5 People wrote same reviews of praising Yasin on the same day
Take the hint people, the 'good reviews are all fake
He is THE worst agent i have ever seen, specialised in 2 areas; one for making excuses in order to do a minimal amount of work and two for threatening tenants with deposits.
At the end of your tenancy, he will ask you to write a good review of him in line with deposit negotiation which basically means you will have to write a good review to get as much a money as possible.
I once had a hope that maybe other employees cared, but soon, i realised that nobody in the agency actually cared enough to discipline such a disasterous employee called Yasin
I am just so mad for giving even a star because i must say it is just too much for what he has done to us
It is extremely difficult to find a rental property that is cheap and decent at the same time especially in central London where there is a fierce competition in the market. In fact, most of you are likely to grab an opportunity of signing an only-just-tolerable property saying 'god we were lucky'. However, there is one thing a number of you forget ; The quality of service agents provide. Therefore, if you have a 5 minute, please hear me out before getting lured by mere flats that seem satisfactory.
The agent i dealt with was THE most unprofessional worker i have ever met in my entire experience in London.
1. The breach of contract occurs frequently for instance, the contract clearly states '24 hour notice must be made before paying a visit' but what i saw was a hasty agent leaving a message in the middle of a night saying 'the landlord will visit you tomorrow morning so tidy your rooms guys'.
2. Not only that, there were 6 sudden house refurbishments of which tenants had no idea. The following happened routinely throughout the year ; we get roused by noises in the common area -> meet workers removing ceiling tiles -> (WTF!?) -> leave a message to the agent -> no response -> call the agent -> no response -> receives a message from the agent saying 'i am not entirely sure what is going on but the landlord wants it' -> unable to use the area for 2~5 days -> happens again after 2~3 months.
3. On top of that, when we actually found something that needed to be repaired, the agent just ignored our messages. The communication was simply a one way street.
Keep on trying because he does reply after about 3-5 attempts and you will notice his answers will converge to a same answer ; sorry it's been a little hectic in the office last few weeks. i will look at it next week - obviously never happened :')
4. Can it get worse? well.. sorry but yes.
After about half a year, I once went to the office to tell him personally and respectfully if he could be more professional in terms of notifications and you know what he said?
'I actually don't have some of your numbers'
5. One time, the landlord found out that there was something wrong in the property and asked us for an explanation. We told him that the issue had been informed to the agency several times and got no proper responses. After a couple of days, the agent gave me a call and told me off for making it a big deal............. ......????????
6. Finally, If you are an international, they are really rude.
If you are an Asian, he will refer you as 'some Chinese guy'
If you are a European, he will refer you as 'you know that Spanish guy'
If you are from anywhere else, you will just be called in a most stereotypical way possible according to the appearances.
I think i can write a book about this agent but i should stop now.
If your agent is Y*SIN, you have to get the hell out of there immediately
P.S. It has been a while since i left the property (thanks to the agent) but it seems like the company left a review saying they have never had me as a client instead of taking this comment as a feedback so let me put some pictures of what i used to have with the company to prove i WAS one of their clients (and probably many others to whom that they left the same comment. I mean seriously, i am not using my real name here so how the hell do you know who i am in the first place?).
The whole team, especially Karen and James, were really professional and proactive. Really good advice on valuation, where others went too high or low. I put my flat on the market one morning. The next afternoon, Karen rang with a buyer. They kept in touch throughout the whole process. A really nice friendly bunch of people - who also seem great at selling houses!
Despite an ad that says "* Absolutely no enquiries from agents *" - which they had clearly read they still called. If that's an indication of their ethics I would think about avoiding them. Update; They called a second time, despite my outrage at the first call. Even though the add now reads "* Please, absolutely no enquiries from agents under any circumstances *" The said they wanted to bring somebody round to view my flat without even stating they were an agency, until asked. Appalling behaviour. Avoid at all costs.
Dexters are professional, proactive and persistent. I enjoyed working with the whole team. In particular Will Cracknell was reassuring and positive throughout and Karen Keating's advice on our sale was spot on.
Selling a house, or indeed buying one is not exactly a stress-free experience. The last thing you need is an estate agent that isn't top-notch. Fortunately for us, we got an exceptionally professional service from Dexters on Upper St.
We dealt mainly with Karen and James. When I made my initial enquiry, Karen dropped over to my flat on the same day - a good omen! Floor plans were ordered, photos arranged but even before that could be done they had viewings booked in. Result.
Karen and James and the Dexters team had a steady flow of viewings, and good ones too because there were several "second looks" so it clearly wasn't a bunch of very speculative buyers. One of the things that I really likes, that I haven't seen with other agents is that every time a viewing was arranged I would get a confirmation email with the arranged time. Whilst small, this was really helpful to keep me on top of knowing when to keep the flat in tip-top viewing shape and get out to leave the people viewing in peace. It's got to be said that they did their utmost to group viewings on the same morning or afternoon where possible, which was helpful.
Soon enough, an offer was made. Not quite what we were hoping for as first, but that's where negotiations start. I feel I got really good advice as to how hard to negotiate with the buyer - timing for me was critical. Over a few days we managed to agree a price that made all our sums work in terms of onward purchases so we were pleased with the price we achieved.
At this point, I thought the job is the agent was pretty much done and it's over to the solicitors. How wrong I was! Karen and James were on top of keeping things moving, and updating me as to how things were progressing from the buyers side. Selling a place is compliacated in terms of paperwork and nothing is set in stone until the last minute. It took us quite a bit of time to get the exchange completed so their support during this stage was absolutely critical and as with the up-front sales process everything was super professional.
A big thank-you to Karen, James and the team at Dexters. I'm pretty sure if we hadn't chosen them to sell our place we would probably still be living in it, rather than our new home. Best decision of the year.
Mark & Daniel were sincere from the day I signed a sole agency agreement through to the day of completion. The quality of buyers, the level of the offers, the price I achieved and the guidance they provided throughout was impressive. I would recommend Century21 to friends and family. 5 stars all the way.