Austin Rees
Hove, BN3
2.9/5, 52 reviews
48% recommended
80% lettings valuation accuracy
67% lettings fee satisfaction



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“They have been very helpful and efficient fro......”

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Jan 13,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'Norah'
Jan 13,2021
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They have been very helpful and efficient from day one of viewing their property to moving into their property. Juliette has been brilliant, quick to respond on all communications and helpful on the process to move into the property. Norah
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Jan 13, 2021
Hi Norah. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. Many thanks for mentioning Juliette, as she's a highly valued member of the team.

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Austin Rees
135-137 Dyke Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 1TJ
01273 207501

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 80% 67% £530 £1,300
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
3 2 10 10 0 0 0 0 12 15
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“We just moved a month ago in the flat. The ag......”

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Oct 19,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'Steeven Diarra'
Oct 19,2021
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We just moved a month ago in the flat. The agency and specifically Juliette were really efficient. Everything went smooth and event after that, if we have any sort of issue with the flat the agency is extremely reactive to sort this out. Steeven...
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“Austin Rees are generally useless at their jo......”

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Jul 14,2021
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By: 'Sabrina'
Jul 14,2021
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Austin Rees are generally useless at their job, and I guess the positive reviews on this site have been incentivised in some manner. However, I'd like to raise awareness of one of their more insidious practices that leasholders who are unfortunate enough to live under ...
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By: Katy
Apr 26, 2022
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currently experiencing similar to Sabrina with our small block. Concerns and queries regarding an extortiant bill were left unanswered for close to a year despite numerous emails and letters. Lack of transparency in the "quotes" supplied by OA surveyors also. ...

“They were all super helpful and efficient whe......”

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May 31,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'meganvfox'
May 31,2021
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They were all super helpful and efficient when dealing with problems! Tyna in particular was absolutely amazing! Massive thanks to her!...
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“Letting Services...”

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Mar 04,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'S'
Mar 04,2021
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Excellent service. Pro active and focus to the issue. Solved my problem. Co-operative and helpful with fee structure package. Personalised client service....
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“The Best Letting Agency...”

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Mar 03,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'Simona'
Mar 03,2021
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I just had the best Moving-to-mynewflat- experience with AR Lettings ever. I came from a nightmare with a different agency, with different referencing company, where after 1 month of “ pushing to get answers” and upsets, still did not know wether I had my flat or not. ...
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Mar 04, 2021
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Hi Simona. That's wonderful to hear. Thank you for leaving us a review and we wish you many years of happiness in your lovely flat by the sea! ...

“Lettings...”

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Mar 03,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'S'
Mar 03,2021
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Excellent service. Positive approach and proactive towards client. Polite and helpful. All target and goals are achieved. I am pleased it was a good recommendation...
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Mar 04, 2021
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Many thanks for awarding us 5 stars. We're delighted that you're pleased with our service. ...

“The Best Letting Agency...”

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Mar 03,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'Simona'
Mar 03,2021
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I just had the best Moving-to-mynewflat- experience with AR Lettings ever. I came from a nightmare with a different agency, with different referencing company, where after 1 month of “ pushing to get answers” and upsets, still did not know wether I had my flat or not. ...
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“They have been very helpful and efficient fro......”

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Jan 13,2021
Minithumbup
By: 'Norah'
Jan 13,2021
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They have been very helpful and efficient from day one of viewing their property to moving into their property. Juliette has been brilliant, quick to respond on all communications and helpful on the process to move into the property. Norah...
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Jan 13, 2021
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Hi Norah. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. Many thanks for mentioning Juliette, as she's a highly valued member of the team. ...

“New tenancy...”

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Jan 07,2021
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sarah'
Jan 07,2021
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Particularly super stressful time for me, and against the clock in regards to moving into a new home and where would allow a pet. I was contacted during the Xmas period to organise a viewing after Xmas (which I was really helpful). They were there ...
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“Brilliant agency...”

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Dec 21,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Sam'
Dec 21,2020
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Brilliant agency to be with. Caring, professional and always so helpful. Quick to respond to emails and call backs. Tyna and Brad do a great job helping if anything is needed....
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“Brilliant estate agents...”

