Adams Estates
Reading, RG2
2.2/5, 58 reviews
40% recommended
45% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
60% lettings valuation accuracy
53% lettings fee satisfaction



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“This was the second time I had used this estate ......”

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Dec 08,2011
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By: 'DarkFirebrand'
Dec 08,2011
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This was the second time I had used this estate agents as a student (before they set up student pads)

The first experience we had which was poor they did manage to sort out, but not after having seven families in there office threatening to sue them.

When we moved in we were assured that the few issues we had with it (broken fuse for the cooker, broken tiles in the entrance way) would be sorted, within a week or two. Needless to say after 6 months it hadn't been fixed.

On top of that two of the previous tennants had not moved out before we were moving in, and one of them had her stuff left in the property for over a week. The agesnts did nothing about this.

The fridge broke down within the first month, and it took the landlord two weeks to come around and look at it

The water stopped working and we were told to "go around the corner and ask the pulmber who lived art number XX to have a look" which we did, needless to say that was another two weeks before anyone actually bothere to look at it

We alerted them to a mould issue (Both landlord and letting agent) and we were told just to wipe it away with our hands.

Due to all the tennenta at the time being students we all had individual contents insurance, which involved having locks on the rooms. We asked on the moving in day both the letting agents and the landlords rep, if we could use padlocks. We were told this was fine, yet less than three months later we were complained at for this, and told that we could not have locks as they then couldn't not get into our rooms.

It didn't help that the landlords sun used to come around fairly often and basically say it's was the job of the two female tennants to do the house work and keep the property clean for the men.

This did result in both of the female tennants having a harrisment claim with the poilce, and when this was mentioned to the agents, they sided with the landlord.

All in all I would advise NEVER to use them.
What agent could do to change your mind?
The agent could have listened to the issues raised by the tennants, and taken some steps to helping out the tennants when it was evident that the landlord was not going to fix issues within the house. And do not use intimidation just because a tennant is female
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By: poor_me
Dec 31, 2011
100% agree with this person....i have used these agents twice - was left with out an oven for almost 1 year, my house had no insulation and was charged a massive bill of over 700 pounds for just 6 months, had broken decking in the garden and i can name at least 20 more things wrong with this house, they eventually moved me to an even worse place and it is so badly covered in mould that i may have to sue them for making my chiuldren ill and giving me a lecture on chemistry when infact i have a chemistry degree, that shocked them!! lol, i have now had no tv for 8 months with 2 babies and they will still not do anything about it, wished i had never even met these horrible, money scamming ppl. i have now been evicted because i have complained so much.... i have 9 days to leave and no where to go with 2 babies 1 and 9 months, discusting behaviour and extremely unprofessional - do not use!!

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Adams Estates
66 Christchurch Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 7AZ
01189 351616

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 45% 100% £0 £0
Lettings 60% 53% £300 £2,800
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
5 0 15 30 0 0 1 1 2 4
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  • Sales
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  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
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Jun 14,2021
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Jun 14,2021
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Estate agency from Hell, If I can rate it below 0 star I would. This agency is Only interested in money by taking advantage on vulnerable students that just start in life. My daughter and her students friends were pushed to sign the contract in Adam’...
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“Unfortunately, not a good experience so far...”

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Jan 08,2021
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Jan 08,2021
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“They are rude to people's mums. And are incap......”

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Nov 28,2020
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Nov 28,2020
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They are rude to people's mums. And are incapable. They don't appear to have watches. We are not happy with our experience so far. :(...
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“Very poor service . Staff are extremely rude ......”

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Nov 06,2020
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By: 'Sam'
Nov 06,2020
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Very poor service . Staff are extremely rude ! accused us of blocking a drain and tried to evict us while their own contractor is the one who actually caused the issue . Whilst this was proved to be a fault of their own they did not even ...
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“These estate agents will do the bare minimum ......”

