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Aug 31, 2013 9:52PM
Never agree to rent an apartment unless you get to walk around in the exact apartment you are renting. When We rented an apartment we were told the two bedroom apartments were all alike. NOT TRUE.after we were ready to move in we discovered that the adults bedroom was in the front next to the living room. The front bedroom got all the lights and slamming car doors at night and the opposite wall was the living room of a loud music addicted couple. Most all of the two bedroom apartments had both bedrooms in the back. we had our child in the back bedroom which we were not happy with.
Aug 31, 2013 3:39PM
Finding good tenants is not easy.  I know I have been thru several and have only had one or two good tenants. 
Aug 31, 2013 9:52AM
Another point they did not mention is to check any other fees that may be applied to the lease. I moved into my apartment thinking my monthly rent and pet fee is all that I owed. I knew I can afford so I signed the lease. After moving in I found out I would also be charged for pest control, secretarial fees, water, after they told me it was paid for, etc. They do pay for water, but they take the amount and divide it among the tenants and pay the water after we pay them. Nothing was mentioned before I moved in, and I didnt think too ask. Dont get stuck like I did. 
Aug 24, 2013 1:06AM
If I would have went by those guide lines, I would never rented this apartment. It said no pets or kids in the ad. And now there is cats, dogs and kids in almost every apartment.  The landlord just found another way to make more money. Stimens trash apartments.
I moved to another state and asked people what is a good area, to live in. I was steered to a horrible area where the hookers hang out, dope users, and crime ridden area. I was subjected to a lot of mess around me, for a year. There was any and everything around me something I was not used. Then a unregistered sex offender lived directly below me for the entire time I lived there. Shortly before I moved, the police required me to evacuate, because of the unregistered Sex offender. This man had barricaded himself in the unit and refused to come out for hours. Management was a complete joke, all they did was collect the rent.
May 7, 2013 7:13AM
I wish you could "test drive" an apartment for one night.  I moved into what was supposed to be a nice apartment and my first night in the place I sat in the middle of the living room and cried. I was bombarded by really loud music on both sides, my living room was lit up like LaGuardia from a building across the street, and Baby Huey lived above me.  I complained to management and they wouldn't let me out of my lease. I only bothered to unpack the things I use on a daily basis because I knew that, thankfully, my lease would be up in six months and I'd be moving again. But I had to rely on box fans, white noise machines and Ambien the entire time I lived there.
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