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A family business you can rely on

John Mortimer has been managing properties for over 20 years. During that time we have become the experts in block and estate management.

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John Mortimer has been managing properties for over 20 years. During that time we have become the experts in block and estate management.

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Dec 09,2016
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Dec 09,2016
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Appalling service from these people - do not work with them! You have been warned!!. Poor communication, incompetence at every level and total disregard for any kind of customer service. They will make your life a misery....
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Fees increased recently and service level dropped even further. This pretty much sums them up.
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Apr 26,2016
Minithumbdown
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Apr 26,2016
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Steer well clear! We gave them so many chances to clean up their act but despite promises they didn't do anything they said they would, they didn't pay bills so services were cut, they are highly disorganised and incompetent! Not recommended!!!...
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Fees are cheap - but you get what you pay for!
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Fees are cheap - but you get what you pay for!
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Jan 06,2016
Minithumbdown
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Jan 06,2016
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I would give 0 stars if possible. I genuinely don't know what this company offers the people who, like myself, are somehow bound to pay their (increasing) monthly management fee despite owning the property freehold, yet there is absolutely nothing they do for me. When I did try to get in touch to see if they could send someone out to cut the branches of an oak tree that was overhanging from the school into the residents' visitor parking bays, I was completely ignored despite numerous phone calls...
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Woeful. Daylight extortion.
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Woeful. Daylight extortion.
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By: Saby
Feb 10, 2016
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I completely agree. We have had a terrible service from John Mortimer's to date with lots of evidence of their poor service thanks to their emails and inability to return phone calls. We are writing a complaint and would not recommend anyone use them. I am a Director for our block given that they were ripping us off constantly, someone had to watch them. Fortunately, another Owner has also become Director and despite initially thinking they couldn't be as bad as I told her, now is beyond frustra....
Nov 02,2015
Minithumbdown
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Nov 02,2015
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I strongly advise to not enlist John Mortimer to manage your property. The service is appalling and communication in particular is shocking. They do not reply to emails or deal with matters in a reasonable or fair manner. I have had water leaks for over 6 years which have still not been dealt with. Disgusting service! Avoid at all costs....
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By: emma
Jan 05, 2016
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Hi Simon, we are having trouble too - they are very rude, taking a lot of money and not spending enough on the services they claim to provide. Who would you recommend instead? Thanks....
Oct 22,2014
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Oct 22,2014
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On our estate, Friars Mead in Addlestone there are several home owners at our wits end with John Mortimer. They charge us for gardening services that they do not deliver, in fact they actually cost us more in garden maintenance because several of us have had to go and buy gardening tools to clear up messes they have made. They do not respond to emails or phone call complaints. it took them over 2 years despite charging us in advance to paint lines on car parking bays and cut back trees overhan...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
1. respond to emails, phone calls and complaints. 2. deliver services paid for to an acceptable standard and in a timely manner. Basically do what they are paid to do.
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I have no problem paying these fees if they do the work they are paid to do.
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By: Sef
Jan 05, 2016
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The reviewer's experience actually mirrors my experience of John Mortimer Estates over the last year. Looking at your rating on here and reviews on other sites, it's a relatively common theme, especially for residents of Friars Mead. So maybe instead of petulantly accusing people of lying, tackle the problem like a reasonable business should...with some sort of tact.....
Oct 07,2014
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Oct 07,2014
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There was a gas leak in the morning, I informed the contact before I left for work. I was then disturbed at work when the engineer wanted to let him in (after I had explained I would be at work). When I got home from work the alarm was still ringing and the house still stunk of gas. I rang them again and was told that the leak was in my flat. The leak was in a different flat and not my own. I had to contact the different property company to be told it had been signed off as 'safe'. So I ventil...
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They could have actually offered me solutions rather than curtly refusing everything I requested
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By: John
Jan 15, 2015
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Once again no address, however we have been able to trace this issue and it was a gas hob left on in a flat. While the writer may complain about the inconvenience of being asked to give access to the gas contractor, the only way to find the source of the leak is to gain access to each flat. Once the gas leak was discovered the alarm would continue until the gas had been disbursed.. this takes time and is a matter of health and safety.....
