Some of the worst communication you can ask for from a property management company, not to mention rude!
855 Highlandia DrBaton Rouge, LA 70810
From Business: RE/MAX First is a full-service real estate firm. It deals in new constructions, villas, single-family apartments, condominiums, townhomes, row houses, commercial …
McDaniel and his manager, Doug Garland are the epitome of slumlords. Doug showed me a house that was nice and clean and then when it was time to move, he gave me the most disgusting house I have ever lived in. There is mold, dirty tile, windows that don't open (against the law btw) and a yard with toilets, wood and old appliances scattered everywhere. These people do not take care of their property and become cruel when you bring it up. I am a student at LSU and was late on rent for one month, and they usually worked with me. Louisiana has a law that allows landlords to speed up eviction processes by putting a statement in their leases that says tenants will only have a 3 days notice of an eviction, a court date and then just 24 hrs to move out. Garland hardly gave me 72 hrs for the notice. My mother's name is on the lease, so she was the one to go to court, but she was in the hospital during the scheduled time. Even though my mom notified Garland that she was in the hospital he chose to go to court anyway, and we lost the case because of a "failure to show." Now that is on her record, which makes it hard to rent again. As soon as Garland came from court he put a notice on my door that said I had 24 hrs to vacate or a constable would force me out and put my belongings on the street. He put a for rent sign immediately up in the front yard. My court date was on a Thurs (5/25) and the following was Memorial Day weekend. That gave me no time to find a new apartment and move my belongings out. Mind you I am already having financial problems and have literally nowhere to stay. I am lucky I have some money or I would be homeless right now. After my mom emailed the judge about their disgusting behavior he gave me until this Thurs (6/1) to move out.Whatever you do, DO NOT RENT FROM THIS SLUMLORD. MCDANIEL AND GARLAND PREY on poor people and are not used to people knowing their rights. He does not know how to take care of his property.
Since they have taken over Hidden Point Apartments,the swimming pool has been unsuitable for swimming. The office staff seams to not care about anything. You complain about a resident of color and she doesn't do anything. Would give less stars if I could have.
UPDATE: 2 years later and they still do NOTHING about maintenance and do not respond to contact. Love the complex, despise the useless incompetent manager Chandra. Will be filing a consumer complaint with the Attorney General's office.Completely useless management. They do nothing about noise complaints. They don't respond to emails. They allow maintenance into your apartment without notifying you. They are completely clueless about the condition of the property. Sink holes were reported to management after a child fell in one and no one responded. Do not rent here!
very nice and professional – I rent from Southland Properties and I think they are awesome!!!!!! I love my townhouse! Whenever I report maintenance to be done, it is taken care of.
The manager is very bad and she don't respect nobody. Never go stay there cuz they put charger on me 553 for no reason
I MUST SAY I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH MY APARTMENT AND RECENT REPAIR TO MY A/C UNIT. THANKS FOR THE PROMPT SERVICE.
Worst company I've ever dealt with. Their property manager for the house I'm renting in Baton Rouge is rude & totally unprofessional. Demands the rent on time but if you need something they won't answer your calls/emails. Avoid this company but if you must just make sure your property manager isn't named Mary Glenn. Avoid at all costs.
They didn't return even half of my deposit regardless of when I moved out the apartment was much more cleaner than when I rented it. I called more than 10 times about other things and they always tell me we are the secretary and will ask the manager to call you back but I've never received a call from them.
Great guys (David Engle and Daniel Engle) and company to work with! I don't live in the Baton Rouge area but have rentals there. If a problem arises out of any of these properties and I am in a bind, I know I can always depend on them. Without these guys, I don't know if I could handle rentals and not live in the same city. They make it possible!