House & Son
Bournemouth, BH1
3.3/5, 12 reviews
57% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
100% lettings valuation accuracy
71% lettings fee satisfaction

“I recently moved my flat, both my old flat and ......”

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Mar 17,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'kesavancb'
Mar 17,2015
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I recently moved my flat, both my old flat and the new flats are letted by House and Sons. In the new flat, cleaning was not done properly. Every where it was very dirty and the carpets were also very dirty. Also lot of stuffs were not in good condition including the cracked window which is leaking lot of cold air inside. I reported all these issues in mail and also went in person and informed the about the issues. They said they will send somebody to look into the issue. But Even after 1 week, they haven't sent anybody for checking.
In the meantime, they have sent checkout report for my old flat. In the report, they said they are going to charge me ‚£319 for checkout+ maintanance + Professional cleaning + Carpet cleaning. They mentioned lot of items which where were already mentioned in the inventory.Also they charged lot of money for carpet and professional cleaning. I thought it was unfair, Because they are charging lot of money for professional and carpet cleaning. But they haven't done the cleaning for both my old and new flat. I replied them and told them about my frustrations.
After 2 days, they send out the revised checkout report, now they increased the amount to ‚£638 from ‚£319 ( which was exactly the double the amount ). I was bit taken back by the revised report. In the revised report, they mentioned that the matresses in both the rooms are having strains and they wanted to replace the mattresses. I replied them saying it was already there. These strains were already there in the materesses in the bottom. But we havent noticed because we never flipped.I try to explain them. But never in a mood to listen. They simply said either accept or we'll file a dispute and mentioned that dispute will take minimum 60 days to sorted out. I was totally cornered and I dont have an option. Even after vacated my previous flat in very good condition, I ended up paying ‚£638. That too just because I raises some concern about their un-professionalism, they simply revised and hiked the amount by double.
They created problems in both the flats. In the current flat, they are not doing any maintenance works. In the lounge and the master bedroom, cold air is leaking through the gap and the window crack, we are not able to sleep in the flat even after putting the heater. They checked out the flat around 2PM from the previous tenants and handed over me at 3PM. So you can imagine what kind of cleaning and maintanacw works they might have done.
This has happpened not only for me, but has happened to lot of others as well. Few of my friends came to Bournemouth for a 1 year assignment. They rented a house through house and sons and when they vacated House and sons has deducted full deposit amount citing various reasons. They are now not in UK and they are not in a position to file a dispute.
They are behaving literally like a looters and dont have any business ethics
So I would request everybody in the group to be aware of House and Sons.
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House & Son
Landsdowne House, Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3JW
01202 242000

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £95,000 £240,000
Lettings 100% 71% £625 £800
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 0 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 1
Areas covered
  • BH1
  • BH11
  • BH2
  • Bournemouth
  • BH3
  • Winton
  • BH4
  • BH5
  • BH6
  • BH7
  • BH8
  • BH9
  • BH10
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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Feb 11,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Lauren Samet'
Feb 11,2020
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“Our experiences with House & Son have been co......”

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Sep 03,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kirk Bell'
Sep 03,2019
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Our experiences with House & Son have been consistently positive over the past six years, both when we have rented our our flat to others and when we have lived in the flat ourselves. We are also impressed with the overall management of the building....
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“If I could give this company 0 stars I would.......”

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Aug 07,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alex Fields'
Aug 07,2019
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If I could give this company 0 stars I would. Absolutely diabolical experience when viewing a property and throughout booking journey. Two of the RUDEST women I have EVER spoken to, I still can't quite get over their lack of customer service. I registered my details ...
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“Fabulous Service...”

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Oct 31,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Alli M'
Oct 31,2018
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Ryan Poole was excellent throughout our whole experience. He was professional at all times as well as kind & supportive. Superb customer service. Thank you Ryan...
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“DO NOT RENT FROM HOUSE AND SON...”

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Sep 04,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Much Happier Now I've Moved'
Sep 04,2018
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Me and my partner rented a 2 bedroom property for 4 years with House and Son and had nothing but problems throughout the tenancy. From staff insulting us by calling us messy and dirty tenants to House and Son leaving us in unabitable conditions twice and them ...
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Expensive and not worth it. Check out fees were charged despite no check in.
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By: Ryan Poole
Sep 04, 2018
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Good afternoon, Thank you for your detailed comments regarding your tenancy with House and Son. I have looked through your comments and know the case well, having visited you to inspect the property. The first point to deal with would be the fact that you say there wasn't a check in conducted but then you also say " After moving in, we sent in our updated version of the inventory stating all the issues, signed and dated by both myself and my partner which it was later revealed that House and Son ...

“Cheats...”

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Apr 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alan Early'
Apr 15,2018
2 people found
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Wow. What a terrible experience we had with this company when checking out! We lived in the apartment for almost 4 years. We repeatedly complained about damp and mould issues in the flat. Instead of doing anything about it, they sent a regular instructor who blamed ...
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Expensive
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“A Breath of Fresh Air!...”

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Apr 04,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Camilla'
Apr 04,2018
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Dealing with House and Son after dealing with larger national estate agent chains was like a breath of fresh air. I had been trying to sell a property in the Eastcliff, Bournemouth with minimal success. Having changed decor/ price the only thing left to do ...
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Competitive
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“I have been both a tenant and landlord during my 13 ......”

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Nov 01,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Susan McCouid'
Nov 01,2017
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I have been both a tenant and landlord during my 13 year association with House and Son and have ALWAYS found the staff to be honest, professional, reliable, helpful, fair and courteous and I would have no hesitation in recommending this agency....
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“Do not use this agency! I have had so many ......”

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May 12,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Connor'
May 12,2017
2 people found
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Do not use this agency! I have had so many problems since renting a flat through this company, every time I have rang up I get the response of we will call you straight back never to hear off them again. When I first moved ...
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Comment on agent fees
Charged me for check in and out fees one of which was £90 which was not carried out properly as they said something was missing which was in one of the cupboards and considering there was only about 10 in the whole property being a small one bedroom flat I find it very appalling.
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By: Ryan poole
May 20, 2017
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Hi Connor, thank you for your review. You were given the email address of the lettings manager, myself and I responded to you via email and agreed to waive the cleaning costs for you as a gesture of goodwill. I also explained that the cost of the salad draw would be higher as we had to pay a contractor to source the item and fit it, so there is always going to be a higher cost involved, although we have kept this cost to a minimum. You emailed me back and agreed to this fact and agreed with us ...

“We came for a short term 1 year assignment to bournemouth ......”

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Nov 10,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Karthik'
Nov 10,2015
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We came for a short term 1 year assignment to bournemouth from India, We were badly looking for the house on the first week of arrival itself. House and Sons staff shown us 3 houses on the same day and helped us to find a good house ...
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Nov 06,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Vijaya Sundari'
Nov 06,2015
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This is very first time, I am writing review about any service. I am writing this review because I am very much pleased with the service provided by house and sons. When we had our new baby on August, our landlord decided to sell this ...
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“I recently moved my flat, both my old flat and ......”

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Mar 17,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'kesavancb'
Mar 17,2015
5 people found
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I recently moved my flat, both my old flat and the new flats are letted by House and Sons. In the new flat, cleaning was not done properly. Every where it was very dirty and the carpets were also very dirty. Also lot of stuffs ...
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