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45 Western Road
Hove
Brighton and Hove
BN3 1JD
01273 220077

 
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Jun 08,2016
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Jun 08,2016
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I have rented a place in Pyecombe with Spark & Sons for a decade (until May 2016) and I have been very happy. Highly recommended....
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Apr 11,2016
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Apr 11,2016
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Dear god. I don't know how I could explain how * and dishonest this agency is. Basically they will rent at a ridiculously high price a house that is worth much less. The house will be unfinished or in a very mediocre state despite them promising you it will be cleaned. It clearly hasn't been cleaned when my flatmates and I moved in. Then you'll realise the plumming is bad to the point that we need to call a plumber to unclog our sink every other week (we've befriended them now!) because the plu...
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No need. Just don't rent from them. Read the reviews throughout the internet.
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Dec 03,2015
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Dec 03,2015
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The property's appliances were going wrong or broke one by one. When we contacted the agency we had to call several times still we were ignored and had to call the landlord straightaway. Than we got an answer from them. Still needed to wait at least two weeks to get something sorted. They havent reported that the flat failed the gas safety check, I had to inform the landlord after three weeks that the flat is not safe to live in. We have always paid the rent in time and sorted out our bills. D...
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Charged high fees for background check. In my belief they havent even bothered to call any of our references. The landlord wanted to meet us personally and checked our references. We have moved from far (2.5 hours away) still had to travel for small things sorted. Also they promised a garage access with the flat which was included in the price, but we havent received any keys to the garage.
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Charged high fees for background check. In my belief they havent even bothered to call any of our references. The landlord wanted to meet us personally and checked our references. We have moved from far (2.5 hours away) still had to travel for small things sorted. Also they promised a garage access with the flat which was included in the price, but we havent received any keys to the garage.
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Feb 09,2015
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Feb 09,2015
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AVOID, AVOID, AVOID! I have been renting a property since last year and there have been COUNTLESS issues with the property since I moved in; - We had to chase Sparks for a gas certificate - The lower sash in the front (my) bedroom is jammed and the bottom rail has rotted allowing the glass to slip within the frame producing a 1cm gap at the top. Not only will this produce draughts and allow driving rain to come in, there is a real risk of the glass blowing in during a storm or falling ...
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Sep 08,2014
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Sep 08,2014
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I rented a property with spark and sons,and the property did not have hot water. Is there any way I can take them to court. Whatever you do never rent from them....
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May 16,2014
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May 16,2014
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I approached Oliver with regards to renting a flat in Hove. I was ready to move forward with application and provide a holding deposit for which Oliver had verbally explained could be refunded should I or the Landlord change our minds about the letting. Oliver provided me with a document to sign which I read carefully and it included deposit amount and stated could be refunded if there were any changes. He had me fill in an application form and sign it, however I thought it was just an applic...
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May 16,2014
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May 16,2014
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I approached Oliver with regards to renting a flat in Hove. I was ready to move forward with application and provide a holding deposit for which Oliver had verbally explained could be refunded should I or the Landlord change our minds about the letting. Oliver provided me with a document to sign which I read carefully and it included deposit amount and stated could be refunded if there were any changes. He had me fill in an application form and sign it, however I thought it was just an applic...
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Mar 04,2014
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Mar 04,2014
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I would highly recommend Peter Spark & Sons as an estate agent for everyone. They have over 50 years of lettings and renting specialism between them, and really look after you as a customer. I have lived in several properties managed by them, and each one was immaculate and any problems, were quickly and proffesionaly dealt with. They are easily one of the best estate agents in Brighton, and there are some shockers around :-( ENJOY YOUR NEW FLAT!...
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Dec 23,2013
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Dec 23,2013
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Really disappointed with this agent. They don\'t know how to treat tenants. They are really nice to start but wait until you have a problem they treat you like pigs! Stay we\'ll away from this company....
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Jun 13,2013
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Jun 13,2013
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Spark and Sons were appalling. They let us a house with no heating at all, we signed in August and they didn\'t feel this was something they needed to point out. They charged extortionate fees for just re-signing. And they were really dodgy about getting our deposit back and took £125 fee from everyone to clean the kitchen, which was left immaculate and when we moved in was disgusting, when my flatmate fought them on this they told him to give up and that he was like a dog with a bone. ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Been honest about the property. There is a culture of ripping off the tenants and not caring so the whole ethos would have to change
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May 01,2013
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May 01,2013
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Please read this and stay away from this unprofessional and disorganised "company" I rented a house for 3 years, I soon realised there was a lot wrong with the house eg the plug sockets falling off the walls, bathroom leaking into the hall & bedroom, heating not working properly etc. So I called them to be told call their plumber or electrician (which there is only one of each) they hardly answered the phone and were always too busy then when work needed doing they had to ask th...
