The letting of property has increased over the years as more and more people are seeing the advantages of renting. Consequently, the market has become more sophisticated and it is increasingly important to seek the advice of a specialist and professional Agent. Established in 1998, Rees & Associates Property Management has fast become one of Cambridge's most respected Agents
Professional Associations & Certifications
- The National Approved Letting Scheme
- Tenancy Deposit Scheme Member
|Address||Unit 7, Stow Court, Stow-cum-Quy|
|Phone Number||012 2381 0055|
Rees & Associates is set up to make it as difficult as possible for the client and convenient as possible for themselves. To choose various examples at random: I have never before rented from a company that require so many forms to be signed by all tenants throughout the process, they don't allow tenants to pay rent separately (for the convenience of their accounts department), and they visit the property annoyingly regularly, with each visit followed by extremely condescending and invasive letters filled with jargon that requires a dictionary to decode: a personal favourite was the complaint that we had objects in "high traffic zones", ie corridors.
Despite being a "fully furnished" house we had no desks in the rooms which they justified by saying that clients are particular about desks (but not beds?!), and the kitchen table they provided for a five person house had three sides and only 2 working legs. We bought a new kitchen table that was well suited to the room and big enough for 5 and offered to give it to the house for free, at which point they said we had to pay to remove the original table and the one we donated. When our shower head stopped working the tenants paid for a new one (we needed to have showers that day so could not wait for Rees to visit) and asked for a refund: we were told we should have soaked our shower head in vinegar overnight, instead of just refunding us J8 (on rent of over J2000 per month).
The check out process was better than expected because we were dealing with Jacqueline rather than Angela (and as such we received emails that were less patronising and were at least written in plain English). However, they did still try to make us pay for "additional cleaning" to rooms that we had paid to have professionally cleaned by a company of Rees' choosing, they wanted money to move lamps from room to room, and they tried to make us pay an absurdly small amount for a new shower curtain, and it was only when we appealed the petty request that they admitted they were going to be re-decorating anyway so probably didn't require us to pay.
In other words they tried to sneak a few more pounds out of us when the curtain would be replaced anyway (and presumably the house would be cleaned after the re-decorating?). At no point did we feel like a client: we always had the impression they were doing us a favour, or at the very least were looking out for the landlord, although one day the landlord personally arrived to check something and based on his understanding response to the issues we raised it can only be concluded that the issues were with Rees & Associates rather than him.
As a side note: Angela then rebuked us for "contacting the landlord" when he had actually turned up unannounced (since when is it banned for a landlord to visit their property or the tenant to answer the door, are we not the clients?) In short, if you want a year of battling over tiny issues, getting buried in admin, and being condescended by a barrage of incomprehensible jargon, I thoroughly recommend this firm. The one saving grace is that the house was great: previous tenants had warned us how difficult Rees & Associates were to deal with, but we believed the quality of the property would make up for it. We were wrong.
A friend recommended Rees to me, and they were a wonderful right from the start! It was my first time renting in Cambridge, and they were patient with every question as I learned about the renting policies in the UK. Rees does a great job in communicating with tenants as well, so I always knew any updates going on. When a flat mate or I needed assistance with the house they were quick to respond and always friendly during the process. I would highly recommend Rees to anyone—and especially if you are intimated by the idea of renting property for the first time!
I rented through this company for two years and have had only positive experiences. The staff are always professional and very prompt in answering any queries I had as a tenant and a great deal of helpful information was provided to us to ensure we had good knowledge of the properties we stayed in. Staff were very quick in sorting any issues we had in the property and no issues in regards to return of deposits. Would definitely recommend.
I had a very positive experience with Rees & Associates during my 3 years and 3 months of tenancy. The communication has been always smooth and efficient, and the staff proved very kind and helpful with all the matters I had. The apartment is beautiful, perfectly located and in a great position in the Mill Road area, close to pubs and shops. The check-out procedure has been easy and I received my Tenancy Deposit back in few hours. I would use R&A again if I will come back to Cambridge.
We have been renting a property with Rees & Associates for the last 3+ years and our experience so far is overwhelmingly positive. Their service is 100% professional, their staff is very effective, polite and helpful whenever we have an issue or question about the property and their responsiveness is immediate. What else could anyone ask from a property management company? We highly recommend them.
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Property represents a solid investment which has outperformed most other forms of investment. We offer a search and acquisition service should you require any assistance. We have an experienced lettings team who are on hand to deal with all aspects of property management, from finding a tenant to dealing with any maintenance issues. Rees & Associates have been managing two rental properties for me in Cambridge for almost a decade. During that time I have found them to be most professional and attentive in all matters dealing with my properties.
A wonderfully presented and deceptively spacious three bedroom family home in the highly regarded village of Swavesey. The property benefits from no onward chain and should be viewed to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer. A characterful, semi-detached 1930s house requiring renovation and modernisation situated close to the centre of this popular and thriving village close on the city boundary. The property is offered with no onward chain and is a rare opportunity to purchase an excellent period house which could be turned into a wonderful family home.
We are a highly professional and experienced team, with excellent knowledge of the local property market. We pride ourselves on offering a very personal and bespoke service, unique to every valued client. No landlord is the same, no vendor the same, nor indeed any house and each one deserves the best treatment and service possible; Redmayne Miller Rees is friendly and approachable with customer satisfaction being a key priority. We have an empathetic and friendly approach and pride ourselves on having excellent relationships with both our clients and our buyers.
Competition for good quality student housing at affordable rents in Cambridge can be intense so the earlier you start looking together, the bigger your choice. When you've found a house, your group will need to submit an application form together. You will all be named on a single tenancy agreement and held collectively liable for the total rent of the house, even if one of you drops out.
We have a proven track record of matching the right tenants to the right property and maximising the rental income for our landlords. Many of our landlords live overseas and want peace of mind that their property is in safe hands. Once they've entrusted their property to us, they want to know that we'll 'just take care of it.' Our philosophy is to manage every property as if it was our own, which means prompt and personal attention whenever an issue arises, no matter what the size. And we'll never alert you to a problem without letting you know what we're doing about it.