DON'T MOVE IN!!!!!Worst apartment in MD, all three buildings are infected with rats, mice, roaches and bedbugs. The building stinks of sewage and feces. The tenants are getting robbed by the young black thugs who hang outside of the buildings all day, they have squatters who use the rest room in the laundry facilities, the pool has dead birds and bugs. maintenance will never come fix a thing. Your car will get damaged if you park in the parking lot due to the fact that most of the tenants do not know how to park. The garbage disposal in the kitchen smells of backed up sewage, there are no vents in the bathroom so when you take a shower the steam causes mold build up on your walls. Trash is always in the hallway because the lazy ass tenants refuse to toss their garbage away properly. Security is a joke there always using their phones and never paying attention to what is going on around them.The parking lot is poorly paved there are pot holes and oil stains all over the place. When you go onto the website to create a maintenance request you will get a response to your maintenance needs months later. Belford towers is truly a horrible place to live, if you want to live in a third world country then this is the place for you. Africans and Haitians are everywhere and they are rude and most of them are extremely dirty. I have seen a lot of tenants jumping in the large trash bens behind building 6735 digging through the trash then bringing the trash back into the building, the elevators in the buildings never work properly, your water is shut off 2 to 3 times per week due to the fact that the building is very old and they have to work on the pipes. Every building has a horrible scent I mean ugh. The building manager does not listen to the needs of the tenants. The office staff has a high turnover rate, every other day someone new is in that office, at times there is no one in the office. All three buildings need to be completely demolished and rebuild.
It is terrible here! The regional manager Maxx shutler was not any help he acted like our situations and concerns were frustrations. They cut the buildings water off every week as in every other day! We complain but they absolutely do not care about us at all. They are terrible, they act like we are foreigners instead of residents! we all pay rent here and it's terrible that they do not see that.
I just recently moved in. Its been okay so far. I had problems with the toilet since day 1. Ugh!!! Every night i spend it with a plunger in there for the first week. Solution was DISH SOAP VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA!!! it did a miracle. Management wasnt really good with that but before we moved in one of the ladies told me that they have 500 apt. So you gotta get handy with your things. And im that type of person that dont like to complain too much. The walls are thin in the apts. Also it do smell like african food. But as long as it dont smell like that in my apt im fine with that. Love the balconies bc im a smoker. The rooms are good sizes. I havent seen any rats or anything. Shoppers is right next to the building which is really good. Its a good location except for the busy street right in front. It all depends what side of the building you're facing. And so far everyone has said hi and are very friendly. There's some things that take getting used to. But for the price of the rent im willing to compromise :) So far so good. We'll see how things get with time. I'll update if anything changes.
Omg I saw a rat!!!! Yes I did not once but each time I visted. They hang out by the playground and the trash area. Wow can you imagine your child playing on rat piss and poop and not know. Plus think about it Rats in the pool its all near each other. They got to drink. Gross..... My girlfriend stayed there. I told her to move asap. Besides visitor parking well You got to park on the side of a street and walk up. Smh
Duration of Stay ### 2013, 2014, 2015 Reason to move ### Rodents - cockroach and Mice Bldg. 6735 New Hampshire Avenue Northeast, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (This review is regarding back side building - 6735 not 6733) .. but most points holds true to other buildings too...i guess Positives: Cheaper (if you dont extend/sign lease after your initial lease expires then you have to pay 300 extra per month on month to month basis) Management (They do their job - you talk nice, they talk nice but living here or not is your decision) Negatives for me: Leasing office: It says open on saturdays but not real work is done on weekends as Ester(site manager) is off on weekends. You have to wait for weekday for some imp. work/concern to resolve. As Leasing office is in building 6733 not in 6735, You dont have key for that building - You have to wait for some one to open the door (cold/hot weather) just to get access to Leasing office main door (you need this access every month as you have to drop the check for rent, no online payment available. Parking: You need to get money order of 5$(5min walk to shoppers next door to get Money Order and wait for your turn in shoppers as well) for visitor pass during office hours(I usually work from 8am to 5pm), If you miss these hours, your guest car is screwed for that night stay and has to park on road side (which is very far walk from 6735). If you have unplanned guests or relatives for weekend or overnight- their car will be towed without visitors tag. Most of the times some ones car/truck is blocking the 6735 main entrance- either for loading/unloading passengers or groceries. No dedicated parking. First come first serve and most of the times - by 6pm , near to main entrance , parking slots are full. you have to park far and walk to 6735 building entrance door. Tranportation: Downtown silverspring transportation is not infront of the building, you have to walk pass uhaul and cross the road (8min walk from 6735) Apartment itself(building 6735): a. Elevators: There are 2 elevators in building 6735(one of which is broken or under repair most of the times). You have to wait atleast 3 to 4 min on average. to step on to elevator. (very slow moving elevators) If you rush to office forget about elevators better to use stairs. (Stairs are aweful and not clean in 6735) b. Very often water maintenance, we should not use water from 9am to 5pm otherwise 250$ fine c. Bathroom - bathtub paint coming off easily and no repair has been done as 3rd party contractor has to be called on. (I am moving out still bathtub paint issue not resolved from past 6months) d. Kitchen - Full of Roaches (no matter how clean you are, roaches are crawling - you will find more when you turn on oven, even hidden roaches come out) & you can have your new pet Mr.Mice - has all freedom over your apartment. e. Heat system exists but not sure why apartment is so dry .. so dry.. even with humidifier my nose gets blocked every morning. f. Mailbox - (full of nonsense newspapers and adds..) example: your mails will be 1 out of 10 mails. Previous residents mails keep on popping up in your mailbox no matter what. g. Laundry - on every floor around 2$ for each wash or dry(not clean at all - driers usually u need 2 dry 2 times otherwise clothes are still wet just for one use) - I take my clothes to laundry next door (which is not nice either) h. Trash - atleast one or 2 days in a week you will get foul smell in entire hall way because of trash dump near trash doors by tenants i. safety - No renters insurance mandatory here not sure why..but recently so many cops come and go , enquire about some people etc. j. Firealarms will ring on all floors for no reason (This is the most annoying part of all - atleast 10min or more -- no one will show up to turn off the false alarm) k. Swimming pool - based on my apartment conditions - I never tried to step into the pool when it is open in summer (very limited times it opens) and no gym l. No one cleans the snow in the drive way except once in a while out of bluemoon.