Is it possible to have 0/5 stars?
- To say they are the worst is an understatement. I?ve read other reviews when moving in, and brushed them off as just a couple bad experiences out of tons of residents. I should have known better that these reviews were right. I understand not everything is perfect, sometimes apartments can be noisy, the landlords sometimes aren?t the best, but hey that?s living. It?s hard to irritate someone like me to take the time out of my day to write a complaint. The rental company themselves; Hornig Companies are the most greedy, unwilling to work with company I?ve ever dealt with. READ the contract before you sign the agreement to rent. One of my family members experienced in the corporate real estate sector and couldn?t believe some of the things they have in there for simple tenants.
- The company themselves will mysteriously lose your rent check, and you will get charged no matter what a late fee, this seems to be a common practice they have, as I heard with others this happens all the time. This actually happened to me, and guess what? For the next couple checks I wrote, I literally TOOK A PICTURE and VIDEO of me doing dropping the check off as proof. The management is non-responsive to any of your needs. Literally, unless they ?need? money they will not talk to you. I tried multiple times to ask for receipts or where I stood with my rent and they never ever responded to me, unless they needed something. If they needed something they didn?t just ask once, they THREATENED with legal action. Wow really? Which by the way, even the Landlords of the actual buildings sometimes have no idea how to get a hold of management. I moved in when there was a deal special, I gave my cashiers check with the special price for the first month; came back to my new apartment 5 days later with a huge LATE DELIQUENT RENT NOTICE on my door. It took more than 3 weeks to clear up this mess, as the Management had no idea of the specials. I had to find the advertisement to prove it.
- Maintenance requests? well I moved in my apartment a year ago, problems from the previous tenants (damaged walls, rusting sink, etc) had yet to be taken care of. I wouldn?t be surprised if the previous tenants were charged for this anyway. They claim they will address it, but they don?t, ever, it?s ridiculous. There are no notices of anything. Randomly was taking a shower one day and the water turned off for 6 hours. Hello? I?d like to know about that next time I run / work out before I head to my job. The one time they did somehow fix something in my apartment, they left all the old parts in my apartment, for me to throw away, strewn around my apartment like a junk yard. The main front, and back door of the apartment building slammed shut each time it was opened. Not a soft eventual close where it?s minimal noise. This annoyed everyone in the building because you can hear the door rattle the building structure. I had a loud fan on when I slept, because of this problem and could still hear it, thus being woken up at all hours of the night. Watching a show or movie almost became exciting because you randomly would be startled. Never was fixed even though the landlord put in a request to fix it.
To this day I am so glad I moved out of that apartment controlled by Hornig Companies. I can?t believe I wasted that much money for a one bedroom apartment, and when I looked on Craigslist to see how much they wanted for my specific apt (which by the way the photos are from a totally different unit) they upped the price by 75$!!
Take my negative experience as a lesson, and do NOT go with Hornig. Think of it as someone that wants you to take their services, then once you go with them, they could careless for you. They know as long as they have your signature for a year to stay in their apartment, they have you.