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Jun 02,2014
Minithumbup
Amanda Allan
Norman Mead
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Jun 02,2014
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Since registering with Darwoods, I have received regular communications regarding properties in my price bracket and preferred area. The team at Darwoods have offered a first class service and have always responded immediately to any questions. When suitable properties became available, they notified me instantly. I have now signed up for a property and am looking forward to the big move in the summer! Thank you Darwoods - keep up the good work!...
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May 29,2014
Minithumbup
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May 29,2014
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Darwoods, is one the most expensive estate agents, that I know of in St Albans and charge for everything. The staff are friendly and helpful but it is just a shame that they do not lose some of the fees, such as having to pay to extend your tenancy agreement, I think having to pay to stay in the property that is making them and the landlords money is just a little bit much....
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May 28,2014
Minithumbup
Amanda Allan
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May 28,2014
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Amanda Allan is staff member who displays exceptional customer service. Having recently relocated from Australia we have rented for the past 6 months a property through Darwoods. Even after vacating this property Amanda still offers us assistance when required at all times with a friendly disposition. Nothing is a problem for Amanda. She deserves the highest praise and should be commended. Thank you Amanda Allan...
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May 21,2014
Minithumbup
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May 21,2014
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Darwoods have been just brilliant. Great communications, prompt and efficient service. They have really "looked after us" during our time in the flat and have met and exceeded our expectations in all areas. We have had experience of two other letting agents, and Darwoods are just the BEST!...
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Apr 30,2014
Minithumbup
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Apr 30,2014
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I would and have happily recommended Darwoods. Their service has been excellent and whoever I speak to the response is always quick and good. I have mentioned two names being the principal members of the team with whom I deal. That is unfair on the rest as whether in administration, the front office or dealing with repairs, all are a joy to deal with....
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Apr 30,2014
Minithumbup
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Apr 30,2014
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Over email darwoods were quite good, polite and responded quickly, although they didn\'t seem to know the answers to a lot of questions I asked about the flat and one thing I asked over email twice I never actually got an answer to. However when I went in to collect the keys the person I spoke to didn't actually explain anything to me. He took my card and asked me to key in my pin without telling me how much I was paying and asked me to sign a few bits of paper without telling me what they wer...
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Apr 25,2014
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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Apr 25,2014
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The whole team is very professional and i have been using them for the last 8 years and found them to be very competent. the only area where perhaps could be improved is the quality of their property contractors, but i know how hard it is to find quality and reliable tradesman. Recently after going through a difficult time with one of my tenants, the staff from Darwoods in particular "Norman, Jason" and David were brilliant in helping me resolve the issue with smoothness and calmness...
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Apr 22,2014
Minithumbup
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Apr 22,2014
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Darwoods have managed my property for many years and I have had an excellent service from them. Recently when the property need refurbishment, they recommended a builder who was very good. A long standing tenant has just moved away and they have found a new tenant very quickly. The paperwork went through electronically and the new tenants moved in seamlessly. The firm is well organised and well run. The staff I have dealt with have been excellent. I would be pleased to recommend the firm to othe...
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Apr 22,2014
Minithumbdown
Molly
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Apr 22,2014
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Molly has been very friendly and helpful with regards to the management of our property. It makes me feel confident that if any issues arise during our time here she\'ll do her best to resolve them. Me and my husband have been very unimpressed with the service we received from Norman. He seemed disengaged and superior at our first meeting, didn\'t discuss the property as we went round etc which was in stark contrast to the service I had received from other agents who were friendly, chatty and...
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Molly has been very friendly and helpful with regards to the management of our property. It makes me feel confident that if any issues arise during our time here she\'ll do her best to resolve them. Me and my husband have been very unimpressed with the service we received from Norman. He seemed disengaged and superior at our first meeting, didn\'t discuss the property as we went round etc which was in stark contrast to the service I had received from other agents such as Abbey Estates who were friendly, chatty and helpful with questions etc. We have come to the decision that as delightful as Molly has been we will not use Darwoods for future services when we look to buy.
