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He' is always caring understanding and focused for you ' Tim will not let any.. One be treated un fairly by deviant people so watch out Hes' not playing Yes Tim will look into the situation' pull apart the lies' on the otherside! As should be done! R Ryan
If I could give it no stars I would. Let's start, when we moved into property 518 in Puyallup my room mate and I had to do a walk through, the guy Sean said that we could just sign it and not do it because he was busy, the sink in the bathroom had a leak. my room mate put an order in to fix it and they never showed so it didn't work for a year. We let that go. Towards the end the owners were poking around unannounced we were told by our neighbor, we then came home to a note on the door saying that if we don't up Keep the lawn we would be charged but he first 10 months of our lease nothing was ever said. Then theowners wanted Sean to do a "walk through" I took off work for him to NEVER SHOW UP. Then he asked if we could just send the filter information so he could change them and not do the walk through. On my move out date they decided to let me know that I needed to drop off a carpet cleaning reciept that I had no knowledge of or notice until the day I moved out. I'm assuming so they can keep the full deposit. Don't go through them!
He represented me in my divorce and was very responsive and helpful throughout the process, that is until I paid him. I received a portion of my settlement and he held $1000 in trust in case any issues came up. Since then, I have not gotten my settlement in it’s entirety, and have made several attempts to contact Joel because hehas my money in trust. I have explained the issue via email, and in my many voicemails, all of which are documented. He recently (FINALLY) responded after several months asking what the issue was. Are you kidding me? And then he charged me for that response never acknowledging my actual issue. I am incredibly disappointed and am at a loss as to what to do. I will be going to the BBB with my documtation and going to the courthouse.It has been over 10 MONTHS since my divorce was finalized and the settlements were reached.
I don't even want to give this management company a single star. I have rented from Dobler for more that 10 years, unfortunately due to my situation I could not get into a house. When I was finally in a spot to move, they were nothing but nasty toward me. I was on a month to month lease for over a year as I planned my move. Despite multiple visits to the office, our concerns for our living conditions was neither addressed nor improved. When turning in my keys, the apartment manager belittled me and shouted at me because she "had a bad day" She stated she had no desire to speak with me regarding my apartment and that I can handle this with a check when I receive my bill in the mail. The way she treated me and spoke to me left me in tears . 3 weeks later I got her "bill" in the mail. For over $3000! It's itemized and states that we dumped things at the dumpster that we brought to our new home. Through dealing with this company for as long as I have I have only come to one conclusion. This company cares only for money and are all around crooked. If I knew then, what I know now I never would have contacted them. I truly would have rather lived in a vehicle than have to deal with the anxiety and stress I was under for as long as I was. We found hypodermic needles in our backyard on multiple occasions. This is not for two managers we had that actually did something for our small community. My father is disabled and he lives with me, I take care of him. I'm fostering children now. I was a good tenant. Never had any complaints to me or about me. If I could give less than one star, I would. I would never recommend this company to my enemy
Defiantly do not recommend Aspen to manage your property. They have a great sale pitch but that is where it ends. We are now out of state and needed someone to take care of our house, they do not do that. But they will take your money.It is to their advantage to have a high turnover of tenants, that is where they make most of their money. My last tenant left before contract was up, they were so fed up with Aspen. They will not keep an eye on your house, all they want is money and they do not work for it.They sent me a bill, twice for some maintenance that was done, except it was never done. Aspen never checked to see of the work got done or done correctly, they just sent me a bill. How do I know the work did not get done? My new management sent me pictures. You cannot trust Aspen.Communication is the absolute worst you could ever imagine. Make sure you get all conversations, request and agreements in writing or recorded. Because you will be having all conversations more than once, and if you can prove they said they would take care of it, at least there is that. Almost seems like the lack of communication is intentional because the whole staff is like that, but that cannot be proven.We are out of state, that is why we needed someone to take care of our house. When Aspen would not take care of things that needed done, we had to find a company to fix appliance, we had to find a company to repair the floor. We did everything but collect the rent check. We hired them because they had a good rating with the Better Business Bureau, and that was only 2 years ago, but if you look on BBB’s web site now you will see they have a FLook it up, read all the complaints. They match many of my complaints.THIS BUSINESS IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED.Aspen NW Property ManagementPhone: (253) 584-8200Fax: (253) 683-4549 View Additional Phone Numbers 15 Oregon Ave Ste L4, Tacoma, WA 98409 email@example.com N/A http://www.aspennw.com ________________________________________ I could keep going, but read the other complains on BBB’s website, put it all together and stay away from Aspen.
