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Menkis Tower

2.2 Star Rating
1768 W 8th Ave, Vancouver British Columbia
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Overall Rating based on 5 Reviews
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2.4 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
3.5 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.8 Star Rating
Storage
1.4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3.6 Star Rating
Quietness
1.6 Star Rating
Safety
2.4 Star Rating
Hot Water
2.8 Star Rating
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October 16, 2018
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The landlord yelled and was aggressive over the phone with us because we asked if we could get a pet, even though when we moved in they told us that it was pet friendly, and the building manager, who lives in the building, has 2 dogs. Management is simply the worst I have ever experienced, and you should stay as far away as you can from this place, even though the building and the neighborhood are nice, it's not worth it. When we were moving in they told us we would get storage (then they didn't want to give it to us and had to fight for weeks for it), that it was pet friendly (then all of a sudden it's not you get insulted for asking), that the carpets would be repaced with hardwood floor in the entire apartment (and then only the living room was replaced, and again the owner insulted us for complaining). Every time the owner has threatened us with kicking us out or saying we should just move out if we don't like something.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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January 09, 2018
2.2
2.2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Currant landlord has refused to fix my door that has been broken for over a year and every time he sees me in the hallway, throwing out garbage, in the elevator or coming and going in the lobby he tries to micromanage me (there has not been one time that he didn't try and talk to me when seeing me) Saying Ignorant and confusing comments such as "are you going to be gone for the whole day" It's a very eerie feeling I get from this guy so I had to get cameras in my unit as the comments and micromanaging is getting out of control. I am sure if I was a male I wouldn't have to deal with any of this behaviour.
-Walls are paper thin, fitness studio staff/owner are very ignorant and bang down the building at 6am even after the city has told them they need to stop (they are so full of themselves they were even coming out onto the public sidewalk in front of the building and taking turns slamming the weight balls all day over and over again the day after the city came to tell them to stop with the early morning noise, we spent all day filming the staff behaving like this) building management schedules gardening at 8am so they can get a discount while waking tenants to leaf blowers going off at their bedroom windows (I was lucky and it always seemed to happen on my day off) they like you to rent for two years after that they want you out so they can jack up the rent a few hundred dollars.
The only plus is in suite laundry and the location for public transit, easy to get to DT if you work there and UBC is one bus ride.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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April 23, 2017
1.9
1.9 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I had lived at Menkis Towers for about 5 years. They went through 4 sets of managers in that time, The new one that is there right now as of (April 2017) was the better of all of them, the one before that was very arrogant and took advantage of situations were he could gain *such as taking my parking space away from me after complaining about him and his staff parking in my spot that I paid $100 a month for leaving me with no where to park multiple times I finally was fed up and asked if he could refrain from parking in my spot, the manager flipped his lid left me a irate e-mail asking who do I think I am and EVICTED from my spot and he gave it to another tenant while I still had to pay for the parking spot, it took me 5 months of complaining before he finally let me out of paying for a parking spot he wasn't allowing me to use when I sent a registered letter letting them know I was ready to take them to court. Repairs take forever and I mean months on months for small repairs that would take less then an hour to fix, We asked for time lines when things would be fixed and we had the same excuse every time "we have to take it up to the owner and see what he thinks" We had a broken window for almost a year. Things won't get fixed or dealt with until you are threatening the courts, making things uncomfortable and leaving you resentful. In my opinion I think they are pushing out tenants so they can raise the rent but this is just an opinion.
Biggest issue is NOISE, they claimed in the add that its a concrete building and that might be correct on the exterior but the interior is like paper walls. The fitness studio located on the main floor would start continuously banging at 6-7am and this lasted till 8am, drove us nuts! We even called the fitness business and the owner would deny it was them banging even after we showed them videos of staff slamming equipment, Managers couldn't get them to stop so we were told.
Great location, most units have in suite laundry as well there is as a common laundry, the outdoor common areas are very nice and well taken care of A+ but a D- for all the noise and lack in repairs
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April 25, 2016
2.1
2.1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Parking
3 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
4 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Menkis Tower is nicely located, if you can ignore the loud traffic of garbage trucks and the carwash behind the building. The building is well kept and amenities are provided. It can get very hot on the south side of the building and, as is typical of BC residences, there is no air conditioning.

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Another issue worth noting is the very poor soundproofing of the walls. We have had neighbors complain about noise when we are having a low volume discussion among 3 friends.
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March 29, 2016
2.6
2.6 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I lived at this building for just over 2 years and enjoyed my stay at this location. The units themselves aren't anything special, maybe a little better than your normal Vancouver apartment, you're really paying for the location. The thing that bothered me with this spot was the management. When I was there the building went through 2 different sets of building managers and both (albeit one better than the other) were very unfriendly and not understanding whatsoever. We (My roommate and I) received many phantom noise complaints to the point where we were basically pushed out of the building. Conviniently after we left the rent was hiked up from $1600 a month to $2400 in no time. The current landlords (as current as July 2015) <section removed to comply with terms>, they will be your best friend one day and the next will give you sass and talk down to you. All in all I really enjoyed the place, like I said before you're paying for the location and boy are you paying a lot. Parking is terrible in the area and because of the area it's in you will have to slug it out for the limited street parking or be forced to pay the $100 a month underground parking fee which is steep. The parking underground is in no way secure either, my car was broken into (passenger window smashed) and at least 2 other vehicles had the same issue in my tenure. To conclude, this is a nice place in a great area but the management left a sour taste in my mouth so just be weary before you move in and know your rights as a tenant before dealing with these people.
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