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MacKinnon153's review of Amro Vantage Student Living, Greencoat House, Kingston Upon Thames


“Wouldn't recommend it ”

Written on: 26/07/2016 by MacKinnon153 (1 review written)

Apart from the location I wouldn't have anything good to say about this place. I was a tenant here from 2015-2016.
The cleaner is so friendly, that works there. He will help out with any problems within the room that he can.
There is also a common room and a study room for students to use, which is really good.
However, there were so many disappointing factors of living here. I would not live there again.
First off, they do not provide 24 hour security like they promise on the website. When I moved in they had security just for the first week, after that they recruited 2 student wardens living in the building.
They have a bad system for bins. Your expected to throw your own bins out, but they don't unlock the back door of the building so it's easier for students to throw their trash. You have to go from the front excit. If you leave your bin out in the corridor they will fine you.
The fire alarm was such an annoyance. It went off consistently and at the most randomist times. Because they didn't actually have 24 hour security (before they hired student wardens) there wasn't anyone that knew how to turn the fire alarms off. We would wait for the fire brigade to show up to switch it off. Even when student wardens were hired they were not taught to how to switch off the fire alarm. So you'd be left to stand outside the building for long periods of time.
personally I was disappointed to find that there was only a microwave oven provided for the amount of money it costs to live there. I tried to work with it but it was no good as an oven. I ended up buying myself a mini oven for my remaining time there.
I wouldn't live here unless it was my only option remaining. But if you do decide to live here make sure you get an inventory before moving in. They won't verbally offer it you, but will try and cut it out of your deposit once you move out. I'm aware of this because they attempted to charge me £75 for wall damage. However, before moving into the room I had taken pictures so I was able to make them drop the charge.

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