If you are searching for an apartment in the northwest Columbus or the Dublin area, please heed this warning: DO NOT rent from Perimeter Lakes of Dublin!! My friend has had the most nightmarish experience with this place. The apartment was filthy and disgusting, even after the manager said the cleaning crew had been through to clean TWICE. Although my friend had rented the apartment, it was never fit for him to move in. While waiting for the apartment to be cleaned within livable standards, there was a fire in the apartment below. Unfortunately, my friend had moved a few things in to the apartment by this point, but was still not able to move in due to it not being clean. The carpet and the apartment didn't appear to have any damage, but the door had been kicked in by the firefighters, and the apartment and the carpet smelled of smoke. In addition, all my friend's soft goods had to be sent to the cleaners in order to get rid of the smoke smell. Meanwhile, the apartment manager has offered no compensation for any of the damage, and even intimated that my friend was not being truthful about the extent of the fire damage to his personal belongings. The only offer of help the manager provided was "Call the Red Cross." Furthermore, my friend attempted to contact the corporation in Cleveland who owns this apartment complex, Associated Estates. Their suggestion was to contact the apartment manager, who clearly supports the corporation's mission of "exceeding your expectations." In the meantime, my friend has decided not to move in to this hellhole. He has been moving his belongings back out of the apartment. He never spent one single night in the place because it was never clean, before or after the fire. If you drive by today, you will still see evidence of the fire...insulation and a broken screen on the ground in front of the apartment building. The apartment manager finally agreed to give my friend a refund of some amount, and the agreement was that a check would be at the rental office today. Guess what? Not only is the check not there, but the on-duty is saying that no check will be issued until "maybe Wednesday, or possibly Thursday, or Friday." To top it all off, when my friend went to gather his final few remaining personal belongings at the apartment today, a whole bag of tools was gone. He asked the on-duty manager if he could see a log of workers who had entered the apartment over the past few days, and she told him that the rental office does not keep such a log, or at least there is not a current log. Unfortunately, it looks like my friend will have to a police report this afternoon. All in all, this place is ridiculous. NO ONE should have to go through something like this, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT RENT FROM THIS PLACE, AND WARN YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL.