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Save your health and your money!! Don't rent AMLI!
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Rating: 1/51
SUWANEE, GEORGIA -- We just moved out of Amli at McGinnis Ferry, Suwanee this weekend because of a horrible cigarette smell left from a previous tenant, and a mold infestation.

We moved our recently new sofa, linens and other clothing into a new home, and brought the smell with us! I will have to pay to have all of it professionally cleaned! What a nightmare. And they only offered to clean our carpets, which was done prior to us moving in, so how could it possibly help? And they offered to do a fog treatment, however, on top of this seeming terribly inconvenient for my husband and I, I didn't want to risk whatever chemicals or unnatural substance would be lurking after the treatment was done.

My husband has horrible allergies (including a mold allergy) and I am 20 weeks pregnant, so we just didn't want to risk the fog treatment. We simply wanted out. In the midst of trying to remedy this one situation, our mold infestation was on the rise! Black, fuzzy mold that grew from condensation build up flooded all our apartment's windows. We notified them immediately, as I figured such thing would be taken seriously.

They instructed me on proper steps to take in order to avoid the situation. I removed the mold, and began following these steps. However, it grew back 2 weeks later, and every time we remove/ clean the area it's back within 2 weeks, if not a week.

We have notified them several times about both issues. I have called, gone in to the office, written letters, and I'm now reaching out to our city's code enforcement and the health department, and possibly news stations to grab someone's attention! It's not about us anymore, future tenants should not live here! The apartment, although it may appear nice and pretty on the outside, is filthy. Serious remedies should be taken before anyone lives in that unit. Save your health and your money....don't rent Amli.
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clutzycook on 02/20/2012:
Did you not notice the mold upon your move in inspection?
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Townhome Rental Community
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NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -- The AMLI Residential Property located in Naperville Illinois is one that everyone seeking a Rental in Naperville SHOULD AVOID!!!! This is at first glance an upscale looking community, one that states provides premium rentals, luxury rentals, unsurpassed living environments for its residents. A Staff that care after you sign a lease.

PLEASE Take a second to read.............DO NOT LEASE HERE!!!!! I have been a tenant of AMLI for two years. Am an over 40 professional. Have lived in many places during my career. THIS HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE!!!! residing here. THE UNITS are full of MOLD, WATER DAMAGE that AMLI tries to cover up with drywall and spackle hoping the next tenant does not find it. THE WALLS AND WINDOWS and
outside structure is infested with MOLD. The corporate offices have no interest. And the regional management along with the onsite management look the other way, patching until the next sucker signs a lease. The environment is unsafe. The quality of tenants is questionable. Meaning safety is an issue here.

The units are built poorly. You can hear your neighbors shower, cabinets open and clothes in the bathrooms and kitchen, pipes bang, you can hear your neighbors almost everyword at all hours of the evening. Children play in the streets all day and night. There is no onsight management after the office closes at six pm. Leaving you as a tenant to fend for yourself or call the police. NOISE IS EXTREME. Animals running unleased, barking all day and evening.

I had two huge over 70 pound dogs living next to me. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!!! My point, on the outside these units appear neat and manicured, on the inside they seem to appear wonderful appointed. They are cheaply built housing that
just appear nice, poorly run, poorly maintained, unsafe, unhealthy and have provided me nothing but headaches and LACK OF SLEEP.

Please look elsewhere for a wonderful living environment, you will not find it here.

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Soaring Consumer on 07/17/2009:
I suggest that you contact your local housing authority. If these conditions are as bad as you say, these apartments have no business being on the market.
Anonymous on 07/17/2009:
That's why I always go by my potential new home at random hours and more than once.
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2009:
ZZ, I did the same thing when I moved here...being my first place on my own. I'd drive here and drive through the parking lot after work, and sometimes later at night when I worked later...I wanted to see what it was like around here at night time...check if there's any drunkin' punks hanging out in the parking lot blasting their music...because you can't really tell what goes on when you just drive past during the day. I had a co-worker that lived here at the time and I questioned her all the time about this place before I decided to move in. I tell ya what, it's waaaay too quiet at least it is when my neighbor doesn't bring home a horny sleep over friend.
Anonymous on 07/17/2009:
I guess that we agree on somethings, huh?
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2009:
Yeah...that's ONE! LOL...wonder if there will be a TWO!
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BokiBean on 07/17/2009:
I hate apartment living..and you listed several reasons why. Nice review.
Anonymous on 07/17/2009:

DebtorBasher on 07/17/2009:
I have your dinner ready for you ZZ...and we're going to be watching Ma And Pa Kettle tonight! WOO HOO!!!
Eloise on 07/17/2009:
I'm with you Boki Bean. If your going to rent a house is a safer bet.
moneybags on 07/17/2009:
Call the Board of Health and the Housing Board. Also, the Inspection Dept and the Permit office. Call everyone you can think of. and give WRITTEN NOTICE OF INTENT TO VACATE and MOVE!
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Overpriced, Overrated, And Under Maintained - You've Been Warned
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DENVER, COLORADO -- We have been living in the Amli and Lowry Estates complex for about seven months. We have been less than pleased. The following is a list of just some of our gripes:

- The carpet, fixtures, cabinets, blinds, and appliances - pretty much everything - are of the cheapest and shoddiest quality. Obviously, an apartment complex isn't going to go with top grade. But for the money they're charging, you shouldn't see the veneer of the cabinets peeling off; you should be able to run the dishwasher and hear the television at the same time; your entire wall shouldn't shake when you heat something up in the microwave; your lights shouldn't dim when you turn more than one piece of electronic equipment on. You get the picture.

- The common areas are not well kept (e. g. trash and dog feces in the grassy areas, run down equipment in the fitness center, huge stains and odd smells in the entryways to the apartments, etc.).

- The management acts "put out" if you ask them to do anything. For example, we had a complaint about another neighbor overtly throwing litter into the common area. We called twice about the same issue. In both instances, the leasing office personnel took a tone of obvious irritation that we were contacting them, and nothing came of the complaint. The trash was never picked-up.

- They find every excuse to charge you fees and fines. For example, a bank error caused one of our rent checks to be returned. Even though the error was proven to be on the bank's end, Amli refused to re-submit the check for a second time, charged us $100 in late fees and other fines, and required a cashier's check or money order for rent payment going forward. This is how they treat tenants who have always faithfully paid their bloated rent on time.

- Beware of a "bait and switch" when you take a tour. I was told that the show apartment was "basically the same" as the apartment I leased, although they didn't have an example of the layout I eventually chose available for me to tour. On move-in day I walked into the leased apartment to find it was nothing like the show apartment. The layout wasn't even close! I wound-up having to lease another style to the tune of an extra $200 per month, as I had no other choice with all of my belongings packed into a moving truck out front.

- During the Winter they allow snow and ice to build-up on the North facing areas, including parking spaces and thoroughfares. You find yourself doing a funny dance as you slip and slide your way to your car. Nice and safe.

And on and on. The only nice thing I can say about this place is the maintenance crew. They have always been pleasant and prompt.

Bottom line: you can get SO much more for your money. We didn't have the luxury of shopping the area before we moved, and chose Amli based on the surface appearance. But, look at other properties before signing on the dotted line. These apartments are overpriced from the start, but it was only after we moved-in and lived there for a while that we realized how much money we're throwing away on this place.
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madconsumer on 03/09/2009:
would it be time to move then? did you check out the place 'before' you signed a lease?
Anonymous on 03/09/2009:
I understand the OP's lament. A lot of complexes have model apartments to show instead of taking the potential tenant into the actual slum-like digs. Moving is expensive and it's a shame the shoddy conditions you found may force you to re-budget for a move. Decent rental properties have leases that fully describe the property, its current condition, and available amenities. If there are health and safety issues (overloaded circuits, ice on sidewalks, etc.) call the municipal housing inspector.
madconsumer on 03/09/2009:
any lease I ever signed, I was shown the exact apartment I wa renting, not a model apartment.
hereandthere34 on 03/10/2009:
Hey madconsumer,

Thanks for your thoughts. But, to break the lease would be a big chunk of change, so we're stuck here until the lease is up.

Also, no, we were not able to view the actual apartment, either the one mis-represented or the actual one we moved into, because they weren't vacant at the time we were shopping. It was a fairly long distance move as well, so we couldn't return again before moving day. The first time we were able to look at the vacant spaces was on the actual moving day, packed truck in tow.

We had assumed that they would be good on their word, and honest in what they represented. We won't make that assumption again!
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