Review of Dix Brown by ManwichOfTheDead

Review of Dix Brown – Woodland Park, 40508

Rating: 2 out of 5.

“It’s been many years since I rented from Dix Brown, but I saw that he was reviewed on here and, honestly, was surprised he’s still in the landlording hustle. But given what I’ve read about him, I think it’s still important to leave this review because his approach as a landlord should be seen as a pattern and not an anomaly. Dix (and/or his company, Dixon Electric) bought the house me and two of my friends were living in some time through the lease of our second year. He immediately came in with some folks and cut a gigantic hole in our kitchen ceiling because… honestly, I don’t remember. Maybe something actually needed repaired. But the key here is that they just cut a whole in the drywall of the ceiling that was large enough to probably drop a sedan through. And then they left. They left our kitchen covered in drywall dust. They left the hole literally for the rest of our tenure of that year (we all moved out after that year). We asked him if he was gonna ever come back and finish whatever he was fixing, and.. honestly, I don’t remember what the answer was. What I remember was seeing squirrels perched up at the lip of the hole in the kitchen, watching me eat cereal. I remember how long it took to clean up the drywall. I remember him leaving shitty voicemails threatening us because we hadn’t paid rent (because we foolishly believed we could withhold rent to leverage him to fix the kitchen ceiling – don’t do that without consulting some kind of legal counsel, btw). It was pretty slummy. As shitty as my tenant experience was while Dix Brown was my landlord, I will say this: we cleaned the hell out of that apartment, and he did return our entire security deposit when we moved out. I’ll give him that. But I would never rent from him again. I’d rather sleep in my car than roll those dice.”

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Question/statement:Answer:
1. What type of housing?Residential
2. How long have you rented here?2 years
3. Are you still renting here?No
4. What is your monthly rent?Below $300
5. My rental space was in good condition when I moved in.3 – neutral
6. I have not had issues with pests.1 – strongly disagree
7. Maintenance issues are dealt with in a timely manner.1 – strongly disagree
8. My landlord is pleasant and respectful.1 – strongly 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?Yes
13. My landlord explained important lease items to me.1 – strongly disagree
14. Has your landlord ever broken any lease agreements?Yes
15. How much of your security deposit did your landlord return?100%
16. My landlord kept a portion of my security deposit, but they were justified.n/a

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