Mountain N Plains should be investigated

Mountain N Plains should be investigated

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WorkingStudent

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#1 Aug 31, 2008
Mountain N Plains should be investigated for the way it misrepresents its services, charging renters for the cost of routine maintenance and improvements to properties, costs that should be paid by the property owner. Mountain N Plains skims security deposits to cover these costs leaving renters with a fraction of their initial security deposit upon return, in essence causing the unsuspecting renter to have paid a higher monthly rent over that lease period that they were not aware of or planning on originally. This is deceitful and unethical.

Mountain N Plains Property Management preys on the economically vulnerable to benefit the more advantaged property owner. Parents looking to send their children to Northern Colorado to attend college, and families considering relocation to the area, should avoid renting properties managed by this gouging, deceitful outfit and avoid dealing with real estate offices and agents who do business with Mountain N Plains. Do yourself an enormous favor and entrust your bottom-line to a Northern Colorado property management firm other than Mountain N Plains for one that is more upfront, above board and ethical. Mountain N Plains should be investigated for its business practices.
Renter in 2008

Fort Collins, CO

#2 Sep 1, 2008
PUT Poudre Property Management company on the list too. Everything you say here applies to them also. They basically ripped me off. I have the place shampooed and professionally clean, yet not only did that TAKE all of my deposit, but ALSO they charged me an extra $15. Changing locks was like $150 as well with them. These people don't deserve anything but misery for the misery that they inflict on countless others, I know.
Rude as hell too. I'm a grown man and they basically spat in my face.
Don't trust these crooks. I'm telling ya, you'll be sorry if you sign the dotted line with them.
ex-renter

Providence, RI

#3 Sep 30, 2008
I second the Mountain'n'Plains complaints. I just received a bill for $215 for my "close out fees." Not only did they keep my entire deposit, but are charging me $215 for the dust which collected over they month and a half it took them to check the place out after I left. I'm furious. The place was spotless when I left it.

Not to mention being charged for snow removal after removing it myself...
The Advocate

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#4 Nov 2, 2008
I also fell prey to this same scam and misrepresentative fraud by Mountain N Plains - Being charged for dust, snow and normal wear and tear. There are major issues with this company and I seriously urge the unsuspecting public in Northern Colorado looking to rent a place, to avoid renting under Mountain N PLains at all cost. If you do, be sure you will be sorry and you will lose your hard earned money.

My issue with this outfit is not over and I will stive to expose their devious and misrepresentative tactics toward the hard working people of Northern Colorado.

Advocate Brad
ex-renter wrote:
I second the Mountain'n'Plains complaints. I just received a bill for $215 for my "close out fees." Not only did they keep my entire deposit, but are charging me $215 for the dust which collected over they month and a half it took them to check the place out after I left. I'm furious. The place was spotless when I left it.
Not to mention being charged for snow removal after removing it myself...
Head of Hungry Family

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#5 Mar 11, 2009
Mountain N Plaines took us for all we had - which was our security deposit on a modest rental. As our lease was drawing to its end, they raise dthe rent. As we gave notice and found a more affordable rental, they socked us for every cent of our deposit. Mountain N Plaines double charged us for cleaning the carpets, for the removal of dust on top of the kitchen cabinets, for the repair of a broken faucet, for the replacement of missing roof shingles, for the replacement of a few burnt out light bulbs and for some other things that were fraudulently noted that were never damaged or broken during our residence and charged us further for normal maintenance things that was the owner's responsibility to fix.

Stay away from anything to do with this scamming company. Go out of your way to avoid them and rent some place else or you'll never see your deposit again.

Head of Hungry Family
Renter

Denver, CO

#6 Mar 27, 2009
They have to be the very worse agency we've ever rented from -- treat residents like second class citizens. I don't know why any owner with a conscience uses them.
WorkingStudent wrote:
Mountain N Plains should be investigated for the way it misrepresents its services, charging renters for the cost of routine maintenance and improvements to properties, costs that should be paid by the property owner. Mountain N Plains skims security deposits to cover these costs leaving renters with a fraction of their initial security deposit upon return, in essence causing the unsuspecting renter to have paid a higher monthly rent over that lease period that they were not aware of or planning on originally. This is deceitful and unethical.
Mountain N Plains Property Management preys on the economically vulnerable to benefit the more advantaged property owner. Parents looking to send their children to Northern Colorado to attend college, and families considering relocation to the area, should avoid renting properties managed by this gouging, deceitful outfit and avoid dealing with real estate offices and agents who do business with Mountain N Plains. Do yourself an enormous favor and entrust your bottom-line to a Northern Colorado property management firm other than Mountain N Plains for one that is more upfront, above board and ethical. Mountain N Plains should be investigated for its business practices.
family in a rental

