Swetenhams
Chester, CH1
1.8/5, 22 reviews
27% recommended
57% sales valuation accuracy
50% sales fee satisfaction
100% lettings valuation accuracy
71% lettings fee satisfaction

“I have dealt with Swetenhams many times over the years ......”

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Apr 01,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'nicky01'
Apr 01,2015
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I have dealt with Swetenhams many times over the years and have they have always rented my house out very quickly and have found great tenants. They are really friendly and go above and beyond to help me with my properties. They also always get me the optimum rent.
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Swetenhams
28 Lower Bridge Street
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1RS
01244 321321

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 57% 50% £120,000 £215,000
Lettings 100% 71% £600 £1,200
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
4 0 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 9
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Go elsewhere ......”

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Nov 26,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Tori'
Nov 26,2019
1 people found
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This Company manage a rented property next door to our house. The fire alarm has been continually sounding for 6th days. Nobody is living in the property and they have ignored all phone call I have made to ask what action is being taken. If ...
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“Proactive and efficient...”

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Jun 03,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'HOOLE HOMEOWNER'
Jun 03,2019
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My partner and I were made unintentional landlords in 2018 due to an international relocation opportunity. We decided to enrol the services of Swetenhams Chester branch to find a tenant and manage our property in Chester for the duration of our expatriation. We would like to ...
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“Excellent service...”

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Dec 12,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Sue'
Dec 12,2018
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My property was let within about one month of Swetenham's marketing it. Fraser Purcell at the Chester office did a superb job. My maintenance contact is Mark Dann. He has been extremely efficient and very patient with quite a handful of tenant requests. He has ...
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“Tony G....”

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Nov 26,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Tony G.'
Nov 26,2018
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I have had significant problems with this agency for a long period of time. In the last six months, however, I have noticed a significant change in their approach to their responsibilities as a letting agent. Whether this is due to a change of 'culture' ...
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“Great Letting Agency...”

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Oct 16,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'RuthW'
Oct 16,2018
1 people found
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I have lived in this rented property for a year now, and have had a pleasant experience from the start, so far. The process for contracts and moving in was extremely smooth and easy, and any problem so far- which has been very few, has ...
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“Improving...”

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Oct 16,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'B King'
Oct 16,2018
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I've been renting through Swetenhams in Chester for 5 years now. The property I rent has an excellent landlord who I've struck up a good working relationship with. When I first relocated to Chester, I found the whole process of moving in pretty straight forward and ...
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“USELESS...”

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Sep 04,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andrew'
Sep 04,2018
2 people found
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A developers point of view here : We initially advertised 2 large executive houses with Swetenhams on an off-plan basis about 18 months ago. They took some initial photographs of the houses when they were shell's and never returned for updated photo's until the first one was finished ...
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I am so convinced that they couldn't sell either of the properties in question that I don't think we'll ever find out what their fees are.
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“Horrendous...”

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Jul 19,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Emeraldella'
Jul 19,2018
1 people found
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Please avoid this estate agents, they were absolutely horrendous. They have not got a clue. They arranged viewings and never told us, they listed our property on the internet without our approval and with incorrect details, they had several different people visiting our house , valuer, ...
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“Never call you back when you ask them to, terrible ......”

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Mar 01,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Tenant'
Mar 01,2018
1 people found
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Never call you back when you ask them to, terrible customer service skills, will take you over a month to get a deposit back if renting and they never ever keep you updated. Will happily take your money but once you are no longer a ...
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Very bad, tried to charge to renew tenancy for a year long period. We only wanted monthly and was £100+, rent was outrageous for quality of property!
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“Appalling service and attitude. Total incompetence. Lost the keys to ......”

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Oct 13,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Disgusted customer'
Oct 13,2016
5 people found
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Appalling service and attitude. Total incompetence. Lost the keys to the property I purchased and then fabricated a whole story about how the keys had actually been handed over. Liars. Have been left without one single front door key meaning I have to meet family ...
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Don't pay for the broker service, they do nothing.
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“Avoid! Absolute rubbish service. On the market for 18 months, no ......”

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Sep 07,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Fed up seller'
Sep 07,2016
3 people found
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Avoid! Absolute rubbish service. On the market for 18 months, no viewings, no communication. When I phoned up to remove from the market they didn't know who I was, made no effort to ask why I was withdrawing. Very disappointing. Nicholas Bowden promised we wouldn't be ...
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Agents fees were reduced as we'd previously tried to sell and service was bad. Was told staff had changed.
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“Terrible service from day one, lies about the package and ......”

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Dec 10,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Neil'
Dec 10,2015
3 people found
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Terrible service from day one, lies about the package and support they offer, no proactive marketing of the property. 3 viewings were messed up in the space of a couple of weeks. Poor communication and constant lies. I would avoid Swetenhams Chester at all costs as ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Lied about the fees at first in order to get us on board
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Lied about the fees at first in order to get us on board
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“Arrangement was made for valuation on above property June 2015 for ......”

