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Wyld-1-transplan t

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Dec 12, 2009
 

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I came here 20 years ago with the Navy, and consider myself at home... As stated before, the NAVY keeps much of this beautiful island, particularly OAK HARBOR on the map! When NAS Whidbey comes up on those pesky base closure lists, who are the first people to yell? Why the fine business owners, the Realtors, descendants of the supposed settlers of the island...(History shows that the Irish were here first, but run off by the Dutch!) That being said, every body comes from somewhere, so no need to bash on those Californians who choose to settle here!(I am from the Midwest!!) Having owned a cleaning company in Oak Harbor, I have dealt with alot of Realtors, and I NEVER had a problem with any one, except Churchill and Assoc. I have also been on the nasty side of a certain judge throughout a custody fight. So, maybe I am biased! I would suggest that any one who has a complaint about rental companies contact the BBB as suggested earlier, as well as the WA State Attorney General. Read up on the RCW's, also the landlord tenant laws for WA state. You can not be charged for anything they did not pay for. As for the dusty door tops, take that one as a loss... White gloves are expected in move out inspections... Good luck!
Navy Wife

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Jan 30, 2010
 

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I have rented from Churchill & Associates as well as my daughter and her husband. We have never had a bad experience. I did take the initial inspection pictures and filled out the inspection sheet and was not charged for what I had documented was already there.They even gave me a call when I missed a few items and I was able to go back and clean. I think it is the tenants responsibility to protect yourself by taking the pictures and filling out the inspection. They even went back to the last 2 inspections when I missed something and proved for me that it was there before. They are truly fair if you take the time in the beginning. Their new Property Manager is very fair and is very easy to talk to and communicate with. Don't you think they would be out of business if they were as bad as the few of you claim. They are one of the largest Rental Co. and I reasurched before renting and they have no cases in court. Just in the future do the right thing and protect yourself don't leave it up to the Property Manager to have to try and defend you she can only do so much to protect you if you don't try to protect yourself.Good Luck in the future I hope you follow my advise.
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Bonney Lake, WA

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Mar 13, 2010
 

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I have been a renter of Churchills for almost 15 yrs. at the same property and have never had any such problems, Thank God...I must be one of the lucky ones. Their staff is always pleasant including the maintenance crew.
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Bremerton, WA

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#24
Apr 4, 2010
 
Just make sure you take pictures of any discrepancies that you have and document.
Wildcat

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#25
Apr 17, 2010
 
Churchill rocks
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Sedro Woolley, WA

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We took pictures before and after and still got dinged for a tiny red spot on the wall ($300) and one hour of cleaning ($250). We're locals and rented from them for 5 years and were repeatedly cheated and mistreated. Oh yeah, and we knew people that work there and they do cheat people, as often as they can because George Churchill would fire them if they didn't (their words, not mine). We had to leave our first apartment because our downstairs neighbors were cooking and dealing meth and Churchill refused to evict them, our second apartment had dreadful landscaping and trash covering the complex, it was disgusting until I cleaned it so my kid could play outside. They are cheaters and they are corrupt and don't bother compaining to the BBB, we did and they did nothing.
Patriot

Severna Park, MD

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Jul 1, 2010
 

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I have just ended my 2nd lease from Churchill, and I should have learned the first time. They caimed that it took them 6 extra days, that they charged me, to clean what I left unclean. I left the home spotless. I have before and after pictures that I've sent to NAS housing. If they ignore this heads up, I will completely feel lost and confused. It's the sacrifice of our men, women and their family members, in the military, that gives people their freedom. It's a shame that civilians use this freedom to welcome us in, only to stab us in our hearts when we leave the area, redering it impossible for us to defend ourselves. They spit at our face and despise us, and for what, I haven't a clue. For greed, injustice for the feel of power? Why? To have a court engulfed in scams is a shame to the stars and stripes that I proudly serve and salute to every day. I have no empathy for the crooks invovled in this breach of morality. I only wonder when malfeasance strikes them back.
really bad experiance