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Not lie Not charge me for everything possible Give me heat and water over christmas At least get back to me
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Jan 13,2013
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Jan 13,2013
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The star rating for this company is almost laughable, and so apt! Our experience with Spark and sons was 100% absolutely awful. We were treated like fools, taken advantage of, & left in squalid and (as certified by an environmental health officer whom we called to the property) unsafe conditions. My partner and i always endeavoured to be proactive and courteous in relation to solving the flat\'s problems (i.e a collapsed ceiling due to an unsafe area underneath the upstairs flat\'s sho...
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Dec 04,2012
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Dec 04,2012
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Reading these reviews after putting down a deposit on a flat with spark and sons i must say i was a little worried, in my opinion could not agree LESS with what they have stated!!!!!!! Moving flat/home is a stressfully operation, i have been a tenet with all the high street letting agents including privet landlords. So anyone who is renting from Spark and sons let me tell you, they have been very professional and have operated above the standers of any other letting agent or landlord i h...
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Sep 18,2012
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Sep 18,2012
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I was a landlord with them for 7 years (I lived abroad and was difficult for me to change agents). I was not always paid on time, any damage by tenants was bogged-job fixed, which made it worse. Peter Spark is very unhelpful, and got me the lowest rental income for my property.I couldn't wait to leave and eventually got away. I would never recommend this agent, the whole experience was extremely stressful!...
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Jul 10,2012
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Jul 10,2012
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Spark & Sons have been the bane of my life. Peter Spark is the single most useless, rude, obnoxious and unintelligent man I have ever had the hardship of dealing with. No regard for my belongings when he visited my flat, treading all over everything with his shoes on and talking to me as though I know nothing about the workings of my flat. Whenever I\'ve tried to sort anything out with them it takes at least a week to get a decent reply. They have no idea what they are doing. Accused a famil...
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Just been more helpful and acted more human in general. Better response time, some level of intelligence and less insulting behaviour. I expected more from a \"professional\" business.
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Jan 12,2012
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Jan 12,2012
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DON'T GO HERE!! AVOID AVOID AVOID. I've had nothing but trouble, so much that I in the end moved out before my tenancy was up, instead we resigned the contract with another person. It has now been more than three months since I moved out and I have still not received my deposit, even though they've promised to do so since I moved out. (I asked when the contract was resigned how long it would take before I got my deposit and they said about a week) To sum it up, Spark and sons are only a bun...
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Sep 05,2011
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Sep 05,2011
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I gave two stars because giving one star often doesn't register. If I could give 0 stars or even better go into negative stars then I would. Don't quite no where to begin with this agent; we were with them for almost three years. Beyond the ridiculous agency fees every time you sign up for another term, their service and attitude is absolutely shocking...this is what I hear from friends who have also experienced Peter Sparks and his bandits. We'll focus on the times that we needed them...fir...
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Respond like a human.
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Jun 24,2011
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Jun 24,2011
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AVOID!!!! By far the worst letting state agency in Brighton. I rented a few houses, and I have never encountered a company with so many liars and decievers. I rented a room from them from September to April. The first thing they did was trick me to believe that the rent was for 6 months, when it was actually for 7. -They said that the room included microwave and a cleaning lady every two weeks. There was no microwave and the cleaning lady never came for 7 months. -The house had many many...
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Apr 18,2011
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Apr 18,2011
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If you are looking for an agent that will treat you 'The Tenant' as an inconvenience, except when it is time to pay more money, and that is EVERY six months, for doing absolutely nothing, then choose these jokers. Otherwise I would look elsewhere. I have been renting in brighton for some years and have yet to find anybody anywhere nearly as bad as Sparks and Sons....
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Mar 31,2011
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Mar 31,2011
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Agree with all the other bad review - terrible letting agent. Never returned calls and messages, pushy, never resolved any problems with the flat - mostly just told me to call the landlord who was worse than useless. Only time they did respond was when there was a fire in the en-suite shower cupboard (can't call it anything else, shower was unusable) next to me and my sleeping 4 wk old baby due to a faulty fan that had been incorrectly fitted (didn't switch off when turned off light and overhe...
