Simmons & Sons
Basingstoke, RG21
3/5, 26 reviews
50% recommended
0% sales valuation accuracy
20% sales fee satisfaction
33% lettings valuation accuracy
14% lettings fee satisfaction
Simmons & Sons are trusted property specialists with expertise in residential sales, residential lettings, commercial property, development, new homes and rural and agricultural property. We are members of NAEA Propertymark and Basingstoke's only appointed member of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and can support and guide you through the entire ... show more Simmons & Sons are trusted property specialists with expertise in residential sales, residential lettings, commercial property, development, new homes and rural and agricultural property.

We are members of NAEA Propertymark and Basingstoke's only appointed member of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and can support and guide you through the entire marketing and sales process.

As ARLA Propertymark Licensed Letting Agents we have qualified staff and comply with a professional code of practice. We let and manage all sizes and styles of residential property from studio apartments to large country houses.

With a prime “town centre” location and an enviable reputation for quality and service the Residential Sales Team at Simmons & Sons are the first choice for anyone considering buying or selling in the Hampshire area.

As members of RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and CAAV (the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers), we are agricultural and rural valuers who can provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside - from tenancy matters to the sale and purchase of farms and land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering, and from conservation issues to farming structures.

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Simmons & Sons
12 Wote Street
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 7NW
01256 840077

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 0% 20% No Data No Data
Lettings 33% 14% £0 £0
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 1 0 8 10 0 2 0 0 4
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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NAEA ARLA RICS TDS
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“Avoid at all cost!...”

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Jun 12,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Bridget'
Jun 12,2019
1 people found
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We have sadly used the letting team for 5 years and I can't work out if its incompetence or laziness (or perhaps a heady combination of the two) that, despite a "managed service" meant that they didn't ensure contracts were renewed annually, they didn't inform me ...
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It was money down the drain in my experience. They didn't earn it.
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By: Bridget
Jun 13, 2019
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Strange how you omit the fact that you didn't renew the contract with the tenant and didn't tell me until some 10 months after it was due.... despite that you were, allegedly managing the account.... I am, however, impressed that you have responded to this review. What a shame you still have not explained how you can neglect your management duties for ten months... despite taking your management fee every month. That's why you are rated as you are. ...

“rent...”

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Apr 19,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Paul'
Apr 19,2019
1 people found
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do not touch them, we rented through them and all fine till you try to get your deposit back, we left house professionally cleaned but they still took money of for all sorts, even 40 quid as we did not sweep the paths outside. do not ...
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By: paul
Apr 26, 2019
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the inventory clerk who was the landlords mother !!! do not touch them, read all the reviews on deposit withholdings. as for arbitration, we both know that means the deposit is not returned until settled and on moving a 2k deposit is needed back, that's the clever card you play. people cannot afford that deposit to be left in limbo. ...

“Dreadful, absolutely dreadful...”

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Feb 04,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Experienced landlord and renter.'
Feb 04,2019
3 people found
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This agent behaves as if they don't care whether you rent one of their listed properties or not. Terse, unhelpful, self-indulgent. They treat renters as if they are the lowest of the low, despite the fact we are paying their salaries, not the landlords. Landlord ...
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Not worth a fraction of their fees. The principle of insisting on a non-refundable fee before they will even start to process the contract is just a shabby way of holding tenants to ransom.
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“Awful...”

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Aug 07,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Neil B'
Aug 07,2018
4 people found
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If I could give zero stars I would. We had a similar experience to another gentleman who has reviewed Simmons and Sons in Basingstoke as a letting agent on Google. On leaving the property we had cleaned it to a high standard and had the ...
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Ridiculous, £75 for renewal of tenancy, which is an annual fee. What is this actually for?
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By: Wendy
Aug 08, 2018
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Further to your review posted. We take comments seriously and have looked into the matter in detail and report as follows:- We dispute your statement regarding the fact you were charged for dust" and were not provided with an itemised report detailing the cleaning requirements. An itemised check out report was sent to you which contained 69 individual cleaning requirements of which 23 of the individual items referred to dust" 4 light bulbs were not working in the lounge. No charge was made fo ...

“Incompetant...”

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Mar 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chocoflaps'
Mar 23,2018
4 people found
this helpful
Had a booking for a viewing on Saturday morning, then found online that the property was sold stc. The agent did not call me, and when I called the office, I was told there was no record of a booking for the viewing, and that ...
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“You have been warned. There seems to be something wrong ......”

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Oct 11,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'Howareyoutrading?'
Oct 11,2016
12 people found
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You have been warned. There seems to be something wrong with this firm; rude, unprofessional and I can't really grasp how or why people keep using them. Lied, caught them out, they got aggressive when I politely pointed out the issue. Not the way to ...
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“I was seeking a studio to rent and showed my ......”

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Mar 23,2016
Minithumbdown
By: 'DPL88'
Mar 23,2016
8 people found
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I was seeking a studio to rent and showed my interest in an immaculate offering by this agent. I received a quotation which included a total of £401 in fees, which is among the highest I have seen. But the real deal breaker was the £500 deposit, ...
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By: Wendy Smith
Mar 30, 2016
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I am sorry you were not happy with the response you received. However, you may have misunderstood our tenant referencing process and the fees involved. I would be happy to discuss this with you and clarify any areas of concern in person. ...

“Terrible services-especially if you are a tenant you are treated ......”

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Nov 02,2014
Minithumbdown
By: 'k'
Nov 02,2014
10 people found
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Terrible services-especially if you are a tenant you are treated like a dirt especcialy if you have any issues with property. When it comes to realising deposit you can ve sure they will rip you off because you actually were using that house.......
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Nothing
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“Absolutely DISGRACEFUL service from this estate agents. I would advise ......”

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Sep 27,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Friggin' ANGRY'
Sep 27,2013
13 people found
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Absolutely DISGRACEFUL service from this estate agents. I would advise everyone to avoid dealing with them AT ALL COSTS. Our landlord was unwilling to maintain the property as defined by law as a landlords responsibility, and Simmons and Sons were more than happy to let ...
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They should close down all branches and never trade again. Im outraged by their disgraceful attitude!
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“Absolutely DISGRACEFUL service from this estate agents. I would advise ......”

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Sep 27,2013
Minithumbdown
By: 'Frxxxn' ANGRY'
Sep 27,2013
5 people found
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Absolutely DISGRACEFUL service from this estate agents. I would advise everyone to avoid dealing with them AT ALL COSTS. Our landlord was unwilling to maintain the property as defined by law as a landlords responsibility, and Simmons and Sons were more than happy to let ...
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They should close down all branches and never trade again. Im outraged by their disgraceful attitude!
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“3 years ago we sold my late mothers flat through Simmonds. ......”

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Apr 09,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Petra Moore'
Apr 09,2013
1 people found
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3 years ago we sold my late mothers flat through Simmonds. Dean was very professional and thoughtful and found a buyer in a very short time. In one of our chats we mentioned, that we are interested in buying a bungalow in the near future. We ...
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“Dean and Pat,I Found they where very help full, ......”

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Jan 25,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Mr L Barnett'
Jan 25,2013
1 people found
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Dean and Pat, I Found they where very help full, in my purcase of a property, which was a awkard sale due to sellers circumstances....
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“Dean Pearce valued my late mother's property some years ago ......”

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Jan 25,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Mrs GP'
Jan 25,2013
1 people found
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Dean Pearce valued my late mother's property some years ago and she told me that when the time eventually came to sell she would like Simmons to deal with it because she trusted 'that nice young man'. Sadly the time came and I contacted 'that ...
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“I recently sold my late mother's house through Simmons & Sons. ......”

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Jan 24,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Nikki'
Jan 24,2013
1 people found
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I recently sold my late mother's house through Simmons & Sons. My main contact was Pat Richardson and I cannot rate her work highly enough. Without fail, Pat was professional, sensitive and extremely efficient. Pat is very knowledgeable and I was never in any doubt that ...
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“I used Basingstoke Simmons to sell my late mother's house ......”

