In our resident series this week we spotlight Anni, a tenant at Essential Living’s Vantage Point in Islington. The HomeViews team recently sat down with Anni to find out more about life at the development…
Anni is a 30-year-old pharmacist. She moved into an apartment at Vantage Point, an Essential Living property, in the summer of 2018.
The selection process
Anni had a set of criteria to tick off before making her move from the US, where she was previously living. She was after a pet-friendly development that would welcome her dog Freddy, transport links offering a convenient commute for her fiancé, and a location close to open green spaces. She came across professional landlord and Build to Rent operator Essential Living online, and settled on the Vantage Point development in North London’s Islington borough.
Originally from Finland, a country synonymous with quality and innovative design, Anni was looking for a modern new building that would offer her this same quality of living but also a strong community feel, where meeting new people would be easy.
Anni told us: “We have had a fabulous experience here; the building, community and helpfulness of the staff were so much more than we were expecting”.
“Before moving the Essential Living team were brilliant and showed us video tours of the flats and building but it still felt quite risky. We were putting down a deposit and paying rent on a flat we were not able to view in advance as we were based in the US.”
She’s not the only tenant to be enjoying life at Vantage Point, either. A neighbour of Anni’s had this to say to the HomeViews team:
“My neighbours have since told me, and written it in their reviews, that this is the best rental experience they have ever had in the UK. If I had had HomeViews when I was searching for our new home it would have removed any final apprehension or reservations I had had.”
Essential Living’s Vantage Point is a rental-only development right above Archway tube station. It’s got stylish apartments, welcomes pets, and has a top-of-the-range gym, along with regular residents’ socials.
Click here to find out more about Vantage Point and read reviews from other residents.