Sykes Captital
Reading, RG1
3.3/5, 337 reviews
59% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
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93% lettings valuation accuracy
59% lettings fee satisfaction

“got threatened by owner of atlantis for apparently making to many maintenance complaints and telling them i was getting health inspector to property...”

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Aug 08,2018
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By: 'rob200a'
Aug 08,2018
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I rented from Atlantis from January 2012 till November 2012. Upon paying all deposits and agency fees i signed my tenancy at there market place offices and got told that the owner would sign his part then an agent would bring me my copy to the property the day i move in as they would be meeting me at property with keys. I agreed thinking this would not be an issue, move in day comes round and i meet agent at property who states they had not been told to bring tenancy agreement at this point im not overly worried as they state they would post it and i figured i could trust a company as big and widely used as atlantis after all on the face of it they seem friendly and very professional when signing up. Tenancy agreement never showed up, so i called and got told it was being processed still and i would get it when it was done. Never received it during whole time i lived at property and was told after leaving that it was lost somewhere along that timeline. What a shock i had when having to complain, that very professional attitude changed very quickly and turned to dismissive and eventually to threatening. During this time I made various complaints about the state of the property I was renting which got ignored. The property standard was so bad that you could push your fingers through the walls. There was no child locks on any windows which nearly resulted in my child falling from a 3rd story window, when I complained about this I got told I should look after my children better. I reported that the bath tub when i moved in had a massive crack in it and that it was clearly leaking apparently not a priority. My smoke detectors where removed by maintenance day i moved in as there was a fault and never replaced, bearing in mind my property was above a sandwich shop who used industrial ovens to cook all bread fresh.i reported that the bathroom that had no windows had no power supply to the lights so was always in pitch black, not a priority. I ended up having to run an extension lead into the room with a lamp so that it could be used. I reported that the heating did not work which never got fixed during my whole time living there, in a house that the walls where falling apart and old windows that allowed breeze in when closed. After months of back and forth over the endless list of maintenance issues which I was told could not be fixed until the owner agreed I got a phone call from the owner of Atlantis who it turned out also owned the property I was renting. I told him during this call that i had had enough and i was going to get a health inspector to come to the property at this point he turned very nasty I got a mouth full of abuse got threatened by him, who stated "if I didn't like it, to get the f**k out of his property and that if I carried on bugging him he would send someone round to the property to get me out, that i would be removed by my throat and that although he might be rich and wear a suit he knew people that would remove me by force". I then decided to withheld my rental payments until the issues where solved and told them i was doing it until issues where solved as the property as it was not liveable for myself, partner and child (was 2 at the time) Within weeks of doing this I had court eviction paperwork through my door. At court Atlantis sent two very highly paid solicitors who made out that I owed thousands of pounds even tho I had proof I didn't they then bullied me into agreeing to leave the property. They stated i had never complained about any maintenance issues and had conveniently Atlantis had lost all my letters, emails and even my tenancy agreement. A month later as agreed I moved all my stuff out the property and waited for the estate agent to come collect keys from me as agreed on a set date so they could go around property and asses at same time. Instead they sent locksmiths and there rather large maintenance team to get me out. I left the property in better condition that when I moved in having fixed alot of issues myself or via builder friends. They then refused to release my deposit stating I had trashed the property because of certain issues that i had made very clear needed to be fixed when i moved in. Due to lack of funds i couldn't afford to go court to get that back so i wrote it off and moved on. Years pass and my guarantor gets a court letter stating that thousands are owed so he attends court brings proof that nothing is owed and leaves court. Couple months pass and another court order turns up stating thousands are owed, my guarantor at this point as an owner of a very busy business cannot spare the time off work to go court so he pays off the full amount they say to end the matter. You would think that would be the end of it right??? But no, over 5 years later. Today he received a phone call stating thousands are owed and he can either attend court again or pay in CASH what is owed. He has told them to take him to court again at the advice of his own solicitor who has previously looked into this issue and has stated this is harassment that the money he paid previously wasn't owed after looking through all the proof. This company are dodgy as hell, they clearly don't manage properties with any type of respect for the tenant or The owners. They try to rip people off stating money is owed when it isn't and keep trying to bully people until they just pay it to end the matter.
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Extortionate
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By: bokdrol
Aug 06, 2019
While my experience was not quite as bad as Rob's, we had a pretty horrible time while renting through these lowlife scam merchants.
We were without the main bathroom and the balcony and the front door for nearly five months, and would have been more if we had not got Environmental Health involved. I withheld a portion of the rent for this period as I was not going to pay for something I had not received. When the repairs were eventually complete(minus the front door which was NEVER repaired in the entire time of our tenancy - 2.5 yrs) the owner threatened to take me to court for the withheld amount which I refused to pay. This went on month after month - I went through the formal complaint procedure where Atlantis assigned the agent we were complaining about to do the investigation - no prizes for guessing what their findings were!!
We decided not to go to the Ombudsman because we had absolutely no confidence in their impartiality.
Mercifully after a year Atlantis Lettings was sold to Romans(they must have got it on the cheap because there would have been no goodwill to buy).Romans then advised me every month that the landlord had told them about a rent arrears.
To cut a long story short, we eventually had enough money to be able to move out of that cesspit, and knowing that the slumlord would somehow contrive to retain our deposit on the pretext of damage etc, despite the fact the property was left in an immeasurably better condition than when we got it, we stopped paying rent 1.5 months before leaving(the amount of the deposit). I was advised that the landlord could go to the small claims court to get the abated rent and I in turn advised Romans that I would countersue for fraudulent misrepresentation- (we were not told about the bathroom or the broken balcony on viewing) and reckless endangerment due to the undisclosed state of disrepair of the property(backed up by the Environmental Health investigation).
Fortunately for Reading this pathetic excuse for a company is no more, but less fortunately one of the most incompetent and dishonest people I have ever had to deal with(Angela Jennings) is probably employed at some other unsuspecting agency in the area.