Sep 19,2014
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Sep 19,2014
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Thank you so much for your assistance in arranging the approval (from the directors) and the installation of the chair lift. I have indeed commented to several people on your customer service and speed of dealing with this sensitive issue. Thank you especially to Paul Lorenzo, your manager, for his help...
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Sep 17,2014
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Sep 17,2014
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I am writing to tell you how very impressed I am with your property management company. Since your company took over our finances and the running of our estate I have been able to relax and enjoy seeing our environment improving. All complaints from residents have stopped and everyone seems to be pulling together to make this a better place to live. David North has made a tremendous difference with his regular visits, his listening skills, attention to detail and his knowledge of buildings. Li...
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Jul 31,2014
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Jul 31,2014
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Earlier this week the contractors attended the badger run, and this morning we had a sign erected at the turn around. It was very well sited and has already made a difference to the traffic problems we had by prohibiting the parking in this area. I have also to thank the staff for all their positive actions which has stood out in comparison to previous management companies. You have all worked very hard on our behalf and for this our whole family thank you very much....
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Jul 30,2014
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Jul 30,2014
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Just a quick note to say a big thank you to Linda Otley Having telephoned linda and explained that we required a questionnaire completing urgently, she then went out of her way to return it the same day. She was extremely polite and helpful and thanks to her we should be completing on our house sale today. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks!...
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Jul 29,2014
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Jul 29,2014
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I would like to thank the staff at John Mortimer's for their help in completing the task of the cavity wall insulation. A special thanks to Steve for his liaison with the tenants in arranging the internal redecorations and access to the balconies through the flats. Some of the tenants who are renting were not that helpful in allowing access, but Steve convinced then which made the decorator's job a lot easier and saved the block money in the service charges....
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Jul 28,2014
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Jul 28,2014
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I would like to thank Denise for resolving the long standing issue of the television reception. There has been a problem with the signal which in part was due to the old cable and the need for some new equipment. The picture is so much better! On another point, last year I had some neighbour problems, with a dog being left alone in the flat and continuously barking. Denise was able to assist this neighbour in finding a sitter for the dog by using a retired gentleman who was pleased to have s...
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Jul 15,2014
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Jul 15,2014
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I would like to thank Kim for his work in resolving outstanding issues left over from the previous managing agents. In particular the removal of the asbestos which was supposed to have been done on inspection was not completed although a certificate had been given. Kim was very good in negotiating a settlement as well as finishing the work, so that further repairs and improvements could be done after the asbestos removal. Frankly without Kim and his team, I don't know what we would have done....
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Jul 10,2014
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Jul 10,2014
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Dear Mr Mortimer In this day and age, we have found many staff employed are untrained, or too busy to help their customers on a regular basis. We have dealt with John Mortimer's Ltd for over 3 years now, and from day one, we are delighted to say that your employees have worked hard to understand our complex, plus have dealt with the various issues that have arisen. We would therefore like to ask you to pass our thanks to all of your team, but especially Lucienne, Linda, Michele, Hayley ...
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Jul 08,2014
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Jul 08,2014
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I am embarrassed to say having looked after our 60 flats for nearly 20 years, no one has thought to leave a message of thanks and gratitude to Ian and Suzanne and the entire team at Mortimers for their dedication over the years. A special thanks to John Mortimer who has always been available to assist in any tricky questions over the lease, and all the new regulations that have come into place over the years. A big thank you !!...
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Jul 07,2014
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Jul 07,2014
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I would like to once again thank you for all your help with my sale, which was not without its difficulties thanks to a tenacious call centre solicitor ! Once my sale is completed I think one or both of my buyers, although they are busy with work and frequently abroad, will put themselves forward to become directors and work with Mortimer's team It has been a pleasure dealing with the wonderfully helpful people at John Mortimer....
