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brett.m

Resident 2011 - 2012

6/11/2012

RUN AWAY...and don't look back, seriously! I promise, you do NOT want to live here!

RUN AWAY...and don't look back, seriously! I promise, you do NOT want to live here! Like many other graduate students that were fooled by the pleasant building fa ade and lobby and temporarily polite leasing staff, I left before my lease agreement. I wish someone had warned me NOT to move in and this is why I'm writing to anyone considering it. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LIVE ELSWHERE!!! 1) It's unsafe in the buliding, as in murders and stabbings, unfortunately not kidding. The threatening conditions include not only the surrounding downtown area, but many of these sketchy characters would be your next door neighbor (hence the murder and stabbing) 2) The elevators don't work. Plan on, waiting 10 minutes each way, getting stuck, or taking the stairs, A LOT 3) If your neighbors smoke, your apartment will be filled with smoke. Maintenance suggested I get an air freshener. 4) The walls are PAPER thin, which means you hear the constant asinine yelling/arguments from your 'lovely' neighbors 5) Again, the hallways and rooms smell like the festering garbage from the problematic garbage chute. 6) My hallway has smelled like dog urine for months 7) You will have MANY problems with your apartment, as it's an old building that is poorly managed. Plan on leaks through the ceilings, walls, and windows. There will be pooled water throughout the building when it rains, let's hear it for black mold! 8) Having repairs done involves a parade of maintenance workers each check out the problem for assessment with no actually follow up unless you are persistent with the office for months. Even this didn't get many of the issues in my apartment repaired. 9) The fire alarm is set off incessantly including the middle of night! 10) Please DO NOT BE FOOLED by any false promises from the leasing office...I was told the elevators were being replaced, since then 2 have been shut down by Public Safety with a "Dangers, Do Not Use" sign in place. These signs have been hanging for 2 months with no sign of repairs in sight. 11) The office staff are friendly on your tour then take on an attitude of condescension and annoyance with any request or concern you have after becoming a resident. 12) Why would you live here? There are so many better options! The building is managed by the Mayo group, a simple search will show you countless reasons to avoid any of their buildings. Good luck in your search!!!! I'm so glad to be out of this horrific apartment, you would be too!

Review 17 out of 82

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