Currently I live here and am desperately trying to leave this apartment. If you only read one paragraph of this review - read this one. I, like others reviewing the apartment, are facing a dilemma trying to leave this place. Instead of ending your lease at the agreed upon time, you have to sign a document (three months in advance) that gives you the option of "Early Lease Termination Settlement" or "Pay Rent until Apartment Re-Occupied." YOU DO NOT GET TO NORMALLY END YOUR LEASE. This seems extremely irregular as I have never seen an agreement where I cannot just end my lease at the agreed upon time and I plan on having a lawyer look over it. Another fun thing about this - originally I asked for the form to end my lease via email because every weekday. I was sent a phone picture copy of SOMEONE ELSE's form. All filled out with all of their information on it. That should tell you all you need to know about how much management cares about your privacy and how incompetent you have to be to not think to send a clean copy. This is the most expensive place I have ever lived, with the worst possible management. They are rude and always have some kind of attitude like you are interrupting their day. Sorry, didn't realize you thought you wouldn't have interact with residents when you work at the front desk. And so is the leasing staff. I thought they were super nice, but that only lasted until after we had put money down and paid for the apartment. Then we got no support on any of the issues we have submitted via the resident surveys or by bringing attention to the front desk. Then there's the bug infestation problem. There are mice, there were bedbugs all over our apartment and there are cockroaches IN THE WASHING MACHINES. (And apparently in other people's apartment's considering the Cockroach cleaning infestation notice we receive every other month.) I tried to bring this to the front desk's attention, but I made a mistake of also mentioning that there were a bunch of kids in the stairwell smoking. They immediately disregarded the bug problem just to focus on busting a bunch of kids. And let's not forget the problem with vandalism, not cleaning up and people using the apartment hallways as a hangout joint. There are routinely holes in the walls, cracked windows in the laundry rooms, leftover beer cans and cigarette butts in the stairwell, and dog urine in the elevators. No one knows how long it's been since the hallways were vacuumed. There are kids of all ages who use the main hallways to each tower and the hallways entering apartments as a place to sit, not allowing others to pass through, or kick around balls (hitting some residents in the head I might add) or riding around on hover boards. That what the outdoors are for. They at least FINALLY got some security in the building, but it took a murder to do it. Someone actually died before management decided to make sure that all doors but the front ones required fobs, as well as the garage. To be completely honest though, that security wouldn't even have helped because the murderer lived in the building, but management has probably decided that this calms people's fears for now and will become very lax again in a few months. Sure, the apartments look nice and so do the amenities until you realize that the gym is falling apart (approx. half their machines are always malfunctioning) or that you have to pay a ridiculous holding fee to use the amenity. Then there are the bug infestations that they don't tell you about. Or the fact that the pool is closes super early and isn't open on Mondays. You know, when I first decided on living here, I took an Uber to get home and took my driver that I was going to try to get an apartment there in the next month. He told me he had lived there and it had gotten so much worse over the years. I decided not to listen to him, but thinking he might have been bitter, or was just an outlier. I really wish I had listened.
skyline is the best to to leave in my opinion because its very convenient its close everything i need around a neighborhood. With new management and high security its the best place to leave. Not forgetting their apartments rooms, its very big compare to others. In all i really like skyline.
Skyline Towers is the worst place we ever lived in, it's a nightmare! The management is rude, unprofessional, don’t want to deal with any issues and the building has many issues. They have the invasion of cockroaches and mice, falling ceiling, broken appliances which you have to wait for months to be fixed, the dirt everywhere, garage doors are always broken, zero security, plus Laura Lambert who will abuse you like you never been abused before and on top of that you will be charged 250$ additional fees no matter you paid in time or not. Just go there and ask the first resident you meet if they like to live there? If you live there and experience same troubles we had try to call Fairfax Health Department ask them for help and take the case to the court because their corporate office doesn’t do a thing either.
I thought I was moving into a fairly nice apartment community, I knew it was large, but I think it's too large for the company to manage properly. They close work order request without fixing the problem, the so called semi-secured garage is NEVER secured, the tenants in the south building allow their children to run crazy using the amenities as their play ground. Good luck trying to use the lounge, game room, or the movie room. There are always unsupervised children in these areas. The building isn't secure at all, residents jam the doors open so they can have free access to the building because they are too lazy to walk around. My floor has a constant smell of Marijuana in the hallway. Oh, and don't mind the fire zones....you can apparently park there with your emergency lights on and nothing happens. But, if you have a friend over and the clock strikes 10pm, you have to pay $5 to park even if they don't spend the night. Really disappointed in this property, it could be nice if they would manage it properly and enforce their rules. I would advise on finding another property to rent from, I know I'm looking when my lease comes up for renewal.
I've never negatively commented on anything, but I must say that thus far, this has been a terrible experience. I can deal with the parking issues or, the ambulance/ police that are here everynight. I can deal with the lack of staff support. However, I can not deal with the pest, primarily roaches that seem to be crawling throughout this building. I see them in the halls, near the elevators, in the walkways and needless to say in my apartment. Since our first week here we have addressed this issue with the the staff who had an exterminator up here a few days later. All to no avail. The roaches continue despite our cleaning/ spraying/ baiting/ trapping efforts! Luckily the traps seem to slow them down. On the instructions it says to replace traps every 3 months. This isn't the case as I find myself replacing traps weekly in order to keep the pest at bay! Ive seen two in the last two days. The source? Perhaps nest that are embedded within the walls throughout the apartment. How do they get in? From the numerous cracks and opens in the wall behind my stove and fridge! Why are there holes and cracks there? I don't have an answer for that. To combat, I had to personally caulk them. One hole is so large that it needs to be covered with a board of some sort. If your questioning our cleaninless, I'd urge you to find anywhere in this apartment that isn't left spotless, kitchen included. I'm fed up and cannot wait till my lease is up to move out. I'm willing to pay DOUBLE the rent somewhere clean then to save money and have to live here with roaches that seem more resilient then the people sent to eliminate them. I'm counting the months at this point. The saying is true; you get what you pay for. That entirely true in this instance.