Beware the Acre Co. According to many longtime residents in Laramie, the Greaser family is known for unethical practices, and it came as no surprise many when I told them I can been ripped-off.I rented an almost new apartment from them in July 2010. The apartment appeared to be very nice after the walk-through, although they had fudged the truth. The floors are not hard wood, they are a very cheap laminate (the boards do not even fit, nor has the floor been sealed), the appliances are not stainless steel but brushed nickle, trying sticking a magnet to them, and the quality of construction is horrible after having lived inside, while lying in bed one night I was actually able to hear my upstairs neighbor use the restroom, not flush the toilet but evacuate her bladder. One would assume that a building manufactured so recently would have had to meet some building code. Renters beware, nothing is up to code in this town. Nevertheless, as my many other rental references will attest to, I take immaculate care of building I am in. One night the shelving unit in the closet fell down. They had affixed the shelves to a painted wall with glue. No nails, no screws, nothing but glue. The shelve is more than 6 feet long and weigh quite a bit and when it fell it hit the wall and door inside the closet damaging both. I promptly reported the incident and showed the landlord the issue and they jury-rigged it with a few screws.Upon checking out of the apartment, the landlord walked through and noted a few ‘dirty’ places and small scratch in the paint near a corner but otherwise stated in was in good shape.The next month I received my damage deposit back less $300. I was charged for the damage their shelving unit caused because of poor construction and charged for six hours of cleaning and painting. The pictures she (Natasha Garcia, the company representative) provided me showed nothing but a few streaks on reflective surfaces. Nothing damaged, no piles of dirt. I have a video of the apartment as I left after cleaning the entire place as well. In Wyoming, there is not definition of reasonable wear and tear; if the landlord decides that the building must look as it was just after construction then that is there right, however implausible. As be careful of the lease agreement. There is a small article that can be construed to imply that even in a small claims court case, you the lessee will be responsible for their legal fees, which will no doubt include a very high priced lawyer.
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