Complaints at Copper Beech Apartments

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Tuesday, October 10 2006 Oct 10, 2006 Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:11:11 PM CDT October 10, 2006 in News

However, other tenants said nice exteriors can hide interior problems.

"It's nice [because] it [has] new carpet and new paint," admitted Marjorie Levy, "but nothing works."

Evidence in some units includes leaky pipes, slanted floors, flooded basements and loose carpets.

"We just get told, 'Oh, we'll get on it, we're coming to help you, we'll beout there soon.' And then soon means 3 days-2 days," complainedJonathan Lavine. "Pretty soon, I've got a smelly kitchen and this gunksitting in on the right side of my sink [because] my garbage disposal doesn't work."

On top of the problems inside, Lavine said there's a major problem outside.

"Parking is awful," he said, adding that Copper Beech management told residents in a recent letter to "get creative" about it.

"There is zero visitor parking and we were told we have to box in our friends,or your friend has to box you in if he wants to come over and stay," Lavine explained.

Copper Beech management referred Target 8 to the company's corporate office, but a manager there wouldn't talk on the record about any problems.

There is a record in central Indiana, where the Better Business Bureau rated Copper Beech"unsatisfactory" because the company has at least four formal complaints about similar units near Purdue University.

The Missouri attorney general's consumer protection division said Thursday it has not had any complaints about Copper Beech.

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