In August last year, I had been accepted for a placement in Bournemouth and with the placement beginning in September, was in a rush to secure a place to stay. I got into contact with a few landlords and agencies but Christopher Shaw was the one that stood out the most.
Being a student who moved away a very long distance from home for the first time, Christopher Shaw made it very easy and stress free for me. Whether it was through the initial process or any issues I had in regards to my room, I felt confident with Christopher Shaw helping me out.
They made the process swift and pain free, answering any questions I had, something that I felt was important for a student looking to move away a long way from home for the first time.
I dealt mainly with Matt & on a few occasions Lloyd and I have to say their professionalism was what made me commit to renting a room in a house share with Christopher Shaw.
Upon moving in, there were a few issues I noted in regards to the room such as a broken socket and the wardrobe being somewhat flimsy. Both of these issues were addressed within 2-3 days of me getting into contact with them without a problem.
Looking at earlier reviews from students, I saw that some had bad experiences but from my own personal experience this was the complete opposite. I can say that I would definitely recommend any student Christopher Shaw if you are looking for a room to stay in!
Finally I just want to give an honorable mention to Matt, who was pretty much my main point of contact, for being extremely helpful during my stay.
9th Apr 2020 (1 year ago)
One star is generous If you notice, the 5 star reviews follow the same structure of positivism however I found out this is not the case. Our first problem began when we was given the incorrect key to enter the property. This took over an hour to resolve and was incredibly frustrating. If you are a student, then you are not considered a valued client. Your point of view and explanation is ignored and the hidden costs of issues that can be resolved without the need of contractors is an extreme exploitation. The house we rented did not even supply the bare minimum and we were punished by the ridiculous standards that Christopher Shaw expect. Previous rubbish from past tennants was documented and used against us and ignored our complaints. Our neighbours constant erratic complaints were taken seriously even after proven to be false and we were left with the blame. Ive never hated a company more. In summary they treat landlords well, but absolutely do not rent here
1st Aug 2017 (4 years ago)