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Charter Court at East Falls (formerly School Lane House Apartments)

5450 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
44%
281
Reviews
44%
% Recommended
59%
City Average
10/28/14
Resident

I have lived in this apartment building while under 2 different management companies and have seen the changes that they have implemented to improve the building. I have lived in an older apartment unit and currently live in a renovated unit… Full Review ▶

10/22/14
Resident

Awful, simply awful. Filthy, disgusting, populated by miserable people and run by a company that doesn't give a rat's --- about its current tenants. Trash all over, water is either off or cold, vermin and roaches every time you turn on… Full Review ▶

08/12/14
Resident

This is by far... the worst housing I have ever encountered. And I have lived in a frat house. I never had to deal with ROACHES, until I moved to this sh**hole. They offer an exterminator service. I've had them come… Full Review ▶

06/06/14
Resident

Where do I start! This place is a piece of ----! It's roaches,mice, ants, and all these other nasty bugs! People that work here is getto and very unprofessional. And most of all they have a shut down water notice at… Full Review ▶

05/28/14
Resident

This building is GARBAGE. The staff are -------s, nobody cares about the tenants, they just want your money here. Parking is a JOKE! They put up gates to keep people from parking there unless they paid monthly for it - but… Full Review ▶

05/21/14
Resident

Do not, DO NOT, DOOOO NOTT rent here. You will rarely have hot water, if you have water at all. This place is overall a huge joke. Please save yourself the trouble. Listen the all the negative reviews. They're here for… Full Review ▶

05/12/14
Resident

Do not rent here this is the worst apartment I have rented from water is off once a week. Never no hot water in kitchen noise from tenant up above me, have complain about it to manager and police nothing was… Full Review ▶

04/29/14
Resident

I would never recommend this apartment complex to anyone. They recently put a lot of money into superficial aesthetics, but have done NOTHING to fix the more important internal problems. Water: shut off at least once every single week. seemingly never… Full Review ▶

03/02/14
Resident

I'm planning not to renew my lease and here is why: 1. Are you really clean? YOU WILL STILL HAVE ROACHES. 2. LIKE MICE TOO? 3. Maintenance takes forever: I have a plunger for my SINK, NOT MY TOILET. 4. They… Full Review ▶

02/21/14
Resident

Heat and hot water are major issues. Like being in a bad relationship, I hoped it would get better. However, I should've cut the chord long ago. I would not recommend this place. Go elsewhere and actually get your money's worth.… Full Review ▶

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02/21/14
Resident

THE WORST APARTMENT I HAVE STAYED IN EVER!I MOVED IN JULY 5,2013 AND FROM DAY ONE THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THE HOT WATER! I HAVE GONE FOR A WHOLE WEEK AT TIMES WITH NO HOT WATER AND CAN NEVER GET A… Full Review ▶

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02/17/14
Resident

The lack of hot water, the abundance of bugs (roaches and mice), shifty heat and being able to hear exactly what is going on with the neighbors inside their apartment are the biggest problems. Other than that it is an okay… Full Review ▶

12/15/13
Resident

This place sucks. DO NOT MOVE HERE. I have 13 emails from when they shut our water off 13 times in the last 6 months trying to fix the hot water because I have not had hot water (or heat because… Full Review ▶

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11/13/13
Resident

I would not recommend moving here there are so many better options in the area at similair prices. Currently the building community is on the decline due to many ongoing issues at the building. Currently water function is poor and often… Full Review ▶

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10/15/13
Resident

Let me start with: I've never reviewed anything. This place is a nightmare. The alarm goes off randomly, the hot water is fleeting and mostly non-existent and the craftsmanship is a joke. I have paint splatter all over my windows and… Full Review ▶

09/15/13
Resident

4th night here and already a mouse in my kitchen!!! Full Review ▶

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09/11/13
Resident

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!! I can't stress this enough! Charter court apartments interfere with my life on a daily bases. I have been living here for 9 months and it has been so horrible! THE ALARMS that go off randomly and often,… Full Review ▶

08/27/13
Resident

I have lived in Philadelphia for almost 7 years, in 3 different locations, and this place is by far THE WORST place I have EVER lived. I used to not read too much into others' reviews because I always wanted to… Full Review ▶

08/20/13
Resident

I moved into Charter Court close to a year ago. I must say that I have been very disappointed with this place and do not plan on renewing my lease. I have read some of these reviews and thought I should… Full Review ▶

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08/20/13
Resident

I lived in this building in 2007 under old management company and a friend who still lives in building talked me into coming by for a visit. So I decided to come for a Wednesday wine night. It was a palace… Full Review ▶

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08/17/13
Resident

I cannot say that things are always perfect here, but I do enjoy living at Charter. I just signed into my 3rd renewal & recently upgraded to a nice two bedroom here. I know its some kinks they need to work… Full Review ▶

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08/14/13
Resident

I love Charter Court Apts I have lived here for about 6 months and I have had no problems at all.Staff is Great and always fun events to enjoy here. Very safe, and security 24hrs. Its like No Other place I… Full Review ▶

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08/13/13
Resident

I love the apartment it's quiet,clean I've been living here for a couple years. The leasing staff and security guards are nice. Jeff is there when you always need something, maintenance crew get the job done. They changed a lot they… Full Review ▶

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07/24/13
Resident

I can go on about how terrible the place is, how expensive, how poorly maintained, how run down or noisy and uncomfortable the place is it would be simply repetitive. Look at all the reviews below. Look how obvious the 4/5… Full Review ▶

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06/19/13
Resident

My review is:the buildings "fire alarms" go off quite a few times a month and its annoying....i don't know WHY?!..maybe they are BROKE or "someone's pulling them just to mess with people?" ....whatever..............also there is a water issue at this complex...I… Full Review ▶

03/29/13
Resident

I moved in not long after Resource Res purchased the place in 2012 at first it wasn't bad they did everything they could do address issues, get the pest control situation under control, they had a husband and wife that worked… Full Review ▶

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03/10/13
Resident

I have had a short but pleasant stay here at Charter Court so far, Full Review ▶

02/24/13
Resident

Charter court. Well, I move every few months for my job, and when I moved here, I had about 42 hours to find a place, sign a lease, and move from about 6 hours away. So, I was in a pickle.… Full Review ▶

02/23/13
Resident

The main thing I have to say about this apartment building is you get what you pay for. The relatively cheap rent is the main thing keeping me here but unfortunately I am sure it will go up when we renew… Full Review ▶

02/09/13
Resident

SO here is the truth about Charter Court : - There is a rodent and bug (roaches ) problem. - They are renovating a lot of things ,however i have yet to see any renovated apartments and the rents went up… Full Review ▶

01/30/13
Resident

I moved here in August and the staff has been really helpful ever since. I had an issue for maintenance and they fixed it the same day! That rarely happens in apartment buildings. They try to have different social events for… Full Review ▶

01/29/13
Resident

Charter Court @ East Falls is a wonderful place to live. We have lived here for several years prior to the new owners and management. Under the new ownership and management, what was once entitled SLH Apartments has progressively improved into… Full Review ▶

01/28/13
Resident

very bad apartment. got used to a lot of bad things (foul smelling corridor, hard water etc) but recently the heating system is so loud that I haven't been able to have a good night's sleep for a long time. they… Full Review ▶

01/25/13
Resident

I enjoy it here at Charter Court at East Falls. The new management has been great and has made many awesome upgrades to the building. It's a very nice place to live now. I've been here 4 years and the difference… Full Review ▶

