Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Nathan explains, “I was living with my parents in Upminster and Emma was living with hers' in Hampstead Heath. We decided earlier this year to get a place together in London and started looking at Stratford, Clapham and Battersea.
“Having looked at a few properties with private landlords, we came across the PRS development, The Tanneries by Red Door Ventures and decided it was just what we were looking for and booked an appointment to view it.
“We were really impressed and instantly loved the fact that it was new build and had a good specification and lots of space. Prior to viewing we were considering going for a one-bedroom property, but when we saw that we could afford a two-bedroom apartment, we jumped at the chance.”
The Tanneries in Stratford is a striking development of 36 spacious two bedroom maisonettes and apartments for private rent. Each new home features floor to ceiling glazing with dual aspect views and a large private balcony or terrace leading from the living area.
Nathan continues, “We decided to go for a five-year lease, with a break after two years to give us more security and allow us to be settled somewhere for a longer period of time and not have to think about moving home after a year. Having a professional landlord and management company was also appealing because it means someone is available to help us and we don’t have the risk of a landlord being abroad or not available.
“We are really happy and settled here. The development is in a perfect location for us to go out in Stratford, in particular in Westfield and everywhere is in easy reach. Stratford has such a good buzz to it and very young feeling about it.
“PRS is such a good option for people looking to live in London, but can’t afford to buy a property. It has allowed us to live somewhere which is very good quality and gives us time to save up to hopefully be able to buy our own property after five years.”
The apartments at The Tanneries offer longer tenancies of up to five years so you really can enjoy a feeling of security and create a place you truly enjoy living in. Furniture packs are also available so you can just move in.
The Tanneries has excellent communication links, with Abbey Road DLR station just five minutes walk away, West Ham just ten minutes and 15 minutes from Stratford.
The sense of community comes alive only a few steps away at Abbey Gardens. This is an open access harvest garden where everyone is welcome to participate in the communal growing of flowers, fruit and vegetables. And with the tranquil and meandering waters of the canal networks nearby residents have plenty of opportunities to take time out from the hustle of every day life.
In contrast, located only a 15 minute walk away is the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offering a variety of sporting activities and open space, which has been thoughtfully landscaped.
Buzzing and versatile, Westfield Stratford shopping and leisure centre is on the doorstep, offering easy access to a wide selection of shops and restaurants, plus a multiscreen cinema and bowling lanes, as well as the fantastic transport hub.