Collegiate Housing Services / Money Scandle
Collegiate Housing Services Inc is too good to be true. Everything seems fine on paper, and they make it seem like things will work out with a stress free environment. I am currently and unemployed student using student grants and loans to get my way through college. This housing services has chosen to move me about one time ever six months. This I could live with, it wasn't bad nor did it cause me any stress. Until the decided to move me into an apartment that was filled with bed bugs. Now at the time I didn't know what bed bugs where. How to tell they where there. Or even how to tell that you had them besides the bites on my legs.
I lived for about one full year with bed bugs and there so called treatments that never worked. When I talked with the bed bug people they said, "Once its in the furniture there's really no getting rid of em unless you replace said furniture." This I could not live with as it directly affected my studying. Then they opted me to be moved to a new apartment, which was forced and I had to. I thought this was a great idea though I would have the chance to get away from the bugs and return to my studies and move on with my life. Well that was short lived after one month of living there.
In this new house I knew where and how to find bed bugs. I did the checking and the searching I found nothing but after one month of living there the room across the hall was showing signs. Guess I should have checked there two :(. Lesson well learned, but that's not why collegiate housing is screwing me. Now I was living in a new place with bugs I didn't bring over yet again. The proof was solid that I didn't bring them there and would be hard pressed to prove that an infestation that high could be proven as my fault. So then I went through the normal procedures yet again. Things didn't work out well this time to it seemed. Though near the end of my stay at that apartment the bugs as far as I knew they where gone. They where not in my living space.
So then Collegiate Housing services decides to move me yet again. This time though when they move me they have to do a bug treatment on my new apartment. They called it a heat treatment that was going to cost me and my roommate's around 1, 430 dollars each. Now it's not my fault that the bugs where in any of my apartments. Yet they choose to charge me. Currently they are trying to evict me over this. Because in Collegiate housing when a bill is passed due your rent you pay them goes to paying off any bills you haven't covered. This mean's according to them I have payed rent in a while even though I only gave them the cash for rent and nothing else.
Then the refused to accept two hundred and Fifty dollars as payment for my rent not this over priced bill they are tying to make me pay. They say I was negligent in telling them that we still had bugs in our house. When from my area of the house there where NO BUGS. How do you call this fair? How would you wanna live knowing that if they choose to do something unless you take it to court they will try to screw you out of your money. Well currently I am going to court with them and I feel that they may win. As I am a student attending college with NO income. Not sure what I am going to do, but there is know way i am going to back down and let them try and screw me out of my home. I'll see em in court and I'll do everything to win my case.