CitiSide Properties
London, E3
1.5/5, 42 reviews
14% recommended
50% lettings valuation accuracy
27% lettings fee satisfaction

“CROOKS / THIEVES / CONMEN and CONWOMEN...”

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Mar 24,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Imran Ali'
Mar 24,2019
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They used to be called Citiside properties, you may notice it on streetview (before google updates it). That should be your first clue. A company that has to rebrand every few years, is not one to be trusted. The worst people in the world. DO NOT deal with them. I wish I could go back in time and stop myself.

I let with them from Oct 2017. They promised it was a double bed, showed me pictures etc. After paperwork, I picked up the keys then went to the property later. When I arrived, the key they gave me was for the wrong room (which was already let, luckily when I had opened the door to that room no1 was in). Therefore, I went into the double room which was the only one empty at the property, incidentally this was the only room with a working lock from the inside, the other room a single with a busted door. A mistake in keys I assumed, I will deal with it tomorrow, as I had to wake up for first day of work the next morning.

Following return from work, I comeback to find my room completely empty. ALL my possessions GONE. WTF?! The laptop, my clothes, suits etc. All gone. I call up the agency, they said "a cleaner came during the day, he could have chucked it all out". Why someone would do that without checking with the letting agency, does not add up. Or why they wouldnt call the residents to check who's stuff it is also does not add up. So they asked me to contact the so called cleaner (who they had f**king hired), so I did, this guy did not speak english well and all I could get out of him was he had chucked out stuff to the main bins for the flats. I recovered some of my less expensive stuff, duvet, some clothes and books. However my laptop and suits were missing. Then they claimed I was staying in the wrong room and tried to pin the blame on me. MOFOs.

I called the police at 6pm, reported a burglary. These MOFOs turned up at 1 in the morning. I was asleep, and all they said after I had explained the situation was that this was a civil matter. I took the day off work (my second day) and sorted a different place to stay the very next day.

I went to get my rent money and deposit back. These MOFOs refused. I explained, I had stayed in the property less than 24hours, my stuff was stolen (which I still maintain they orchestrated with giving me the wrong key business), after 2 hours of being in their offices I managed to get less half my rent and deposit back. An experience which now means I will never in my life deal with letting agents ever again.

The tricks this company uses are:
- bait and switch, show you pictures of one room and give you another (after paperwork is signed), this is the worst one because its just pure dishonesty. but what do you expect of these low lives
- time pressure (usual tactic of all estate agents), other people are interested etc
- employ people with similar ethnic backgrounds to the population of the area and have only them deal with your property (so your more likely to trust them).

The reason I have spent 20 mins writing this, is because I do not want anyone else to fall into this trap. I never did retrieve my laptop or suits and lost alot of money in the process (because of these thieving b**tards), let alone losing the family pictures and the projects I had been working on for my work on my laptop that I could not ever retrieve.

I implore you, NOT to deal with these degenerates. I apologise for the language on this post, as I was writing it, it caused me to get angrier and angrier.

***ALSO if anyone could point me to other website review places please, I will leave the same review there****
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By: Sam
Jul 05, 2019
Dear Imran Ali

Thank you for your feedback. I should be grateful if you would kindly contact me, the general manager of Flintons, on my email gm@flintons.com with your grievance.
We are working very hard to improve our service at Flintons and the management has taken strides by employing industry experts to realise our vision: 'To establish a strong brand with a good reputation in London offering comprehensive housing solution by ensuring uncompromising quality throughout the organisation and total focus on customer'.
Flintons is changing how we do bsuiness. I wish to ensure all genuine grievance is dealt with effectively and look forward to hearing form you soon.

Sam
General Manager

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CitiSide Properties
222 Bow Common Ln
London
Greater London
E3 4JN
020 3719 9487

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Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 50% 27% £580 £1,650
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“DO NOT use this agency!!!!! Been waiting for ......”

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Nov 12,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Matt Williams'
Nov 12,2019
0 people found
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DO NOT use this agency!!!!! Been waiting for my deposit refund for a few months to no avail and is now looking likely I’ll have to take legal action and open a court case to get my deposit back....
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“CROOKS / THIEVES / CONMEN and CONWOMEN...”

