Reader Mail: Applied Rant!
A Hoboken411 reader who lives in an building managed by Applied Management Company – hasn’t had hot water for days.
This wouldn’t happen at the W Hotel!
“I just wanted to send a little rant to you. I live at 450 5th Street under Applied Management Company. First I would like to say that understand this management company is going through a lot with the fire that they recently had but they should understand that there is more than one building that they manage, and if they cant handle managing more than one building they shouldnt.
I have lived at 450 5th Street for about 9 months now and my roomate has lived there for almost 3 years. Each month we have a problem with this management company, from them always charging us late fees on rent when we physically drop the rent checks off to their office before the rent is due. Half of the time they tell us that they accidentally deposited our check into another apartment, which should be almost impossible when our name, apartment address and account number are on each check. Not only do we have problems every month with late fees, or them telling us that they never received our rent in the first place, we also can never get anyone to our apartment to fix necessary things that we have complained about on multiple occasions. Over a year ago the apartment building flooded due to a massive storm and it ruined stairs and railings that we had in our apartment, these things have still not been fixed after several complaints to management.
Read the rest of her rant after the jump!
The reason I am writing now though is because we have not had hot water in our apartment building since Saturday, its now Tuesday. The entire building is without hot water and in case they didnt notice its cold outside. Each time we call to complain that we still do not have hot water, we get transfered to about 5 different people, in the end only being told that they are working on it and that we should have hot water by the end of day. I have yet to see anyone come into our apartment building to work on our hot water. I could understand if it was one apartment complaining that they didnt have hot water, but this is an entire building without water. And I do not think that this problem should take 4 days to fix, I’m not a plumber but I still think that this problem should have been fixed from the start. And every time we call to complain we only get an attitude from management. I understand that I am probably not the only one complaining about this situation but there is no need for an attitude on their end, afterall we pay them every month to take care of situations like this.
I just wanted to put this out there that if anyone is considering moving to Hoboken, they should consider not renting under Applied Managment Company because obviously they cannot handle managing all of the buildings they own.