Purplebricks
Shirley, Solihull, B90
1.2/5, 303 reviews
8% recommended
43% sales valuation accuracy
24% sales fee satisfaction
45% lettings valuation accuracy
18% lettings fee satisfaction

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“Terrible company, uncommunicative and just ge......”

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Jul 15,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sam'
Jul 15,2020
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Terrible company, uncommunicative and just generally rubbish in all aspects. there is a house to buy and I am a cash buyer, i wanted to see it and they didn't give an early appointment as promised. i feel let down by them. I have just confirmed my appointment to go and they have just told me they sold. the person selling it could have gotten more money.
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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% 24% £66,000 £3,500,000
Lettings 45% 18% £390 £1,550
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
2 35 0 27 21 136 1 32 0 49
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Would never use again.Waited 7 months for a......”

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Jul 30,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Abbie Finch'
Jul 30,2020
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Would never use again. Waited 7 months for a property, just for it to fall through. Area expert never got in touch with us. We were left completely alone. The online concept doesn't work - there is no one in the middle driven by commission to ...
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“Shocking. Absolutely awful experience. Proper......”

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Jul 29,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jay'
Jul 29,2020
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Shocking. Absolutely awful experience. Property 'expert' got my hopes up with the price. Then she couldn't even write the description with correct grammar and spellings. And it just kept getting worse and worse as once you sign they lose interest in selling your property. I've ...
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“Don't touch with a barge pole. My experience ......”

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Jul 27,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Geoff'
Jul 27,2020
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Don't touch with a barge pole. My experience started well but after we got a buyer the support was rubbish...
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“Do not waste your money. Their service is app......”

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Jul 27,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Debra'
Jul 27,2020
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Do not waste your money. Their service is appalling. They take your money 10 months in whether you have sold or not. Absolutely no help from the agent. Always an excuse for not being available. My advice would be to go with a local agent , yes ...
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“Scammers- not estate agents!...”

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Jul 21,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anon'
Jul 21,2020
3 people found
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After initially speaking with a property 'expert', my husband and I had some time to discuss our options, but my husband was receiving texts stating that we needed to get our property on the market as he had people interested already. Little did we know ...
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“Not satisfied...”

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Jul 20,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Valerie Puckerin'
Jul 20,2020
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Absolute rubbish. Would not recommend to anyone. Did not sell property. Agent was not easily contactable. Did not get sold. Disgusting!...
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“Terrible company, uncommunicative and just ge......”

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Jul 15,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sam'
Jul 15,2020
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Terrible company, uncommunicative and just generally rubbish in all aspects. there is a house to buy and I am a cash buyer, i wanted to see it and they didn't give an early appointment as promised. i feel let down by them. I have just ...
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“I had an awful experience with PurpleBricks. ......”

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Jul 07,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Michael Evans'
Jul 07,2020
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I had an awful experience with PurpleBricks. I've never been treated this badly in business before and have been caused so much stress by this experience. I have a modern 2 bedroom flat in London next to the River Thames. At the beginning, PurpleBricks were receptive ...
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“If I could give a zero I would. 2 weeks afte......”

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Jun 25,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mike'
Jun 25,2020
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If I could give a zero I would. 2 weeks after instructing them the property was still not on the market having to wait for head office to authorise the advertising. In the end I told them where to go and requested a refund of my ...
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“I would not recommend Purplebricks, we had 3 ......”

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Jun 25,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Emma Owen'
Jun 25,2020
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I would not recommend Purplebricks, we had 3 different people acting for us, 2 left the company 1 of those of her own choice and she even apologised to us for the service we had. The other person who left still had our key and no longer worked ...
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“Avoid at all costs!...”

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Jun 24,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ms Kuzina'
Jun 24,2020
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It was not my choice to use PurpleBricks! By chance, I HAD TO, due to a property listed by them on one of the online platforms. Emailed them, requesting a viewing - no single sound in reply! Tried to call, but they redirect you to ...
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“Booking 2 appointments then not coming.If s......”

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Jun 22,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Adela Patel'
Jun 22,2020
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Booking 2 appointments then not coming. If saying 4pm so has to be 4pm not changing date again. Unproffesional company not use ! Location Greenford agent Joshua...
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By: Josh
Jun 22, 2020
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Hi Adela, please contact me on joshua.simpson@purplebricks.com to discuss this property in Greenford. I’m sure whatever viewing this is for, it can be arranged at your convenience. From the small bit of information provided I can’t work out which property you’re talking about and your name has not come up for any recent viewings. I hope to hear from you. Thanks ...

“THE WORST COMPANY EVER...”

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Jun 22,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Megan Kelly'
Jun 22,2020
1 people found
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This is the WORST company I have ever had to deal with. I am buying a house through purple bricks and the seller is using Purple Bricks solicitors...what a HUGE mistake. Everyone has told me how bad they are but I didn't expect anything ...
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“Unpleasant & Unprofessional...”

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Jun 12,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Grace Brownlie'
Jun 12,2020
4 people found
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As a prospective buyer, I found the whole experience of dealing with Purplebricks very messy and unprofessional. In particular I found the online bidding really stressful...some bids were rejected online by the seller, and others I received a call from a Purplebricks agent to ...
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“Worst year of tenancy I've had...”

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Jun 10,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Max White'
Jun 10,2020
1 people found
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If I could give 0 stars I would. Over the year I was a tenant with Purplebricks (Leicester branch) I rarely received any acknowledgment to my emails, unless it was to ask for money. I went through 3 different property managers and was never told when they ...
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“Worst company ever, DO NOT USE !!!!...”

