Leaders
Cambridge, CB2
1.2/5, 25 reviews
12% recommended
13% lettings valuation accuracy
11% lettings fee satisfaction
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Address

Leaders
140 Hills Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 8PB
01223 500387

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Lettings 13% 11% £534 £2,350
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 2 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 5
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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ARLA
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“Quite helpful and accommodating in special circumstances...”

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Jul 02,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Chathurika Dandeniya'
Jul 02,2019
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I had to find a property before I moved in to the UK because I came with my family and had no relatives or friends who could temporarily accommodate us. I left messages with several real estate agencies and only 2 including the Leaders even bothered ...
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“2 years of shit...”

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Jun 09,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Redi'
Jun 09,2019
3 people found
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So we and my housemates have been with these guys for 2 years. In this time, they have booked viewongs on our property without telling us 3 times, booked viewing with less than 24 hours notice twice, almost made myself and another housemate homeless because they "couldn't finish ...
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Extortionate.
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“The biggest problem with the way Leaders do business is ......”

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Jan 18,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kevin Duff'
Jan 18,2019
17 people found
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The biggest problem with the way Leaders do business is that they do not consider themselves to be true intermediates between landlord and tenants but instead represent the interests of the landlord only. After all, the landlord is their long-term customer with an endless supply ...
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Comment on agent fees
As others have mentioned in other reviews of them, they also spring ridiculous admin fees on you when you're moving in. Definitely not unique to Leaders but toxic anyway and made more laughable by their refusal to ever actually do their job.
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“Repeated entry without notification or consent...”

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Nov 27,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Cambridgetenant'
Nov 27,2018
12 people found
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When moving out of rented accommodation, Leaders frequently came into the house with zero warning or notification. When we asked for notice they would be coming into the property, they simply started coming during the day when we were out without telling us (we found ...
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“OK...”

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Nov 06,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Ayusha'
Nov 06,2018
2 people found
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I'm a pianist and had great difficulties finding a property where I could play the piano - so was absolutely delighted when I found a charming coach house which seemed ideal for the piano. Extremely grateful to Jamie Abbott who helped me getting the property....
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Quite expensive, plus compulsory insurance..wouldn't say good.
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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS! THE WORST IN CAMBRIDGE!...”

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Oct 18,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kalaivani Raju'
Oct 18,2018
10 people found
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Leaders is one of the worst real estate agents, at least in Cambridge. First of all, their charges are exorbitant. Absolutely unjustifiable for the service they provide. Apart from rent and 1.5x rent as deposit, I almost ended up paying them a month's rent as ...
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Exorbitant. Not worthy of the service they provide.
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“Appalling service...”

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Oct 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'frustrated from the start'
Oct 15,2018
10 people found
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Having waited a long time for this property, and having had our phone calls ignored, we made an appointment and went to the office, and were totally ignored by members of staff, and left to a new young lady called Bethany, she took the brunt ...
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Very high fees for service provided.
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“Avoid this agency at all costs...”

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Oct 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Honest Tenant'
Oct 10,2018
8 people found
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This letting agency is one of the worst in Cambridge. Please try to avoid them if it is possible. If it is not possible, then avoid anyway. They charge high fees for very slow and bad service. In the beginning of our tenancy they "forgot" ...
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Very high fees for lack of service. Bad.
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“Absolutely disgusting ......”

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Oct 08,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jasmin'
Oct 08,2018
8 people found
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Absolutely disgusting service from a deceitful bunch of *. AVOID their lettings department in Cambridge by all means. They agreed to let us a property after running all the checks and supposedly talking to the owner. They told us that they will sign the contract when ...
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NO AGENT FEES is a scam.
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“Disrespectful...”

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Oct 08,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Maya'
Oct 08,2018
7 people found
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If I could give this agency 0 out of 5 stars I would! I booked a viewing for two properties over the phone. I was informed they were available to sharers. I booked a day off at work to make the viewing as they could only do 12...
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BAD
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“Disgusting service from a disgusting company...”

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Aug 24,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Matt_K'
Aug 24,2018
10 people found
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After messing me around for days on the phone to view a property I finally got to confirm it. Made the 3 hour trip at great expense to come down to Cambridge and view the place. I even called up the day before to confirm the ...
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Horrible fees, absolutely sky high
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“Awful service...”

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Aug 17,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'DeL'
Aug 17,2018
9 people found
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I have been very disappointed with the service from Leaders (Cambridge). We had an offer accepted and the processing fee taken promptly only to have the offer retracted a week later as the tenant in the property had decided to stay on. It then took ...
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“I suppose they are not the worst as estate agents ......”

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Aug 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Professional Sharer'
Aug 10,2018
3 people found
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I suppose they are not the worst as estate agents go -- they didn't lose our application to rent, and they made sure basic things like gas certificates were there. However, their fees were astronomical. They initially tried to charge us ~£1800(!), which was between 2 and 3 ...
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This whole review is about them -- the fees are HUGE
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“Absolutely shocking outfit...”

