Initially I chose to look at 118 because of the friendly advertisement on Spare room. I specifically only looked at places where their was an emphasis on being social and getting on with the flatmates. Other places being advertised were very ‘estate-agenty’. Having moved around a lot in London, I simply didn’t look at those adverts.
Having visited and met the housemates it seemed like a great fit. Another necesary step is having a good chat with people youre going to live with (and gave me the impression that once in, I could also have a say with new housemates). And it has lived up to expectations! Perfect houseshare, lots of fun and everyone’s become a good friend.
The house is lovely, functional and inexpensive. Everything works and when there’s a problem, you fix it straightaway! You’re a world away from landlords I’ve had previously, who sometimes didn’t even respond to messages or phone calls about maintenance issues. By far the best landlord I’ve had (and I think this is true for the flatmates as well). It was great to meet you and sort out the bills in person.