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The apts are under new mgmt (Lexington Asset Mgmt). Staff rarely in the office. Residents require you to sign contract that if the gate malfunction and your car is damaged they will NOT be liable for damages! Poor maintenance response time.
Just dont deal with this company at all. Even if its your last choice.If you do you will regret it. They will take you to court for any and everything. Sunshine corporation is the mob.
This property is minimally managed by Kismet Properties. The manager is not on-site and does not want to be on-site. A part-time agent comes by & opens the office Monday - Thursday from 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm. The office is closed Friday - Sunday. Maintenance is unprofessional. They expect for a tenant to sit at home and wait for their unscheduled visit to make repairs. There is no assistance after hours if an emergency with essential services occurs. One star is too generous for this property or its management company, Kismet Properties.
We had to call the vendors that WPM said made repairs to confirm that it never occurred. Terrible!!
My roommates and I lived in the apartment for 16 months. Everything was fine until after we moved out. We moved out on 12/18/17. There is documentation of this. The following February 2018, I receive a letter from ARS Collection Agency, saying I owe The Edison $440.50 for not letting the apartment know when we were moving out. The “associate” at ARS told me not to talk to anyone or call the apartment complex to discuss the issue, and that if I did not pay the amount, I would be taken to court. The ARS collection “associate” also told me that ARS Collection and MRG Apartments ARE THE SAME COMPANY. So calling MRG corporate is the SAME as calling ARS Collection agency. I called The Edison apartment complex, anyway, and they told me that they did have confirmation and proof of us giving notice of moving out in December. Then they told me we were being charged because one of my roommates turned in her key on 1/17/18 – a whole month after we had officially moved out. They went as far as to describe what she was wearing in January, when she supposedly turned in her key. The Manager claimed to witness this event in January. The Edison told me they could not contact ARS Collection Agency or MRG corporate because they were “not allowed” to contact them after a resident has moved out. I contacted this roommate, who had proof from the Manager, confirming she did, in fact, turned in her key on 12/19/17. When this proof was sent to the Manager, she called ARS Collection Agency (which they apparently could not do a few days earlier), and our account was cleared. We did not receive our $100 deposit, which was supposed to be refunded to us. This was definitely a scam.
Beware!!!! I would give zero stars if allowed! I lived here from 2009 to 2014. My elderly/disabled neighbors and I had our car windows and home windows shot out during a drive-by shooting. The gate is left open for any and everything to come right on in. Security is non-existent. The property has changed management several times because they refuse to deal with crime and safety issues. This place was/ is full of gang members, drug dealers, illegal dogs and unruly kids who vandalize cars and pop tires. I also found huge black mold spots seeping from the roof into the ceilings of my bedroom, bathroom and several closets! My kids are asthmatic. We woke up with headaches daily. Management took 2 weeks to send a maintenance man in because we were moving out due to the mold. They painted over the mold instead of cutting out one foot in each direction surrounding the mold spots!!!! They wanted 2 months notice before leaving and I did not receive my deposit back!!!! No place to raise kids!
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.