Review: Alden Short Inc

Posted in the Dallas Forum

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Alden Short Tenant

Arlington, TX

#1 Dec 13, 2010
Stay away from these managed properties. I live in a older building, stuff breaks and they wait forever to repair anything. Does not matter what it is.

There was a leak in a different apartment, and they would not even fix that tenants leak that was destroying the ceiling in the bathroom. If they wont fix something that is destroying their building, it should give you an idea of what they are letting to let go when it only concerns something you need repaired to live.
THL

Dallas, TX

#2 Dec 22, 2010
Do not ever ever rent from this management property. Like the previous poster said, they do not care about fixing any repairs. The only thing you can do that will get them to fix anything is by contacting City Hall. It doesn't matter if its in violation or breaking a city code, you will have to wait weeks before its repaired. Poorest, most disorganized run establishment I have ever had to deal with.
Allen West

Richardson, TX

#3 Apr 5, 2011
THL wrote:
Do not ever ever rent from this management property. Like the previous poster said, they do not care about fixing any repairs. The only thing you can do that will get them to fix anything is by contacting City Hall. It doesn't matter if its in violation or breaking a city code, you will have to wait weeks before its repaired. Poorest, most disorganized run establishment I have ever had to deal with.
I disagree. They were fast with
repairs and had a clean and well maintained property. i got my deposit back within one week of requesting it.
Allen West

Richardson, TX

#4 Apr 5, 2011
Great company to lease from. I know several other renters who are as happy as I am. I certainly would
refer them to anyone.
Not happy

Irving, TX

#5 Aug 27, 2011
Allen West wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree. They were fast with
repairs and had a clean and well maintained property. i got my deposit back within one week of requesting it.
Yet this complex I live in went a whole weekend at the first of this month with no AC and 100+ temps outside. It has had no hot water for a week now. The entire complex, not just one apartment.
Would you define fast please?
I will live on the streets before I rent from this company again.
Mixed Feelings

Dallas, TX

#6 Aug 31, 2011
I write this review while waiting on animal control to come remove a POSSUM from my kitchen. We have been infested with rats and ants. Requests to alden short, downtown location, for assistance have been ignored. There were two separate break in attempts to my house. They will not let you out of your lease no matter how much youre tortured. I was told break ins are happening everywhere and that was not a valid reason to break a lease. My kids have been scared since it happened. They have been reallly quick about ac repairs, but the foundation problems and the holes that allow creatures in my house are left untouched. The cheap rent is not worth my safety or my sanity.
unprofessional thieves

Arlington, TX

#7 Dec 6, 2011
Bad company. Stay away stay away. The houses are dirty and bug infested and in need of repair. They do not return calls. They keep deposits even when you do everything. Alden Short preyed on those who dont know how to fight them, don't have the money to fight them or are scared to fight them. From Tammy at the office to Scott Belsey, the man who steals your deposit they are bad people . Stay away stay away.
ripoff artists

Arlington, TX

#8 Dec 6, 2011
They do not clean the houses before you move in. There are spiders everywhere and ants. Some of the houses appear ok but they are not sealed good. The Windows don't have screens. They will not give your deposit back . They do not respond to repair issue. Had a water leak, they did not did for 6 days. Had a high water bill, they would not pay even though the problem was in the ground. House got broken into.
SLUMLORD AGENCY

Forney, TX

#9 Aug 3, 2012
I ignored all the bad reviews thinking it couldn't be that bad...well it is and MUCH WORSE! I just moved out of the house 14115 Horseshoe Trail in Balch Springs because this house had rats and BED BUGS! My entire family, including 3 children, were severely bitten and these A** holes would do nothing about it. I was forced to throw away furniture and find another place to live. Whenever maintenance work was requested they came but never fixed the problem correctly and wouldn't give a specific day they would show up. They are rude illiterate people who think they can do what they want with peopleís money but I'm going to show them that they can't if they don't refund my deposit in a timely fashion. By the Way..I moved out of the BED BUG INFESTED HOUSE ON 7/31/12 & itís already up for rent today 8/3/12. DO NOT RENT FROM THEM PLEASE!!
Debra Sears Gill

Garland, TX

#10 Oct 23, 2012
I have called & called...I do not know what else to do, but post it on your website here! I lived at one of your rental sites & moved 4 months ago...I have called Jessica at your office soo many times...she told me that she has sent my information on to the corporate office...who is the corporate office?????? That is a good question? All I want is what is rightly mine & that is my pet deposit that is due to me. I should ot have to wait 4 mos for it! I am handicapped & disabled and it seems to me that you people are trying to take advantage of that fact! I am sorry now, that I ever rented one of your apartments! I would appreciate it if somehow this matter could get resolved! My e-mail address is: dsearsgill1@yahoo.com & God bless you & yours.
not happy either