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Mar 24,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Imran Ali'
Mar 24,2019
7 people found
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They used to be called Citiside properties, you may notice it on streetview (before google updates it). That should be your first clue. A company that has to rebrand every few years, is not one to be trusted. The worst people in the world. DO ...
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By: Sam
Jul 05, 2019
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Dear Imran Ali Thank you for your feedback. I should be grateful if you would kindly contact me, the general manager of Flintons, on my email gm@flintons.com with your grievance. We are working very hard to improve our service at Flintons and the management has taken strides by employing industry experts to realise our vision: 'To establish a strong brand with a good reputation in London offering comprehensive housing solution by ensuring uncompromising quality throughout the organisation ...

“SCAM!!!!...”

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Jan 04,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'NICK STEGO'
Jan 04,2019
2 people found
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DO NOT RENT WITH THEM!!!!!! THEY INVITE YOU TO THEIR OFFICE IN BOW LANE AND THEN THEY TELL YOU THAT THE PROPERTY YOU CAME FOR IS NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE. THEY SHOW YOU INSTEAD SOME NICE PROPERTY PHOTOS AND THEN THEY MAKE YOU PAY £500 HOLDING DEPOSIT ...
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RIP OFF. THE WORST AGENCY
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By: Sam
Jul 05, 2019
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Dear Nick Stego Thank you for your feedback. I should be grateful if you would kindly contact me, the general manager of Flintons, on my email gm@flintons.com with your grievance. We are working very hard to improve our service at Flintons and the management has taken strides by employing industry experts to realise our vision: 'To establish a strong brand with a good reputation in London offering comprehensive housing solution by ensuring uncompromising quality throughout the organisation ...

“AVOID ANY BUSINESS WITH FLINTONS...”

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Dec 20,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Thibault'
Dec 20,2018
2 people found
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This agency specialises in the art of ripping off their tenants (not sure how landlords feel about them). Though Flintons is not as infamous as its predecessor so far, let's not forget that it is only a name-change from Citiside Properties Ltd which was the ...
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“UNRELIABLE AND SCAMMER...”

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Nov 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Axellenac'
Nov 23,2018
7 people found
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It has been the worst experience with an agency ! The first time I rent a room with was not available so I went in an other room for few days ! Then I finally discovered the room that I was supposed to go in but I ...
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By: Brad
Nov 29, 2018
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Sorry for this. Conctact you bank directly and tell them you want a refund for this Scam. Show them the article and conversation. And told them you have been misleaded Good luck ...

“Agency Con artists...”

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Nov 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'scott'
Nov 12,2018
6 people found
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WARNING please avoid this letting company as i would not want anyone to experience some of the worst customer services and practices i have ever seen which resulted in my 19 year old son being homeless with no money as they still have over £1300 in deposits ...
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“Don't EVER put your trust on Flintons...”

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Nov 02,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Marielle M.'
Nov 02,2018
6 people found
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Me and two friends were moving to a new property and we seeked Flintons guidance. Worst thing that happened to us. They tricked us into paying a "holding fee" of 300 pounds each to which the assured it was refundable (words wise) and took us to ...
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By: J c Lobo
Nov 02, 2018
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Hi Marielle! Another victim here. I'm gathering people to go against them with everything. Only the testimonies already could do a lot. The more people the better. Would you like to join? I'll give you my email if you are interested and let you know where I am at the moment with this. I don't know if we'll get our money back ,but we'll try, and we can make them hurt for what they are doing. Thanks! ...

“You will never get your money back!!!...”

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Oct 19,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Marco Matato'
Oct 19,2018
3 people found
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They do not return emails & phonecalls. They will tell you that if you want your deposit back, you have to contact their deposits team. It is allegedly based in a different location. The only contact is via email. You will never hear from them! They ...
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The worst experience in 15 years in the UK!!
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“Scum of the earth...”

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Oct 01,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'MLS'
Oct 01,2018
3 people found
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Absolute scum of the earth. I found a room with them and paid them £500 deposit. Tjen when i came to collect my keys they told me the property was no longer available. So i was forced to pick a random room in a location that ...
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By: Matt
Nov 20, 2018
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Hi, i am also in the same boat 500 down the drain, i can not believe this is legal. Would we be able to get in contact in the case that either of us gets anywhere regarding this matter? ...

“FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES STAY AWAY...”