Oak Harbor, WA

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Jul 11, 2010
 

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I have done things to the text book T,and they still screw us over. Lucky for me i did do the first walk through and put lots of things down. We are moving out soon, so scared. But so far so rude. They have blamed us for our carpet coming up even though the floor tacking has literal bit us many times. It is called i Vacuum! I did report when it got bad, they looked at me like I was an idiot and more less told be fuck off. So many bad things to say, just don't have the energy. My deposit was HUGE, i better get some back. Oh, i do work at hardware store and know many installers, repair guys and so on. I know the cost of most repairs, they totally over charge.
hate george churchill

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Jul 20, 2010
 

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This man is a big as slime as you can get. Does not pay his bills when you work for him. Does not use real licensed contractors for repair work on your rental. Has his workers do this and still charges you for a real prof. job. what a crook!
guess if your wife is a judge you don't need to obey the law.
hate george churchill

Oak Harbor, WA

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pay your bills george!!!
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The judges, attorneys, business, and political people are all in a good ole boys system here on Whidbey and beyond, that no one can seem to win that is out side that dutch mafia, corrupt, injust system. If you go to court and are not one of them, you are screwed! No justice here and WA. State Law doesn't count, they make their own laws.
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Sedro Woolley, WA

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Islandeagle wrote:
<quoted text>"Small Claims are not heard by Superior Court Judges fool!
Without the Navy and it's retiree's this island would be nothing but meth heads and mill rats which is what 90% of the non-military population currently consists of in this pathetic excuse for a town. The other 10% consists of a bunch of crooked, America hating, kaaskops like yourself. I hope the your family and all your pathetic Dutch friends die in a terrorist act from another country. Maybe then you'll appreciate the military.
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Oak Harbor, WA

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Sep 11, 2010
 

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Can't comment on your encounter with the rental agency but Judge Churchill is a darn fine judge and nice lady (but I wouldn't want to piss her off).
Also, she has nothing to do with small claims, that would be a municipal court jurisdiction.
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Oak Harbor, WA

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george is the most perfect example of a two faced ass, he goes to his church on sunday and kisses ass, but 6 days a week he will screw you over. nothing but a liar.
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Oak Harbor, WA

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Me and my girlfriend rented from them for about 8 months and just moved out last month. I will be the first to admit that we didn't do a great job cleaning, and am willing to pay for what we didn't get done. But they took our whole deposit (750), and are trying to charge us an additional $1250 for damages. They had to fix the carpet (which was not us, it was peeling up), replace the mirror (which had an inch long stress crack), and repair spackle, and paint for four different walls that we had never hung anything up on.

Here's the bill they sent us:

$125 Carpet Cleaning (Willing to pay)
$217.40 Carpet Repair (Not us!)
$270 Cleaning (Besides carpet nothing to be cleaned)
$50 Coordination Fee (Huh?)
$250 Daily Rent 25 a day for 10 Days (I guess...)
$85.33 Deflea of Unit (We had a cat for 3 days...)
$894.06 Repairs (Repairing spackle, painting, and replacing mirror is 90% of that, and we didn't do any of it)

The three other tenants in our building were all pissed off at these people and moving out at the same time we did. Just trying to take advantage of people. Horrible people.

“Proud Republican American”

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Islandeagle wrote:
As a sixth generation Islander (not Dutch or related to the Churchills) I will say there are many scam artist that either are Navy or follow the Navy folks (camp tramps). Judge Churchill is one of the most respected Judges in Washington state and truly an honest,fair judge. All of your complaints sound BOGUS. There is a walk thru when you rent and when you vacate. If there had been a problem you would not have signed off. Old Yeller sounds like a do nothing NAS retiree..ruining our once beautiful Island by retiring here and brining ALL the California Trash with you! George Churchill is also a good business man..not a Saint! but fair!His family came here in the 1950's so he is also a NEWCOMER!
You know not all Navy personell are scam artists. My husband is in the Navy and he serves his country with pride and honor, I happen to be from California and I pride myself in having well behaved children I can take anywhere. Now if were you I would not be throwing rocks while living in a glass house because I have spent some time in Walmart and let me tell you, you can tell who has been living on this island for generations and its scary. Before I moved here I lived in King County for years and let me tell you, you can have this island. I can see the hand of God in the beauty of it but the "natives" are either on meth, rude and stuck up.

