where NOT to live!!!
ETSU Student

Johnson City, TN

#1 Apr 2, 2013
I commented on another thread about where not to live and decided it deserved it's own forum! If anyone else has any advice on where not to live or who to not rent from...post it!
Whatever you do, don't live at University Edge. They are not part of the school but they're run like dorms. The management is terrible and you pay a crap load of money for it. My roommates and I hate it here but there is NO way out of the lease. We had mold in our apartment and after neglecting it for several weeks they finally decided to move us into a different apartment but the whole process took over a month and then they were awful to deal with. The amenities they list aren't as great as it sounds, for example: there computer lab with "free printing" only has 3 computers and the printer is ALWAYS out of ink or jammed. The tanning bed is a piece of crap in a closet and its always nasty! There are very few visitor parking spots and they're all over by the baseball field so if there are even any available your guests have to walk quite a ways if you're not in the first building. They can come into your apartment whenever they want for no reason (and they do!) During one "inspection" they left a note for my roommate telling here it could use "tidying" because she had clothes and stuff on the floor. Anything else you want to know about this hell-hole just ask!!
Pepper Potts

Johnson City, TN

#2 Apr 2, 2013
ETSU Student wrote:
I commented on another thread about where not to live and decided it deserved it's own forum! If anyone else has any advice on where not to live or who to not rent from...post it!
Whatever you do, don't live at University Edge. They are not part of the school but they're run like dorms. The management is terrible and you pay a crap load of money for it. My roommates and I hate it here but there is NO way out of the lease. We had mold in our apartment and after neglecting it for several weeks they finally decided to move us into a different apartment but the whole process took over a month and then they were awful to deal with. The amenities they list aren't as great as it sounds, for example: there computer lab with "free printing" only has 3 computers and the printer is ALWAYS out of ink or jammed. The tanning bed is a piece of crap in a closet and its always nasty! There are very few visitor parking spots and they're all over by the baseball field so if there are even any available your guests have to walk quite a ways if you're not in the first building. They can come into your apartment whenever they want for no reason (and they do!) During one "inspection" they left a note for my roommate telling here it could use "tidying" because she had clothes and stuff on the floor. Anything else you want to know about this hell-hole just ask!!
It is amazing how some landlords think the laws only protect their rights. A lease protects the leasee rights too. But you have to keep records of the misrepresentations and any conditions that negatively impact your living. Camera phones are great for this. The bottom line is when you reasonably believe that your health could be harmed you can break a lease. As far as entering your apartment you may want to talk to an attorney because there is supposed to be a notice in my opinion. Since a lot a the tenants are students be concerned. The landlords rep may not just nosey. He or she may be a theif. Even worse they may be informants. If you complain too much about the other matters they may try to set you up. Sorry these are the new unwritten rules.
Cait

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 7, 2014
Were you able to get out of your lease early? If so, PLEASE tell me how!! I can't live here til July. I'm truly miserable. HELP!!!
GETOVERIT

Johnson City, TN

#5 Feb 8, 2014
ETSU Student wrote:
I commented on another thread about where not to live and decided it deserved it's own forum! If anyone else has any advice on where not to live or who to not rent from...post it!
Whatever you do, don't live at University Edge. They are not part of the school but they're run like dorms. The management is terrible and you pay a crap load of money for it. My roommates and I hate it here but there is NO way out of the lease. We had mold in our apartment and after neglecting it for several weeks they finally decided to move us into a different apartment but the whole process took over a month and then they were awful to deal with. The amenities they list aren't as great as it sounds, for example: there computer lab with "free printing" only has 3 computers and the printer is ALWAYS out of ink or jammed. The tanning bed is a piece of crap in a closet and its always nasty! There are very few visitor parking spots and they're all over by the baseball field so if there are even any available your guests have to walk quite a ways if you're not in the first building. They can come into your apartment whenever they want for no reason (and they do!) During one "inspection" they left a note for my roommate telling here it could use "tidying" because she had clothes and stuff on the floor. Anything else you want to know about this hell-hole just ask!!
Did you not check the place out BEFORE renting it? Sounds like ou didn't do your homework there student.
Ed Smith

Knoxville, TN

#6 Feb 8, 2014
Sounds like you made a deal and don't want to stick to it. Grow up.
Where

United States

#7 Feb 20, 2014
Is best place to live
Gray

United States

#8 Feb 21, 2014
Gray area is great but for next 2 years it will be rough getting on interstate.
Boo

Charlotte, NC

#9 Feb 24, 2014
Gray wrote:
Gray area is great but for next 2 years it will be rough getting on interstate.
I hear your high school's got problems!
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