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Apr 14,2014
Minithumbup
Amy Anderson
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Apr 14,2014
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We have used this agency for 15+ years whcih I believe is a good recommendation. Most dealings are with Amy Joy / Anderson. I have found her to be polite, positive and very helpfull. Norman Mead is the next person with whom we meet and again he is always helpfull when it comes to reletting the property....
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Apr 14,2014
Minithumbup
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Apr 14,2014
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I found them to be very good and a quick and professional service, all that was arranged on the day happen. james...
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Apr 11,2014
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
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Apr 11,2014
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We have employed Darwoods to manage two properties on our behalf for about 15 years. They have consistently performed to the highest standard. Norman Mead has been involved with letting our properties which have achieved about a 90% occupancy. Susan Farnell has promptly alerted us to any maintenance problems. During this period we have had very few problems and Darwoods have consistently supported us to resolve any difficulties. We would happily recommend this team to manage St Albans propertie...
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Apr 08,2014
Minithumbup
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Apr 08,2014
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The experience of dealing with Darwoods has been and is pleasant . I know that I can contact them , with any questionΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦and they always help. I have to say that it was the agents at Darwoods who gave full attention once I started to look for a place to live. Other letting agents did not give as much interest in getting me a safe and secure place to live....
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Mar 31,2014
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Susan Farnell
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Mar 31,2014
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I have used Darwoods over the past 12 months as a landlord and as a tenant. The team including Louise, Susan and David Underwood have been very efficent, pleasant to deal with and they all respond to queries very quickly....
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Mar 26,2014
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Norman Mead
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Mar 26,2014
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In the 12 years that I have been using Darwoods, I have always found them most helpful and courtious. From the receptionist and administration staff, right down to the manager, I have always received sound advice and prompt response and attention to all matters. They have found me good and reliable tennants at a fair rental, and I have only once had a venue empty for more than a week during tennancy changes...
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Feb 05,2014
Minithumbup
David Underwood
Louise Parish
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Feb 05,2014
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We have rented out our property through Darwoods. They have been very helpful from the outset from marketing the property through to collection of rent. They are the most experienced lettings agent in the area and offer a high standard of service. As we live overseas I have emailed them to which they have communicated back quickly and clearly by email about any issues raised. I would certainly be happy to recommend them to anyone else looking for a professional lettings service in St Albans....
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Jan 16,2014
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
suzan farnell
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Jan 16,2014
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Darwoods have consistently handled any tenant issues with minimal fuss and new tenants have been found very quickly! I would be very confident to recommend them....
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Jan 15,2014
Minithumbup
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Jan 15,2014
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Introduction service in all its processes is excellent. Very quick to find prospective tenants (obviously have extensive client lists), ran all the viewings, good advice on rental income and thorough vetting process of tenants. Post introduction, again very thorough on documentation, legals, and all necessary contracts. Very prompt on renewals and all aspects of tenancy (including extraneous eg electrics, gas, safety etc). Very prompt, efficient service. Friendly staff, always ready to h...
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Jan 15,2014
Minithumbup
David Feldman
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Jan 15,2014
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The first thing to say about Darwoods is that they are supremely professional. The members of each department are utterly on top of their jobs. In letting my property, they concentrated in a dedicated way to the job in hand and found a tenant very quickly. But more than that. When problems arose concerning a defective aerial and faulty timer on the boiler, they were instantly at hand with the names of appropriate builders in spite of not managing the house. I recommend Darwoods with co...
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Nov 27,2013
Minithumbup
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Nov 27,2013
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We have used Darwoods for years with all our properties and have had excellent service. We find Norman and Louise especially reassuringly helpful and receive prompt answers to any of our questions. Their manner in any dealings is faultless. The tenancy renewals are extremely smooth and so far we have had no problems. We have always recommended them to anyone who needs an agent. It is a pity they do not work in France. Having family over there has opened our eyes. They certainly cou...
