About Sheen Lane Developments

Sheen Lane Developments is a development company based in Richmond. Sheen Lane have delivered over 2000 residential units across 36 schemes in London and the South East.

Number of Developments

4

Ratings

3.71 Rating

Rating (based on 74 reviews)

Excellent

32.43%

Very Good

41.89%

Average

13.51%

Disappointing

6.76%

Very Poor

5.41%

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Expensive Hellhole

Building facilities are often damaged and broken. The elevator was out for more than a week (7 floor building). The back door didn’t lock with a damaged mechanism for 2 weeks.
The elevator is broken in some form at least once every two weeks. The cover for the lights inside has been broken and hasn’t been replaced for 6 months.

The building has 10 flats per floor but only one tiny elevator and only one entrance which means it gets more traffic than the A1.

The floors are constantly covered in refuse and stains from leaking refuse bags. The elevator is stained from top to bottom, I think someone emptied themselves into it at one point.
The carpets in the hallways and stairwell are stained with black mold.

The building is cleaned only once a week and immediately dirty the next day. I’ve once seen an entire kebab tray dumped out upside down in the staircase for a week.

Since the refuse bins are not secured, there are non-tenants dumping their garbage there as well (I’m not talking a candy wrapper, but people pulling up in cars to dispose of entire rubbish bags or other refuse).

The apartments themselves look nice but are shoddily constructed For example my inbuilt bed’s drawers can not open because the heating element is in the way. The gaps at the bottom of the flat doors is so large i can see peoples shoe-soles when they walk past. The doors are also not soundproofed so i can hear everyone clear as day.
I had a boiler malfunction only a week after moving in which took 3 weeks to resolve despite pleading (cold showers for 3 weeks!).
The fire alarms are also placed directly above the oven which starts false alarms at least once a week in every flat (I’m not exaggerating)

The claim of “excellent security… with CCTV” is untrue as there is no permanent staff in the building to enforce security, and CCTV seems to not be used to enforce safety or react to antisocial or criminal behavior even when reported to management.

Management in general seems unresponsive unless they need something (like a new contract). I’ve even overheard them complain about tenants complaints (thank you not soundproofed door!).

The only positive I can say is that the room looks clean, modern and nice and the Fiberoptic Internet is nice too.

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While Ewing House is close to the train station, it is also just next to a bar and club. This might be a positive for some but the reality is that drunk or drugged people just hang around this building, sometimes having fights or taking a leak against the building. The club also tends to empty thousands of bottles into their rubbish bins past midnight causing an incredible ruckus.

There is also a large element of drug consumption and selling around the building with cars idling waiting for their “customers”.

The building is also permanently permeated by the smell of cannabis and cigarettes (and also the mold from all the carpet-stains).

The tenants in Ewing House are a mixed bag, while 60% seem to live quiet lives, there are at least 4 flats that have parties daily with alcohol and drug consumption being high.

It is also situated next to a construction(?) company which constantly does work in their yard, even on Saturdays, noise pollution is high.

The tenants do not dispose of rubbish or other refuse properly and just throw it vaguely near the bins. Wind and animals get at the refuse and strew it everywhere. Getting to the car park is like wading through a landfill with the same smell permeating the area. I’ve also seen rubbish and rubbish bags just strewn in the staircase.

In general from living here about a year I’ve seen more and more normal respectable people move out and be replaced with anti-social people, no wonder, who would want to live here except for the ones that HAVE TO.

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

If I had known what kind of people live here and what the situation with drug consumption is in the building I would have picked literally anywhere else to live.

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

Building management is painfully slow. I had no hot water for 3 weeks and after a while they stopped responding to any requests or issues so I’ve given up communicating with them.

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Modern development near Edgware High Street

Middlesex House is newly renovated so the design is modern with its large glass windows, stainless steel appliances, white painted walls, and hardwood floors.

The building is regularly cleaned. There’s spacious parking space (for residents), though parking fee is separate to the rent.

However, I feel that the company that manages the property needs improvement. Rent receipts are not given out in time, and they don’t respond to queries immediately. Also, I feel their staff constantly changes because it seems I’m communicating with a new person every month. They need to improve on their professionalism.

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

Middlesex House is near Edgware High Street: easy access to a lot of shops (Broadwalk Shopping Centre with TK Maxx; Argos; charity/thrift shops), restaurants, and choices of large supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Tesco, Iceland). It’s also near Edgware Station (Northern Line) and Canons Park (Jubilee) plus access to a lot of bus lines.

Traffic can be difficult especially at the intersection of A5 and the High Street. Lately, as of 2021, there’s been a lot of road works. Traffic noise can be less audible when the windows are closed.

Free parking can be difficult though the nearby Premier Inn and Sainsbury’s allow for paid parking.

Bin collections are regular.

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

Council Tax

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

It generally takes time for them to respond to problems or issues.

I have to make a distinction between the building manager and the company because the building manager (who stays in the building) is great – he is very helpful. But the company that owns/manages the building needs improvement.

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Design
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Good building, but with a bad neighbor

In general, I think the studio is perfect for a single person or young couple. You will get a fully fitted kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, a modern bathroom with a built-in wall toilet seat, and even two sofas and a washing machine in the living room. I found the studio is modern and clean.

I think the design is just a matter of taste; the only problem with the building is the layout: it’s just too dense of rooms. There is not much to say about the facilities in this building; you will find the standards, such as bike storage. The building wouldn’t offer parking slots to everyone.

The building management is excellent, in my experience. The building caretaker is very friendly and pleasant whenever I need assistance. And the building management team significantly engages with my problems during the tenancy, such as quick reply emails. The only disappointment is the building doesn’t have a 24h concierge.

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Ilford is a well-equipped area overall. You could find cafes, banks, post offices, and some well-known retail and grocery stores on the high street. Unfortunately, the road is a bit dirty and rough.

The transition link is good; with the Elizabeth line, we could get into central London without any changes. However, because only the Elizabeth line, if there was a strick in TFL, it will very difficult to get in and out of Ilford. As there will be only buses, there is always a travel jam on the Romford rd.

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

Neighbor. It depends on luck I guess; we can’t choose who will become our next door unless I am the landlord. But during my tenancy, my next door always plays loud and bass-heavy music, disrupting my daily life and sleep; I need to ask the council officers for help to address the issues. Therefore really find out who is living next to you if you decide to live in Becketts House.

Secondly is noise pollution. There is always, I mean everyday there are stupid people with their modified cars making loud exhaust noise running around especially at night.

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

The management teams are quite engage with my issues with my neighbor, quick respond to the email and carried out action to help me address the problem

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Poorly run, poorly managed, dirty property

The property itself is beautiful with state of the art facilities – Siemens and Vilroy & Boch appliances. HOWEVER, what makes this property terrible is the maintenance and management. The communal areas are never cleaned – the carpets left filthy with debris, large amounts of dog poo in the parking lot, sidewalks and in front of the entrances (which if you’re not careful or are walking at night as there are NO outdoor street lights, you WILL step in it). A dead pigeon stayed outside on the walkway for almost 2 weeks before it was disposed of. The lift/elevator is constantly broken for extended periods of time (currently at 2 weeks and counting) without any communication from the property management team as to when it will be fixed – I feel sorry for those who live on the 7th floor and have to walk up 6 flights of stairs daily. If the management of this property changes, it’s definitely worth living here, but if it continues on this path it may as well be a council estate. This place is not ideal for families as several tenants blast music through all hours of the night – I’m talking about 1am, 2am, 3am people, I’m not a scroogle. There’s a total lack and disregard for others living in the building and the property management continues to allow this to happen.

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

The area of Edgware offers a lot in terms of shopping and groceries. The property itself is nearby a Lidl and a 20-minute walk away from Colindale which offers the opportunity for larger shopping i.e. Asda, Morrisons, Wilko, M&S, Aldi, Matalan etc.

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

I wish that the maintenance to which the property is kept was communicated prior to moving in. When they have viewings and show you the apartments, they hire cleaning staff to make the show apartments and communal areas look as nice as possible (but it feels like a scam). Once you’re all moved in, everything that you were told and showed before moving in seems to be a fantasy-like Disney Land.

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

They constantly repeat that they are “working on it” but after several months of living on the property, I have not seen any changes.

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Design
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Location
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Value
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