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Dec 16,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Sophie'
Dec 16,2020
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I could not be with a better estate agents. They have been brilliant start to finish with me since we moved into our place 4.5 years ago. The team regularly get in contact to check that everything is ok with the property or just see how ...
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Dec 17, 2020
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Hi Sophie. That's fantastic to hear. Many thanks for providing feedback. We shall pass your comments onto the team. ...

“Avoid if at all possible,I know easier said t......”

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Oct 16,2020
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By: 'john'
Oct 16,2020
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Avoid if at all possible,I know easier said than done, but this is based on my experience of dealing with managing agents for over 30 years. After numerous reminders to get a correct invoice issued,7 months later still nothing.Major works recently undertaken also a ...
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“What's the point in having these reviews if y......”

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Sep 04,2020
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By: 'john'
Sep 04,2020
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What's the point in having these reviews if you refuse to publish negative feedback? I left a review at the end of August which was justifiably negative but in no way rude or abusive....
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“They already managed our small block of flats......”

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Mar 24,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Heidi'
Mar 24,2020
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They already managed our small block of flats very efficiently. When we came to look for new tenants, we decided to use their letting services as well. Bradley has been great at helping to prepare our flat (cleaning/clearing/repairs etc) ready for the new ...
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Apr 14, 2020
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Hi Heidi. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our block management and lettings services go hand in hand, so it's great to hear when clients use both and are happy. ...

“Unscrupulous. Won’t reply to emails. Holding up sale....”

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Feb 01,2020
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By: 'Jessica'
Feb 01,2020
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Trying to sell my flat. Austin Rees holding up the sale by not providing the management pack. The government announced on the 27th of June a range of measures intended to “cut out unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system“. One such measure is ...
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Feb 05, 2020
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Hi Jessica. We understand the completed forms have been provided to your solicitors within the timeframe set out in the guidance. Our enquiries team will be working to ensure that any additional questions are dealt with promptly and professionally, as they do with all sales in the properties that we manage. ...

“We took on Austin Rees as the managing agent ......”

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Sep 09,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Jill'
Sep 09,2019
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We took on Austin Rees as the managing agent for our four apartment building at the beginning of the year. So far we have found them very helpful, prompt in dealing with minor issues, friendly and helpful....
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Sep 12, 2019
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Hi Jill. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us great feedback. ...

“I live in a small block flats in Hove and Aus......”

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Sep 06,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Dorothy'
Sep 06,2019
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I live in a small block flats in Hove and Austin Rees took over as the Managing Agents about a year ago and they have been excellent. They have dealt with any problems we have had very quickly and kept us informed about the progress ...
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Sep 12, 2019
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Hi Dorothy. Many thanks for leaving such positive feedback. It's great to hear that you're delighted with the service we are providing. ...

“Staff are rude, negligent, uncaring, unhelpfu......”

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Aug 15,2019
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By: 'Tony'
Aug 15,2019
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Staff are rude, negligent, uncaring, unhelpful and incompetent. Be very wary of using this managing agent, they will fleece you out of thousands of pounds just because they can, if they could take every penny you have for a profit, they would see you bankrupt ...
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“Professional and Friendly...”

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Apr 29,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'PAULINE'
Apr 29,2019
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As Freeholders we decided to move from our unsatisfactory managing agents and chose Austin Rees after quite a bit of research. Nick Mills helped enormously with the changeover. Nick and his team have worked hard to make the building safe and secure and a better ...
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Comment on agent fees
Agent's fees are never popular, but a little investigation into how much they do to maintain properties will easily show that costs are entirely reasonable.
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“well done...”

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Apr 10,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Stapletons'
Apr 10,2019
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As a long term client we have watched a complete turn-around in the way Austin Rees conduct their business in the last couple of years. They've increased the speed and efficiency of their service and work as a team allocating the right, knowledgeable person, to ...
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Good
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By: Customer Services
Apr 23, 2019
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Thank you for your praise of Chloe and for leaving such a detailed review. ...

“Great service...”

