prospective • Visited 2013
I don t even want to give them 1 star!
As an Avalon resident I thought I should do my duty to inform any potential tenant to avoid the Avalon company. Hopefully this review will allow others to make informed decisions. I ve lived in a couple of Avalon complexes and every manager I ve come in contact with (or lack thereof) is beyond completely useless!
Let me start with the distasteful practices of the property manager, Andrew, at the Avalon property on Wilshire Boulevard. He is completely offensivel to tenants and has no business dealing with the general public! Management entered my apartment several times without notice. I could have been naked, taking a shower, or chocking the chicken! However, this is what Andrew probably wanted to see. He once made a subtle sexual advancement towards me when my lease was ending. I assumed he wanted something in return as a favor for getting my increase lowered. I was completely disgusted by such a lewd proposal! He wanted to jack my rent up more than 10 percent! Is this even legal? And even if I was gay I wouldn t sleep with him!
After my lease ended I decided to get out of there! I transferred to their property in Venice Beach. Who had NO manager! They had several temporary employees filling in. They were all useless, everyday there was a new face in the office! I couldn t stand this place neither, I had to get out, but I was told I would have to pay a fee of 3 months rent to end my lease early! WHAT!? My only option to avoid the fee was to move to another Avalon! I should have learned my lesson by now and avoided going to another Avalon property, but I guess I m a sucker for saving a penny!
I went to go check out the Avalon property in Playa Vista! What a dump! I was greeted by a lady with dark hair. She was on the phone and pointed towards a couch they have in a hall way. I could tell already this Avalon was the same as all the others! The leasing person was unknowledgeable and made the whole process extremely difficult. I demanded to speak to her manager, WHO WASN T THERE! I m not joking! Apparently they don t have a manager on the weekends! I had enough of this ludicrous company, so I left.
I checked out other Avalons but the locations were too inconvenient! I figured I d give the playa vista complex one more chance. I came back a couple weeks later. The manager is a mousey woman who wears glasses (looks like a librarian) anyways she was on her cell phone taking a personal call (at least it seemed like a personal call, she was laughing and laughing, the call lasted at least 20 minutes, no joke!) completely unprofessional, she didn t even acknowledge me while I walked by her office. And I walked by several times, yes I waited for 20 minutes! I m so glad I didn t move here! In fact I decided to ridiculous 3 month fee to end my lease.
I m free from the Avalon company! I will never live at an Avalon again! They claim that time there is time well spent yeah if you like to get hit on by a gay guy, deal with temporary employees, and then ignored by a chatty librarian, yeah then it s perfect!
Do yourself a favor and don t rent at any Avalon apartment! Trust me you ll thank me for it!