Essential Living

Number of Developments

3

Ratings

4.60 Rating

Rating (based on 129 reviews)

Excellent

69.77%

Very Good

27.91%

Average

1.55%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

0.78%

Essential Living is a Build to Rent property developer based in London. Its hallmarks are premium apartments in well-connected locations.

Essential Living developments

There are many Essential Living developments on HomeViews: Berkshire House in Maidenhead, Vantage Point in Archway, Islington, and Dressage Court in Bethnal Green. In addition, Union Wharf, Essential Living’s newest development is a collection of 249 apartments spread over two towers, set on the banks of peaceful Deptford Creek.

Essential Living reviews

The building is absolutely stunning. The apartments are tastefully done and very spacious. The resident team is always so helpful. The building organises many events throughout the year so that the residents feel lik they are a part of a community. Absolutely love living here!” – Nilofer R, verified resident at Dressage Court

Vantage Point is in such a good location above Archway tube. The place is always clean and tidy and it’s great to have the opportunity to meet new people. The residents team make living here so easy, they are always on hand to answer questions or help with any problems.” – Anabelle D, verified resident at Vantage Point

You can read more reviews from Essential Living residents by clicking on the developments below. Do you live in an Essential Living property? Click here to submit your review.

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Mixed experience. Great building but lacking in customer service.

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The building is aesthetically lovely and the shared spaces are great for hosting events, working or hanging out. The flats themselves are good, though the water pressure is inconsistent between the various faucets and the washing machine/dryer combo leaves something to be desired. Overall, the building itself is as you’d hope.

Where VP lets you down is the customer service. There are a few members of the Residents’ Team that are stellar, helpful and they really know their stuff. However, there are also members of the Team who are rude and go out of their way to be unhelpful. As a whole, on the one hand, the Team tries to foster a community atmosphere when hosting events but, on the other, building-wide emails tend to be frustrated and unprofessional. Instead of taking building-wide issues to management and implementing a fix, they shut off facilities (i.e. trash chute) for all residents. Complaints often go unanswered and my guests have reported rudeness upon entering the building on more than one occasion. The customer service really lets the building down and makes you feel like it’s not a friendly place to come home to.

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Convenient tube links, lots of nearby shops and amenities.

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

That amenities and services can be shut off for the whole building on a whim.

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Thank you for the review and for bringing this to our attention, this is really helpful 🙂

The staff really make this Vantage Point a home.

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We’ve enjoyed our time living in Vantage Point. We feel the design of the building internally is beautiful, including the amenity spaces, however at times appliances and finishes are somewhat faulty and some corners have been cut.

The facilities in the Vantage Point are a huge selling point which adds to the value of the building exponentially. The car park is a nice addition, however the upkeep of the car park is not satisfactory, often times littered and/or flooded.

Onto the real star of the show…the staff. They are beyond helpful, attentive, kind and generally just good people. They make living at Vantage Point feel like home. The staff here have become more than just building staff and have become a part of our home, and to us that means job well done. We could not appreciate their attentiveness more. Any issue that arises, they immediately work to solve it and they do so happily. They make our life easier and we’re forever grateful for that. The review would be a 5 star if asked only about the staff.

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Brooke and Jamie

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

That the fridge was so small. It was not shown on viewing.

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Hi Brooke and Jamie,
Thanks for your review and we will take on the feedback. 🙂

Great Experience

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I needed a short rental (around 6 months) in Maidenhead, To reduce my commute after a period of recovery from a difficult period of ill health. I opted for `Berkshire House and Essential Living, and the whole experience has been fantastic. The building itself is excellent, with well-appointed apartments and a great communal area on the top floor, and it ideally situated in the centre of town. However what made everything special is the staff – although my rental was only short term, I was made to feel part of the family, and nothing was too much trouble for Andy, Monika and Oxanna.

A great experience, and restored my faith in the benefits of renting.

Thank you, Essential Living

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A really wonderful place to live

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Design
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Location
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Vantage Point is a beautiful building with excellent facilities. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into making sure that it is not only designed to look modern and welcoming, but also has a lot of very useful and practical elements.

Everything within the apartments themselves is high quality, from the kitchen with it’s fantastic use of utilising space to little touches here and there that make you realise how much thought has gone into the development.

The really great thing about Vantage Point is that there is so much to enjoy outside of your apartment too, with two beautiful community balconies, a library/office space, a lounge area, dinning room with fully fitted kitchen, gym and games room.

Location wise, you are practically on top of Archway tube station and there is an abundance of supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants on your door step.

The residence team also make Vantage Point a great place to live. They are on reception 24/7 and are always there to greet you, take parcels and help with anything you need. They are a friendly bunch and having them there really helps you feel secure in the building.

Overall, I can’t fault this place!

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

Great choice of supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants. Pick a direction and you’ll no doubt find a little hidden gem. Practically on top of Archway tube station (Northern Line) and within walking distance to Upper Holloway (London Overground). Plenty of bus stops nearby too, as well as a number of Zip Cars if you need to rent a car.

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

Quite a few dogs here. I think it’s great, but if you have a serious dog problem, phobia or something it may bother you. However, they are not allowed in communal areas so you will only pass them in the lifts and at reception.

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Hi Laura, wow what an amazing review! and what a lovely picture! Thank you very much, we are so happy you are enjoying living at Vantage Point.

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