It’s hard not to go into every single thing that happened to warn you against working with Edmund Amakihe from T G Baynes, but I don’t want the length of this feedback to put you off from reading it.
As a result of Edmund’s unprofessionalism, arrogance, and to be honest, intolerable nature, his client, our buyer, came very close to losing her sale. It wasn’t just us who found working him to be one of the most stressful experiences we’ve ever been through, our own solicitor, our vendors' solicitor and our estate agent all found this as difficult as we did. It felt like he did everything in his power to make this difficult and it felt like the process of our sale was purely based on trying to deal with Edmund's incompetence. There was a severe lack of any kind of communication, refusal to work together as a team with everyone else in the chain to make things happen, and the day before we were supposed to exchange we discovered the main searches had not been done, even though there was a note on file to say they had been. Edmund then refused in any way to communicate where the issue was, to accept or admit to a mistake, and refused to do anything at all to even remotely look at trying to resolve the issue. On his behalf, ourselves, our agent and even our vendors found that you could pay to instruct the searches to be done quicker, he then convinced his buyer that we should be the ones paying for this, for his mistake.
When he did get in touch, never by phone, he continued to address everyone as ‘Sirs’ in all comms, despite knowing every single person he was communicating with was female - a real chauvinist. If you’re looking to work with a professional, who will work to your best interests and help take the stress out of buying, selling, or moving house, do not work with Edmund.
a month ago