Denver, CO

#7 Apr 10, 2009
As a family that was in desparate need of a rental (we used to own or own home and moved and are a landlord too) I cannot tell you how helpful Mountain N Plains was to us. They bent over backward to show us a house and help accomodate our handicap child. We have since moved on and got every cent of our deposit back BECAUSE WE FOLLOWED the rules of cleaning and leaving the house like we received it. You need to be a responsible renter as rental agencies only follow and work for the owner of the property. They do not profit if they keep your deposit but they do have to answer to the owner. Owner's do not want to pay for a tenant's damage and dirt. BE RESPONSIBLE TENANT's
family that relocated

Wellington, CO

#8 Sep 1, 2009
I am new to this sight is this the same as rmpm if so DON'T SEND THEM MONEY!!!AN NEVER DO BUISNESS WITH BRIANNA,BRITANNY she is very rude not only to people who are looking for rentals,but also to people who are in office helping to find homes in the housing they are not a good people to rent from northercolorado rentals .com (rmpm) what comes around go's around an I hope for everyone listed on this sight justice provails!!!!
Educated Renter

Fort Collins, CO

#9 Sep 3, 2009
family in a rental wrote:
As a family that was in desparate need of a rental (we used to own or own home and moved and are a landlord too) I cannot tell you how helpful Mountain N Plains was to us. They bent over backward to show us a house and help accomodate our handicap child. We have since moved on and got every cent of our deposit back BECAUSE WE FOLLOWED the rules of cleaning and leaving the house like we received it. You need to be a responsible renter as rental agencies only follow and work for the owner of the property. They do not profit if they keep your deposit but they do have to answer to the owner. Owner's do not want to pay for a tenant's damage and dirt. BE RESPONSIBLE TENANT's
Mountain -N- Plaines is a fraud and scam outfit. Their mission is to screw over renters and steel their money. Dig your head out of your ass and wake up to reality.

No one should rent from Mountain -N- Plaines.

They suck!
Melissa

Slingerlands, NY

#10 Nov 23, 2009
I fully agree with everyone who has had issues with M&P we just got a court summons from them based on these ridiculous charges that they never even sent us the bill for; they just sent it straight to collections. Or deposit was $1,000 and then they are trying to charge us an additional $700 for damages, not cleaning properly (when they didn't even clean the unit before we moved in, there was still urine on the toilet sit when we moved in!!! DISGUSTING), dog poop that was in the back yard (that we did pick up), light bulbs and we forgot a TV in the garage and they are trying to charge us $300 for "disposing" of the TV. I can't believe others have had the same issues with these morons.
Olivia

Fort Collins, CO

#11 Feb 2, 2010
I don't understand why any of the people on here can't be accountable for their own actions.
I rented from Mountain n Plains and they were always so professional with me. I loved how they gave us a VERY thorough check in packet (That unfortunately took HOURS to fill out...but so worth it) and before we moved out they sent us cleaning sheets to check off as we cleaned the apartment.
I left a few things dirty, and EVERYONE has different views of what is considered clean or not, but I didn't clean under the stove and some minor things like that. I was charged out of my security depost for cleaning, but I also didn't exepect mnp or the owner to pay for it either.

I realy do think they are a great company and always worked with me when I had problems with rent or had a maintenance issue. I think that they lay the expectation out there and it is up to the renter to follow it or not.
Oliva

Fort Collins, CO

#12 Feb 2, 2010
Head of Hungry Family wrote:
Mountain N Plaines took us for all we had - which was our security deposit on a modest rental. As our lease was drawing to its end, they raise dthe rent. As we gave notice and found a more affordable rental, they socked us for every cent of our deposit. Mountain N Plaines double charged us for cleaning the carpets, for the removal of dust on top of the kitchen cabinets, for the repair of a broken faucet, for the replacement of missing roof shingles, for the replacement of a few burnt out light bulbs and for some other things that were fraudulently noted that were never damaged or broken during our residence and charged us further for normal maintenance things that was the owner's responsibility to fix.
Stay away from anything to do with this scamming company. Go out of your way to avoid them and rent some place else or you'll never see your deposit again.
Head of Hungry Family
I'm sorry to tell you this but if you look at your lease (that they make you listen to the aweful recording when you sign it) you as the renter a responsible for replacing the lightbulbs before you move out...they didn'y fraudulently charge you.As for the roof shingles, I don't know what they said about the charge but you probably cou;d have disputed it. Finally,the charges for the cleaning the carpets I'm not sure how they could charge you twice. Did you have heavy stains, or a pet or something? I had an extra carpet cleaning charge in addition to the one I paid when I moved in, because my dog had a few accidents in thehouse, and thet 1st carpet clean I paid for doesn't cover things like that.

