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I am hiding my name due to retaliation form the new community manager Jill Hite.The new manager is not customer focused and running the community like a military camp. No smile, no courtesy, no flexibility, no community involvement.Rest of the staff is very friendly - but they are being treated as slaves by the new property manager Jill Hite. In my opinion, the property manager is newly hired, probably she is trying to impress her senior management - but at the cost of leaving the customers unhappy.My contract is finishing soon, and I have decided to find another place just to avoid the unfriendly and disrespectful culture forced by the new community manager Jill Hite.
Bed Bug, Roaches, Homeless sleeping in stairwells, Smells of cat urine, pot, cigs. Read photo below!
Pro's1) Office staff is friendly and helpful.2) Apartments/rentals are nice.3) They allow animals in most rentals.4)Appliances are up to date.Con's1) Maintenance staff is RUDE!2) The buildings hallways are filthy dirty.3) Lights/alarms in the hallways arent kept in working order.4) Hall ways in buildings stink5) Very poor judge of character (example they allow anyone to live in their buildings, honestly dont think they check backgrounds)I will change my rating when you start getting it together and taking care of what tenants pay you to take care of! Just a little example of the filth below.
Believer's Tabernacle is a contemporary-based church that focuses on connecting people personally with God. The pastor brings scripture alive and makes it very relevant for the issues we face every day in modern America. I will walk through a typical Sunday at Believer's Tabernacle. They start service with worship songs that are mainly contemporary but also include great songs of old. The worship time fosters a personal encounter with God. So, the length of worship varies as they allow the spirit to lead. The worship time puts God front and center and allows me to focus and worship God as everything else fades into the background. Next comes prayer for giving and a time of greeting. What makes Believer's tabernacle different in this respect is that they don't pass a collection plate to gather offerings like many churches. Instead, they have four giving boxes at the back of the sanctuary that people can drop in tithes/offerings/prayer requests at any time. Giving can be done completely anonymously and without pressure. Next comes the sermon. Scripture is front and center of every sermon. The pastor uses many scripture passages and does an incredibly good job of bringing scripture to life with context and history. He is an amazing teacher that illustrates the context and history of passages and then relates them to my life today. He weaves old and new testament passages together in ways that make understanding the passages clear and relevant. Sermons always point to God and how we can get closer to God, and then exhort us to share the good news in our everyday lives. The service concludes with prayer and provides an opportunity to pray directly with leaders/elders of the church (if desired). God's love is emphasized very much, and the church provides a wonderful environment for worship and prayer. Whether you are firm in your beliefs, struggling with life/addictions or don't know Jesus at all, you will find a place at this church.
This place doesn't even deserve one star but that's the minimum required to post a review. We signed a year lease in Nov with the understanding that we would be able to get our security deposit back when we moved out as long as there were no damages to the apartment, even after paying the $800 to break the lease knowing that was the plan at the time we signed the lease. The property manager understood and we moved in that day (Sat) but by Sun/Mon there was a different property manager who advised that he was just filling in while she was gone. She was the WORST person to try to work with. We fought for months over an amount that she said we owed since the lease was dated for Fri but we didn't sign and get the keys until the next day. To settle things, we just paid it! We lived here for 7 (horrible) months and left the place in good condition and are now being told that we forfeited our $200 security deposit since we broke our lease. This is a trashy property with poor insulation, less than legal living standards, and a disrespectful property manager (Kim) who called our character into question multiple times. Do NOT waste your time or money on this place!!
I have lived in this complex for 2 years. Prior to this complex I lived in 5 others. This is by far, the best place I've lived in. When I rate it, I'm considering everything from the quality of living to the trash service. The maintenance team is fantastic! They respond quickly and are thorough with repairs. At my renewal they had to raise rent that year, but in return they made 4 upgrades to my apartment as well as cleaning the carpets and touching up the paint on the walls. The windows and siding are great, my apartment never gets drafty in the winter. There's plenty of parking and they have garages too. They made a handicapped spot for me to park my van for my disabled daughter and they were super quick about it. The onsite storage is a great help and it's super affordable. Neighbors aren't great anywhere, but here most of them stick to themselves which is great! They use a security company that actually shows up (most complexes say that but you never see it). The location is perfect. Jason's Deli delivers FOR FREE. They offer pretty much every emenity. Here you get a beautiful AND affordable home. Awesome company. Great place to live. Tell them I sent you! :)
Ever since the new manager, this place is changed for the better! I love all of the floor plans ( I have lived here for 2 years and recently just transferred to a loft!) The maintenance staff is very courteous and quick to fix any problems. and the office staff are very friendly and proffessional! Definatley would reccommend living here to anyone wanting to live close to downtown and the riverside area!
