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Friday 18 May 2012 3.22pm
There is nothing subjective about labelling a Management Company "good" or "bad". I can tell you from experience that most are BAD. Forget customer relations skills, I'd settle for competence and financial rigour, my advice, don't touch Stonedale whose accounting skills could be bettered by my two year old. My opinion only, of course I'm sure their salesmen and women will have a completely different story while their trying to land your building's account. Tie up whatever company with cast iron legal contracts in plain English that explains the service you expect from your Management Company, do not let them take even a day over the dates accounts should be finalised. If they do then immediately sack them and demand all the paperwork be sent to you. It will cost you far less in the end than putting up with years of shoddy accounting.
Monday 26 May 2014 12.41pm
I have experience of appalling and good management company. Living partnerships on here, i read their reviews and they are worded in a way that i feel a real client would not. I would be suspect of that.
What i have experienced in the appalling category is Mainstay Residential. They are useless, expensive, rip you off, false accounting, non accounting, duplicate accounting, no customer service. In fact, the complete opposite of their website claims. I have evidence of this as i am on the board of directors for this development.
Warwick estates is another appalling company. I have contacts who have all taken on warwicka nd they have all reported poor service and all but one have sacked them from their estates.

My recommendation for good is Rendell & Rittner, based in the Minories. They run my residential estate where we have a good relationship with manager and director. Above average fees, but from EXPERIENCE, you get what you pay for. We inspect the books every quarter and we are happy with how things develop. I am based in SE16.
Thursday 26 June 2014 4.01pm
Good Afternoon

I am a managing agent in Cambridge and have made the move into managing blocks of apartments in London, based on recommendations.

I am now managing blocks in NW8, NW6 and SE15.

If you feel that you are not getting the service you deserve from your existing agent, please get in touch and we'll go from there.

Jonathan Coles
[email protected]

ps. I recently took over a block from R&R in NW8 that had 50k + in S/C arrears...needless to say its now 0.00

I look forward to hearing from you
Friday 11 July 2014 10.49am
My name is Nigel and I am one of the two owners of Managed Living (so Mods please feel free to delete my comments although I'm not pitching for business, just trying to correct a misconception). One of our clients just alerted me to Mikeys comments which I wanted to respond to.

We set up MLP five years ago because we couldn't find a decent agent to manage the Alaska Building - we now manage over 25 properties and are growing steadily. All of our clients are very happy to give references and that's the way we keep our business growing.

Mikey - the quotes are genuine and I can happily put you in touch with the people who were kind enough to send them to us.
Thursday 17 July 2014 8.51pm
Do NOT choose Eddisons as your managing agents. We have had an absolutely appalling experience of them. We even had to sell our flat at a loss because of the mess they've created. Stay away.
Monday 21 July 2014 5.44pm
mikey wrote:
I have experience of appalling and good management company. Living partnerships on here, i read their reviews and they are worded in a way that i feel a real client would not. I would be suspect of that.
What i have experienced in the appalling category is Mainstay Residential. They are useless, expensive, rip you off, false accounting, non accounting, duplicate accounting, no customer service. In fact, the complete opposite of their website claims. I have evidence of this as i am on the board of directors for this development.
Warwick estates is another appalling company. I have contacts who have all taken on warwicka nd they have all reported poor service and all but one have sacked them from their estates.

My recommendation for good is Rendell & Rittner, based in the Minories. They run my residential estate where we have a good relationship with manager and director. Above average fees, but from EXPERIENCE, you get what you pay for. We inspect the books every quarter and we are happy with how things develop. I am based in SE16.
I would definitely not recommend R&R. They seem to forget that the residents pay their salary. They are expensive, not as responsive as they should be and their Modus Operandi is to suck up to the management committee and pay little or no attention to the residents with problems.
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