Do not rent from Churchill & Associat...
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Mary

Oak Harbor, WA

#63 Jul 22, 2014
Angel wrote:
For one thing your are wrong about CHurchill. If you did the final walk through you would of got your deposit back like we did, take them to small claims court your wasting more money and yes along with the Koetjes they run the town. Complain all you want but your the one who lost the money and reread your lease, you will find out that you signed and they have control over what you did not read.
obviously a small town member.
A new Islander

Oak Harbor, WA

#64 Jul 23, 2014
I happen to know when we took someone to small claims court that there's nary a judge on the island that hasnt done business and know george personally, they had to call in a lawyer wanna be judge now any lawyer wanna be w/ any hope of achieving judgeship isnt gonna go against george just because of Judge Churchill, or he never see that black robe think about it. We did what we were told to do by the VFW volunteer law people and we got so so screwed and all our duckswere in a row and we told the truth and when G.C and his cohort had their say purgery was flying every where. he even had paperwork that wasnt ffilledout or signed and got the chevron gas company to write out a false statement he's got so much power. We are royally f'ed when we move outta here, the first place unseen was unsafe it was GC that moved us out of there fast and acted like all was goof after less then 30 there. but when we moved in there wad a scum on the hard wood floor we got blamed for it when we left an food on the wall that i scraped off and spot painted but the woman was old island family and got her full dep back we weere charged for a fireplace cleaning n a full move out even tho we never used the fireplace in less then 30 days, he moved us out it was his idea and theen denied that was a fact. we ended up paying 150 a month for a year because he promised to transfer our original deposit to the safe place second one and lied. i just figure we are screwed. last place we lived over two years andd got our whoe 1000 bucks back and he stole our money after 30 days and got away wht it using a wanna be judge who wouldnt dare blow his chance with jude churchill at wearing the black robe. think about it. nice lady or noti have no clue but the system onn the island aint gonna butt heads when their selfishness is at stake. as far as GC goes karma does work.everywhere i go i see it after i get screwed i ask god why annd know that karma wiht happen god is in charge ad ddoesnt like thieves add liars and GC was lately in a terrible wreck on the streeyt alone lost control of car and almost died. pretty bad wrect but anyone wiiht any knowledge off drinking can 'guess' he was under the influence. duh. karma does happen but true we keep getting screwed.
Ira wrote:
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.
anonymous

United States

#65 Jul 23, 2014
A new Islander wrote:
I happen to know when we took someone to small claims court that there's nary a judge on the island that hasnt done business and know george personally, they had to call in a lawyer wanna be judge now any lawyer wanna be w/ any hope of achieving judgeship isnt gonna go against george just because of Judge Churchill, or he never see that black robe think about it. We did what we were told to do by the VFW volunteer law people and we got so so screwed and all our duckswere in a row and we told the truth and when G.C and his cohort had their say purgery was flying every where. he even had paperwork that wasnt ffilledout or signed and got the chevron gas company to write out a false statement he's got so much power. We are royally f'ed when we move outta here, the first place unseen was unsafe it was GC that moved us out of there fast and acted like all was goof after less then 30 there. but when we moved in there wad a scum on the hard wood floor we got blamed for it when we left an food on the wall that i scraped off and spot painted but the woman was old island family and got her full dep back we weere charged for a fireplace cleaning n a full move out even tho we never used the fireplace in less then 30 days, he moved us out it was his idea and theen denied that was a fact. we ended up paying 150 a month for a year because he promised to transfer our original deposit to the safe place second one and lied. i just figure we are screwed. last place we lived over two years andd got our whoe 1000 bucks back and he stole our money after 30 days and got away wht it using a wanna be judge who wouldnt dare blow his chance with jude churchill at wearing the black robe. think about it. nice lady or noti have no clue but the system onn the island aint gonna butt heads when their selfishness is at stake. as far as GC goes karma does work.everywhere i go i see it after i get screwed i ask god why annd know that karma wiht happen god is in charge ad ddoesnt like thieves add liars and GC was lately in a terrible wreck on the streeyt alone lost control of car and almost died. pretty bad wrect but anyone wiiht any knowledge off drinking can 'guess' he was under the influence. duh. karma does happen but true we keep getting screwed. <quoted text>
If you ever have a legal problem or case that requires going against one of the locals (good ol boys, "the Dutch Mafia"), you will never win. No matter if the law is on your side, there is no law here but their law. Washington State Law does not count here. The judges, lawyers, and locals are all in on it. Corruption, that so far, no one has been able to stop. They change court transcripts so everything looks legal. This all runs very deep.
Richard

