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Seventeen, SM1

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3.57 Rating (based on 6 reviews) 6 reviews
Seventeen is a mixed tenure development located in the London Borough of Sutton, with L&Q operating 68 Built to Rent units and 28 shared ownership units. It features a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Sutton rail station is only a few minutes walk away with links to Thameslink and Southern rail services. Read more

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3.17
Facilities
3.5
Design
4.33
Location
3.33
Value
2.33
Management

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Rubbish maintenance

I dislike the development and the maintenance is poor. There is poor communication between ghetto tenants and the landlords. The area is nice and the neighbours are nice. It is an easy commute as the station is round the corner.

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I like the area, the people are nice and I like the shops

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I wish that I knew there was more light in the area

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5.00
Design
5.00
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4.00
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2.00
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The lack of parking
People are nice
It is a large space
Its nice and warm
The design is amazing I like that its close to the station so is a very easy commute. It is also close to a high street with great access to a variety of foods. I also like that the area is very clean and there is very few building work now, however there is a lack of parking which is a useful problem as I have a car

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I like that its close to the station so is a very easy con mute. It is also close to a high street with great access to a variety of foods. I also like that the area is very clean and there is very few building worknow, however there is a lack of parking which is a huseful problem as I have a car.

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Nothing

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5.00
Design
5.00
Location
3.00
Value
2.00
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After renting on my own for two years, I found that it was becoming too expensive and that if I bought and owned an apartment, it would be the same price as if I continued renting. Seventeen by L&Q was one of the first ones I looked at after having researched through the L&Q website as well as having alerts to various Shared Ownership and Help to Buy schemes. The Shared Ownership scheme at Seventeen worked best for me.

When I moved in, there were lots of maintenance issues, which were not always resolved quickly. For example, there was no stop on a pipe in my shower, which ended up creating a massive leak and my floorboards became damaged. They were good at dealing with the leak but it took approximately three months to fix my floorboards. I would rate the building management quite poorly as communication is very poor and it often takes too long in dealing with issues.

There is a good sense of community at the development as all the tenants moved in around the same time and we have organised a couple of pub trips. We have also a resident Facebook Group.

The interior of my flat is nice, but is smaller than I would have liked. I have an open plan as well as two balconies, although my spare room is in between them, and as a result, not much light comes in to the other rooms. I don’t really end up using either of them though, as my development is on a main road. All the white goods that were provided were mostly good order, except the dishwasher didn’t work. This was highlighted on the inspection I had before I moved in, but was not fixed by the time I moved in, as I had been promised it would be. It then took over a year to get it working, as I was being shunted back and forth between L&Q and Zanussi, the manufacturer. Eventually it transpired that L&Q had not switched on the water supply to the dishwasher, despite having checked this twice before and telling me it was all hooked up OK.

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The location is the best thing about living in this development as it is nice to be near various convenience stores, restaurants and transport options. There is also a small park around the corner.

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I wouldn’t purchase with L&Q again as they don’t seem to care about their residents. I have been put off by with my experience with them.

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Facilities
4.00
Design
5.00
Location
3.00
Value
1.00
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Rubbish

Horrible traffic. No car parking spaces. No parking permits. Horrible customer service. Awful help. Everything is slow, especially response from landlord, neighbours are rude, plumbing is terrible. Air con doesn’t work.

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Bad customer service
Awful help
Exempt from parking permit

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I wish I knew we had to have a parking permit in order to park in the area

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Facilities
1.00
Design
1.00
Location
1.00
Value
1.00
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Bob

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Building design good
High quality
Good infants centre
People are nice
I like the location is live in
Its warm inside
Don’t like the cars that drive pass
Clean inside and outside
Nothing,

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Warm
Clearness
Safe
Neighbours
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Noise
Cars
Unfinished

4.00
Facilities
3.00
Design
5.00
Location
4.00
Value
4.00
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the view is amazing

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The view is amazing
Life is working
They need to change the curtains
Is not that large
People are nice
Gangs in the area
The parking is good in the area
We get good Seaview
It’s modern
Travailing to places such easy

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Is not that large
People are nice
Gangsite in the area

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The gangs

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Facilities
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Design
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Location
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Value
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