prospective • Visited 2019
TL;DR Don't trust management. I'm currently trying to sign for a room in a 4 bedroom apartment here and have been since early August. It's now early September, a few days into the school semester here at Cornell and I've spoken to more than 3 different managers since this period due to some getting fired and some straight out leaving. Communication problems have been especially bad due to what I hope is the result of this turnover, which I've had explained to me by management as being due to the transition from Gun Hill Apartments to Auden Ithaca under new management. In the beginning of this process, I was told by my potential roommate and a property manager at the time (who has since been fired) that a short-term lease with an attractive price was possible, and this was reassured to me over the phone (because again, I was told by management to call instead of email due to "the transition period", and my experience of not having my emails responded to for over a week, if they were responded to at all), up until I came today to finish up submitting information that they told me was necessary for the application about a month after the fact when they said that everything was fine. Then when I was looking to sign the lease, I was given a completely different lease than what I was promised and was already given to my potential roommate. At this point, I've already passed over or rejected previous housing opportunities because of this management's reassurances (which have kind of screwed me over at this point). Now I'm looking for other housing opportunities literally at the last minute, because this management has had too many problems with their communication and personnel, that I straight up just don't want to lease from them for screwing me over. Also want to point out that during this process, two of the other people I was supposed to room with pulled out because of "problems with management's communication and promises" that I was reassured wouldn't be a problem with my application, so now there's a 4 bedroom apartment with only one person living in it because the other potential roommates were screwed by management. Really regret not realizing that was a huge warning sign, and hate myself for trusting management.