Native

Number of Developments

10

Ratings

4.67 Rating

Rating (based on 547 reviews)

Excellent

76.78%

Very Good

16.45%

Average

3.84%

Disappointing

1.46%

Very Poor

1.46%

Native Residential operates a broad range of Build to Rent schemes of all sizes, locations and communities. Native creates sustainable communities with soul.

Native Communities

The Junction in Leeds is a Native managed development that we have listed on HomeViews. It comprises 665 units with a range of amenities, such as coworking spaces, communal gardens and bike storage. Additional schemes managed by Native include Stamford Street, No.26 in Croydon, Kampus in Manchester, The Almere in Milton Keynes and Ebb & Flow in Reading.

Native Reviews

“The concierge are just amazing. When there was a minor issue in the flat, such as the lightbulb fusing, (or when I accidentally broke the TV cable), the concierge reacted immediately. The problems were fixed and replaced instantaneously. In previous flat I had issues with my post and parcels, but here it’s just so much easier since the concierge take all deliveries. All the furnishing in my flat is brand new and well done to a style that suits me. There is complimentary WiFi which is a massive bonus. One great feature was when I moved in; they sent an email with instructions for how to set up the bills and use the utilities. I thought this was an extra touch where Dalston Works goes the extra mile.” – Adam, a verified resident at Dalston Works You can read more reviews from Native residents by clicking on the properties below. Do you live in a Native development? Click here to share your experience with the HomeViews community.

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The design was amazing, and one of the main reasons I was attracted to the building.

The design was amazing, and one of the main reasons I was attracted to the building. It’s good quality too; small things like light fixtures being glass not plastic etc. I didn’t have a pet but it’s dog friendly. It’s kept clean (for an apartment block..), with halls regularly swept and mopped. Unfortunately I never got access to the communal areas because of COVID, so can’t comment, but the overall atmosphere in the building is really nice.

THE LIFTS ARE SO FAST. I have been places where lift issues were a massive gripe so this was a positive for me coming and going. Even with the covid one person rule, I can remember waiting a while maybe once or twice the entire time I was there.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They got me a different colour side table when I moved in because I preferred pink to yellow. Not a single bad experience with staff. There were customer service contacts available overnight while I was there so any issue would get a speedy response. Issues were generally dealt with quickly too once logged. There’s an app now I think but I didn’t use it. The ONLY (and I mean ONLY) reasons I gave a 4* to the property management element is because I had an issue with the fridge which wasn’t able to be fixed, and my rug was really dirty on arrival. But honestly everything else was fantastic, especially considering COVID circumstances.

Bills are separate so you do have to deal with the company yourself, but there’s only one you have to deal with and it’s super super easy. There’s a slick portal so it’s two clicks to pay and you’re done once it’s set up.

No unfair charges (no charges at all in my case) at the end of the tenancy. Really, really amazing. Just a small thing but there was a welcome pack when I moved in with things from local businesses, including a big pouch of coffee beans and a plant. Maybe that’s a small thing but I think it reflects the rest of the experience. Probably my best renting experience so far and if I’m ever back in Croydon I’ll be there again.

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

Public transport is amazing where train’s are concerned. East Croydon is right outside, less than a 5 minute walk yet train noise is minimal. You can hear the trains, but they’re sort of calming imo, definitely never disturbing. If you want to drive, the one way system can be a little problematic, and I believe you have to pay for a parking space if you need one. No experience with it myself but having friends with cars over was a little limiting due to park price elsewhere etc. Zero traffic noise (on floor 15 anyway).

Back to noise, there is building work going on right outside the front of the building, and though the noise is bearable, it may be worth considering if you do a lot of work from home. Obviously after 2021/2022 this may be over! but there’s another blank plot right beside the new development so something to keep in mind. Box Park is also a few yards down the road. During COVID this was fine, but once stuff opened up the football is LOUD from the room. Obviously this isn’t constant but something to note. My flat was on the front side of the building so I’m sure the other side’s better for that stuff too!

Again, I was there in COVID and not for long, so I didn’t get the full local experience. There’s a Nando’s within a couple of minute’s walk, which is great if you want to avoid Deliveroo fees! But if you do like deliveroo everything’s super close so that’s quick. And as for walk-ins/town centre, everything’s within a ten/fifteen minute walk which is nice and easy. The co-op is right at the bottom of the building. I really loved the location and I want to stress I LOVED living at No. 26 so none of these things were major complaints to me, just my honest opinion for those looking.

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

I wish I’d known the service would be so good so before moving in I didn’t stress about getting issues sorted or getting the deposit back. Maybe the hassle with parking and driving would have been good to know but it’s not like it makes any difference so!

What is the best feature of your home:

1) floor to ceiling windows 2) staff 3) king bed 4) lift speed 5) view (though this might be obscured once the building next door goes up). Also, under-cabinet lighting in kitchen was very relaxing in the evening. Small space but well designed so it was compartmentalised and didn’t feel cramped.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
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4
Management
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The Best Development in Leeds

The development is modern, well thought out and tailored to the needs of a working professional. The co-work spaces are better than what you’d get in larger corporations, with free coffee, tea, private meeting rooms and a lot of desk space. I work from home 100% of the time so the facilities are perfectly designed for my needs.

