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7411 Yonge Street, Markham, ON, Canada

1 review for this property


ANONYMOUS
December 9, 2017
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The area is nice, but difficult to live in if you don't have a car. There is a bus stop right outside the building, but it is not close to a subway line. The apartment itself was okay. The construction was poorly done for shelving, and I actually had some fall down. There also isn't air conditioning, and you are not allowed a window unit, which can make summer quite hard.

My main problem was with the landlords. After reporting problems with the apartment, they were simply never fixed, though the property manager came through 2 to 3 times a month for a number of months to show the unit to prospective renters of other units. This was not because we were leaving.

When we did leave, they overcharged for all costs, and took a full extra months rent out of my account. DO NOT give them direct access. The extra charges for the apartment, which included a full repaint, in spite of the fact that I did not paint or even so much as put any nails in the wall to hang anything, was not actually sent to me, but instead sent directly to a collections agency, which I then had to dispute, as the extra charges amounted to over $2000 dollars, only $500 of which was reasonable (and this part I happily would pay).

My recommendation for this building is that it is fairly cheap rent, but don't expect repairs, and make sure you take photos of the entire apartment when you arrive, and before you leave. Make sure you also have the receipts of any cleaning service you used before you left. Be sure to also have as much in writing as possible, though they will not answer emails that they should. Its important to nonetheless send the email to make sure you have records of having asked the landlord for repairs, for money back that you should have had, send them receipts for cleaning, and whatever else. If you want to keep your money when you leave and not pay for their renovations, you'll need proof for the Landlord and Tenants board. The last piece of advice I'd give is that if you're already there and have had issues, ignore everything their paralegal (not lawyer, paralegal) says, and go straight through to the hearing because odds are, you will be in the right. Anything said in mediation can't be used, so he is allowed to directly tell you any lies he can think of about the situation.

Property Features

Balcony, Deck, Patio
Elevator
Fitness Center
Laundry Facility
Parking
Public Transportation