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Rated 1 out of 5?by EM14 DO NOT LIVE HERE!
DO NOT LIVE HERE.
I know, I know-- negative apartment reviews are pretty common anywhere. With that in mind, I tried to ignore the mishaps and poor service given to me by this apartment complex from day 1 in order to give a balanced review of the place.
I've been living here for about a month and I already can't wait to move out. Here's why:
No matter what anyone at the front office tells you at first, the complex does NOT offer subleases. I moved in after being offered a sublease by a resident, just needing a place for the summer. I was told AFTER move-in that I needed to sign something called a Reassignment Form-- this meaning that I would assume all damages from the previous tenant no matter what. Was this in the lease? Only in one vaguely worded sentence about living in the apartment "As-is", with the 28-page lease.
My air conditioner has not been functioning the entire time I've lived here. I have placed three separate work orders. Nothing works and although workers come to the apartment in the day or two after work orders are placed, nothing is ever fixed on the first try.
The Internet-- the website says that tenants are provided with "Free High Speed Internet"-- what a joke. It's through Ethernet cords and mine didn't even work. I had to buy a router and even it struggles to stay connected to this awful internet.
They spring "renovations" on tenants without any consideration for their needs. We were notified of a carpet replacement a few weeks in advance, sure... but we had to move everything out of our bedrooms for the day, and even more of my possessions were haphazardly tossed into my bathtub by the carpet people, who left a complete mess behind and did not replace my furniture the way it was. I am paying plenty of money enough and am not able to use the entire clubhouse, as they are taking the entire summer to renovate that as well. It could use it-- I tried the fitness room and about 2 out of 7 workout machines were still in usable shape.
Last but not least-- there is in NO WAY sufficient visitor parking. My boyfriend got towed after searching the entire complex (wasn't the first time, and my other visitors have had the same problem DURING THE SUMMER in this college student complex) for a spot, and was charged nearly $200 to get his car back. We submitted a complaint to the office and the property manager was unbelievably rude and condescending, talking to us as if we were children instead of college graduates. I quote her argument to my boyfriend-- "You parked against our policy by free will choice. You could have parked on the street". My building is about a quarter of a mile from the entrance and street. It's unacceptable to pay for amenities such as visitor parking, etc. when they are not made available to use.
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTS: She did not believe that there wasn't enough parking and even said they were considering taking some away. Imagine that during the school year.
I never write these kinds of negative reviews. I am actually a very passive and tolerant person.... but this has gone on for too long. By far the worst renting experience I have ever had. Please do yourself a favor and live anywhere else.
June 9, 2014