Edgware, HA8
4.3/5, 132 reviews
85% recommended
86% sales valuation accuracy
97% sales fee satisfaction
92% lettings valuation accuracy
84% lettings fee satisfaction



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“ABC and Richard Davidoff can be quite aggresive towards those ......”

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Jun 30,2022
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By: 'Nick'
Jun 30,2022
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ABC and Richard Davidoff can be quite aggresive towards those who have the temerity to complain - so a few notes on my experience and those of others below. I hope the reader will judge that these comments are substantiated by evidence and it is correct that such experiences are aired on a review forum such as this. A quick Google of my name will hopefully demonstrate that this is not an anonymous or trolling post.

ABC managed our block in South West London from 2018 to early 2022 when we obtained the Right To Manage. The difference between their passive and disorganised management and the organised approach of our new managing agents is stark.

Irrespecitve of the quality of management, I believe the firm and their Managing Director Richard Davidoff acted unethically as we sought to acquire the Right To Manage the block. Indeed, a Judge adjudicating on costs in the process stated that Mr Davidoff "used inappropriate tactics to try to prevent the leaseholders acquiring the right to manage". He went on to say that "the conduct of Mr Davidoff has been particularly poor, it has caused significant unnecessary delay and anguish"

I can only speak from personal experience about their block management business. However, it is worth noting the experience of others who have interacted with their rental business. This was covered in January in the Observer newspaper.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/jan/09/landlord-faces-150000-bill-after-tenants-turn-homes-into-drug-farm

More recently, the PRS ombudsman ruled that ABC should pay the complainant over £10,000 in compensation after reviewing the evidence relating to the referencing process. For the avoidance of any doubt, the imputation of my comments on this case is that the letting process appears to have been deficient as ruled by the PRS ombudsman.

It is also worth noting that Sir Peter Bottomley MP, the Father of the House of Commons, has questioned the practices of Mr Davidoff in Parliament and outside of Parliament too (where he is not covered by parliamentary privilege). I don't have direct experience of the events that Sir Peter refers to but I do know that he has 47 years experience in Parliament and has knowledge and judgement about the leasehold sector and its practices. For the avoidance of doubt, the imputation of my comments is that the ethics of the firm have been questioned by a respected parliamentarian who has received numerous reports of unethical practice from those with experience of dealing with the company.

Consumers should do their research and make judgements on the evidence accordingly.
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Aldermartin Baines & Cuthbert
179 Station Road
Edgware
Middlesex
HA8 7JX
020 8621 4000

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Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 86% 97% £85,000 £850,000
Lettings 92% 84% £600 £3,200
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“ABC and Richard Davidoff can be quite aggresive towards those ......”

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ABC and Richard Davidoff can be quite aggresive towards those who have the temerity to complain - so a few notes on my experience and those of others below. I hope the reader will judge that these comments are substantiated by evidence and it is ...
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“Horrible experience...”

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Jun 29,2022
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By: 'Jesus Rodriguez'
Jun 29,2022
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My experience with ABC has been horrendous and I definitely advise you to stay away from them. We attempted to take control of the Residents Management Company (as anticipated by our leases out at the outset). Richard Davidoff repeatedly resisted our attempts to become members ...
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Pleasant and efficient service - very happy with Bradley who has been dealing with my property rentals for many years....
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“Extremely good service and very professional ......”

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Apr 12,2022
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Apr 12,2022
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Extremely good service and very professional staff. I would recommend this company. Excellent helpful, not only do I recommend this service, I would use them again....
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“Great service, very happy with them. Bradley ......”

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Great service, very happy with them. Bradley and the staff were very helpful, they sorted all the issues we had....
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Apr 07,2022
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Very good service. We are very happy Bradley was very helpful. Fast and easy. In less than one week we moved....
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Apr 06,2022
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I have recently found a good flat to stay in. Bradley was friendly to show me the flat and helped me clear my questions and go through the paperwork. I am really glad that I found this flat and the experience with ABC's service was ...
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“I have recently let a flat through ABC. I was......”

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I have recently let a flat through ABC. I was assisted through the process by Bradley at ABC. Throughout the entire process, Bradley was professional and excellent customer service. Thank you....
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“We recently bought a flat through ABC. We we......”

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Apr 04,2022
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Apr 04,2022
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We recently bought a flat through ABC. We were assisted through the buying process by Stuart at ABC. Throughout the entire process, Stuart was professional, efficient and always available. He went above and beyond to ensure that the transaction proceeded smoothly and was always on ...
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Apr 04,2022
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I've been working with ABC since 2014 and their service has been excellent. They respond in a timely manner and always put their client's first. Bradley has been amazing....
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“Professional service at its best...”

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Feb 21,2022
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At an initial visit some months before the property could be let, Bradley put my mind to rest as to whether I'd chosen the correct agency through his calm and professional manner, answering all my questions thoroughly. When it came to letting it, he drove ...
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“Stuart was firm but fair in the sale of a pro......”

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Feb 03,2022
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Feb 03,2022
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Stuart was firm but fair in the sale of a property brought through ABC. Was able to provide timely updates and information on the progress of our purchase and was able to understand the dilemma we were in and was patient with the situation. We ...
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“My dealings with Stuart and ABC has been noth......”

