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617349AEFG

Resident 2012 - 2014

4/10/2014

I have unfortunately lived in 50 Franklin since July of 2012. I will absolutely be moving out as soon as my lease is up. Actually, I'm moving BEFORE my lease is up. The place is AWFUL! It smells, the staff is rude, the building is dangerous. The elevators regularly do not run, and I have, on MANY occasions, seen people have to be rescued from them by the fire department after being stuck for long periods of time. The fire alarms are constant, and extremely obnoxious. It doesnt just beep, a voice comes on telling you to CEASE OPERATIONS AND EXIT THE BUILDING USING THE NEAREST FIRE EXIT or something like that. There is no parking, and if you park in the lot (that they charge anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars a month for) your car WILL be broken into. If you park in the garage it will cost you anywhere from 100 to 150 a month. So if your rent is $800 (just an example, most rents are WAY higher) you can basically consider it to be $900 or more because you have to park, and the street is not free during the day, or safe! The windows leak, and the heat is electric. Jan-March the electric use is so high you will choke when you see your bill, even if you unplug everything in your apartment during the day. Most of the washers work, but many of the dryers do not. Some do not spin, so you know right away to switch to another one (after you've lost $2.00 or course) but some do spin, but have no heat! What a nice surprise to come back to wet cloths after an hour in the dryer. If you pay your rent or parking in advance, they WILL mess it up, and leave notices in your door saying you are over due, and making you look like a complete dead beat. And not to bring up the race card but if you are white you will have to pass a credit check, have good income, and you will be held to your lease terms regardless of how awful your experience is, all while watching drug users and alcoholics move in and out as they please with seemingly no repercussions. The only way to get maintenance done is to talk to the maintenance guys personally and make friends with them. THEY ARE THE ONLY GOOD STAFF IN THE BUILDING but they often dont get the messages that you leave with the office. I'm not sure if its peoples dogs or humans themselves but the stairwell almost always reeks of urine. There are rats in the trash rooms. I have heard people saying they have roaches and/or bed bugs even though they maintain clean homes. Seriously, find a different place to live. Its awful. Get outa the downtown all together. Unless you are PART of the unsavory crowd, you will not enjoy your time here.

    Review 5 out of 82

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