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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
I have lived here a little over a year, the office staff is really nice and if you ever have a maintenance issue, The maintenance staff get to you right away. I really enjoy living here at Winbranch, it is nice and peaceful. This is a great place to live for the price.
Been a here a year now... Have had minor problems but all were fixed in a timely matter. The office staff are cool.... The rent is affordable the maintenance team are doin a great job.. I don't have insects,bugs etc.. security is one phone call away....
Horrible Management: I've been at the Ellington for 2.5 years and am deciding whether or not to cut ties with the complex although I would love to stay. I was accused by the current property manager Mrs. Pratcher of having a pet when I don't have one. She left notes on my door about the matter and was rude and slightly hood when I tried to talk to her about issue. An extra couple of hundred dollars will be added to my rent for a pet and/or animal I don't have not to mention being slapped with a deposit. The previous manager Ms. Donna was nice courteous, kind, understanding so is the current leasing agent, however the new manager is rude, unprofessional, and tasteless. Mrs. Pratcher is a perfect example of the 21 century "yes negro". A black woman (with white upper management) hired to try and keep the blacks on the property straight. She is a black woman with a title who feels she can treat those beneath her however she likes. Don't trust her she will smile in your face and leave a false note in your door in a minute in a desperate attempt to get more money from you for the owners of the company. She doesn't know how to treat or talk to people and there are at least 5 people who are like myself that are considering leaving the complex because of management. I went to the corporate office to speak with the district manager Pam Anderson with whom I spoke with over the phone prior to arriving to the corporate office. This low budget, classless, weak individual sent a teenage secretary to tell me that she was not going to meet with me and that she told me everything I needed to know over the phone. I was like really....a district manager who has no regard or care for her residents... pathetic. I wrote letters to the owners of the company Mr. Makowsky, Mr. Ringel and Mr. Greenberg and I never received a response from any of them.As for as the complex, maintenance gets an B- , they get items correctly (the quality of maintenance has been falling since I've been here). Parking could be better (you do get 1 covered space which is nice). If you don't get a space close by your apartment before the sun sets, good luck finding a close one. Noise...well let's just say the walls are very thin. The grounds are kept very well, Juan does a great job! Trashcans are quick to overflow though. If you get caught placing trash outside an overflowing trash can or wash your car on the property you will be fined (you can thank the new property management for these petty fines). Safety....there have been a few break ins, just mind your business and keep to yourself. Construction...insulation is very poor, the apartments don't retain heat in the winter so get ready for a high MLGW bill. Staff...speaks for myself read the opening statement Overall.... If management were replaced (with people who actually care) it would be a great place to stay.
After 4 months of living in Mendenwood, my disability insurance held up my payment claiming they needed an update from my physicians - I immediately notified the property manager, Lisa Anderson, on March 2nd. I assured her that my payments would be reinstated before the month was over. I went to her office weekly to update her on my progress getting the various physicians to fill out lengthy forms. On March 21st I texted the manager to let her know my insurance company had notified me that I was again approved. By 4pm that same day I dropped off my rent payment in the lockbox - I texted her that evening to update her. The next morning, the 22nd, I texted her at 9am to verify she had the payment and she texted back stating she indeed had the payment.Makowsky Ringel Greenberg filed paperwork with the court system the afternoon of the 22nd stating my rent was unpaid. I was never served paperwork from the court system - I later discovered the "Server" stated he/she had twice tried to serve me during the last week of that month - so the server definitely lied on his/her paperwork. As I am fairly housebound due to my disability, I was in the apartment 99% of the time.Regardless of paying my rent prior to their official court filing in March, regardless that I was a quiet tenant, never had an issue with any tenant and kept my balcony area and apartment clean & maintained, Makowsky Ringel Greenberg kept the "court date" that I was totally unaware of on April 12th and due to their lies to the court system - plus I was not even there to counter - they were given permission to evict me. Absolutely amazing considering I had paid my April rent timely -- supposedly I had 10 days to appeal the court's decision that I was never notified about. This shows how absolutely unprofessional Makowsky Ringel Greenberg organization and its employees are because even their property manager had NOT notified me of the ruling within the 10 day appeals window. I had thought the property manager, Lisa, was a straight shooter - honest person. I donated prom dresses, jewelry, & shoes to her for the charity event she & Hope Church will have for next year ensuring even disabled children get to have a glamorous prom event.The property manager texted me on April 26th at 3:21pm to call or come see her. I was inside her office within 20 minutes. That was when she made me aware of my pending eviction. I tried to schedule a meeting with Makowsky Ringel Greenberg as I thought the matter could easily be cleared up - I thought they just made an "honest mistake" ... my prior landlord, who I had rented from for years and we had become friends, even called their office but they only took his name and number. I emailed them, asking for a meeting with someone at their offices, even stated they were probably unaware of the timeline of events which I provided in the email - I never accused anyone of malfeasance and begged them for compassion. By May 2nd it was clear that Makowsky Ringel Greenberg planned to evict me as soon as the weather cleared even though I had already paid May's rent. No one from Makowsky Ringel Greenberg had a minimum of professionalism as they never replied to my email requesting a meeting. No one from their company even had the decency to return my phone calls. Never in my 55 years have I ever had a negative experience with a rental company - I have rented many apartments in my own name since the age of 18.So if you are considering renting any property from this group, please read all the other complaints from tenants on this site as well as the BBB. I had never thought to check out a property company on the BBB - and although that entity gives them a decent rating - you will gain so much insight of the greed and outright theft of deposits, etc., this organization has been doing for years reading the listed complaints.
