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As residential tenant the property as such is OK – a place to sleep but not much more, you can tell it was built in the 40s and that not much has happened since then. What I found most frustrating is that the monthly costs are hard to predict, getting heating recharges every month on around 120-200 pounds (live in a one bedroom apartment of 500 sqf). Especially since I am barely at home and my heating as not worked since I moved in.
Also, there are still phonelines in the apartments for which you are charged, i.e. you are not charged for the use of it you are charged for that there is a phoneline available. It is only on 7 pounds, but with 1,200 flats you understand why the charge for something as retarded as that.
This frustration is increased since other things was promised and stated in the contract – and especially since it is a 1 year contract.
That said, if you like ryanair this place wont be much different.
Please review your development:
The landlord needs to find a way to make sure that the apartments are brought into, atleast, the 2000 century and to make it possible for tenants to be in control of the heating or whatever the excuse is for the 10% of the rent recharges.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
the actuall cost per month, did ask for this several times so I could make a budget but the numbers I got it is clear those where not true.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Still waiting for answers… been 4 months now but maybe one day.