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Rentals in Chatham : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 19, 2015
Adriana Koeneke answered:
1. Their apartments are over garages, and the fumes from the cars leak up into the above apartments, they basically poison anyone with first floor apartments. When I told them about it they basically shrugged their shoulders.

2. They convinced me to upgrade to a "nicer" apartment without seeing it, I moved in and all of the supposedly nice appliances were dented beyond belief, it looked way worse than any of the "cheaper" apartments did. I asked for them to fix or at least take down my rent since it was basically a lie, they said no.

3. The dog park is not only always empty, it is littered with cigarette butts everywhere, they don't even try to maintain it.

4. They say the carpeting on the second floor protects the first floor from noise. Not even remotely true, I could hear entire conversations my upstairs neighbors have in their normal tone of voice, it is absolutely ridiculous.

5. The most unresponsive and indifferent staff I have ever had the displeasure of working with. They respond to 1 out of 10 emails, and when they do it's weeks later, their managers seem to be on vacation all the time.

6. DO NOT rent here, you will regret it, trust me, there are so many other places that are cheaper and better, with more courteous staff. Stay AWAY.
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Your best bet to look for rentals is to engage with a real estate agent so you are sure to be considering properties listed on the MLS. There is s a big issue with rental scams - essentially scammers hyjacking listing data and trying to get people to bite.

Words of advice - trust your gut --- response seems suspicious - bingo - it is!

If something seems "to good to be true", it is!

Never, ever send anyone money - never!
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose not to work with an agent of your own always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information--make certain they are who they claim to be. Never wire any money, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. For scam related information see link.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Good luck with the search. By the way, it makes no difference if they are French or American or from the Moon so you need not mention that.
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