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ProudSailor wrote:
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Without the Navy and it's retiree's this island would be nothing but meth heads and mill rats which is what 90% of the non-military population currently consists of in this pathetic excuse for a town. The other 10% consists of a bunch of crooked, America hating, kaaskops like yourself. I hope the your family and all your pathetic Dutch friends die in a terrorist act from another country. Maybe then you'll appreciate the military.
Amen to all but the part of dying by terrorist other than that your are soooo right. The natives are scaryyyyyy except for very select few.
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So, I have taken my time reading through all the posts, and same story, except Mr. Churchill must be getting more ballsy, because he actually met with my boyfriend who rented for a year from them. I have a little experience in renting and so I thought iZ would go down with him and ask the hard questions. Mistake. The first time I asked a question, ol' George asked me who I was and if I was on the lease. I replied no I wasn't on the lease and he told me to "shut up, this is none of your business, this is between me and him". Almost like a standoff. The only purpose for the meeting was to bully and intimidate my boyfriend. The catch in the lease you sign with them is that everything is up to their discretion. DO NOT sign a lease with these people!! If you do, take pictures, write it all down and make sure they sign and date it and keep ALL copies. Every phone call made to repair something. These people polish turds and when the polish starts to wear off you are left paying to re-polish the turd. I ask that if you have posted here and happen accross this post, please write the Senator. I don't generally feel so compelled to post anything, but FYI they tried to charge us for the estimate to repair and clean based on a sight unseen estimate. We are bveing charged for tightening a toilet seat, a door knob, striker plates, a crawlspace lid that was put on upside down (he never even knew where the crawlspace was?). George Churchill is a NAZI and I would bet anyone that has anything positive to say about that man or that company is probably a part of that comapny trying to do PR damage control. I promise we will be telling everyone we know never to rent from these people. Every new kid we meet that comes here in the Navy and every person we talk to I SWEAR this will be mentioned for the rest of our lives.
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Sep 12, 2011
 

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ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME AAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHA TIMES CHANGE GET OFF THE ISLAND IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM STOP BITCHING
Islandeagle wrote:
As a sixth generation Islander (not Dutch or related to the Churchills) I will say there are many scam artist that either are Navy or follow the Navy folks (camp tramps). Judge Churchill is one of the most respected Judges in Washington state and truly an honest,fair judge. All of your complaints sound BOGUS. There is a walk thru when you rent and when you vacate. If there had been a problem you would not have signed off. Old Yeller sounds like a do nothing NAS retiree..ruining our once beautiful Island by retiring here and brining ALL the California Trash with you! George Churchill is also a good business man..not a Saint! but fair!His family came here in the 1950's so he is also a NEWCOMER!
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Sep 15, 2011
 
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This is bogus. I never had a walkthrough before and guess what they told me down at Churchill and associates: there isn't a walkthrough afterwards either. It all depends on who you know, how well you rented with them and also if you were in an apartment or a house. They only care about one thing down there as far as I'm concerned and I'll never rent with them again because of it: money.
You are not the only one that they said this to! I have moved around a lot, especially in seattle.. and they always make sure you are there during the move out inspections...well, Bethany at Churchill told me that she does them on her own. She doesnt make appts cause shes always running around and doesnt know exactly when she will be there. I call the tenents Union and they said it was illegal. When I called her back she said they had already did the inspection. They are a big scam company and the person actually sticking up for them is bogus. Oak harbor would be NOTHING without the Navy's money. cause there are NO JOBS there. SO TRY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN TO STAY AWAY FROM CHURCHILL!!! Its going to be hard cause they do Run a lot of properties!!!

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