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Nov 19,2013
Minithumbup
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Nov 19,2013
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I have now been letting my property with Darwoods for almost 15 years. In that time they have always provided an extremely helpful and efficient service. From finding prospective tenants, sorting out inventories and dealing with paperwork they have always gone out of their way to make the whole process as straightforward as possible. Finding new tenants can be a stressful time (especially if you don\'t live in the area) however I know that I can relax and leave the whole process to the staff at ...
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Nov 18,2013
Minithumbup
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Nov 18,2013
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I always find Darwoods excellent to deal with. There are so many positives; the staff are friendly, they repond to emails quickly, they never make mistakes, because of the experience of all the staff you know you are in safe hands. As a landlord it is getting harder and harder to make sure you are doing everything by the book. Everything seems stacked against the landlord and I\'ve come unstuck in other parts of the country with property where letting agents who have tried to bend the rules. I w...
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Nov 16,2013
Minithumbup
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Nov 16,2013
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Provided information in the run up to my move and they were helpful when I had questions once I moved in....
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Nov 15,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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Nov 15,2013
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Have let through Darwoods for approx 20 years and have experienced fast competent service renting our houses. The tenants found have always been entirely satisfactory , also all financial arrangements. The staff are always courteous and efficient and I would highly recommend the agency. The only thing I don\'t like is the dark blue advertising colour currentlly used in the local papers. Makes the houses more difficult to read....
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Oct 23,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
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Oct 23,2013
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I have dealt with Norman for more than four years now, he is most polite and efficient. I have had three or four changes of tenants in that time, because Norman is so on the ball I have hardly had any gap between tenancies at all. He is a perfect liaison between me and the tenants when necessary and nothing is too much trouble for him. He is a credit to your company. I have recently bought a buy to let in Luton and would have really liked to have used Darwood\'s, but your coverage does not e...
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Sep 09,2013
Minithumbup
Susan Farnell
Louise Parish
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Sep 09,2013
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We have been with DARWOODS since 1999. Since 2006 we\'ve had two properties in their books. We always found them very efficient and Knowledgable, (which we rely on), and above all successfull which means our properties have never been vacant. We have dealt with Susan and Louise lots of times, always found them very good, friendly and Together with the other staff very efficient....
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Sep 09,2013
Minithumbup
Amy Anderson
Sara Williams
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Sep 09,2013
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I have used Darwoods for 7years, they have always been helpful and professional in all my dealings with them. They have always found me new tenants when required....
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Sep 08,2013
Minithumbdown
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Sep 08,2013
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The agent was polite although not particularly friendly, and despite the very large "admin fee" was not able to resolve the issues around reference documents for the company who assess potential tenants, and I had to do this myself. They got the job done, but I didn\'t feel the costs were justified by the service....
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Make the customer feel valued - moving is a stressful time and a little friendliness would be appreciated. If you charge a large Admin Fee, make sure you do all the admin, not leave it to the customer.
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Sep 08,2013
Minithumbup
Gareth
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Sep 08,2013
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Very efficient service - handled very professionally. Gareth who showed me around 3 properties before was exceptional and deserves a mention...
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Aug 01,2013
Minithumbup
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Aug 01,2013
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Darwoods is an efficient and friendly lettings agency based conveniently near the centre of St Albans. The staff were proactive at keeping me informed throughout the process. They were adept at matching properties to my specific requirements. Little things like helping organise the Virgin Media broadband installation was an added bonus!...
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Jul 15,2013
Minithumbup
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Jul 15,2013
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I found the service provided by Darwoods efficient and professional. Their office personnel are friendly and accessible. I needed some cosmetic changes to the flat and these were carried out quickly and expertly by Darwoods maintenance....
