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    • Lovyan
    • By Lovyan 20th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    Bristol letting agents recommendations
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
    Bristol letting agents recommendations 20th Apr 17 at 2:14 PM
    I am a Bristol landlord looking for a new letting agency, can any fellow landlords recommend one?
    My situation is that I was using an agency that I was very happy with, but they have now retired and sold to a larger organisation who have so far been less than satisfactory yet charge the same fees. They are also not in Bristol.
    Now would like a local agent familiar with Bristol's landlords licencing and the conditions, provide a managed service and able to perform quarterly inspections at a reasonable rate.
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    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 20th Apr 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 3:54 PM
    Abode seemed to have a good reputation the last time I looked. it might be worth taking a closer look at them.
    • Lovyan
    • By Lovyan 20th Apr 17, 7:40 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:40 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:40 PM
    How did you hear about them? Is there a specific place you researched them?
    • Victor the Gink
    • By Victor the Gink 20th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
    Abode managed a property for me in Bedminster. I discovered they were charging me for quarterly inspections, but not actually performing them. Avoid.
    • fubar4164
    • By fubar4164 20th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
    Go local
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    • 20th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
    I'd go with a local one to where the property is.

    I use Parks in St George to manage a flat for me as they're less than a 5 min walk from my flat. Have been using them since 2010.

    I've found them very helpful and responsive, and haven't had any problems albeit I need to keep an eye on the paperwork as they have made a couple of mistakes on the details in the past.
    • Lovyan
    • By Lovyan 20th Apr 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 8:54 PM
    It's in St George so will take a look at Parks, thanks. Do you know how much they charge for managed with quarterly inspections?
    • Lovyan
    • By Lovyan 20th Apr 17, 9:07 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:07 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:07 PM
    Found how much they charge, 10% but doesn't say if that's including VAT or not. Worth a phone call I think.
    • giddypenguin
    • By giddypenguin 21st Apr 17, 4:18 AM
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    • #8
    • 21st Apr 17, 4:18 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 4:18 AM
    Regarding Abode - I know 2 people who have rented with them (one 7-8 years ago and one about a year ago)... neither were happy.
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    • Lovyan
    • By Lovyan 21st Apr 17, 6:12 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 6:12 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 6:12 AM
    Thanks, Abode have been put into the 'no' pile.
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