The trouble with managed buildings in Hoboken
What do you do when your “managed building” in Hoboken gets taken over – and things take a turn for the worse? Do you fight back? Or move to a better building?
People in one property uptown are apparently suffering quite a bit with over-management and even increasing costs that NO ONE wanted. I’ll leave the major details out of the story as not to ruffle too many feathers – but leave enough in so that the point gets across:
“We live in an apartment building which was recently bought by a new company who is making huge changes. The residents are furious.
The new property manager has been causing problems since she arrived on the scene. She’s has redecorated the building, made many cosmetic changes – while increasing rents and bringing on new ideas that no one wants. She even started a trash service that residents are required to pay 30 dollars a month for where you put your trash out and someone will come take it for you. Most residents don’t mind walking the 20 feet to empty their own. But this is becoming mandatory!
The worst is this: We have been a door man building from day one – now, we are told that she is firing the two doorman and replacing them with a “package concierge machine” and sliding glass doors!! Everyone had complained and we all agree that we paid into the building for the door man service – this was considered a high end building with doormen. They talk a great talk but are NOT listening to the residents and people, families and couples who have been there since it opened six years ago. Some are now moving out.”
What do you do when things change for the worse in your building?