Yes, horrible building issues will eventually taint your perfect apartment. I am currently moving out of an apartment for this very reason. Good location but crappy block, hideous yard and facade, terribly maintained building. The apt is actually a condo I'm renting from a former coworker. He gutted it before moving out of state for work, and even left his ginormous HDTV mounted to the wall (apparently cheaper to buy a new one than have one moved?). It's great in the unit, but after 6 months the gypsy neighbors and their insane children (who think it's funny to pee in the hallway or stairwell) were driving me nuts, and I sometimes got a contact high from walking through the hallway. By the following December someone brought bedbugs into the building and we got them, which anyone will tell you is nothing short of an epic nightmare, and surely makes for the most miserable Christmas ever. It's now summertime and even 3 floors up we have mice, one of whom is so bold as to wander through the apartment in the evening and come into the bathroom while I'm on the commode. Not worth it at all.
Nice Apartment, Nasty Building: Is it Worth It?
|8/11/11 3:20 PM|