at my house and literally tried to kick my front door in. My daughter (aged 15) was inside and terrified. Mr James proceed to loiter at my front door for the best part of an hour - smoking cigarettes, shouting and threatening violence. Upon eventually returning to his office he called my wife on her cellphone and threatened to employ heavy-handed debt collectors if I didn't cough up. I refused to pay a penny more than the rate agreed. Mr James eventually and ungracefully accepted. This firm is arrogant, dishonest, and inefficient.
Only good things to say! From day 1 I have had nothing to complain about. I want to specially thank Yasin, my managing agent, who has been there for any issues (very minor if any) I have faced. Definitely a pleasant change from the difficulties people usually face in terms of letting agents. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a stress free letting experience in london !
Total scam. Worst ever experience. Avoid at all cost.
Was told "first come first serve". So viewed the house and agreed a price. So my mate & I sat down, signed everything, asked this Yasin guy to give his bank details so that I could transfer the deposit.
He gave us a bank card, told me to use that and then took the card back straight back after I wrote down 2 numbers. Yasin then pissed off to show lots of other people the flat and was just stalling. He left us in the kitchen of that flat for more than 10 mins and kept saying: " bruv! Won't be a sec brah. Will give you the details now"
Ofc Yasin then came back to the kitchen after a while and then looked genuinely puzzled: " Brah, I'm in a dilemma, this guy over there is offering me £10 more a week... Blah blah blah." He then continued to threaten us:" Guys, you didn't get it. Yes its first come first serve but you didn't sign the contract yet!"
Well I am so sorry I had to bloody wait for 15 mins for you to give me the bank details.
If you wanted to make it like eBay bidding it's ok. But it's doesn't take a brain to work out you shouldn't advertise it as " first come first serve".
--------In response the their reply, I'd say if you scroll down to see other negative comments, their combacks were always "false review". Says it all. Of course they don't have us tenants because we didn't even sign the contract. They offered the house to someone else because they bid £10 higher pw, even though we came to view fist, were told "first come first serve" and were indeed going to sign it first. If they didn't even read the my comment and just decided to call it "false review" then one really wonders how much they had to hide and how incapable this agent really is.
Dexters Bloomsbury is a great agent. My experience with this agent get better and better. I'm thankful to Ian and Adam who help me to find a good flat and for their willing to assist each time I need help.
I would never use Dexters again. They made mistakes, were dismissive of my concerns, left emails and phone calls unreturned and promised me a call from the manager in March, after I again raised my concerns. I received no call.
A very good, professional and ensuring service throughout the whole process from Andrew Seemungal from day one of the viewing until everything was done.
Vanessa at the Green Lanes office is professional and keeps to her word. I would highly recommend her to manage your properties. Its worth noting that I wouldn't have said that for all the employees at David Key that I have dealt with in the past.
Great experience of becoming tenants of a rental through David Astburys. Throughout the process, advice and guidance was prompt, thorough and clear. They were also very accommodating and patient with us finding guarantors and viewing the flat more than once. Definitely recommend to anyone! Best estate agents I've dealt with.
Toby was the best Estate Agent we have dealt with in our years dealing with property. Courteous, patient and very reliable. Always called with feedback and kept us informed and upto date. We would recommend David Astburys to anyone who is looking in the N8 area - the whole office is friendly and professional with a can do attitude.