Essential Living

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lettings@essentialliving.co.uk 08002100200
Coin House, Level 5, Gee's Court, London, W1U 1JA

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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 three Essential Living developments: Berkshire House in Maidenhead, Vantage Point in Archway, Islington, and Dressage Court in Bethnal Green. There’s also one in the works due for completion in 2019 – Union Wharf will be 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

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Number of Developments

3
4.63 Rating

Rating (based on 123 reviews)

Excellent

71.54%

Very Good

26.83%

Average

1.63%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

0.00%

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Essential Living reviews

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Amazing- Erin Hunter

While searching for an apartment in London I met a member of the the essential living estate agents staff named Erin hunter. Erin was a breath of fresh air while tackling the pit falls of flat hunting when your not from England, she was efficient, courteous, professional and new her product inside out. She had made our experience easier and definitely a member of staff you want to hold onto!!!

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Overall nice place to live

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The apartment is managed so most of the day by day headache are quickly addressed by the residents team. This includes fixing home appliance, which you can leave to them (no need to take half day off work to wait for maintenance). This also means giving up a bit of rights, such has having your own door lock or your own internet connection (as the WiFi is shared), but generally there are no problem with this. Make sure you are looped with all the communications if you don’t want to find strangers in your place working maintenance of fixing air filters.

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The area is not bad, well connected, reasonably safe and vibrant with new shops and pubs opening.

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– communal areas might be booked but there’s no way to know so it’s either you book them (and pay) or you may need to leave any moment because somebody did, I think this should be improved by them
– despite the cooling system, my apartment is very warm. Even with heating system turned off the temperature won’t fall below 25 degree, I had them check and this cannot be changed. Way too hot, and you can’t open the window ( in my case) because of the trains

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Manager Response

Dear André,

Thank you for your review, it is important for us to hear all types of feedback from our residents so we can continually refine our processes to improve our residents’ experience.

Your comments have duly noted and we apologise for any inconvenience caused,

Kind regards,

Essential Living

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The best place to rent in London

Verified Resident

Had an amazing time in Vantage Point – from the building design, communal areas, helpful and friendly residents team and the perfect location – can’t fault it!

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It’s extremely well connected with 2 branches of the Northern line and just up Holloway Rd / Upper St. Building is literally next to the tube.

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There was a bin chute when we moved in which the building decided to not fix anymore as it broke down too often. It’s now permanently closed and residents need to bring their bins to the basement now, but only one lift goes there out of 3 and there are no stairs to it. So you can easily find yourself waiting a while for the lift! It’s not the worst thing in life, but I wish they would fix the chute, it’s not like the rents are cheap and Essential living can’t afford it… Also flats don’t have A/C (communal areas do) and it gets REALLY hot in the summer. But that’s probably the case in any flat in London!

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Manager Response

Hi Fabian, thank you for the 5* review. It’s great to hear that you are having such an amazing time at Vantage Point!

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Couldn’t Be Happier At Vantage Point

Verified Resident

I’ve told many a person that moving to Vantage Point was the best thing to happen to us since arriving in London three years ago. Everything in the building is of a superior standard, from the epic view to the amenities all the way through to the super attentive residents team, who make us all feel like royalty and help to create a real sense of community. Would recommend Vantage Point further without a second’s hesitation.

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Proximity to public transport couldn’t be more convenient as the tube station (Archway) is literally right under the building. This neighbourhood is really coming up with a wide variety of grocery and dining options right at your doorstep. There’s a very charming little park called Waterlow just up the hill while Hampstead Heath is up there with the best parks in the world and is reachable at less than 20 minutes walk.

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What we didn’t know going in how much living in Vantage Point would contribute to our social life being new to London. The building is full of fascinating and warm-hearted people and the fact that there are so many shared amenities and events put on by the building means there’s no shortage of opportunity to meet an mingle.

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Manager Response

Hi Derek, thank you so much for the fantastic review and recommendation. We are so happy that you love Vantage Point as much as we do. See you at a resident event soon!

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