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Jul 15,2013
Minithumbup
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Jul 15,2013
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All the staff at Darwoods are helpful and understanding of my personal situation, in an on going and interested way which makes a big difference. Recently I had an awkward out going tenant and decided to switch to a full management arrangement (previously I had taken care of the maintenance side of my property) and was pleased to discover that they were able to offer this at no extra percentage. To know that they will now take care of all the small details especially on change of tenancy is re...
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Jul 13,2013
Minithumbup
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Jul 13,2013
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The first member of staff (who\'s name I have forgotten) who showed me round various properties was not only extremely helpful in terms of showing me suitable properties, but also was very knowledgeable about the local area. This was extremely helpful to me as I was moving to the area from a distance away and could use this information to help me choose the right location. Since taking a property with the company they are very quick to deal with the few issues that have arisen and are always pol...
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Jul 09,2013
Minithumbup
David Underwood
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Jul 09,2013
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David worked with us for a couple of months to find us a property to rent and a tenant for our own house. Both our let and rental fell through but David was excellent at persevering and found replacements - he understood our requirements and responded to those....
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Jul 09,2013
Minithumbup
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Jul 09,2013
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Great service from start to finish. Very professional and efficient - the use of an \'online\' contract means things can be actioned very quickly. Really happy with all aspects of Check-In and really happy with our Landlords. Would highly recommend!...
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Jul 09,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Amy Anderson
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Jul 09,2013
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We are very pleased to move in our present flat as it is managed by Darwoods (Leaders). We have been assigned dedicated staff who take care of our flat maintenance issues. Recently, they sent out contractors to fix household issues like boiler, bathroom door, kitchen heaters, floor decoration, etc. I highly recommend this agency if you are looking for a landlord hassle free peaceful home!...
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May 20,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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May 20,2013
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Good email communication and convenient viewing times. The reference check and check-in process was straightforward then the inventory was emailed to us....
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May 14,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
David Underwood
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May 14,2013
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I have been a customer of Darwoods, St Albans for over 15 years. During that time they have let and managed for me at least two properties and for most of that time 3 properties. Norman and David have always managed to let my properties quickly and efficiently. Susan has looked after the management side very efficiently and I have no hesitation in recommending Darwoods as a Letting Agent....
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May 10,2013
Minithumbup
Amy Anderson
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May 10,2013
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Amy is extremely efficient; always cheerful and an absolute pleasure to do business with even when, sometimes, she\'s telling me things I\'d rather not hear about problems with my property....
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May 02,2013
Minithumbdown
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May 02,2013
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Darwoods have been slow, unhelpful and at times not polite. Just asking for a tap to be fixed has taken 2 months, it is still broken. I had to end up fixing the shower myself after persistent requests for it to be fixed. They also give you information without checking it is correct. Basically a lot of hassle, I look forward to moving out of the property and not having to deal with them again....
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Apr 26,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 26,2013
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Very good at doing what they say they will do, ref visit property regularly Great at arranging to have things fixed Detail of audits is very very good Things run well on check out and new tenant incoming...
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Apr 22,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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Apr 22,2013
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Dealing with Darwoods has been a breeze of fresh air por us. Moving from London, and previously with a shameful agency that starts with F, the whole team at Darwoods it\'s been really helpful and approachable. They took care of things like notify the council, bills, etc., they respond timely to our email/calls and seem to be always there to help. Really recommended....
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Apr 16,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 16,2013
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We used Darwoods as they had the most extensive range of properties to let in the area. They also opened earlier 8:30, which, as we had 1 day to find a property, was very important to us. They listened to our requirements, showed us around and offered constructive help which led us to view a property that originally we may have dismissed but they thought would suit. We loved it! The admin was relatively painless and the support we have received so far has been good. We moved in yesterday so sti...
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Apr 16,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 16,2013
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I am very happy with the excellent service by this estate agents. I shall most defiantly recommend them to others. They made the experience very pleasant and hassle free. Many Thanks Mandy James...
