Allsop Letting and Management

Number of Developments

2

Ratings

4.68 Rating

Rating (based on 116 reviews)

Excellent

79.31%

Very Good

14.66%

Average

4.31%

Disappointing

0.86%

Very Poor

0.86%

This independent property consultancy strives to have a people focused approach. The success of Allsop has built up over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy, investment and also management.

Developments

The Forge in Newcastle, The Trilogy in Manchester, Duet in Manchester, Vox in Manchester and The Keel in Liverpool are all developments managed by Allsop currently featured on HomeViews. These Build to Rent sites include flexible lease options and offer a range of state-of-the-art facilities. Moreover, they are pet friendly!

Amenities include ultrafast broadband, 24 hour concierge, resident services and security, gym and fitness centre and residents lounge. In addition, both developments benefit from contemporary furnishings, built-in wardrobes, integrated appliances and floor to ceiling windows.

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A beautiful place to live

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Review Date Mar 2021

Duet is a beautiful, modern building that is both aesthetically pleasing and really homely. There is plenty of space across the building to relax/meet with friends outside of your apartment. The facilities are brilliant and are all well worth the money. Surprise treats every so often really make the building feel homely. The staff are always on hand to help you out with anything and always have a cherry disposition.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Duet is directly opposite both a tram & bus stop with great links to Manchester/other areas. It is a short walk to Media City which has a brilliant range of bars and restaurants. It is a great area to go for walks in. The area always feels safe and is perfectly quiet during the day and and night.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The staff really are brilliant and such a warm presence in the building, the communication is super simple when you have any sort of issue.

What is the best feature of your home:

The huge amounts of space/facilities available across the building for all needs

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

Thank you for your lovely review Megan! It’s amazing to hear how much you’re enjoying your new home at Duet and that you feel so comfortable. We really really appreciate your comments about the development and also the team so thank you for being so kind.

We look forward to seeing you at one of events very soon and we’ll keep the treats coming 🙂

Thanks again from myself and the Duet team.

Dougie Orton-Wade
General Manager

Almost everything is perfect, but I love The Trilogy

Overall I love Trilogy. I’m very happy here and have been ever since I moved here. The socials every Friday are an amazing thing which has helped me make friends which is something I was worried about when I moved here. The staff are so kind I consider them friends as well. The building itself is always clean, it’s modern and well furnished and I feel safe here with the security measures and 24/hr concierge. I LOVE the free coffee. Thank you for that. The fact the building is dog friendly is amazing because now my girlfriend and I have a place we can call home, stay for the long term and also get a dog to start a little family.
The only reason I didn’t give everything 5 stars is because of the lack of parking. That’s my only issue. I don’t understand why noun parking for the amount of apartments. If it’s a land issue or something then so be it, but it is the one annoyance I have as everyday I have to fight for a parking spot outside and sometimes I’m not lucky enough to find one nearby. I am on the waiting list for a parking spot so hopefully I’ll be able to get a spot soon.
Other than that I love the trilogy and intend to live here for many years to come.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The tram station is a minute away which is a huge deal for me. Super easy to get around town because of that. We’re also in range of a lot of restaurants so deliveroo and Uber eats are awesome for us. So many choices. Overall we’re in a really great location.

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The only thing is the lack of parking. I wish I knew about how long I’d have to wait to get parking and how there is barely enough parking spaces for the residents.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
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5
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Duet is an exceptional rental experience.

The entire experience at Duet has been beyond exceptional. I’ve both owned and rented and I can safely say that neither experience matches what you get at Duet. The team makes it feel more like a 5-star hotel than a rental property.

If you had told me I would fall in love with a rental experience before coming here, I wouldn’t have believed you, and yet here we are.

I will go through the experience in chronological order for completeness.

Before I arrived I was in Europe so I didn’t get a chance to see the property in person. That didn’t matter very much because they offered Matterport virtual tours of the apartments and also video tours that give you are real sense of the property.

As an Australian without a rental history in the UK, I wasn’t sure how hard it would be to get a property. But the application was pretty straightforward. The team was communicative at each step.

On arrival, José let our rental car in and out of the car park multiple times and helped get us settled. This was just the first taste of how much the reception staff go above and beyond.

