Jan Forster Estates
4.7/5, 1038 reviews
96% recommended
94% sales valuation accuracy
93% sales fee satisfaction
92% lettings valuation accuracy
88% lettings fee satisfaction
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Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 94% 93% £26,000 £1,170,000
Lettings 92% 88% £295 £3,200
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
256 7 275 20 249 7 194 3 21 6
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Rude and unprofessional....”

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Aug 10,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Amy McMeekin'
Aug 10,2019
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I decided not to continue to sell my property with Jan Forsters due to unprofessional conduct in both rudeness and feeling used by the company. Putting a sign outside my door when I hadnt agreed to sell and then trying to share some of the ...
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“Terrible Sevice...”

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Aug 07,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Marios Michael'
Aug 07,2019
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Trying to sell our property. Agent arrived and valued it and said would confirm everything in an email the following day. Almost a week later and still nothing from them. Sent email and left messages on his mobile and the office ...still nothing Appalling! Do ...
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“I am half way through my tenancy in a property ......”

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May 10,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Disappointed tenant'
May 10,2019
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I am half way through my tenancy in a property that I rented through Jan Forster Estates. I can honestly say that my experience from start to finish has been so so disappointing. The only reason I have not broken my contract with Jan Forster ...
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What are these agency fees actually for? Cleaning the property, handling repairs, general up keep..? Well obviously not because I have experienced none of this. They half heartedly cleaned and repaired the property after I kicked up a fuss. Other than that It would appear that I spent hundreds of pounds on getting them to print out a shit quality version of my contract.
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“Occasionally Ryanairesque...”

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Mar 22,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Intermittently Disappointed'
Mar 22,2019
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As a landlord I've used Jan Forster for a number of years now and on the whole the service is satisfactory but a few significant points give cause for concern, eg giving keys to a gas engineer to enter the home without telling the tenant. ...
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Acceptable
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“Unprofessional, incompetent and over priced...”

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Nov 05,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Clientanon'
Nov 05,2018
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These people do not do their jobs. My tenancy agreement had the wrong length of tenancy and the wrong landlord details. I was then told it was still legally binding. Absolute joke. Management is nonexistent and at a premium. Don't expect manner or a helpful ...
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Bad
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“The worst letting agent I have dealt with...”

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May 03,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Very unsutisfied tenant'
May 03,2018
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Horrible, unprofessional and anal. This letting agency charges few hundred pounds for agency fee and do nothing. We wanted to move out before the end tenancy and were told this will cost extra. They never follow up with repairs when needed and were very disorganized. ...
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Comment on agent fees
Horrendous, high, unacceptable and I am actually still unsure why we paid
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By: Joanne Graham
May 03, 2018
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Dear Customer, Firstly may I say that I am disappointed that you are dissatisfied with the service provided by Jan Forster Estates our service level is of paramount importance to us and we always endeavour to provide a high quality of service. Our Tenant Set Up Fees are displayed on our website for transparency and I apologise if you feel that these are too high however they are in-line with other agents in the area. With regards to any early termination of a tenancy, there is the landlo ...

“Do Not use! Bad service!...”

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Mar 30,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Diana1987'
Mar 30,2018
1 people found
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We had a very bad experience *, we wanted to rent a property and we paid £600 agency fees only, the form that had to be completed was ridiculous, they want so much information more then when you apply for a mortgage on the house, they also ...
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Bad, very bad £600 fees
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“Do no use! Terrible service from start to finish! Moved ......”

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Mar 13,2018
Minithumbdown
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Mar 13,2018
2 people found
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Do no use! Terrible service from start to finish! Moved in to a rental property and the employee couldn't leave the property quick enough upon handover. They ignore emails when you want something done or if something isn't right with the property. They try and ...
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Terrible
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“Very poor service delivered. As the purchasers we are aware ......”

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Jan 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mr & Mrs Shiels'
Jan 15,2018
2 people found
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Very poor service delivered. As the purchasers we are aware the agent is to act for the vendor but we experienced a catalogue of mishaps from the branch manager being late for first viewing with no apology through to another mishap over keys upon completion. ...
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NA - Purchaser
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“I sold my mother's house very quickly through Jan Forster. ......”

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Nov 24,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Joy Turner'
Nov 24,2017
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I sold my mother's house very quickly through Jan Forster. I only requested a valuation with a view to putting up for sale. The valuation was carried out within 5 days of the request & the house was on the market the following week. It sold within ...
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Agent & conveyancing fees seemed more than reasonable.
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“I can't believe how horrificly bad this company is. I ......”

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Sep 21,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jane'
Sep 21,2017
3 people found
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I can't believe how horrificly bad this company is. I have had a leak for 6 months and they have sent the wrong tradesman round at least 6 TIMES. I eventually got the right man round who assured me he'd be back the week after to fix ...
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Indifferent
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“Very helpful and professional. Would recommend to a any landlords....”

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Jun 22,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'SimonBA'
Jun 22,2017
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Very helpful and professional. Would recommend to a any landlords....
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good
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“Our recent decision to sell our home and move house ......”

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Jun 20,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Shelly'
Jun 20,2017
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Our recent decision to sell our home and move house has thrown a number of challenges and learning curves our way. From our first viewing of a property listed with Jan Forster, Joyce has offered us not only the advice we needed and daily updates ...
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“Really good service provided by Jan Forster agency. Agent Lucy ......”