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Jul 28,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mrs C Mainey'
Jul 28,2015
5 people found
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Arrangement was made for valuation on above property June 2015 for mr Bowden to visit for 11.00am appointment. Waited till 11.30am then phone agents office said he had left. Still failed to turn up, no apology or reason havn,t heard anything since....
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“I'm going along with everything that anyone else has said ......”

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May 05,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Davies - 01352'
May 05,2015
2 people found
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I'm going along with everything that anyone else has said about Swetenhams Chester. To say they are diabolically awful is quite an understatement. They claim to be Chester's Premiere Estate Agents ƒÂ¢‚€‚“ Lord help the rest!! On 27th March 2015 I instructed Adam Palmer of Swetenhams Chester ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
They could tell the truth about the service they offer (or don't offer to be exact). They could perhaps make some attempt to keep in touch with their clients. How they can afford to pay their staff I don't know 'cause they know absolutely nothing about selling houses!
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I had to pay ‚£150.00 for photographs before my house could be marketed. I paid the money, the photographer took the photos but my house has not been marketed by Swetenhams. Can I get my money back??
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“I have dealt with Swetenhams many times over the years ......”

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Apr 01,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'nicky01'
Apr 01,2015
1 people found
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I have dealt with Swetenhams many times over the years and have they have always rented my house out very quickly and have found great tenants. They are really friendly and go above and beyond to help me with my properties. They also always get ...
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“As soon as the money for their fee's had gone ......”

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Mar 18,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'karin'
Mar 18,2015
2 people found
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As soon as the money for their fee's had gone from my debit card to their machine, they seemed to put me in the back burner. Due to unexpected circumstances I ended up homesless, needed somewhere to live. After over a month of waiting to ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Once they were received the staff forgot about me. Didn't earn the ‚£210 at al!!!!!!
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Once they were received the staff forgot about me. Didn't earn the ‚£210 at al!!!!!!
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By: Nicky
Mar 28, 2015
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I am very sorry you feel let down by the service we provide from Swetenhams. With regards to a timely move in, we cannot do this until all paperwork is signed and all references returned. We did not manage this property so it was a simple tenant find only service. With regards to claiming your deposit back this is between yourself and your Landlord to agree and we cannot get involved by law. Please remember that by signing a tenancy agreement you are agreeing to give adequate and reasonable acce ...

“Terrible. They definitely take a laid back, none proactive attitude ......”

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Mar 12,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anon'
Mar 12,2015
3 people found
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Terrible. They definitely take a laid back, none proactive attitude to selling your property. Lack of actual viewings, disinterested staff, numerous last minute cancellations ( including 1 after we ended a break early in order to come back and prepare the house!), constant requests for information we ...
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“Terrible experience with these agents. Even before we started the ......”

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Jul 21,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'cb5678'
Jul 21,2014
8 people found
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Terrible experience with these agents. Even before we started the buying procedure we'd had problems with them such as them not turning up for viewings for example we had arranged with them to view a property at 4pm with a tradesman - I had rung ...
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“Possibly the most disorganised bunch of fools I've ever met.........”

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Apr 28,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'David'
Apr 28,2014
6 people found
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Possibly the most disorganised bunch of fools I've ever met... Firstly: couldn't arrange viewings before half 8 or after 5 ( or whenever dark!!!) and limited availability at weekends... so absolutely no use for house searching between nov and February for anybody who works. 2nd: when an offer ...
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“Met Susanna Forestill last night @530 I accompanied my son he ......”

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Nov 21,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gail Southern'
Nov 21,2013
3 people found
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Met Susanna Forestill last night @530 I accompanied my son he had to take in his passport as ID why I don't know the mortgage isn't with them and we have a Financial Advisor anyhow she was extremely curt and rude. All she tried to do ...
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“I honestly dont know how such a good company can ......”

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Aug 09,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'fool me once......'
Aug 09,2013
4 people found
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I honestly dont know how such a good company can have attitude and a really poor client service? Myself and my wife are still in the process of looking to buy, i highly doubt we will use this company again! the first time this happened, ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
well they could make use of a phone and call their potential buyers or renters as they clearly are afraid of making calls. and maybe the company should invest in a pocket watch or wrist watch as they clearly have no indication of what a booked meeting actually is.
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“I would not recommend Swetehams to my worst enemy. Any ......”

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Dec 16,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'lauren'
Dec 16,2012
5 people found
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I would not recommend Swetehams to my worst enemy. Any one who is looking to rent a home do NOT use the Chester Swetenhams. My partern and I were looking for a home to rent in chester with our daughter. Our first point of contact ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
This has been a very unfortunate affair and to be frank I and my partner feel we have been mistreated and for want of a better phrase ¢â‚¬Ëœripped off¢â‚¬â„¢. At no point during this process were any of the staff at Sweetnems helpful or informative. Specifically the lack of communication and the lack of professionalism displayed by both Amanda and Marie was shocking. It was primarily their shear ineptitude and incompetence throughout the entirety of the letting process cost me and my family both time and money and resulted in much stress.
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