Renting from On Target is as emotional as buying your first home. After 2 weeks working there commission based only, I have seen enough I quit.
A new tenant dropped $2800 cash at this office, signed a contract and still did not get the keys, the garage door opener, and don't know where to park. The office told her to call the manager on site who never picks up her call and she was left sobbing in her car only to call On Target who could not help much either.
Yelpers are telling the truth: On Target accepts your $30 and NEVER runs your credit. The truth is On Target advertise the property itself without the consent of the owner. On Target will drive around LA downtown and point at some apartment buildings and claims he has all those listings. We went in to introduce ourselves from On Target Apartment Rental but no one knows who he is or don't border to speak to him. [continued below]....
..... (Imagine who will look at your application. You should just go direct to the leasing office, don't border with On Target)
The owner Ashton literally just put your $30 cash into his wallet and use it to buy lunch, gas and just dropped your application into a cabinet. You call the next day, he will tell you this, " It is the owner choice, I have no control, but a your credit score I am not sure. I can't give you a copy of your credit check because the owner has it."
I follow up with the clients whose applications were rejected by On Target and they all find apartments somewhere else in the same neighborhood. I felt bad and since I didn't get paid unless I rented out the "virtual fake" apartments, I quit. Don't want to work free and collect people application fees NOT KNOWINGLY participating in the scam.
As an agent for 2 weeks, I burnt up 3 tanks of gas, used up lots of minutes and text message on my phone plan, even go to the apartment sites that I cannot get in or no keys. I am glad to get the wake up call when 2 of my clients complain to me about Ashton the business owner of On Target and 1 client cries in front of me.
A quick notes: There are a lot of reviews on Yelp that got filtered out. If you sign-in again upon request, you can re-open all the filtered reviews. Reasons they are filtered out are because too much profanity words that Yelp can't put on the screen. (People are that angry.)
It is Located on Venture Boulevard & Fulton Ave. Up above the 2nd level over looking the tiny and packed parking lot. The office is situated next to the stinky restrooms and right above the garbage dumpster if you coming up in the back. It smells like bleach and rat feed all the time. If it does not feel like an office, and more like a shady guy just put up a nice website with fake listings trying to get your $30 application fee while not paying his own office rent on time and not paying his people on time. RUN! Get the address of the apartment and go direct to the on site manager or the leasing office.
The reason why I wrote this?
- I think it is a very unethical business practice that discriminate students of 4 from renting a 2 bedroom apartment.
- Unethical to verbally forcing the tenant to agree on a 5 month lease when it advertised as a month to month lease.
- Unethical to collect money without actually running the credit app or turning in the application. No accountability.
- Not having contracts with the building owner while presenting itself to the public that it has the listings.
That is not worst, the worst is when you actually get the apartment,what follows are haunting. Very very rarely you will be a happy camper.