Why are ex-council/ex-local flats better?
They are built well as opposed to new private builds, which are rushed and completed after many corners are cut!
They are designed for families to live in comfortably, rather than, cramped in small rooms. The private builds make you feel boxed in!
They are built to last, rather than, new builds which seem to have many faults and issues which show up within a year or so of living in them.
The surroundings have been given thought. The flats aren’t just erected wherever there’s some vacant land or where a business got taken over. There are parks nearby so that families live well. Places to hang your clothes outside. The best way to dry clothes! 🙂
The yearly service charge is a FIFTH or less than that of new builds. Most new builds have a tiny sum of £1000 a year.
You only need contents insurance because the building insurance is covered in the service charge.
I lived in an ex-council 1 bedroom flat before living where I do now and it was fab!
The upgrade to an ex-local 3 bedroom flat was NOT a mistake either! I’ve lived here alone and now have the pleasure of living with Suraj.
As you come out of our flat there’s a park for little kids and then another if you keep walking. This one is for older children and behind it, there’s a huge green area where people walk their dogs, go jogging etc. It’s so green. 🙂