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110 Young Street

2 Star Rating
110 Young St, Winnipeg Manitoba
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Overall Rating based on 1 Reviews
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February 23, 2013
2.0
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Management
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Reviewer says...
Where to begin..

This was my first apartment and I made a lot of mistakes in getting into it too fast. The property management here aren't at all proactive and are more concerned with patching problems than fixing them. They also rushed me through the process - the initial property damage report for instance was already filled out with everything as good, laying the action on me to point out whatever was wrong with the apartment that I could find, instead of going through the room together and agreeing. Overall, I felt they were pushy and non-informative.

I arranged to move into this building while they were doing "renovations". I agreed to this because I was informed the room would be ready soon enough for me to move in. In fact it wasn't complete until 2 weeks after I got my key (which was a week after my first rental payment), so I was misinformed about when it would be finished. I was also misinformed about what type of flooring would be installed, as I came to learn the carpet I expected to be installed in my bedroom was changed to hardwood without informing me. The person who I dealt with didn't seem to know much about anything. After arranging to stay elsewhere for two weeks, my place was finally finished enough for me to move my things in.

That's when I realized it would probably have been a better idea for Houston Properties to, I don't know, replace the cracking and over-aged windows and their frames, or put a little money into the aging foundation, upgrade the bathroom with something other than caulking, modernize something or even install a light in the dingy hallway *instead* of investing in renovation... which amounts to cheap hardwood floors and cheap paint that leaves a nice smelling paint-fumes scent for a few months. They might have also added more storage space during their renovations, because there's a lot of storage space. I don't know how a single person would fill it all, they would have to be very fashion conscious.

Anyway, so the noise.. even if you live on the top floor, you'll hear people do things. I hear my upstairs neighbor when he shuffles around in bed, walks around, is on the phone, has friends over, playing guitar, plays music... pretty much anything he does I get some sign of. The more treble it is the less discernible, but bass travels almost effortlessly through the floors. The dry wall is also paper thin... the rooms often have wall space between them so noise isn't really a problem, but it's not hard to damage them...

The hallways are dark, hard to find the doors keyhole coming in from an overcast day. There's no smoking inside, so the smokers just stand by the door instead and make the hallways reek because the smoke blows in. There were cobwebs in a few corners since I moved in that stayed there for the duration of my lease. If it snows, the pathways will be cleared usually with good timing, unless it snows at a bad time, then they'll wait until morning. Also, this year they didn't do anything to clear the snow from the parking spots they rent out for 60$ a month until mid-February, where they gave everybody less than 24 hours notice through email and a poster notice to not park their cars the next day from 8 until 5:30. I mean, really, what is the point of clearing the snow with a month left until it melts anyway? Like, thanks, that's going to make parking easier for when it actually snowed in November through January.. remember when I said they weren't proactive?

The management and maintenance aren't anything special from what I gather. The response time is 2-3 days after you request maintenance for something. The maintenance guys I've met have been cool, just doing their jobs. The management people I've met seem a little over their heads. One thing about this place is the heating is central so you have to rely on somebody else to change it. I'll just say there were many times when I came to my apartment and it was 16 degrees or 24 degrees because the temperature hadn't been adjusted yet. Also, it's incredibly dry in these apartments, with a humidity level of around 15%,I'm sure part of this has to do with the old windows and drywall/insulation combination they have.

The location of this apartment is weird. It's on a street that is cut off by a park so it's only accessible by one side. Parking is at the back and if you're lucky you'll get a normal space. If you're unlucky, you'll have an awkward, compacted space to park. Of course, they'll say you can have a spot in the normal lot once it's available.. you just have to hound them for it because they'll forget otherwise. It's a pretty good location if you don't rely on a car I guess, kind of awkward if you do.

This place has okay security I guess because it looks like it wouldn't be too worthwhile to break in and locks on doors still work.

Anyway, I won't be renewing my lease here because the only thing I'll get are more problems. It might have been better with a different management approach but as it stands all I'll get by staying here is more regrets and I wouldn't recommend living here as it is expensive for what it turns out to be, which is decent exterior hiding a rotting interior.
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