Added 18th May 2014
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By chrissw - stayed here from 18th April 2012 to 17th April 2013
This is a nicely finished and furnished 2-bedroom flat in a 24-flat block in Abbots Langley.
The landlords are very friendly and willing to help; even though I didn't have any problems that really needed addressing during my time here.
Despite the fact that the building is relatively new (less than 5 years old) there are repeated niggling problems which the management company seem unwilling or unable to fix. There is a constant dripping of water from the roof into the corridor just outside the front door of the flat. I know that at least one of the flats has also suffered from water leaking in from above. The front door to the building rarely closes properly, and despite that fact that it's supposed to be secure, it just isn't if it isn't closed properly. Also the "gated" car park has a gate which constantly opens and closes of its own accord. Half the lights in the car park have also never worked.
The letting agents seem a little challenged in the intellect department as well. They also behaved in what I regard as a very unprofessional manner on more than one occasion; I had left the key with a neighbour so that new tenants could take a look when I was planning to move out. Once only my neighbour's 11-year old son was there, and the agent asked him for the key, and of course, he felt rather under pressure to agree. A professional agent should have made such arrangements beforehand, rather than turning up out of the blue. On another occasion, they had arranged a viewing, and I waited in specially, but apparently the prospective tenants didn't turn up, so the agent just drove off without even letting me know what was happening. I had to phone their office to find out. At best this was very impolite. It's YourMove in Abbots Langley, by the way.
Some tips for this building: try to live at the back. The front of the building is above a Spar and a few take-away shops, and it attracts various undesirables at all hours of the evening and night, and it's noisy and unpleasant. Also the view at the back is really special! The only drawback on that side is the delivery and lorries for the shops, which turn up usually between 5 and 6 in the morning.Sign in to comment on this review