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The Renaissance

1.7 Star Rating
555 Shaw Ave, Coquitlam British Columbia
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Overall Rating based on 1 Reviews
1.7
1.7 Star Rating

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Maintenance
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Laundry
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Parking
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Cleanliness
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Storage
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Neighbourhood
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Quietness
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December 29, 2014
1.7
1.7 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
2 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
This place is awful. I have so many complaints I don't even know where to start. I've broken up individual complaints into paragraphs. Typically these affect most units, as I've been reading other peoples complaints online and chatting with tenants as well.

The showers constantly change temperature - making showering near impossible. It's really hard because you will be washing shampoo out of your eyes and jolting cold water will randomly start making you reach for the dials, then that cold water randomly changes to scorching hot water which begins burning you. This is apparently very common.

Outlets are horribly wired, causing loud audible crackling/shorts when you plug in two devices to two separate outlets. This causes my TV to reset and whatever else I plug in to randomly turn off. To get around this I've run extension cords to working outlets so that many devices stay on.

The internet technician came by and took at one of my outlets and described the wiring in the building as a "rats nest".

The underground parking is outrageous. I've had my car broken into and no one seems to care. All the underground doorways are broken so the homeless just come in and out and dig through whatever they can find. This makes it very unsafe at night time. The state of the underground also resembles something out of an apocalyptic movie. It's just the worst thing I've ever seen. There's garbage in the rafters, the roads are all cracked so you need do avoid really nasty potholes, the doorways are just dark and scary. There's one elevator where all the buttons are burned off so it looks like several of the floors will take to to silent hill.

The ant infestation in this place is a disaster. I literally have never ever in my life seen a place with so many ants. There are ants everywhere. I'm not even exaggerating out of some misplaced cynicism. It's actually outrageously bad. I'm constantly finding this particular breed of "Pharaoh Ants" crawling around the walls. The ants have a distributed hierarchy, which allows them to have multiple queens. The queens then follow ants as colonies are disturbed and they set brand new nests in whatever dark areas they can find. I've gotten used to literally finding colonies inside my cupboards on a regular basis. They spread to all of the food and make me throw away countless boxes of things I could have eaten. They get into everything. If this website allows photos, I could post stuff that will make you throw up. You kill one and 20 take it's place. Just non-stop.

The building manager is just a write off. This guy cannot/will not fix anything. He has the tell tale signs of alcoholism, foul foul foul body odor, and a mean demeanor. I've asked him to fix things in my apartment many times, and they're still broken. He seems to just "slap a new coat of paint" on something to try to fix things. It's absolutely infuriating.

Heat is another issue. The thermostat is broken - likely in all of the units. So you regulate your room temperature by either opening or closing windows/balcony doors. Too hot? open window. Too cold, close window. There's nothing much more to that.

Lastly, the garbage here is hilarious. Basically, there's just some dumpsters and you throw everything in there. I don't know how the recycling people allow this place to stay open. People just dump everything in the dumpsters and the homeless come by - and they're creepy bastards - and dive around looking for their treasure. When you see one digging around, you normally turn around and use the other garbage.

I'd complain about the mail, but it's basically just messy and broken. We typically have our mail delivered to other peoples houses and pick it up once a week. Seems to work. If we have something delivered to the apartment, it'll get stolen or broken into.
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