Class action lawsuit refunds Weidner tenants - KTVA

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Katina Walker, a former Weidner property renter. Wednesday, September 8, 2008. After losing a class action lawsuit over extensive late fees, one of Alaska's largest rental companies could be issuing a massive ...
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AKReflex

Newington, CT

#1 Oct 9, 2008
Damn straight.

Dean Weidner and company is among the most overbearing property management firm I have ever had the displeasure of putting up with.

They've been out of control for some time now. I'm glad that someone found an attorney that wasn't afraid of Dean Weidner. Congratulations, Katina. Who was your attorney?
AKReflex

Newington, CT

#2 Oct 9, 2008
James Davis. Cool. Have to give this guy a call.
Jane Thomison

Eagle River, AK

#3 Oct 9, 2008
Isn't it a bit pathetic that lawyers are setting the late fees for Weidner Services? I wonder what the company had to recover in lost time for employees to chase down losers for the rent... so they can get the mortgage paid. Sounds like someone was just looking to sue a man with some money!
AKReflex

Newington, CT

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Your kidding right?

Weidner doesn't hold mortgages on their properties. They own most of them free and clear. If you've ever worked for Weidner, you'd understand.
Former Tenant

United States

#5 Oct 11, 2008
It is about time Weidner is shown that they are not the law! Especially the Alpine Apts. in Anchorage. The "we really don't care about you" look, and tone of voice they would talk to you in, was the only thing they ever gave away for free, without tacking on a $100-$200 fee on. And Talk about rude! I will never, repeat, ever rent from a Weidner apt again, and will gladly discourage others from making that mistake.
I could go on and on, and I only lived there for six months!

John

Former Tenant

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2008
It is about time Weidner is shown that they are not the law! Especially the Alpine Apts. in Anchorage. The "we really don't care about you" look, and tone of voice they would talk to you in, was the only thing they ever gave away for free, without tacking on a $100-$200 fee on. And Talk about rude! I will never, repeat, ever rent from a Weidner apt again, and will gladly discourage others from making that mistake.
I could go on and on, and I only lived there for six months!

John
Christine Flowers

Eagle River, AK

#7 Nov 5, 2008
Hell yeah they owe us some money. I wonder why we only get 150 dollars back from our security deposit when we put in 400 dollars. That is crooked. Then when we move out, they charge outrageous amounts of money to clean the place up even when you tried your best. They want you to buy new blinds, get the carpet PROFESSIONALLY done which costs hundreds of dollars, and they even want you to buy brand new drip pans for the ovens. Then if you don't do all of the above, only 150 of 400 of your security deposit goes to that leaving us with 700 dollar bills in the end.
Northern Justice Project

Anchorage, AK

#8 Feb 28, 2010
We are doing a new class action against Weidner for overcharging tenants' security deposits. If this happened to you please feel free to contact us at northernjusticeproject@yahoo.c om.
Christine Flowers wrote:
Hell yeah they owe us some money. I wonder why we only get 150 dollars back from our security deposit when we put in 400 dollars. That is crooked. Then when we move out, they charge outrageous amounts of money to clean the place up even when you tried your best. They want you to buy new blinds, get the carpet PROFESSIONALLY done which costs hundreds of dollars, and they even want you to buy brand new drip pans for the ovens. Then if you don't do all of the above, only 150 of 400 of your security deposit goes to that leaving us with 700 dollar bills in the end.
fRANK

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Sep 22, 2010
AKReflex wrote:
Damn straight.
Dean Weidner and company is among the most overbearing property management firm I have ever had the displeasure of putting up with.
They've been out of control for some time now. I'm glad that someone found an attorney that wasn't afraid of Dean Weidner. Congratulations, Katina. Who was your atHE PAYS THE LOWEST torney?
SOMEONE NEEDS TO CHALLENGE HIM IN COLORADO WHERE HE IS A SLUM LORD ON THE MAKE. HE BUYS PROPERTY AND DOES NOT SPEND A DIME ON IT UNLESS HE IS ABLE TO GET THE TAX BREAK. IF YOU LIVE ON A PROPERTY HE HAS OWNED OVER A YEAR BE PREPARED FOR IT TO GO DOWN HILL. HE HATES AMENITIES SUCH AS POOLS/pLAYGROUNDS ETC AND AND REFUSES TO PAY FOR UPGRADED LIGHTING WHICH IS A SAFETY CONCERN. HE RIPS OFF HIS RESIDENTS WITH VELOCITY HIS CHARGEBACK 3RD PARTY BILLING COMPANY AND ALTHOUGH MAKINHG MONEY ON UTILITIES IS ILLEGAL HE MAKES QUIET THE PROFIT. HE CUTS CORNERS AND WHILE HE HAS TWO JETS, YACHT, MANSIONS(S) REFUSES TO ALLOW TECHNOLOGY OR INOVATION INTO HIS INVESTMENTS. YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE MANAGERS TO CHARGE AT MOVE-OUT. THEY HAVE TO COLLECT ALL 100% OF THE CHARGES AT MOVE-OUT SO THEY INCUR NO COST TO TURN A UNIT. THIS IS REDICULOUS SO YOU CAN KISS YOUR DEPOSIT GOOD-BYE. PLEASE SOMEONE ON ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS. HIS LEASE IS SO DATED AND DOES NOT COVER MANY OF THE ITEMS HE CHARGES FOR SO AN ATTORNEY WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY!
Samatha