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01/24/13
Resident

I love it. The staff is cool, they are fixing everything and its turning out beautiful. They do a lot for the residents like weekly wine gatherings, and more. Big apartment rooms. I love it so far and look to be… Full Review ▶

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01/21/13
Prospective Resident

Strong aspects of Charter Court: - Management staff: personable and friendly. - Maintenance staff: timely and high degree of workmanship Poor aspects of Charter Court: - Steams pipes make obnoxious noise at random times - Frequent water shut offs Full Review ▶

01/16/13
Resident

I've been living here for the past 2 years. I've noticed a bog difference in the building over the past year. I think the new management has been making a lot of improvements. Last year I was considering moving to another… Full Review ▶

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01/15/13
Resident

I Am A Tenant And The Service Is Great. Building Management As Well As All Other Workers Are Very Kind Dependable Organized And GetAny Issues Fixed In A Timely Matter. Renovations On The Building Look Great So Fa. Can't Wait To… Full Review ▶

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01/15/13
Resident

Ive been living here for a year. The building has grown and has excellent service. Every time I've had a problem it was fixed with in the next day. I'm also very excited about the new gym. I'd recommend this place… Full Review ▶

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01/15/13
Resident

I just moved about 7 months and I had to deal with the property manager karen because I had a few issue but since she took cate of those issues ever since I never had another issue..so THANKS KAREN..actually love living… Full Review ▶

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01/13/13
Resident

We've been living in a two bedroom apartment for the past 6 months and our overall impression of Charter Court would B-. We've had a few issues here such as mice (who apparently can climb to the top of this building,… Full Review ▶

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01/13/13
Resident

Hello I enjoy it here at charter court it's my first time living in a apartment building it's a good experience the residence an staff here is very well indeed very caring an trusting I would recommend my friends to come… Full Review ▶

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01/13/13
Resident

Pretty funny to see so many glowing reviews in a three day period. Y'all getting paid to do this? Charter Court is adequate. I wouldn't give it any higher grade than a C. You get what you pay for, and you… Full Review ▶

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01/12/13
Resident

I moved into a 3 bedroom apartment about 7 months ago and since my move there have been countless improvements from, an upgraded security system, gated and affordable parking, new laundry services, a renovated lobby and soon fitness center, and social… Full Review ▶

01/12/13
Resident

good place to live and its close to public transportation Full Review ▶

01/11/13
Resident

I have only been here for 5 months but generally everything is good. the renovations are nice and the complex has a classy look. My only issue is the heat. I wish it can be controlled more and is consistant in… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

DON'T BE FOOLED by outward appearances. Problem after problem under the surface. Here are a few that really annoy us after about a year here: 1. BED BUGS - We've been sleeping on the floor for a month and a half,… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

Hi, I'm J. and I've been living at Charter Court for months and I am loving it. It has a friendly staff that is always there whenever time you need help. All the concierge staff great you with a smile especially… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

Hi, my name is Sophia Evans. I have lived here a couple of years. I have been here through changes with old management and the new management. I'm not sure who's idea it was to have a resident manager but it… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

Charter Courts was a good choice for me. A friendly staff that is very accommodating and a maintenance crew that is always doing something and ready to take care of any problem. Joe leased me in, he was very easygoing and… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

Upon entering the Charter Court apartments I was greeted by a nice lady name Carla. She greeted us well manned and made us more than welcome. While waiting to review an apartment Carla offered us a brochure and gave us an… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

I moved here in Sept. of 2011 and I love it! The Love starts at the front desk because someone is their to greet me when I come home. I became a tenant at a perfect time because they are making… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

i have been living here for about to months , the management is very nice and so are the workers. In particular Ms.Carla is a very nice woman who always greets everyone with a smile and she remembers the majority of… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Resident

I have lived at Charter Court for about 5 months and from day one the lady that works at the door, Carla, has known my name. I have become friends with a lot of the staff and know that if I… Full Review ▶

01/10/13
Prospective Resident

I took a tour of these apartments earlier this week and absolutely fell in love. From the time my friend and I walked in the door we experienced nothing but friendly and outgoing personnel. Kate gave us the tour and with… Full Review ▶

01/09/13
Resident

I have been at the apartment complex since June of 2010. I have experienced it at its worst where the staff didn't care how you were living or what your needs were. They just wanted their money and not a day… Full Review ▶

10/30/12
Resident

This apartment is horrible. There are roaches, and bugs all over the building. The owners, leasing office, and so called concierge are horrible and have very poor customer service. They are also huge liars. They will show you an apartment and… Full Review ▶

10/15/12
Resident

I'm not one to write reviews , but this place has managed to be bad enough to warrant one. I'll get right to it. PROS 1. Rent is pretty reasonable for being so close to public transit, the city, etc. 2.… Full Review ▶

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10/06/12
Resident

One of the worse places I have ever lived. Please whatever you do, stay away from this place. Unless you like smelly trash, elevators that breakdown every other day, mice and roaches. Then go right ahead. Full Review ▶

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10/04/12
Resident

I am pretty sure that anyone posting good reviews about this place are fake people who might be part of the management and not tenants themselves. I lived in this place since it was known as school lane house (since 2005-2012).… Full Review ▶

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09/19/12
Resident

I have been living here since November of last year and still am a current resident. I can honestly say that I have learned to truly appreciate the new managers and how they handle things. I remember the old management and… Full Review ▶

09/14/12
Resident

Anything they do can only improve the place. In particular be cautious one ----------------------. I hate to put her name up there, but she is the one responsible for stealing my security deposit. In spite of giving them more than 40-days… Full Review ▶

08/23/12
Resident

THE STAFF IS REALLY NICE AND FRIENDLY. THEY MANAGE ISSUES IN A REALLY TIMELY MANNER AND THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE. THE POOL IS CLEAN ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE RENOVATING THE ENTIRE BUILDING AND ALL THE APARTMENTS. Full Review ▶

08/20/12
Prospective Resident

My experience was very inconvenient with this company. I reserved an apartment for a friend of mine before she arrived form oversees, I deposited the required fee to put the apartment on hold for her before she gets her. When she… Full Review ▶

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07/19/12
Resident

THIS IS THE WORSE APARTMENT EVER! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO MY WORSE ENEMY. I AM IN NO WAY EXAGGERATING HERE ARE THE FACTS: 1. WATER SHUTDOWN OCCURS EVERY WEEK 2. FIRE ALARM GOES OFF AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK… Full Review ▶

07/10/12
Resident

Bottom Line as follows (Large company bought the building six months ago): Pros: Close to Queen Lane Train Station (1 long block), Swimming Pool now included in the monthly rent, Nice view of Center City facing south from upper floors, 24… Full Review ▶

07/01/12
Resident

I heard from people who moved out in the past never got there deposits Back I hope I get Mine!!! I just moved out in June! if I don't I will update this to let people know that they steal your… Full Review ▶

06/30/12
Resident

I have to say Rude , unprofessional management made us leave. Huge increase of the rent is not acceptable and the problem is: we never had a comfortable talk with the office, never. I think they are very happy to make… Full Review ▶

06/21/12
Resident

Horror Horror Horror. Dirty place, rude new management has changed the name of the apartments to stealthily lure innocent people. The place is unsafe, noisy, ghetto-fabulous. Worst, they have increased the rent by about 100 dollars for all apartments and then… Full Review ▶

