They don't even deserve that one star.
I am delighted to be the first person to review this awful sore on the face of Seattle housing. The Park At Northgate (owned and operated by Pinnacle Realty Management) fails in so many regards, its difficult to know where to begin.
In the interest of being completely fair, I'll state the pros and the cons.
Pros: exterior appears clean occasionally (grass is mowed regularly).
large swimming poor opened in Summer only
tiny room with old gym equipment
tanning bed (if you're into that sort of thing
entire complex has mold problem
violate specific sections of the landlord-tenant act when you move out; almost as if leaving is punitive:specifically there is no refundable deposits AT ALL
noise noise noise. At one point there was a band practicing at full volume in the apartment next to ours.
parking lot is a new car lot for thieves. On weekly basis, someone's windows would be smashed out.
no tenant screening so you're likely to live next door to meth operations, drug dealers, and otherwise unsavory individuals
management doesn't fix problems; merely puts a band aid on issues. (mold in our complex was treated by management bringing in a fan to dry off the wall)
the entire complex smells of cigarettes and weird old food odors
they allow dogs which may or may not yap all night
questionable billing practices. Rent varies widely through complex for same-style units.
no detailed list of charges upon departure
regardless of how much you clean this place when you leave, they charge you $130 + $60 (carpet cleaning). Should you dare move into this place, create an incredibly detailed listof all damages upon entry. Get them to sign your sheet and keep a copy. This way when they try to charge you for repairs to pre-existing damages, you have some recourse.
New Apartment manager, "Angela B." is inept in discussions
Pinnacle Realty Management has unsatisfactory record with the Better Business Bureau
many gripes on www.apartmentratings.com
Company attempts to hide ratings like this with Google-index manipulation by searching for the only FAKE positive ad written.