Get Living

Number of Developments

3

Ratings

4.51 Rating

Rating (based on 741 reviews)

Excellent

64.64%

Very Good

31.71%

Average

2.43%

Disappointing

0.81%

Very Poor

0.40%

Get Living is a Build to Rent property developer. They are leading the charge for a better way of renting, with no fees and secure tenancies as well as offering fully-furnished, pet friendly homes with WiFi included.

The Get Living team aims to help tenants feel at home from the moment they move in. All Get Living units are designed to be spacious and modern, and are fitted with the latest appliances. Tenants have the freedom to decorate and hang pictures, and access to a year-round calendar of free events and activities connecting residents to their community.

Get Living developments

Get Living currently has two London locations, East Village E20 and Elephant Central, plus New Maker Yards between Salford and Manchester city centres. Get Living will be bringing more Build to Rent homes in neighbourhoods across the UK, including Lewisham, Maidenhead, Leatherhead, Birmingham Leeds and Glasgow.

Get Living reviews

Really enjoying the lifestyle here – great views, staff and everything just works. Admin is minimal and a lot better than traditional tenant-landlord arrangements. Recommend this to all types of tenants – singles / students / young couples etc.” – Hleung, verified resident at Elephant Central

“My wife and I are in our 70s. We sold up a huge house to downsize and free ourselves from the burden of ownership. And what a great place to live. Masses to do, great transport for us and the grandchildren. Fantastic service from Get Living. We are just about to sign up for our second 3 year term.” – Neil H, verified resident at East Village

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The home you always wanted

Review Date Sep 2020

Very helpful management. Took feedback into consideration and employed more security around. Very well managed parks and green spaces. Always keeping residents up to date on what’s happening in the area. Good furniture in the houses. Well laid out houses with good layout.
Only negative – the team are not very responsive all the time.

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Absolutely love the community feel. It feels like you’re away from the bustle of London yet very well connected. You’re surrounded by convenience of local shops, the Westfield mall, grocery stores, NHS and a school. Super green which is a big plus. All in all, great Community for singles,
Couples, families, Babies, and even older people.

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

If you ever need urgent assistance or they’re not responding to you, just drop by the office. They’re a busy lot. And before prices go up further book your home here now!

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

Building mgmt and maintenance have been very prompt and responsive

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to continue serving you with the highest standards.

Fantastic development and area for those who can afford it.

As one of the first residents to move into Eaat Village over five years ago, Get Living had been a fantastic landlord.

The apartment itself is great: well finished, large for the area, although the communal areas aren’t upkept as much as they should be.

Moving in was a breeze, and GetLiving are pretty quick to fix issues that are raised about the flat or other areas of the village. They’re not always super fast or forthcoming, as some issues are fixed with bodgejobs rather than fixed properly.

We’ve had some issues with loud parties late at night: noise reverbates and travels from the winter balconies, echoing around the internal courtyards.

It’s also expensive, paying at the top end of the full zone 2 market although EV is a little further out than most z2 areas. Yearly inflation rentals are fine, but we have been shocked by the amount which our contract was renewed at (and not looking forward to next year).

Overall, we’d 100% recommend East Village and Get Living.

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

The area is great for getting into work in the city or Canary Wharf. Being so close to Westfield is great for shopping and little bits. Sainsbury’s isn’t open proper hours, which is annoying at weekends.

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

Facing into the courtyard is great, but bad neighbours can make it not so good.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
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4
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Very nice, well-managed apartments

The management team are very responsive to emails and phone calls, as are the security staff, and I find this to be a very safe and well-maintained development. The management company definitely do their job, and are much better than other letting agents / propoerty management companies I have dealt with in the past. I would highly recommend GetLiving as a landlord and would happily seek out their other developments in future.

The apartment design is well thought-out (hidden storage etc., furnishings and fittings that fit the space), the furniture is stylish, and there are a few other nice touches (textured wallpaper in the living room, for example) that make the place feel a bit nicer than the standard white-walled boxes you can rent elsewhere. My own apartment building is a bit too close to facing the balconies of the flats opposite, so this is something to consider in choosing an apartment The development is not currently full, so I’m not sure how this will affect living in the long-term, when the place fills up more.

The clubroom was a great feature (until lockdown closed it), although some users were occasionally selfish and would come in and start watching films without headphones while people were clearly in there working from home quietly. Parking is a problem, and I think £10 a day is too steep for residents to park on the street outside (£5 would be fairer).

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

The development is within walking distance of the city and easy travel distance (by regular bus from the main road nearby or 45 minute walk) of the University of Manchester. There’s not a lot to do in the direct area, but there’s a large Sainsburys 5 minutes down the road, a JD Sports gym, and a small Co-op and local bar on the development itself. This generally suits me very well (although more green space would have been nice during Covid lockdown!), but would be less suited to someone who wants to be right in the city centre.

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

I wish I had considered how close to the balconies opposite my own balcony would be (but this has been exacerbated by lockdown and everyone having to stare at each other all day every day!)

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

Very quickly and comprehensively. Everyone I have interacted with has been professional and willing to help.

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Design
5
Location
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Lovely flat in SE1

The building itself is clean, modern and stylish. I believe the flats have a good decor, colour theme of grey with yellow hints is also enjoyable and trendy. The rooms came funrnished with great options including circular table and chairs, sofa and single arm chair and some bedroom fixtures.

I appreciate the kitchen design and use of light in the flat, the stylish fixtures and built in fridge and oven compliment the building to no end. The flooring is very nice and hard wearing. The heating elements work well.

I like the balcony size and the light that comes into the appartment.
The bedrroms are not huge but well sized for my taste and have a large wardrobe which provides great storage.

The bathroom is really a beautiful classy unit, which is the best selling point of the flat. There have been no issues in mine for my time here, and the sturdiness of fixtures provides a quality experience all round.

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

Elephant castle is undergoing a transformation and thus basic items like rubbish bins and tree plantings are encouraging quality living in the area. The soon demolition of the shopping centre will again only add value to the nearby properties. I for see continued improvements. What is a problem is the busy new kent road with one way system making exiting the area by road difficult. The lack of car parking available in the building also meant that there is a personal transport limitation on tenants but can be overcome by the great public transport links availble at our doorstep.

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

Probably about the lack of car parking space – so if you own a car you cant leave it elsewhere

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

very fast, effective and made a difference. The relationship managers are available and easily contactable when needed to resolve an issue

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4
Design
5
Location
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A victim of it’s own success?

I have been living in the area for two years and I love the area, with its bars, restaurants, and facilities. There are also lots of green spaces to go for a walk and exercise. However, the area is a victim of its own success in that it is also very popular with non-residents, who bring their cars and families on a weekend and block road roads, parking spaces, and pavements. It’s great that everyone can enjoy these spaces, but more should be done to prevent the use of cars in this way, as it leads to accidents, fights, and is stressful for the residents.

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

Lack of on-street parking is abysmal. I enjoy the green spaces, links to transport, and easy access to the shops both locally and in old Stratford. The management is helpful, when you can get through to them, but they don’t always respond. The BBQ areas are a plus, if they were patrolled sufficiently.

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

Make use of the outdoor spaces, but don’t expect to find a place to park easily!

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

Complaints aren’t always responded to, but I don’t have issues with the fixing of amenities and installations within the flat, as this very rarely brings problems.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
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