Rosina Street, E9

Rosina Street, E9

Pocket Living
Hackney
3.71 Rating (based on 7 reviews) 7 reviews

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29%

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Category Scores

4.14
Lifestyle
3.43
Design
4.29
Location
4.14
Value

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Amazing opportunity to buy a flat. Disappointing quality of materials used.

Verified Resident

I really like living at this property. It’s a great location and close to public transport links. I wouldn’t have been able to buy in this area without Pocket Housing building these affordable homes. I think it’s a good place to live if you want to invest in an affordable property. It’s still expensive and not a realistic price for the majority of people in the U.K., but it’s a lot cheaper than your standard flat price in London. I probably wouldn’t recommend living here if you are sensitive to sound as it’s very close to the train tracks. The flats are really nicely designed and let in loads of light which is great. My feeling is that these flats were built really quickly and corners were cut in terms of some of the materials use, so there have been a lot of issues with things like the door, floor and windows. I don’t think the building is going anywhere though thankfully 🙂 The service company that look after the building keep things ticking over, but I think they charge to much for what they actually do.

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The area has loads going on. Cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, lots of fitness centres, community organisations, the hospital is just over the road, people are generally friendly. It’s close to Victoria Park and Hackney Marshes. It’s a great location.

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The quality of the materials used in the building of the flat.

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Amazing flats for first time buyers – aftercare could be better

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Pocket Living is a game changer and I can’t recommend them or what they do enough. Everything within the flat is thought about to maximise the feeling of space. From underfloor heating instead of radiators to the floor to ceiling windows. Without Pocket it would have been almost impossible to get on the London property ladder and they have a great team who made the process as easy as possible.

As tenants, we all feel a little let down by the aftercare both from the management company and from Pocket. Whether this is slow responses, clear issues with security or even just trivial things. To me the following is so small and pointless that it makes no sense that Pocket is refusing to sort it.

Pocket designed and built a flowerbed outside the building, they never filled it with anything so now it has become the local garbage dump. When some of the tenants asked Pocket about this they just said it’s our responsibility i.e cost to sort it out. Why? Why take this stance?

Unfortunately, currently, poor aftercare is the status quo in property and to be expected. If Pocket could just sort those kinda things out it would be an absolute diamond company.

Please review the location of this development:

Lived in Homerton for a year before moving into this development. Area is improving almost weekly with the new restaurants and bars popping up, love it.

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Security around the building. Incidents that have occurred around the building. Nearby planning permission submissions

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Love my flat but bad aftercare!

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The building itself looks nice but has had quite a few issues to do with quality and design: the front gate was broken into many times (this was due to the design of the gate having one magnet instead of two). The flat looks very good and the specs are nice quality. The space in the flat is nicely designed and we have large windows with a lovely view over London.

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Rosina Street has a great location in Hackney, really close to public transport and amenities. We have two different train stations close by and many supermarkets, restaurants etc.

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I wish that the sales man had been more honest with the flat – he hid many things to make a sale. For example he did not mention that there are freight trains on the overground line that goes past the flat (although we asked about the noise etc). It was also very difficult to see the flat before moving in. I also wish I had known about the planning permissions around the building.

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Generally Positive

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As these flats represent an excellent opportunity to buy and very good value for money it has made it easier to overlook some of problems I experienced in my first year, namely poorly designed security in the building which resulted in a few bike thefts. My flat is well built with some minor issues that were quickly resolved during the snagging period. However the developer has not always been straightforward with the residents about their rights regarding who is responsible for repairs during the first two years of completion as this is a new build. Additionally the building management com pany are sometimes slow to deal with problems in the building.
Having said that, akthough the flat itself is small it is excellently designed to maximise the space, has superb natural light, good views and is very energy efficient.

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Homerton is a mostly residential area with OK transport links, but is close to Hackney Central which is better connected. There are a few supermarkets within walking distance, an excellent pizza restaurant 1 minute from my door, and more on nearby Chatsworth Rd. Also some excellent pubs within a few mins walk.

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Although I am unsure how this could affect me in the long run it would have been good to know in advance that the developer was going to sellvthe freehold of the building to an offshore company soon after it was complete and the residents had all moved in.

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Good experience… but with a few hiccups

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Overall, we have been pleased with our new apartment at Rosina St and been happy in our first year here. The building is very close to the railway tracks which has been difficult recently due to the open windows (hot weather.) and increased amount of trains at night time. The management company are a little sloe to fix problems and the security of the building was not up to scratch when we first moved in resulting in a number of thefts from the communal areas of posted packages and bikes. The best thing is the roof terrace with great views to the City and East towards Stratford the specification of the apartment was also very good.

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It’s in a good location just 5 minutes from the overground station and close proximity to the amenities nearby, decent shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema and the new Hackney Walk shopping district.

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Freight trains travel on the train tracks throughout the night!

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