winstar properties — apt building management is the worst in hollywood
This is a rent control building that was apparently bought few years ago by Winstar Properties. Most units are no longer rent control because residents are being bought out for a very low amount of money. Poor/uneducated souls don't know they got a crappy deal! As these units are becoming vacant, they are just doing minor fixes and raising the rent $500 more. Unfortunately I got fooled and even though my studio looks pretty nice; the foundation is old and very poorly made. One day I'm sure this building will come down. Definitely very unsafe place to live. This old building is very overpriced for what you get. The building is very loud because of all the screaming done by drunk/drugged up tenants, junk is always found in the parking lot or lobby area floor. Things in the building are always breaking like pipes/parking lot and front doors/lights. Currently there is a on site manager who lives here. No one knows who he/she is. So god forbid you ever need something you will be screwed. Winstar properties does a poor job in communicating with the tenants, definitely a lot of shady things going on with management. I was reading some interesting things about them online. The off site manager is never at her office so it's like we don't even have one. She is like a ghost that doesn't even answer calls or emails so again good luck if you need anything. If you do find her 1 day and she you tell her about a problem she will say they are going to fix it but they never do or it will take them few months! But the thing everyone needs to be most concerned about with this property is the safety. Cars/motorcycles/bikes have been stolen. The parking lot is gated very poorly and I heard homeless people have sneaked into the building (front door tends to be broken a lot) and they sleep inside the laundry room. For what you are paying you are better off going somewhere that actually has a pool or at least a safe parking lot.