Eagle River, AK

#10 Feb 7, 2011
Northern Justice Project wrote:
We are doing a new class action against Weidner for overcharging tenants' security deposits. If this happened to you please feel free to contact us at northernjusticeproject@yahoo.c om.
<quoted text>
What is the case number of the previous class-action lawsuit? Was it filed in state or district court?
fed up with weidner

Anchorage, AK

#11 Jun 13, 2011
Samatha wrote:
<quoted text>
What is the case number of the previous class-action lawsuit? Was it filed in state or district court?
Does anyone know the status of the latest class-action? I paid a huge deposit, plus the pet deposit.
fed up with weidner

Anchorage, AK

#12 Jun 13, 2011
fRANK wrote:
<quoted text>
SOMEONE NEEDS TO CHALLENGE HIM IN COLORADO WHERE HE IS A SLUM LORD ON THE MAKE. HE BUYS PROPERTY AND DOES NOT SPEND A DIME ON IT UNLESS HE IS ABLE TO GET THE TAX BREAK. IF YOU LIVE ON A PROPERTY HE HAS OWNED OVER A YEAR BE PREPARED FOR IT TO GO DOWN HILL. HE HATES AMENITIES SUCH AS POOLS/pLAYGROUNDS ETC AND AND REFUSES TO PAY FOR UPGRADED LIGHTING WHICH IS A SAFETY CONCERN. HE RIPS OFF HIS RESIDENTS WITH VELOCITY HIS CHARGEBACK 3RD PARTY BILLING COMPANY AND ALTHOUGH MAKINHG MONEY ON UTILITIES IS ILLEGAL HE MAKES QUIET THE PROFIT. HE CUTS CORNERS AND WHILE HE HAS TWO JETS, YACHT, MANSIONS(S) REFUSES TO ALLOW TECHNOLOGY OR INOVATION INTO HIS INVESTMENTS. YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE MANAGERS TO CHARGE AT MOVE-OUT. THEY HAVE TO COLLECT ALL 100% OF THE CHARGES AT MOVE-OUT SO THEY INCUR NO COST TO TURN A UNIT. THIS IS REDICULOUS SO YOU CAN KISS YOUR DEPOSIT GOOD-BYE. PLEASE SOMEONE ON ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS. HIS LEASE IS SO DATED AND DOES NOT COVER MANY OF THE ITEMS HE CHARGES FOR SO AN ATTORNEY WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY!
Why doesn't the state or city officials do something? Do they care that half the rentals in Anchorage are ripping off people who can't afford it. Or do they just want to keep us poor?
homeless in Alaska

Anchorage, AK

#13 Aug 12, 2011
Yes, the name is well known. Is the Investor big, who knows, and who cares. We all got to make a living. Seems to me that on the deposit side the company is within the guidelines of poverty.
If not interested in a trashy place, run like Hell.
If its low income , or similar, whatever, wherever however, irregardless, then its the tenants job km make notes, drive a hard action with management till you get results, wake the Investor up, petition the property, make it a habit to have to report to every agency under the muni, state. And so on. Maybe the funding is there, yet the property managers get the percentage they save with maintance performance. Who knows, and who cares.
I know one thing his investments are all in the shithole property of the Anchorage muni and the Muni has decided to dump sewage waste carefree, so therefore this gentleman has a huge lawsuit, against the Mere fact that his units age twice as fast as the speed of light and simple and plain, deteriorate quick. Let's face it, if you really were renting a old place, by golly it must be a housing place. Now, its that company itself that has to dictate to the property owner what the Hell they need, and the rules. Since housing is very bias, I know for a fact that so is the contracts, between housing and property owners. I also know with the on and off of reality, the owner has an investment. I think this is a stock fIrm. It's not so clear, but I figure a effort to raise wages, solidify Law, try to FIX duelheaded messes, would be the energy , not shaking up a Stock company that has been around for so long, theses on man that dent that gang, only cause stupid crisis, and a class action does not ever ever favor anyone but the attorney. It's all about the economy, the low wages, the banks and their bias action, the course of action after the policy had already been broken, and fruitful to the needy, add contingent on military family for due cause.
ZEEMADMAN

Anchorage, AK

#15 Feb 19, 2012
Can't think of Anyone who Deserves this more than Weidner does. I hope this is only the begining for them. Let the Courts set up Monitors to Watch them in the Future. One Person said they are Low Renters, but their Prices aren't Low Rent. Their Charging Premium Rates! I wonder how many People they've Bribed to be where they are now?
Weidner mold victim

Prince Albert, Canada

#16 Mar 9, 2012
What is criminal negligence?
Would not dealing with mold issues promptly and appropriarely = criminal negligence? Mold illnesses are very real causing both short and longterm health problems - even death.
Check out the following websites and videos then make your own decision.
The Hidden Dangers of Mold Exposure - CBN.com
www.areyoumoldy.com
the above website is under revision now so google are you moldy and there is two very good videos there.
Also check out Dr.Andrew Campbell (you tube video) this one is quite long but explains mold, mycotoxins etc. very well.
I hope this will help some of their victims out.
bubb

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 15, 2012
This is a 4 year old thread started in 2008.
tammy cronk

Anchorage, AK

#18 Jul 13, 2012
we moved into the BRIGHTON WOODS APTS.(anchorage ak) september 2010. with in the first 2 weeks we had coackroaches. YES ROACHES! And the managment looked at us like we were nuts, oh no i am sorry. like who gives a crap!! took 5 fliping mouths to get rid of them. they on ly sprayed our apt. just because no one else complained. And here we are again.... and still no one else has said any thing. well lets see inthe very near future if we are still the only ones conplaining!!!!
Mikey

Colorado Springs, CO

#19 Sep 13, 2012
tammy cronk wrote:
we moved into the BRIGHTON WOODS APTS.(anchorage ak) september 2010. with in the first 2 weeks we had coackroaches. YES ROACHES! And the managment looked at us like we were nuts, oh no i am sorry. like who gives a crap!! took 5 fliping mouths to get rid of them. they on ly sprayed our apt. just because no one else complained. And here we are again.... and still no one else has said any thing. well lets see inthe very near future if we are still the only ones conplaining!!!!
Why Don't you move out...
Athena

Bakersfield, CA

#20 Sep 19, 2012
Just so you are aware your statements are false. Dean Weidner drives a beat up 15 yer old car, He owns a pretty modest 3 bedroom house outside of Seattle and has rehabbed nearly every property he has ever purchased. I'm not sure where you are getting these grandiose ideas of the man. He's pretty humble. He actually comes to the office everyday and puts in at least a 10 hour day. And he's in his 70's. I worked as a property manager for him. I've been in the industry for 17 years and Dean and his company are one of the best. Velocity billing is the "norm" in Colorado Springs as is a outragous water bill.(you can blame that on the new pipeline not Weidner) Any property you rent at you will need to have the carpets professionally cleaned, change the drip pans and clean as if no one lived there or you will be charged for those services. You obviously have no idea how much vendors charge properties to clean apartments. Check your facts sir before you libel someone.
wrong

Anchorage, AK

#21 Nov 29, 2012
Athena wrote:
Just so you are aware your statements are false. Dean Weidner drives a beat up 15 yer old car, He owns a pretty modest 3 bedroom house outside of Seattle and has rehabbed nearly every property he has ever purchased. I'm not sure where you are getting these grandiose ideas of the man. He's pretty humble. He actually comes to the office everyday and puts in at least a 10 hour day. And he's in his 70's. I worked as a property manager for him. I've been in the industry for 17 years and Dean and his company are one of the best. Velocity billing is the "norm" in Colorado Springs as is a outragous water bill.(you can blame that on the new pipeline not Weidner) Any property you rent at you will need to have the carpets professionally cleaned, change the drip pans and clean as if no one lived there or you will be charged for those services. You obviously have no idea how much vendors charge properties to clean apartments. Check your facts sir before you libel someone.
Are you freakin kidding me!! I don't give a crap about who this man is. Im living in a weidner apartment now and had to clean it before moving in! My appliances are older then me and I got a move in deal because of it but the rent went up after six months!! The maintenance guy was awesome until they moved him somewhere else. Now management and maintenance suck!! I pay my rent on time every time because Im a single Mom but this place is jacked and if I could afford to move I would. sorry to say but eventually this company is going under because the word is spreading like wild fire!!!! They take advantage of poor to get rich!!!

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