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A LIFESTYLE DRIVEN BY EXPERIENCE, A SERVICE WITHOUT THE HASSLE AND INFLEXIBILITY OF RENTING AS YOU'VE KNOW IT.
Residential Leasing is a new way to rent, with brand new apartments and a thriving community delivered by Vertus on behalf of Canary Wharf Group.
It provides access to the lifestyle you want, free from the commitment you don’t, from a developer with an unrivalled reputation and long-term commitment to the district it calls home. It means a simple sign up process, a hassle-free move-in, complete control over your apartment and flexible tenancies with no hidden fees. All with the shops, restaurants, cafes, leisure facilities and services of Canary Wharf within easy reach.
The 24/7 concierge isn’t just the friendly face for anyone arriving at Vertus. Think of them as your own 5-star hotel service, there to assist with all enquiries, receive parcels, direct you to the person best-placed to help for things like maintenance and guarantee you feel safe and secure at all times. They also have a host of other responsibilities, providing a best-in-class service for our residents.
All maintenance issues are handled by our in-house team. You can contact them directly at any time, or simply log an issue on the Vertus Residents app. Our Help Desk will liaise with our on-site maintenance team to ensure any minor faults are fixed without inconvenience to our residents. They’re also on hand to assist with everything from hanging picture frames to installing a new TV. Let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to assist or introduce you to someone who can.
Our cleaning operatives clean Club Vertus spaces and all communal areas 7 days a week, ensuring our environments are safe and that the highest hygiene standards are maintained at all times. We also offer apartment cleaning services at a competitive rate, all arranged at your convenience. Simply speak to Concierge for further information.
Club Vertus is at the heart of all three Vertus buildings, with a variety of indoor and outdoor social and work spaces to make your own. From the private dining room’s kitchen facilities to the variety of comfortable seating out on the roof terrace, it’s the scene of a diverse and ongoing programme of events curated and managed by the in-house events team.
Throw yourself into the Vertus lifestyle - every one of these spaces designed to be used at your convenience. Meet, join clubs, attend events, or call upon the expertise of the Vertus events team to help you bring whatever you have in mind to life. This could be anything from a small social gathering at Vertus to a larger occasion out in one of the Estate’s many bars and restaurants.
Our Building Management team is there to ensure the smooth running of the entire building and to coordinate the rest of the Vertus team. Each Vertus building has a Building Manager who reports to our Head of Operations, and they work together to see that we uphold the highest standards of service, quality, comfort and convenience, dealing with any issues quickly and efficiently.
We’ve assembled a host of local partners to provide our residents with exclusive perks, discounts and promotions. We’re also constantly partnering with new brands and companies within the Canary Wharf estate. Once you’ve moved in, the Vertus app is your portal to see the latest offers you can take advantage of.
Will I have to pay fees?
The only payment we’ll ask for is your monthly rent.
Can I arrange a viewing for evenings or weekends?
You can find our opening hours below. If you’d like to arrange a viewing outside of these times please get in touch and we’ll try to work around your schedule.
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Are Vertus’ buildings, apartments and penthouses wheelchair-friendly?
All of our Canary Wharf homes are built to Lifetime Homes Standard.
What are the closest transport links?
Canary Wharf Underground Station is on the Jubilee line, with direct access to Waterloo, The West End and Stratford.
The new Canary Wharf Elizabeth Line Station will be opening 2021, reducing journey times to The City, West End, Heathrow and Reading, as well as other places.
There’s no private car parking available, but plenty of bike and Enterprise Car Club spaces in Wood Wharf. If car parking is particularly important to you, please speak to our leasing team and we may be able to help arrange parking close by.
Various bus routes are also available.
Will I have a parking space?
There’s no private car parking available, but plenty of bike and Zipcar spaces in Wood Wharf. If car parking is particularly important to you, please speak to our Leasing team and we may be able to help arrange parking close by.
What if I’m not satisfied with any part of the Vertus service?
We’re committed to providing the best possible service to all our customers & residents. If, however, you’ve not be satisfied, please refer to our Complaints Procedure Document which explains how to submit your feedback.
How many sets of keys will I receive?
Everyone living in the apartment will get a set of keys. If you need more, extras are available, but there may be an additional cost. The same applies to replacements for any lost sets.
Can I bring my own furniture?
We have a number of unfurnished apartments perfect for those with their own furniture.
Alternatively, our furnished apartments come with everything you’ll need - ready to move in - but you’re welcome to bring small items of furniture.
Is there a reservation payment?
However, so that we can take your apartment off the market, we’ll ask for one week’s rent in advance. Once everything’s in place, this sum will then be credited to your first rent payment.
Do I have to pay a deposit and how much is it?
Your deposit (5 weeks' rent) will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com). We can also offer a zero deposit option which the Leasing team will be happy to discuss with you.
How much is the deposit?