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Apr 16,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 16,2013
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Darwoods have consistently shown excellence in communication and clarity of advice - this means that as a landlord I am made aware of tenant issues promptly and aware of what options are available. They also implement promptly. This gives me peace of mind, and should benefit tenants equally....
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Apr 14,2013
Minithumbup
David Underwood
Norman Mead
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Apr 14,2013
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Very professional and helpful team led by Norman Mead and David Underwood two excellent people fronting the St Albans office. Both kept me fully informed at all times of prospective viewings of my property so enabling me to decide on my next course of action given the very difficult financial times in which we live. From a Darwoods company perspective, I would suggest that they should look very closely at who they currently recommend for undertaking inventories. I believe there are ot...
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Apr 12,2013
Minithumbup
David Underwood
Pat Boswell Saul
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Apr 12,2013
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I would like to recommend " Darwoods" St Albans branch to my friends. neighbours,to everyone who looking to rent a property in a very nice area.I found "Darwoods" on Internet websites,like many others. I registered my details on a few of sites,made many calls,spoke with agents,but not many answers I get. Only "Darwoods" and one other agency sent offers to my mailbox. Very soon I got a good news from "Darwoods" : available flat to rent,which meets my re...
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Apr 12,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 12,2013
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i have x 4 apts let out with Darwwods, St Albans. The service has been very good, both for myself and I believe for my tenants. Communication very good all round and equally important, very few voids !...
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Apr 11,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Louise Parish
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Apr 11,2013
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Both Norman and Louise made the process of renting the property very smooth. Norman showed us round the property and adminstered the referencing process and acceptance. Louise dealt with the handing over of keys and contract. They were responsive, professional, and courteous. They outlined the moving in process clearly and gave us the relevant information promptly. It was a positive experience....
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Apr 10,2013
Minithumbup
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Apr 10,2013
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Darwood\'s have always been very effective at finding me quality tenants and once sourced, the burocracy is dealt with swiftly and efficiently with the minimum of fuss. They also always keep me up to speed with the latest requirements as a landlord. HIghly recommended....
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Apr 08,2013
Minithumbup
Susan Farnell
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Apr 08,2013
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Keep me well-informed, and always respond immediately to any correspondence or requests. Always efficient and courteous in all that they do....
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Mar 07,2013
Minithumbup
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Mar 07,2013
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Dealing with Darwoods has been a pleasure. Everything is sorted with the minimum fuss, and we are completely confident letting our property under their management. They are quick to respond to queries and staff have been unfailingly helpful and polite. So far, they have found tenants for our property immediately it becomes vacant, and all minor repairs have been undertaken with reputable tradesmen, at good prices. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any landlord....
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Mar 06,2013
Minithumbup
Jason Obrien
Norman Mead
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Mar 06,2013
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I have used Darwoods for about 10 years and have been very pleased with the service.i have no hesitation in recommending them....
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Feb 14,2013
Minithumbup
Susan Farnell
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Feb 14,2013
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Susan is brilliant at sorting out repairs and maintenance problems quickly and efficiently. She seems to know a tradesman for everything. Norman\'s expertise is in letting. Just before Xmas last year he managed to find a new tenant in only a couple of days after the end of a long tenancy when I wasn\'t expecting anything to happen for weeks. Darwoods is an excellent agency....
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Jan 29,2013
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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Jan 29,2013
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We have used Darwoods over a number of years to find tenants. In general we have been extremely happy. They have been both helpful and efficient and quickly found appropriate tenants. I would have no hesitation in recommending them....
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Jan 16,2013
Minithumbup
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Jan 16,2013
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Norman has been very helpful in finding new tennents for our property and we cannot fault the service from Darwoods which we have been more than happy with for many years....
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Jan 16,2013
Minithumbup
suzan farnell
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Jan 16,2013
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Darwoods had been extremely professional and helpful. Both in finding good tenants and also managing my property without undue headaches. I would very strongly recommend them to landlords. I am very happy to have them on board....
