ED Magedson – Founder
Gardens of Eden Realty & Developement LLC312 Blandina st #2 Utica, New York USA
Gardens of Eden Realty & Developement LLC Security Rip Offs, Roach Infested Scums, Jack Offs Utica, New York City New York
To whom it may concern;
I want to start with explaining to you the occurrences of what happened on the day of June 10, 2013 (the day I called Catholic Charities and Neighborhood Center pleading for help and could not get a hold of anyone who matter because Sherry was away on vacation and the Neighborhood Center was in a meeting).
The morning of June 10, 2013 I woke up like every other day, got my son ready for school and was waiting outside for his school bus when two women started to argue and looked as though they were going to be getting physical. I called the property manager, and he failed to answer his telephone. So I asked the women to Please take their argument somewhere else because I had to put my child on the bus. One of the women then proceeded to started screaming at me and started walking towards me. I quickly started to walk around the back of my building to get into my apartment banging on my window as I walked by in hopes my cousin would hear me and open the door. [continued below]....
I have plenty of pictures taken from the day I handed my apartment keys into manager ‘Chris’, I took the pictures in his presence after he took a walk through of the apartment with me. The bath rail which was missing was priorly given to Maintenance/Manager Harry Grant because I was dangerously loose and falling out of the wall since the day I moved into the apartment. As well the floor tiles by the entrance door were ruined prior to me mobbing in and is obviously considerably older than one year, and I had only lived in that apartment for a little over one months’ time. Also I’d like for it to be known I was showed apartment 5 in the building located at 312 Blandina St. Utica, N.Y. but the day I showed up to move my stuff in he handed me keys and led me into apartment 2. And I asked why I was in 2 and not 5. He said it had already been rented, but I had paid the Security Deposit on apartment 5 and had not previously been told until I showed up that I was not going to be getting apartment 5. Apartment 2 was very disgusting and I was completely unsatisfied. I expressed this concern and disgust with Harry Grant and he said ‘well, if you don’t want to live here you have 72 hours to leave.’ I then said I can’t afford to leave I paid a nonrefundable security deposit. Tiffany Samaroo said that the deposit was nonrefundable if I chose NOT to move in. he then stated ‘well, I SAY, you have 72 hours to leave WITH a guaranteed security deposit return’. I had nowhere to go so I had to stay. The carpets were disgusting and stained with rust and god knows what else. The thermostat was chipped, the cupboards were almost falling apart in the kitchen, there were holes all over the bathroom wall, the tiles by the front door were dirty, old, raggedy, and had holes going inches deep beneath them, which caused me to trip and fall quite a few times forgetting it was like that. The paint in the kitchen by the stove and a few other random spots was dirty and stained. I asked Harry Grant for paint to cover the spots and he willingly gave me a brush and a gallon of paint for the kitchen, as well as for the bathroom. For which he had previously given me putty to fill in all the holes. Unknowingly I painted the walls, not realizing until the paint was dry that it was just a tad bit darker than the paint on the rest of the walls in the kitchen. It was a match to the entire house including the bathroom, but was a hair different than the kitchen. Harry said he didn’t realize that the walls were darker in the kitchen because he previously painted them darker because the girls that previously lived there had the kitchen so stained from grease that the lighter shade would not cover it. He then said that he would get me the correct paint by the next day. He never got me the correct paint and now they are trying to say I ruined the walls. When, in fact, I was GIVEN the wrong paint by the MAITENENCE slash MANAGER Harry Grant, and he FAILED to correct the issue HE had caused. Also I’d like to state the paint was FLAT ceiling paint that covered the whole entire house, causing the paint to look completely alike to the previously layed paint…until it dried. My bathroom toilet had been pulled up and switched on 3 different occasions until I finally got one that didn’t overflow from the seal of the toilet which meets the ground. But I still had considerable amount of flooding from the toilet and backup into the tub of feces, dirt, grime and who knows what else, due to poor plumbing of the building. I had Harry Grant come inspect my apartment and the rugs umpteen times due to this issue that everyone in the entire building had on almost a daily basis. I ruined almost every single one of my towels soaking up sewage time and time again. I suffered through the agony of watching my sons face swell up on an almost nightly basis due to the roach infestation as well, which Harry Grant insisted on many occasions there were no roaches in the building. As well as the fact that they had a professional exterminator service the complex once a month on the 3 rd Friday. Not once had I seen an exterminator, and Harry Grant came into my apartment ONE TIME, with an unknown, unlabeled bottle and sprayed for roaches.
Another tenant Rhonda Jordan had many of the same issues as I did with the apartment. But on the day of June 20, 2013, Rhonda tried stepping in on my behalf and had spoken to the officer that had come to the apartment building and told them that I had NOT pulled a knife on Harry Grant. And that I in fact, was the one who called 911 BOTH times. Rhonda Jordan and her son Omarion were also given a ten day eviction notice on June 11, 2013. One day AFTER she tried to help me out with the situation I was wrongly accused of. We believe we are being singled out undermined and discriminated against because we are the only Caucasians in the entire building. All other tenants are black and they stuck together, and the remaining tenants are Cambodian I believe, and do not speak English whatsoever and stuck to themselves. Rhonda Jordan was also denied her security deposit back. Their reasoning for her was she did not give a 30 day notice. But she was wrongfully evicted and was given a ten day move out eviction notice. And when she moved out they then began to pull the same crap with her they had with me.
I am now on the verge of being homeless once again and county alone is not sufficient enough to cover rent at any of the apartments I have found so far my cash allotment for me and my son is $498. I have No furniture of any sort or beds for me and my son to sleep in. And I am unable, by Dr's orders to work. I lost my rental stipend through Catholic charities due to the fact that I had been evicted and that is grounds for termination of their services. I feared for the safety of me and my son Christopher Keiser Jr. And put my 30 day in, but because they evicted me I lost these services. Harry Grant failed to give me a copy of the lease. I have a Check. Copy proving my security deposit was paid in full on the date of March 27, 2013, and deposited directly to gardens of Eden realty’s account at bank of America.
I am suing for the following items with an approximate money value and the following money amounts;
DVD/VCR combo -$30
full size bed set with frame, headboard, and mattress -$400 full mattress & twin mattress (from my sons bunk bed) -$300 stereo -$100
Towels -$50 (10 at $5 a piece) sectional -$600
Computer stand -$75
2 TVs approx. –$100 ($50 each older fat style)
Money for security deposit in full plus interest -$625 + $610 ($10 a day for 61 days and counting)
Compensation for monetary services provided by Catholic Charities that were lost due to eviction. (-$418 a month indefinitely)
Rent proration for month of June 2013 as I moved out on June 20 and was not living there for 10 days even though my rent was paid -$208.33
Rent back for duration of time I stayed there with an infestastion, and the problem not being resolved in amount of 21 days for month of May 2013, and 20 days in month of June 2013 (since prorated rent was alreadymentioned above I removed ten days, and I noticed the infestation on day 7 of me staying at this location) -$826.61
A total of $3,924.94 As well as $418 a month indefinitely
Augusy 20, 2013
I'd also like to State, i'm having the SAME issues as the filer located above me because i CANNOT sue from Utica, NY as they are located in NY, NY. And they have no actual address, nothing other than a P.O. Box and i cannot sue someone without an address. Fortunately for me i have found the BOSS's name, and the other manager Chris's Last Name. and i WILL be Finding them!
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