Resident • 2015 - 2016
We were evicted for non payment of an electric bill that was in the Verandas name and account number, not associated with myself. It was a 156.00 bill. Might i add, i called Duke Energy and scheduled our electric to be turned on in my name 2 days prior to moving in. Paid the deposit as well. Our electric through Duke Energy says, our account and account number was started 2 days prior to us moving in. Why we had to pay the Verandas a 156.00 bill is beyond me. Our electric bill for 1 month was 90 bucks a month. The only reason i found out we were being evicted was I walked to my front door after dropping my son off at school to find eviction papers taped to my door in a ziplock bag with electrical tape. No call from management, nothing!! We went to PA to visit my family for Christmas and went to a memorial service for my husband's mother in NJ who just passed away on Nov 2, 2015. They claim they left a letter in between our door stating all this. We never recieved the letter probably because we were out of town until January 9, 2016 and due to the fire sprinkler people, management and maintenance in and out of the apartments. They also refused my rent and slid it under my door. By the way, we never recieved reciepts for rent payments each month.
The only reason i found out this was all due to the "utility bill" is because i called the Verandas lawyer and that's what he told me. They evicted a family with a child over a utility bill that wasn't ours right after the holidays. We had to hire a lawyer as well to clear the eviction off our credit reports, etc.. while going through this process, they are trying to get us for damages. We lived there for 5 months, there were no damages in the apartment and we took pictures of every square footage of the place, the balcony, the air vent closet, every carpet in the place, inside the cabinets, bedrooms, bathtubs, the sinks in every room, dishwasher inside and outside, front door and storage room after everything was moved out!!
These people are not nice, steer clear!