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Jan 10,2013
Minithumbup
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Jan 10,2013
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I was impressed with the speedy Darwoods found us a replacement tenant and in their efficiency in getting the tenant into the property. I was also happy how they kept me informed at each step from marketing to signing....
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Dec 15,2012
Minithumbup
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Dec 15,2012
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The Staff I deal maily with at Darwoods are Louise & Norman the are very proffessional, extremely helpful. nothing is too much trouble and we would recommend them to anyone, plus will be letting our property again in three years time and will be straight back to Darwoods because of theses good people....
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Nov 30,2012
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Louise Parish
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Nov 30,2012
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On the two occasions required, Darwoods found excellent tenants for me very quickly. Using the fully-managed service, I was able to relax knowing that Darwoods would manage everything for me....
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Nov 12,2012
Minithumbup
David Underwood
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Nov 12,2012
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David has been very helpful throughout the whole letting process.I would definitely recommend Darwoods from my experience so far,...
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Nov 11,2012
Minithumbup
B Wells
David Underwood
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Nov 11,2012
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Turned our application around in less than 3 days which was required owing to a very short time between exchanging on our house and completing the sale. Very reliable at point of contract through to the follow up requirements around a tenancy such as inventory, utilities etc. Made life very simple....
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Nov 07,2012
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
David Underwood
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Nov 07,2012
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I have used Darwoods for many years and I have always found them extremely professional and efficient. The old cliche "big enough to cope but small enough to care" really does seem to apply. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone looking to rent property in the area....
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Nov 07,2012
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Sara Williams
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Nov 07,2012
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I have used Darwoods over several years and in this latest letting, they have, as always, been highly professional, efficient and straightforward to deal with. Staff are pleasant and courteous and telephone calls are returned and correspondence dealt with promptly in a quiet and efficient way without difficulty or problem. (My tenants have also been grateful for the quick way in which deposits have been returned!) It is customary to focus solely on the sales effort in lettings but it sh...
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Nov 07,2012
Minithumbup
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Nov 07,2012
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The agent gave us his advice on letting including items which needed updating. They are always very pleasant and helpful when commuicating The management of our property as been to our utmost satisfaction and they have been our agents for the past 13 years....
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Nov 06,2012
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
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Nov 06,2012
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I have been dealing with Darwoods and especially Norman Meads since I bought my rental property some 15 years ago. They are very efficient in dealing with all aspects of finding quality tenants, check in and outs, dealing with bonds and so on. I decided to be responsible for the management of the property. They are very efficient on timing and I have not had one gap period with no tenants. I have also had no problems with all the tenants I have had. Their fees are competitive with other agents....
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Nov 01,2012
Minithumbup
Susan Farnell
Pat Boswell Saul
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Nov 01,2012
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Rented a house through Darwoods for 2 years. Dealt with Susan, Pat and Jason and they were always extremely helpful. Thank you!...
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Oct 13,2012
Minithumbup
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Oct 13,2012
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The speed in which Darwoods addressed my needs was very impressive. From initial discussions to letting the flat, I was very impressed. Less than a month in all....
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Oct 11,2012
Minithumbup
David Underwood
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Oct 11,2012
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We have been impressed with the Professionalism, responsiveness and competencies of everyone we have dealt with to date. We renovated our property to prepare it for rental and the advice given in terms of comps in the area enabled us to list and rent swiftly. In addIton, the back office admin is also very efficient....
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Oct 10,2012
Minithumbup
Pat Boswell Saul
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Oct 10,2012
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After an awful experience with another St Albans company (Premier Move) I moved to Darwoods Residential Lettings and breathed a sigh of relief. They are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and they go the extra mile. My contract is for them to find tenants and I look after the property after that. In the early days when I rang to ask for advice, they couldn\'t have been more helpful. I like that they are just good at what they do and want my experience of being a landlady to be as easy as poss...
