Native

Number of Developments

4

Ratings

4.52 Rating

Rating (based on 65 reviews)

Excellent

58.46%

Very Good

36.92%

Average

1.54%

Disappointing

3.08%

Very Poor

0.00%

Native is a property management company that focuses on the restoration and refurbishment of historic city buildings. The company aims to ensure each development’s design matches the character and history of the building they are working with. Native currently manages six BTR schemes across the UK, including schemes in London and Manchester.

Native Developments

Dalston Works is a Native managed development that we have listed on HomeViews. It comprises 121 units with a range of amenities, such as a concierge, bike storage and complimentary WiFi.

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“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

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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.

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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.

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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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Brand new, modern development with amazing service

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.

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

The area is awesome, I’ve been living around here for 3 years. I love how there is a mix of trendy, up-and-coming retailers and residents living alongside the down to earth, more traditional places. Dalston really has got it it all: the shopping mall with the bigger shops is close by, and there of plenty of bars and clubs.

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

I’ve heard from fellow residents that the flats can get very warm in the summer. However, it’s great in the winter because I don’t have to use the heating too much as the insulation is very efficient.

What is the best feature of your home:

Just the general amount of space and wide, open areas throughout the flat.

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Brilliant Dalston Works

We are located in a flat on the top floor of our building which also faces away from other tenants which means that we do not hear any communal noise, however I am aware that there have been complaints around noise in other blocks and I think this is due to close proximity of the buildings. The the interior is modern and light, I would love it even more if we had a square living room, as can feel a little awkward with some of the furnishings. I would suggest in future to not provide cream sofas fabric sofas as they are a nightmare to keep clean, however the under floor heating is brilliant! Our on-site team are fantastic and they are always so helpful and friendly! They go above and beyond! We have been in the property for 3.5 years with our dog and we couldn’t wish for a better place to live.

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The location is fantastic, very close to amenities, transport links, lots of local shops and two parks within a 10 minute walk. The area is very residential yet vibrant.

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

I would make note that the flats can get very hot in summer, so would advise to invest in a decent fan or air conditioning!

What is the best feature of your home:

They allow pets and we have a fantastic bright living area with a lovely view!

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Design
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Location
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Amazing concierge service

Having a safe bike storage is awesome. And everything is overseen by a top concierge team- they are always very friendly and helpful. There is a nice communal space where there are events for the residents and there is a really good community atmosphere here. However, one thing that could be changed is that the heating is always on in the corridors, so it’s just too hot. The other issue is that the got water is all on one system. So obviously, if there is a problem in one place, this effects the whole development.

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

I like the location of the area, there is a good community atmosphere. Perhaps it’s more for young people as tia full of pubs, bars and restaurants. However, for people with kids, there are green spaces nearby. There are very easy transport services as well.

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

I wish I knew about heating being on one system. I also think there could have been more transparency about the service charge.

What is the best feature of your home:

The big balcony is fantastic, and the floor to ceiling windows are also a great feature which fill the flat with light.

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Facilities
5
Design
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Location
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Value
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