Get Living

Number of Developments

3

Ratings

4.51 Rating

Rating (based on 323 reviews)

Excellent

61.61%

Very Good

36.22%

Average

1.55%

Disappointing

0.31%

Very Poor

0.31%

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.

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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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Fantastic development and area for those who can afford it.

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Design
5
Location
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Value
4
Management

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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Very nice, well-managed apartments

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5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management

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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Manager Response

Hi

Many thanks for your great review, its good to know that you are enjoying living at New Maker Yards and that the team have been helpful . Sorry parking is so limited in the cities and it is in very high demand but we believe we are competitive compared to other developments ! We are so pleased you would recommend Get Living and please note the Club room is currently open at the moment Mon -Friday 8am-7pm . We hope to lift the restricted hours soon pending government guidance .

Kind Regards
Kim
General Manager

Never planning on leaving

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Location
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Management

Have lived in the east village since the beginning after moving here from Canada and the improvements and developments have been amazing. Everything is super accessible the staff are so friendly and helpful and it really does feel like home. They do their best to create a community and I am super grateful for all the fun things we get in our very own neighbourhood. I love how we have tons of green spaces, lots of recreational activities and just a good hustle and bustle without it feeling crowded and overwhelmingly. Best of all is all the transportation points.

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

more garbage cans and recycling points!

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Zone 1 new-built with good transport connections

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management

When I moved in 2 years ago, it was just opened for renting and no one lived here before. I really liked it! The rooms are spacious however the furniture isn’t really suitable for living in for the long term as there is not enough storage, also there is almost no flexibility from a landlord on bringing your own furniture to substitute theirs. Balconies are quite spacious but the flooring there is with some vigorous spacing and I don’t like it very much. The general design of communal spaces is very subtle and nice. I love the receptionists, always attentive and ready to help. It is very nice to have 24/7 security on site, make you feel safe. The property management is also very attentive however I do not like that they can access your apartment in your absence – this isn’t usually allowed nowhere and I always fight hard against it. However the most important thing for me here is that this development accepts pets which is rare in Zone 1

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

It’s a very vibrant area with mixed nationalities all around and lots of young population living in. Mercato Metropolitano is the most popular place to go for a drink or inexpensive meal. A lot of new developments are in construction and the neighborhood is improving day by day

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

Good connection to almost anywhere having London Bridge and Waterloo in a walking distance; Pets are welcome!

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

Have an option of unfurnished or semi furnished apartment, have a storage, have a garage. Booking for the use of communal kitchen

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