25 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
Lincoln Real Estate
Resident • 2012 - 2013 Not Recommended
Lincoln Real Estate is a nightmare to rent from. We constantly received grammatically incorrect, misspelled, blunt and hostile email communications from their office regarding any and all aspects of our tenancy. It is a cutthroat first come first served process in renting, needing a security deposit, first and last months' rent to secure the apartment as your own, current residents are given no preference in renewing existing leases. Moving in there were clear signs of disrepair that had been ignored by the property owners and apparently previous tenants, exposed insulation, holes in the floorboards by door frames and no fan installed in the bathroom or kitchen resulting in mold growth and eventual rain damage as the ceiling leaked. Pertinent repairs were made quickly, but with short notice on timing and length of time needed for repairs. Additionally I had grave concerns regarding the repayment of my apartment's security deposit as Lincoln Real Estate/Grandonico Properties ran into legal trouble this past year and have to pay fines to the town and none of my interactions with their staff gave me any reason to trust that they would be fair and reasonable following the laws regarding returning security deposits. (http://www.gazettenet.com/home/4141870-95/farber-fines-zoning-board) I DO NOT recommend renting from Lincoln Real Estate, yet their properties are all over the town and with the severe housing shortage for students they are just one of many overpriced realtors students are forced to choose from.
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