Deptford Foundry, SE14

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Anthology
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Ranked 2nd out of 11 in Deptford
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4.24
Facilities
4.55
Design
4.56
Location
4.18
Value
4.01
Management

Deptford Foundry is a mixed-use development by Anthology London. The development is set on the site of an old metal foundry, which was built in the 1800s.  The development offers more than 300 homes with a mix of private and social housing apartments. It welcomed its first residents at the end of 2018. In addition, Deptford Foundry is in the middle of south-east London’s lively Deptford district. It is close to Deptford and New Cross stations, offering easy access to Greenwich. Prices start from £455,000.

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Deptford Foundry, SE14 Available Properties
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£455,000
11 Cobalt Tower
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1 Bath
545 sq ft
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2 Cobalt Tower
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53 Cobalt Tower
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42 Cobalt Tower
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54 Colbat Tower
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Communication non-existent

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Review Date Nov 2021

Where to begin. Great building, but issues with balcony since I moved in…. 2 1/2 years ago. Was told recently that it wasn’t installed correctly in the first place.
Now is denial to my Managing Agent that anyone actually came and did work or checked the balcony. Despite providing a name of the individual who came and checked. Now have a balcony that needs new flooring.

No prior notice to arriving to do work, turn up and hope you’re in. Only a handful of phone calls, but that has stopped recently.
Do your research before purchasing; get a second opinion on things if possible.

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Great location for travel, shops nearby and fairly quiet. A friendly group of people who live in the development also.

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How poor the communication and customer experience would be.

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

Very slow, taken way longer than it needed and often ignored several times.

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Nice flats. Not good for investors

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Review Date Dec 2019

The property I purchased from Anthology was sold to me by a member of the sales team that categorically lied in the sales meetings. I was informed that I would recieve a stamp duty rebate as a first time buyer as an incentive to purchase early in the development launch. This was not put into my contract and therefore not done. More fool me for not fact checking the sales pitch.

I was also assured this was the perfect hands off investment of which it is not. Anthology have an agreement with the billing company that only the owner can have a payment account or a direct debit for bills. Therefore, on a monthly basis, as a landlord you are expected to send bills to the tenant and chase payment (they can only pay online or over the phone) which can be difficult if your tenant travels a great deal for work.

Regardless of what the sales team say THIS IS NOT A HANDS OFF INVESTMENT and FACT CHECK THE SALES PITCH!!

As for the development itself, it is a decent development apart from the continuous issues with access control. The properties are well built but ensure you carry out your snagging to a high standard!!

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Up and coming area with nice bars and shops

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That it would be on me as a hands off investor to pay or organise bill payments on a monthly basis. Note this is the only site in the area that has this rule!

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

The do not answer emails.

They withhold keys from owners after a tenant has moved out saying its illegal to give an owner a key without the old tenant being there (even though the new tenant is stood outside)

They are rude on the phone.

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Manager Response

Hi Dean,

I am sorry that you felt compelled to write this review.

As discussed, we have changed the agreement with Switch 2 so that tenants can now register their own accounts. I hope this solution means that you can have a more ‘hand offs’ approach to your rental and you are happy with your investment at Deptford Foundry.

Please feel free to call me if you would like any other matters.

Best regards,
Georgia

Completion delayed by 1 year

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Review Date Apr 2019

We bought off plan in 2016, just before Brexit referendum and contunie with completion regardless of the result. Original completion was promised for 2018. Never happened. Also, because of slow solicitors from developers side we were late by just week to finally complete and we were slumped by 540 GBP late completion notice. One week, against more than 6 months delay from builder from original advertised date. Won’t recommend really.

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

Up and coming area

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

Better solicitors and no delays in completion

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Manager Response

Hi Konstantin,

We were delighted you chose to start your story with us in 2016 and congratulations on your recent completion.

I would like to meet with you. Please send me through your availability on email.

Best regards,
Georgia.

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