06/21/12
Resident

I lived in this apartment since April and I am already not happy about it..The maintenance is really lazy they put band aid on every problem that I requested and sometime they made it worse. The rent is too high for… Full Review ▶

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06/13/12
Resident

Please, please, please do yourself a favor and do not rent here. I was a tenant here for 2 years and the only reason I moved here was because so much was included in the monthly rent price. Of course so… Full Review ▶

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06/09/12
Resident

Thing that irked me was how they are hell bent on stealing my security deposit. Even with repeated phone calls and multiple emails, they just push you around and don't reply to your emails about security deposit remittance. Very cheap and… Full Review ▶

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05/23/12
Resident

I am a current resident of Charter Court, formerly known as School Lane House, for the past two years. When I first moved in I was really disappointed with the staff, especially maintenance. Any time I had an issue like clogged… Full Review ▶

05/13/12
Resident

i have lived her almost 10 years and i have been through the up's and downs and i am very exciting about the up's that are happening. My wife and i have really enjoyed the turn around over the last couple… Full Review ▶

05/09/12
Resident

The Maintenance staff is great. Whenever, I would put in a request for a repair it was fixed within a few hours. Also, the leasing staff is great especially Keina!! Full Review ▶

05/09/12
Resident

I first looked at School Lane House last year and it was horrible.. seemed like no one cared about the place. I gave it a second look a couple months ago and it seemed to me it was on the way… Full Review ▶

04/26/12
Resident

Nicer staff. Fixed clanking heater and hot water issues. No more nutty re-entry fee if you forget your keys and need to get back into your own apartment. Trying hard and having successes. Won't find too many places in a big… Full Review ▶

03/25/12
Resident

SLH now known as charter court has some nerve..my entire stay here was not bad but there were some unpleasant experiences . Number one don't let the lobby fool u this place is dirty ...I regret moving on the 3rd floor… Full Review ▶

03/07/12
Resident

This place is not bad. We had roaches when we first moved in but that was taken care of within the first 2 weeks or so. They came back a gain a year later shortly but havent seen them since. The… Full Review ▶

01/23/12
Resident

I had to break my lease due to this place.. they recieved new management after the third time and they never return your phone calls... They are ghetto and rude.. IT STINKS HERE... they old people curse and yell all day… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I cannot wait to move out. Cars broken into literally every night--the night mine was broken into, 6 other cars were as well. Car glass is everywhere. I do not feel safe walking around at night. The place is dirty and… Full Review ▶

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07/08/11
Resident

FIRST YOU HAVE A LAZY GUARD THAT SITS AND ALLOW ANYONE TO COME IN,THEN YOU CAN KEEP YOUR APARTMENT CLEAN AS POSSIBLE AND THE ROACHES WOULD BEAT YOU TO THE COUCH. THEY HAVE THE CHEAPEST PAINT YOU COULD BUY WHAT THEY… Full Review ▶

02/10/11
Resident

I m a student at Philadelphia University and this is my last year being at the school. The two years I have lived here I ve had no problems. Some of the reviews on here are absolutely crazy there has never… Full Review ▶

12/16/10
Resident

Well to start with, I started living in SLH from Sep 2005. I loved the lobby the first time I entered the building. I never had any problem(s) with maintainance or security. Elevators were at times annoying between 2006-07. But last… Full Review ▶

10/09/10
Resident

Every bad review u see on here is true..security let anyone in here.It been so many robberies n car break ins also a young women got raped a few weeks ago bcuz the back door didnt lock..it's been like that for… Full Review ▶

09/08/10
Resident

The current Managemeent Team has done an outstanding job of managing the property and improved the overall up keep of the property. Since this management team took over,they have managed the fix the elevators, which used to brake down on a… Full Review ▶

08/09/10
Resident

Most reviewers here (including my former roommate) have illustrated SLH apartments' issues pretty clearly, therefore no need to reiterate. While the price is medial (especially for college students like myself and my roommates), it appeared to be more of a bargain… Full Review ▶

07/30/10
Resident

I have been looking for APT around the area and I have to say SLH now has good bang for your buck. I lived here for 3year so I know many bad things about this building. but things were turning around… Full Review ▶

07/08/10
Resident

I have no idea what some of these people are talking about. I dont think its so bad. If it was, then why dont you move? I moved in a few months ago and would have to say the staff has… Full Review ▶

06/29/10
Resident

It's so many bad things to say about SLH apartments I don't know where to begin. This place is a dump, Hot water always cold. Water is always unexpectly off/on. Holes in the walls and ceiling, walls not painted and haven't… Full Review ▶

06/24/10
Resident

Where should I even start?! This apartment seemed great at the time because it had 3 beds and 2 baths, a separate living and a separate dining, for lower than my roommates and I could find elsewhere ($460 apiece). After moving… Full Review ▶

05/01/10
Resident

Clearly the last 2 reviews came from the same person in the management office. Is it just a coincidence that the last two "positive" reviews came at a time when management posted new photos highlighting the building? Does anyone else find… Full Review ▶

04/29/10
Resident

I have lived at SLH for many years and enjoyed every year, even during the worst of times, the new management team is really proactive, the maintenance staff is excellent, I am sad that I must move at this time, but… Full Review ▶

04/28/10
Resident

Wow. At least the Leasing manager at School Lane House was nice. This Leasing lady is HORRIBLE. She's very mean and crude, I wouldn't reccomend this appartment to anyone! They default on their contract and then offer a paultry 70 some… Full Review ▶

04/26/10
Resident

SLH apartments have serious bed bug issues in me and all of my friends apartments here. Serious infestation issues are being dodged by management despite complaints. They continue being apathetic, insensitive towards whole issue and are only interested in signing you… Full Review ▶

04/01/10
Resident

My ceiling fell in twice, my tub continues to peel because they use regular paint, there are mentally challenged people hanging around the first and second floors...(they linger and beg like homeless people). The gym is a joke, half of the… Full Review ▶

09/05/09
Resident

I am delighted at the excellent management of the pool this year. When things needed fixing, it was done promptly. Maria at the snack bar went above and beyoond the call of duty to stock great beverages and snax and act… Full Review ▶

07/28/09
Resident

Excellent Apartment! All the perks of city of living without the price tag! - Have lived here for three years and have just signed for another year! The train (R8) is less than a block away, there's off street parking and… Full Review ▶

05/09/09
Resident

Don't do it to yourself! It's loud, someone peed in the stairwell, doors are always broken, it is unsafe to leave your apartment, people bang on your doors from the crazy people floor, it is ghetto, there are roaches, people park… Full Review ▶

05/06/09
Resident

This apartment building is 1) run my morons who are completely incompetent and 2) extremely prone to crime and vandalism. My car window was smashed in this morning (for the second time this year) and my belongings stolen. The deal-closer, my… Full Review ▶

12/16/08
Resident

Where do I begin; the apartments are in desperate need of renovation. Maintenance does not fix ANYTHING, they put a bandaid on the problem until whatever the issue is erupts into a catastrophe. Management is useless, they are liars and hardly… Full Review ▶

11/28/08
Resident

Run as fast as you can! I began having problems when I first moved in--air conditioner not working, heat not working, rodents. Maintenance is a joke--you can put in as many complaints as you'd like--they are unresponsive. Recently, SHL leased out… Full Review ▶

