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Not Happy

Charleston, WV

#1 May 6, 2009
Am I the only one utterly disgusted with the crooked landlords in this town?!
When is something going to be done about them? Why are they allowed to scam and cheat and overcharge?
This whole town is full of crooks cheating the students. Where is the student government association? Where are the elected representatives? In on it?
RAK

Marlton, NJ

#2 Jun 20, 2011
I TOO AM EXTREMEMLY UNHAPPY WITH THE LANDLORDS IN MOTOWN!! They rip off all the students - you would think the college would be more involved. The landlords here keep all securities even when the apt is left in good condition. There are laws but in them there hills they do things there won way. Better to let those shitholes lay vacant.
RAK

Marlton, NJ

#3 Jun 20, 2011
stay away from Giuliani Properties Inc.
they really are just a bunch of backward brothers who make a quick buck from the students. they dont care best to look elsewhere- their places are the pits
Lesson Learned

Morgantown, WV

#4 Jun 20, 2011
It sounds like you got a hard dose of reality, but in reality, you might also be a bad tenant. There are websites to rate landlords, so make use of those sites; in fact, a renter should check those sites before signing any lease.

There's a new landlord-tenant bill that was signed into law this year by the state legislature and that would be a good place to look for possible recourse. Contact WVU's Office of Student Life (Off Campus Housing) too while you're at it if you don't want others to be susceptible to shady practices.

Since: Mar 11

Charleston, WV

#5 Jun 23, 2011
Not Happy wrote:
Am I the only one utterly disgusted with the crooked landlords in this town?!
When is something going to be done about them? Why are they allowed to scam and cheat and overcharge?
This whole town is full of crooks cheating the students. Where is the student government association? Where are the elected representatives? In on it?
No one does anything about it because the students are transitory and their parents are the ones who usually end up footing the bill and most won't drive hours to go after a landlord. The kids aren't there long enough to do anything or organize and again, it's usually the parents stuck with the bills.

And the people in that town know it and they've been running scams on the students for years except it's getting worse and worse. Morgantown (Shakedowntown we've always called it) has always been corrupt but it's even worse nowadays. The City looks the other way because they get their peice by writing citations they know the kids can't defend against and will be paid by the parents. Everybody gets a piece of the pie in Shakedowntown.

And don't expect the elected officials to do anything. They are a nasty bunch I can tell you that and vindictive too. You don't want to mess with them.

But one they will mess with the wrong person and the goose will die. Until then, I would recommend either not going to WVU or just bending over and taking it because you have no choice.

I will also tell you of the single one and only decent and honest landlord in Morgantown from what I've heard and it's Stewart Realty, I think is the name, I heard it from a couple of people. They have a place across from the law school. A genuinely decent operation I've heard from everybody who's rented from the new owners.

The day your kid walks away from Morgantown will be a good day. I know.
Oh my

Morgantown, WV

#6 Jun 23, 2011
A Little Birdy wrote:
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No one does anything about it because the students are transitory and their parents are the ones who usually end up footing the bill and most won't drive hours to go after a landlord. The kids aren't there long enough to do anything or organize and again, it's usually the parents stuck with the bills.
And the people in that town know it and they've been running scams on the students for years except it's getting worse and worse. Morgantown (Shakedowntown we've always called it) has always been corrupt but it's even worse nowadays. The City looks the other way because they get their peice by writing citations they know the kids can't defend against and will be paid by the parents. Everybody gets a piece of the pie in Shakedowntown.
And don't expect the elected officials to do anything. They are a nasty bunch I can tell you that and vindictive too. You don't want to mess with them.
But one they will mess with the wrong person and the goose will die. Until then, I would recommend either not going to WVU or just bending over and taking it because you have no choice.
I will also tell you of the single one and only decent and honest landlord in Morgantown from what I've heard and it's Stewart Realty, I think is the name, I heard it from a couple of people. They have a place across from the law school. A genuinely decent operation I've heard from everybody who's rented from the new owners.
The day your kid walks away from Morgantown will be a good day. I know.
You again.. geez, you sound like a broken record. "Shakedown Town", really? I have never once heard of that name being used amongst people/students. How can you say that the elected officials are vindictive and turn a blind eye to the situation? I'm pretty sure the elected officials rotate out every few elections, so making a generalization of the such and grouping everyone into some corrupt category as you do is just ridiculous and not helpful to anyone. I've seen so much of the junk you have posted before and none of it was backed by any facts whatsoever. Everything you spew out is nothing more than sweeping generalizations from someone that is bitter and most likely had a bad experience. I completely understand being critical of something or someone, but you have nothing more than the same tired argument. We get it. You don't like Morgantown. I'm sure you will reply with a long winded tirade about something vague that happened to you or someone else, and or provide a link of a similar story (that wont even be from or about Morgantown) to better ground your story. Any who, as far as landlords in town, most companies that are involved in the renting game anymore are pretty decent. The days of the slumlords and old run down houses are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The most important thing is simply to educate yourself on renter rights. Most people get walked over and ripped off simply because they don't know what is going on. If you're ignorant, you will be treated as the such.

