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Douglas & Gordon was founded in 1958 in Chelsea. Originally launched by two entrepreneurs the company has grown to employ more than 200 people in 19 offices, providing property services across cen Read full description...Douglas & Gordon was founded in 1958 in Chelsea. Originally launched by two entrepreneurs the company has grown to employ more than 200 people in 19 offices, providing property services across central, west and south west London. Areas of operation include Residential Sales & Lettings, Property & Tenancy Management, Corporate & Relocation Services, Investments & Developments, Professional Valuations, Block Management and Refurbishment & Interior Services.. In addition, Douglas & Gordon part owns D&G Asset Management, a company that advises and manages capital looking to invest in residential property. Fundamental to the success to our business is the calibre and commitment of the people we employ. Recruitment at Douglas & Gordon is based as much on personality profiling as on experience and ability. Employees benefit from extensive, tailor-made training and development programmes as well as practical learning opportunities. Members of the Douglas & Gordon board hold high profile positions within a number of industry bodies and often feature in the press and social media as experts in their field.
 
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Aug 23,2016
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Worst letting agency ever. When we moved in very argumentative over contract, even when asking to insert standard clauses such as break periods etc. Sent us series of misinformation about the chargeable rent and move in date and would not back down even when we showed written evidence of their previous position. Now we are moving out and they are awful with viewings. They never give you 24 hours notice, they just tell you that people will be coming to your property rather than asking, they book...
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Ridiculously high for an aggressive and inflexible service.
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Ridiculously high for an aggressive and inflexible service.
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Feb 22,2016
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Beware when renewing contracts, D&G will alter contracts and do not make it clear exactly what the have removed. In our case it was a get out clause. They also insist on new contracts each term and force you to sign it, then make you pay for the privilege. This is not required by law as the contract terms are automatically continued in a rolling contract....
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Jan 20,2016
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I requested a viewing via D&G website. A letting agent contacted me the following day to arrange a viewing. We agreed on a day and time. I arrived at the property on time and the person who was supposed to show me the property was not there yet. I waited 5 minutes and I called the office number they had texted me. A woman answered the phone and mentioned 'Kitty' had left their office 10 minutes ago and should be arriving shortly. 'Kitty' arrived 15 minutes later with two other customers and,...
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Call to reschedule the appointment knowing they were going to be late or were not going to be able to make it. Call me back when I requested some other capable person to show me the property. They never called back. Apologise for the way they treated a customer.
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These agents are unbelievable. An employee of Douglas and Gordon in Battersea reversed into my car full force and attempted to drive off. Very unprofessional and not trustworthy. Would never use!....
Nov 22,2014
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Douglas & Gordon are quite literally the worst estate agent I have ever encountered in my decades of living in London. They are incompetent and lazy and useless, which is pretty much the worst combination you can find. I live in a property managed by Douglas & Gordon. They were very responsive until we signed the contact. Then we finally moved in only to find that their property management people had for example - hired contractors who painted walls without even bothering to use paint ...
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Tried harder, had a better attitude, been more responsive. Actually cared about its clients.
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They are clearly ripping off the landlord by charging him property management fees and hiring sub standard contractors.
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Sep 21,2014
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This is the worst Managing agent I have ever dealt with. we were paying over 800 per week for a 2 bed flat, after heavy rain in Jan we had very bad water damage in the property, continuous efforts to get the damage repaired fell on deaf ears - ( it was black and mouldy all over the wall_.. After 7 months the damage was finally repaired a week later we were advised that the rent would be increasing by 3% we refused, and 2 weeks later they gave us notice. Originally when we put an offer on th...
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if the agent had been fair and honest & also repaired the property in a reasonible timeframe and agreed to not increase the rent when the property did not warrent an increase, and also spoke politely and not been constantly argumentative, then we would have been alot happier.
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Aug 28,2014
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Aug 28,2014
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The letting staff who showed us the property were professional and helpful but that is where it ended The documentation lady patronizing. We could not have access yo the property until 3 pm on Friday as inventory people had not been arranged They gave us the keys, no sign of the agent. The toilet was disgusting, filthy and stained, Stove top and oven were not very clean . Nothing could be done till Monday due to the late notice as it now became the problem of the managing agent Subs...
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Jun 19,2014
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I was in the unfortunate position to have dealt with Douglas and Gordon for both buying and as a resident. Despite being a cash buyer they managed to delay the purchase to the point of collapse blaming me for the delays, instead of providing the legally required information. The attitude I received was aggressive, arrogant, dismissive, rude, uncooperative and without intention of making the situation. I now regret buying the property (even having made a huge return) as I have to deal with Dou...
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Poor serivce.
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Oct 07,2013
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I bought a small studio apartment in Chelsea via D and G. On each of the 2 viewings the agent was very casual and uninterested, once leaving us standing in the lobby of the flat which we were viewing to take a phone call which lasted 5 minutes. When she returned there was no apology. Exchange was delayed while we waited for essential documents from the vendor, this in itself was not a problem, but I was very irritated to receive endless telephone calls from the agent blaming me for delays for wh...
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I would have preferred a friendlier more human approach.
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Jun 19,2013
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The sales team is shockingly disappointing in many aspects- it was such a shame that we had to deal with them as we liked the property so much. Firstly despite the property being on the market for 3 weeks they did not know basic information such a freehold vs sharehold, or the cost of management fees. Their attitude throughout was deliberately nonchalant, arrogant and patronising (I know to an extent all estate agents are but they were more than the many other agents we had to deal with). They p...
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Jan 23,2013
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The lady, India was probably the most obnoxious and arrogant person i have ever encountered on the phone. Compared to Foxton, KFH, Hamptons, by far, Douglas and Gordon was the worst experience I have had. This lady is to be avoided at all cost....
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May 17,2012
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I tried using D&G to sell my property given I thought they offered quality service....I was wrong. The key issue was communication & non delivery. Communication: despite saying they would keep me up to date with feedback from viewings, I had to find myself chasing them every time to get this..also, the feedback tended to be vague & uninterested! In terms of non delivery: I was told to expect about 2 viewings a week for the property....I had 3 in 4 weeks! Did not get the impression th...
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Stick to what you promise Remain in contact with vendor Ensure you provide timely feedback after viewings Suggest ways to help if the property isn\'t getting viewings
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Nov 17,2009
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