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Sep 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Victim'
Sep 12,2018
5 people found
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THEY ARE A SCAM. STAY AWAY. Went there to find a room in central. The nice rooms that they advertise on Spareroom are fake and they say to customers that "that one's gone but I'll find you a new one". After Hoscine only showed me 3 ...
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BAD. THEY SHOULD BE SHUT
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By: Hacksorpratik
Sep 17, 2018
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This exactly same happen with me, even the place is also same. I paid £500 to view the room, the manager asked me to send mail to some mail ID. He didn't reply to my mail, its more than 14 days. I want to raise a legal complaint against this firm, can you please guide me. you can send me the mail on hacksorpratik@gmail.com ...

“BIG SCAM in LONDON...”

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Sep 11,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Hacksor'
Sep 11,2018
5 people found
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I am a victim of Flinton's scam. same as all, they have taken £600 from me and didn't show me the room and not giving my money back. After reading all the reviews I decided to raise the legal complaint against this agency to get their ...
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“Worst life experience...”

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Jul 07,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Victim'
Jul 07,2018
8 people found
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Sleep on the street but DO NOT rent a property through this agency. It took me 7 months to get my deposit back from this agency through DPS...
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They will never repair anything
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By: James
Nov 18, 2018
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Yes city side and flintons are the same company They just changed their name for owful misconduct business ...

“Scammers...”

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Jul 02,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'P'
Jul 02,2018
5 people found
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Sara was our agent. Initially, she was very proactive in looking forproperties that suit our needs. But she never let us view the property. Once we become insistent to view the property we have a holdng deposit for (we put down a deposit for a 3...
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Very expensive and inappropriate for the kind of service they provide.
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“PLEASE CONTACT ME...”

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Jun 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Val'
Jun 23,2018
6 people found
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As many of you know CitiSide has renamed themselves as Flintons. I and my flatmates have been the victim of their scams and bad practices. Please if you wish to bring them to justice and join our Ombudsman claim to shut them down then contact ...
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“Do not use this service...”

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Jun 20,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mia'
Jun 20,2018
2 people found
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Do not use this service. They are a totally unethical organisation that take advantage of the urgent need for housing in London. I cannot stress enough NOT to use their service. They took 6 months to give back our deposit after months of hounding them....
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“scammers...”

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May 03,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'elisa'
May 03,2018
2 people found
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worst agency EVER. do not rent with them. 1st we went to see the room, the day we had to move we arrive there to get the keys and room was not ready!!! the other girls were still there so they offered us another room (...
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“Stolen property...”

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Apr 19,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Rik'
Apr 19,2018
6 people found
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Guys. I was wondering if you can help me. A dear friend of mine has recently had the misfortune of dealing with this agency. After a month of calls regarding the lack of heating and internet she decided to cut her losses (deposit) and just ...
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By: Valentina
Jun 23, 2018
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Hi Rik! My flatmates just went thru the same thing. We were able to contact the police and they are helping us. Please contact me on walj1@abv.bg and we can help you too! ...

“We were victims of their scam...”

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Apr 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Eric G'
Apr 10,2018
3 people found
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Citiside Apartments agents will sometimes ask you for a "refundable" deposit to show you some apartments. In our case, we paid 300 pounds to view an apartment, but after paying the money, Javel (one of their agents) told us the apartment wasn't available. Then he gave ...
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By: J c Lobo
Nov 02, 2018
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Hi all! Different issues, but same company. Did you ever get in touch? They are still doing the dame things, and I'm pretty pissed off with them at this moment. If any of you want to come together to try to shut them down, send .e an email at gio4 @ hotmail com ...

“My second agent was perfect...”

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Mar 29,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Axelle'
Mar 29,2018
1 people found
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I had a very bad experience with Sara's agent. She is not professional and unreliable ! It was a nightmare for me. Hopefully, Mike an another agent is very helpful, honest and professional ! I recommend you going to see him if you need are looking for ...
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“Stay away....”

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Mar 21,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Bob'
Mar 21,2018
8 people found
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DO NOT, under any circumstances, rent a room from Citiside. Complete and utter scam artists!!! They do not merit even one star....
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By: Chris
Feb 12, 2019
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I went to that address last week and now they operate as Flintons now. Super suspicious, so didn't close any deal with them. There's a BBC article about it, you should Google it. Maybe it can help you... ...