Merton Manor Apartments 197 N Merton 38112. Major bed bug and cockroach issues untreated. I live at the Merton Manor Apartments. They were sold and placed under Kismet in April. It is now July. There is a massive bed bug and cockroach infestation here. Kismet does not communicate with the residents at all. If you are not home when they finally decide to do something, it won't get done because maintenance and pest control do not have keys to the units. In other words, you can beg for your maintenance request, but won't even be told when it may or may occur and maintenance and pest control do not have keys to the units. A ton of things are not getting done because of this stupidity. They have some ghetto woman sitting in the office for as little as ninety minutes a day. She doesn't walk the units with pest control or maintenance or anything. She's running game and getting some unethical breaks on things from Deborah. Trash.Kismet has over 800 properties and Deborah is apparently the property manager for them all. They have a skeleton crew for maintenance and an ignorant pest control service. Kismet is garbage. The person who bought the property lives out of state. I looked it up. Kismet has a $25,000.00 a year management contract with this person. They have not done one thing which the reality company who sold this person the property said Kismet would do.This is a 62 unit tiny apartment complex. Kismet has run it to the ground in three months. They should be ashamed! I have neighbors breaking leases left and right.
Do not rent at this apartment complexEverthing needs to be fixed. Poor management. This is not affordable housing. This is a dump
When i first moved there someone got killed in front of my apartment, i moved there thinking it was a safe environment. Then almost two years later they up and put me out of my apartment, even tho i payed my rent and never had any problems as far as any disrespect to my home.They never opened the pool.While being placed under new management, so called turning into low income apartments. I was left with finding myself homeless because we over qualified for the apartment. They broke my lease i was forced to move in march wen my lease wasnt up till august.But only to have drug dealers move in next to me selling dope,i guess they were more qualified. I have kids,it wasnt easy to jus up and find a place out the blue.I do not recommend any one to move here i had a very bad experience,terrible!!! Thank God i had someone to take me and my children in last minute, until i can find another stable home for us all,smh
Do not rent any apartment if this company is connected in any way. I called to ask a question and the lady was already upset before I could my question out. Rude and not willing to listen or help you in anyway.
I moved in to 750 Adams Place in May of this year. I since I have lived in Hell, I have been without AC for 3 weeks because the managers did not seem to understand how central air was supposed to work, I have had a leak in my bathtub that eroded the cheap covering, I have routinely not be given utility bills, I have been condescended to (by the same individual who didn't comprehend central air), I've had a leak in the exterior wall that allowed in copious amounts of rain water, I've had a leak in my ceiling that allowed in liquid from someone else's broken AC, I've had a repair crew leave my bathroom a DISASTER with a giant hole in my wall that put my cat in danger because it was to the pipes throughout the building (I received an official apology from MRG from this and have not seen the manager responsible for this since). This is by far a comprehensive list of grievances and incompetencies from 750 apartment managers, but I feel like it gets the point across. This is a terrible place to live and I strongly recommend against it with everything I have. I am counting down the days until I can move out of Hell.
dont ever deal with these spics. they are very unprofessional when it comes to paying employees on time and issuing W2's. they show favoritism when it comes to assignments with the Mexican temps.