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Jan 03,2022
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My dealings with Stuart and ABC has been nothing short of personalised, efficient and 100% trustworthy. Stuart would be on the phone 24/7 to help with any queries and has leased with solicitors, tenants and myself without any delay, I can only see why i was recommended ...
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Oct 20,2021
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Oct 20,2021
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We have received an amazing service from the agency , especially from Bradley.He was kind enough to come down and show us the flat we wanted on Sunday .We have just moved in. Ewelina & Travis...
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“My husband and I were delighted with the serv......”

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Oct 11,2021
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Oct 11,2021
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My husband and I were delighted with the service we received from Stuart. He managed to find us a property and sell our existing property He managed to sort out all the problems ( not his fault) along the way and we are now happily in ...
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Sep 08,2021
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Sep 08,2021
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Took their time to understand our situation and provided solutions and advice every step of the way. I would recommend them....
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“This was a fabulous service with ABC Alderma......”

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Aug 24,2021
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Aug 24,2021
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This was a fabulous service with ABC Aldermartin. The staff are professional and Communications with them were efficient and friendly. I was inundated with enquiries . Brilliant!!!...
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“A very good service provided by Bradley. He m......”

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Aug 24,2021
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Aug 24,2021
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A very good service provided by Bradley. He met all my conditions as a landlord. I would highly recommend his services!...
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“In the two years that ABC have acted as manag......”

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Jul 27,2021
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By: 'Anthony'
Jul 27,2021
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In the two years that ABC have acted as managing agents to our block I have only every found them extremely efficient, courteous and professional. They've been terrific in sorting out problems with the block extremely quickly and a shout out must go to Declan ...
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“Happy with the communication, attention and f......”

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Jul 18,2021
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By: 'Nad&Mil'
Jul 18,2021
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Happy with the communication, attention and final outcome as a result of our interaction. Thank you, Stuart! Quick turnaround, always punctual and responsive...
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“Lovely Agent...”

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Jul 17,2021
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By: 'Lissa'
Jul 17,2021
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ABC found me a lovely house to rent, the reference process was fast and they made everything so straightforward. Bradley was very easy to deal with and a breath of fresh air compared with other agents I have dealt with in the past....
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“Renting a flat...”

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Jul 16,2021
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By: 'Thompson'
Jul 16,2021
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I was searching for an apartment to rent and most agents either didn’t call back or weren’t interested, Bradley at ABC was different to the others and found me a lovely flat very quickly. Very happy with the service received....
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“We decided to instruct ABC Estates due to lac......”

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Jul 14,2021
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By: 'Kaz'
Jul 14,2021
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We decided to instruct ABC Estates due to lack of communication and proactive service from another agent. Bradley made the whole process effortless. He found us an excellent tenant and secured contracts in no time at all. Definitely the most efficient and professional letting agents ...
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“Such fantastic service from beginning to end!......”

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Jul 14,2021
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By: 'Caroline Marks'
Jul 14,2021
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Such fantastic service from beginning to end! I had the fortune of a one of a kind service from ABC and a very courteous young man by the name of Bradley. I found him to be honest, reliable and very efficient and the information I ...
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“This doesn't surprise me in the least. ABC a......”

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Jul 14,2021
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By: 'Christine'
Jul 14,2021
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This doesn't surprise me in the least. ABC are a complete bunch of *. They have a history of lies and deception and have had numerous court cases against them as well as police investigations. Would stay well clear of these moraless parasites, whose only objective ...
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“Two of our properties were absolutely destroy......”

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Jul 06,2021
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By: 'Anjali'
Jul 06,2021
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Two of our properties were absolutely destroyed when they were turned into cannabis farms at the end of 2020. The level of damage has been devastating. We then discovered that ABC Estates had let both properties out to tenants without doing tenant reference checks (no bank ...
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By: Nick Hargrave
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One of the references supplied for a tenant here comes from a company called Valens Contractors Ltd. The Director who signed that reference is the wife of ABC's Head of Block Management (their leasehold residential property management business). In that signed reference, it is stated that the individual is a permanent employee on a salary of £67,300 a year. Valens Contractors Ltd's accounts for the relevant year show that it was a micro business with an average employee of 1. The reference here ...

“Excellent service and professionalism from St......”

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Jun 28,2021
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By: 'Purvi'
Jun 28,2021
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Excellent service and professionalism from Stuart. Made the purchase of our new hope seamless. Stuart was always on hand to answer any questions we had and very organised and efficient. Highly recommend!...
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“Offer was put on the house within days or it......”

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Jun 24,2021
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By: 'P Shah'
Jun 24,2021
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Offer was put on the house within days or it going on market and Stuart provided excellent service from day 1 to completion....
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“Stuart Lesser is decent, always available for......”

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Jun 23,2021
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By: 'Isaac Davis'
Jun 23,2021
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Stuart Lesser is decent, always available for contact, and will fight tooth and nail to satisfy all parties. He never gives up and whatever the issue, be it a deadline, an adverse mortgage valuation, assisting with negotiations or simply nudging people when necessary, Stuart delivers. ...
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Jun 09,2021
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By: 'Maca'
Jun 09,2021
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I have been in the property onky under 2 weeks but regards the feedback about service from Bradley - ABC Aldermatin thus has been great in terms of support and getting everything sorted for the property. He is great agent, very responsive and happy to help ...
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