Years at this apartment: 2010 - 2011
My wife and I have lived at Stonegate Apartments, (Owned & Operated by Wilder Balter Partners Inc.) since June of 2010. When we first came to Stonegate to view the apartments we spoke at length about security around the property in which the response was we have a security guard. I work for a dealership and therefore I drive many different vehicles home. They were concerned that apparently this would confuse the security guard. Not once have I seen a security guard on the premises and I have never been questioned as to the different vehicles.
To date I have spoken with several couples who are concerned with the numerous break ins, the drug deals that take place in various parking spots around the complex such as the kids basketball court. It got so bad that neighbors met with the police on site to set up a neighbor watch program due to the fact that there isn t night security.
We live on the first floor and as such have our wicker furniture on our porch outside. The first couple of months living here the neighbors upstairs were letting their dogs poop and pee on the deck which ultimately ended up on our furniture. I complained to the property manager on several occasions that this was taking place only to have it persist until the end of the summer.
I also complained to the office about the hole in the lawn where I twisted my ankle crossing the grass to throw out the trash. The hole was caused by a bad underground sprinkler system that was capped however the hole was left. To date I have stepped in that hole three times over the course of seventeen months and nothing has been done about repairing it.
When signing our lease I asked numerous questions regarding the early termination as the clause for early termination is NOT CLEAR. I explained to the woman, (who by the way no longer works in the office, the staff change here as often as I change my underwear) that when we moved from Canada we originally sold our home and moved into an apartment. We had to sign a one year lease even though we might only be there for six to eight months. As events played out I was offered a position in the US and we broke the lease on month seven. We gave our sixty (60) day notice, we continued to live in the apartment and when the sixty day mark came, we moved out. That was it.
At Stonegate I recently found out, you give your sixty day notice in writing along with the rent totaling two months which in our case is $3420.00, than if you want to live in the apartment until your move out date you must also give them the regular rent check of $1710.00 for each of the two months. Therefore the $3420.00 is the penalty for breaking the lease. The way the termination is written is WHY I ASKED SO MANY QUESTIONS REGARDING EARLY TERMINATION in the first place. The woman misrepresented what the lease was intended to convey, while its conveyance is in itself a misrepresentation. The word misrepresentation means A statement that is not literally false but cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth which can be liable . Meanwhile they want tenants to pay TWO (2) MONTHS RENT for something you will NEVER USE! In this economy - ARE YOU KIDDING'
Be skeptical of everything that is presented to you regarding a lease contract with Stonegate Way Apartments in Middle Island NY. Things are not as they appear nor are they as how they are presented. They will tell you WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, not what you should know. The property manager is lazy, he spins through office staff like a turnstile at Yankee Stadium, this way there is no record of he said / she said. Most of the tenants living here agree that the current property manager is lax and he turns a blind eye to complaints. BE WARE of a WOLF in SHEEPS CLOTHING!
P.S. I called the property manager to inform him I was going to write this review and he yelled at me, told me to F%*K OFF and PAY THE FEE! How is that for EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE?