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Quest Property Management1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248

I leased a home from this company in May 2008. The house was in extremely bad condition. I did a walk through and listed all that was wrong with the home. I even included pictures. They advertised that the house had a jetted tub in the master bath. When I moved in I reported on the inventory report that it did not work. They sent someone out to look at it and get a quote for the owner. They never got back to me about it and never fixed it. I was just ignored. This is false advertising.

I had one of their maintenance men contact me the day before that he was going to be at my house at 9am. He never called and I figured he was not coming. As I was about to leave to go to a meeting he showed up 4 hours late. I had to reschedule my meeting. This man also left his work bench and other garbage at the house. I requested he come back and get them. he never did instead I got a letter saying I talked to the maintense man so long he could not get his work done. I was confused about that for a while until I realized he was not getting to his appointments on time as he showed up at my place 4 hours late and then accused me of being the reason. This company is the most unprofessional rude out of touch company in the management business. They make AIG look like angels even though these are different business same "who cares tactic's".

Here is a list of my grievances:

1.) The house was filthy when I moved in.
2.)The yard was over grown, most of the grass was dead and what wasn't had not been mowed. I had to spend several hundred dollars to get the yard up to code for the Home Owners Association.
3.)Both trees in front yard were dead or dying had some type of vine growing on them.
4.)Guest bathroom tub was a nasty mess with a broken plug and the faucet needed to be caulked. Never fixed. (See Pictures)
5.)The oven was full of some type of ashes. Extremely dirty. I had to clean it. (See pictures)
6.)The microwave was filthy. I had to clean it.
7.)Many water spots in the ceiling from water coming through. Water came through a light fixture in the hall. I sent in a request for this to be looked at because I feared it could cause a fire and it was never answered. They just ignored me.
8.)The carpet was old with spots all over it frayed in every room I noted that in inventory report.
9.) The ceiling was cracked in the den and the wall was cracked in the living room/dining room area.
10.)The front door was destroyed by the weather and looked horrible. I advised them on this. They didn't care. It's not their home so why would they? Almost felt sorry for home owner.
11.)The backyard hose outlet which also filled the pool was broken and never fixed making it almost impossible to water back there. I listed on inventory report never fixed.
12.)The pool
a.) The hot tub light was burnt out and it took 3 months to fix it. Summer was over!
b.) It has a major crack in the bricks above the skimmer that goes down into the plaster about 2 foot into the water. (See Pictures)
c.) The weight of the pool is pushing so hard due to faulty construction or age the pool is unleveled.
d.) When it rains the pool overflows flooding the neighbors yard behind the house. The drain for excess water PVC pipe is broken and is flowing directly into the backyard neighbors yard as well.
e.)The tile on the hot tub was loose and some was missing. When a hail storm hit half the wall of tile fell off due to neglect.
f.) The pool service that is supposed to come with the house is terrible. Only came about half the time and the pool was cluttered with leaves on the bottom as well as turned a yellow green. The vacuum at the house was left out in the weather and is cracked and destroyed so you can't vacuum it yourself. I had to buy chemicals to keep the pool from turning green so I would not get fined. I was paying in my rent for pool service I only got about half the time I was there. It cost about $100 a mouth so they owe me $600.
(See pictures)
They advertised a spa and pool but neglected to say the pool was so badly damaged it was unusable. Again false advertising.

Quest Property Management is as unattached as you can get to the homeowners home as they are to the renters. They refuse to answer the phone. The have a special voice mail that announces your call and they avoid everyone. Before I moved in the neighbors called trying to get the lawn mowed and the could never get anyone to answer their voice messages and the lawn was never mowed. They will not return calls or emails. I put a request in for a shorted out electrical outlet and it took them over 3 weeks to send someone to fix it. According to the lease 7 days is a reasonable amount of time to wait to have something fixed not 3 weeks. They did not even acknowledge it until I gave them my 30 day notice. They are a stickler for technicalities if they are going to financially benefit from it but if they violate a technicality they intimidate you with their smug rude attitude.

I gave them a $2400 deposit and they went down the list to find things I may have overlooked so they could keep my deposit. They charged me $39 for doorstops that were never there or broken in the first place. Their electrical man put a light bulb in an outlet outside the master bedroom because it was not working. He put in in I never questioned it nor did I even use that light. They charged me $7.50 because it was not the right kind of bulb. I did not put it in they did. They charged me over $300 for a tree that was already dead claiming I did not water. If I did not water then why was the lawn as well as the corner that was once dirt fully grown in and all the other plants alive. I paid $1100 to make that awful carpet that was so old and frayed and patched in many places from previous tenants was cleaned and looked as good as it could. I had listed it was frayed and stained on the inventory page. They charged for carpet replacement over $900.If I had not listed all the other things that were wrong with that house I would have been stuck with the cost of fixing them as well. This is a corrupt company whose only intent is too rent the houses not keep them up and charge each new resident for things that were already wrong when you move in.

