I used Crowstone Etates in 2012 - 2013 for a short period whilst waiting for another property to become available. They dealt with all my queries well and promptly and when a couple of things went wrong they seemed to get hold of the landlord and got things addressed. I now personally know the Landlord where I was living and they have said that they were very easy to deal with. I notice another review on here not being so complimentary but I suppose there are a lot of different landlords out there. I normally review restaurants but thought I'd try my hand at another form of reviewing. I'd recommend Crowstone to anyone in the area.
This company Crowstones Estates of London Road Westcliff-On -Sea is a joke!!!!!!! they are the real cowboys of the industry they will rip you off if they can, which they done to me, but I managed to get my money back because I knew how to how to do it professionally, I told them that what they done to me was wrong and that I would get my money back and I did. If you rent from them and if the property develops a defect well you will just forget it as they will not do it, if they do it could take up to a year plus but that's because they are so unprofessional and what's more they just don't care. I believe the owner lives abroad so you will not be able to get him that's for sure. All I can say is that there are a lot of other Estate Agents in and around Southend do yourself a big favor save yourself the hassle go to one of them instead