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Jan 22,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Jane, Bramley'
Jan 22,2013
1 people found
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I used Basingstoke Simmons to sell my late mother's house in the weeks after her sad death. Both Dean and Pat were extremely sensitive and understanding of my feelings, yet still managed to be thoroughly efficient and professional behind the scenes, selling the house for ...
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“Both Dean and Pat were very helpful throughout the whole ......”

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Jan 18,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'JH'
Jan 18,2013
1 people found
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Both Dean and Pat were very helpful throughout the whole selling process. Providing useful and honest feedback and communicating with me on a regular basis, keeping me informed of what was going on. When the original buyer fell through, they were proactive in finding a ...
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“Having dealt mainly with Pat Richardson, I would recommend these ......”

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Jan 16,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Sheila Casey'
Jan 16,2013
0 people found
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Having dealt mainly with Pat Richardson, I would recommend these people to anyone. They are intelligent, customer aware, market aware. If you listen to them and let yourself be advised by them, they get realistic results, in realistic time scales, with the least amount of ...
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“Dean and the team provided a very professional service in ......”

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Jan 12,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Deaders'
Jan 12,2013
1 people found
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Dean and the team provided a very professional service in the sale of our house. Dean explained the process and local market situation thoroughly - he took the time to understand our wishes and needs. He ensured that he absorbed everything about the property, from ...
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“The agent was very very good. I found them friendly ......”

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Jan 04,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Lisa B'
Jan 04,2013
0 people found
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The agent was very very good. I found them friendly and very helpful. They kept me informed all the way off any viewing and I received very good feedback. I would recommend them and would use them again....
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“After having 3 estate agents round we invited Dean from Simmons & ......”

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Jan 04,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Karrina & Lee Patching'
Jan 04,2013
0 people found
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After having 3 estate agents round we invited Dean from Simmons & Sons to give us a price on our property.. I found Dean to be very polite, honest and genuine.. No sales pressure or bobby ball like most agents. We agreed on a sale price & within ...
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“Simmons sold my late fathers house for me in 2012. Of ......”

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Jan 03,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'davey'
Jan 03,2013
0 people found
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Simmons sold my late fathers house for me in 2012. Of three agents I 'interviewed', Simmons gave what I believed to be the most realistic and sensible valuation (middle of the three) and also had with reasonable fees and terms. Once I accepted their proposal, the ...
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“The staff i dealt with were very professional and kept ......”

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Jan 03,2013
Minithumbup
By: 'Ben Poole'
Jan 03,2013
0 people found
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The staff i dealt with were very professional and kept me well inforned over the period my house was on the market for....
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“How this company are still in business I have no ......”

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Nov 30,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'DisappointedWithSimmons'
Nov 30,2011
16 people found
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How this company are still in business I have no idea. Rarely am I moved to write a bad review but sometimes a business crosses the line of incompetence by such an impressive margin, it needs to re recorded. It seems there are a lot ...
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What agent could do to change your mind?
It wasn't a one off, it was a number of issues over a period of time, not just with me... I can only suggest moving staff about, it was more than one person I dealt with and seems to be a cultural issue in the business in that office, thus the review.
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“I've used the lettings department of Simmons in Basingstoke for ......”

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Sep 10,2011
Minithumbup
By: 'sandra white'
Sep 10,2011
6 people found
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I've used the lettings department of Simmons in Basingstoke for a number of years now and I've always found them to be professional and efficient. They've just relet my property in Kempshott without any gap and with minimium fuss. Simmons have offered me a huge ...
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By: hiddenangel
Nov 01, 2012
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Sandra White is I believe the wife of one of the partners in Simmons and Sons so this particular review is probably quite biased in a "bare faced cheek" sort of a way typical of this firm. ...

“We used the Basingstoke branch to rent our property out ......”

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Jul 19,2011
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sue'
Jul 19,2011
3 people found
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We used the Basingstoke branch to rent our property out whilst we lived overseas - when we moved back the property was handed back in a filthy state. 2 years later we decided to sell our property (thankfully not through Simmons) and to move into rented ...
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“Awful, useless and ignorant agency, full of lie, they were ......”

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Sep 18,2010
Minithumbdown
By: 'mdmd'
Sep 18,2010
7 people found
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Awful, useless and ignorant agency, full of lie, they were not helpful at all....
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