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Bad expierence with Timber ridge.
i stayed in timber ridge from aug 08 to july 09. I like the gym, pool mad the housekeeping is good too.
But the lady at office is really rude!! the toilet at timber ridge chokes up so mnay times and they dont fix it.
also while moving they charged us a heavy fine even when we got the whole place cleaned by professional cleaners. we dint get the deposit instead had to pay extra 300 something to them.
They said a lot of false stuff to get the money back.
i wont recommend this place
Renter Beware!- Corrupt Rental Practices at the Village/ Tim.
Potential renters BEWARE- Timber Ridge, the Village and its subsidiaries are not to be trusted!
Please realize, you may think you need a place fast, and in light of other expensive rentals in Boulder, you may decide to sign quickly because you want to live near the university. However, such a decision will be a $330 mistake- and if you attempt to cancel, withdraw your application, or choose not to sign a lease- they will keep all of your deposit. Once the process begins, there is no stopping them. All of this happened despite the fact that I did not sign a lease, I did not ever live in these apartments, I never even saw this place with my own eyes! As a student from out of state, I needed a place, so I entered the application process from out of state in preparation for moving to Boulder to begin Graduate school- and this company took full advantage of me. They are very familiar with how to rob out of state students before they even get here.
As a good renter, I have never been late in my rent, I have never previously before had problems with a landlord and in general, I enjoy renting from reputable companies. I have always received my full security deposit back after living in my former apartments. In this situation, I was truly astonished by how ugly and money grubbing this company could be. My study time was taken from me as I entered into useless negotiations with this company about why I was charged $330 just for them to move my papers across their desk. When I voluntarily offered to pay an application fee and the stopped check fee- they ignored my correspondence, and when I talked with them, they just kept saying, “…its our job, its our job” and “we must treat all our applicants in the same manner”- Which means, that this happens often and is a common practice of their company.
This company has designed its policies to require you to deposit $330 as part of the application process- and regardless of whether you choose to sign a lease or not, this company will find a way to keep all of your required application deposit. It is part of their policy. When you are approved, which you most certainly will be, the money becomes theirs, no discussion. To be clear, they have it well written into their policy- once you pay, there will be no chance for refund, regardless of cancellation or not signing a lease. This is one of the primary ways this company gathers profit- by charging people for not living in their apartments.
This company utilizes legally binding documents to prey upon students seeking housing close to campus, potential renters beware- Timber Ridge, the Village and its subsidiaries are not to be trusted.
Never had a problem. This has been the best place I've lived in Boulder. I read the other review and I've never experienced anything negative. My apartment was clean and well kept. Also, the management has always gone out of their way to help me with everything I needed (mostly roommate problems, but that's not their doing). I think it's a great deal. I loved the aparement layouts, and really liked how they weren't like college dorms, like other apartments I've lived in.
AVOID THIS HEALTH HAZARD!!!. What a joke. I mean, come on, it doesn't take a whole lot to run an apartment complex. I couldn't believe it when I moved in! Dead rodents behind the refridgerator, dead moths in the cupboards, and what looked like sexual body fluids on the floor of the bathroom. The carpet was nasty (I constantly discovered numerous fingernail clippings from previous occupants). But enought about the apartment--I think you get the idea. Now let's talk about the staff. The maintanance staff were constantly sitting around in the shop playing cards and not doing their job. One girl fell on ice on the Timer Ridge sidewalk and broke her arm at the same time that they were sitting around doing nothing. The manager is a flabby, money-hungry little runt. She is the rudest (and smelliest) person around. One day a couple years ago when I was talking to her, she must have queefed or something. I'll never forget that smell...still makes me wrench to this very day. Oh, and did I mention the noise levels in this place. It's pretty much a slum...very, very low income (many immigrant) families. Speakers are blasting 24 hours a day. And the staff doesn't care. The cops do...they give people tickets (a lot of them) but even they are getting pretty tired of cleaning up the Timber Ridge managers' mess. Thinking of moving in here in Fall 2007? If you value your health and dignity, you will look elsewhere.
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