Worst Apartment Stories (excluding booting)
All this talk about bad apartment managers seems to have hit a nerve. What is your worst apartment management stories (booting excluded-see other posts). I would be generally interested in assembling a compilation of bad experiences in the hope that the market will reward those complexes who make an effort actually treat students with respect.
In your stories, make sure you include the complexÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name and the name of the management company where applicable. I look forward to some good entertainment from these posts.
To kick it off, here is mine:
I lived for a spring/summer in King Henry. King Henry management had a pattern of failing and charging people who were not present at cleaning checks to perform little tasks. Since I was on campus all day, I could not be there for the cleaning check.
My roommate and some of the other people in the ward developed a strategy of not doing anything at all until the inspectors arrived. While the inspector was standing there, my roommate and others would promptly only clean the items deemed dirty. They would only have to frantically work for the 5 minutes that the inspector in the apartment. The strategy proved very effective.
One time, the inspectors told us that it was our responsibility to buy batteries for the smoke detector.
I was so upset at getting repeatedly nickeled-and-dimed in this manner that I did not sign a fall/winter contract and sought greener pastures elsewhere. Needless to say, King Henry had a similar policy on security deposits.