“So far we are pleased with this community. They are leagues better than our previous apartment. I was surprised to read the negative comments on other Merrick Place reviews, but I also cannot defend them. In my experience the maintenance staff are great folks. Our rent is reasonable and the property is well maintained. I can see living here for years.”
“Triple Crown at Tates Creek probably has a new name again by now, but that's not suprising because they changed management about once a year. But Denton Floyd real estate is who got us to finally leave. The last 2 years we lived there, we had a recurring bed bug infestation. It was disgusting and we ended up having to throw away furniture. I'm still wary of buying furniture with cloth upholstery because the memory of bugs is too disgusting... They sprayed at least 6 times, and the only thing we could really do was move. Disgusting. ALSO the maintenance was slow and the workers didn't want to be there, one of them even told me they weren't getting paid what they were told. We had a broken fridge for over a month waiting for them to get around to fixing it. I ended up calling upper management really angry that they were forcing me to not have a refrigerator. All of my food spoiled, in the fridge and the freezer. We demanded they pay us in damages and I think they took $200 or something off our rent the next month, but that doesn't make up for how badly they ignored us for weeks and weeks. I lived directly across the parking lot from the office and could see what maintenance was doing most of the time: raking/blowing leaves or picking up trash in the parking lot. Eventually they didn't even get us a new fridge like they said they would, they just switched out our broken one for the one sitting in the vacant apt above us.... Why they couldn't have done that to begin with I still don't know. We didn't get our deposit back, tho we did have cats (that we paid entirely too much rent for). The pet rent is per animal, in case they weren't clear with you upfront. AND once when we were renewing our lease a new girl in the front office said it was fine to have 3 cats, so we adopted a stray. But soon someone else noticed and said we couldn't... So we, again, put our foot down and pointed out its was what was written in our lease agreement. Needless to say, we left as soon as we could find a new place. Stay away from Pimlico Pkwy!”
"The Saddlebrook apartments are terrible. Had pests everywhere when we moved in. Have had a leak since moving in which is still leaking. Found mildew in all of the air vents which we thought was black mold (I still think it’s black mold). The average heating bill for the winter is $500 and they say it’s because the winter was cold even though most tenants are forced to keep it at 65. The units also use 60% more power than most houses."
"Lansdowne Apartments via Blackburn Property Management has been decent to me. The rent isn't great, but it's far better than most of the market. Maintenance is done adequately, with minor hiccups and delays. For example, the pool looks awful but the water is clean. Maintenance and management staff are professional and capable and respond within 1 business day. They are currently renovating the building to inflate rent prices, as though clapboard floors are worth an extra $100/mo., but that's rental business for ya."
"Mr. Shields is AMAZING. He always responds in a timely manner and has no problem with fixing anything I bring to his attention, right away. He is very respectful and professional. Best property I have ever lived in and to top that affordable. Mr. Shields is one of the BEST around town, he keeps his properties in tip top shape as he does his own."
"Overall, this place is decent. They were a little over the top with the "threatening" letters (people not picking up their pet waste, having stuff on their balcony, all the way down to having single broken window blinds) that were sent out to the entire building/complex. Lots of annoying small hidden fees (had to pay for a gym access card, pool band, etc), and the mail system was pretty awful (they say they are checked in/signed for, but really you just walk in and take a package off the shelf, so in theory anyone could take anything- I never signed for a single one). The apartment itself was in good shape, never had pest problems or anything, and the community was pretty quiet/safe. I had a few maintenance problems which was hard to get ahold of someone (they have no contact/ emergency line after hours), but once I was able to submit a request it was dealt with quickly. Overall I would recommend it as it was a good value for the rent price."