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Jul 10,2020
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By: 'George'
Jul 10,2020
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These estate agents will do the bare minimum and have you living in hazardous conditions. Please AVOID if you are a student - Only perform maintenance when it suits them e.g a house viewing. Never for the benefit of the tenants. They will steal ...
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“Prices are changable...”

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Jan 09,2020
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By: 'Murat'
Jan 09,2020
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When we saw the flat and decided to rent the price go up £100 suprisingly, i and my wife spent a day for nothing. They are all unprofessional....
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“Do not even think about approaching Adams to ......”

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Nov 17,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ben'
Nov 17,2019
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Do not even think about approaching Adams to rent as a student. Absolute rats. Will not care about you at all- they only care about themselves and how much money they can steal from your deposit. 5 months after leaving the ** and I am still waiting ...
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“Very unprofessional agency. Some little bloke......”

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Oct 16,2019
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By: 'Rhoki'
Oct 16,2019
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Very unprofessional agency. Some little bloke called Tazz was just talking rubbish on and on without a care about my dispute requirements. For some strange reason he had a pungent spice odour that followed him around. These people have a simple policy. "We got your ...
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“Disgusting service from Adams Estate...”

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Mar 19,2019
Minithumbdown
By: '0090'
Mar 19,2019
5 people found
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Since our first day with Adams we had problems with almost every step of the renting process. They were very quick taking the reservation fee. The member of staff who was dealing with our tenancy agreement was extremely rude and incompetent. They tried to push ...
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“THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY...”

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Jan 13,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Make'
Jan 13,2019
4 people found
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I have been chasing up the dispute of my deposit since they took more than half of my deposit, one of them said it normally takes 3 MONTHS for the dispute resolution bearing in mind I left the house July, received the deposit August and around ...
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Bad.
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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS!...”

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Jul 30,2018
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By: 'Sam'
Jul 30,2018
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Would NEVER recommend to use Adams as an Estate Agent. I thought Space were pretty bad but Adams makes Space look incredible. It has been 30 days since we have left the property with no word on the final amount to be deducted from our security ...
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What do the fees actually pay for? It certainly isn't for their customer service, as that is definitely non-existent.
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Aug 11, 2018
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Same story here, my Daughter moved out end of June and still no deposit back - her room was fine as I have photos to prove, and although they say there will be deductions due to another tenant it is taking far too long. Just about to put my concerns in writing to them ...

“Avoid like the plague!!!...”

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Jul 10,2018
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By: 'Estelle'
Jul 10,2018
2 people found
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I have been to several estate agents in my life and I have to say me and my flatmates have never experienced such horrific service (if you can even dare to call that a service). If you want a low grade flat with agents who ...
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Ridiculously expensive for the price
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“I would avoid this agency...”

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Jun 24,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'American'
Jun 24,2018
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Caine was a very nice guy and he seemed very knowledgeable. He showed me two properties and was prompt with all communications. My wife and I moved over from the states and were not very familiar with the UK rental process so I made the ...
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The fees from Adams were the worst of anywhere that we saw and it wasn't close.
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“Originally met with the wrong agent due to a mix ......”

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Nov 18,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Jerome'
Nov 18,2017
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Originally met with the wrong agent due to a mix up but after sorting it out we were given a great service and found our house for next year within an hour! Would highly recommend...
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“Lovely people, they are patient and always willing to answer ......”

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Nov 15,2017
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By: 'Kim'
Nov 15,2017
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Lovely people, they are patient and always willing to answer any question you have and explain things well. They are friendly and the houses are nice...
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“Excellent highly professional service , they have taken all the hassle ......”

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Apr 12,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Alan'
Apr 12,2017
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Excellent highly professional service , they have taken all the hassle away from being a landlord and ensure the tenants are kept happy and paying their rent...
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Reasonable
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“Excellent service again this year from Adams - so professional ......”

