My lease is up in 3 months and I can not wait to move the HELL OUT! From the geese and dog poop everywhere, to the nasty and rude leasing office employees (MIKE AND DREAMA ARE AMAZING THOUGH). DO NOT MOVE HERE STAY FAR AWAY. Two days before I moved, I signed a lease for one unit (which I paid $150 to have the electricity connected), I was told that my unit had to be switched and received no explanation not to mention I had to pay another connection/transfer fee of $150 for the electricity in the new unit. When I asked the consultant about being reimbursed I was told that was not they're responsibility. Maintenance staff are really nice but more bandaging is done and not enough repairing. When I moved in the consultant was not wiling to do my walk through inspection with me and in return gave me the inspection myself to complete (remind you this is my first time on my own and I honestly didn't know what to write). Following that my stove was not plugged in and the drain in my tub is really slow. I informed maintenance and the stove was done, but there was no luck with my drain. After two or three visit, plunging, drain-o, and some special remedy I am cleaning my tub every 3 days because I do not have a steady flow (I have pictures but I'm not able to upload them for whatever reason). Following that, the water bill has an outrageous overage charge EVERY month! I complained of mold on my ceiling in my bathroom and maintenance immediately came out but proceed to PAINT OVER the patches and inform me that I need to turn on my bathroom fan while showering to prevent the moisture, well what do you know ONE MONTH LATER THE PATCHES ARE RETURNING. I can continue to go on and on, because I had a number of problems within in the FIRST FIVE MONTHS, but I wont continue my rant. JUST RECONSIDER AND STAY AWAY. Last thing, the interior is EXTREMELY old and not mention the bugs and spider webs EVERYWHERE! THINK ABOUT YOUR DECISION BEFORE DECIDING TO MOVE TO THIS HELL HOLE!
Worst place I have ever rented. I payed extra just to break my lease to get the hell out. CONS Roaches Old 1980s style apartment with outdated appliances Shotty paint job where they just paint over horrible patch jobs on the walls. bad electrical wiring lights wont even work and power shuts off randomly! drains drain slow floor isnt even level sliding windows dont function and slam shut if you try to open them duck poop everywhere dog crap everywhere horrible maintenance and management Vehicle break ins.. my vehicle was broken into the first month after i moved in! children roaming the streets unsupervised Crappy exterior lighting, unless you enjoy walking alone at night to you car in the dark. PROS there is a lake
I am disappointed to see that "poor-fair" is the lowest rating I could give. This is literally the worst place I have ever lived. WAY over priced for outdated, old, cheap, ugly apartments. When they "repaint" they literally just paint over bad patches on the walls and ceiling and not the whole wall. The neighbors are horrible, there are kids roaming the streets with no regard to others or traffic. Roaches are EVERYWHERE, it is disgusting. The office staff are rude and not helpful. I have gotten over a dozen threats from the office staff about late payments and complaints that were not even accurate. The rent increases an INSANE amount if you want to stay. This place is over priced to begin with and then they think people will pay more for it? I wouldn't live here if the rent was 5 dollars. I would rather live in a tent on the side of a highway than live here again. I called maintenance because water was leaking out of my CIRCUIT BREAKER and they said 'wow that sounds dangerous, someone will be right over'........that was TWO MONTHS AGO. If you consider living here you will regret it every single day that you stay here. Yes it is close to the lake, but so are a dozen other apartment complexes, look there. Almost all of these reviews say the same thing, listen, or you will be stressed out the entire time your lease drags on.