United States

#66 Dec 2, 2014
Yes, don't do business with them. Churchill has terrible customer service and they will make sure you pay on time, but when it is their turn to pay you back your deposit you will be waiting a long time. Their reason for being late was that the person that dealt with my rental was fired a few weeks ago, but this is apparently not the first time..... Unfortunately, they can do whatever they like since the have the local legal system in their pocket.
unhappyrentors

Oak Harbor, WA

#67 Dec 23, 2014
Churchill is awful! I'm sure people have had good experiences working with small property owners through Churchill (and yay for them!) but that does not mean everyone will have the same experience as you!!
Time for our story, I suppose.

My partner and his 2 roommates rented a duplex from Churchill for 6 months. First of all, the rental had fairly obviously not been cleaned by the company/previous renters before we moved in because the place was a total mess. The floors/carpets were all dirty and stained, the oven was broken, etc etc.
We did a full walkthrough, took pictures of everything, and were extremely thorough in writing down everything that was wrong with the place.
Immediately after they turned on the water a pipe burst in the upstairs bathroom and they had to cut a huge hole in the living room ceiling to access it. Churchill left that gaping hole in the ceiling for 4 out of the 6 months we lived there even after we repeatedly asked them to come and fix it. Even then they only patched the area, didn't bother to retexture or paint it.
Also, the dial on our oven was not attached properly (we would turn it off and it did not actually turn off). We put in a maintenance order and did not hear back. We pretty much had to harass them to get them to come do any work. Some one finally came and "fixed" it-replaced the dial but not the connection. The next day the coils in the oven exploded. TALK ABOUT A SAFETY HAZARD!
We asked for a new oven that wouldn't potentially cause a fire while we were sleeping (which would be especially bad since they didn't put batteries in the smoke detectors either) and they just replaced the coils instead.
unhappyrentors

Oak Harbor, WA

#68 Dec 23, 2014
I could go on and on about the problems we've had with them. We were very respectful while renting from them, didn't make a mess, no noise complaints-lease just ended and we definitely did NOT renew it.
Cleaned the place top to bottom when we moved out and were only charged for minor things. Roomate accidentally left some food in the freezer which is understandable.
However, Churchill charged us almost $200 to transfer water...which we had already paid/done ourselves with the city. We went to the city to tell them we had been double billed (by them and Churchill) and they said Churchill had never paid! So Churchill is trying to charge us for a bill that they never paid for us.
EATMECHURCHILL

Lynnwood, WA

#69 May 23, 2015
Churchill IS A RIP-OFF BIG TIME AND THE JUDGE IS A BULLYING BITCH-TRIED TO SAY I OWED OVER$300. FOR WATER WHEN I KNOW ITS $20. YOU WILL NEVER, EVER GET YOUR SECURTY BACK IN A MILLION YEARS- SLUMLORDS TO SAY AT BEST THEY ARE AS UGLY AND SCUMMY AS THE PLACES THEY RENT
angelswrong

United States

#70 Aug 30, 2015
Angel wrote:
For one thing your are wrong about CHurchill. If you did the final walk through you would of got your deposit back like we did, take them to small claims court your wasting more money and yes along with the Koetjes they run the town. Complain all you want but your the one who lost the money and reread your lease, you will find out that you signed and they have control over what you did not read.
you are lucky. I'm a former housekeeper. My unit was immaculate. They took our deposit because they said we owed a massive water bill. We talked to the water company and Churchill had blown up the number by over a grand.
angelswrong

United States

#71 Aug 30, 2015
We read our lease and so did a lawyer and a remetal professional who both said the law was on our side.
Scammed by Professionals

Lincoln, NE

#72 Nov 3, 2015
Absolutely concur with ALL of the negative comments posted about Churchill & Associates.