The first year of renting a home through Aspen was fine. They could be a few days slow on getting back to us, but things were always taken care of.Now that we were in our second year of renting, it's like everyone disappeared. Our microwave blew out, and they said it was a professional grade $600 microwave, so they would not be replacing it with the same. Instead, a guy came to look at it and order parts. We are still sitting here, over a month later, and have not heard back from the repairman or Aspen.One of the large backyard trees lost a limb. It's fallen down and is just lying there. It needs to be completely sawed off and hauled out.Now fence posts have fallen down between our neighbor and our house.Lastly, we want to be sprayed again for spiders, as well as have the lock on the front door fixed, as it's almost impossible to open in the heat.Aspen refuses to get back to us. It's bizarre. They won't email back or check the tenant portal messages. They won't pick up our calls or call us back. It's like they all disappeared for the entire summer. I'm sitting here in August with things I requested to be fixed back in May. I cannot get through to them, and I can't make a drive down to Tacoma to knock on a physical door. I'm pulling out my hair!
I would not rent from Aspen again.I have lived in this house for almost 12 years and initially it was rented from a differnt company.Aspen has been horrible.When we have a repair it takes forever to get a response.Our back wooden patio step was beginning to splinter and buckle- it took months to get it replaced and that was not until my husband threatened to sue if we got hurt on it.We have asked for the roof/gutters to be cleaned when we noticed our gutter garden-someone came out,started on the detatched garage,quit and no one has been back to finish even though we have mentioned it.On and on the stories go.Their excuse always is to blame the landlords. Now we document everything.I call, document it and my husband emails.We are now having water pooling under the basement carpet that we noted on 2/21.We called and there is no longer an emergency option to choose.Just leave a message with Josh. Never again will we rent from these people.We just love this house too much to move.
Worst leasing agency I've ever dealt with! I grew up in Washington state and moved in about two years ago, they haven't fixed anything, I posted my water damage photos.
I bought my property in Gig Harbor from Roger. He was polite and professional and really funny, too. It is was an overall easy and pain-free experience. He took care of everything. All I did was look at the property and sign my name and it was mine. Now I have 2 acres of beautiful, wooded property that I built my house on and I love coming home to it everyday. Thanks, Roger!
Just called to inquire about a listed home (as suggested by the website) was told that there was a pending application (which takes 3 business days to process) 5 business days later called back and was told the same thing. When I tried to further inquire I was told that they could not tell me how many apps for this home they had, but I was welcome to fill out a app (41$ each) and they would either refund my money if house was unavailable OR I could look at their other listings, so in other words I give them $82 of my own money to "wait". Doesn't sound right to me ??? Why would they process the debit card if they don't even know the house is available????
The legal profession is vast, with each attorney having his or her specialties. Here are some of the most common attorneys individuals seek out when they require legal aid:
A criminal defense lawyer is probably the attorney the average person imagines. Criminal attorneys are the men and women who defend individuals accused of a crime. The lawyer may work pro bono - for the public good - so the accused is certain to have representation, even if he or she cannot afford an attorney.
Criminal lawyers are experts in the criminal justice system. They help their clients decide how to plead when first charged by the police and guide them through trial procedures. Defense lawyers must use every bit of their knowledge and resources to get their clients the fairest results from criminal proceedings.
If you are a small business owner or the head of a larger corporation, you may come into contact with a business lawyer. Many big companies keep a legal staff on payroll to deal with the daily operations of running and maintaining a large enterprise. Business lawyers may have more specific specialties like copyright law, product liability and mergers and acquisitions.
Business attorneys may focus their practices on certain industries. There are entertainment lawyers to guide artists through royalties and media contracts, while hospitals employ malpractice attorneys to protect doctors from aggressive litigation.
When you work for a company, you may find yourself in need of an employment lawyer - especially if the relationship between you and your employer sours. An employment attorney prevents people from losing their jobs due to unfair reasons. Workers' compensation lawyers help maintain safe employment conditions and ensure workers receive fair compensation after workplace injury or discrimination.