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Sykes Captital
23/24 Market Place
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2DE
0118 956 8888

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Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £270,000 £300,000
Lettings 93% 59% £270 £1,350
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  • RG1
  • RG2
  • RG4
  • RG6
  • RG30
  • RG31
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Aug 12,2019
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By: 'Beth C'
Aug 12,2019
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I would give 0 stars if I could. They ripped us off for so much money and treated us with no respect. They charged a check out fee AND a finalisation fee (both £250) and couldn't explain to us what the difference was, how the £250 was calculated, ...
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I have previously sent out a letter of complaint about all of the issues that me and my partner have experienced because of the agency, but I haven’t received a response. I have had too many disputes with the agency. I cannot live in these living conditions - mould and damp mainly in the bathroom but damp environment throughout the house. They are placing unreasonable demands on us and are not sympathetic to the pandemic and difficulties their tenants face. We have never felt so bullied in our ...

“got threatened by owner of atlantis for apparently making to many maintenance complaints and telling them i was getting health inspector to property...”

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By: 'rob200a'
Aug 08,2018
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I rented from Atlantis from January 2012 till November 2012. Upon paying all deposits and agency fees i signed my tenancy at there market place offices and got told that the owner would sign his part then an agent would bring me my copy to the property ...
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Extortionate
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By: bokdrol
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While my experience was not quite as bad as Rob's, we had a pretty horrible time while renting through these lowlife scam merchants. We were without the main bathroom and the balcony and the front door for nearly five months, and would have been more if we had not got Environmental Health involved. I withheld a portion of the rent for this period as I was not going to pay for something I had not received. When the repairs were eventually complete(minus the front door which was NEVER repaired in ...

“Avoid at all costs...”

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By: 'Thomas'
Apr 24,2018
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I have had a horrible experience with Atlantis, they have been rude, obnoxious and greedy. I have lost most of my deposit despite leaving the flat I rented in good condition and on time having paid my rent promptly each month. Please don't use these ...
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“very poor service lack of respect and rip offs, I ......”

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By: 'flyby'
Nov 08,2016
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very poor service lack of respect and rip offs, I used these people to find a rental property and was charged extortionate fees and they were awful in dealings, very ignorant and arrogant. Hopefully will not have to deal with them anymore...
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very high
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“After inquiring about commercial property for my business I was ......”

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Aug 11,2015
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After inquiring about commercial property for my business I was lead a merry song and dance by Miles via both his inability to answer questions relating to the property as well as his talent for providing completely erroneous information when left to his own devices. ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Being vaguely competent would have been a start. Treating me with a modicum of respect would have been an advantage.
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The non-refundable reference deposit is a joke. If anything, people need to get a reference on these sharks before even considering doing business with them
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“On first impressions Atlantis seems a professional and trustworthy estate ......”

