The staff has always been kind. I never want to take that away from them. And I never want to say something that's untrue because I'm disappointed.
The Sterling is a "shared utilities" building. Meaning, since it's an old hotel that's been converted, the individual units are not metered. So all the tenants split the total cost of the utility bill. Now, if I had known this, I would not have agreed to a lease. I know someone out there is saying, "you should have read your lease". First of all, I did and it was not clear in there. Second of all, I definitely believe they should have said so in the beginning and they did not. Think about it, they have to know that such a situation is unique and not usual. So yes, legally, there's nothing I can do because "it's in the lease" but ethically I truly believe they should have said something. Based on the reaction of the assistant manager when he realized I didn't know this, it told me he probably shared a similar feeling as myself. But again, I have no recourse here so I just have to take it. There's no way, at all, I would have signed a lease had I known this. Because of this experience, in the future, I will be having a lawyer read over any rental agreement. I never thought I'd have to say those words about renting an apartment. You have to worry about how much electricity and water your neighbors use and how it affects your bill.
There's issues with electrical outlets, bugs, old furniture, lack of hot water, my bed broke in the middle of the night and it's super loud at night due the bars/clubs next door.
My apartment flooded ruining my computer, some books and clothes. After that, I asked to be released from my lease but they declined because they can legally, and just moved me to another unit I'm unhappy with. Why would they want someone to stay in a place where they have been unhappy. Money, I guess.
I would not recommend this place for a college student or anyone.
This is by far the worst apartment I've ever lived in. Management was non-existent. I almost ALWAYS had to pay for more water or electric even though I was the only one who lived there. And to top it off, I had to go without a washer for close to 4 months because no one would come to fix it. It just sat with old water and made the entire apartment reek. Don't apply unless you want to pay a ton and not get a ton in return.
I actually live in the Sky Eleven building but they own the same place. Nice but super sketchy. Terrible construction work. Nice appliances though and they like to throw in hidden fees.
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