McKenzie Bowdens
2.3/5, 30 reviews
33% recommended
56% sales valuation accuracy
63% sales fee satisfaction
60% lettings valuation accuracy
63% lettings fee satisfaction
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Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 56% 63% £0 £0
Lettings 60% 63% £525 £0
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
0 5 9 9 0 0 1 0 0 6
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  • Sales
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  • Block Management
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  • Conveyancing
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“*My husband and I met **4 years ago. He showed me ......”

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Apr 07,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Paula C'
Apr 07,2016
6 people found
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*My husband and I met **4 years ago. He showed me a property to rent, I accepted, paid fees and deposit then the excuses started. The move in date was delayed numerous times until my Father in Law drove past and someone else was moving in. ...
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“Found the property in July 2015. Was told by Ian Bowden ......”

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Nov 06,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mrs Hall'
Nov 06,2015
10 people found
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Found the property in July 2015. Was told by Ian Bowden that to remove the property from the market we would need to pay the 6 weeks deposit plus £120 for the credit checks, which we did by bank transfer. My daughter had to leave the rented property ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Stop ripping people off.
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“I rented a property through Mr Ian Bowden when he ......”

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Oct 29,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sarah Pringle'
Oct 29,2015
6 people found
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I rented a property through Mr Ian Bowden when he was director of Bowdens. The property was very unkempt and I decorated the place to a high standard throughout. Mr Bowden even said what a good job I had done. I had paid a deposit ...
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Reasonable but not stored in the correct fashion
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Reasonable but not stored in the correct fashion
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“We found the property on a website, OnTheMarket.com, in ......”

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Oct 19,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'UpsetMother'
Oct 19,2015
9 people found
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We found the property on a website, OnTheMarket.com, in July 2015. We viewed the property and was told by Ian Bowden that in order for him to remove property from the market, we would need to pay a deposit and reference fees. He took a ...
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“***Attention all existing or future customers***Please feel free to ......”

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Sep 11,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Angryman'
Sep 11,2015
8 people found
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***Attention all existing or future customers*** Please feel free to email me on martyrhoward71@gmail.com. we've fallen foul of this wretched man and have handed his fraudulent activities to the police. If you wish to be part of the investigation please contact me on ...
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“Literally don't even bother. I am terrified of ever moving ......”

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Jul 21,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'spannerintheworks'
Jul 21,2015
10 people found
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Literally don't even bother. I am terrified of ever moving from here that I wont get my deposit back. All he has done is lie, make up stories, fiddle money between myself and the landlord. I am a single mum of two and as I ...
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By: Angryman
Sep 10, 2015
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Please feel free to email me on martyrhoward71@gmail.com. we've fallen foul of this wretched man and have handed his fraudulent activities to the police. If you wish to be part of the investigation please contact me on the above email address. ...

“ian bowden help me to with all paperwork before moving ......”

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Jul 16,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'T woodcock'
Jul 16,2015
0 people found
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ian bowden help me to with all paperwork before moving into the property and has always helped as quickly as possible to resolve any issuses with the property....
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“We have rented our property through this company for 2 years. ......”

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Jul 07,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Redtractor'
Jul 07,2015
0 people found
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We have rented our property through this company for 2 years. In this time I have found them to be helpful, courteous and at all times to maintain the high professional standards you expect from them.As a tenant I would have no hesitation in recommending ...
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I am satisfied
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“I found this agency quite reliable as they were able ......”

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Jul 06,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'James'
Jul 06,2015
1 people found
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I found this agency quite reliable as they were able to sort out my accommodation within 2 weeks of contacting them. When I first contacted them in January 2015 I was desperate to move out into a 3 bedroom house in the village of Newton Longville, this would ...
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much lower comparatively
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“I was in the midst of renting a property from ......”

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Jun 25,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'PennilessPaul'
Jun 25,2015
5 people found
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I was in the midst of renting a property from Mckenzie Bowden and they were very quick to ask for the deposit money before any contracts had been signed, I reluctantly did this and never received any confirmation or receipt of payment despite being told ...
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By: Angryman
Sep 10, 2015
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Please feel free to email me on martyrhoward71@gmail.com. we've fallen foul of this wretched man and have handed his fraudulent activities to the police. If you wish to be part of the investigation please contact me on the above email address. ...

“This man is a liar he has 2 deposits that he ......”

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May 20,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'John braine'
May 20,2015
5 people found
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This man is a liar he has 2 deposits that he has not put with the dps I have tried getting them back but to no avail now gonna get police involved my last tenant he knocked there money two...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing he is a liar shouldn't be allowed to trade
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By: Angryman
Sep 10, 2015
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Please feel free to email me on martyrhoward71@gmail.com. we've fallen foul of this wretched man and have handed his fraudulent activities to the police. If you wish to be part of the investigation please contact me on the above email address. ...

“DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH IAN BOWDEN! Bowden advertised a ......”

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May 19,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ms Leafield'
May 19,2015
4 people found
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DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH IAN BOWDEN! Bowden advertised a property for rent and arranged for his colleague to escort me on a viewing. Having taken receipt of my deposit, he then delayed proceedings by claiming to be waiting for references. When I put pressure ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
There is nothing he could do now to put this right - 2 young children and their mum have been devastated by his wrong doing
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“Bowdens gave extremely good service from both the start of ......”

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Mar 01,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'D Wagstaffe'
Mar 01,2015
1 people found
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Bowdens gave extremely good service from both the start of our tenancy and afterwards; Mr Ian Bowden particularly being very helpful and courteous in clarifying information we'd lost in regard to dates and details of the tenancy....
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“Ian Bowden can not be trusted. I rented my mothers ......”

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Feb 02,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mrs Hooton'
Feb 02,2015
13 people found
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Ian Bowden can not be trusted. I rented my mothers house out using his services. He owes me money - his cheque bounced .He charged me for a new cooker when in fact the tenant had supplied the cooker herself. He did not register her ...
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By: Google
Feb 05, 2015
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Just google his name used the money to fund his firm!! This information is correct as at 04/12/2014 Name: IAN BOWDEN Date of Birth: 21/04/1955 Date of Order: 03/11/2013 Length of order: 4 Years 0 Month(s) Court Number: IN THE COUNTY COURT AT MILTON KEYNES 9 OF 2014 Last Known Address: 7a OLD ROAD, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, , , , LU7 2RB Conduct: The allegation made in this report is that between March 2012 and 11 November 2013, Ian Bowden (hereinafter referred to as “Mr Bowden ...

“I rented a property from bowden until march 2014. This man ......”

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Dec 08,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'AdamG'
Dec 08,2014
7 people found
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I rented a property from bowden until march 2014. This man still has 800 pounds deposit of mine that he has been promising to pay back but still to this day hasn't. Never in my life have i dealt with a dodgier person. Yet for some reason ...
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By: Justsaying
Jan 01, 2015
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Looks like Mr Bowden is doing something naughty! He is not the director or owner anymore but stats he is! MR GEORGE BOWDEN Born: 1995 Nationality: BRITISH Country: ENGLAND Posttown: MILTON KEYNES Postcode: MK17 0AP Country of residence: ENGLAND Current appointments: ACORN PROPERTY AGENTS (UK) LIMITED George Bowden has been employed at ACORN PROPERTY AGENTS (UK) LIMITED since 05 November 2013 currently as a Director (ESTATE AGENT). active Company address: ACORN PROPERTY ...

“Absolutely brilliant did everything I needed and paid the dps ......”

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Nov 21,2014
Minithumbup
By: 'Michelle'
Nov 21,2014
1 people found
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Absolutely brilliant did everything I needed and paid the dps without issue ! I have used mckenzie bowden before and would recommend them to anyone...
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By: Moore85
Jan 05, 2015
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Im wondering if ian put this up on my behalf!! I moved out in sept and also called michelle, never recieved my deposit back either and landlady is taking him to court!! ...

“At first Ian Bowden was an amiable and pleasant individual ......”

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Mar 31,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'GSAMET'
Mar 31,2014
7 people found
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At first Ian Bowden was an amiable and pleasant individual however as the transaction progressed he became more elusive and proved himself to be a pathological liar on many occasions. Ultimately it transpired he did not have the property to rent and clearly was only ...
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By: GSAMET
Mar 29, 2015
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Just a quick update: A couple of months ago (Feb 15) Mr Bowden called me personally, out the blue, asking if I would agree to amend my review if he paid me back all the money he owed which he would do in two installments over the following few weeks. So here is my ammendment: two months later and he has NOT REPAYED A PENNY and not been in touch again. Clearly this individual has no ethics or morals so if you part with any money do it on the basis it will never be seen again. ...

“Please do not use this agent in either a landlord ......”

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Oct 28,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mel'
Oct 28,2013
9 people found
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Please do not use this agent in either a landlord or tenant capacity. It will cost you money unless you are very careful indeed. I made the mistake of using him as an agent and found that he lied repeatedly, did not bank the tenants ...
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“We rented a property from Ian Bowden for two years ......”

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Oct 06,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Iviano'
Oct 06,2013
5 people found
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We rented a property from Ian Bowden for two years in Newton longville. Ian Bowden was unprofessional from the start and we had to seek advice from agents we knew about his practices. He was slow to arrange repairs when they occured and even failed ...
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“I have been renting a property for about a year ......”

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Aug 28,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'kezzy'
Aug 28,2013
1 people found
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I have been renting a property for about a year now and can honestly say that he is a pleasure to deal with and has been attentive whenever I have needed him. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others....
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“My friend back in July 2013 wanted to rent a house ......”

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Aug 09,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Margaret'
Aug 09,2013
5 people found
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My friend back in July 2013 wanted to rent a house which he saw on Ian Bowdens also known as McKenzie Bowdens website. It was a terrible mistake as soon as he received deposit + his fee which came to £1095 he stopped contacting him until one week ...
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“I have recently bought a house and used the services ......”

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Jul 30,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Claire'
Jul 30,2013
1 people found
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I have recently bought a house and used the services of McKenzie Bowden. I dealt with Ian Bowden throughout. In general he was helpful and his responses were speedy. Mr Bowden helped where possible to liaise with the vendor of the property to move the ...
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“we dealt with Ian Bowden at the Newton Longville branch ......”

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Jul 16,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'delboy'
Jul 16,2013
0 people found
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we dealt with Ian Bowden at the Newton Longville branch and found him to be very personable and helpful, all queries we had throughout the process were dealt with quickly and efficiently...
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“Ian Bowden of 'Bowdens Estate Agents' has always given us ......”

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Jul 08,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Mrs E Mac'
Jul 08,2013
0 people found
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Ian Bowden of 'Bowdens Estate Agents' has always given us a personal and professional service. We moved to MK from Scotland for a six month business contract and he arranged a six month let in a lovely family property. The work contract was extended and ...
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“What I can say about Mr Bowden and the service ......”

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Jul 08,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Emma Young'
Jul 08,2013
0 people found
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What I can say about Mr Bowden and the service that we received. I contact Mr Bowden when I was looking to move to a village different area. Ian was so helpful and found us the most perfect house in the location that we only ...
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“Ian Bowden is an accomplished con artist who successfully duped ......”

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Jun 27,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'AnnoyedMK'
Jun 27,2013
8 people found
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Ian Bowden is an accomplished con artist who successfully duped me and my husband into trusting him. It wasn't until we had moved in to the property and got back the tenancy agreement that we realised he had changed the rent amount on our paperwork ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing could persuade me to trust an agent who thinks nothing of conducting illegal activity to secure business.
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By: AnnoyedMK
Dec 02, 2013
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Update: after seeing this comment, Mr Bowden contacted us and apologised for his actions, produced a new contract and eventually placed our deposit in the correct protection scheme. He has asked me to remove my review on this site though that does not appear to be possible. I am happy to report that so far there has been no further unprofessional behaviour on his part. ...

“Ian Bowden came and viewed my property in order to ......”

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Jun 10,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'JED'
Jun 10,2013
9 people found
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Ian Bowden came and viewed my property in order to market it and gain a suitable tenant. He seemed very knowledgeable and professional when I met him at the property. It became apparent that I had become duped into believing him, and thinking that he ...
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“My elderly recently widowed mother chose Ian Bowden to rent ......”

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Apr 10,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Teresa O'Brien'
Apr 10,2013
7 people found
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My elderly recently widowed mother chose Ian Bowden to rent her house out for her. What a mistake!!!! A truly horrible man. DON'T USE BOWDENS. Lie after lie after lie. I don't know how some people sleep at night....
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Been honest!!!
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“Bowdens were, quite frankly, a disgrace. When it came to ......”

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Feb 08,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'JA'
Feb 08,2013
12 people found
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Bowdens were, quite frankly, a disgrace. When it came to moving out we had already relocated and communicated this to them, suggesting ways in which we could send them the keys etc. They failed to respond for over a month and when they did so, ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
They could be professional, honest and they could refrain from stealing people's deposit for no reason.
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“I had my property for sale with Bowdens having previously ......”

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Mar 02,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'doglover'
Mar 02,2012
18 people found
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I had my property for sale with Bowdens having previously used a different agent. When the price reduced the 'old' agents had a client interested but not until the price lowered. So Bowdens did not sell the house but demanded £1999 + VAT, stupidly I paid £500 cash ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
I expect an estate agent who writes on their website 'We are members of the Surveyors Ombudsman Service and you can be assured that when you are dealing with us we will be responsible and professional, enthusiastic and dedicated to work within the code of practice of the Surveyors Ombudsman Service' that this is in fact the case. I feel that this is not an honest or professional trader who took advantage of my being recently widowed to obtain cash from me. If the agent had acted with integrity and professionalism I would have been satisfied. He put my property on the market before my sole agency with another agent had completed, but said he could 'sort it out, there are ways around these things'. But then when the other agent sold the house he was bad mouthing them for this practise and demanded full payment from me. His refusal to take the property off the market could have lead to my purchasers withdrawing. He also reduced the price of my property contrary to my instructions. All in all this experience has been dreadful.
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By: My goodness
Oct 25, 2014
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This man needs to be stopped! He has also taken from me! I feel a call to the local authorities is due. You would not believe what he has done I'm in shock still. ...
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