just moved to LA from Chicago and, when i came out in march to look at apartments everything i saw was total sh1t. so when i found this place i could not have been happier! great amenities (pool, hot tub, gym, underground parking, etc) plus, i'm a grad student at USC so the fact that HP is only 3(ish) miles from campus was great!
well, i moved in to a unit on the FOURTH FLOOR on june 1 and since then we have had MULTIPLE instances of cockroaches, and two mice. i am MORTIFIED.
moreover, before the first mouse spotting, one of my friends from chicago decided to move into the same building... a few weeks ago i was helping her move in on the first floor and i noticed a sign posted regarding some recent robberies. i marched right into the leasing office and asked why we weren't notified, on the 4th floor, that there were robberies in the building? they said 'it would take too long to post the notices around the entire building'... REALLY!?
it was just yesterday that i came home from an incredibly long day only to find my cat in the living room, proudly presenting to me the mouse he had conquered and killed...
i only wish i had read the reviews more clearly before signing the lease because with school starting up now i dont know if i'll be able to find a new place and afford moving out.
side note: YES, the people who work in the leasing office are incredibly - i absolutely love all of them (don, joseph, michele, etc)... but, in my opinion, that does not come close to making up for the irritation and stress of bugs and mice IN MY FOURTH FLOOR APARTMENT.
and now i have to go get my cat another rabies shot.