Thornley Groves
Manchester M1, Manchester, M1
3.7/5, 42 reviews
69% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
50% lettings valuation accuracy
65% lettings fee satisfaction
Established in 1991 from a single branch in Altrincham, today Thornley Groves has 8 offices, employs 80 staff, sells £250m of property per annum, handles over 3,000 lets and manages more than 1,400 properties for landlords across Central Manchester and South Manchester.The business was founded in 1991 in Altrincham by Michael Groves who opened a ... show more Established in 1991 from a single branch in Altrincham, today Thornley Groves has 8 offices, employs 80 staff, sells £250m of property per annum, handles over 3,000 lets and manages more than 1,400 properties for landlords across Central Manchester and South Manchester.
The business was founded in 1991 in Altrincham by Michael Groves who opened a second office in 1993 in Hale Village. The third office was opened in 1995 when the firm’s Operations Director and joint shareholder, Jason Watkin, joined and invested in the company.
In the year 2000, the 3 office firm expanded into Manchester’s burgeoning city centre residential property market where it quickly expanded, opening new city centre branches in the various residential quarters of the city centre. The firm now boasts a total of 4 offices in the city centre itself, bringing the firm’s total to 8. Originally the firm handled residential sales only. In 1995 the firm commenced dealing with residential lettings and property management, which now accounts for 50% of our total income.
Our state of the art office on John Dalton Street is the most modern and innovative in Manchester with a 12′ high video wall showcasing our services and giving our properties and developments the highest possible profile. Its location, just off Deansgate and close to the Spinningfields Development, has been chosen to take advantage of the increased footfall in this area of Manchester.
Despite the business’s expansion, the Company is still very much an independent enterprise managed in a very hands-on way by its two owners, Jason Watkin and Michael Groves.

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Thornley Groves
25 Whitworth Street West
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M1 5ND
0161 245 1111

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £70,500 £250,000
Lettings 50% 65% £595 £1,200
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
7 0 5 10 4 0 13 0 0 3
Areas covered
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“One of the worst, avoid if you are a tenant ......”

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Apr 19,2021
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One of the worst, avoid if you are a tenant or a landlord who cares about tenants. Consistently abysmal customer service. Never received a prompt response, every time I reported a problem (including vermin) I would get "this email has been forwarded to your property ...
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“1 star is generous.Had 2 viewings in 2 flat......”

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Nov 11,2020
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By: 'Aaron'
Nov 11,2020
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1 star is generous. Had 2 viewings in 2 flats in the same building, they rang to say the tenant in one was busy so we couldn't do the viewing. "I have 2 in the same building though?" "No yeah they're both cancelled for a week" gets to the ...
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“Say no to Thornley Groves...”

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Oct 16,2018
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By: 'Alexis'
Oct 16,2018
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I gave them 1 star, they deserve 0. They take ages for maintenance issues, they have given us a faulty flat. Also an agent working there stole a box from me but unfortunately I haven't got “evidence” to prove it. Higly NOT recommended!...
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“Inefficient...”

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Aug 18,2018
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By: 'Eman'
Aug 18,2018
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Very bad and inefficient. They do not reply to emails and when they do they don't answer the question asked directly. They keep promising you solutions and they do nothing about it....
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“VERY SLOW...”

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Jun 12,2018
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By: 'Lloyd'
Jun 12,2018
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they were fine throughout the year we rented from them, if pestered they would respond to the small problems we had (only one or two) within a couple of weeks. However upon moving out they took over a month to even tell us how much ...
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“unacceptable customer service...”

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Jun 06,2018
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By: 'vincenzo'
Jun 06,2018
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It is probably the biggest letting agency in the Manchester area, however the properly management is simply unacceptable. I will tell you my experiences. 1) since the visit of the apartment (before to sign the contract) i specifically asked to repair a seat toilet and it ...
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based on the fee I paid the quality of the service is ridicuolus
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“Very difficult to communicate with once they have your money ......”

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By: 'Emily'
Oct 09,2017
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Very difficult to communicate with once they have your money or have to do something for you. We are in the process of ending out tenancy early due to a number of circumstances but also due to the lack of communication and customer care from ...
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“Absolutely awful, avoid them at all costs! We moved out ......”

