“Place was filthy, damaged and pest-ridden when I moved in. Backyard overgrown, rent was nearly 50% higher than similar houses in better condition in the same neighborhood. Lock to the laundry room was on backward, had to remove the knob to gain entrance, mold and mildew everywhere, strong odor of cat urine dominated the house. Bathroom floor sagged, and everything in the house is the lowest quality available. Had to install cabinet handles, (some missing) and scrub the entire house prior to living there. Some mysterious error on the lease caused me to be forced to sign it again which added a month to my year lease. When I moved out, I was shorted nearly my entire security deposit without explanation. All I know was that I was charged $70 to patch two spots on the wall, (because I removed command strips and it pulled painted wallpaper from rotted wall) and $20 for missing cabinet handle (which was never there to begin with). Out of $1700 deposit, I only got $660 back. No comment or explanation. I also cleaned up backyard, and hauled away several loads of brush and trash.”
"Went up on rent yearly and extremely like $100 a pop after 7yrs without raise. Roaches came in the last 2yrs when another tenant vacated and remained in the entire building not just my unit. Management company was awful after all trade left. Didn't fix anything all plumbing was connected and when upstairs neighbor had a sink issue it closed mine as well and couldn't fix. Twice they cut off my electric even though it was included in lease. Was reimbursed once but the first time nothing at all. (Days each time) had 2 separate deposits there because of a previous apartment gas leak id moved and was told id have to wait 30 days between and when i finally moved still nothing for either unit. On the plus side now no roaches and no headache. Having bad management did me a favor."
"Found ads for some of his properties on Facebook. Dane has been attentive and polite. We rented a space he recently renovated and he was quick to fix unforeseen problems such as the breaker tripping with multiple kitchen appliances plugged in. The property includes a yard and is totally pet friendly, including one time pet deposit. He responds to our texts quickly and has fixed all issues we have brought up, minor or not. We were given a huge discount (around $3k worth of rent) for signing a longer lease with him. The property is well maintained and the renovations were lovely. We will likely sign another two year lease with him. Price of $750/mo plus $200 all utilities seems very fair for our 2BR, we are just a few minutes from Downtown and closer to our jobs."
'Patricia was super sweet when I first met her, which made her transgressions seem so confusing and frustrating. Our rent was for the entire house, except for the small side room that is accessible from the outside. That room was reserved for her air bnb guest. The door that separated them from our home is a sliding wooden door. Not sound proofed at all. Sound traveled so much in our own section of the home that we could actually hear our cats walk upstairs. Some of the air bnb guest were very noisy but we knew it wasn’t really their fault. At one point she moved her son into the air bnb room. We eventually got a text one day asking us to wear thick socks indoors because he found it to be too noisy. We were both small and we were out of the house most days working. It seemed kind of ridiculous to blame us for how thin the floors and walls were, to the point of expecting us to wear thick socks when we can literally hear her son pee from our room upstairs. Another headache was the cooling and heating of the place. Utilities were included in our rent (our rent was high for that area by the way). I figured our high rent was due to utilities being included. Because the insulation was so terrible, the upstairs would get boiling hot and freezing cold during summer and winter. We had to use the cooling and heating system often. I didn’t feel like I was using it at unreasonable times. The heat upstairs would be about 10 degrees hotter than it was outside. On several occasions, I would turn on the cooling system, and about 5 minutes later Patricia would text me asking if it was necessary for me to turn it on or if it was set no lower than 78. Patricia lives in the castle next door and has time to keep an eye on our vents. She often would complain to us about the utilities being too high. If we pay rent and it stipulates that utilities are included I feel like making us uncomfortable/guilty for using the utilities is totally over stepping a boundary. I was also pretty sure she came in our home to check the temperature settings on our system when we were not home without notifying us. The worst came when it was a month to move out. I had gotten a new car and planned on selling my old one. It was parked in MY driveway. She texted me “offering” to tow my car away for scrap. I told her that it is my car and it is absolutely not in her right to tow it. That is again absolutely overstepping boundaries. She then said she needed it moved so she could build a shed there. The driveway was our driveway, as part of our rental agreement. She justified it as the car being “abandoned” and in the lease we are not supposed to abandon items outside for a prolonged period. I had only stopped using it for a couple months, isn’t the driveway where people store their cars? Do multi car families use all their cars on a regular basis? By that point I only had about 4 weeks left before moving out and I was so fed up with her that I called the scrap yard myself. She is a nice and interesting person outside of being her tenant. As a landlord she does care about her property, and maintains it well. On the flip side, she continually overstepped boundaries. Was too protective of her property to the point where I did not feel like it was my home. I paid rent but it felt like I was a guest in her home instead. She gives off the vibe of peace and love with the artist lady act but as a landlord she is passive aggressive, doesn’t respect boundaries and is very exploitive. It was exhausting."