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Jun 09,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Paul'
Jun 09,2020
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😡😡😡😡 DO NOT USE 😡😡😡😡 Absolutely awful company, charge you to do nothing. I had to take my own pictures in the end as the lady who came tried to advertise pictures that was horrid. I have complained numerous times and now have had to go the ...
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“Good Experience...”

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May 26,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Beryl Garbutt'
May 26,2020
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I recently sold a property through Purple Bricks. I was helped thankfully, by Vanessa Marubbi my local agent at Purple Bricks. Vanessa helped me through every step of the process, and went over and above her duties....
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“Classic Purplebricks over-valuing...”

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May 26,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'gerry bird'
May 26,2020
1 people found
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Got caught out with the classic Purplebricks over-valuing of my property. The agent swore he had just sold a house locally for £425k and that mine was much better and therefore we should market at £450k. Hardly any interest or viewings, but once you have ...
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“Very unhappy customer AVOID THEM!...”

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May 20,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Paul Elden'
May 20,2020
2 people found
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I am having the same experience with P/Bricks as 99% of all other people on here, their service has been abysmal from day one. We had to send back the advert several times to correct spelling mistakes, grammar, incorrect floor-plan and so on. When we ...
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“Phil at PB was a legend! Friendly, experience......”

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May 14,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'MR STUART PECKSEN'
May 14,2020
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Phil at PB was a legend! Friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. We agreed on a valuation fairly quickly and although I accepted a lower offer in the end it was due to my own time constraints that I needed to sell sooner. The fee with PB ...
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“Extortionate conveyancing fees, totally unfair payment to use your own, BEWARE!...”

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May 07,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'nicola marie jones'
May 07,2020
2 people found
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The agents themselves were fine and houses in my area sell really quickly so there were no issues and despite not conducting viewings that I paid £350 for due to covid, I made a video myself and I accepted a near asking price offer within 4 weeks. ...
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By: Nicola Jones
Jun 12, 2020
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I will submit the formal complaint to them both I am still livid! It is my understanding that you have to formally complain to PB first and that was done but surprise surprise no response from them yet! ...

“Totally Shocking experience AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!!...”

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Apr 30,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Roger Preece'
Apr 30,2020
7 people found
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Totally Shocking experience Purple Bricks totally lied and misrepresented their services and conned me into signing a deferred payment scheme without explaining they expected payment for doing bugger all. Complete and utterly incompetent. Cheating bunch of con- artists. DO NOT TOUCH THEM WITH A BARGE ...
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By: Antony White
Jun 04, 2020
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I'm in the same boat - get a response re. Ts&Cs, it is never mentioned as an additional charge. PLEASE can you raise a complaint with the FCA and the ASA, both of whom supposedly regulate these guys and if doing their jobs properly will take enforcement and ensure we get refunds! ...

“On balance, avoid....”

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Apr 17,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mark Strafford'
Apr 17,2020
6 people found
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I went with Purple Bricks for my sale because I thought that given my flat was right next to a station, with good connections to London - I thought that, given this would probably be of interest to first time buyers, as long as Purple ...
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“AVOID...”

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Mar 16,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'DONOT USE'
Mar 16,2020
1 people found
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This is a scam and we need to get action against PB. They want their money whether they sell or not. Send an agent round who glosses over the terms. In my case even took a scan of my expired cc for payment and said ...
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By: Antony White
Jun 04, 2020
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I'm in the same boat - get a response re. Ts&Cs, it is never mentioned as an additional charge. PLEASE can you raise a complaint with the FCA and the ASA, both of whom supposedly regulate these guys and if doing their jobs properly will take enforcement and ensure we get refunds! ...

“Avoid at all costs...”

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Mar 12,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Zain Hirani'
Mar 12,2020
2 people found
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Agents are not motivated to sell your property. They dont even try to understand the property and get simple things wrong...
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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS...”

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Mar 11,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Tony Porter'
Mar 11,2020
5 people found
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. IGNORE ALL GOOD REVIEWS, They will have a local agent visit your property and sell you the dream. Let me emphasise the word "SELL". The service after you sign up with PurpleBricks is non existent. They have no ...
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“If I could give no stars I would. We signed u......”

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Mar 09,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Natalie L'
Mar 09,2020
5 people found
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If I could give no stars I would. We signed up to purple bricks only to then get zero correspondence from them. We had to chase them to come pick up a set of keys to show our flat! Surely that's estate agent 101. Over and ...
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“£28,000 rent missing 15 months...”

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Mar 05,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Shezad Khan'
Mar 05,2020
5 people found
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had let out 3 properties with Purple bricks and a tenant had fallen in to the arrears for which purple bricks served a section 8 notice in August 2017 to evict the tenant for falling behind. This was never executed by purple bricks and during the same time ...
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“Purple Bricks do not advertise that in addition to the ......”

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Mar 02,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Susan Smith'
Mar 02,2020
4 people found
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Purple Bricks do not advertise that in addition to the so called 'fixed fee' regardless of a sale or not, there are additional charges. If you pay now up front you have to pay them an additional £300 plus vat at completion. If you wish to ...
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Misleading
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By: Antony White
Jun 04, 2020
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I'm in the same boat - get a response re. Ts&Cs, it is never mentioned as an additional charge. PLEASE can you raise a complaint with the FCA and the ASA, both of whom supposedly regulate these guys and if doing their jobs properly will take enforcement and ensure we get refunds! ...

“No service provided...”

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Mar 02,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Peter Spearing'
Mar 02,2020
4 people found
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We rent a property managed by Purplebricks. In two years we have had two issues we needed their assistance with. Our boiler broke down just before Christmas a year ago and storm Dennis has caused a leak. In the first instance we had no response ...
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