5 Bedford Park, CR0

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Way of Life
2nd
Ranked 2nd out of 26 in Croydon
4.28 (based on 46 reviews) 4.28 (46 reviews)

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3.87
Facilities
3.98
Design
4.80
Location
4.17
Value
4.31
Management

Excellent

37%

Very Good

52%

Average

11%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

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5 Bedford Park, by Way of Life, is a collection of new-build apartments in the heart of Croydon. The building comprises 82 units – a mix of one and two-bedroom flats. Residents are just a 10-minute walk from both East and West Croydon stations, which provide access to London’s National Rail, Tramline and Overground services.

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Excellent location

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Review Date Sep 2020

Building has no additional facilities, for example gym or concierge, like others in the area and rent is increased every year. However, it is a new building, apartments are fully equipped and comfortable.

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The location is very good. It is close to supermarkets and to the 2 main stations in Croydon that have great transport links.

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They would be increasing the rent every year. Also, it is a pretty warm apartment and during summer is very difficult, as the windows don’t open completely on my floor and the apartment receives the sun in the afternoon.

What is the best feature of your home:

It is fully equipped, including dish washer. Windows are big and is very luminous.

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4
Design
5
Location
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4
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Quit, Clean and Secure.

Review Date Aug 2020

Very quiet area but still well connected. And because of the cameras installed everywhere in the building, I feel safe living here.
The property management is amazing, very quick response via email and if there is a problem so solve they handle everything for you.

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Well connected area and full of any kind of shop you need within a few minutes of walk.

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The only bad thing I can think of is the fact that having big windows on all side of your home can be a problem for some people. (Curtains can help.)

What is the best feature of your home:

Well connected, security cameras, responsive management. The apartment is well light by natural light from almost all sides.

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4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so glad your enjoying your time at Bedford Park.

Best,
5 Bedford Park Team

Great place to rent/live

Verified Resident
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Review Date Aug 2020

The building location is ideal for me. Safety and amenities are very important for me and this place is spot on from that perspective. The covid-19 related safety actions have been very good, the measures and guidelines have been very helpful.
The building management is very friendly and prompt.

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

Near to station, tesco, mall

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There is no broadband service from broadband providers for the building

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

Every issue is addressed promptly. Never had any issues.

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4
Design
5
Location
4
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5
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you very much for your kind words, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your time at Bedford Park.

Best,
5 Bedford Park Team

Bedford park, perfect to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

Building management is really good , start from Sowgol, she is a very lovely person.
Aimee and James are truly helpful all the time , nothing is missing from them. Facilities are really good.
I’m very happy to live here, I wouldn’t change for different place.

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The place is perfect, we got everything near , shops, restaurants, transports all kind. Very good

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Really nice are to live.

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

It’s perfect like it is, I really like to live here.

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Design
5
Location
5
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you very much for your kind words, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your time at Bedford Park.

Best,
5 Bedford Park Team

Convenient place to live

Verified Resident
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Review Date Aug 2020

The design of the flat is great but sometimes in summer is too hot as windows cannot be fully opened.

Management is great but there are some problems with the lifts from time to time, and the bin room is also a bit messy sometimes.

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The building is in a great location close to shops and supermarkets, and also pubs and restaurants like box park.

It is also quite close to the east and west Croydon train stations, including the tram, which is great for commuting .

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I think that the flat is quite quiet, something that I like a lot, and may be too hot in the summer as the windows cannot be fully opened.

What is the best feature of your home:

What I like the most about the flat is its location. It’s a quiet place, good for commuting with plenty of shops around.

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4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you for taking the time leaving us a review, please be assured both lifts are up and running and we have our lifts serviced every 2 months so any faults can be picked up and dealt with quickly. We are also working hard to keep our bin area tidy for all.
Do get in touch regarding the windows and we can arrange for these to be un-locked so they open up fully.
5bedfordpark@wayoflife.com

Best,
5 Bedford Park Team

I like location and inner decoration of the flat

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The facilities and inner decoration is excellent. I will definitely record me it to friends and family.
Room and living room space id also perfect with cute kitchen sets. All the other facilities, Wash machine, fridge and Freezer, dish washer etc. are all neat and clean.

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

I like the location of the flat

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

The flat is closer to both East and West Croydon Station. Just a walking distance

What is the best feature of your home:

Inner decoration and Room and living room space and also floor carpet

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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
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Good afternoon,
Thank you so much in taking the time to leave us a review.

