“Personally, I like that Matt Jones is mostly hands off. If you pay your rent on time and make him aware of any pets you have, he pretty much doesn’t bother you. He always has his assistant send out a building-wide text message before we have maintenance workers enter our space, and the maintenance workers he employs are competent and finish tasks quickly. The building is pretty old and it didn’t look very clean when we moved in, but that’s pretty much the only issue we’ve had.”
Tag: timely maintenance
Review of Wendy Thornton by Vulgivagos
Review of Ron & Norris Stacy by TeresaM
Review of Chris Jones by mcfow
Review of Craig Hardin by ManwichOfTheDead
"Craig Hardin is a bully. It's that simple. He will try to intimidate you. He will talk *at* you. He thinks he's an expert in everything. Classic know-it-all man bullshit. I explicitly remember him talking to me about how his brother-in-law worked at Eastern State Hospital at the time I was renting there, and therefore Craig felt like he himself was some kind of expert on HIPAA law. He's that kind of man that likes to claim expertise because... he knows somebody with expertise in a field? Like I said, man bullshit. Know-it-all jerks. And with know-it-alls, they also are bullies who will act like can CSI your life and they're gonna catch you doing shit you're not even doing. He used to tell me he had caught me smoking and that he had sandwich bags full of cigarette butt evidence... except for the fact that I've never smoked cigarettes. But I'll never forget how smug he was when he was gas-lighting me and telling me about presumed myself. Also, one time I was asleep in my bedroom one morning, and I wake up to see one of Craig's maintenance men with a ladder *opening the door to my bedroom and just walking in while I was in fucking bed*. I lied there watching and he walked directly over to my bedside, put a ladder up, and climb up to the reach the light bulb above my bed. I finally said, "Excuse me?" and the maintenance man acted surprised to see me there. No notice I should expect a maintenance employee. I didn't put a maintenance request in. Dude just up and walked right into my bedroom while I was asleep. Didn't even knock on the apartment front door (what woke me up was when I heard him unlocking the door, and I mistakenly thought it was my roommate). I was fucking floored then when I saw my bedroom door open and the maintenance dude just came on in as if I wasn't even there. The maintenance guy apologized and left, but still... what the fuck. And I don't even put that on the maintenance guy. This is Craig Hardin's operation, he should be training and instructing his staff to do shit right. And yet, this is how he runs his business? Okay. In my time in Lexington, I've talked to other people who have rented from him. He owns a lot of property around campus, so it's not hard to find kindred folks. But everybody I have met who rented from him said that he was a jerk. And I know that's kind of hearsay territory, so dismiss that as you will. But Craig Hardin is a bully. Don't rent from him if you can help it. His apartments are nice, but he's like some fucked up Dorian Gray landlord where the nicer his apartments are, the less nice he is towards his tenants."
Review of Shelby Tuffey by BougieK
"Shelby is an older gentleman. I saw a different house he had for rent but wasn’t interested because it was old and too small. He called me about the house I currently reside in. The bedrooms were much bigger, there was more than one bathroom, walk-in closets, fenced backyard, and an actual dining area. However, everything is old and mismatched. Everything that has needed maintenance is replaced with something used and previously owned and often doesn’t match what is currently in the home with the exception of the microwave. There are problems with centipedes and ants (literally coming out of a wall socket) but it is my problem. There has been in-going electrical issues in the home. Shelving units are lopsided. Screen door doesn’t fit. Bathroom fans sound like an aircraft taking flight. The flooring under the sinks are lopsided and abt to fall in. Flooring is mismatched throughout the home. I asked to replace the flooring at my expense, he declined. I asked to have a new screen door cost deducted from rent, he said he’d look at it and replace it. I take pride in my home and do my best to buy quality things but the basis of the home is old and many things are in need of repair."
Review of Jey Marks (Urban Vigor) / Krista McLaughlin (McGregor Properties) by Mollystout
"I rented from Krista McLaughlin and McGregor Properties in 2019. The property was sold to a different company, Urban Vigor LLC, during my lease. Let's just say the transition was not handled well and I have numerous issues with both companies. My main issues were: 1. Urban Vigor did not pay the gas bill which was outlined as included in my rent, so my gas was shut off. They said this was not their fault since the previous owners with McGregor Properties didn't tell them they had to pay this bill when they bought the property? 2. When Columbia Gas came to turn the gas back on, it turns out I had been living for a year with a "red tag condition" that could have resulted in my injury or death (photo of letter attached). They turned my stove on, but I had to live without heat until I moved out two months later. It was spring, but it was still cold and I'm entitled to heat! 3. I moved out due to the above and due to being treated really unprofessionally by Jey Marks at Urban Vigor. But it did not stop there - I did not get my security deposit check and pro-rated rent refund check back for 82 days after move out. Countless calls, emails, and even in person trips to their office were made...TERRIBLE follow-up and they lied to me numerous times. Also, it is mandatory in the state of KY for landlords to return the security deposit within 60 days of move out, so what they were doing was ILLEGAL and was during a PANDEMIC. Overall, rude, unethical, illegal, bad people. Don't do it!"
Review of Arlington Properties by WillFerret
"Overall, very good experience with the staff at the Henry. I have no complaints about the staff or rental practices themselves. The maintenance crew was awesome, security was great. Leasing office always dealt with any concerns swiftly and to the best of their abilities (sometimes being adjacent to The Summit imposed certain limitations upon them). The soundproofing between floors/ceilings was extremely terrible. I've lived in many apartments and understand that some noise from neighbors is inevitable, but the amount of noise coming from above is unacceptable for how much the rent costs. However, the wall/wall soundproofing was top notch. Your nextdoor neighbors could throw a party and you wouldn't hear a thing unless you walked past their front door in the hallway. Appliances provided were new, but very low-end, especially the washer/dryer. Lighting fixtures, countertops, and interior doors are very nice looking though. Lots of outlets, some even with USB ports. Water pressure was very subpar and breakers used for electricity were cheap and would constantly need to be replaced. The secured entrance to the parking lot seemed to constantly be on the fritz, but that just meant it was left open 24/7. This did not lead to any inconveniences or issues with theft, likely due to the very constant security patrols. Pool area was not monitored well, constantly filled with 95% non-residents on weekends in the warmer months. Water often "felt" dirty, hard to explain what I mean but perhaps with the large amount of uninvited guests flocking to the pool to drink, chlorine rather than saline would be more sanitary. Dog park was not maintained well, always dog poop all over the place. Plus, the entrance was just a single gate. This means if another person came with their dog while you were using the dog park, you risked your dog escaping. Still, it is nice that they offer a space for dogs to run around at all. In contrast, the "pet spa," was always kept very clean and offered a convenient place to give your dog a bath. All other areas (gym, elevators, hallways, package room, etc) were kept extremely clean. Hallways could get a bit warm during the hotter months though, not a huge deal but adequate a/c throughout all common areas does seem like it should be included in a "luxury experience" Could benefit from additional package lockers for each building, unless you live in the building where it is located, retrieving packages is inconvenient (especially if they are heavy). All in all, a nice place to live with good management. However, the "luxury" offerings often fell short of expectations given the premium prices paid to live at The Henry. If rent was a couple hundred dollars less, the issues described would be inconsequential. But when you pay double the market rate for housing in the area, it's fair to expect things like nicer appliances, a/c in hallways, convenient package pick-up, sufficient water pressure to wash your hands while the dishwasher is going, and it not sounding like your upstairs neighbor is doing jumping jacks in steel toe boots when they step out of bed to use the restroom in the middle of the night."