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Updated on Friday, July 11

#19436

OMG: Domus Student Housing....what the shit

Please do not rent from them in the future.

This is coming from someone that has lived in Residence, Rented from KW4Rent, Atlas and Lux etc.

Domus is the absolute worst.

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  1. Protip: all of those companies are awful.

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    1. Can you or someone explain why these companies are so awful? Seriously curious because I'm starting first yr in Sept

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    2. All these companies have pretty terrible management. Their buildings are actually pretty decent, but the people who run them are pretty incompetent

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    3. @3a they don't give a rat's ass about their tenants. I rented with Domus once and they refused to clean the apartment prior to move-in, or change the lightbulbs. It is frustrating to deal with these basic things on your own when any reasonable landlord would be accomodating you.

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    4. @3a Having rented from them, I can tell you they really just want to make money off of students. The houses are rarely if not ever cleaned prior to your arrival, the rooms are small for ridiculous prices and clearly show the wear and tear from the revolving door of students that use them. Some of the more popular locations advertise their tanning and gaming rooms to cover the high prices but honestly do we need those things? I stopped renting from them for those reasons.

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    5. @3a: I recommend you visit these places before signing anywhere. Many of the places the companies advertise have all these amenities, but how often are you going to use them? Complaints are often ignored or dealt with really, really late after your email. Some students just trash the place for funsies which is really ignorant of them... like wtf? -_-"
      Haven't rented with Domus for a while now and I can tell their management/operations needs some serious work.

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  2. I have lived with Schembri and never had a problem. They are good try them!

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    1. I lived with Schembri for a year and never will again. They tried to charge me 100+ fees on three occasions for bogus reasons, which I fought each time and won. Even worse was the manager who would often ignore my calls and emails.

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  3. Don't be lazy, find a mom and pop landlord, and rent from them directly. These conglomerates aren't in your best interest.

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  4. Just get a tent

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  5. I like get a tent! But to be honest I rented with Domus and have talked to so many people there and if you are nice, they treat you better. They have gotten better and better, the thing with Domus is I can see that they care and they try to be better. I've had good experience, but do you research, see a bunch of different places.

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  6. My name is Roni and was employed at the University of Waterloo for 21 years, in the Housing Department, before recently retiring. 16 of those years I spent in the Off-Campus Housing office as the Off-Campus Housing Specialist. I am now employed by Domus Student Housing Inc. as the Customer Care Specialist.

    I am posting to assure you that Domus does care and is committed to helping students (their tenants) with the best of intentions.

    It is human nature to be quick to judge based on the negative interactions someone may have experienced (which is all people write about). We rarely hear about the positive encounters.

    I welcome you to contract me if you have any questions about the Domus environment.

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