They had reasonably priced apartments so we rented from them and have been there 5 yesrs with no problems at all.
Kelly and his crew are AWESOME!We went from a home we were renting where the landlord was hard to deal with and the basement flooded to working with…
Great company to rent from! They have an online portal to report maintenance needs, and maintenance staff is also very quick and courteous. Highly recommend. They are also pet friendly with NO breed restrictions, which is really hard to find.
I once rented an apartment from them and upon move out I was doing a routine walk through when their property manager attempted to bully me into paying him $1,000 for minor touch up paint. I should mention that he showed up several hours early and barged into the apartment without giving any notice or announcing himself. He then preceded to accuse me of trashing the apartment for quite literally having some standard wear and tear touch up paint on one single wall. After I refused to give him a dime he forced me out of the apartment before I was able to remove my belongings. This happened three days before my lease was supposed to end. When I contacted the corporate office and submitted to them video evidence of their property manager's unprofessional-ism they brushed it off and told me they would take care of the situation. I happen to know for a fact that they did nothing in regard to his behavior. He is still the on site manager at this property. I strongly recommend that you don't rent from this company if this is typical of how they treat their tenants. This apartment complex is on the corner of Southwest Ave and Limit Ave in Maplewood, MO; right down the street from Schlafly's. If you are considering renting an apartment in this area make sure the building has no affiliation with this company. Keep in mind that they have several different companies for their properties. Make sure that the Registered Agent for the company you are renting from doesn't match the Registered Agent for this company.
John is f stupid. He put a fake camera on the building and my car was robbed twice this year. He doesn't care about safety of his tenants. Now he is fucking knocking on my door and telling me that I didn't pay the rent. Stupid lier. I showed him the receipt. I don't believe stupid people like him would exist in the world.
These guys are crooks pure and simple. I rented a house for 42 months never late on a payment - I called to tell them shingles were blowing off the house and they told me per my lease I was liable for a new roof. Yeah right. Of course I left the house in perfect condition yet they took my whole deposit anyways. You've been warned
I only gave Helix 1 star because 'NO stars' is not an option. Heed the reviews that say Helix staff are not to be trusted. Amy Levin owns the company and despite making $2mil from WashU via a building sale, she WILL attempt to squeeze as much money as possible from YOU. Several people have taken Helix to court. I wish I'd googled case.net to look up Helix Realty - over 400 cases have been filed. I was trying to save money and I've paid a dear price. Live somewhere else!! You'll save on frustration, heartache, and headache I promise.
Horrible slumlords....Rent nothing but roach motels
Lived in 2 of their buildings in the past 8 years and NEVER had a problem. Very nice with great maintenance!
I have lived here for 2 years and was referred by my cousin who lives at a different property Mr. Pingel manages. I'm 51 years old and have rented from at least 15 other landlords in the City of St. Louis. I am please as punch. My cousin is very happy with his apartment also. The place isn't perfect, but he does a better job than any other landlord I have had.
Do not rent from this company or John Pingel. I originally signed my lease with Fisher & Co, and had zero issues. Three months later Sage Management bought the building & I've had nothing but issues. John attempted to change my locks because he said he had my apartment on a list of vacant apartments, which is hard to believe since I just paid rent to him & my apartment is fully furnished. So my daughter & I got locked INSIDE my apartment due to his maintenance man improperly installing my new lock John broke. This company does not have an emergency maintenance line so I was locked inside my apartment for hours before John came. Then he brought me light bulbs to try & smooth things over. The next issue was the gas leak at my stove. The gas company even wrote up a violation that John still hasn't addressed. I also asked to be notified when my stove was repaired, which I wasn't. Here's the bigger issue, my bedroom ceiling leaks every time it rains. I notify John every time & he claims it's fixed. He claims to only tar mop the roof but doesn't repair the ceiling in my bedroom. This has happened 4 times as of today. The last time this happened he claims he was out of town, well that's why it's necessary to have an emergency maintenance line. When he finally had his maintenance man look at the damages, he left me a note saying he "checked the damages in the bathroom". Nothing is wrong with the bathroom, it's the BEDROOM! The same day he checked the "damages", coincidently my AC stopped working. So my daughter & I had to suffer in an 80 degree apartment. He (supposedly) had his HVAC guy come out to check the AC, well this guy left me a note saying that my fuse was tapered with & was in upside down. Pretty strange. He never returns emails or phone calls. From reviews I read on yellowpages.com this sounds all to familiar. If I didn't care about my credit & had the money to move I would do it in a heartbeat. This guy must be use to tenants that are late on rent, nuisance, trash the apartment, etc. I have been nothing but nice to John, I pay my rent on time, I am not a nuisance, my apartment is always clean & tidy, I just don't understand why he would buy a property & neglect his good paying tenants.