I have been renting from the Lapham Companies apartment complex on Lagunitas Avn for the past year and have yet to have a negative experience. Never needed to request a repair so I can't speak to there responsiveness, but that's a problem I don't mind having. The landlord Rose and her husband live in the same building and I have never had reason to complain. I moved into an apartment with new carpet , new cabinets, new counter tops, and modern windows. I pay my rent on time, and have never been bothered by the property managers. Once ever other month or so will receive a note from the landlord letting me know that the water Will be hit off for a few hours or some other maintenance will be occurring during work hours, which is always fine for me. The building is safe and things are quite at night. Many of the people in this building have been here for 5-10 years. Overall clean, safe, living environment.
We had a good experience renting a Lapham managed apartment, and found them to be honest and conscientious in the conduct of business. Their agent showed us a couple of places in Oakland we mixed, then showed us a beach apartment in Alameda we loved. We lived there seven years and moved recently. In spite of the fact that time and energy ran out on me after a long-distance move (Texas y'all) and I left a significant amount of the cleaning to be done, they took a reasonable amount from my security deposit and returned most of it. I would't hesitate to rent from them again.
My partner and I have been living in an apartment managed by Bay's Elite Management Group for about three years now, and we couldn't be happier. Pedrem has been both attentive and prompt when we have had need to contact him. We have recently had to move out of state rather quickly, and Pedrem has been very accommodating and helpful. Bay's Elite Management treats tenets like people, not just names on a rent check. If you are looking for a place to live, I would highly suggest looking at Bay's Elite Management property first. -Jack H