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Gatekeeper Property Services Ltd

7 Midshires Business Park, Smeaton Close Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP19 8HL

01296 485 858

Sep 12,2016
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Sep 12,2016
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Appalling company to deal with. Over the past ten years I have had dealings with 8 lettings agencies and Gatekeepers were by far the worst. They were incompetent, dishonest and greedy. I would advise anyone reading this to avoid them.......
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Sep 12,2016
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Sep 12,2016
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I was a land lord, gatekeeper are the most shambolic and money grabbing firm I have ever encountered. 1. Their business model: charge low standing fee, then charge a grotesque about for every job they do. They write in their contract that they can automatically fix an issue if the value is less than £250. Guess what, everything comes to £250. Spot of glue, £250, change a lightning, £250 etc. 2. Their standard of the workman ship of their tradesmen (for whom they won't gua...
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Low opening fees, huge maintenance fees
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Aug 31,2016
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Aug 31,2016
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I agreed to let a flat from Gatekeepers just over six months ago. When we went to see the flat it was in an awful condition with black mould on all 4 bedroom walls as well as on the ceiling. The bathroom, kitchen and living rooms walls and ceilings were similarly in an awful condition. On the viewing it was made clear to us that the flat was going to be extensively renovated. A few days before moving in, weeks after paying Gatekeepers hundred of pounds in fees and passing all of the checks ...
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Extortion
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Extortion
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Mar 04,2015
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Mar 04,2015
3 people found
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I have never dealt with a such a rip-off in my life. My advice: never-ever engage in any kind of business with that company!!!...
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Jul 08,2014
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Jul 08,2014
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Potential tenants beware. Read your contract thoroughly, and consider how their terms will affect you in the long term. The staff are incredibly friendly and will say all you want to hear. Renewal time is interesting with Gatekeeper. Fees are extortionate at every renewal, and the time limits put upon you to make your decision to renew or decline a new contract are unfair. Meet the deadlines (which is well in advance of 2 months prior to expiry), or expect an eviction notice, stopping you f...
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Aug 29,2013
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Aug 29,2013
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Oh where do I start?! This company finds as many ways as it can to get money out of you from using an 0871 phone number and refusing to give any other number, (I asked for one and was told they don\'t have one and that the staff don\'t even have mobiles. Yeah, right...) to making charges for just about everything they can e.g. £90 renewal fee, £25 to contact the landlord on your behalf and a whole bunch of other fees just too numerous to list here. I asked for the landlords conta...
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By: Disgusted!
Jun 08, 2014
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I finally moved out because I couldn't stand the agency any longer (even though I didn't want to move, I liked the flat and moving set me back healthwise - well done Gatekeeper!) and they tried to withhold part of my deposit for 'cleaning' and 'damage'. I sent a video to the DPS which clearly showed there was no damage and no cleaning to be done. In fact, the flat was cleaner when I moved out than it was when I moved in. The DPS found in my favour and Gatekeeper's greedy, money grabbing tacti....
Aug 10,2013
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Aug 10,2013
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Terri was amazing. She is so helpful and informative. Made everything happen for us! I would definitely recommend using Gatekeepers again....
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Jul 03,2013
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Jul 03,2013
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Ellen was brilliant. Very friendly and easy to talk to. She is without a doubt an absolute credit to Gatekeeper and made me feel at ease about everything throughout my Tenancy. She was always helpful and would get back to me if I had any questions, with speed and efficiency. My sincere thanks to her....
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Apr 09,2013
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Apr 09,2013
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Really happy to write this review for Gatekeeper,because they were excellent in helping me move.It was emergency move, with very short notice,but Andrea went out of her way to find property for me to see. If you want to be in good hands I recommend Gatekeeper...
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Mar 12,2013
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Mar 12,2013
5 people found
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warning do not use they do not give you your money back when you leave they find a way not to give it back they do not repair things when you report it they do not even clean places before you move in they charge you with so many ways on fees for everything...
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By: Disgusted!
Jun 12, 2014
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I had the same problem with them. The flat was cleaner when I left than it was when I moved in and then they had the cheek to try to steal part of my deposit for 'cleaning' and 'damage'. I challenged it and the DPS found in my favour and gave me every single penny back. The so-called inventory also didn't match the flat and it's contents so that had to be amended. The problem is, you have to sign the inventory before you're allowed to have the keys to the property but you don't know that unt....
Feb 08,2013
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Feb 08,2013
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Since Gatekeeper took over my property I have been really impressed with the service and dedication from Michael and the property care team. Everything from moving our new tenants in, to sorting out any last minute details has gone so smoothly and I have been kept informed of everything that is going on. Would definitely recommend to all Landlords looking for an agent who provide great customer service...
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Jan 14,2013
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Jan 14,2013
3 people found
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The staff from Gatekeeper kept in contact with me and the tenants and managed, even through the Christmas period, to sort everything out and keep all parties happy. The move in and move out went smoothly, all the paper work arrived promptly and everything was handled professionally. The amount of detail that Gatekeeper provided was superb and there was nothing left to chance. A very good service was provided and I will not hesitate to use them again...
