I was in these apartments for a year. Prior to this, I lived in another apartment off Southside for 8 years, quite a lengthy time. I wished that I would have stayed at that apartment complex.
The previous reviewer made me think that people who are searching for apartments do, indeed, need to know about this place.
This place is located near the corner of University and San Jose. There are lots of restaurants (Gene's Seafood, Mojo's BBQ) and a Winn Dixie within walking distance, so that is a big plus.
However, the property manager does not take stock in the current tenants. She is all about getting more people in the apartments. Here is a rundown of how safe the conditions are at The Oaks At San Jose:
1. No repairs, even writing to D.E.L Development Corp, their parent company, will receive no response. In the preliminary inspection report, we had 28 things wrong with our apartment. By our move out date, 3 things were completed off those list. It was because we hounded the maintenance people to help us out.
2. There is broken glass, beer botttles, used condoms, and trash scattered throughout the parking lot. This, alone is unacceptable; however, due to the large amount of debris, wearing sandals to take out the trash was detrimental to your health, so we had to put on tennis shoes all the time. At night, the parking lot is NOT lit, so please be careful.
3. There is a huge flea problem. They are older buildings, understandably; however, the feral cat population, that management, itself, feeds, aggravates the situation.
4. Everyone at this company is incompetent. When we ended our lease, due to the overwhelming mold and mildew problem from the upstairs water heater, combined with the flea infestation, combined with the property manager refusing to do any repairs, combined with dangerous parking lot, combined with 2 out of the 8 windows working. We wrote to the Department of Consumer affairs. We recently got a letter back from them stating that The Oaks at San Jose refused to contact them after multiple times.
Please, Please, if you care about your well being, do not rent here. They will not cooperate with you, and they will not cooperate with any mediation services.