Forest Glen Apartments
Resident · 2002 - 2004
For the first year it was minor headaches. I was not shown the actual apartment I moved into prior to signing the lease. Instead I was shown an apartment in a completely different building. I have had repeated problems with the heat, which they eventually fixed, and with the plumbing backing up into my tub from another unit, which was not fixed. <br><br><br> <br><br><br>When I moved in, there was a mouse dropping in the kitchen sink, which I thought to give the landlord the benefit of the doubt. I moved in on June 1st and by mid-July I was seeing mice running around the apartment. When I notified the landlord, they sent out maintenance and they set paper-thin glue traps. Three mice were caught and an occasional spotting over the winter. <br><br><br> <br><br><br>The second year was a nightmare. When my original lease expired, I talked to the office manager and he said leasing (it´s a 2 or 3 person office) will leave a lease on my door. Instead, two weeks later they left a note saying they would be charging me the additional month-to-month fee because my lease (that I never got) wasn´t signed. From July 20th to August 26th, 5 mice were caught, and another 4 over Labor Day weekend. They also sent a default notice because they tried to charge an erroneous amount of late fees. At this point I brought in an attorney to settle this. Part of the agreement was if I sign the lease if they would take care of the mice. I signed, they didn´t resolve the mouse problem. The last weekend in October, I found my microwave coated in droppings and urine and that night at 2:30 am woke up with a mouse crawling on my back. I went into the dining room area and found three mice at one time in the kitchen, closet, and dining room. In September and October they did have an exterminator out to leave spring traps, as their glue traps are useless, but most of them by the end of October were sprung and/or without bait. Even in December I was catching mice. At that time, I suggested moving into another unit if they were to cover the moving costs, but they refused. In total, at least 16 mice were caught and at least another 5 were spotted and/or escaped from a glue trap. <br><br><br> <br><br><br>The building I rented was very quiet. The only time I would hear the neighbors was if my windows were open. My building was mainly single adults, with only one family and a single mother nearby. The grounds near the garbage can typically had more garbage either on top or next to the dumpster than inside. Sometimes it was spread across the parking lot by the raccoons, opossums, and squirrels. Frequently there was furniture set next to the dumpster that the garbage men wouldnýt take. <br><br><br> <br><br><br>My particular unit looked like it was falling apart when I moved in. The bathtub had a really bad re-glazing job that was coming off, the phone jack in the kitchen didnýt have enough drywall to install a new one, the countertops were painted (this is in at least 2 other units I saw) and made it hard to prevent stains, and the fridge kept blowing out black debris. <br><br><br> <br><br><br>To summarize, the building and grounds are in bad shape, the landlord doesn´t care about resolving issues in a timely manner, especially if they are health hazards, the only good part of living there is the quiet and friendly neighbors and reasonable rent.