Ben Charles
Durham, DH1
3.8/5, 17 reviews
71% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
bencharles offers a complete and competitively priced property service. we are proud of our customer service delivery and fresh, positive attitude. We are a modern and forward thinking business that has not lost site of the importance of core values. Honesty, integrity and trust are very important to us in ... show more bencharles offers a complete and competitively priced property service. we are proud of our customer service delivery and fresh, positive attitude.

We are a modern and forward thinking business that has not lost site of the importance of core values. Honesty, integrity and trust are very important to us in our everyday dealings with our customers.

The process of buying, selling, renting and letting can be very stressful. Our role is to make certain that we do everything within our power to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

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Address

Ben Charles
96 Claypath
Durham

DH1 1RG
0191 383 0011

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £167,000 £170,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 0 1 2 7 0 2 0 1 3
Areas covered
  • DH1
  • SR
  • DH2
  • DH3
  • DH4
  • DH5
  • DH6
  • DH7
  • DH8
  • DH9
  • DL
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Members of
NAEA ARLA TPOS Sales DPS
Latest Properties

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“Horrible letting agent. Less than 24 hours be......”

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Dec 18,2020
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By: 'Leila'
Dec 18,2020
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Horrible letting agent. Less than 24 hours before viewing the property, the woman rang me enthusiastically confirming the booking then let me down stating that the landlord has gave the property away! Same thing happened with Ben charles with one of my friend! Avoid this letting ...
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“#1 Estate Agent in Durham...”

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Oct 15,2018
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Emma
Rachel
By: 'Sean'
Oct 15,2018
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Emma and the team at Ben Charles have been fantastic from start to finish on the sale of our property. Nothing was too much trouble and always informed us promptly on any updates. Delivered a highly professional service and guided the sale process to a ...
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Very Reasonable Fees
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“First time Mortgage...”

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Apr 13,2018
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Rachel
By: 'KAREN'
Apr 13,2018
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I wanted to buy my first home, so I was more than apprehensive, to say the least. I later approached Rachael at Ben Charles. She immediately put me at ease, reassuring me that there was nothing to worry about. Rachael also explained that if there ...
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good
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By: Ben Waldram
Apr 14, 2018
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Hi Karen. Thank you for posting such positive feedback. It is great to hear that our mortgage services has provided you with a great service! I will highlight your comments in our next morning meeting! Best wishes for the future. Rachael will contact you when your re mortgage is due! ...

“i have used Ben Charles services several times now and ......”

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Jan 19,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'mark'
Jan 19,2018
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i have used Ben Charles services several times now and as always the service i received was excellent.I find they have a very well balanced team with everyone very good at there part in the process.thanks again....
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Everybody would like to pay less.But the fees are competitive and the service is worth the fees.
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By: Ben Waldram
Mar 26, 2018
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Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will feedback to the team in tomorrows morning meeting. Best wishes for the future. ...

“Excellent service, bought a house through Ben Charles, good advice ......”

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Jan 12,2018
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Rachel
Emma
By: 'geordie1'
Jan 12,2018
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Excellent service, bought a house through Ben Charles, good advice and very helpful service. Also, Emma is by far the most friendliest, patient and reliable person working in a front-facing customer service position!...
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Average.
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By: Ben Waldram
Jan 18, 2018
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Thank you very much for your positive review. I will pass on your comments to Rachael and Emma - they will be delighted with the feedback. Best wishes for the future in your new home! ...

“We recently sold our house through Ben Charles and couldn't ......”

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Nov 07,2017
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Rachel
Emma
By: 'MichaelHill'
Nov 07,2017
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We recently sold our house through Ben Charles and couldn't have been more pleased with the service we received. Ben, Emma, Rachael and the team made the whole process seamless. Keeping in touch with us regularily and chasing parties across the chain to ensure we ...
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Comment on agent fees
Very reasonable
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By: Ben Waldram
Nov 17, 2017
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Thanks for the great review. I hope the work on your new home is coming along well - best wishes for the future! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything further. ...

“I have rented my property with Ben Charles estate agents, ......”

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Sep 26,2017
Minithumbup
Ben
By: 'JH'
Sep 26,2017
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I have rented my property with Ben Charles estate agents, Durham since August 2016 and would definitely recommend their service. They have an excellent team and all of the staff I have dealt with have been friendly, approachable, and efficient. All of the staff have been ...
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Average - similar to most other agents.
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By: Ben Waldram
Nov 17, 2017
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Thank you very much for the positive comments. It's a pleasure working with you!! ...