I strongly advise homeowners to not allow them to manage your property and renters beware. There are so many homes out there for rent don't put yourself through the nightmare I just went through.

According the Texas Property Code Chapter 92 Sub-Chapter C Section 92.[protected] The Lessor or Leasing Agent has 30 days from day of vacate as long as you supply a forwarding address to refund or send and explanation as too why they are not or they forfeit their right to the deposit completely. So in order to settle my grievance since I vacated the property on August 31, 2009 with a 30 day written notice of July 31, 2009. I surrendered all keys and openers to the property on August 31, 2009 the 30 day deadline was September 30, 2009 at midnight. They did not reach that deadline so I want my full deposit returned. This is the right thing to do. Quest Property Management knows the claims they listed about the house were false or not done by me. I also would appreciate the $600 for the pool service returned to me as well since I did not receive it. Bring the total to $3000.00. So please send me the balance due and we can solve this grievance.

I have attached pictures. Thank you.

1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248
1509 Heather Lane, Keller, Texas 76248

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  • Ni
    Nightmareat1509 Oct 03, 2009

    Please correct name to QUEST PROPERTY SERVICES
    4900 Overton Ridge Blvd # 215,
    Fort Worth, TX [protected]

    United States
    Phone: [protected]
    questps.com

    not management.

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  • Zi
    Zipntuit Oct 05, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I have read the list of complaints that you have listed. My question to you is why oh why did you even bother to move into this place? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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  • Ni
    Nightmareat1509 Oct 10, 2009

    When I looked at the house they had maintenance people there fixing something. I thought it was the problems I listed. I was wrong. The pool was clean, it wasn't until the pool service quit getting paid by the owner that the pool got that dirty. I told them about the tile on the hot tub and they said they had to get a contractor out there to match the tile and fix it, NEVER HAPPENED! I signed the lease and prepared to move. By the time I realized how bad it was I was already stuck in the lease. I should have asked to see the house after they were done with it before I agreed to sign the lease.

    They claimed the previous tenants did all the damage. I didn't check the jetted tub until I moved in and was doing an inventory. BIG MISTAKE! But I still reposted it within 48 hours and they NEVER FIXED IT! They are advertising it right now and I bet it still doesn't work!

    Still it does not make it right. They should have fixed everything and kept the pool service paid as per our lease agreement they did not! I never dreamed they would not clean the place. When it was shown to me they kept saying it was in the process of being fixed and cleaned, why was I to doubt them? Never again...Now I don't lease anymore so it's something I do not have to deal with anymore.

    Homeowners and renters be very careful if you decide to do business with:

    QUEST PROPERTY SERVICES AND FORT WORTH MANAGEMENT
    4900 Overton Ridge Blvd # 215,
    Fort Worth, TX [protected]

    Phone: [protected]
    questps.com

    They do not care for the property and basically ripped me off (the renter). The deposit game is the oldest scam in the book with these questionable property management companies. Make sure if you have no other choice then to deal with them you document every single thing that is damaged when you move in or you will be charged for it!

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  • Ni
    Nightmareat1509 Oct 10, 2009

    Excuse the typo it was suppose to read "I reported that the hot tub did not work within the 48 hour time period. The did not fix it." I used the word "reposted". I was a typo...sorry...

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  • Zi
    Zipntuit Oct 18, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    You probably should have reported the company to the Code Enforcement Officer there in Fort Worth. Yes you should have done a walk-thru to make sure that the place was on the up and up before you signed a lease. I'm not condoning these landlords, not all of us landlords are bad. Should you have issues in the future, I suggest that you put it in writing, save a copy for yourself, and send one copy certified mail to the rental office. Then if it isn't fixed, you make the necessary calls, to the Code Enforcement Department and the Health Department. Also, check with your local Better Business Bureau to see what type of rating that the rental company has. Since you have moved, you do have the option to report them. Being a previous landlord I always tell my prospective tenants that I video tape the unit before they move in and it will be video taped when they move out of the premises. I feel that tenants should do the same thing. It's what you call CYOA (Covering Your Own A**). Did you do a final walk- thru with someone from the office? Did you ever think of taking this company to small claims court? That option is available to you also, but I don't know what the monetary limitations are for small claims in the state of Texas. If you go with a civil suit, then you are looking at having to hire an attorney, which will cost you for legal fees and of course if you win the case the attorney may be entitled to part of the proceeds. Just trying to give you some options here.

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