Rated 5 out of 5?by Michael Moved June '13 from Ohio & Love It
I have a huge space for a small amount of money. Whenever I call the office Felicia helps me; quickly. Few maintenance issues (been here 5 months) but they get solved quickly...plus my place is a little bit older than the rest so it's kinda expected. I've seen 2 cockroaches but I just came from up North and I'm assuming that's expected (it is Florida afterall). Neighbors aren't friendly but they aren't mean - everyone is pretty quiet. Occasional loud couple arguing but, again, it's an apartment complex. Overall I give this place a 94%. Only major complaint is that there's only one dumpster for the whole place (it's a gigantic trash compactor) and it's alllll the way up front and I live all the way in the back.
November 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by CJ24 Terrible
My husband and I can't wait to move out. The management is terrible. They are charging us more than we were originally told. We are constantly receiving three day evict notices even though we've paid our rent every month, and there is a computer error on their end.
The staff is rude and disorganized.
Good things: spacious apartment, good amount of storage, good maintenance...but that's it....
Would not suggest for anyone to live here because of the management issues we have had. We can't trust them.
September 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by Sad resident What a shame
It's a shame, because when I first moved in, I absolutely loved it here. My 2-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment is HUGE, with tons of closet space, a large kitchen, it's in a very convenient location, and it's dirt cheap. However, we soon discovered that when it gets even remotely warm outside (or basically the sun shines,) the master bedroom got ridiculously hot and was always about 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the apartment. I had to try to find somewhere that sells fans in the middle of winter to put in my room so that I could sleep at night. Okay, fine, not a huge deal, but then the weather got warmer. Both I and my roommate are extremely careful with electricity usage, so in the winter months, it was great. (Despite the necessity of the fan.) However, as soon as it was time to turn on the AC, we ran into serious problems. First, the AC just ran all the time and did a fairly decent job of cooling the main part of the apartment, but I don't think I got any AC at all in the master bedroom because it was ridiculously hot. However, soon the AC started dying. Trying to save energy, we would set the temperature to 80 while we left for work, but it still would be running when we got home (and was constantly running) because it couldn't even get down to 80. Our apartment stayed at 80- to 90-something degrees, and we called the emergency maintenance line numerous times. Each time, someone would come over and try to fiddle with something, and while it may work for about 24 to 48 hours, it was never a permanent fix. I haven't even been living in my own apartment for the last month and a half to two months or so because as I write this, it is Aug. 1 and we've basically been living without AC all summer in Florida. Needless to say, the heat is unbearable, so I've had to crash at someone else's apartment a few miles away in order to sleep at night or even function. Finally, after numerous requests and showing up to the office in person several times, we got a new AC unit installed, but that still hasn't completely fixed the problem. When the sun goes down, it can get down to 78 degrees, but it can't even get down that low during the day, so it runs constantly, wasting more electricity, even though it still is about 83 degrees inside. Needless to say, our electric bills are ridiculous, with all this waste from the useless AC running constantly, even though we haven't gotten any of the benefit of cooler temperatures. (If we turn it off completely, though, it can exceed 93 degrees, and that's even worse than it already has been.) It's been a long headache trying to get any compensation for the electric bills and discomfort of the unlivable conditions from management and still have not come to an agreement as of this writing. Meanwhile, our refrigerator died TWICE, losing at least some food in it each time. After the first time it died, they apparently replaced it with another really old unit. This time we have demanded a new fridge and are still waiting to see if they come through with that. Other maintenance issues have been nuisances, such as the main toilet having significant flushing issues for 6 months before they finally fixed it properly, despite numerous requests for service. I don't mind the fact that the apartments are old and nothing fancy because I loved the space and price so much, but the lack of leadership and failure to effectively fix serious maintenance issues is ridiculous and completely unacceptable. I will not be renewing my lease and am just hanging on until it gets cooler and my lease is up.
August 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by Joe Horrendous
One of the other reviews said that this place is horrendous and that doesn't come close to describing our time here, The worst experience you could have in a rental.
July 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by currentresident A LOT of issues
My husband and I can' t wait to move out once our contract is up! The staff is incompetent and outright rude and loses tenant files/documentation. The buildings are poorly constructed-- there's no insulation to keep out the heat of summer weather, so expect to run your A/C 24/7 between 67-69 degrees if you want to stay even slightly cool. The electrical wiring is horrible-- using even a low level microwave will flip the circuit breaker (or even a nightlight in the bathroom does the same) or doesn't seem to draw enough power in several outlets to run an appliance properly. The water and piping issues are horrendous-- if you run one sink in the double vanity bathroom, you can't even turn the other sink on. The toilet backs up with even just 1-2 small pieces of toilet paper, so expect to have a plunger handy every other time you use it. And yes, if you've read reviews on other websites, there IS a roach/bug problem! You also have to take your trash to the only garbage bin at the very front of the apartment community-- which is over overflowing -- because there are no other trash areas for you to put your belongings. Lastly, a towing company patrols the parking lots several times every day. BEWARE!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5?by Mark48 Brl-Air Apartments
Bel-Air Apartments in St, Petersburg, Florida. Are the best out there. Super long living room. Big bedrooms. Two room bathrooms. The best, near many stores. I will be moving in about a few months.
April 20, 2013