Best,
Bedford Park Team

Short Brief Summary

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Review Date Aug 2020

The building in general is nice ,quite and clean. So fat we dont have any problems with anyone in the building . Management is good they are inform us always on time for any changes in the building. The only things that I found is that is a bit hot when you walk in the corridor.

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The area is nice with a lot of shops and restaurants and also East Croydon station has amazing connections.

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So far everything is fine just like i mention i would like the flat to be bigger

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

Layout and size of the flat can be better and also price

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Design
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Location
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Good afternoon,
Thank you so much in taking the time to leave us a review.

Best,
Bedford Park Team

Brilliant Apartments to live with family

Verified Resident
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Review Date Aug 2020

Property management team is very active and helpful in taking all the precautionary measures for the residents. All the proper care has been taken related in context of covid guidelines.. Residents are being informed well in advance of any maintenance work planned

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All the local amenities , public transport, national rail are close by. Also the high street is few mins walk away

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I only found one thing which I wish would had noticed earlier was that the apaartament has no white lights installed … All the lights are yellow which sometimes look dull

What is the best feature of your home:

It’s beautiful apartment with very well fitted modern kitchen , spacious living area and bedroom

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Design
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Location
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Good afternoon,
Thank you so much in taking the time to leave us a review.

Best,
Bedford Park Team

100% Recommend

Verified Resident
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Review Date Aug 2020

Being an interior designer lover this building is definitely a great development! The inside interior is very luxe and modern, the lounge area is great, there’s lift facility that works great, mail boxes are quite modern, outside area is huge, bin area is great design too, the door phone is very easy to use and very modern which adds to the modernity of the apartment development. Inside the apartment, all electrical machines are great quality they are hidden to match all the cupboards around the kitchen which again makes it look very modern and clean! Property management were very welcoming and very helpful with any information that we needed and super fast to reply to any enquires.

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I absolutely love transport links in this area, that is something that is very important to me, many shopping centres, supermarkets, retail stores, banks and restaurants to choose from adding that Box park is 10 minutes away, great to chill out after long day at work!! Clean area and away from the high road which is better for less noise!!

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We actually got a lot of information on the viewings and over the phone to the manager so we definitely got what we were expecting! But the only thing would be trying to park around the area is quite hard!

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the way they have designed the apartments, very luxe and for great price! The kitchen and bathroom are my favourites in the house!

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Good afternoon,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind words.

Best,
Bedford Park Team

Modern living, in a central location at a great price!!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The development for what it offers and what I pay per month is a great steal price.
It’s not the biggest development in the area, but it’s one of the recent / newest and has all the essentials finished to a quality contemporary modern living style. The communal areas have a good finish and are clean. Property has stair and lift access.

I’ve lived here more than 3 years and was the first to move into my new build flat. The facilities and security are excellent with integrated appliances, TV / cable points and security CCTV entry phone.

Storage is well covered.

If there is one thing that I struggle with however, it is heat / temperature issues on the upper floors in the building come the Summer time. The flats and corridors are not air conditioned and the restrainers on individual flats make it very uncomfortable on most 25’c+ days. Put it this way, you cannot leave any fruit, snacks or drinks out as they would be very warm. This could be helped by either improving air / vent circulation on corridors to help lower heat levels. Of course the luxury would be air conditioning installation per flat 🙂

On the flip side, I only need to put the central heating on for max 30mins and the entire flat is warm. Some days I don’t even needed due to the well insulated design of the large floor to ceiling windows.

The main hall / security systems are good and safe, and there is a security gated garbage disposable area.

One recommendation or request would be to get an onsite concierge / mail point so that parcels can be delivered without prior personal arrangements. That would be very helpful if at all possible.

Management are super friendly and very helpful whenever I need assistance. Very kindly received Xmas hampers in the past and the rent reviews are fair.

Overall, I’m very happy with the development.

Thanks,
Tenant

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

5 Bedford Park is in a prime location in Croydon. Within walking distances there are West and East Croydon stations along with good bus and tram links. Amenities include a good Co-Op and a Tesco, and of course Croydon Town Centre. The community is pleasant and the Croydon markets are great quality and value.

There are some evidently dated stores still around in the Town Centre but the plan for development will hopefully go ahead soon.

Very happy with the location and community here.

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

Heat levels in the summer!

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

Window restrainer design to have wider opening
Air Con

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Design
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Location
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Good afternoon,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and also for your kind words.
We are taking the ventilation throughout the building very seriously and will be in touch with all residents with our plans in due course.

Best,
Bedford Park Team

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Way of Life is a property management company based in London, UK, founded in 2017. It aims to deliver a…
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