I read the review of the person who had mentioned bed bugs at Courtney Park Apartments, 4470 S LeMay Ave., Ft Collins, CO. These apartments definitely are misrepresented. The counter tops are 35 YEARS old, chipped and scratched, the varnish on the wooden cupboards is stripped in areas, and the kitchen cupboard shelving is worn resembling that of unsanded, rough, raw pressboard. The bathtub is chipped and patched with a different color of enamel (patchwork); AND THERE ARE COCKROACHES! Yes they definitely have bugs. Upon moving into the complex on June 1, 2014; I was greeted by Cockroaches. After immediately reporting this issue to management, the exterminator did not show up until four days later. Today, over three weeks later, June 19, 2014; I still have Cockroaches; have requested a revisit by the exterminator a week ago, and have not heard a reply. Moving into this complex was a HUGE mistake and has been extremely costly. As a result of the Cockroaches, I have been eating out everyday. "Think about it" would you eat from dishes where COCKROACHES are running rampbid. I signed a year lease and it was one of the biggest mistakes; unfortunately I believed the saleman who showed me the OLDER model apts. but stated, "I don't know for sure, but I THINK you are getting a newly remodeled apartment! HAHAHAHA
Courtney park apartments: what can I say? I completely agree with every negative comment posted. My girlfriend and I moved here January 2nd 2014, simply because it was the least trashy apartment complex in our price range (around $1000.00 /month). Upon move in, our walls were dirty, still filled with holes from pictures and posters, fixtures were missing light bulbs and protective bowls, our restroom sink was clogged with an ungodly amount of hair, our water heater was new and never adjusted, our new washer still had the moving bar in rendering it unusable, and our dryer was so clogged it would take four 80 minute cycles to leave clothes still damp (that actually just got fixed 2 1/2 weeks ago when we had put a work order in during first month), our sink was turned off and when we turned it on we realized it was off because of a massive leak that spewed gallons of water for 4 days until it was fixed, and we asked if our water bill would be pro-rated for this loss and were denied. Not to mention when they showed us the apartment they said it will have to be cleaned before move in, yet it never was and the carpet was atrocious. I complained that the dead bolt on the door would need to be replaced because it was broken, but 3 months later of struggling daily with the door lock my key snapped off in it, stranding me and my short haired dog outside on a 35 degree winter evening with harsh winds for 4 hours until a repair man showed up from a sister apartment complex who didn't even have the correct tools and had to return later (also leaving me to clean up the shards of metal when he was finished). Lastly, I've been confronted and even yelled at by management for allowing a guest of ours to have a 4 month old little puppy near the pool area. It was completely uncalled for and embarrassing conduct on her part however I still cannot get corporate to return my calls. All in all, breaking the lease is seeming more affordable by the day (which, by the way, is over $2100 PLUS 2 months rent in advance). Thanks for reading and heed my warning: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! oh and we were told our heating bill would be around $30 as well ..but our first heating bill was $220....
My experience living at Courtney Park are mixed. I have lived there for over two years and moved out for various reasons. 1)The heating and AC units are so old and inefficient that my Electric bill in the summer would go over $200 a month and that was keeping the AC at 76 degrees. 2) It is very common to see people drying their clothes on their balconies because the clothes dryers were always plugging up, similar to a Chinese laundry. 3) Every year my rent was increased by $80 a month. 4) Renters are allowed to use their balconies as storage sheds, very tacky looking. 5) When I had service done in my apartment they usually had to come back twice to finish the job. Why would anyone pay to live in a old dilapidated apartment when they could live in a new more energy efficient apartment for the same price. The people that work in the office are very nice and accommodating and it’s a very dog friendly complex with lots of green space to walk your pets.
They'll charge you $150 if your rent isn't in their box by 6pm on the 1st, but they'll completely **** up finances on their end, cashing checks you've written and then sending you notices you haven't paid your utilities until you go there and spend 2 hours explaining to them how basic accounting works. My place was filthy when I moved in with about 3 dozen individual issues that the maintance guy had to take care of (AC, blinds, all the door stops missing rubber caps, weather stripping) and it was quite clean when I left with no damages, but they tried to nickle and dime me on everything. They're managed by JRK and have a reputation for being slum lords here in FoCo (look up Bull's Run), as well as their Texas and California properties. They just dumped a bunch of money on a hideous makeover for the front office when they could have spent that money replacing the countertops instead of PAINTING them.
This apartment complex is horrible, I regret ever living here. The front office staff is very unprofessional and does not care for the residents. Nothing in the apartment worked right and trying to get the maintenance people to fix it took an act of Congress. The stairs are in many building are falling apart and I almost fell through two flights. This complex is a dump and is over priced. I will be reporting the complex to the Colorado Apartment Association.