My girlfriend and I found ourselves renting from Rental Company One when we ran out of time looking for a place in 2012.Please heed my advice and DO NOT rent from them if there are any other options.
Their office is an old rundown retail center and their character is no less sketchy. They began showing the place for new tenants as early as October even with a lease until May. They wouldn’t tell us when they planned on showing it until I asked them to and then they would give us a ridiculously wide time frame for showings. On several occasions they actually would be unlocking the door and coming in as I was getting up to answer it and talking to them through the door!
Their apartments are absurdly priced for what you get ($750 for a one bedroom dump with no utilities) and they will charge you extra ($15 /day) for staying beyond the lease even if it is mid-month and you still paid the same monthly bill. They also worked into the lease a $15 /month maintenance fee which is automatically deducted from your security deposit. This is actually illegal as your security deposit is supposed to go in ESCROW and only to be used for “excessive damage or filth” not maintenance.
We only got back $380 of our original $750 deposit and I'm confident that we left the apartment in better condition than when we moved in.They are greedy heartless people who probably see renting to students as easy money and could care less about exploiting you.
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