Spark & Sons
Hove, BN3
3.8/5, 115 reviews
72% recommended
100% lettings valuation accuracy
91% lettings fee satisfaction

“AVOID!!!! By far the worst letting state agency in Brighton. ......”

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Jun 24,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alvaro'
Jun 24,2011
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AVOID!!!! By far the worst letting state agency in Brighton. I rented a few houses, and I have never encountered a company with so many liars and decievers. I rented a room from them from September to April. The first thing they did was trick me to believe that the rent was for 6 months, when it was actually for 7.

-They said that the room included microwave and a cleaning lady every two weeks. There was no microwave and the cleaning lady never came for 7 months.

-The house had many many problems from the first day which they refused to take care of...we had non-working showers, non-working toilets, etc.

-Eventhough they said the room came with a lock, I had to buy a new one because it didn\'t work. When I went to them to tell them my lock didn\'t work their answer was, literally, \"it\'s not our problem, you should buy a new lock\".

-They are never there to help you. I had a problem and had to leave 2 months early. I did everything in my hand so as to have other person occupy my place, I put ads and had people go to the agency to fill my space for those 2 months or to make another contract. But they made up ridiculous clauses so as to make it impossible for them to rent the house. Basically, they did everything they could not to help me, and had to pay for the 2 months I wasn\'t there.

-Every time you have a problem, they are always busy \"but they\'ll call you as soon as they\'re through\". Needless to say they never call and you end up giving up.

-They refused to give me back my deposit and had to raise a dispute.

-The last month of my rent, I payed by bank transfer. I signed so they send standing order of one month. But the standing order they sent was not of one month, like I signed. Instead, it kept going forever until I cancelled it. Luckily I didn\'t have money in the bank for those months they charged me illegally; if I had had money, it would have been sent to them. And after all the problems with the deposit, I\'m pretty sure I would have had to go to court so they gave me that money back. Nonetheless, this didn\'t spare me of the banking fee. So I lost money just because they decided to charge me after my rent finished.

There just couldn\'t be more reasons to stay away. Really really horrible. Go to any other letting agency (whose comission is, by the way, less than this one), or just rent by gumtree; or you\'ll most definitely lose money.
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Spark & Sons
45 Western Road
Hove
Brighton and Hove
BN3 1JD
01273 220077

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 100% 91% £470 £2,000
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Nov 04,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Caroline Doherty'
Nov 04,2020
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Oliver at Sparks has been great to deal with. He is v helpful and friendly. He responds quickly to emails and gets things sorted speedily in a straightforward way....
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“COMPLETE CON ARTISTS...”

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Sep 28,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Tom Clarkson'
Sep 28,2020
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We rented a using Spark and Sons, they charged us over a month's worth of rent in fees just to take the property. After our 6 month lease was up they charged us another month's rent just to renew the lease, then, less than a month ...
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“Excellent Service and Ideal Student Let -...”

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Aug 20,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Chris Roche'
Aug 20,2020
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Excellent Service and Ideal Student Let - Oliver showed me two flats, the second of which was ideal - a great location at a fair market rent. Communications were excellent and expectations of service well met....
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“It has been by far the easiest year of living......”

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Aug 14,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'isaac p'
Aug 14,2020
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It has been by far the easiest year of living I've had since being in Brighton regarding both the house and with the letting agency! Oliver was amazing and such a lovely guy. I have moved out of Brighton for a year but will be ...
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“Finding a rental home when you have a guide dog....”

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Aug 01,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'melanie payne'
Aug 01,2020
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My daughter is blind and has a guide dog and has been rejected by many agents/landlords for this reason. We met Oliver and he showed us around a couple of possibilities and has now secured a lovely flat for her. Oliver was helpful and ...
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“I have rented with Sparks and Sons for a year......”

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Jul 29,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Thalessa Caroline'
Jul 29,2020
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I have rented with Sparks and Sons for a year now and the main person who has helped me throughout this year was Oliver, who I cannot recommend highly enough. Oliver was always quick to respond and resolve any issue I had at the house ...
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“Great estate agent's, made the process very easy!...”

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Jul 17,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Louise Kennedy'
Jul 17,2020
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We have successfully rented our flat in Hove through Sparks and Sons. They made the experience very easy and provided sound professional advice. As a.result, we rented out the property on the first day of viewings. We needed quite a bit of work carried ...
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“I have rented with Spark and Sons for 4 (almo......”

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Jul 15,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Zaynah'
Jul 15,2020
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I have rented with Spark and Sons for 4 (almost 5) years. Predominately dealing with Oliver has always been a pleasure. Always helpful, efficient and professional. Although Peter and everyone else seem just as great. Never had any problems and having recently moved out of the property ...
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“My boyfriend and I recently moved into a prop......”

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Jul 02,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Jodie Pettitt'
Jul 02,2020
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My boyfriend and I recently moved into a property in Hove with the help of Thomas. He has been friendly and professional throughout the process. We would definitely recommend :)...
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“Excellent treat!! We wanted to move and in a ......”

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Jun 29,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Noelia Clemente moreno'
Jun 29,2020
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Excellent treat!! We wanted to move and in a week we had everything done!! Really good service especially Oliver who is always there for u....
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“Oliver provided us with a truly gold standard......”

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Jun 27,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Rob Gigante'
Jun 27,2020
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Oliver provided us with a truly gold standard service. Not only through his professionalism, but his knowledge of the area, property and clearly positive and familiar relationship with the landlord served to provide us with total confidence and peace of mind in our decision making ...
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“Great experience and friendly staff, who is h......”

