We’ve had the pleasure of helping lots of people find their perfect property. Here’s what some of our previous clients have to say about working with us:

I recently moved to Bournemouth after being away for 35 years. I needed to find a private, spacious apartment with parking close to town while I build my new home. Christopher Shaw, had the perfect place. The team worked quickly and professionally through very difficult times to secure the rental, and I moved in last week. Perfect.

Simon Harris (Tenant)

I am in the process of selling my property with Mike Boon of Christopher Shaw and can't recommend him enough. He valued my flat at a realistic figure and I had an offer for the full asking price within 2 days. He is thoroughly professional and has the best communication skills of any estate agent I have worked with. Nothing is too much trouble.

Steve Greenleaf (Vendor)

I was renting and later sold my flat with Christopher Shaw and his team's help. I had no problem finding a great tenant and buyer. My Property was very well managed, and if there were any issues, they were rectified immediately. The customer service and especially, Amanda Shaw were always amazing!

Nargilya Gulyamova (Landlord & Vendor)

I instructed James Tiller at Christopher Shaw to sell our 2 bedroom flat in Bournemouth, at the end of April 2021 within 2 weeks he found our eventual purchaser - as a fellow property professional I commend his services.
The first time purchaser was unaware of complexities of first home acquisition and without James' help plus good communication I doubt if the sale would ever have happened.
He is always willing to take calls & responds to e-mails within hours.
I recommend any vendor to instruct Christopher Shaw Residential.

Trevor & Haulwen Shaw (Vendor)

I am an international student and I experienced dealing with Christopher Shaw Residential in October 2020 when I was searching for renting an apartment. I am truly thankful to Christopher Shaw staff for being helpful in the letting process. They made it easier for me and were friendly throughout the process. I am especially thankful to Amanda and Lauren for their help and friendliness. Best regards.

H Almaashari (Tenant)

Really helpful estate agents and kept us up to date all throughout the process of renting. They always pick up the phone and reply to emails very quickly. Lauren has been very patient with us and understanding.

A Marginean (Tenant)

STRESS FREE process of renting application. Professional and friendly team. Lauren responds almost instantly to emails and telephone calls. All other members of the team: Matt, Amanda, Bianca are also very helpful and answered my questions when Lauren was busy. On the day of moving I received a present box from Christopher shaw agency with soft drinks, biscuits and other little essentials that I found very useful during first day at the new place. Very happy!

J Scott

I have worked with Christopher-Shaw now for a number of years and having had much experience of a number of other Residential estate Agents in Bournemouth, Christopher-Shaw have been exceptional. They are available to speak, email or WhatsApp and reply, if not immediately, within a few hours. They have proved to be very pro-active and super friendly without compromising business professionalism. Having been let down by many of the other agents in the town, Christopher-Shaw are producing the good. A particular mention to Matt and James, thanks Gents.

Chris J (Landlord)

James Tiller and his team having been managing a property for a number of years now and have made the entire letting process totally stress free.Excellent communication, great tenant /landlord liaison /maintenance tasks promptly dealt with and very proactive with legal matters that landlords need to aware of. I will certainly be using them for property management and highly recommend the services that they offer. Great value for money.

R Baker (Landlord)

Over the past few weeks, I have been helping someone find new housing and I am so thankful to have met Lauren Sweatland from Christopher Shaw Residential. She has been an absolute delight to work alongside this past month. Her communication skills are incredible, her emails are prompt and extremely dense with all the information we could have possibly needed. She has been amazing at keeping us informed about any changes, communication from the landlady, the whole process to solidify the booking of the flat. I would highly recommend her as an estate agent to anyone! This whole process has never felt like a weight on our shoulders due to her skills and charisma. Thank you, Lauren!

Kyana Gani (Tenant)

In August last year, I had been accepted for a placement in Bournemouth and with the placement beginning in September, was in a rush to secure a place to stay. I got into contact with a few landlords and agencies but Christopher Shaw was the one that stood out the most. Being a student who moved away a very long distance from home for the first time, Christopher Shaw made it very easy and stress free for me. Whether it was through the initial process or any issues I had in regards to my room, I felt confident with Christopher Shaw helping me out.

I dealt mainly with Matt & on a few occasions Lloyd and I have to say their professionalism was what made me commit to renting a room in a house share with Christopher Shaw.

Upon moving in, there were a few issues I noted in regards to the room such as a broken socket and the wardrobe being somewhat flimsy. Both of these issues were addressed within 2-3 days of me getting into contact with them without a problem.

I can say that I would definitely recommend any student Christopher Shaw if you are looking for a room to stay in!

Finally I just want to give an honorable mention to Matt, who was pretty much my main point of contact, for being extremely helpful during my stay.

