Lived here for 14 months. First off, so much criminal activity in the area. My wife's car was broken into while it was in the garage. Then I was very sick and on medical leave for cancer and did my best to make the rent each and every month only to not have the money one month, according to California law, you are allowed a 10 day grace period for payments of rent, mortgage, credit cards, car loans. This place doesn't care and sends you to eviction at 9am on the 10th day. A lawsuit waiting to happen because that's what they did to me. Ruthless management, no care in the world to help or work with a stage 3 cancer patient. And then to top it all off, the apartments were nice but made crappy. Paint was chipping off the walls, water leaking through the walls from when it did rain. Generally crooked area. I would suggest looking elsewhere.
Stay Away! Stay Away! Stay Away! We've now lived here for many months. So far we have had many NEGATIVE issues - Maintenance - Parking - Trespassing - Stealing - Cars Broken into we had to call HEAD CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE BRANDIE!!! IF THAT'S HER REAL NAME MAY BE AN ALIAS She does NOT know what she is doing been there many months and still NEVER returns calls NEVER Follow up's on calls!!! - Complaints HEAD CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE BRANDIE!!! is dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, mendacious, dishonorable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, Stay Away! Stay Away! Stay Away! This is the same for the current property manager SUSAN Who will NOT do Nothing!!!! only collect the rent!!!! NO Follow up's on Complaints No-Confidence - Also a major EMBARRASSMENT!!!! Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! Problems can only be resolved by competence CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE and HEAD CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE BRANDIE!!! is NOT the one!!! dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, mendacious, dishonorable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, Stay Away! Stay Away! Stay Away! No-Confidence - major EMBARRASSMENT!!!!
I would recommend looking at the reviews this place has received. There is not parking, good luck having any guests. I've literally seen a SWAT team, yes a SWAT team take down multiple drug dealers in the place. Management are as crooked as them come. You will never get your deposit back and in fact you'll have to owe anywhere from $1k - $5k on your way out. Please stay away from this place or at least take the time to do your due diligence.
Wow! Horrible place! You can never find visitors parking, ever!! First time I left my car by my friends garage, without blocking anyone, it was towed in minutes! $300 charge!!
If you want to know why this is a ROTTEN place to live just take a look at the management. I received a call from Susan, who is apparently the property manager for the place. I was informed that I had a balance on my rent and along with that there was a late fee that they were going to waive for me as a "courtesy". The kicker? I received an invoice from The Colony and paid it IN FULL at the beginning of the month. Apparently, because we are now month to month our rent has been bumped up (which is understandable) but their office wrote the wrong amount on the invoice. If Susan had any tact at all and any management sense she would have done one of two things: 1.) Waived the balance since it is not my issue that their office made a mistake 2.) Spoken with some courtesy to and politeness to a resident who has always paid their invoices in full and on time. However, she continuously interrupted me and then she informed that we would have received a notice 60 days prior to the date of the invoice stating that once we are month to month our rent would go up and that at the bottom of that page it states that the invoice total may be incorrect. How is it my issue that they cannot even get their invoices right? To make it even worse she said that we should have received a notice informing us that our rent was now considered past due two days ago. She said that notice would have been placed on our door. I am 9 months pregnant and I took the last week off to stay home and rest - we did not receive a single notice - yet another failure on the part of The Colony. I let Susan know that she should check out their Yelp reviews and take a moment to think about whether she is actually doing her job properly if so many people are upset with the management. FYI last year I posted a review of this place after we had an issue with them spraying for ants. We emptied out all of our cupboards and got the place ready for them to spray and no one came. A month or two later we got a call from someone else in management pleading with us to take the review down. Apparently everyone was up for review and they didn't want another bad mark on their record. We took it down because we don't believe in standing in the way of someone's career but there is no way I will be doing that again. I'm now waiting on a call from someone from corporate, Shane. We'll see if the bad management here is just a side effect of even worse management in the higher positions - here's hoping it's not.