I am speaking from the "Owner" perspective and have experienced the same unprofessional, deceptive, malicious, and negligent practices by Churchill in mismanaging and neglecting our property costing us over $10,000 in repairs.

Both "George" and "Vickie" (yes, the Judge) were complicit in manipulating and deceiving us regarding the management of our home while it was under their care.

We were foolishly compassionate and understanding regarding George's medical issues, but later discovered--through explicit, plain statements from Vickie, that there was NEVER a plan to pay us for the damages, they were simply "stalling for time" so that Churchill could file for bankruptcy in the interim (the period when we were giving George "time" to recover and thinking we were being considerate and compassionate).

We are going to initiate a law suit, if there is a case, and if the "corporation" has not in fact been absolved of all of the debts that were accrued due to grossly negligent practices.

This has been a horrible experience and the level of manipulation and the degree to which a "Judge" will manipulate individuals and the law to screw ordinary citizens who have placed their personal/real property in her care was nothing short of a shocking "gut punch" that we never saw coming.
snowfire

Wasilla, AK

#73 Nov 26, 2015
A new Islander wrote:
I happen to know when we took someone to small claims court that there's nary a judge on the island that hasnt done business and know george personally, they had to call in a lawyer wanna be judge now any lawyer wanna be w/ any hope of achieving judgeship isnt gonna go against george just because of Judge Churchill, or he never see that black robe think about it. We did what we were told to do by the VFW volunteer law people and we got so so screwed and all our duckswere in a row and we told the truth and when G.C and his cohort had their say purgery was flying every where. he even had paperwork that wasnt ffilledout or signed and got the chevron gas company to write out a false statement he's got so much power. We are royally f'ed when we move outta here, the first place unseen was unsafe it was GC that moved us out of there fast and acted like all was goof after less then 30 there. but when we moved in there wad a scum on the hard wood floor we got blamed for it when we left an food on the wall that i scraped off and spot painted but the woman was old island family and got her full dep back we weere charged for a fireplace cleaning n a full move out even tho we never used the fireplace in less then 30 days, he moved us out it was his idea and theen denied that was a fact. we ended up paying 150 a month for a year because he promised to transfer our original deposit to the safe place second one and lied. i just figure we are screwed. last place we lived over two years andd got our whoe 1000 bucks back and he stole our money after 30 days and got away wht it using a wanna be judge who wouldnt dare blow his chance with jude churchill at wearing the black robe. think about it. nice lady or noti have no clue but the system onn the island aint gonna butt heads when their selfishness is at stake. as far as GC goes karma does work.everywhere i go i see it after i get screwed i ask god why annd know that karma wiht happen god is in charge ad ddoesnt like thieves add liars and GC was lately in a terrible wreck on the streeyt alone lost control of car and almost died. pretty bad wrect but anyone wiiht any knowledge off drinking can 'guess' he was under the influence. duh. karma does happen but true we keep getting screwed. <quoted text>
How true your words are. Having seen Churchill in action, I truly found her to be the poster girl for predjudical justice. Concerning here hubby's wreck.... I have never been able to find the answer to was he given a blood test for DUI, as would any common citizen?
Angryeyes05

Seattle, WA

#74 Sep 30, 2016
I had a year lease with Churchill and Associates.. Let's just say that they don't keep their property managers long. There were 4 that had been there in that time! I'm not surprised...In the dealings I had with Mr. Churchill, he was completely unprofessional and quite frankly an ass... I called to get my garbage disposal fixed and it took them 2 months to "fix it". They just took it out and didn't replace it lol! I tried to get released from my lease early, due to military separation and they told me "NO" that was only for transferring personnel??!! I'm pretty sure that might be the biggest crock I've ever heard.. The staff at the end of my lease was all new employees, and they treated me horribly. They were condescending and rude. I would never recommend renting through them, they're horrible.
Angryeyes05

