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apparently i already come up when people search 230 oak, so let me put this as a public advisory. they show a complete and utter disregard for animal life. my 5 month old kittens almost died because they soaked them in roach spray after "forgetting to tell me" that the cats shouldn't be there this time while they sprayed. i asked why then they did spray, and the person who did it smirked. the super then was extremely resistant to helping to find out what chemical they used, going so far as to lie about what the name was, despite the fact that we made it clear that every minute counted in keeping them alive.
these are inhumane, horrible people.
in addition, things only seem to get addressed when my mother phones them (i'm 24), showing clear ageism (i work for the human rights tribunal of ontario.. this is an entirely legitimate, and punishable, offence).
and the roaches keep coming back
or never really going
just, whatever you do, don't move into one of these buildings.
i suggest staying away from linwood property management as a whole.


Jun. 29th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I guess my apt is a rarity...?
Hmm. I don't doubt that some suites have bug problems, or maintenance issues. However, I have only had a slight bug problem once (only roaches), and that was when my (former) roommate decided to leave food scraps everywhere in the kitchen and stash dirty dishes in a plastic bag in her closet (don't ask me why). Once she was gone, they sprayed, and it's been fine. Every six months I call for a spraying, just in case, and within a week I have someone show up (I am notified by phone, as I request of them). I am mid-twenties also (female, even), and have never had an issue with the management or the super or the staff. I have been here almost two years. My suite was in top shape when I moved in, except for two minor issues, which, when I called, I was told they would be fixed the next day. They were fixed the next day before noon. The only complaint I would have, is that every few months, when they clean the roof, there is a strong rotten egg smell for a couple of hours - this is because the rotting stuff on the roof is being disturbed as it is being removed, and thus gives off bad smells. As for pets, my cats have never come to harm, and I was informed that when I moved in, that animals were fine, so long as I cleaned up after them. The roach contractors don't work directly for the building, and I believe they have changed the contracted company three times in the last two years - so maybe management wasn't happy with the animal-abusers either.
It's good to voice concerns over issues, but for the people reading, it's also important to make informed decisions. There are good and bad sides to everything, and this building has not been a bad place for me to live.

PS-I also clean my place at least once a week, and put the garbage out as soon as it is full. I wipe my kitchen counters after I use them and don't leave food or drink spills just laying around to attract bugs. If I ever need to call the super, I don't leave messages - I make sure to talk directly with him, and get a confirmation of my request over the phone. I am always polite and courteous in my dealings with management and staff. I'm not saying the poster does not do any of these things, merely stating that these are the things that I do, and that I associate the positive experience I have had in the building with those actions.
Jun. 29th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: I guess my apt is a rarity...?
i'm glad to hear about your good experience! i am an extremely clean person, and was extra diligent because of the bugs, but still they swarmed.

what i do want to make sure to highlight is that it was in fact renny, the building's main maintenance guy, who did the spraying and who directly sprayed my cat (and subjected my other cat to extreme doses of the spray). it was not a company representative who did the spraying. and it was the super himself who was so resistant to helping us and who provided a fake chemical name, not the company.

hopefully others have better experiences, but i would definitely NOT recommend moving into this place, and to the person who commented, i urge you to not allow any sprayings or entry into your apartment while your cats are there if you are not, as they showed a complete disregard/lack of concern for animal life, and i wouldn't want anyone to ever have to experience the traumatic image and situation that i came home to.

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