Portico
Bethnal Green, London, E2
4.5/5, 132 reviews
91% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
96% sales fee satisfaction

“They have no idea what they doing, very bad service....”

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Jul 24,2010
Minithumbdown
By: 'Billy'
Jul 24,2010
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They have no idea what they doing, very bad service.
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Portico
471 Bethnal Green Road
Bethnal Green,London
Greater London
E2 9QH
020 7729 5222

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 96% £280,000 £4,785,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
20 3 53 8 20 0 24 0 3 1
Areas covered
  • E1
  • E2
  • E3
  • E8
  • E9
  • N1
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Beyond useless...”

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Feb 06,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gemma B'
Feb 06,2019
2 people found
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Out of all the incompetent estate agents I've dealt with and, of course, there have been many, Portico have been the absolute worst. Their policy seems to be to ignore every phone call and email, making it impossible to get hold of them. Hence why ...
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The equivalent of throwing money down a drain
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“Avoid at all costs- boiler room sales to the extreme...”

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Jan 31,2019
Minithumbdown
William
By: 'Portico tenant'
Jan 31,2019
2 people found
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Portico are outrageously incompetent. Extortionately high fee pays for: abhorrent lack of communication, unprofessional in every capacity met with habitual lies. In addition to this, they have outright refused to honour the agreed tenancy offer as they have made promises, on behalf of a landlord, ...
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Extortionately high fees should be met with a premium service. This could not be further from the truth.
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“Very poor service for tenants...”

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Oct 24,2018
Minithumbdown
Chris
William
By: 'Anna'
Oct 24,2018
3 people found
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We seem to have had nothing but problems and stress since agreeing to rent a flat with Portico Bethnal Green agents Chris Price and Will Purkiss. Service with regards to processing of lettings documents, moving in and resolution of on-going problems has been extremely inefficient, ...
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for the type of service you get the fees are too high
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“Nightmare experience for tenants...”

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Jun 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anon'
Jun 12,2018
4 people found
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Echoing the other negative reviews here, I have had a nightmare experience with Portico. As others have said, they ignore emails, phone calls and voicemails. I had to *tweet* them before I could get a response, after months of attempts. They ignored me for so ...
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Bad
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“Tenant's worst nightmare...”

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Apr 16,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'J.D.'
Apr 16,2018
4 people found
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We've been dealing with them as tenants for a few years now, and and I've never come across such an incompetent, unreasonable and frankly useless agency. Repairs take ages to complete, or are not done at all (it's been a year now since we've been ...
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“Christopher is very friendly and professional always there to answer ......”

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Jan 24,2018
Minithumbup
Chris
By: 'Erol'
Jan 24,2018
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Christopher is very friendly and professional always there to answer any questions,will definitely recommend using these guys to everyone...
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Good
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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!!We all expect stupidly high fees ......”

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Jan 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'V'
Jan 23,2018
4 people found
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!! We all expect stupidly high fees from state agencies nowadays, so not surprise there. We played by the rules, paid £150 for a cleaning service who left the property spotless. It has been 7 weeks since we moved out and we haven't received ...
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“I was extremely happy with the service that this agency ......”

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Jan 22,2018
Minithumbup
Chris
By: 'Mrs B North London'
Jan 22,2018
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I was extremely happy with the service that this agency provided. The manager Chris Price was very helpful, he gave me complete confidence that they really knew their market, and that they would do everything in their power to sell our property as quickly as ...
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As expected.
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“Definitely recommend Portico! They have been amazing letting out my ......”

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Jan 19,2018
Minithumbup
Chris
By: 'Natasha Panchal'
Jan 19,2018
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Definitely recommend Portico! They have been amazing letting out my property and always very responsive and professional. Team in East office were extremely helpful too. Great agents!...
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“I would give them less than 1 start if I could. ......”

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Sep 20,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Notportico'
Sep 20,2017
6 people found
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I would give them less than 1 start if I could. Horrific service from the start of when Portico took over spencers this year. Horrendous communication for one, with no prior communications for viewings, no decency to call before hand of the inventory check out. 5 weeks ...
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“George was very helpful with all the renting process. He ......”

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Aug 31,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Francisco Costa'
Aug 31,2016
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George was very helpful with all the renting process. He was very responsive, available to show us the property multiple times and going through it with us in detail. After we decided we wanted to make an offer on it, George explained every bit of ...
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“The agency is extremely unorganised and it is impossible to ......”

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Apr 15,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'MLT'
Apr 15,2016
2 people found
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The agency is extremely unorganised and it is impossible to get correct information in time. As a tenant I've had to deal with them multiple times in the past and my experience has been bad throughout. From 3 monthly check-ups without prior notice to being told ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
They are not exactly cheap. Although there are probably more expensive agents out there, with this one you can ask how much you want, you'll only know how much you actually have to pay when it's already too late to change your mind.
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They are not exactly cheap. Although there are probably more expensive agents out there, with this one you can ask how much you want, you'll only know how much you actually have to pay when it's already too late to change your mind.
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By: Keith Cross
Apr 15, 2016
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Dear 'MLT' I am extremely disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction. I would be most grateful if you would email me directly your property address and contact details so that I may investigate this in more detail. Your comments are exceptionally rare thankfully, but we take any form of criticism seriously. Regards Keith Cross Operations Director Spencers Property Services keithcross@spencersproperty.co.uk ...

“Paul quick and reliable. There was some discrepancy when liaising ......”

