£250 investment per flat may see higher rents being possible or the risk of lower ones with sub 10Mb speeds on the higher floors. Certainly they may be interested in a partnership with OR to improve there long term rent profile.
I spoke with the Sterling Estates who manage Emerald House in Croydon, simply to get basic information after I moved in, they were not very obliging at all and told me to speak to my landlord (I cant, as i have to go through another agent...). However, their response when I asked specifically about broadband in relation to the satellite dist box was to immediately shut down "we cant talk to you about that" - i wonder if they have been challenged about this already?
And therein lies the problem - If people are unable to determine the available broadband in a property - in an area where most properties are FTTC or FTTH (the previous flat i was which was completed in 2015 in was FTTH) - they might assume decent bandwidth when in fact the service is dire. Therefore there is no incentive whatsoever for Sterling Estates to spend a penny to improve connections speeds as the current market means properties are very easy to fill.
Gutted about this, this might cause me to leave the flat as soon as possible.