Elkay Properties Ltd
Hackney, London, EC1V
2/5, 20 reviews
25% recommended
100% lettings valuation accuracy
27% lettings fee satisfaction

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Dec 09,2013
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By: 'Heidi'
Dec 09,2013
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I cannot begin to explain the appalling service provided by Elkay Properties. I was put in touch with them after seeing a beautiful property advertised online as individual rooms. I was assured that the remaining rooms would be filled with similarly suitable tenants, and the house would be taken off the market.

Our tenancy was confirmed, at which point I sent the deposit and was looking forward to moving into the property. Imagine my horror when, the following day, I received a very garbled and disorganised call from Elkay informing me that the property had been rented in its entirety by another prospective tenant, and therefore was no longer available.

The incompetence and general disorganisation of this company mean that I would not recommend them to anybody, and hope nobody else has to suffer.
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Elkay Properties Ltd
309 Old Street
Hackney,London
Greater London
EC1V 9LA
0207 613 1009

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 100% 27% £583 £5,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 0 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 1
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Great services from start to finish....”

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Feb 20,2020
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By: 'Joris'
Feb 20,2020
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Great services from start to finish. The whole team was always kind and very helpful, responsive and honest. Whenever the flat needed fixing, someone was sent to repair it in a promptly manner. Additionally, the deposit has been refunded in full without me chasing the ...
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“If I could give Elkay zero stars I would....”

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May 28,2019
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By: 'Former'
May 28,2019
4 people found
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If I could give Elkay zero stars I would. It seems their unique selling point is the incredible level of incompetency that they manage to achieve in respect of everything they do when dealing with tenants. For example, purporting to send someone to fix a ...
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Borderline extortionate
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“Scum...”

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Nov 23,2018
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By: 'Hannah'
Nov 23,2018
5 people found
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These people unfortunately are absolute scum of the earth. I've never come across a company so incompetent of doing a job yet still surviving. These people will take you for what they can get. Be very careful. You will loose a lot to sign with ...
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Terrible
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“In general, the level of customer service is extremely poor. ......”

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Feb 14,2018
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By: 'James'
Feb 14,2018
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In general, the level of customer service is extremely poor. It is always up to us, the tenant to chase Elkay for all outstanding issues. I am still waiting for invoices to be provided from Elkay, to enable me to claim for my macbook which ...
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Appalling
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“You know the horror stories you heard about lying, thieving ......”

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Mar 20,2017
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By: 'RippedOff'
Mar 20,2017
9 people found
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You know the horror stories you heard about lying, thieving ripoff-merchant estate agents? Now you have one word for it all: ELKAY. Never in my life have I been treated so treacherously as a tenant and never anyone has managed to rip me off so ...
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bad
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“All bad reviews I have read are completely true. I ......”

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Jul 04,2016
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By: 'Lina'
Jul 04,2016
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All bad reviews I have read are completely true. I wasn't going to write a review despite my awful experience with them but yesterday was the cherry on top of the cake. The flat was rented as furnished at a premium price and there was ...
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“Renting with Elkay was a very frustrating experience. To begin ......”

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Aug 26,2015
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By: 'Disgruntledrenter'
Aug 26,2015
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Renting with Elkay was a very frustrating experience. To begin with we signed a new contract in 2014 with the company who then charged every person £90 for reference check resulting in a £60 charge. 2 people had been at the property 6 months prior, but not on the contract, ...
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“I am landlord with a number of properties with Elkay ......”

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Sep 16,2014
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By: 'Sam'
Sep 16,2014
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I am landlord with a number of properties with Elkay and have dealt with them for over 10years. The service is excellent and they are responsive. It is hard to please where there are two competing interests ie tenant and landlord but they do their ...
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By: Mary
May 30, 2015
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Thank you ever so much for your kind compliment Sam and for taking this trouble to add this positive comment on us. We are truly grateful. ...

“Working with Elkay Properties has been an absolute nightmare. We ......”

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Sep 11,2014
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By: 'Disappointed'
Sep 11,2014
2 people found
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Working with Elkay Properties has been an absolute nightmare. We were rushed to send in our deposit in order to hold the flat, and once we turned over the money, there was spotty contact with them. They initially quoted one day for the entire process ...
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By: Mary
May 30, 2015
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Dear Disappointed. I again profusely apologize for the poor level of service that you encountered. There are some lessons that we learnt from this experience and I am glad to share that we have implemented these and have become a more efficient company as a whole. Thank you for sharing this. ...

“Very poor customer service and communication detween staffVery poor check ......”

