We (my roommate and I) rented from Partlow for a year, and probably wouldn't do so again. While I don't believe they're the best place to rent from, I'm also under the impression it could have been a lot worst.
When we first rented from Partlow, they weren't ready for the date we had set to pick up the keys. We had to wait around for them to get the keys to us. After that, we were told that the owner would be replacing the microwave and we would receive it soon since the one purchased did not fit. Not so bad, right? Four weeks later, one notification letter that we would be buying one in the next few weeks, if they didn't since they had lapsed their time frame of getting us something, we received a counter microwave. (The original microwave being a built in)
The maintenance from Partlow leaves nothing to be desired. We had complained that our dishwasher was not getting enough water properly to fill and wash the dishes. Partlow's maintenance claimed that there was nothing wrong with it. After complaining again, Partlow finally compromised to allow an appliance repair come. Before the appliance repair had came, we were able to resolve the issue personally ? turns out the water hose going in was full of hard water. Although we had violated the contract with self repairs, Partlow actually seemed appreciative that we had resolved the issue ourselves. I recommend if you have the ability to claim warranty on the product/appliance, or can fix it yourself without messing it up ? do it yourself before you have to deal with Partlow. You'll probably end up waiting weeks for it to be done.
When it comes to getting the money back on the deposit, Partlow will find any way possible to get money from you. We had spent 3 days cleaning everything we possibly could, and still had ~$85 taken away, and a ~$97 carpet cleaning fee. We were charged for 'hard water' built up in the toilets, which is not considered 'clean' in their opinion, but also doesn't state it on their cleaning fee's either. Overall though, I was still impressed by the amount I did receive back. (About ~85% back)
Partlow could care less what you actually do inside the house, and will never check in on you. As another review said, even if you're not allowed pets, you could still get away with it. As long as you pay your rent on time, take care of your stuff, they shouldn't hassle you too much. Or perhaps I just got lucky dealing with them ? but I still would not recommend them for renting. Avoid the rental companies, go find a personal rent.