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Apr 07,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Lou'
Apr 07,2017
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Excellent service again this year from Adams - so professional and great with interaction with both tenants and landlord - we can never say enough positive things about them - they make sure we as landlords are looked after but also that the tenants are ...
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Fair and Reasonable
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“I have worked with Adams Estate Agents for many years ......”

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Apr 05,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Ceinwen'
Apr 05,2017
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I have worked with Adams Estate Agents for many years and have always found them to be professional and helpful in their approach. This has been helpful, living so far away from Reading. When I have popped into the office I am always greeted with ...
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Difficult to answer as I think they are in line with other agents.
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“Great Service before and after Tenants move in or out .......”

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Apr 04,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'KN'
Apr 04,2017
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Great Service before and after Tenants move in or out . Advise of any issue very quickly , and this allows the trades to get in and deal with any issues in a timely manner . Have only had very exceptional experience from the team , Donna , has been ...
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fees very reasonable and fair
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“Professional in work. The service provided is excellent. I have ......”

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Apr 04,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Ali'
Apr 04,2017
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Professional in work. The service provided is excellent. I have being working with them for last 2.5 years. I will keep working with them....
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“DANGER DO NOT RENT WITH ADAMS !!! My household and I ......”

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Mar 16,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chrischurch'
Mar 16,2017
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DANGER DO NOT RENT WITH ADAMS !!! My household and I rented a house with Adams estates (Christchurch road branch) a year ago and we have never had such a bad experience. The staff never respond to issues promptly and ignore emails. One member of staff ...
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“We rented a flat, and as soon as we arrive ......”

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Jan 25,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ed'
Jan 25,2017
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We rented a flat, and as soon as we arrive to it, the flat was completely dirty. They sent us an email saying the next day they'll come to clean it, nobody appeared to clean so we called the agency and they did nothing. The ...
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Worst agency ever.
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“Moved 8 trainee nurses/widwifes into a house with rats and ......”

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Dec 19,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Don't'
Dec 19,2016
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Moved 8 trainee nurses/widwifes into a house with rats and a broken boiler last July. As soon as we arrived we informed Adams estates numerous times and they reassured us that these problems would be solved whilst we were all home for the summer. Came ...
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BAD BAD BAD. THE WORST!
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“Friendly enough staff however didn't show up for a second ......”

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Nov 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Mcb'
Nov 29,2016
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Friendly enough staff however didn't show up for a second viewing. Ended up asking the students living there if we could look around. Quote unprofessional. Arguments also in the office while we were paying deposits. Reasonable fees. Everything explained well...
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Good
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“A Decent agency with nice people working and nice location ......”

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Nov 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Sarah'
Nov 29,2016
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A Decent agency with nice people working and nice location some small mistakes made but overall decent agency to choose...
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“This agency was really good and made good house recommendations. ......”

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Nov 29,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Wing'
Nov 29,2016
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This agency was really good and made good house recommendations. They were reliable and easy to communicate with. Well recommended...
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“Overall good service. Could work on being more professional as ......”

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Nov 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Amy'
Nov 25,2016
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Overall good service. Could work on being more professional as didn't show up to one of our scheduled viewings. Other than that service was good, will use again for next year....
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“Going through Adam's estates has been quite easy and easy ......”

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Nov 25,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Elisa'
Nov 25,2016
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Going through Adam's estates has been quite easy and easy flowing. It was a fast pace proccess and easy enough. They showed us a bunch of different properties which suited what we required from them. One of the workers could have been more professional though....
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Good
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“Great help with secure a student home for next year. ......”

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Nov 24,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Charlie'
Nov 24,2016
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Great help with secure a student home for next year. Everything is straight forward and an easy process to finding a nice house....
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Decent agents fee
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“Smooth contract signing which was good. Staff sometimes slow to ......”

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Nov 22,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'kezm97'
Nov 22,2016
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Smooth contract signing which was good. Staff sometimes slow to deal with problems but no major problems. Friendly contract signing staff....
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Good
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