I could write a novel about my truly horrific experience living in a PPM building, but I will try to summarize. Over the course of one year, here are some of the lovely things I experienced:
1. Giant cockroaches. EVERYWHERE. These apartments are dirty and disgusting!
2. Leak in bathroom ceiling. This is an understatement... it was basically raining in my bathroom. This led to giant hole in my bathroom wall for about 10 days. Sure, I love showering at my friend's place!
3. Crappy wiring, which led to my refrigerator shutting off at random times. Oh yeah, it was great fun coming home to a fridge full of spoiled food. The smell never really goes away.
4. A broken door buzzer, which meant that pretty much anyone could get into the building. This led to me getting many packages stolen. Hundreds of dollars worth of packages that PPM could not have cared less about.
5. Bedbugs. Which they did not inform most of the residents about. Their strategy seemed to be to let the building manager (NOT professional pest control) spray only a couple apartments on the basement floor. Classy.
6. Crime. As in, I literally woke up one night to the sound of a dozen police officers busting down the door of a prostitution ring. DOWN THE HALL FROM ME. This is not an exaggeration. There were literally prostitutes, sometimes running through the halls naked. There were literally pimps in the halls, screaming at the prostitutes at all hours of the night. And there were strange men (clients of the prostitutes) continually entering the building. I wish I were making this up. Oh, and PPM did not care at ALL about this situation.
Those first five complaints are bad, but not absolutely terrible. Yes, they made living in a PPM building uncomfortable. I was simply not happy inside my apartment. It felt dirty and unpleasant. But I know old buildings can have problems, so I was willing to overlook the first five complaints. But the sixth complaint? Completely unacceptable. I refuse to feel unsafe in my apartment. I spent nights with my furniture shoved up against my door (my doorknob was broken, did I not mention that?) because I was honestly frightened that one of the screaming pimps would bust down my door. I had to call the police on numerous occasions. Ask yourself: do you really want to spend a year of your life living like this?
Stay away from this company! From these reviews, it sounds like some of their buildings are okay, but the rest of their buildings are a NIGHTMARE. Are you willing to take that risk?? Is risking your personal safety truly worth saving a few bucks on utilities?
Find another apartment, ANY other apartment.