209 Columbia Dr SE Apt 6, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Please, do not let the convenient location fool you if you are a UNM student. Stay away! I lived at Keith Properties for several years, and experienced numerous distressing and infuriating problems with the property and the landlords in particular. These include (but are not limited to) faulty electricity, dirty living conditions inside-and-out (accompanied by poor maintenance), hideous neighbors, and the theft of my deposit upon leaving the premises. To top it all off, the neighborhood is essentially a thoroughfare for the homeless and drug addicts. These miscreants haunt the building's parking lots and alleyways daily, are not shy about panhandling and causing scenes on your front doorstep, and are prone to acts of violence. Any attempts to bring any of these facts to the landlords' attention were met with indifference or no response whatsoever.
When I arrived I immediately took pictures to document the conditions of the apartment. When I left and heard that my deposit was being kept, I attempted to show the landlords the aforesaid photos, only to find that they were blatantly disregarded and my concerns were ignored.
DO NOT let these criminals take advantage of you. Under no circumstances should you rent from Keith Properties. Stay far, far away!
Worst living situation ever. The properties are falling apart, the neighborhood is crime-ridden, and management is incompetent at best. I had my car broken into here, my mail stolen here, and my apartment was burglarized and ransacked here over the holidays. The woman who runs this business is absolutely foul, and will gossip to the tenants about one another. I moved out of here after my place was burglarized and the management simply ignored the issue. My property was damaged during the incident, and nothing ever fixed. When I called about recovering my security deposit, I was actually laughed at. These people don't deserve any of your money. If I had to sum up Keith Properties in one word, it would be "slumlords." Don't waste your time.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS! The landlord is extremely rude and the other tenants are no better.
The landlord was not helpful when we first moved in, did not tell us anything about the crime in the area, which is certainly not safe.
We had a homeless man fall asleep at our doorstep, urinate on our door, then fall down the stairs leaving blood everywhere.
One day we came home and a man and woman were doing what appeared to be meth in our stairwell.
The landlord NEVER answered his phone or returned messages.
The maintenance team entered our apartment without notice and then used our bathroom as if they lived there.
Parking enforcement is a complete joke. Don't expect to actually park near your apartment.
I heard from other tenants that the landlord issues parking permits to UNM students.
We asked multiple times for a move-out list, items we needed to clean in order to get our deposit back. The landlord said multiple times he would get us this list, we never did get the list.
Despite meticulously cleaning the apartment, we did not receive our full deposit back. We left the apartment cleaner than when we moved it.
Our neighbours were terrible. They were loud at all hours of the night, smoked weed all day, let their friends park in the lot.
One day, a neighbour went crazy and broke down their entry door.
Your mail is not safe. We repeatedly had our mail stolen.
Do not be fooled by the low rent. Spend the extra money to avoid Keith Properties and the Varsity Apartments.
This place is very close to Campus and extremely convenient if you do not have a car. I had very good neighbors and most of my experieces was positive until I left the property. I rented one of their apartments on Stanford and Silver for a year.
First of all, the landlady is very rude and if you ask her to clarify something to you, she tells you to figure it yourself or acts as if you are a "bother." I even referred one of my friends to ask for vacancy in their apartment but he was very dissappointed at how she talked to him on the phone. He said, she sounded as if she just did not want to rent out the apartment to him because he has an "accent"
While I lived in the apartment, whenever we asked for something to be fixed it took days and sometimes took weeks. After leaving the property, we were charged $190 for "general Cleaning." They told us, they hired a cleaning service to clean the place and that is how much they charged without providing us with itemized cleaning list. It beats my mind that two guys including my room mates girlfriend helped cleaned the apartment for almost 2 days yet we were told that, the counters were greasy and bathrooms were not cleaned while all these places were meticulous cleaned (How can we clean a whole house and forget to wipe the counters or clean the bathroom??). We spent almost $100 on renting a carpet cleaner and also cleaning supplies to make the place look like they way we first rented it. However, we were told that the place looked "pretty bad." we are two graduate students who have always got an deposit back except for this place.
As a warning to anyone who might want to rent from this company. This is what we went through, some people might have a good experience with them. Maybe our experience was an isoloated case but as the initial reviewer wrote, management is pretty bad and I second that. Just make sure you have taken pictures of everything you clean or keep the records of all your transactions with this company because they will use all means to keep your deposit.
I lived in these apartments for two years. Overall I was very pleased with my time as a tenant there. The location is prime (closer than the dorms to UNM). You sign a one yr contract but then go month to month with one a month notice. Only had one rate increase of $10. Maintenance is not there strong suit but everything does eventually get done and they spray regularly for bugs so that was never a problem. They are pretty hands off which was appreciated by me because in my past apts there was constant apartment policy changes, which is irritating. This is a family run apt complex and it was pretty easy to contact someone in. My complaints would be there lack of enforcing parking (parking is often taken by UNM students leaving tenants with no/ bad parking) Once I confronted someone and they told me they had permission from the owners but idk. Also I did not get my full deposit back even though I left the place far cleaner than from when I moved in. (it was not very clean at all when I moved in * blinds and vents covered in a thick layer of grim*)