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Jul 07,2014
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Jul 07,2014
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My wife and I would like to thank Peter, Kim and their team, for all the effort in the planning, tendering, and supervising of the work needed to bring our block up to a suitable standard of repair. While the work is still on going, you can see the remarkable transformation in the place already. The decorating has been very involved with such an old building and so many repairs needed before you could start the decorating but now its all taking shape. We would like to thank Kim for all his ad...
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Jul 03,2014
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Jul 03,2014
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Thank you so much for the hard work in resolving my patio door leaks which date back to the time Barratts built the property. A special thanks to Andrew for his efforts in tracing the water leaks, and proving to the developer Barratts that it was in fact a fault in the design and build of the building. I must say that I can highly recommend Mortimers....
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Feb 21,2014
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Feb 21,2014
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Sat on their hands for 21 years, as 3 flats 65a paid no service charge (world record ?) Lacked experience to renovate the fascade, cars parked on the pavements. Expensive, obstructive, inefficient and should be avoided. I understand that certain parts of the business such as lettings has been sold on. Was forced to take JM to the LVT....
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By: john
Mar 20, 2014
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Its so easy to make these comments and not even sign your nae to it. This person, whom I can guess wrote this, has distorted the facts completerly. This was a hearing with the management company run by the owners and the case was won by the owners. Its simply a case that 65a has a lease issued by the local authoirty and was outside the management of the rest of the development.The interpretation of the lease and what if any contributions they would make to the service charges had to be derterm....
Jan 27,2014
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Jan 27,2014
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John Mortimer Property Management claim to have taken over management of our block in September 2013. They refuse to meet, engage, discuss or remedy any complaint, comply with tenants and leaseholders legal rights, and refuse to obey directions of a judge in the LVT. "*" I am a landlord of over fifteen years standing and I have had the pleasure of working with many agents over the years but the sheer inability of John Mortimer to act in a legal or professional manner leaves me speechl...
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Engaged with a leasholder to resolve issues, claims and allegations of theft, fraud and mismanagement.
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By: AVOID John Mortimer Property
May 08, 2014
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If John had bothered to read my post he would know that there are no arrears due and so his claim of my owing money is false and untrue. If he finds my post slanderous my name is Mr Harris of Avon Court in Binfield and I invite John Mortimer to seek legal redress. They won't, as they know everything I state to be true. Since my post a judge in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal has ruled in my favour and thus there is nothing further to be said. JMPM have been found, legally to be in the wrong, a....
Dec 20,2013
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Dec 20,2013
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I am so pleased that I am not the only person who has suffered at the hands of John Mortimer, this website is full of negative reviews. They are an utter disgrace and should not be in business. They claim to be a family business but are simply a family of rude, agressive and defensive bullies. I sufferred 3 simultanious leaks in my flat with water pouring down the walls all due to their neglect to maintain the roof. Even after finally fixing the roof they refused to apologise or admit respon...
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By: james hazell
Mar 20, 2014
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I agree with the surveyors report, problem was condensation. Condensation was caused by 3 leaks in the roof which was because John Mortimer neglected to maintain and repair the roof correctly over many years. John Mortimer fixed the 3 leaks which is admitting liability. Now they are trying to negate liability even though they have already made repairs and the evidence is starring them in the face. A poor performing agent like John Mortimer will make any excuse to cover their mistakes. After fixi....
Oct 25,2013
Minithumbdown
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Oct 25,2013
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I echo most of the negative comments re estate mgt left here. They manage my block of flats and have hardly done anything to repair things- there are loose tiles, lights not working plus they charge for window cleaning but I have never even seen them clean them. They take a nice hefty fee for the privilege. To top things off I received a bill for £1.3k for roof repairs due in 28 days- hmmm that seems fair- most people can pay that off in a month sure! They cannot budget or plan - the roof ...
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Aug 29,2013
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Aug 29,2013
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John mortimer lettings are most possibly the worst estate agent to deal with. Both me and my partner have been renting through them for the past 3 years and have had nothing but trouble. The main issue seems to be poor organisation and management. From day 1 we were lied to with regards to the properties. We have rented 2 properties through this agent and on both occasions they informed us the property would be cleaned upon us arriving, both times this did not happen on the second occassion the ...
