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

 
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Nov 16,2017
Minithumbup
Oliver
By: 'MJ'
Nov 16,2017
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Oliver was helpful, polite and easy to reach, and made the process of finding a flat at very short notice as smooth as it could possibly be. He helped guide me through all aspects of the contract and payment process and I was able to contact him or one of his colleagues readily with questions....
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Relatively low fees - was given an itemised breakdown of all fees and what each cost was related to. Process was very transparent.
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Nov 09,2017
Minithumbup
Oliver
Peter Spark
By: 'Krisztian'
Nov 09,2017
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I had to find and organise a flat for my parents who just moved into the country that time. Spark and Son offered a great flat with a decent price which we rented out. The whole process was easy, quick and efficent, the whole team was extremely friendly, helpful and patient with us. During my parent's tenancy Oliver provided a truly amazing service, anytime we had any issue or question he sorted them all out. Thank you Oliver! We also had a few emails and phonecalls with Peter who was als...
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Good
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Nov 08,2017
Minithumbup
Oliver
Adam Kite
By: 'dik preston'
Nov 08,2017
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Oliver was really helpful in finding my spanish friends a flat in the city centre. He explained the process very well and made sure my friends were communicated with fully. At the end of the tenancy there were a few a queries over the deposit and Adam stepped in to resolve the issue issues and an acceptable outcome was agreed for all involved....
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Had really good customer service from the team.
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Nov 06,2017
Minithumbup
Peter Spark
Oliver
By: 'Michelle Espinosa'
Nov 06,2017
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We were really happy with the service we received from Spark & Sons, especially Peter and Oliver. They were very prompt in responding to our countless questions and enquiries. A very friendly team who made sure that the whole transition went smoothly. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience....
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Oct 02,2017
Minithumbdown
Peter Spark
By: 'Víctor'
Oct 02,2017
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Unos sinvergüenzas ladrones, tardaron mas de mes y medio en devolverme mi fianza y no me la ingresaron íntegra sin ningún motivo. Tuve que llamarlos a diario para que me hicieran algo de caso, y ni por esas, cuando no estaba en un funeral estaba en un atasco o reunido. Cuando hubo cualquier problema en el piso tardaron bastante en solucionarlo y de malas maneras, 0 profesionalidad y unos ladrones. Scoundrels thieves!!, after one month and half i got my de...
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Sep 20,2017
Minithumbup
Oliver
Peter Spark
By: 'best renter'
Sep 20,2017
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I have just finished a rental agreement and am very pleased with the whole episode from beginning to end. My requests when i have made them have always been answered by either Peter or Oliver and within a short period of time. The receptionists are also very helpful and polite. All you have to do is ask what they require and as long as you follow instructions you cannot go wrong. I have already recommended these people and feel sure they will give the same excellent service....
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good
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Jul 28,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Kelly'
Jul 28,2017
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Spark & Sons are the best agency I've used. We got our deposit back very quickly and Adam, Peter and Oliver were always very nice and helpful. We needed a new freezer and washing machine when we moved in and Spark & Sons got these for us within days - same as when we had an issue with the bathroom, they put us in touch with the emergency plumber. They always kept us updated if any visits were needed and I would definitely use them again when I next move :)...
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good
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Jan 26,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'tenant'
Jan 26,2017
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Was a tenant for spark and sons at one of the properties they manage for 3 years. When moving out they didn't give my full deposit back though refurbished the flat to a better state I got it in to be honest. I gave over a month notice and still they charged me for extra two weeks because the notice was not given on the day the rent was due. I called and asked about this when giving notice. They lied to me using the opportunity it wasn't an email and wouldn't have proof. additionally not very hel...
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bad
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Jan 24,2017
Minithumbup
Oliver
Peter Spark
By: 'Lois and Dave'
Jan 24,2017
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Please may I take this opportunity to thank Oliver and yourself for the excellent service we have received since we have become associate with Spark and Sons. From our first dealings with Oliver, when we first saw the property advertised, Oliver has been at the fore front of everything, reliable and has always helped and advised when we have needed it and has dealt with any problem/issue quickly and efficiently and it is very much appreciated. We have been very happy here since we have moved i...
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Jun 08,2016
Minithumbup
Peter Spark
Adam Kite
By: 'Tomas J Stehlik'
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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Very sensible
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Apr 11,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Angrytenant'
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
Minithumbdown
Peter Spark
Adam Kite
By: 'Babu'
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jonathan'
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Euron'
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
Minithumbdown
Oliver
By: 'Tiggy'
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
Minithumbdown
Oliver
By: 'Tiggy'
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
Minithumbup
By: 'JD'
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kim Lu'
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Emiy'
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
Minithumbdown
Adam Kite
By: 'Unhappy with sparks'
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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What agent could do to change your mind?
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Free at last!'
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
Minithumbup
By: 'The N Dog'
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
Minithumbdown
Peter Spark
By: 'vanillasky'
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
Minithumbdown
Peter Spark
By: 'anon'
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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What agent could do to change your mind?
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'J'
Jan 12,2012
3 people found
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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
Minithumbdown
By: 'Peadoff'
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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What agent could do to change your mind?
Respond like a human.
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Jun 24,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alvaro'
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
Minithumbup
By: 'Honest John'
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
Minithumbdown
By: 'OsborneM'
Mar 31,2011
2 people found
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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
Minithumbdown
By: 'brightontenant'
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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