11/25/08
Resident

The rent in this place is cheap, but you still do not get your money's worth. I would definitely avoid. General: There are two towers separated by a small garden and a foyer. There are three elevators for each tower (2… Full Review ▶

11/06/08
Resident

DO NOT EVEN HESITATE TO WALK AWAY FROM THIS PLACE WHEN YOU VISIT OR INQUIRE ABOUT LIVING THERE. I lived at School Lane House for 5 loooong years. The reason I stayed so long was convenience to being very close to… Full Review ▶

08/05/08
Resident

When I moved in last August, I tried to have a positive outlook on the place. I was in desperate need of a place and it seemed decent enough. Don't get me wrong, I loved my apartment. While the kitchen and… Full Review ▶

07/29/08
Resident

Where do I start...! Ok, so I rented this apartment knowing that its definitely not the best in the area but decided to do so because its what I can afford while going to school if I weren't to take out… Full Review ▶

06/15/08
Resident

Infested with bed bugs, pool of water in parking lot when reains, and potholes one feet deep. Wierd people walks around all the time in hall ways. Help desk should be called as No help desk Full Review ▶

04/18/08
Resident

I lost count of all the things I have experienced here that have been absolutely horrible. I'll list as many as I can, in hopes that you choose NOT to live here. On move-in day, our walls were not painted, our… Full Review ▶

04/12/08
Resident

The room you view MIGHT look nice, your visit MIGHT be pleasant but don't let that fool you. A-side is the display side, you never see Monica (landlord) taking visitors to the B-side. Why, because it is an embarrassment. The mental… Full Review ▶

11/13/07
Resident

I've lived in this apartment and feel sick to my stomach when I see managment trying to make the building seem like a great place to live.There's a huge sign outside that says "Luxury Apartments". that's total BS! there's nothing luxurious… Full Review ▶

11/12/07
Resident

I have been at SLH for about 5 months, and I hate it. I do not even want to leave work at the end of the day, because of the thought of coming to this ---- hole. The elevators rarely work,… Full Review ▶

09/01/07
Resident

I've just completed a 3 month sublease at SLH. I would not recommend this apartment for the following reasons: - Management doesn't care about maintaining the building. I noticed disgusting carpets, broken gym equipment, un-air conditioned public areas, and mice in… Full Review ▶

08/16/07
Resident

Before today maybe I might have recommend school lane apartments to someone; however, tonight 8/16/07 as I was preparing my dinner I was attacked by roaches. I was getting ready to eat dinner and as I turned around roaches started to… Full Review ▶

07/10/07
Resident

School Lane House has apparently had a few different owners & management companies over the years. From previous tenants I've heard that the past owner tried to milk it for all it was worth and it seems there was a "mass… Full Review ▶

06/15/07
Resident

This place was horrible from my move in day up to my move out day. I should have taken a closer look before I signed a lease. PARKING: SLH allows you to park in one of there two parking lots or… Full Review ▶

05/02/07
Resident

I been staying here over a year for what reason Im still trying to figure out.. I love my apartment, but the loud noisy young people are getting on my nerves.. I call every week about noise complaints and nothing isn't… Full Review ▶

03/28/07
Resident

Looking to live in East Falls? Find yourself a row house between Henry Avenue and Ridge Avenue and School House Lane and I-Queen Lane. It'll be cheaper than a big complex, you'll have a landlord you can actually find, and that… Full Review ▶

02/06/07
Resident

DO NOT LIVE HERE. I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY LEASE TO BE UP.

The heat doesn't work, maintenance does not address your problems unless you call the front desk every 30 minutes to hound them about when they will be coming.… Full Review ▶

01/25/07
Resident

Safety is an issue, visitors may sign any name at any time in the log and are allowed to wander anywhere in the building. The elevators are often out of order, are dirty and always have the stench of pet urine.… Full Review ▶

12/04/06
Resident

Do not rent from Brandywine Management, you will be sorry. This company tells you whatever you want to hear, to get your money, then once they get it, no one knows anything. They are putting two buildings of tenants in the… Full Review ▶

11/28/06
Resident

I moved into SLH July 31st and have had no major problems. The only real problem we had was with mice but the maintenance people came right away and plugged up any areas around the heaters and since then I haven't… Full Review ▶

11/15/06
Resident

My husband and I lived at SHL for three years while we were in college. Place was awful and I am still traumatized. I will never again live in any apartment if I can avoid it. Those so called homeless people… Full Review ▶

11/13/06
Resident

we had mice, it was dirty, the carpets were filthy. we moved out in july and till now don't get our security deposit back. they are the worst Full Review ▶

11/01/06
Resident

I had alot of problems with management there. Place is really dirty. I paid early termination fee and they will not give me back my security. They are liars because they told me I would receive it back. Full Review ▶

10/28/06
Resident

I've lived here for 3 years had some problems whith prev. mangement but now e/t is great. In response to the 9/22 comment if you had a problem with rodents you are probably a very dirty person and don't belong in… Full Review ▶

10/25/06
Resident

NEW MANAGEMENT HAS TURNED THIS WHOLE PLACE AROUND.
MONICA IS SO HELPFUL. Full Review ▶

10/25/06
Resident

Under New Management and they are the greatest and nicest to work with.
All maintenance done with in 24 Hours.
Nice size apartments and the most reasonable in the area. Full Review ▶

10/22/06
Resident

Moved out in fall 2006. One of the biggest problems was rodents, the other big problem was management.

DO NOT RENT FROM SCHOOL LANE HOUSE

Here is text of suit brought by the City of Philadelphia:

"An Infestation by insects, rodents, vermin or other… Full Review ▶

10/03/06
Resident

Incompetent office manager and staff. When I move out, the office over charged me and did not refund my full deposit. I am still trying to get someone from the office to resolve this problem.

Bad security. The back door is always… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

I took SLH to court and won! When serious maintenance repairs were not completed (like no electricity in my apartment, holes in the walls to the outside world in the winter mice droppings EVERYWHERE and no extermination), I did not pay… Full Review ▶

06/01/06
Resident

I moved to SLH in September '05 and I was gone by February '06. It was so bad there that I ended up breaking my lease early and losing money. By the end of it, I didn't even care about the… Full Review ▶

05/06/06
Resident


This was one of the many apartments I checked out in Philly and all the reviewers were right: it is a dump! It looks nice from the outside but once you get inside and up the apartments it's a different story.… Full Review ▶

04/26/06
Resident

http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents
/opinions/05D1186 his place. Trust me. My daughter lives there. I do NOT trust the management. If you can not trust the management, then the place will not be worth the slab it is layed on. The management is the real problem… Full Review ▶

04/26/06
Resident

I moved here from ohio and picked this apartment complex in a very short amount of time. the area is fairly decent, i had only one incident of someone stealing my drivers side mirror and cracking my windshield (minimally but still… Full Review ▶

03/28/06
Resident

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03/27/06
Resident

I am sure that you think everyone that enjoys living here is employed by SLH, well I am not, nor have I ever worked for SLH. I will say this, the building has problems show me any high rise, single family… Full Review ▶

03/05/06
Resident

I lived at SLH for about 3 months. It was one of the worst decisions of my life. I have read the reviews on this website but there were no other apartments within walking distance to Philadelphia University that allow short-term… Full Review ▶

02/14/06
Resident

I have been very patient with the apartment but am finding that I am losing my patience and my temper more and more everyday. I have not had hot water in my kitchen sink for at least a week now. The… Full Review ▶

02/12/06
Resident

Does anyone know if SChool lane house honors the PA law that says that security deposits must be return within 30 days of tenant moving out? on or before the lease expires.
IF they did not honor the law .did you take… Full Review ▶

01/14/06
Resident

First off, if you've read anything that says this apartment complex is anything better than mediocre, then it was most likely written by the owner or his wife. The slumlord and lordess will do nothing to accomodate your needs, nor will… Full Review ▶

01/07/06
Resident

My apartment is rented through Philadelphia University. It is way better than living in a dorm that that make up for the many bad aspects. The bad things are that we have mice, the floors are in very bad condition, there… Full Review ▶

01/05/06
Resident

Get a life. Melissa has not been here in 8weeks, so you could have not spoken with her. If you don't like things then you should leave. and leave these people that work here alone. Grow up. The workers can only… Full Review ▶

12/25/05
Resident

If you think you are getting a bargain forget it

1) Maintenance is so INEPT it is not funny. Maintenance takes a least 5-7 times after putting in a request to respond and this is usually after you call MELISSA or someone… Full Review ▶

12/23/05
Resident

This is one of the worst places for its dishonesty!! The managment is unprofessional especially the office manager, Melissa. When I have a maintenace problem I was told by Melissa on numerous occasions that the problem would be taken care of… Full Review ▶

12/13/05
Resident

While at School Lane House, I found the conditions to be substandard and the responsiveness of all of the staff to be less than acceptable. The ceiling in my bathroom fell in due to an overflow of water in the apartment… Full Review ▶

11/22/05
Resident

You will truly regret your decison if you decide to move into this building! This building has numerous maintenance problems and more. Every poor review written about this complex is completely true. My apartment was recently broken into and various items… Full Review ▶

11/20/05
Resident

what a hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review ▶

11/11/05
Resident

So I moved out of SLH in August, but still having issues. I JUST NOW received my security deposit back! The law says that it has to be returned no later than 30 days after moving out. It's been more than… Full Review ▶

10/26/05
Resident

Well to all of you still stuck in SLH, my condolences. After the worst living situation of my life, I'm happy to say I have lived to see another day. After 12 months of broken elevators, washing machines, internet connections, tv… Full Review ▶

10/12/05
Resident

It is so sad how people lie. There is no one named (Anonymously)Check your birth certficate. Full Review ▶

10/12/05
Resident

Okay, so lets get this straight, this place sucks. however I would like to point out some of our nicer experiences. Also, any post that recommends you go here is a complete lie. However if your willing to bite the bullet,… Full Review ▶

09/18/05
Resident

I have lived here since Jan. 2005 and have had numerous problems. I thought that the leasing agent was wonderful...at first! Then I found out that I was moved from one side of the building to the other and would not… Full Review ▶

09/15/05
Resident

Where did she go? Brad if you let her go you are dummer than I thought. Everyone here seems so unhappy now. Jenin had a way of making everyone feel good. I know there where tenants that had some problems with… Full Review ▶

09/14/05
Resident

I know for a fact that that review that states he had a goiod 10 years at this jiveass place is a complete phony.
The management at this place asks it's staff to write good reviews. I know this to be a… Full Review ▶

09/07/05
Resident

Even though my family and I had to leave, I still want to say thank you. We needed more space and more bedrooms. So my husband and I deciced to buy a home. SLH has been a great place to live.… Full Review ▶

08/31/05
Resident

School Lane House while close to Philadelphia University and Drexel Medical School, is by no means where anyone attending either school should choose to live. The building is old and poorly maintained. Elevators, water pipes etc are always broken and it… Full Review ▶

08/29/05
Resident

I went to visit some friends that still live there...all I can say is that I'm so glad I don't live there anymore. I feel sorry for all people who have to live in that discusting building. Bonita is working on… Full Review ▶

08/20/05
Resident

I have lived here for months now and every month there is always a new or worsening situation. I don't recommend anyone moving in here even my worst enemy. I rarely ever complain about anything at all and nothing ever seems… Full Review ▶

08/16/05
Resident

WARNING!!!! IF YOU WANT TO BE KEPT UP AT NIGHT BY BANGING PIPES, LISTEN TO PEOPLE YELLING AND FIGHTING, BE LIED TO BY THE MANAGEMENT, GET CHARGED FOR ---- THAT LIKE "REMOVING CABLE WIRE, $75, STOVE/FRIG CLEANING $90", AND THEY TAKE… Full Review ▶

08/16/05
Resident

If you feel the need to live with junkies, drug pushers, loonies, slum lords, rodents and homeless people than this is the place for you. Full Review ▶

08/15/05
Resident

I would highly recommend not coming here. While the price of rent is cheap, what you also get is cheap service. The entir building is full of drug addicts and its an unsafe apartment complex.

The management is very bad. They lie… Full Review ▶

08/15/05
Resident

Lets see....where do I start.

The frieght elevator sounds like a good spot. It is covered with paint that they had left over from some holloween party. It smells like someone died in there and is very scary.

The halls are filled… Full Review ▶

08/12/05
Resident

School Lane House Luxary Apartments.. what can I possibly say that hasn't been said before? Probably nothing, but here goes.

1. Bugs, lots of them, regardless of how clean the place is kept.

2. Air conditioners that arent nearly new enough or large… Full Review ▶

07/10/05
Resident

BRAD YOU AND YOUR WIFE--- ARE SLUM LOARDS Full Review ▶

07/07/05
Resident

If you like rats, mice and roaches.
If you like to live in an unsecure environment.
If you like the staff to be obnoxious and incompetent.
If you want to walk in dog feces in the hallways.
If you like your laundry room to be… Full Review ▶

06/26/05
Resident

Apartment has a front desk, and most of the people who work it are very nice. I have really enjoyed the exercise facility.
It's not very large and it's well-used so it's often crowded, but it's convenient and usable. There's also… Full Review ▶

06/11/05
Resident

I went out of town and was unable to get back before rent was due. I meet a notice under my door explaining that I had a few days to get the rent paid or I would have legal action brought… Full Review ▶

06/04/05
Resident

I can't wait to move out of here with my boyfriend. We are going to pay off the rest of the lease and just leave once we find something good. Think about it, I hate it so much, that I am… Full Review ▶

05/31/05
Resident

We get this foul smell of dead animal in our apartment every year. It usually last for about 1-2 weeks. There are so many mice in my unit that I can't keep up on the sticky traps. My apt. is very… Full Review ▶

05/31/05
Resident

School Lane House is a dump. Let me write a list of our problems we have had so far:

#1 Mouse problems. Constant squeeking at night keeps my cat entertained, but annoys the hell out of me. The mouse problem has been… Full Review ▶

05/27/05
Resident

love it Full Review ▶

05/22/05
Resident

Management people are rude. Elevators always broken. Mangement had the bright idea to put carpet in the elevator floor and it stinks all the time.Except the lobby and the gym, everything is dirty (too bad we can't live in the lobby… Full Review ▶

05/11/05
Resident

I just moved out and i must say while driving away i had a nice cold b**r. this place is the worst, i waited until i moved to say that i have read most of the postings they are true,

i… Full Review ▶

05/11/05
Resident

The immediate previous 2 reviews are fakes and
were initiated by management.
Two in one day?
This place is too far gone to turn around any time soon. It will not be purchased or operated by anyone except another slumlord. It would take… Full Review ▶

04/23/05
Resident

I am shocked the tenants want the students out. Without us there would nto be enough money going into the building to keep it open much less maintained which it isn't now anyway.

