DO NOT RENT HERE! Today I was alarmed to find a letter taped to my door and inside was a copy of a letter I never received dated 3 months prior saying that the management would not renew my lease and I should have been moved out 5 days ago. No prior notice. No phone calls, no letters, no warning nothing. I am disabled and this will end up going to court If necessary.
The staff and primarily management of this building are the worst I've encountered in 25 years of renting. You know things are bad when you walk into the leasing office and you constantly see them yelling at residents and yelling at each other. They have verbally abused me (maintenance staff have called me names to my face in the elevator because I wouldn't let them into my apt unannounced without a 24hr notice ), physically abused me (cleaning lady slapped me because I was repeatedly pressing the close door button in the elevator). I'm a very non confrontational person so I've just tolerated this behavior.
They have zero respect for my anonymity and tell people I make noise complaints about that I made the complaint. When I tell them In writing that this Is stupid, liable and could lead to violence towards me and to respect my right to privacy they just do It over and over. I've had neighbors who scream all the time off their balconies throw s@!t at me, pound on my door for hours, threaten me all because the people that run this place can't think before they do things.
They have Ignored numerous requests for 6 months to get them to do critical repair work after my bathroom roof caved In due to a leak from the suite above me. I gave them at least 10 requests In person In the leasing office over those 6 months. Every request ignored until I had a 4 square foot hole in the roof over my tub leaking a torrent of waste water. This was unforgivable. My suite has flooded a number of times as well due to the heating system being almost 50 years old. The water Is shut off for the entire building at least once every two weeks for a day to repair other suites flooding issues. Constant requests to enter my suite during the day when I'm sleeping. My front door has been left open and unlocked twice after staff have entered my suite to do inspections and repair!! Both times denied by staff and told It was my fault. The workmen who have shown up to do work In my suite reek of booze.
My rent for my small one bdrm upon move In was 750 and has been risen every year to the max allowed by law without fail to 1375 as of this year. It won't matter If we are in the middle of a serious recession.
You will have to put up with unbelievable amounts of noise day and night. Screaming neighbors through paper thin walls, homeless people on the streets after dark, constant construction on all sides of the neighborhood that will literally shake the building making sleep impossible even with ear plugs, Constant hammering, drilling from Inside the building to repair this aging pit. P@!s, cigarette buts and puke around the site all the time especially at the entrances. Not to mention having to choke my way through two or three people always smoking right at the rear entry of the building from the restaurant next door. There Is a fire station one block north of the building. Hope you love the sound of 5 fire engines blaring away day and night.
Elevator service Is completely inadequate. Two small elevators for the past year for a 37 floor building with 10 suites per floor is a joke. I've been late for work numerous times waiting 15 min or more for an elevator. Sometimes I have to scale 66 flights of stairs to get down to ground level. Two of them have been inoperable now for months.
Since there Is no air conditioning for the building or suites the heat in the summer Is unbearable. With windows open the temp In my place stays around 80 degrees during summer.
They have a part time security guard that we pay for with inflated rent who can't be bothered to get off his butt and check the front entrance for homeless people sleeping on the floor. I find homeless people all the time In the building in the stairwells getting high, defecating, urinating, vomiting. I call security and I either get a completely full voicemail or a guard who has no command over English.
Stay away from this place, You will be so sorry you moved in. I'm financially trapped here until I can get first and damage at another place and moving expenses. When I can I will wave goodbye to this shi%hole with a smile on my face.
I have been residing in calgary place appartments for more than 3 years in the west tower. At first i signed a 12 months lease agreement which epired in September 2008 and stayed on a months to month contract up till August 2010 which i signed a new 12 months agreement to lower the rent (As they refused to lower the rent eventhough all my friends who were renting in calgary downtown got a rent... more