Do you need close parking, cheap laundry soundproofing, no smoking/

Then these apts are not for you. If you live on the far end of the bldg. you have to walk forever to your parking space and hope no one took it. Laundry is 2 machines on second and third floors and they are pricey. Very, unpleasant noise especially at night time. Dave is a good one for coming when something breaks down but, you will get, for example a stove that is half worn out from another apt. that is unoccupied/lots of small but irksome problems. Tenants would smoke in the street making it look like the ghetto. Worn out rugs that should have been replaced. Not repainted after previous tenant left and besides that in my apartment the floor was crooked.
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#839358 Review #839358 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Winsted, Connecticut
Service
Mill At Still River Apartment Rental
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Horrible treatment

http://www.merchantcir... is worth looking at also. Click on "Read More Reviews" on right side of page for more reviews. I currently live here and I must say I'm not pleased. To drag someone through the mud a second time regardless if it's publically posted was not necessary. I don't even know the old manager but he already lost this job and apparently got a DUI but in order to place blame it looks like we are going to put the spot light on that individual again? That person will pay for his consequences by law but I guess this is not enough. There was no need to bring up that mans mistake except to place blame and take the focus off the Mill and possibly punish him for dislike, which I find to be of low character. If the building was so badly beaten why did one buy it? Considering how we have Dave working on the building (not handy-please hire real service) Don't be surprised if you have to wait a month to get you're dishwasher fixed from what others tell me. By the way the sign in front says upscale living... I think upscale would have quicker turnaround. Fact - I live here now, Fact - I needed a repair and it took too long for assistance. I was one week without heat because the dust filter was clogged. Landlord comes in and I explain how the heat does not work all the time. He did not mention or look at the filter. A second week goes by and I called again, Paula tells me to COUDLE up to my girlfriend in the meantime when it gets cold ,till they can get their guy to do it. I could not believe how nice she was when I moved in then this! The audacity speaking down to me! What a joke, all I can do is pretend to be charming back and deal with it. So Dave comes back and together we found the dust filter. Over two weeks without heat, why didn't he tell me to check it on day one. Because he just discovered it himself. He says it's no problem, it's the type of thing you tell people when they move in and they forget, I was not told! I would not have forgotten something like that. I don't like being told that I forgot. This is like calling me a liar. Fact - People still smoke pot in the building, mainly the college kids. Fact there was some domestic violence here recently. Fact- The walls are paper thin and the couple above *** and I can hear it clearly at least 3 times a week. I can hear the cats play (very thin) Fact- If it snows, no removal is performed until after 9 am at best. Fact- There is no real maintenance man, nor landscaping service, So one person to take care of a large building will not cut it. Fact - it takes 4 dollars to run the dryer twice because the timers are rigged like so. 6 bucks for a load. 4th floor runs long so you can dry for 2 bucks there... Am I blaming anyone else, nooo! Sell the building if you can't take responsibility / fix things in a timely manner. I simply will not live here when my lease is up and certainly won't recommend this place to anyone. Just for the record I don't even know the person we were smashing before, Rebecca I think her name is.. I'm speaking on behalf for myself and the others who complain but are afraid. Fact- Elevator leeks at times, I wonder if there is high voltage in elevators? Fact when it rains hard a pipe leaks water into an apartment on the end unit. Landlord did not take care of them well is what I was told. Fact - Tar from the roof dripped on to another tenants bedding. You would think they would apologize and pay for new bedding at the least, wrong.. Fact- There is absolutely no visitor parking, Fact- another person paid an extra 350.00 to smoke in their apt, and this goes a while back. After ownership changed hands this person moved out and I saw the apt. It was clean and nice.. They kept part of her deposit. You know when things are just not right.. Paula told me of that person is a pill addict lowlife. I did not want to hear about this person's medical problems, I was disappointed and disturbed of the unprofessionalism. Regardless, the persons apt was nice and clean when she moved out, still ripped off. Fact- When I moved here all my belonging were in storage. I was staying with a girlfriend and at my mother's till my so called upscale apt was done with renovations. I was informed that I had to wait an additional 7 days. I was upset but what could I have done. Will they give me a quarter's month rent back, no. If you're one day late moving out they bill for a whole month. New paint and a 4X12 area of tile in the Kitchen was new, hardly a renovation... There are pre existing burn holes in the carpet which I think they will try to take out of my deposit since I heard not just from one but from others. There are also knife marks in the outdated counter top, outdated Linoleum in the bathroom. The appliances are very old. Is this a nice apt, yes with large windows and high ceilings. Am I disappointed for the price and lack of respect, absolutely
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#224493 Review #224493 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Service
Mill At Still River Apartment Rental
Loss
$2000
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Forced Me To Pay For A Carpet That I Did Not Damage

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.
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#253075

:sigh I fogot to mention Dave Hitting on my girlfriend. It makes her feel uncomfortable. For those who don't know Dave is the husband fo the landlord who kind of works around here daily.

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@PissedConsumer253075

Isn't this amazing... Dave hitting on several of the girls in this building along with my own wife...Humph...

Would you believe that he doesn't want anyone to tell Paula (his wife).

His repair jobs repair nothing at all... Even the fire department laughed at the exhaust fan over the stove stating there was absolutely no ventilation to the outside. The dryer system is useless because they are "plugged up" and have never been cleaned out.

People can not trust Dave... You can't even trust Paula for that matter.

It goes way beyond this...

The building is like having an, "absentee landlord.". The appliances are completely antiquated and the kitchens are not, " eat in" kitchens ...

***,... we can hardly cook supper in the space together.

I have to admit... The river and all the ducks is a nice; but the river is looking like a garbage dump thanks to the lack of care from the town of Winsted.

I guess, with good and nice things... we must be unfortunately deal with the lack of others, and their incompantencies. Hey Phil...

my email is woynd60@***l. Thanks for your post.

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