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Updated on Thursday, July 31

#19562

OMG: Atlas Property is very unprofessional. From leasing agents being MIA after confirming appointments to them not emailing forms when they said they would, they are a bunch of clowns.

25 comments

  1. Atlas, Domus, KW4Rent. Choose your poison.

    Or find an independent landlord, which seems to be difficult these days.

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    1. Go with Schembri. They are great and have super nice and helpful staff :) I loved living with them, doing it again next year

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  2. Atlas better of the 3

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    1. +1
      Not a big fan of the rooms but the management is amazing

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    2. yep WCRI is awesome, 3 years later and i loved it. very cheap too

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  4. how's schembri?

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    1. I really didn't like them when I rented with them in second year.

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  5. I am glad. Hate you fucking motherfuckers barging into my place to take a look around and invading my privacy.

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    1. That's part of your tenant agreement, no?

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    2. ^ I never said what they were doing was against the agreement. It just pisses me off.

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  6. MUST
    REFORM
    HOUSING
    IN WATERLOO

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  7. Fuck Atlas, signed a lease with them once, never again. Will never forget the lies and shady behaviour. The worst was taking money from our safety deposit for a broken coffee table, which I know was never broken. Assholes.

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  8. Or rent with a company who rents to adults, not one that rents slums and ridiculous 5-bedroom "apartments" to students. There are several UW students who live in my mid-sized apartment building of 24 2-bedroom units. We're just quiet and responsible, so none of the younger working people or non-working seniors are disturbed.

    If you're not an ass, you can convince most "we don't rent to students" places to rent to you. If you want a place to party on 4- or 8-month terms, you'll get terrible service and get treated like dirt.

    Also, there are some property management companies not geared to students who are definitely racist-- usually from having bad experiences with prior brown/asian tenants... Just sayin', it could be harder to get a lease with some companies. There are no asians in my building, but tons waiting for the bus at McCormick 2 minutes away.

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    1. No Asians, thank you.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YM9Ereg2Zo

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    2. This came straight from a building manager from a non-student oriented property management company.

      They are reluctant to rent to asians because they have recently had issues where one male will come, sign lease, move several of his extended family into the apartment, and then take off. Then the lease payments stop coming, and they can't track down the guy who signed the lease. It's happened to them more than once, and it's such a headache they simply have a no asians policy now.

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    3. ^ that's not enough to justify it though. I mean, if I ever open up a convenience store I can't just put up a sign saying "no blacks thank you" saying that that race of people have a history of violence against my staff.

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  9. Atlas is terrible. It took over 4 correspondences and 3 months to get key deposits back. They repeatedly told us that they had been sent out, and then that they were "no longer responsible" for returning deposits since they were no longer managing (i.e. had gotten fired from) the building.

    It took threatening to report them to get the money back after they "realized their error" - but apparently they aren't contacting the other tenants who live there because they weren't keeping track of who had and had not gotten their deposits back.

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    1. That's potentially $250 advice right there.

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    2. Lol. As much as it helps the whole "Atlas is horrible" statement, they weren't "fired" from the building. 321 Lester is a shithole and the actual owners aren't any better. Domus won't do any better.

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  10. That goes for Hoffaco as well.

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  11. Private landlords ftw

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  12. How is Rent Woch?

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  13. Guys, seriously, try Schembri. I have been living there for 2 years. Super nice staff and I have never had a problem.

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