I absolutely love these apartments. About a year ago I probably wouldn't have even thought about living here but I had a friend that recently moved in that referred me. When I did finally move I was so please with my apartment. They are adorable from the inside and they are kept clean and well groomed on the outside. Everything is pretty good but what really made me want to lease this apartment was the staff. They are so helpful and I really believe they care about their residents, especially Jesus the property manager. He is the one who made sure my apartment would be ready when I needed it and anytime I have a small maintenance problem Jesus always manages to get it done in very short time. It's always the first impression that gets me and my move in was perfect.
Moved in last April 15 2016 week later all neighbors started asking if my basement flooded and if I had a horrible sewage smell coming upstairs. I advised yes to both of these items I called the office which then employed Jessica with whom signed my lease with and asked if I could get out of my lease since I was very new there and these conditions we hazardous. She advised yes that once I had the money to do so since I'm a single parent to let her know and I could get out of my contract/lease with no penalties and be done with Eastborough because they are aware of the issue and can't fix it with the units occupied everyone has to be out of our entire side because it's a deep foundation issue and the Townhomes have to be torn up pretty bad and none of us will be able to live there and will be misplaced by this so whatever time I need to try and get money together that is fine. Maintenance came out again shop vac the indoor outdoor carpet that they have downstairs in the one room it's in because they know it floods downstairs, with no padding under it mind you **hint hint**messed with the sump pump, pulled the indoor outdoor carpet back added extension poles outside and left stating it was supposedly fixed which it was not because the next time it rained which has been recently and it did consistently for days the entire indoor outdoor carpet was soaked. Things that were downstairs on the floor are now damaged and destroyed and irreplaceable at this point. you can hear everything from the highway to people walking outside talking or just sitting and talking like they're in your home with you. When we moved in the carpets were so nasty and disgusting that you wouldn't believe. The tiles inside the shower and on the floors on the bathroom were nasty dirty and dusty like they didn't even try and get anything presentable or nice for a new tenant. Paint is chipping on the outside of the units and building, bricks are crooked and not in properly in the upper foundation.
This is your LEGAL tenant in 1016 UPSTAIRS AT APT 1015 THE LEGAL TENANT HAS BEEN GONE FOE 2 1/2 MONTHS....THERE IS A SQUATER....IN THE UPSTAIRS APARTMENT....1015SQUATER>>>>Patricia Nadene BeardThere are 6 DEEAD sugar bats AND FEECES....FEECES....all OVER THE WHITE DINNING ROOM EAST WALL....over smoked in the APARTMENT 24/7 THRU THE SUMMER SPRING FALL WINTER....MONTHS...AC SET AT 60 DEGREES/....YOUR TENANT IN 1016 WANTS HER CEILINGS PAINTED FROM THE SMOKE OF 24/7 ONE YEAR////LEASE....SACHERATED MY CEILINGS THE SMELL AND THE FLEAS....BED BUGS....ARE DISGUSTING....TENANT 1016 WANTS A REFRIDGERATOR THAT DOES NOT HUM LOUDER THAN ME...VENTS CLEANED BETWEEN FLOORS....SICK SHIT....SORRY....NOT ASPEN PARKS ARRANGEMENTS....SQUATER WAS PLANTED...BY TENAT....NEEDING CASH FLOW....LOST HER JOB....TENANT IN 1016 WANTS NEW FLOORING IN THE KITCHEN NEW DISHWASHER....CLEANED AROUND AND BEHIND THE DISGUSTING FOOD DEBRIS BEHIND THE ROTTING DISHWASHER....BETWEEN THE HUGE GAP OF CABINETS TO DISHWASHER....I CANT DO THIS JOB OTHERWISE I WOULD HAUL IT ALL OUT IN THE FRONT AND LEAVE. ,NO ELEETRICITY....NO COX CABLE.. IN APT 1015......A DEAD PLASTIC CARTON UNDER THE STAIRS OF BUILDING 10..ONE AND ....ONE YEAR 1 MONTH....LOOKS LIKE SHIT SMELLS LIKE SHIT..DRAWS FLEAS BED BUGS LICE,,,,MAGATS....ALSO....I ABSOULUTLY LOVE THE BUILDING COURT YARDS WITH THE METAL PINIC TABLE CEMENTED TRASH CAN MAY ONE FOOT AWAY FROM THE LOVELY TRASH CAN OVER STUFFED WITH DIG SHIT MAGATS AND FLYS...WONDERFUL PICNIC....................WITH 30 DAY NOTICE....NO EARLY LEASE FEE..NOT TO BE PAID......I ALSO PLANTED A VERY SMALL GARDEN,,,,WITH SMALL FENCING ..WENDY F. STRANGE 8405 W CENTRAL PARK APT 1016 WICHITA, KANSAS 67212JUST SIGNED A RENEWAL ON A FOURTEEN MONTH LEASE WITH A CREDIT....NOT WORTH IT....PLEASE FILE THIS COMPLAINT....SUNDAY , DECEMBER 11, 2016....LEASE SINGED OCTOBER 31. 2016....
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.