Been living on the 25th street property for about a month now: Pros: - building is near enough school and vine & 27th restos and pharmacy by bus or on foot - good parking - pretty decent unit space for the rent - place was clean upon first move-in (though not as thorough, but acceptable) - friendly enough staff at the management office Cons: - I have to agree with the previous reviewer about the walls and the floors. You can hear the upstairs neighbors if they talk or play music louder than normal, can hear them walking on creaky spots on the floor, can hear them taking a shower or flushing the toilet. Kids play in the hallway but not on my floor, so noise isn't as bad. My unit is near the building entrance, so if I sit in the living room, I can hear everybody running down the stairs or get in and out of the building all freaking day. So I guess management lied when they said the floors are made of concrete (otherwise, it wouldn't creak and noise wouldn't be that bad). I still do not get a full night's sleep due to all the noise. - to my knowledge, management screens their applicants so why are there tenants who play their heavy bass music from their car super late at night when everyone's trying to sleep? Some of the neighbors also put their trash next to the dumpster (vs. putting it inside) so the next morning their junk is all over the place coz the critters got to it. - sometimes the cooking smell from downstairs kitchen goes up to my unit but it isn't as bad as the noise. - laundry is pretty far from my unit, but this is a minor inconvenience Haven't had maintenance done yet or witnessed flaws in snowcare and lawncare. I don't know if management can do something about how noisy the neighbors are. The only reason I live here is because of the proximity to school, otherwise I'd spend a few more dollars and rent a better built apartment out in the woods, with hopefully more decent neighbors. So if you're a student on a budget and sleep like a log, this place might be good enough for you.
I've lived here for just over a year and overall this is a great company to rent from. They try to keep the rent cheaper than the other places, but are much better than any other company that will rent this low. They were very understanding when my first roommate ditched me with all of the rent and late utilities bills. They don't bother us unless we need something. The late fees they access are reasonable. Also, because it is a small company, they are willing to work with you on surprises that come up. The only things I have to say that are negative are 1) that we had a maintenance problem called in and the guy just showed up, without letting us know he would be there at that time or even that day. I mentioned it and the owner said, 'Yeah, he does that". 2) one of our neighbors blamed us for all of the dog poop that had been showing up in our alleyway, and we got a warning without proof outside of the hearsay (saying we would get a 30 day notice if we didn't clean ALL of it), and I found out after I sent a huge apology that it wasn't my even my roommate's dog. While both of these things are irksome, it wouldn't stop me from renting here again.
I've rented off & on from Jeffrey Rentals for almost 14 years & I have and would recommend to anyone looking for a place to rent. They have reasonable rates & if you need something fixed maintenance is always available & come out & addressthe issue in a timely manner. Over the years I've gotten to know The Jeffreys & they have always been more then fair with me. This is a great family company to rent from.
Although the Housing Authority could not help us with our immediate apartment rental need they were very nice, friendly and helpful to us. We received several tips on how to find reasonable housing in Lincoln. Many thanks.