Faster Than A Speeding Bullet.....
Well, ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, and I have my doubts that either Ollie or Daryl could 'leap tall buildings in a single bound'. However, when it came to selling our property, they really were 'supermen'.
Ollie came round and took photos on Thursday... property went on the market Friday... viewing on Saturday... and an offer for the full asking price received 9.30am on Monday. Throughout the process we were kept informed what was happening, and any questions we had were answered very quickly.
Obviously they can't guarantee to sell all properties quite as quickly as this, but it's certainly worth giving them a try.
764 days ago
Appreciate this review comes amongst a lot of 5 star reviews but two things: firstly, we would have loved to have the experiences everyone else seems to have had and secondly, our experience completely legit.
Initially Barton and Co were very personable, very keen to ingratiate themselves, presenting themselves as a tight-knit, homespun antidote to the more cavalier lettings agents that operate in the local area.
However, once we were in the communication dried up once and we rarely received acknowledgement of our emails.
Though they did replace our oven quickly when we moved in (they hadn't checked it worked before) we spent the rest of our tenancy with a radiator hanging off the wall at a 45 degree angle, amongst other issues.
We were misled as to the nature of our landlords as despite being informed they wanted a professional couple as long-term tenants to look after their property, we were asked to leave the property after a year to vacate for a student let.
We were informed we had the opportunity to extend our contract but this was unequivocally not the case, as our emails were never acknowledged and we were never advised of an alternative course of action.
I'm sure it was incompetence rather than malice, but they would not accept any culpability nor would they meet personally to discuss. I've worked in both property maintenance and communications so I found their behaviour galling.
Furthermore, this move derailed our efforts to save for a mortgage deposit as we were forced to waste it on another rental deposit.
Appreciate the above might be a bonus for many buy-to-let landlords in terms of misleading and effectively dispatching tenants when a chance to increase their profits presents itself.
But should the wind change in favour of legislation which actually protects tenants from the debilitating effects of cowboy landlords, outfits like these will be found out.
829 days ago