This is a sponsored article on behalf of Folio London.
Cramped quarters, unhelpful landlords, appliances that are constantly on the blink... renting in London is often no picnic. But there's another way.
Folio London puts renters' needs first. All of their properties come with straightforward perks designed to make your life a little bit easier, including free furniture packages, flexible tenancy options, and a dedicated on-site property manager to help with any hiccups that may arise.
Fresh Wharf — Folio London's latest offering, located on the banks of the River Roding in Barking — offers even more. With its exclusive residents-only gym and a work-from-home hub, this incredibly chic collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments was made for contemporary urban living. And it seems that London renters agree — over 70% of Fresh Wharf's apartments have already been snapped on floor plans alone.
Inside each Fresh Wharf apartment, you can expect both spaciousness and style. "We absolutely love the kitchen", new tenant Mohamed Khalifa told us, "I want to show [it] off to everyone I know". Each home comes with its own private outdoor space — in Mohamed's case a "very nice and spacious" balcony.
For Mohamed, the apartment, along with Folio's track-record, was impressive enough for him and his wife to make the decision to move in before even visiting it in person, after a virtual tour.
"I felt confident enough to make a decision based on a floor plan because we have seen other Folio buildings", he said. "The virtual tour was good but, to be honest, the place we're moving to actually looks better in person!"
Of course, you won't be wanting to spend all your time inside your own flat once lockdown finally lifts. But the rest of the development has plenty to offer.
Fresh Wharf's bespoke working-from-home facilities were "a big selling point" for Mohamed who, along with his wife, frequently works remotely. If you've struggled with back pain, unwelcome interruptions, or slow internet while toiling away at your kitchen table, you need to know about the development's communal WFH hub. With free wifi and comfy booth seating, you'll whizz through your to-do list in no time.
Once you're done with the daily grind, you'll need to unwind. Luckily, Fresh Wharf has its own state-of-the-art residents' gym, so you can keep fit and blow off some steam mere minutes from your front door.
When you want to venture further afield, central London is just 30 minutes away from Barking station. Barking Town Centre is also within walking distance, meaning that you get the best of both worlds: the fun of the big city when you want it, and the charm and spaciousness of small-town life (think ancient parish churches, a proper local market and acres of green space on your doorstep).
With its competitive pricing, perks aplenty, and zero hidden fees, it's not surprising that Fresh Wharf is one of Folio London's most successful developments to date. Don't miss out — click here to enquire today and give yourself a new start at Fresh Wharf.
Fresh Wharf, Barking. Prices start at £1,350pcm for a one-bedroom apartment, at £1,440pcm for a two-bed, and at £1,850pcm for a three-bed. Available to move in from February 2021.