Seattle, WA

#75 Sep 30, 2016
I had a year lease with Churchill and Associates.. Let's just say that they don't keep their property managers long. There were 4 that had been there in that time! I'm not surprised...In the dealings I had with Mr. Churchill, he was completely unprofessional and quite frankly an ass... I called to get my garbage disposal fixed and it took them 2 months to "fix it". They just took it out and didn't replace it lol! I tried to get released from my lease early, due to military separation and they told me "NO" that was only for transferring personnel??!! I'm pretty sure that might be the biggest crock I've ever heard.. They tried charging me late fees for every month, even though there is a sign on the front desk that says you have until the 5th to pay? The sign also states that the late fee is 160, not the 310 they tried to charge... When I moved into my apartment, they said that the carpets had been cleaned... No, definitely not the place smelled like bong water and ass! I shampooed them that same week and the water was brown! I had to leave the same day I moved out, and I'm truly frightened about what wild charges they're going to pull over... The staff at the end of my lease was all new employees, and they treated me horribly. They were condescending and rude. I would never recommend renting through them, they're horrible.
Ianon Mouse

Seattle, WA

#76 Nov 21, 2017
Beware Judge Vicki Churchill is extremely biasedin favor of islanders, she has caused significant harm to a mother and daughter by gifting the psychological abusive father to be custodian of my friends daughter- this was so surreal sitting in that court room while the judge sympathized with the father of the child who is one of those men who appears so nice and harmless in public and in his community but he is a misogynistic abuser of the mother of his child, VC got this so wrong and the GAL in the case was equally ill equipped for her task.
Beware of judge VC, I wonder how she sleeps at night or if she is just ignorant to the nature of psychological abuse my friend and her daughter was subjected to over many years by a man who claimed to be the victim of DV when in fact he is the one who behind closed doors psychologically tortmented his wife in front of their daughter.
While the case is closed in Island county it will be challenged in King County in the near future where the nepotism of small town WI will be revealed for What it is and the danger to women and children that this judge poses. She may be a judge but she is a big fish in a small pond and with her lack of insight in DV she should not be presiding in family court.
MysticWolf229

Bonney Lake, WA

#77 Nov 22, 2017
The military does not support Churchill on their list of rental agencies. He's a drunk with long time personal relationships with all the local judges. We had a tight, and perfect case. Churchill was submitting blank forms that we had never seen before and had his maintenance worker lie in court. Also his wife is the superior Court judge for island county. Sue him you don't stand a chance just do not rent from him. He's Satan's son. Greedy son of a bitch. Who has this town in his pocket.
MysticWolf229

Bonney Lake, WA

#78 Nov 24, 2017
Ianon Mouse wrote:
Beware Judge Vicki Churchill is extremely biasedin favor of islanders, she has caused significant harm to a mother and daughter by gifting the psychological abusive father to be custodian of my friends daughter- this was so surreal sitting in that court room while the judge sympathized with the father of the child who is one of those men who appears so nice and harmless in public and in his community but he is a misogynistic abuser of the mother of his child, VC got this so wrong and the GAL in the case was equally ill equipped for her task.
Beware of judge VC, I wonder how she sleeps at night or if she is just ignorant to the nature of psychological abuse my friend and her daughter was subjected to over many years by a man who claimed to be the victim of DV when in fact he is the one who behind closed doors psychologically tortmented his wife in front of their daughter.
While the case is closed in Island county it will be challenged in King County in the near future where the nepotism of small town WI will be revealed for What it is and the danger to women and children that this judge poses. She may be a judge but she is a big fish in a small pond and with her lack of insight in DV she should not be presiding in family court.
You go, We rightfully attempted to sue her husband who is a big time rental managemnet owner. We had a no lose case put together all pertaining to the truth. Mr. Churchill was giving the judge paper and forms that had absolutely nothing on them. Just blanks. I had photos and dates and all. Then he also got the woman maintenance person to purger herself in court and the courthouse couldln't find a judge in town that he didint have a PERSONAL relationship with. We had to wait about 3 months for a decision and it went totally against us. i was astonished by this. There is no way that drunk man could or should have won anything in a court of law. He lied, cheated, made things up an all becausee we did what he told us to do then decided to renigue on it totallly. No conscience what so ever. They are married she obviously feels sorry for her own derilict husband why not abusive dangerous men from all over. I can't wait until this town has some sort of fair system to go on. This man is hated with a passion. the military has his company blacklisted and will not back any military personnel who deals with him. They are bad people.
Marty

