Review of Dixie Moore by Lex1

Review of Dixie Moore – Ashland Park/Chevy Chase, 40502

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“I rented a duplex at 1501 Fontaine dr. She lived on one side and I was on another. We shared a part of the basement with a washer and dryer. The duplex itself was nice and spacious. Antique charm and hardwood floors. Rent was reasonable considering the location. The landlord did an excellent job with home maintenance. The duplex has a garage but it is tiny and even a mid sized sedan feels cramped. The driveway is also very awkward to enter and exit as there is a Curb and turn near the garage. I did have several bad experiences with the landlord which I will state in chronological order. She pulled me aside and asked “if I had a young man over for the night” – which I did my cousin whom helped me move in- I felt she was trying to discern my sexuality or accuse me of something… On innumerable occasions she asked what kind of toilet paper I used. I never clogged a toilet during my entire 18 months here. To my knowledge the plumbing seemed to work fine for a 90 year old home. She insisted on my using “biodegradable toilet paper..” As it was better for the pipes. If any laundry was accidentally left in the washer or dryer. It was thrown on the floor. She washes hers and the she put any laundry found back where she found it. I would come home from work, having left for work and placed clothes in the washer. Only to find them In a wet pile on the floor. She entered my duplex unannounced on numerous occasions. I would return home and find things moved. My wife even returned home early from work and found her in the kitchen – unannounced. She would make up excuses to come over on about a once a month basis to “check on something”. On several occasions she would come over without 24 hours notice. She openly admitted to discriminating against couples. I decided not to reapply to extend my lease as she said “I don’t rent to couples.” I should note- we did not move in together until well after I rented the duplex. She informed me that she prefers young single professionals who stay busy. I am all of those but single now. Overall I’m glad that we did not stay/could not stay with Dixie at the duplex on Fontaine. She did not respect us as a family or our right to privacy as tenants. We no longer felt comfortable at that location. However we enjoyed the physical space and neighborhood.”

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Question/statement:Answer:
1. What type of housing?Residential
2. How long have you rented here?18 months
3. Are you still renting here?No
4. What is your monthly rent?$800-900
5. My rental space was in good condition when I moved in.4 – agree
6. I have not had issues with pests.4 – agree
7. Maintenance issues are dealt with in a timely manner.4 – agree
8. My landlord is pleasant and respectful.1 – strongly disagree
9. My landlord responds to messages within…24 hours
10 Has your landlord ever entered your living space with less than 24 hours notice?Yes
11. Has your landlord ever entered your living space unannounced?Yes
12. Have you ever felt unsafe in your living space because of your landlord?Yes
13. My landlord explained important lease items to me.4 – agree
14. Has your landlord ever broken any lease agreements?No
15. How much of your security deposit did your landlord return?more than 50%
16. My landlord kept a portion of my security deposit, but they were justified.3 – I’m not sure

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