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    • funkey_monkey
    • By funkey_monkey 17th Oct 17, 5:26 PM
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    Old Bakers Court
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    • 17th Oct 17, 5:26 PM
    Old Bakers Court 17th Oct 17 at 5:26 PM
    Hi,

    I was looking to rent an apartment in Old Bakers Court off the Ravenhill Rd.

    However, looking on the map it seems quite close to Cantrell Close, which is where there were issues recently.

    Is there any issues with this development being so close or should I avoid in this development?


    Thanks.
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    • In For A Penny
    • By In For A Penny 17th Oct 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 8:43 PM
    A world apart. Lived there some years ago. Relatively upmarket apartments, close to town but far enough removed that they were quiet. Mainly young professional types by my experience. . Good location for the rugby and a 10 minute walk to the Errigal. Occasionally tricky to find a parking space but no issues otherwise
    • funkey_monkey
    • By funkey_monkey 17th Oct 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 11:15 PM
    Thanks - that is good to know.
    • funkey_monkey
    • By funkey_monkey 23rd Oct 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 17, 12:13 PM
    Thanks - just moved in recently.
    The traffic is a bit mental around that area accessing the Ravenhill!

    As an aside, I was planning to avoid getting a broadband contract. Instead plan was to get a Sim Only contract with large data allowance. Is there poor connectivity in these buildings? Was not able last night to get connected and am trying to figure out if it is my currently old (3G) handset or if there is an issue in the buildings/area with access.


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    • In For A Penny
    • By In For A Penny 23rd Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 17, 12:45 PM
    Not sure - was on Vodafone, albeit from a top floor apartment. Never had any issues. Probably depends on network though - have had trouble with both 02 and 3 in some parts of South Belfast but had no issues with Vodafone anywhere in last 5 years or so. Some current neighbours might be able to give you a better idea!
    • funkey_monkey
    • By funkey_monkey 24th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 24th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 24th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
    Is there an issue with noise in these buildings?

    I thought they would have poured concrete or slab floors on each level so I'm a bit miffed by hearing the person in the apartment above walking around in the evening and from before 6am.

    The neighbours either side appear to be quiet so far, just the one above. Didn't expect to hear that through a concrete floor!?!

    Not loud enough to complain, but loud enough to waken and get your attention
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 26th Oct 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 26th Oct 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 26th Oct 17, 5:29 PM
    I know a couple who lived in here and it was a diasater, they had no heating for nearly a year, really dodgy builders, boilers installed and broken down, wouldn't fix them without legal action. Damaged parts of the house when working, don't return calls.

    I am sure some are perfectly happy, but this one couple had an absolute nightmare and couldn't wait to sell and move out.
    • peter.belfast
    • By peter.belfast 30th Nov 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:21 PM
    A friend of mine is currently renting there and wanting to get out. Aside from a boiler issue, they've been plagued by kids coming in and playing.. the underground carpark gate sometimes breaks and they love to come and kick about in there especially when it's raining.

    On the other side, you're far away enough from Cantrell Close as you would be any other areas with issues.
    • tara747
    • By tara747 6th Dec 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:31 AM
    Is there an issue with noise in these buildings?

    I thought they would have poured concrete or slab floors on each level so I'm a bit miffed by hearing the person in the apartment above walking around in the evening and from before 6am.

    The neighbours either side appear to be quiet so far, just the one above. Didn't expect to hear that through a concrete floor!?!

    Not loud enough to complain, but loud enough to waken and get your attention
    Originally posted by funkey_monkey
    That sounds like a pain. Have you tried ear plugs? They've saved many a night's sleep for me


    A friend of mine is currently renting there and wanting to get out. Aside from a boiler issue, they've been plagued by kids coming in and playing.. the underground carpark gate sometimes breaks and they love to come and kick about in there especially when it's raining.

    On the other side, you're far away enough from Cantrell Close as you would be any other areas with issues.
    Originally posted by peter.belfast
    I take it those kids don't have gardens or anywhere else to play. I feel sorry for them, tbh.
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