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By: 'Herbert'
Jul 08,2015
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On first impressions Atlantis seems a professional and trustworthy estate agent, but unfortunately that is far from the truth. - They invoiced us for fees that weren't in the contract (I know other Atlantis tenants that also got these charges such as ambiguous "market rate ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
As outlined in the review there were many instances of unethical / disrespectful behavior which seems to be ingrained into the culture of this organisation. If the owner of this small agent is not responsible for this bad culture he should seek a wholesale review of how they comply with managing lettings and seek to improve internal systems so that they can make the necessary profits without breaking the basic standards expected by tenants in Reading.
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As mentioned in the review the agent attempted to charge fees which were not in the contract and also they did not assist us at all as tenants siding solely with the landlord at all times, therefore not acting as an independent third party agent.
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By: Richard Hill
Jan 14, 2016
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"Unethical / disrespectful behavior which seems to be ingrained into the culture of this organisation" I agree, the culture at the top is rotten to the core. They have huge staff turnover and nothing will change unless the people at the top all bugger off. ...

“Appalling response from the team. They don't even care how ......”

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Jun 18,2015
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By: 'Tarun Kumar C'
Jun 18,2015
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Appalling response from the team. They don't even care how the customer has to suffer due to their lack of incompetence and resolve. I have been behind the agency for 2 weeks just to have the tenancy agreement signed. As per their requirement, I have already ...
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I was charged GBP 500. For a service where Atlantis property does not care about their customer and their needs, they will work at their own pace and convenience.
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By: Tina Watkin
Jul 14, 2015
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Dear Tarun, I am very sorry to hear that you have not been satisfied with the experience you've received to date. I would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have and would ask that you contact me directly on the below details. I would however request that the published addresses, especially that of the Landlord are removed as this is a breach of data protection. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.u ...

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May 29,2015
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By: 'Ian Hunter'
May 29,2015
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(I am tenants representative and have written approval to engage on all aspects of this rental), Provided a flat rental with no heating at all and many other serious disrepair issues. Made a young family homeless. Crass and insulting response to complaint. 6 weeks into rental ...
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May 30, 2015
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Dear Mr Hunter, I understand that you have raised a formal complaint with our office, to which we have acknowledged receipt of this in line with the required time frame. A full investigation of the complaint will now be undertaken by the team and a detailed response provided via this medium, which will be done within the specified time frame of our internal complaints process. I would however like to clarify that my involvement with this matter would be as the Managing Director of Atlantis ...

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May 15,2015
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By: 'H Lewis'
May 15,2015
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I have been a tenant in a property managed by Atlantis for just over a year and a half, and I have to say that throughout that time they have always been professional and prompt in dealing with any issues which have arisen. Big thanks ...
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“Quick, responsive and knowledgeable! The level of communication throughout the ......”

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May 05,2015
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May 05,2015
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Quick, responsive and knowledgeable! The level of communication throughout the whole process of letting my property was excellent and I would strongly recommend using Atlantis....
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“Atlantis have just secured new tenants for our property in ......”

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Apr 03,2015
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Apr 03,2015
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Atlantis have just secured new tenants for our property in record time. We're grateful to James Old and his team and know that it's worth using them, it may cost more than doing it on our own upfront but the speed and quality of tenants ...
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“Very straightforward, open and honest team who were able to ......”

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Apr 01,2015
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Apr 01,2015
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Very straightforward, open and honest team who were able to meet all my needs when moving properties from another prominent Reading letting agent. I've been very impressed and long may it continue....
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Apr 02, 2015
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Dear Phillip, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on this site. It's great to hear that you're pleased with the service you've had from us following the poor experience you had with your previous agent. If I can ever be of assistance please feel free to contact me on the below details. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“I used Atlantis Property for renting an apartment. In the ......”

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Mar 19,2015
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By: 'Mohit'
Mar 19,2015
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I used Atlantis Property for renting an apartment. In the beginning they all seemed nice and very cooperative. The landlord clearly mentioned that he used Atlantis only for finding the tenant. The property was managed by landlord. Once the 12 months of contract was over the ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
The agent needs to be clear right at the beginning re the charges which tenant might need to pay during and at he end of tenancy. Also, they should communicate with the tenant in timely and transparent manner to avoid any misunderstanding.
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By: Tina Watkin
Mar 19, 2015
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Dear Mohit, I'm sorry you've not been entirely satisfied with your rental experience and have taken to this website to air concerns. Just to confirm a couple of the points you've made, firstly all fees associated with a tenancy are clearly outlined in the Tenancy Agreement you signed prior to moving in. Secondly, we are required by law to hold the deductions from the deposit that were disputed. This isn't a case of anything being ‘taken', but simply held until the TDS make judgement. I ...

