1st Lets
South Side, Glasgow, G42
2.2/5, 34 reviews
26% recommended
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45% lettings fee satisfaction

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“My partner and I moved into a flat in Kingston ......”

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Apr 01,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Diletta Taris'
Apr 01,2015
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My partner and I moved into a flat in Kingston Street 5 months ago now. The flat is managed by 1st Lets so much that to this point we still don't know the identity of our landlord. 1st Lets do not play by the rules: to let the tenant know who their landlord is, is a legal requirement. The landlord should be registered with the city council and it should be easy to find by searching the flat you are living in, our landlord wasn't registered. Once we informed the city council of this, a name appeared, but it was the name of a company. This company was impossible to find online, and when my partner went to the address written in the city council website, she found nothing. As if all that wasn't enough, our deposit was put into a deposit scheme (there are 3 in Scotland) after the legal time limit, and solely after repeated enquirers on our parts. These 5 months we lived without internet and television, because after saying that they'd install a tv and telephone line it within two weeks of our 1st request, the above mentioned unknown landlord happened to be on holiday, and for all we know, he is still on holiday. This meant 5 months without internet, which would be a struggle for anyone, but especially for us being University students.
Throughout our stay, we tried to take legal action against them, but ultimately, because there was a risk that legal aid would't cover our expenses, we had to drop the case.
We went to see our MSP about the matter, because this letting agency and the landlord they associate with are not complying the law, but again, nothing happened.
We went to the police, because not informing the tenets of who the landlord is, is a criminal offence. However the police didn't know how to deal with it, and sent us to the lawyers.
Along with all that, their behavior towards us was disgusting: they mostly ignored our complaint as a whole, and when managed to get a hold of them they accused us of being time wasters and not important enough for their attention. There is more to say, but I think this describes the picture well enough.
DO NEVER, and I repeat DO NEVER take a flat under this agency.
What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing. They are criminals, and I don't want to pay criminals
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By: Diletta Taris
Jun 30, 2015
A little too late, the company is an absolute disgrace!
I will not be having any further contact with 1st lets, especially following the 6 weeks I had to wait to get my deposit back.
By: Nad
Apr 01, 2015
Hello Diletta we are sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced since moving into the property if you would like to contact me at the south side office i will be more than happy to discuss the issues with you
Nad

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1st Lets
704 Cathcart Road
Glasgow
City of Glasgow
G42 8ES
0141 422 2223

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Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 43% 45% £0 £0
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“Avoid using, avoid living near a property managed by them...”

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May 29,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Douglas'
May 29,2019
2 people found
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Live underneath a property they rent out, currently flooded for the 4th time. They only do anything when the council has been brought in to force their hand, leaving the properties they manage with broken appliances and mice as a result. Even their own maintenance ...
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“Don't use these cowboys...”

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Apr 17,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Danmeister'
Apr 17,2019
0 people found
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This so called letting agency are a joke. They never respond to emails, they lost my tenants, stole £400 from me, never lodged my tenants deposit, cost me over £1,500 to get my flat up to an acceptable standard. DO NOT USE THEM, they will promise you ...
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“Helpful Staff & Excellent Service...”

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Apr 11,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kayleigh'
Apr 11,2019
0 people found
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1st Lets were extremely helpful in regards to repairs and always went above and beyond to help during my tenancy. The staff at 1st Lets were efficient in carrying out repairs sometimes the repair was carried out the same day it was reported which was ...
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Aug 01, 2019
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Kayleigh, that’s one of their own employers absolute joke ...

“Horrendous agency...”

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Nov 24,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Avoid First Lets'
Nov 24,2018
3 people found
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From the get go we should have avoided this agency. When trying to find out if we were successful with our application we had to chase this company for almost two weeks Each time we would phone with a concern we were told someone would ...
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“awful...”

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Nov 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Steve'
Nov 12,2018
5 people found
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The most irresponsible letting agency I ever rent from. Don't bother contacting them it will take for ever to resolve the simplest issue....
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Nothing good about this agency
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“Illegal fees charged...”

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Apr 21,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'lilo'
Apr 21,2018
6 people found
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Despite the fact fees relating to tenancies have been illegal in Scotland since 2012, 1st Lets charged me a £100 admin fee in 2016. Being over a barrel essentially - either I paid the illegal fee or I wouldn't be able to move into the property - I ...
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By: Eddie
Sep 28, 2018
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This review with regards to the conduct of this agent is correct ; AVOID AT ALL COSTS - in possession of endless evidence and email trails and they make fickle false statements regardless of the evidence you posses. They are aggressive and petty always denying what is evidenced even to go so far with the misinformation and denial of facts. Do not waste your time communicating with them its not worth the time you lose in your life as things are fabricated to the extent that they do not realize wh ...

