According to the Tenants Rights in New Jersey (a legal manual for tenants in New Jersey) from the Legal Services of New Jersey Orderly Conduct:
Under any lease, whether written or spoken, you cannot interfere with the rights of other tenants. This means that you and your family members, guests, and pets cannot act in ways that disturb the peace and quiet of other tenants and neighbors. Under the Anti-Eviction Act, you can be evicted for being disorderly, making too much noise, and disturbing other tenants.
Morgan does NOTHING to ensure that tenants aren't interfering with another tenants peace and quiet. Yet it is THEIR responsibility to do so.
Its just pathetic the walls are PAPER THIN - there is no insulation - so you can hear EVERYTHING your neighbor does; walking, talking, pets running around which makes it 10X worse, stereos, TV, no maintenance on the flooring, creaks and squeaks which is so loud it will wake you up if you live underneath someone. Why do they let tenants with pets live upstairs? - Because they want the $$$!! And yes, your electric bill will be $300 to $400 a month because the windows are extremely drafty and there is no insulation.
There is a couple living above us and they have 2 medium sized dogs. At first, the female would play her stereo for about 12 hours a day (loud) from the time she got up until late evening. Did Oakwood do anything? No, so we had to talk with them. She also used to run on a treadmill twice a day for about 45 min to an hour each time, which made all the surrounding walls, ceiling, pictures and furniture vibrate and you can even feel it in the bathroom. Not to mention it is extremely disturbing because it sounds like an earthquake - oh and the stereo was going at the same time. There is no way in hell you can concentrate or function listening to that. They let their dogs run amok late at night and early in the morning or in the middle of the night (they are VERY hyper) which sounds like a herd of elephants on a stampede - it's really, really bad. Not the pets fault, but it's the owners and Morgan Properties.
You should not be able to hear tenants just walking - but you do - because the floors are warped and old - so they creak and squeak. And as I said, if there are pets and get excited and are running around around the apartment or jumping off the bed/furniture - it's unbearable. And when this ""couple"" has family over for the weekend ALONG with yet another dog?? It is an unbearable NIGHTMARE!! Pounding floors (from the humans and animals), voices, every loud creak from the floors......this is really NOT the place for anyone to live comfortably - this is pretty much HELL.
Just recently, there was a burglary in one of the apartments and interestingly, the next day, Oakwood Maintenance went around and replaced the non working light bulbs on the outside entry ways. Yet, I called a month and a half ago to have ours replaced and nothing was done. If you drove around here at dusk, you would see just how many apartments are pitch black - either on the front door entrance or the sides or rear when floodlights are out. Maintenance live here and are supposed to be on top of that, but they aren't - because no one cares...only now did they fix it (temporarily). And these lights are constantly shorting out so they're lifespan is very short.
There is definitely mold on the inside walls because many of these apartments have had the water heaters burst, which then flooded their own apartment and the neighbors beneath them, or the garage.
You will have to pay an amenity fee yearly, for the use of the pool, tennis courts and Village Mart (store) whether you use them or not.
Snow removal is horrible - so plan on owning a shovel and some salt to dig yourself out.
Look elsewhere if you want to have peace and quiet or any privacy - there are other options as Oakwood is not that affordable (even if they run specials they will UP your rent considerably on the next lease).