Complaint Review: Gables Residential
This is the worst apartment complex I've ever lived in. I always heard such great things about Gables Residential being nice, so I decided on one in the area I wanted to live in. I was told that they had ONE apartment that met my budget and it was going to have new carpeting and flooring. I was told by the leasing consultant that the previous tenant was CRAZY elderly woman that constantly complained about a foundation leak. He assured me that she was crazy and that they moved her to the 2nd floor where she is still complaining of a foundation leak. He said they tore up all the carpet and had people out to invesitigate, but no issues were found. I took his word for it, thinking that if an issue did arise, that it would be dealt with.
I was HUGELY mistaken!!! Just a few short months after I moved in, water started coming into my bathroom from under the baseboards. It didnt matter if it was raining or not, but rain seemed to make the mess worse. [continued below]....
In the past few months I've had 3 sinus and respiratory infections and Im pretty sure its because of this water issue. I keep getting the excuse that the problem is because of the rain and the fact that the aparment is on terrace level. Im not sure how that justifies any of the issues!!
My daughter was playing with a boy in the same building who told me that he used to live in my apartment until they had so much water damage that they had to move out. This boy is 5, and I did not even have to ask him questions for him to tell me this information!! I talked with his mom and dad who also confirmed that when the maintenance guys pulled the bathroom counter out, it indeed had black mold under and behind it, as well as the walls. They got moved immediately to another unit. Great for them, but bad for me!!! If the issue was never fixed, why did they rent me this apartment? Why did they lie to me about the previous tenant, who might I add is not a crazy elderly woman!
I was told by some people that I needed to go to Gwinnett county courthouse to put my rent into escrow until the repairs are fixed, but the courthouse told me that I needed to contact a lawyer. Ugh, like I can afford that!!!
Any advice would be great if anyone has any. If nothing else atleast I've started getting the word about about these crooks!
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