Essex is a county in the East of England and is one of the most populous counties in the country. It has a population of 1.4 million people, making it an attractive place for prospective home buyers to invest their money and enjoy all that Essex has to offer. Below we’ll take a look at what you should know about Essex before deciding where to put down roots!
Me and my partner have been living here for 11 months and when we first moved in we were very excited. The positives of living here is you’re a walk away from town and Tesco/ Iceland. You’re away from the busy noise of the streets with a wonderful view depending on what building you live in. You have a communal work space and games room and a small park to sit. East Quay building had rarely other problems like Barge house and Willow place so be mindful when picking. The parking is quite pricey, as residents I think you should get a car space free or pay half price for the first year of tenancy agreement. If you have friends who drive theirs literally nowhere to park for them which means they are at risk of a fine. Do make sure your car permit is displayed at all times, even though you have a designated spot without clear visual of your permit you can still get a ticket.
Please review your development:
For me OneCanalside is definitely somewhere you should invest in if you’re looking to rent and somewhere close enough to town but away from the noise. The flat itself has lovely features and styles in the flat. The look of the development is good with parcel rooms and bin rooms. As the months went by the service from the maintenance team got worse. I had a situation where a maintenance member lied and I had to show proof on email. Sometimes you don’t get a response back, sometimes you call and theirs no answer. It can be tough if you have to go to work everyday as you won’t get a chance to see them in person because they start at 9am and finish at 4pm. This may not be a problem for those who work from home. For me I feel the management team can do much more and show the urge to want to help us residents. Also the manager is hardly there and has never responded to any email that’s been sent.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Management staff. Started off well then dipped. We were told pizza & movie night every fortnight and we didn’t see it once.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Not straight away, I had to do the legwork myself. Your more or less forgotten about and when you query them it’s like a reminder for them to chase as they forgot.