I guess that not wanting to here everything… Full Review ▶

04/23/05
Resident

1)Garage door broken 2 months pay $100 anyone can walk in and get to your car..How hard can it be to fix a motor?
2)Freight elevator ALWAYS IN USE by maintainance and when you use it, IT STINKS
3)Assisted living on the… Full Review ▶

04/16/05
Resident

My first impression of SLH was positive when I met with Bon***, one of the leasing agents. Such a sweetheart. But the next time I came in to sign the lease, Bon*** wasn't there and instead another agent, Cand***, was there.… Full Review ▶

04/14/05
Resident

My husband and I moved in the building 3 months ago. Yes we had problems and yes it took a month to get it fixed. After being yelled at over the phone and maintenance walking in your apartment when you are… Full Review ▶

04/09/05
Resident

We moved in to the building three months ago and our apt was still not completely fixed. We were upset at first because everything and anything was going wrong....I thought we made such a huge mistake, but instead of complaining to… Full Review ▶

04/04/05
Resident

I moved in ealrier this year and while i am reasonably comfortable with the apartment building I would not really recommend it to new tenants except students ( who need cheap housing) or if you are from a city where the… Full Review ▶

04/01/05
Resident

I lived here during my first year of medical school over 10 years ago. This place was terrible then, and judging from the reviews submitted by more recent residents, things have not changed much. Shady characters were living in the building… Full Review ▶

04/01/05
Resident

I?m uncertain about replying to the ratings because I?m not sure if it is a tenant with a true problem or just someone looking to create problems. I find myself making a genuine effort to help. I have and will continue… Full Review ▶

04/01/05
Resident

The problem with this place is that there arent any particularly nice parts about it. Its parts are either Average or subpar. Full Review ▶

03/29/05
Resident

I am writing because I am concerned about the negative writings on this web site from my understanding this is an apartment rating not a personal attack against the empolyees. I live here I love it and will con't to stay.… Full Review ▶

03/28/05
Resident

When my boyfriend and I were looking at moving into this place last May, we went to this website. I had really liked what I saw here, so I convinced him to ignore these ratings.

Unfortunately, these complaints are mostly not… Full Review ▶

03/28/05
Resident

wrong why are you so concerned about people attacking the management the stuff is not a lie the proof is in the building. i live here i have talked to melissa and the new so called manager, being nice has nothing… Full Review ▶

03/28/05
Resident

It is truly sad when people use a rating site to blast other people. I have been here at slh for a few years now. Since they day I have met Melissa she has been nothing but nice and very professional.… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

hey BRAD get some new boots ahole Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

i'm sorry but all these bad reviews are not lies. my apartment is ok but my lease is almost up and i'm moving. the staff is ok but they aren't that bright, the two managers before were little more on speed… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

I live here and speaking from experience we love being here. They have sensed fired I manager who was very unprofessional and have made many changes to the building. The only notes I see here from management say come and speak… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

Who in the blank are you to tell me that I can?t leave? The owner Brad needs to brush up on his real-estate law because he doesn?t have a clue. He seems to think that it?s ok to tell people anything… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

out of everything that i wrote you could only say that i mentioned melissa's boyfriend. how petty, that proves you are not a tenant but a staff person. the bottom line is with all the stuff going on there you can… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

If you have problems go see Genie. She always helps me.

Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

Its a nice place to live but. That first lady was right, get rid of these students and you won?t have so many problems. Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

I mean how much can it cost to by uniforms for your maintenance staff? This is suppose to be luxury living. Buy some uniforms so that your staff and stop scaring us or looking like they are ready to rob us.… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

In the past I have had many problems but I have noticed that with the new management that a lot of things have improved. They have a lot of work ahead of them but they are getting things done. Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

This is my first home, all by myself and everyone at School Lane House have been very nice to me. If I have a problem I go to Jeanine and she is always attentive even with my personal issues. My parent?s… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

I have just moved into School Lane House and I like it so far. Every thing about my move in was great and Bonita was a delight. I would recommend this place to everyone. Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

No you didn?t go there about Melissa boyfriend. I know one thing that girl has been nothing but nice to me and any other person she comes in contact with. I see why they fired you.

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03/25/05
Resident

the staff at slh is a big joke 1st i worked there as a maintenance staff. the staff has no professional background at all melissa was hired by the old manager she has no professional training at all. she is nothing… Full Review ▶

03/25/05
Resident

I have been working here for a year now. This building has done a complete turn around for the good. We do have a great staff who works well together and Owners who do care about there tenants as well as… Full Review ▶

03/25/05
Resident

I personally love School Lane. I have had no complaints. My maintenance issues are addressed in a timely manner. I work, come home to a quiet environment. The people who live here are very friendly. The staff are helpful. Everywhere you… Full Review ▶

03/24/05
Resident

I have lived here for more than 13 years and have been through many managers and owners. I have noticed that now that management has taken on alot of students that the building the staff has to work double and triple… Full Review ▶

03/24/05
Resident

Yes this building is not perfect but I know that management does a great job. Janene, Melissa, Bonita, Mike and the owner Brad have been nothing but helpful to me. Each and any time I need something I ask them for… Full Review ▶

03/24/05
Resident

To the anonymous tenant who wrote this most disturbing review. I am the Resident Manager at School Lane House Apartments; I am very upset you feel this way. Please contact me in the management office and we will do all that… Full Review ▶

03/22/05
Resident

SO just when I thought that this place couldn't get any worse.....our neighbors blasting the bass at all times of the day or night, no hot water when we need, lots of it when we don't, the elevator being broken for… Full Review ▶

03/21/05
Resident

This place sux. Once again I'm trying to take a shower before work and can't because the water is turned off without warning. I've lived here a nearly a year, and a few of my friends for 2 and 3 years.… Full Review ▶

03/19/05
Resident

Don't move here. All of the positive reviews are written by management. Before they found out about this website this place had about an 8% recommendation rate. Horrible. Full Review ▶

03/16/05
Resident

So, I couldn't even stand to live here for a full year. After about one month I wanted to leave but couldn't. I've been reading all of the reviews and agree with everything stated. Hot water off & on, I just… Full Review ▶

03/14/05
Resident

To the anonymous tenant who wrote this most disturbing review. I am the Resident Manager at School Lane House Apartments, I am very upset you feel this way. Please contact me in the management office and we will do all that… Full Review ▶

03/07/05
Resident

You have got to be the worst person alive. How can you blast a place like that. I live here and yes there are problems but nothing is perfect in life I am sorry that you are. Maybe you need to… Full Review ▶

02/27/05
Resident

Please do not come to School Lane House Apartments. You will be sorry.

