Yes! Communities — horrible treatment/no communication/locked out of home
I am writing this formal complaint against Creekside of Seagoville. I have been a resident at #114 for a little over a year now. For the most part, things have been peaceful and I have no complaints. There was a change in the office and things started changing. There are a few things: I receive a notice regarding Gold Key Service. I was told that this was when things are checked and replaced if needed. When I get the notice, it is a range of days that they will come with no exact date. I have needed things replaced and I have had to replace them myself. I never even know when they come unless they lock the bottom and top lock because I only lock one. Next, when I get my rent notices now, they are left on the windshield of my car or under a rocking chair on my porch. They now have NO PLASTIC covering them. So, when it rains, I just have wet paper to look at. I don’t know why this changed. It used to be left in my door in plastic. Next, I had in issue with my screen door months ago. For some odd reason, it started sliding out of place and dropped down MUCH lower than it should have. It would not close. I called constantly for 2 weeks before it was “fixed”. It still catches in the top and will not open without force. I am writing this complaint mostly for what occurred last night. It all started Sunday when I woke up and my screen door would not open. The top corner had slipped again, but this time, it fell into the space in-between the door panel and I could not open my door form the inside. I had to come in and out through my back door. I had 2 of the regular kids come by to mow my lawn and I had to let them know that I could not open my front door to talk to them. So, I took the risk and sent a message to the office via Facebook, Sunday at 2:40 pm. I explained that I need my screen door REPLACED because this is a reoccurring issue. I also explained that I am having to go out of my back door and that I need a key to my back door. So, I ACTUAL GOT A RESPONSE Monday at 11:24 am! The message was very sincere and I was told that someone would be fixing it the same day. I was happy with that. I got home around 6:30 am to find that My front door was locked. I was panicking, but not too worried because I know I could go in through the back door. So, I went around to the back door and IT WAS LOCKED!! So, I went back to the front door and tried my key several more times. No Luck. I tried the back door (even though I know the key doesn’t work). No LUCK! I called the office and left 3, maybe 4 messages with the “emergency” maintenance voicemail. No one called me back. I was outside until 11:30 pm. I GOT HOME AT 6:30! The ONLY neighbor I know was kind enough to invite me to his home, but I had to decline due to I am SEVERELY allergic to cats. I had to call someone to help me access my residence. Now, the main issue to that I have is that as of right now, it is 2:38 pm. Not one person has contacted me regarding my calls to the afterhours phone line, no one has called me from the office. No one has checked on my well-being. I looked online at the property and the complaints are regarding communication. I have written letters to the office with no response! Action is taken, but they do not let you know that they have received your letter or they don’t let you know if it can be accepted or not. Also, no one answers when you call. There is one gentleman in the office who is very helpful and treats me like I am a person. I was not able to get into my home for over 5 hours. I could not get in my home. I called the emergency number. I left messages. No one has viewed or responded to my messages on Facebook for today. I am an average tenant. I may not pay on time, but I ALWAYS pay my late fees and try to contact the office and let them know if anything will prevent that. I appreciate the waiving of the late fees the month I received my notice, but this a HORRIBLE way to treat people. I understand that we are just people that pay rent so that you can have a paycheck, but don’t get so caught up in your position that you lose your human factor. I have NEVER felt so unappreciated by a landlord/management. I pray to God that He keeps me on my toes so that I have no further interaction with the staff. I’m sure that this will just go to the office, but I have copied this and am researching the number to corporate now. I will forward this to whomever is willing to listen and offer some type of empathy/sympathy/compensation or SOMETHING!! I have spoken highly of this place and recommended at least 3 people to Yes properties, but I am 100% that I am going to make them aware of my experience and advise them otherwise. I am most definitely planning to move after this leasing term is expired. Jose was the reason I felt good about coming here. He has been nothing but kind to me. Even to this day. It was deceiving. But, I am naïve for believing that everyone actually cares. I will continue to pay my rent and stay out of the way. I can see that my feelings do not matter at Creekside. I have prayed about this and that is all that I can do.