D E A Investments Reviews (34)
We are sorry for the confusion. An application fee is a standard fee collected by property management companies. The manager did not agree to let you move in, but simply accepted applications from you to have your background ran.
We do not appreciate this slander due to your own misunderstanding of common rental practices. It is not our company's responsibility to ensure that you fully read and understand the rental contract or state laws regarding such contracts.We did not wish to speak to you further regarding this matter over the phone due to your foul language and furious outbursts.We are willing to remove half of the "waived move-in fee" that was charged back to you when you did not fulfill your Rental Contract, although we are not required to do so.This brings the total owed from $763.00 to $568.00.If accepted, a check in the amount of $195.00 will be sent to the cosigner on the account, as he is the individual who paid your debt.Thank you,DEA Investments
Dear Mr. & Mrs. [redacted],We have reviewed your account and discovered the following;You were on a month to month rental contract, there was no lease period.You paid a non-refundable security fee for the unit.You resided in the unit for approximately 9 months.The contract states that if you...
Complaint: [redacted]I am rejecting this response because:This company needs to be investigated...slumlordsSincerely,[redacted]
Utility bills are posted on the door of each resident and mailed every 3 months. All of the other residents at the complex have received and paid their bills.
We collect a $50 fee for each application. This fee is to cover the labor and cost of screening the application.
I would never again rent from DEA Investments. Within two days of moving in, the outlets in half of the apartment blew: no breakers, nothing. They came to fix it and told me it was my fault for having three computers plugged in (each in a different room). There are multiple water leaks throughout the complex, which they refuse to fix. When they do fix things, they then raise the rent the next month, and claim it is unrelated. They use something called a one-way lease, which means the tenants obligation to rent is 12 months, but their obligation is month-to-month, meaning they can terminate tenancy at any time for no reason. They prey upon low income families, taking their deposits and fees, and then turning around and kicking them out, banking (literally) on the likelihood that they will not have the time, knowledge, or resources to fight them for their deposits. The two reviews above describing DEA Investment's gross negligence as landlords, as well as their failure to return rightful deposits are classic examples, and the rule rather than the exception, when it comes to DEA investment's business practices.
Review: My husband [redacted] and myself [redacted] moved into the [redacted] at [redacted] in Vancouver Washington on April 24,2014. After we moved into apartment [redacted] we had to endure fecal matter dripping on our heads for two and a half months then on the hottest day of the summer we were given an ultimatum to keep living in the [redacted] unit and complain no further of the conditions or have 48 hours to move to an upstairs unit and if this was not done in 48 hours we would owe rent for both units. We got this done in 48 meanwhile during this time [redacted] and [redacted] turned of the water for the entire complex with a fifteen minute warning. They REFUSED my companion animal prescription letter from my doctor for which I have had for eight years also. They threatened us and many other tenants with federal evictions if we were to talk to your neighbors, taking away one of our American rights, freedom of speech. Upon move out day I video taped the move out [redacted] the manager got up and almost hit me in the face the called the police on me because I was video taping the move out inspection for my protection and to prove the condition of the unit in which I had cleaned. 100% beautifully cleaned. We moved out May 16,2014. Then on June 06, 2014 we receive a check that is not cashable because they made it out to [redacted] and [redacted] at no time had I informed them of a name change because there had been none. So I wrote them a letter telling them the this check is uncashable and resend a new check with correct names and also for the full amount of my deposit of $1,100.00 because per Washington State law(RCW 59.18.280) they must refund your deposit within 14 days or they waive their right to any deposit. They also charged us for steam cleaning and painting the walls. They also charged us for cleaning which I have video tape of the condition of the unit upon move out and it was 100% cleaned. Finally on July 14,2014 which is sixty days after we moved out I receive a check for $590
I have nothing to say but good about the people I've dealt with who are affiliated with DEA . They have been a major player getting my life back.
Review: they gave me a 20 day notice for no reason and when asked why they replied we want our property backDesired Settlement: a reason for the notice
I lived at Vista villa for almost 3 years.it was my very first apartment so I didn't know what to expect.when I did my walk through I put every little nick and cranny on the paperwork the managers came back with a new one and said they would fix all that small stuff to just sign the next one.so of course I did and thought nothing of it but I did keep my first one and put it in my folder just in case.management was horrible anyways I was a very big clean freak I had two small children that were crawling on floor so I would shampoo my carpets every 3 to 6 months always paid rent on time so when it came time to move we ask the managers what we needed to clean and me and my fiance deep clean the apartment including pulling out the stove in the refrigerator we were smart enough to take pictures of everything we did when we moved out they told us we would be getting our deposit back of $800 however we waited months and months and never received anything they kept ignoring our calls then one day I got a letter in the mail from a collection agency stating I owed them 500 dollars so I immediately called them and asked what this was about and they said that DeA investments had sent in paperwork saying I owe them for cleaning the apartment.so I ended up going down and filing and small claims court when we finally went to court in September I had won the case Brandon the owner's son had wrote me a check for almost $800 and I went well on my way however it has now been 3 months since the court date and I just decided to call the collection agency to make sure that DEA investments had called them and told them to take that $500 out of collections since I had won the case and I just found out that they never did so that $500 is still sitting in collections, and now I'm going to have to figure out how to take my court documents in there to get it taken care of this whole thing has just been a big headache and I would never ever rent from DEA investments!