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anonymous

Resident 2016 - 2017

11/12/2018

I originally rented a 2BR townhome for me and my young child after months of homelessness back in 2016. I ended up moving out before my lease was up due to constant issues with mold (I had nearly $1000 in medical bills because of it!), windows that were so old they literally fell out if you tried to open them, a sliding glass back door that never had a secure lock, dry rot and more mold damage around the bathroom and kitchen fixtures, a ceiling light fixture that was cracked at move in and was never replaced, electrical outlets that were missing covers, and missing closet doors that were never installed. Not to mention the paper thin walls, AC never worked well enough to cool upstairs, if your water pipes weren't breaking the neighbors were which caused even more mold to grow in your apartment, and neighbors were constantly dealing drugs and breaking into apartments. Eight months, numerous unresolved maintenance requests, two property managers, and new ownership later, I decided I'd had enough and told them I would break lease FOR CAUSE under Georgia's constructive eviction law- and after two more months of the above issues being unresolved, I moved out. I was told that I would not be charged for breaking lease, as I had been beyond patient with staff, had always paid my rent in full and on time, and they had already rented it out before I left. Even the property manager admitted that "apartment should never have been rented" in that condition. I also was told I could leave without penalty by the new property owner, after I showed him a video of all the unattended to issues the apartment had. They were simply too busy trying to renovate vacant units to do anything about fixing the ones that were currently occupied and whose residents were getting sick because of it. Now, after more than a year of moving out without receiving a single phone call, email, snail mail, ANYTHING, I find out they have sent my account over to a collections agency that is now reporting against my credit file even though they can't seem to validate the account or even tell me what the alleged amount owed is. I never got a move out statement or refund of my security deposit (I didn't take them to court over it because the filing fees is more than the 3x deposit refund I am entitled to under Georgia law). This property has shady business practices, and is simply not worth your time or effort. STAY AWAY. Oh, and they're lying about W/D hookups- none of the units had them when I lived there. Laundromat across the street is easier and cheaper than the onsite laundry.

    Review 2 out of 10

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