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Oct 09,2012
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Norman Mead
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Oct 09,2012
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I have been with Darwoods for several years now and have nothing but praise for them for their professionalism in all business dealings. They are efficient and thorough with the paperwork and respond to any queries immediately. They have a comprehensive service they can offer and I am able to choose the options I want for them to handle. This gives me flexibility on what I want them to take care of. Would definitely recommend them as Letting Agents....
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Aug 27,2012
Minithumbup
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Aug 27,2012
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The management and staff are ,and always have been,helpful professional and proactive.Their advice is sound.They make things happen.They get results.This is why I have entrusted the letting of my properties to Darwoods for mwny years...
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Jun 29,2012
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Jason Obrien
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Jun 29,2012
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I have been using these agents to let, and manage 5 properties for over 10 years, and have been delighted with the letting and management they have undertaken for me. The above named members of staff are the ones I contact mostly at the moment, but all the staff I use, and have used have been very helpful and professional...
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Jun 20,2012
Minithumbup
Norman Mead
Jason Obrien
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Jun 20,2012
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I have used Darwoods Letting Agents for many years and have always found the staff very professional and dedicated to provide an excellent level of customer service for Landlords/Tenants alike in my experience. I would highly recommend them for both Landlords and Tenants....
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Jun 13,2012
Minithumbup
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Jun 13,2012
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Assisted with rent levels and advice about parking Arranged viewings while works were being carried out to the property Advised which prospective tenant to deal with...
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Jun 13,2012
Minithumbup
Jason Obrien
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Jun 13,2012
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Been using this agency for 4 years , excellent service - very proactive - i would not consider changing from Darwoods. Jason is my dedicated contact but everyone is responsive and well briefed...
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Jun 13,2012
Minithumbup
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Jun 13,2012
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We\'ve rented two houses through Darwoods and the service we\'ve had from them has been excellent. They\'ve found us suitable properties, handled any issues we\'ve had and returned deposits promptly. In comparison to lettings agencies we\'ve used in London they were streets ahead....
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Jun 06,2012
Minithumbup
Jason Obrien
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Jun 06,2012
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I was recommended to use Darwoods through a few friends who had found other flats through them. I have only been a Tenant with Darwoods for a short time and have found the whole experience so far to be very good. The whole team appear to work together to make the experience as painless as possible. It is my first time renting and they explained everything that I needed to know. They were very quick to arrange a contractor visit when I had a problem with a leak and Jason is very knowledgable and ...
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Jun 01,2012
Minithumbup
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Jun 01,2012
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they have always found me good tenants-my working relationship with the agent is first class....
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Jun 01,2012
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Sara Williams
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Jun 01,2012
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For the past 10 year Darwoods have acted as agent for several properties I rent out in St. Albans. During that time they have been extremely professional and reliable when it comes to vetting tenants, ensuring all repairs and maintenance are carried out quickly and efficiently and at a competitive cost. Living oversease I have relied on Darwoods to make decisions in my absence and have never been let down. They have also advised on several properties I have bought over the years, and their...
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Jun 01,2012
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Norman Mead
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Jun 01,2012
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I have a number of properties which I let, I use Darwoods and deal with Louise and Norman, they have always found good tenants for me over a number of years, I have always found them very professional and pleasant to deal with....
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May 31,2012
Minithumbup
Louise Parish
Sara Williams
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May 31,2012
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Darwoods has been my letting agent for over ten years. In a very competitive environment an unbroken business relationship for that period of time speaks for itself. I have found their various members of staff with whom I have had contact to be, unfailingly, helpful and courteous. I have found their ability to source quality tenants very satisfactory and seamless at changeovers. They deal with tenant complaints or queries in a prompt and sympathetic manner and are quick to provide appropriat...
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May 31,2012
Minithumbup
Sara Williams
Louise Parish
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May 31,2012
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I have found Darwoods to be a very competent lettings and management agency. With good communications and clear invoicing etc....
