Boydens provides a wide range of property services including: Residential Sales & Lettings, Superior Homes, Leasehold and Estate (Block) Management, Commercial Sales and Holiday Lets. Boydens is a business with great heritage – we are built on service and trust and always looking to the future. We’re delighted to have both loyal clients who have returned to us over many years to sell and rent property and brand new customers who experience what we have to offer in terms of our exceptional lo Read full description...cal knowledge.
Boydens

Aston House, 57-59 Crouch Street Colchester
Essex
CO3 3EY

01206 762244
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Aug 22,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Julie F'
Aug 22,2018
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We chose Boydens because of their positive and optimistic approach and their genuine interest in our property. They dealt with the whole process in a reliable and professional manner. No hesitation in recommending them....
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Reasonable
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“Extremely disappointing service...”

Aug 21,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Customer'
Aug 21,2018
1 people found
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It doesn't seem the agency care whether you call and leave a voice mail or email to to view property or even confirm you want the property to let. Terrible experience. Their automated email will find some good match for you and when want ...
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Sep 09,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alan'
Sep 09,2017
2 people found
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Terrible communication, no apparent ownership of issues, have spoken with 4 different people trying to get feedback on an offer made for a property. Latest response was "we are very busy today", I really would like to pass that comment on to the vendor ...
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n/a I am a buyer not a seller
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Nov 12,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sumgai'
Nov 12,2016
6 people found
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Awful service from the get go. Walked into the office, was asked if I'm looking for lettings or sales and as soon as I said lettings, the mood dropped from politeness to 'seriously could not care less.' Ben dealt with us for a property ...
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Charging an admin fee and then not actually doing any admin = Bad.
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Jul 05,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Philip'
Jul 05,2016
3 people found
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Me and my partner were with Boydens for 2 years and put up with living in damp for 1 1/2 yrs there. they are terrible at organisation and getting people to come get things sorted. waited months to get thermostat moved and the did do it but 2 week ...
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Its terrible the fees are ok if you are getting a good property but where we was i wouldnt even let an animal sleep in let alone a human being.
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By: Paul Buck
Jul 05, 2016
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Good afternoon Philip, thank you for your comments. I will refer you again to the contents of our conversation in that we do not own the properties and the landlord is responsible for maintenance of the property. It was also the landlord who retained the amount noted from your deposit not Boydens. If you are as unhappy as you suggest may I respectfully invite you to submit a formal complaint so that the matter can be addressed with you personally, you have our details. ...
Feb 16,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'stunnedsilence'
Feb 16,2016
4 people found
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Lettings dept has for years been inept in what is actually a really simple process. So often they don't return calls, which is annoying but not even the start of it. For some time now I have been getting the verious tenents to call me ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Not worth the hassle but in the scheme of things they're about mid level.
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Not worth the hassle but in the scheme of things they're about mid level.
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Feb 09,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Will never use again'
Feb 09,2016
3 people found
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Tenancy got off to a very bad start with this agent. The house we moved into was left in a horrible state by the previous tenant to the point a 'professional cleaning team' were to be sent to sort out the mess. As it transpired ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
reasonable fees
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reasonable fees
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Aug 29,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'JM'
Aug 29,2015
2 people found
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This agent needs to learn who her client (the vendor) is and not support the buyer, to the point of making us feel like we were being unreasonable when her precious protege wasn't performing with the purchase. We had serious doubts over the weeks and ...
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Jun 10,2015
Minithumbdown
By: 'James'
Jun 10,2015
2 people found
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Me and my partner have received inconsistent and lackluster service from Boydens. They appeared professional and laid back up until the time we had signed up and paid our fees. The flat was visibly nice on the surface but after we moved in the issues ...
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Apr 28,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'Richard'
Apr 28,2014
1 people found
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Absolutely useless! Newly moved into the Colchester area for work and spent a day looking at prospective flats to rent prior to moving. Found the flat on offer by Boydens and enquired about the parking arrangements at the property. The representative who showed me the ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Being vaguely organized would help.
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Dec 27,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Danny M'
Dec 27,2013
1 people found
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As a landlord I would expect a reasonable amount of help for the large fee I am charged. My experience with Boydens is contrary. Every month for two years I have had to ring over and over to find out what is happening with my ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Actually actively do something
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May 06,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'P'
May 06,2013
3 people found
this helpful
Boydens Block Property Management review ¢â‚¬Â¢ I sent a simple request informing Boydens I wished to make a complaint with one sentence outlining the issue so it could be directed to the correct person. Without giving full details of the complaint I was told by Boydens ...
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Jun 07,2012
Minithumbdown
By: 'Proper Vexed'
Jun 07,2012
3 people found
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Regarding the amount of money it costs to let a property via a letting agent, which is considerable I might add, it seems reasonable to expect at least some basic level of service with professional advice and guidance. After all, they are the experts, apparently, ...
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Areas covered
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
75% customers were satisfied with fees 56% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: £185,000
  • Max: £185,000

Letting
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  • Max: £0

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Fees

Tenancy administration fee of £180.00 (which includes VAT) for the first applicant and then £160.00 (which includes VAT) for any additional applicant thereafter. Subject to referencing criteria a guarantor may be required. Should a guarantor be required a further fee of £85.00 (which includes VAT) per Guarantor application will apply. A further charge of £50.00 (which includes VAT) is charged per property for the preparation of the inventory and schedule of condition. All fees are to be taken before completion of the reference.

Sale fees: Terms to be individually discussed upon Market Appraisal.
Last updated at 05/02/2018, 10:50 AM by Louise Pemble

Complaints Procedure

Complaint Handling Procedure (CHP): A written statement is available at all offices but below is a copy:

As a regulated RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) firm, we have in place a CHP, which meets the regulatory requirements. Our CHP has two stages. Stage one of the CHP gives our firm the opportunity to review and consider your complaint in full. Our firm will try to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction. If you are not happy with our response, you will have the opportunity to take your complaint to stage two. Stage two gives you the client, the opportunity to have your complaint reviewed and considered by an independent redress provider, approved by RICS.

Please provide details of your complaint in writing. We ask that you put your complaint in writing to make sure that we have a full understanding of the reasons for your complaint. Please send your written complaint to:

Miss Cheryl Cox M.A.R.L.A., Office Manager, Boydens, Aston House, 57-59 Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3EY T: 01206 771210 E: cheryl.cox@boydens.co.uk

We will consider your complaint as quickly as possible, and will acknowledge receipt of your written complaint within 3 working days. We will send a formal written outcome of the complaint investigation within 15 working days of receipt of the complaint.
Last updated at 10:50 AM 05/02/2018 by Louise Pemble

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