Dang Princeton Properties you got me speechless. My boyfriend and I moved into these apartments in October of 2015. We were in a basement floor unit. Not only did they give me an apartment filled with water, but, failed to mention that the previous tenant had to leave because of the same problem. So most of my possessions are ruined from all the water, moisture, and mold. How did they fix the problem? By giving us a dehumidifier and painting over the mold and calling it good. If health and safety ever found out about that, they'd be out of a job. They wanted us to sit tight and wait until a new unit was open 2 months from now, to only charge us an additional $75 for a 2 bedroom apartment that we don't need. Which, by the way, is in another bottom floor unit. We were only there THREE MONTHS before we broke our lease, You almost had me fooled, Princeton Properties. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
The 2-3 years that my roommate and I were there was decent at best. We lived in the back (K building) so it was dark when we had to get into our cars. We complained to Princeton Pines many times to have it fixed and they said they would look into it. Guess what? Months went on with no reply. We eventually called the public utilities of Portland but they told us that since the light pole was on Princeton's property, Princeton would need to contact them and they would not send a service tech out based on a tenant's complaint. Someone eventually had to pay and had their possessions stolen out of their car when we stayed there. Other tenants left notes near the mailbox to warn people that because of the dim lit parking lot, thieves were targeting the back lots. Relayed that message to Princeton Pines and same reply: we'll look into it. After we moved out, the light pole still had not been fixed and this was 2 years later. A few weeks after we moved out, they said they're keeping our security deposit. Their reason: we had some kind of animal or pet that tore up a section of the carpet. Yes, there was a small tear in the carpet, but it had been there when we moved in. Lesson learned: take as many pictures pre-move in of your apartment and everything inside. Any flaws or paint chips, ripped carpet, peeling counters, etc. My roommate and I never had pets, and we practically lived on campus with the amount of studying we had to do. Short summary: Princeton is slow to respond or worse doesn't respond at all to any requests you make. They will call you liars and take your security deposit so they can put in new carpet. Would not recommend Princeton at all, and that includes Princeton at Back Cove. Another thing, when you do request repairs, they will just come into your apartment even if you're not home. I had requested on many occasions for them to call before coming to be sure we had someone at home and they ignored that request. Had huge muddy shoe marks on our floors and carpet.
Not bad living situations but the rules here are ridiculous.