Review of Micah Poston/Burton Properties by fer

Review of Micah Poston/Burton Properties – near the University of Kentucky, 40508

Rating: 1 out of 5.

“He did no cleaning or repairs between tenants, and left all of it up to the one roommate who had lived there the prior year. That roommate was the only one who was able to get any large-scale maintenance done, often by calling the landlord multiple times and/or threatening legal action. The apartment on the first floor (there was one on the first and one on the 2nd/3rd) had bedbugs and it was entirely up to the tenants to rectify the situation upon moving out. We left the apartment significantly better than we found it (patched holes in the wall that were already there, removed things that were glued/taped to the ceiling, cleaned things that were not clean when we moved in) and didn’t receive any portion of our security deposit ($1,750 total) nor any explanation of why. All 4 of us repeatedly called and texted and emailed the landlord. as well as Burton Properties about it for months, citing security deposit law violations, and were never responded to. They will literally ghost you about the security deposit when you move out. Finally, after leaving an angry voicemail 3 months after moving out, I received about half of my deposit in the mail with a post-it note saying “-150 for cleaning and carpet repair” scrawled on it. No other roommate received anything. I sent a letter citing violations of KY Security Deposit Law and demanding he return the full amount to all of us and included our forwarding addresses and heard nothing. He violated KY security deposit law on multiple instances, but I am a recent graduate who doesn’t have the time or money to go to small claims court, and he knows that. If you live in any of their properties (there are a ton around UK so beware) I highly recommend reading the aforementioned code in detail and drafting some sort of agreement to ensure that he follow it, because I have no doubt that Burton Properties and Micah Poston make thousands of dollars off of the backs of college students who have no power to hold them accountable.

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Question/statement:Answer:
1. What type of housing?Residential
2. How long have you rented here?1 year
3. Are you still renting here?No
4. What is your monthly rent?$1k+ (split 4 ways)
5. My rental space was in good condition when I moved in.1 – strongly disagree
6. I have not had issues with pests.2 – disagree
7. Maintenance issues are dealt with in a timely manner.2 – disagree
8. My landlord is pleasant and respectful.2 – disagree
9. My landlord responds to messages within…48+ hours
10 Has your landlord ever entered your living space with less than 24 hours notice?No
11. Has your landlord ever entered your living space unannounced?No
12. Have you ever felt unsafe in your living space because of your landlord?No
13. My landlord explained important lease items to me.2 – disagree
14. Has your landlord ever broken any lease agreements?No
15. How much of your security deposit did your landlord return?0%
16. My landlord kept a portion of my security deposit, but they were justified.1 – strongly disagree

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