Portland >Real Estate Operators > King Tower
901 SW King Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.521949 -122.695396
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Goose Hollow
Worst living experience, by far!! – Cockroaches, cockroaches, cockroaches. Need I say more? Okay, I will.
This was by far my worst ever living situation! On the day of move in, the unit was disgusting. We had to complain so that the cleaning staff could come clean it again.
Almost immediately we found live cockroaches and several dead ones, but not until after we unpacked. We had to completely move all of our stuff out of the closets and cabinets so that they could spray for roaches, which, besides being completely disgusting, was a horrible inconvenience because the whole process took an entire day.
We had to repeat this process four or five times since we would see cockroaches every couple of months. About a month before we finally left, Michelle, the amazingly incompetent property manager, admitted that the unit above us was infested with cockroaches. When we finally had enough, we ended up losing $1000 to get out of our lease.
I completely regret not suing the owner of the building.
Furthermore, I already mentioned the incompetence of the property manager. She is nice enough, but is obviously very insincere about pretty much everything she says. Her support staff was nearly as bad.
The entire building and its finishes are disgusting and outdated. From the metal 1950's era kitchen cabinets, to the cracking plaster walls and disgustingly dirty carpets, it's entirely disgusting.
Lastly, be prepared to freeze. You won't have control over your heat because it is all radiant heating that is controlled by incompetent management. Furthermore, the windows are terrible. We had to buy a floor heater and use that after we literally put duct tape around all windows to seal off the gaps and drafts.
If you find yourself in the same situation I was in, I would recommend fighting harder than I did, and if necessary stand up for your rights in court. I'm not a litigious person, but if I had another experience like this I could become one.
Horror at every turn – Even before this building was under construction, which was never mentioned to occur, the building is a wreck. They are indiscriminately blasting noxious fumes, Asbestos, Lead, and noise all over the property. This is on a daily basis with no resident protection. The management is completely incompetent and deceitful. The "renovation" is obviously being done poorly and with bad taste in design. Any amount of money thrown at this place won't ever change the fact that the management should be replaced immediately due to incompetence and deception.
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