Complaint Review: Steven Osburn - Investors Advantage Realty - Woodbridge Virginia
- Steven Osburn - Investors Advantage Realty 3934 Spirea Court Woodbridge, Virginia U.S.A.
- Phone: 703-680-2000
- Category: Landlords
Steven Osburn At Investors Advantage Realty rip-off! Slumlord! Woodbridge Virginia
*Author of original report: Charged for Fraudulant Repairs
*Author of original report: Harrassment
Scandulous slumlord, harrassment
Woodbridge, VA 22193
My husband and I are currently renting a townhouse from Steve Osburn at Investors Advantage Realty. We reach the end of our lease as of August 30, 2004. Mr. Osburn stated that we are held liable until November because we were to provide 45 day written notification of our intentions. The lease does not state this to be mandatory and that either party may give notice. Once providing him of our intentions he stated that he had people moving in on the 1st of September. And that everything will be fine. A couple of days later he calls back stating the original, that we are held liable until November. Our lease clearly states that the expiration date of our lease is August 30th.
Also, he is trying to make us paint the inside of his townhouse, make all repairs even though the repairs were needed before we moved in, and to also relocate our dog for the last week that we are there so he can come and go with people looking to rent. First of all, Mr. Osburn did not take the proper procedures when renting out a home. We were not given a form to fill out of all repairs needed prior to moving in. We built our own list and had of their employees witness and sign. We have been there a year and still no repairs have taken place. Our back door is broken, the carpet is tearing apart (imitation burber), paint needed on the outside, yard work was not taken care of, paint inside was not done (we had to find our own painter), caulking, and was not cleaned inside before renting.
We have talked to his other tenants and they are experiencing the same problems. A neighbor has had a broke window from the time they moved in and still has yet to be fixed. He has also pressed charges on another tenant for stealing a washer and dryer which from personal observation was broke and were not stolen by this person.
Steven Osburn has purchased cheap carpet and appliances and tries to get you to pay for brand new items with more value. We have retrieved estimates on the repairs to be prepared. This man is a slumlord and I pray to God for his next tenants that move in.
Currently, we pay $1150/month for a 1300 square foot townhouse in a neighborhood off of route 2. He is raising the rent to $1200/month without any repairs taking place. These townhouses were built in 1994 and sat unfinished for 5 years. Property value went down.
We have found Steve Osburn to be a dishonest landlord. He does not take care of his properties and ignores any request for repairs. The only thing he is worried about is not having someone rent the townhouse as soon as the tenant leaves. He will try anything in his power to hold you reliable or trick someone into renting. I have documentation if anyone wishes to research.
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