Me and my wife were lured into this dump with a 32"" flat screen TV.....Need I say more? Neither of us thought anything of it at the time, giving away a 400$ TV to new tenants, but shortly after we found out why.
#1. Walking into the building through the entrance our apartment is close to, which I'm sure the lady that showed us this unit intentionally avoided, is filthy. The floors and carpeting are very dirty and badly stained/soiled. I can only assume is from pet excrement and also from the maintenance workers never vacuuming or shampooing the carpet.
#2. Going to get the mail on our first day our entire block of mailboxes has been pried away from the wall and the boxes on the end, including ours, have had the doors pried open so many times that the doors will not close.
#3. Being awakened in the morning by an upstairs neighbor's dogs barking and howling, which from the amount of dogs you can hear, are apparently running a dog shelter out of their apartment. There's at least 6 dogs and I'm sure that it states clearly in the lease ""1 dog only"".
#4. While on the subject of dogs the management doesn't care about the rules about animals like the size being under 30 lbs, or anything else for that matter.
#5. The day I moved in, and just about every day there are people working on their cars in the parking lot. My wife and I were CLEARLY told that the management would not tolerate anyone working on their, or any vehicle whatsoever in the parking lot.
#6. On our initial tour of the apartment we noticed the window screen in the bedroom was missing, the patio door glass panes were filled with condensation and the dinette light was burned out. We had been promised by the management that ALL of these things would be fixed before our move in date, which was about 2 weeks from when we applied and toured. After 7 weeks of calling the office constantly, at least once daily, and hearing all sorts of different excuses, we had finally gotten our screen. I replaced the bulb myself after waiting over a week and nobody fixing it. And lastly, our patio door, 4 months later has still not been replaced.
#7. The Ramsey County Sheriffs are constantly driving around in the parking lot doesn't exactly make me feel safe and cozy.
#8. Easily one of the most disgusting and intolerable aspects of living in Montreal Courts: THE RODENTS, namely mice, but also there is a severe ant infestation as well. It started out with a few mouse poops in the lower kitchen cabinets. Then our food started getting chewed up and the bottoms of our pans in cupboards and under the stove were also filled with mouse hair and urine. I purchased traps myself and caught a few mice, but we still hear them in the walls. And now the ants. I had noticed a few ants roaming around and thought nothing of it until I pulled an unopened box of donuts out of the cabinet and took a big bite...OF ANTS. The entire box was swarming with grease ants and the cabinet, the side of the cabinet, underneath the cabinet and going down the wall and the counter top were also crawling with ants.
If you're reading this than I'm assuming that you're considering moving in to this place or checking it out. Take it from me, or anyone else that reviewed this place, ITS a dump! I don't know about anyone getting shot here or the balconies breaking, but everything else I said should be enough to deter you from even thinking about this place.
Pros: 25$ Garages?
Cons: No parking, inbred tenants, filthy interior SO MUCH MORE