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Nov 14,2012
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Nov 14,2012
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I have had maybe the worst experience of my life when dealing with this company. From the compulsory insurance to the £90 renewal fee (which is hidden away on the tenancy agreement) to the £120 end of contract charge. I have found dealing with this company to be an excercise in stress and frustration. They have taken over a month on two occasions to fix issues- one of them being hot water. When I moved into the property in December the heating and hot water didn\'t work. ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
Their job in an open, honest and timely manner.
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Jul 13,2012
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Jul 13,2012
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I found everyone I dealt with helpful, courteous and efficient. The staff are extremely hardworking and very pleasant to deal with. I just sat back and was kept up to date all the way through...easy!...
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Sep 21,2011
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Sep 21,2011
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We dealt with Jo. I was genuinely quite impressed with her. She was sincere, helpful and professional in all of our dealings. This is quite refreshing and not what we have found elsewhere I would definitely recommend....
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Aug 05,2011
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Aug 05,2011
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After having a bad experience with the previous agency I used to let my house, I decided to change agencies. Phil called me himself and after having an initial chat, I was convinced I was making the right choice, as he didn't give me the standard sales pitch and spoke open and honestly. They then managed to find tenants very quickly and also at the rental price I was looking for. So far, Gatekeeper have proved themselves to be an efficient and professional team and I would definitely rec...
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Jul 13,2011
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Jul 13,2011
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After my buyer pulled out I decided to rent my flat. Gatekeeper found me a tenant within a week and they were moved in a week after this. If only buying and selling was this easy! They responded to my calls and emails quickly which is always appreciated. I would be happy to recommend them...
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Dec 12,2010
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Dec 12,2010
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[[EDIT ORIGINAL START]] Keep away from Gatekeeper Properties! I cannot stress enough how impolite and dishonest the people at this company can be. First off, I'd like to mention that they claimed to be members of the Property Ombudsman group. I later discovered this to be false when I tried to contact the Property Ombudsman group to complain. Gatekeeper had been forced to leave the group over a year ago because of the number of times they broke the rules. When I first contacted Gatekeeper, I...
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Dec 02,2010
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Dec 02,2010
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Have used Gatekeeper 3 times now to find me a tenant. Mat has always been available to answer my questions and they always keep me up to date....
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Nov 19,2010
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Nov 19,2010
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Second time I have rented with Gatekeeper all good as usual thanks....
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Nov 19,2010
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Nov 19,2010
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If you want a flat in the centre of town at a good price, register with Gatekeeper. They emailed me as soon as something came up....
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Nov 16,2010
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Nov 16,2010
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Great service and communication from top guys....
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Nov 07,2010
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Nov 07,2010
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Mat at Gatekeeper asked me to leave feed back on this site as a result of some dubious negative feedback and I was more than willing to help. I think they are including it as part of the customer surveys that they send to all clients every 3 months or so. I can only say that they are 1st class and offer me great service. They also came out to my home last month and spent an hour discussing ways they could improve their service and new ideas for online accounts management. The negative comments a...
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By: sceptical
Nov 14, 2010
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I hope Gatekeeper are also including the earlier reviews on this site in their customer surveys?? I don't think people would really go to the trouble of writing 'dubious' reviews, if they were satisfied they just wouldn't bother writing anything. I am sceptical of all the recent positive feedback, bearing in mind the seriousness of the first eleven reviews and the comments added to them.....
Nov 07,2010
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Nov 07,2010
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I rented a property via the Aylesbury branch. The team are always consistently friendly, efficient and always very helpful. All I have dealt with at Gatekeeper were professional and deliver a very high standard of service....
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By: clack
Nov 17, 2010
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Same experience, no premises and no directions as to where the keys would be left.....
Nov 05,2010
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Nov 05,2010
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This branch doesn't actually exist, it is a drop off / pick up point for keys, using another company's reception desk. The service is abysmal, we used their "managed service" and know for a fact that they never visited our property during the twelve months it was let through them, as we had to change the locks and they had no key! We let the property on condition there were no children, but subsequently found there was a child there and when challenged by the ombudsman they produced a totally f...
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By: Rex
Nov 05, 2010
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Yep, a few weeks ago this bunch were top of the leader board for bad service, suddenly they are top of the pops. Maybe they took notice of all the bad reviews? As if.....
Mar 25,2010
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Mar 25,2010
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Wouldn\'t touch this place again, even with a bargepole! Complete disregard for customers and full of excuses....
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By: Claude
Mar 28, 2010
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I totally agree. These people should not be used for Lettings Purposes. Beware all landlords.....
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