Purplebricks
Shirley, Solihull, B90
1.3/5, 244 reviews
9% recommended
43% sales valuation accuracy
26% sales fee satisfaction
38% lettings valuation accuracy
20% lettings fee satisfaction

“Appalling Service from the start...”

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May 01,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Purplebricks in Somerset'
May 01,2019
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Upon three attempts to provide a property description to advertise my home for sale, following requests to amend mistakes in grammar, an incorrect number of bedrooms and several mentions of uPVC windows which were infact wooden. The agreement was cancelled and refunded.
When I politely enquired why I was still receiving emails to ask me to check my advert, the following response was received:
Nope, haven't a clue...

just ignore it as your file has been completely archived.. As the file was ready to be published it would have generated the automatic response from you.

Steve Hawthorne
Local Property Expert
Mobile 07951 958653
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Opening Hours
  • Open: 24/7
Address

Purplebricks
Suite 7 First Floor, Cranmore Place, Cranmore Drive
Shirley,Solihull
West Midlands
B90 4RZ
0800 810 8008

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 43% 26% £66,000 £3,500,000
Lettings 38% 20% £390 £1,550
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
2 27 0 22 19 115 1 29 0 29
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Absolute joke! Over last 6 weeks I have used......”

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Oct 14,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Vincent'
Oct 14,2019
2 people found
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Absolute joke! Over last 6 weeks I have used their website to book call and nothing. Chat online twice and promised to be contacted again nothing, and 2 more separate phone call's apologising to me, promising contact for appointments and again nothing. So 1 star is too much ...
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“Appalling level of property management suppor......”

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Oct 14,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Stephen Cosby'
Oct 14,2019
1 people found
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Appalling level of property management support. Tennant was locked out of the property and PB were unable to locate the keys they held. Locks had to be changed for which they are now charging me. Monthly fee reduction agreed by telephone was then altered by ...
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“Would not recommend. Took months to sell our ......”

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Oct 02,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Amy Harneiss'
Oct 02,2019
5 people found
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Would not recommend. Took months to sell our property with very little effort from the estate agent. We had to constantly tell him to take new photos of our house- he got the information on the lease hold wrong on the advert- told him 3 times ...
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“Misleading advertising They are the worst per......”

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Oct 02,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Susan Boggon-Smith'
Oct 02,2019
2 people found
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Misleading advertising They are the worst performing agent in my area (no house sales according to Zoopla and Right move on line). If I had I have known this I would never have selected them. 2) I was denied my statutory right to cancel as Stage 3 ...
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“Where to even start - and still ongoing, desp......”

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Sep 30,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Deborah Elgahmi'
Sep 30,2019
3 people found
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Where to even start - and still ongoing, despite having moved out of one of their rental properties a month ago. Allowed us to move into a filthy house, meaning we had to hand the keys back and find somewhere else to live for a ...
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“We used Purplebricks 2 years ago. The agent w......”

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Sep 23,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Valerie Taylor'
Sep 23,2019
2 people found
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We used Purplebricks 2 years ago. The agent was always 'in back to back meetungs' so hard to contact. He was rude in the extreme so much so, I was in tears. I refused to speak to him anymore. Our property was listed in the wrong ...
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“Choosing Purplebricks has to be one of the wo......”

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Sep 20,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Martin Hale'
Sep 20,2019
4 people found
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Choosing Purplebricks has to be one of the worst decisions I've taken. All too good to be true at first and then a nightmare. Their representative was poor at following up on their verbal promises. So much so I had to resort to communicating with ...
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“Unprepared, unprofessional, not worth it...”

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Sep 19,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ana'
Sep 19,2019
3 people found
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We sold and bought our houses with PB. I only give 2 stars as we actually did manage to get through the transactions but that was probably the worst 9 months of our lives. PB was simply not prepared for the job they were supposed to do. ...
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“Never EVER go with Purple Bricks...”

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Sep 19,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Abbie Hewitt'
Sep 19,2019
2 people found
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The worst service I have ever received. Broken utilities for months on end. Misrepresentation of signatures on an incorrect and unfair check out inventory that was obviously geared towards holding back deposit. Complaints that are ignored. We are slowly getting to the point where we ...
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“Extremely poor communication. We've had many ......”

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Sep 10,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Katy Lacey'
Sep 10,2019
2 people found
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Extremely poor communication. We've had many problems with them which involved us losing losing a potential tenant meaning that we lost a months rent as we had to advertise the property again. When I met the current tenants in I met their dog which I ...
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“Wowful Customer Service...”

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Sep 09,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sam Lewis'
Sep 09,2019
2 people found
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PurpleBricks wrongly listed the nearest train station for our house as Garforth (2.8miles away), even though we live in Crossgates which has a station 0.1 miles away. PurpleBricks tried to blame 'the data coming from Rightmove', until we pointed out that Rightmove was listing this correctly. ...
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“Accept a offer. got finance ready and inform ......”

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Sep 03,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'man chang'
Sep 03,2019
2 people found
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Accept a offer. got finance ready and inform solicitor. only to be told house is on offer by bidding !!! wasted my time on transferring my funds , my solicitor cost and my time trying to understand what accepting an offer was!!! thanks Cherrie Stokes of purplebrick ...
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“Misinformed about price, waste of time attending viewing....”

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Sep 02,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Darren Smith'
Sep 02,2019
2 people found
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Was looking to rent a property with max budget of £1,300/mo. Visited a property advertised at that, to be told: "well, the landlord actually wants up to £1,500 so you have to bid for what you're willing to pay". I bid £1,300, the letting agent called a ...
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“Brilliant would recommend...”

