|Selly Oak Court||#8|
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Disgusting. Worst experience ever! On arrival there were no hot water (freezing cold showers for a week), hob was not working, cracked chairs, unstable tables and damaged cupboards. There were no toasters, kettles and cleaning equipment as mentioned on the advert however it would have been nice to have been given a hoover rather than a TV. The TV licence we also had to pay ourselves. Only 1 bin provided, no recycling bin - demonstrates that the company has no interest in recycling. The gym is extremely small and has very strict opening times. Worst decision, overall do not recommend.
Absolutely awful. None of the flats look like the ones in the photos on the website- really shoddy and average, didn't come with a kettle, toaster or hoover. Its also in a dodgy, unsafe area surrounded by industrial estates & a homeless shelter, my flatmate's boyfriend was mugged down the road. There'd frequently be posts on the FB group of people saying their hot water hadn't been working for days/other issues and there was no urgency from staff to get it fixed. The staff were absolutely useless and made it clear they had no intention of intervening with the flat next door to us who had parties/played loud music until 6am several nights a week, smoked weed in their kitchen, had fights in the corridor, and physically threatened my flatmate while drunk and burned our spyhole when we called a noise complaint. One of my flatmates was planning on moving out because the noise was so bad she couldn't sleep or write her dissertation in her room (in a flat we collectively paid 26k for).
DO NOT LIVE HERE. Upon arrival, found out we do not get given a toaster, a hoover, a dustpan or brush, a kettle or a mop and bucket. Not even sure if we were given an iron... think my flatmate might have bought that. You do get a TV though... definitely would prefer ESSENTIALS. You can hear EVERYTHING IN THIS BUILDING. People upstairs walking around, slamming of doors CONSTANTLY, yelling, screaming, fighting... everything is so loud. Even if you talk at a quiet tone, you can hear it perfectly through the walls. Security don't do anything to help you when you make sound complaints. Tried making over 20 sound complaints against my neighbours who, nearly every day at 5am, try kicking my front door down (which vibrates through the walls and shakes my room) and scream at each other. Internet quality is appalling. No hot water hardly EVER after 8pm. Honestly the worst place I have ever lived in. Not worth the money at all. Flat's don't look like the pictures.
It's situated in a good area, and you have access to the gym (which is small) and a free shuttle bus to a from uni, that'll also take you shopping! However, management is shocking and there is no cleaning facilities.
Great for the money you pay. Could do with a common room/social area. Free gym but minimal equipment. Could also do with providing a cleaner once a fortnight or so as when exams and deadlines are fast approaching its hard to do a proper clean of the kitchen. Could also do with providing more washing machines and dryers per block.