We have had a very positive experience with Rampton Baseley. They have been helpful, efficient, polite and pleasant to deal with. Their fees are also fair. Would definitely recommend
I would strongly advise anyone looking for an accommodation - wether it is to let or to sell - to use Rampton Baseley's services.
Indeed the agent ruined my search as this person didn't consider my move in dates requirements. In addition this person had a pushy limit stalker behaviour to get references in an amount of time that was insanely limited.
Moreover the agent hid the fact that they had two offers at the same time (including mine) and made me pay for a deposit and then accepted another offer.
Now I can't get a refund for the deposit I paid, as the money is supposed to have been lost.
I had my eye on a listed apartment that was close to my work! Seeing how quickly properties are let , I was eager to be one of the first people to view it. Jake was exceptionally understanding to my needs and went the extra mile in allowing me access to view the flat! We are excited to be moving into our new home!
As a landlord, I thought KFH's letting service was very good, supportive and always gave me confidence I was in good hands. Carl was very professional, his judgement was sound and he kept me informed. I particularly appreciated his efforts to fight me corner and do the best he could. He was ably supported by Zoe who was very helpful and responsive.
Excellent service from Nick and Petya
Very friendly and professional
Extremely knowledgeable of the property and were able to answer all my questions
Would highly recommend this team
Absolute worst estate agent experience.
A complete break down in communication and the agents didn't look out for my interests.
I was excited to rent a refurb from them off Wandsworth road, only for my ceiling to fall through - after 2 weeks of moving in. If I had been in the bed at this time I could have died:
I completely understand this isn't the estate agents fault, but it was their job and duty to find me alternative accommodation, which they failed to do. They didn't even offer me storage for my belongings. Or offer to help move my things. When I called the agent, Mehmet, said that it wasn't 'his problem'.
I'd lack to add that I wasn't even offered an apology for the state of my bedroom until I called up and demanded one.
Discussing service, horrible company, stay away.
I can’t say enough about these guys. Had an extremely difficult sale process but their responsiveness and hard work got me through.
Special thanks to Fred for having his finger right on the button. I don’t believe other agents could have handled it.
if you are looking to rent your property and want it properly managed don't use John D Wood and their incompetent Countrywide colleagues as property management doesn't exist.
KFH were very fast to respond to my requests and easily had the largest supply of excellent properties in the local market. In particular I found Rita to be highly effective and excellent to work with. She has an ability to cut through the inevitable fuss that comes with buying a home and make sure everyone involved is pulling in the same direction. Highly recommended.
The staff were efficient and always responsive. Omar handled our tenants and was particularly helpful with any additional issues. He was able to attend to workmen and deliveries which relieved us of the stress of travelling across London!
We had such a positive experience working with Adam Dryden-Peck, Mayow Short and their entire team. They are extremely insightful and knowledgeable on the area and the array of properties available, and were so efficient and helpful throughout our purchase process. We dealt with a lot of estate agencies during our search and the Savills Battersea Park team was leagues ahead of everyone. Top notch.
Savills Northcote road, London
Unprofessional (understatement) real estate agents
When we moved in with our 3 little kids, the furniture we had agreed 2 weeks ahead to be in place was not there, including the bed and there we unopened Ikea flat packs everywhere. Thus, we staid somewhere else. We complained and it took them 1 month to deliver on all the agreed arrangements although we'd initially offered to postpone the move-in date and they'd insisted everything would be in place in time... We also had to fight for weeks and escalate to "senior management" for redress.
We vacated the place early Nov and let them arrange visits for prospective tenants 2 weeks ahead of surrender. Then came the usual game "Let's try to see how much of their deposit we can keep " and it looks like this:
1. "Garden work": £120
They tried to charge for gardening although the check-in report pictures show the mess the place was. So it's "We gave you a tiny garden in an awful bad state with stinking litter and we'll charge you to make it nice once you have left". Thanks.
2. Bed removed": £444
This one you'll love. As part of the agreed furniture change, they were supposed to remove a bad low quality old metal frame bed you only see in depressing films about old houses. Not only did they end up removing it 3 weeks late but they are now also trying to charge us for the "disappearance" of the bed they removed themselves. Really!?
3. Professional cleaning: £324
When we left the flat, 2 weeks before surrender, the place was clean. The dirtying by their numerous arranged visits of the flat for prospective tenants with muddy shoes was then charged to us in an outrageous professional cleaning fee of £324. They're trying to charge us for the cleaning of their own mess... What?!?!
4. Damage to walls, etc.: £1,130
Only a few dirt marks on the walls, that a sponge would have removed, cost £1,130.... What?!?! Actually, you would think the 2. "ultra-premium" professional cleaning should have at the very least taken care of this, would not you? Better still, to justify and evidence such an extortionate amount for a task twice billed, involving using a sponge to clean walls, they have sent us a bill having nothing to do with it:
- "new bed frame and disposed of old one" (charging us for what had been agreed would be free)
- 4 new knobs in polish chrome (nice)
- 2 new panel mouldings (we had the derelict ones instead)
- new dimmer switch (ours never worked)
- new roller bathroom blind (why did not we have this?)
- Glass splash back (nice, we never had this)
- Tiles (check-in inventory shows those ugly broken tiles they graciously ended up changing for the next occupiers , not for us)
So, they are trying to double invoice us (cf. walls and professional cleaning) + charge us for all the nice decoration improvements for the next tenant or the landlord. You will have noticed that none of those items have anything to do with "Damage to walls" although they've confirmed twice in writing that the invoice included everything.
End in sight to this nightmare...maybe not:
- Savills partially came to their senses and removed 2. and 3. but are still trying to string us for a £1,130 wall cleaning without any related invoice.
- 4 months later, Savills are still holding our full deposit without any invoice to back up their claim
- Savills have not even released the undisputed amounts
Throughout our tenancy we suffered from highly dubious mal-practices and, 4 months after the tenancy end, are still suffering from their cowboy practices, still holding our deposit.
But wait, the best is yet to come... yesterday they said they would come up today with a new invoice to cover the "Damage to walls". So, four months after tenancy end, all bills must have been paid months before as they must have already paid their suppliers' invoice. Thus, is someone going to manufacture an invoice to string us for amounts they have been unable to justify? No new invoice yet today...
Our advice to tenants: stay away from those cowboys with their hands in your pockets...