City of Edinburgh

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Our property manager is good and they have offered loads of activities during lockdown which have been good.

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Review Date Mar 2021

Very many shops close by and many transport links close by even to the airport! Can be slightly loud at nights because of students and antisocial behaviour.

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Our property manager is good and they have offered loads of activities during lockdown which have been good. The proximity to the canal makes the place and ideal location to live in. Relatively easy to get in people to repair any maintenance issues you may have

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known about the flats facing the canal.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would ask for more amenities like a gym, cinema room etc

2
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Good location, a few minutes from buzzing Edinburgh areas.

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Review Date Jan 2021

Bonnington is just a few minutes’ walk to several buzzing areas (the Shore, Leith Walk, Cannonmils, Broughton). A lot of the area is currently being re-developed, with several pockets of industrial property still around, but as this evolves over time I think more facilities will crop up ever nearer, bringing more to the neighbourhood.

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The development is nice with the completed re-surfacing, although some more landscaping wouldn’t go amiss. The direct access to the water of Leith is a big plus, with several parks and walkways. Building management has been pretty low-key but small issues have been addressed when needed.

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While out immediate blocks don’t have many facilities at the moment, we’re near many busy areas with lots of them. There is access to many parks and walkways nearby. Lots of residential development in the area are promising!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I haven’t had to raise any issues myself. Some that come up in share building areas seem to have been addressed in time.

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
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3
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Working progress

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Review Date Jan 2021

Great place to live and close to city centre. Lots of shops, restaurants etc nearby and close to plenty of buses.

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Still a working process on the development. Starting to look good, good access and direct path to the Water of Leith. Builders been ok but a lot of snagging when I moved in. Customer services were OK but took a long time to sort. Factoring company are always in contact through letter.

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How much snagging to expect

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Options of balconies would have been a good option.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
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3
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A great place to live!

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Review Date Jan 2021

Lots of shops and restaurants within easy distance

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This is a very well run development, Hillcrest are very responsive to any issues or concerns and should anything arise outwith normal business hours there is an emergency number to report issues. Any maintenance or repairs carried out very quickly. This is a great place to live.

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Nothing bad to report. Such a good variety of shops and activities close at hand.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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