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The Meadows


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BradWilliams23

Resident 2018 - 2019

8/12/2019

If you're considering living here, do yourself a favor and seek alternatives for a myriad of reasons. See below: Pros: - Close to OCC and Downtown - Dog friendly Cons (I'll try to condense as much as possible): - Poor Management a. We moved out legally, and in writing, with a paper trail to all management (Melissa, Matt, and Eve) which should've resulted in a $2,000 agreed upon move-out fee. Instead, they tacked on an additional $1,457 ($3,457 total) for trying to say we didn't provide "sufficient notice". Numerous emails were sent (with no response), and in-person meetings were had with the understanding of our official move-out date. Mind you, we moved out to save money because my girlfriend's Father went into cardiac arrest and was hospitalized in a coma, and hospital bills were mounting. This was an extremely difficult and stressful time for us. Despite this, they had the nerve to tack on more money, which is both immoral and unjust. Nothing matters to them except the bottom dollar and it's absolutely disgusting. b. Management tried telling us we were not approved for the apartment (before we signed) based on credit, but my credit is 700+ and I make over 50k, far above the minimum for the apartment. In turn, they charged us *MORE* than the apartment's listing price because we were deemed "unqualified". In addition, they also charged us an application fee *TWICE* within a week because we had to "re-apply to be approved". When I contacted On-Site Rental Relations for my Rental Report, they told me (on the phone in front of management) that I should've been approved. Deceitfulness and lies to try and make more money. c. Tenants regularly use hard drugs and cause disturbances among neighbors. When brought to management's attention, they said it is beyond their control and to call the Cops instead. Cops also showed up 3x for domestic violence cases when we lived there. We felt very uneasy living there. d. Poorly run facilities. The gym is cramped and outdated, the "dog park" is just a fenced-in small area, and the tennis court is disheveled. Where does the money go to improving the grounds and facilities? Give back to the tenants as an act of good faith if you want to keep them around. - Too Expensive a. We paid $1,052 for our apartment, PLUS utilities (trash/sewage/water etc) they conveniently leave out of the price. In addition, with NatGrid and WiFi our bill was close to $1300 a month -- far too expensive in comparison to other apartments. b. You have the option to pay online, but there's an additional "convenience fee" they charge to do this (surprise, surprise). This speaks to their "money-at-all-costs" narrative they've created. - Below-average Apartments a. The apartments share water lines so any time someone takes a shower or flushes the toilet while you're in the shower, expect to be scolded with burning hot waters before you have time to react. Not only this, but you have to get out and turn the shower knob up and down again before it stops. I can't tell you how annoying this was (and management won't tell you this either). b. There were at least 5-10 ants in our bathroom regularly that I'd have to kill each and every night (I think they lived under the toilet). We were moving out soon so we didn't bother telling management, but they were persistent, gross and annoying. c. There was trash constantly in our yard because people don't place their garbage in the dumpsters and close them properly. There was also cigarette butts all over the walkways and our backyard. d. Very poorly lit neighborhood -- can't see street signs, driveway turns, or better yet, people. There's an old adage that says "you get what you pay for", but The Meadows defies this logic. Poor management, expensive and below-average apartments doom these rental properties. Steer clear of these if you're looking for affordable, honest, comfortable living conditions that won't try and break your bank/back at all costs.

    Review 11 out of 39

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