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Last Yes Vote: July 09, 2018
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Lord Richmond Apartments

1.8 Star Rating
851 Richmond Rd, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 11 Reviews
1.8
1.8 Star Rating

Management
1.1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1.5 Star Rating
Laundry
1.8 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1.8 Star Rating
Storage
1.3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2.9 Star Rating
Quietness
1.5 Star Rating
Safety
1.4 Star Rating
Hot Water
2.5 Star Rating
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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November 02, 2017
2.0
2 Star Rating

Laundry
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Bed bugs.
My entire floor is infested which means it is likely the building is infested.

Warning to all, do not move into this building. Take my warning!!!
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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October 11, 2017
3.2
3.2 Star Rating

Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I moved in to this building rather recently. To go a long with the previous comments, there are a lot of strange people in this building. I noticed this as soon as I moved in. It wasn't to hot in the summer I survived the entire summer with just fans a lone. There are A LOT of spiders. Beautiful view of the river! But I wake up every day with bites on me. I thought they were bed bugs but I checked everywhere and no sign of them, then I checked my pet to see if he had fleas and he was completely clear. I am not very happy with this building in fact I cannot wait untill my lease is up. All of my neighbours are strange the staff here aren't very helpful.. the manager came into my apartment to fix something (without notifying me) and left screws all over the floor in my kitchen. He did this three days in a row, every time he would come to fix something he would leave a huge mess behind. He is a very strange man. I don't like to judge but being around him, makes me feel uncomfortable.
Do not move here, it seems nice because of the pool. It's not. I'm counting the days untill I can get out of here. Also no one is ever in the pool which makes me very suspicious.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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January 02, 2015
1.0
1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
1 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
The property manager who took over this building almost two years ago is a complete weirdo not to mention USELESS!

The building is filthy, NO HEAT and hot as hell in the summer.

Nothing is ever fixed and the building is full of welfare and disability mental cases!

The building is also full of crime!!!! Cops were at this building every week for a year! Apartments, lockers and storage areas broken into!!!

DO NOT RENT HERE, ALL THE GOOD ONES HAVE MOVED OUT!!!


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