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Last Yes Vote: September 04, 2018
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Lord Richmond Apartments

1.9 Star Rating
851 Richmond Rd, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 14 Reviews
1.9
1.9 Star Rating

Management
1.1 Star Rating
Heating
1.8 Star Rating
Cooling
2 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.7 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.9 Star Rating
Storage
2.2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3.4 Star Rating
Quietness
1.6 Star Rating
Safety
1.9 Star Rating
Hot Water
2.8 Star Rating
September 04, 2018
3.9
3.9 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
5 Star Rating
Maintenance
3 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
5 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Been living here since June was told when we moved in we wouldn't smell the dumpsters being on this side. That is nonot the case since the new on site super that's all we smell. They leave it a mess. Car alarm went off for 8 hours had to call was told they are trying to call owner . I called bylaw let them in and they went to unit and talked to tenant personally why couldn't managment do that. I do enjoy the building but since new supers it's kinda going downhill fast. They had a guy before older man he was great took care of garbage area and it was amazing.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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September 04, 2018
2.0
2 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
4 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Bed bug issues. Apartments are only treated when an individual tenant reports an issue and no effort is made to alert other tenants to be watching for issues. Also no effort is being made to better protect units by sealing up cracks or other minor entry points. So unless you have a ton of time to continually make sure you stay on top of the issue, it will continue to come back.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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August 23, 2018
1.3
1.3 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Management and in particular on-site manager is completely ineffective.

Example, a car alarm was going off in the parking lot for more than 8 hours. Despite many complaints, including local bylaw, the manager would do nothing about it claiming that maybe the alarm was going off because someone was trying to break into the car (which was sitting right beside us...)
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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July 09, 2018
1.3
1.3 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
DO. NOT. RENT! HERE! (or from Homestead in general)

Let me be thorough with my reasons why.

Management: Complete loss for words. Know your rights and be assertive. You will be: interrupted, condescended to, gaslit, directly lied to, given the run around, etc. No communication between coworkers, no chain of command that is accessible if an issue arises.

Maintenance: Pool is a joke. Either closed for "maintenance issues", or looking dirty and disgusting. Pool has been closed at least once a week this summer. I don't think I've ever seen the pool surface mopped/sanitized.

Cleanliness: Same gunk has been stuck to the elevator floors for months. The building management couldn't be bothered to clean with a device that doesn't scrape the paint off the bottom, so the bottom of the pool is uneven with chipped paint, and very dirty looking. Pool room was fully redone less than 4 years ago. This was the new pool. I don't think I've ever seen the pool surface mopped/sanitized. Pool showers disgusting and feel unhygenic. Last time I checked they had no shower curtains either.

Quietness: Prepare to have the time of your life when your neighbour owes someone money. There are a lot of very loud, off, people in this building. Also quietness related: monthly fire alarm tests at 9am! Plenty of false fire alarms when sub-par hired workers set off alarms during construction.

Heating: "there's radiatior heating!" Oh, sure... After a number of years of living here, 16c ambient winter temp required the purchase of a space heater.

Laundry: Building management refuses to treat this room thoroughly for Bedbugs (which many in the building have, due to Homestead's ineptitude). There is theft of laundry. Room was broken into recently, Vending machine was severely vandalised, and never returned a new one. The nearest place to buy a drink is now 10+ min walk away.

Storage: Floods frequently. Smells awful, no humidity control. Keep all your belongings tight sealed in tupperware or rubbermaid, or else you risk bugs. I would recommend covering your items with a tarp, as spiders shed their exoskeletons every once in a while and drop them everyhere in the storage rooms (nailed-in cages of 2x4s, secured with your own lock- you can pull the nails out easily). Don't put anything important in here.

Safety: Doors to building frequently propped open for no reason, including during night. Strangers are let in. There are a number of unhinged people living here that yell about violence if provoked, but I have not heard of actual violence happening.

Cooling: None. Shove a box in the window. They charge you a few hundred for the privilege of that though! Also no air movement in hallways.

Parking: They're nixing half the parking lot to build a new apartment building in it. Parking was promised to those displaced, and then not arranged.

Neighbourhood: The only good thing about this place. EXCEPT it's awful if you bus.

Hot Water: Boilers have burst and flooded tenants a few months back. Then it happened again recently.

tl;dr
DON'T RENT HERE!!! Avoid Homestead at all costs!
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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April 04, 2018
2.6
2.6 Star Rating

Management
2 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Storage
2 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
4 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
DO NOT RENT HERE

i've had Bed bug problems since i moved in a year ago. it's horrible.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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