17-05-2013, 08:33 AM
My flat is on a leasehold. Peverel OM provide management services to the freeholder. Originally, that meant the building and estate grounds. Recently the building changed freeholder and a new management company took over, leaving Peverel in charge of the estate grounds and nothing else. It's been 11 months and OM have still not transferred over the accounts to the new company. Nor have they been carrying out any works on the estate! Yet they charge a fortune for this "privilege".
Originally Posted by HexPen
17-05-2013, 09:15 AM
I merely comment as I've failed to sell my flat I've inadvertently become a landlord. Letting agents are a bunch of earholes from the other side too.
18-05-2013, 03:08 PM
C'mon, we're on the cusp of figuring out where I work. I'm a programmer at a London based estate agency. Has a reputation...
18-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Lesser Hivemind Node
I'm not English so I have no idea.
18-05-2013, 03:23 PM
You use a Mac and you work for... Foxtons?
18-05-2013, 04:41 PM
I avoid Apple products like the plague. *bleurgh*
Originally Posted by Rizlar
But yes, Foxtons is correct! Have a piccie!
18-05-2013, 05:05 PM
In fact, wern't they on watchdog the other around a dodgy contract term to do with energy?
18-05-2013, 06:32 PM
Yaay! I will come round to your work and have a martini to celebrate in the stupid open-plan bar things they seem to have in every branch.
To be honest, they are probably a lot better/more reliable than most dodgy little estate agents/rental agencies. They just corner the market in overpriced trendy property which understandably peeves people.
18-05-2013, 11:30 PM
I haven't seen the Watchdog thing, but from what I've been told, a specific energy company is chosen at the start of a tenancy, but people aren't aware that they can switch providers. Even though it's in the contract (it's a long contract). I doubt there is anything dodgy behind it.
The open-plan bar things (officially referred to as café style offices) don't have alcohol. And staff aren't allowed anything from them. And I work in HQ. And HQ has none of that stuff. Instead, we can just go to the nearby pub
In terms of reliability, I'd say we're pretty good. I wouldn't work there if I felt that the way we (as a company) operated or the work I did was immoral. The problem is that at the end of the day, it's a sales company. And all sales companies have the same reputations for the same reasons.