Marysville, WA

#79 Feb 9, 2018
Ripped Off wrote:
I was a renter in Oak Harbor for 6 months and rented through Churchill & Associates. When my lease was close to being up I moved out a month early and still paid the last months rent (as I should). I had arranged for a carpet cleaner to come to the home on the 5th of Dec and have the water turned off on Dec 6th. That went as planned. Two weeks later Churchill charged me to have the water turned back on and for my last billing to the water dept. They also charged me for a new door that was never broken. I called the Water Dept and they said they never turned back on my water and that Churchill never paid any money on my account. So why then did they charge me. When I called to find out knowone would return my calls. Then I called about the door and spoke to the person who had given them an invoice and he said that he never replaced a door there and that it was just and estimate he faxed to them after they had called and asked him to. So then why did I get charged for a brand new door. Why did I also get chrged for the top of two doors being dusty? They sent a cleaner to the home for 20$ and hour to dust the top of the doors, oh yes, the top! Churchill will still not return my calls or my fiances. I got ripped off by 400.00$ out of my deposit for things they said they paid and never did. I am writting this to warn anyone who is thinking about renting from churchill. Dont do it! And yes, Im taking them to small claims to get MY money back.
According to Washington State Law no landlord or property management company is allowed to collect for damages without having done a walk through.
Marty

Marysville, WA

#80 Feb 9, 2018
Go to small claims court and your case will be heard. It will not be judge churchill
Marty

Marysville, WA

#81 Feb 9, 2018
Btw, most judges according to my information make 35.00 an hour. No judge is above the law either!
MysticWolf229

Bonney Lake, WA

#82 Feb 10, 2018
Marty wrote:
Go to small claims court and your case will be heard. It will not be judge churchill
Won't work! We did just that less than four years ago. Churchill did us so wrong and in all ways except Oak Harborís opinion, we had it in the bag. i put our case together, worked day and night on making everything perfect. We couldn't lose because he was so wrong. In court he submitted forms that supposedly had to do with us. they were blank, and we had never seen these forms, he was drunk, his maintenance worker heather, who told us of the dangerous kitchen floor was there. she lied her butt off. it was a circus taking him to court now here's the cat in the bag. Our first judge told us Churchill and he are close friends, business partners too. We accepted a new judge. We got another, a lawyer wants to be judge, again we waited months for his decision. We were found as losers. Had to pay him 1500.00. He heard the kitchen floor story. he handed us three sets of keys, said everything would be transferred to the first house to the second. We came from California. moved into one of his house on O'Leary in Oak Harbor, the place was not great, old but the fuel tank was dangerous too, but it wasn't brought up. Heather came for the move in inspection. Told us how dangerous the floor in kitchen was. the sub-floor was damaged badly. Churchill agreed and was more than accommodating. We got moving instantly did everything to his book. Then he sent us a bill for all the move out expenses that would have normally gone down on a normal move out. we were in that house 28 days from sign on to sign out. He charged us for flea spray. fireplace cleaning that we never used once, he charged us for pine needles on the outside of the windows in the sills. and so on. I never so much as even cooked on that stove oven, not once. too busy moving from calif to here and then from that house to the second duplex. He did so wrong. After that he wanted a meeting we asked him that we could record the meeting he refused. The girl who did something nice about this complaint in the first place suddenly disappeared. He's an evil man and there is no one except for the military that will back you right, wrong, or otherwise in a court of law. happens to good people all the time. it was insane, and he would have won if he was guilty of burning down our home, he would be found innocent in island country. trust me. the military housing department have him on a list trying to prevent renting through him. The military will not back a troop if he rents from Churchill on his own. He's on the military's black list. But the housing here is so short that people do anyway, and he keeps screwing everyone over, but not the previous pig that lived in that house before us. why? because she was offspring from an original oak harbor family, you cannot win in island county your case no matter how blatantly right you are. Trust me.

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