Historic Grand Avenue Apartments
Resident • 2011 Not Recommended
I'm an area student and I currently live in a unit on Grand and Snelling. The only thing that keeps us living there is the perfect location and decent amount of work we've put into making our unit look nice. I agree with the previous posts: The landlord is atrocious and it takes him months to get work done. He's a little senile and does (I believe, honestly) forget things sometimes, but most of the time it seems like he just doesn't care to put the effort into maintaining the building. My roommate and I had broken windows (that couldn't open) for 2 months during the heatwave this summer. The thermometer mounted in my room read 95 most of the time. We finally managed to get a free air conditioner from the landlord, but not after a lot of arm twisting. If you're planning to rent here, take this away: the location is great and the units have the potential to be beautiful, if you're willing to put in a little work. If you want ANYTHING done by the landlord, stick to your guns and keep pestering him. If you need to, don't be afraid to go directly to the lease and demand repairs be made (not that you should ever have to do such a thing to any competent landlord in the first place, but I've found that this is a good way to motivate him. I don't think he likes the idea that he could be sued or fined as a result of disrepair). Also be prepared to give your phone number to the rental office every single time you call. I swear mine's written on every piece of paper in that office, the number of time's I've given it to them...
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