6 Ethel Benjamin Place
About the house: Nice modern rooms, 6 Bedrooms each with ensuite. Rooms are all very large, come with furnishings (bed, sofa, TV, drawers etc.). Heater in each room, heat pump downstairs for hallway/kitchen/living area. Modern kitchen with couches in living area. However internet cannot cope with the number of devices using it so dial-up speeds are the norm (0.6Mb/s download on Speedtest.net), plus hot water cylinder not large enough for number of people usually in the house so hot water for most of the year was non-existent (cold water out of the hot water tap no matter how long you run it).
Landlord didn't wind up adequately fixing any of these problems. Place would probably have been a lot better if there had been less people in the house (a number of couples living in one room each pushed the total number of people higher than the house could cope with). All in all for the price the landlords are wanting there are much better places around with problems that get fixed rather than left all year.
Landlord/Property Manager: Doesn't get things done, doesn't really listen to problems that are present. Basically the place is what it is and if you need/want anything changed either expect it not to happen or for it to take a very long time.
Best Thing: Modern and fully furnished, warm in winter
Worst Thing: Expect no hot water at all except between 11pm and 6am
About the house: Used to have a good landlord but the building has recently been taken over by Edinburgh Realty and have had constant problems with them. Rooms are very warm but the cleaner is awful and the shared kitchen is always a mess. The stove has had stuff burnt onto it so often that it is impossible to cook anything without setting off the smoke alarm. Walls are very thin and you can hear people's conversations in other rooms. If you're looking for a warm room close to uni and don't care about anything else then it's pretty good.
Landlord/Property Manager: Letting agent was bringing people around 3 times a week at one point without asking us first. Got very angry and started threatening us with blacklisting when we politely asked if we could limit flat viewings to once a week.
Best Thing: Warmth
Worst Thing: Landlord