Our standard deposit is 5 weeks’ rent.
Do I need to get insurance?
The buildings insurance is all in place, but we would recommend you have your own contents insurance.
How long does referencing take?
This will vary from person to person, but usually takes between 12 and 72 hours. We suggest letting your employer and/or current landlord know in advance that they’ll be asked to provide a reference, as this can help speed up the process.
Can I have a Guarantor?
All we request is that they live in the UK, be over 21 years of age, and meet our affordability criteria.
What are your affordability criteria?
The combined annual income of all named tenants must be more than, or equal to, 30 times the monthly rent. However, you may be able to use a guarantor or pay in advance if this is an issue.
Can I move in on a weekend or Bank Holiday?
You’ll get an appointment time before you move in, and you can request this to be at a time and date that suits you.
Will someone be able to help me move in?
One of our team will be there to help you on the day you move in. They'll make sure a loading bay and a lift are ready for you so you don't have to worry.
Is there a loading bay?
This depends on the Vertus building your apartment is in. But don’t worry, our team will ensure you have all the information required before move-in day.
Where do I collect the keys?
From the concierge.
Once we’ve confirmed that all referencing and paperwork is complete, you’re free to make yourself at home.
Can I change my move-in date?
However, please bear in mind that we may not always be able to change the start date of your tenancy once it’s been agreed.
Can I keep pets in my apartment?
8 Water Street is 100% pet-friendly (Pet Policy). However, we don’t currently allow pets in 10 George Street or Newfoundland.
Can I smoke in the apartment?
All our buildings are smoke and Vape free. This is in the interest of fire safety and others’ enjoyment of the apartment and Club Vertus.
Can I decorate my apartment?
We encourage you to make your apartment feel like home. We just ask that when your lease comes to an end it’s left in the same condition as when you moved in. If you need help to do this our resident handyman can assist.
Is there storage?
All residences come with fitted wardrobes and a generous utility cupboard. Some of our buildings also have extra storage, please liaise with the leasing team for further information.
Can I store my bicycle?
There’s plenty of secure bicycle storage in the basement of each building.
Is there recycling?
We’ll provide three different bin bags for recycling, and the rubbish shoots will direct to the correct bins in the basement.
Will you carry out apartment visits?
These will typically happen every 6 months and will be to ensure that all services are working correctly within your residence.
How do I renew my tenancy?
Simply speak to your building manager or our Leasing Team.
How do I end my tenancy?
Talk to your building manager or our Leasing Team and they will confirm the end date of your tenancy.
Can I make changes to my tenancy?
We will always try and accommodate as many changes as possible. Please contact our Leasing Team to discuss.
When is my rent due?
Rent is due, via direct debit, on the 1st of each calendar month. If you don’t pay monthly, please refer to your tenancy agreement for payment dates.
Can I pay by standing order?
Rent is collected by Direct Debit, so there’s no need for you to setup a standing order
What do I do if I’m struggling to pay my rent?
Speak to the building manager or our Leasing Team and we’ll do all we can to help you.
Will my rent increase during my tenancy?
Only if your tenancy is longer than 12 months and we agreed at offer stage. We’ll let you know prior to this happening.
How do I report a maintenance issue?
Call or email our Maintenance Team on 0207 418 2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also report it on the Vertus Residents Portal.
Do I have to pay for repairs?
We’ll take care of all routine maintenance.
Do I have to be present if maintenance attends my apartment?
You don’t have to be there unless you want to be. If the attending engineer is not a Vertus employee they will always be accompanied by one.
Is there a 24/7 call out?
We have 24-hour cover for emergency maintenance issues. If it’s not an emergency the problem will be dealt with the following working day. We can’t always guarantee that out-of-hours call-outs will be resolved on the first visit.
Will someone help me move out?
One of our team will make sure you have everything you need to move out, including lift access and parking.
Do I have to have my apartment cleaned before I leave?
Your apartment should be handed back in the same state it was when you moved in (including reversing any cosmetic or decorative changes you may have made). If you want us to arrange a professional cleaner at a reduced rate before your tenancy expires, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our management team.
Do I have to do a meter reading?
We’ll take your meter readings at the beginning and end of your tenancy. These figures will appear on your inventory check in and check out. If you want to take a reading yourself at any time, just contact the management team.
Who do I hand the keys back to?
Please return all keys and fobs on the last day of your tenancy to either the concierge or the building manager.
Can I take any of the furniture with me?
Any furniture that was in the apartment when you arrived should be left when you move out.
What time do I have to leave by?
The latest you need to have left and returned the keys by is midnight on the final day of your tenancy.
I don’t want to move out, what do I do?
You need to speak to our Leasing Team or the building manager.
When do I get my deposit back?
We’ll return your deposit as soon as possible after any dilapidations have been agreed by both parties. This usually happens within 10 days.
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