A personal finance attorney can protect and manage your investments and securities. You may use a finance lawyer to help you prepare your taxes, but you might be better off working with an accountant. A tax attorney is more commonly contacted after a business or individual runs into trouble with the IRS or state regulators.
Real Estate Lawyer
Your family may keep a lawyer on retainer to guide you through the major expenses that come up in life. When buying a home, you could work with a real estate lawyer to make sure you get the best deal and won't get taken advantage of by tricky mortgage agreements or unfair landlords. An estate attorney can help you plan for the worst by creating a will and preparing your finances for after your death.
A bankruptcy lawyer is essential to help you resolve your financial difficulties when they start to spin out of control. Certain attorneys help create strategies to bring you out of debt and speak to your creditors. A lawyer can advise you on which type of bankruptcy you should file for.
If you are suing someone or being sued, you need a civil lawyer. Civil attorneys - and criminal lawyers - are the legal representatives who argue on your behalf in a courtroom setting. Civil lawyers may represent you on matters of business, finance or a wide variety of other specialized needs.
One of the most common types of civil attorneys is a personal injury lawyer. When you're hurt by an outside party and you would like to hold them legally responsible, a personal injury attorney conducts litigation and negotiates settlements to compensate for your pain and suffering. Sometimes many wronged people will join together with a single civil lawyer or law office to form a class action lawsuit.
Most people will turn to a lawyer during a divorce to navigate the emotionally charged legal proceedings. A divorce attorney can assist in determining grounds for separation, division of property and custody of children.
Family attorneys deal with much more personal matters. If you're getting married, a family lawyer can help you prepare a prenuptial agreement or other family planning paperwork such as adoption or inheritance documents.
To ensure you find a competent attorney who won't abuse your trust or drain your finances, you have to make the proper inquiries. There are several questions you should ask, but the majority will fall under three general topics:
Training and Experience Questions
One of the best ways to determine quality is to examine an attorney's history. When you first step into a lawyer's office, you should check for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You have to ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.
Once you inquire about the broad details of their legal career, you should ask questions about their experience that pertains to your specific issue. You should ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant.
Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Whatever the payment plan, make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
Lawyer/Client Relationship Questions
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship. The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Great questions to start off with are ones that will make your life easier, such as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
You may keep a lawyer on retainer or you could turn to an attorney during specific situations. Here are some common reasons people begin seeking legal representation or advice:
You Know Your Limitations
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, you need assistance. You may need a third party to help you navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. It's essential you fully understand the terms of any legally binding documentation or activity you become a part of. If you are not an expert in a given field, you'll want to hire an attorney who is.
A lawyer may find legal implications or opportunities you might miss. If you find yourself in a civil or criminal matter, a proper attorney ensures you don't receive a harsh punishment for a small mistake.
You're Facing an Important Event/Decision
When making decisions critical to your financial stability or personal life, you may want a lawyer with expertise in your situation to make sure you do everything you can to arrive at the proper resolution. This is especially true when you become involved in a criminal case and your freedom is on the line.
It's not just a matter of legal knowledge; lawyer's have access to numerous resources you do not. They have staff ready to work around the clock and experts in a variety of fields to give your important issues the attention they deserve.
You Can't Be Impartial
During times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you may need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way of level-headed thinking. For example, divorce lawyers can mediate a heated argument and help both partners get on with their lives.
Emotional investment could be subtle. You may want to have a lawyer look over an investment opportunity that looks too good to be true or investigate the merits of a possible civil suit when you feel wronged.
You're Out of Options
Many people turn to lawyers when they are in trouble. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available to assist you as you deal with your problems.
Personal injury lawyers find solutions for people who can no longer work under their own power and bankruptcy attorneys prevent people from giving in to debt. If you find yourself in a situation where you can't find a solution, a lawyer may be able to offer the counsel you need.
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. While you probably don't want the conflict of interest that comes from being represented by a family member, friends and loved ones can recommend lawyers who served them well in the past. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you.
After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online. You should check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
When you build a list of possible candidates, perform a background check on each one. See if you can find information on their history and success record. Once you find a possible lawyer, you should call to arrange a consultation so you can ask your important questions in person.
By performing the necessary research and taking every available precaution, you can narrow your search to the attorney most suited to your needs.