“My point of contact at Atlantis is Jon Pauley, I've ......”

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Mar 13,2015
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By: 'Sev'
Mar 13,2015
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My point of contact at Atlantis is Jon Pauley, I've always found him to be professional, courteous and diligent. I can recommend the company on this basis....
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Mar 23, 2015
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Dear Sev, Many thanks for leaving this review, I'll pass this on to Jon now who I'm sure will really appreciate the recognition. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“Rented a flat with atlantis 18 months ago and I'm still ......”

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Mar 13,2015
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Rented a flat with atlantis 18 months ago and I'm still here now. The fees aren't cheap (nowhere in reading is cheap) but the service is good. I can call in to their office in town to speak to my property manager so help has never ...
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Dear Kris, Many thanks for leaving us your comments. I'm glad you're pleased with the service you've received so far and please do contact me if ever I can assist with anything. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“My properties have been with Atlantis since 2007 and I wouldn't ......”

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By: 'HJ'
Feb 03,2015
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My properties have been with Atlantis since 2007 and I wouldn't dream of changing managing agents. Andrew Strong has been my main contact but I've had dealings with most departments, James Old is also very good. I recommend them for Landlords....
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Feb 16, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for leaving your comments. It is very much appreciated and I will pass this onto Andrew and James now. Please do contact me if ever I can be of assistance, my details are below. Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“After receiving valuations from 4 different agents I selected Jack from ......”

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By: 'Nicholas'
Feb 03,2015
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After receiving valuations from 4 different agents I selected Jack from Atlantis to sell my apartment. The decision proved to be correct as the apartment sold within 2 weeks and I was very happy with the service after that point. I chose Atlantis because they manage the ...
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Feb 05, 2015
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Dear Nicholas, It's great to hear that your apartment has been sold successfully. I'll pass your comments on to Jack and the team. If we can help with anything in future please do get in touch, my contact details are below if I can ever be of assistance. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“I am based in London and had been looking to ......”

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Jan 29,2015
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By: 'Londoner'
Jan 29,2015
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I am based in London and had been looking to buy a property in Reading for an investment for a few months. Jack and James were the first people I spoke to and their knowledge of the area and potential yields was very good. I've ...
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Feb 02, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us this very kind review. I will pass your comments on to James and Jack immediately and wish you all the best with your investment. My details are below should you ever wish to contact me personally. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“Atlantis have been an excellent agent for me. Having had ......”

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Jan 29,2015
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Atlantis have been an excellent agent for me. Having had previous agents who didn't keep an eye on my properties and provided unreliable tenants or were of little use in resolving problems, I have been delighted with the way that Atlantis deals with my business. ...
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Feb 02, 2015
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Dear M H Hall, I'm delighted that we've restored your faith after your problems with previous agents. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review and please do feel free to contact me if you need to at any time. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“I've found Russell to be both personable and highly professional. ......”

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Jan 28,2015
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Jan 28,2015
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I've found Russell to be both personable and highly professional. Communication from Atlantis throughout the process of rental was OK and responsive. I would recommend Atlantis and reiterate that Russell Pearce represents the company to the highest level....
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“Marketing online very good. Inventory very detailed. Selection process seemed ......”

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Jan 28,2015
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Marketing online very good. Inventory very detailed. Selection process seemed thorough and the Tenants appear respectful professional people. Will use again in future on my other properties....
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Feb 02, 2015
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Dear David, I'm delighted that your first property with us has been rented successfully and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. My details are below should you wish to speak to me directly at any time. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“The block management team are very helpful, particularly Hannah who ......”

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Jan 28,2015
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The block management team are very helpful, particularly Hannah who has been working through some issues with us lately. She has been a pleasure to deal with....
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“I instructed Atlantis to market and sell my property last ......”

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Jan 28,2015
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Jan 28,2015
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I instructed Atlantis to market and sell my property last year. This was a very quick and hassle free experience which I put down mostly to their vast range of contacts and investors. Jack's focus was very good and followed everything through....
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Standard
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“I used Atlantis to sell an apartment before Christmas. It ......”

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Jan 26,2015
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Jan 26,2015
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I used Atlantis to sell an apartment before Christmas. It has now completed without any problems. I would use them again, Jack Griffiths is my contact and has been very dilligent....
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Dear Sir/Madam, I'll pass this onto Jack immediately, many thanks for taking the time to leave us your opinions, it really is appreciated. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“I'm a landlord with an inherited property in Reading but ......”

