Mill at Still River in Winsted, CT changed ownership in late 2009, while I was a tenant there. My original move-in sheet, created during a walk-through with the old owner's super, stated all damage to the apt. done by prior tenant(s) and was supposedly never given to the new owners of Mill at Still River. There were 2 distinct areas of my living room carpet that were damaged by a prior tenant and were clearly marked on my move-in sheet, amongst other minor damages. I moved out of Mill at Still River in mid-2010, left the apt. in far better shape then I received it, followed the move-out instructions to a "T", and phoned the super from my car to let him know I was gone. He said he saw the apt. and everything was fine. I was leary about not having the super perform a final walk-through with me, and getting an "everything is fine with the apt." in writing, but I (stupidly) trusted him. After moving to my new (out of state) location, I contacted management twice and I finally received my deposit back, minus $600.00 for a brand new carpet in the living room!! I contacted the super, and he brushed me off and referred me to Housing Consultants, the owner of Mill at Still River. I contacted Housing Consultants and was informed that my cats had damaged the carpet beyond repair and they had to replace it!! This certainly was news to me. Several times before I moved, I had mentioned to the super there was damage to the carpets, but it was not caused by my cats. At no time, did the fact that Housing Consultants did not have in their possession my original move-in sheet, come up. They refused to budge and this is why I am writing a negative review. I have been a renter at 5 places over the course of 20 years, with pets, and I have ALWAYS received my full deposit back as well as receiving glowing references from every prior landlord. I leave places immaculate. In this case, I even left an $80.00 fan, some nice house plants, and a brand new vacuum cleaner that I couldn't fit into my car. I also left some very nice, brand new towel racks to replace the cheap one that broke just after I moved in. The staff at Mill at Still River should have discussed with me the fact that they did not have my original move-in sheet in their possession, before they took $600.00 from me to replace a carpet that needed replacing long before I was a tenant there. It was old, smelled and in terrible shape. They also should have taken responsibility in the fact that they do not have ANY of the tenants move-in sheets and therefore could not give a fair and honest evaluation of who or what caused damage to the apartments as well as when the damage occurred. The building is a very large, very old building in need of a lot of repair. The apartments are nice, with gorgeous views of Still River, but they all need major renovations. The kitchens and bathrooms are very dated and the appliances are falling apart. The sheet rock between apartments is wafer thin. I could hear the neighbor sharing my bedroom wall snore every night, his side of phone conversations, and answering machine messages. With my neighbors sharing my living room wall, I heard all of their arguments, his (near daily) guitar and singing practice, their parties, TV and stereo. The ceilings are un-insulated wood beams (that creak) with only carpeting to muffle sound. If you have a night owl as a neighbor, you will hear footsteps, creaking and louder voices will travel downwards. Common areas are not cleaned often enough and there are only 1 set of washer/dryers per floor, with about 17 aparments on each floor. These will cost you $2.00/load, when they are working. Parking is limited to 1/apt. When there are parties, prepare to have a car in your assigned parking space. Calls to mgmt. to have the car removed are useless. There are far better places to live (I should have moved to the Schoolhouse in Torrington, much nicer management), but if you must live here, get EVERYTHING (including a copy of your move-in sheet) in writing, lock it in a safe place, and photograph the entire apt. upon move-in. Protect yourself and leave nothing to chance. I'm sure I'm not the only one with grievances as there was a forced mass-exodus upon the new management's take-over, including the super.