The Management is the worst in the City of Philadelphia. The owner is a slumlord who is only interested in bringing in money. The hot water is sporadic.… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

My year is almost up, and I really can't wait. It hasn't been that bad though, because I stay at my boyfriend's most of the time because this place drives me insane. Heat will keep you up all night long, sometimes… Full Review ▶

02/10/05
Resident

I apologize for not addressing in my previous response the freight elevator issue.
Unfortunately, there is only one freight elevator per building and as much as we would like to accommodate everyone?s needs we have to limit the move in times to… Full Review ▶

02/02/05
Resident

You did not address the writer of "Terrible" problem with the freight elevator on move-in day miss manager. Also do not lecture us on living up to our responsibilities when tenants complaints about cold water and apartments go ignored. Also one… Full Review ▶

02/02/05
Resident

Response to get a life and I have a life, thank you

Thank you to the tenant who loves School Lane House as your home. We need more tenants like you to come forward with positive things to say. Unfortunately the nature… Full Review ▶

01/26/05
Resident

Why sit and write negative things about the building. I have been here for a while now and I too have experience some bad things. However when I took those things to the mgmt office they handle my problems. They are… Full Review ▶

01/25/05
Resident

I am leaving as soon as my lease ends! The heating is a joke because everyone has a large draft from where there AC unit is that by the way management says is our responsibility to deal with. Then in the… Full Review ▶

01/25/05
Resident

look i have stopped by the managements office quite a few times, I have told them how i felt ... if i could i would break my lease asap... asked them to do that, but it's not possible...ok i understand business… Full Review ▶

01/20/05
Resident

Hello
I am the resident manager of School Lane House Apartments. When I read your review I grow concerned. Because I don?t believe I have ever heard from you. I would like to know and help you with any problems you may… Full Review ▶

01/20/05
Resident

Hello
I am the resident Manager of School Lane House Apartments. I am not aware of any structural damage that has not been address. Please contact me in the management office @ 215-848-0100. I would like to address your problems. We… Full Review ▶

01/02/05
Resident

I knew that in college i wasnt going to stay in the best places but i've only lived here for half a semester and im losing my sanity. The whole semester has been a disaster and i can blame most of… Full Review ▶

12/15/04
Resident


HERE AT SCHOOL LANE HOUSE APARTMENTS, OUR NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY IS TOP NOTCH. INCREDIBLE THINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING. MAINTENANCE ISSUES ARE DEALT WITH IN A REASONABLE MANNER. WE HAVE NEWLY RENOVATED APARTMENTS. SECURITY COMPANY IS ALWAYS ON THE BALL. I WOULD… Full Review ▶

12/14/04
Resident

Here at School Lane House we are making great improvements. This is the best Apartment Complex to live in. The Management team is very effective,and friendly, leasing Agents are very friendly and always available. At your lesiure please if you are… Full Review ▶

10/16/04
Resident

Over the past couple of months of living here i found SLH to be a pretty decent place to live overall. Maintenance problems have been addressed fairly on time. The ONE HUGE annoyance I have, however, is that the tenants above… Full Review ▶

09/29/04
Resident

many large structural problems that aren't addressed. management unresponsive to individual requests for improvements. Full Review ▶

09/21/04
Resident

To all the residents of School Lane House Apartments I thank you for the responses. I am new here and I know that the owners and myself are dedicated to making this building a better place to live. I follow all… Full Review ▶

09/15/04
Resident

I have had tenants playing music over my head at all times of the night. Management won't deal with the problem and you can't get help anywhere else. If you are not a college student and like loud music in the… Full Review ▶

09/15/04
Resident

About 2 weeks ago there was a crime or an accident in the bldg. How do I know? There a LOT of blood splatter all over the wall between the 2 elevators on the 8th floor...Blood on the elevator buttons. Blood… Full Review ▶

09/14/04
Resident

The noise over top of my head has been going on for over six months. No agency in the city will do anything because management won't do anything. So, if you are not a college student and want to party all… Full Review ▶

08/06/04
Resident

To the last poster: Don't wait to contact your lawyer. The owners and the management will not respond to you until you take action. I waited and have NOTHING BUT REGRETS.

School Lane House (SLH) is anything but luxurious. Just take a… Full Review ▶

07/30/04
Resident

Day one (move in day):
-1/4 inch grease on all the kitchen cabinets
-smells soo bad in the fridge that it makes the food taste nasty
-stove??? wasn't hooked up and no racks in it
-Under kitchen sink - parts of… Full Review ▶

07/28/04
Resident

I moved in to SLH recently and have been miserable ever since. I'm handicapped and was moved on to the 4th floor. At the time I thought there was some kind of decline that would allow me to exit the building… Full Review ▶

07/13/04
Resident

In reference to the PLEASE NOTE on 6/1/04. Current management is as bad or worse than Brandywine. They are totally unresponsive and fail to deal with any matter that they will actually have to put forth any effort.

Also, what's… Full Review ▶

07/10/04
Resident

Ok, well ive read your reviews. Ive heard all this hype about how crappy this place. Ive lived here for the last 3 weeks or so. Here is my review: Place is great, i got a nice apartment, water works, AC… Full Review ▶

07/07/04
Resident

Terrible place. Change in owners has made no difference at all.
They cut through most of the phone lines when they were renovating, so phone service is sporadic- you'll have to get Verizon to come restore your service several times per… Full Review ▶

07/01/04
Resident

I wrote one review before and I just want to come back to clarify more questions for the interested readers. This apartment has changed 3 owners in the past 2 years I lived here. I have to say it is getting… Full Review ▶

06/30/04
Resident

Please run away from here and tell whoever you know not to live here.

Please don't ever try to live here!!!!!!!! Everyone goes to DUCOM, Temple, Philly U or young professional, please go somewhere else. I try my best to… Full Review ▶

06/15/04
Resident

Please save yourself the agony of moving into this dive. The apartments are infested with mice and other vermin. The walls are paper-thin (heard the results of my neighbor's pap smear test being left on her answering machine- eeew!) The AC… Full Review ▶

06/04/04
Resident

I have lived in this building for two years, and couldn't be happier to leave at the end of this month. Brandywine's posting is absolutely ridiculous because while they managed the building, the apartments were left completely neglected. Absolutely NO preventive… Full Review ▶

06/01/04
Resident

PLEASE NOTE!
Brandywine Construction & Management is no longer the Manager of School Lane House and has not been for some time.
We are sorry to hear that many people are unhappy at School Lane House, but regret that we cannot… Full Review ▶

05/09/04
Resident

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT consider moving in here! If you do decide to give it a try, enjoy your conversation with the leasing office, as that is the last time that they will ever speak to you! Every word… Full Review ▶

05/03/04
Resident

stay away. The apartment is old and the ownership is hard to get a hold of. Things don't get fixed. Full Review ▶

04/27/04
Resident

Since moving here in August, the only positive experience I´ ve had is making friends with other tenants because of our shared dissatisfaction with this building. In less than a year, the building has gone through 3 managers and those 3… Full Review ▶

04/27/04
Resident

i came here to make my less than glowing review and see that 37 other people beat me to the punch.

school lane house apartments is a HUGE dissappointment. there was no heat in the winter on some of the… Full Review ▶

04/27/04
Resident

CAN´T BELIEVE I LIVE HERE. MANAGEMENT ARE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHING. BEWARE OF OUTSIDE APPEARANCE. WHAT YOU SEE IS DEFINITELY NOT WHAT YOU GET. ONLY INTERESTED IN YOUR MONEY NOT IN YOUR NEEDS OR SATISFACTION. ONCE YOU´RE HERE THEY COULD GET… Full Review ▶

04/26/04
Resident

some people are really good tenants. some properties are not for everyone. i was a really good tenant and i am moving out because slh is not for me.