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from day one the agent could have done everything better and tried to help their tennants. Maybe start to clean properties before allowing a tennant to move in, Better communication and telephone manners, have more than one member of staff trained to deal with certain things, be fair during checks and not have a one mind approach. respect all customers.
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Aug 19,2013
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Aug 19,2013
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I would like to thank you and especially Ian for all his help in dealing with a difficult Lessee and the LVT. With John\'s legal expertise and Ian\'s hard work in liaising with the parties,we had a very successful outcome to this difficult situation. Well done and thank you so much...
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Aug 15,2013
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Aug 15,2013
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Hi John, I have completed the sale of my property today.I would like to thank you and your staff for all of the hard work that you have done for our flats at Chisbury Close .In the years that you have managed the property we have prospered considerably and carried out many projects such as the replacement of all the external cladding with UPVC,new internal lighting and carpeting of communal areas to name a few.Our finances are in a considerably better state than they were when y...
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Mar 19,2013
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Mar 19,2013
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John Mortimer Property Co Ltd have managed this development for 6 years. They have now taken total control of suppliers and contractors using spurious health and safety reasons,when in fact the real reasons of course are purely financial for there benefit and there buddies . If you like the idea of living in a social housing association, you will love Mortimers, but you might go bust in the process....
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more information and remember who actually owns the properties.
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By: John
Jul 17, 2013
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This certainly not the case, first of all the branch above (57 London Street) is for Lettings which we sold in January and is not a branch we used for block management. Second there is no mention of a block here or anything specific, so frankly I consider this comment as mischievous. We use independent contractors that have been properly vetted and are known for their quality of work. Frankly the only people we ever see complaining here is one that owe service charges and are being chased for pa....
Jan 29,2013
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Jan 29,2013
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I\'ve used John Mortimer for just under two years now to fully manage a property of mine. I have found them to do a great job. They have found good tenants quickly and their ongoing management is good with maintenance issues dealt with promptly. They have been very responsive and are equally happy communicating over email or the phone. My tenants also seem to be very happy with them. I am puzzled by the negative reviews because this is not my experience....
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Dec 15,2012
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Dec 15,2012
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This firm must be the worst \'Block Management\' company on the planet. They take their fee and provide zero service. The estate has degenerated to the level where it may not now be possible to recover it. They are totally incapable when it comes to planning or budgeting for or managing routine maintenance. They have no idea how to plan for/ manage long-term maintenance or repairs.We wonder whether their staff even know where the estate is. Bring on Regulation and Fines for Rogues....
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They would have to provide the service that they charge for!
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By: john
Jul 17, 2013
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Its so easy for people to hide behind anonymous, no property name, no detail, once again we have to assume that this is a case of someone being chased for service charge debt. Or is this another agent? JMPM is a member of ARMA, and established for nearly a quarter of a century, a well run and respected family business.....
Sep 28,2012
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Sep 28,2012
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Please, please, please, please never ever use this company !! Unfortunately they managed our block of flats for three years and left us with a hole in the ceiling of our lounge for 10 months of this time. It took two years to resolve (through the insurance, as John Mortimer were incapable of providing anything remotely like customer service) the issues, from the point we first made them aware of a damp problem in the flat. They used any number of excuses to tell us there was no damp issues, and ...
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Where do I start ? If they\'d done anything it would have been a start.....
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This particular block is built on a very exposed hill with terraced balconies. The problem here is that the leak was under the floor tiles of the balcony and part of the demised property of this persons neighbour, who did not want to take responsibility for the leak and the costs. The manager at the time visited the site on many occasions with surveyor and contractors to obtain the best solution at the best price to assist the flat owner who was not prepared to accept liability. Ross and his ass....
Sep 25,2012
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Sep 25,2012
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I elected to use John Mortimer to sell my property (after years of good service as letting agents) and they did not disappoint. As I was abroad at the time of selling the property, dealing with minor issues regarding the property myself would have been difficult and time consuming (such as getting contractor\'s out to the property etc.) so it was with great relief that John Mortimer went the extra mile to get all the issues sorted out. They liaised with insurance companies, contractors, the ...
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