Thursday, May 7, 2015

AvoidConcordProperties.com
Note:  Concerning Concord Management, there are serious issues about the return of initial security deposits and it seems that this firm and its various properties go out of their way to collect large fees and deposits which they often consider to be 'non-refundable' and applicants never get back.  Anyone considering leasing any of the various Concord Management properties without first having everything in writing and every fee itemized and initial should have their heads examined.
Central Florida Apartment Seekers: Beware of Concord Management Properties' Bait & Switch on the Elderly
The pictures seen on this video are not that of the Uptown Maitland Apartments, especially those of the clubhouse and the computer room which was never built. That space has since then been leased out for commercial use to a newspaper or as a law office. The developers and Concord Management did not keep their promises but benefited greatly from millions of dollars in tax breaks. But the true fraud and elder abuse can be seen in Concord Management's "Bait & Switch" in fees after they get unsuspecting seniors to sign a lease. Below are most of the fees:

1) Fee for parking space: $50 per month.
2) Fee for pets: $400 security deposit and $50 per month. 
3) Fee for the washer and dryer: $50$30 per month if you bring your own.
4) Limited Cable TV: $65 included in your rent; addition channels you call the cable company and pay extra. Direct TV or satellite dishes not allowed in most places
5) AUM Water/Sewer Bill: Always claiming billing errors to get more of your $$$; AUM is own by Comcord Management; ripoff!
6) Storage Space often $30 to $100 per month at most properties.
7) Switching to another unit upon lease renewal: $400 fee for downsizing to a smaller unit. Example from a three-bedroom to a two-bedroom.

All these fees on top of your rent. This is how Concord Management personnel are ripping off their tenants especially the elderly in beautiful and wealthy maitland, Florida!

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Concord's Flagship Northbridge got BBB 'F' Rating but in 2014/15 the complaints have been purged.

In looking up Concord/North Bridge finds some oddities with how the BBB is missing some critical complaints on this series of companies.  Complaints from prior years are gone.

Makes me think that the BBB is in the bag for this unsavory bunch of Concord properties.  

Here is one recent BBB complaint FYI:


North Bridge Apartments,  (407) 264-5500
4902 Mellenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839
http://northbridgeapartments.com

01/23/2014 Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Northbridge Apartments has over 17 Maintenance, Security and Health Violations that I have documented. All violations & repairs have not been fixed.

My wife and I 1st moved into Northbridge Apartments January 2012, we are finishing our 2nd year at Northbridge, today's date is Dec. 24th, 2013. When we 1st moved into Northbridge Apts my wife and I had noticed many maintenance, security and health related issues that needed to be addressed by the Management Office. 

My wife reported these problems right away but these problems never got fixed are addressed. Even after 2 years now, these same problems still remain even after several complaints were made. I am listing these problems below.
1. Stray Dogs & Cats. Animal Poop all over sidewalk and grass, stairwells.
2. Faulty Sprinkler systems causing grass, sidewalks to get flooded, spraying water all over people and their cars. Wasting Water.
3. Broken Glass all over sidewalks, parking lot, grass.
4.Improper lighting between buildings.
5. Constant Trash Overflow with Trash Compactor.
6. Horrible Smell as a result of Trash Overflow from Trash Compactor.
7. Security Breach in Community Fence. Fence Pole missing. People breaking into residents and vehicles as a result of this Security breach.
8. Sticky gum and gunk all over Stairwells and Sidewalks.
9. Very dirty and unclean exterior windows.
10.Very slow maintenance response time.
11. Constant criminal activity as a result of not enough man power with Security personnel.
12. Local neighbors not following rules and guidelines, blocking & sitting on Stairwells.
13. Cigarette Butts all over ground & sidewwalks.
14. Trespassers coming through the Boardwalk gates along the North side of the Apartments.
15. Constant *** **********) smoke & smell coming from our neighbors below.
16. Little Kids under the age of 18 using the Trash Compactor. (No signs to indicate that children under the age of 18 should not be using the Trash Compactor).
17. Security congestion at the Security Entrance Gate. (I would suggest for residents to have decal parking stickers instead of relying on card keys which can easily be lost, misplaced, or stolen).

Note:  There are serious issues about the return of initial deposits and it seems that this firm and its various properties go out of their way to collect large fees and deposits which they consider to be 'non-refundable' and applicants never get back.  Anyone considering ANY of the various Concord properties should have their heads examined as only a fool would sign  up for any of these rentals.



BBB Rating:
Based on BBB files of 11/23/10, this business has a BBB Rating of F on a scale fom A+ to F.

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Recent BBB Complaint Breakdown by Resolution
Complaint Resolution Log (30)


08/31/2011
Problems with Product / Service
07/25/2011
Problems with Product / Service
05/06/2011
Problems with Product / Service
04/18/2011
Problems with Product / Service
04/13/2011
Advertising / Sales Issues
01/18/2011
Billing / Collection Issues
10/04/2010
Billing / Collection Issues
06/11/2010
Problems with Product / Service
08/31/2009
Billing / Collection Issues


Business Contact and Profile:

Name: North Bridge Apartments
Phone: (407) 264-5500
Address: 4902 Mellenia Blvd
Orlando, FL 32839
Website:  http://www.northbridgeapartments.com/ 

File Open Date: January 2006
Type of Business: Apartments
BBB Accreditation: This company is not a BBB Accredited business.

