I wanted to rent a 1br apt for $2000 a month. The apartment itself is decent, but still way overpriced. Just so you know you are EXACTLY next to the 405. Also, the building is ANCIENT. The elevators must be from the 1800. The hallways had doors to go in between sections so anyone can hide there and do who knows what (not secured). Lets talk a bit about the leasing agents. Peggy was really nice, while Barbara believes she's the top assistant manager in the world. Too much attitude from her. Also when I was filling out my application she was doing who knows what. Zero skills. To add to all these, they didnt approve my application because their "system" was denying it. They call my last 2 landlords (4 years of rental history) and couldnt find anything. No matter how much paper I presented ( showed funds with 1+ years of rent in my bank acct) still wouldnt approve my application. Needles to say they took a week to figure this all out and I had to pay for hotels. I applied somewhere else and my application was approved in less than a day so I said "ADIOS Casa de Vida"!!! Save your time and effort. Go somewhere else. TONS of MUCH MUCH better options in the west side of LA.
If there was an option for a minus star I would have chosen that for this!..don't even think of getting into this apartment complex, we possibly had the worst experience here!..everything appears to be rosy and friendly till the day you move out!..but once you are out of this hole, you will receive the bomb..we went to them to turn in our notice after 6 months of stay..it was our 10th month, 4 months after lease and we were on a month to month..we said we will vacate by next month whatever the date was..it was due to change of jobs and my husband mentioned the same..so the lady at the front desk asked us when would be starting the next job and we told her the date which was 2 weeks earlier than the notice end period..we were willing to stay the entire notice period btw..she said its fine, you can leave since you are on month to month and we expect customers coming in as well..we asked her many times if she was sure and she sounded sure and cool about it..then we got a statement 2 months after demanding 700+ dollars for not adhering to the lease + no return on the security deposit of 875!!!..can you believe that!..Its ridiculous!!..they charge atrociuosly for a small apartment with 875 as security deposit and u dont get a penny back + they backtracked from their words..not even a word was said when we left and now all this..stay far away from these people..Nicole, the owner is a complete bitch doesn't give a chance to explain and doesn't give a damn to the tenants..all that they do is suck the money out of you!!..beware and stay away and make sure u understand their lease terms you will possibly end up paying from your pocket!!