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>> No. 22678 Anonymous
10th May 2016
Tuesday 4:44 pm
22678 Estate/ Letting Agents
How is there not a thousand post long /101/ thread on these fuckers yet.

I'm currently having the privileged of negotiating a letting contract with them. Which they are insistent they cannot change. But it doesn't matter that my wishes for use of the property and that I informed them of originally are contradictory with because 'they just won't enforce that bit it's just legally required we put that in there' (it isn't).

This is a deal on a property where we should be moving in in 4 days they gave us the 40 page contract last night and insisted we should be signing by the end of the night that makes reference to agreeing we have seen documents they are yet to provided us with.

Oh yes and they want £150 of fees for providing this standardized contract that they seem incapable of understanding amending, or are being deliberately obtuse as to the implications of 12 months down the line and about £500 more just because.
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>> No. 22680 Anonymous
10th May 2016
Tuesday 10:46 pm
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Man bites dog lad.

Everyone knows they're wankers and £150 isn't bad.
>> No. 22686 Anonymous
11th May 2016
Wednesday 12:04 am
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>£150 isn't bad.

It doesn't seem that bad because you've been conditioned to accept it. You wouldn't tolerate their behavior in any other industry. They are for the most part human vermin.
>> No. 22688 Anonymous
11th May 2016
Wednesday 7:50 am
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I had this problem over the last year including the pressure to sign right away. I'm pretty sure as well that I've paid more than they had describes over the phone or was clear within the contract.

So yeah contractually I could have told them to fuck off and its outrageous nothing is done about this. You can contrast this with my experience using private landlords who have all been completely sound - I've never heard anyone complain actually of cutting out the middle man.
>> No. 22693 Anonymous
11th May 2016
Wednesday 6:03 pm
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Renting and buying is terrible here. I mean really terrible. Estate Agents might well be bastards, but there are higher bastards than them that have continued to do nothing about it, or dare I say, make the situation worse. I assume that it makes too much money, in its chaotic state, to 'justify' improving the system.
>> No. 22694 Anonymous
11th May 2016
Wednesday 6:51 pm
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I'm not quite one of the hard-line "all property is theft" nutters, but it has to be said that when you look at it, a great deal of the property market and the people who make money off it are completely parasitic and unnecessary.
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11th May 2016
Wednesday 7:57 pm
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>> No. 22724 Anonymous
13th May 2016
Friday 6:53 pm
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>I'm not quite one of the hard-line "all property is theft" nutters

Then you deserve to get shafted.
>> No. 22728 Anonymous
13th May 2016
Friday 11:11 pm
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Solidarity in action.
>> No. 29581 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 5:32 pm
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I'm currently having to deal with a new form of agent induced missery, they are insisting on a background check and that both me and the other party have worked in our current job for OVER a year before we have even looked at the property.

At a certain point I got tired of their bullshit and made a point of telling them I'm walking away on the hopes it will discourage this as industry practice.
>> No. 30588 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 10:35 am
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My letting agent phoned me today to offer me a sky package and home contents insurance. Whilst I feel a certain indignity about the abuse of position, the obvious desperation that they have been driven to that point by COVID makes me giggle my fucking arse off. Rats, Rats clawing in their death spiral as they get flushed down the loo.
>> No. 30589 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 10:51 am
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The bunch of useless cunts I'm currently dealing with pretty much told me straight up they are planning to shaft me out of a week's rent - if, for any reason, including just them completing another offer on the place before mine, the deposit I've given them is non-refundable.

They say they expect a reply within 24 hours (or they'll steal my money), but it took them 3 days to get back to me, and only after I bugged them regularly, at which point all the forms turned up and they had the fucking CHEEK to tell me that they'd already sent it and to check my spam, despite the fact the forms turned up one minute before the email.

Literal fucking human scum.
>> No. 30590 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 10:51 am
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Don't you dare compare rats to vermin like estate agents lad. That's just below the belt.
>> No. 30597 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 3:01 pm
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I apologise to you and to the rest of the rat community.
>> No. 30654 Anonymous
10th August 2020
Monday 1:13 pm
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The one I'm dealing with right now literally does not read my emails.

"Hi, I've sent the deposit, please confirm you have this. I also have filled in the form you wanted, please find it attached as well as the utility bill you requested."


>Please send the deposit to this bank account <>. Please also >complete the form and return it along with a utility bill."

"Hi, I have already sent the deposit, utility bill and forms, please confirm you received them"


>I've received the deposit. Please send the first month's rent."

"Hi, I have now sent the first month's rent. Please confirm."

>"Please send the first month's rent. Also, please send the form and utility bill or we may have to delay your move in".

Absolutely useless CUNTS. Ringing them up is no fucking good because even if you do get an answer, it's always "you need to put that in an email". Cunts, cunts, useless fucking cunts.
>> No. 30721 Anonymous
24th August 2020
Monday 12:22 pm
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Is it legal for my letting agent to release my phone number and email address to third party maintenance companies?
>> No. 30722 Anonymous
24th August 2020
Monday 12:49 pm
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Depends - a specific third-party maintenance company who is involved in the maintenance of the building you're in - yes it is. Under GDPR this would qualify as "performance of a contract".

To a bunch of non-specific third-parties who then sell/market to you, no it is not.

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