Bristol, BS8
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“We rented our house out via Countrywide Residential Lettings (CWL) ......”

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Dec 08,2013
Minithumbdown
By: '‚£10k'
Dec 08,2013
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We rented our house out via Countrywide Residential Lettings (CWL) for 5 years while working overseas. We went for the full service, and while the fees were on the high side, we wanted piece of mind that the house would be looked after properly.

During the 5 years, we received very little contact, except when repairs needed doing, which we regarded as a good sign. However, on taking back the house, we find the house was an absolute tip, with major damage to the house. We filled a skip with just the rubbish that was left behind, and parts of the house had to be gutted due to the damage the tenants had caused. All in all, it cost us over £10k to put it right.

CWL has taken no responsibility for the damage, and the wording in their contract gives them sufficient wriggle room to actually get away with doing absolutely nothing for us, and still charge exorbitant fees. It also transpires that repair work we had instructed CWL to carry out during the tenancy was just not carried out.

If you have good tenants in your property, you'd probably not notice the poor standard of the service, but we were unlucky enough to get bad tenants, and then let down by an appalling letting agent. If you are thinking about using them, steer clear, and if you are already a landlord who uses CWL, I recommend that you look elsewhere when your contract comes up for renewal.

All in all, a non-existent service, at a high cost. If things go wrong, they will spend more time arguing with you about their lack of any obligations in the contract, rather than trying to help to put things right. DO NOT USE.
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Countrywide Residential Lettings
108 Whiteladies Road
Bristol
North Somerset
BS8 2RP
01179 238868

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Nov 15,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Royallyannoyed'
Nov 15,2016
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Worst experience of a letting agency ever. Besides charging extortionate fee's upon moving into our property they were the most useless agency throughout our entire 5 year contract. They were rude and dismissive on the phone when we amended our contract to a monthly instead of ...
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Extremely high fees and as soon as you are a tenant with them and they can't squeeze any more money out of you they couldn't care less. Nothing will get fixed, no one will call you back, and if you ever get hold of someone they will be rude.
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“I have never experienced such incompetency or downright scamming. They're ......”

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Oct 14,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Unhappy'
Oct 14,2014
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I have never experienced such incompetency or downright scamming. They're very careful to operate under the name 'Alder King' rather than Countrywide Residential Lettings, aren't they?! I don't even know where to begin, it was a disaster from the very start. 1) Me and my housemate ...
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Ridiculous seeing as we ended up doing most of their job for them.
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“Appalling service and incredibly high fees. Impossible to get through ......”

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Sep 10,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'wendy'
Sep 10,2014
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Appalling service and incredibly high fees. Impossible to get through on the phone. I would go out of my way never to rent a property where the landlord was using this agent. Money deducted from deposit for 'fees' which I was never aware of....my ...
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“We rented our house out via Countrywide Residential Lettings (CWL) ......”

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Dec 08,2013
Minithumbdown
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Dec 08,2013
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We rented our house out via Countrywide Residential Lettings (CWL) for 5 years while working overseas. We went for the full service, and while the fees were on the high side, we wanted piece of mind that the house would be looked after properly. During the 5 ...
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“Absolutely awful, fees for anything and at ridiculous amounts. Staff ......”

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Nov 07,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Bristoltenant2013'
Nov 07,2013
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Absolutely awful, fees for anything and at ridiculous amounts. Staff are incompetent, rude and completely unhelpful. Have rang them about a 2 box form reference three times today, and been told three different lies about its completion. Despite the fact that they charged me a fee ...
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“We have had a terrible experience with this company. They ......”

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Oct 29,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'Bristol'
Oct 29,2012
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We have had a terrible experience with this company. They lied to us outright about a number of issues, never paid us the rent on time and often not the correct amount, failed to answer basic emails or critical ones. We had to chase them ...
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See above. A disgraceful, unprofessional, unethical service from beginning to end.
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“Since we have moved into our property with Countrywide we ......”

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Sep 03,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'VeryUnhappyCustomer'
Sep 03,2012
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Since we have moved into our property with Countrywide we have been consistently disgusted with the company mainly with their customer service and their hidden costs. The customer service was so appalling it made us frightened to call them up because we always ended up ...
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Cut out the hidden costs, teach their staff people skills and focus on customer service.
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“Horrible. Everything is really nice until you hand over your ......”

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Jun 08,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'ugis'
Jun 08,2011
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Horrible. Everything is really nice until you hand over your money. After they become so greedy. Charging you for things you haven't broken, not providing anything they're supposed to. Takes ages to get the deposit back, with mystical deductions....
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