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Jan 26,2015
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I'm a landlord with an inherited property in Reading but I live in Scotland. Recently I've used the 'property care' service that Atlantis offer. So far it's worked very well for me, any issues with the house are included in the package. It's been 6 months ...
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Dear Harrison, I'm delighted that you're seeing the benefit of PropertyCARE. It's a service we've worked really hard to deliver and we know we're unique in offering it to Landlords in Reading. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this review and please do contact me directly if you ever need to. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“First of all..i was surprised on the fees just ......”

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Jan 25,2015
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First of all..i was surprised on the fees just to move in. Paid almost 700 (excluding the house rent n deposit) . Had a real hassle as it was christmas as well..eventually had to wait until new years eve just to get the keys. The ...
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Jan 26, 2015
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Dear Sir, I’m sorry that you are unhappy with the fees associated with renting your chosen property. Our fees are completely transparent and are detailed on our website, Rightmove, Zoopla and are also supplied again before any contract is signed. We review all of our fees regularly to ensure they cover the administration costs involved with starting a new tenancy and remain in line with other local agents. A deposit, agency fee and one month’s rent in advance are all standar ...

“Good service from Lee who is managing my property. We ......”

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Jan 21,2015
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Jan 21,2015
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Good service from Lee who is managing my property. We had some small issues after we moved in but all have been resolved quickly without too much hassle....
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Dear Jack, Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review. I will pass this onto Lee. The performance of our Property Management team is partly based on online feedback so these kind of reviews are really important to us. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

“Renting with Atlantis was the worst decision I made after ......”

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Jan 20,2015
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Jan 20,2015
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Renting with Atlantis was the worst decision I made after arriving in Reading. Their incompetency is only equal to their greed and their desire to take as much money as they can from you. As an example; do not exept to get all your deposit ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Better care and communicaiton, less greed
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Fees for anything, fees everywhere
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By: Tina Watkin
Jan 21, 2015
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Dear John, I’m very sorry that you feel this way. You are correct that there is a clause within our Tenancy Agreement that clearly states an administration charge will be payable for returning the deposit, this is quite common. It covers the time spent liaising with tenants on any possible deductions from the deposit, reaching an agreement, processing the payments, and updating the TDS with the result. If there is anything I can do to help you at this stage please contact me directly ...

“I am one of two freeholders of a London property ......”

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Dec 18,2014
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I am one of two freeholders of a London property of 5 flats located in Ealing Broadway. We have found atlantis on the internet so initially we were a bit concerned. At that time there were no reviews on google on them. But I have to ...
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Dear Sir/Madam, I believe Kieran Clarke manages your property so I will pass your comments onto him now. Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review and my details are below should you ever wish to contact me directly. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...

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I have used Atlantis as a buyer, a seller and a landlord, so have probably dealt with all the important departments within the company. Every time the one thing that stands out is their professionalism. They are efficient, quick, friendly and give you the sense ...
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Dear Sir/Madam, It is great to read these kind words so thanks very much for taking the time to visit this site. I'm glad that we continue to work together and please do contact me directly if ever I can be of assistance. Kind regards, Tina Watkin AIRPM Managing Director Direct dial: 0118 955 7032 Email: t.watkin@atlantisproperty.co.uk ...
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Complaints Procedure

As a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents), NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and The Property Ombudsman, Atlantis Property Services Ltd aims to provide the highest standards of service to all its customers. To ensure that your interests are protected, in the unlikely event that we do not provide the service you were expecting, we offer both an internal and external complaints procedure.

Internal Complaints Procedure

If you believe you have a grievance, please write in the first instance to “The Property Manager” at:

23/24 Market Place
Reading
RG1 2DE

The grievance will be acknowledged immediately, investigated thoroughly in accordance with established “in-house” procedures, and a reply sent to the complainant within twenty-one days of receipt of the letter.

If, however, you remain dissatisfied with the result of the internal investigation, please write to

“The Senior Manager” at:
23/24 Market Place
Reading
RG1 2DE

The Senior Manager and his/her team will thoroughly investigate your complaint, and the results of the complaint at branch level, and will reply within twenty-one days of receipt of your letter. If after this time you remain unsatisfied, Atlantis Property Serviced Limited offers mediation between the complainant and the company.

External Complaints Procedure

If you remain dissatisfied, Atlantis Property Services Limited will recommend mediation services through ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents), NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) or The Property Ombudsman.
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