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We are a national network of estate agents, with over 290 offices around the country.

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Read full description...We are a national network of estate agents, with over 290 offices around the country.

Operating locally under 11 different trading names some of which have been synonymous with estate agency for over 100 years, we aim to change the way you view estate agents.

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Sep 19,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ken'
Sep 19,2017
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We rented a house from Shipways for a short term, as we were moving to the area and needed to look for a house to buy. Throughout the process they have been uncommunicative, ignoring calls, not passing on information. It was a relief to move on to our new house (not bought through Shipways). Now we have moved we are finding it impossible to get our security deposit back. They have again ignored calls, brushed us off and finally gave us the number of the company holding the deposit. Now that comp...
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I have no complaint with the fees apart from the fact that we cannot get our deposit back when we left the house in the condition we found it.
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Aug 22,2017
Minithumbdown
Manni
By: 'Vendor'
Aug 22,2017
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Manni was great, I came into branch asking for a valuation, she was polite and friendly, and not pushy like other agents I have been too, she then came and did the valuation for me, I did have other 2 agents out, she did not mention or slag of other agents like Connells and Paul Carr did, as a nervous seller I was unsure with who to sell my property with Manni was great with her knowledge and put me right at ease, listened to how I wanted to sell my property, and told me the process of whom wou...
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Higher than other agents but well worth it!!!!
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Aug 20,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alam'
Aug 20,2017
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Gail is one of the worst sales people I have ever come across. She doesn't reply to emails and her telephone manner is atrocious. I don't know how she still has a job there. If you want use the services of shipways then you should strictly deal with the manager Ben. I sold my house through Shipways and that Gail has put me off them completely....
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Aug 04,2017
Minithumbup
Manni
By: 'Highly Recommend'
Aug 04,2017
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Really pleased with my lovely home Manni was amazing, and made the buying process less stressful, and Manni really helped me right through completion and was there to guide me through the next process, as a lot of agent don't have time, cant thank her enough!!! Would highly recommend her!!...
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Excellent!!
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Jul 26,2017
Minithumbdown
Manni
By: 'July 2017'
Jul 26,2017
1 people found
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Would never ever use Shipways as long as manni is working with the company . Her rude comments and lack of knowledge In her job is laughable . Getting house prices wrong by £10,000, and referring to you as mate is highly annoying. Once your offer has been accepted it's all above her , apparently protocol forms aren't important & it's not about the money because they'll just sell the house to someone else . There are some good people at Shipways but manni let's the side down...
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Jun 25,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Rachel'
Jun 25,2017
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I would not recommend this agent. I was initially unsure whether to sell my flat but did put it on the market due to their (as it turned out) over-inflated valuation. There was very little interest at the start. Their fees are very expensive so I could not afford to drop the price as much as they later told me to. They kept telling me that they had a wonderful database but there was still no interest. I was tied in to a twenty week contract and after I had handed my notice in they took my flat o...
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Very high
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Apr 21,2017
Minithumbdown
Will
Jack
By: 'Anonymous'
Apr 21,2017
1 people found
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KEEP AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!! These guys are only happy when they are taking money from you!! I feel for anyone who rents a property from these guys. Absolutely appalling! Be warned they are terrible liars too!!!...
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Bad
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Apr 12,2017
Minithumbup
Manni
By: 'Elaine S'
Apr 12,2017
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What excellent service, so much better than expected, I mean Manni was honest bubbly and did exactly what's she said she would I would like to thank her for her honesty and guidance, which does not exist in estate agency these days, can not recommend her enough thank you so much for your help...
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Excellent
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Mar 10,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anonymous'
Mar 10,2017
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Pathetic, terrible service, zero professionalism, cancelled all futre viewings with lettings dept Does not inform customers and cancel viewings, unacceptable...
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Dec 18,2016
Minithumbup
Jack
Will
By: 'Mrs Hill'
Dec 18,2016
1 people found
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Can't recommend Shipways enough! My tenants found a new property through them and Shipways got my number to help me get a new tenant ready for when mine move into their new home... Not only did the man I spoke with, Jack quickly organise taking my property onto the market quickly and efficiently but got me a new tenant lined up the very same day at £60 a month higher than I was already getting! This means I have no gap leaving the property empty between tenancies but shipways even managed...
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Let within 24 Hours at £60 a month more than my expected rental income... it hardly matters what the fee was... you get what you pay for and the fee was well worth it.
