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Dickson & Assoc Inc

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2826 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
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(804) 358-4311
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Don't expect to receive your Security Deposit returned to you. Even if you leave your property in perfect condition, the Dicksons' will charge you ""bogus"" fees. Light bulbs, sm...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/10/2012

Tom Dickson is the worst POS landlord I've ever dealt with. I lived at 2903 Monument summer/fall 1996 until I was carjacked and shot in the alley behind the building. Tom's response? Wait a week to come over and change the locks (car keys and house keys were on the same ring) then threaten to sue my roommates and me if we didn't pay three months rent after we broke the lease and moved out. What a guy. more

RENTERS BEWARE!! 1/30/2011

Don't expect to receive your Security Deposit returned to you. Even if you leave your property in perfect condition, the Dicksons' will charge you ""bogus"" fees. Light bulbs, smoke detector batteries, air filters, etc. whatever they can to try to justify not returning your security deposit. The Dicksons' will also charge late fees if your rent is not received on the first day of the month. There is no grace period. These are a few of the facts while being a rentor with this ""Slumlord"". They don't take care of their properties and take advantage of their rentors. I would NEVER recommend Dickson Properties to anyone. I have rented from other property management companies in the past, and was treated fairly and professionally. Dickson Realty needs to stop ripping off their rentors and start doing the right thing. more

Slumlords and All-Around Jerks 9/9/2010

The house was a 3-bedroom advertised as a 4-bedroom (the 4th ""bedroom"" was a foyer to a small porch and barely held a twin bed). We moved in <12 hours after previous tenants moved out, to a house that hadn't been cleaned or even emptied. The walls were hung directly on the brick facade with no insulation so all winter long we paid hundreds in gas to keep the pipes from bursting, while hanging blankets in every doorway and carrying space heaters from room to room to keep warm. The basement flooded frequently and was perpetually covered in silt and smelled of mold. The front and back doors had 1/4""+ cracks around the frames, and the front door didn't stay latched shut unless the deadbolt was turned because the doorjamb was so worn away. We used the 2nd living room, which had a door and private bathroom w/ shower, as the 4th bedroom since it was more suitable than the room they considered a 4th bedroom. It was obvious they didn't approve of this usage and refused to recognize it as a bedroom, barging in on a female tenant in a state of undress to show the house to future scam victims while making snide remarks like, ""This living room has beautiful french doors, but they're using it as a bedroom."" We had cats and they would always leave the front door wide open and allow them to escape. (Not to mention leave us vulnerable to robbery.) We cleaned the place top to bottom and at move-out inspection we were told all was OK. Then they kept over half our $1300 security deposit on bogus charges - $90 for 3 smoke detector batteries, $150 to fix a ""broken railing"", $350 for ""not cleaning"", etc. They tried to charge retroactive ""late fees"" of $50 each for various months until we produced bank statements proving we had paid on time. <24 hours after us, they had new tenants in paying $150 more per month than us. We were young college students at the time and didn't know better and that's basically Dickson's business model: allow properties to languish without repairs, while stealing hundreds of dollars each year in bogus security deposit charges, since nobody rents with them for more than one year there is a constant inflow of new deposit money to steal. The most positive thing I can say about Dickson: because of them I learned to do a better job inspecting a house for defects and checking landlord reviews before signing a lease. more

HORRIBLE company to rent from! AVOID Dickson Rentals! 9/9/2008

Dickson and Associates (also known as Dickson Rentals and Dickson Properites) has given me THE WORST renting experience I have ever had. Every employee of this ""family owned business"" is rude and incompetent. It takes them weeks (if at all) to respond to your concerns about maintenance, etc. And if you go to the actual office to make a request, they act as if they are too busy and preoccupied to attend to you. It shocks me that they are still in business . . . Tell your friends to avoid renting from this company!!!!! Pros: I can't think of any! Cons: Too many to name, but I would include rude employees and slow service (if any at all) more

Females Beware! 7/29/2008

First of all, Dickson is horribly unorganized and incompetent in general. They NEVER call you back (you have to go to the office if you want to have anything resolved). Although living in an older building is nice, Dickson fails to maintain even the bare essentials, such as electricity and gas problems. The employees are rude and always ""too busy"" to listen to your concerns. I really regret renting from this company. If you have low living standards, have a lot of handy-man skills, and don't mind having to put up with rude people, go ahead and rent from Dickson. Pros: Cool location Cons: Incompetent and rude staff, horrible maintenance, and unsafe living environment more
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    Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
  • Neighborhoods:

    The Museum District, Carytown - Museum District - Scotts Addition

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