31 Montpellier Park
Very cozy loft with a great location in the heart of Bruntsfield. I have been living with my partner here for two years and we enjoy it - thanks to the two-floor layout we were able to fit two desks comfortably and work together from home. Considering its size, it has plenty wardrobe space and the high ceilings make it feel very spacious. The flat, however, has serious dampness issues. It is always above 70% humidity, and it has had big mould issues in the bathroom. The core issue is that all windows are locked and can't be opened. Because of this, the air gets very wet. This has led to our personal belongings (including clothes hanging in the corridor closets) to get moulded. The kitchen get super hot and wet when cooking as well, it definitely needs more than the tiny extractor over the sink. The property has no gas, and it is very very inefficient and utility bills are incredibly high (we have been paying £250/mo and just got quoted £500+/mo for the next year) - which is insane considering this is a one bedroom studio.
In the beginning the agency was super responsive and helpful - getting access to the flat was seamless and the first couple of repairs were quick and smooth. With time, however, they have struggled to keep up with our mould issues - considering how big of a health risk these mean, we have felt that they haven't truly been as helpful and diligent as they should have. We are talking of conversations around mould issues of over a year, and still haven't been able to ensure the flat's safety, schedule a fix, and make the landlord take the issue seriously.
Careless and cheap. Never refunded us for our belongings damaged by mould. We asked for window repairs and instead bought a cheap dehumidifier machine. Increased our rent after a year of tenancy without doing basic up-keeping. It's a pity because the flat has so much potential and it's such a great location - but unless you are comfortable living on a damp and smelly flat, and have your personal belongings damaged, would not recommend!