How Open Houses are run by Oak Park Apartments part 2

These cock suckers from Oak Park Apartments are pure assholes. Just so you know that when you sign a lease and THEY decide not to renew or want to show YOUR apartment when your neighbor’s apartment is a fucking cesspool they will send you an email as a notice. A notice of the fucked-up intentions to walk through your place at ANY time of the day during their so called “Open House” this means do not wake up late and try to sleep in because you can awaken to strange people standing over you looking at the dimensions of your bedroom.

You can be in the shower washing the sweat off you because you know, summer is hot, and walk into a bunch of would-be renters and their kids. After Oak Park Apartments sends you the email notice they DO NOT have to call to see if you are in, or taking a shit in your bathroom, they can just walk in and show people your place. They do NOT give you notice 15 minutes before THAT IS A LIE.

This is an example of the email they send out it is full of shit:

From: Kierstn Stewart <kierstn@oakparkapartments.com>

Subject: Oak Park Apartments Open House

To: ———————

Cc: “Leasing” <Leasing@oakparkapartments.com>

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:16 AM

Hello!

I am writing to let you know that we will be hosting an Open House tomorrow, June 24th from 10am-4pm during which we may need to show your apartment to prospective tenants.  We will notify with at least 15 minutes notice tomorrow should we need to come over.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your cooperation.

Thanks again,

One time my friend Sarah was in my shower and one of their representatives was just unlocking the door to walk right in with a couple. I had the chain lock on ha! So, that stopped that shit, but he was still was trying to come in with his Arabian ass with the chain lock on! LOL, I told him to give me a couple of minutes because there is someone in the shower. Also, I did not receive a notification 15 minutes beforehand, he responded that the office sent out the email.

Like that was it, well I told him through the Door crack with this couple standing there “..and it said you are supposed to give a 15-minute notice too. So, my friend is butt naked in the shower if you come in now I will have to call the police for peeping and unlawful entry (due to not contacting us 15 minutes beforehand). He responded, “Oh I will come back then…” No shit. And then when they came in I watched then like hawks and Sarah was blazing a hole in this fucker’s head.

In the end, if you rent from Oak Park Apartments and get a notice about them showing your apartment to “prospective tenants” keep your phone on, keep the chain lock on, and saddle up for some ignorant shit.

 

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How Open Houses are run by Oak Park Apartments part 1

Okay, I stated that I was moving, therefore, I got an email from Oak Park Apartments about a so called “Open House” this is where they just come in anytime time of the day to show your apartment and let people rummage through your stuff to check shit out. I Literally had a guy opening kitchen drawers and looking at my silverware giving commentary.

When you sign a lease with these pure assholes. THEY dictate how and when they show the apartment you have no say whatsoever so make sure if you have family and friends from out of town or major surgery you are staying somewhere else on the days and times THEY choose.

Now you may say oh if they give a 24-hour warning it’s good that’s the law.. true. However, if you state as part of any legal agreement like a lease that you will inform the renter before (15 minutes before) that you will come bouncing through. Well, you have to give 15-minute notice that you are bouncing through the end of story. Oak Park Apartments does not even follow that regulation that they wrote themselves.

In fact, they come 10 minutes before the end of the showing day, YES! At 7:50 pm and have people just “take a quick look” asses. I know one time they paid for it and I was out the night before and took a massive dump. Well shit, give me more than a day’s notice to have me detoxic fuckers! LOL I had the worse gas too! It was hell for the “prospective tenants” to check the place out and I do not care.

This is an example of the email they send out it is full of shit:

From: Kierstn Stewart <kierstn@oakparkapartments.com>

Subject: Oak Park Apartments Open House

To: ———————

Cc: “Leasing” <Leasing@oakparkapartments.com>

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017, 11:16 AM

Hello!

I am writing to let you know that we will be hosting an Open House tomorrow, June 24th from 10am-4pm during which we may need to show your apartment to prospective tenants.  We will notify with at least 15 minutes notice tomorrow should we need to come over.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your cooperation.

Thanks again,

You also have to WATCH theprospective tenants” yourself because the Oak Park Apartment representatives either show multiple couples at one time or they take a couple and give them free rein without guiding them through the place like an experienced management company or realtor would. So, you know you have people not just opening closets to see the amount of space involved you can have people looking into your personal dresser. I had some underwear missing (seriously) later on when I did laundry. So, I used moving/packing tape to tape my dresser drawers shut and got a fire safe for my important papers and jewelry every time there is an open house.

Of course, that was after the underwear thief had my shit and probably ran around town smelling them, with their chick looking at more “prospective” place to live. But now I have to explain that to “prospective tenants” when they come in and see the tape LOL not my problem. Oak Park Apartments should train their people better and teach them the do’s and don’ts of showing a rental unit during an Open House.

In the end, if you rent from Oak Park Apartments and get a notice about them showing your apartment to “prospective tenants” tape your shit up, hide your valuables in a small safe or lock box, and saddle up for some ignorant shit.

One question to ask before renting in Oak Park, IL

The purpose of providing a lease is to make sure that it I understood what are the responsibilities of the renter and the responsibilities of the rentee. Basically, as the renter, I do not trash their apartment and the building management provides security and maintenance. I wish that the team here would take that agreement to heart. When I first saw, the apartment was painted white, white I tell you and the light reflected so well, that the place looked twice the size. Then they painted it a middle gray WITHOUT telling me, which fucked up the entire color scheme of new furniture, made the place look two times as small, and is really motherfucking depressing at times if I did not have a great stash of liquor to get me through living here.

When I signed the lease, I was under the impression that the color would remain the same and I would get a cheery place to live, but this is Oak Park, IL, therefore, pardon my ignorance at the time, I did not know that the management company of Oak Park Apartments would go to that extreme of making my new home that “unhomely”. I believe the frustrating thing is that this idiotic crap was one of those things that are never mentioned in any list when creating a list of questions when apartment hunting.

The bright cheerful apartment that was the centerpiece of what I focused my new furniture around then was a total clusterfuck when I moved in. I mean a cherry red loveseat with bland gray walls? Ugh, the place looks like I am colorblind or have no sense, taste at all. I asked about all the ”points” mentioned in an Apartment renting survival guide I found online alas this was one question I did think of: “If you are re-painting the apartment what color will it be?” This seems to be a frivolous question however after living in this bland gray and depressing apartment and understanding how color can affect a person’s mood, furniture choices and other apartment related issues. So definitely ask!

Here is the article that has the guide I discussed previously:

http://blog.apartmentfinder.com/preparing-to-move/the-apartment-renting-survival-guide/

My Crappy backdoor lock to my Apartment In Oak Park, IL part 2

With the video, my buddy took of the “moving” lock of my back door which I have posted it on Youtube.com. For the second reason, why I post it was so that those who want to move into any of the buildings in Oak Park, Il can see the lackluster job that that this building management company has done in terms of the security for their renters.

As you can see the door is an old-fashioned wood panel door with half the door made of a window frame inlet. Meaning the construction of this door was great for maybe the 1940’s or 1950’s but in today’s society, such a door cannot withstand the criminal, their intent, and a well-placed kick or rock.

Entry into the apartment is frankly easy, even though there is a piece of plastic (1/4) over the window frame it still has areas of vulnerability that needs to be addressed. That having a moving top (main) lock does not solve or help the situation. In fact, it looks like a couple hits from a hammer and a screwdriver to this lock and anyone can get in. With the neighbor downstairs sanding and causing so much racket, none of the other neighbors or myself would hear a burglar forcing their way through this crappy ancient door.

I mentioned it to the guy who showed me the apartment and they said they would be fixed by the time I moved in, so you see how well that went. I hope this video shows potential renters what they face where they rent in Oak Park, IL or anywhere for that matter when you deal with apartment management company that does not give a shit about its renters.

Click here for the video that I posted on Youtube.com about the shitty lock:

https://youtu.be/OyZ6T2iA6Yk

Escape from Oak Park (part 1)

At one point around the 29th I heard all this shit coming from upstairs then I heard a lot of commotion coming from the back area that is when I peered out my back door to see the upstairs neighbor and I guess a bunch of his friends or family moving furniture out in the middle of the night. I mean couches, televisions, and boxes so being the noisy bitch I am I acted like I was taking out the trash.

Oops, I am in the way, “sorry” “Oh you are moving?” that type of crazy. Funny the guy told me “Yeah” he was tired of the shit treatment he received from the building management and was moving out. “Tired of their crap” is what he said, but I fear it is indicative of how this management company runs their business they keep a few select tenants in here, then shuffle a few minorities in here and there, so it looks good. Then those minorities are out in a year or so, usually of a younger generation, making way for newer tenants.

There are only two older tenants who look like they have been in my apartment complex since Moses was in Kindergarten and that is it. There has to be at 20 units in the complex so only 10% of these residents remain long term? Even at some of the places, I walked through before I got this unit was, again, younger people or couples ready to move out or to the next step of their lives. But of all those places I saw (five) there was only one okay tenant who did not have words for the representative taking us through the place.

Just One out of five, the other four individuals/groups all had something to say to the dude walking me through the viewing selections. The weird thing was that ALL five of these tenants remained in the flat while we walked through the majority of the time (one couple stormed out after talking to the representative) otherwise they stayed.

Personally, I do not fucking blame them, let’s establish that point first, but it was not like they did not trust us coming in their living space as it was (second point) to confront the representative. I do not like that fact that by not renewing my lease with these assholes they can just bring people through my apartment and look at my shit. There were times I was in the tenant’s bedrooms, unsupervised by either the representative or the tenant, lucky for them I was not underwear shopping nor a thief. Hell, I could imagine what people would do in my place if given the chance to walk through unsupervised, to look through closets and dresser drawers while the representative is playing on their phone in another room or arguing with the tenant about why no notice was given for the visit.

I just figured if they trust me that much the least I could do is not be an ass, but not everyone is like that. I believe that among other things start the tenants at Oak Park Apartments on that long road of moving out and hating everything about Oak Park, IL, Oak Park Apartments their front office and their representatives. To the point, you are moving out in the middle of the night out of their apartments just to escape this fuckedupness.