“I have greatly appreciated bencharles' professional and friendly service. After ......”

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Aug 29,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'NewDurhamLet'
Aug 29,2017
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I have greatly appreciated bencharles' professional and friendly service. After an unfortunate escape of water halted plans to move into a selected rental less than two weeks before the move, bencharles worked to ensure that I would have a temporary place to stay while repairs (...
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By: Ben waldram
Sep 25, 2017
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Thank you very much for your review. Can I also take the opportunity to thank you for your patience during what must have been a stressful period. I am very pleased that we were able to organise appropriate short term accommodation - We look forward to getting you moved into your 'newly refurbished' apartment in due course! Best wishes - Ben. ...

“Are reasonably efficient, however we were charged cleaning fees for ......”

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Aug 22,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jen'
Aug 22,2017
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Are reasonably efficient, however we were charged cleaning fees for dusting on leaving our rented property when we were advised when we arrived we only had to leave it as clean as what we found it. After looking at photos when we moved in and ...
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By: Ben Waldram
Sep 25, 2017
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Thank you very much for your review. I will make sure that the invoice for the cleaning conducted is forwarded. As discussed the light clean was required to remove dust which had accumulated during the period of your tenancy that the property was vacant. We were please to be able to accommodate your request to tidy the garden yourselves after the final inspection and hope that this was helpful in keeping the moving out costs to a minimum. Best wishes for the future. Ben. ...

“Buying a new build house is always a stressful experience ......”

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Jul 25,2017
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Rachel
By: 'Zara'
Jul 25,2017
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Buying a new build house is always a stressful experience however Emma made this a much less stressful experience for us by keeping us fully informed. From the very beginning both Emma and Rachel have offered advice and have always been contactable and answered literally ...
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By: Ben Waldram
Jul 26, 2017
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We got there in the end!! Congratulations on the completion of your dream home. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further support or information. Best wishes for the future. ...

“We recently sold our home through Ben Charles and couldn't ......”

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Jul 19,2017
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Emma
By: 'Pattison86'
Jul 19,2017
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We recently sold our home through Ben Charles and couldn't have asked for a better service. Emma in particular was very friendly and professional and was always able to answer our questions and took the worry out of what could otherwise have been a very ...
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The fees were very reasonable in comparison to other local agents fees
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By: Ben Waldram
Jul 20, 2017
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Many thanks for your review of Ben Charles. Great to hear such positive comments. I will pass on your feedback to Emma and the team. ...

“Best Estate Agents that I have dealt with, really knowledgeable ......”

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Jun 09,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Thomas'
Jun 09,2017
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Best Estate Agents that I have dealt with, really knowledgeable and helpful staff. answered all queries. Would definitely use again if needed...
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good
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By: Ben
Jun 10, 2017
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Hi Thomas, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our business. I am delighted that your house sale went smoothly. We look forward to working with you again in the future. Best wishes. ...

“Ben Charles sold my property and we found that the ......”

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Apr 14,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Aly'
Apr 14,2017
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Ben Charles sold my property and we found that the staff were lovely, very informative, friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend them. Always ready to help. Thank you...
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very fare
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By: Ben
Apr 15, 2017
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Ben Charles Ltd. Very best wishes for the future in your new home! ...

“I want to thank everyone at Ben Charles for such ......”

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Apr 12,2017
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Rachel
By: 'Anon'
Apr 12,2017
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I want to thank everyone at Ben Charles for such a smooth stress free service. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Rachael completed my mortgage and we felt completely safe in her hands we didn't have to do worry. Our house is all sorted now ...
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Good
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“My wife rang to try and book a viewing. After ......”

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Feb 06,2017
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By: 'Andy'
Feb 06,2017
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My wife rang to try and book a viewing. After waiting for an hour for a call back she was then passed onto a gentleman who she said had the worst attitude with her. Couldn't be bothered attitude and made her feel like she was ...
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“Just had this estate agent tell me that he is ......”

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Sep 07,2016
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Ben
By: 'Anon'
Sep 07,2016
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Just had this estate agent tell me that he is not prepared to let me view a house as I am not forthcoming with details about my dog. Have just told him my dog is a lab cross, medium build, house trained 4yr old...what ...
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“I had such a bad experience with this agency when ......”

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Jul 29,2015
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By: 'anon'
Jul 29,2015
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I had such a bad experience with this agency when i rented with them, unannounced visits, checks on the property before moving in were incorrect then inspections every few weeks, the owner of the property must have been paying them a fortune! really unprofessional attitude ...
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