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Apr 10,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jon'
Apr 10,2019
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I've been working with Peter Overill Associates prior to merging with Austin Rees for a number of years. As a freeholder, I've always felt that we have been looked after especially well and probably more than would reasonably be expected. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ...
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Comment on agent fees
I think the fees are at average industry levels
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Apr 23, 2019
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Hi Jon. That's fantastic to hear. Many thanks for your loyalty over the years. ...

“Thank you...”

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Mar 29,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Gary&John'
Mar 29,2019
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We have lived on Varndean Park Estate for 15 years and Austin Rees have been the Managing Agent for that whole time. Replies to queries have always been prompt and courteous and we have never encountered a problem with the team, having always felt supported. 2 Team ...
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Comment on agent fees
As the managing agent for our property, we have only had to pay the maintenance fee for where we live.
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By: Gary Speirs
Nov 04, 2019
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Having now moved out (October 2019), we do now have a problem (financial) which we hope will be resolved as soon as possible and in the same spirit as all other communications since 2004. ...

“Excellent...”

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Mar 28,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Leasholder'
Mar 28,2019
0 people found
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We switched to Austin Rees property management 3 months ago from another agent and so far our property manager has been enthusiastic, proactive, efficient and quick to respond....
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Comment on agent fees
Very reasonable
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By: Customer Services
Apr 02, 2019
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Many thanks for leaving us a great review. ...

“Austin Rees - Management...”

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Mar 27,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Adam'
Mar 27,2019
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i have been, through my deceased mother, a client of Jer Overill at Austin Rees for some years now, I find her efficient and helpful. They're work has always been meticulous and all enquiries have been speedily dealt with. Best Adam Wildi for Antonia Davy ...
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Comment on agent fees
I find their fees entirely reasonable
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Mar 27, 2019
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Hi Adam. Many thanks for the positive feedback. ...

“ARlets review...”

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Mar 26,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'ARLets'
Mar 26,2019
1 people found
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We have been tenants with ARLets for approx 5 years, in this time their service has been erratic as I would quite often not receive replies to emails and have to contact them a second or even third time to get a response. Recently the service ...
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Mar 27, 2019
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Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We have a new team in place at AR Lettings and it's great to hear that they are providing a much improved service. ...

“Professional and Caring...”

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Mar 21,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Mrs'
Mar 21,2019
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Rula is the Senior Property Manager for the property of which my family and I are Tenants. Over the course of the years that we have lived at the property we have had numerous contact with Rula and she has always responded in a prompt ...
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Mar 27, 2019
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Hi Lisa. Many thanks for leaving such a detailed review. We're delighted to have Rula leading our Property Management team. ...

“Agents who lack consideration and organisation....”

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Mar 20,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Featherstone'
Mar 20,2019
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These agents manage the property of which I am a leaseholder. Except for a brief period when they had an extremely helpful person (Anna Ingram) in charge of the property, I have had nothing but trouble with them. Anna's predecessor, now back in situ refused ...
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Bad
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By: Customer Services
Mar 21, 2019
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Hi Featherstone. We're sorry to hear that you've had a bad experience with our company. It is not clear from your review which property your comments relate to. Please would you email us at [email protected] so that we can look into the works that you've mentioned. ...

“This review is based on my experience of dealing with this person only...”

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Mar 20,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Angela'
Mar 20,2019
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This is my personal review of my dealings with Austin Rees. Things have happened beyond their control, but I think They have tried their best to deal with it quickly. Sometimes I think They can move quicker, keep in touch with us ALL more. Only ...
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Mar 21, 2019
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Hi Angela. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're constantly trying to improve our service levels and will take your comments on board. ...

“Austin Rees and in particular, Rula, are professional, proactive and responsive. Our building is managed within budget to an excellent standard....”

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Mar 19,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Maria'
Mar 19,2019
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Please see above comments - I have left my comments in the box above as unfortunately it was not clear where to leave the review!...
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Mar 21, 2019
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Hi Maria. Many thanks for the great review ...

“Quick & professional response...”

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Mar 12,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Happy'
Mar 12,2019
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AR are a great managing agent. All repairs & issues are dealt with quickly & efficiently. Response to emails are made within 24 hours and contractors make contact on the same day. A great service. Thanks...
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