As a renter you should be a little more understanding that they have a job to do and if you didn't fill out your check in packet right when you first moved in and if you didn't leave the property in great condition why should the owner or mountain n plains have to pay for it?
Sucks that you had a sh***y experience with them.
I would recommend them to any of my friends when they go to CSU.
Emily

Fort Collins, CO

#13 Feb 2, 2010
Melissa wrote:
I fully agree with everyone who has had issues with M&P we just got a court summons from them based on these ridiculous charges that they never even sent us the bill for; they just sent it straight to collections. Or deposit was $1,000 and then they are trying to charge us an additional $700 for damages, not cleaning properly (when they didn't even clean the unit before we moved in, there was still urine on the toilet sit when we moved in!!! DISGUSTING), dog poop that was in the back yard (that we did pick up), light bulbs and we forgot a TV in the garage and they are trying to charge us $300 for "disposing" of the TV. I can't believe others have had the same issues with these morons.
They can't just send you straight to collections! That's against the law! Find out if they can give proof of them mailing it or something...did you leave them your address when you moved??? or forward your mail at the post office? They should have at least tried to call you or something.
You should probably look into that.
Not Sure

Fort Collins, CO

#14 Feb 3, 2010
Head of Hungry Family wrote:
Mountain N Plaines took us for all we had - which was our security deposit on a modest rental. As our lease was drawing to its end, they raise dthe rent. As we gave notice and found a more affordable rental, they socked us for every cent of our deposit. Mountain N Plaines double charged us for cleaning the carpets, for the removal of dust on top of the kitchen cabinets, for the repair of a broken faucet, for the replacement of missing roof shingles, for the replacement of a few burnt out light bulbs and for some other things that were fraudulently noted that were never damaged or broken during our residence and charged us further for normal maintenance things that was the owner's responsibility to fix.
Stay away from anything to do with this scamming company. Go out of your way to avoid them and rent some place else or you'll never see your deposit again.
Head of Hungry Family
If this is true, small claims court is the best way to regain your money. Don't be afraid.
Not Sure

Fort Collins, CO

#15 Feb 3, 2010
If a management company holds back deposits for reasons that aren't valid, take them to small claims court. Don't be afraid.
More Educated

Fort Collins, CO

#16 Feb 8, 2010
Educated Renter wrote:
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Mountain -N- Plaines is a fraud and scam outfit. Their mission is to screw over renters and steel their money. Dig your head out of your ass and wake up to reality.
No one should rent from Mountain -N- Plaines.
They suck!
Hey Educated Renter, you spelled Plains wrong by the way.
(There is no "e" on the end!)
Just thought you'd like to know, since you are so educated!
More Educated

Fort Collins, CO

#17 Feb 8, 2010
All I can say to you people that are complaining about Mountain-n-Plains is learn to read.
All of the information is there in black and white on your lease, it is not their fault that you signed a contract with them and then didn't abide by it.
My guess is that if Mountain-n-Plains were really so terrible They wouldn't have a BBB rating of an A+ and if they truly scammed any of you on here then you would have taken them to court.
Instead I think deep down you know they did their jobs and you are just mad that you couldn't get away with taking advantage of the company. Why don't you try to take your arguments to court and see what happens. Mountain-n-Plains follows Colorado State Law and will stand behind their security deposit charges.
Furthermore, if you had a question or dispute about a charge on your security deposit they are ALWAYS willing to review it and if there was a mistake they will gladly remove the charge.They are human nad can make mistakes too!
Don't be mad that you damaged a property and had to pay for it!
Honest Landlord

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Feb 15, 2010
Hey More Educated,

You spell "and" "nad" in your second to last sentence - since you think you're More Educated.

Given the depth of your bloviating, misguided statements, youíre obviously in the sack with and probably work for this corrupt and chiseling outfit. I once used Mountain N Plains to manage properties Iíve owned until I finally realized the rotten and corrupt way they do business. Additionally, the maintenance they performed was the worst I ever could have imagined. Their criss-crossed, half baked performed, so-called maintenance, ended up costing me more a small fortune over the long-run due to problems that surfaced and festered from incorrectly performed work.

There were many good people who rented the places I owned and got screwed by Mountain N Plains. To ease my own conscience and prolong my integrity, without an ounce of regret, I dumped Mountain N Plains, have never regretted it and strongly advise all other real estate investors and landlords to not trust such a fraud riddled and corrupt operation as Mountain N Plains.
More Educated wrote:
All I can say to you people that are complaining about Mountain-n-Plains is learn to read.
All of the information is there in black and white on your lease, it is not their fault that you signed a contract with them and then didn't abide by it.
My guess is that if Mountain-n-Plains were really so terrible They wouldn't have a BBB rating of an A+ and if they truly scammed any of you on here then you would have taken them to court.
Instead I think deep down you know they did their jobs and you are just mad that you couldn't get away with taking advantage of the company. Why don't you try to take your arguments to court and see what happens. Mountain-n-Plains follows Colorado State Law and will stand behind their security deposit charges.
Furthermore, if you had a question or dispute about a charge on your security deposit they are ALWAYS willing to review it and if there was a mistake they will gladly remove the charge.They are human nad can make mistakes too!
Don't be mad that you damaged a property and had to pay for it!
Still More Educated