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May 26,2012
Minithumbup
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May 26,2012
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We were shown the property by a helpful, friendly and respectful agent who was realistic and honest with us. The process was then handled with care and professionalism throughout. We were very happy with how the tenancy was arranged and the attention we received....
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May 17,2012
Minithumbup
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May 17,2012
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I rented a property through Darwoods for two years from 2007 to 2009 before buying a property and was very impressed with how well they looked after the property, the inspection process, the speed of addressing issues (e.g. arranging handyman for repair) Therefore when I came to let out my own property about 6 months ago, they were the natural choice of where to go. I asked two others to come in as a comparison, but was most impressed by Darwoods. I haven\'t regretted it for a second. Have r...
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May 16,2012
Minithumbup
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May 16,2012
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My wife and i found the team very helpful and easy to talk to .Although Darwoods were very business like and professional you soon felt confortable talking to them.Darwoods also gave us some good solid advise on how to get the most out of ouir property.This is the first time we have gone through an agent and i wont be the last as we found the whole experience a pleasure....
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May 16,2012
Minithumbup
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May 16,2012
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When I registered with Darwoods and make them aware of my requirements they were very helpful and actively called me with properties they thought I would be interested in. When I have ever had any issues with my property they have been prompt to respond and send a handyman around or put a contractor in touch....
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May 14,2012
Minithumbup
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May 14,2012
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I have used Darwoods Lettings Agents in St. Albans for the past fourteen years. I have always found them to be most helpful in all aspects. ie. finding suitable tenants, giving advice, etc. The staff are all very pleasant. The front office staff always look cheerful and are helpful. The administration and accounts department are also very good....
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May 14,2012
Minithumbup
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May 14,2012
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I have been with Darwoods since they took over the letting of my property. In that time they have provided an excellent service both in terms of satisfaction as to tenamts, maintainace of the property and dealing with any emergency situation that has arisen. The person to person contact is extremely good and there is never any problem in getting in touch with the relevant person when needed....
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May 14,2012
Minithumbup
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May 14,2012
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I have 10 flats and 1 house in St. Albans and I let them all through Darwoods and have done so for the past 8 years. They give me a first class letting and management service and I would not consider using another agent. I recommend Darwoods highly....
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Feb 10,2012
Minithumbup
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Feb 10,2012
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Rented a property from this agent when I had just arrived in the UK after travelling abroad. They found me a suitable apartment very quickly and I moved within days...
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Nov 28,2011
Minithumbdown
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Nov 28,2011
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Absolutely terrible agency - they just don't care about your property or your rent. Will never try to push for an increase - they just want to sit there and do the bare minimum. They were so inattentive my tenant actually contacted me to tell me they would leave if they stayed on as my agent! Also when you leave them they become vindictive, can't believe they are in business. AVOID AT ALL COSTS - GO ANYWHERE ELSE....
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Jul 22,2011
Minithumbup
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Jul 22,2011
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My first impression of this agent was poor, but soon improved. I walked into a very bustling office and after standing around waiting to be seen I was taken into a cubicle at the back by someone I assumed to be the owner. He didn't seem to know the properties at all and relied on a computer to give me basic information. I walked out without making a booking, However, he must have listened to what I told him as over the next few weeks Pat and her lettings team kept me updated and arranged f...
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Feb 28,2011
Minithumbdown
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Feb 28,2011
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Horror show outfit....
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Feb 25,2010
Minithumbdown
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Feb 25,2010
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It is obvious that this agency acts only in the best interests of landlords (the clients they receive their money from). They do nothing to help tenants and leave them feeling totally isolated. I am so glad to be leaving the property they are managing!! Good Riddance!!...
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Sep 15,2009
Minithumbdown
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Sep 15,2009
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Unfortunately, a very unpleasant experience as a landlord with this agency, which has left us with a void period of 6 weeks....
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May 14,2008
Minithumbup
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May 14,2008
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