“Scammers...”

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Mar 16,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Michael'
Mar 16,2018
5 people found
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Firstly showed the wrong rooms to us. Looked online and saw our room on 4 different ads in different houses. Then put instead of putting down just the deposit we paid the first months rent too and the little weasel wrote that as the holding deposit ...
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By: Oliver
Apr 14, 2018
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Dear co-victim I have been the victim of a non-refunded deposit, for a sum

“I'd like to compliment for a good customer service if ......”

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Mar 15,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Daniel'
Mar 15,2018
1 people found
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I'd like to compliment for a good customer service if you need the right place in London, all the agents at Citiside Properties can provide. They spent quite a bit of time with me and even coached me where to look. I have always been ...
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Good quality.
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“According to my experience, I love my actual room in ......”

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Mar 13,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Francesco'
Mar 13,2018
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According to my experience, I love my actual room in Canary Wharf, in front of the square, I had highly expectations and my agent have done a beautiful job about all that I need. Absolutely satisfied. I recomend Alessio....
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I recomend Alessio as a good agent.
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“I rented a room a few months ago in Citiside ......”

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Mar 12,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Virginia'
Mar 12,2018
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I rented a room a few months ago in Citiside Properties. I found a huge variety of beautiful rooms to rent at a very convenienti price. I found kindness and great professionality , especialyy in the letting agent I knew there , Alessio. Thumbs up for him. ...
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Highly recommended.
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“I've found a room with citiside. There room was very ......”

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Feb 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Farah'
Feb 28,2018
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I've found a room with citiside. There room was very nice , the service was very high quality , very polite agents will definitely recommend it ....
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Good
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By: Yulia
Mar 04, 2018
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This review is certainly added by one of their agents. Please see other real reviews below. Please do not encourage business like this. Do not use this agency. ...

“Scammers, do not use. They flaunt the law by breaching ......”

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Feb 28,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'jec21'
Feb 28,2018
2 people found
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Scammers, do not use. They flaunt the law by breaching contract, failing to protect deposits and not returning deposits to tenants. Do not rent from them, they are under investigation by Trading Standards for illegal practices. If anyone else has a complaint about them email ...
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Awful, incredibly expensive and unwarranted for the amount of work they actually do!
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By: Jec21
Apr 14, 2018
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Oliver, unfortunately citiside has gone into liquidation, I suggest you contact the liquidator Edge Recovery (edgerecovery.com) about this. I also recommend you check with MyDeposit about this as they are the deposit protection company that CitiSide used. Your deposit should have been protected so it should be possible to get it back. ...

“The worst of the worst. They are a scam business. ......”

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Feb 14,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Nick'
Feb 14,2018
3 people found
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The worst of the worst. They are a scam business. The apartments they show you in photos on their computer are nothing like the real ones. All their properties are dirty and poorly maintained, with broken furniture, heating issues and infested with worms. They try ...
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By: Oliver
Apr 14, 2018
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Dear co-victim I have been the victim of a non-refunded deposit, for a sum

“DO NOT TRUST THIS AGENCY! AVOID! I had the misfortune ......”

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Feb 13,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'SL'
Feb 13,2018
3 people found
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DO NOT TRUST THIS AGENCY! AVOID! I had the misfortune to rent a room from this agency on september 2016, with a 1 year contract. The room and the house, at that time, looked alright. Before signing the contract, they tell people that they provide cleanings, that ...
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They will try to charge you fee for everything, even illegally sometimes.
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“DO NOT get involved with this agency-manipulation,lies and total ......”

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Feb 08,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'S.'
Feb 08,2018
2 people found
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DO NOT get involved with this agency-manipulation,lies and total indifference for tenants basic health and safety.-that's their daily client treatment .Had to report them to a few organisations helping tenants with inadequate letting agencies behaviour .DO NOT rent from them, I spoke to ...
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“Very dodgy and respectable when dealing with me, right from ......”

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Dec 28,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jack'
Dec 28,2017
5 people found
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Very dodgy and respectable when dealing with me, right from the start. Finished a contract on the same day i was suppose to be moving into a Citiside property but when i arrived, the room was ready. They offered a room for me to stay ...
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0 agent fees was the only positive.
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