United States

#11 Oct 27, 2012
Agreed, they are horrible. The house i'm living in has bed bugs as well. They bite my three year old. I ended up with mice after they evicted the people next to me. I am having problems getting rid of. Something got into the attic as well. I have had so many plumbing issues. One sink slow drains, the other doesn't drain at all. There's a leak in the front yard now, asked for it to be fixed, have yet to see anyone. now the tub is draining in my daughters room. When i first got here, the other tub was draining in my closet. When it rains, the main toilet doesn't flush. I agree, don't rent from these people, they are horrible landlords.
SLUMLORD AGENCY wrote:
I ignored all the bad reviews thinking it couldn't be that bad...well it is and MUCH WORSE! I just moved out of the house 14115 Horseshoe Trail in Balch Springs because this house had rats and BED BUGS! My entire family, including 3 children, were severely bitten and these A** holes would do nothing about it. I was forced to throw away furniture and find another place to live. Whenever maintenance work was requested they came but never fixed the problem correctly and wouldn't give a specific day they would show up. They are rude illiterate people who think they can do what they want with peopleís money but I'm going to show them that they can't if they don't refund my deposit in a timely fashion. By the Way..I moved out of the BED BUG INFESTED HOUSE ON 7/31/12 & itís already up for rent today 8/3/12. DO NOT RENT FROM THEM PLEASE!!
JAB

Richardson, TX

#12 Feb 13, 2013
They are great and get maintenance done fast. I will
rent from them
huge mistake

Denton, TX

#13 Mar 22, 2013
I made a huge mistake in renting from these people, in a week nothing has gone right, I get a BS run around. DO NOT EVER RENT FROM THESE PEOPLE!! TRUST THE REVIEWS!!!
Mad as hell

United States

#14 Apr 26, 2013
Worst company to rent from . The district manager carol lopez is unprofessional screams and yells at property managers disrespects them and family that doesnt work for them I would never rent from them nor I would never work for them they are always changing their managers the district manager does not take of the tentants they are infested with bed bugs and mr scott belsey does not want to exterminate the building they have rats and Roaches they have so many code violations the city needs to shut them down
Ex tentant

United States

#15 Apr 26, 2013
Alden short inc are very unprofessional all they do is rip their tentants off. They have no class when I use to rent from them my apartment had so many problems I always reported the problems but they would not fix nothing it took me to get very ill when my doctor said that they needed to move me to another apartment so that they can fix my apartment the district manager carol lopez would not fix anything alden short said that it was my problem not theirs they are a cold hearted no good company I dont know how they sleep at night knowing that they are ripping people off so please dont rent from these people
Get Over it or Move on

Dallas, TX

#16 Aug 18, 2013
I will have to disagree. The apartments and houses are affordable housing, they are affordable for a reason. If the company operated in such a professional manner as to what you are complaining about they will be alot more expensive for you to afford. If you want something better then just move, no need to preach to world about a bad landlord, employees, and housing. Most of the apartments and houses are made affordable, which the property can charge higher prices but they dont, its reasonable enough provide housing. You get what you pay for. Dont like it moce, Dallas has lots of options. But if you are asking for quality and professionalism then get ready to pay alot more $$$ for better living. Thats it.
Shaking My Head

Austin, TX

#17 Sep 5, 2013
We I just rented from these people, was told the house was move in ready, low and behold, it was not, The house was dirty, yard trashy from the workers that were woeking on the house, and the painting was half done. I didnt want to start off on the wrong foot with this property management, but I guess I have. I have call, sent pictures. Was told that it would be fixed, I am crossing my fingers hope that they can prove all the above post wrong, and do what needs to be done.
mindblowing

Mesquite, TX

#18 Oct 7, 2013
me and my family (husband and 3 kids) rented our house though a different realty company, that two weeks ago handed all their property management over to Alden Short Inc. previous to that, we never had any problems with getting anything fixed, getting a hold of anyone. Now it's all downhill. The people are unprofessional, rude and charging late fees for days that are according to the lease not to charged for. I come home from work the 5th, Saturday and there's already a note on the door plus a demand for 50 dollars late fee for one day. Seriously? I was fortunate to find the house, that was suitable for my family, clean, big and in a good neighborhood, but this change of property management is nuts. AS is substandard and slummy. I would have never rented through them, I looked at some properties offered through them, when we were looking for a house here and decided against them. Now I have to deal with them anyways. Not happy and I can only advice against them!
jessie

Mesa, AZ

#19 Dec 15, 2013
don't rent from alden short,they really don't care about what goes on reguarding any of their properties & believe me they just pick any one of their tenets to be on site manager ..no matter how bad their background is .
micheal

Houston, TX

#20 Dec 16, 2013
Allen West wrote:
Great company to lease from. I know several other renters who are as happy as I am. I certainly would
refer them to anyone.
why are you lying alden short is a very bad company

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Dallas Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Frisco blog: Police still seeking suspects to M... (Jul '11) 5 hr McClure B 2
sext anyone? (Jun '12) 9 hr text me 7042328151 4
Add A Word Drop A Word (Nov '12) 10 hr RinGo_ 1,101
Lies About Police Create a Hostile Climate 16 hr SSDC 2
Man charged with grisly Balch Springs deemed in... 21 hr radiantlight 1
Now departing: AirTran Airways flies off into t... 22 hr 97 Pound Model 1
Have the belt and the paddle gotten a bad rap? Sat Amy 22

Dallas News Video

Dallas Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Dallas People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Dallas News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Dallas

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 8:48 pm PST

NBC Sports 8:48PM
Crisis averted: No AT&T Stadium scheduling conflict for CFP championship
Yahoo! Sports12:47 AM
No mailing it in as Cowboys top Redskins 44-17
NBC Sports 1:03 AM
Watt leads Texans to 23-17 win over Jaguars - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 3:13 AM
Jerry Jones: No one knows what worries me about Dez Bryant contract
Bleacher Report 4:05 AM
Murray, Dez Setting Tone for Cowboys' Playoff Run