“AVOID AT ALL COSTS I have been under the impression ......”

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Dec 16,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Dame_vader'
Dec 16,2017
3 people found
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS I have been under the impression for around a week that I've been accepted for one of the flats 1st let's deal with so have began the moving our process as I still live with my parents and this is my ...
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“When we turned up early as they asked, they turned ......”

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Mar 17,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'M.L'
Mar 17,2017
11 people found
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When we turned up early as they asked, they turned up on the nose of the viewing time, even though the office was across the street, this left us waiting in the rain with 6 others for them, the person who took us for the veiwing ...
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Bad!
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“AVOID AVOID AVOID!! First, they are still charging the illegal £100 ......”

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Feb 03,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Robson'
Feb 03,2017
5 people found
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AVOID AVOID AVOID!! First, they are still charging the illegal £100 reservation fee, which I never got back. The deposit always should have been sent to My Deposit within 30 days, and it was sent after 7 months and only because I asked the Trading Standards Officers to ...
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They are still charging the illegal reservation fee (£100)
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By: Lyndsey
Oct 19, 2018
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You think 7 months is bad... it took them over 3 YEARS to put my deposit in a tenancy deposit scheme, and that was only after I caught them out when I asked which scheme they use and they became mega defensive about it! ...

“Had the unfortunate need to deal with 1st Lets Cathcart ......”

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Dec 23,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'J'
Dec 23,2016
5 people found
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Had the unfortunate need to deal with 1st Lets Cathcart this week to deal with minor water escape damage from flat above that should have taken all of 45 minutes of a painter's time. Without going into the long and boring details, due to Kendal's attitude ...
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“very excellent.we are happy with our flat and very ......”

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Apr 28,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'RAJU'
Apr 28,2016
2 people found
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very excellent.we are happy with our flat and very happy with your service.comparing to another agencies your agency is very resposiblE and proactive. I would recommend this agency to other family members and friends....
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good
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“I was a tenant with this company for over 3 years ......”

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Apr 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Katie'
Apr 11,2016
3 people found
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I was a tenant with this company for over 3 years and I have had no issues in dealing with them at all staff are always friendly and helpful and repairs are carried out on time with no issues. When I had moved out they inspected ...
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By: 1st Lets Team
Apr 11, 2016
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Thanks for giving 1st Lets a good review thanks for being a good tennat all the best for the future 1st Lets Team ...

“I am a landlord with 1st Lets they manage a ......”

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Apr 11,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Angela'
Apr 11,2016
2 people found
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I am a landlord with 1st Lets they manage a portfolio of my properties. Staff are always very helpful and pleasant. I am looking to purchase more properties to rent in Glasgow and will be giving the new properties to 1st Lets to manage. I ...
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“I have rented a property through 1st Lets for over 5 ......”

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Mar 28,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'James'
Mar 28,2016
1 people found
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I have rented a property through 1st Lets for over 5 years and have had no issues with the property i was living in. When i had moved out they told me there were no issues in the property and the deposit was returned to me ...
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Good
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“DO NOT USE. I was with 1st lets for a ......”

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Feb 24,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'R ward'
Feb 24,2016
4 people found
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DO NOT USE. I was with 1st lets for a year and it was the worst decision of my life!! Repairs were not dealt with and after phoning on numerous occasions telling the agents about the increasing issue with damp on the walls, they told ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
They charged me a holding fee for the flat which is illegal in Scotland and I never received back!!
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They charged me a holding fee for the flat which is illegal in Scotland and I never received back!!
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By: Nad
Mar 03, 2016
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Can you supply the address of the property you were staying at for a year which you mention in your email and I will be more than happy to help with your enquirey ...

“I have been renting with this company for several years ......”

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Feb 16,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Cara'
Feb 16,2016
2 people found
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I have been renting with this company for several years in many different properties after moving to Glasgow to work. Any repairs have been attended to quickly and efficiently. Myself and my partner have previously recommended this agency to friends and family. 1st Lets made ...
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“Rented property with this company was really happy with the ......”

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Nov 13,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Thomas'
Nov 13,2015
2 people found
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Rented property with this company was really happy with the property property was clean when i moved in all repairs were carried out on time staff were very pleasant and very helpful would recommend this company to anyone looking to rent out a property in ...
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“I gave them two properties to rent out on my ......”

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Nov 11,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gerry'
Nov 11,2015
5 people found
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I gave them two properties to rent out on my behalf. Well, what a mistake that was. Not only are they clueless but they have no respect for their customers or the properties they handle. Be very careful if you use them. I had items ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Their fees were ok if they had carried out their part of the contract. As it was they did not do this and i felt cheated out of my hard earned.
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Their fees were ok if they had carried out their part of the contract. As it was they did not do this and i felt cheated out of my hard earned.
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“I recently bought a property to rent out in the ......”

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Nov 09,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Stephanie'
Nov 09,2015
1 people found
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I recently bought a property to rent out in the Battlefield area of Glasgow and was looking for a good letting agent to rent my property out for me. I was recommended by a friend who has given properties to this company and had said ...
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“I rented a property from 1st Lets UK and the ......”

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Nov 09,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Joe'
Nov 09,2015
1 people found
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I rented a property from 1st Lets UK and the girls in the office are very helpful. The property was in good condition and I was happy with the property. The staff are a credit to the company. And i will definitely will be coming ...
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“Avoid at all costs. We were with them for 18months, ......”

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Jul 11,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'CC'
Jul 11,2015
7 people found
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Avoid at all costs. We were with them for 18months, terribly slow to do anything whilst we were in the residence. Oven door/hot tap broken took an age to respond. The worst aspect is certainly the leaving of the property. Took us 3 months to ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing, ridiculous outfit.
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“Do not rent through this company.I rented for 2 years ......”

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May 10,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'A Farooq'
May 10,2015
6 people found
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Do not rent through this company. I rented for 2 years has the worst time of my life. Was without a working shower for 5 months had to go to the gym to shower, it took so long. Many excuses given then the landlord was on holiday !! ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Better customer service, they should not come into the property without the tenants permission. Keep a close eye on the tenant so they don't get a chance to steal. Learn what customer service is.
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By: A Farooq
Jan 10, 2019
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Eddie, clearly 'Debbie' used a fake name then because she was a part of the theft. All the stuff that happened with me still haunts me. 1st Lets were awful awful terrible people that i dealt with. Debbie was an over weight blonde working on cathcart road she has no manners is a bully and a thief as far as i know ...

“Service was excellent, all staff were welcoming and helpful. I ......”

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Apr 23,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'CDALY85'
Apr 23,2015
2 people found
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Service was excellent, all staff were welcoming and helpful. I have trouble with my gas supply but that was sorted within a couple days. The team who work in office are smashing girls. I will be renting here for all while. Great Service....
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“My partner and I moved into a flat in Kingston ......”

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Apr 01,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Diletta Taris'
Apr 01,2015
4 people found
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My partner and I moved into a flat in Kingston Street 5 months ago now. The flat is managed by 1st Lets so much that to this point we still don't know the identity of our landlord. 1st Lets do not play by the rules: to ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Nothing. They are criminals, and I don't want to pay criminals
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By: Diletta Taris
Jun 30, 2015
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A little too late, the company is an absolute disgrace! I will not be having any further contact with 1st lets, especially following the 6 weeks I had to wait to get my deposit back. ...

“1st Lets have not given me my security deposit and ......”

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Mar 05,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Amy'
Mar 05,2015
5 people found
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1st Lets have not given me my security deposit and will not explain why. Time and time againthey tell me they have processed my bank transfer yet I have received nothing (despite clarifying my bank details twice). They refuse to explain where my money is ...
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“I'm busy so used a rental agency this outfit is ......”

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Feb 09,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'helena rice'
Feb 09,2015
4 people found
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I'm busy so used a rental agency this outfit is not answerable to any governing body and there isa reason for that. They don't provide paperwork to support repairs even when asked and as a landlord I still have to get involved in repairs when ...
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“Absolutely appalling service. When I took possession of the flat ......”

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Nov 14,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Clare'
Nov 14,2014
6 people found
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Absolutely appalling service. When I took possession of the flat I realised that it had not been cleaned and half of the previous tenants belongings were still there, including kitchen utensils caked in grease. After clearing a lot of it out myself, there were some ...
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“Worst company I have ever had the pleasure of dealing ......”

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May 24,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kash'
May 24,2014
7 people found
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Worst company I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with, wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy. First issue which made me regret every using this company was during winter, we had a new born baby and the heating went off, it took them 2 ...
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“1ST LETS 704 CATHCART ROADGOVANHILL I used 1st let's in Glasgow ......”

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Mar 19,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Such A Disgrace!!!!!!!!'
Mar 19,2014
2 people found
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1ST LETS 704 CATHCART ROAD GOVANHILL I used 1st let's in Glasgow for 3 years when I moved out "I was told by the manager" the lease has been changed and I had to give them my new address or I wasn't getting my deposit back, none ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Staff should have more manners Stop changing things and saying their on my lease Not once did the manager return my call And i was refused the shop owners name Terrible company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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“Used this company for 2 years. Last tenants moved out June 2013 & ......”

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Nov 08,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Craig'
Nov 08,2013
7 people found
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Used this company for 2 years. Last tenants moved out June 2013 & I couldn't understand why not letting as always rented quickly. Visited property myself and was disgusted at state - driveway was covered in rubbish, garden furniture & BBQ gone, all garden tools gone. Asked for keys ...
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