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Forest Court Reviews

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#16 out of 16 halls at Loughborough University

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Only benefit and deserving of two stars above is the locality. ** This year 2016/2017 has been an absolute disaster. There has been constant construction throughout the year (6 days a week) - REALLY LOUD, zero communication for accomodation/management; when there is communication nothing is done, rooms being entered illegally by builders without any prior warning, and a flood of disasters in the flats. Worse yet, there is zero compensation or apology from Student Bee Hive or Loughborough Accomodation. This is a commonly shared complaint so please talk to ANYONE living in Forest Court and they will verify the above. You will be a postgraduate student looking for peace, quietness, and a place to complete your work. This is NOT the place!

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By member827043
On 22nd July 17

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Only benefit and deserving of two stars above is the locality. ** This year 2016/2017 has been an absolute disaster. There has been constant construction throughout the year (6 days a week) - REALLY LOUD, zero communication for accomodation/management; when there is communication nothing is done, rooms being entered illegally by builders without any prior warning, and a flood of disasters in the flats. Worse yet, there is zero compensation or apology from Student Bee Hive or Loughborough Accomodation. This is a commonly shared complaint so please talk to ANYONE living in Forest Court and they will verify the above. You will be a postgraduate student looking for peace, quietness, and a place to complete your work. This is NOT the place!

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By member827043
On 22nd July 17

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLE11 3NT
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms144
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th September 17

Well after finally getting away from Forest Court I am almost lost for words as to how to describe my experience. Student Beehive took all the money for my stay more or less up front so I had problems finding somewhere else early as I couldn't afford it. The only good thing is the location & some of the other students were ok. Bad points - well.. 1. Constant Noise 2. Cheap not fit for purpose room accessories 3. Small rooms 4. Inadequate facilities (not working half the time). 5. Dirty - cleaners just couldn't be bothered. 6. Internet.... 7. By far the biggest negative is the staff - grossly unprofessional & underskilled. Our so called 'manager' clearly had no lettings experience (laws were basically just flouted), management experience and I even doubted her basic skills to be honest. Presumably the staff are cheap but proves you get what you pay for. Now I'm out I will be taking advice on getting back some of the money I paid to Student Beehive through the courts.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th August 17

It was my fault that I didn't imagine the life of Forest Court would it be. I'd prefer Harry French or John Phillips, whatever except Forest Court. (Never ending noise from the construction)

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th August 17

Horrible experience, one building was robbed twice in a week, management office couldn't be worse, noisy building work all year round, some rooms were flooded due to leaked ceilings and were security was horrible

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th August 17

Horrible experience, unbelievably unprofessional management office, noisy building works all year round and a building was robed TWICE within the same week

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th July 17

Try and avoid this accommodation.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th July 17

I have lived in Loughborough, in student accommodation (both halls and private rentals) for 4 years now and I can honestly say that Forest Court is the worst accommodation in which I have stayed. From day one, I felt like I was more of a nuisance than a tenant. I paid 200 pounds for a parking permit, which is 150 pounds more than I paid for a parking permit in the student triangle, only to find that every time I try and park my car in the Forest court car park, or try and leave, some kind of van or truck is blocking access. This has happened on numerous occasions. On one of my first days as a tenant, our fire alarm was set off. We called the appropriate number to turn the fire alarm off, only to find out that the person responsible for dealing with these kinds of issues was drunk and therefore couldn't drive to the halls. We therefore had to wait nearly an hour for the fire alarm to be switched off. To see more, see the Facebook group 'Forest Court hall 2016-2017'

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th July 17

Newly renovated rooms with the cheapest furniture/equipment possible. It's all made to look nice, and will presumably not last very long. Good luck getting management to take care of your issues...and if they do..expect them to show up unannounced & in your flat without your permission. Contracting is terrible. Im on the ground floor, and can hear all shower/toilet waste water run right down on the other side of my wall like a waterfall. Floors above mine are so loud & creaky. Cleaning lady decides when she wants to show up. The light switches for the bathrooms are literally 8 feet off the ground. The small bedroom is SO UNBELIEVABLY SMALL, very very little room from clothes etc. NO social events, I couldn't even tell you who our subwarden is.. FEW good things about FC, are 1) location= great for postgrads, close to town/markets, easy 15 min stroll to campus. 2) Comfortable mattresses. Will most likely charge loads of money 17-18 year..don't be fooled.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd July 17

The only thing saving this place to being worth a passable place is because I needed a place to live. There's no cleaning whatsoever on the outside. Management is very laid back so I hope you'll enjoy emailing student accommodation about the numerous problems you'll encounter. The bigger priced rooms are okay and having a tv is great but stops there. Shame to be honest but my experience wasn't as pleasant

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd July 17

Unbelievably atrocious management and cleanliness Flats are brand new yet half of the equipment seems like 3 years old after some months. Internet is provided from uni so no stars for this

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 22nd July 17

Only benefit and deserving of two stars above is the locality. ** This year 2016/2017 has been an absolute disaster. There has been constant construction throughout the year (6 days a week) - REALLY LOUD, zero communication for accomodation/management; when there is communication nothing is done, rooms being entered illegally by builders without any prior warning, and a flood of disasters in the flats. Worse yet, there is zero compensation or apology from Student Bee Hive or Loughborough Accomodation. This is a commonly shared complaint so please talk to ANYONE living in Forest Court and they will verify the above. You will be a postgraduate student looking for peace, quietness, and a place to complete your work. This is NOT the place!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th July 17

A nightmare!!! 5 months I was living without an active Ethernet connection; Approximately 4 months of overloaded rubbish bins right outside my window; Ceiling as the paint, plaster and dust started to decay and fall from the ceiling in the bathroom; The water boiler started to leak all over the kitchen counters causing degradation and damage (during the water heater issue, we were without hot water for two weeks); pipes fitted for the boiler in the kitchen started to drip due to condensation build up, subsequently water dripped over the sofas, tables and through the path of the pipework; fungus growing on the bathroom ceiling, the collapsing bathroom shelf; short circuit were left without electricity and heating; stains on the ceiling by the door and fungus growing in the carpet; I went to a dermatology appointment at the hospital in regards to a skin condition that I have had since moving into the accommodation. This occurred all over the year! I don't have more space to continue...

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th July 17

A nightmare!!! 5 months I was living without an active Ethernet connection; Approximately 4 months of overloaded rubbish bins right outside my window; Ceiling as the paint, plaster and dust started to decay and fall from the ceiling in the bathroom; The water boiler started to leak all over the kitchen counters causing degradation and damage (during the water heater issue, we were without hot water for two weeks); pipes fitted for the boiler in the kitchen started to drip due to condensation build up, subsequently water dripped over the sofas, tables and through the path of the pipework; fungus growing on the bathroom ceiling, the collapsing bathroom shelf; short circuit were left without electricity and heating; stains on the ceiling by the door and fungus growing in the carpet; I went to a dermatology appointment at the hospital in regards to a skin condition that I have had since moving into the accommodation. This occurred all over the year! I don't have more space to continue...

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 17

very close to the restaurants & bars in town but large gardens mean it is quiet to work from. small car park and friendly atmosphere. i made some good friends whilst i was here.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th April 17

I am studying at Loughborough Uni and I stayed here for short time. The building is inadequate, poorly maintained and it is run by very inexperienced staff. You have to pay for your stay here towards the start as opposed to monthly for another rental property - unfairly weighting in favour of Student Beehive. I left before the end of my term and I am now taking advice on litigation to recover the amount I paid on the basis of breach of contract - service not as described. Unfortunately for them, this company doesn't understand (or doesn't care about) their legal obligations.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th March 17

Good location and good price but comes at a cost. There were building works, which meant a lot of noise. Cleaning is poor, dirt and spider webs are left behind by the cleaners. Lots of instances with horrible maintenance issues and that were poorly handled e.g mould on walls and water leaks that took ages to be resolved. There is no desk lamp in the room.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th December 16

Awful management- even though they were BRAND NEW flats, the building work is such bad quality. Specifically for post-grads so it is quiet and less social which is fine but theres no social events at all organised- doesn't really feel like uni halls. Cleaning is poor in communal areas, always loads of spiders and webs and dirt that they miss. Complained over and over again about various things but they do not act on it. Building work been going on since we moved in, very loud every day, cant concentrate properly!! outside the building there is rubbish everywhere, its never clean!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd February 16

Walls are so thin. Internet is awful. Very close to uni. Tried to charge me for things which were damaged when i moved in when I specifically made sure I shouldn't be.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd July 15

Forest Court was associated with student accommodation centre of Loughborough University, but not anymore. Great fun to live at Forest Court! Lots of successful social events (conducted by voluntary secretary). Very poor management (not sure who's responsibility, the company or student accommodation centre), I was asked to change rooms twice within one year.

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