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Sep 08,2014
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By: 'Shoreditch'
Sep 08,2014
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Very poor customer service and communication detween staff Very poor check in and check out skills, with half hearted inventories and staff that act like they'd rather be doing something else with their time. Will try to take as much as possible off your deposit (...
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Improve their customer service.
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By: Mary
May 30, 2015
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Dear Shoreditch Person, I thank you for your comments and am glad to update you that we have taken your criticism very constructively. Since the beginning of 2015, our team certainly has very high morale. We have streamlined our processes and policies and as a result of this have become highly efficient. We have also invested in the best technology that is out there to ensure that we have the tools and support that we require. We strive to ensure that our customers get the best duty of care a ...

“Incomprehensibly appalling!!! DO NOT GO NEAR THIS AGENT - no ......”

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Jul 15,2014
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By: 'Upset'
Jul 15,2014
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Incomprehensibly appalling!!! DO NOT GO NEAR THIS AGENT - no matter how great the property is! There is no amount of time that could pass to make it "okay" again to deal with this people. Every time we needed maintenance or had issues...it was ...
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Do us all a favour and close down!
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Extortionate! Infinite number of "hidden charges" and unreasonable fees.
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By: J
Sep 23, 2014
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just out of interest which area was this property in? ...

“I cannot begin to explain the appalling service provided by ......”

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Dec 09,2013
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By: 'Heidi'
Dec 09,2013
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I cannot begin to explain the appalling service provided by Elkay Properties. I was put in touch with them after seeing a beautiful property advertised online as individual rooms. I was assured that the remaining rooms would be filled with similarly suitable tenants, and the ...
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Behaved in a professional manner.
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“Mind-bogglingly incompetent and abusive agency that is a prime example ......”

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Aug 02,2013
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By: 'felt'
Aug 02,2013
11 people found
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Mind-bogglingly incompetent and abusive agency that is a prime example of why the lettings sector in this country needs to be properly regulated. This agency will carry out actions that one might have thought were left behind in the bad old days. No apologies ever ...
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See above wrt checkin and checkout.
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“¢â‚¬Å“We had a great experience with Elkay Properties. Unlike a ......”

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Jul 07,2013
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By: 'Hugo'
Jul 07,2013
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¢â‚¬Å“We had a great experience with Elkay Properties. Unlike a lot of other letting agencies, their service was great throughout the whole of our lease, and questions were always answered quickly and courteously. Thanks very much.¢â‚¬Â...
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“We were always dealt with by Elkay properties professionally, and ......”

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Jul 07,2013
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By: 'Toby'
Jul 07,2013
1 people found
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We were always dealt with by Elkay properties professionally, and also very pleasantly. They were swift to respond to queries, and flexible and accommodating when circumstances changed. Above all, they were consistently open and fair, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them highly....
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“Elkay are potentially THE WORST estate agents imaginable. Our problems ......”

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Jul 02,2013
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By: 'Don'tRevertBackToMe'
Jul 02,2013
9 people found
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Elkay are potentially THE WORST estate agents imaginable. Our problems began from the very start of the process when the guarantor process was incredibly over-complicated, demanding highly personal documents not required by other agents. Once we arrived, the furniture in the communal area was completely ...
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“"Elkay Properties managed the property I stayed in for a ......”

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Jun 21,2013
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By: 'Adam'
Jun 21,2013
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"Elkay Properties managed the property I stayed in for a year without any fault. Communal areas were always kept clean and tidy and if I ever had a problem they were always there that day no matter how small the problem. I would like to ...
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“This is the worst Company I have ever worked with ......”

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Apr 23,2013
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By: 'BananaCupcakes'
Apr 23,2013
11 people found
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This is the worst Company I have ever worked with for a rental. Highly unreliable! We asked dozens of times for things to be fixed, in which case they responded that someone would come by and fix it. Therefore, one of would stay back and ...
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Responded!
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By: Blueberry Pancakes
Sep 20, 2013
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I find the response from the agent amusing because it sounds EXACTLY like Elkay. There were months worth of emails reporting things that werent fixed our house too and only when it came to the crunch of renewing did they finally respond to any of them (almost 9 months later). Banana Cupcakes was definitely a tenant of this letting agency. ...

“The flat was disgusting when I moved in and I ......”

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Apr 16,2013
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By: 'LF'
Apr 16,2013
11 people found
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The flat was disgusting when I moved in and I had to ask them to clean it. A double futon in the living room , and a double mattress in the bedroom, along with various other items were left in there even though it had been ...
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By: disgusted
Aug 03, 2013
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Yep, typical Elkay claiming that they are not responsible for anything at all. ...

“My experience of Elkay properties was terrible. I would never ......”

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Mar 20,2013
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By: 'Seeking'
Mar 20,2013
10 people found
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My experience of Elkay properties was terrible. I would never recommend using them. They are a prime example of an agent in it to make as much money from you as possible by delivering zero service. Hopefully by writing this review they and others like ...
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