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As a postgraduate student at Coventry University during the academic year 2017-2018 I had really nice time at Lynden House. Well maintained, big and clean rooms, while also well equipped kitchen. Even though the house is 30 minutes walking distance from the university, the buildings are located in a calm and quiet neighborhood. Ideal location as it is close to the train station, bus stops outside the house, near Spencer Park and War Memorial Park. Safe environment to leave. No common room for students to gather, however we had the yard where we were organizing tea parties with flatmates. The site manager, Mr. Mick was always available, helpful and taking care of the establishment and student problems. Good practices followed regarding kitchen cleaning inspections every Friday, recycling and provision of bins for donating unwanted personal items.
Lynden House is not the usual student accommodation; with a lovely homely feel. This accommodation is set within a lovely, quiet area with such a calm feel. The rooms are spacious not to mention the kitchens, although the space could potentially be utilised differently. Having recently met the manager various members of staff, Lynden is set to become a closer nit hub as they appear proactive. A refreshing approach, especially as we pay a considerable amount of money to stay here. Bring on September 2018. Ohhhhhhhhhh I forgot to mention this is my second year here!
The rooms are great and i never had any issues with the caretaker. However there are somethings i wish i knew before moving in which i hated, the first thing is you get to clean the communal kitchen and hall way as tenants, the second thing is you have to pay to use the washing machine and dryer. I
Just not worth it. A lot of rules. They fine you for doing a mistake when recycle or even when you do “everything right”. You don’t have privacy, always people entering in your room even when you are not there... it’s dangerous to have there your money etc. the manager does not answer to emails when you want to complain, they ignore you, I sent like 5 emails without a replay. It’s not good. However the room has good conditions, the only positive point.
Would definitely not recommend you staying here as a girl. The residence officer is incredibly creepy, entering rooms or coming to fix things without notice. He has come to fix things that I didn't even know needed maintenance which makes me fear he has been in without me there. I feel watched and uncomfortable. He routes through bins and finds personal letters or packages to pin it on you and sends letters to threaten you with payment. My only positives of the place are my lovely flatmates and a nice area.
Located in a nice area and you have your own private bathroom, but that it absolutely it. The one thing that bothered me the most, was the land officer who goes through your rubbish and walks into your room unannounced just to check up on your room. The land officer is an absolute creep and I would definitely not reccommend future students to live here, especially if your are a girl. I have felt very uncomfortable throughout the year.
Good news- Lovely and safe area, large rooms and quite for postgrad study. Ensuite, outdoor area and clean rooms. Made great friends with my flat mates. Bad news - Super intrusive caretaker who complains, walks into your rooms without notice and speaks to you as if you're a 5 year old. He personally makes me feel uncomfortable and I feel uneasy when asking for maintanence repairs. Would have been nice to have a TV in the communal area.
Located in a nice and safe area. You'd have your own bathroom and only share the kitchen. It would have been nicer if there was a tv in the common area. The land officer is helpful but moans too much about recycling your waste. It is close to the train station, about 15 minutes to the co-op/Asda, however it's a 25 minute walk to university.
This place is bad. The landlord especially have a huge problem with the way students clean the kitchen area. Even when it is clean he will still assume that it is very dirty, and will threaten to CHARGE you at any point if he thinks he can find 'evidence' to charge. Alarms are always on on every Friday afternoons, sometimes the alarm can be triggered out of the blue and waiting for someone to come over to the place to fix will be more than an hour, the worst could be more than 5 hours+. One of my roommates complained about lack of privacy when the landlord just went in her room to check for whatever he wants to satisfy his own mood and at the time she was in the bathroom. There was a few times where there was no water, and all the residences in block A did not have water back for few days(because the plumbers were not working on weekends) although it was finally fixed and some vouchers were provided as compensation. It is charged by studio room price per month with very bad facilities.