Help me become a Londoner!

Mark Blackman mark at
Thu Nov 19 15:04:18 GMT 2009

On 19/11/2009 14:57, Dermot wrote:
> 2009/11/19 David Cantrell<david at>:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:44:44AM +0000, Dermot wrote:
>>> On this point all I would say is avoid Foxtons.
>> Why?
> There was an article in one of the papers - possibly a London paper -
> that detailed several cases of Foxtons charging excessively for their
> 'services'. In one case the departing tenant was charged a vast amount
> for the cleaning Foxtons insisted was necessary at the end of tenancy.
> It effectively drained their deposit. The article also detailed
> excessive charging to the landlord as well. I also had the telephone
> bombardment that Peter described with the added bouns of them putting
> me through to their recommended mortgage broker, how also hounded me
> for several days. It's my opinion, but I don't have the figures to
> prove it, that they inflate the price of everything their handle in
> the rental and sales market. covers the issues that
existed in 2006 at least. I'm sure under the new management and after
that coverage, they've cleaned up their act a bit (although I suspect
not much).

- Mark

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