The Bellamy Reviews (6)
I would never stay at The Bellamy and I would not recommend this place
Condescending management, incompetent staff, horrible electricity issues, break-ins and gunfights, avoid at all costs. Shady business practices, possible double rent scheme going with move in and move out dates being half way through the same month. The lease is only 11 months of time. Electricity seems very very phishy. Do not, I repeat do not live here.
Condescending management, incompetent staff, horrible electricity issues, break-ins and gunfights, avoid at all costs. Shady business practices, possible double rent scheme going with move in and move out dates being half way through the same month. The lease is only 11 months of time. Electricity seems very very phishy. Do not, I repeat do not live here.","neg-2
Student Living Apartments engage in Predatory LeasesMy daughters current lease began 7/15/13 and she was told by management in early October 2013 she needed to renew her lease. She had initially signed a 1 year lease and just 3 months into it they ask her to sign a new lease. As her Guarantor for her lease I was never told or notified about this new lease, which doesn't take effect until 8/13/14 and ends 7/12/2015. I understand that on the guarantor form I signed it states that I do not need to be contacted for the lease to be renewed or changed, but it is just predatory behavior by this company on these kids not to contact the person who is paying their bills. This company deals with young adults who are 18-23 years old and have little experience in dealing with businesses. As the guarantor for my daughters lease, I feel like the company knowingly and purposely took advantage of my daughter's inexperience to lock her into a lease that in effect is 2 years long and they have probably done this to many kids along the way and will continue to do so until they are forced to stop. What this company is doing may be legal, but it is completely unethical.Desired SettlementI want The Bellamy Apartments to be required to have the permission of the guarantor before any changes to the lease are made or any new leases are signed. I would also like for the lease dated 10/31/13 which is effective 8/13/14 to 7/12/15 to be voided.Business Response Final Business Response [redacted]Document Attached[redacted]All guarantors at the time were required to sign a guarantor agreement stating that they understood they were guaranteeing the lease agreement for the current and all renewal terms. By agreeing to the terms of the document Mr. [redacted] signed stating he understood and agreed to the conditions. Immediately after move in it is standard student housing practice to begin securing a space for the upcoming school year. All residents and parental guarantors are solicited via email notification, social media, door to door notices, as well as phone calls. It is common student housing practice to pre-lease for the upcoming fall school year once school has began. We also, implement this practice to make sure if the residents wants to keep the same room and roommates that we can ensure they have the first opportunity. We implement this as a practice in this industry to ensure the student does not need to move out should we fill up and have signed leases securing spots. If they do not have a signed lease as it spells out the lease we release to new residents. We have attached a copy of one of the emails the residents and the guarantors received October 2014.
I would never stay at The Bellamy and I would not recommend this place.","neg-1
I was on a scholarship with [redacted] my scholarship was taking away. I went to local office to speak with them that I will transferring school. I am be charged for additional charges that I don't need to be, because I did advise that I would be transferring school. I wouldn't be able to keep the lease. I read over the lease it state that if something in the nature of having to leave about school or job related issues.Desired SettlementI paid up to the following of the ending of semester and now I see they are trying to charge for further monthsBusiness Response Residents are only charged for what was agreed upon in the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. Paragraph 9.4 of the lease agreement states the following9.4 Early Termination. It is expressly understood that this Lease shall be in full force and effect for the entire Term regardless of whether Tenant assumes an employment opportunity of transfer outside of the locale, cease to be enrolled in a higher education institution, or any other reason is unable to continue his or her use and occupancy of the Premises. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by us, you shall be liable to us for any and all damages incurred by us in the event of your attempted termination of this Lease or abandonment of the Premise prior to the expiration of the Term.All charges are legitimate and were agreed upon by the tenant per his lease agreement.