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Sep 12,2016
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By: 'Chloe'
Sep 12,2016
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Absolutely awful, avoid them at all costs! We moved out of a rented property over a month ago and we still haven't received our deposit back. I have left multiple voicemail messages and sent emails that have just been ignored. I think that it's disgusting ...
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“If your letting a property in Salford, I really don't ......”

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Jul 04,2016
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By: 'AJM'
Jul 04,2016
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If your letting a property in Salford, I really don't think you have to look any further than Thornley Groves. This extremely professional and courteous company are top notch and a pleasure to deal. Their staff are on the ball keeping you informed quickly and ...
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“Rubbish service from Thornley Groves, arranged to view a flat ......”

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May 16,2016
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By: 'Charlotte'
May 16,2016
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Rubbish service from Thornley Groves, arranged to view a flat on a Friday within minutes of it being advertised, were called a couple of hours before the viewing to say the agency did not have the property keys yet therefore could not access the property. ...
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By: Hannah Marsh
May 27, 2016
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Dear Charlotte, We're very sorry to hear you were unhappy with the service you received from the Lettings Team in the City Centre. I have spoken to Melissa myself and I would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your recent experience. Please contact me directly on 0161 942 4121 or email me at hannah.marsh@thornleygroves.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Hannah Marsh, Customer Care Manager, Thornley Groves. ...

“Extremely good service . Clear and concise communication throughout. Friendly and ......”

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Mar 28,2016
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By: 'Simon'
Mar 28,2016
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Extremely good service . Clear and concise communication throughout. Friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend this branch of Thornley Groves. Matt in particular did a great job....
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Very reasonable.
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“I purchased my first property through thornley Groves. Overall, I ......”

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Mar 23,2016
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By: 'willkass'
Mar 23,2016
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I purchased my first property through thornley Groves. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with how efficient, professional and helpful the members of staff are, especially Abigail Boston, with helped me throughout the buying process. She is extremely helpful and very pleasant. She was happy to ...
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“I made an appointment with one of their letting agents ......”

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Mar 11,2016
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Mar 11,2016
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I made an appointment with one of their letting agents to view a few apartments in Manchester, I arrived from London only to visit these properties and about 45 minutes before our appointment, the agent called me to cancel all the viewings (apart one flat) because ...
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“We have a rental apartment in Manchester that is being ......”

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Feb 18,2016
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By: 'A'
Feb 18,2016
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We have a rental apartment in Manchester that is being fully managed by Thornley Groves. We have been dealing with Jade Veitch who has provided a very attentive and professional service in dealing with the tenant lease renewals and any issues with the apartment promptly ...
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acceptable
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By: Emily Sparrow
Feb 26, 2016
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Jade! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“Lori and Abigail went out of their way to make ......”

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Nov 30,2015
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Nov 30,2015
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Lori and Abigail went out of their way to make sure my transaction ran smoothly. They were professional and courteous at all times and made sure that I was constantly appraised with relevant updates. They acted proactively when issues arose and came up with solutions ...
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Lori and Abigail! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“we had a long and difficult sale but Abigail was ......”

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Nov 30,2015
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we had a long and difficult sale but Abigail was just fantastic and very patient. very professional and always helpful and approachable. I have had very very pleasant experience with Abigail and mattew thanks very very much...
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Abigail and Matthew! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“It was such an amazing experience with your agency with ......”

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Nov 26,2015
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By: 'Abdulrhman'
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It was such an amazing experience with your agency with all the thanks for Camelia Khoshehchin who was so helpful. I really can say it is the best experience i had with aan estate Agency. Thank you Camelia Khoshehchin Abdulrhman Alshehah...
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Camelia! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“I would highly recommend people to use Thornley Groves in ......”

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Nov 23,2015
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By: 'Michael'
Nov 23,2015
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I would highly recommend people to use Thornley Groves in their property search. Christopher Scott was our Letting Agent and we set him the hard task of finding us a suitable property, sorry for being too fussy! He was great at handling our requests and ...
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Feb 26, 2016
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Christopher! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“I found Christopher to be very helpful whilst helping me ......”

