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Greenview

2.1 Star Rating
2181 Navaho Dr, Ottawa Ontario
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Overall Rating based on 13 Reviews
2.1
2.1 Star Rating

Management
2.2 Star Rating
Heating
2.6 Star Rating
Cooling
1.2 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.2 Star Rating
Laundry
1.9 Star Rating
Parking
2.2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2 Star Rating
Storage
1.7 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2.9 Star Rating
Quietness
2.5 Star Rating
Safety
2.2 Star Rating
Hot Water
3.1 Star Rating
February 14, 2018
4.3
4.3 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
4 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Its unfortunate that people are so good at writing only how bad things are when it comes to reviews. Yes, the building had some improving to do. But since the new management took over, the fob system has been fixed, garbage is kept up, the building is cleaned well for the most part.

I've personally never had any issues with getting work done. As for pests, there are none. And perhaps the people that say there are, lie to justify that fact that something they demanded didn't go their way.

The windows could be replaced. But for the most part the unit is in good shape.

If pet owners took care of their own messes dog sh*t wouldn't be a concern. They even provide free bags at the front of the building yet pet owners are still lazy to pick up after their pets.

Aside those minor things, this is a pretty good place to live and conveniently located too.

I would definitely recommend this place!
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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December 05, 2017
1.0
1 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
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Building reeks of weed, garbage, and dog pee.
Back door key fob system does not work, door is left unlocked for anyone to enter (no camera system). They once actually left a sign on the door stating that the key fob system was not working, but the door was unlocked so come on in. Sketchy.
Management is useless.
Major ant problem in living room, kitchen, bathroom, hallway. 4 days after moving in, hundreds of ants took over my entire apartment.
Major ladybug infestation - screens don't fit windows properly so they can come right in. Once came home to 25+ ladybugs in my living room.
Units come with balconies but unless you like hanging out with pigeons and having your entire balcony covered in layers bird poop, balconies are useless.
Poor air quality.
Garage and recycling bins constantly overflowing out back. Old furniture litters back entrance.
Nobody picks up after their dogs.
You will be harassed by drunk people in the elevator.
People will enter your unit every month for "monthly fire alarm testing".
They did not take keys from the old tenant who rented my unit, found out this person had access to my mail for 2 months.

Do not rent here unless you want to be miserable.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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October 22, 2017
3.8
3.8 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
It is hard to find management in the office but people can always phone them so I don't know why people would be critical of that.

I've lived here 8 years.

In the last year I started to have a problem with sugar ants, I can deal with it.

In the last year, I noticed bed bugs.
It took them 10 days to do the first treatment.
The super said they don't bite, it is the drool of the bugs that cause an allergic reaction.
I don't think they are serious and didn't act fast enough.
Plus I question their competence.
Maybe it is a huge problem and homestead knows they can't get rid of them.

I'm sure this building is a money pit for homestead.
1. The power system died in February (no electricity/heat/elevator for 3 days) so they rented a big generator and are putting in a permanent backup generator (still not working after 8 months).
2. The door key fob system died at the back and the company that made it is out of business. The back door has been left open for months.
The front door, laundry room, back door needs a new fob system which is big $.
I think homestead took to long but it'll be fixed soon.

Some dog owners here are not very considerate, pee in the elevators, sh*t not picked up.
It is worse in the winter.

The laundry room has always been clean whenever I use it.

The parking lot is ok, visitor parking is now paid but I don't think any buildings in Ottawa have free parking anymore.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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August 28, 2017
1.8
1.8 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Heating
2 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
3 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Had lived there for 4 years. Management standards have drastically dropped over past year. I moved due to numerous issues with the building and how its managed. Treated for BED BUGS twice this past year, management blamed pets and dirty clothes on floor, my fault, for bringing them to unit. Management is less than helpful in move out process. Recurring ant problem. Some floors reek of pot. I would not recommend this building to anyone.

Management - never in office, talk to them about a problem then they claim you never did. Very rude and unhelpful. Extremely unorganized, lose paperwork, no communication.
Maintenance - minimum
Cleanliness - garbage bins always overflowing so parking lot stinks, often dog pee in elevator, sometimes lobby. Back door reeks of pee.
Quiet - walls are thick so don't hear neighbours often. Base music late at night on weekdays
Heating - my unit's heat worked ok but old windows didn't keep heat in/cold out
Laundry - moderately clean, most machines work. $2.25/load
Storage - few available
Safety - Police have been called for domestic disputes, back door is usually left open all day, no cameras,
Cooling - units supply own AC
Parking - $60/month for a parking spot, guest pay $8/night, snow removal varies on your spot
Neighbourhood - overall friendly, college, bus route, grocery store close -10 min walk
Hot water - good supply of hot water and pressure
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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July 08, 2017
1.0
1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I didn't live in this apartment, but I would like to share a customer experience on the pre-rent process. Me and my wife researched the building on the internet, and despite of never hearing any good reviews of Homestead apartments in Ottawa we decided to give it a chance. It happen that we confirm what everybody say about management, but I have to add that this review extend not only to the building management, but to management as a whole.
We schedule the visit, my wife asked the day off so she could see the apartment herself, we drove 250km to see it and when we arrived <removed> said that <removed> had the weekend off and she didn't write down any information about us. We didn't know what to do at the moment, and we explained to her the situation, the answer was that <removed> didn't have to write down anything because we didn't give them any money to hold the apartment. She also said that they rented the apartment. We didn't know that, they didn't send us an email saying that the unit was not available anymore, there was no SMS or any attempt to contact us.
Homestead staff was extremely disrespectful to us, I saw zero commitment, and for me they just don't care.
I am thankful that we just drove 250km for nothing, at least we didn't rent anything with Homestead. If this is the customer experience on renting an apartment I wonder how bad the experience of living there it could be.
I hope no one pass through the same experience we did, so do a favor to yourself, don't rent Homestead.
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