Unfortunately Melrose has many.....My significant other lived here for a year before I came along and was already unsatisfied with it. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, he had to stay another year which is where I came in! I always loved the apartment prior to actually living in it...because when I moved in, that's when I met the ants and lizards. I raised the window blind in the master bedroom and there were dozens of little brown ants scattering from the window sill. We put out ant baits and it took about a month before we didn't see them anymore. Now that summer is coming, we're finding them again throughout the apartment. Sometimes on my days off, I just don't feel like answering the phone or door. Well when the maintenance people and pest control come knocking, with no phone call or indication that they will be coming, they just let themselves in if you don't answer. (Don't worry...they announce themselves at the door before they proceed into your apartment any further) We have had 5 leaks in the same area of our apartment, and the last three took forever to get fixed. The wall was left open and leaking for over a month, and even now that it was fixed, they never came back to paint...and I had to put the air conditioning vent back in myself. We couldn't figure out how lizards were getting in until we looked at the screens...or should I say screen (there are supposed to be two but one is missing and the other one badly bent)...on the living room window. All the window screens are bent like someone tried to pry them off to get in. I had to fix them myself because now that they raised the rent $100 since last year, we don't have alot leftover to get new screens. The ceiling in our laundry area sags, the air conditioner is a dinosaur (but it still works well!), one of our bathrooms gets no proper air ventilation so mildew grows pretty fast...(continued)
Pros: entrance way looks nice
Cons: leak after leak, poor workmanship, noisy neighbors, flooding in parking lot, etc...