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Mar 10,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Juste'
Mar 10,2016
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Paul quick and reliable. There was some discrepancy when liaising with the landlord, but it was done by another person....
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I dont know his fees
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“Georgie has been efficient, informative and amazingly personable. From the ......”

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Jan 15,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'Alicia'
Jan 15,2016
3 people found
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Georgie has been efficient, informative and amazingly personable. From the start she was incredibly helpful at providing the necessary info we needed. In addition, she listened to our criteria and hit the nail on the head with the first flat we visited. A combination of ...
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Good
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“Georgie is very friendly and efficient. She has been very ......”

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Nov 17,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Gemma'
Nov 17,2015
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Georgie is very friendly and efficient. She has been very helpful with answering all my queries and assisting us in the process of renting this property....
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I think the agent's fees, though not unusual for London, are ridiculously high. I resent having to pay ‚£300 for someone to draft up a tenancy agreement. *
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“I am really impressed with this agency's professionalism. Both Georgina ......”

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Nov 11,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Kristina'
Nov 11,2015
0 people found
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I am really impressed with this agency's professionalism. Both Georgina and Paul have been very timely, courteous, prompt in their responses, clear in their instructions, available for any questions and additional viewings. They have been great in working with us to secure the let and ...
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“The Agent showed me the property. She was very kind ......”

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Nov 10,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Enrique'
Nov 10,2015
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The Agent showed me the property. She was very kind and helpfull expalining everything in detail. best regar d s...
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“Georgie was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I called ......”

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Oct 29,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Amy M'
Oct 29,2015
1 people found
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Georgie was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I called early on a Saturday morning for a viewing and she organised this within a few hours so we could be the first to see it and we signed on for the lease there and then. ...
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“Paul has been a very courteous person to deal with.......”

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Oct 09,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Amanda'
Oct 09,2015
3 people found
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Paul has been a very courteous person to deal with. I had my eye on this particular flat and given the pictures and location had gotten a sense for it in advance and fully felt this was a good fit. Paul was arranging viewings 3 month ...
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I feel the referencing fee per person if very high, this is no reflection on the agent. Just a comparison to other Agencies I have used previously.
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“The service provided by both Paul and Adam was excellent. ......”

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Oct 07,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Charlotte'
Oct 07,2015
2 people found
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The service provided by both Paul and Adam was excellent. They were extremely helpful and ensured that despite our difficult circumstances we were able to complete all the required referencing, forms and move in to our new home as soon as possible. They were always ...
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“Paul is keen and tries to help whenever he could, ......”

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Oct 06,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'LW'
Oct 06,2015
0 people found
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Paul is keen and tries to help whenever he could, but there are times when I felt he was uncertain of the letting procedure/policy, and there is surely a lack of communications between the office staffs. For instance, on the week before I move ...
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“I had a very positive experience with Spencer's. When I ......”

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Oct 04,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Laura'
Oct 04,2015
2 people found
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I had a very positive experience with Spencer's. When I first asked spencers to come round I was very worried about renting my flat as I had a strict deadline in which to let it as I was leaving the country. When Adam first came ...
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“I used Spencers on Bethnal Green Road for the first ......”

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Sep 29,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Matt H'
Sep 29,2015
3 people found
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I used Spencers on Bethnal Green Road for the first time after a recommendation from a friend. I found Adam and Paul to be most helpful and knowledgeable when looking for the right property. Once they had shown me several properties, I made my decision ...
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“Paul was representing the seller of a property i have ......”

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Sep 28,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Tda'
Sep 28,2015
2 people found
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Paul was representing the seller of a property i have just purchased in bethnal green. He was very communicative and responsive at all times. Very friendly when viewing as well, genuine and professional. thanks very much!...
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“I was pleased that Paul and Adam did their best ......”

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Sep 27,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'michel camilos'
Sep 27,2015
3 people found
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I was pleased that Paul and Adam did their best to make my move as soft as possible even though we had some challenges. they answer all calls and emails quickly....
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“Adam was very helpful during what turned out to be ......”

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Sep 23,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'S Wright'
Sep 23,2015
0 people found
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Adam was very helpful during what turned out to be a protracted purchase. He stayed calm at all times. He was always very punctual at viewings, returned phone calls when he said he would and kept in touch via regular email contact. After the purchase ...
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The vendor paid the fees. We were the purchasers.
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“Adam has been helpful and provided assistance throughout the process. ......”

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Sep 22,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Nick Sanderson'
Sep 22,2015
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Adam has been helpful and provided assistance throughout the process. Although the deal took a while to complete due to reasons out of the Estate Agents hands due to the approach Adam took I always felt that the process was in hand and I was ...
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“Excellent at what they do on top of everything very ......”

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Sep 18,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Bob Cummings'
Sep 18,2015
2 people found
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Excellent at what they do on top of everything very pleased with their professionalism and would recommend these guy to everyone thanks lads again...
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Well worth it
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“Georgie was very helpful and friendly to speak to. I ......”

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Sep 10,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Omar Adam'
Sep 10,2015
1 people found
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Georgie was very helpful and friendly to speak to. I called enquiring about a property to see if it was available and she advised me about others. I look forward to find a property with her....
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“I would definitely recommend Adam Ward. Adam is very professional, ......”

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Sep 04,2015
Minithumbup
By: 'Deborah'
Sep 04,2015
1 people found
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I would definitely recommend Adam Ward. Adam is very professional, he didn't only know about the property, but also about the building, the management company, the council and the neighborhood. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, he always returns calls and emails. I have met ...
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