Southwark is nestled on the South Bank of the Thames, and among its luxury riverside apartments and ultra-modern offices, are some of London’s biggest icons. This area is rich in culture, architecture and entertainment, charming millions of visitors (and residents) each year. For the best scenery, criss-cross one of the bridges that straddle the river, including London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge. All are a joy to stroll or drive over, thanks to sweeping views of the water, and the buildings that chart hundreds of years of the capital’s history. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Southwark. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Southwark.
While the housing is “affordable” the maintenance of the properties is poor. If Folio can cut a corner, delay work or have you chasing your tail on a repair they will. This and the added ineptitude of some staff creates a really poor experience.
Certain staff are a slow to respond, inconsistent with messages and repair work is often completed cheaply and poorly, with little or no regard for the health and safety of their tenants, I’ve had a broken window for over 10 months, black mold and it required me to have a serious health issue to find a resolution. 3 people have come to inspect the window and yet no repair.
Some individuals are rude and in one instance have sent emails to colleagues about tenants with rolling eye emojis covering up lies and failures to perform. This same individual is often out of the office for long periods of time, blocks peoples mobile numbers, does not respond to voicemails and has a landline they do not answer, but states do no leave a message (has been this way 3 years).
Water damage to the kitchen ceiling due to a leak was never repaired, more lies that it was arranged for someone to come and fix the damage.
Front door handle repair was 2 screws drilled through the metal to “hold” and later glued on and was half attached again.
Back fences blown down in in early 2023 and it took 6 months for these to be replaced. This only happened after several residents had attempted break ins and we filed police reports. Housing Officer claimed they had not been able to source panels…. Workman laughed when asked and said that’s not true and they were called to do the work 3 days prior.
I had a hole in the roof due to squirrels nesting – an issue for several people on the street – and had scaffolding around the house for 8 months, 3 assessments for damage repair and an asbestos check (house was built in 2002 so their won’t be any asbestos)
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Nice neighbors and it feels like a community.
It’s also a busy bike path so you need to be careful crossing the road, I’ve seen several pedestrians and dogs hit. I’ve also seen cars pull out quickly and their have been collisions due to blind spots on the road.
Nice park near by for families, but the sports ground can be noisy until 9pm and from early hours on weekends.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Great neighbours, good access to supermarkets and it’s a suburban feel.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
It took several escalations and my MP contacting Folio to have any repairs fixed.