Ever since they started managing the HOA in my neighborhood, regime fees have been increased, and money is being spent on useless and unnecessary expenses.
1121 Park West Blvd Ste BMount Pleasant, SC 29466
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I've been living in Oakleaf townhouses for almost 4 years now and I'll be straight, these other reviews aren't giving these guys the credit that is due.For sure if you're comparing $1800/mo luxury townhouses in Mt. Pleasant to Oakleaf townhouses, they're a bit dated, but you have to appreciate the extreme value they offer with little sacrifice. It's an awesome location, a large space, and a super responsive staff for a very low price. No question they're the best landlords I've ever had and the best value of a rental you'll find in all of Mount Pleasant.
Our apt. complex had to have extensive construction work done because the builders did a shoddy job.Unfortunately, the construction that was used hired labor from South of the border. They deliberately destroyed a lot of our landscaping. Cutting down bushes, throwing bricks on bushes,etc.Our building was the first to suffer damage. I told the property manager, but she did nothing. Lona Vest told us this damage was normal!No it's not.Now, the property management is making us pay for all the landscaping with our regime fees! The construction company should have had to pay for it. When I asked Lona Vest at our yearly meeting in December 2014 how much the construction company would be paying toward the landscaping, her response was, "I can't remember." I then asked her for a ballpark estimate. She wouldn't give me an answer.I have recently learned that they used our regime fees to pay a landscape architect around TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to redo the property.Outrageous. All we needed to do was replant the same type of bushes that were there.They are now planting scraggly plants that are already dying. They were just planted a week ago from November 21, 2015.We went three years with no landscaping in the areas the construction workers destroyed the bushes. There was no ground cover and serious erosion occurred behind some of the buildings. The foundations were exposed! Which meant dirt had to be brought in, paid with our regime fees.I asked the property manager why she let it go so long and she just shrugged her shoulders.She didn't even know about the damage until I brought it to her attention.She was totally unhelpful during the construction. For four months my apt. was damaged with nails that flew out of the walls and split dry wall.All this was brought to Lona's attention, but she did nothing about the property manager.None of the landscaping should have been damaged and should have been stopped in the beginning.
My boyfriend and I looked at a townhouse in this community. We liked the place, even though it was in some serious need of updating! So we decided we would put in an application, which costs $40. We clearly explained to Janice Skenes (the owner) that we had recently moved to South Carolina, and both my boyfriend and I had job interviews later that week. We were still making a small income at the time, and that was noted on our application. Both my boyfriend and I have outstanding credit, so that wasn't an issue.1 day after we submitted our applications, I called Janice to tell her the good news---I had been accepted for my new job. During the conversation, Janice was stumbling over her words but managed to say, "You two still might need a co-signer. I'll ask the person who owns the property what they'd like to do." I then explained to her that would be fine, we would have no problem doing that, if needed.The weekend then went by, and on Monday my boyfriend got the good news---he had been accepted to his new job as well. My boyfriend immediately calls Janice to tell her the good news. When he calls Janice and tells her, he gets a reply of, "Oh, I've already rented that townhouse to someone else." Janice NEVER tried to get in touch with us to tell us that she had rented the townhome to someone else. The last time I had spoken to Janice, she had said, "You'll still probably need a co-signer." That most definitely led me to believe that we had the house, but the only decision to be made was if we did or didn't need a co-signer.To top it all off, Janice had not cashed our check for $40--which I thought was nice because of the terrible and unprofessional way Janice handled this situation. TWO WEEKS after this whole ordeal, I noticed there was $40 missing from my bank account. That's correct--Janice had cashed my check, even after the way she handled the situation.So to make a long story short, if you plan on moving to Oakleaf Townhomes, you better be prepared to call twice every hour to make sure Janice hasn't taken your money and given your townhome away to someone else without informing you. Also, these townhomes have jack-and-jill style bathrooms, and that is horrible for living with kids/roommates. There's not enough parking--when I asked about it, I got an, "Oh, it will be OK, your neighbors don't have many cars." Overall, the townhomes are run-down, generic, and way over-priced for what you're getting. We won't ever consider moving to Oakleaf Townhomes again!
I lived there between 2007-2012.pros: the apt. design is nice and the environment is friendly and safe for the kids. the rent was somehow reasonablecons: I don't know where to start from. the cockroaches infested the whole complex in 2012 (not sure if a new comer brought along) and the management didn't take an action until the bugs start coming out of the power outlets!!! the tenants of the 5 adjacent apts had to evacuate the houses for half a day to fumigate. more.... the A/C power underground connection in my apartment were cut off and there was no intention by the management for a major repair so they made an external connection of a LIVE WIRE that extended across the kitchen floor and remained there until the day we left.. again ...the shower faucet has been dripping since the day we moved in and after 3 years of reminder they only decided to fix it when the water went underground. the carpet was obviously not in a perfect shape when I moved in ( we marked that on the checklist), looks like been used for at least a year or so but they still insisted on charging me for carpet replacement after 5 years. the same was for some bench tops and cabinets. the apartment was not painted but rather a few patches here and there. I guess they were expecting the apartment to stay as is after 5 years without any initiative for renovation. I believe in 5 years this apartment should have been renovated twice. I wouldn't recommended for anyone. the only reason I didn't move out is because I didn't want to be tied up with a one year contract in the time where I may lose my job at any time. in any case no refund on deposit.