As much as it pains me to write this, I cannot recommend living in the Marylander Apartments. I lived here for three years while I was an undergrad at JHU and for a year afterwards. And in fact, I mostly enjoyed living here. I never ran into any of the issues with management or maintenance that the other reviewers have, and I always found them to be very nice and helpful. And, to their credit, they have put a lot of work over the last year or so into making the building look nicer. At the end of the day, though, Morgan Properties is only interested in your money. The apartments are, frankly, overpriced. My monthly rent for a studio apartment with a kitchen the size of a small bathroom was $900. The apartments are also not very nice. Many of the apartments have a strange wood/tile flooring (never really figured out the material) that scratches easily and is very ugly. None of the apartments have dishwashers. The dryers in the laundry room are often broken and never marked as such, so you end up wasting your money. The elevators are broken one week, fixed the next week, and then broken again after another week. At the rate they charge and the number of apartments in the building, you would expect a much higher quality than you ultimately get. Most important of all, make sure you CAREFULLY READ THE LEASE. There is a provision in it for auto-renewal of the lease. They will send you a letter in the mail three months before your lease ends, showing you the different prices for extending the lease. If you do not respond to this mailing saying that you wish to terminate the lease, the lease will automatically renew for another year and they will make ZERO EFFORT to warn you. This happened to me, and despite the fact that I spoke to the leasing office on THREE separate occasions regarding the fact that I would be moving out, not a single time did they EVER warn me that I would be hit with an Early Termination fee equal to FOUR MONTHS RENT. I happily moved out on my original lease end date and received a bill a few weeks later at my new address for $2500. The management of the building could not do anything, they directed me to the Morgan Properties Collections Department, where a human robot told me that they are not required to warn me and that they will happily screw you over if you do not understand the terms of the lease. So, if you have the time and legal chops to read a 20+ page lease and don't mind paying a four-star price for a two-star apartment, this place might be for you. Otherwise, you may want to look into some other apartments in the area.
DO NOT MOVE HERE!!! The staff is horendous. Your car will be broken into. Cameras do not work and they will not help. Trash is extra on rent and only gets picked up every couple days. Management are rude and not helpful in any aspect. Appliances are outdated and fridge leaks. Got one replaced and new one does as well. Parking is 200$ extra per car. Doors have so much paint they do not shut. Do not waste your time.
This is the worst apartment to ever rent from. I never do this but I think that people need to know, DO NOT RENT HERE. I always paid my bills on time.. And when I received my final bill from this place, I paid it right away and they said I didn't and tried to report me. They are horrible, rude and not at all helpful.
Once you move in management become so ineffective, unprofessional and often rude. I mean they seemed to be great before signing the lease and even shortly afterwards, I have to admit some of them are quite decent. But, 2 out of 3 times I'd be be really frustrated or pissed off by them and oh, I've NEVER GIVEN OUT BAD REVIEWS EVER BEFORE. So, I'm not a demanding or grumpy customer/tenant to start with. I've had multiple maintenance requests that weren't handled even after six months and at some point I just became tired of begging them and dealing with their attitudes so I gave up. Trust me it's not a light bulb or even plumbing issue. Those requests were about things you cannot fix yourself. The actual maintenance staff are quite courteous and efficient IF they ever get to your request. As for the old building and hence smelly carpet, slow and often not working elevators or lack of heating in the winter, I am actually ok with it. You get what you paid for and it's a great location with relatively reasonable price. BUT the office staff is just unacceptable and it's a pity that I am moving out solely because of that. If you ever decide to move in anyway, I strongly recommend that you check your unit comprehensively (try the window, the stove, the oven, the lock, the shower etc everything!) before signing the lease and have them fix anything that is not working properly BEFORE you move in. Because after that, you're pretty much on your own.
Worst and worst! I will move out as soon as possible! air condition cost $266 a month and still cold like Alaska! F U C K rude stuffs