See:  APARTMENT RATING GUIDE AT:
http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/FL-Orlando-Northbridge-at-Millenia.html


04/14/15  Verified Resident - Verified Resident
Lived Here: 2015 - 2015

I do not recommmend this property
Terrible. I hope this year goes fast. I am disappointed. I figured since I am paying so much, it would be a more professional setting. The maintenance guy, Dan is great. The property is beautiful and could be a wonderful place to live. Instead residents blast music full of profanity and is offensive. Trash is thrown about, residents park however they want. Its very disrespectful.
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04/08/15  Anonymous - Resident
Lived Here: 2015 - 2015

I do not recommmend this property
this has been on my mind but I've been working a lot I went last week and I go in to go see to rent an apartment for me and my son and I saw this white lady yelling at this dark skinned lady and I'm Mexican so I felt very offended that she's prejudiced against other races I will not even think about ever renting there and I have told my friends not to rent there because of that blonde long haired lady she should be find a other line of work
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04/08/15  Verified Resident - Verified Resident
Lived Here: 2010 - 2015

I do not recommmend this property
I am very unhappy here! Maintenance service is not good. Takes forever to fix something. If you need an emergency, they can't do nothing!!! Safety is something that We DO NOT have at this community. I had my car stolen and no one really cares!!!
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04/06/15 - Verified Resident - Verified Resident
Lived Here: 2013 - 2015

I do not recommmend this property
This place is terrible. Safety is terrible, the people they let live in are ghetto and rude. My car was stolen from here in broad daylight. Kids are unsupervised and running around throwing trash. Drug deals happen daily, but the worst part about this place is the office staff. Mitzy is super rude and unprofessional.

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03/24/15  -  Verified Resident - Verified Resident
Lived Here: 2015 - 2015

I do not recommmend this property
The staff in the leasing office is horrible. We moved in our apartment on March 11 - and it took me to go down there almost everyday to complain and yell for something to be done and yet all of our issues are still not fixed after 2 weeks of move in whihc is ridiculous. I pay alot of money to live here withn NOrthbridge and its not a great living enviornment.


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Drop by these blog sites for more information on Concord Mis-Management:
http://concordsucks.blogspot.com/
http://northbridgesucks.blogspot.com/
http://concordmanagementltd.blogspot.com/
http://stoneharborsucks.blogspot.com/
http://nautiluscondosrules.blogspot.com/

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How is Concord Management Ltd rated on Glassdoor.com?

Cons:  Support structures are not always as knowledgeable as would be expected, very little opportunity for advancement without intra- or inter-state moving if hired at a satellite property, no support structure for anonymously reporting unprofessional behavior, occasional hiring or advancement of employees on factors other than ability to perform functions of position (as anywhere), occasional failure of advancement for qualified employees (trading short term stability in one position for long term employee retention), stringent hierarchy (assumptions that titles translate to knowledge or responsibility), failure to acknowledge top on site performers in aspects other than leasing.

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Concord Management Spends a lot of
time in the Courts

When you have time look at the cases on this site: http://concordmanagementltd.blogspot.com/ 

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Concord Management Sucks
Here is what the Concord/NorthBridge  web site says about the Flagship property in Orlando:

"Concord is the national leader in high quality, customer focused property management of multi-family and single family affordable rental housing communities. We are committed to the communities in which we reside and dedicated to enhancing the overall exceptional lifestyle experience.


With welcoming, exceptional apartment home rental communities throughout the United States, you can be assured that your home will be cost-effective, comfortable and conveniently located. The fabulous community amenities and open floor plan designs with flex-space, in addition to our superior customer service make Concord the perfect choice." posted at: http://www.northbridgeapartments.com/

and also:

NorthBridge Apartment Homes on Millenia Lake
4902 Millenia Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32839

"Our property is conveniently located near The Millenia Mall and moments from I-4. The beautiful grounds feature Tuscan architecture, a serene Reflection Pond, and a mile long boardwalk around Millenia Lake. Units include 30,000 square feet of Multi-Level Fitness and Recreational Facilities Complete with Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer, Complimentary Fitness Classes, Billiards and Bowling Entertainment Pavilion, Cyber Cafe w/Conference Room and Business Center. Further highlighting the attractiveness of the neighborhood ETMs lifestyle opportunities, the area also boasts many recreational venues, cultural events, concerts and festivals that can be enjoyed throughout the year."

The people who actually live at Northbridge have a vastly different opinion of this property and Concord Management. The below is from the: ‘Apartment Ratings’ web site and is what those who live there have to say about the property and the people who work there.
http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/FL-Orlando-Northbridge-at-Millenia-1237259.html#ixzz1PbgKKwHW
Go to the site at: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/FL-Orlando-Northbridge-at-Millenia-1237259.html#ixzz1PbgKKwHW and
  
http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/FL-Orlando-Northbridge-at-Millenia-1028508.html  here are some of the 120 comments, 93% were unfavorable, below are some of them.  There are some that are obvious shills giving out ratings of 5, they stand out from the 'real' ratings:



01/23/2014  Complaint Category: Delayed completion of repair
Complaint: Northbridge Apartments has over 17 Maintenance, Security and Health Violations that I have documented. All violations & repairs have not been fixed.

My wife and I 1st moved into Northbridge Apartments January 2012, we are finishing our 2nd year at Northbridge, today's date is Dec. 24th, 2013. When we 1st moved into Northbridge Apts my wife and I had noticed many maintenance, secu

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