I would like to start off by telling everyone one not to rent from BARTELS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT!
I signed a 1 year lease for an apartment in January of 2002. Upon move in I discovered that the place had roaches, and I don't mean a few. It was like an infestation. This being my first apartment I did not want to move out, so I exterminated and cleaned the whole place myself. But I couldn't believe that these so called professionals would rent a place they knew had roaches! When I reported it to Bartels office they said they had already bombed the place twice!
The drama continues when an ex-boyfriend of mine broke into my home one day when I was at work, thru a back door that was never fixed after I reported the lock as being broken. He broke everything in sight, including all the windows, doors and even put huge holes in the walls.
I called the police and filed a report, and called Bartels to report the incident and ask them if I could terminate my lease early. They refused and also stuck me with all of the bills for the damage he caused to the apartment. I was also evicted in September 2002, around the same time when all of this occured.
I told them I was not responsible for the damage he caused, and they should press charged against him in court. They refused and said if I did not pay for everything, it would be reported on my credit history. I am still paying these a@#holes every month and am tired of it. They even expect me to pay rent for the month of October 2002, when I was evicted in September 2002! Take my experience as a guide and never get into this situation!
DON'T RENT FROM BARTELS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT