We have moved AGAIN. Twice in 18 months and the reasons are varied but one thing really stands out. Do not move into a complex that has this strata company looking after the property. The complex we were living in did not like the strata company they had so they got this one. We thought it was going to be an improvement. Alas and alak – not so. If you were to ask for reasons why the power bill was over $600 the first bill we got (in only 1 month). We did not have to even turn on the heat. Our condo was soooo hot and the neighbors on either side were freezing.
We had the thermostats recalibrated, kept the temperature down and even changed out the old washer and dryer, thinking that was a major problem. No change. Then the draft coming from the bedroom window and the patio wall was horrible. We asked that the windows be looked after. They had a company come in and then he said all the windows needed to be replaced. The strata company said they would look after it.
Several months later and Spring in full force, they said it had to be re-looked at. Sure – now that it is warm …what cold air? It was never done.
The patio/deck we had was always under water. There were no eaves to keep the water off and it poured like a tap on full force. It took over 8-9 months before any action took place. They kept telling us it was going to done. Then yup, still coming. FINALLY, we got them and our resident maintenance man finally filled in the gaps. The installer never did come back.
When we put our condo up for sale, they charged, over and over again to give our Realtor the papers she needed. They charged for $50 for this and that, over and over again. They charged my husband $25.00 for a key to allow our Realtor access to our condo and when he went to return it and get his deposit back, they said oh, no, we don’t give it back.
Their hands are out every .time you turn around