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Dec 15,2016
Minithumbup
Chris Dunne
Dave Dickson
By: 'Raj King singh'
Dec 15,2016
3 people found
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We could not recommend Shipways in Great Barr any higher!! We switched to Shipways after being on with another 'cheaper' agent. We had 3 different sales Fall through with the other agent. We decided to switch to Shipways who advised us that the asking price was actually too low!! Chris was great and had lots of evidence to show us why. We had over 30 viewers in an open house event where Manni & Rachel were brilliant at showing the viewers around. Gail dealt with all of our advertising & ...
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Worth every penny!!! My other agent was cheaper, but they would have lost me £10k!!!
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Dec 15,2016
Minithumbup
Jack
Will
By: 'William harrison'
Dec 15,2016
1 people found
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Finding a tenant for my property was proving difficult until I let Shipways market my property. I now have a good tenant and I'm a very happy Landlord....
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Worth the price
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Dec 14,2016
Minithumbup
Jack
By: 'Mr Davis'
Dec 14,2016
1 people found
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Jack at Shipways Great Barr made the process of letting my house very quick and easy. We now have great tenants just 2 weeks from start to the tenants moving in! Excellent service would defiantly recommend....
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Fees aren't "cheap", but when the service and speed is so good you can understand why.
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Nov 15,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Livid'
Nov 15,2016
7 people found
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Where do I start... Viewed the property and was told it was ready to go, couldn't delay moving in as the landlord needed someone in ASAP. Referencing went through ok (fees are outrageous) but I had to repeatedly chase Shipways to find out the result. They will delay you actually coming in and signing the contract until the day you are scheduled to move in. Unfortunately for us, *they failed to let the landlord know we would be moving in on a Monday until the Friday before, at which point ...
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Fees are extortionate: ฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกโ€š£416 admin fees (for 2 people) plus ฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกโ€š£55 inventory fee, plus deposit (usually one month or a month-and-a-half's rent) plus first month's rent upfront. BAD
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Oct 30,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Not happy'
Oct 30,2016
6 people found
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I am not impressed with this agent. I initially met my landlord through a family friend and we were going to do everything privately. The landlord however decided to instruct these clowns to do the tenancy. I was bordering on harrassed to apply and take the property asap but I told them repeatedly I could not do anything until the end of October when I had been paid, especially as I had told them that the landlord was redecorating and the place was not going to be ready until November, I could n...
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For the service, the fees are a rip off.
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Sep 22,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Lavina'
Sep 22,2016
5 people found
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If I could give 0 stars I would. They are probably one of the worst letting agents I have come across. I am a landlord and this firm is so bad i dread to think how they treat tenants. Avoid avoid avoid....
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Sep 13,2016
Minithumbdown
Clare bunce
By: 'M warrilow'
Sep 13,2016
2 people found
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I was due to have my property valued this morning, I was called just over an hour to say they would not be coming due to clare being poorly, I do not blame her at all she can't help being poorly however I blame the company as you should have extra staff to cover in theses situations so you do not let your customers down, as other companies do have these. I'm self employed so had to loose a days pay and had also got a appointment at the bank later on the afternoon to give them my valuation to ...
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Sep 09,2016
Minithumbup
Paige McGonigle
By: 'Jacqueline Goddard'
Sep 09,2016
4 people found
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I am writing a review for Paige Mc Gonigle, who is an agent at the Shirley, West Midlands branch of Shipways. Paige has recently, during the last few weeks, taken over from an agent who is now on maternity leave. The previous agent was very, very, good at managing my rental property, so I worried a little, initially, when I knew she would be leaving temporarily. However, Paige has absolutely risen to the challenge, when immediately thrown in to the deep end, to deal with what I can only describe...
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I believe the fees are within the 'normal' range for the type of properties I rent through Shipways, by comparison with other Letting companies - although I haven't made a comparison of fees during the last 12 months.
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Jul 20,2016
Minithumbup
Robert Laughran-Dickson
By: 'ras'
Jul 20,2016
1 people found
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both my husband and myself spend a large amount of time in france and it was vital that we were able to depend on someone to ensure that the rental property we own in the u.k.was being managed to the highest standard. right from the start robert has - without doubt, proven to be 100% reliable and efficient. he obviously enjoys his role, keeping us - and the tenant well informed of everything going on. anything we're unsure of he makes a point of finding out for us and is always both prompt and...
