Review My Landlord

104 North Benton Street, Woodstock, IL, USA

2 reviews for this property


ANONYMOUS
November 22, 2016
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The landlord of this property is absolutely awful! It's very hard to get in contact with him. He never answers his phone and will respond to texts three days later. It takes weeks for the simplest things to get fixed (I needed a new battery for my smoke alarm, but it was twelve feet in the air and I couldn't reach it. He said, "No problem". Two weeks later he replaced it. Two weeks of hearing my smoke alarm beeping all night). The last straw was when he put in my air conditioner. He sent a letter saying he'd be doing it between 10am and 4pm. I thought, "Great. I leave for work at 9. I won't see him." He walked in at 8am WITHOUT KNOCKING! That is highly illegal. Yes, it is his building. Yes, he has a key. But you MUST KNOCK! Because it is my apartment, I could be walking around naked for all he knows. Plus, the rent for a 1 bedroom, tiny apartment was $825/month not including electricity. If you want a pleasant renting experience, go somewhere else.


ANONYMOUS
July 11, 2019
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Horrible landlord. He repeatedly entered my apartment without knocking (once when I was in the shower). About two months before my lease was up, he e-mailed me and asked if I was planning on renewing my lease. Two weeks after I told him I was not, he sent his wife over to look at my apartment. She yelled at me for having cans of soup in my cabinet and books on my bookshelf (it was the Bible). She said she wanted to show my apartment the next week. I told her that was fine, but I would still have my things there. She said that it was "unacceptable" to show my apartment while I still had cans in the cabinets and food in my fridge. When I reminded her that I still had six weeks left on my lease and needed to eat she said, "That's not my problem." Then she started going through my bathroom and said it was "unacceptable" to have my toothbrush on the counter. I asked her repeatedly to leave (which was my right since she never told me she was coming over). She only left when I told her I had to talk to my lawyer. That got her to leave. $825/month for a one bedroom apartment to only be belittled, spoken to like a child and having my privacy and rights ignored was not worth it.

Property Features

Air Conditioning
Elevator
Food & Nightlife
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Parking
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