There are plenty of shops around including supermarkets less than 10min walk. Greenwich park is about 10/15min walk.
Very close to Deptford station, but also well served by both Greenwich and Deptford Bridge DRL stations. Depford station doesn’t work on Sunday, so you have to use New Cross station which is about a 13min walk. Bus stops less than 5 minutes walk. No tube stations nearby.
It’s not really very safe, to be honest.
Parking is scarce.
Bin collections are ok.
There is someone in the building that rents to AirBnB and there are constant parties, L&Q knows about it and we don’t see much improvement.
We have constant thefts of parcels left in the lobby by delivery services.
One of the buildings is only a few meters away from the DLR, so there is constant noise, minimised by good windows.
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The buildings are nicely designed, with large lobbys and good looking from the outside. The hallways could be better.
The apartments are spacious and have plenty of storage. The bathroom is all tiled, with a big bathtub and a nice, clean design.
The building management is nothing special, the hallways are often dirty, but unfortunately that is more testament of how people behave than the cleaning itself. The front door breaks all the time unfortunately and it tends to spend a few days life that before it’s fixed. Very hard to reach the building manager, so I always end up going to the property manager unfortunately.
Property management is more responsive and does act on emergencies like no hot water or flood, but always multiple people have to report a fault before they do anything at all which is quite frustrating. If something happens on a weekend and is not incredibly serious/threatening, it will have to wait until Monday.
They have increased the prices of the apartments even during the pandemic, with all the prices in the area going down with the excuse that the contractors process were going up. We have seen no reflection on improvement here whatsoever.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Lots of light in the apartment. Nice looking decoration, very well connected with lots of alternative routes in case something is blocked. Lots of funny wildlife in the canals, we see ducks and swans very often. Greenwich is only a few minutes walk away.
Some of the materials used for construction are low grade. The blinds used are very, very easy to break as they are very low quality plastic.
The area is not the safest.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Poorly. They are very hard to get hold of. Our heating is incredibly expensive and nobody seems to be able to give an answer as to why. The above mentioned parties still happen.