Our developments offer residents a host of benefits over most traditional privately-rented accommodation options. So, what is it about renting with us that offers such a great lifestyle? HomeViews takes a look at resident reviews for Essential Living developments to find out from the residents themselves.
Community & events
“Everyone in the building is really friendly and there really is a sense of community!” Albert, Verified resident on HomeViews, Berkshire House (August 2021)
“One thing I didn't know that the building did before I moved in was that Union Wharf sometimes does events which is really nice. One thing that I also find really nice about Union Wharf is that it's a very social development - a lot of people know each other and it makes it a really nice community to live in.” Alex K, Verified resident on HomeViews, Union Wharf (September 2021)
Although social distancing has previous limited in-person events, Essential Living residents still talk about the great sense of community in their buildings. Both in-person and digital events are still highly popular and there are plenty of ways to meet the neighbours. Many communal areas have also become workspaces that give residents a disconnect between home and work – a crucial lifestyle boost for remote workers.
“Always super well looked after, the building is always impeccable. The reception staff are amazing and make you feel at home and safe.” Elodie, Verified resident on HomeViews, Vantage Point (August 2021)
“The building is fantastic, the staff are incredibly friendly and professional - very quick to respond and problem solve. I always feel safe coming home.” Georgia S, Verified resident on HomeViews, Dressage Court (July 2021)
HomeViews data shows that good customer service is one of the most important factors in residents being happy with their building. Many residents liken the lifestyle to that of living in a hotel, where issues and requests are quickly addressed. Reviews also often point to how building staff go above and beyond their roles to make people feel welcome and at home.
“Facilities are lovely - especially the roof terrace - and the gym is such a good addition.” Elliot, Verified resident on HomeViews, Dressage Court (August 2021)
“The facilities are another perk of Vantage point - the dining room is impressive with amazing views of the city, a big kitchen and plenty of dining space (with gorgeous dining tables!), perfect to book for private events. You can also enjoy the views from the lounge area, also very well designed, and of course from the roof terrace looking at the London skyline. Last but not least, the gym and the pool table add to the perks of Vantage point!” E.P, Verified resident on HomeViews, Vantage Point (August 2021)
Facilities is another major factor when it comes to providing an outstanding lifestyle for residents. Having fitness and leisure facilities, beautiful communal areas and private event rooms – all on site – means that busy residents enjoy the convenience of having all these benefits on their doorstep.
“Maidenhead offered a wide selection of restaurants and shops but the real benefit is that Berkshire House is close to the station with frequent and fast trains into both Reading and London.” Gus T, Verified resident on HomeViews, Berkshire House (August 2021)
“Absolutely love living in Union Wharf, it’s a stones throw away from main Greenwich which has great heritage, pubs and eateries to choose from for any day of the week.” Rachael, Verified resident on HomeViews, Union Wharf (July 2021)
Essential Living developments are carefully positioned within buzzy, attractive areas, with easy access to local amenities and transport connections. HomeViews reviewers are specifically asked to rate their building’s location, and most Essential Living residents point to how easy their commute is and how great their local shops and eateries are.
“Best part is people and staff who just love animals! My dog is spoiled here with attention 😁 and great to build small community of people who are young, coming from different countries and have something in common like our pets ☺️” Anastasia Gamanilova, Verified resident on HomeViews, Vantage Point (August 2021)
“Also love that it’s a pet friendly building, as even though we don’t have a pet right now there are always dogs to say hello to!” S D, Verified resident on HomeViews, Dressage Court (August 2021)
Owning a pet is a hugely important part of many people’s lifestyles. They not only provide companionship at home but create a sense of community with other pet owners and can be a great excuse to get outside for walks. Living in a development where pets are not only tolerated but celebrated means that pet owners can get the most out of life with their furry/feathered friends.
HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.