Since: Mar 11

Charleston, WV

#7 Jun 28, 2011
Oh my wrote:
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You again.. geez, you sound like a broken record. "Shakedown Town", really? I have never once heard of that name being used amongst people/students. How can you say that the elected officials are vindictive and turn a blind eye to the situation? I'm pretty sure the elected officials rotate out every few elections, so making a generalization of the such and grouping everyone into some corrupt category as you do is just ridiculous and not helpful to anyone. I've seen so much of the junk you have posted before and none of it was backed by any facts whatsoever. Everything you spew out is nothing more than sweeping generalizations from someone that is bitter and most likely had a bad experience. I completely understand being critical of something or someone, but you have nothing more than the same tired argument. We get it. You don't like Morgantown. I'm sure you will reply with a long winded tirade about something vague that happened to you or someone else, and or provide a link of a similar story (that wont even be from or about Morgantown) to better ground your story. Any who, as far as landlords in town, most companies that are involved in the renting game anymore are pretty decent. The days of the slumlords and old run down houses are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The most important thing is simply to educate yourself on renter rights. Most people get walked over and ripped off simply because they don't know what is going on. If you're ignorant, you will be treated as the such.
Oh dear, it's that creepy townie again.

Why don't you quit stalking me weirdo.

“Providing What Most Lack”

Since: Jun 11

Belle, WV

#8 Jun 28, 2011
http://www.alleghenydevelopment.com/index.php

Best landlords ever! Nice apartments, close to just about anything you could want. Lived there for a year and loved ever minute of it. Never had any trouble and felt very safe and taken care of by the entire company.
Rent is great for the location, took care of problems and concerns quickly, and maintain their apartments very well. Some people probably think they are too strict because they do not allow pets or loud partying but there is more to college than partying.
Glad Im Gone

Wharton, WV

#9 Jul 1, 2011
Morgantown is a shithole, and everybody knows that. The whole place is screwed up, from the university on down. The people are pretty nice, but the landlords are crooks. I did my time at WVU and left, and glad I did.
Don't expect to get your deposit back on your apartment - you won't. They find any way they can to screw you around there.
And the cost of living is an outrage up there. The restaurants aren't worth eating in, and the roads are pitiful.
Glad to be gone and don't miss it at all.
Jubes

Morgantown, WV

#10 Jul 1, 2011
Glad Im Gone wrote:
Morgantown is a shithole, and everybody knows that. The whole place is screwed up, from the university on down. The people are pretty nice, but the landlords are crooks. I did my time at WVU and left, and glad I did.
Don't expect to get your deposit back on your apartment - you won't. They find any way they can to screw you around there.
And the cost of living is an outrage up there. The restaurants aren't worth eating in, and the roads are pitiful.
Glad to be gone and don't miss it at all.
Hopefully you went back to New Jersey.
Glad Im Gone

Wharton, WV

#11 Jul 1, 2011
Jubes wrote:
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Hopefully you went back to New Jersey.
Never been to NJ in my life.
I'm from southern WV actually - Beckley - if you must know.
Reality Therapy

Charleston, WV

#12 Jul 5, 2011
Glad Im Gone wrote:
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Never been to NJ in my life.
I'm from southern WV actually - Beckley - if you must know.
Be prepared to be attacked by townies if you criticize Morgantown.

They live there and are part of the problem since they and their families make their living preying on the students there. Anyone from outside Morgantown knows what a crooked shithole it is.

It's really starting to look like one big tacky, ugly, tract of cheap, slapped up apartments too. I actually liked Morgantown better back in the day when you could rent a cheap assed apartment even if it was a dump. Now, even the dumps are outrageous and all those ticky tacky apartments look like they'd fall down in a strong wind. They think tearing down the old places and putting up those kit apartments is an improvement. That's how screwed up the people in Morgantown are.

