Get Living

Number of Developments

3

Ratings

4.54 Rating

Rating (based on 633 reviews)

Excellent

66.51%

Very Good

31.28%

Average

1.11%

Disappointing

0.79%

Very Poor

0.32%

Get Living is a Build to Rent property developer. They are leading the charge for a better way of renting, with no deposits, no fees and longer tenancies for its residents and is pet friendly.

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 free superfast broadband.

Get Living developments

Get Living currently has two London locations – East Village E20 and Elephant Central in Elephant and Castle. In Spring 2019 they launched New Maker Yards on Middlewood Locks in Salford, Greater Manchester – their first development outside of London – with more neighbourhoods set to open across the UK in Glasgow, Leeds and beyond.

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

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Manager Response

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to continue serving you with the highest standards.

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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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.

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Good Accommodation and community

I live in Pippin Mansions. East village is made up of a number of plots all have a really good standard of accommodation. There is a good mix of people and a real community feel about the place. Some residents rent through GLL or own through Triathlon. There are a number of events put on throughout the year for residents.

The build quality of the homes is good. The standard of appliances are good as too is the furniture etc. The only downside to the buildings are lack of brick walls. But this is to be expected with new properties. The plus side is the insulation is so good you never need to put the heating on. As a landlord GLL are really good and there are no deposits and they are really good with managing the tenancy.

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

I like that there is loads of green space, good transport, good shopping. Has everything you need. I dislike the amount of building work going on around here although they try to keep the impact to a minimum. The area is turning into a bit of a concrete jungle and very sterile so if you want a homely feel then maybe it’s not for you.

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The heating and water system is shared as a district. This means that you are tied into a certain company and they can set what they want fee wise. However measures have been put in to prevent un necassary hikes etc

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Love the East Village

Our flat is very spacious and we love the layout. The best part is the winter garden – that has been a godsend during Covid. We love having two bathrooms too, but do wish there was more storage space – currently we use under the bed and the wardrobe as storage, but there is only two of us in a 2 bedroom flat – i can imagine those in a flatshare would struggle with the lack of storage. The communal areas and the lifts are always kept clean, and the flat has lots of amenities (though a flat with air conditioning would have been great during summer and I know some of them have a built in microwave which ours doesn’t so it takes up quite a lot of space in the kitchen!)

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

I love living in the East Village, i love the community feel and the amenities and all the green space. It’s a great location for getting around London with all the transport links, but still has that village-feel which i’m yet to experience anywhere else in London. There are times when other residents or non-residents can cause inconvenience such as noise or groups hanging around which makes others feel a bit unsafe, but other than that i love living here.

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

The great bars and restaurants in the local area – a local guide to these would be amazing!

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

The only issues we have raised have been some small maintenance points, most of which were fixed easily. We do have an issue with the en suite shower drainage which someone has been out to fix twice but it’s still a problem, so we ended up just dealing with it but it can be an inconvenience.

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