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Dec 06,2010
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Dec 06,2010
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I have had a thoroughly miserable 6 months renting a flat through Spark and Son. I am a good tenant; have always paid my rent on time and kept the flat clean and tidy but they have been appalling agents. We have had a leak in the ceiling for the whole of out tenancy. This had ruined our carpet and some furniture. The wall below the leak is damp and mouldy. At times our electricity cuts out because of the leak. Sparks have done nothing despite being informed about the situation from the very begi...
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Jul 26,2010
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Jul 26,2010
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I am using S&S's to fully manage my apartment in Brighton. Its been awful. Firstly they were viewing the property to tenants when we asked them not to as we were getting the place ready and had only moved out some expensive personal items. Secondly, they never return calls. They do not have time to talk to you on the phone and get snappy and irritated when questioned over decisions they make. We have an agreement with them in writing about how much money they can spend on diy jobs before they ne...
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Jun 14,2010
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Jun 14,2010
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I was renting a property with Spark and Sons last year. We had numerous reasons to call them for problems and constantly found that it took 3 or more calls before they would bother to call back. While in the house, we discovered that our property's electricity meter was also wired to the flat below us, and we were paying for their electricity. It took us months to get Spark & Sons to recognise this, including one phone call where we were told "it's not our problem". After they recognised...
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By: Jams
Mar 19, 2011
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You got a call back? Our oven broke and have been calling non-stop for past two months, they always promise to call back and have never once returned a call. I hope people reading these don't think we're all exaggerating, I have never had a single phone call returned. Avoid these jokers at all costs. ....
Apr 10,2010
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Apr 10,2010
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We have been renting from Spark & Sons for 2 years now and I have always found them ok. I have used alot of letting agents in Brighton/Hove in the last 15 years and I have found that they are one of the better ones. Yes, they are not easy to get hold of and they dont return your calls but they have always fixed things and even came to our house to do contracts as it was easier for us than coming into the office. Most letting agents are shockingly bad and I am sure Spark &Sons have their mome...
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By: brightontenant
Dec 06, 2010
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I must just respond to this and say that I have called them at least every other day for months about the hole in our roof and they have not sorted it out. Please do not think that if you are just willing to badger them that they will give you the service you are paying for.....
Dec 19,2009
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Dec 19,2009
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Tremendous Service, couldn't recommend more highly. I was delighted. Pleasured almost. Peter Spark lent me a fiver as well!...
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By: Mark
Jul 16, 2010
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Peter is that you?....
Dec 15,2009
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Dec 15,2009
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[[EDIT ORIGINAL START]] If you know what is good for you, do not use this company. They are absolutely atrocious, and the propriator (Peter Spark) is one of the most corrupt, avaricious people that I have ever had the misfortune of doing business with. Let me illustrate the scene last time I had to visit the Spark and Sons office: I arrived ten minutes early. In the hour I waited for Peter to show up, I had a clear view of the telephonist. He took no less than ten calls from tenants and told...
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Mar 20,2009
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Mar 20,2009
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I had been renting a property from this estate agency for two years and I found them to be very good. When ever I had any issues or problems with leaks or boiler breaking down it was dealt with immediately. When I finished my tenancy with them 4 weeks ago I found them very proffessional and recieved my deposit back from them a few weeks later. I would not hesitate to use them again....
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By: brightontenant123
Aug 29, 2010
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I don't believe for a second this is a genuine review. They are truly, truly awful.....
Mar 13,2009
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Mar 13,2009
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In my experience of nearly 2 years renting a flat with them they are very pushy with wanting access to your property when you are not in, have ofetn wanted access to the property without giving 24hrs notice, once brought the landlady round at 9.30 am on a Saturday morning with no prior notice other than a phonecall at 9 am to say they were 'running late' and would be there at half past !!!!! In my opinion they do not care about their tenants and are at times downright rude. They will try and get...
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Feb 27,2009
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Feb 27,2009
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Have had nothing but terrible service since renting a property early last summer. The house has a pool with maintenance, but one month after moving in the maintenance was cancelled without even notifying me. Despite numerous telephone calls and visits nothing has been sorted. The pool is green, dirty and unusable. Phone calls are rarely returned, and I have currently been waiting over 4 weeks for a call back regarding the expiration of my lease. Do not rent with this company, they are i...
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Feb 22,2009
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Feb 22,2009
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Rented a managed flat from spark and sons. We had a broken toilet for two weeks. When we called to remind them of the problem, they did all they could to get you off the phone. They clearly didn't write any notes or do anything about it until we actually visited them in person. The exact same thing happened when the fridge broke (it was furnished flat). It was a battle to recover the deposit. Visited them in person, made a fuss and got the deposit back. Awful. Avoid. You can post reviews on ...
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