There is also a lounge area which is a lot quieter and perfect to break up your working day. They also have communal toilets which is highly convenient if you live on a higher floor and can’t be bothered to get the lift to your apartment.

We have used the private dining room once, and for a small fee, me and my partner hosted a dinner for my family in an exquisite setting.

If you’re thinking about living here, then I can assure you that this is the best development in Leeds. I lived in Moda before, which was a really high spec place with a big investment in facilities. However, the concierge service was terrible (1/10), and given the unlimited cap on students I always felt like I was living in halls. Definitely not worth the extra £200 a month I was paying.

Here in the Junction, I’m mostly surrounded by professionals which creates a more balanced environment. I highly recommend moving here.

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

The Junction is situated along the historic viaduct which overlooks the River Aire. It is safe to say that I now live in the nicest part of Leeds. Wellington Place which is a business district targeting city professionals, with trendy bars, modern architecture, London-esque offices and a stunning water feature, greets every resident walking to and from The Junction.

I was initially apprehensive about the walk from the development to the city centre, but the station is literally 5-10 mins away and the route is really nice.

Ultimately, if you want a quieter, nicer environment, then this side of town is by far the best!

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

I was given a great induction and it was really thorough in covering all aspects of life in The Junction.

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

Management always get problems fixed ASAP. They are 100% on the ball and know how to deliver great customer/resident service.

What is the best feature of your home:

Our balcony

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4
Design
5
Location
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The staff make living here a unique experience

The design of the communal spaces are neutral yet contemporary and modern. Lots of space to work, a kitchen facility with a coffee machine for free drinks, including meeting rooms to make private calls when working.
The dining rooms to hire are beautiful, as I’m sure the rest of the facilities will be when completed.

The building management are irreplaceable. Matthew and Michelle have been incredible, and tended to our every need. The move in process was swift and efficient, and they even thought of the little details like asking if we would like our heating turned on before moving in.
There is a parcel collection point which is very convenient so don’t have to worry about being home to collect.

Matthew initially showed me around the development, and I was sold instantly. Incredibly knowledgeable and informative, whilst being approachable, professional, and funny. Always on hand to help, and even allowed us to do an Easter egg hunt for our little girl and have her an Easter egg.
Purchased some drinks for her too as an exception for the communal pizza party.
It’s always a pleasure to talk to the staff as opposed to feeling obliged to.

Any issues are dealt with swiftly, and we have the freedom to decorate the apartment including painting, support to hang pictures, and maintenance issues.

We have a cat which is allowed at no extra charge which also set aside this development for us, as he is a part of our family and found added costs a deterrent at other BTR.

We have only been here a week so excited to see how this development expands over the coming months, but it feels like home already.

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

The property is a 10 minute walk into the city centre therefore bars, residents and shops are easily accessible. It is slightly difficult to find at present due to ongoing construction works, however the location couldn’t be better.
The windows are triple glazed therefore you can’t hear anything, including the trains at night.

The parking I would say is slightly more on the expensive side at £120 a month, however to say this is a city centre development it is to be expected, and the car park is very secure with ANPR recognition and a shutter for access.
There is a bin chute on each floor which is excellent as prevents you from having to go downstairs to get rid of rubbish.
The bin yard is huge so no issues with rubbish collection.

There are apparently going to be lots of shops and cafes underneath the viaduct which will be an amazing aspect when finished.
The construction does not interfere with quality of living currently, and it’ll be exciting when everything is complete.

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

The staff are incredible, especially our experiences with Matthew and Michelle. They feel more like friends than staff.

Ask as many questions you can think of, and they will support to the best of their ability.

We have opportunities to meet the neighbours during community events which makes it such a lovely place to live.

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

Always respond efficiently and swiftly, and feel confident that any issues will be resolved as soon as possible.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Beyond impressed

We were welcomed on moving day with a huge smile and a full tour of the facilities from Matthew who was absolutely incredible (such facilities include outside exercise areas and 2 private dining rooms) which made for an amazing first impression. My partner was the one to view the apartment and it was my first time seeing it- I was blown away. I really didn’t expect to be as impressed as I was. Management were super helpful, from reporting minor issues to scheduling temporary parking, everything has been super easy and painless. The apartment itself is absolutely stunning and the view from my balcony gets me every time. A pleasure to be here and look forward to watching the community grow!

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

The local area is perfect for me; it’s far enough out of the center to avoid the chaos that comes with living in the city but it’s not so far that it’s hard work getting into town. Whilst there are some facilities still in the process of being built, it feels like there’s a community growing amongst the junction folk and one can’t help but feel like it’s going to be big. Really excited to watch and be a part of the growth of this development!

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

The inventory (a review of the state of the property before moving in to be cross referenced with when you leave) that you are asked to complete is quite detailed, I would highly recommend completing it before you move anything in to the flat.

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

Management have been prompt to deal with any issues and clearly care about the well-being of their tenants.

What is the best feature of your home:

The balcony!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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