New York, NY
Mark Scharfman & Beach Lane Management is the worst landlord I've ever had in the 20 years I've lived in New York City. I looked at an apartment that had stainless appliances/ granite countertops/ was a gut renovation. I immediately put an application in to hold the aparment when later that day Beach Lane claimed that it had been rented. They offered me another apartment at a comprable price and since I really needed to move I took it. WORSE DECISION of my life. I moved in and the first 2 nights there I couldn't even stay because there was no heat in January! I quickly learned that the super ONLY cleaned the lobby. He never sweptor mopped the upper floors. Tenants routinely left bags of garbage and dog feces in the hallway where it stayed for days. The laudry room was infested with rats. I called management several times about the heat and trash and they would fix it then a month or 2 would go by and it would be right back where we started.
Beach Lane Management is a greedy slumlord that only cares about MONEY. I paid my rent late ONCE by only ONE day and they hauled me into court. When I called them the two rude women I spoke to said they had no control over the matter and that it was generated by "the computer." It took me a month to rectify the matter AND they still tried to charge me attorney fees. After being in the apartment for 12 months (as a good tenant) I found out my 86 year old mother had Alzheimer's. I tried contacting them 5 times in the month of December to see if they had a larger apartment for my mother and I to share. They NEVER returned any of my phone calls. THEN they tried to evict me because I didn't sign a lease renewal. I tried to explain that even though they were an awful landlord I would rather move within their properties so I wouldn't have to go on an apartment search in this city. THEY REFUSED to even speak to me and took me to court for staying over my lease. The court gave me 6 months extension and after only 2 months Beach Lane tried to evict me a third time. Keep in mind I HAVE NEVER BEEN LATE paying rent. Beach Lane is a disgraceful, greedy, money hungry outfit that should be avoided at all costs. They are evil. Please do not rent from them!