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Are they the worst people in the world? Utterly useless.
Didn't you landlord have your deposit? I've never had to chase up estate agents for a deposit
and I've always gone straight to the landlord/lady with any problems or for my deposit. I dunno, maybe it is a Scottish thing
in Dalston we only ever had contact with the estate agent, as our landlord lived somewhere in the midlands.
I hate dealing with estate agents for the week or so it takes to view stuff and sort out contracts. I'm not sure I could cope with dealing with them for an entire tenancy
They were fucking terrible. We'd organise times for them to come over to see the problems we were having with the flat and they just didn't show up and when we rang them about it they'd deny we ever organised such a meeting. And it took about 6 months for our shower to be fixed, a job that could have been done in about 3 hours. So glad to be out of there now and dealing with a neurotic French landlady instead, but at least she lives round the corner and comes round when anything is wrong and sorts it out.
I had it in Bristol too. Landlords can pay the agents a fee for sorting out all the house problems etc - not that ours ever did. They were terrible.
I think you the landlord is obliged to provide an address to tenants under the terms of the tenancy agreement - ours was just some meaningless company PO box address.
no sure how legal that is but hey ho. We only deal with the letting agent but they seem to be relatively okay & on the ball, but I'm probably jinxing it all now.
sent endless emails that were never responded to. Then sent one letter threatening to take them to the small claims court and they were a lot more receptive.
My flatmate had to get his girlfriend to pretend to be a lawyer before his agent would do anything.
i've actually gone to this guys boss now to complain. i hope he gets a bollocking.
is that they are hopeless. Yet powerful. Damn their powerful hopelessness.
i've just managed to hopefully scrape a place from a woman who seems ok.....but everything before that was complete shit....mucking me around with viewings....telling me stuff had gone and then offering it to me again in the next phonecall....and they have the ability to make you feel like you're always a complete waste of time
'i can remmber speaking to the bloke, he seemed like a bit of a prick'
'professional couple only?'
good early gervais
Biggest liars of the lot!