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Jul 31,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Shocking outfit'
Jul 31,2018
10 people found
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0 quality. Unhelpful. Unprofessional. No quality of service. Do not call back as they promise. Recommend companies that do not provide a professional service. Clearly not managed properly with incompetent staff. Complete amateurs. If the option of a -10 star then this would have been selected. ...
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Money for old rope.............
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“Awful...”

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Jun 28,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andy'
Jun 28,2018
10 people found
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2 appointments they have failed to honour absolute amateurs! Avoid at all costs disgusting company no morals or customer service skills!...
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Overpriced for an amateur service!
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By: Anu
Jul 21, 2018
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I Second Andy's comments Called the day before to confirm appointment and change time to a bit earlier. Tried calling the letting office to confirm on day but as it was a Saturday no response so I left a message. I had to phone the sales desk, who can be bothered to answer the phone (thank you) but would not recommend leaders letting. The really annoying thing is that I have traveled over 100 miles to view waiting 2hr for the viewing only for the agent to be a no show. Do NOT use Cambridge ...

“One staff is very rude, who blamed current tenants for ......”

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Mar 01,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'aTenant'
Mar 01,2018
6 people found
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One staff is very rude, who blamed current tenants for their mistakes on wrongly arranged property viewings and even tried to threaten the tenants by saying that the landlord would be made aware of. Other two staffs are fine. The branch manager really needs to ...
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“We booked a viewing. They failed to put it in ......”

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Jan 09,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Will'
Jan 09,2018
8 people found
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We booked a viewing. They failed to put it in their calendar, so, despite having confirmed at 9.00am on the morning of the booking that we were going to be shown round the property, they didn't have anyone there at noon to show us round. ...
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“I'm leaving a 1* review because 0 stars wasn't an option. Unreliable ......”

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Dec 06,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kayleigh'
Dec 06,2017
17 people found
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I'm leaving a 1* review because 0 stars wasn't an option. Unreliable property management and some incredibly rude staff who don't care about their tenants....
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“Truly Awful. Avoid at all costs. Unreasonable fees, unreasonable deposit ......”

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Oct 24,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'H'
Oct 24,2017
13 people found
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Truly Awful. Avoid at all costs. Unreasonable fees, unreasonable deposit deductions, terrible treatment of tenants, impossible to get hold of....
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Ridiculous.
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“Possibly the worst agency ever! Definitely avoid!! Don't get caught ......”

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Sep 25,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alen'
Sep 25,2017
11 people found
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Possibly the worst agency ever! Definitely avoid!! Don't get caught in their net! We were a bunch of student looking at student accommodation and we got a nice property. The property was nice but the actual possessions inside were horrific. There was no bed! Throughout ...
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Comment on agent fees
Very bad. They charged us, over 1000£ in order to.move into the property. My loan was 1.3k. It is Ridiculous. Per person.
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“Took our £503 admin fee, filled out all the forms, was ......”

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Feb 24,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Antony ward.'
Feb 24,2017
18 people found
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Took our £503 admin fee, filled out all the forms, was told I was successful and the property was off the market. Great, gave notice to my current landlord. Then get a phone call telling me as my work is contract work the want twelve months ...
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Atrocious!
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By: FedUp
Jun 24, 2017
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As a landlord can anyone recommend someone in Cambridge better than leaders. From the review, it seems they are all very sus. ...

“Disgusting... All they do is steal your money they don't ......”

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Oct 27,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Angry customer'
Oct 27,2016
14 people found
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Disgusting... All they do is steal your money they don't care the lives that they're distroying in the middle....is absolutely disgusting. They won't even reply to enquires and when there's a problem they wont tell you nothing they will go behind your back. Thanks ...
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More robbery
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“From a landlord's perspective; just awful. Reading the last 20 reviews ......”

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Oct 06,2016
Minithumbup
By: 'anon332'
Oct 06,2016
18 people found
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From a landlord's perspective; just awful. Reading the last 20 reviews here (all 1 star) kinda sums up my experience. Poor communication; never anyone available to take calls, no responses or returned messages, missed appointments with potential tenants, and their attempt at marketing/advertising consisted of a (...
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You get what you pay for
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“Awful service. AVOID.These guys lied to me about prospective ......”

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May 31,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'James N.'
May 31,2016
22 people found
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Awful service. AVOID. These guys lied to me about prospective tenants, and have shown complete and utter disrespect and unprofessionalism....
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“I asked several times exactly what costs/fees I had ......”

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Apr 12,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ramin'
Apr 12,2016
14 people found
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I asked several times exactly what costs/fees I had to pay before trying to progress and they said £200 or a similar price check-in fees and £99 checkout for cleaning and what not... So I agreed, prepared everything to move in, handed my notice to my ...
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VERY BAD
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