McDaniel Properties Inc
871 W Garfield St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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.