Fort Collins, CO

#19 Feb 16, 2010
Hey "Honest Landlord" I obviously didn't SPELL "and" wrong, it's called a typo...A simple error made while typing...Sorry but I am more educated, I just cannot type PERFECT at all times! Spelling plains wrong, such as "PLAINES" for example, twice in the same paragraph, that is clearly just plain stupid, and an actual spelling error. Also your sentence structure is all wrong! You wrote, "You spell "and" "nad" in your second to last sentence"...I think you meant to type "You spelled"...Kind of sucks when you make a simple typing error, not spelling, while trying to correct someone, huh?

But since I am being graded on this I will make sure to proof read it before I submit my comment...Sound good professor???

I'm guessing by the way you feel toward MnP, that they must have terminated management with you...not the other way around. Also, all their maintenance by the way, needs to be approved through the owner first.(As an owner you should be aware of that).
So bravo, you just admitted that you are a complete idiot when it comes to maintenance on your properties.

Also, I do not need to be "in the sack" with anyone at MnP to feel the way a do about a quality company. Besides, most of the employees there are women, and I don't swing that way. I am friends with some of the employees however, and know that they follow all contracts as well as rules and regulations from the Board of Realtors. I also do not work for the company, I just have respect for companies that do their job and I am willing to defend them from idiots such as yourself.

Furthermore, since you want to go on a personal route, I could say the same thing about you, that you were "in the sack" with someone in the office and they dumped you because you were anatomically challenged.

You have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to that company, maintenance, or real estate, and I am so happy that the wonderful people in that office no longer have to deal with someone like you!
Honest Landlord wrote:
Hey More Educated,
You spell "and" "nad" in your second to last sentence - since you think you're More Educated.
Given the depth of your bloviating, misguided statements, youíre obviously in the sack with and probably work for this corrupt and chiseling outfit. I once used Mountain N Plains to manage properties Iíve owned until I finally realized the rotten and corrupt way they do business. Additionally, the maintenance they performed was the worst I ever could have imagined. Their criss-crossed, half baked performed, so-called maintenance, ended up costing me more a small fortune over the long-run due to problems that surfaced and festered from incorrectly performed work.
There were many good people who rented the places I owned and got screwed by Mountain N Plains. To ease my own conscience and prolong my integrity, without an ounce of regret, I dumped Mountain N Plains, have never regretted it and strongly advise all other real estate investors and landlords to not trust such a fraud riddled and corrupt operation as Mountain N Plains.
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Honest Landlord

Fort Collins, CO

#20 Feb 21, 2010
Hey Genius,

I trusted Mountain N Plains to expedite repairs that I approve work for to be done thoroughly and correctly. That was not the case, despite my approval for work within a particular dollar amount, the quality of work was always poor and inferior, compromising the integrity of my investments.
Still More Educated wrote:
Hey "Honest Landlord" I obviously didn't SPELL "and" wrong, it's called a typo...A simple error made while typing...Sorry but I am more educated, I just cannot type PERFECT at all times! Spelling plains wrong, such as "PLAINES" for example, twice in the same paragraph, that is clearly just plain stupid, and an actual spelling error. Also your sentence structure is all wrong! You wrote, "You spell "and" "nad" in your second to last sentence"...I think you meant to type "You spelled"...Kind of sucks when you make a simple typing error, not spelling, while trying to correct someone, huh?
But since I am being graded on this I will make sure to proof read it before I submit my comment...Sound good professor???
I'm guessing by the way you feel toward MnP, that they must have terminated management with you...not the other way around. Also, all their maintenance by the way, needs to be approved through the owner first.(As an owner you should be aware of that).
So bravo, you just admitted that you are a complete idiot when it comes to maintenance on your properties.
Also, I do not need to be "in the sack" with anyone at MnP to feel the way a do about a quality company. Besides, most of the employees there are women, and I don't swing that way. I am friends with some of the employees however, and know that they follow all contracts as well as rules and regulations from the Board of Realtors. I also do not work for the company, I just have respect for companies that do their job and I am willing to defend them from idiots such as yourself.
Furthermore, since you want to go on a personal route, I could say the same thing about you, that you were "in the sack" with someone in the office and they dumped you because you were anatomically challenged.
You have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to that company, maintenance, or real estate, and I am so happy that the wonderful people in that office no longer have to deal with someone like you!
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