Tanzeel (Tenant)

I've recently moved in in one of the properties through Christopher Shaw, I'd like to thank Lloyd and his colleagues for a nice welcoming and for dealing with issues in a decent and professional manner. Keep up the good work

M Isma (Tenant)

We have been landlords in Bournemouth for 14 years, we have two houses which we purchased after our son, who was at Bournemouth University, and his friends experienced pretty awful student accommodation. We have tried to maintain a fairly high standard in our houses over the years and respond as quickly as possible to any problems.
We have been with Christopher Shaw for 6+ years now and have found them so much better than other agents we have used in the past. The student tenants we have had also seem to have had no complaints about Christopher Shaw.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Christopher Shaw, Chris, Amanda, Matt, James and Lloyd in particular, thank you.

Jane L (Landlord)

Our house view was welcoming, quick and on point. Matt showed around the property and was very helpful with all our questions from the first day to till date. We would highly recommend Christopher Shaw to our friends and colleagues. Payment was made easy and straight forward. Their service is at high standards. Good welcome gift box for us on the day of move in. We are very impressed and best Estate agents we've seen

Lokez (Tenant)

I would like to say a big thank you to Lloyd for his excellent service given to find a tenant for me. We have used Lloyd on a number of times and he never lets us down. Lloyd kept me updated throughout the process from arranged viewings, feedback given, both positive and negative and after a week or so a couple satisfied our requirements and theirs. Also a big thank you to the rest of the team including Matt and James for their excellent customer service when Lloyd was not free. many thanks.

Dave Osborne (Landlord)

We rented a flat off of Lloyd in February 19 and found him to be very helpful, fast and efficient. It was a nice touch being gifted moving in goodies. I would highly recommend Christopher Shaw and specifically Lloyd.

Michael Currie (Tenant)

Mike and James have been incredibly helpful and communicative in relation to our purchase, letting and subsequent sale of a flat in Bournemouth. Their level of expertise gave me great confidence in the company and they were both very easy to work with. Genuinely nice people. Thank you.

David Goldsack (Landlord and Vendor)

Mike and I have build a good working relationship with helping me sell a couple of properties. Having experience with a number of estate agents in Bournemouth,they are not all equal. What makes Mike stands out for me is that he has the ability to listen and understand your situation and put a plan forward to reach that goal. Every time a viewing takes place he will always give you feedback, sometimes good or bad but whatever news it is he will always keep you informed of the situation. He will not give you 100% effort but actually 120% and go an extra mile to work with you.

Will I use Christopher Shaw again? Yes I would simply because they are happy to listen, understanding, always approachable and happy to help when you have any queries.

Tony Boyd (Vendor)

It was a beautiful experience to work with Lloyd, we choose this agency from many others because they are professionals but friendly in the same time. He found us the perfect flat, as per our request, they assist us for all the procedure ans support us when we need to move in this town. The last thing that we never expect it was the beautiful gift box we received from them for the new house. Small things means a lot for some of us.

We will always recommend this agency with wonderful people, true professionals.
Thank you Lloyd, thank you Christopher Shaw team !
Adriana and Sandu

Sandu Tudor (Tenant)

Moved in renting with a friend, everything was easy and felt as if in really good hands with this company, nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend using Christopher Shaw :)

Charlotte Harvey (Tenant)

All I can say is the whole process throughout (albeit painful through no fault of Mike or ourselves, just solicitors being solicitors), we were kept in the loop at all times with buying our first property. Very easy to communicate with, and always felt that Mike was working for all parties fairly. I will certainly be recommending him and Christopher Shaw Estate Agents to friends or clients that may need help with a rental or sale/buying of a property.

Nathan Ansell (First Time Buyer)

Christopher Shaw recently dealt with our purchase of a property, I mostly liased with Mike Boon, I found him to be a really friendly and helpful guy and all of the staff I spoke to over the time were really friendly too, it really helped the sale to proceed smoothly and made it a much less stressful experience having really helpful, approachable and likeable estate agents, Mike even arranged to have an existing washing machine at the property (that we didn't need) removed for us at very short notice the day before we moved and also gave us a lovely moving in present too, I would highly recommend Christopher Shaw estate/letting agents and would like to say a big thank you and Happy New Year to Mike and all the team.

Kerry Yeates (Buyer)

This is to say thank you to the Christopher Shaw estate agents team Matt, Mike and Lloyd who have all been outstanding with the quality of service they have provided to me from buying to then renting out the same property. 
With great advise and help in so many different directions.
I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone who is in any part of the property market and would like to receive a brilliant service.

Thanks again 


Mr Eddis (Sales Client and New Landlord)

Our experience working with Christopher Shaw was First-Class!

We would highly recommend Christopher Shaw – our experience working with Matt Dilkes who heads up the Lettings Division was Excellent – very diligent, professional, honest and down to earth. We really felt Matt went the extra mile in terms of working with us to ensure we found the perfect house and Matt was instrumental in terms of liaising on our behalf with the Landlord so our requirements were met at the outset of the tenancy. Also the online process to complete the paperwork was simple and efficient making the complete experience stress free! 

We also received a moving-in box of useful goodies with all those little bits you need on the “move-in day” when you can’t find anything – it was a nice touch and really helpful!

