Here is the short version of my review: The apartment itself was fine, but working with Contemporary Management was not. My main complaint is how they treated us after we moved out. We chose to clean the apartment ourselves and strictly followed the guidelines they gave us for cleaning. However, when we received our move out statement a month later, they had charged us over $200 dollars in additional cleaning and replacement charges, resulting in them keeping all but $6.78 of our original security deposit. I know that you don’t know me or my roommates and only have my word, but we are very clean people to begin with and literally scrubbed that apartment on our hands and knees for hours before we left. At one point while we were living there, one of Contemporary Management’s contract workers was in our apartment to do some work and commented multiple times on how clean our apartment was and how he never saw places that clean. And in our cleaning job at move out, we went so far as to buy a gallon of paint to touch up the walls, replace any burnt out light bulbs, and wipe down the baseboards. We did not skimp on the details. However they still charged us for marks on the walls, dirty medicine cabinets, dirty counter tops, etc. They even assessed us charges that were not even mentioned as a possibility verbally or in any of the paperwork they ever gave us! After having worked with this company for two years, I was actually concerned when we were moving out that they might charge us for tons of minor or untrue cleaning items. Because of this, we requested that the office come walk the apartment with us before we left so that we agreed that everything met their cleaning standards before we turned in our keys. They refused, saying it was against company policy. I will admit that there was minor wear and tear to the apartment. We lived there for two years and the quality of materials in the apartment was definitely not built to last. The lease specifically states that the security deposit is to be used “As insurance that Lessee will return the leased premises and any furnishings to us in the same clean and leasable condition as Lessee received it, ordinary wear excepted.” If you are looking at an apartment complex with Contemporary Management, please ignore that line in the lease. They will not make any allowance for “normal wear and tear” and will charge you for anything and everything they possibly can. On a different note, we had a few other problems earlier in our lease with Contemporary Management. Generally, maintenance requests had to be called in multiple times before they were responded to. We also thought we might be getting a cat when we moved in, so we put down a pet deposit and signed the agreement. When we decided not to get a cat, though, Contemporary Management still required us to pay the pet fee every month, even though there was no pet there. I apologize if this was long-winded, but I don’t want anyone else to go into a lease with Contemporary Management and be blindsided by similar issues. In summary, I will not rent from Contemporary Management again and do not recommend them to anyone else.
3000 National Parks DrOrlando, FL 32837
From Business: Nestled away in the prestigious Hunter's Creek Golf Course community, you'll find your new home to be the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. P…
This is and was one of the best apartment complexs that I lived in. The area is a mixture of all mankind and that is what makes it so BEAUTIFUL! the property manager/staff are very special people and they show from the inside out that they do care. (MS. GLADYS)! I have left belongings outside just to see if it would be stolen and it was NOT! this community looks out for one another and also the parent's here make their children BEHAVE and that is so wonderful. All of my neighbors were so very respectful and it is such a quiet and peaceful place. I'm considering moving back (09) next year if the Lord's will. If you want a great and exceptional place to live reasonable this should and will be your BEST CHOICE! Have a great holiday and a brand new year.
I moved into these condos about 2 months ago. I had heard good and bad things but I really needed a place and after I went to check them out they apartments were really nice. There have been a couple of managers but for the most part the people that work here have been cool with me. I really like the quiet you can't hear the cars passing all night long (like my old place) and my electric bill has gone done like $100 still it is cool in my apartment. It has a nice lake in the back. And they accept the bigger dogs. I have enjoyed it so far. I would suggest it to my friends.