|Broad Lane Court||#52|
Accommodation in Sheffield
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Last year was great. This year has been abysmal! They kept the rent high, but removed the cleaners of communal areas, reduced the reception (meaning you can't get anything delivered unless you're at home waiting for it). Noise complaint at 2AM? Report on the app and nothing happens. 'Nothing we can do' they say. Fridge flooding and food spoiling? Reception told me to fix it myself. Literally laughed in my face when I asked if they could fix it. Location is great for Hallam city campus. That's the only thing going for it now.
Amazing place before refurbishment and I imagine even better now. Although on the high end of rent, it's worth it 100% as it's bills included. Cleaning came over every 2 weeks and if there was anything wrong, reception was very friendly and would sort it immediately. Good wifi and social space not that I liked anyone who lived there so I didn't care about that but you can't choose your neighbours.
It is a very quiet place most suitable for postgraduate students. It was my birthday and few friends came over to wish me at 12, and the next moment i had a noise complaint on a friday night. Guards came and ended the brief party in 2 minutes. Worst experience. Also, the lifts stop working twice a week and theres dirt everywhere. For 150 quid a week you can certainly do much better.
The Anvil is a decent hall if you're not into being in a party hall, usually quite clean and flats are spacious and alright value for money. It is fairly dead though, you won't usually bump into anyone in communal spaces. The keycard system they use for entry is horrendous though, not very reliable and easy to lose your card. The location is great for city campus but abysmal for collegiate at Hallam.