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Aug 31,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Maz'
Aug 31,2019
1 people found
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Brilliant company! Managed to sell one of our houses within 24 hours! Saved us thousands on fees with no commission!! Conveyancer is a tiny bit more expensive to one not affiliated with the company, but well worth the money. You can defer paying for 10 months interest ...
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“Had to involve the Ombudsman....”

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Aug 30,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'John Baxter'
Aug 30,2019
1 people found
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Had to involve the Ombudsman. It's taken 18months since the sale of my house to resolve some of the issues, not all because the thought of wasting more of my life with them is just too much. Please use anyone else, their customer care is ...
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“Awful!...”

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Aug 29,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Dale Swallow'
Aug 29,2019
1 people found
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Purple bricks put myself and my family in actual danger. Ive been renting a house through them for the past 3 years and a few months back a hole started to show in the kitchen ceiling i reported it nothing got done and after time its ...
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“Phoned the office for a property enquiry and ......”

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Aug 19,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Daksha'
Aug 19,2019
2 people found
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Phoned the office for a property enquiry and was given mobile number to call Elizabeth. Tried calling and got answering machine so left message to return call. Did not get any call so called a few hours later. Asked if she got my message and ...
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“Want to be paid for doing nothing...”

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Aug 13,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Emma Proctor'
Aug 13,2019
4 people found
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Over 7 months on the market with only 1 viewing - which conveniently came after the first time we complained. Very little communication from them, despite now dealing with a manager. We're having to weekly change around our photos on the listing, which they're supposed to do. ...
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“A valuer with Purple Bricks called yesterday,......”

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Aug 04,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Lynda'
Aug 04,2019
5 people found
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A valuer with Purple Bricks called yesterday, the hour (stated by then) was 20 minutes we sat in the living room and a very quick look round my home, did not visit a building in the garden! I did not feel that this was professional, just ...
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“There is a problem with PurpleBricks ......”

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Jul 22,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'robin stacpoole'
Jul 22,2019
1 people found
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There is a problem with PurpleBricks [PB]. If you are trying to work out should you use them, the reviews are either very bad or very good. Allagents has 200+ reviews with a 1.2* average. Trustpiliot is 89% excellent, while compareonlineagents concludes that “a local agent makes all ...
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“Purple Bricks were excellent...”

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Jul 18,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'gary young'
Jul 18,2019
0 people found
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Purple bricks were excellent, our local rep 'Ian Taylor' was always contactable, helpful and on the ball. Saved a fortune as well , as the other local agents were 4 times the price. Their Conveyancers 'Premier property lawyers' were amazing as well, again always contactable & helpful and ...
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“A Buyers View...”

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Jul 17,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jack'
Jul 17,2019
9 people found
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This review is from the buyers perspective. As anyone selling their home though the site will need buyers like me I believe its pertinent. I have dealt with Purplebricks to see three properties in my local town. The first was a calamity. I booked a ...
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“Terrible experience...”

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Jul 11,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Rachel Kelly'
Jul 11,2019
5 people found
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Buyer did not have mortgage offer as i was assured they did by Purple Bricks - cost me thousands - horrendous experience financially abd emotionally...
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“Poor service...”

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Jul 11,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ivan arena'
Jul 11,2019
4 people found
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Agent who came to valuate my flat had not clue about the price market and the area. Im still waiting for an email and details he supposed share with me. Poor service...
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“We went through months of calls and emails wi......”

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Jul 11,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mrs Frances Flynn'
Jul 11,2019
4 people found
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We went through months of calls and emails with customer service and management due to being insulted in our own home by the supposed "expert" estate agent Richard, whom also put in my advert we were located by a certain park which is 3 miles away! ...
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“DIABOLICAL SERVICE...”

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Jul 09,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Dissapointed Landlord'
Jul 09,2019
11 people found
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I am a landlord and as soon as problems were encountered with my tenants, Purple Bricks tried to cancel our service agreement because it was "taking up too much of their time" - yes that was actually the reason. Basically the message is, Purple Bricks ...
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The fees are extremely poor value for money.
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By: Linda Murphy
Aug 24, 2019
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I've just read your review and would like to say they don't work in the tenants best interests either, they took months to sort out a wasp problem, weeks to sort washing machine, at the end of my tenancy they charged me £30 to clean an already clean flat and £200 to replace an already damaged coffee table, it had a black water mark from the previous tenants, which was covered with flyers on my inventory and also when i moved in! the dps found their claim excessive and decided on £20 which i'm ...

“Zero viewings in 100 days. A year of misery. ......”

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Jul 08,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Rhm a'
Jul 08,2019
3 people found
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Zero viewings in 100 days. A year of misery. Zero professionalism, integrity and customer service. Use a high street agent. Delivered 20 viewings within weeks and a result. The first Purple Bricks 'agent' promised the world, took my money and promptly disappeared. After chasing him for a ...
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“Use literally any Agent other than Purplebricks...”

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Jul 08,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chris Hurdiss'
Jul 08,2019
3 people found
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My experience has been absolutely appalling. Their TV ads are totally misleading. The whole service is automated, your local property 'expert' is conspicuous by their absence. If you have any concerns no one will listen or accept any responsibility. They will take photos and put ...
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“***BEWARE THESE ARE NOT NO WIN NO FEE***...”

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Jul 04,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Shannelle Anderson'
Jul 04,2019
3 people found
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As soon as you instruct Purplebricks to proceed with your advert you are liable to pay the full £899 fee even if you decide to take your property off the market. I asked Purplebricks if I could take my property off the market as I'm finding ...
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“Terrible...”

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Jul 03,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Rough'
Jul 03,2019
4 people found
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Have used Purplebricks for two months now and the tennant thinks it's acceptable to pay part payments and doesnt even pay in full and Purplebricks will take no responsibility in fact they issue me with a additional charge of £60 to collect the outstanding rent as ...
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