Uncle Manchester, M1

Uncle Manchester, M1

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Uncle – Realstar Living
Ranked 16th out of 36 in Manchester
4.44 (based on 25 reviews) 4.44 (25 reviews)

Category Scores

4.44
Facilities
4.56
Design
4.88
Location
3.96
Value
4.60
Management

Excellent

52%

Very Good

36%

Average

12%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Uncle Manchester by Uncle – Realstar Living is a residential development designed by . 171 studio and one-bedroom apartments in grade II listed Orient House on Granby Row, transforming it into UNCLE Manchester. The building also has a gym, art studio and co-working space, which are free to use by residents, as well as live-on-site resident managers. The train station is 5 minutes walk away, the tram 2 minutes walk and the Northern Quarter is 5 minutes. 

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Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The facilities are quite good which explains the price. Gym is quite small with no window in it. The price will go up for extra £100 per month even for renewal. Member of staff are quite slow at service also; emails or maintenance issues were not been taken care of ASAP; while the move in and move out instructions are clear but strict; a lot cleaning to do including the kitchen fan… In general the apartment is good, but the service for the past year is below expectations. Also for people needed a UK guarantor, hint is that Uncle ask for 50 times above the monthly rent for salary reference, which is a lot higher than the standard 30* above elsewhere.

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

Area is good, quiet, close to Spar and city center.

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Gym is on 4th floor. Reception will take care of parcels even on Saturdays.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Amazing

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

I think that the staff are fantastic. Also, there are lot of cool working spaces such as the art studio, offices and gym. I think that the places is fantastic. The only downside is that it can be expensive, the could lower the price but its not a bad value. I understand uncle to be a canadian compamy with american set up. So the staff are really friendly and have our backs. For example, they pick up parcels for you so that they dont get stollen. They will get signed for.

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

My place is very central. Sometimes it can be noisy because of pedestrians but you get that anywhere in town.

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I would recommend getting to know staff as they are extemely helpful. One example being that when i lost my keys they picked up phone late at night and let me in for free.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Managed well and really nice

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Review Date Aug 2019

The room itself is modern, nicely furnished and the room have windows which I think is really important as some properties don’t have that. The building itself is always clean and there is a gym for residents to use.

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The area is brilliant there are so many restaurants and facilities available that everything you need is within walking distance.

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There were false advertisements about the garbage waste facility. I was told that there were shoots on every floor however they are locked which means you have to carry your rubbish down to the basement yourself.

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

They are always available and any issue that I’ve had they have always responded to and resolved within the same day.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Mediocre for the price

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Review Date Aug 2019

The furniture provided is very cheap and doesn’t look nice at all. The concierge are very nice and the maintenance reply quickly. The bins do tend to be too full though which is a reoccurring issue. The noise has not affected me which is good.

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

I like that it isn’t too loud despite being city centre and also how close the transport link is.

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

I feel like everything was made very clear to me before moving in.

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

They took a week to reply to my report about a broken chair.

3
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Good

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

Overall, this is a lovely place and I’ve enjoyed living here. Its quite expensive but I can understand that this could be because of the area. I like that management will try to fix anything that has broken on the day.

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

Its convenient walk everywhere and quite safe with good transport links.

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

Not really because the process was straight forward.

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

One thing I would improve is that the rooms could be bigger and have a better view in some rooms.
The sound of trains can be annoying also.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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It’s fine staff are nice

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Review Date Aug 2019

The management are good now that it’s changed over, they respond quickly and the staff are all friendly. The price is steep for the size of the property and the price increases each year which isn’t ideal. The bills are also charged separately and are very steep.

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

I like how close we are to public transport and the surrounding area is nice and full of life.

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

I wish I had known that the price increases each year

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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The standard is okay

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Review Date Aug 2019

The flat itself is modern and clean but the rent is very expensive for what you get. The concierge staff are also really nice. The building does have good additional features such as a gym, yoga room and art studio.

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

It’s very convenient for transport to travel around the centre and there’s lots of places to eat and visit. The area is very nice however it can be very noisy as there are bars and clubs at the end of the street.

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

I wish I had known about the condition of the car park as it is in terrible condition, it’s very small and it only has one entrance but as we’re paying maintenance fees you expect the whole property to be kept up to a suitable standard. I did not drive when I moved in so when I got a car this was a surprise.

What is the best feature of your home:

The modern interior makes it feel very homely and clean.

3
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Good but many miscommunications

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

Overall, this is a good place to stay, you can benefit from an excellent location and facilities like the gym. Unfortunately my views from my apartment are not great because I am on the side and can see into another apartment.

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Im really happy with the location. My flat is modern and clean. The managment did not make it clear that the internet is only free for the first month as they did not mention it explicitly it made it difficult to factor in the cost after budgeting.

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

The managment ask for bank statements, which feels like an invasion of privacy as other places do not ask for this.

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

I had an issue where a chair was broken when I moved in, but there was a fast response even though they had to order new one.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The place is very Comfortable. The staff are thoughtful and have great attention to detail. I have had no issues with maintenance and I have found that anything that breaks is fixed in 12 hours. Very good place.

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

It can be a bit crazy on fridays but other than its been great.

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

Nothing, I was very well informed. Excellent service.

What is the best feature of your home:

Everything is to my taste and is very modern. Its good value for money.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Excellent

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The building is fine and I really like this place. The company really cares about their customers and does as much as they can to make us feel welcome. I would recommend highly because its the best place that I’ve ever lived.

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

The area is lively and very central next to transport.

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

Nothing, the place is equipt and very easy to rent.

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

Issue with cleanthiness, issue
Value customer service

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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About Uncle – Realstar Living

UNCLE is a UK residential rental company, developing properties across London and Manchester. It is currently owned and managed by…
Number of developments 5

4.27

Average rating based on 73 reviews

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