Bridgfords
Darlington, DL3
1.4/5, 11 reviews
27% recommended
100% lettings valuation accuracy
33% lettings fee satisfaction

“Horrendous...”

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Sep 28,2018
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By: 'Previous tenant'
Sep 28,2018
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Worst estate agency I've ever used by FAR! You couldn't pay me to rent through them, will never use these guys to rent through again! Charges absolutely extortionate and they charge for EVERYTHING they do. Just got done renting a property through them for 6 months, after numerous mid term calls attempting to arrange viewings!? When I'd only been there for 2 months because they hadn't bothered to check their sytems, they then harrassed me saying I hadn't paid my rent when I had!!! Absolute joke! Then I get an email along the lines of 'great news your landlord has agreed to offer you the property at the same fixed cost for a further term, all you have to do to claim this is pay about £200 in ADDITIONAL admin fees to stay'!!!! I've rented for years and have never ever heard of anything quite like this. Then to top it all off my new estate agent called me last week when they were trying to collect a reference re: me renting through them. THEY ASKED FOR £25 TO GIVE A REFERENCE!!!! Absolutely horrendous, I'd seriously rather be homeless than rent through these ever again.
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Worst estate agency I've ever used by FAR! You couldn't pay me to rent through them, will never use these guys to rent through again! Charges absolutely extortionate and they charge for EVERYTHING they do. Just got done renting a property through them for 6 months, after numerous mid term calls attempting to arrange viewings!? When I'd only been there for 2 months because they hadn't bothered to check their sytems, they then harrassed me saying I hadn't paid my rent when I had!!! Absolute joke! Then I get an email along the lines of 'great news your landlord has agreed to offer you the property at the same fixed cost for a further term, all you have to do to claim this is pay about £200 in ADDITIONAL admin fees to stay'!!!! I've rented for years and have never ever heard of anything quite like this. Then to top it all off my new estate agent called me last week when they were trying to collect a reference re: me renting through them. THEY ASKED FOR £25 TO GIVE A REFERENCE!!!! Absolutely horrendous, I'd seriously rather be homeless than rent through these ever again.
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Bridgfords
23 Duke Street
Darlington
County Durham
DL3 7RX
01325 508016

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 100% 33% £400 £500
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 2
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  • Sales
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  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
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“Horrendous...”

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Worst estate agency I've ever used by FAR! You couldn't pay me to rent through them, will never use these guys to rent through again! Charges absolutely extortionate and they charge for EVERYTHING they do. Just got done renting a property through them for 6 months, ...
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Worst estate agency I've ever used by FAR! You couldn't pay me to rent through them, will never use these guys to rent through again! Charges absolutely extortionate and they charge for EVERYTHING they do. Just got done renting a property through them for 6 months, after numerous mid term calls attempting to arrange viewings!? When I'd only been there for 2 months because they hadn't bothered to check their sytems, they then harrassed me saying I hadn't paid my rent when I had!!! Absolute joke! Then I get an email along the lines of 'great news your landlord has agreed to offer you the property at the same fixed cost for a further term, all you have to do to claim this is pay about £200 in ADDITIONAL admin fees to stay'!!!! I've rented for years and have never ever heard of anything quite like this. Then to top it all off my new estate agent called me last week when they were trying to collect a reference re: me renting through them. THEY ASKED FOR £25 TO GIVE A REFERENCE!!!! Absolutely horrendous, I'd seriously rather be homeless than rent through these ever again.
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“Dreadful service...”

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Jul 13,2018
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By: 'Happy shopper'
Jul 13,2018
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I have now let two properties from Bridgfords and after assurances that their abysmal administration would be improved during my second letting I was shocked and bewildered to find that their customer service could reach even greater heights of incompetence. Moving house is frustrating enough ...
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About as extortionate as the rest, they are no worse in this department than any other landlord however their service has been abysmal which is what has prompted me to write this review.
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“From start to finish we were kept upto date with ......”

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Dec 12,2017
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By: 'Traysee1972'
Dec 12,2017
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From start to finish we were kept upto date with viewings and feedback on our property and within a few weeks our property was rented to tennants. A very friendly service !...
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Good
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“They are useless at getting anything done. They lied to ......”

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Aug 10,2017
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By: 'kaylad93'
Aug 10,2017
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They are useless at getting anything done. They lied to me about all their fees and when it came to paying they changed it all. They expect rent on time but fail to do any repairs on time. I would not recommend them to anyone. ...
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“My mother recently sold her house through Bridgfords Darlington branch. ......”

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May 13,2017
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By: 'Denise P'
May 13,2017
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My mother recently sold her house through Bridgfords Darlington branch. Astronomically high fees for a terrible, lazy, abysmal so called service. Disgusted and dismayed. No stars for this place....
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Terrible
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“The worst agents in Manchester. Never show up on time ......”

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Jan 30,2017
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By: 'Family who were abandoned twice'
Jan 30,2017
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The worst agents in Manchester. Never show up on time or ever. They have forgotten that they are service providers. They waste prospective tenants time as well as landlords' time. When the property is not rented eventually the landlord has to reduce the rent. It's ...
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They don't even turn up for appointments how could anyone state of the fees
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“Absolutely disgusting agency!!! When we moved into the property we ......”

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Sep 22,2016
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By: 'Disgusted tenants'
Sep 22,2016
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Absolutely disgusting agency!!! When we moved into the property we were renting, we had some plumbing issues.Agency called a plumber,and it was fixed.However,we received a bill later on,which ment we had to pay for the service when why should we? ...
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Awful and disgusting!
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“DO NOT USE THIS ESTATE AGENTS!!!I have never known ......”

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Jun 08,2016
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By: 'Charlotte'
Jun 08,2016
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DO NOT USE THIS ESTATE AGENTS!!! I have never known a place which such bad customer service and that con you as much. We rented a flat for a year we complained various times about the damp and that the bathroom had no extractor fan ...
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A JOKE!!!
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“Disgraceful! A very long list of problems with the property, ......”

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Apr 15,2016
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By: 'Anextremelyannoyedtenant'
Apr 15,2016
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Disgraceful! A very long list of problems with the property, in the 20 months we have lived here we have contacted the agency through e-mails, phone calls and visit's to the local branch in return we have been forgotten and ignored at every turn. The property ...
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Outrageous fees to move in. Forcing the rent up after our year contract ended, when I refused to pay the extra due to unresolved problems they hiked it up further. Hidden expenses for paperwork that should be included from the application fee, including the audacity to charge us if we were not available for a visitation, but themselves not showing up and the appointment had to be rearranged (losing two days of work ourselves as they couldn't give a rough time)
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“Arranged a view in Darlington. Travelled all the way here ......”

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Oct 27,2015
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By: 'Wayne Mailer'
Oct 27,2015
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Arranged a view in Darlington. Travelled all the way here to be told someone should have called me to cancel. No call received then trying to contact the office back no one would answer the phone. Eventually got refunded my petrol costs. Just now learned ...
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“Useless. Waste of time. Dont have a clue how to " ......”

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Mar 08,2014
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By: 'bob'
Mar 08,2014
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Useless. Waste of time. Dont have a clue how to " fully manage" a property. Just want your money what else is involved. Never use this company again....
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Where do i start..... Took them weeks to change over my bank details for rent payment, still send out invoices and statements to my old address even after numerous emails, phone calls to the office who always tell me that the computer systems are down and so cant look at my details or change them. Three emails sent 2 weeks ago with my new contact details on and suprise suprise they are still calling my ex. Useless!! Never go with this company.....
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