When we arrived there were still Covid protocols in place, so all the packages (Amazon, etc) were being hand delivered by the staff to the apartment doors. Despite the annoyance of running around the building delivering packages they always did it with a smile (it has now returned to using the parcel lockers in the Lobby).

Duet advertises itself as a pet-friendly building. We decided to get a beautiful Cocker Spaniel puppy (Miles), it’s been on the wishlist for a long time. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop with the puppy. Surely it was just a checkbox that they wanted to tick. But no, they really love the pets. Miles has been welcomed by not just the staff but also by the other residents.

The staff organize events, Friday night drinks, etc — another thing about Duet that’s outstanding. I’ve become friends with a bunch of the other tenants in the building. It’s really pleasant to interact with the other tenants. It surpasses my expectations in terms of community. There is a building forum, and it’s quite common for people to give items away when they no longer need them.

The apartment itself is very nice. It’s comfortable and well designed. One of the few negatives I can think of with this apartment is that there was really no option to only furnish one bedroom (we use the second bedroom as an office).

The apartment doesn’t have a balcony, and that would have been nice to have, but I understand that that would have come with tradeoffs as well (lower floorspace).

Oh, and how could I forget. The internet is blinding fast. I don’t think I’ve ever had faster internet in residential property (and I’m not even on the top tier).

The staff have continued to be amazing, not just the front-of-house, but the managers, cleaners and temps all seem to have an attitude of service, that feels closer to Hotel than a rental property.

I cannot recommend this building and team highly enough and will be sad when we eventually have to leave (we’re not permanent residents of the UK).

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Salford Quays is a nice area. It has good public transport links to the city (the Metrolink tram stop is just across the road. MediaCityUK has a good selection of bars and restaurants. There is a Sainbury’s Local 2-3 minutes walk away for basic grocery needs, and larger supermarkets 25 mins walk away.

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Because we didn’t visit before moving in (we were in another country), it was difficult to get a sense of the layout of the building and position in the broader neighbourhood (the property itself has excellent tours). In hindsight, I probably would have picked a higher floor (we’re on 6 of 15).

This is a minor thing though, and an anomaly, because I’ve watched them give tours to other people looking at the building.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

More options in the setup of the furnished apartments. We didn’t really need the second bed, and having a bed/office option would have been awesome.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
User submitted image of  Duet MediaCityUK, M50
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Fantastic first impressions, but the lived-in experience is disappointing

The Trilogy is an excellent place to live at first glance: it is modern, innovative and well-equipped with a gym, delivery lockers, 24/7 concierge and well-furnished communal areas. These certainly draw you in on first impressions. But after 9 months of living here, I’m a bit underwhelmed: light and socket fittings are cheap and sloppily installed, with spotlights misaligned or not flush to the ceiling. The internet is provided by a terrible ISP – I experience regular dropouts whether connected to WiFi or ethernet – with no option to switch. Some of the furniture in my fully-furnished apartment is more trendy office than comfortable home, especially the cheap, uncomfortable, small sofa. But worst of all is the building’s thermal performance. Even my north-facing apartment becomes stiflingly hot in the summer months, to the point where fans and the MVHR system cannot provide adequate cooling. The corridors have south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows which turn these areas into veritable greenhouses, and the heat has nowhere to go but into the adjoining apartments. There’s no good reason why a modern development should have such issues with heat, even without full air conditioning. I’ll have to bear another summer here due to the pandemic, but I won’t be sticking around for a third. The building management, which is a real stand-out positive here, are aware of this issue and provided fans to numerous apartments, but I think they should explore more creative solutions.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like the proximity to Cornbrook tram stop, and the city centre is a walkable distance, but the area consists of lots of low-grade industrial areas although these are undergoing redevelopment

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

View an apartment in summer, some may be cooler than others.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I had a leaky washing machine which was resolved within 24 hours.

4
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2
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
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An excellent place to live

Positives: really well decorated; all fixtures and fittings are there. The staff are really friendly. I had a few teething problems moving it but it got fixed quickly through the app. Deliveries are easy because we have lockers for them. I have used the gym once and it’s really good and has everything you need. The niggles I have had are we haven’t had a water meter fitted.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I like how close we are to the tram stop. We are 5-10 mins away from town. There is, however, a lack of local shops and bars.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Bathroom storage is lacking . The flats are a bit hot.

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Design
4
Location
5
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