London, SW5
1.6/5, 7 reviews
14% recommended
50% sales valuation accuracy
50% sales fee satisfaction
0% lettings valuation accuracy
40% lettings fee satisfaction

“I rented a property and the landlord wanted to sell ......”

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Mar 30,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'gjames'
Mar 30,2011
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I rented a property and the landlord wanted to sell it so he put and add with Barnard Marcus in Kennington, London. I really didn't care as I was leaving anyway. My only request was to be present while the viewings as I had lots of expensive staff and I just didn't like to have strangers in my place if I'm not there.

One of the agents came twice with clients and every time when both clients saw the damp in the bedroom, they asked me and told me their concerns about it.

I answered with honesty that that was something regarding the landlord and that it was like that since years but the landlord did nothing yet (hence one of the reasons why I was moving out).

That agent (a woman from Kennington's branch) emailed my landlord and complained about me because I was staying in my property while she was doing the viewings and because those two clients asked me about the damp, I was putting them off to do the sale.

Now, how ignorant is that? First, it is my right to stay in my place if I want to, period. Second, the damp was there to see it. I couldn't hide it, also I didn't want to. Why should I?

I bet that the agent would do anything to hide it and lie to the clients if she could, otherways, why was she complaining about me to my landlord because I spoke (when asked)? Obviously, the agent was not happy with my honesty and she would prefer me out of the property.

One of the managers from that branch kept telling me that there was not need for me to stay in the property while the viewing because they had the keys of the property. At least he told me 10 times! How rude is that?
I am looking myself for a house to buy, I will not use this company.

I will try to go to private sellings because most of them (state agents) are just a bunch of uneducated, ignorant and rude people who only interest is to make a profit no matter how.
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Barnard Marcus
279 Old Brompton Road
Earls Court,London
Greater London
SW5 9JA
020 7244 7337

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Feb 22,2018
Minithumbdown
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Feb 22,2018
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Minithumbdown
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Minithumbdown
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Aug 31,2017
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Jul 18,2016
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“I rented a property and the landlord wanted to sell ......”

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Mar 30,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'gjames'
Mar 30,2011
3 people found
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I rented a property and the landlord wanted to sell it so he put and add with Barnard Marcus in Kennington, London. I really didn't care as I was leaving anyway. My only request was to be present while the viewings as I had lots ...
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“The service was absolutely appalling. My contract became periodic at ......”

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Jan 19,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andie'
Jan 19,2011
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The service was absolutely appalling. My contract became periodic at the end of the initial fixed term. I was happy to stay but the landlord became a bit dodgy towards the end of the tenancy. He asked me to pay him the rent in cash, ...
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By: Honest Estate Agent
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Andie your problem was with your landlord, who asked you to pay him directly and not the agency probably so that he would avoid paying their renewal fee. The agency did nothing wrong here and the Housing Act does require a tenant to give a landlord one month's notice when a tenancy is in a periodic state - the agency cannot be blamed for this. For that reason, it is best that you stay off these websites as your ill-informed opinion and allegations are unfair to the agent. But then again, inform ...
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