SLH is an OLD building that has lots of issues. i… Full Review ▶

04/26/04
Resident

when my lease is up i can´t wait to get out of this place. it´s been nothing but a nightmare since day one. the owners want people to stay because all they care about is RENT MONEY. this place bills itself… Full Review ▶

04/23/04
Resident

The 6/1/04 entry by management is not trues. All the problems here are not caused by Brandywine's mismanagement. The current management is awful too. They are totally unresponsive to tenants when it is an issue they do not want to deal… Full Review ▶

04/19/04
Resident

Please read every terrible review before considering a move into this awful building. Every bad review that has been written is one hundred percent correct! I can´t believe that management posted the "second chances" review. They don´t care anything about the… Full Review ▶

04/16/04
Resident

Okay, so I know I lived there before the pseudo-fabulous lobby rennovations, but they´re purely cosmetic...I assure you. Upon moving in I hung a picture on the wall; it knocked a huge chunk of plaster onto my neighbor´s bed. It was… Full Review ▶

04/16/04
Resident

the management and owners are nothing more liars. the last managers two men and two women tried and said the same story. but you know what hasn't changed is the owners. Brad and Michael are still the owners and until they… Full Review ▶

04/14/04
Resident

I´ve lived at School Lane House for almost two years and I am counting the days until my lease is up. I will try to give you a fair list of pros and cons to help you make your own decision:… Full Review ▶

04/14/04
Resident

Their employee(Security Guy) broke into my apartment have stolen 5 of my checks 2 of my credit cards. He even cashed $350.00 by one of those checks.
I couldn´t get my money I couldn´t hear anything from them.
Don´t move in… Full Review ▶

03/18/04
Resident

I moved in about a month ago and so far everything is great! The elevator has only broken once, but there is two so who gives?? The fitness center is great, the parking is convient, I´m close to the train and… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

The apartment I am in doesn´t have heat in the living room. The kitchen sink and the bathtub have slow drainage ( only a matter of time before the stop up completely!). The toilet flusehs sometimes ( EWWWW!!!!) The elevators don´t… Full Review ▶

01/27/04
Resident

A/C is useless, heat is suffocating because the building is a high-rise.

Management is non-existent except when they´re trying to get you to sign a lease.

Can hear your neighbors talking - walls are THIN.

The low rent… Full Review ▶

01/14/04
Resident

Living in School Lane House Apartments has been a total nightmare! The apartment that I live in has multiple maintenance problems and most of them have been ignored by management and maintenance. The rent is too high for this shabby excuse… Full Review ▶

01/12/04
Resident

My lease ends on May 31st and that day is going to be the greatest day of my life!

Each time I see a prospective tenant I want to run up to them and tell them all of the horrors.… Full Review ▶

01/03/04
Resident

SLH Apartments is by far one of the worst buildings in the city! Don?t come here and throw your money away. This place gets worse every month. This building should be torn down. The elevators have not worked properly in months.… Full Review ▶

12/31/03
Resident

ANY ONE WHO WANTS TO LIVE HERE IS CRAZY. IF ITS NOT ONE THING ITS ANOUTHER. EITHER ITS THE ELEVATORS NOT WORKING, THERE BEEING NO HOT WATER, NO WATER, OR THE NEWIST THING, THE SHOWER HAVING SCOLDING HOT WATER FOR ABOUT… Full Review ▶

12/25/03
Resident

My boyfriend has lived in this crap hole of a building for about 9 years! The conditions are getting worse and worse.The paint on his ceiling is peeling off because the radiator valves were leaking steam last year. That problem took… Full Review ▶

12/21/03
Resident

School Lane House Apartments has been the worst living experience I have ever had in my life. I have lived in this building since May and have had nothing but problems ever since. After living there for not even a month… Full Review ▶

12/21/03
Resident

Any positive comments posted on this site are DEFINETLY posted here by management. Anyone who actually lives here would never say it is a great or even good place to live. I have lived here for almost a year and I… Full Review ▶

12/16/03
Resident

I have only lived in this apartment building for about 4 months, and I already hate this place. Even before I moved in, I´ve been lied to constantly by the leasing agent and management. They should be sued for false advertising!… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
Resident

I´ve been in SLH apartments for 2.5 years. Although it seems that major changes are under way, don´t let this fool you.

Management is too slow. Nobody will care about your requests. I waited for one week to get the… Full Review ▶

12/08/03
Resident

I´ve been at School Lane House Apartments for less than 6 months and already have experience management´s SLOW response to minor inquiries like having no heat for 3 days!!! Renovations on my hallway started 4 months ago and are still incomplete.… Full Review ▶

12/03/03
Resident

Don?t let the luxuary apartments sign fool you. Yes, they added a small workout room and are replacing carpeting and painting walls, but mannagement has still not resolved serious maintenance issues. My toilet leaks and one of the heaters in my… Full Review ▶

10/17/03
Resident

I?ve lived in School Lane House Apartments for the past three years and it has been plagued with problems. Although the lobby and some of the floors have new carpeting, the elevators constatly breakdown. Many apartments have serious maintance problems. The… Full Review ▶

10/14/03
Resident

I have lived at School Lane House for three years now and have to say that recently, I have seen some great changes in this apartment.
The fitness center is now open and the equipment is great. The hallways are being… Full Review ▶

09/24/03
Resident

I have lived there for almost 2 years, and I am looking to move. It sucks. Free hot water? Yeah except on the coldest mornings and when ever it feels like going down. You then receive the I don´t know or… Full Review ▶

09/18/03
Resident

Lived there for 2 years. At first, thought the apartment looked nice. But that was before I moved in. A few months after I moved in, my apartment got robbed by someone who had a key. After reporting it to the… Full Review ▶

08/29/03
Resident

This place is a real dump. The maintance staff if it exists, rarely fixes anything. It´s true management is totally unresponsive until you threaten to call License and Inspection. I´ve heard that the building used to be a decent place before… Full Review ▶

08/28/03
Resident

I?m writing in reference to the review posted on 4-24-03. I did not change my mind. I orginially wrote a review on 1-4-03 and I firmly stand by my opinion expressed in this review. It appears as though someone from management… Full Review ▶

08/27/03
Resident

This place is absolutely horrible. My kitchen sink has been clogged for six weeks. My tub has been clogged for three weeks. Paint is peeling off my ceiling and the varnish is peeling off the floor. My dog is eating the… Full Review ▶

08/24/03
Resident

Please don´t let the renovations fool you. The lobby looks great and they are remodelling the hallways, but service is still below standard.
It still takes a while for maintenance to do things, for instance my toilet was broken and it… Full Review ▶

08/18/03
Resident

I live in school lane house from the fall of 2001 to the fall of 2002. My kitchen sink was broken for pretty much the entire time and it would spit up disgusting liquids that smelled terrible. I seriously almost threw… Full Review ▶

05/06/03
Resident

The newly renovated lobby is lovely. If you like what you see when you look at the apartments then so be it. You might see an amazing view. This is all fine and good until something goes wrong.

I have… Full Review ▶

04/24/03
Resident

I posted on here 1/4/2003 and have changed my mind.
The lobby was finally finished. It did take a long time, but it was worth it. I feel good walking through there everyday.
They are talking about adding a fitness center… Full Review ▶

02/20/03
Resident

Aptmnts themselves are just about OK, though some of them offer a nice view. But management is BAD, completely unresponsive, and unwilling to be available. Plus, apt. breaks down regularly...locks, sinks, WC, heating...you name it....with no response from maintenance. Full Review ▶

01/04/03
Resident

School Lane House Apartments was bought by Brandywine Construction and Management a few years ago and the building is no longer kept in good condition. They are basically slum lords. The washers and dryers constantly break down in the laundry room… Full Review ▶

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