I lived here for 3.5 years. The management is terrible. They treat their residents like garbage and the problem has gotten progressively worse. Some highlights of living here: 1- Random eviction notices. We got one placed on our door threatening to start the eviction process in 48 hours. Our rent was always paid in full and on time. This notice claimed our renters insurance had lapsed. The notice was hung up on our door a Friday as a snow storm loomed down on Raleigh with a 48 hr deadline. Our insurance policy was up to date – management had just input a date that it expired and not bothered to check. They make you add them as an interested party to your policy for this reason – so that they can check – but they don’t bother to and then threaten to evict you. 2- Lack of maintenance – if they do decide to fix something the repair can be expected to be shoddy at best. Couple of examples: The outdoor lighting in our building went out in late January. I sent a maintenance request early Feb and was told they were getting quotes to have it repaired. I followed up in March and again in April. The last time I was told the lighting from the parking lot was sufficient and they wouldn’t be fixing the broken outside lamps. Our water heater died. This one they did replace. However, they replaced it with a much smaller water heater. This one is incapable of filling the tub – so no baths if that’s your thing – and you really better hope you don’t need to run back to back showers b/c person number 2 will be shivering. 3- Dog crap, dog crap, and more dog crap. Most people don’t pick up after their dogs. Some people do, but most of them don’t. And with the lighting issues you really don’t want to walk to or from your car in the dark. 4- Rent increase. You can expect a minimum rent increase of $50 every year. If you don’t re-sign a year lease your rent increase can be huge – they double it for month to month. This is to trap you into a huge payment if you need to stay just a little longer before you move or if you don’t give them the full 60 days notice. Example, if your normal rent is $800 and your lease ends on the 20th and your new place isn’t ready until the first of the next month and you want to stay until then your rent for that final month will be over $1000 (with ~$500 for the first 20 days and ~$550 for the last 11 days). Do not be fooled when you see the office – none of the units on this property have had ANY updates done. Everything is old and dated. The kitchens are tiny. The only thing this place has going for it is the location. There are lots of other options on Lake Lynn that are nicer.
I lived here for almost 3 years, and our apartment was filthy when we moved in (dirty carpet, nasty dusty blinds, and some nasty discoloration (possible mold) under the kitchen sink). It stunk like cigarette smoke really bad. They had us sign our lease before we saw our actual apartment (big mistake). When going to walk through an empty apartment, the leasing agent took us an apartment, put her key in the door, and opened it, and low and behold, someone was living in that apartment. oops. After living there for a while, we noticed that the tiles in the bathtub were starting to come loose, so I notified the apartment office, and asked to have it repaired. It took over a month, and several phone calls before someone was able to come out and repair the bathroom tile. When they "fixed" it, all the tile was crooked, and not flat, and did not look nice. The floor in our apartment was very uneven, so much that the toilet sat at an angle on the floor. It was not infrequent for us to see cockroaches in our apartment. The lights in the parking lot outside would stop working frequently, and it would take a long time for them to be repaired. Old appliances, specifically the range. Somewhere along the line a new person began managing the place, and it seemed that the maintenance times improved a little bit after she took over. We started receiving our monthly bill for rent (They send a bill, as the rent includes the water, and it can vary a little from month to month) and it would be wildly above the amount we were supposed to pay for rent. Sometimes double! I would go to the office, and ask about it, and I would receive explanations like "Oh, yeah, that's wrong, it was just the water company screwing it up" and they would give me a new balance that was correct. This started happening more and more of the time before I moved out. Not a huge deal, as they would always correct it, but it was a huge pain in the butt having to go down and explain it. Also, there is no rent drop box. There used to be, but they got rid of it for some reason or another. This really sucks if you work until after 6pm, as you cannot drop off your check. They do have the option to pay online, but its a $25 extra charge to do so. Most of the people who work in the office seem clueless. Tara was very helpful, and I did enjoy working with her. There seems to be a lot of turnover in their office, so you never know who you will be talking to when you go in. They advertise two pools, and a workout center. The pools are ok. The workout center was either locked, or had mostly broken machines the few times I tried to use it. Supposedly it has been remodeled, but I never went back to check it out after that. All in all, I think there are much better options for your money in the area. I would NOT recommend this apartment complex to anyone, based on my experiences here. The only good thing about this place is the security patrol that drives around at night that will shine their spotlight on the ground for me so I can see to pick up dog poop.