Quote from Anita Heath, Hyde Group, today
"I have spoken to the lift maintenance manager for the lift company this morning. He has informed me that the problems with the lift that fall under his remit have been resolved and that there was a fault with an isolator board which an electrician needed to attend to. I contacted Rooff as this falls under their remit and they advised that their electrician attended to the isolator board this morning and the lift is now functioning. Both companies state that this should now solve the problem permanently."
Juanita's flat is lovely, gorgeous view, but the rooms are a funny/interesting shape which demands creativity in furnishing. When I went to visit we had to walk up six flights - kept us fit and made the dinner guilt free! Seriously though, I noticed on the way up and down that the carpets on the stairs are ALREADY coming away from their moorings, and it's the cheapest nastiest carpet anyway, which is typical of this kind of development - cheap and effective for selling, no thought for any state of affairs in five years from now. And as there is only one lift per block, if it's out of order you're washed up.
i love my flat! it's huge and has a lovely view of the park.. it's nice to see such a wide range of people using the park too, from runners, to kids playing, to adults lazing around with the papers.. i've managed to go running twice (although i do intend to go running more!) in the month or so that i've been living there..
can see the gherkin and the tops of tower bridge.. and sort of can see canary wharf when it's not too cloudy..
as for the area, well i used to live in london bridge, so am already familiar with the bermondsey st side of town.. however, am happily exploring the se16 side (sorry, i know this is an se1 site!) and think that arancia and poppy hana are great places and really good value..
the lift being out of order was annoying, but luckily i wasn't unfortunate enough to be moving in when that happened..
had a few people over during the easter break, and they all had to walk up the stairs too.. if i were trying to keep fit, i would do it normally even if the lift was working, but i'm far too lazy for that!