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Jun 13,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Anand Wani'
Jun 13,2017
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Really good service provided by Jan Forster agency. Agent Lucy Sinha is so helpful in nature. Got quick response for house related queries from Lucy....
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Lucy Sinha is quick and alert agent. Really appreciable.
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“Lucy has been an absolute dream! Unfortunately I had to ......”

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Jun 10,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Megan'
Jun 10,2017
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Lucy has been an absolute dream! Unfortunately I had to try and terminate the rest of my tenancy due to my situation and from day one she has been so helpful! Any questions, or anything that has happened with the property she has been there ...
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“Georgia has been so helpful on my recent incident with ......”

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Jun 08,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Patrick'
Jun 08,2017
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Georgia has been so helpful on my recent incident with my property. She kept me well informed on the situation and assisted with my insurance claim process. Great service!...
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“We were very happy with the helpful & friendly staff (especially ......”

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Jun 08,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Mr & Mrs C.'
Jun 08,2017
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We were very happy with the helpful & friendly staff (especially Sarah)who gave us encouragement at the start of our journey of buying our new home. Barbara helped to 'iron out' some niggling creases at the end of our journey, stepping in, hence, hurrying the ...
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We think the agent's fees were at a fair price.
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“Lucy was both friendly and professional in her dealings with ......”

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Jun 05,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Josh'
Jun 05,2017
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Lucy was both friendly and professional in her dealings with me via e-mail - very speedy replies and addressed my queries head on....
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“Having never rented before Lucy helped us every step of ......”

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Jun 03,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'DebbieandMark'
Jun 03,2017
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Having never rented before Lucy helped us every step of the way and kept us fully informed. Would highly recommend at one of the most stressful times in your life it's nice to have someone there that is helpful and does what she is going ...
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Very high but so are they all. My one little thing is you had copies of our passports but still we had to pay extra for an imagration check. This should be included in the fee if nessary.
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“Perfect attitude, great help, fantastic member of staff.Brooke was ......”

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Jun 02,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Harveysandu'
Jun 02,2017
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Perfect attitude, great help, fantastic member of staff. Brooke was very knowledgeable, and always returned calls quickly. Will definitely recommend the agency in the future....
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“Rachael was amazing throughout the whole process! Responded to all ......”

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May 31,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Paige Potts'
May 31,2017
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Rachael was amazing throughout the whole process! Responded to all my queries very quickly and made the process as easy as first time buying can get! - Couldn't fault...
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“Despite some speed bumps along the way Anna handled the ......”

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May 30,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Andrew Smeaton'
May 30,2017
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Despite some speed bumps along the way Anna handled the situation well and got the tenancy application through quickly. She was very polite and I always had fast responses to my emails/phone calls. Would certainly recommend....
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No one likes fees.
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“Brooke has been exceptionally helpful from start to finish during ......”

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May 30,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Emma'
May 30,2017
1 people found
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Brooke has been exceptionally helpful from start to finish during my tenant find process. She was always incredibly prompt to response to any queries and always went above and beyond to assist with my queries....
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Very reasonable for the service received.
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“Russ responded very quickly to emails and was always very ......”

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May 27,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Jules A'
May 27,2017
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Russ responded very quickly to emails and was always very helpful and honest. All work from JF has been completed to a very high standard - eg: inventory etc and I would recommend to others....
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The intial search fees are quite high although I understand these are a one off reducing down when a second tenant is found for the same property.
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“Kurt and Emma have helped me through what has been ......”

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May 26,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Mr Raymond Finn'
May 26,2017
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Kurt and Emma have helped me through what has been a very difficult sale. Nothing has been too much trouble for them and they have gone above and beyond what could possibly expected from an estate agent. I called in after visiting a number of ...
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worth every penny.
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“Brooke is a great assett to Jan Forster - she ......”

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May 25,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Ingrid'
May 25,2017
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Brooke is a great assett to Jan Forster - she is pleasant, friendly, very efficient and articulate. She folllows up emails with phone calls and has been very helpful as a new staff member and our designated administrator with regard to letting our house. Many ...
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good
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“Joanne is extremely friendly; kind and courteous and has went ......”

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May 25,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Jordan'
May 25,2017
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Joanne is extremely friendly; kind and courteous and has went the extra mile with an out of hours maintainance query, and been more than helpful every step the way. Brilliant service!...
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“Professional and quality service from the start, Lucy was so ......”

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May 23,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Chris'
May 23,2017
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Professional and quality service from the start, Lucy was so helpful, genuine and kept us informed throughout the full process. Communication was excellent. I would 100% recommend Jan Forster. Thanks again to Lucy and the team!...
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Good
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“Would recommend Jan Forster Estate agents, recently purchased a property ......”

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May 19,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Matthew'
May 19,2017
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Would recommend Jan Forster Estate agents, recently purchased a property through them with no issues. Prompt and professional responses and very helpful throughout the entire process. Special thanks for Rachael who was great on completion day....
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“Very friendly and kept in touch, was quick to update ......”

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May 19,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Joseph Maving'
May 19,2017
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Very friendly and kept in touch, was quick to update and even managed to get my move in date moved forwards, been a huge help in a normally stressful period...
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Compared to other Estate Agents the admin fee is a bit steep, however the service provided was top rate
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