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we own another rental property managed by a different letting agency who's costs come in at about the same cost. the difference being that a quarterly inspection takes place with them - compared to that of once a year by shipways - and a lot can happen during such a long period of time! if it was'nt for the fact that robert does such a brilliant job we would be tempted to alter the letting agent.
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Jul 13,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Aa'
Jul 13,2016
1 people found
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Cowboys. Tried to purchase property. Solicitor rang numerous times for deed of sale. Told it was sent. It wasnt. Tried to get hold of jaime she wasnt interested. Eventually got deed but wrong price on there!!!! Contacted jaime but she was off work after. Jemma took over. At first really helpful. After a week with nothing happening we rang up only for excuses to start. We were waiting for her to call last thurs. still waiting....
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Jun 18,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Arthur'
Jun 18,2016
1 people found
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Terrible service for landlord, high fee for tenant, they are unresponsive and take both landlords and tenants for granted. AVOID!...
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Bad
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Jun 15,2016
Minithumbup
Tom Hailes
Amy Sutcliffe
By: 'Andrew Gee'
Jun 15,2016
5 people found
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Tom & the team at Kidderminster as well as Amy at the admin office in Lincolnshire performed efficiently and communicated well throughout the process of finding a tenant, managing the tenant and dealing with the end of tenancy admin....
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Fees seemed competitive - not quite the cheapest but very fair.
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May 09,2016
Minithumbup
Jack
By: 'Alabi'
May 09,2016
0 people found
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Fantastic letting service- not the cheapest but let my property within 4 hours. Can't fault how quick and simple Jack made the process. Thank you...
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Not the cheapest but when my property was taken on, let within 3 hours to fantastic tenants and them move in within 2 weeks. Who can complain?
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Mar 16,2016
Minithumbup
Tom Hailes
By: 'Helpful Rental Agent'
Mar 16,2016
2 people found
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Back in January 2014, I purchased an apartment in Kidderminster. I wanted to rent this out and I did a lot of calling and visiting around the area, to find an Agent who could help me in this matter. I also did a lot of 'homework' on these Agents, beforehand. When I finally called on 'Shipways' and met Tom Hailes he answered all My questions with ease and full knowledge of his profession and, more importantly, with the knowledge of the area that he worked in. He advised me on a suitable, realisti...
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I have no complaints to make and, found them better than any other that I researched into.
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Mar 16,2016
Minithumbup
Chris W Blick
By: 'chris w blick'
Mar 16,2016
1 people found
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i find chris blick to be very helpful,pleasant and very professional, he acts quickly at any matters that needs attention...
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good
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Mar 11,2016
Minithumbup
Amy
Claire Chambers
By: 'Redstone Farm Road'
Mar 11,2016
0 people found
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We had constant update and support from Amy from the time our house went on the market till it was sold. Our house was on the market with another for just over 2 months and hardly any views, we then added shipways and Amy was on the case and within 3 wks house was sold! Amy kept in constant touch throughout the process did what she said would do and called when said. We both was very satisfied with Amy's efficient and professional manner! When Amy wasn't available Claire was on the case a...
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Good compared to previous
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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
Claire Chambers
Amy
By: 'Pamela Huaut'
Feb 29,2016
0 people found
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From start to finish Claire and Amy did their very best for us. The only complaint I have is when the photos were taken we had no warning therefore no time to tidy up. It would have been nice to have had say weekly phone calls to tell us if things were progressing I am sure they got fed up with me calling them every few days. Both girls were very professional....
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We did not shop around so really cannot compare, but we were quite happy.
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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
Laurence saunders
Pauline Childs
By: 'Tizzme'
Feb 29,2016
0 people found
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I have just purchased my first buy to let property through Shipways Rugby , the process was smooth and I was kept fully informed of its progress throughout . We completed on the Friday and had tenants in the property by the following Tuesday - also sourced by shipways...
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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
Victoria Bennett
Winnie
By: 'Bigdave'
Feb 29,2016
0 people found
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Very polite and helpful,staff answered all my questions and was very courteous.many thanks.i have already recommended this branch to a couple of colleagues....
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Good
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Feb 29,2016
Minithumbup
Victoria Bennett
Winnie
By: 'D Bacciocchi'
Feb 29,2016
0 people found
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We recently decided to put our house on the market and was considering doing this ourselves, in an effort to save extra money. I called three estate agents in the local area to provide the most accurate valuation and after meeting Fabio from Shipways, we felt like they had a real understanding about the market and what we could potentially achieve for our property. We compared the costings from Shipways to doing it ourselves and for what they offered, it was great value for money plus they took...
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