The apartment is average – it is moderately spacious. It is a new build but the quality of the housing association apartments is pretty poor. For example, there is a problem with mould in the front entrance of the building but instead of fixing it properly, the building management company just painted over the mould. There is also a really bad smell that comes from the kitchen sink so every few weeks I have to buy chemicals to put down the drain to get rid of the smell. Likewise the water smells funny so I have to buy drinking water from the supermarket. Other issues include no parking for housing association tenants so I had to get rid of my car and the concierge is never really there – whenever we have an issue there is no-one onsite to talk to. Housing association tenants are also not allowed to use the gym.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
I like that there are good transport links – the tube and bus station are really nearby. There are also lots of convenient shops nearby. However, I really don’t like that there is a big drug problem in the underground car park opposite the Lyon Square residence – this is a real issue as I have kids and so I have to take them on a different route to the high street to avoid the car park.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
That the quality of the building would be so poor and that the building management company would be so bad at resolving issues