I agree with all the other posts here. They are total scoundrels. They breached the contract several times (e.g. letting themselves into the property unannounced, not fixing stuff, etc) and then fabricated several deductions (e.g. for damage that their workmen had caused).
The best one was that they tried to charge £200+ for a 'check in'. I checked on the website of the check in agent who advertised a £65 check in fee. They then tried to say that there was a 'london premium' so I phoned the check in clerk who confirmed that there was no such charge. they are totally dishonest.
they also messed us around in repaying the deposit and they refused to provide me with an answer as to whether they are a member of a tenancy deposit scheme.
My advice to any tenant would be to not pay the final months rent, contact Westminster Council and get legal advice (which? is good).
If you are trying to get your deposit back I'd suggest a harshly worded letter stating your intention to take legal action direct to your landlord (rather than barringtons). Ours happened to be a quasi public figure (A photographer called martin parr).
I'd be happy to contribute evidence on barringtons to trading standards complaints / watchdog / etc.
If I can be bothered I might suggest to my friends that they could make fake viewings with barringtons.
Barringtons is not reliable. I rented a property with them and after TWO months I've left it,I'm still waiting for a refund they owe me. Try to avoid using this agent.
Honestly please never use this company. I rented a property off them in Pimlico for 2 years and moved out over a month ago (thankfully). During the tenancy they broke the contract several times. Once they actually let themseleves into the flat without asking. They also made us pay an extortionate rent increase else threatened us with having to move out. They consistently lie and only care about getting their own way. George the MD is a disagreeable bully who will only cares about making money. Shaun and Madeline are tow jobworths who have no morals whatsoever else wouldn't have the ability to work for such a narcissistic, money grabing, spinless, worthless piece of gutter slime as their MD.
It actually verges on hilarity just how bad this company is. Just to top it off, they have taken £1k off our deposit for apparent damage that needed to be paid for. However, they had new people who had already moved into the property before they even had chance to make the 'so called' repairs.
I would be more than prepared to contact the Trading Standards Association about them! Please can eveyone who shares my views of Barringtons let me know so we can get something done about them?! We need your support!!!
I have to sit near someone at work who is renting a flat through this agency from the sounds of it, they're as bad as the other posters say!!!
This user has arrived from Qype, a European company acquired by Yelp in 2012. We have integrated the two sites to bring you one great local experience.