The neighbor was load, especially the guy upstairs. But other than that, I didn't have complaints living there. However, they decided to raise my rent by more than 20% at the end of the year. That's why I decided to move. And they promised to deduct only $100 from my deposit for cleaning fee. But in the end they managed to rip all my deposit with $155 cleaning fee, double charging all management fees and else. Two of my neighbors moved out around the same time when I moved out, because of insane rent hike. Good luck to them on their deposits.
My wife and I have lived at this apartment for near on two years. We decided to renew our last lease since the expense of moving would have out weighed the rate increase. That being said that rate increase was nearly 18% over our previous year. I can live with noisy neighbors and the issues that tend to come with apartment living but when the staff is rude it is appalling. I work in the property management business and if I were to act like this to my customer's I would be fired. Along side of this they set rules and then don't enforce them. They allow people to leave there vehicles in the same place for more than the allowed 72 hours and say that oh they have moved the car. I know that they have not moved it. We've had them enter our apartment with no notice and they have no flexibility when it comes to them giving out notice that they will be entering to do some BS maintenance. There have been several issues with the lights in the breeze ways and since the building we live in is in the back corner with lots of trees and great privacy having not lights in the breezeway is not a safe thing. . They were out for more than 48 hours with no notice as to when they were going to be fixed. I had called and spoken with an on call maintenance person and he laughed at my concerns and poorly handled the situation. The management did nothing to assuage my worried mind. They didn't put up any kind of extra battery operated lighting and the lights were out for 4 days. Please if you have any choice, Choose not to live here. The staff will be friendly to your face but if you raise any concerns they will start to talk about you to other residents I know this for a fact considering that my neighbor has told me what she has heard from one of the employees. Honestly I can't wait for our lease to be up. Because we will be moving.
The enter system is a scam...from utilities, garbage, sewer and unit price. They claim it's the going "market rate" at almost $1000 a month for a 1bdr, yet I'm moving across the street from Greenlake for only $650...hmm...the "market rate" they are referring to is that Holland residential owns over 30 apartment complexes and they are artificially inflating the market price by monopolizing these units in the area. Anyone who think this is apartment is a good price obviously doesn't have much of a education. Do your research..stay clear of this scam!
I moved in to an apartment at Taluswood in January. I've had absolutely no issues with neighbors, my safety, garbage concerns or anything I've read on here. The reason why is because I know that it is an apartment home. Not an actual house. Do I have a roof over my head? Yes. Do I have easy access to shopping, dining, highways and bus stops? Yes. That's all I need. For what I pay a month in rent, I feel as though I am getting everything that I expect for the price. My ONLY complaint, and this isn't against Taluswood or Holland, but regardless, it is a complaint, is that I hear an absurd amount of sirens daily. Mostly fire and EMT, but it does suck that they use our main road as an emergency access. I suppose if I needed either, it would be very convenient, but between the hours of 10-8 (quiet hours), it is rather annoying. I would recommend this complex to a friend that understands that apartment living is NOT house living.
I have lived here for 3 years and I am really starting to regret my decision to renew my lease for year number 4. When I first moved here it seemed like an awesome place to live and was for about the first year. After that, it went severely down hill. I have had to fight with both holland and equity to fix issues in my apartment. My dryer barely works, my carpets are falling apart at the seams, my walls are filled with mold that transfers to my furniture and destroys it, the appliances and fixtures are out of date and tacky, because I am in the back of the complex the landscapers neglect the fallen tree that has been here for 2 months, and all of the leaves on the ground, my neighbors fail to scoop the dog poop and my daughter is constantly stepping in it, every month they tack on late fee's to my rent even though it's not late. And when I talk to the office they say they will reverse it and never do. I can't wait till my lease is up and I can move out of this place.