16 Spindlers, Kidlington, OX5 2YP

Added 18th May 2014

Average rating:

1 review

Rate this Rental


1. OK Until We Left

By S1001 - stayed here from 1st September 2010 to 1st September 2011

The property was perfectly OK, a few little issues but nothing major. It was being managed by Breckon and Breckon who were a bit useless but I understand that the landlord stopped using them after our tenancy (it seems they were useless on both sides). The real problem came when we left, I went to the check out inspection and agreed a few small deductions from our deposit with the landlord and everything seemed amicable. When the list of deductions came through from the agents numerous larger costs had been added. We challenged these and were told that unless we agreed to them the landlord would not return any of our deposit as he felt this would lead to a "quicker resolution", i.e. he was holding our deposit to ransom. The charges had even been added to the check out inspection report at the landlords request after we had all left the property. In the end I challenged the charges through TDS, getting the check out clerk to put in email that many of the charges he had not seen but had been asked to add after his visit to the property, the landlord didn't even reply to the TDS case and I got all bar £10 of the disputed amount back (where I couldn't prove the landlord was lying). So much hassle - even though the property was OK for a year it wasn't worth this at the end!

Sign in to comment on this review
Reply to S1001: