I intended to rent from Watassa Management as represented by Kevin. After paying a $50 background check fee, they informed me that I would have to pay an additional $50 for my significant other's background check fee. I thought perhaps it was an honest mistake, so my significant other payed the additional $50. Then they tried to charge me an additional $200 in "move-in" fee that was not previously mentioned. Note the "move-in" fee does not actually help you move-in, it's just for paperwork. They also mis-calculated a pro-rated rent that would have over-charged me $88 for the first month and made another mistake in the numbers. After all this, I wasn't sure if they were incompetent, trying to scam me, but I suspected a mix of the two and I didn't rent from them. All in all they wasted a couple hours of my time and $100 of my money.
Look up pillar to post llc, 2nd to none management... Be careful...this may be the same person. Don't let her steal from you.
I went to the National Press club for training event. It was beautifully ornamented with flag of every country inside of the well preserved National Press club in Washington DC.
I have written about this company before, but my roommates and I have recently discovered that they can go to a whole new level of terrible. After trying for a year to control the mold problem, because FAS did not respond to the emails about it, our bathroom ceiling caved in (oh, they would respond to emails, but if you ask for fire extinguishers AND someone to kill the mold in your basement, it seems to be too much for them to handle at one time). This time we decided to call in the county inspector. Turns out, not only have we been living in a mold infestation all year, but two bedrooms are fire hazards, and therefore illegal. Each tenant has a separate lease, meaning FAS intended those illegal rooms to be leased as bedrooms. The property manager showed up very unannounced and unexpected today, and accused us of negligence. We will be very lucky if this does not go to court. Please do not work with this company. They are just short of being criminal.
Don't waste your money here. After new ownership a few years ago property went down, down, down and rent went up up up. Trash in the hallway, stairway outside on lawn. The lawn is poorly keep; the common areas are not kept clean enough. the front door has a bullet hole next to it. Hoodlums running in and out all night long. Music excessively loud and management care of none of these things. Save your money and rent 1.7 miles in Hyattsville Md. Please do not come here. It's just that bad. Shouldn't even be on apartment rating. Disgusting!!!
crummy apartmentmaintenance people never fix the problem you have to put in a work order a hundred times before the stuff gets fixedproperty manager is a jerkthe furnace in the kitchen is annoyingabsolutely no kitchen space or cabinet spacepros:affordable (but your deff getting what you paid for)nice hard wood floorsand nice shower head :)
DO NOT USE EJF REAL ESTATE. THEY ARE SLUM LORDS WHO WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY. EJF is a terrible company. I'm pretty sure the reviews below must be fake-none of them have any information on their google plus and only have one review, which is their review for EJF. Since my review could be open to the same criticism, I encourage you to head over to Yelp where real people actually write reviews, and have given EJF an average 1.5 out of 5 stars (1 star is the lowest) through 28 reviews from real tenants. The majority of reviewers wish they could leave a negative rating as 1 star doesn't do it justice. BBB gives them an "F" rating due to their large number of customer complaints. Don't let the reviews below fool you-scroll down in your search results just a little and you will find just how awful EJF is. You will find that EJF regularly evicts tenants without cause, are hopeless with maintenance issues, have no standards whatsoever for pest control (you got rats, that's your problem), come into your apartment unannounced (dozens of cases where items have been moved when tenants were at work only later to learn that someone from EJF came by for an "inspection"), take weeks if not months to respond to grievances (and generally their response is tough luck), and all around are high-charging slum lords (they regularly raise rent to the max a few months after you move in without adding any additional benefits). Staff are condenscending and rude, and almost always blame the tenant for any issue, if they even respond in the first place. EJF is nice enough until the day you sign the lease, then don't expect anything from them for the next 12 months except their hand out for your rent. That's if Patrick Reardon even shows up for his own showings, which is a very big "if."Oh and that deposit you put down, don't expect that back.I could go on, but don't take my word for it, see for yourself:https://local.yahoo.com/info-12396081-ejf-real-estate-services-washingtonhttp://www.bbb.org/washington-dc-eastern-pa/Business-Reviews/real-estate/ejf-real-estate-services-in-washington-dc-23004657/complaints/http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/specific_search/EJF+Real+Estate+Services
I lived for two years at The Holland apartment building in Adams Morgan on Vernon street. The building had great potential and beautiful bones, but Watassa seemed like it could care less. Throughout my entire time there, construction was being done to build washer/drying facilities in the basement as well as HVAC for the whole building. It was supposed to be completed in 6 months, but took well over two years (I never saw completion), and construction of the project switched hands several times from ex-con contracting crew to ex-con contracting crew. HVAC vents and controls were installed, but were never activated. When I returned from vacation I came home to the mess the workers left in my unit. Floors were not covered, dirt and dust all over everything from electronics to clothes, furniture and belongings moved all over the place. The whole unit was in disarray and dirty. Front door regularly broken... Old man was robbed in the vestibule for his Green Card. Mice were a constant issue. The trash area was not well-kept (understatement). The building was rarely maintained, repainted, or mopped. Due to incessant construction, the buildings front lawn/grassy area was a constant pile of dirt covered in blue tarps. Back entrance easy to break into, and two people were burglarized before I ever got there (not including Green Card mugging in vestibule which happened while I was in my apartment). All in all, Watassa was seriously lacking, at least at The Holland. They never finished work on time, hired sketchy/lazy contactor crews, didn't keep the building clean, and never installed electronic locking doors. Francis seemed like a nice guy and tried hard, but something tells me "Jim"-- who seems more like a phantom slum owner since I never once saw him, has a complete lack of regard for The Holland and its tenants who pay over 2k per unit.
This can't possibly be a real business, I'm personally shocked they exist at all. I had the worst experience ever with agent, May Khoury. The best part of dealing with her was when I didn't have to deal with her anymore. May Khoury was very unprofessional agent... It took me forever to set an appointment with her, when I finally met her she came without paper work. While at the apartment showing, she was so busy telling me about her personal life issues when she was supposed to convince me about the apartment! But I tried to be sympathetic and not interrupt!! All I was focused on is applying for the apartment that I liked. As much as I liked the apartment and really wanted to apply for it, May Khoury made sure to avoid me and give me attitude for no reason. I don't even know if that's legal!!!! But I know this is DISCRIMINATION and lucky her I don't hold any written proves to sue her!I was very upset and offended from her behavior.. And I was wondering why May Khoury was such a terrible person... So decided to call and talk to her manager. Of course the manager was never in the office and never called me back
As ongoing board President, I have worked with Sohie on many different issues over the past year and she has handled them all quickly and reasonably. She took the time to come to a board meeting one evening to help us all better understand our riser issues. She is communicative and responsive to requests. She has made recommendations over the past year that have led to the improvement of our building, budget, and community.We really appreciate her management over the past year and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.