Scargill Mann Estate Agents have 7 branches and they mainly list properties in DE6, DE14, DE1, DE4, DE13, ST14 and DE4. Over the last 6 months, they've listed 342 properties, with an average time to sale of 15 weeks.
Avoid like the plague - highly disputable company. We fell in love with a property put an offer in and Scargill Mann neglected to inform us that another offer put in after ours had been accepted! We were not informed about other interested parties upon placing our offer nor informed that our offer had been turned down. I had to chase them three times to get any answer and obviously they knew they'd operated unscrupulouslybecause I was informed that my case had been passed up to the manager who would call me later, I'm still waiting for that call. I found out about the other offer from contacting the vendor directly, who was extremely shocked at Scargill Manns tactics. They were not acting in their clients best interests as I was more than prepared to go to the full asking price if I'd been given the opportunity to negotiate.
I made the mistake of renting a house in Littleover for £770pcm from these thieves for 2 years putting up with 22 concurrent days without heating that I had to get the council involved, and 8 concurrent days without a working toilet on a previous occasion - which they thought were reasonable times.
When i vacated, I had no rent arrears and left no damage other than wear and tear. They sent me a bill for £30.00 to replace a bath plug and £100.00 to replace a Wilko' Shower rail which fell apart.
They made up policies and threatened me in emails with their lawyer Cc'd to which they soon backed down when I took them to the Property Redress Scheme after discovering that said policies were made up and the owner tried to bully me that he did not have to disclose the terms of business he had with me were breaches of data protection.
Their administration and record keeping is atrocious and would urge anyone to think twice or be desperate to rent a property through Scargill Mann.
I later discovered that they did not lawfully inform me that my deposit was held by the landlord and not with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme they told me it was!
was interested in a house SM were marketing but terrible service from them, the only communications I ever had were e-mails, no case-handler, no telephone calls, even when we were at the offer stage. They made no effort to keep me engaged or get me on their books. Glad I wasn't the vendor paying them to sell my house (an opportunity they did not even ask about!) Would avoid using them myself, can't believe how poor the service was in this day and age. I doubt the seller even knew I was a serious buyer. Avoid!