Thank you guys for everything – Nikki & Kev

Mr & Mrs Byrne (Tenants)

I’ve rented through 3-4 different agencies over several years and Christopher Shaw are definitely one of the best out there. Reliable and friendly team, always helpful.. thanks guys.

Mr Dale (Tenant)

Friendliest lettings agents I know! Great service, quick responding and you even get a free hamper when you move in which is such a lovely touch! Very friendly staff and extremely happy with our new home! Thank you so much for all your help, me and my partner are looking forward to letting with you! Special thanks to Matt for sorting everything out for us!

Miss Hallett (Tenant)

So far very impressed! Me & my partner are both students, we moved into a very well kept & modern flat in Bournemouth town centre. The agents explained every cost we would have to pay clearly and were very helpful to accommodate our questions. Upon picking up the keys we were even given a welcoming package with a few little bits to help us get through our move in which was lovely! These people are certainly better than other landlords I've had in the past. Definitely recommended.

Mr Aiden Peckham (Tenant)

Passionate and honest estate agent , a rarity in Bournemouth when it comes to rentals , very clear with information , flexible and fast acting , Branch Manager Matt couldn't do enough for me . A perfect balance of Professionalism and Friendliness. 
Hoping for the same at the end of my tenancy

Mr AJ Herringshaw (Tenant)

After accepting a career move abroad I needed to rent my high end flat in sandbanks. I approached Christopher / Matthew after hearing great reviews from friends and they didn't disappoint. Professional, efficient and most importantly the communication was superb. Also being a first time landlord they gave me the care I deserve and really looked after the entire process from start to finish. Would recommend Christopher Shaw and the team to any landlord looking to find tenants for their property who want a stress free / professional estate agency approach. Thank you again guys.

Thomas Vavrecka (Landlord)

The team at Christopher Shaw area always available and on hand to answer any questions or resolve any issues that I or the tenants have. Matt and Alison make you somehow feel that you are their only client and the owner Christopher Shaw is also at the end of the phone which is reassuring. I highly recommend this company and feel that my property is in good hands.

Sonia S (Landlord)

Having rented from a number of different estate agents I have to say, Christopher Shaw is second to none. The service they provided was excellent and they were always happy to help. They were quick to respond to the few issues we had, and always treated us like valued customers even though it was only a small 2 bed flat that we were renting. Thanks!

Jon Travell (Vendor)

This was our first buy-to-let project and we don’t live in Bournemouth area, so there were many variables we weren't sure about. Christopher Shaw were very helpful not only in terms of helping us find a suitable property – the one we ended up buying wasn’t one we’d chosen ourselves, but recommended by them – but also in getting the deal done. Through their contacts, they helped us get a good deal. As a renovated building, there were many complications despite a short chain, but Christopher Shaw were very helpful, very patient and very persistent to help get the deal over the line. They also helped us find a tenant, and offered to go above and beyond when it came to getting the tenant in and settled. By far our best experience with any estate agent, so we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. There is a such a good thing as a good estate agent after all. Nice people.

Nick Judd (New Landlord)

Great service & highly recommended. Chris & the team helped me with securing a prompt sale of my flat in Southbourne where their competitors had failed for 2 years prior! Extremely professional, friendly and helpful throughout. A real pleasure to deal with.

Adam Farrent (Vendor)

Just purchased my flat through Christopher Shaw Estate Agents. Due to contractual complications the whole process took nearly 6 months. Throughout this period I have received an excellent professional service from the company. Their negotiator Lloyd dealt with my purchase from start to finish and his enthusiasm and excellent communication skills certainly kept the sale alive through what has been at times a rather frustrating process. So many thanks to him. Would use their services again in future.

Nick White (Buyer)

What a delightful and completely efficient team! They have just sold our flat for us and were super helpful. They found the purchaser very quickly and then managed the process through to exchange. A great big thank you to Michael and the team.

Susan Morris (Buyer)

Just finished an 11 month tenancy with Christopher Shaw as a group of students. We had 0 issues with dealing with Christopher shaw and were treated like anybody else would be. We had issues with the oven and washing machine and these were resolved within the week. They fully explained all costs behind their service and we felt it was justified. Overall great service and we'll be going back to them in our final year of study to help sort us out once again. Also at university i believe Christopher Shaw was one of the highest scoring agencies for customer service to students on a survey in the student union

Joshua Reynolds (Student Tenant)

We have used Christopher Shaw for a number of years now and get the same fantastic service time after time. Recently we had a failed tenancy due to an unsatisfactory reference. This was dealt with in a very professional manner and subsequently they have found us a new tenant. Thanks again to all the team for their continued hard work.

Chris Reid (Investor Landlord)

After my property being for sale for 3 months with other agents, I had nothing on the table. Within 48 hours of instructing Christopher Shaw Residential, they had found the perfect buyer!! Michael and Matt where outstanding, so knowledgable and professional. Thank you so much, I will definitely use these agents again in the future.

Aimee Hawkins (Vendor)