Meadow Rise, CM7

Meadow Rise, CM7

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Ranked 38th out of 64 in East of England
4.00 (7 reviews) 4.00 (7 reviews)
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Category Scores

3.71
Facilities
4.14
Design
4.57
Location
3.86
Value
3.00
Management

Excellent

14%

Very Good

86%

Average

0%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Meadow Rise is located in Braintree, a short distance from the town centre. A traditional style development designed to enhance the natural landscape.

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Meadow Rise, CM7 Reviews

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Good progress but could be improved.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2022

Development is moving along nicely, maintenance of the grounds could be improved and look forward to seeing the play area. Pathways near pond need redoing as there is a big dip in the path and cracks in the pavement. Gardeners need better knowledge of what land is private and what they should be upkeeping.

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Good links to London and other popular nearby locations. Walkable to town centre and train station. More parking could of been a bonus.

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Parking is tight, which makes it awkward getting out of properties.

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

Good help in first 2 years. Can be slow but usually sort the problem eventually.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Lovely, quiet area

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Review Date Dec 2022

Property maintenance is awful and plenty doesn’t get done despite the money being paid. They did put in a few park features though and some art, although it would have been a nice for residents to have had a say in the art. Some parts of the grounds are kept nice and other parts are left to overgrown and don’t get kept well.

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Excellent access to the motorway and good distance from town. Nice and quiet area with friendly community. Good parking across the estate.

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I would say that if you are moving in in the summer or autumn make sure the grass in the garden is being watered and not just left to die.

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

They were ok and did help resolve matters but did need chasing on a few

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
1
Management
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Good development

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Review Date May 2021

Development is coming on nicely and look forward to it being completed. Luckily we don’t have any problems from development going on due to our location. Property management is average. Design of house is great and well suited for young families and couples.

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We haven’t got that many shops in the town but has what you need. Closest big town in Chelmsford/Colchester. Quite a lot of pubs and restaurants nearby. Good amount of open space but slowly getting smaller. Bus stop only at the end of the entrance to development and train station about 1 mile away. Parking can be a bit of a problem on our road but noise is limited. Bin collections on a Friday.

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

No internet for 3 weeks! That was really annoying!

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

Better grass quality and boiler being enclosed from ceiling to worksurface.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Completed to an extremely high standard!

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Review Date May 2021

The design of our property is extremely well done. The style and finishing of the property is to a high standard. Only downside is it being so close to debris and trees, which mean constant cutting back and leafs falling onto our pathway etc. The property is surrounded by a public pathway which can be seen by people walking past.

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The location of our property is close to all usual local amenities and easy access to public transport. Hardly any noise traffic which is amazing. Bins get collected at the due times.

Only downside is there could be more visitor parking or lay by’s built in, road being completely tarmac before moving owners in.

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

There was going to be an apartment the other side of the ditch that could see into our garden and possibly our property

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

Replacing the window in the lounge with french doors to the garden for easier access for animals etc.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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As you would expect..

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Review Date May 2021

Design and layout is nice. Not many facilities here to comment on. Building and property management has been above average so far. A few communication issues/delays and some issues remain unsolved. Have had to chase customer care a bit.

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Local shops are good. Restaurants and bars could be better – not too much choice locally.

Train station isn’t too far away however timetable of trains isn’t very often into London which is a problem. Haven’t looked into local buses.

Lovely street, still fairly quiet as not everyone has moved in yet. Parking is fine as we have allocated spaces. Bins seems to be collected regularly. No anti-social behaviour or noise from others.

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

When buying off plan, we wasn’t aware of the lack of kitchen storage. Would suggest asking for more details if buying off plan!

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

More kitchen cupboard/storage/space as it lacks cupboards.

3
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Well built houses.

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Review Date May 2021

I love the design our our property. The overall layout of the development is nice. The property management is seemingly non existent and then we are being asked to pay for things which have not even been happening, and pay for things like a park and playground maintenance when they haven’t even been built.

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

There’s great access to the motorways and it’s close to town but not so close that you get lots of through traffic.

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

There isn’t anything I can think of really. I feel like we knew a lot going in and there weren’t many surprises. Maybe just that internet options are limited.

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

They have been quick on most issues, but there have been some things that have lingered.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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Good place to live

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Review Date May 2021

We like the fact we have a bike shed and a water tap in a separate area.
Our mail box is out inside the flat when we got told it was going to be outside.
We like the layout of our flat it’s the perfect size for.us.

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

There was anti social behaviour, but that seems to have stopped now.

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When our door lock broke it nearly took a month to fix and we got locked out when the key wasn’t working.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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