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Nov 11,2015
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Nov 11,2015
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I found Christopher to be very helpful whilst helping me find a property in Manchester. He listened to my requirements and found me a variety of properties that suited my needs. He was easily contactable whenever I required further information and remained both professional and ...
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Christopher! I am really please you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“Camelia was really helpful in directed us to suitable properties ......”

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Nov 11,2015
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Nov 11,2015
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Camelia was really helpful in directed us to suitable properties and was willing to go above and beyond to ensure that we got the property we wanted. I would absolutely recommend her to friends....
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One small issue which I would not necessarily attribute to Camelia. It needs to be made much more clearer that agency fees are paid before references are confirmed.
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By: Emily Sparrow
Feb 26, 2016
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Camelia and Mariese! I am really pleased you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“I've used TG to rent out my two city centre ......”

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Nov 09,2015
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Nov 09,2015
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I've used TG to rent out my two city centre properties over the past 10 years. They have always found good tenants and placed them very quickly. Administration and speed of service is fabulous. Camelia was very helpful and kept me up to date with the ...
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“It was my pleasure to work with Camelia. She provided ......”

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Nov 07,2015
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By: 'Victoria'
Nov 07,2015
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It was my pleasure to work with Camelia. She provided me with full information about the property and was always on time for viewings (as I asked for two separate viewings for me and my flatmate). I definetly recommend her as a letting agent....
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Camelia! I am really pleased you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“'Both Stephen Clayton and Abigail Boston gave great service when ......”

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Nov 06,2015
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Nov 06,2015
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'Both Stephen Clayton and Abigail Boston gave great service when relocating from London to Manchester. From the initial viewing through to completion they kept me informed, gave sound advice and were entirely professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thornley Groves in Manchester.'...
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Feb 26, 2016
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Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review in relation to the great service you have received from Stephen and Abigain! I am really pleased you are satisfied and we meet your expectations. We are always here to help and we hope everything is going well for you! Kind Regard Emily Sparrow Customer Care team ...

“Lori went out of her to accomodate appointments for us ......”

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Oct 21,2015
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By: 'Ewald'
Oct 21,2015
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Lori went out of her to accomodate appointments for us to view properties at short notice. Our solicitor was particularly slow but thankfully Lori was always there to keep the vendor happy, help us with any queries and expedite the sale. We dealt with her ...
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“Just wanted to say a big 'thank you ' to ......”

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Oct 20,2015
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By: 'Marina'
Oct 20,2015
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Just wanted to say a big 'thank you ' to Jack Robins for supporting us in checking in our next tenants. We had to move in some furniture and as we are based in London could only do this on a Sunday. Jack went out ...
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“Thornley groves were perfectly adequate during the process of buying ......”

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Oct 09,2015
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By: 'Anna'
Oct 09,2015
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Thornley groves were perfectly adequate during the process of buying a lease hold flat. However, Abigail Boston was very helpful and was always on hand to chase up enquiries or give me an update on the progress. Only negative was when we completed the furniture ...
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“I had not dealt with Thornley Groves in the past ......”

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Oct 09,2015
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By: 'Haq'
Oct 09,2015
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I had not dealt with Thornley Groves in the past and have been extremely impressed. From the initial first viewing to the completion I have found them to be very professional and honest. Throughout the process I never once felt pressured by any 'sales talk' ...
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“The team at Thornley Groves were excellent throughout the sale. ......”

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Oct 06,2015
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By: 'Luke'
Oct 06,2015
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The team at Thornley Groves were excellent throughout the sale. They responded quickly to all requests and were extremely helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending them....
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“I have dealt with Thornley Groves first as a landlord ......”

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Sep 29,2015
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By: 'Michael'
Sep 29,2015
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I have dealt with Thornley Groves first as a landlord with them managing the property and then as agents selling it. They have always been efficient and helpful in all respects. The property was sold within 1 day at a price slightly above that which I ...
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“Matthew Smith is very helpful and goes the little extra ......”

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Sep 27,2015
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Sep 27,2015
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Matthew Smith is very helpful and goes the little extra when needed, will be using him again 100%. Understand the buyer and has a very professional attitude....
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