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.
Located in a backstreet from the high street, it is convenient to access local shops and transport. It can be a bit noisy with cars.
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The development has been poorly managed, I had/still have several issues that I was not aware of prior to move-in e.g. a pest problem, a leak in the ceiling, no gas, lift very often out of order, the lock of the bin place broken etc. The biggest problem I have in regard with all the problems is the little involvement/management from L&Q. They don’t actively manage and maintain the development, and they just a quick fix. Particularly with the problem with the lift, it is a recurring problem and I have tried to raise this issue, but they keep on fixing the problem on the surface and no intention to look into the actual cause of the problem. I have seen that the life got broken and people got locked and called fire officers. I am pregnant and have to climb up stairs when it is broken, and I am very anxious when it is working because I never know if I will get stuck in the lift. The flat itself is relatively nice, but it does not make my whole experience with the development good and safe at all.
I have attached photos of issues that I have raised with L&Q but have not been solved.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
1) Poor management by L&Q, they don’t do active care/maintenance of the development. 2) The lift gets broken very often, and I hear from other tenants that it has been an issue at least for a few years but L&Q has never looked into the cause of the problem.
What is the best feature of your home:
L&Q passes information to sub-contractors only when tenants report (after being on the line for a long time). I have to call them very often and it is very tiring and time consuming. It does not seem that they actually monitor and maintain the development. I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect the landlord to check regularly the state of the development.