Aelous Property Management / Fraud and cheating
I signed a 12 month lease with Aelous property management. I didn't move in until the 4th day after I signed the lease. Utilities were not on so I had to start new services there. I moved in on the 6th and out on the 7th. The night I stayed there, everything went wrong. I couldn't use the kitchen sink because it flooded my counters. The living room light would not work. Even with a brand new light bulb. When the water guy came and turned the water on, the floor flooded because of rusty knobs in the laundry room. The water man told me there was a plumbing problem because the water wouldn't stop running somewhere in the townhouse. The downstairs bathroom wouldn't stop running and the upstairs didn't run. I had no blinds in the apartment when I moved in, although she did say she would replace the blinds. In the front yard, there was a bag of molded chicken nuggets in between the bushes. Along with other trash. It was nasty. That's not even everything that was wrong with the place. It is too much to type. So, we moved out the next day. I tried to contact her on several occasions that weekend and she never returned my calls. Finally about a week after I moved out of the place, she calls and says as far as she is concerned, I still had the keys, so I still owed rent and she wouldn't give me my deposit back. The townhouse wasn't even a descent living environment for my children. There was no working hot water in the house. So, I mailed her the keys to the place and a notarized document telling her i tried to contact her about the damages before the 5th day after signing the lease. After that, she considers the damages your problem. There was no way for me to know there was plumbing and electrical problems because the utilities were not on when I signed the lease. Yesterday I checked my mail and the keys and documents I sent her were returned to me because she did not exist at that address. Now that I'm taking legal action, she's nowhere to be seen. This woman is a ruthless, coldhearted individual. I know she wouldn't think that apartment was acceptable for her children to live in. Why should it be acceptable for mine?