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Jun 22,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Luca Pizzimenti'
Jun 22,2020
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Great experience and friendly staff, who is happy to help even if they are not obliged by a contract. They even agreed to help me with some paperwork months after the end of my contract with them. They are honestly great...
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“I must say that, with a great agent, you can ......”

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Jun 22,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Romain RODRIGUES'
Jun 22,2020
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I must say that, with a great agent, you can love a bad flat. A big thanks to Oliver Isted, who is not just an awesome agent but a very patient guy as well. I’ve had hard times and he was always there to ...
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“Helpful and professional...”

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Jun 19,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Roberta Susini'
Jun 19,2020
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I have been a tenant in one of their property for the past 2 years. They have always been super helpful and professional. I totally recommend this agency!...
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“Hi, I had a great experience with Spark & Son......”

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Jun 10,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Eva'
Jun 10,2020
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Hi, I had a great experience with Spark & Sons. The process for renting was all very fast and easy. Special Thanks to Oliver, He is super professional, friendly, helpful and putting up with all our questions and requests. I would definitely recommend them to anyone ...
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Jun 07,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Tora Huston'
Jun 07,2020
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I have been a tenant through this agency and cannot recommend them highly enough. Especially Oliver who is so professional, prompt and dedicated in the work that he does. Thanks again for everything!...
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“First time with Spark & Sons, I am very satis......”

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Jun 04,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Daniela Facincani'
Jun 04,2020
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First time with Spark & Sons, I am very satisfied with their service and professionality. People are nice and friendly and happy to understand your needs and do their best to accommodate and find solutions to make your moving as smoothly as they can. Highly recommend....
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“Sparks and Son have that rare quality of bein......”

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May 30,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Paula Pluck'
May 30,2020
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Sparks and Son have that rare quality of being totally professional whilst making you feel part of a family who has you best interests at heart 😊 I have mainly dealt with Peter and his kindness in making sure we have settled in well and coordinating ...
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“These guys are great - super efficient and st......”

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May 28,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Kirsten Brown'
May 28,2020
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These guys are great - super efficient and straight forward. I was mainly communicating with Oliver about the flat I’ve just moved into, and he was really helpful. He’s are not like the stereotypical estate agent, really willing to help and communicate as ...
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“I have been with spark and sons for the past ......”

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May 27,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'daniele amato'
May 27,2020
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I have been with spark and sons for the past 8 years and I felt like part of a family. Peter, Oliver and Adam had always a smile for me and listed to my various queries and offered a tailored service. Defenetly reccomend them ! They also ...
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“Had an amazing experience with Sparks and Son......”

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Apr 20,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Livvy Mcalpine'
Apr 20,2020
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Had an amazing experience with Sparks and Sons, I was a little nervous as it was my first time moving out but Peter was amazing throughout the whole process. Nothing was too much to ask and i couldn't be more thankful. The whole process was ...
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“Very professional Strong recommended for let......”

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Apr 06,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Noha Abou Samra'
Apr 06,2020
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Very professional Strong recommended for lettings and sales, i found holly very supportive all through the way. The apartment is clean and perfect, sparks and sons are very accessible as well in case of any repair or input from there side is needed...
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“I had a great experience with Spark & Sons, p......”

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Feb 23,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Nasreen'
Feb 23,2020
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I had a great experience with Spark & Sons, particularly with the agent Oliver. He was great, helpful, understanding and cordial. He has done a great job finding me a nice place. Thanks Oliver....
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“I found the moving in process very smooth, wi......”

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Feb 20,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Jaz Cousins'
Feb 20,2020
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I found the moving in process very smooth, with great communication and clarity. The staff were very accommodating and professional in all our dealings with them. Oliver in particular was a pleasure to deal with, took care of us, and had an incredibly friendly and ...
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“I had a great experience with Spark & Sons. T......”

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Feb 18,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'mert uckardes'
Feb 18,2020
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I had a great experience with Spark & Sons. They were really helpful and professional, especially Oliver! I had a tough time to find a house until found Oliver. He is super professional, friendly, helpful and pleasant. Special thank you for him. Strongly recommended!...
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“Awesome Service and great deal...”

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Feb 12,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Rashid Khan'
Feb 12,2020
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I've very good experience with Spark and Sons. Most of time ,I interacted with a gentleman known as Thomas. He is very helpful in nature, polite , cool n calm guy , always ready to help and same time he is very professional. All staff from SPARK ...
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“Spark & Sons have made moving to the UK a pie......”

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Feb 04,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Annie Hogner'
Feb 04,2020
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Spark & Sons have made moving to the UK a piece of cake. We have been delivered professional service from the very start and we are super happy with our choice of letting agent. Oliver has been patient and answered all of our questions even though ...
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“I am glad that I have rented from you guys, y......”

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Jan 21,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Evelyn'
Jan 21,2020
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I am glad that I have rented from you guys, you made everything so easy for us, especially Oliver, he is super easygoing and have answered all my questions. I do recommend Spark&Sons, they have a great team!...
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“Thankyou Oliver...”

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Jan 20,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Abdullah Alenezi'
Jan 20,2020
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It was a pleasure to rent from you guys, friendly agent called Oliver made it easy for us to find a one bedroom flat in brighton, your the best...
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“Thankyou Oliver...”

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Jan 20,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Abdullah Alenezi'
Jan 20,2020
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It was a pleasure to rent from you guys, friendly agent called Oliver made it easy for us to find a one bedroom flat in brighton, your the best...
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