Everybody in this whole state knows about Morgantown. Ask anybody who went to WVU or any parent who has put a kid through WVU and they'll tell you. The townies just think it's normal for everybody to be a bunch of cheats and liars. It's how their daddies made their livings.

A lot of people are getting tired of it though. I think it won't be long before somebody does something about it.
ha ha

Morgantown, WV

#13 Jul 6, 2011
Reality Therapy wrote:
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Be prepared to be attacked by townies if you criticize Morgantown.
They live there and are part of the problem since they and their families make their living preying on the students there. Anyone from outside Morgantown knows what a crooked shithole it is.
It's really starting to look like one big tacky, ugly, tract of cheap, slapped up apartments too. I actually liked Morgantown better back in the day when you could rent a cheap assed apartment even if it was a dump. Now, even the dumps are outrageous and all those ticky tacky apartments look like they'd fall down in a strong wind. They think tearing down the old places and putting up those kit apartments is an improvement. That's how screwed up the people in Morgantown are.
Everybody in this whole state knows about Morgantown. Ask anybody who went to WVU or any parent who has put a kid through WVU and they'll tell you. The townies just think it's normal for everybody to be a bunch of cheats and liars. It's how their daddies made their livings.
A lot of people are getting tired of it though. I think it won't be long before somebody does something about it.
What?
curious

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2012
Don't rent from Robert Brant. He's a super douche, he doesn't take care of his places and couldn't care less about what goes on in them. His response to constant noise issues are, " It's a college town, what do you expect?". He's a worthless, greedy prick.
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wvufan83

Morgantown, WV

#16 Feb 4, 2012
I started a website while I was in school called http://dubvlandlords.com - it's still running. Take a look at it before you go house hunting. There are still horrible landlords in town, but the website is helping to sort out the crooks from the decent landlords.

Since: Mar 12

Bridgeport, WV

#17 Mar 8, 2012
Yeah everyone and everything is crooked here. The landlords are either slum lords or keep raising the rent every few months to try to satiate their endless greed.

I was shocked to find out a long time ago that in other states and cities they have renters rights places where you can go if your rights are being violated. But here, I have heard lawyers say that your landlord IS the law in WV, that they don't have to do anything except collect a check, and no rule or change in rules is arbitrary, they are your Lord and God and you must Obey.

And that's a friggin' sick attitude to have in my book!

Totally crooked and backwards!

And yes, the townies defend this place to the death. Too stupid to know they're being screwed and sh*t all over.

go.to/thefight
Lydia Dawson

Morgantown, WV

#18 Apr 22, 2012
GARY WALDON IS A NASTY PERVERT !! NEVER RENT FROM HIM !!
Rent Paying Mother

Rockville, MD

#19 May 20, 2012
Not Happy wrote:
Am I the only one utterly disgusted with the crooked landlords in this town?!
When is something going to be done about them? Why are they allowed to scam and cheat and overcharge?
This whole town is full of crooks cheating the students. Where is the student government association? Where are the elected representatives? In on it?
You are not the only one. I paid the rent for my son to rent a deplorable house on Brockway Avenue from Jennifer Wotring of Ren Ink, LLC Not only was there no heat during the coldest months of this past year but she also refused to respond to any calls requesting maintenance. She threatened them with court action for unpaid rent that was actually paid. We finally had to seek legal aid to get our point across. She is a mercenary bully just like all the other crooked landlords in that town. Morgantown should be ashamed of this reputation and the poor image that it casts against our municipalities.

Since: Jan 12

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#20 May 21, 2012
Chestnut Hills is a joke ! The manager thinks that she's queen of the fucking apartments ! Concerns are never addressed because she sits on her lazy ass all day long , if I had the choice I would move but I'm stuck here until next summer . And when I say lazy I mean extremely lazy , she won't even put up notices when fire alarms are being tested ... Me and another tenant was pretty concerned about why the damn things kept going off until a man with equipment showed up and told us what was going on . And they also let strangers that don't even pay rent to live on this property to use the washrooms ! And shit has been stolen from the laundry room since those nasty people have been using it !! They only care about towing people's fucking cars instead of running out the nasty crack heads that wash their shit here . This place was wonderful when Ms Williams was running it but when " bitch face " took over it has gone down hill fast ! They just need a man to take over because obviously this woman can't handle running this place .
Dr Fartlouder

Morgantown, WV

#21 May 21, 2012
Don't rent from Gary Walden he's the biggest slumlord in Mon County,plus he is a real pervert honestly and also convicted felon awaiting sentencing.He loves groping his female tenants that's what he's in trouble for.

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