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FROM A LANDLORD- Do not trust your home to these people. If you own a home and are considering renting it out, please reconsider!!! I left my home in perfect condition only to receive it back after 3 years of renting looking like a fixer upper. The tenants destroyed the grass and sprinklers, but the property management did nothing about this. So now it is my expense to fix! They allowed a couple to rent my home and run a daycare out of it without my permission, which permitted massive damage to walls, carpet, etc. After inspecting the home after it was "Cleaned", there were multiple items that were CLEARLY not clean. Finger smudge prints, the toilet seat was black, etc. There was tape still on the walls. It was clearly not cleaned thoroughly, if at all. The house smelled of smoke, even though I had specified NO SMOKING!!! The front door has scratch marks on the inside as though a dog was trying to get out. despite not allowing pets. The tenants flooded my kitchen due to negligence, but it was at my cost to repair and replace the flooring and dishwasher. This was THOUSANDS of dollars in damage due to the water damage. The property management did not even pick a dishwasher that was the same color as the rest of the appliances, therefor sticks out like a sore thumb! There is clear indication they DO NOT care about your property!!!!!
In my opinion Johnson Property Management is a very unfriendly company. They are professional, but they don't treat you like you are a human being. They treat you like you are a product to their real customers, the property owners. Oh and first time renters that have 1 or 2 great lines of credit, forget about renting from them. They have a very odd rule, that you must need 4 lines of credit. I have a great credit score but only have 1 line of credit, because I am financially responsible and buy everything with cash.I am severely disappointed they turned down a great potential renter and treated me like a product. They are a very cut and dry, unfriendly business.
I would give them none start if it was possible, they are the worst possible property management, they are incompetent, rude and will take months before they fix anything, but be aware if you are renting take pictures of everything in the property especially if is any damage and keep it, because they will find the way to take your deposit money and even change you more money to fix something that is not even Broken, but they won't fix anything because they keep playing the same thing to the next people getting in the property you just left, we rented for two years and to be completely honest we left the property better than we found it,and when we asked for our deposit back the girl on the other side of the desk said that it was berry funny, they give us a huge list of things that need to be replaced like a brand new carpet that it took 20 months for them to replace but ones we left they want us to pay for a carpet replacement. They did the same thing to my sister, well I ges that's how they make their money.
I am currently living in a property that is managed my Assets & Investments. I find they are friendly, professional and quick to address any request that are in need of attention in my rental. They were very understanding and helpful during my application process.
I rented a house from AIM and lived there for about 18 months. During the time I found them very professional and responsive to my requests. Great company to rent a property.
1. Upon move-in we asked for a copy of our lease, either paper or emailed. We asked several times, we called & emailed, no one responded for almost a YEAR! We didn't receive a copy of the lease for ELEVEN MONTHS!2. Upon giving our notice that we will be moving out, along with the pro-rated amount which we would owe. We now have two new charges that they NEVER told us about. One is a late fee from March 2013 & it's now August 2013, we were never informed that we owed this until we gave our notice that we would be vacating. 3. They are trying to charge us a higher month-to-month fee than what we signed on our lease.4. THEY NEVER ANSWER THEIR OFFICE PHONE!!! Pray you have an emergency otherwise you will NEVER get them on the phone!!!5. Ashley Boehlke handled all our stuff & is COMPLETELY RUDE when you have a complaint!!!DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!!!
Absolutely horrible people to work with. They make everything difficult and very hostile people. Please DO NOT ever do business with them
I am sorry to say that for now, I will not be needing the services of Assets & Investments...only because I am selling my house and will nolonger need their help! After 5 years of quality service, I will need to consider my options available for which I will again be able to utilize their services! Thank you Adin and staff for your help and dedication to what you do best... managing properties!
My experience with this company, if you could call it that, has been extremely painful not only for me but for my family. We sent them multiple requests to fix our non-working refrigerator as well as a broken fence, broken irrigation system, broken garage door. We put in a work order as they told us to do. When we heard nothing from them we looked on their website portal to see where they were in the process. To our surprise our work orders had been erased. When we contacted their office regarding the matter they stated they never received it despite us personally talking to them about the work orders. They asked us to put in a new work order which we once again did. We never received a call back about fixing the above named items. When we attempted to log on to the portal once again to check the status, it popped up with a message that either our username or password was incorrect. We called them multiple times with no call back on the issue. They are completely negligent.
WOW! Talk about above and beyond service! I flew in from out of town to find a rental in Boise and after calling over 6 different companies Friday and Saturday, Mandy from Cornerstone Management was the only one who called me back before the weekend was over. I only had two days to secure our location and she helped me find the perfect home for our family to live just in the nic of time. Thanks to her diligence and sacrificing her personal time outside of office hours, I was able to find a home, finalize all details and leave with peace knowing our family had a fabulous place to live when we move here in the next few weeks.
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.